The Intricacies of Google Base

By Deane Barker on December 12, 2005

The blooming of information architecture at Google: A close look at facets, tags & categories in GoogleBase: A big overview of Google Base, and how Google has subtly done some amazing things with information architecture.

I just spent some time with GoogleBase and was amazed at just how deeply Google has embraced standard information architecture concepts and trends. We have categories, facets, tags. I kid you not. Google of the simple search box with a go button has come a long way indeed.

Specficially, the author is interested at how deeply Google has embraced faceted classification.