Featured Snippets – Natural Language Search Results for Intent Queries

Natural Language Search Results In November, Google published an international patent that describes providing natural language search results answers to queries. Those answers focus less on providing web pages on the about those queries, and more on showing natural language search results for the queries. Here’s an example, from the patent filing of a set … Read more Featured Snippets – Natural Language Search Results for Intent Queries

How a Search Engine Might Use Entities to Respond to Compositional Queries

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A compositional query may be aimed at providing a data point to identify another related data point as an answer or solution to that query. For example, the following two queries are compositional queries and focus upon an answer at a fixed location or a fixed point of time: [Starbucks near San Francisco Airport] [Films … Read more How a Search Engine Might Use Entities to Respond to Compositional Queries

Entity Connections on Google’s Knowledge Graph

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Added July 14, 2020. The patent application that I wrote about in this post has been granted. The granted patent can be found at: Generating insightful connections between graph entities We’re used to search engines matching the keywords we query, returning pages that contain those words. But what if search engines worked differently? It seems … Read more Entity Connections on Google’s Knowledge Graph

Google Knowledge Panel Ads

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Knowledge Panel Ads Involve Entity Action Pairings In the start of a patent granted at Google from this past September, Entity-based searching with content selection, we’re told that: Implementations of the systems and methods for entity-based searching with content selection are described herein. The phrase “content selection,” when it appears in Google patents, doesn’t often … Read more Google Knowledge Panel Ads