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Type of site
Web search engine
Website www.Hakia.com at the Wayback Machine (archived May 11, 2004)
Launched March 2004; 13 years ago (2004-03)
Current status Active

hakia was an Internet search engine. Hakia.com has not been available since April 2014. Though the Hakia engine is now powering other sites, public access to Hakia.com has been closed down. (Announcement https://www.facebook.com/pages/hakiacom/5670874974. Since 2015 the domain is owned by HughesNet, an Internet Service Provider.

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 Vargi and John Grzymala. hakia has raised $2 million[1] from private equity investors.

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  1. ^ Weisenthal, Joseph. "Hakia Raises $2 Million for Semantic Search" (HTML). Hakia Raises $2 Million for Semantic Search. Retrieved 2007-12-03.