TODAY’S PATENT – SELECTION OF SEARCH PHRASES TO SUGGEST TO USERS IN VIEW OF ACTIONS PERFORMED BY PRIOR USERS
The Selection of search phrases to suggest to users in view of actions performed by prior users was invented by Ronald M. Whitman and Christopher L. Scofield. which is been patented by USPTO on 9th September 2009 bearing patent no. US7424486B2. This patent has been assigned to A9 com Inc.
A search engine system is a computer-readable medium that has a part for choosing search terms, a part for organizing data, and a part for processing queries. It chooses search phrases based on how often users submit them, rates them based on what users choose, uses a scoring algorithm, connects key terms to related search phrases, and suggests search phrases for queries with more than one term.
By analysing data from multiple users, a computer-implemented method helps users narrow down their searches. A way to find search phrases to suggest is to watch and record what users do, make search event data, find search phrases, and look at the data to make a score. The score is compared to other search phrases with the same keyword, taking into account what users do and how often they submit phrases.