METHODS & APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING WITH AWARENESS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF INFORMATION

  • US 20100257160A1
  • Filed: 04/09/2010
  • Published: 10/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/2006
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A method of providing records to a user, comprising:

  • providing an analysis engine configured to derive a first set of parameters normalized to a first type of information and a second set of parameters normalized to a second, different type of information, based on an interaction between a user and the analysis engine;

    receiving at least a search query as part of the interaction from the user via an electronic query interface;

    using the analysis engine to analyze the interaction to derive the first and the second set of parameters;

    finding a best combination of parameters comprising a first parameter from the first set and a second parameter from the second set; and

    using the best combination to guide retrieval of result records relating to the interaction and to rank the result records; and

    presenting at least some of the ranked result records to the user via a presentation interface.

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