According to media reports, an Indian-origin Canadian citizen Anmol Tukrel who is just Sixteen-year-old, has designed a search engine and claims that he has made it 47 per cent more accurate than Google search results. In fact, he designed the search engine as part of a project to submit to the Google Science Fair. Here it is worth-mentioning that Google Science Fair is a global online competition which is open to students aged 13 to 18 years.
Anmol Tukrel has just completed his tenth grade. According to him, he did take a few months to design it, and about 60 hours to code the engine. Needless to say, Google is not only one of the fastest search engines in the world but it is one of the most used, most accurate and most preferred search engines as well. And Anmol claims that besides it being 47 per cent more accurate than Google search engine, it is also about 21% more accurate on an average.
According to online reports, when Anmol was at Bangalore in India for a short internship, he did come to know about Google already having a personalized search engine, then he planned to take it to a next level and his development kit included only a computer with at least 1GB of free storage space, a spreadsheet program, a python-language development environment and access to New York Times and Google.
Anmol managed to test out his product’s accuracy with limiting his search query to the current year’s news articles from The New York Times. He then created numerous fictitious users, each with a different interest and other corresponding web histories. This information was then fed to both Google and his search engine, after which, he compared the results between the two.
The paper of research and findings has been submitted by Anmol to the International High School Journal of Science. Now, he hopes to study further with computer science at Stanford University. At present, with consent from his parents, he is running a small company called Tacocat Computers himself.