Alternative Search Engines with a semantic slant

Here is a list of alternative search engines with a semantic bias that help you write more targeted queries. The list is quite long but worth studying in detail in order to find the ones that suit your needs.

If you are not sure what semantic search is and are a bit of a geek then you might like to read this article: 10 Things that Make Search a Semantic Search. Otherwise you should probably start with the Wikipedia entry.


  1. Cluuz Search
  2. Cognition :: Giving Technologies New Meaning
  3. DuckDuckGo
  4. Fuel your fascination – News – Evri
  5. Factbites: Where results make sense
  6. Kosmix: The web organized for you
  7. Lexipedia – Where words have meaning
  8. Meaningtool – Create Your Own AI
  9. SenseBot – semantic search engine that finds sense on the Web
  10. Yippy – Welcome to the Cloud.
  11. Forum Search – Omgili
  12. SWOC – Semantic Wonder Cloud
  13. Kngine
  14. search-cube – the Visual Search Engine
  15. Yebol
  16. Carrot2 Clustering Engine
  18. iSEEK – Web
  19. monitter : real time, live twitter search and monitoring
  20. Spezify
  21. Yummly | The best site for recipes, recommendations, food and cooking
  22. Watson Semantic Web Search
  23. True Knowledge – the internet answer engine
  24. Standle – Multi search engines
  25. Sindice – The semantic web index
  26. SWSE: Semantic Web Search Engine
  27. Semager – Semantische Suche
  28. Quertle® – Intelligent semantic queries of MEDLINE (PubMed) and the biomedical literature
  29. Journal / Author Name Estimator
  30. HLWIKI Canada
  31. Cognition :: Giving Technologies New Mean
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