This disclosure describes techniques to enable users to consistently obtain search results relevant to their location of interest. Based on recent user queries that indicate location intent, a default location is suggested for the purposes of searching and related features. The setting of the default location is straightforward, simple to use, and easy to understand. It is clear to users when a default location is set and being used. Setting and modifying the default location can be done without leaving the core search experience. The quality of search results is maintained even as the explainability of the location associated with the search is improved. The location preference affects queries that have location intent while leaving untouched queries without location intent. The default location can be overridden by including a location in the search query or by permitting the use of precise location.
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Lewis, Peter; Kuzniar, Maciej; and Voggenreiter, Oliver, "Default Search Location Based on Historical User Queries", Technical Disclosure Commons, (November 21, 2022)