Google has availed its knowledge graph in Swahili so as enable intelligent and contextualized results of people, things and entities that Google already knows about. This will allow Swahili speakers discover new information more easily and access many answers as possible.
“This means that next time you search for President Uhuru Kenyatta under the Kiswahili language setting, you’ll instantly get information that’s relevant to your query such as President Kenyatta’s date of birth, siblings, and children among other biographical details,” Christina Lin Product Search Marketing lead for SSA.
The knowledge graph info boxes were added to Google’s search engine in 2012 to enhance search engine results with information gathered from a variety of sources rooted from FREEbase, Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook and focus on sources focused on comprehensive breadth and depth.
The information is often used as a spoken answer in Google Assistant and Google Home searches. The Knowledge Graph has been criticized for providing answers without source attribution.
“The Knowledge Graph is currently available in 59 languages, mapping out how more than 1 billion things in the real world are connected, and over 70 billion facts about them. It is tuned based on what people search for, and what we find out on the web, improving results over time.” Says Google