US Patent No: 6,901,402

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System for improving the performance of information retrieval-type tasks by identifying the relations of constituents

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A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MICROSOFT CORPORATIONREDMOND, WA29254

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Corston-Oliver, Simon H Seattle, WA 17 283
Dolan, William B Redmond, WA 71 1861
Suzuki, Hisami Redmond, WA 31 210

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