This week I am publishing a recent interview with Microsoft’s Dr. Scott Prevost. Scott is the principal development manager in the Powerset group at Microsoft. I used this discussion to get some insight into what Powerset is about, and how Microsoft intends to use it as a part of their core search technology in the future.
Powerset focuses on natural language search, which is a concept that certainly has a lot of potential. At the moment, the amount of this technology that has been integrated into Live Search is realtively small. You can see a test platform running the Powerset technology on Wikipedia at http://www.powerset.com.