Google’s latest leg of their journey is the unveiling of the Knowledge Graph. This 500 million plus fact-filled database was developed from its own research and its acquisition of MetaWeb Technologies. The graph is set to make searching faster and more comprehensive.

Sys-Con Media is responsible for bringing this topic to our attention in their article, “Google’s Knowledge Graph Bringing Semantics to the Masses.” Using semantic technologies, it works with existing search behavior and then kicks it up a notch. Where Google will go with this semantic endeavor will be interesting to watch. Semantic search is still new on the tongue for most IT professionals and foreign to most users. In ten years it will be more common, in twenty it may be what was.

Melody K. Smith

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