This is how Google knows exactly what you want to search for, even if you spell it wrong

Google knows exactly what you want to search for at all times, even if you don’t write exactly how to write it. That’s how you get it.

No matter how many times you repeat it, there’s sure to be a word you can’t spell correctly at first. And if you’ve ever searched for anything in Google related to that word, you’ll have seen that, despite a misspelling, Google will show you exactly the results you were looking for.

But how is this possible? According to Google, one in ten searches contains grammatical errors, but even so, its “obligation” is to continue to show interesting and useful results, whether well or poorly written.

Through a video posted on its official YouTube channel, the company explained in more detail how its system works, able to identify grammatical errors and show users results related to those they want to search for.

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Even if you misspell what you are looking for, Google will give you accurate results.

An algorithm trained with six hundred and eighty million parameters

Google explains that, until now, the search engine was able to identify grammatical errors by taking into account aspects such as the “popularity” of an erroneous term, or the probability of misspelling a word due to the position of the keys on the keyboard.

But, recently, a much more advanced method has been introduced, based on a neural network trained with more than six hundred and eighty million parameters. This network is able to examine search terms to display results based on their context, so that the most appropriate results always appear, even if one of the words is misspelled.

Therefore, whenever you search for a wrong or misspelled word, Google will be able to show you the results you were looking for. Many times you will see how, just below the search bar, the text “Results are displayed for” appears, along with the search term that Google and its algorithms consider most relevant to your search.

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