MSN Live Search Engine: Patents, White Papers & Technology
Includes white papers and patents from MSN Search, including references
to publications at the MSN Research website.
Algorithms and Search Technology
Inverse Document Frequency
Paper from Microsoft Research, Cambridge, authored by Stephen Robertson.
Expansion for Short Queries by Mining User Logs
Paper examines short vs. long user search queries and discusses
expansion techniques, including tf*idf (Term Frequency & Inverse
Ways to Search the Web
Brief, introductory explanation of VIPS and Block Level Analysis
/ Block Level Link Analysis
Based Page Segmentation
Paper at Microsoft Research, published in 2003, available in both
MS Word and PDF format, both printable.
Level Link Analysis
An excellent paper from MSN. In a nutshell, where on the page a
link is located is a factor to be considered. Long considered by
some who are into SEO but seldom, if ever, publicly mentioned -
for obvious reasons.
Examines several approaches to page segmentation.
and method for query refinement to enable improved searching based
on identifying and utilizing popular concepts related to users'
Patent No. 7,136,845
Granted November 14, 2006
Inventor: Chandrasekar , et al.
Assignee: Microsoft Corp.
to Cluster Web Search Results
Algorithm which clusters results with common words that have different
meanings, and that indicate a different context, into relevant categories.
Schema Matching for Web Databases by Domain-specific Query Probing
References are made to interpreting semantic similarities and synonyms.
Model for Contextual Retrieval
Classification through Summarization
Reference is made to topical identification.
Latent Semantics to Spatial Hypertext - An Integrated Approach
PowerRank Link Analysis Algorithm
Microsoft researcher examines the dynamics of communication in online