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Re: Google Knowledge Graph Experiment

From: Eric Franzon <eric@semanticweb.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 10:41:34 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHcHjrqPQbK4mLUO7BOCzBJPgwRP_WSk+1RuZ3N8L6oKWAki+Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: Aidan Hogan <aidan.hogan@deri.org>, Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>, "public-lod@w3.org" <public-lod@w3.org>, "semantic-web@w3.org" <semantic-web@w3.org>, "public-rww@w3.org" <public-rww@w3.org>
Although, really, if TimBL doesn't yet see anything as he just reported,
that may shoot the "influence" hypothesis right out of the water. ;)

Cheers,
--Eric

On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Eric Franzon <eric@semanticweb.com> wrote:

> I also am still not getting to view GKG enrichments either. It truly seems
> to be a gradual roll-out (as Google confirmed to us yesterday:
> http://semanticweb.com/google-knowledge-graph-interview_b29172). I have
> tried all three of my Google accounts, all of which have completed
> profiles, but to no avail.
>
> What the representative we interviewed indicated is that they are rolling
> out slowly to account holders "over the next few days." THEN, they will
> begin with general Google.com visitors. And then I suspect they will (again
> gradually) start rolling it out across other global Googles.
>
> I was interested in Kingsley's experiment because it was based on the
> theory that some measure of "social influence" might be at play in the
> algorithm. While my ego might certainly wish to believe that I (and
> semanticweb.com) have such influence, I acknowledge that Danny Sullivan,
> Kara Swisher, et al probably have more in the broader tech world. ;-)
>
> Of course, if Google would mention "Semantic Web" in their marketing
> material or acknowledge any of the other work that has come before, that
> would no doubt help with the "influence" of all of us on these lists. But I
> digress... for more on *that* perspective, you may wish to see Sean
> Golliher's editorial which will be published at SemanticWeb.com at the top
> of the next hour (2:00pm ET in the US).
>
> Cheers,
> --Eric
>
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 9:45 AM, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> Well... I tried this trick, but does not change a thing. Yes, the search
>> happens on www.google.com, but I presume it knows that I am, hm,
>> considered as Dutch and sticks to its guns: I see nothing of the GKG on my
>> screen.
>>
>> Ivan
>>
>> On May 18, 2012, at 17:57 , Aidan Hogan wrote:
>>
>> > All,
>> >
>> > On 18/05/2012 05:51, Eric Franzon wrote:
>> >> Actually, some modest testing has shown something other than geography
>> at play here. Earlier today, colleagues in London and California were able
>> to see GKG rich data visualizations, while others in the US (myself
>> included -- also in California) and Europe could not.
>> >>
>> >> I spoke to a Google representative this afternoon who confirmed the
>> gradual roll-out, but would not (or could not) discuss the algorithm. He
>> did hint that people with Google accounts will be first to see the
>> enhancements.
>> >
>> > In my experience, the most reliable way to see GKG in action is:
>> >
>> > Visit http://google.com/ncr
>> > (the "/ncr" suffix stops you redirecting to a local version)
>> >
>> > Be logged in with a Google account.
>> >
>> > Try a typical entity search (e.g., "Galway").
>> >
>> > Cheers,
>> > Aidan
>>
>>
>> ----
>> Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
>> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
>> mobile: +31-641044153
>> FOAF: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf.rdf
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
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