Patents by Inventor Simon H. Corston-Oliver

Simon H. Corston-Oliver 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: 7788087
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for identifying, extracting, clustering and analyzing sentiment-bearing text. In one embodiment, the invention implements a pipeline capable of accessing raw text and presenting it in a highly usable and intuitive way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, Anthony Aue, Eric K. Ringger, Michael Gamon
  • Patent number: 7788086
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for identifying, extracting, clustering and analyzing sentiment-bearing text. In one embodiment, the invention implements a pipeline capable of accessing raw text and presenting it in a highly usable and intuitive way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, Anthony Aue, Eric K. Ringger, Michael Gamon
  • Patent number: 7536397
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7398203
    Abstract: A text processor processes text in a message. The text processor generates a plurality of compressed forms of components of the message. The processor performs a linguistic analysis on the body of text to obtain a linguistic output indicative of linguistic components of the body of text. The processor then generates the plurality of compressed forms that can be used to compress the body of text. The plurality of compressed forms are generated based on the linguistic output. The invention can be implemented as a method of generating the compressed forms and as an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2008
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, Sharad Mathur
  • Patent number: 7299238
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7290004
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7290005
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7269594
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7206787
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7069207
    Abstract: A text processor processes text in a message. The text processor generates a plurality of compressed forms of components of the message. The processor performs a linguistic analysis on the body of text to obtain a linguistic output indicative of linguistic components of the body of text. The processor then generates the plurality of compressed forms that can be used to compress the body of text. The plurality of compressed forms are generated based on the linguistic output. The invention can be implemented as a method of generating the compressed forms and as an apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2006
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, Sharad Mathur
  • Patent number: 6901402
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies constituents in the first textual input, having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the constituents identified. The constituents can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated in one of a variety of ways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2005
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan, Hisami Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20020138248
    Abstract: A text processor processes text in a message. The text processor generates a plurality of compressed forms of components of the message. The processor performs a linguistic analysis on the body of text to obtain a linguistic output indicative of linguistic components of the body of text. The processor then generates the plurality of compressed forms that can be used to compress the body of text. The plurality of compressed forms are generated based on the linguistic output. The invention can be implemented as a method of generating the compressed forms and as an apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2001
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, Sharad Mathur
  • Patent number: 6430552
    Abstract: A method is implemented in a computerized system that provides access to a search tool capable of searching at least one stored record. The method includes determining whether a search query is a logical query by comparing each search term to a set of logical operators. If a search term is in the set of logical operators it is removed from the search query to produce a modified search query. The modified search query is then passed to a search engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2002
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Simon H. Corston-Oliver
  • Patent number: 6363374
    Abstract: A method of computerized searching receives parameters of a search query from a user and adds a restriction to the parameters to require that at least two of the search terms of the search query appear in a same sentence in a document. A representation of a set of documents is then searched based on the parameters of the search query and the added restriction. Documents that meet the search parameters and the added restriction are thus identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2002
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, Lucretia H. Vanderwende, William B. Dolan
  • Patent number: 6295529
    Abstract: A system is utilized for determining a relationship between first and second textual inputs. The system identifies clauses in the first textual input having predetermined characteristics indicative of usefulness in determining the relationship. The relationship is then determined based on the clauses identified. The clauses can be eliminated from the first textual input, weighted in the first textual input, or simply annotated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Simon H. Corston-Oliver, William B. Dolan