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

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:37:11 +0000
Message-ID: <4D5581D7.2060607@webr3.org>
To: Ian Davis <lists@iandavis.com>
CC: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>, public-lod@w3.org
All very nice, might be worth mentioning Michael Hausenblas' fine (WIP) 
addrable here too:




Ian Davis wrote:
> Hi,
> I did something very similar to Google Squared in small php script a
> couple of years ago:
> http://iandavis.com/2009/lodgrid/?store=space&query=jupiter&columns=6
> It uses linked data held in the Talis Platform and the platform's full
> text search service.
> More examples linked from the main page:
> http://iandavis.com/2009/lodgrid/
> Ian
> 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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