Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a big fan of reading Google patents — or, when I'm feeling lazy, reading Bill Slaw ski's analysis of them on his blog, SEO By The Sea. I also have a particular interest in those that involve entities, because they are (for me at least) the Phone Number List ones that define the problems that Google is trying to solve. As machine learning evolves, entities increasingly represent how search engines view the world. Before we dig into this latest Google patent, which was granted on December 22, 2016, let's first define an entity to make sure we're all on the Phone Number List same page. According to the patent, the definition is as follows: [A]n entity is a singular, unique, well-defined and distinguishable thing or concept. For example, an entity can be a person, place, object, idea, abstract concept, concrete item,
Other relevant thing, or any combination thereof. To keep things simple, you can think of an entity as a noun. Another definition that will be important to understand is that of unstructured data , which is quite precisely defined in Wikipedia as such: Unstructured data… refers to Phone Number List information that does not have a predefined data model or is not organized in a predefined way. With that under our belt, we'll dive straight into the patent. The way this article will be structured, I will include the exact verbiage of the important sections of the patent in italics, followed by an explanation of Phone Number List each section means. Abstract Methods, systems,
And computer-readable media are provided for group reconciliation. In some implementations, a request is received, the request being associated at least in Phone Number List part with an entity type. One or more search results are generated based at least in part on the query. Previously generated data is retrieved associated with at least one search result of the at least one search result, the data including one or more entity references in the at least one search result corresponding to the entity type. The one or more entity references are ranked and an entity result is selected Phone Number List from the one or more entity references based at least in part on the ranking.