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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Refining search queries by the suggestion of correlated terms from prior searches. Amazon Com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 21, 1999: US06006225 (700 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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James L Ford, Christopher L Scofield, Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega: Search query processing to provide category-ranked presentation of search results. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 8, 2005: US06963867 (344 worldwide citation)

A search engine system displays the results of a multiple-category search according to levels of relevance of the categories to a user's search query. A query server receives a search query from a user and identifies, within each of multiple item categories, a set of items that satisfy the query. Th ...


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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: System and method for refining search queries. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, January 2, 2001: US06169986 (321 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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Ruben E Ortega, Dwayne E Bowman, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Identifying related search terms based on search behaviors of users. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, August 9, 2011: US07996398 (1 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed that identifies related search terms by performing a term co-occurrence analysis of search query submissions of users. The system may give different amounts of weight to different search query submissions based, for example, on whether subsequent user actions reveal that partic ...


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James L Ford, Christopher L Scofield, Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega: Search query processing to provide category-ranked presentation of search results. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 16, 2003: US20030195877-A1

A search engine system displays the results of a multiple-category search according to levels of relevance of the categories to a user's search query. A query server receives a search query from a user and identifies, within each of multiple item categories, a set of items that satisfy the query. Th ...


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James L Ford, Christopher L Scofield, Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega: Search query processing to provide category-ranked presentation of search results. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 29, 2005: US20050289140-A1

A search engine system displays the results of a multiple-category search according to levels of relevance of the categories to a user's search query. A query server receives a search query from a user and identifies, within each of multiple item categories, a set of items that satisfy the query. Th ...


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Ruben E Ortega, Dwayne E Bowman, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Identifying related search terms based on search behaviors of users. Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 10, 2011: US20110035370-A1

A system is disclosed that identifies related search terms by performing a term co-occurrence analysis of search query submissions of users. The system may give different amounts of weight to different search query submissions based, for example, on whether subsequent user actions reveal that partic ...



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