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8745079 Reducing lag time when searching a repository using a keyword search  
Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for searching a repository of information such as a database using a keyword search and/or an attribute search in near real time. According...
8745081 Personalization of news articles based on news sources  
News search and browse experience is personalized based on user preferences. User attributes like a geographic location are obtained and news sources preferred by other users with attributes...
8738641 Ranking algorithm for search box auto-complete  
In various exemplary embodiments, a system and associated method for prioritizing search results in an electronic environment is disclosed. The system comprises a communications module to receive...
8732187 Link-based ranking of objects that do not include explicitly defined links  
A system determines ranking scores for objects based on “virtual” links defined for the objects. A link-based ranking score may then be calculated for the objects based on the virtual links. In...
8732185 Selecting content for publication  
Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method relating to selecting content for publication includes receiving a term to be used in selecting content for publication. The...
8725715 Enhanced content and searching features provided by a linked-to website  
Methods and systems are disclosed that allow a linked-to web page to be provided using information about a linked-from web page. The linked-to web page, for example, may be provided with enhanced...
8725755 Methods and apparatus or interactive name searching techniques  
Methods and apparatus include presenting an initial set of names to a user. The user selects a set of names from those presented. An Interactive Evolutionary Algorithm (IEA) extracts features of...
8719248 Semantic-based search engine for content  
A method storing information that indicates similarity between contents based on content metadata associated with each content, wherein a degree of similarity between contents is based on a...
8713042 Processing autocomplete suggestions  
Methods and apparatus for processing autocomplete suggestions. Some implementations are directed to methods and apparatus for generating additional suggestions for provided multiple term...
8713040 Method and apparatus for increasing query traffic to a web site  
In one embodiment, a method for increasing query traffic to a web site includes providing initial information pertaining to an initial object for presentation to a user, and providing connection...
8713001 Systems and related methods of user-guided searching  
Systems and related methods of user-guided searching using preference feedback from user searching to arrive at user-preferred ordered results from a large collection of objects.
8713012 Modular authoring and visualization of rules using trees  
The system and method in one aspect provide a set of extended Boolean operators and a tree visual paradigm that enable business users to modularize the construction of a rule and visualize it as...
8713041 Peer to peer (P2P) missing fields and field valuation feedback  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for processing data, and more specifically to retrieving results for a query from one or more devices coupled to a network. A first device may receive an abstract...
8706748 Methods for enhancing digital search query techniques based on task-oriented user activity  
Methods for using task-related information to enhance digital searching are provided. A task-oriented user activity system maintains task-related information about resources accessed by a user and...
8700652 Systems and methods to generate and utilize a synonym dictionary  
Systems and methods to identify synonyms are described. The system generates demand information based on a first plurality of queries. Further, the system identifies a second plurality of queries...
8694527 Simplified query generation from prior query results  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method, system and computer program product for query generation from a previous result set. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for query...
8694528 Dynamic determination of location-identifying search phrases  
A computer-implemented method includes providing location factors for first phrases in a collection of phrases, where each location factor for a first phrase is associated with a likelihood that a...
8694530 Search system with query refinement and search method  
A search system and method for searching for electronic documents, and providing a search result in response to a search query. In one embodiment, the search system includes a processor, a user...
8694526 Apparatus and method for displaying search results using tabs  
A graphical user interface includes tabs representative of different classes of search results. The tabs are derived in response to the processing of a query. The different classes of search...
8688677 Search-highlighter system and method  
A text string may be captured when a user initiates a selection event in a web browser. In response to the selection event, the text string is derived from the selected element(s) in a rendered...
8688698 Automatic text suggestion  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for automatic text suggestion are described. In general, one aspect of the subject matter...
8688745 Method and apparatus for searching metadata  
Methods and apparatuses for searching metadata are described herein. In one embodiment, an example of a process for search metadata includes, but is not limited to, in response to a search query...
8682907 Evaluation of substitute terms  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for evaluating substitute terms. One of the methods includes selecting a first term and a second...
8682847 System and method for accessing information in a replicated database  
A method for accessing information in a replicated database includes receiving a request for information in a database. The request is associated with a table in the database. The table includes a...
8676827 Rare query expansion by web feature matching  
A method is disclosed for expansion of rare queries to improve advertisement results, including receiving a query from a user by a search engine; determining that the query does not match an entry...
8677018 Parallel, side-effect based DNS pre-caching  
Embodiments of the present invention include methods and systems for domain name system (DNS) pre-caching. A method for DNS pre-caching is provided. The method includes receiving uniform resource...
8667002 System and method for querying heterogeneous data sources  
A system and method for querying heterogeneous data sources is disclosed. In some embodiments, the system comprises a plurality of heterogeneously structured data sources, a plurality of query...
8667003 Generating sibling query refinements  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying query refinements from sibling queries. In one aspect, a method includes associating...
8666980 Virtual clickstream recommendations  
This disclosure describes various processes for collecting information about users from sources other than catalog activity data. This information can be used to generate recommendations for users...
8661050 Hybrid recommendation system  
A recommendation system may use a network of relationships between many different entities to find search results and establish a relevance value for the search results. The relevance value may be...
8661049 Weight-based stemming for improving search quality  
A technique including receiving a search query; identifying a first original query term based on the query; identifying a first expanded query term related to the first original query term;...
8655905 Incremental query refinement  
A method of incrementally refining queries and updating query result lists without requiring a user to provide an explicit indicator of query submission. In the method, one or more query related...
8655902 Identifying superphrases of text strings  
Methods and apparatus are described by which “superphrases” of “seed phrases” representing basic concepts may be identified without having to compare all possible pairs of seed and candidate...
8655903 Automatically making changes in a document in a content management system based on a change by a user to other content in the document  
A content management system detects a change to one part of a document, and to generate a corresponding change in a different part of the same document. Dynamic inclusion rules define conditions...
8645544 Cross product/service management  
Cross product/service management of subscriber products/services is provided. When multiple product/services orders or instructions are received for a shared service or resource (e.g., a unified...
8645383 Content management system using sources of experience data and modules for quantification and visualization  
A semantic note taking system and method for collecting information, enriching the information, and binding the information to services is provided. User-created notes are enriched with labels,...
8645407 System and method for providing search query refinements  
A system and method for providing search query refinements are presented. A stored query and a stored document are associated as a logical pairing. A weight is assigned to the logical pairing. The...
8645406 Exploiting conditions to optimize expensive database queries  
A fallback query mechanism that serves as a way to recover from query conditions (or criteria) that break due to excessively large result sets relative to a preset threshold. The fallback query...
8645401 Technical electronic discovery action model  
Embodiments of the present invention provide for an end-to-end system and method for identifying custodians, preserving, collecting, processing, reviewing, analyzing, producing, presenting, and...
8645405 Natural language expression in response to a query  
Methods and apparatus, including computer products, for generating a natural language expression in response to a query. A computer-implemented method of generating a natural language expression...
8639714 Integrating sponsored media with user-generated content  
A variety of computer based service that permit users to edit, compose, upload, or otherwise generate content also provide for the integration of sponsored media into presentations along with...
8635239 Information presenting apparatus, information presenting method and computer-readable recording medium  
A keyword acquiring unit transmits a keyword acquisition request to a first server serving as a keyword providing service, and receives a keyword from the first server. An information acquiring...
8635240 Method and system for incrementally selecting and providing relevant search engines in response to a user query  
Methods and systems for incrementally selecting and providing relevant search engines in response to a user query. A method of incrementally selecting and providing relevant search engines is...
8631028 XPath query processing improvements  
A method for processing an inputted XPath query against an inputted XML document is provided. The method generates a summary index, an ancestor-descendant path index, and a value index from one or...
8631027 Integrated external related phrase information into a phrase-based indexing information retrieval system  
An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents, analyzing documents and storing the results of the analysis as phrase data. Phrases are identified...
8631025 Filter by example  
The invention relates to a system (100) for identifying a certain data-object of a set of data-objects, wherein each data-object of the set of data-objects is described by a plurality of...
8627222 Expanded search and find user interface  
A search and find user interface is provided that is integrated with a data indexing engine to allow efficient and high-speed data search and retrieval across data storage folders associated with...
8626781 Priority hash index  
A priority hash index provides efficient lookup of posting lists for search query terms. The priority hash index is a data structure in which hash values for terms are distributed across multiple...
8626786 Dynamic language checking  
Dynamic language checking includes identifying questionable language usage; creating a query in dependence upon the questionable language usage; querying a search engine with the query; receiving...
8626734 Application launching via indexed data  
Application launching on a computer via indexed data. Based on a search term entered by a user, the computer searches an index containing metadata representative of one or more applications...