Associative search engine

  • US 7,236,969 B1
  • Filed: 07/08/1999
  • Issued: 06/26/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of providing advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving, from the user, a search request including a search argument corresponding to the desired information;

    searching, based upon the received search argument, a first database having data network related information to generate search results;

    correlating the received search argument to a particular advertisement in a second database having advertisement related information; and

    providing the search results together with the particular advertisement to the user.

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