Patent application serial number 768715 has not been assigned to a company or institution.
The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "This specification relates to providing information relevant to user search queries.
"Internet search engines identify resources, e.g., web pages, images, text documents, and multimedia content, in response to queries submitted by users and present information about the resources in a manner that is intended to be useful to the users."
In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "This specification describes technologies relating to presenting search results for book resources in which the search results take into account the internal structure of the book. The search results can be organized according to section divisions within the book and can include n-gram summary terms extracted from text of the book. Alternatively, the search results can be organized by the extracted n-gram summary terms.
"In general, one innovative aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving a query requesting a search of text of a book resource, wherein the text of the book resource is obtained from a scanned copy of a printed book, wherein the query includes one or more terms; generating a presentation of search results that satisfy the query, wherein each of the search results identifies a portion of the book resource, the presentation comprising one or more section headings each corresponding to a respective section of the book resource in which a portion identified by at least one search result occurs, wherein the one or more section headings are presented in an order corresponding to an order in which the sections occur in the book resource, and, under each section heading, one or more search results associated with the corresponding section, each search result associated with a location within the corresponding section, each search result including a snippet of text from the book resource that includes one or more terms of the query, and wherein each search result includes a link to an image of a scanned page of the book in which the snippet of text occurs; and providing the presentation of search results in response to the query. Other embodiments of this aspect include corresponding computer systems, apparatus, and computer programs recorded on one or more computer storage devices, each configured to perform the actions of the methods. A system of one or more computers can be configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of having software, firmware, hardware, or a combination of them installed on the system that in operation causes or cause the system to perform the actions. One or more computer programs can be configured to perform particular operations or actions by virtue of including instructions that, when executed by data processing apparatus, cause the apparatus to perform the actions.
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