Systems and Methods for Creating and Using Geo-Centric Language Models

  • US 20110093265A1
  • Filed: 10/16/2009
  • Published: 04/21/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for creating geo-centric language models, the method comprising:

  • assigning, at a language model creation engine, each of a plurality of listings to a local service area;

    determining, at the language model creation engine, a geographic center for the local service area;

    computing, at the language model creation engine, a listing density for the local service area;

    selecting, at the language model creation engine, a number of listings for a geo-centric listing set that corresponds to the listing density, the geo-centric listing set comprising a subset of the plurality of listings;

    dividing, at the language model creation engine, the local service area into regions based upon the listing density and the number of listings in the geo-centric listing set; and

    building, at the language model creation engine, a language model for the a geo-centric listing set.

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