Baidu百度, Inc. , incorporated on January 18, 2000, is a Chinese web services company headquartered in the Baidu Campus in Haidian District in Beijing.Baidu offers many services, including a Chinese language-search engine for websites, audio files, and images. Baidu offers 57 search and community services including Baidu Baike and a searchable, keyword-based discussion forum. Baidu was established in 2000 by Robin Li and Eric Xu. Both of the co-founders are Chinese nationals who studied and worked overseas before returning to China. In May 2014, Baidu ranked 5th overall in the Alexa Internet rankings. During Q4 of 2010, it is estimated that there were 4.02 billion search queries in China of which Baidu had a market share of 56.6%. China's Internet-search revenue share in second quarter 2011 by Baidu is 76%. In December 2007, Baidu became the first Chinese company to be included in the NASDAQ-100 index. In December 2014, Baidu was expected to invest in the company Uber.Baidu provides an index of over 740 million web pages, 80 million images, and 10 million multimedia files. Baidu offers multimedia content including MP3 music, and movies, and is the first in China to offer Wireless Application Protocol and personal digital assistant -based mobile search.Baidu Baike is similar to Wikipedia as an encyclopedia; however, unlike Wikipedia, only registered users can edit the articles. While access to Wikipedia has been intermittently blocked or certain articles filtered in China since June 2004, there is some controversy about the degree to which Baidu cooperates with Chinese government censorship. Wikipedia.
Baidu | Date: 2014-12-18
An information searching method and an information searching device are provided. The information searching method includes: receiving, at one or more computing devices, a first query from a client device, and obtaining, at the one or more computing devices an intention clarification guidance sentence according to the first query; receiving a second query updated according to the intention clarification guidance sentence; obtaining a search result according to the second query; and returning the search result to the client device.
Baidu | Date: 2014-12-19
An interactive searching and recommending method and apparatus are provided. The method includes following steps. A search query is received, a plurality of search results associated with the search query are obtained, the plurality of search results are analyzed so as to obtain at least one recommended item and a recommended content corresponding to the recommended item, a search webpage is provided and the plurality of search results and the at least one recommended item are displayed in the search webpage, and a triggering operation on the recommended item is received and the recommended content corresponding to the triggered recommended item is displayed within the search webpage according to the triggering operation.
Baidu | Date: 2014-12-31
An objective of the present invention is providing a method and apparatus for providing recommended information. A method according to the present invention comprises steps of: determining, based on one or more pieces of content information in one or more webpages, whether the one or more pieces of content information may be used as recommended information, respectively; obtaining feature information of the recommended information if the content information is recommended information; determining ordering information of the each piece of recommended information based on the feature information of each piece of recommended information; wherein the method further comprises the following step: if a users browsing operation on the webpage corresponds to at least one piece of recommended information, presenting the at least one piece of recommended information.
Baidu | Date: 2015-11-30
A method, device, computer storage medium, and apparatus for providing candidate words. The method comprises steps of: detecting user input; determining whether the current application environment is an information exchange application if user input is detected; determining an identifier of the communication counterpart in communication with the user if it is determined that the current application environment is an information exchange application; determining, based on the determined identifier of the communication counterpart, the social relationship between the user and the communication counterpart according to a social relationship automatic determination model, which is a model for determining the social relationship between the user and the communication counterpart; determining, based on a social relationship correction mapping table, whether the user input matches the determined social relationship, wherein the social relationship correction mapping table provides, based on the determined social relationship, correction candidate words corresponding to the social relationship; providing, based on the social relationship correction mapping table, correction candidates the determined social relationship if it is determined that the user input does not match the social relationship.
Baidu | Date: 2014-12-17
The present disclosure provides a searching method and a search engine. The searching method includes the following steps: obtaining by a search engine a search query; determining by the search engine a first search result and at least one first level of demand dimensions corresponding to the search query according to the search query, and providing by the search engine the first search result and the at least one first level of demand dimensions in a search result page; obtaining by the search engine an operation on the at least one first level of demand dimensions from a user, and updating by the search engine the first search result and the at least one first level of demand dimensions in the search result page according to a demand dimension corresponding to the operation of the user.