Google Squared

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Google Squared was an information extraction and relationship extraction product from Google.[1] It was announced on May 12, 2009 in response to the launch of Wolfram Alpha and was launched on Google Labs on June 3, 2009.[2] As part of the phasing out of Google Labs, Google Squared was shut down on September 5, 2011.[3]

Squared was developed at Google's New York office.[4] It was the first significant effort by Google to understand information on the web and present it in new ways.[5]

Google Squared extracted structured data from across the web and presented its results in spreadsheet-like format.[6] Each search query returned a table of search results which has its own set of columns - common attributes that are associated with the topic of a search.[2] Nathania Johnson of Search Engine Watch described Squared as "quite possibly ... one of Google's significant achievements".[7]

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  1. ^ Dan Crow, "Google Squared: Web scale, open domain information extraction and presentation" PDF
  2. ^ a b Shields, Maggie (2009-05-13). "Google unveils 'smarter search'". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  3. ^ McGee, Matt (2011-08-25). "Google Squared, News Timeline Get Added To Google's Chopping Block". Search Engine Land. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
  4. ^ Metz, Cade (2009-05-13). "Google crossbreeds search with spreadsheet". The Register. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  5. ^ Helft, Miguel (2009-05-12). "Google Revs Up Some New Search Features". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  6. ^ Beaumont, Claudine (2009-05-12). "Google launches new search capabilities". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on May 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-04.
  7. ^ Johnson, Nathania (2009-05-12). "Google Launches Search Options, Previews 'Google Squared'". Search Engine Watch. Archived from the original on 2009-05-16. Retrieved 2009-06-04.