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How DARPA's Memex search engine could help your business

Katherine Noyes | Feb. 13, 2015
A "Dark Web" search engine developed by U.S. defense researchers is in the spotlight this week for its use in combating human-trafficking activities, but it could play a role in business, too.

Another is its ability to tune its knowledge to specific domains of interest. With user feedback, it can keep refining those domains, he said.

"Users can tag pages as having certain properties of interest," he said, "and the tool learns those patterns."

Law enforcement already uses technology developed by Schneider's team, he said. Asked about what's coming next, he said, "this is a three-year research program that started six months ago. ... It's really just at the very beginning."

 

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