Google Patents Context Vectors to Improve Search

Context Vectors

A limitation of information on the Web is how it is organized differently at each site on the Web. A new Google patent on Context Vectors tells us there is no official catalog of information available on the internet. Each site has its own organizational system. Search engines index information, but they have issues that … Read more Google Patents Context Vectors to Improve Search

Performing Entity Actions on Sites

Visitors to a website may want to perform certain actions related to Entities (specific places or people or things) that are displayed to them on the Web. For example, at a page for a restaurant (an entity), a person viewing the site may want to create a reservation or get driving directions to the restaurant … Read more Performing Entity Actions on Sites

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

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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