New Panda Update; New Panda Patent Application

Google’s Pierre Far announced on his Google+ page that Google was releasing a new Panda update that supposedly included some new signals that could potentially help “identify low-quality content more precisely.” The Google+ post also tells us that this change can help lead to a “greater diversity of high-quality small- and medium-sized sites ranking higher, … Read more New Panda Update; New Panda Patent Application

Query Classification from User Data

Propagating query classification

Query Classification can be challenging for a search engine based upon the query itself. For example, How would you do query classification based on the query “lincoln?” President Abraham Lincoln The location, Lincoln, Nebraska The Lincoln brand of car (shown with old-time Hollywood star Tom Mix). Query Classification with User Behavior Data Search engines usually … Read more Query Classification from User Data

Extracting Semantic Classes from Web Pages and Query Logs

extracting semantic classes

In creating a knowledge base, there seem to be several approaches that can be used to supply entities and facts from sources like web pages and query logs. In my last post, I wrote about how search queries might be used, along with linguistic patterns, to extract attributes about facts from those search queries, as … Read more Extracting Semantic Classes from Web Pages and Query Logs

Google Adds Entity Attributes to its Knowledge Base from Queries

entity attributes

Searchers Queries Teach Google About Entity Attributes Millions of searches stream into Google every day as people try to meet their informational and situational needs. But those searches don’t disappear after the searches. They provide Google with some very interesting and useful information in return. For instance, they tell Google what people are interested in … Read more Google Adds Entity Attributes to its Knowledge Base from Queries