Thursday, September 03, 2009

Salt, AIDS and...Jews?



This morning I wrote about NetBase Solutions’ healthBase, a semantic search engine that aggregates medical content from millions of authoritative health sites including WebMD, Wikipedia, and PubMed. But is it a semantic engine or an anti-semitic search engine?

Several of our readers tested out the site and found that healthBase’s semantic search engine has some major glitches (see the comments). One of the most unfortunate examples is when you type in a search for “AIDS,” one of the listed causes of the disease is “Jew.”


Anonymous said...

I think it's anti-Semitic to say that we Jews can't do something if we put our minds to it... ;) said...

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