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Something Different from Google New York

May 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Earlier this week, I mentioned that my colleagues here at Google New York were working cool stuff. Today some of them officially blogged about it! Check out today’s official Google blog post about “Understanding the web to find short answers and ‘something different‘” by engineer John Provine, which talks about Google’s latest work in question answering and exploratory search.


  • A question like [gdp of usa] returns a chart derived from public data.
  • Searching for [dora] (yes, I have a 2-year old!) suggests elmo, mickey mouse, barney, scooby doo, and bratz as “something different”.

I’m thrilled to see my colleagues’ work ¬†getting more visibility.

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