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Sankrant Sanu, Alan S Pearson: System and method for locating information in an on-line network. Microsoft Corporation, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 26, 1999: US05974409 (228 worldwide citation)

The find system of the present invention operates as an extension of a computer's operating system and allows an end-user of an on-line network to enter a search request to locate offerings in different services. In the on-line network, multiple query modules process the search requests by using mul ...


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Dmitriy Meyerzon, Sankrant Sanu: Method of web crawling utilizing crawl numbers. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O&apos Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, October 28, 2003: US06638314 (182 worldwide citation)

A computer based system and method of retrieving information pertaining to electronic documents on a computer network is disclosed. The method includes maintaining a database that associates each electronic document with a corresponding crawl number that indicates the most recent crawl during which ...


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Srikanth Shoroff, F Soner Terek, Sankrant Sanu, Andrew Wallace: Enforcing access control on resources at a location other than the source location. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger Seeley, April 30, 2002: US06381602 (145 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods for enforcing access control on secured documents that are stored outside of the direct control of the original application that would normally store and govern access to the documents. Access security can be enforced at a search engine associated with an indexing system that com ...


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Dmitriy Meyerzon, Sankrant Sanu: Synchronizing crawler with notification source. Microsoft Corporation, Christensen O&apos Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, July 23, 2002: US06424966 (143 worldwide citation)

A method and system for the processing and maintenance of electronic information retrieved from electronic documents stored on a computer network. The gatherer program of the present invention employs a crawler to crawl a portion of the computer network to retrieve electronic documents found during ...


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Sankrant Sanu, Dmitriy Meyerzon: Method of web crawling utilizing address mapping. Microsoft Corporation, Christenson O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC, November 7, 2000: US06145003 (134 worldwide citation)

A computer-based system and method of retrieving information pertaining to Web documents on a computer network is disclosed. The method includes maintaining an address map that associates primary addresses with secondary addresses. A primary address includes a network retrieval protocol and a networ ...


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Dmitriy Meyerzon, Srikanth Shoroff, F Soner Terek, Sankrant Sanu: Method and system for incremental web crawling. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, October 7, 2003: US06631369 (115 worldwide citation)

A Web crawler creates an index of documents in a document store on a computer network. In an initial crawl, the crawler creates a first full index for the document store. The first full crawl is based on a set of predefined “seed” URLs and crawl restrictions, and involves recursively retrieving each ...