How Google may Identify How Related Different Entities Are

A patent granted to Google this week attempts to identify similarities between different types of entities, when it finds information about them on the Web. It refers to these types of similarities as commonalities, as in things they may have in common. Google may use these similarities in a number of ways, such as supplementing … Read more How Google may Identify How Related Different Entities Are

How Google Decides Which Knowledge Graph Images to Show

Knowledge Graph Images

How Google May Decide Upon knowledge Graph Images Google has been showing Knowledge panels in response to queries when Google recognizes an entity within a query, and Google has collected enough information about that entity for it to display a knowledge panel about the entity. I’ve written about these knowledge panels before in the posts, … Read more How Google Decides Which Knowledge Graph Images to Show

How Google is focusing upon Building and Promoting Entity Collections

entity collections

Added 11:48 AM (pst) May 3, 2015, H/t to Natzir Turrado, incoming news is that Google+ is introducing a new feature they are referring to as Collections, and that announcement from The Windows Club features the word “curation” prominently as do the two Google patent applications I write about in this post. Here’s how Susannah … Read more How Google is focusing upon Building and Promoting Entity Collections

Open Data Commons Opportunities

There are a lot of Government Web sites that have made the data that they collect and compile freely available to the public. The licenses that data has been released under are described on the following Pages: ODC Public Domain Dedication and License (PDDL) Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) Open Data Commons Attribution … Read more Open Data Commons Opportunities

How Google May Identify Main Entities

main entities

A Google patent granted this week describes how Google might try to understand main entities that appear on Web pages, and how that awareness might influence the search results that the search engine shows off in search results. An entity is a specifically named person, place, or thing (including ideas and objects) that could be … Read more How Google May Identify Main Entities