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  1. New Search Patent Filings: October 4, 2006 - Using Google to find the Cable Guy

    A few new patent filings from Microsoft, Google, and Amazon.com. There have been a few patent filings from Amazon on recommendation systems. This first patent application discusses the use of self organizing maps to increase search relevancy.

  2. New Search Patent Filings: August 29, 2006 - Yahoo looks at Interactive TV and VOIP

    Yahoo patent filings include one detailing bidding for placement in paid search filed this past April, another that details a very interactive environment for watching television programming, a third describing a method of soliciting consumer...

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

    The following patent application covers some very similar ground as a white paper from Microsoft Research titled Detecting Spam Web Pages through Content Analysis (pdf). It looks at a number of ways that web spam might be identified from the...

  4. New Search Patent Filings: August 27, 2006 - Google's Recommendations, IBM's Speedier Pagerank, Napster's Search

    One of the inventors listed in the following patent application, Tomas Gunnarsson, is a Google Desktop Software Engineer according to a post he made in the Google Blog on a "quick search" for Desktop Search.

  5. New Search Patent Applications: June 19, 2006 - Autolinking, and Better Advertising through Deletion Predictions

    Some queries involve the use of concepts and units, as described in at least five Yahoo patent filings (see previous patent posts in the Yahoo sections from Yahoo Units and Microsoft Redundancy Filters and More Yahoo Concepts and Google Predictive...

  6. New Search Patent Applications: June 5, 2006 - Taking Care of Web Decay, Dead Links, and Parked Domains

    This first document may be the star of this batch of search filings, and if you decide to try to read through any of these, this may be a good choice. US Patent Application 20060112079 US Patent Application 20060112066

  7. New Search Patent Applications: May 23, 2006 - Yahoo Wallets, Microsoft Answers, and Google Phrases

    The US Patent and Trademark Office (USTPO) filings offered us additions to Google phrase searching and predictive queries, some enhancements to interacting with ecommerce sites that appear to be from Yahoo, a Microsoft Answers system and a page...

  8. New Search Patents: May 3, 2006 - Microsoft and IBM Dominate with Recent Search Filings

    IBM has a handful of new filings at the USTPO, including; a way to search recorded speech, a method to predict search result quality in response to different queries, an icon based user interface allowing searchers to choose amongst categories of...