Wednesday, September 21, 2011
What is Find I Like?FindiLike is a preference driven search system designed to help users make decisions based on what matters most to them. All you need to do is specify your personal preferences using keywords or a set of pre-defined attributes, and FindiLike will rank the products/services based on your personal trade-offs. You can then analyze each recommendation based on the available tools to help you make an informed decision. As a start we allow the search for all hotels in the United States. We are continuously improving the system, so if you have any suggestions or helpful features you would like to see, feel free to contact us.
What is TotalMatch?TotalMatch is a combination score which indicates how well the results align with the specified preferences. For example if you use only opinion preferences, and a hotel matches your preference on 'clean hotels' but does not match your preference for 'safe location', then TotalMatch will be low. If all the opinion related preferences are matched well but perhaps the distance and price requirements are not fulfilled, then TotalMatch will again be low. If all preferences are matched reasonably well, then the score is usually above 3. For convenience, this score is always on a scale of 5.
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Monday, July 25, 2011
One annoying problem with finding hotels is that you cannot look up hotels by the opinions of other users. This leaves you with no choice but to explore the reviews of each hotel and read at least 5-10 reviews to help you make a decision. This can often be confusing as you need to keep track of which hotel satisfied which one of your personal requirements.
With FindiLike, you can now look up hotels based on your opinion preferences. It recommends only hotels that closely match your criteria and you are visually informed about how well each of the hotels match your requirements. All you need to do is express what you would like to see in a hotel. Whether you are looking for "hotels with good customer service" or "hotels close to getty center", you would just need to specify using natural keyword queries. Here are some examples of what you can look for:
Los Angeles, California Hotels
- Los Angeles Hotels, Safe and Located in Dowtown LA
- Los Angeles Hotels, Cheap and Safe
- Los Angeles Hotels, Cheap, Safe, Clean Rooms
- Los Angeles Hotels, Close to USC, Safe, Free Breakfast
- Los Angeles Hotels, Close to Getty Center
- Los Angeles Hotels, Close to Universal Studios
Champaign, Illinois Hotels
- Champaign Hotels, Near UIUC
- Champaign Hotels, Close to Engineering Buildings
- Champaign Hotels, Close to UIUC and Hot Breakfast
- Champaign Hotels, Cheap and Clean
Las Vegas, Nevada Hotels
- Las Vegas Hotels, Near the Strip
- Las Vegas Hotels, Good Food
- Las Vegas Hotels, Relaxing Experience
- Las Vegas Hotels, Comfortable and Spa Service Available
- Las Vegas Hotels, Pet Friendly Hotels
FindiLike is a new generation search engine with the goal of helping you make decisions based on your personal preferences. These can be any opinion related preferences such as 'clean' and 'comfortable room' (when searching for a hotel) or preferences based on other well-defined attributes such as 'price', 'distance', etc that are critical to your decision making task. FindiLike ranks items of interest based on the criteria that you have specified. In addition, FindiLike also provides tools to analyze opinions of users from across the web.
The current version of FindiLike supports the search for all hotels in the United States. If you have any suggestions regarding the features you would like to see, feel free to drop us a note.