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A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related character patterns are defined. Entry of query defining characters by a user is monitored to detect entry of a defined query related character pattern. The user is provided with one or more suggested query refinement options and an updated query result list each time a defined query related character pattern is detected. The query related character patterns may be a character pattern that indicates a word has been input by the user.

Title
Incremental query refinement
Application Number
10/749936
Publication Number
7890526 (B1)
Application Date
December 30, 2003
Publication Date
February 15, 2011
Inventor
Oliver Hurst Hiller
Seattle
WA, US
Brett D Brewer
Sammamish
WA, US
Agent
Collins & Collins Incorporated
L Alan Collins
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06F 7/00
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