Patents by Inventor David Carmel

David Carmel has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10652187
    Abstract: Relevant messages, or “hero results”, which are not ranked at the uppermost part of a time-based listing of search results are identified and such hero results can be displayed apart from the time-based listing of search results. A user can be provided with messages in a time-based presentation as well as messages in a relevance-based presentation. The user can be presented with the most relevant messages from a set of message generated from a search query, even where the most relevant messages are not the most recent ones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Liane Lewin-Eytan, David Carmel, Yoelle Maarek, Ariel Raviv, Alexander Libov, Peter Monaco
  • Publication number: 20200090062
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing the quality of user-generated content are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for measuring the quality of a user-generated answer to a question by combining various factors, including question-answer surface word vector similarity, question-answer explicit semantic analysis vector similarity, answer-answer explicit sematic analysis vector similarity, query performance predictor, sentiment analysis, textual analysis of the answer, and reputation of the answerer. The method uses a learning procedure to determine the best algorithm for measuring the overall quality of the answer based on these factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Publication date: March 19, 2020
    Inventors: Dan Pelleg, Oleg Rokhlenko, Idan Szpektor, Yuval David Pinter, David Carmel, Shirin Oskooi, Somesh Jain, Archit Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 10592996
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for ranking answers for on-line community questions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Oleg Rokhlenko, David Carmel, Idan Szpektor, Adi Omari
  • Publication number: 20200012686
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically generate and provide an interactive rich set of personalized query suggestions within a unified framework. The disclosed systems and methods are able to integrate attributes associated with message data and metadata by transforming such attributes into facets that are combined with term suggestions and presented to the user in a unified manner. The instant disclosure provides an interactive search suggestion mechanism that narrows the search as the user interacts with the dynamically generated and provided suggestions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 9, 2020
    Inventors: Liane Lewin-Eytan, David Carmel, Ariel Raviv, Alexander Libov, Yoelle Maarek, Peter Monaco
  • Patent number: 10489712
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing the quality of user-generated content are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for measuring the quality of a user-generated answer to a question by combining various factors, including question-answer surface word vector similarity, question-answer explicit semantic analysis vector similarity, answer-answer explicit sematic analysis vector similarity, query performance predictor, sentiment analysis, textual analysis of the answer, and reputation of the answerer. The method uses a learning procedure to determine the best algorithm for measuring the overall quality of the answer based on these factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Pelleg, Oleg Rokhlenko, Idan Szpektor, Yuval David Pinter, David Carmel, Somesh Jain, Archit Shrivastava, Shirin Oskooi
  • Patent number: 10459959
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing top-k query processing include pruning a list of documents to identify a subset of the list of documents, where pruning includes, for other query terms in the set of query terms, skipping a document in the list of documents based, at least in part, on the contribution of the query term to the score of the corresponding document and the term upper bound for each other query term, in the set of query terms, that matches the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: David Carmel, Guy Gueta, Edward Bortnikov
  • Patent number: 10459981
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically generate and provide an interactive rich set of personalized query suggestions within a unified framework. The disclosed systems and methods are able to integrate attributes associated with message data and metadata by transforming such attributes into facets that are combined with term suggestions and presented to the user in a unified manner. The instant disclosure provides an interactive search suggestion mechanism that narrows the search as the user interacts with the dynamically generated and provided suggestions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: OATH INC.
    Inventors: Liane Lewin-Eytan, David Carmel, Ariel Raviv, Alexander Libov, Yoelle Maarek, Peter Monaco
  • Patent number: 10438121
    Abstract: A method comprising using at least one hardware processor for receiving a topic under consideration (TUC); providing the TUC as input to a claim function, wherein the claim function is configured to mine at least one content resource, and applying the claim function to the at least one content resource, to extract claims with respect to the TUC; and providing the TUC as input to a classification function, and applying the classification function to one or more claims of the extracted claims, to output corresponding one or more classification tags, wherein each classification tag is associated with its corresponding claim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ehud Aharoni, Dan Gutfreund, Daniel Hershcovich, Tamar Lavee, Ran Levy, Ruty Rinott, Noam Slonim, David Carmel
  • Publication number: 20190294691
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programming for retrieving content items for a search are described herein. In a non-limiting embodiment, a query including a plurality of terms may be received. For each of the plurality of terms, a posting list of one or more content items may be obtained. The posting list may include a ranked list of term scores corresponding to the one or more content items, each of the term scores being indicative of a level of relevance of a corresponding content item to a term associated with the posting list. A list of relevant content items for the query may be determined based on the term scores in each posting list for the one or more content items identified with respect to each term. At least one of the relevant content items may be provided as a response to the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Edward Bortnikov, David Carmel, Gali Sheffi, Idit Keidar, Dmitry Basin
  • Patent number: 10146872
    Abstract: Methods, systems and programming for predicting search results quality. In one example, a search query is received from a user. A plurality of search results are obtained from a content source based on the search query. The plurality of search results are ranked based on their relevance scores with respect to the search query. A distribution of the relevance scores of the plurality of search results is normalized in each position of the ranking. A metric of the content source is computed based on the normalized distribution of the relevance scores. The metric indicates a relevance between the plurality of search results and the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: EXCALIBUR IP, LLC
    Inventors: David Carmel, Ran Wolff
  • Publication number: 20180196822
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. The disclosed systems and methods automatically generate and provide an interactive rich set of personalized query suggestions within a unified framework. The disclosed systems and methods are able to integrate attributes associated with message data and metadata by transforming such attributes into facets that are combined with term suggestions and presented to the user in a unified manner. The instant disclosure provides an interactive search suggestion mechanism that narrows the search as the user interacts with the dynamically generated and provided suggestions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Publication date: July 12, 2018
    Inventors: Liane Lewin-Eytan, David Carmel, Ariel Raviv, Alexander Libov, Yoelle Maarek, Peter Monaco
  • Publication number: 20180129731
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing top-k query processing include pruning a list of documents to identify a subset of the list of documents, where pruning includes, for other query terms in the set of query terms, skipping a document in the list of documents based, at least in part, on the contribution of the query term to the score of the corresponding document and the term upper bound for each other query term, in the set of query terms, that matches the document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Publication date: May 10, 2018
    Inventors: David Carmel, Guy Gueta, Edward Bortnikov
  • Publication number: 20170351750
    Abstract: Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for ranking answers for on-line community questions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Publication date: December 7, 2017
    Inventors: Oleg Rokhlenko, David Carmel, Idan Szpektor, Adi Omari
  • Patent number: 9838348
    Abstract: A search query for searching electronic messages, such as email, may be used to search for different types of items, such as and without limitation electronic messages, contacts, photos, documents, such as and without limitation papers, presentations, etc., business entities, personal information extracted from messages, such as and without limitation purchase orders, shipments, reservations, travel itineraries, etc. Several sources of data, which may be indexed for searching, such as and without limitation a personal mail search index, contacts, or business entity, index, attachments index, extracted data index, etc. may be searched using the search query. A number of top search result items, which may include different types of items, may be presented apart from other search result items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Yoelle Maarek, Liane Lewin-Eytan, Ariel Raviv, David Carmel, Guy Halawi, Zohar Karnin, Peter Monaco
  • Publication number: 20170329779
    Abstract: Relevant messages, or “hero results”, which are not ranked at the uppermost part of a time-based listing of search results are identified and such hero results can be displayed apart from the time-based listing of search results. A user can be provided with messages in a time-based presentation as well as messages in a relevance-based presentation. The user can be presented with the most relevant messages from a set of message generated from a search query, even where the most relevant messages are not the most recent ones.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Liane Lewin-Eytan, David Carmel, Yoelle Maarek, Ariel Raviv, Alexander Libov, Peter Monaco
  • Publication number: 20170249311
    Abstract: Methods and devices for assessing the quality of user-generated content are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for measuring the quality of a user-generated answer to a question by combining various factors, including question-answer surface word vector similarity, question-answer explicit semantic analysis vector similarity, answer-answer explicit sematic analysis vector similarity, query performance predictor, sentiment analysis, textual analysis of the answer, and reputation of the answerer. The method uses a learning procedure to determine the best algorithm for measuring the overall quality of the answer based on these factors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Publication date: August 31, 2017
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Pelleg, Oleg Rokhlenko, Idan Szpektor, Yuval David Pinter, David Carmel, Shirin Oskooi, Somesh Jain, Archit Shrivastava
  • Patent number: 9602563
    Abstract: Machines, systems and methods for dynamic content filtering are provided. The method comprises receiving an indication for a preference for an approximate number of content to be delivered during an indicated time period; assigning a first score to the first content according to one or more factors, in response to receiving a first content at a first point in time during the first time period; delivering the first content, in response to determining that the first score is above a first dynamically calculated threshold, wherein the first dynamically calculated threshold is calculated based on: t: time of arrival of the first content, k(t): number of contents that has been delivered until the first point in time, K: the approximate number of events to be delivered during the indicated time period, and F: a distribution function calculated based on prior history of the content delivered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Gilad Barkai, David Carmel, Ido Guy, Gilad Kutiel, Tal Steier
  • Publication number: 20160188599
    Abstract: A search query for searching electronic messages, such as email, may be used to search for different types of items, such as and without limitation electronic messages, contacts, photos, documents, such as and without limitation papers, presentations, etc., business entities, personal information extracted from messages, such as and without limitation purchase orders, shipments, reservations, travel itineraries, etc. Several sources of data, which may be indexed for searching, such as and without limitation a personal mail search index, contacts, or business entity, index, attachments index, extracted data index, etc. may be searched using the search query. A number of top search result items, which may include different types of items, may be presented apart from other search result items.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Publication date: June 30, 2016
    Inventors: Yoelle Maarek, Liane Lewin-Eytan, Ariel Raviv, David Carmel, Guy Halawi, Zohar Karnin, Peter Monaco
  • Publication number: 20160019213
    Abstract: Methods, systems and programming for predicting search results quality. In one example, a search query is received from a user. A plurality of search results are obtained from a content source based on the search query. The plurality of search results are ranked based on their relevance scores with respect to the search query. A distribution of the relevance scores of the plurality of search results is normalized in each position of the ranking. A metric of the content source is computed based on the normalized distribution of the relevance scores. The metric indicates a relevance between the plurality of search results and the search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 21, 2016
    Inventors: David Carmel, Ran Wolff
  • Patent number: 8892554
    Abstract: Method, system, and computer program product for automatic generation of a word-cloud for a content item are provided. The method includes: extracting terms from a content item using statistical selection criteria; weighting a term by a probability that the term is used as a tag; and generating a visual representation of terms with enhanced representation of terms according to the weighting. Weighting a term by a probability that the term is used as a tag may include determining the relative frequency of the term in a folksonomy of tag terms for a domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: David Carmel, Ido Guy, Yosi Mass, Haggai Roitman, Erel Uziel