Google introduces Knowledge Graph

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After introducing Search Plus, Google today will be launching on what it calls Knowledge Graph, it’s an update to Google crown-jewel the Google Search in making it smarter and giving us more relative search results.

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.

It’s not just searching for the search word that you type but also anything that is related to that word, so if you search for Steve Jobs, it will not only give you search result about Steve Jobs as the Apple CEO, it can also provide you info related to Steve Jobs, like how he was connected to Bill Gates, Woz or his inventions and products that he designs, or places, things, movies, arts and their relation to each other.

Knowledge Graph will start and slowly roll out to U.S. English users and available to Google powered smartphones and tablets. The concept of the Knowledge Graph, may appear to be confusion but to better understand Knowledge Graph, you can watch this 2:45 video that Google created.

So what do you think?

Source: Google Blogs

Last modified: May 16, 2012

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