Google Unveils Google Squared

Google Unveils Google Squared
A new effort to cull and table numerical data from Web pages was among several features announced today.
Technology Review. Tuesday, May 12, 2009.
By David Talbot

Today, Google showed off a forthcoming service called Google Squared that creates tables of numerical data culled from searches of websites. In the example given, a search for “small dogs” created a table on different breeds, including data on such things as the breeds’ heights and weights, placed inside boxes. Once an initial table is created, users can click on individual entries to check the source and–if the number is erroneous–correct the numbers through new searches. Finally, they can save their customized table for future reference.

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 15, 2009, in Google, Tech Toys and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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