Google Knowledge Graph Brings Smarter Semantic Results to Your Google Searches

Google's next-generation search technology, Knowledge Graph, is starting to roll out today, and it's going to make searching Google a lot richer. Knowledge Graph connects your search query to Google's knowledgebase of over 500 million people, things, and places to show you relevant info in a sidebar along your search results.

Google is going beyond just keyword relevance to provide answers (kind of like "computational knowledge engine" Wolfram Alpha does, but apparently on a larger scale). With Knowledge Graph, Google can help you narrow your search results to distinguish between words with different meanings (e.g., Taj Mahal the monument vs. Taj Mahal the musician).

Alongside your search results, you'll find related facts, which Google says they pull based on what others have searched for before: You'll see related book titles if you search Charles Dickens, for example, but buildings if you search for Frank Lloyd Wright; birthdays and bios are included for all people.

Those linked facts may help you discover new things you wouldn't have thought to search for.

This Knowledge Graph view is rolling out in the US starting today and over the next few days.

Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings | Google Official Blog

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