Search Based upon Concepts: Applied Semantics and Google

A recently granted Google patent from the founders of Applied Semantics discusses a search interface that could help searchers find web pages based upon the meanings of their queries rather than just pages that include those keywords. In the late 90s, Adam Weissman and Gilad Elbaz decided to start a search engine that would search … Read more Search Based upon Concepts: Applied Semantics and Google

Playing the Odds: How Probable Meanings May Influence Search Engine Rankings

When someone types “George Washington” into a search box, they are probably more interested in the Revolutionary War general and President than some random George in Washington. A search for “Washington Hotels” is more likely looking for lodging in Washington than hotels named Washington. Searches for places with signs that say “Washington Slept Here” are … Read more Playing the Odds: How Probable Meanings May Influence Search Engine Rankings