Today, we address what I would call single-entity-seeking queries. In the future, we’d love to be able to address queries that are more about lists and collections. “What are the tallest mountains in India?”, or “What are the largest cities in the U.S.?” In order to understand that query, we have to understand cities, then we need to understand the U.S., then we need to understand that “largest” can refer to either population or area, and then we come up with a comprehensive list. Then we could get to something even more nuanced, like, “I’m looking for concerts within 50 miles of me on days when I’m free where it’s likely to have good weather.” That sort of thing requires tapping into more knowledge of the user, as well as all of this information.

03:07 pm: rudesmuse

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