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hakia was an Internet search engine. has not been available since April 2014. Though the Hakia engine is now powering other sites, public access to has been closed down. (Announcement Since 2015 the domain is owned by HughesNet, an Internet Service Provider.

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Type of site
Web search engine
Website at the Wayback Machine (archived May 11, 2004)
Launched March 2004; 14 years ago (2004-03)
Current status Inactive

The company invented QDEXing technology, an alternative infrastructure to indexing that uses SemanticRank algorithm, a solution mix from the disciplines of ontological semantics, fuzzy logic, computational linguistics, and mathematics. Founded in 2004, the company is privately held and based in New York City.

Hakia was founded by Rıza Can Berkan, a nuclear scientist by training with a specialization in artificial intelligence and fuzzy logic, and Pentti Kouri, a New York-based economist and venture capitalist. Professor Victor Raskin, a father of ontological semantics and noted international authority in the field of computational linguistics, serves as hakia’s scientific advisor.

Members of its board include former Senator Bill Bradley, Riza C. Berkan, Ryszard Krauze, Anuj Mathur, Murat Vargı and John Grzymala. hakia has raised more than $20 million [1] from private equity investors.

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  1. ^ "Hakia | crunchbase". Retrieved 2017-05-26.