Answer Boxes, Trigger Terms and Enriched Search Results

trigger terms

A few years ago, I wrote the following about post about Google’s OneBox Patent Application I was brought back to it, with a new Google patent that looks at answering questions within similar answer boxes, and showing rich content, like in the example below: A patent filed by Google a couple of years ago and … Read more Answer Boxes, Trigger Terms and Enriched Search Results

Google Fights Keyword Stuffed Business Names Using a Surprisingness Value

A Local search Google patent granted this week targets map spammers, who submit information about businesses to Google Maps, in a manner referred to as keyword stuffing, or more specifically keyword stuffed business names. The patent attempts to find words submitted by business owners as titles for businesses names that trigger a surprisingness value for … Read more Google Fights Keyword Stuffed Business Names Using a Surprisingness Value

How Google Uses Named Entity Disambiguation for Entities with the Same Names

Named Entity Disambiguation

Named Entity Disambiguation is important in a Knowledge Graph Search System Last year I wrote a post titled Google on Finding Entities: A Tale of Two Michael Jacksons. The post was about a Google patent that described how Google might perform named entity disambiguation when different entities share the same name. The patent in it … Read more How Google Uses Named Entity Disambiguation for Entities with the Same Names

When Google Started Showing Featured Snippets

direct answers

Featured Snippets in Addition to 10 Blue Links The Web is filled with factual information, and Search on the web has been going through changes to try to take advantage of all of the data found there. Mainstream search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, traditionally haven’t given us simple and short featured snippets … Read more When Google Started Showing Featured Snippets

Cancelled Invasive Google Here Program Patent Application

This morning, I ran across the news article Google reportedly kills plan to let retailers send notifications in Maps, and I knew exactly what the story was about, without reading past the headline, because I had noticed a patent application that came out on the 20th that described the program in question. As the story … Read more Cancelled Invasive Google Here Program Patent Application