Patent Number: 7,272,597

Title: Domain expert search

Abstract: Expert domains for a query category represent domains from which a high percentage of search results for queries associated with the query category are retrieved. The expert domains are identified by establishing a base statistical model that indicates frequencies of appearance for domains in search results retrieved for queries corresponding to multiple categories. In addition, frequencies of domain appearance are determined for search results retrieved for queries associated with a category. Domains that appear more frequently in the search results corresponding to the category are identified as expert domains for the category. A user may be allowed to customize expert domains related to one or more categories by adding or removing expert domains for the category.

Inventors: Chowdhury; Abdur R. (Oakton, VA), Pass; Gregory S. (Reston, VA), Campbell; Gerald Frederick (Ashburn, VA)

Assignee: AOL LLC

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-09-18 0:00:00