Although plenty of people still do advanced searching, as mobile continues its ascent and with the dearth of physical QWERTY keyboards (wah!), conversational search (aka Natural Language Query) will have even more impact on search engines and other search products. Microsoft has a whole project devoted to Spoken Language Understanding (SLU).
The Hummingbird update focuses more on Google's Knowledge Graph – an encyclopaedia of about 570m concepts and relationships that allows Google to anticipate facts and figures you might want to know about your search term.
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