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SURFACING INFERRED ACTIONS IN SEARCH

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000249819D
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-10

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Abstract

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer

storage medium, for receiving a search query, receiving a set of inferred actions, the set of

inferred actions including one or more inferred actions that are based on the search query and

being identified based on data provided in one or more data sources, providing an electronic

document including instructions that, when executed by a computing device, cause the

computing device to display a search results page including search results and content associated

with inferred actions of the set of actions, and transmitting the electronic document to a

computing device associated with a user that submitted the search query.

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SURFACING INFERRED ACTIONS IN SEARCH

ABSTRACT

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer

storage medium, for receiving a search query, receiving a set of inferred actions, the set of

inferred actions including one or more inferred actions that are based on the search query and

being identified based on data provided in one or more data sources, providing an electronic

document including instructions that, when executed by a computing device, cause the

computing device to display a search results page including search results and content associated

with inferred actions of the set of actions, and transmitting the electronic document to a

computing device associated with a user that submitted the search query.

KEYWORDS

• search engine

• search query

• inferred action

• predictive interface

BACKGROUND

The Internet provides access to a wide variety of resources, such as image files, audio

files, video files, and web pages. A search system can identify resources in response to queries

submitted by users and provide information about the resources in a manner that is useful to the

users. The users can navigate through, e.g., click on, search results to acquire information of

interest.

SUMMARY

This specification relates to presenting data with search results. Implementations of the

present disclosure are generally directed to surfacing inferred actions in search. More

particularly, implementations of the present disclosure are directed to displaying content

associated with one or more inferred actions in response to a received search query.

In general, innovative aspects of the subject matter described in this specification can be

embodied in methods that include actions of receiving a search query, receiving a set of inferred

actions, the set of inferred actions including one or more inferred actions that are based on the

search query and being identified based on data provided in one or more data sources, providing

an electronic document including instructions that, when executed by a computing device, cause

the computing device to display a search results page including search results and content

associated with inferred actions of the set of actions, and transmitting the electronic document to

a computing device associated with a user that submitted the search query. Other

implementations of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer

programs, configured to perform the actions of the methods, encoded on computer storage

devices.

These and other implementations can each optionally include one or more of the

following features: an inferred action in the set of inferred actions includes submission of a

search query; content associated with an inferred action includes a search result that would be

displayed, if a search query associated with the inferred action were to be submitted; actions

further include providing a superset of inferred actions, and filtering the superset of inferred...