Google on Determining Document Subjects

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Fact extraction is growing as a method that search engines can use to identify and understand what pages on the website are about and to collect facts about document subjects and answer questions posed by people submitting queries to a search engine. A recent paper from Google provides a nice overview of some methods being … Read more Google on Determining Document Subjects

Google & Fact Extraction, Normalization, and Visualization

When we talk about how a search engine like Google crawls and indexes information from websites, it’s often in the context of the Web results that the search engine shows to searchers. Facts in Web Results But, with Universal Search and blended search results showing information from local search, question answering, definitions, and others, it … Read more Google & Fact Extraction, Normalization, and Visualization

Google on Data Visualization

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How Might Google Handle Data Visualization? Yesterday, I wrote about how Google might present facts extracted from pages in timelines or maps, according to a patent application filed last week. It wasn’t the only piece of intellectual property coming out of the US Patent and Trademark Office for Google on the extraction and visualization of … Read more Google on Data Visualization

Google Timelines, Fact Maps, and Fact Relevance Rankings

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Sometimes a list of search results isn’t always the best way to present information found in a search. Google has recently come up with a couple of other interesting ways to show results related to a query, that might make you reconsider how you present dates and addresses on the pages of your website. A … Read more Google Timelines, Fact Maps, and Fact Relevance Rankings