Today a new startup called Peruse is launching. Peruse has developed a web service with a search box that lets you find files in Box accounts and personal Dropbox accounts using regular words — not keywords.
“Where is that sales projection spreadsheet I edited in March?” Luke Gotszling, cofounder and chief executive of Peruse, told VentureBeat in an interview last week, as he typed those words in to the Peruse search box. “Boom, there it is!”.
It’s the kind of query that wouldn’t work in a cloud file sharing service. And Peruse should become more capable as it adds support for more file-sharing services.
Natural-language querying has become popular in business intelligence software, but file sharing has been less frequently targeted. And it’s just the beginning for Peruse.