Open Directory Project


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Open Directory Project

A database of websites organized by subject. Originally developed by two Sun engineers in 1998 and called "Gnuhoo," it was soon renamed "NewHoo" and then acquired by Netscape, which renamed it Open Directory Project (ODP). The directory is maintained by volunteer editors, and its URL www.dmoz.org comes from Netscape's Mozilla brand (DirectoryMOZilla). See Mozilla and directory.
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Similar results occurred with the Open Directory Project (http://dmoz.
Search engines such as AltaVista were and still are better at finding narrowly defined information, while directories such as Open Directory Project and Yahoo are better at presenting broad categories of information.
The four industry-standard taxonomies, which supplement the existing Open Directory Project (ODP) and International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) taxonomy portfolio, include the following:
Despite the wads of cash thrown at the major search engines and niche startups, one of the leading contenders to cut through the clutter of the Web and build scalable directories is something called the Open Directory Project (ODP), which, like the OED, is relying on volunteer editors to scale along with cyberspace itself.
NYSE: AOL), today announced that they have renewed their partnership under which Google will continue to provide the fall-through search technology to complement Netscape's award-wining Open Directory Project (www.
The basic data is scoured from Netscape/AOL's Open Directory Project (http://dmoz.
However, the Open Directory Project aims to make its content, the directory database, available via a free use license.
NYSE:AOL), today announced that its Internet search directory, the Netscape Open Directory Project (ODP), has surpassed two million Web sites, doubling in size in less than a year, making it the Internet's largest human edited directory.
The two major providers of directory data to the search engines are the Open Directory Project (ODP) and LookSmart.
R)(NASDAQ: ASKJ), a leading provider of question answering technologies and services, announced today that Ask Jeeves has licensed Netscape's Open Directory Project (ODP) as the primary directory for its popular natural language question answering service at Ask.

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