Methods and apparatus for searching with awareness of geography and languages

  • US 7,974,972 B2
  • Filed: 03/12/2009
  • Issued: 07/05/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/07/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing records to a user, comprising:

  • identifying a set of different languages from an interaction of a user with a server;

    automatically discerning a set of suspected geographical origins of the user from the interaction with the server;

    finding a best combination of a language and a suspected geographical origin from the sets of languages and origins; and

    using the best combination to guide retrieval of search results responsive to a query submitted to the server by the user, and to rank the search results.

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