Inquisitor Expands to Firefox and IE

  • Posted October 22nd, 2008 at 6:31 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

Earlier this year, we launched Inquisitor 3 for Safari. Since then, users have been asking (demanding) that we make Inquisitor available on other browser platforms. This evening, we’re doing just that with the launch of Inquisitor Firefox 2 and 3 and Internet Explorer 7 and 8. This means that the majority of Internet users can now access Inquisitor’s fast, smart, and flexible search experience from their browser search box.

The look and feel of the IE and Firefox versions bear a striking resemblance to the original Safari version, but there are some important improvements to note.

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Building on the work by the Yahoo! Research team in the paper “Information Re-Retrieval: Repeat Queries in Yahoo! Logs,” the algorithm that generates the personalized results has been enhanced to return more targeted results.

We’ve also included a bookmark-based retrieval feature for IE. So, if you are looking for a page you bookmarked a few months ago, say an expense report guide on your local Intranet, you won’t need to fumble around your hundreds of bookmarks and folders to find that page. A simple search in Inquisitor will bring it right up.

Beyond these enhancements, the focus of Inquisitor, regardless of browser platforms, remains squarely on providing you with instant web results that get you to your destination faster, the best query formulation assistance and a richer, more personalized search experience. Now you don’t have to decide between your favorite browser and your favorite search experience – you can have both.

Try it out on Safari, Firefox or IE and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Ariel Seidman & Inquisitor Team

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