"Social Knowledge means taking the results from the larger community of Internet users based on an instant analysis"
That's what Velingo are doing, they have developed a Web 2.0 solution which enhances search dramatically. It's called Social Knowledge and it plugs in to any search engine. The Velingo search engine system relies on users search results for optimizing future search results, in other words its performing social searches and eventually producing more accurate results .
This is how it works:
- The user initiates a search by sending a query to the regular search server.
- The search server sends a request to the Velingo Server that
- sends a response. This response contains the additional data that is embedded into the Search result page
- and is sent back to the user.
The page tags are created by the Velingo server and describe a set of tags for the whole result page. Document tags are related to each document.