Monday, May 21, 2012

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Google Knowledge Graph: Things Not Strings

"The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do."

"When you search for things, people, or places that Google knows about, we can use the Knowledge Graph to enhance your search results.
Find the right thing
The words you search with can often have more than one meaning. With the Knowledge Graph we can understand the difference, and help you narrow your results to find just the answers you're looking for.
Get the best summary
See key facts about your search with the most useful and interesting information for that particular topic, based on the questions other people have asked.
Go deeper and broader
Make unexpected discoveries and explore a topic more deeply with a springboard of information at your fingertips. What you find may surprise you!"