Patent Number: 6,490,579

Title: Search engine system and method utilizing context of heterogeneous information resources

Abstract: A system and method for facilitating the retrieval of information from a system of distributed computers or information resources is disclosed. In particular, the system and method of the present invention improves upon metasearch techniques by including information resource profiles that provide directives to the metasearch engine for facilitating information recovery. These information resource profiles additionally allow for metasearches to recover information from non-indexed information resources such as when browsing the web. Contextual searching is further provided via a grouping of the information resource profiles. The present invention is further directed to tools for the creation and management of the information resource profiles.

Inventors: Gao; Yong (Canton, MA), Navin-Chandra; Dundee (Farmingham, MA)

Assignee: Perot Systems Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 017/30 ()

Expiration Date: 12/03/2019