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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Matthew R Richardson: Systems and methods that enable search engines to present relevant snippets. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, March 31, 2009: US07512601 (124 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that provide search and/or query-relevant information and/or links thereto to a user as and/or with a search and/or query result. This information can be determined from summary information that can be included within a tag, header, body, meta-data, etc. of the data. A user can e ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Robert J Ragno: Dynamically updated search results based upon continuously-evolving search query that is based at least in part upon phrase suggestion, search engine uses previous result sets performing additional search tasks. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 2, 2008: US07461059 (112 worldwide citation)

A system for guiding a search for information is presented. The system comprises a user interface that accepts a phrase and receives at least one suggestion based at least in part on the phrase. The system also includes a phrase suggestion engine that matches the phrase with the at least one suggest ...


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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 (78 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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Matthew R Richardson, Eric D Brill: Associating information with an electronic document. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 8, 2010: US07734631 (35 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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Eric D Brill, Matthew R Richardson: Table querying. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 7, 2010: US07792829 (26 worldwide citation)

The subject invention relates to a system and/or methodology that facilitate converting structured data (e.g., tabular information) into natural language, thus making it available to question answering systems and search engines. More specifically, the system and method employ the vast quantities of ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Parag Singla: Using joint communication and search data. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, April 3, 2012: US08150868 (4 worldwide citation)

Conventionally, there are communities of individuals who perform Internet searches and communities of individuals who utilized Internet communications. While there is commonly a large amount of overlap between the two communities, there is little interaction between the two communities. Internet sea ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Robert J Ragno: Dynamic client interaction for search. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 8, 2013: US08554755 (3 worldwide citation)

A system for guiding a search for information is presented. The system comprises a user interface that accepts a phrase and receives at least one suggestion based at least in part on the phrase. The system also includes a phrase suggestion engine that matches the phrase with the at least one suggest ...


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Scott K Imig, Robert L Rounthwaite, Matthew R Richardson, Ryen W White: Identifying a discussion topic based on user interest information. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Stephen A Wight, Judy Yee, Micky Minhas, November 24, 2015: US09195739 (1 worldwide citation)

Functionality is described for identifying a discussion topic based on user interest information. The user interest information may originate from one or more sources, such as the user's search-related behavior. The functionality then provides an opportunity for the user to engage in a communication ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Robert J Ragno: Dynamic client interaction for search. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Steve Wight, Sandy Swain, Micky Minhas, February 9, 2016: US09256683

A system for guiding a search for information is presented. The system comprises a user interface that accepts a phrase and receives at least one suggestion based at least in part on the phrase. The system also includes a phrase suggestion engine that matches the phrase with the at least one suggest ...


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Matthew R Richardson, Eric D Brill: Associating information with an electronic document. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, October 26, 2006: US20060242574-A1

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 ...