Ranking of web search results based on a diversifying factor in order to provide a truly unique resultset.
Technique for generating search result summaries focused on user-selected topics.
Method to support interaction in LiveSearch between user input and query suggestions using an expanding search query input box.
Technique to support interaction between a client and a server in a search interface by determining a time for the client to send a partially formed search query to the server.
Method to present query suggestion items in LiveSearch by determining a reduced presentation for query suggestions and displaying the suggestions in a limited target region.
A search assistance module that helps users formulate and articulate their query term. It also provides functionality to filter search results based on concept subsets.
Method to present category based suggestions in the search results page.
A history module that displays within the search result page and allows users to save, edit and share research that they conduct within the search context. Includes storing user’s search queries and visited pages, organizing this content by research topics.
Ability to add annotations to user’s search history items.
An experimental search interface called Elroy developed based on design attributes not found in conventional web search engines. Elroy has several features that encourage exploration by breaking down barriers between searching and browsing behavior.
Using Kevin Lynch's concepts of urban wayfinding, this thesis created a web application that mapped landmarks and routes in a three dimensional space for the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport and used Djakstra's shortest path algorithms to compute the fastest route between landmarks and presented an animation walk-through of the route.
Web and mobile application to view tailored search result abstracts based on focused user-selected topics. This is especially useful in a mobile environment where user has the ability of seeing custom page abstracts based on different topics without downloading the entire page.
Hack to port Yahoo Trip Planner itinerary to an Apple Ipod device.