How to make your Wikipedia Searches easier - Powerset WalkThrough

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Mucked up in Wikipedia’s sea of information? Is it too hard to pin point what you were actually looking for? Don’t worry, it happens to most of us. So what do you need to add precision to your searched topic? Well, there are roads open if you are ready to try.

To make searches in Wikipedia faster and  more accurate, you can look for Powerset’s expert search service. Powerset, exclusively designed for searches on Wikipedia, allows you to search information on Wikipedia in a more efficient and organized way.

Let me enlighten you about some more features of Powerset.

Summary Results

As you enter the search keyword it generates a list of summary results in a structured manner. Grouping of the information presented in an enlisted pattern makes it easier for you go through the topics and get to the point easily.
For instance, if you are looking for information on Java, and type in Java and explore. It offers you a summary of the genesis followed by the list of details.

This is not where it ends though.

Summary Factz

For a more effective and extensive search you have a summary of facts categorizing Java under

- programmed -language, level, course etc
- used (types, stones, collector etc
- supported ( system, formats, files etc

Hope that’s enough to sort out your queries.

Miniviewer Tool

In case you are interested in previewing the tit-bits of the summaries instead of using the factz displayed look for the summary pages. For this you have to use the miniviewer tool. It offers you a view of the article content through the small window pop up, which implies you don’t have to open a new window to see the entire article.

Click on the arrow located on the left side of the article title. You will get quick link for the subtitles within the article on the miniviewer tool. Its easy to preview the subtitle and read the paragraph directly.

Definitely Powerset makes your Wikipedia search a duck soap. To access all the advanced features you would require to upgrade your web browser to the latest version such as Firefox 3.x, IE7, or Opera 9.6.

January 8, 2009: 1:59 am

Thank you Mr. Mark Johnson,

We will surely look for the features you have mentioned.

Soumya Sinha
Simple Thoughts

January 7, 2009: 6:47 pm

Thanks for the great review! You should also check out our republished pages, which have lots of cool features to help you navigate, including the Article Outline that follows you and the Factz in the outline. Check it out!

-Mark Johnson
Powerset Program Manager

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