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Re: Google Knowledge Graph Experiment

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 13:56:02 +0200
Cc: public-lod@w3.org
Message-Id: <E900EF8E-27A5-4E05-8726-9402DE769233@w3.org>
To: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>

On May 18, 2012, at 13:19 , Kingsley Idehen wrote:

> On 5/18/12 12:28 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
>> Kingsley,
>> 
>> the problem is that, as usual, the GKG is a US centric thing for now, At least here in the Netherlands it does not seem to work yet.
> 
> I don't know about that. It was a phased release for sure, but that's as far as I would go re. rollout attributes :-) As you can see from my G+ thread [1] they certainly applied some kind of profiling algorithm (not a bad thing per se.) to this endeavor.
>> 
>> (I guess I could set up a proxy to my account in MIT, and reconfigure my browsers to work that way, but that is too much trouble...)
> 
> I suspect it works for you today. It does for me, and I suspect a majority of participants in my experiment.

It does not, just tried from two different browsers. I am definitely on the wrong side of the pond.

Ivan



>> 
>> :-(
> 
> Links:
> 
> 1. http://goo.gl/dZgxf -- G+ post about Google's algorithmic rollout of Knowledge Graph feature.
> 2. http://goo.gl/6eemj -- My GDrive with screenshots (note: the virtues of Web resource time variance in full display) .
> 
> 
>> 
>> Ivan
>> ---
>> Ivan Herman
>> Tel:+31 641044153
>> http://www.ivan-herman.net
>> 
>> (Written on mobile, sorry for brevity and misspellings...)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 17 May 2012, at 22:38, Kingsley Idehen<kidehen@openlinksw.com>  wrote:
>> 
>>> All,
>>> 
>>> I have a theory (at this point) that Google has used profile analytics (not a bad thing per se.) to drive the rollout of their new Knowledge Graph service. I've dropped a post on G+ with links to a Google Drive folder with screenshots that feed my current theory about profile driven rollout. Basically, you have two users (distinct profiles) issuing the same query, with different results.
>>> 
>>> I am interested in finding out how many of you actually see the new Knowledge Graph sidebar.
>>> 
>>> Links:
>>> 
>>> 1. http://goo.gl/dZgxf -- G+ post about my theory
>>> 2. http://goo.gl/6eemj -- Shared Google Drive Folder .
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> 
>>> Regards,
>>> 
>>> Kingsley Idehen
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> -- 
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Kingsley Idehen	
> Founder&  CEO
> OpenLink Software
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