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Google has redone its search algorithm, which is the foundation of the Internet’s dominant search engine, so as to better deal with the longer, more complex queries it has been seeing from Web users. Senior Vice President, Search, Amit Singhal told reporters Thursday that the firm debuted its most recent ”Hummingbird” algorithm round a month ago and that it presently affects 90 percent of global searches through Google. The search behemoth is attempting to keep up with the evolution of Internet usage. As search queries become more complex, traditional “Boolean” or keyword-based systems start to deteriorate due to the need to match concepts and meanings in addition to words.