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Finding semi-structured data on the web

I just came across this search engine called Zanran. It’s still an early beta version but give it a go! In contrast to e.g. Google, Zanran focuses on finding ‘semi-structured’ data rather than just primarily text which would perhaps make it a good supplement to other ‘traditonal’ search engines. ‘Semi-structured’ data is referred to as numerical data presented as graphs, tables and charts from HTML, PDF and Excel files (will soon also process Word and PPT files).
As Zanran themselves puts it; “Zanran is Google for data”.
By: Caroline Enders