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beussery [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
12 years ago4,646 views

how about Google Labs "Google In Quotes", anyone posted that?
labs.google.com/inquotes/

[removed some previous discussion from thread. -Philipp]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Now sure how useful this thing is... it just puts two random quotes on the same topic by two different people next to each other. What good is that?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It doesn't work very well. I got that for all categories and all people:
<<No quotes about "XXX" available>>

I do not understand what is for yet...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

labs.google.com/inquotes/about ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Updated thread title since the topic has changed – Tony]

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Have you the same than me? I mean, with no quote available?


img91.imageshack.us/img91/4802 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Nope. I see this:

US Edition:


blogoscoped.com/files/more/in- ...



UK Edition:


blogoscoped.com/files/more/in- ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

OK, I understand but I can't solve the issue yet: it do queries on "news.google.com" or "news.google.co.uk" depending your choice, but for many users just like me, when you hit news.google.com, you get Google News... in our own local language (here, in French).
And the quote system is not enabled in French yet...

bad google, bad.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Erf no, I tried with another computer (of my colleague), when he hits news.google.com he gets it in English, but there are still no quote in "In Quotes" ...

Above 9 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Alex Ksikes [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This looks very much like this remarkable Google App engine application:

comparecandidates.appspot.com/

I wonder if Google contacted the authors to join their team.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Wow, it's almost identical!

alek [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Nifty idea ... but quotes can be taken out of context ... and journalists are known to misquote people ... so be careful about putting too much faith in it as "concrete units of information" ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I asked Google "Why is your new Google In Quotes Labs tool ... nearly identical to comparecandidates.appspot.com? Were those done by the same engineers, did you hire them, or ...?"

They say: "You have it right: it was done by the same engineers using the public API. Take a look at the following post from this summer for more info: googleajaxsearchapi.blogspot.c ... "

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The bug for non-English users has been fixed ;)
groups.google.com/group/in-quo ...

Fixed faster than the bug on Picasa Web Albums!!!
groups.google.com/group/Picasa ...

Nicci26 [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

All i could see was, someone quoted so and so saying this or that. I hope the in the future they are actual quotes from the person, not just someone claiming they said something. Isn't that what we hear everyday anyway?

DPic [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Official Google Blog Post googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...

Porter Bayne [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Hi all –

Since you're engaged around the topic/content, I'd like to tell you about our site. It's called Ameritocracy (www.ameritocracy.com) and it allows you, as a user, to provide brief, source-sited statements to Support, Challenge, or simply Add Context to a quote.

You then rate the original quote for Accuracy (or Agreement), and how Relevant it is to a particular question.

Here's an example:
www.ameritocracy.com/statements/264#amcy--RSrlkS

We don't yet automatically pull quotes in from Google News, but we will. For now, users submit them. Would love your feedback.

Thanks!
Porter

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