Google on Multi-Tiered Indexing and a Document Processing System

document processing system

Added June 20, 2020 – the Patent Application I wrote about in this post was granted on March 29, 2011, in Document compression system and method for use with tokenspace repository I discussed one of the more interesting patent applications from Google last year in Google looks at multi-stage query processing. What made it so … Read more Google on Multi-Tiered Indexing and a Document Processing System

20 More Ways that Search Engines May Rerank Search Results

rerank search results

Last October, I made a list of 20 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results, which was well-received (thank you!), and it was suggested recently that I come up with an updated list. There’s also a followup post to this one now at Another 10 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results. When someone searches … Read more 20 More Ways that Search Engines May Rerank Search Results

Intel’s Mash Maker Now in Technology Preview Release

Back on July 4th, I wrote about Intel’s Mash Maker, which was featured in a paper presented at SIGMOD’07 in June, and was coming out in a private beta release in July. Robert Ennal, one of the paper’s authors was kind enough to send me an email letting me know that people can now sign … Read more Intel’s Mash Maker Now in Technology Preview Release

Google Patent on Desktop Search and Implicit Queries Based Upon Active Documents

Most conventional search engines that you may be familiar with take a query from a searcher and compare the terms within it to an index of the Web. Those search engines don’t typically look for information to be found upon your desktop computer, or upon computers within your local network. Imagine instead, that you are … Read more Google Patent on Desktop Search and Implicit Queries Based Upon Active Documents

How Previous Searchers’ Queries Could Be Used to Re-Rank Your Search Results

It is possible for previous searchers queries at a search engine to influence what you see in search results. Imagine a search engine doing this: You search for “dog” in the search engine. The search engine grabs a list of pages that it finds relevant to those results. It looks through query logs to find … Read more How Previous Searchers’ Queries Could Be Used to Re-Rank Your Search Results