Entity Seeking Queries and Semantic Dependency Trees

Ecompromo | July 13, 2020 | SEO Resources

Entity Seeking Queries and Semantic Dependency Trees

Entity Seeking Queries and Semantic Dependency Trees

Queries for some searches may be looking for one or more entities.

Someone may ask something like, “What is the hotel that looks like a sail.” That query may be looking for an entity that is the building, the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah.

Those entities may be identified in Semantic Dependency Trees, that answer the question in the query (example below)

Other queries may not look for answers about specific entities, such as “What is the weather today?” The answer to that query might respond to “The weather will be between 60-70.degrees Fahrenheit, and sunny today.”

Actions May Accompany Queries that Seek Entities

Google was granted a patent about answering entity seeking queries.

The process under the patent may perform particular actions for queries that seek one or more entities.

One action the system may perform involves:

  • Identifying one or more types of entities that a query is seeking
  • Determining whether the query is seeking one specific entity or potentially multiple entities

For example, the process may determine that a query of “What is the hotel that looks like a sail” is looking for a single entity that is a hotel.

In another example, the system may determine that a query “What restaurants nearby serve …read more



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