Cazoodle, a spin-off from University of Illinois (famous for technology innovation such as Mosaic, Netscape, PayPal and YouTube), is dedicated to exploring both the surface Web and the depths of the Deep Web. Using technology developed in the research group of Prof. Kevin Chang at UIUC, Cazoodle provides vertical search services, i.e. domain-specific search engines (Apartment Search, Event Search, Shopping Search).
Similar to companies such as hakia, PowerSet or ontoprise (a spin-off from Karlsruhe University), Cazoodle leverages the large and growing amount of structured data within specific knowledge domains. With Semantic search accross multiple Web sources, Cazoodle’s search engines enable vast coverage of available information. In combination with deep information integration these large data volumes can be explored through a clear user interface. In fact, Cazoodle provides search results that are valuable because they can be compared in a consistent manner. Thumbs up.