Google Launches New Search Engine for Scientists

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 09:11

Google has recently launched a new search engine called Dataset Search for the scientific community.

The service, called Dataset Search, will be a companion of sorts to Google Scholar, the company’s popular search engine for academic studies and reports, the Verge reports.

Institutions that publish their data online, like universities and governments, will need to include metadata tags in their webpages that describe their data, including who created it, when it was published, how it was collected, and so on. This information will then be indexed by Dataset Search and combined with input from Google’s Knowledge Graph.

Speaking to The Verge, Natasha Noy, a research scientist at Google AI who helped create Dataset Search, says the aim is to unify the tens of thousands of different repositories for datasets online. “We want to make that data discoverable, but keep it where it is,” says Noy.

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