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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Susan T Dumais: Search system using user behavior data. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, September 15, 2009: US07590619 (13 worldwide citation)

Context-based user behavior data is collected from a search mechanism. This data includes, for a given query, user feedback (implicit and explicit) on the query and context information on the query. This information can be used, for example, to evaluate a search mechanism or to check a relevance mod ...


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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Michael I Torres, Jane T Kim: Consolidating local and remote taxonomies. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, April 19, 2011: US07930629 (11 worldwide citation)

A tag management system that enables consolidation, aggregation and/or synchronization of tags between local and remote sources. Further, the system provides users with a single rich view of client and Internet data related to appropriate tagging schemes. The system allows users to import and export ...


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John C Platt, Gary W Flake, Ramez Naam, Anoop Gupta, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Trenholme J Griffin: Voice-based search processing. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 4, 2012: US08260809 (10 worldwide citation)

Architecture for completing search queries by using artificial intelligence based schemes to infer search intentions of users. Partial queries are completed dynamically in real time. Additionally, search aliasing can also be employed. Custom tuning can be performed based on at least query inputs in ...


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Ramez Naam, Nicole Ashley Hamilton, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Brett D Brewer: Generating a subindex with relevant attributes to improve querying. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, April 22, 2008: US07363296 (9 worldwide citation)

Rating information retrieval algorithms. A query is received and submitted to a search engine for execution on an index file. A list of index documents and a plurality of attributes are received from the search engine in response to the submitted query. A portion of the received list of index docume ...


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Brett D Brewer, Oliver Hurst Hiller: System and method for obtaining user feedback for relevance tuning. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, September 29, 2009: US07596558 (7 worldwide citation)

A system and method are provided for facilitating user feedback pertaining to search results produced by a search system in response to an input user query. The system may include an edit mode activation option provided in conjunction with the search results. The system may additionally include resu ...


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Gary W Flake, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Eric D Brill, Bradly A Brunell, Susan T Dumais, Alexander G Gounares, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Raymond E Ozzie: User-controlled profile sharing. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 30, 2009: US07552862 (6 worldwide citation)

Architecture is provided that facilitates user-controlled access to user profile information. A user is allowed to selectively expose (or mask) portions of his/her profile to third parties. Additionally, advertisers and/or content providers can offer incentives or enticement in response to the accep ...


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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Laurent Chavet, Brett D Brewer: System and method for generating normalized relevance measure for analysis of search results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, May 25, 2010: US07725463 (6 worldwide citation)

A system and related techniques permit a search service operator to access a variety of disparate relevance measures, and integrate those measures into idealized or unified data sets. A search service operator may employ self-learning networks to generate relevance rankings of Web site hits in respo ...


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Oliver Hurst Hiller, Eric Watson, Susan T Dumais: Automated satisfaction measurement for web search. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, May 3, 2011: US07937340 (5 worldwide citation)

Context-based user behavior data is collected from a search mechanism. This data includes, for a given query, user feedback (implicit and explicit) on the query and context information on the query. A predictive pattern is applied to the context-based user behavior data in order to produce predicted ...


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John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Trenholme J Griffin, Anoop Gupta, Gary W Flake, Ramez Naam, Joshua T Goodman: Machine assisted query formulation. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, August 19, 2014: US08812534 (3 worldwide citation)

Architecture for completing search queries by using artificial intelligence based schemes to infer search intentions of users. Partial queries are completed dynamically in real time. Additionally, search aliasing can also be employed. Custom tuning can be performed based on at least query inputs in ...


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Gary W Flake, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Eric D Brill, Bradly A Brunell, Susan T Dumais, Alexander G Gounares, Trenholme J Griffin, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Raymond E Ozzie: Content presentation based on user preferences. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, November 27, 2012: US08317097 (2 worldwide citation)

Architecture is provided that facilitates user-controlled access to user profile information related to spam filtering. A user is allowed to selectively expose (or mask) portions of his/her profile related to spam filtering to third parties. Additionally, advertisers and/or content providers can off ...



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