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  1. New Search Patent Filings: August 28, 2006 - Identifying Web Spam and Adult Images

    New Microsoft patent applications include one that attempts to identify web spam based upon signals within the content of a page, another looks at ways to search using pattern matching and relevance to answer specific questions, a third describes...

  2. More than Organizing Photos? Google Acquires Neven Vision

    One of the newest patent applications published from Neven Vision, Image-based search engine for mobile phones with camera, lists some possibilities: It sounded like more might be happening than just putting pictures in order, so I tried to see if...

  3. New Search Patent Applications: August 8, 2006 - Focusing on the Searcher

    This last week's patent applications involving search all seem to focus upon users of search engines, and finding ways to fulfill intentions behind searches. The first of Outland Research's patent applications reranks search results based upon the...

  4. New Search Patent Applications: August 1, 2006 - Microsoft Answers?

    There are a number of new patent applications from Yahoo, including one that utilizes concept networks to understand the intention behind a user's query; another describing an addition to a user interface that lets a searcher define the context...

  5. Daily SearchCast, May 9, 2006: Yahoo's New Panama Ad System; Getting Real Time Date; Microsoft's New Moves In Maps; Googlers Fuel California Tax Revenues & More!

    Some research on a recent trilogy of Go Daddy patent applications raised those questions in my mind. The patent filings involve adding additional reputation information to published whois data, and letting others use the information for a number...