NGD 12/21/2004 16:05:36 GMT

One of the early major breakthroughs for Google was the discovery of the Normalized Google Distance. This was one of the first known ways of measuring the semantic import of words, something never before accomplished with such accuracy and sophistication.

Full text of the original article can be found here:

Automatic Meaning Discovery Using Google

Note: This was, of course, external research done using Google's public interface. Internal sources and memos reveal Google Inc's own discovery of similar techniques at least 3 years prior.



New Scientist article 29 January 2005 Google's search for meaning

Ercim News No. 61, April 2005

Google Teaches Computers the Meaning of Words

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