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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Matthew R Richardson: Systems and methods that enable search engines to present relevant snippets. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, March 31, 2009: US07512601 (123 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods that provide search and/or query-relevant information and/or links thereto to a user as and/or with a search and/or query result. This information can be determined from summary information that can be included within a tag, header, body, meta-data, etc. of the data. A user can e ...


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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Eric D Brill: Systems and methods for improved spell checking. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, August 7, 2007: US07254774 (53 worldwide citation)

The present invention leverages iterative transformations of search query strings along with statistics extracted from search query logs and/or web data to provide possible alternative spellings for the search query strings. This provides for spell checking that can be influenced to provide individu ...


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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Ziming Zhuang: Re-ranking search results based on query log. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, October 19, 2010: US07818315 (45 worldwide citation)

A system(s) and/or method(s) that facilitate improving the relevance of search results through utilization of a query log. The relevance of the search results for a target query can be judged based on one or more queries in the log that are related to the target query temporally and/or lexically. Th ...


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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Jamie P Buckley, Laura J Baldwin, Randall F Kern, Eric D Brill: Arbitration of specialized content using search results. Microsoft Corporation, Shook Hardy & Bacon L, February 22, 2011: US07895193 (34 worldwide citation)

The claimed subject matter provides systems and methods that facilitate providing specialized content associated with web results in response to a user query to provide queried information directly to a user without requiring the user to select a link and/or scroll through information on a web page ...


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Eric D Brill, Hugo Zaragoza, Robert J Ragno, Silviu Petru Cucerzan: Query graphs indicating related queries. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 21, 2009: US07565627 (27 worldwide citation)

The present invention leverages query-related information based on a query and/or a search intention to provide a systematic means to facilitate a user in locating desired information despite lacking exact search parameters. This allows users to find information without first formulating an optimum ...


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Galen Andrew, Sooho Park, Robert L Rounthwaite, Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Jamie Paul Buckley, Joanna Chan: Query suggestion generation. July 19, 2011: US07984004 (22 worldwide citation)

Described herein is a system that facilitates assigning indications of usefulness to query suggestions. The system includes a query suggestion generator component that receives a query and generates a query suggestion based at least in part upon the received query. A model component outputs an indic ...


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Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Mike Schultz: Automatic disambiguation based on a reference resource. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, February 7, 2012: US08112402 (11 worldwide citation)

A novel system for automatically indicating the specific identity of ambiguous named entities is provided. An automatic disambiguation data collection is created using a reference resource. Explicit named entities are catalogued from the reference resource, together with various abbreviated, alterna ...


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Michael J Sinclair, Yuan Kong, Zhengyou Zhang, Behrooz Chitsaz, David W Williams, Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Zicheng Liu: Data buddy. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, December 2, 2008: US07460884 (8 worldwide citation)

Multi-modal, multi-lingual devices can be employed to consolidate numerous items including, but not limited to, keys, remote controls, image capture devices, audio recorders, cellular telephone functionalities, location/direction detectors, health monitors, calendars, gaming devices, smart home inpu ...


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Ryen William White, Robert Rounthwaite, Silviu Petru Cucerzan: Suggesting related search queries during web browsing. Microsoft Corporation, Dan Choi, Doug Barker, Micky Minhas, April 21, 2015: US09015148 (6 worldwide citation)

Described is the presenting of suggested queries for web pages that are not search engine results pages, based upon the URL and/or content of a currently displayed page. The suggested query set may be dynamically extracted (locally or remotely) based upon the content of the web page, and/or obtained ...


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Scott K Imig, Kenneth Ward Church, Jean Marie Larchevêque, Samuel D Paye Jr, Silviu Petru Cucerzan, Emily Blythe Pitler, Robert Rounthwaite, Ryen W White: Contextual query suggestion in result pages. Microsoft Corporation, September 25, 2012: US08275759 (6 worldwide citation)

Described is a search technology in which a search engine constructs a results page for a query that integrates suggested queries with the individual query results (e.g., displayed URLs). When rendered, the proximity of the suggested queries to their corresponding individual query result provides co ...