Profiles of a Few Seattle Area Search Companies

Spotted via Geeking with Greg, is this Seattle Times article: Entrepreneurs seek new ways to mine Web, that takes a look at a few Seattle area search companies including:

+ Nervana (enterprise search and a great name for a Seattle company)
+ SingingFish
+ Findory
+ Infospace
+ The Work of Professor Oren Etzioni at the University of Washington
Dr. Etizioni was the co-developer of Metacrawler and is now working on the Know-It-All project.

To address the problem of accumulating large collections of facts, we are developing KnowItAll --- a domain-independent system that extracts massive amounts of information from the Web in an autonomous, scalable manner.

More about KnowItAll here (a paper from the WWW2005 conference; PDF) and here (from WWW20004; PDF.