Zanran for Numerical & Graphical Data

An excellent article about a beta search engine with promise.

Zanran – a new data search engine

… a new data search engine called Zanran – that focuses on finding numerical and graphical data.

Zanran focuses on finding what it calls  ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. This is defined as numerical data presented as graphs, tables and charts – and these could be held in a graph image or table in an HTML file, as part of a PDF report, or in an Excel spreadsheet. This is the key differentiator – essentially, Zanran is not looking for text but for formatted numerical data.”