The alpha version is out of Wikia, the search engine from Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia fame. Note the clean uncluttered Google-look. And note, too, that it quite correctly brings up Slaw first when searching on “slaw.” Apart from that, though, the Wikia team confesses that: “We are aware that the quality of the search results is low…” But they hope to improve them over the next little while.
You can get an account and help out, if you want, in true Wikipedia fashion. Jimmy says:
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Right now, the most important thing you can do is help with the “miniarticles”