tedster - 7:07 pm on Oct 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
wondering where Google gets the snippets, sports scores, movie times, etc for a knowledge engine it's pretty simple isn't it?
I don't think the challenge is acquiring the data - it's more about when to assign what data to what query. And that gets into semantics as well as all the relationships between concepts that our brains are very comfortable with but computers can be clueless about.
Seriously, people enter some very strange things into a search box. If you monitor site search for a larger site you'll see some of this. I can't imagine what Google sees.