07194455 is referenced by 22 patents and cites 23 patents.

A method, computer readable medium and system are provided which retrieve confirming sentences from a sentence database in response to a query. A search engine retrieves confirming sentences from the sentence database in response to the query. IN retrieving the confirming sentences, the search engine defines indexing units based upon the query, with the indexing units including both lemma from the query and extended indexing units associated with the query. The search engine then retrieves a plurality of sentences from the sentence database using the defined indexing units as search parameters. A similarity between each of the plurality of retrieved sentences and the query is determined by the search engine, wherein each similarity is determined as a function of a linguistic weight of a term in the query. The search engine then ranks the plurality of retrieved sentences based upon the determined similarities.

Title
Method and system for retrieving confirming sentences
Application Number
10/247596
Publication Number
7194455 (B2)
Application Date
September 19, 2002
Publication Date
March 20, 2007
Inventor
Chang Ning Huang
Beijing
CN
Jianfeng Gao
Beijing
CN
Yue Zhang
Beijing
CN
Hua Wu
Beijing
CN
Ming Zhou
Beijing
CN
Agent
Westman Champlin & Kelly P A
John D Veldhuis Kroeze
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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