06012053 is referenced by 533 patents and cites 12 patents.

A computer system for performing searches on a collection of information includes a mechanism through which results from a search query are ranked according to user specified relevance factors to allow the user to control how the search results are presented. The relevance factors are applied to the results achieved for each query. That is, each item returned by the search has a set of attributes. Each of these attributes is assigned a weight according to the specified relevance factors. These weights are combined to provide a score for the item. Search results are provided to the user, ordered according to scores. The application of the relevance factors does not alter the query performed on the collection of information.

Title
Computer system with user-controlled relevance ranking of search results
Application Number
8/880923
Publication Number
6012053
Application Date
June 23, 1997
Publication Date
January 4, 2000
Inventor
Michael J Schiegg
McKeesport
PA, US
Richard M Green
Pittsburgh
PA, US
Gray Watson
Pittsburgh
PA, US
David L Andre
Belmont
MA, US
Sangam Pant
Winchester
MA, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
Lycos
MA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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