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Dynamic Sorting of search engine results

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015131D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention allows users to use the existing search results to adjust the search criteria and change the order of the results. The following operations are provided.

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Dynamic Sorting of search engine results

   This invention allows users to use the existing search results to adjust the search criteria and change the order of the results. The following operations are provided.

Demoting a site from the results

If a site returned is clearly of the wrong type, the user press a button next to it to demote it. Demoting a site will cause search words that exist on that site and are not specified in the overall search request to go "negative" such as if the user demotes the site other sites that contain these additional search words will also be demoted.

Flagging a site as good

If the user flags a site as good all the search words on the site will be added to the search criteria, and none of them will be subject to being made negative. So even if they have not been specified on the search and do happen to be on a site that is demoted, the search word itself will not be demoted. Once the user flags a site as good site, the search results are reorganized to bring all the similar sites (sites with the similar key words) together in a block like format.

Keyword Importance

As with the most search engines today, the results for each matching entry would be returned with one or more lines of text pulled out of the page that contain one or more of the search words. This invention would allow the user to increase the "weight" of a particular search word by clicking on it. This would cause the results of the search to be reordered such that those pages on which the search word occurs more frequently would be orde...