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Re: Google Knowledge Graph Experiment

From: Kingsley Idehen <kidehen@openlinksw.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 15:03:32 -0400
Message-ID: <4FB69D04.1090304@openlinksw.com>
To: public-lod@w3.org
On 5/18/12 2:12 PM, Juan Sequeda wrote:
> It finally works for me.
>
> First thing I tried was "Paris Hilton" and "Hilton Paris", which is 
> always the simple of example of lack of semantics on the web that I 
> tell people like my mom.
>
> Actually, I'm disappointed with what I got.
> https://twitter.com/#!/juansequeda/status/203548313318985729 
> <https://twitter.com/#%21/juansequeda/status/203548313318985729>

Yep! 'Paris Hilton' is the acid test! In addition, you have 'Paris', 
'New York', and 'Micheal Jackson' . Even funnier, just type in 'Michael' 
and you'll see this is 100% antithetical to what the Web's evoution is 
supposed to be about.

Kingsley
>
>
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 12:45 PM, David Wood <david@3roundstones.com 
> <mailto:david@3roundstones.com>> wrote:
>
>     ...or feed an interesting conspiracy theory :)
>
>     Regards,
>     Dave
>
>
>
>
>     On May 18, 2012, at 13:41, Eric Franzon wrote:
>
>>     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 <mailto: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
>>         <http://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
>>         <http://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 <http://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
>>         <mailto:ivan@w3.org>> wrote:
>>
>>             Well... I tried this trick, but does not change a thing.
>>             Yes, the search happens on www.google.com
>>             <http://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 <tel:%2B31-641044153>
>>             FOAF: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf.rdf
>>
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>>
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>>
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>>     6080 Center Dr., 6th Floor
>>     Los Angeles, CA 90045
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>>
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