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Google prepping semantic search results, Siri rival for Android to benefit handsomely

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Google prepping semantic search results, Siri rival for Android to benefit handsomely
Google is on the verge of a big overhaul of the way it delivers search results. The Mountain View brainiacs are planning to introduce a semantic search implementation over the next months, so as they know when you type "Apple" whether you are looking for the fruit, or the company, and hide the results accordingly.

Not really, but threatened by Bing's dabbles in semantic search and above all Facebook's vast treasure trove of personalized information databases, Google is moving on to deliver even more relevant search content. 

It bought Metaweb, whose database has 12 million entries about every popular topic you can think of like movies, books, companies and celebrities, and will be using it to size up search request against, coming up with Google's own answers, instead of just redirecting you to a page containing them, for instance.

Word around the camp fire is that Google will be leveraging this semantic search in the rumored Siri competitor for Android, which WSJ confirmed once again is in the works, citing its own sources. 

Google's search chief Amit Singhal implied in an interview that semantic search can definitely benefit Majel, or whatever Google's voice-controlled assistant will be named: "When we can deliver small nuggets of information, that system is far more suited to mobile phones and searching with voice," he said.

source: WSJ

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posted on 15 Mar 2012, 09:33

1. paulislegend (Posts: 37; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy the hell is Google making a voice-controlled assistant????? Jesus!!!! Siri is so effff'ing lame. It's just smoke and mirrors. I love Google, but this is just plain dumb.

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:27 6

3. HGMIV (Posts: 49; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


If Siri sucks, isn't it logical to for Google to try and make a better product?

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 10:08 5

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5279; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Because Siri is getting a lot of attention? As a result of the attention, Siri is sucking some of the oxygen out of the room. Majel is a response. Best case, Majel does a better job than Siri....

posted on 15 Mar 2012, 14:20 1

4. JonBjSig (Posts: 175; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


And worst case, Majel will still do better than Siri.

posted on 16 Mar 2012, 03:13

5. Phullofphil (Posts: 798; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Sir is really good it recognises more words than i believe any voice recogni.tion including google search. I think by making it more practical with the option to turn off the reaction from a crappy ai and just have it do what you say but have the ability to interact but also open source it so third party apps can use it as pary of there programing to make some cool aps like a solitare aponint that tals back to you in a game you can use that in lots of areas and concepts. Some times in public places you dont or cant speak instructions so along with somthing like smart actions where depending on where you are words or key words have different meanings and do differeny actions. I hope and exspect that google will make somthing that will be way better than siri jyst because it will be more open and usable

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