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The Secret Life of Queries: Parsing, Rewriting & SEO - bSEO April 2022

The Secret Life of Queries: Parsing, Rewriting & SEO - bSEO April 2022

What happens to a query when you press Enter? Join Rebecca (and Koray) for a tour through what we know about how Google interprets queries, the supporting evidence for these processes, and — most importantly — the implications for SEOs who want to rank for the right keywords.

Talk given at BrightonSEO

Rebecca Berbel

April 01, 2022

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    the Right Questions: Active Question Reformulation with Reinforcement Learning Bew: Towards Answering Business-Entity-Related Web Questions Bill Slawski - Google Describes a Machine Learning Model For a Searchable Index Bill Slawski - Searching Quotes of Entities Modified at Google Bill Slawski - Adjusting Featured Snippet Answers by Context Bill Slawski - Citations behind the Google Brain Word Vectors Approach Bill Slawski - Featured Snippet Answer Scores Ranking Signals Bill Slawski - New Approaches for Structured Data:Evolution of Question Answering Bill Slawski - Question Answering using Text Spans with Word Vectors Bill Slawski - Weighted Answer Terms for Scoring Answer Passages Bing: Contrastive Multi-document Question Generation Bing: Generating Clarifying Questions for Information Retrieval Candidate Answer Passages Context scoring adjustments for answer passages Corroborating Answers from Multiple Web Sources Dense Passage Retrieval for Open-Domain Question Answering Detecting spam documents in a phrase based information retrieval system Efficient string matching: an aid to bibliographic search [1975] Generating related questions for search queries Google AI Blog - REALM: Integrating Retrieval into Language Representation Models #brightonSEO @RebBerbel @KorayGubur
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