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CS Students Create Customizable Search Engine for Young Learners

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A team of computer science students from Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Institute of Technology has created a custom search engine, Searchin', to provide students with age- or education-appropriate information.

Searchin' gives users tailored result, says Samuel Nathanson, team leader and a master's student in Johns Hopkins' Whiting School of Engineering.

Relying on Google's application programming interfaces and key insights from natural language processing, Searchin' assigns a readability score based on the end user's profile and then provides reader-appropriate search results.

"Searchin' makes it easier for students to find web content tailored to their reading level," says team member John Dill at Johns Hopkins.

From Johns Hopkins University
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