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- Google Queries for Instances of Data Help Reveal the Classes Where They Belong
You are cloxacillin, a kind of medication and an entity that some people may not know a lot about, but part of a bigger class of medicines that people are familiar with. And you’re taking a visit through a search engine as someone has been recently prescribed to you, and they want to know more […]
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- How Google May Select Their Data Sources Based Upon Keywords
When I was in law school, I was a teaching assistant for an environmental law professor. One of the tasks he had me working upon was a review and analysis of electronic databases that could be used to assess natural resource damages when some environment harm took place, such as the Exxon Valdez oil spill. […]
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- How Google May Transform Queries into Trigger Queries
Recently I wrote about Google’s Enriched Results Patent, where Google looked at query terms searched for, and for some of them the search engine returned special “enriched” search results that showed off things such as financial information when the query might have been something like a financial stock market term, such as “GooG” for Google. […]
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- Google on Creating a Relevant Second Screen for TV
Google was granted a patent last week that looks like it might have been among one of the earliest patents filed by the company. It involves showing television programs (News Programs to be more exact), and showing web pages that might be relevant to the transcripts of the shows being presented to viewers. The details […]
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- How I Came to Love Entities
I recently revisited a web site that I worked on almost a decade ago, and one of my favorite pages on the site no longer exists, but its spirit and inspiration remains. The site was Baltimore.org, at the time for the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, and has since been rebranded to the more […]
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- Searching with Pronouns: What are they? Coreferences in Followup Queries
At Google’s 15th anniversary celebration last summer, shortly after Hummingbird was introduced, Tamar Yehoshua, Google VP of Search, showed us conversational search at Google by first demonstrating a query asking for “pictures of the Eiffel Tower”, and then following up with the query “How tall is It?” In that second query, Google had to not […]
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- Google Glass Augmented Reality and Magic Leap Virtual Reality Team Up?
Hat tip to Barbara Starr (follow her on Google+ for interesting news on Semantic Search and new technology developments), who asked the question that is the title to this post (using slighly different words.) The Verge reported this morning that Google leads $542 million funding of mysterious augmented reality firm Magic Leap You really need […]
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- Google Enriched Results Patent
I’ve been exploring some of the different search results that we see at Google, including things such as rich snippets and question-answering results, and came across a couple of patent filings from Google that describe something called “Enriched Results.” You’ve seen enriched results before. As the first of the patent filings tells us, these results […]
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