Taxonomy-Based Object Classification

  • US 20080154875A1
  • Filed: 12/21/2006
  • Published: 06/26/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/21/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for classifying an object in a taxonomy, the taxonomy including a plurality of nodes associated with a plurality of classes, the method comprising:

  • (A) identifying a plurality of search strings based on a plurality of class keywords associated with the plurality of nodes;

    (B) using a search engine to perform a plurality of searches on the object using the plurality of search strings to produce a plurality of search scores corresponding to the plurality of search strings;

    (C) identifying one of the plurality of nodes based on the plurality of search scores; and

    (D) classifying the object in a class associated with the identified node.

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