Intellitext research feature for MSN Search Toolbar

Posted on Monday, Sep 26 2005 @ 08:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intellitext is providing thhe MSN Toolbar with a new proactive research tool that delivers information from the web or the desktop, without capturing information from the user.
The Watson 2.0 add-in, released Friday by the Chicago-based company, contains algorithms that tries to determine helpful information based on what the person is writing in Microsoft Word or Excel, or what their checking out on Web pages in Internet Explorer or the Firefox browsers.
>br> The tool, which is meant to lessen the need to launch a separate search, delivers the information from sources selected by the user, whether Web sites or desktop files, in a small strip that can be placed anywhere. The user can decide whether the sidebar is always in view or hidden.
However, this toolbar add-in is not available for free. It costs $9.95 a month or $99 a year. More info at InformationWeek.


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