Regional Data and Global Data at Google Data Centers

A Google patent granted last week describes how the indexes at different Google data centers may contain pages that are indexed and classified as global, and pages that are indexed and classified as regional. Last summer, I wrote about how Google may predict which data center might provide the best results for a query. Google … Read more Regional Data and Global Data at Google Data Centers

Nuance Search-Related Patent Applications Published

Nuance Communications, which partners with Apple Computers to provide the voice recognition software behind Apple’s intelligent assistant Siri, had 4 patent applications published today at the USPTO that focus upon search and search technology. While the company has at least 274 granted patents and 104 pending patents listed as assigned to it at the US … Read more Nuance Search-Related Patent Applications Published

The New PageRank, Same as the Old PageRank?

When a judge writes a judicial opinion upon a case, he often includes more than just his ruling on the case. It usually contains an analysis of the present law, the legal atmosphere, and how the ultimate holding on the case was arrived at. Those written rulings can also include some legal opinions on issues … Read more The New PageRank, Same as the Old PageRank?

Google Link Analysis Methods That Might Have Changed

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Which Google Link Analysis Approach May Have Changed? In the Google Inside Search blog, Google’s Amit Singhal published a post titled Search quality highlights: 40 changes for February that told us about many changes to how Google ranks pages, including the following: Link evaluation. We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out … Read more Google Link Analysis Methods That Might Have Changed