Printer Friendly, Inc. Announces Appointment of Dr. George A. Miller, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University, to Scientific Advisory Board.

PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--October 13, 1999--

Foremost Leader in Psychology and Cognitive Science,

Technical Luminary, and Inventor of WordNet(TM) Dedicates

Extensive Expertise and Intellectual Property to, Inc., Inc. is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. George A. Miller to its scientific advisory board. Dr. Miller, who has been advising since inception, officially begins his role on the scientific advisory board effective immediately. Dr. Miller, a preeminent scientist and one of the best known figures in psychology and linguistics, will be an active member of, Inc., supplying ideas, knowledge and expertise to the ongoing development of its patent-pending Internet search technology, SimpliFind(TM). The addition of Dr. Miller to reinforces the company's mission of providing users with an intuitive, meaning-based search technology resulting in unparalleled levels of accurate results.

"Of the many applications of WordNet that I have seen,'s proprietary technology is by far the best," stated Dr. George A. Miller, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and inventor of WordNet. "The concept of a meaning-based search, coupled with automatic query expansion, will dramatically improve the accuracy of search results with minimal effort by the user."

Awarded the National Medal of Science from President Bush in 1991, Dr. Miller has spent the past 15 years working on linguistic databases that model abstract semantic webs. This work has culminated with the development of WordNet, a relational semantic network that models the structure of human linguistic capabilities. Perhaps best known for his research on working memory (the magical number 7 +/- 2), Dr. Miller has authored papers with Noam Chomsky, written countless books and numerous articles for journals including Psychological Review, Science, and Scientific American, and his research has been cited in thousands of scientific, trade, and popular journals.

"Dr. Miller brings a wealth of knowledge and intellectual capital to the table and validates our technology as second to none," stated Jeffrey M. Stibel, Chairman and CEO of, Inc. "We are honored that Dr. Miller has joined our team--no other Internet search company in the world has the benefit of his counsel."

About, Inc.

Based in Providence, RI,, Inc. ( developed SimpliFind(TM), a patent-pending meaning-based search technology that enables both the casual user and the experienced search professional to be more efficient and effective at web based information retrieval than ever before. has assembled a team of leading scientists, academic figures and business minds to commercialize a robust Internet search engine rooted in principles of cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, and computer science. has created a technology that allows users to search the Internet in a fast and efficient manner, based on meanings and context rather than keywords, thereby generating precise results while saving the user time and aggravation.
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