07822762 is referenced by 7 patents and cites 43 patents.

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to goals of an entity. The model can be used to modify a search query in accordance with a goal of the entity or to generate the search query thereby returning meaningful and/or targeted results to the user. The system can automatically gather entity-related data thereafter determining or inferring a goal as well as training the model. Moreover, the system can selectively configure (e.g., order, rank, filter) and render results to a user based upon the model.

Title
Entity-specific search model
Application Number
11/427311
Publication Number
7822762 (B2)
Application Date
June 28, 2006
Publication Date
October 26, 2010
Inventor
Eric D Brill
Redmond
WA, US
Raymond E Ozzie
Manchester
MA, US
Ramez Naam
Seattle
WA, US
Christopher A Meek
Kirkland
WA, US
Joshua T Goodman
Redmond
WA, US
Oliver Hurst Hiller
New York
NY, US
John C Platt
Redmond
WA, US
William H Gates III
Medina
WA, US
Xuedong D Huang
Bellevue
WA, US
Gary W Flake
Bellevue
WA, US
Kyle G Peltonen
Issaquah
WA, US
Susan T Dumais
Kirkland
WA, US
Alexander G Gounares
Kirkland
WA, US
Eric J Horvitz
Kirkland
WA, US
Christopher D Payne
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Hope Baldauff Hartman
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 7/001
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