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John Lamping, Steven Baker: Determining query term synonyms within query context. Google, Fenwick & West, December 22, 2009: US07636714 (144 worldwide citation)

A method is applied to search terms for determining synonyms or other replacement terms used in an information retrieval system. User queries are first sorted by user identity and session. For each user query, a plurality of pseudo-queries is determined, each pseudo-query derived from a user query b ...


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Alan G Bell, John Lamping: Transferring a processing units data between substrates in a parallel processor. Xerox Corporation, January 3, 1995: US05379438 (45 worldwide citation)

A processor includes interconnected substrates, each with external connecting circuitry and parallel processing circuitry that can perform value assignment search for a set of variables. The parallel processing circuitry includes processing units, each with memory and processing circuitry, and trans ...


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Amit Singhal, Mehran Sahami, John Lamping, Marcin Kaszkiel, Monika H Henzinger: Search queries improved based on query semantic information. Google, Harrity & Harrity, November 8, 2011: US08055669 (34 worldwide citation)

A search query for a search engine may be improved by incorporating alternate terms into the search query that are semantically similar to terms of the search query, taking into account information derived from the search query. An initial set of alternate terms that may be semantically similar to t ...


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Amit Singhal, Mehran Sahami, John Lamping, Marcin Kaszkiel, Monika H Henzinger: Search queries improved based on query semantic information. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, November 5, 2013: US08577907 (32 worldwide citation)

A search query for a search engine may be improved by incorporating alternate terms into the search query that are semantically similar to terms of the search query, taking into account information derived from the search query. An initial set of alternate terms that may be semantically similar to t ...


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Vineet Gupta, Ben Gomes, John Lamping, Mizuki McGrath, Amit Singhal, Simon Tong: System and method for providing preferred country biasing of search results. Google, Harrity & Harrity, November 11, 2008: US07451130 (28 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing preferred country ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable information provided in a plurality of search result countries is received. A search is executed by evaluating the search query against information character ...


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John Lamping, Ben Gomes, Mizuki McGrath, Amit Singhal: System and method for providing preferred language ordering of search results. Google, Harrity & Harrity, November 11, 2008: US07451129 (20 worldwide citation)

A system and method for providing preferred language ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable information provided in a plurality of search result languages is received. A search is executed by evaluating the search query against information characte ...


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John Lamping: Method and system for classifying or clustering one item into multiple categories. Stratify, Townsend and Townsend and Crew, December 23, 2008: US07469246 (18 worldwide citation)

A method (and system) for associating an item with only less than ten categories from a collection of more than hundred categories. Each category includes a model, which determines a process. The process determines a degree of closeness to a set of features of items. The method includes receiving an ...


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John Lamping, Christophe Bisciglia: Determining query terms of little significance. Google, Harrity & Harrity, January 1, 2013: US08346757 (17 worldwide citation)

A system determines whether a term of a search query is a term with little significance based on a context of the search query. The system performs a search based on the search query while considering the term with little significance as optional when the search query includes the term with little s ...


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John Lamping, Mark Pearson: Deriving and using document and site quality signals from search query streams. Google, Harrity & Harrity, June 14, 2011: US07962462 (12 worldwide citation)

A system analyzes one or more search streams to detect one or more associations between a document and one or more queries in the one or more search streams. The system further derives a value for the document based on the detected associations and uses the derived value in evaluating a quality of t ...


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Alan G Bell, John Lamping, Michael Dixon: Parallel processing units on a substrate, each including a column of memory. Xerox Corporation, June 28, 1994: US05325500 (9 worldwide citation)

Parallel processing circuitry on a substrate includes an array of memory elements in rows and columns. Row select circuitry can select the memory elements in any of the rows. Each column has respective processing circuitry to access its memory elements. The columns' processing circuitry can perform ...



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