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IAC Search & Media, Inc.
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Oakland, CA
No. of patents:
28
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8180771 Search activity eraser May 15, 2012
A system and method of data processing receives a query at a server computer system. The system and method utilizes the query to extract a search result from a data source. The system and method receives at least one search activity record and a user preference from a client computer
8145703 User interface and method in a local search system with related search results March 27, 2012
The invention provides a user interface including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the first view including a search identifier, interaction with the search identifier causing of a search request from the client computer system to th
8122042 Method and system for determining a relevant content identifier for a search February 21, 2012
In a method for a direct answer for search, a search query is received over a network, one or more answer entities are determined from one or more answer candidate snippets, with an answer candidate snippet having at least a portion of content available over the network for an answer
8090714 User interface and method in a local search system with location identification in a request January 3, 2012
A user interface including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a search identifier and a location identifier. Selection of the search identifier causing transmission of a search request from the client compute
8065299 Methods and systems for providing a response to a query November 22, 2011
Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine
8046357 Sampling internet user traffic to improve search results October 25, 2011
Methods, systems and apparatus for improving Internet search results include monitoring network activity on a communications network, generating a near real-time map of the network activity, and integrating the near real-time map with a search engine.
8037087 Methods and systems for providing a response to a query October 11, 2011
Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine
7984048 Methods and systems for providing a response to a query July 19, 2011
Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine
7921108 User interface and method in a local search system with automatic expansion April 5, 2011
The invention also provides a method of interfacing with a client computer system, wherein search results include search results with geographic locations outside the first selected area if the number of the search results that have geographic locations within the selected area are l
7920963 Map interface with a movable marker April 5, 2011
A map user interface is described, including a view transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the view including a map and a location marker at an initial location on the map, the location marker being movable from the initial location to a target location on
7917497 Natural language query processing March 29, 2011
An enhanced natural language information retrieval technique tokenizes an incoming query, comparing the tokenized representation against a collection of query templates. Query templates include a first portion having one or more query patterns representative of a query and in a form
7912634 Map interface with placeable marker March 22, 2011
A map user interlace is described, including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a map, and a location marker placed at the selected location on the map upon receiving a placement request indicating selection of a
7911362 Map interface with removable path locations March 22, 2011
A map user interface is described, including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a first map and the initial path displayed on the first map, the initial path being from a starting location via at least one in
7894372 Topology-centric resource management for large scale service clusters February 22, 2011
Topology-centric resource management for large scale service clusters is described herein. According to certain embodiments of the invention, techniques include 1) creating optimized topology with network switches to connect service modules based on application flows and bandwidth re
7809721 Ranking of objects using semantic and nonsemantic features in a system and method for conducting October 5, 2010
The invention provides for a system for ranking data including a first calculation component that calculates a qualitative semantic similarity score of at least one data entry from at least one data source, a second calculation component that calculates a general quantitative score of th
7801893 Similarity detection and clustering of images September 21, 2010
A system and method for determining if a set of images in a large collection of images are near duplicates allows for improved management and retrieval of images. Images are processed, image signatures are generated for each image in the set of images, and the generated image signatu
7739274 Methods and systems for providing a response to a query June 15, 2010
Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine
7730405 Method and system to present video content June 1, 2010
A method and system to preview video content. The system comprises an access component to receive a search request and a loader to simultaneously stream a plurality of videos associated with the search request. The system may further comprise a trigger to detect a pointer positioned
7685130 Searching for services in natural language March 23, 2010
A method for answering search queries about services is disclosed. The method includes searching a plurality of storage media on a network for a natural language service metastatement. The natural language service metastatement is typically generated by a service provider and describes
7680775 Methods and systems for generating query and result-based relevance indexes March 16, 2010
Methods and systems for generating query and result-based relevance indexes are provided. For one embodiment, a plurality of queries is received from a plurality of users. Each query of the plurality of queries is measured based on one or more metrics. The measured data of each query
7639162 Map interface with removable path locations December 29, 2009
A map user interlace is described, including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a first map and the initial path displayed on the first map, the initial path being from a starting location via at least one in
7565367 Enhanced popularity ranking July 21, 2009
A method of organizing information in which the search activities of previous users is monitored and such activity is used to organize information for future users. The user activities are monitored from a time and use based perspective to insure more relevant results can be provided
7451131 Methods and systems for providing a response to a query November 11, 2008
Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine
7403938 Natural language query processing July 22, 2008
An enhanced natural language information retrieval technique tokenizes an incoming query, comparing the tokenized representation against a collection of query templates. Query templates include a first portion having one or more query patterns representative of a query and in a form
7376649 Relevancy-based database retrieval and display techniques May 20, 2008
Techniques to retrieve, rank and display data objects retrieved form a database are described. In particular, methods to assign a global ranking value to a data object based on a combination of that object's link-based (e.g., vector-space cluster analysis) and text-based (e.g., word
7330849 Retrieval and display of data objects using a cross-group ranking metric February 12, 2008
Techniques to assign a ranking value to objects in a database such as a collection of cross referencing documents, the World-Wide Web or a hyperlinked database are described. The ranking value assigned to a given data object represents a cross-cluster strength metric and is a function
7240052 Refinement of a search query based on information stored on a local storage medium July 3, 2007
The generation a search query based on information stored on a storage medium is described. According to one embodiment of the invention, search criteria is entered to perform a search of a storage medium of a client computer. The search of the storage medium determines a web search
7152061 Methods and systems for providing a response to a query December 19, 2006
Methods and systems for providing a response to a user's query based on other users' picks. For one embodiment of the invention, user responses are correlated to determine an affinity among users. User affinity is then used to modify the presentation of the search results. For one em

 
 
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