Fun with My Answers

Posted: May 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The other day I was looking for a particular South Park meme to respond to a co-worker’s message (as one does), and encountered an interesting result page from Google.

I do what I want Google Search

Clearly I want to find the Cartman link, but was surprised to see Google importing my own calendar entries for this search term.  So I tested a few different variations before I finally noticed the “learn more” link. Turns out this was just a feature that I’d overlooked when the flight and contact info rolled out.

what are my plans

Funny thing is, when I try to search for “what are my plans for tomorrow”, I don’t get anything that looks like my original image, or anything special at all.

Hmmm…

So I tried a few more variations to see how smart it was.

Searches that showed my calendar items:
- I do what I want
- Today’s Agenda (though it did not mention the suitcase up in the Sentra)
- this week’s agenda
- the month’s agenda (which properly curtailed itself at the end of the month)
- May agenda (which skipped quite a bit and only showed two items for May)
- this week schedule

Other searches that didn’t work:
- agenda
- to do
- to do list
- to do today
- next month’s agenda
- may to do

This observation may not be terribly insightful, but it is interesting to see the implementation, and limitations, or machine learning and data cross-over.

Note: This may have been a test or potential bug, as the same search term today does not bring back my calendar entries.

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  1. 1 @RyanGPhx said at 4:33 pm on May 1st, 2014:

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