Search engines account for user location into account by tailoring search results based on a user’s current location, if permitted by the user. However, there may be situations in which a user’s information need is tied to the location of another user. In such situations, the user must first ask for the other party’s location and formulate queries that explicitly include the provided location. This disclosure describes techniques that enable a seamless user experience when searching for information or resources connected to the location of another party, such as a relative, friend, co-worker, etc., with permission from the parties involved. The trusted party can search for information and resources by forming queries that explicitly indicate the granting individual’s location.
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Duggal, Ashish, "Location-based searches performed on behalf of users by trusted others", Technical Disclosure Commons, (April 09, 2019)