1 Feb 2007 boto   » (Journeyer)

Google is Smart

This surprised me:

'mandrake' highlighted when searching for 'mandriva' on Google search

How Google knows that “mandriva” was formerly called “mandrake”, to be smart enough to highlight “mandrake” on the results as if I had also searched for “mandrake”?

I don’t think they have added this to a “synonyms table” manually. I believe this was somehow detected automatically. My question is: how the Google software could have detected this automatically?

Syndicated 2007-02-01 15:05:23 from Eduardo Habkost / diary

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