Starting today, your search results for google may look different. That’s because the search king has built a 500-million-item database of people, places, and things – and they’re calling it the Knowledge Graph. It will display summaries of topics when your search is related to one of the 500 million items in Google’s new database of things.
The project will roll out to English-language Google Search users over the next few days. You’ll be able to view lists of facts and connections when you are searching for items that are in the Knowledge Graph. For example, if you search for “Baseball”, you’ll get a fact box with a summary about the sport (from Wikipedia), a small collection of biographical facts, and picture links to stadiums and other baseball-related images. If you click on Yankee Stadium, you’ll get another fact box about that venue.
This isn’t the first time Google has tried to enter this space. The Knol project was similar to Wikipedia and was discounted at the end of 2011. There’s more details from google’s official blog, here.