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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Internet |

Google introduced the “graph of knowledge” to make sense searching

While Bing calls on Facebook to draw the attention of users, Google has embarked on a new project to give more meaning to the searches you do and give us a better answer, beyond a lot of links from where we have to figure out what is what we need.

To this was announced on “Graph of Knowledge”, a system that Google is building initially for searches in English, which aims to give more context to the results. For example, if you search for “Leonardo da Vinci” in addition to the results list you will see a new box on the right side where there will be an overview of the Renaissance painter, date of birth and death, where he lived, reported on who he is and links to the most important works, and links to other things that other people looked when they were doing the same search as you.

Google’s plan is to relate information relevant to your search terms, to deliver a better response than we save clicks when searching. Google has been working for the past two years to make a “map of things” in the world, not just websites. Until now has 50 million “things” registered, and 3,500 million attributes and connections between them.

The idea is that as technology improves, they can provide answers to such things even more complex. The system includes a way to give tips to Google, to improve their knowledge graph and give better results.

At the moment only works in English, both from the desktop or from mobile and tablets. The idea is to launch it in other languages too, but so far no date for that.

Link: Google launches Knowledge Graph today, wants to Understand Real things (Engadget)

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