Google launched a new search engine called Dataset Search engine on 5.9.2018. Especially for researchers who work from various domain all around the world. Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) team continuously monitoring the huge number of search patterns in connections with dataset and researcher relate information in google search engine. The team decided to introduce a dedicated search engine “Dataset Search” for researchers, in order to easily access huge volume for datasets available on the internet.
With this Dataset Search, Researchers, data journalists, Scientists, data geeks, or anyone else can access required data for their work and their stories, or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.
Dataset Search will make it easier to discover datasets -Natasha Noy, Research Scientist, Google AI
How does Google’s Dataset Search work?
Similar to Google Scholar, Dataset Search allows researchers to find the required datasets wherever they are hosted, no matter where it was published like publishers' site, personal blog, or Digital library. Google developed guidelines for dataset providers to fetch the Metadata in a much better way that Google can understand easily about that page.
Metadata includes how, when, and where the data was collected also the terms and condition of using the data and so on. If any publisher publishes their dataset in this way Google collects those Datasets and adopts into the common information standard (schema.org).
What can you get from this beta version?
From this release, researchers can find references to most datasets in social science, weather data, and environmental studies. as well as data from other disciplines including government data and data provided by news organizations, such as ProPublica.
As more data repositories use the schema.org standard to describe their datasets, soon Google will find a greater number of datasets to improve the availability of datasets in a much bigger way.
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