Inspiration

The sheer amount of time we spent trying to gather research for essays, understanding information in tutorials, and efficiently studying concepts was exhausting to say the least. We wanted a tool that would get rid of much of that hassle, gather all the important information for us. This way, we wouldn't have to do the busy work of figuring out which sites to go to, which links to click, and which pieces of information to take notes on. We could simply look at the condensed information returned to us by a tool and then use that to write our paper, study for an exam, or complete a project we're working on. We saw a lot of potential in this idea as both a productivity and a knowledge-expanding tool, so we decided to pursue it.

Use cases

Research: Gather important background information for research. Perhaps you're writing a paper on the beginning of the internet. Have Powersearch bring back the most important aspects of the beginning of the internet, and then you can simply plop that data into your paper!

Studying: Students often know the general ideas and topics that they have to study, but very few know the exact parts they need to understand. Powersearch can get rid of that problem. It will necessary and relevant information on any topic, such as Fourier transforms, and give you only the parts that you need to ace your exam. It'll basically distill the information on the internet into its purest form, giving you maximum knowledge in minimum time.

Projects: Everyone has that moment where they're building a project and they're not sure how to move forward. Sometimes its an error, sometime's its simply not knowing what the next steps are in your project. Powersearch can help here as well. It can quickly retrieve vital debugging information and code from tutorials and give you a short, but complete overview in how to complete your project.

What it does?

Powersearch is the ultimate digital assistant that you can send on a digital search hunt. It can be used to gather condensed and important information for research, papers, etc. or it can simply monitor your activity and then give you recaps so you don't forget.

How it works?

Powersearch will comb through all relevant sources, links, and sites, pulling only the most important pieces of information from each source, before combining them together to make a final condensed, summarized product. It starts off by using the keywords, query, and links the user has inputted to fetch sites from google. Then it runs each of these sites through a scraper, which is then put through various machine learning models for summarization, entity detection, and sentiment analysis. These results are then further analyzed and pieced back together before being sent back to the user.

What's next?

We hope to implement deep search mechanisms for Power Search. Rather than just taking the first couple of sites that google returns, we would like PowerSearch to comb deeper through the sites. That would include hitting on different sections of the site and going to any relevant links available on the page. It could also look up any unknown concepts that may be necessary to understand and properly summarize the original document.

Essentially, we would like Power Search to intelligently make a deep search throughout the web, bringing back all the relevant information for us for easy viewing and understanding.

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