Semantics comes to Google Search

It is very encouraging to see

Google executives have acknowledged that semantic search technology will be an important component of search engines in the future. “Right now, Google is really good with keywords and that’s a limitation we think the search engine should be able to overcome with time,” says Google’s Marissa Mayer. “People should be able to ask questions and we should understand their meaning, or they should be able to talk about things at a conceptual level.” Mayer says semantic search technology will not replace traditional keyword searches, but instead will be part of an algorithmic mix. “I think the best algorithm for search is a mix of both brute-force computation and sheer comprehensiveness and also the qualitative human component,” she says.

This is definitely a right step for Google, but more than that for Search field.

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