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Systems and methods that provide search and/or query-relevant information and/or links thereto to a user as and/or with a search and/or query result. This information can be determined from summary information that can be included within a tag, header, body, meta-data, etc. of the data. A user can employ a local and/or web search utility along with a search word, phrase, sentence, etc. to search over a data repository to locate and retrieve data that satisfies the search criteria. The summary information of this data is obtained and matched against the results and/or search criteria to determine whether the data is relevant to the search and/or query. The summary information is utilized to determine a snippet that summarizes the data, based on the search and/or query, search criteria, etc. to provide the user with search and/or query-relevant results and/or one or more links thereto.

Title
Systems and methods that enable search engines to present relevant snippets
Application Number
11/37569
Publication Number
7512601 (B2)
Application Date
January 18, 2005
Publication Date
March 31, 2009
Inventor
Matthew R Richardson
Seattle
WA, US
Silviu Petru Cucerzan
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Amin Turocy & Calvin
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 7/12
G06F 7/10
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