Patents by Inventor Marcus Thint

Marcus Thint 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: 10296584
    Abstract: A method of comparing the semantic similarity of two different text phrases in which the grammatical structure of the two different text phrases is analyzed and a keyword set for each of the different text phrases is derived The semantic similarity of the phrases can be determined in accordance with the grammatical structure of the two different text phrases and the contents of the two keyword sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: British Telecommunications PLC
    Inventors: Gery M Ducatel, Simon G Thompson, Marcus Thint
  • Publication number: 20130024407
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method, and a system, for analysing a textual passage and classifying it against a number of predetermined categories. In the event that the text passage under analysis is not sufficiently similar to any of the predetermined categories then it will be classified as belonging to a further category.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
    Inventors: Simon G. Thompson, Duong T. Nguyen, Marcus Thint, Hamid Gharib
  • Publication number: 20120303358
    Abstract: A method of comparing the semantic similarity of two different text phrases in which the grammatical structure of the two different text phrases is analysed and a keyword set for each of the different text phrases is derived The semantic similarity of the phrases can be determined in accordance with the grammatical structure of the two different text phrases and the contents of the two keyword sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Gery M. Ducatel, Simon G. Thompson, Marcus Thint
  • Patent number: 7853081
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying data patterns from data comprising at least one data object, said data having at least one existing pattern class associated therewith, said data object being represented by a base feature vector, at least one of said base feature vectors having a structure of higher-level and lower-level feature vectors such that at least one element of a higher-level feature vector is itself a lower-level feature vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventor: Marcus Thint
  • Publication number: 20080240566
    Abstract: Methods and systems for identifying data patterns from data comprising at least one data object, said data having at least one existing pattern class associated therewith, said data object being represented by a base feature vector, at least one of said base feature vectors having a structure of higher-level and lower-level feature vectors such that at least one element of a higher-level feature vector is itself a lower-level feature vector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2007
    Publication date: October 2, 2008
    Inventor: Marcus Thint
  • Patent number: 7243105
    Abstract: Appropriate updates to a respective user profile are inferred from monitored user activity. Such updates are suitable for use with applications programs that customize services based upon data and attributes stored in a user profile. The apparatus is arranged to personalize various aspects of a preferred profile updating process on the basis of stored user preferences, applying meta-rules to apply those user preferences to the definition of a set of personalized rule weights to be applied in a fuzzy inference process that infers profile updates by applying fuzzy rules and fuzzy sets to the analysis of event statistics derived from the results of user monitoring. The personalized rule weights are applied to selectively adjust the effect of particular fuzzy rules. In addition, mapping of event statistics to fuzzy rule premises in the fuzzy inference process may be personalized through the use of user-defined fuzzy sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: British Telecommunications public limited company
    Inventors: Marcus Thint, Simon J Case
  • Publication number: 20040128301
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided to infer, from monitored user activity, appropriate updates to a respective user profile. The method and apparatus are suitable for use with applications programs that customise services based upon data and attributes stored in a user profile. The apparatus is arranged to personalise various aspects of a preferred profile updating process on the basis of stored user preferences, applying meta-rules to apply those user preferences to the definition of a set of personalised rule weights to be applied in a fuzzy inference process that infers profile updates by applying fuzzy rules and fuzzy sets to the analysis of event statistics derived from the results of user monitoring. The personalised rule weights are applied to selectively adjust the effect of particular fuzzy rules. In addition, mapping of event statistics to fuzzy rule premises in the fuzzy inference process may be personalised through the use of user-defined fuzzy sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Inventors: Marcus Thint, Simon J. Case
  • Publication number: 20040098386
    Abstract: A profile management system, for use with information processing applications which retrieve information on behalf of a user. The system comprises a profile generator which generates default user profiles. The profile generator can identify user-specific information from, for instance, an organisation chart such that new members of an organisation are automatically assigned a profile. This enables information processing applications to provide new members with information that is relevant to their role within an organisation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2003
    Publication date: May 20, 2004
    Inventors: Marcus Thint, Simon J Case, Nader Azarmi
  • Publication number: 20030154180
    Abstract: A profile management system, for use with information processing applications which retrieve information on behalf of a user. The system comprises a profile generator which generates default user profiles. The profile generator can identify user-specific information from, for instance, an organisation chart such that new members of an organisation are automatically assigned a profile. This enables information processing applications to provide new members with information that is relevant to their role within an organisation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Publication date: August 14, 2003
    Inventors: Simon J. Case, Nader Azarmi, Marcus Thint