On Wednesday, the Google announced the beta version of a new search engine under the name Dataset Search. By targeting scientists and journalists looking for accurate data sets, this search engine allows them to find that they need wherever they are hosted.
You can think of Dataset Search as Google Scholar, the popular search engine for research papers and exhibitions. With the new tool, the company aims to integrate thousands of data sources and acts as the main gateway.
Let's say you want to know about road accidents and related data sets. All you have to do is type the query and Google will list all sources as shown below. Just click on any source on the left and see more details:
The Dataset Search engine already works in multiple languages and the company plans to extend support for more languages in the future.
Data sets from organizations such as NOAA, NASA, Harvard Dataverser, ProPublica etc. are already accessible through the tools and more data providers are expected to be added soon.