The Google PSE circa 2007 Becomes News

March 4, 2010

Yep, another big surprise for the Google mavens, pundits, and azure chip crowd. You can get a good snapshot of the “discovery” at “Google Index to Go Real Time.” The big idea is that a Web publisher can “automatically submit new content to Google.” The news is a bit stale in my opinion. If you take a peek at the five patent documents submitted by Google in February 2007, you can get the full scoop, see code examples, and learn that this “method” has some interesting plumbing; namely, the context server. The inventor of this “new” method is a bright fellow in the Google engineering den. For the detail about this news, which dates from late 2005 or early 2006, check out US200700386616. The four related patent documents (filed on the same day by the way) and the team’s post PSE filings provide more color. The real question is, “What’s next?” I discuss this question in my 2007 monograph, Google Version 2.0, published in mid 2007 by Infonortics Ltd. in Tetbury, Glos. In my opinion reading about a fait accompli is probably not the best way to stay abreast of Google’s technology trajectory. The patent documents make clear how the method works. Let’s see. This is 2010, a bit more than three years since the patent documents appeared. This interval is a typical Google “deployment” interval. Check out the context server and ask, “What’s with this semantic Web stuff?”

Stephen E Arnold, March 4, 2010

No one paid me to write this post. When I get royalties, my publisher sometimes pay me. So I suppose this is a self funded post.


One Response to “The Google PSE circa 2007 Becomes News”

  1. Frank B on March 4th, 2010 8:56 pm

    I almost sent you a message, and then I remembered that you have been talking about the PSE for years. FB

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