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Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

Friday, April 18, 2008
11 years ago3,520 views

I tried a search for Barack Obama and got several news quotes where the system works despite the text only giving a mild clue like "he said".

news.google.com/news?hl=en& ...

shows stuff like
"I'll be honest with you, we've now had 21," he said.

and

He amplified his earlier remarks, saying that "what is absolutely true is that people don't feel like they are being listened to."

Those quotes don't include Obama's name.

Matt Cutts [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

P.S. I think this feature is wicked cool, because it lets you search over news information in a new way..

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks, I'll add an update to the post. I was looking for the word "convinced" which was in one of Marissa's quotes on the quotes page for her, it was of a "she said" type but it wasn't found. But perhaps that's due to some other issue, because right now I don't even get any results for a News-wide search for [convinced marissa mayer] even though the text "I myself wasn't convinced" is here: news.smh.com.au/googles-search ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Just curious about Matt's example, in my resulting page the search box is empty and URL void of keywords.

Was the actual query "Barack Obama"?

Great new feature by the way and yes it is "wicked cool"!

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Same thing for John Edwards

news.google.com/news?hl=en& ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Sohil

Not hear, I'm seeing a different page.

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Sohil

Ahh... I see what you are saying, the actual landing page for your Edwards example for comparison to Matt's example would be:
news.google.com/news?hl=en& ...

In my opinion, including a query term in the URL would help users more than the current quid= parameter.

txensen [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Does it only work with names? It could be useful to find quotes about certain terms or subjects.

George R [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The attributions are sometimes wrong.
Searching for "Paul McCartney" includes the following result:

'"I love England but everything that has happened makes me realise I'll be better off in the States," she added.
Apr 16, 2008 entertainment.oneindia.in (20 occurences)'

google.com/news?server=ipsearc ...

Note the gender is wrong. This is not something Paul said.
The quote is taken from a story about Heather Mills (Paul's former wife).
The word "McCartney" does not occur in the body of the story.

entertainment.oneindia.in/musi ...

Google titled their result page "Quotes by Paul McCartney".
Maybe they should title it "Quotes related to Paul McCartney".

I have found other similar examples.

George R [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

After a quote Google lists a number of occurences.
What is that counting?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The number of news articles that include that quote, obviously:
google.com/news?server=ipsearc ...

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