Google introduced new search tools - Google Squared
Google introduced new search tool Google Squared that pulls information about members of a category from all over the Web and presents it in table structure, instead of the series of page links typically returned by search engines.
First announced at the Google I/O Developer Conference last month, Google Squared is the company's answer to structured search and just went live at Google Labs for anyone to test. It shares features with Microsoft's new search engine Bing in that it has topical search results spread by categories but it is in fact much more like Wolfram Alpha. Like it, Google Squared's results give users facts and data on a query and not just links to web pages. But the main difference is that, unlike Wolfram Alpha, it doesn't store the information in an internal database and doesn't analyze it either. It just structures the data already available online.
"A typical search on Google will return a list of relevant web sites, but users still have to visit ten to twenty Web sites to find information on complex questions," said Alex Komoroske, associate product manager for Google Squared in a post on Wednesday on Google's blog.
Google Squared is an experimental search tool that collects facts from the web and presents them in an organized collection, similar to a spreadsheet. If you search for Cars, Google Squared builds a square with rows for several specific car companies and columns for corresponding image, description, type, Model Fuel type, etc. You can also add column in your search result. You can also remove column, if you do not need that fact of the search result. If you click on any fact, you'll see the sources Google Squared gathered it from as well as a list of other possible values that you can investigate. So even if your square isn't perfect at the beginning, it's easy to work with Google Squared to get a better answer in no time.
"While gathering facts from across the Internet is relatively easy (albeit tedious) for humans to do, it's far more difficult for computers to do automatically. Google Squared is a first step towards solving that challenge. It essentially searches the web to find the types of facts you might be interested in, extracts them and presents them in a meaningful way," Komoroske added in Google's blog.
Visit http://www.google.com/squared to use Google's new search tool.