Google acquires semantic smartness

Googel acquired MetaWeb today. The MetaWeb is a semantic search infrastructure. MetaWeb also has FreeBase database that has about 12 million topics and entities that can be person, place, books, films, products, etc. Its like a wikipedia information however in a structured format and can be available for semantic search. The Freebase can be downloaded or access via APIs. As of now, Google would allow the continuation. However, any restrictions on usage / licensing changes would impact the applications based on the same. Anyway, it is clearly seen that Google is being pressured to provide more relevant searches and this is its attempt to acquire technology as well as talent in the field.


One thought on “Google acquires semantic smartness

  1. all that will be asked is: for how much? thats all it boils down to. gyanis probably just dont get into the capitalistic game – whcih seems all so childish once u are on path of learning.

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