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    Google's understanding of text


    Just a cool link to see how Google understands our text: https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/

    I enjoyed giving their API a spin (no coding required by the way). Just thought I'd share.
    Last edited by matt1966; Oct 5th, 2018 at 07:40 PM.
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    Nice post Matt

    I wonder if the usage of these tools could help in ranking web pages. It will be interesting to find out.

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    I have no doubt. We already knew that Google could determine the topic of a page. I mean, it's the core of their algorithm.

    But, I think the API is cool because it tells you what words they understand, and what they classify them as.

    Furthermore, it tells you their confidence level of what they think text is about. I personally think this is golden, & I'll be using it to check that my content is being interpreted correctly. Should be noted, when testing my previous project they have a confidence level of 99% for the topic I was covering... so maybe not an "essential" - but I think it's a good fail-safe to check they aren't on the fence about anything you write.
    Last edited by matt1966; Oct 6th, 2018 at 05:20 PM.
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    Yea, nice find. It would only make sense that it is part of the algorithm, as flawed as their understanding may be. I have some pages with great content that score low on their confidence level. Now to figure out how they make their determinations.

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