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Sangam Pant, David L Andre, Gray Watson, Richard M Green, Michael J Schiegg: Computer system with user-controlled relevance ranking of search results. Lycos, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, January 4, 2000: US06012053 (606 worldwide citation)

A computer system for performing searches on a collection of information includes a mechanism through which results from a search query are ranked according to user specified relevance factors to allow the user to control how the search results are presented. The relevance factors are applied to the ...


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Andrew K Lang, Donald M Kosak: System and method employing individual user content-based data and user collaborative feedback data to evaluate the content of an information entity in a large information communication network. Lycos, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 9, 1999: US05983214 (365 worldwide citation)

An information entity rating system includes a content subsystem having a structured data sub-subsystem and an unstructured data sub-subsystem. The content subsystem receives content-based profile data for an information entity and separately processes structured and unstructured data to combine con ...


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Andrew K Lang, Donald M Kosak: Collaborative/adaptive search engine. Lycos, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, November 6, 2001: US06314420 (270 worldwide citation)

A search engine system is provided for a portal site on the internet. The search engine system employs a regular search engine to make one-shot or demand searches for information entities which provide at least threshold matches to user queries. The search engine system also employs a collaborative/ ...


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Andrew R Golding, Douglas H Beeferman: Estimating the usefulness of an item in a collection of information. Lycos, Fish & Richardson P C, October 28, 2003: US06640218 (195 worldwide citation)

A measure of the usefulness of an item in a collection of information with respect to a first set of one or more criteria is determined. A first measure of the usefulness of the item with respect to the first set of criteria is determined. A measure of the quality of the item is determined. A second ...


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Andrew K Lang, Donald M Kosak: Multi-level mindpool system especially adapted to provide collaborative filter data for a large scale information filtering system. Lycos, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, February 22, 2000: US06029161 (174 worldwide citation)

A mindpool system develops collaboration informon rating data for use in filtering informons for a current user of a filter system. A plurality of commonly characterized user nodes are arranged in a 3-level heirarchical structure. Users input informon rating data to the bottom nodes. A mindpool mana ...


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Andrew K Lang, Donald M Kosak: Integrated collaborative/content-based filter structure employing selectively shared, content-based profile data to evaluate information entities in a massive information network. Lycos, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, October 23, 2001: US06308175 (174 worldwide citation)

An information processing system employs an integrated collaborative/content-based information filter structure to find network informons relevant to information desired by an individual user. The filter structure includes a three-level content-based filter which preprocesses informons in a first le ...


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Andrew K Lang, Donald M Kosak: Information filter system and method for integrated content-based and collaborative/adaptive feedback queries. Lycos, Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, August 10, 2004: US06775664 (156 worldwide citation)

A search engine system is provided for a portal site on the internet. The search engine system employs a regular search engine to make one-shot or demand searches for information entities which provide at least threshold matches to user queries. The search engine system also employs a collaborative/ ...


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Doug Herbert Beeferman, Andrew Robert Golding, Michael John Witbrock: Method and system for collecting related queries. Lycos, Ohlandt Greeley Ruggiero & Perle L, March 2, 2004: US06701309 (137 worldwide citation)

A method for collecting related queries, comprising the steps of obtaining a first query and a second query that have been submitted during a search for data, and determining whether the first query and the second query have a likelihood of being submitted by a class of searcher.


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Tony Million, Al Riaz Adatia, Andrew McCann, Nicholas Vinen: Secure flexible plugin software architecture. Lycos, Fish & Richardson P C, May 25, 2004: US06742176 (79 worldwide citation)

A secure flexible plugin architecture allows plugins to dynamically interconnect in highly flexible arrangements to permit the handling of many kinds of file formats. Interconnection is self-administered through a supervised volunteer system. In a media player example, the system is capable of handl ...


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Michael J Witbrock: Search results using editor feedback. Lycos, Fish & Richardson P C, September 13, 2005: US06944609 (57 worldwide citation)

A method for producing a results list for a search query includes producing a first results list of entries from a search algorithm, the first results list corresponding to a term in the search query, the first results list being ordered according to relevance rankings, modifying a feature of the fi ...