LinkedIn rolls out a number of upgrades to its search engine to make it smarter

On Monday, professional social network LinkedIn gave a `smarter' edge to its search engine by releasing a number of upgrades which will chiefly result in more and improved results faster, involving very less effort.

The new features which LinkedIn has rolled out in its search-engine upgrade include some familiar search functions like auto-complete for search terms; suggested search queries; and automated alerts for saved search terms.

In addition to these, some of the other notable infrastructure-related updates include the smarter query intent algorithm, which can actually learns queries so as to understand the users better with the passage of time; as well as unified searches across a number of product categories.

Noting that the latest revamp of the LinkedIn search engine will facilitate the site's understanding of each individual user, LinkedIn product manager Johnathan Podemsky said in a Monday blog post: "LinkedIn's search efforts are founded on the ability to take into account who you are, who you know, and what your network is doing to help you find what you're looking for."

With the latest updates rolled out by LinkedIn bringing the professional social network on a more level playing field with Facebook and other social networks, Podemsky said that LinkedIn will "continue iterating on this with better ways to surface new kinds of content across LinkedIn as well as more personalized results."