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Google to make search engine 'more human'

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Google has revamped its search engine to provide more relevant answers to web queries with a swifter response time.

The internet giant has added a feature called the Knowledge Graph to offer a "more human" service that can account for phrases that can be interpreted in multiple ways.

Google's senior vice-president of engineering Amit Singhal explained that its search engine has been programmed to understand context, using the example of how "Taj Mahal" can mean different things to different people.

"You might think of one of the world's most beautiful monuments, or a Grammy Award-winning musician, or possibly even a casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Or, depending on when you last ate, the nearest Indian restaurant," he said in a blog post.

The Knowledge Graph also helps Google respond to direct questions by drawing from and verifying information from a variety of sources, including Freebase, Wikipedia and the CIA World Factbook. It also provides responses based on its own information bank containing 500 million objects, and more than 3.5 billion facts.

As the new service is better equipped to isolate the most relevant information, users will be served summary boxes containing key facts relate to their query.

The "People also search for" feature will add details based on related searches to help users delve deeper into their chosen subject matter.

Google users in the US can take advantage of the new features now. The Knowledge Graph will be rolled out worldwide in the near future.

Watch an introductory video the Knowledge Graph below:

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