Microsoft Granted Patent on Vision-Based Document Segmentation (VIPS)

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How Does Vision-Based Document Segmentation Work? Web pages can be messy; they can have more than one topic on a page, and use templates that surround those topics adding little meaning to the meat of the content, filled with links and labels, advertising and boilerplate, copyright and other notices. With a diversity of topics, those … Read more Microsoft Granted Patent on Vision-Based Document Segmentation (VIPS)

How a Search Engine Might Add Related Information about People, Places, and Things into Search Results

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Related Information about Entities You’re listening to a song on the radio, and you catch the title “Wonderwall,” but not the artist who performs it. You’d like to find out more about the song, and the performer. You go to Yahoo, and type in the search query “Wonderwall.” Imagine that instead of just receiving a … Read more How a Search Engine Might Add Related Information about People, Places, and Things into Search Results

Updating Google’s Historical Data Patent, Part 2 – Changing Content

Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’. – Bob Dylan … Read more Updating Google’s Historical Data Patent, Part 2 – Changing Content

Google Phrase Based Indexing Patent Granted

Before becoming a co-founder of the new search engine Cuil, Anna Lynn Patterson worked at Google upon a way of looking at how often different phrases appeared together on pages on the Web, described in a series of patent applications which share a common description, with different claims sections that itemize different parts of that … Read more Google Phrase Based Indexing Patent Granted

How Search Engines May Use Images to Rank Web Pages

Images on a web page can provide a chance to express ideas in a visual way that can convey a considerable amount of information, and may also add to the attractiveness and perceived quality of a site. When search engines rank pages in search results, images may have some impact in those rankings. A search … Read more How Search Engines May Use Images to Rank Web Pages