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YossarianLives is a metaphorical search engine that helps people generate new ideas through lateral search.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location London, GB-ENG, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

We have created a metaphorical search engine. Our search algorithms generate results that assist people in the creation of new knowledge by returning disparate, but potentially metaphorically related information. These are the types of insights that are valuable for people working at the edges of their knowledge field. This is a powerful creative tool for use by anyone who is looking to generate new ideas or see their search in a whole new light.


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    J. Paul Neeley

    J. Paul has worked professionally at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation//SPARC as Designer/Researcher in Service Design, and at Unilever in Consumer & Market Insights on leading CPG brands. J. Paul holds an MA in Design Interactions with Distinction from the Royal College of Art, and is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied Communication Studies, Economics, and Cello Performance.

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    Dan Foster-Smith

    Dan has worked in data visualization and decision support & impact assessment at Envision Mapping Ltd. and as a Developer at Gavurin Ltd., developing online economic applications, and tools for graphical representation of economic data. He holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art, a BA with Honors in Graphic Design from Northumbria University, and has received a D&AD yellow pencil for his design work.

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    Katia Shutova
    Chief Scientist

    Katia holds a PhD and an MPhil from the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and an undergraduate degree in computational linguistics from St-Petersburg State University. Her work has been published at top NLP conferences and was marked by a number of prizes and awards, including a Google Anita Borg EMEA Scholarship 2010, NSF and ACL Walker Award 2009, Overseas Research Students Award 2007-2010 and many others.


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    Craig Davies, Rawlinson & Hunter

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