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Jan O Pedersen, Per Kristian Halvorsen, Douglass R Cutting, John W Tukey, Eric A Bier, Daniel G Bobrow: Iterative technique for phrase query formation and an information retrieval system employing same. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, January 11, 1994: US05278980 (435 worldwide citation)

An information retrieval system and method are provided in which an operator inputs one or more query words which are used to determine a search key for searching through a corpus of documents, and which returns any matches between the search key and the corpus of documents as a phrase containing th ...


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Jan O Pedersen, David Karger, Douglass R Cutting, John W Tukey: Scatter-gather: a cluster-based method and apparatus for browsing large document collections. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, August 15, 1995: US05442778 (183 worldwide citation)

Scatter-Gather is a computer based document browsing method which operates in time proportional to a number of documents in a target corpus. The Scatter-Gather method includes: preparing an initial ordering of the corpus using, for example, an off-line computational method; determining a summary of ...


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Daniel E Rose, Douglass R Cutting: System and method for improving the ranking of information retrieval results for short queries. Apple Computer, Carr & Ferrell, February 9, 1999: US05870740 (151 worldwide citation)

A method and system for retrieving information in response to a query by a user. The method includes the steps of receiving a signal s having a value corresponding to a relevance-ranking algorithm score of a retrieved document, receiving a signal q having a value corresponding to the number of words ...


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M Margaret Withgott, Douglass R Cutting: Method and apparatus for summarizing documents according to theme. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, January 24, 1995: US05384703 (149 worldwide citation)

A summary is automatically formed by selecting regions of a document. Each selected region includes at least two members of a seed list. The seed list is formed from a predetermined number of the most frequently occurring complex expressions in the document that are not on a stop list. If the summar ...


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Yaroslav Faybishenko, Gene H Kan, Thomas J Camarda, Sherif Botros, John Beatty, Douglass R Cutting: System and method for resolving distributed network search queries to information providers. Sun Microsystems, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, September 27, 2005: US06950821 (87 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for resolving search queries to information providers in a distributing search network. In a network including nodes generating search requests and nodes providing information, a node may operate as hub to route search requests from requesting nodes to provider nodes. Providers m ...


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Gene H Kan, Yaroslav Faybishenko, Douglass R Cutting, Thomas J Camarda, David M Doolin, Steve Waterhouse: Distributed information discovery through searching selected registered information providers. Sun Microsystems, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, January 30, 2007: US07171415 (83 worldwide citation)

A distributed network search mechanism may be provided for consumers coupled to a network to search information providers coupled to the network. Consumers may make search requests according to a query routing protocol. A network hub may be configured to receive search requests from consumers. The h ...


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Yaroslav Faybishenko, Gene H Kan, Sherif Botros, John Beatty, Douglass R Cutting: Method and system of routing messages in a distributed search network. Sun Microsystems, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, August 23, 2005: US06934702 (77 worldwide citation)

A system and method for distributing search requests in a network. The system and method may also route search responses. Network nodes operating as consumer or requesting nodes generate the search requests. Nodes operating as hubs are configured to route the search requests in the network. Individu ...


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Yaroslav Faybishenko, Gene H Kan, Thomas J Camarda, David M Doolin, Steve Waterhouse, Douglass R Cutting: System and method for distributed real-time search. Sun Microsystems, Robert C Kowert, Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C, August 29, 2006: US07099871 (68 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing a distributed search mechanism in a network. Network nodes operating as consumer or requesting nodes generate the search requests. Nodes operating as hubs are configured to route the search requests in the network. Individual nodes operating as provider nodes receiv ...


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M Margaret Withgott, Steven C Bagley, Dan S Bloomberg, Daniel P Huttenlocher, Ronald M Kaplan, Todd A Cass, Per Kristian Halvorsen, Ramana B Rao, Douglass R Cutting: Methods and apparatus for selecting semantically significant images in a document image without decoding image content. Xerox Corporation, Oliff & Berridge, February 14, 1995: US05390259 (57 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for processing a document image, using a programmed general or special purpose computer, includes forming the image into image units, and at least one image unit classifier of at least one of the image units is determined, without decoding the content of the at least one of th ...


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Daniel E Rose, Jeremy J Bornstein, Douglass R Cutting, John D Hatton: Document summary computer system user interface. Apple Computer, Edward W Scott IV, November 17, 1998: US05838323 (50 worldwide citation)

A computer system user interface provides a document summary which allows the user to more easily identify the contents and subject matter of the document.