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Lisa Braden Harder, Simon H Corston, William B Dolan, Lucy H Vanderwende: Apparatus and methods for an information retrieval system that employs natural language processing of search results to improve overall precision. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, August 3, 1999: US05933822 (596 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and accompanying methods for an information retrieval system that utilizes natural language processing to process results retrieved by, for example, an information retrieval engine such as a conventional statistical-based search engine, in order to improve overall precision. Specifically, ...


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Simon H Corston, William B Dolan, Lucy H Vanderwende, Lisa Braden Harder: System for processing textual inputs using natural language processing techniques. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 31, 2005: US06901399 (250 worldwide citation)

A system filters documents in a document set retrieved from a document store in response to a query. The system obtains a first set of logical forms based on a selected one of the query and the documents in the document set. The system obtains a second set of logical forms based on another of the qu ...


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Simon H Corston Oliver, William B Dolan, Hisami Suzuki: System for improving the performance of information retrieval-type tasks by identifying the relations of constituents. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 31, 2005: US06901402 (112 worldwide citation)

A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the ...


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Simon H Corston Oliver, William B Dolan: Method and apparatus for indentifying clauses having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining relationships between different texts. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, September 25, 2001: US06295529 (83 worldwide citation)

A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies clauses in the first textual input having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the clause ...


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Simon H Corston Oliver: Method for converting queries with logical operators into free text queries. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 6, 2002: US06430552 (51 worldwide citation)

A method is implemented in a computerized system that provides access to a search tool capable of searching at least one stored record. The method includes determining whether a search query is a logical query by comparing each search term to a set of logical operators. If a search term is in the se ...


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Simon H Corston Oliver, Lucretia H Vanderwende, William B Dolan: Text proximity filtering in search systems using same sentence restrictions. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, March 26, 2002: US06363374 (45 worldwide citation)

A method of computerized searching receives parameters of a search query from a user and adds a restriction to the parameters to require that at least two of the search terms of the search query appear in a same sentence in a document. A representation of a set of documents is then searched based on ...


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Simon H Corston Oliver, William B Dolan, Hisami Suzuki: System for improving the performance of information retrieval-type tasks by identifying the relations of constituents. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, September 11, 2007: US07269594 (35 worldwide citation)

A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the ...


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David R Reed, Eric K Ringger, Michael Gamon, Richard G Campbell, Robert G Atkinson, Simon H Corston, Malcolm E Pearson: Systems and methods that determine intent of data and respond to the data based on the intent. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, February 24, 2009: US07496500 (35 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to systems and methods that determine intent for received data (e.g., email, voice, graphics . . . ) and respond to the data based on the intent. The systems and methods employ various combinations of features based on shallow and deep linguistic analysis (e.g., semanti ...


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Simon H Corston Oliver, Anthony Aue, Eric K Ringger, Michael Gamon: System for processing sentiment-bearing text. Microsoft Corporation, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, August 31, 2010: US07788087 (20 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a system for identifying, extracting, clustering and analyzing sentiment-bearing text. In one embodiment, the invention implements a pipeline capable of accessing raw text and presenting it in a highly usable and intuitive way.


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Simon H Corston, Raman Chandrasekar, Harr Chen: Machine-learned approach to determining document relevance for search over large electronic collections of documents. Microsoft Corporation, Amin Turocy & Calvin, October 23, 2007: US07287012 (19 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a system and methodology that applies automated learning procedures for determining document relevance and assisting information retrieval activities. A system is provided that facilitates a machine-learned approach to determine document relevance. The system include ...