Patents by Inventor Reid G. Smith

Reid G. Smith 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: 20200409982
    Abstract: A method and system for hierarchically classifying text documents, using scoring and ranking. In particular, the present invention provides a system and method for classifying text documents, where terms in the document are associated with a class drawn from a taxonomy and used to calculate a score for each class. In one form, terms are captured for each class and adjustments made to compute a score to classify a document into a class. Using the scores, the top classes in a document are computed. Advantageously, the method and system can explain the classification, including why a class was not considered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Publication date: December 31, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce G. Buchanan, Reid G. Smith, Joshua R. Eckroth
  • Publication number: 20170293842
    Abstract: A system and method for classifying unstructured text documents, without the need for pre-classified training examples. In general, the system and method provides for blending statistical, syntactic and semantic considerations to learn classifiers from an organization's unclassified internal and external unstructured text documents, as well as unclassified documents available via the Internet. In one form, for each class in a taxonomy the class name is expanded into semantically related words and phrases to build approximate classifiers. Each approximate classifier will almost certainly be erroneous but it can be used to identify an approximately correct set of documents. The process is recursive; e.g. the approximate classifier with the strongest evidence, is fed back into the system until a stale set of the strongest terms for each classifier has been selected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Publication date: October 12, 2017
    Inventors: Bruce G. Buchanan, Reid G. Smith, Eric J. Schoen, Joshua R. Eckroth
  • Patent number: 5119475
    Abstract: A declarative object-oriented approach to menu construction provides a mechanism for specifying the behavior, appearance and function of menus as part of an interactive user interface. Menus are constructed from interchangeable object building blocks to obtain the characteristics wanted without the need to write new code or code and maintaining a coherent interface standard. The approach is implemented by dissecting interface menu behavior into modularized objects specifying orthogonal components of desirable menu behaviors. Once primary characteristics for orthogonal dimensions of menu behavior are identified, individual objects are constructed to provide specific alternatives for the behavior within the definitions of each dimension. Finally, specific objects from each dimension are combined to construct a menu having the desired selections of menu behaviors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 2, 1992
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Reid G. Smith, Eric J. Schoen