Why is some of the information shown by
strange and perhaps even funny?
iBrarian is a fully automated
computer system that traverses the Web and learns through reading the
documents it finds. Using methods developed by Prof. Eric
Berkowitz of Roosevelt University in Chicago, iBrarian independently
performs all the activities involved in retrieving documents and
determining the information presented on the iBrarian.net site.
iBrarian is entirely computerized. Other than making sure
the computers don't crash or self-destruct, no person has ever been involved in
iBrarian's work producing the information you see here.
Everything is done by computer algorithms. The result is of
course that iBrarian can sometimes make mistakes resulting in
information that is funny, strange, or, sometimes even amusing.
Since iBrarian is a computer system with no shame, it unabashedly
presents what it knows. And since, mistakes and all, we are very proud
of iBrarian's capabilities, we shamelessly let it do so.
As iBrarian continues to grow and learn the number of mistakes it makes
will decrease. In the interim, we hope you will benefit from the
vast amount of knowledge iBrarian already posseses.
For more information see the iBrarian Project page at http://cs.roosevelt.edu/eric/iBrarian/iBrarian.html
Copyright 2008 iBrarian.net
Comments about this site? email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in iBrarian? Contact Professor Eric Berkowitz