Google has announced that they have added their own major new feature to its search engine called Knowledge Graph. According to Google, Knowledge Graph consist of a database of "500 million objects, as well as more than 3.5 billion facts about and relationships between these different objects.
The Knowledge Graph enables you to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more—and instantly get information that’s relevant to your query. This is a critical first step towards building the next generation of search, which taps into the collective intelligence of the web and understands the world a bit more like people do.
Knowledge Graph enhances Google Search in 3 ways:
1. Find the right thing: Google now understand the difference of the various ambiguity of search query. Below is an example for “taj mahal”.
2. Get the best summary: Google is now offering a summarize relevant content around your search query which includes key facts. See below example:
3. Go deeper and broader: Knowledge Graph is now showing more in-depth knowledge and unexpected discoveries around a search query:
Knowledge Graph is currently available to all US users, and hopefully available worldwide very soon. There is no official word on this though. In addition, Knowledge Graph is also being pushed out to Android and iOS devices.