Disambiguating Image Queries at Google

contextually disambiguating queries

Better Understanding Image Queries Years ago, I wouldn’t have expected a search engine telling a searcher about objects in a photograph or video, but search engines have been evolving and getting better at what they do In February, Google was granted a patent to help return image queries from searches involving identifying objects in photographs … Read more Disambiguating Image Queries at Google

Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

Product Search

It’s interesting seeing patents from Google that focus on eCommerce topics. The last one I recall had Google distinguishing between products and accessories for those products in search results. I wrote about it in Ranking Search Results and Product Queries. New Product Lines in Product Search A new patent from Google is about when new … Read more Google Product Search and Learning about New Product Lines

Google Podcasts App and Making Podcasts Easier to Find

making podcasts easier to find

Podcasts Can Be Hard to Find I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately. They can be fun to listen to while doing chores around the house, like watering plants, washing dishes, cooking meals, and cleaning up. There are podcasts on many different subjects that I am interested in. A good number about Search … Read more Google Podcasts App and Making Podcasts Easier to Find

How Google May Annotate Images to Improve Search Results

Michael Jordan playing Basketball

How might Google improve on information from sources such as knowledge bases to help them answer search queries? That information may be learned from or inferred from sources outside of those knowledge bases when Google may: Analyze and annotate images Consider other data sources A recent Google patent on this topic defines knowledge bases for … Read more How Google May Annotate Images to Improve Search Results

Google Has Updated Quote Searching to Focus on Videos

quote searching

Searching for Quotes has shifted at Google with an Updated Continuation Patent In August of 2017, I wrote the post Google Searching Quotes of Entities. I wrote about the patent Systems and methods for searching quotes of entities using a database. This patent was updated last year (February 2019) with a continuation patent. I like … Read more Google Has Updated Quote Searching to Focus on Videos