Scott Andrew is using Google to create a new weblog widget: instant context. Each weblog post is accompanied by a link that directs users to whatever is most closely related on Google. Scott takes the work out of finding relevant information by providing the appropriate search query for his readers. (via web voice)

This approach has a similar goal as the Watson project (at Northwestern University), which attempts to provide people with “just-in-time information access” by giving them links to task-relevant resources. Like Scott, Watson constructs queries to search engines based on whatever you’re currently working on.

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