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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 (708 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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Dwayne Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Greg Linden, Joel R Spiegel: Identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries. Amazon com, Perkins Coie, February 6, 2001: US06185558 (351 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a software facility for identifying the items most relevant to a current query based on items selected in connection with similar queries. In preferred embodiments of the invention, the facility receives a query specifying one or more query terms. In response, the faci ...


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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 (327 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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Gregory D Linden, Michael D McDaniel, Ryan J Snodgrass, Joel R Spiegel: System and method for providing secure URL-based access to private resources. Amazon com Holdings, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 19, 2002: US06360254 (310 worldwide citation)

In a Web site system in which different private records or other resources are personal to different users, a method is provided for allowing users to securely access a private resource without the need to enter a username, password, or other authentication information, and without the need to downl ...


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Joel R Spiegel, Lauri E Bortscheller, Ruben E Ortega: System and method for exposing popular nodes within a browse tree. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, October 15, 2002: US06466918 (240 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented system and method are provided for identifying popular nodes within a browse tree or other hierarchical browse structure based on historical actions of online users, and for calling such nodes to the attention of users during navigation of the browse tree. The system and metho ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Joel R Spiegel, Jon McAuliffe: Computer services for assisting users in locating and evaluating items in an electronic catalog based on actions performed by members of specific user communities. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 8, 2005: US06963850 (235 worldwide citation)

A Web based system provides informational services for assisting customers in selecting products or other types of items from an electronic catalog of a merchant. Users of the system can create and join user communities, such as communities based on user hobbies, localities, professions, and organiz ...


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Joel R Spiegel: Mining of user event data to identify users with common interests. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 15, 2011: US08060463 (199 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented matching service matches users to other users, and/or to user communities, based at least in part on a computer analysis of event data reflective of user behaviors. The event data may, for example, evidence user affinities for particular items represented in an electronic cata ...


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Jeffrey P Bezos, Joel R Spiegel, Jon McAuliffe: Purchase notification service for assisting users in selecting items from an electronic catalog. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, July 25, 2006: US07082407 (169 worldwide citation)

A computer service monitors online browsing of an electronic catalog by a user, and notifies the user when a catalog item being accessed is one that has been purchased by an affiliated user, such as a contact or a fellow community member. The notification may include the contact information of the a ...


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Ruben E Ortega, Joel R Spiegel, Lauri E Bortscheller: System and method for exposing popular categories of browse tree. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 3, 2002: US06489968 (153 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented process identifies popular nodes (items and/or item categories) within a browse tree or other hierarchial browse structure based on historical actions of online users, and calls such nodes to the attention of users during navigation of the browse tree. The system and method ar ...


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Ruben Ernesto Ortega, Dwayne Edward Bowman, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: System and method for correcting spelling errors in search queries. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 7, 2000: US06144958 (137 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed that uses correlations between search terms to correct misspelled terms within search queries. The correlations are based at least in-part on historical query submissions to the search engine. Preferably, the correlations reflect the frequencies with which the search ter ...



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