Google Knowledge Graph For B-List Celebrities

Sep 11, 2014 - 8:12 am 2 by
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Last night on Search Engine Land I reported via Samuel Edwards from Tenthwave Digital that Google has a new Knowledge Graph box, for "In The News."

It comes up for B-List Celebrities such as [jill duggar]:

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Aaron Bradley posted more examples of triggering this on Google+ and called it the B-List Celebrity Knowledge Graph because it only works for less known celebs.

Aaron said:

They're such minor celebrities (one might even call them "celebrities-only-by-association-with-celebrities") that they lack a dedicated Wikipedia entry - although somewhere in the bowels of the Knowledge Grault* Google apparently has an ID that's allowed them to identify these fine young people as the named personal entities referred to in those search queries.

Makes sense for me. He matched it for a query on [david lucado who was Britney Spears ex-boyfriend.

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The data might be coming off of Freebase, as an FYI.

Forum discussion at Google+.

 

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