December 20, 2006

Google & The Semantic Web

Good post on Googles' initiatives in the semantic web space.

Google already uses largely automated techniques to identify and deal with Web spam, email spam in gmail, click fraud, etc. We won’t begin by using completely automated techniques to process and make decisions based on data found on the Semantic Web and will be able to develop partly automated systems to decide what data can and should be trusted and by how much.

The notion of trusted data is important, and Google has such mechanisms in place, such as Page Rank. Part of the picture is human categorisation.