The meta-information data file may be constructed to include document normalized term frequencies and other contextual information that can be evaluated in the application of a query against a particular document collection. This other contextual information may include term proximity, capitalization, and phraseology as well as document specific information such as, but not limited to collection name, document type, document title, authors, date of publication, publisher, keywords, summary description of contents, price, language, country of publication, publication name. … [Read more...] about Google’s Universal Search Patent Application & Assigned Patents from Infoseek
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web pages and/or portions of web pages the text of books newspapers magazines emails newsgroup postings and/or other electronic messages Which in itself is an interesting collection. The ’emails’ part would be of particular interest to the tinfoil crowd out there. I personally just think they’re coverings their backsides with the list. It was important to at least highlight as far as getting your head space past mere web pages. … [Read more...] about Sentiment and Google; more than a feeling –
In 2006, I wrote a post A Look at Google Midpage Query Refinements (Go ahead and read it; this post will make more sense if you visit the past and bring it in). The patent I wrote then was just granted again as a continuation patent, with new claims, reflecting a change in the process involving how it is being used by the Google. The new version of the patent is now at: … [Read more...] about Google Search Query Refinements Patent Updated
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for providing query results using biometric parameters. One of the methods includes providing a search result in response to receiving a search query. If one or more of biometric parameters of a user indicate likely negative engagement by the user with the first search result, an additional search result is obtained and provided in response to the search query. … [Read more...] about Satisfaction a Future Ranking Signal in Google Search Results?
Postscript 2 From Danny Sullivan: Turns out, trying to reach the old Google Patents site at patents.google.com redirects you to the Google.com homepage but with a filter in place to search only against patents. It also says that in the search box, “search patents,” but I totally missed this. That’s much better than I thought, but I think it’ll still be confusing to some. … [Read more...] about Google Redirects Patent Search, Shuts Down Google Related Toolbar, One Pass & Vaccine Finder