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Sumit Agarwal
Thomas Christopher Korte, Sumit Agarwal, Celia Neuhoff Saino: Methods and systems for endorsing local search results. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, November 2, 2010: US07827176 (38 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for improving user search experience with a search engine by providing a way for associated users to create and share personalized lists of local search results and/or advertisements through endorsements of such local search results and/or ads. Local search endorsements can be us ...


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Sumit Agarwal
Thomas Christopher Korte, Sumit Agarwal, Celia Saino: Methods and systems for endorsing local search results. Google, Fish & Richardson P C, July 16, 2013: US08489586 (1 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems for improving user search experience with a search engine by providing a way for associated users to create and share personalized lists of local search results and/or advertisements through endorsements of such local search results and/or ads. Local search endorsements can be us ...


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Sumit Agarwal
Thomas Christopher Korte, Sumit Agarwal, Celia Neuhoff Saino: Methods and Systems for Endorsing Local Search Results. Google, Fish & Richardson PC, February 17, 2011: US20110040741-A1

Methods and systems for improving user search experience with a search engine by providing a way for associated users to create and share personalized lists of local search results and/or advertisements through endorsements of such local search results and/or ads. Local search endorsements can be us ...


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Darren J Davis, Matthew Derer, Johann Garcia, Larry Greco, Tod E Kurt, Thomas Kwong, Jonathan C Lee, Ka Luk Lee, Preston Pfarner, Steve Skovran: System and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. GoTo com, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, July 31, 2001: US06269361 (984 worldwide citation)

A system and method for enabling information providers using a computer network such as the Internet to influence a position for a search listing within a search result list generated by an Internet search engine. The system and method of the present invention provides a database having accounts for ...


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Lawrence Page: Method for node ranking in a linked database. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University, Harrity & Snyder L, September 4, 2001: US06285999 (861 worldwide citation)

A method assigns importance ranks to nodes in a linked database, such as any database of documents containing citations, the world wide web or any other hypermedia database. The rank assigned to a document is calculated from the ranks of documents citing it. In addition, the rank of a document is ca ...


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Grant James Ryan, Shaun William Ryan, Craig Matthew Ryan, Wayne Alistar Munro, Del Robinson: Search engine. S L I Systems, Pillsbury Winthrop, July 16, 2002: US06421675 (753 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides for a method of updatig an internet search engine database with the results of a user's selection of specific web page listings from the general web page listing provided to the user as a result of his initial keyword search entry. By updating the database with th ...


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Dwayne E Bowman, Ruben E Ortega, Michael L Hamrick, Joel R Spiegel, Timothy R Kohn: Refining search queries by the suggestion of correlated terms from prior searches. Amazon Com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, December 21, 1999: US06006225 (747 worldwide citation)

A search engine is disclosed which suggests related terms to the user to allow the user to refine a search. The related terms are generated using query term correlation data which reflects the frequencies with which specific terms have previously appeared within the same query. The correlation data ...


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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 (620 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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Boris Chidlovskii, Natalie S Glance, Antonietta Grasso: System and method for collaborative ranking of search results employing user and group profiles derived from document collection content analysis. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette M Walder, December 4, 2001: US06327590 (552 worldwide citation)

A system for ranking search results obtained from an information retrieval system includes a search pre-processor, a search engine and a search post-processor. The search preprocessor determines the context of the search query by comparing the terms in the search query with a predetermined user cont ...


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Steven T Kirsch, William I Chang, Ed R Miller: Real-time document collection search engine with phrase indexing. Infoseek Corporation, David E Lovejoy, July 6, 1999: US05920854 (500 worldwide citation)

A collection search system is responsive to a user query against a collection of documents to provide a search report. The collection search system includes a collection index including first predetermined single word and multiple word phrases as indexed terms occurring in the collection of document ...