Mr. Kerwin is the Co-founder and CEO of Yoogli a semantic search technology company founded in 2005. Previously he was Vice President of IDG Communication’s InfoWorld Media which published magazines on information technology. He is a pioneer in the field of semantic search technology. And is currently developing the world’s largest free English encyclopedia with over ten million articles. It is powered by the semantic search technology now used in Google semantic search, which Yoogli developed and sold to Google in 2011. Mr. Kerwin is committed to a world where knowledge is available to every human being free of charge. In our world of rapid new knowledge creation, the democratization of knowledge for all mankind is essential to achieve global peace, acceptance, understanding, love, and wisdom between people wherever they may be. Mr. Kerwin is married and has three children and five grandchildren. He and his wife live in California.
The description below is from Wikipedia.
Semantic search denotes search with meaning, as distinguished from lexical search where the search engine looks for literal matches of the query words or variants of them, without understanding the overall meaning of the query. Semantic search seeks to improve search accuracy by understanding the searcher’s intent and the contextual meaning of terms as they appear in the searchable dataspace, whether on the Web or within a closed system, to generate more relevant results. Content that ranks well in semantic search is well-written in a natural voice, focuses on the user’s intent, and considers related topics that the user may look for in the future. Some authors regard semantic search as a set of techniques for retrieving knowledge from richly structured data sources like ontologies and XML as found on the Semantic Web. Such technologies enable the formal articulation of domain knowledge at a high level of expressiveness and could enable the user to specify their intent in more detail at query time.