There are a number of patents from Google, both granted patents and pending patent applications, that describe ways that Google might learn about entities and about facts associated with those by extracting facts for entities from the Web itself instead of relying upon people submitting information to knowledge bases such as Freebase. We saw Google … Read more Extracting Facts for Entities from Sources such as Wikipedia Titles and Infoboxes
Google was officially assigned the pending patent applications from CiiNow last Wednesday (August 27, 2014) in a transaction that was reported as being executed at the end of July. From searching through the USPTO, I don’t see any other patents assigned to CiiNow, so that appears to have been all they owned. The USPTO assignments … Read more Did Google acquire Game Maker and Distributor CiiNow?
The title from a Google local search patent reached out and grabbed me as I was skimming through Google’s patents. It has the kind of title that captures your attention, as a weapon in the war that Google wages against people who might engage in Business spam against the search engine. The title for the … Read more Google Patent Attacks Business Spam
The World Wide Web is a vast resource for information. At the same time it is extremely distributed. A particular type of data such as restaurant lists may be scattered across thousands of independent information sources in many different formats. In this paper, we consider the problem of extracting a relation for such a data … Read more Identifying Entity Types and the Transfiguration of Search @Google
A few years ago, I presented at SES San Jose and someone asked me what they should be keeping an eye upon in SEO. I told them “named entities.” I was reminded of that conversation as I gave a talk today about named entities and other semantics. I presented this morning at San Jose McEnery … Read more Semantic SEO or Semantic Search?