Google Asks the Question

Via my feeds, a post on the Google Operating System blog that notes Google Converts Queries Into Questions:

When searching for [alcohol with the highest boiling], Google converted my query into a question: “Which alcohol has the highest boiling point?”

Me too:


I ran a related query – alcohol with highest boiling point – which offered a range of related questions, albeit further down the results list:


Google results trying to draw you into a conversation – and hence running more queries (or questions…)?

Author: Tony Hirst

I'm a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, with an interest in #opendata policy and practice, as well as general web tinkering...

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