This section contains our ever growing database of search related patents. They are categorized for easy access - get your geek on!
These are patents relating to links and link analysis... (not to be confused with PageRank)
14 Google personalized Search
If you're looking to dig into personalization methods from the folks at Google - this is a great place to start.
4 Web Spam
These patents relate to Web Spam identification and systems
11 Query Analysis
These are patents relating to query analysis, revisions and suggestions/ recommendation engines.
1 Page segmentation
Page segmentation is an important area of interest and these patents hold great interest.
2 Temporal factors
Patents that relate to historical ranking factors
7 Phrase based indexing and retrieval
This collection of patents are related to the phrase based systems - mostly from Google.
These deal with how search engines show the descriptions relating to a SERP listing.
2 Learning models
Patents relating to probabilistic other learning methods
These patents relate to search engines geo-targeting. Handy for those researching local SEO strategies.
1 Explicit user feedback
Explicit user feedback is when the user actively indicates to a search engine, their preferences.
These patents are on various flavors of semantic analysis.
2 Book Search
These patents relate to vertical book search such as Google Books
3 Other ranking methods
These ranking methods didn't readily fit into other sections but are still of interest.
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