16-year old kid claims his search engine 47 percent more accurate than Google

Anmol Tukrel - The TeCake

The most traditional search engine, Google has been challenged by a 16-year old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, Anmol Tukrel. As he has designed a search engine, similar to Google’s search engine and now he is challenging the Google Authority by claiming that the search engine designed by him is as high as 47 percent accurate than that of Google’s, also, he further claims that on an average it gives 21 percent more accurate results each time.

Anmol Tukrel’s development Kit includes a computer with a minimum 1 GB of free storage space, a python language development environment, a spreadsheet program like MS Excel and access to Google Search and The New York Times. The accuracy of the search engine majorly depends upon The New York Times, as he has limited the search query to the current year’s posts from the website.

The engine developed by Anmol has been claimed to be more accurate than the Google Search because it not only takes into account location or browsing history but also tries to understand context and meaning.

Anmol reported that after completing the tenth grade he has designed the project in few months. He further said that it took him around 60 hours to code the search tool. In a conversation with TOI, he revealed that earlier he thought to do something that can personalize the search space. And according to him it was the most genius thing ever. However, he realised later that the giant Google has already implemented it, then he tried to take the project to next level. He has developed the search engine as a part of a project that would be submitted to the Google Science Fair.

Google Science Fair is a  global online competition, which is open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18 years around the world, who formulate a hypothesis, perform an experiment, and present their results.It is an online science competition sponsored by Google, Lego, Virgin Galactic, National Geographic and Scientific American.

As per the reports, Anmol Tukrel was in India for a two-week internship programme at Bengaluru-based adtech firm IceCream Labs.

First published on Saturday, August 22, 2015, 01:39 AM

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