A system and method are disclosed to select or eliminate search results by introducing swiping action in the search result page on a mobile device. Swiping away one or more irrelevant search results allows previously hidden results to become visible, thus enabling faster navigation through the search. The interaction afforded with the search results provides direct feedback on user preferences and allows realtime refinement of the search results by the search engine. The method can also be combined with search preferences according to past queries or similar queries by other users using collaborative filtering concepts. The system and method disclosed thus provide a faster and better search experience on a mobile device.
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Ye, Xinchen, ""INTRODUCING SWIPING ACTION IN THE SEARCH RESULT PAGE FOR REALTIME REFINEMENT"", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 24, 2016)