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A search engine for searching a corpus improves the relevancy of the results by refining a standard relevancy score based on the interconnectivity of the initially returned set of documents. The search engine obtains an initial set of relevant documents by matching a user's search terms to an index of a corpus. A re-ranking component in the search engine then refines the initially returned document rankings so that documents that are frequently cited in the initial set of relevant documents are preferred over documents that are less frequently cited within the initial set.

Title
Ranking search results by reranking the results based on local inter-connectivity
Application Number
9/771677
Publication Number
6526440 (B1)
Application Date
January 30, 2001
Publication Date
February 25, 2003
Inventor
Krishna Bharat
Santa Clara
CA, US
Agent
Harrity & Snyder L
US
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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