About Us

About Minerazzi

Minerazzi is a data mining platform for building what we call miners. Miners are topic-specific search engines that allow users to search, index, mine, and recrawl web resources. This document describes the origins of Minerazzi.

What's in the name?

Like a paparazzi, it is all about stubbornly chasing down [collections].

Early Days

Its early days can be traced back to 2007 as a small script, part of a text mining project. The project soon outgrown the original work.

Be Smart

Mine (verb): To dig, extract, or use a resource.

Tip: Mine. Don't settle for less.

Its Evolution

Growing Pains

Within the next years, several components were added, but the architecture was still running from local hosts.

By 2010, the architecture evolved into a centralized academic project at the now defunct Microsoft Innovation Center of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. In the summer of 2012, the project was removed from the MIC and reengineered as a new decentralized architecture.

Moving Forward

In the summer of 2013, the project was proposed as a data mining research platform. Through the fall of 2013 and early months of 2014, the platform was beta tested by librarians, data miners, information retrieval researchers, and internet marketing specialists (SEMs, SEOs...). The project was formally launched during the summer of 2014.


In the fall of 2014 a responsive design was adopted and several data mining tools incorporated.

By December of 2014, Minerazzi became the first search engine that allows users to recrawl its search results.

Within the next three years, several knowledge domain tools, tutorials, and miners were incorporated to the platform.

At the present time, Minerazzi has evolved into a search-and-mine ecosystem for organizing informational resources across different knowledge domains.