Google's underlying database is called Knowledge Graph, and some people
call it that
Bing's similar knowledge base is called Satori Knowledge Base. Looks like
Google calls the sidebar a Knowledge Panel
I would've called it search summary, but some people seem to use that to
refer to the snippets under the title/link for a result.
"Knowledge panel" seems to be reasonably generic, unambiguous, and
definitely understandable with some minimal explanation. A few quick
googles show that both "knowledge panel" and "knowledge graph" are
genericized <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generic_trademark>, and you can
find people using both when discussing Bing, though Microsoft probably
don't use either term.
Also of note, while a *lot* of info in Google's knowledge panel comes from
Wikipedia, but not all of it, so "Wikipedia sidebar" would not be quite
Hope that helps,
Software Engineer, Discovery
On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:17 PM, Pine W <wiki.pine(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Is there a particular term for search engine sidebars of Wikipedia
content? For example, do we call them "search engine previews" or
"Wikipedia sidebars on search pages"? I imagine that Google and Microsoft
have certain terminology, and I'd like to be consistent when I'm referring
to them in the LearnWiki videos, provided that the term is something that
the average user would understand.
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