Google May Use Question Answering to Populate the Knowledge Graph

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Added 9/20/2019: The patent application I wrote about in this post was granted on October 23, 2018 – Question answering to populate knowledge base Entities change all the time, and facts about them do as well. Imagine when Derek Jeter retires from playing baseball, that he might decide to become a coach. Or Tom Cruise … Read more Google May Use Question Answering to Populate the Knowledge Graph

Where Rich Content Images Come From

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Just where do rich content images; those images in question answers, carousels, and knowledge panels at Google come from? When Google introduced us to the knowledge graph, it also introduced us to pictures and the possibility of other kinds of rich content images in those knowledge panels, and pictorial lists displayed in carousels at the … Read more Where Rich Content Images Come From

Google’s First Semantic Search Invention was Patented in 1999

This is officially part of the story I’m telling in a presentation I prepared for SMX East, in a couple of weeks in New York. The name of the session I’m in is “Hummingbird and the Entity Revolution,” which reminds me of a Prince song from the 1980s. The story starts with a student given … Read more Google’s First Semantic Search Invention was Patented in 1999

Google Granted Patent on Using What You Watch on TV as a Ranking Signal

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I’m going to have to turn up the sound on my TV, and decide what to watch, and test this. It would be very interesting if it works. Is Google clued into what you are watching on TV? If so, is that through a set-top box, or an internet-enabled television? If true, will this change … Read more Google Granted Patent on Using What You Watch on TV as a Ranking Signal

Lessons Learned from Using Google’s Tagging and Extraction Data Highlighter Tool

added: 11/4/2015 – I tried using the Data Highlighter Tool again a few months ago, but changed my robots.txt file first, to stop it from blocking CSS and JS files on the site. After giving Google a chance to reindex the pages of my site without CSS and JS files blocked, I tried using the … Read more Lessons Learned from Using Google’s Tagging and Extraction Data Highlighter Tool