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Sangam Pant, David L Andre, Gray Watson, Richard M Green, Michael J Schiegg: Computer system with user-controlled relevance ranking of search results. Lycos, Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C, January 4, 2000: US06012053 (599 worldwide citation)

A computer system for performing searches on a collection of information includes a mechanism through which results from a search query are ranked according to user specified relevance factors to allow the user to control how the search results are presented. The relevance factors are applied to the ...


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Edward Belove, James A Culbert, R Patrick Johnson, David M Heath, Michael F Kraley, Deborah Mendez, Sangam Pant, Stephen Zagieboylo: Distributed, intermittently connected, object-oriented database and management system. AT&T Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, February 13, 1996: US05491820 (214 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is an object-oriented approach to storage and transmission of retrievable items in a client-server computer environment. Special processing modules manage retrieval and permanent storage, on client computers, of requested objects in a manner that minimizes unnecessary transmission and stor ...


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David M Heath, Michael F Kraley, Sangam Pant: Management facility for server entry and application utilization in a multi-node server configuration. AT&T Corporation, Cesari and McKenna, September 3, 1996: US05553239 (199 worldwide citation)

Disclosed is a server architecture for connecting to a plurality of remote client computers each seeking access to applications resident on the server. The architecture provides (1) a reliable, single point of entry for client users that enforces security and recovers immediately from failures; (2) ...


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Gregory S Smith, Sangam Pant: Database index design based upon request importance and the reuse and modification of similar existing indexes. Oracle Corporation, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds, April 4, 1995: US05404510 (129 worldwide citation)

Design of indexes in a relational database management system is based on a workload analysis of all requests in a system. Each request is assigned a value of importance, and requests are broken into expressions, contexts and columns to facilitate identification of candidate indexes. Candidate indexe ...



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