US 9,811,606 B2
Search system and method of providing vertical service connection
Chan Woo Nam, Seongnam-si (KR); Chan Il Kim, Seongnam-si (KR); and Hyun Soo Kim, Seongnam-si (KR)
Assigned to NAVER CORP., Gyeonggi-Do (KR)
Filed by NAVER CORPORATION, Seongnam-Si, Gyeonggi-Do (KR)
Filed on Sep. 9, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/481,125.
Claims priority of application No. 10-2013-0109970 (KR), filed on Sep. 12, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2015/0074138 A1, Mar. 12, 2015
Int. Cl. G06F 17/30 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/3097 (2013.01) [G06F 17/30864 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A search system for providing a vertical service connection, the search system comprising:
storage storing computer-executable instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the computer-executable instructions such that the one or more processors are configured to,
determine, upon receiving a search word from a user terminal, at least one auto-complete search word corresponding to a currently input search word,
match each auto-complete search word among the at least one auto-complete search word with a vertical service,
cause an auto-complete search window having n rows to be displayed at one side of a search window, n a natural number greater than or equal to 2, cause the at least one auto-complete search word and a vertical service icon to be displayed such that,
an auto-complete search word from among the at least one auto-complete search word is displayed at a first side of each of the n rows, and
for each of the n rows, a vertical service icon corresponding to the vertical service matched with the auto-complete search word displayed at the first side of the row is displayed at a second side of the row;
provide, upon receiving an indication that a first vertical service icon is selected, first search results; and
provide, upon receiving an indication that a first auto-complete search word is selected, second search results,
the first vertical service icon being a vertical service icon displayed in a row from among the n rows of the auto-complete search window,
the first auto-complete search word being the auto-complete search word displayed on the first side of the row in which the selected first vertical service icon is displayed,
the first search results being results of searching content included in a vertical service corresponding to the selected first vertical service icon for the first auto-complete search word,
the second search results being results of searching content for the first auto-complete search word, and
the second search results being different than the first search results.