Before going free-access in September we’re experimenting with a new search algorithm, which was delivered 2 days ago. We’ve got around 25 volunteers to play with it to see how they think it works. It’s difficult for me to be objective but my initial trials are promising. A few weird results, but hopefully these are small issues relative to the improvements.

It’s made me appreciate the ‘work in progress’ all search systems must have in order to improve. I feel we’re at the start of a very long journey – exciting times.