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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Google!! Deeper understanding with Metaweb


Over time google improved search by deepening their understanding of queries and web pages. The web isn’t merely words—it’s information about things in the real world, and understanding the relationships between real-world entities will help in delivering relevant information more quickly.


Google have acquired Metaweb, a company that maintains an open database of things in the world. This will help in improving search and make the web richer and more meaningful for everyone. With efforts like rich snippets and the search answers feature, google beginning to understand the the web to make search better.


Type [Barack Obama birthday] in the search box and see the answer right at the top of the page. Or search for [events in San Jose] and see a list of specific events and dates. Google is offering this kind of experience because they understand facts about real people and real events out in the world.

In addition to Google's ideas for search, google team also excited about the possibilities for Freebase, Metaweb’s free and open database of over 12 million things, including movies, books, TV shows, celebrities, locations, companies and more.

Google and Metaweb plan to maintain Freebase as a free and open database for the world. Better yet, They plan to contribute to and further develop Freebase and would be delighted if other web companies use and contribute to the data. It will be a tremendous resource to make the web richer for everyone. And to the extent the web becomes a better place, this is good for webmasters and good for users.

By: Google Team


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