Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for a search engine interface presented to a user in which a search query is input and run on a plurality of individual search engines. The system supports selection by the user of positive or relevant search results hits, and supports deletion or rejection of negative or irrelevant search results hits. The system allows the user to compile a list of personal best hits, and allows the user to collaborate on creating a multi-user overall best result or results list. Subsequent users have access to the collaborative efforts of the multi-users best results.
Abstract: A method of predicting the search needs of a computerized database search user. The present invention uses a topical database comprising a plurality of categories. Each category is referenced and/or related to other categories. The present invention also uses a document database and an anticipated search term database wherein documents and anticipated search terms are correspondingly assigned to a respective topical category. Upon receiving an initial search term, the present invention locates the initial search term within the anticipated search term database and assigns the topical category of the matched anticipated search term to the initial search term. The present invention then retrieves document information for assigned documents of the topical category assigned to the initial search term as well as retrieves document information for assigned documents of any referenced and/or related topical categories to the initial search term topical category.
Abstract: A method of assigning keywords to an Internet site or page, comprising the steps of providing a topical category database, assigning at least one keyword to the predefined topical category, providing an Internet site and page database containing information relative to at least one Internet site or page, assigning each Internet site or page to at least one predefined topical category, and assigning each Internet site at least one keyword contained within the keyword list for the site assigned topical category.