|Description||Open-Meta Search Engine|
Hi1 is a project to build a search engine where users can type in any question and get a detailed answer returned to them immediately.
Anyone can write a program called an ‘engine’ that specializes in answering a particular kind of query. Engines are hooked up to central query servers, receive users’ queries, and send back results. If there are enough engines in the system, then theoretically any possible query can be answered.
Try typing in the name of any standard unix C function (such as recv, recvfrom, or strstr), or any standard php function (such as pregmatch, strreplace, or addslashes) - you get info right on the search results page (like google’s onebox feature). The C/PHP results come from an engine that specializes in indexing common functions.
If you’re interested, the About section on the homepage has more info.