Accessing deep web information associated with hospitality services using a search engine

  • US 7,730,160 B2
  • Filed: 02/27/2007
  • Issued: 06/01/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/25/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method comprising:

  • receiving by a search service computer server on the Internet, from a client device having access to the Internet, a search request associated with searching for a hospitality service, wherein the search request includes a plurality of search criteria and directs the search service computer server to search the Internet for a plurality of information locations on the Internet having information associated with the plurality of search criteria; and

    returning to the client device, in response to the search request, by the search service computer server, an answer page having a plurality of answers potentially associated with the hospitality service, the plurality of answers identifying a plurality of information locations on the Internet having information potentially associated with at least one of the plurality of search criteria, wherein a first of the answers associated with a first information page of a first information location on the Internet having information associated with at least one of the search criteria and includes at least one input field displayed on the answer page, and a second of the answers associated with a second information page of a second information location on the Internet having information associated with at least one of the search criteria and includes at least one input field displayed on the answer page, wherein the input field is associated with the second information page and at least one feature of the hospitality service;

    wherein the second answer is placed in the answer page either ahead of or at a side of the first answer; and

    wherein the second of the answers including at least one input field further includes an index indexing to the second information location to dynamically generate the second information page the index including a query and a set of one or more associated parameters and the set of one or more associated parameters including at least one parameter variable corresponding to the at least one input field for entry of the at least one feature of the hospitality service.

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