Correcting Chinese Characters in Search Queries

I had a chance to spend a little time with Ian McAnerin at the New York SES before his near brush with a Fiery Explosion!, and he briefly mentioned some of the challenges facing search engines in China, including the use of simplified Chinese characters. Ian is one of the speakers who will appear at … Read more

Multi-Stage Query Processing at Google

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Multi-Stage Query Processing at Google Deciding how a term or phrase is used in the context of a page can help decide how relevant that page is for a query from a searcher. A patent application from Google this week looks at ways to consider the context of those words. It also describes a multi-stage … Read more

Can Google Read Your Mind? Processing Predictive Queries

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A patent application published this morning doesn’t involve ESP but does attempt to anticipate what searchers are looking for. The document has the names of some prominent Google employees on it. Anticipated query generation and processing in a search engine United States Patent Application 20050283468 Published: December 22, 2005 Filed: June 22, 2004 The focus … Read more