Method and apparatus for concept-based visual presentation of search results

CAFC
  • US 7,809,717 B1
  • Filed: 09/25/2006
  • Issued: 10/05/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/2006
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer implemented method of displaying search results, the computer comprising at least one processor for executing computer readable instructions stored in a memory, the method comprising:

  • receiving at the computer a search query containing at least one of search term to conduct a search of a plurality of computer readable documents;

    obtaining search results comprising a first document and second document based on the at least one search term of the search query;

    determining at least one concept related to the search query by matching the at least one search term to the at least one concept in a concept knowledge base;

    evaluating the similarity between the first and second documents and the at least one concept by determining an accordance value indicating a similarity between the first and second documents and the at least one concept by;

    determining a first accordance value by evaluating the similarity between the first returned document and the at least one concept; and

    determining a second accordance value by evaluating the similarity between the second returned document and the at least one concept; and

    displaying the first returned document and second returned document sorted in an order based on the first accordance value and the second accordance value.

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