Google ha launched a new dataset search engine that scrape publicly available data from libraries and various sources to help people fin reliable search of their choice.
New Dataset Search is a handy tool for journalists, students and researchers who need data to go with their research work. Natasha Noy, Research Scientist at Google AI said in a blog spot,
“New Dataset Search lets you find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it’s a publisher’s site, a digital library or an author’s personal web page,”
Google have made it possible by instructing dataset providers to set up their web pages and databases in a way that makes it easy for Dataset Search. Noy added that these guidelines include details of terms to use the data, when it was published, how the data was gathered and etc.
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Furthermore, the search engine looks for other publications with similar data and aligns them together for the viewers. It also lists out any publications that may be talking about a particular dataset.
The best thing is it takes data from multiple public sources, including government websites and news organizations and puts it in one place so you won’t have to dig through government archives or scientific journals to find the right research .
So if you want to know the weather trends or perhaps car sales, you can just type it into the new search engine. Of course, it also inherits similar features from the main Google Search engine such as ‘keyword site:website.com’ – a feature, that retrieves search results only from a prescribed websites.
The tool is still in beta right now, but it will soon get more features . You can try it out for yourself by visiting it.