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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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- Apologies for Lost Comments (Updated)
I recently asked my web host to move my site to another server. During the migration, which seems to have taken content from the site from a week ago, and moved it to the new server today, without my last four posts or the comments that were left on them. I was able to rescue […]
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- Google’s Telepresence Patent
Telepresence is not science fiction. We could have a remote‑controlled economy by the twenty‑first century if we start planning right now The technical scope of such a project would be no greater than that of designing a new military aircraft. Double Robotics’ Double Telepresence Robot A genuine telepresence system requires new ways to sense the […]
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- Patterns Among Templates Lead to Clues About Entities
In my first Patent Free Friday, I was going to write about two of the best marketers in the town I live in, a pair of bakers who bake on either end of the historic Main Street in Warrenton Virginia. I guess getting up in the early morning to bake the bread is conducive to […]
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