How Named Entities Connected to Trending Topics can be used to Address Real Time Search Results

When someone performs a search at one of the major search engines, the search engine focuses upon returning as quick and helpful an answer as possible. Part of that can involve looking the query up in a “trending topics” database to see if there’s some recent news that should be reported to the searcher. This … Continue reading “How Named Entities Connected to Trending Topics can be used to Address Real Time Search Results”

Google Patent on Ads with Named Entities

In the start of a patent granted at Google from this past September, Entity-based searching with content selection, we’re told that: Implementations of the systems and methods for entity-based searching with content selection are described herein. The phrase “content selection,” when it appears in Google patents, doesn’t often refer to site owners creating content on … Continue reading “Google Patent on Ads with Named Entities”

Not Brands but Entities: The Influence of Named Entities on Google and Yahoo Search Results

Does Google favor big brands when showing search results? That question has been bandied about on the Web for a while, but the answer may be more complicated than just a matter of brands. The question arose this morning on Malcolm Coles’ blog, in his post Google treating brand names in search terms as site: … Continue reading “Not Brands but Entities: The Influence of Named Entities on Google and Yahoo Search Results”

Google and Metaweb: Named Entities and Mashup Search Results?

Google’s recent purchase of Metaweb, who run the Freebase directory left many wondering at the motivations behind the acquisition. Did Google buy the company for its technology, for its Freebase directory, for the expertise of its employees? A Google patent application published today hints at one reason behind the deal, with a mention of Metaweb’s … Continue reading “Google and Metaweb: Named Entities and Mashup Search Results?”

Google Gets Smarter with Named Entities: Acquires MetaWeb

What are Named Entities? Named Entities are specific people, places or things, and a focus of what Google might look for when returning information about queries. They got a lot smarter in answering questions about named entities with the acquisition of MetaWeb, which had developed a way of better understanding named entitied in searches for … Continue reading “Google Gets Smarter with Named Entities: Acquires MetaWeb”

How Google Uses Named Entity Disambiguation for Entities with the Same Names

Named Entity Disambiguation is important in a Knowledge Graph Search System Last year I wrote a post titled Google on Finding Entities: A Tale of Two Michael Jacksons. The post was about a Google patent that described how Google might perform named entity disambiguation when different entities share the same name. The patent in it … Continue reading “How Google Uses Named Entity Disambiguation for Entities with the Same Names”