Ah, Ha, Guha: Semantics Are Coming

January 23, 2009

One of my three or four readers pointed out that Google Watch here ran “Google CEO Hints at Semantic, Contextual Search” here. What’s interesting is that the pundits and mavens are finally realizing that the GOOG wants to be the Semantic Web. It is old news. The core technology was disclosed by Google in February 2007. I covered it in detail in Google Version 2.0. And in 2007 BearStearns’ recycled some of my information in an analyst’s note that dived into the financial implications of the Google Semantic Web play. If you want to know the nitty gritty of the Google Semantic Web play, snag a copy of Google Version 2.0 here. The study, published in mid 2007, remains timely. There’s a reason I chose this cover for the monograph. That’s a black panther that’s tough to see clearly. Apt metaphor for Google’s play in the Semantic Web space in my opinion.,


Stephen Arnold, January 23, 2009


2 Responses to “Ah, Ha, Guha: Semantics Are Coming”

  1. Ben Toth on January 24th, 2009 12:42 am

    It makes sense for Google to be in semantics. But that’s not the same as being interested in the Semantic Web, whose approach Sergey Brin dismissed a few years back, saying something like ‘semantic computing won’t be achieved by putting angle brackets around words’ He also has a long term technical engagement in this area – http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=336644 . You’ve probably covered this in your report but I can’t tell as this price is too high for me!

  2. Stephen E. Arnold on January 24th, 2009 8:54 am

    Ben Toth,

    Have you read Ramanathan Guha’s February 2007 patent sequence? May provide some context against which to measure your comments.

    Stephen Arnold, January 24, 2009

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