The Socratic Method in a Google Custom Search Engine

A gentleman named Ted Hunt has developed Socrates, a wrapper for Google search. “Hunt’s project combines his principles with Google Custom Search technology to provide the answers to five search buttons – Seek Clarity, Challenge Assumptions, View Evidence, Explore Alternatives or Consider Implications.” The article doesn’t make it too clear, but the engine’s at http://www.this-is-helpful.com/Socrates/ . It didn’t work that well when I tried it, but the implications for using a CSE for weighing and slanting search results with words are interesting.

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