Ask.com, which was founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996, delivers answers to medical questions as well as queries covering a wide range of topics. Aside from answering user questions, it works as a search engine site that allows people to search for links.
Many of the queries sent by users are written as natural language questions. Using its search technology, proprietary Q&A index and ExpertRank algorithm, Ask.com finds the most relevant websites and extracts authoritative content from them. It identifies topics, also known as clusters, and subject-matter experts before ranking the popularity of multiple pages among the delivered expert content. This process takes milliseconds to complete before results are delivered.