Parmi tous ces brevets, on trouve Automated System And Method For Capturing And Managing User Knowledge Within A Search System (US Patent 6327593). On peut se demander si ce brevet ne pourrait pas être exploité dans le projet de migration de Google vers un moteur de recherche plus sémantique…
Voici un extrait de sa description :
During a first iteration of a search, a user provides one or more natural language concepts. A search of the repository is performed to locate any related ones of the data items, which are then displayed for the user as search results. A user may thereafter refine the scope of the search by providing additional natural language concepts during one or more additional iterations of the search. After successful search results are obtained, the user may create one or more new associations, wherein each association relates any selected one of the natural language concepts located during any iteration of the search with any selected one of the data items located during any iteration of the search.
Similarly, the user may delete selected relationships existing between located ones of the natural language concepts and selected ones of the data items. The knowledge base stored in the repository thereby evolves to reflect the knowledge and preferences of an individual user. Subsequently performed searches employing similar concepts will therefore yield successful search results without the need for multiple search iterations.
Consultez la liste des acquisitions de Google que je tente de tenir à jour… Dur dur dur !