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Re: Google's structured seach talk / Google squared UI

From: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:03:37 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTikWUufdUsgtn+pTLXdSrgOBkzP1dVeotahFsr-3@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Daniel O'Connor" <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
Cc: public-lod@w3.org

I did something very similar to Google Squared in small php script a
couple of years ago:


It uses linked data held in the Talis Platform and the platform's full
text search service.

More examples linked from the main page:



On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Daniel O'Connor
<daniel.oconnor@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This talk might have been seen by some of you; but was certainly new to me:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lCSDOuqv1A&feature=autoshare
> Much of this is an exploration of how google is making use of freebase's
> underlying linked data to better understand what they are crawling -
> deriving what something is by examining its attributes; and automatically
> creating something like linked data from it.
> Additionally; it talks about Google squared - this tool appears to be
> heavily powered by freebase data; as well as derived data from the web. I
> was fairly impressed by the mix of understanding a user query and rendering
> results as actual entities (one of the few non-facet based UIs I have seen).
> For instance: "territorial authorities in new zealand"
> http://www.google.com/squared/search?q=territorial+authorities+in+new+zealand
> Whilst this is not using the typical linked data technology stack of RDF,
> SPARQL, open licenced data, etc; it certainly shows you what can be done
> with data in a graph structure; plus a UI which is a cross between a
> spreadsheet and a search result.
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