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William H. Gates III
Christopher D Payne, Eric J Horvitz, Alexander G Gounares, Susan T Dumais, Kyle G Peltonen, Gary W Flake, Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Joshua T Goodman, Christopher A Meek, Ramez Naam, Raymond E Ozzie, Eric D Brill: Entity-specific search model. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, October 26, 2010: US07822762 (8 worldwide citation)

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to g ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Eric D Brill, Robert J Ragno, Robert L Rounthwaite: Using popularity data for ranking. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, August 24, 2010: US07783632 (76 worldwide citation)

A unique ranking system and method that facilitates improving the ranking and ordering of objects to further enhance the quality, accuracy, and delivery of search results in response to a search query. The system and method involve monitoring and tracking an object in terms of the number of times it ...


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Eric D Brill, Jesper B Lind, Marc A Smith, Wensi Xi, Duncan L Davenport: Systems and methods that rank search results. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 20, 2010: US07761447 (58 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides systems and methods that rank search results. Such ranking typically includes determining a relevance of individual search results via one or more feature-based relevance functions. These functions can be tailored to users and/or applications, and typically are based o ...


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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Eric D Brill: Systems and methods for improved spell checking. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, August 7, 2007: US07254774 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention leverages iterative transformations of search query strings along with statistics extracted from search query logs and/or web data to provide possible alternative spellings for the search query strings. This provides for spell checking that can be influenced to provide individu ...


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Eric D Brill: Linguistic disambiguation system and method using string-based pattern training to learn to resolve ambiguity sites. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, January 27, 2004: US06684201 (47 worldwide citation)

A linguistic disambiguation system and method creates a knowledge base by training on patterns in strings that contain ambiguity sites. The string patterns are described by a set of reduced regular expressions (RREs) or very reduced regular expressions (VRREs). The knowledge base utilizes the RREs o ...


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Eric D Brill, Susan T Dumais: Utilizing information redundancy to improve text searches. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, May 23, 2006: US07051014 (43 worldwide citation)

Architecture for improving text searches using information redundancy. A search component is coupled with an analysis component to rerank documents returned in a search according to a redundancy values. Each returned document is used to develop a corresponding word probability distribution that is f ...


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Eric D Brill, Harold C Daume III: User intent discovery. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, January 2, 2007: US07158966 (43 worldwide citation)

a system 100 that facilitates determining a user's intent given a user search query comprises a search engine that is employed to search over a collection of objects within a data store to retrieve a user search result set. The objects within the result set are associated with queries that were prev ...


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Stephen Lawler, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Anoop Gupta, Christopher A Meek, Eric D Brill, Gary W Flake, Ramez Naam, Surajit Chaudhuri, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Visual and multi-dimensional search. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 29, 2011: US07917514 (36 worldwide citation)

A system that can analyze a multi-dimensional input thereafter establishing a search query based upon extracted features from the input. In a particular example, an image can be used as an input to a search mechanism. Pattern recognition and image analysis can be applied to the image thereafter esta ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Eric D Brill: Associating information with an electronic document. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 8, 2010: US07734631 (34 worldwide citation)

A system for associating information comprises an association module that uses anchoring information to associate a first piece of information with a second piece of information, wherein the second piece of information is not part of the first piece of information. The system further includes a rend ...


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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Jamie P Buckley, Laura J Baldwin, Randall F Kern, Eric D Brill: Arbitration of specialized content using search results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, February 22, 2011: US07895193 (34 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides systems and methods that facilitate providing specialized content associated with web results in response to a user query to provide queried information directly to a user without requiring the user to select a link and/or scroll through information on a web page ...