Hi Anshu – Boss aims to advance it all (relevancy, freshness, presentation, comprehensiveness) . Be patient, it’s an incremental platform – more to come. The first version for now exposes a REST search API with minimal restrictions on its usage - which is different from other API offerings (including our previous YDN solution). You can for ex. fetch a 1000 search results (in steps), rank them with your own algorithm, or blend in your favorite external content, replace abstracts, mine them for common terms, build a query expansion database, etc.
Also, take a look at the examples provided in the boss mashup framework.
I have an example where using this API I was able to re-rank news articles in a fresher (totally subjective) way by using wikipedia edits.
Hope this helps.
We really appreciate your feedback.
On 7/10/08 12:26 PM, "anshu bansal" <anshubansal2000@ yahoo.com> wrote:
So this means yahoo is looking to refine for Presentation layer NOT the actual core. Correct me if I am wrong but the same functionality can be achieved via GOOGLE's API with better results.??
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From: Vik Singh <viksi@yahoo- inc.com>
To: ysearchboss@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 12:22:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ysearchboss] Re: Indexing, does Boss have it?
Not in this version. Stay tuned on that.
Also, check out Boss custom and email us there. We’re working with select partners on exactly those type of technology solutions.
On 7/10/08 12:19 PM, "gsh4rm4" <gsharma@gmail. com> wrote:
According to Y! "BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!'s investments in
crawling and indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful
I agree that this can be interpreted in two different ways. It'd be
great if Y! team member can clarify if they will let developers (even
if it is in future) use slurp or create custom indexes on Y!'s
--- In ysearchboss@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:ysearchboss% 40yahoogroups. com> <mailto:ysearchboss% 40yahoogroups. com> , anshu bansal <anshubansal2000@ ...>
> I think yahoo is only providing API for accessing its search results
with UN Limited queries. The crawling, Indexing is not being exposed
by them. We all know yahoo is not very good in crawling/indexing/ ranking.
> So the only thing they are trying to do is to provide developers an
opportunity to improve presentation layer and grab the developer's
local market. Thus they can earn more revenues.
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: gsh4rm4 <gsharma@...>
> To: ysearchboss@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:ysearchboss% 40yahoogroups. com> <mailto:ysearchboss% 40yahoogroups. com>
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 11:09:20 AM
> Subject: [ysearchboss] Indexing, does Boss have it?
> "BOSS gives you access to Yahoo!'s investments in crawling and
> indexing, ranking and relevancy algorithms, and powerful infrastructure"
> Documentation only mentions how to get results from Yahoo (similar to
> the API) but does not talk about crawling, indexing, ranking.
> I would like to use BOSS to power search on my website. However, Y!
> Search is not that good with indexing and ranking pages from my site.
> It also has problem with indexing images off my site.
> Is there a way to use BOSS to crawl and build an index of my site and
> then use it with custom ranking to power search results on my site?