06546388 is referenced by 372 patents.

A method for presenting to an end-user the intermediate matching search results of a keyword search in an index list of information. The method comprising the steps of: coupling to a search engine a graphical user interface for accepting keyword search terms for searching the indexed list of information with the search engine; receiving one or more keyword search terms with one or more separation characters separating there between; performing a keyword search with the one or more keyword search terms received when a separation character is received; and presenting the number of documents matching the keyword search terms to the end-user presenting a graphical menu item on a display. A system and method of metadata search ranking is disclosed. The present invention utilizes a combination of popularity and/or relevancy to determine a search ranking for a given search result association.

Title
Metadata search results ranking system
Application Number
9/483344
Publication Number
6546388 (B1)
Application Date
January 14, 2000
Publication Date
April 8, 2003
Inventor
Shanghua Teng
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Jussi Myllymaki
San Jose
CA, US
Reiner Kraft
Gilroy
CA, US
Michael L Emens
San Jose
CA, US
Stefan B Edlund
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L
US
Agent
Jon A Gibbons
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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