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US-7,451,130 System and method for providing preferred country biasing of search results
A system and method for providing preferred country ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable information...
US-7,451,129 System and method for providing preferred language ordering of search results
A system and method for providing preferred language ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable information...
US-7,451,120 Detecting novel document content
A system determines an ordered sequence of documents and determines an amount of novel content contained in each document of the ordered sequence of documents....
US-7,447,678 Interface for a universal search engine
A search engine may perform a search for a user search query over a number of possible search categories. For example, the search query may be performed for...
US-7,440,968 Query boosting based on classification
In a method of generating a search boost vector, a first set of content location identifiers for first content are provided. A second set of content location...
US-7,437,364 System and method of accessing a document efficiently through multi-tier web caching
Upon receipt of a document request, a client assistant examines its cache for the document. If not successful, a server searches for the requested document in...
US-7,437,353 Systems and methods for unification of search results
Systems and methods for the unification of search results are described. In one described system, a program, such as a search engine, executing on a client...
US-7,437,351 Method for searching media
The present invention is directed to a computer-implemented method and apparatus for searching in response to Internet-based search queries using a search engine...
US-7,428,555 Real-time, computer-generated modifications to an online advertising program
A method and system for real-time, computer-generated modifications to an online advertising program is disclosed. One aspect of the invention involves a method...
US-7,428,524 Large scale data storage in sparse tables
Each of a plurality of data items is stored in a table data structure. A row identifier and column identifier are associated with each respective data item, and...
US-7,428,410 Value-added electronic messaging services having web-based user accessible message center
This disclosure provides for a unified, centralized, preprocessing electronic messaging solution that performs value-added tasks to electronic messages on behalf...
US-7,426,507 Automatic taxonomy generation in search results using phrases
An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents. Phrases are identified that predict the presence of other...
US-7,424,682 Electronic messages with embedded musical note emoticons
A computer implemented method for authoring a message includes enabling a user to compose an electronic message that includes a sequence of musical note...
US-7,424,478 System and method for selecting content for displaying over the internet based upon some user input
The present invention provides a method for displaying information from the Internet. In one embodiment, the invention generates a plurality of content modules,...
US-7,421,651 Document segmentation based on visual gaps
A document may be segmented based on a visual model of the document. The visual model is determined according to an amount of visual white space or gaps that are...
US-7,421,432 Hypertext browser assistant
A system facilitates a search by a user. The system detects selection of one or more words in a document currently accessed by the user, generates a search query...
US-7,412,708 Methods and systems for capturing information
Systems and methods for capturing information are described. In one embodiment, an event having an associated article is identified, article data associated with...
US-7,409,383 Locating meaningful stopwords or stop-phrases in keyword-based retrieval systems
A stopword detection component detects stopwords (also stop-phrases) in search queries input to keyword-based information retrieval systems. Potential stopwords...
US-7,406,542 Method and system for assured denotation of application semantics
Method and system are disclosed for assured denotation of application semantics ("ADAS"). In a computer system operating at least one application, a method is...
US-7,401,072 Named URL entry
Methods and systems allow users to enter natural language terms that describe a particular web site into an address field of a browser instead of a formal URL....
US-7,392,244 Methods and apparatus for determining equivalent descriptions for an information need
Methods and apparatus determine equivalent descriptions for an information need. In one implementation, if adjacent entries in a query log contain common terms,...
US-7,392,017 Assessing wireless network quality
A method of providing information indicative of network coverage by one or more wireless service providers in a geographic area may include obtaining, at an...
US-7,386,616 System and method for providing load balanced processing
A system and method for providing load balanced processing is described. One or more files selected from a set of files are logically duplicated. At least one...
US-7,386,543 System and method for supporting editorial opinion in the ranking of search results
A server improves the ranking of search results. The server includes a processor and a memory that stores instructions and a group of query themes. The processor...
US-7,386,438 Identifying language attributes through probabilistic analysis
A system and method for identifying language attributes through probabilistic analysis is described. A set of language classes and a plurality of training...
US-7,383,258 Method and apparatus for characterizing documents based on clusters of related words
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system characterizes a document with respect to clusters of conceptually related words. Upon receiving a...
US-D570,359 Graphic user interface of page turning elements for a display screen of a communications terminal
US-7,379,811 Digital mapping system
Various methods, systems, and apparatus for implementing aspects of a digital mapping system are disclosed. One such method includes sending a location request...
US-7,373,337 Method and apparatus for event modeling
The present invention provides a method that allows a developer to add complex dependency logic to an existing database without having to modify the underlying...
US-7,373,246 Using boundaries associated with a map view for business location searching
A system aggregates entity location information from multiple documents distributed among multiple locations in a network. The system searches the entity...
US-7,366,718 Detecting duplicate and near-duplicate files
Improved duplicate and near-duplicate detection techniques may assign a number of fingerprints to a given document by (i) extracting parts from the document,...
US-7,366,668 Voice interface for a search engine
A system provides search results from a voice search query. The system receives a voice search query from a user, derives one or more recognition hypotheses,...
US-7,363,291 Methods and apparatus for increasing efficiency of electronic document delivery to users
A computer-implemented method serves electronic document information in response to a user query identifying a target electronic document. The user query prompts...
US-7,363,001 Dynamic data delivery apparatus and method for same
A system for providing enhanced radio content to a remote user is disclosed. The system includes at least one input that receives non-radio input; and, at least...
US-7,359,894 Methods and systems for requesting and providing information in a social network
The present invention relates to methods and systems for requesting and providing information in a social network. A method can comprise outputting an...
US-D566,716 Display screen with graphical user interface
US-7,353,114 Markup language for an interactive geographic information system
Interactive geographic information systems (GIS) and techniques are disclosed that provide users with a greater degree of flexibility, utility, and information....
US-7,352,833 Method and system for temporal autocorrelation filtering
An autocorrelation filter for use with a spread spectrum receiver. The autocorrelation filter can be used as a prefilter stage to reduce phase distortion present...
US-7,350,187 System and methods for automatically creating lists
A system automatically creates a list from items in existing lists. The system receives one or more example items corresponding to the list and assigns weights...
US-7,349,876 Determining a minimum price
Different minimum prices are assigned to different ad serving constraints (such as keywords, geolocations, serving times, etc.). A single auction minimum price...
US-7,346,839 Information retrieval based on historical data
A system identifies a document and obtains one or more types of history data associated with the document. The system may generate a score for the document...
US-7,346,615 Using match confidence to adjust a performance threshold
If some aspect of serving or scoring an ad is subject to a performance (e.g., click-through rate, etc.) threshold, such a threshold may be adjusted using a...
US-7,346,606 Rendering advertisements with documents having one or more topics using user topic interest
Ambiguities with respect to a user topic interest may be resolved so that useful topic-relevant ads can be presented. Such ambiguities may be resolved by...
US-7,333,976 Methods and systems for processing contact information
Systems and methods for processing contact information are described. In one embodiment, an entity name is identified from an event associated with an article,...
US-D561,193 Display device showing user interface
US-7,319,994 Document compression scheme that supports searching and partial decompression
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates accessing a compressed representation of a set of documents, wherein the compressed...
US-7,315,880 Method, system, and graphical user interface for dynamically updating transmission characteristics in a web...
In one embodiment, a graphical user interface includes a web mail reply form with one or more address fields; an input area for inputting a reply message; and a...
US-7,315,726 Dynamic data delivery apparatus and method for same
A system for providing enhanced radio content to a remote user is disclosed. The system includes at least one input that receives non-radio input; and, at least...
US-7,315,259 Techniques for displaying and caching tiled map data on constrained-resource services
Techniques are disclosed that enable users to access and use digital mapping systems with constrained-resource services and/or mobile devices (e.g., cell phones...
US-7,313,361 Dynamic data delivery apparatus and method for same
A system for providing enhanced radio content to a remote user is disclosed. The system includes at least one input that receives non-radio input; and, at least...
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