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William H. Gates III
Christopher D Payne, Eric J Horvitz, Alexander G Gounares, Susan T Dumais, Kyle G Peltonen, Gary W Flake, Xuedong D Huang, William H Gates III, John C Platt, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Joshua T Goodman, Christopher A Meek, Ramez Naam, Raymond E Ozzie, Eric D Brill: Entity-specific search model. Microsoft Corporation, Hope Baldauff Hartman, October 26, 2010: US07822762 (8 worldwide citation)

A system that employs an explicitly and/or implicitly trained model in order to return entity-specific computer-based search results is provided. The innovation can provide for a customized search model that focuses search in connection with achieving information that is meaningful with respect to g ...


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Ramez Naam, Nicole Ashley Hamilton, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Brett D Brewer: Machine directed improvement of ranking algorithms. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, July 10, 2007: US07243102 (86 worldwide citation)

Improving ranking algorithms for information retrieval. The ranking algorithms operate on search results obtained from a search engine. Input information including information describing a first ranking algorithm, a first score associated with the first ranking algorithm, a second ranking algorithm, ...


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Stephen Lawler, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Anoop Gupta, Christopher A Meek, Eric D Brill, Gary W Flake, Ramez Naam, Surajit Chaudhuri, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Visual and multi-dimensional search. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, March 29, 2011: US07917514 (37 worldwide citation)

A system that can analyze a multi-dimensional input thereafter establishing a search query based upon extracted features from the input. In a particular example, an image can be used as an input to a search mechanism. Pattern recognition and image analysis can be applied to the image thereafter esta ...


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Darren A Shakib, Ramez Naam, Gary William Flake: Inline search results from user-created search verticals. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, February 3, 2009: US07487144 (20 worldwide citation)

A method and system is provided for automatically presenting search results from user-created search verticals or search macros in response to general web-search queries. A general web-search query is received and a set of user-created search verticals is initially identified using keywords containe ...


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Adrian Conor Klein, Marcelo Aizenstein Furman Calbucci, Jerald Lee Hittle, Ramez Naam, Jeffrey Carey Reynar, Ziyi Wang: Smart links. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, July 29, 2008: US07406659 (18 worldwide citation)

A system and methods to incorporate, distribute, and execute associated links in online content is provided. The invention contemplates client side processing of online content received from one or more cooperating content servers to incorporate associated links by a client side computing applicatio ...


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James Dai, Ramez Naam, Saleel Sathe: Prioritizing search results by client search satisfaction. Microsoft Corporation, Senniger Powers, December 30, 2008: US07472119 (18 worldwide citation)

A method prioritizes search results provided to a client according to client satisfaction with previous search results. The method tracks client activity with respect to the previous search results, determines individual client satisfaction for each item according to the tracked client activity, and ...


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Stephen Lawler, Eric J Horvitz, Joshua T Goodman, Anoop Gupta, Christopher A Meek, Eric D Brill, Gary W Flake, Ramez Naam, Surajit Chaudhuri, Oliver Hurst Hiller: Visual and multi-dimensional search. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 15, 2010: US07739221 (17 worldwide citation)

A system that can analyze a multi-dimensional input thereafter establishing a search query based upon extracted features from the input. In a particular example, an image can be used as an input to a search mechanism. Pattern recognition and image analysis can be applied to the image thereafter esta ...


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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 (16 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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John C Platt, Gary W Flake, Ramez Naam, Anoop Gupta, Oliver Hurst Hiller, Trenholme J Griffin, Joshua T Goodman: Machine assisted query formulation. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, Shirley Anderson, May 29, 2012: US08190627 (15 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: System and method for ranking search results based on tracked user preferences. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon, July 14, 2009: US07562068 (15 worldwide citation)

A method and system are provided for ranking search results based on user preferences. The method includes monitoring user selections in response to user receipt of search results and tracking metadata related to user selections for user selections that exhibit a threshold satisfaction level. The me ...