AskMeNow Inc. is an American public corporation, specializing in Natural Language Processing products. The Irvine, California based company officially launched in November of 2005. AskMeNow Inc.'s primary offerings are a consumer mobile search product and enterprise search products. AskMeNow's technology allows it to respond to user queries posed in natural language with a single relevant answer.
There are three ways the AskMeNow consumer search product can be accessed
AskMeNow ES3 is a leading-edge Semantic Search Solution for the Enterprise world, providing the ability to manage knowledge and create solutions in real time with the highest degree of accuracy available in the market today. Based on a database with millions of word meanings & associations, combined with state of the art data processing, ES3 is literally re-writing the rules of search.
ES3 is a base tool that can be used to create and enhance a host of solutions, which require semantic understanding of information in any form. Some of the enterprise solutions ES3 currently supports include:
Search | Categorization | Extraction | Intelligence | Customer Care
AskWiki, developed in partnership between AskMeNow and the Wikimedia Foundation, is a preliminary integration of a semantic search engine that seeks to provide specific answers to questions using information from Wikipedia articles. The engine is still in early stage development and has been designed to foster community involvement to help improve the search service and interface over the development period.
Users can improve the accuracy of the AskWiki engine via the categorization feedback mechanism. Users can categorize each AskWiki Answer as an article deemed either Correct, Incorrect or Uncertain. This user feedback is processed by AskWiki to improve the search capabilities and accuracy of the AskWiki engine.
Members of the AskWiki Community are encouraged to expand upon correct answer articles and correct the incorrect or uncertain ones, re-categorizing the articles as they are updated. These efforts are tied directly into the AskWiki engine as well.
The goal of pairing AskWiki’s semantic search technology with the efforts of the AskWiki Community, is to in-time create a unique information access engine that can provide the answer to any question.