Le-Shin Wu and Ruj Akavipat have released the latest version (v.0.3) of sixearch.org, formerly known as 6S. This collaborative, social Web search network allows intelligent adaptive agents to collaborate in a peer network whose emergent structure evolves to discover semantic relationships between peer interests and knowledge. A review of the system should appear in a forthcoming special issue of the AI Magazine on networks in AI. We hope people will download and use the sixearch tool, as we need critical mass to analyze its behavior and performance. We also ask volunteers to participate in a user study that will further aid in collecting data on usage. Try it!
On a side note, it’s a relief to report that the appalling plagiarism episodes of which we have been victims are finally being acknowledged and that measures are beginning to be taken to partially mitigate the damage we have suffered.