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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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John J Messerly, George E Heidorn, Stephen D Richardson, William B Dolan, Karen Jensen: Information retrieval utilizing semantic representation of text. Microsoft Corporation, June 13, 2000: US06076051 (244 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to performing information retrieval utilizing semantic representation of text. In a preferred embodiment, a tokenizer generates from an input string information retrieval tokens that characterize the semantic relationship expressed in the input string. The tokenizer ...


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John J Messerly, George E Heidorn, Stephen D Richardson, William B Dolan, Karen Jensen: Information retrieval utilizing semantic representation of text and based on constrained expansion of query words. Microsoft Corporation, Joesph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, June 12, 2001: US06246977 (146 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to performing information retrieval utilizing semantic representation of text. In a preferred embodiment, a tokenizer generates from an input string information retrieval tokens that characterize the semantic relationship expressed in the input string. The tokenizer ...


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John J Messerly, George E Heidorn, Stephen D Richardson, William B Dolan, Karen Jensen: Information retrieval utilizing semantic representation of text by identifying hypernyms and indexing multiple tokenized semantic structures to a same passage of text. Microsoft Corporation, December 12, 2000: US06161084 (123 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to performing information retrieval utilizing semantic representation of text. In a preferred embodiment, a tokenizer generates from an input string information retrieval tokens that characterize the semantic relationship expressed in the input string. The tokenizer ...


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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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William B Dolan, Michael Barnett, Stephen D Richardson, Arul A Menezes, Lucretia H Vanderwende: System and method for matching a textual input to a lexical knowledge base and for utilizing results of that match. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, March 22, 2005: US06871174 (81 worldwide citation)

The present invention can be used in a natural language processing system to determine a relationship (such as similarity in meaning) between two textual segments. The relationship can be identified or determined based on logical graphs generated from the textual segments. A relationship between fir ...


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Stephen D Richardson, William B Dolan: Determining similarity between words. Microsoft Corporation, Joseph R Westman Champlin & Kelly P A Kelly, August 1, 2000: US06098033 (74 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a facility for determining similarity between two input words utilizing the frequencies with which path patterns occurring between the words occur between words known to be synonyms. A preferred embodiment of the facility utilizes a training phase and a similarity dete ...


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Ronald A Fein, William B Dolan, John Messerly, Edward J Fries, Christopher A Thorpe, Shawn J Cokus: Document summarizer for word processors. Microsoft Corporation, Lee & Hayes PLLC, July 13, 1999: US05924108 (73 worldwide citation)

An author-oriented document summarizer for a word processor is described. The document summarizer performs a statistical analysis to generate a list of ranked sentences for consideration in the summary. The summarizer counts how frequently content words appear in a document and produces a table corr ...