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Stefan B Edlund, Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft, Jussi Myllymaki, Shanghua Teng: Metadata search results ranking system. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L, April 6, 2004: US06718324 (380 worldwide citation)

A system and method of metadata search ranking is disclosed. The present invention utilizes a combination of popularity and/or relevancy to determine a search ranking for a given search result association. Given the exponential growth rate currently being experienced in the Internet community, the p ...


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Stefan B Edlund, Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft, Jussi Myllymaki, Shanghua Teng: Metadata search results ranking system. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, April 8, 2003: US06546388 (372 worldwide citation)

A method for presenting to an end-user the intermediate matching search results of a keyword search in an index list of information. The method comprising the steps of: coupling to a search engine a graphical user interface for accepting keyword search terms for searching the indexed list of informa ...


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Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft, Shang Hua Teng, Gaurav Tewari, Peter Chi Sing Yim: Internet based method for facilitating networking among persons with similar interests and for facilitating collaborative searching for information. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L, June 1, 2004: US06745178 (264 worldwide citation)

A method in a computer network for identifying users with similar interests is described. The method includes accepting a first query statement from a first user and storing a first item of information related to the first query. The method further includes accepting a second query from a second use ...


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Michael L Emens, Daniel A Ford, Reiner Kraft, Gaurav Tewari: Method of automatically selecting a mirror server for web-based client-host interaction. International Business Machines Corporation, Kelly M Reynolds, DeLio & Peterson, August 12, 2003: US06606643 (221 worldwide citation)

A method of selecting a mirror server for client-host interaction over a network provides automatic, user-transparent, selection of a particular mirror server from among multiple mirror servers that replicate a host server providing web content over the Internet. The method selects the mirror server ...


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Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft: System and technique for suggesting alternate query expressions based on prior user selections and their query strings. International Business Machines Corporation, Robert Curcio, Leonard T Guzman, DeLio & Peterson, December 30, 2003: US06671681 (162 worldwide citation)

An invention for monitoring user choices and selections on a search result web page and providing alternative query expressions to further narrow and enhance the user's search. Monitoring and recording user choices and selections is achieved by a query manager. Query strings are then standardiz ...


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Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft: System and method for associating search results. International Business Machines Corporation, Stephen Bongini, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L, December 14, 2004: US06832218 (132 worldwide citation)

A method for associating search results is provided. According to the method, an original list of search results is provided to a first user in response to a first query, and the search results selected by the first user are recorded and associated with the first query. Additionally, a second query ...


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Reiner Kraft, Michael L Emens: Systems for managing network resources. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco P L, December 14, 2004: US06832239 (107 worldwide citation)

One aspect of the invention is a system for managing a high volume of request reaching a file server which avoids slowing down of the request of all client computers. The system serves a limited number of clients at one time, and deploys an applet to other requesting clients which is programmed to c ...


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Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft, Peter Chi Shing Yim: Software and method for recognizing similarity of documents written in different languages based on a quantitative measure of similarity. International Business Machines Corporation, Jon A Gibbons, Fleit Kain Gibbons Gutman & Bongini P L, February 11, 2003: US06519557 (86 worldwide citation)

A system for identifying different language versions of the same structured format document (e.g., HTML web page) detects the language of the two documents and translates one or both into a preferred language if necessary, parses the two candidate documents and builds two hierarchical data structure ...


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Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft: System and technique for automatically associating related advertisements to individual search results items of a search result set. International Business Machines Corporation, Delio & Peterson, Leonard T Guzman, July 11, 2006: US07076443 (82 worldwide citation)

The resultant search result items from a search engine performing an Internet search are associated with similar or related advertisements. These associated advertisements, once acquired, may be viewed by a user on demand. An Internet user selects a query to submit to a search engine. For each searc ...


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Michael L Emens, Reiner Kraft, Peter Chi Shing Yim: Method for reducing search results by manually or automatically excluding previously presented search results. International Business Machines Corporation, Kelly Reynolds, Alison D Mortinger, DeLio & Peterson, November 26, 2002: US06487553 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus which enables a user to streamline the number of results presented to the user during a search session most typically performed over the Internet. The present invention allows the user to select specific results from a search result set which are to be excluded and are not to ...