Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

Posted: May 24, 2012 Comments(1)

Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings | Official Google Blog.

I’ve had my fair share of negative thoughts toward Google as of late, going so far as to be tempted in moving every single reliance on the company to something self hosted. Personally I’m a bit uncomfortable with how much Google knows about me, but I’ll save that for a different writing.

I’d like to focus on what makes Google Google; things like this. Google has done amazing things, and it doesn’t look like they’re stopping any time soon. The Knowledge Graph feels like kind of a big thing, and I’m really intrigued to check it out.

Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings | Official Google Blog

The quick overview of the Knowledge Graph is that it finds contextual data surrounding the searches we make. The interesting bit is that it does what it can to curate that data instead of pulling in arbitrarily similar search results. It’s really worth checking out the article and the implementation thus far, very impressive.

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Comments

  1. Indeed, impressive and exciting all at once! (On a side note: I think that a lot of “what makes Google Google” is in fact the bit you’re uncomfortable with – how much it knows about an individual)

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