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Google’s Acquisition Of Metaweb To Lead To ‘Greater Understanding’

by Naresh Sarwan on July 19, 2010

Writing on the official Google Blog, Jack Menzel, Director of Product Management at Google explains how Google’s recent acquisition of Metaweb, an open directory of over 12 million things, including films, television shows, literature and business, will help Google improve search and make the web more meaningful for users.

“Over time we’ve improved search by deepening our understanding of queries and web pages. The web isn’t merely words—it’s information about things in the real world, and understanding the relationships between real-world entities can help us deliver relevant information more quickly. Today, we’ve acquired Metaweb, a company that maintains an open database of things in the world. Working together we want to improve search and make the web richer and more meaningful for everyone.” [Read More]

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