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Re: Google Knowledge Graph Experiment

From: Eric Franzon <eric@semanticweb.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 10:39:59 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHcHjrqvNj00RbgXLyFbYCHtvw3QF6wndQ19niwkEb_VBB4X2g@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>
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).


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
> ----
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