Today, PeekYou’s CEO Michael Hussey, GM of Product Josh Mackey and GM of PeekYou.com Raj Ajrawat were featured on www.semanticweb.com regarding PeekYou’s search engine technology, our matching algorithm and the vision for PeekYou in the future. Here is a small excerpt from the article:
“Using public data on the Web, the company has been building an index matching URLs to individuals. That is, it has developed its own algorithm to look at web pages for specific things that help it identify whether that data is associated with a particular individual – real names or user names, outbound links to other social sites or blogs, work or school affiliations, for example. To accomplish that, it has to be smart enough to match to an individual a LinkedIn profile that lists the user’s region with a Myspace one that includes the user’s city but not region – oh, and let’s raise the stakes by doing it for individuals with common names like John Smith. Some 50 or 60 queries might have to be run to match up and two given URLs.”
To read the entire article by Jennifer Zaino, head over to www.semanticweb.com.