WO2001042880A3 - Search query refinement using related search phrases - Google Patents

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WO2001042880A3
WO2001042880A3 PCT/US2000/042576 US0042576W WO0142880A3 WO 2001042880 A3 WO2001042880 A3 WO 2001042880A3 US 0042576 W US0042576 W US 0042576W WO 0142880 A3 WO0142880 A3 WO 0142880A3
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Christopher L Scofield
Ronald M Whitman
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Amazon Com Inc
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F16/00Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
    • G06F16/90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
    • G06F16/95Retrieval from the web
    • G06F16/953Querying, e.g. by the use of web search engines
    • G06F16/9535Search customisation based on user profiles and personalisation
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F16/00Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
    • G06F16/30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor of unstructured textual data
    • G06F16/33Querying
    • G06F16/332Query formulation
    • G06F16/3322Query formulation using system suggestions

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A search engine system uses information about historical query submissions to a search engine to suggest previously-submitted, related search phrases to users (110). The related search phrases (139) are preferably suggested based on a most recent set of query submission data, and thus strongly reflect the current searching patterns or interests of users. The system is preferably implemented within a search engine used to locate items that are available for electronic purchase (133), but may be implemented within other types of search engines. In one embodiment, the related search phrases are scored and selected for display based at least in-part on an evaluation of the 'usefulness' of each search phrase, as reflected by actions performed by prior users while viewing the corresponding search results.
PCT/US2000/042576 1999-12-10 2000-12-05 Search query refinement using related search phrases WO2001042880A2 (en)

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