The present invention is directed to a system in which a semantic space is searched in order to determine the semantic distance between two locations. A further aspect of the present invention provides a system in which a portion of semantic space is purchased and associated with a target data set element which is returned in response to a search input. The semantic space is created by a lexicon of concepts and relations between concepts. An input is associated with a location in the semantic space. Similarly, each data element in the target data set being searched is associated with a location in the semantic space. Searching is accomplished by determining a semantic distance between the first and second location in semantic space, wherein this distance represents their closeness in meaning and where the cost for retrieval of target data elements is based on this distance. … [Read more...] about Google Acquisitions – SEO by the Sea
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In this article published on Warracle.net, case studies of the Google Glass have seem promising particularly in the sports context. Glass is currently being used in case studies for golfers to be able to better judge the elevations, wind speed and distances to the hole all while leaving their hands free for the golf club. … [Read more...] about Google Glass – What Went Wrong and What’s Next?
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I got in the last question (thanks for slipping me in Gabriel). How’s this impacting the importance of the first result? People seems like they’re going to be even more focused on that — and sometimes those aren’t great. In my example, I said how typing SEA brings up search engines as a suggestion, which lists Dogpile as the top answer — Google doesn’t even make the page. … [Read more...] about Live Blogging The “Google Instant” Press Event & How To Watch Live
I’ve also joked in the past that one might purchase a small island or country to gain naming rights, but there was an almost immediate real-world example when the peer-to-peer file sharing service, Pirate Bay, claimed they’d like to buy a small island country such as Sealand. Their motivation in part was to be able obtain the island to get “…somewhere we can name The Pirate Bay, so we can look on Google Maps and find ourselves there.” … [Read more...] about Six Odd Tactics For Getting Ads Into Google Maps