Patents by Inventor Elizabeth Ireland Powers

Elizabeth Ireland Powers 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).

  • Publication number: 20110238409
    Abstract: Semantic clustering techniques are described. In various implementations, a conversational agent is configured to perform semantic clustering of a corpus of user utterances. Semantic clustering may be used to provide a variety of functionality, such as to group a corpus of utterances into semantic clusters in which each cluster pertains to a similar topic. These clusters may then be leveraged to identify topics and assess their relative importance, as for example to prioritize topics whose handling by the conversation agent should be improved. A variety of utterances may be processed using these techniques, such as spoken words, textual descriptions entered via live chat, instant messaging, a website interface, email, SMS, a social network, a blogging or micro-blogging interface, and so on.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Henri Daniel Larcheveque, Elizabeth Ireland Powers, Freya Kate Recksiek, Dan Teodosiu