28. feb. 2003

Google gets relevancy ranking patent

"Google this week was granted its first patent by the United States Patent Office for a method of determining the relevance of Web pages in relation to search queries. The patent, which Google filed on Jan. 30, 2001, and was granted Tuesday, governs methodology for parsing through Web documents to deliver Web surfers the most relevant pages for their queries. Specifically, it deals with "an improved search engine that refines a document's relevance score based on interconnectivity of the document within a set of relevant documents," according to a summary of the patent."

CNet News: Google lands Web search patent
(Thx /many)