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Microsoft Web Search Research and Patents

3:31 am on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Here's a brief look at a few (just a few) Microsoft Research technical papers involving web search. I've also included a few MS search related patents.

User Access Pattern Enhanced Small Web Search [research.microsoft.com]
Published 3/2003

Building a Web Thesaurus from Web Link Structure
Published 3/2003

Improving Pseudo-Relevance Feedback in Web Information Retrieval Using Web Page Segmentation [research.microsoft.com]
Published 12/2002

Learning and Inferring a Semantic Space from Userís Relevance Feedback for Image Retrieval [research.microsoft.com]

Observed Behavior and Perceived Value of Authors in Usenet Newsgroups: Bridging the Gap [research.microsoft.com]

Also: Slides from a Recent Presentation by Gordon Bell of Microsoft Research,
"MyLifeBits, Attempting to Realize the Memex Vision" [research.microsoft.com]

++Selected Microsoft Awarded Search Related Patents++

Business directory search engine [patft.uspto.gov]
Awarded 2/2003

System for improving search area selection [patft.uspto.gov]
Awarded 1/2003

System for improving search text [patft.uspto.gov]
Awarded 10/2002

Method and apparatus for concept searching using a Boolean or keyword search engine [patft.uspto.gov]\
Awarded 3/2002

[edited by: rubble88 at 3:50 am (utc) on April 3, 2003]

3:34 am on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That is a great amount of info - many thanks...will need to do some digging through that asap - just in case MS decides to flip any switches soon...:)
7:23 am on Apr 3, 2003 (gmt 0)

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User Access Pattern Enhanced Small Web Search

does Microsoft have a Google like Search Appliance box?

PS: All the authors of the first four papers:

Deng Cai
Zheng Chen
Xiaofei He
Mingjing Li
Wei-Ying Ma
Shipeng Yu
Gui-Rong Xue
Ji-Rong Wen
Hua-Jun Zeng
Hong-Jiang Zhang
Oliver King

nice Asian touch..