Tag Archives: Search

Could Permutations Kill Ray Kurzweil’s Google AI Dream?

I remember reading somewhere online about a recent interview
(amongst many) with Ray Kurzweil – Director of Engineering at Google and the
world’s staunchest AI visionary – where he mentioned something about his plans in the line of…

to get the Google computers to understand natural language, not just do search and
answer questions
based on links and words, but actually understand the semantic content

I cannot remember where I saw the interview and will Google it…

…but I have a problem…

I know my keywords are fuzzy and I use Gatfol to show me some sample permutations on my input
…and realise that with 13 keywords and only 10 same-meaning single word replacements for each
keyword, as well as allowing for multiword to semantic equivalent multiword replacements, I am
looking at a minimum of 10 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 different ways to phrase my input
…all with the same basic meaning…

I also realise that I want a very specific search return that semantically equates to my input and
does not just hit and return pages corresponding to the trillions of different keyword combinations…

I quickly calculate that just by browsing my own thoughts and looking at my immediate
physical surroundings, I can theoretically come up with trillions upon trillions of meaningful
search input queries…each with trillions upon trillions of semantically equivalent phrasings…

The thought hits me that if Google wants to morph into Ray Kurzweil’s vision of a search
mind with which I can communicate and interrogate as if human – perhaps in five to ten years –
it will have to perform massively scalable multiword to multiword semantic equivalence transformations…

…Gatfol currently does this…

Without Gatfol “Stress Relief” is More Stressful…


I need relaxation and I know the right music will do it for me.

TuneIn.com offers 70 000 local and global radio stations and 2 million on-demand streams to choose from.

TuneIn also offers a search facility, which I use with the keywords “reduce stress”.

These are my first ten radio stream search returns :

But I also notice that if I use the single keyword “relaxation”, I get a totally different set of first ten radio stream returns :

 I start to wonder what different returns “reduce stress”, “anxiety relief”, stress management”, “healing music”, “calm mood music”, “deep relaxation”, “music for meditation” and “easy listening” might bring.

Wouldn’t it be nice if my single “reduce stress” input search could instantly also be translated to all the above keyword sets and all of them used to retrieve my search return?

 Gatfol technology massively enhances each and
every searchable online database with thousands to
millions of additional parallel search inputs in milliseconds…

Gatfol is search relief…

The Solution: Gatfol Web Text Simplification and Search Augmentation…


Gatfol is a provisionally patented, natural language, browser-based mobile technology that opens up the web to challenged readers in Africa and emerging economies worldwide. Gatfol technology simplifies web text instantly to match the preferred reading level of any language challenged (semi-literate) web user.

The Gatfol technology traversed a 9-year development period before patent application. This solid ground level base enables Gatfol to efficiently “translate” even large volumes of web text very quickly into simple reading components. The technology is unique in that it provides for a fast multiword-to-multiword stepwise crystallization of natural language (English) from semantic complexity to semantic simplicity and vice versa.

Gatfol also instantly translates search engine queries (i.e. Google) typed in simple language by reading-challenged users, into sophisticated web language to enable real-world keyword matching – even for complicated topics in technically advanced industries :

Gatfol has operational code frameworks available to run as a Cloud-based service or in case of confidential data streams – as a local master and slave technology to quickly simplify web language – even in-line and in real time. This confidential data stream technology can run on as simple a platform as a single desktop machine or ordinary Windows network set-up.

As an adult further education language tool, Gatfol is very cost effective. Most of the large African literacy programs carry a cost per semi-literate learner per year of around $50. Gatfol web text simplification technology brings down the costs per semi-literate learner substantially. Gatfol calculates that for just $1.80 per year, the English vocabulary of a challenged reader can be increased a HUNDRED fold – from a vocabulary of 200 words to a vocabulary of 20 000 words.

Web-enabled mobile devices using Gatfol technology also give disadvantaged users an opportunity to “see” online web language of a higher semantic complexity than by using the relatively basic English language material covered by further education programs.

Gatfol is words…words are power…