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1. (WO2006124206) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RESPONSE TO A SEARCH QUERY

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/124206    International Application No.:    PCT/US2006/015455
Publication Date: Nov 23, 2006 International Filing Date: Apr 20, 2006
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
WESTPHAL, Geoffry, A.
Inventors: WESTPHAL, Geoffry, A.
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A RESPONSE TO A SEARCH QUERY
Abstract:
A system receives a request to search an electronic catalog of a vendor which specifies a query term. The query term is used to search an electronic catalog of a third party. The results obtained by searching the electronic catalog of the third party are parsed to uncover a keyword recognized by a search engine associated with the electronic catalog of the vendor. The uncovered keyword is then used in the search engine associated with the electronic catalog of the vendor to locate one or more items in the electronic catalog of the vendor. Items located in this manner are the search results responsive to the query term.