US Patent No: 5,265,065

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Method and apparatus for information retrieval from a database by replacing domain specific stemmed phases in a natural language to create a search query

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A computer implemented process for creating a search query for an information retrieval system in which a database is provided containing a plurality of stopwords and phrases. A natural language input query defines the composition of the test of documents to be identified. Each word of the natural language input query is compared to the database in order to remove stopwords from the query. The remaining words of the input query are stemmed to their basic roots, and the sequence of stemmed words in the list is compared to phrases in the database to identify phrases in the search query. The phrases are substituted for the sequence of stemmed words from the list so that the remaining elements, namely the substituted phrases and unsubstituted stemmed words, form the search query. The completed search query elements are query nodes of a query network used to match representation nodes of a document network of an inference network. The database includes as options a topic and key database for finding numerical keys, and a synonym database for finding synonyms, both of which are employed in the query as query nodes.

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WEST SERVICES, INC.EAGAN, MN6

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Turtle, Howard R Woodbury, MN 3 1020

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9,165,039 Methods and systems for providing personalized contextual search results 0 2006
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7,716,207 Search engine methods and systems for displaying relevant topics 17 2007
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7,805,298 Computer-aided transcription system using pronounceable substitute text with a common cross-reference library 0 2001
7,983,990 Attorney terminal having outline preparation capabilities for managing trial proceedings 2 2006
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7,797,730 Downline transcription system using automatic tracking and revenue collection 0 2006
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7,778,821 Controlled manipulation of characters 1 2004
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7,818,314 Search fusion 8 2004
7,571,157 Filtering search results 18 2004
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7,272,597 Domain expert search 12 2004
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8,082,145 Character manipulation 0 2010
8,521,713 Domain expert search 0 2011
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8,930,357 Domain expertise determination 0 2012
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8,756,644 System and method for supplying supplemental audio information for broadcast television programs 0 2013
 
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6,449,616 Methods and apparatus for distributing supplemental information related to printed articles 74 1999
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7,065,514 Document-classification system, method and software 13 2001
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8,126,818 Knowledge-management systems for law firms 0 2003
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7,571,174 Systems, methods, interfaces and software for automated collection and integration of entity data into online databases and professional directories 2 2005
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7,580,939 Systems, methods, and software for classifying text from judicial opinions and other documents 2 2005
8,001,457 System, method, and software for inserting hyperlinks into documents 2 2006
7,778,954 Systems, methods, and software for presenting legal case histories 5 2006
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7,567,961 Document-classification system, method and software 3 2006
7,620,626 System, method, and software for identifying historically related legal opinions 7 2006
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8,600,974 System and method for processing formatted text documents in a database 1 2009
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8,001,129 Systems, methods, interfaces and software for automated collection and integration of entity data into online databases and professional directories 8 2009
7,984,053 System, method, and software for identifying historically related legal cases 2 2009
* 2010/0125,601 SYSTEM, METHOD, AND SOFTWARE FOR IDENTIFYING HISTORICALLY RELATED LEGAL CASES 6 2009
8,799,768 System for converting data to a markup language 0 2010
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8,250,118 Systems, methods, and software for presenting legal case histories 0 2011
 
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8,589,377 Associative search engine 0 2012
 
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6,430,531 Bilateral speech system 82 2000
 
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6,185,576 Defining a uniform subject classification system incorporating document management/records retention functions 179 1998
 
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* 7,343,372 Direct navigation for information retrieval 3 2002
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7,333,966 Systems, methods, and software for hyperlinking names 18 2002
 
RPX CORPORATION (2)
* 5,758,069 Electronic licensing system 185 1996
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