Google introduces new 'Hummingbird' search algorithm

Happy 15th birth month, Google! The company celebrated by announcing that it changed its underlying search algorithm. New search algorithm they call “Hummingbird”, which focuses on parsing searches as complex questions, that it currently affects 90 percent of worldwide searches via Google. The new engine, is the first change to Google's core algorithm since the launch of Caffeine in 2010.

Google is trying to keep pace with the evolution of Internet usage. As search queries get more complicated, traditional "Boolean" or keyword-based systems begin deteriorating because of the need to match concepts and meanings in addition to words.

"Hummingbird" is the company's effort to match the meaning of queries with that of documents on the Internet.