Glossary of Terms

This will contain definitions of most of the acronyms, technical jargon, and insider lingo on Google Speaks. It will be updated as required. If you would like to see a term added to this list, please leave a comment below.

  • AEGIS: Founded 200901 by Dr. Patrick Reynolds. Initially an advocate group for the GLD project within academia, the Academic and Educational GLD Interface Society eventually became the official conduit for institutional academic access to the GLD database.

  • Google Language Database (GLD): Launched in 2007, GLD is a fully formed semantic network, skimmed from the surface of the internet. It contains over 400,000 entries of different uses and senses of words, idioms, and other meanings, and can be scoured with amazing speed using Google's search technology. GLD is private and access is highly regulated through licensing of GAP, the GLD Access Protocol.

    See: GAP

  • Normalized Google Distance: First known instance of semantic quantification resulting from internet search engines.


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