Evri – surfacing the Entity Web
Starting to take an interest in Semantic Web Search startup Evri. Let’s have a quick look at the company.
Introduction to Evri
Here’s an interview by Robert Scoble with Evri’s CTO Deep Dhillon that provides a decent overview of what Evri is all about:
So basically, Evri allows you to nagivate concepts – places, people, things – on the web (also referred to as Topics), and explore their relationships. Evri powers Topic Pages at a number of leading news sites, including the Washington Post and the Times of London.
The following video provides a nice overview of Evri’s Topic Pages (which this video refers to as Profile Pages).
Evri Technology Architecture
So what about the Semantic Technology under the hood powering Evri? Well here’s a talk given by Evri CTO Deep Dhillon to UW students at the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering in November 2009 (unfortunately the demos are a bit hard to see, but you should get the general idea):
For more on the technology of Semantic Search, see Alex Iskold’s article on ReadWriteWeb from May 2009 titled Semantic Search: The Myth and Reality.