Pranav Dar — September 6, 2018


  • Google has launched a search engine for finding datasets on the internet
  • There are already thousands of datasets available through this search in multiple languages, with more expected soon
  • Called ‘Dataset Search’, the service is still in beta mode but open to the community



We’ve all been there – you have a great project idea but can’t find the right dataset to get started. A comprehensive Google search lands you on page 20 and you feel like giving up. If it’s not on page 20 of Google’s search, where then will it be?

Well, Google has figured out a solution to this as well. The tech giant has launched ‘Dataset Search’, a search engine for finding open datasets stored anywhere on the internet. Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across thousands of repositories on the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful.

You can try it out for yourself here.

Dataset Search is available for multiple languages, with even more languages coming soon. You can find more details in Google’s official blog post here. The search engine is still in beta mode so you might find a glitch here and there (but there’s a good chance you won’t).

You can also view the below short video that quickly demonstrates this search engine in action:


Our take on this

How awesome is this? Pretty much everyone in the machine learning sphere has struggled to find the right data at one point or another. And here we are – the perfect solution from everyone’s favourite search engine. I won’t go so far as to say this is a one-stop shop for datasets..but really how long before it truly becomes that?

I tried searching for a few datasets and it gave me a pretty useful results. Go ahead and try it out.


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Pranav Dar

Senior Editor at Analytics Vidhya. Data visualization practitioner who loves reading and delving deeper into the data science and machine learning arts. Always looking for new ways to improve processes using ML and AI.

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2 thoughts on "Google Launches Search Engine for Finding Datasets on the Internet"

Tony Holdroyd
Tony Holdroyd says: September 06, 2018 at 3:52 pm
Truly a great resource. Thank you so much for posting. Reply
Stuart max
Stuart max says: September 11, 2018 at 4:16 pm
Fantastic post. I am amazed to see this, finally google launches the data search engine which makes all the audiences easy to surf for the requirement. This blog always keeps me updated about the data science. Well, data science is at peaks, and always it will. Live Long data science. Reply

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