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Ramez Naam, Nicole Ashley Hamilton, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Brett D Brewer: Machine directed improvement of ranking algorithms. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, July 10, 2007: US07243102 (82 worldwide citation)

Improving ranking algorithms for information retrieval. The ranking algorithms operate on search results obtained from a search engine. Input information including information describing a first ranking algorithm, a first score associated with the first ranking algorithm, a second ranking algorithm, ...


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Gur Kimchi, Avi Bar Zeev, Brett D Brewer, Roman Ormandy: Augmenting a field of view in connection with vision-tracking. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, July 23, 2013: US08494215 (78 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can employ vision-monitoring techniques to enhance an experience associated with elements of a local environment. In particular, the architecture can establish gaze- or eye-tracking attributes in connection with a user. In addition, a locati ...


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Brett D Brewer, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Incremental query refinement. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Incorporated, February 15, 2011: US07890526 (78 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Brett D Brewer, Eric B Watson, Randall J Macbeth, Nicholas A Whyte: Query-by-image search and retrieval system. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, April 20, 2010: US07702681 (43 worldwide citation)

An image query system, and associated method and computer program product are disclosed that enhance and accelerate image-based querying. To this end, the present invention presents a digital image query with implict and explicit associated metadata and retrieval of visually similar images or other ...


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Natasa Milic Frayling, Brett D Brewer, Eric Watson, Eddie L Mays III, Ralph Sommerer: Systems and methods for enhancing search query results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, June 29, 2010: US07747611 (25 worldwide citation)

The present invention leverages search query result page thumbnails and/or search query result link content evaluations to provide user-dependent enhanced search query results. This provides a simplified means to inform a user of the relevancy of search query results based on the user's preferences, ...


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Christopher D Payne, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Eric Watson, Brett D Brewer: Smartly formatted print in toolbar. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, July 24, 2007: US07249319 (20 worldwide citation)

The subject invention provides for systems and methods that allow a web user to more easily and readily print what they actually want to print and at the same time, mitigates user frustration that often ensues from poor web page printing. More specifically, the subject invention involves deciphering ...


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Brett D Brewer, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Incremental query refinement. Microsoft Corporation, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, March 13, 2012: US08135729 (17 worldwide citation)

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 ...


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Brett D Brewer, Eric B Watson: System and method for spam identification. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, February 9, 2010: US07660792 (14 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for improving a user search experience by identifying spam results in a result set produced in response to a query. The system may include a user interface spam feedback mechanism for allowing a user to indicate that a given result is spam. The system may additionall ...


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Blaise Aguera y Arcas, Brett D Brewer, Michael Fredrick Cohen, Steven Drucker, Karim Farouki, Gary W Flake, Ariel J Lazier, Stephen L Lawler, Donald James Lindsay: 3D content aggregation built into devices. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, June 19, 2012: US08204299 (11 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates capturing a portion 2-dimensional (2D) data for implementation within a 3-dimensional (3D) virtual environment. A device that can capture one or more 2D images, wherein the 2D image is representative of a corporeal object ...


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Ramez Naam, Nicole Ashley Hamilton, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Brett D Brewer: Generating a subindex with relevant attributes to improve querying. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, April 22, 2008: US07363296 (9 worldwide citation)

Rating information retrieval algorithms. A query is received and submitted to a search engine for execution on an index file. A list of index documents and a plurality of attributes are received from the search engine in response to the submitted query. A portion of the received list of index docume ...



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