March 3, 2015. SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – ‘Google on Tuesday began tuning its mobile search application to better answer people s questions about common ailments from tennis elbow to the measles.
Google product manager Prem Ramaswami said that the Internet titan will apply Knowledge Graph technology to common medical queries, putting computing power to work figuring out the meanings behind words and relationships between topics.
“Starting in the next few days, when you ask Google about common health conditions, you ll start getting relevant medical facts right up front,” Ramaswami said in an online post.
“We ll show you typical symptoms and treatments, as well as details on how common the condition is — whether it s critical, if it s contagious, what ages it affects, and more.”
Google worked with a team of doctors to compile information that represents real-life clinical knowledge and high-quality medical sources on…
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