Using statistical language models for contextual lookup

  • US 10,515,147 B2
  • Filed: 12/22/2010
  • Issued: 12/24/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of performing a contextual search, comprising:

  • displaying text;

    receiving a selection of a word or phrase of the displayed text;

    in response to receiving the selection of the word or phrase, determining, based at least on one or more additional words in the displayed text in which the word or phrase is included, contextual meta-information associated with the word or phrase, wherein the contextual meta-information comprises information describing a manner in which the word or phrase is used in the displayed text;

    after determining the contextual meta-information, generating a search query using the contextual meta-information specific to the manner in which the word or phrase is used in the displayed text, the search query including a word or phrase of the displayed text associated with the contextual meta-information different from the selected word or phrase as a qualifier;

    performing a search based on the generated search query; and

    receiving one or more search results, each search result including information related to the word or phrase.

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