Patents by Inventor Rahul P. Akolkar

Rahul P. Akolkar 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: 20190179970
    Abstract: In an approach for providing a recommendation for human interaction in an environment, a processor receives information from one or more devices in an area. A processor analyzes the information to identify at least two people and a context of an interaction, wherein a first person has the interaction with a second person. A processor applies a behavioral model to the context and the interaction to identify a recommendation, wherein the behavioral model is a model of a plurality of previous interactions in a plurality of areas, a plurality of contexts associated to the plurality of previous interactions, and a plurality of recommendations associated to the plurality of previous interactions. A processor provides the recommendation to the first person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Publication date: June 13, 2019
    Inventors: Brian E. Bissell, Kristi A. Farinelli, Rahul P. Akolkar, MANALI JAIRAM CHANCHLANI
  • Publication number: 20190138943
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a computer-implemented method executed by a cognitive system. In one embodiment, the computer-implemented method includes the step of receiving a first image as part of a visual communication session. The method identifies metadata associated with the first image. The method identifies objects and their surroundings depicted in the first image. The method identifies properties associated with the objects and their surroundings depicted in the first image. The method retrieves information associated with the objects and their surroundings depicted in the first image based on the metadata and the properties associated with the objects and their surroundings. The method interacts with a user based in part on the information associated with the objects and their surroundings depicted in the first image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Publication date: May 9, 2019
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Kristi A. Farinelli, Joseph L. Sharpe, Stefan Van Der Stockt
  • Patent number: 10210558
    Abstract: Offline functionality-based co-ranking and clustering is carried out on a knowledge base that characterizes a heterogeneous information technology services network including a plurality of services, a plurality of providers, and a plurality of attributes. Results of the functionality-based co-ranking and clustering are stored as annotations of the services and the providers in the knowledge base, to obtain an annotated knowledge base. A service requirement is obtained from a customer requiring information technology services. The annotated knowledge base is queried, based on the service requirement; and an ordered list of at least given ones of the services, based on the querying, is returned to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Yexi Jiang, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao, Yang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10192584
    Abstract: Accurate and concise summarization of a media production is achieved using cognitive analysis which groups segments of the production into clusters based on extracted features, selects a representative segment for each cluster, and combines the representative segments to form a summary. The production is separated into a video stream, a speech stream and an audio stream, from which the cognitive analysis extracts visual features, textual features, and aural features. The clustering groups segments together whose visual and textual features most closely match. Selection of the representative segments derives a score for each segment based on factors including a distance to a centroid of the cluster, an emotion level, an audio uniqueness, and a video uniqueness. Each of these factors can be weighted, and the weights can be adjusted in accordance with user input. The factors can have initial weights which are based on statistical attributes of historical media productions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Alexander M. Block, Manali J. Chanchlani, Kristi A. Farinelli
  • Publication number: 20190027188
    Abstract: Accurate and concise summarization of a media production is achieved using cognitive analysis which groups segments of the production into clusters based on extracted features, selects a representative segment for each cluster, and combines the representative segments to form a summary. The production is separated into a video stream, a speech stream and an audio stream, from which the cognitive analysis extracts visual features, textual features, and aural features. The clustering groups segments together whose visual and textual features most closely match. Selection of the representative segments derives a score for each segment based on factors including a distance to a centroid of the cluster, an emotion level, an audio uniqueness, and a video uniqueness. Each of these factors can be weighted, and the weights can be adjusted in accordance with user input. The factors can have initial weights which are based on statistical attributes of historical media productions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Alexander M. Block, Manali J. Chanchlani, Kristi A. Farinelli
  • Publication number: 20180341714
    Abstract: A system and method for web application navigation control includes updating navigation data models used in navigation constraints with received data from an end-user or system. Without needing a centralized application-specific controller, from a collection of extensible navigation rules associated with each page of a plurality of pages, the extensible navigation rules are automatically selected which depend on changed data values and need re-evaluation. The navigation constraints associated only with the pages potentially changing their ready state to execute from among the plurality of pages in an entire application are evaluated to determine which pages are ready to run based on updated data from the navigation data models. A preferred page to be actually navigated to next is selected from among a set of all available and ready pages by execution of a set of second and separate navigation constraints using results of the navigation constraints of the evaluating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventors: RAHUL P. AKOLKAR, JOHN M. BOYER, CHARLES F. WIECHA
  • Patent number: 10140638
    Abstract: A method for providing a cloud-based service includes receiving information from a customer of the service over a conversational interface, the information identifying a requirement of the customer related to a resiliency of the service, and identifying a service provider who provides the service in a manner that satisfies the requirement. A method for building a knowledge base of cloud-based service providers includes receiving information from a service provider, the information specifying at least one resiliency attribute of the service provider, matching the information to a standardized service descriptor, wherein the service descriptor is indexed within an ontology-based organizational framework that indexes a plurality of service descriptors, and storing the service descriptor for the service provider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao
  • Patent number: 10083242
    Abstract: A system and method for web application navigation control includes updating navigation data models used in navigation constraints with received data from an end-user or system. Without needing a centralized application-specific controller, from a collection of extensible navigation rules associated with each page of a plurality of pages, the extensible navigation rules are automatically selected which depend on changed data values and need re-evaluation. The navigation constraints associated only with the pages potentially changing their ready state to execute from among the plurality of pages in an entire application are evaluated to determine which pages are ready to run based on updated data from the navigation data models. A preferred page to be actually navigated to next is selected from among a set of all available and ready pages by execution of a set of second and separate navigation constraints using results of the navigation constraints of the evaluating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, John M. Boyer, Charles F. Wiecha
  • Patent number: 9946428
    Abstract: Content of a web-based application is displayed in a window of a web browser application. A selection of the display region is received from a user or a computer implemented system. A locked region is defined based on the selection. When instructions to modify the content of web-based application is received, the instructions are executed except those to modify the locked region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Joao P. Goncalves, Peter K. Malkin, Jacquelyn A. Martino, Mathew S. Thoennes
  • Publication number: 20170330079
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for automating the generation of an incorrect answer to a question suitable for a multiple choice exam. An input corpus of human-readable text associated with a subject domain is provided to a question generation system, where it is processed to generate a set of question-answer (QA) pairs. The set of QA pairs is then processed with the corpus of input text to extract a set of input keywords and concepts. A concept dependency graph is then used to perform disambiguation operations on the set of input keywords and concepts, and the reference keywords and concepts it contains, to generate a set of distractor words. The resulting set of distractor words is then processed with the set of QA pairs to generate a set of multiple choice question-answers that include various distractor answers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Kristi A. Farinelli, Srijith N. Prabhu, Joseph L. Sharpe, III, Bruce R. Slawson
  • Publication number: 20170330087
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for using a context dependency graph to automate the generation of an incorrect answer to a question suitable for a multiple choice exam. A reference corpus is used to generate a concept dependency graph that contains reference keywords and concepts associated with the subject domain of an input corpus. Relationships between the reference keywords and concepts within the concept dependency graph are identified. Once identified, they are used to process a set of input keywords and concepts extracted from the input corpus, and the reference keywords and concepts, to generate a set of distractor words. The resulting set of distractor words is then processed with a set of QA pairs associated with the input corpus to generate a set of multiple choice question-answers that include various distractor answers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Kristi A. Farinelli, Srijith N. Prabhu, Joseph L. Sharpe, III, Bruce R. Slawson
  • Publication number: 20170161815
    Abstract: Offline functionality-based co-ranking and clustering is carried out on a knowledge base that characterizes a heterogeneous information technology services network including a plurality of services, a plurality of providers, and a plurality of attributes. Results of the functionality-based co-ranking and clustering are stored as annotations of the services and the providers in the knowledge base, to obtain an annotated knowledge base. A service requirement is obtained from a customer requiring information technology services. The annotated knowledge base is queried, based on the service requirement; and an ordered list of at least given ones of the services, based on the querying, is returned to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Publication date: June 8, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Yexi Jiang, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao, Yang Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170061479
    Abstract: Software that utilizes cognitive services to analyze proposed communications and determine their predicted acceptance by a target audience. The software performs the following operations: (i) receiving a communication from a sender; (ii) determining a demography of a target audience for the communication using natural language processing; (iii) analyzing a set of data sources to determine a predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience based, at least in part, on the target audience's determined demography; and (iv) identifying a set of adjustments to the communication based, at least in part, on a predicted amount of improvement to the predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience, wherein the set of adjustments utilizes one or more synonyms to replace one or more words in the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Srijith N. Prabhu, Joseph L. Sharpe, III, Bruce R. Slawson, Jagan Mohan Rao Vujjini
  • Publication number: 20170063775
    Abstract: Software that utilizes cognitive services to analyze proposed communications and determine their predicted acceptance by a target audience. The software performs the following operations: (i) receiving a communication from a sender; (ii) determining a demography of a target audience for the communication using natural language processing; (iii) analyzing a set of data sources to determine a predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience based, at least in part, on the target audience's determined demography; and (iv) identifying a set of adjustments to the communication based, at least in part, on a predicted amount of improvement to the predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience, wherein the set of adjustments utilizes one or more synonyms to replace one or more words in the communication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Srijith N. Prabhu, Joseph L. Sharpe, III, Bruce R. Slawson, Jagan Mohan Rao Vujjini
  • Patent number: 9576048
    Abstract: Offline functionality-based co-ranking and clustering is carried out on a knowledge base that characterizes a heterogeneous information technology services network including a plurality of services, a plurality of providers, and a plurality of attributes. Results of the functionality-based co-ranking and clustering are stored as annotations of the services and the providers in the knowledge base, to obtain an annotated knowledge base. A service requirement is obtained from a customer requiring information technology services. The annotated knowledge base is queried, based on the service requirement; and an ordered list of at least given ones of the services, based on the querying, is returned to the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Thomas E. Chefalas, Yexi Jiang, Jim A. Laredo, Chang-Shing Perng, Anca Sailer, Frank A. Schaffa, Alla Segal, Ignacio Silva-Lepe, Tao Tao, Yang Zhou
  • Publication number: 20170039275
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided in a data processing system for article summarization. The mechanism analyzes an article to identify entities and relationships within the article. The article is an item of unstructured content. The mechanism performs information augmentation based on the identified entities and relationships using one or more cognitive services to collect augmented information from a corpus of information. The mechanism generates one or more visualization components based on the identified entities and relationships and the augmented information. The mechanism presents a summarization comprising the one or more visualization components to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Publication date: February 9, 2017
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Srijith N. Prabhu, Joseph L. Sharpe, III, Bruce R. Slawson, Jagan M.R. Vujjini
  • Patent number: 9531604
    Abstract: Various embodiments predict performance of a system including a plurality of server tiers. In one embodiment, a first set of performance information is collected for a base allocation of computing resources across multiple server tiers in the plurality of sever tiers for a set of workloads. A set of experimental allocations of the computing resources is generated on a tier-by-tier basis. Each of the set of experimental allocations varies the computing resources allocated by the base allocation for a single server tier of the multiple server tiers. A second set of performance information associated with the single server tier for each of the set of experimental allocations is collected for a plurality of workloads. At least one performance characteristic of at least one candidate allocation of computing resources across the multiple server tiers is predicted for a given workload based on the first and second sets of performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Arun Iyengar, Shicong Meng, Isabelle Rouvellou, Ignacio Silva-Lepe
  • Publication number: 20160350435
    Abstract: A system and method for web application navigation control includes updating navigation data models used in navigation constraints with received data from an end-user or system. Without needing a centralized application-specific controller, from a collection of extensible navigation rules associated with each page of a plurality of pages, the extensible navigation rules are automatically selected which depend on changed data values and need re-evaluation. The navigation constraints associated only with the pages potentially changing their ready state to execute from among the plurality of pages in an entire application are evaluated to determine which pages are ready to run based on updated data from the navigation data models. A preferred page to be actually navigated to next is selected from among a set of all available and ready pages by execution of a set of second and separate navigation constraints using results of the navigation constraints of the evaluating step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: RAHUL P. AKOLKAR, JOHN M. BOYER, CHARLES F. WIECHA
  • Patent number: 9471204
    Abstract: A system and method for web application navigation control includes updating navigation data models used in navigation constraints with received data from an end-user or system. Without needing a centralized application-specific controller, from a collection of extensible navigation rules associated with each page of a plurality of pages, the extensible navigation rules are automatically selected which depend on changed data values and need re-evaluation. The navigation constraints associated only with the pages potentially changing their ready state to execute from among the plurality of pages in an entire application are evaluated to determine which pages are ready to run based on updated data from the navigation data models. A preferred page to be actually navigated to next is selected from among a set of all available and ready pages by execution of a set of second and separate navigation constraints using results of the navigation constraints of the evaluating step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, John M. Boyer, Charles F. Wiecha
  • Patent number: 9413619
    Abstract: Various embodiments predict performance of a system including a plurality of server tiers. In one embodiment, a first set of performance information is collected for a base allocation of computing resources across multiple server tiers in the plurality of sever tiers for a set of workloads. A set of experimental allocations of the computing resources is generated on a tier-by-tier basis. Each of the set of experimental allocations varies the computing resources allocated by the base allocation for a single server tier of the multiple server tiers. A second set of performance information associated with the single server tier for each of the set of experimental allocations is collected for a plurality of workloads. At least one performance characteristic of at least one candidate allocation of computing resources across the multiple server tiers is predicted for a given workload based on the first and second sets of performance information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Rahul P. Akolkar, Arun Iyengar, Shicong Meng, Isabelle Rouvellou, Ignacio Silva-Lepe