Patents by Inventor Eric Breck

Eric Breck 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: 20150331937
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically summarizing fine-grained opinions in digital text are disclosed. Accordingly, a digital text is analyzed for the purpose of extracting all opinion expressions found in the text. Next, the extracted opinion expressions (referred to herein as opinion frames) are analyzed to generate opinion summaries. In forming an opinion summary, those opinion frames sharing in common an opinion source and/or opinion topic may be combined, such that an overall opinion summary indicates an aggregate opinion held by the common source toward the common topic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Publication date: November 19, 2015
    Inventors: Claire Cardie, Vaselin Stoyanov, Eric Breck, Yejin Choi
  • Patent number: 9092514
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically summarizing fine-grained opinions in digital text are disclosed. Accordingly, a digital text is analyzed for the purpose of extracting all opinion expressions found in the text. Next, the extracted opinion expressions (referred to herein as opinion frames) are analyzed to generate opinion summaries. In forming an opinion summary, those opinion frames sharing in common an opinion source and/or opinion topic may be combined, such that an overall opinion summary indicates an aggregate opinion held by the common source toward the common topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cornell Univeristy, Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise & Commercialization
    Inventors: Claire Cardie, Vaselin Stoyanov, Eric Breck, Yejin Choi
  • Patent number: 8280885
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically summarizing fine-grained opinions in digital text are disclosed. Accordingly, a digital text is analyzed for the purpose of extracting all opinion expressions found in the text. Next, the extracted opinion expressions (referred to herein as opinion frames) are analyzed to generate opinion summaries. In forming an opinion summary, those opinion frames sharing in common an opinion source and/or opinion topic may be combined, such that an overall opinion summary indicates an aggregate opinion held by the common source toward the common topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Cornell University, Cornell Center for Technology, Enterprise & Commercialization
    Inventors: Claire Cardie, Veselin Stoyanov, Yejin Choi, Eric Breck
  • Patent number: 7584092
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for applying a given paraphrase alternation pattern to an input string. The method includes generating a language model and applying the language model to determine how to apply the given paraphrase alternation pattern to the input string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Brockett, Eric Breck, William Dolan
  • Patent number: 7552046
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method determines whether to apply a given paraphrase alternation pattern to an input string. The method includes generating a context model and applying the context model to determine whether the given paraphrase alternation pattern can be applied to the input string so as to preserve meaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Brockett, Eric Breck, William Dolan
  • Patent number: 7546235
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for selectively applying a paraphrase alternation pattern to a textual input. The system includes a pattern identification component for processing a collection of data and identifying a plurality of potentially applicable paraphrase alternation patterns. A context model provides an objective frame of reference in which to compare one or more of the plurality of potentially applicable paraphrase alternation patterns to the textual input to determine whether the pattern can be applied without changing meaning. A language model provides a principled basis for determining the boundaries of the text segment to be modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Brockett, Eric Breck, William Dolan
  • Publication number: 20090112892
    Abstract: A method and system for automatically summarizing fine-grained opinions in digital text are disclosed. Accordingly, a digital text is analyzed for the purpose of extracting all opinion expressions found in the text. Next, the extracted opinion expressions (referred to herein as opinion frames) are analyzed to generate opinion summaries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Claire Cardie, Veselin Stoyanov, Yejin Choi, Eric Breck
  • Publication number: 20060106592
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for determining whether to apply a given paraphrase alternation pattern to an input string. The method includes generating a context model and applying the context model to determine whether the given paraphrase alternation pattern can be applied to the input string so as to preserve meaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Brockett, Eric Breck, William Dolan
  • Publication number: 20060106595
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for selectively applying a paraphrase alternation pattern to a textual input. The system includes a pattern identification component for processing a collection of data and identifying a plurality of potentially applicable paraphrase alternation patterns. A context model provides an objective frame of reference in which to compare one or more of the plurality of potentially applicable paraphrase alternation patterns to the textual input to determine whether the pattern can be applied without changing meaning. A language model provides a principled basis for determining the boundaries of the text segment to be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Brockett, Eric Breck, William Dolan
  • Publication number: 20060106594
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is disclosed for applying a given paraphrase alternation pattern to an input string. The method includes generating a language model and applying the language model to determine how to apply the given paraphrase alternation pattern to the input string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2004
    Publication date: May 18, 2006
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Brockett, Eric Breck, William Dolan