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Better Access to Information, Products, and Services.

Find Your Exact Matches, Not Guessed Searches.

Your Choice of Sources, Selection, and Sort Criteria.

Thomas Jefferson's library [detail] , the seed from which today's library grew / Reid Baker. - Library of Congress. - photograph. Astrolabe. - Photograph of original instrument. [Satellite remote sensing] [detail] / National Aeronautics and Space Administration. - illustration. Jcornelius 22c3 [detail]. - Chaos Communication Congress, 22c3 / Thomas Gutzmer. - Wikipedia Workshop Cologne, 2005.

Information seeking online has been constructed backwards.  Accidental successes have mislead users into believing that information seeking works well online.  A fundamental correction is required.

The blank search form paradigm is fundamentally mistaken as an effective primary means of fulfilling an information finding goal.  Finding is the object of searching and browsing.  Undirected guessing of the correct terms to use in a search form to match an unknown set of terms in an index consulted from the search form is the typical use of search forms.  Such undirected guessing does not match the searcher's goal to results most relevant to that goal.

The advantage of the blank search form is that it is the easiest interface to program for providing access to large collections of information.  Given a large enough set of data to index against, any random term used in a search form may well retrieve some haphazard selection of relevant results.  The goal of information retrieval is finding the most useful results for the end user.  The goal is not to find some results, closely related to the most useful results, that are the most convenient for the programmer to facilitate.

The goal of Agogme is to bridge the gap between searching, browsing, and finding.  The user will then have access to the most relevant and meaningful results.

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