A 16-year-old Indian-Canadian boy has developed a personalised search engine that he claims is 47 per cent more accurate than Google.
Anmol Tukrel made the search engine for Google Science Fair, a global competition that is open for students aged between 13 to 18 years. It took him approximately 60 hours for the coding of the search engine.
The testing of the software, however, was limited to news article appearing on The New York Times and provided more accurate results.
Tukrel, has developed a personalised search engine which he claims to 21 per cent more accurate than Google on average and can be as high as 47 per cent more accurate than the search engine giant, pressexaminer.com reported.
Tukrel said when he was in India for a short internship in Bangalore, that when he came to know about Google already having a personalised search engine, he planned to take it to a next level.
Tukrel had created several fictitious users with different interests and corresponding web histories to build the pile of information.
Unlike most websites that use a person’s location or browsing history to serve relevant results, Tukrel claims that his search engine tries to show the most relevant content by mapping it to a person’s personality.
Tukrel also runs a company through his parents’ consent called Tacocat Computers.