Google tractor-beams Star Wars universe into Knowledge Graph; first for fictional universe

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Star Wars fans no longer have to search their feelings to discover the truth. They can just Google it.

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The search engine and the Lucasfilm movie franchise said Monday they have put information from the Star Wars universe into Google's Knowledge Graph, the first time for a fictional universe.

The Knowledge Graph answers direct questions, either typed on a computer or spoken into a mobile device. After typing, "Who is Luke's father?" for example, Google now presents the answer, Darth Vader, in a box that offers a short summary with clickable links for more information.

The tie-up is part of the build up to "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens," to be released in December.