Cuil launches automated real time encyclopedia Cpedia
Cuil was launched in 2008 by a group of ex-Google employees. The launch was highly anticipated as the company made big claims.
Cuil launch was a disaster as pretty much everyone was disappointed with the quality of their search result pages.
The company is trying hard to regain some momentum and they have now launched their new project named Cpedia.
Cpedia is essentially an automated real time encyclopedia that “algorithmically summarizes and clusters the ideas on the web and uses this to generate a report.”
The company claims:
We do the heavy lifting of removing all the repetition, so that unique and novel content surfaces. Just as Wikipedia uses the effort of a large number of people to edit a topic, we combine all the documents written about an idea on the web to generate one article.
We are again disappointed with the quality of the content pages generated by Cpedia… What is your opinion? Here is an automatically generated article on Apple iPad. It actually failed to generate a page for Twitter!