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Google is breeding a newfangled search tool that automatically organizes web data into the familiar rows and columns of an ordinary spreadsheet. That may sound trivial. But in Googleland, it’s close to walking on water. Dubbed Google Squared, this experimental tool will make its public debut as a Google Labs offering "later …

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Paris Hilton

So... porn in a spreadsheet

paris, well because.

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Linux

Google catches up

with http://xkcd.com/467/

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Paris Hilton

And this would have nothing to do with...

all the publicity in geekland about WolframAlpha would it?

Paris, because it's Springtime

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Coat

Deep search?

Anyone else think all they're doing is trawling Wikipedia, extracting complied data from there, and perhaps following a few links from Wiki references just to randomise the data origins a bit?

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Anonymous Coward

Yellow Trucks

I'm sure they'll figure out how to do it, someone very wise once suggested they do it with image searches, making better use of their 2 dimensional grid that simple left to right top to bottom reading order.

Yellow ->

Trucks

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JMB

Google

Google develops nice advanced search techniques then clutters up the matches with commercial sites, the biggest problem is filtering them all out.

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Happy

Ideal!

Google, please do this for me:

X row: Top 100 female porn stars by hits

Y row: Breast size

Field contents: Image

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Boffin

Prior art

Battelle, for whom I once worked, developed an application (http://in-spire.pnl.gov/index.stm) for representing search results as a dynamic 3-D landscape, with higher "elevations" indicating the most relevant hits. The user can zoom in on landscape features of interest for more details. I thought it was pretty cool when they announced it in 1996.

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Coat

Mixed metaphors FTL!

> "I think we can open the kimono a little bit," Mayer volunteered. "I will say the technology behind it is totally amazing."

So, who's up for robot sex?

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