Excerpt from the patent specification:
Userithm Search Engine. A “Userithm Search Engine” (USE) (from “user-defined” and “algorithm”) allows users to design their own unique search algorithms. A “search component” is defined by a user’s data input. A given methodology for the search component is selected from a menu of different search methodologies. A weight is assigned to the search component for use in combining the results of the search component with another search component. A standard for data within a field is set, along with a tolerance for variation from the standard. Search results are combined according to user-assigned weights, and a resulting rank list is returned to the user, along with a performance indicator for each search component so that the user can immediately discern which search technique is most effective for the particular case.
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