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A system and method for context based query augmentation. A question is received over a network from a questioning user comprising an identification of a user and at least one question criteria. A first query is formulated so as to search, via the network, for user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data so as to identify user context data relevant to question criteria. The question is modified using the user context data to create at least one modified question having at least one additional criteria based on the user context data. A second query is formulated so as to search, via the network, for knowledge data, user profile data, social network data, spatial data, temporal data and topical data so as to identify knowledge data relevant to the identified user and the modified question criteria. The knowledge data is transmitted, over the network, to the questioning user.

Title
System and method for context based query augmentation
Application Number
12/329038
Publication Number
8055675 (B2)
Application Date
December 5, 2008
Publication Date
November 8, 2011
Inventor
Carrie Burgener
Mountainview
CA, US
Rahul Nair
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Simon P King
Berkeley
CA, US
Christopher T Paretti
San Francisco
CA, US
Marc Eliot Davis
San Francisco
CA, US
Christopher William Higgins
Portland
OR, US
Agent
Greenberg Traurig
James J DeCarlo
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G06F 7/00
G06F 17/30
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