More Yahoo & Microsoft Search Patent Applications

If you are missing your Gary Price fix, I recommend you check out a post at ResourceShelf. He has his "Search Patent Watch" expanding on several patent applications and awarded patents from Yahoo and Microsoft.

Yahoo Patent Applications:
- Targeted advertisements using time-dependent key search terms
- Search systems and methods using in-line contextual queries
- Automated solicited message detection

Awarded Microsoft Patents:
- User intention modeling for web navigation
- Auto playlist generator

Microsoft Patent Applications:
- Method and system for adaptive categorial presentation of search results
- Life moment tagging and storage
- Categorizing, voting and rating community threads
- Query-based snippet clustering for search result grouping

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