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Google Search Patents 2010
Written by David Harry
Monday, 10 January 2011 14:20

And last, but never least, in our patent round up of the Big 3 (though it will likely be 2 now with Yahoo going the way of the Dodo) is of course; Google.

As we've seen with the others, there is a distinct increase in the geo-local areas. While patents tend to be older than a year (from time of filing) it is still interesting to see this. We all know, or should, that local is the in-thing over the last few years. Is it a coincidence that the patent filing mimic this? Probably not.

Google Search Patents of 2010

Also interesting and likely telling were the number of systemic related patents. Why telling? Because 2010 for Google was all about Caffeine and other infrastructure upgrades.

Here's the list;


Geo-local


Behavioural


Semantic and NLP

Duplicate Content


Named Entities

Query Analysis

Links

Temporal

Categorization

Page Segmentation


Social

Ranking methods

Verticals; Video, News, Blogs, Forums

Recommendation engine

Generating query suggestions using contextual information

Semantic markup

System and method for updating facts in a fact repository (meta data)


URLs

Resource locator suggestions from input character sequence

 

Deep Web

Facilitating searches through content which is accessible through web-based forms


Systemic



Other

And there we have it... I may spend a little time this week and get together the lists from the previous two years and see what the roadmap looks like in aggregate. Can we find some trends? Not sure. It will be an interestinig exercise.



David Harry -

Hi my name is Dave and I, am an algo-holic

I am an avid search geek that spends most of his time reading about and playing with search engines. My main passion has always been about the technical side of things from a strong perspective rooted in IR and related technologies.You can find me providing SEO consulting services for Verve Developments.

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