Yahoo Patents

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  • Patent number: 10671663
    Abstract: A generation device according to the subject application includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires multiple pieces of vector information that correspond to each search target during the proximity search. The generating unit generates multiple pieces of centroid information, in which each piece of vector information is related in accordance with a distance for vector quantization, based on multiple pieces of vector information acquired by the acquiring unit such that a difference in the number of pieces of vector information related to each piece of centroid information falls within a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masajiro Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 10599998
    Abstract: A learning device includes a classification unit that classifies data to be determined by using a learner configured to classify data based on a predetermined feature among features included in the data. The learning device includes an estimation unit that estimates, from classification results according to the classification unit, the behavior of the probability of a mistake occurring in the classification results according to the classification unit based on a large deviation principle. The learning device includes a determination unit that determines, based on the behavior estimated by the estimation unit, whether to add a new feature to an object to be learned for the learner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinkichi Horie
  • Publication number: 20200005137
    Abstract: An output device includes an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of output information generated from predetermined target information by a plurality of models each of which generates, from input information, output information that includes a plurality of pieces of information having an order relation. The output device includes a selecting unit that selects, based on a similarity between the plurality of pieces of output information, from among the plurality of pieces of output information, output information that is to be output as association information associated with the target information. The output device includes an output unit that outputs, as the association information, the output information selected by the selecting unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Publication date: January 2, 2020
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hayato KOBAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20190384761
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a selecting unit. The acquiring unit acquires a plurality of pieces of second triple information hierarchized based on a conceptual system in a plurality of pieces of first triple information indicating a relationship about three types of elements and statistical information indicating the number of pieces of the first triple information associated with each of the plurality of pieces of the second triple information. The selecting unit selects, based on the statistical information acquired by the acquiring unit and based on a predetermined standard related to the statistical information, from among the plurality of pieces of the second triple information, a plurality of pieces of target triple information to be used for a clustering process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyoshi NITTA, Iztok SAVNIK
  • Publication number: 20190385590
    Abstract: A generating device according to the present application includes an obtaining unit and a first generating unit. The obtaining unit obtains training data including an acoustic feature value of a first observation signal, a late reverberation component corresponding to the first observation signal, and a phoneme label associated with the first observation signal. The first generating unit generates an acoustic model to identify a phoneme label corresponding to a second observation signal based on the training data obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: December 19, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Motoi OMACHI, Tran DUNG, Kenichi ISO, Yuya FUJITA
  • Publication number: 20190354533
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the application concerned includes a generating unit and a providing unit. The generating unit generates a rating function for each node of a second-type graph which is generated from a first-type graph in which predetermined elements are treated as nodes and the relationships among the elements are treated as links, and which indicates a futuristic state of the first-type graph. The providing unit provides the information related to the second-type graph based on the rating function for the each node as generated by the generating unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tasuku MIYAZAKI, Hayato KOBAYASHI, Kohei SUGAWARA, Masaki NOGUCHI, Tomoya YAMAZAKI, Kazuki YAMAUCHI
  • Patent number: 10467650
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes: a model generation unit configured to generate a prediction model for calculating a prediction value related to a probability that a user performs an action on the Internet by operating a user terminal, for each group created by grouping users based on user information; a model selection unit configured to select a prediction model suited to the user from the prediction models; and a prediction value calculation unit configured to calculate the prediction value by using the prediction model selected by the model selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kota Tsubouchi
  • Patent number: 10467305
    Abstract: An extraction device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a notification unit. The acquisition unit makes a web search engine execute extraction processing based on an arbitrary query received from an information user and acquires, as an extraction result, the number of users corresponding to the arbitrary query from behavior histories of users to be processed. The notification unit notifies the number of users acquired by the acquisition unit to the information user who posts the arbitrary query. More specifically, based on a query related to setting of a condition about behavior or an attribution of the user, the acquisition unit acquires the number of users corresponding to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sho Onuma, Shumpei Okura, Akihiro Koide, Makoto Kataigi
  • Patent number: 10453096
    Abstract: A movement controller includes a search unit, a determination unit and an instruction unit. The search unit searches for locations of information provision target candidate. The determination unit determines a movement form that causes a visual recognition rate of the moving object, which provides the information, to be higher on the basis of a search result. An instruction unit instructs the moving object to move in accordance with the movement form determined by the determination unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10445910
    Abstract: A generating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present application includes an obtaining unit and a generating unit. The obtaining unit obtains intermediate images in an intermediate layer of a neural network that recognizes the quantity of objects contained in an image. The generating unit generates a combination image by combining together the intermediate images obtained by the obtaining unit. For example, the generating unit generates the combination image by combining together the intermediate images to which a weight has been applied on the basis of a change in the recognition of the quantity of objects corresponding to a process applied to each of the intermediate images.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Tanaka, Naoaki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10417290
    Abstract: A detailed information providing server includes: an acquisition unit configured to acquire search log information in which a search query is associated with link destination information of a search result obtained by a search using the search query; and a storage unit configured to determine whether or not a keyword corresponding to the search query is included in a news article available on the Internet, and store detailed information in association with the news article into an associated information DB when determining that the keyword is included, the detailed information being acquired by making access according to the link destination information associated with the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuichi Nakamura, Shinichiro Yasui, Kazuo Yamashita, Masashi Kusano
  • Patent number: 10402855
    Abstract: An advertisement distribution device according to the present application includes a distribution unit. The distribution unit distributes advertising content while switching an advertisement distribution process in accordance with a predetermined target figure within the range an advertisement listing fee paid to a provider of a Web page on which the advertising content is placed reaches the predetermined target figure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Tsukamoto, Manabu Sassano
  • Patent number: 10397083
    Abstract: A terminal device according to the present invention includes an application and a browser. The application includes a providing unit that provides the browser that is instructed by the application to perform a predetermined process with terminal information that is used to identify a terminal device and that is acquired by the application. The browser includes a sending unit that sends terminal information that is provided by the providing unit in the application and cookie information that is associated with a predetermined server device to the predetermined server device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Arai, Yuki Taki, Naoki Ikeda, Naoto Yamaguchi, Yoshinori Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10366407
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a predicting unit. The detecting unit detects a move operation to move contents displayed on a display screen of the information processing device. The specifying unit specifies a focused region on which a user is focused for the display screen of the information processing device based on a result of the detection by the detecting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Abe
  • Patent number: 10366423
    Abstract: A providing device according to an embodiment includes a registration unit that registers a learning device, in which nodes that output results of calculations on input data are connected and which extracts a feature corresponding to a predetermined type from the input data, an accepting unit that accepts designation of a type of a feature, a providing unit that selects a learning device that extracts a feature corresponding to the type of the feature accepted by the accepting unit among the learning device registered by the registration unit, and provides a new learning device generated based on the selected learning device, and a calculation unit that calculates a price to be paid to a seller provided the learning device selected by the providing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken-ichi Iso
  • Publication number: 20190228336
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an training apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a first model including an input layer to which input information is input; a plurality of intermediate layers that executes a calculation based on a feature of the input information that has been input; and an output layer that outputs output information that corresponds to output of the intermediate layer. The training apparatus includes a training unit that trains the first model such that, when predetermined input information is input to the first model, the first model outputs predetermined output information that corresponds to the predetermined input information and intermediate information output from a predetermined intermediate layer among the intermediate layers becomes close to feature information that corresponds to a feature of correspondence information that corresponds to the predetermined input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Heishiro KANAGAWA, Hayato KOBAYASHI, Nobuyuki SHIMIZU, Yukihiro TAGAMI
  • Patent number: 10362552
    Abstract: A terminal device that includes a first execution unit that executes a first application having a navigation function for a user in a vehicle, and a second execution unit that executes a second application having a transmission function and a reception function of a message, and the second execution unit automatically replies to the message in cooperation with the first application in a case where the second execution unit receives the message to the second application while the vehicle is being driven.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Miho Anan, Yasuaki Hyodo, Takamitsu Iriyama, Shinsuke Sato
  • Patent number: 10358144
    Abstract: A notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes a plurality of display devices configured to display information to an occupant of a vehicle, at least one sensor included in each of the plurality of display devices that is configured to detect at least one of a position of the occupant and a behavior of the occupant, and a processor operatively coupled with the plurality of display devices and each of the at least one sensor that is programmed to determine behavior of the occupant toward the plurality of display devices, and control the plurality of display devices to present an advertisement to the occupant in accordance with at least one of: the determined behavior of the occupant, and a condition related to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo Kitagishi
  • Patent number: 10354693
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a determination unit configured to determine a playback mode of sound included in content. The information processing apparatus includes a playback unit configured to play back the sound included in the content in the playback mode determined by the determination unit, at playback of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ai Matsubara, Kenichi Kuromusha, Yoshihito Nishikawa, Yoshio Ikai, Kazutaka Kimura, Kanta Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10353582
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The receiving unit receives an operation to designate a first area. When the receiving unit has received the operation to designate the first area, the first display control unit displays first input candidates. When an operation to designate a second area has been received, the second display control unit displays second input candidates corresponding to a first input candidate determined to be selected among the first input candidates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuki Sakamoto, Yuta Suzuki, Sakiko Nishi
  • Patent number: 10346742
    Abstract: A calculation device includes an adding unit configured to add at least one new node to a network, which has multiple nodes that output results of calculations on input data are connected and which learned a feature of data belonging to a first subclass contained in a predetermined class. The calculation device includes an accepting unit configured to accept, as input data, training data belonging to a second subclass contained in the predetermined class. The calculation device includes a calculation unit configured to calculate coupling coefficients between the new node added by the adding unit and other nodes to learn a feature of the training data belonging to the second subclass based on an output result obtained when the training data accepted by the accepting unit is input to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ken-ichi Iso
  • Publication number: 20190208368
    Abstract: According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data includes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on Earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of geographical area in which there is a tendency for the movable bodies to be positioned, the history data being accumulated sequentially in a storage device with pieces of movable body identification information and pieces of timestamp information, and a determination unit that determines whether the movable body is present in a specified point in time and the geographical area, based on the pieces of area information acquired for one of the movable bodies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya BESSHO
  • Patent number: 10341114
    Abstract: A providing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a providing unit. The detecting unit detects a function, from among functions used for communication with an authentication server that authenticates the identity of a user by verifying a signature of authentication result information that is information created by adding the signature using a predetermined key to an authentication result obtained by an authentication device that performs personal authentication on the user and that is information processed by a specific authentication procedure, that is not held by a terminal device that is used by the user. The providing unit provides the function detected by the detecting unit to the terminal device that is used by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takashi Kusumi, Hidehito Gomi, Hiroshi Ueno, Shuji Yamaguchi, Yusuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 10334402
    Abstract: According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data includes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on Earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of geographical area in which there is a tendency for the movable bodies to be positioned, the history data being accumulated sequentially in a storage device with pieces of movable body identification information and pieces of timestamp information, and a determination unit that determines whether the movable body is present in a specified point in time and the geographical area, based on the pieces of area information acquired for one of the movable bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoya Bessho
  • Publication number: 20190188289
    Abstract: A data management device is provided, which includes an interpreting unit that interprets an input record, and convert the input record to abstract expression by which a correspondence relation between a data item and data itself is recognizable; and a converting unit that stores, in a storage unit, a data set, in which the data itself and index information capable of identifying the record are associated, as column data for each of the data items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shuichi SUZUKI, Kouji YAMADA
  • Patent number: 10325252
    Abstract: A payment management apparatus according to an embodiment includes a purchase request receiving unit, a payment candidate selecting unit, a list information notifying unit, a selected information acquiring unit, and a payment unit. The purchase request receiving unit receives a purchase request transmitted from a user terminal. The payment candidate selecting unit selects payment candidates as candidates for a payer who pays a price for a purchasing object corresponding to the purchase request on behalf of a user who holds the user terminal. The list information notifying unit notifies the user terminal of information on a list of the payment candidates. The selected information acquiring unit acquires, from the user terminal, information on a payment candidate selected from the list of the payment candidates as information on a selected candidate. The payment unit performs a payment process on the purchasing object based on the information on the selected candidate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidehito Gomi, Yusuke Kondo, Shuji Yamaguchi, Shinya Aoki, Naoya Kato
  • Patent number: 10318996
    Abstract: An auction apparatus according to the application includes a plan receiving unit and an auction providing unit. The plan receiving unit receives plan information indicating a plan of content from a content creator who creates the content. The auction providing unit presents the plan information received by the plan receiving unit and provides an auction service in which bid targets are a right to display an advertisement in an advertising space that is set to the content and a right to replace the advertisement displayed in the advertising space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Takata, Nobuyuki Akashi, Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto, Nari Woo, Akihiro Tanabe, Shinichiro Sega, Rin Katou
  • Patent number: 10313830
    Abstract: An information processing device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires time-series position information acquired by a terminal device. The determination unit determines whether relation between one or more pieces of interest position information included in the time-series position information acquired by the acquisition unit and prior or posterior position information in time series satisfies a predetermined criterion, and determines whether to hold the interest position information based on a determination result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN COPRPORATION
    Inventors: Ryota Namiki, Kota Tsubouchi, Yoshimitsu Sakui
  • Patent number: 10311484
    Abstract: A data processing device according to the present application includes a reception unit, a first memory unit, a second memory unit, and a storage unit. The reception unit receives user information relating to a user using a user terminal by being triggered upon an access of the user terminal to an information providing device. The first memory unit stores the user information that is received by the reception unit. The storage unit stores the user information in a management area of a second memory unit that is different for each information providing device that is a trigger for reception of the user information stored in the first memory unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kouji Yamada, Hiroaki Miyanaga, Tetsuya Hibino
  • Patent number: 10303346
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes cursor control, display position change, and range selection units. When switching operation for switching to a selection mode for selecting characters included in a display region displayed in a display unit is detected, the cursor control unit displays another cursor different from a cursor displayed in the display region. When moving operation for moving the display region is detected in the selection mode, the display position change unit maintains one cursor at an original display position or a certain position near the original display position in the display unit, and moves a display position of the display region together with the other cursor in accordance with the moving operation. The range selection unit determines, to be a selection range, a region between the one cursor and the other after the movement of the display position of the display region by the display position change unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuki Sakamoto, Kenji Suzuki, Kazumasa Okabe
  • Publication number: 20190156846
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a creating device includes an estimating unit that estimates a predetermined range that is included in an observation signal and in which a predetermined signal is included. The creating device includes a creating unit that creates, based on an enhancement range in which the predetermined signal included in a signal included in the predetermined range has been enhanced, a filter that is used to enhance a signal having the same characteristic as that of the predetermined signal from a range other than the predetermined range that is included in the observation signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yusuke KIDA, Tran DUNG
  • Publication number: 20190156451
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a deciding unit. The acquiring unit acquires attribute information on a user. The deciding unit decides, based on the attribute information acquired by the acquiring unit, a placement position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used for the user to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Atsushi HASHIMOTO, Takanori HIROHASHI, Yuki TAGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190156588
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a providing unit. The acquiring unit acquires a usage situation of a user who has used a moving vehicle. The providing unit provides, in accordance with the usage situation acquired by the acquiring unit, a predetermined incentive to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ikuo KITAGISHI
  • Publication number: 20190156248
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a model. The model includes an encoder that encodes input information. The model includes a vector generating unit that generates a vector by applying a predetermined matrix to the information encoded by the encoder. The model includes a decoder that generates information corresponding to the information from the vector. The learning apparatus includes a learning unit that, when predetermined input information is input to the model, learns the model such that the model outputs output information corresponding to the input information and the predetermined matrix serves as a dictionary matrix of the input information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Riku TOGASHI
  • Publication number: 20190156258
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a specifying unit and a deciding unit. The specifying unit specifies a placement available position that is a position in which a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set can be placed. The deciding unit decides, based on the placement available position specified by the specifying unit, the placement position in which the virtual riding point is placed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ikuo KITAGISHI, Taro WATANABE
  • Patent number: 10296357
    Abstract: A terminal device according to the present application includes an acceptance unit, a detection unit, and a storage unit. The acceptance unit accepts a specifying operation for specifying a piece of content related to a first application. The detection unit detects a predetermined executing operation after the acceptance unit accepts the specifying operation. Upon detection of the executing operation by the detection unit, the storage unit stores the piece of content specified by the specifying operation in a storage region used by a second application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichi Sawada, Ayaka Hirano, Shinya Kato
  • Patent number: 10296942
    Abstract: An advertisement choosing device chooses an advertisement to be displayed in a display space of a predetermined size. The advertisement choosing device includes an advertisement storing unit and an advertisement choosing unit. The advertisement storing unit stores therein sizes of multiple advertisements of various sizes. The advertisement choosing unit chooses, from among the multiple advertisements, one or more advertisements whose total size is equal to or less than the size of the display space as the advertisement to be displayed in the display space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akira Tajima, Koji Tsukamoto
  • Publication number: 20190147470
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a reception unit, a decision unit, and a transmitting unit. The reception unit receives from a user terminal an order request, including information on a moving body that makes an on-the-spot sale, for a product to be sold at the on-the-spot sale. The decision unit decides a price of the product in accordance with the information, received by the reception unit, on the moving body. The transmitting unit transmits, to the user terminal, the price decided by the decision unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke SHIRAISHI, Tomohito TAKUSARI, Kotaro UEMURA, Atsushi HOSODA
  • Patent number: 10292071
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment an information providing device includes a communication unit that communicates with a terminal device used by a user. The information providing device includes an information provision control unit that generates provided information provided to the user in the terminal device and optionally including congestion information presenting a congestion condition and cause the communication unit to transmit the generated provided information to the terminal device. The information providing device includes a derivation unit that derives sensitivity with respect to the congestion information based on information received by the communication unit from the terminal device after the provided information including the congestion information has been transmitted. The information provision control unit of the information providing device generates the provided information based on the sensitivity derived by the derivation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamitsu Iriyama, Kazuhiro Ninomiya, Michitaka Ohno
  • Publication number: 20190122117
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning device includes a learning unit that learns an encoder that includes an input layer to which input information is input, a plurality of intermediate layers that extract features of the input information from output of the input layer in a stepwise manner, and an output layer that outputs the features of the input information extracted by the plurality of intermediate layers. The learning unit learns an applier that applies, to output of the encoder, an attention matrix including a plurality of column components that are based on a plurality of attributes extracted by the plurality of intermediate layers. The learning unit learns a decoder that generates output information corresponding to the input information from the output of the encoder to which the attention matrix has been applied by the applier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tasuku MIYAZAKI, Hayato KOBAYASHI, Kohei SUGAWARA, Masaki NOGUCHI
  • Publication number: 20190122099
    Abstract: According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning apparatus includes a first acquiring unit that acquires first output information that is output by an output layer when predetermined input information is input to a model that includes an input layer, a plurality of intermediate layers, and the output layer. The learning apparatus includes a second acquiring unit that acquires intermediate output information that is based on pieces of intermediate information that are output by the plurality of intermediate layers when the input information is input to the model. The learning apparatus includes a learning unit that learns the model based on the first output information and the intermediate output information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tran DUNG, Kenichi ISO
  • Publication number: 20190122252
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for predicting potential effectiveness of query-triggered internet advertisements received from different web page publishers using a deep learning neural network language model for clustering queries, and for automatically adjusting bids for advertisements by advertisers based on the predicted potential effectiveness. Using query-clusters rather than queries for adjusting bids for advertisements allows for more accurate and more consistent bidding strategy despite of sparsity in historical advertisement performance data, higher return on investments for the advertisers, and higher revenue for the publishers of the advertisements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: Yahoo Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Suleyman Cetintas, Jian Yang, Ben Shahshahani
  • Publication number: 20190121534
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having stored therein an information control program that causes a computer to execute: determining whether predetermined operation of touching a display screen of a terminal device is performed and thereafter maintaining operation of maintaining a state, in which the display screen is touched as a result of performing the predetermined operation, is being performed; and controlling including continuing second change operation that is based on first change operation when it is determined, at the determining, that the maintaining operation is being performed, the first change operation being operation started in accordance with the predetermined operation and performed for changing predetermined information related to a content displayed on the display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: April 25, 2019
    Applicant: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiki SUGISAKI
  • Patent number: D847163
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keiko Matsumura
  • Patent number: D847849
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuki Uchida
  • Patent number: D850463
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitsuyoshi Kitami, Kohei Akino
  • Patent number: D859425
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuri Sugiura
  • Patent number: D887424
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Megumi Fukushima, Junya Suzuki, Natsumi Takano
  • Patent number: D888095
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moto Nakai, Eri Sese, Ryosuke Ohmae, Shinichiro Ishikawa
  • Patent number: D888098
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moto Nakai, Eri Sese, Ryosuke Ohmae, Shinichiro Ishikawa