Google's Amit Singhal: Freebase Entities Grows From 12M To 200M

Mar 16, 2012 - 8:54 am 1 by
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Google puzzleThe Wall Street Journal wrote a story named Google Gives Search Engine a Refresh. The story talks about the future of Google and says:

Google is about to embark on its biggest renovation in history.

The Web giant has been working on the 'next generation of search' over the last couple of years and now it's ready to start rolling it out.

10 percent to 20 percent of all search queries could be directly impacted...

Danny called Google out with a reality check asking what is really new here? It is a solid question. Read through the article and everything in there, and tell me what is new?

Google's search lead, Amit Singhal commented about this story at Google+ adding one new nugget:

In 2010, we acquired Freebase, an open-source knowledge graph, and in the time since we've grown it from 12 million interconnected entities and attributes to over 200 million. Our vision for this knowledge graph is as a tool to aid the creation of more knowledge -- an endless cycle of creativity and insight.

He did admit that this is happening in "baby steps" and is a "long term" project so these things aren't that new and is a long term goal?

Forum discussion at Google+ and WebmasterWorld.

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