Valentin Tablan
When people use search tools they are not really looking for words, they are looking for information, which happens to occur encoded as words in documents. We in the GATE team are pretty good at letting computers get at [some of] this information. A few years ago we started thinking we could use our information extraction work to provide better search tools. The result of these thoughts (and many years of work) is Mímir, a multi-paradigm index that uses text content, annotations and semantics to let you find what you’re looking for.