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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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Reiner Kraft, Farzin Maghoul, Kenneth G Perluss: World modeling using a relationship network with communication channels to entities. Yahoo, Seth H Ostrow Esq, Ostrow Kaufman & Frankl, June 29, 2010: US07747648 (291 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for information retrieval and communication employ a world model. The world model is made up of interrelated entity models, each of which corresponds to an entity in the real world, such as a person, place, business, other tangible thing, community, event, or thought. Each entity ...


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Daniel A Ford, Reiner Kraft, Gaurav Tewari: System and technique for dynamic information gathering and targeted advertising in a web based model using a live information selection and analysis tool. International Business Machines Corporation, Kelly M Reynolds, DeLio & Peterson, August 12, 2003: US06606644 (267 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for automatically gathering, summarizing, and indexing real-time information derived from real-time communication on the Internet, such as Internet chat sessions, or any other comparable form of real-time communication on the Internet. The present invention provides live infor ...


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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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Stefan B Edlund, Michael Lawrence Emens, Reiner Kraft, Peter Chi Shing Yim: Labeling and describing search queries for reuse. International Business Machines Corporation, David A Hall, Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, November 19, 2002: US06484162 (205 worldwide citation)

A system and method associates a label and description with a search query such that the query, label, and description can be stored in a shared query repository so that queries can be retrieved by multiple users for reuse. The shared query repository can be searched, so that an appropriate query ca ...


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Reiner Kraft, Qi Lu, Ron Yair Pinter: System for directly accessing fields on electronic forms. International Business Machines, Dan Hubert & Assoc, July 4, 2000: US06084585 (202 worldwide citation)

A computer system provides a graphical user interface (GUI) to assist a user in completing electronic forms. The computer includes components such as a processor, user interface, and video display. Using the video display, the processor presents a row entry template including a menu field and an ass ...


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Reiner Kraft, Qi Lu, Marat Wisebond: Task distribution processing system and the method for subscribing computers to perform computing tasks during idle time. International Business Machines Corporation, Dan Hubert & Assoc, August 29, 2000: US06112225 (194 worldwide citation)

A computer executable "aggregate" task is processed by dividing it into subtasks and distributing the subtasks "on demand" to remotely located subscribing computers via a computer network. The aggregate task originates at a coordinating computer, coupled to one or more peripheral computers by approp ...


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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 ...