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1. (WO2014193456) INTEGRATED SEARCH RESULTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/193456    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/061068
Publication Date: Fri Dec 05 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Sun Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
Inventors: FRIGON, Kathleen M.
PERRY, David
GORDNER, Jonathan
MANDIC, Mirko
SNYDER, Kieran
MORRIS, Max Glenn
KOLBA, Robert Emmett, Jr.
ANAND, Gaurav
WOOD, David Jeremy Guy
VERMA, Sunny Kumar
KUEHNLE, Holger
Title: INTEGRATED SEARCH RESULTS
Abstract:
A storage management system receives at a computing system one or more search results from a search operation based on a search query. The search operation had performed a first search on content in a database accessible through an application, a second search on local to the computing system content, and a third search on Web content. At least one of the search results from the first search is associated with an application identifier identifying the application. The storage management system further ranks the search results from the first search, the second search, and the third search in aggregation. A search results integrator presents the ranked search results from the first, second, and third searches in an integrated view. The search results integrator further groups a subset of the ranked search results from the first search, the second search, and the third search into a subgroup within the integrated view.