Linguistics Patents (Class 704/1)
  • Patent number: 11379656
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatic generation of templates for information extraction rules to extract information objects from natural language texts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: ABBYY Development Inc.
    Inventors: Konstantin Anisimovich, Ruslan Garashchuk, Stepan Matskevich
  • Patent number: 11367074
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed, to distinguish fraudulent transactions from a legitimate transaction, predicated on the notion that the card is considered likely to be in state of fraud. The disclosed system and method can be activated as soon as an account has suspicious activity that causes a high score for potential fraud, but before a bank either can or needs to confirm fraud. The system or method is able to pinpoint the actual fraudulent transactions inside a window of potential fraudulent activity, using a specialized model referred to as the pinpoint model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: FAIR ISAAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Scott M. Zoldi, Hila Hashemi, Todd Alan Smith
  • Patent number: 11361165
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed for processing natural language communications. A computing device receives a set of natural language communications. The computing device generates a word index from the communications and generates, from the word index, a set of topics, each topic including two or more words. For each topic, the computing device generates a score indicative of an amount of semantic information represented by the topic. The computing device then discards topics that are supersets or subsets of other topics. The computing device presents the remaining topics based on to the score of each topic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: THE CLOROX COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Barker, Suprit Singh
  • Patent number: 11341956
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and a system utilizing an AI entity for confirming an agreement has been entered between a first entity and a second entity during a verbal communication, capturing the portions of the communication that constitute the elements of an agreement and storing the portions for later verification of the agreement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventor: Brady Carl Stephenson
  • Patent number: 11334715
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a divider and an identifier. The divider divides a plurality of sentences included in a processing target sentence set into a plurality of groups based on a supervised topic list representing a list of supervised topic name that is set in advance. The identifier identifies a topic name for each of the groups based on the supervised topic list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA DIGITAL SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasunari Miyabe, Kazuyuki Goto, Kenta Cho, Masahisa Shinozaki, Keisuke Sakanushi
  • Patent number: 11314949
    Abstract: A system to convert sequences of human thought representations into coherent stories, in association with a language understanding system is disclosed. Said system comprises: an entity dereferencing and enrichment module, an anomaly detecting unit that comprises: a context anomaly module, and a meaning anomaly and reinforcement module; an inter thought representation reasoning and transformation unit; an entity knowledge base; a thought representation knowledge base; and an output thought representation cloud. The system takes sequences of thought representations as input and tries to make sense out of them. The system is used in association with any type of language understanding system for creating meaning out of the sequence of thoughts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Baljit Singh, Praveen Prakash
  • Patent number: 11307880
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first user input by a first user at a client system associated with the first user, wherein the first user input is associated with a first language register, selecting a first language-register model from a plurality of language-register models based on the first language register by the client system, wherein the plurality of language-register models are each personalized with respect to the first user, and presenting a personalized first communication content generated based on the selected first language-register model at the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Martin
  • Patent number: 11294954
    Abstract: An unidentified media content item may be received by a processing device. A set of features of the unidentified media content item may be determined. Metadata associated with the unidentified media content item may be determined. A first similarity between the metadata associated with the unidentified media content item and additional metadata associated with a known media content item from a media content repository may be determined. A second similarity between the set of features of the unidentified media content item and an additional set of features associated with the known media content item may be determined. The unidentified media content item may be identified as a cover of the known media content item based on the first similarity and the second similarity by the processing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Audible Magic Corporation
    Inventors: Erling Wold, Jay Friedman, Richard Boulderstone
  • Patent number: 11288454
    Abstract: An article generation method and device, and a computer storage medium. According to an example of the method, after a content source is mined based on requirement information inputted by a user, at least one topic dimension vector may be extracted from the mined content source by using a particular topic generation model. Then, for each extracted topic dimension vector, topic sentence mining is performed on the content source according to the topic dimension vector, to obtain topic sentences corresponding to the topic dimension vector. Finally, the topic sentences corresponding to the at least one topic dimension vector are spliced and synthesized, to generate an article conforming to the requirement information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING SANKUAI ONLINE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Rao Fu, Juan Xu, Feiyi Wang, Peixu Hou, Zhian Yu, Biao Tang, Gong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11281639
    Abstract: The technology described herein provides for a match fix-up stage that removes matching documents identified for a search query that don't actually contain terms from the search query. A representation of each document (e.g., a forward index storing a list of terms for each document) is used to identify valid matching documents (i.e., documents containing terms from the search query) and invalid matching documents (i.e., documents that don't contain terms from the search query). Any invalid matching documents are removed from further processing and ranking for the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hopcroft, Robert Lovejoy Goodwin, Fan Wang, Utkarsh Jain
  • Patent number: 11276403
    Abstract: Techniques for limiting natural language processing performed on input data are described. A system receives input data from a device. The input data corresponds to a command to be executed by the system. The system determines applications likely configured to execute the command. The system performs named entity recognition and intent classification with respect to only the applications likely configured to execute the command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruhi Sarikaya, Rohit Prasad, Kerry Hammil, Spyridon Matsoukas, Nikko Strom, Frédéric Johan Georges Deramat, Stephen Frederick Potter, Young-Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 11270061
    Abstract: Embodiments may provide techniques to generate training data for summarization of complex documents, such as scientific papers, articles, etc., that are scalable to provide large scale training data. For example, in an embodiment, a method may be implemented in a computer system and may comprise collecting a plurality of video and audio recordings of presentations of documents, collecting a plurality of documents corresponding to the video and audio recordings, converting the plurality of video and audio recordings of presentations of documents into transcripts of the plurality of presentations, generating a summary of each document by selecting a plurality of sentences from each document using the transcript of the that document, generating a dataset comprising a plurality of the generated summaries, and training a machine learning model using the generated dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Herzig, Achiya Jerbi, David Konopnicki, Guy Lev, Michal Shmueli-Scheuer
  • Patent number: 11263031
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a first user input by a first user at a client system associated with the first user, wherein the first user input is associated with a first language register, selecting a first language-register model from a plurality of language-register models based on the first language register by the client system, wherein the plurality of language-register models are each personalized with respect to the first user, and presenting a personalized first communication content generated based on the selected first language-register model at the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott Martin
  • Patent number: 11264023
    Abstract: Input context for a statistical dialog manager may be provided. Upon receiving a spoken query from a user, the query may be categorized according to at least one context clue. The spoken query may then be converted to text according to a statistical dialog manager associated with the category of the query and a response to the spoken query may be provided to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bodell, John Bain, Robert Chambers, Karen M. Cross, Michael Kim, Nick Gedge, Daniel Frederick Penn, Kunal Patel, Edward Mark Tecot, Jeremy C. Waltmunson
  • Patent number: 11263407
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to organizing conversation information. Two or more machine learning (ML) models and a plurality of sentences provided from a conversation may be employed to generate insight scores for each sentence such that each insight score correlates to a probability that its sentence includes one or more of an action or a question. In response to one or more sentences having insight scores that exceed a threshold value an information score and a definiteness score may be determined for the one or more sentences. And one or more insights associated with the conversation may be generated based on the one or more sentences. A report may be generated that associates the one or more insights with one or more portions of the conversation that include the one or more sentences that are associated with the insights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Rammer Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toshish Arun Jawale, Ansup Babu, Sekhar Vallath
  • Patent number: 11264048
    Abstract: A boundary of a highlight of audiovisual content depicting an event is identified. The audiovisual content may be a broadcast, such as a television broadcast of a sporting event. The highlight may be a segment of the audiovisual content deemed to be of particular interest. Audio data for the audiovisual content is stored, and the audio data is automatically analyzed to detect one or more audio events indicative of one or more occurrences to be included in the highlight. Each audio event may be a brief, high-energy audio burst such as the sound made by a tennis serve. A time index within the audiovisual content, before or after the audio event, may be designated as the boundary, which may be the beginning or end of the highlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Mihailo Stojancic, Warren Packard
  • Patent number: 11257499
    Abstract: Method for managing a promises management apparatus comprises automatically transcribing, using an automatic speech recognition engine, a call between a caller and an agent, based on real-time call stream of the call, wherein the caller calls the agent for resolution of a concern using the promises management apparatus. The method comprises automatically extracting, using a natural language processing engine, in real-time a promise made by the agent to the caller based on the transcript of the call, generating promises data by assigning an agent, a type, a timeline, an action, and a mode of execution to the promise, and storing the promises data in a datastore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: UNIPHORE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventors: Umesh Sachdev, Samith Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 11231826
    Abstract: A method for expanding software application functionalities processing is disclosed herein. The method comprises receiving a user request within a software application. The software application is enhanced with annotations, which include metadata. The method continues with loading the metadata from the annotations to a dialog system located on a remote device, sending at least a part of the user request to the dialog system, and receiving a dialog system response to the user request from the dialog system. At least one of the annotations associated with the dialog system response is identified. A code associated with the identified annotation is invoked within the software application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Ilya Gennadyevich Gelfenbeyn, Artem Goncharuk, Pavel Aleksandrovich Sirotin
  • Patent number: 11232136
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for receiving user input that invokes digital assistant functionality; obtaining screen data indicating content displayed on a screen of the computing device; determining a classification for an entity referenced in the content indicated by the screen data; determining a suggested request that refers to the entity based on the determined classification; and providing the suggested request in response to receiving the user input that invokes the digital assistant functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vikram Aggarwal, Aparna Rajan Ramchandran
  • Patent number: 11227184
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for generating a statistically covaried machine learning model for performance measurement of service providers. The method receives a configuration file that includes one or more parameters associated with a plurality of individuals and parses it to generate and executing the database query on input data to generate sets of tabulated data of individuals of the plurality of individuals. The method next determines one or more measures of service providers listed in the configuration file using two or more tabulated data of individuals from the sets of tabulated data of individuals. The method finally generates a covaried machine learning model by training a machine learning model by statistically covarying measures and using them as training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: GRAND ROUNDS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Freese, Meera Rao, Rick Wolf, Peyton Rose, Stephen Martin, Sameer Soi, Zachary Taylor, Ye Wang
  • Patent number: 11227011
    Abstract: Users consume a wide variety of content from various sources, such as videos accessible through websites. As provided herein, content recommendations that are contextually and/or semantically relevant to current content consumed by a user may be identified and provided to the user. For example, metadata for a video being watched by the user may be identified (e.g., terms extracted from a description, user reviews, a category, and/or other information). The metadata may be used to identify content recommendations based upon the metadata corresponding to terms grouped into a set of refined topic groupings of a graph comprising terms and relationships between terms extracted from a content corpus. The metadata may be matched to relevant terms within the set of refined topic groupings, and content recommendations comprising content corresponding to the relevant terms may be suggested to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: VERIZON MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Vidit Jain, Abhranil Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 11216541
    Abstract: Techniques and systems are provided for authenticating a user of a device. For example, input biometric data associated with a person can be obtained. A similarity score for the input biometric data can be determined by comparing the input biometric data to a set of templates that include reference biometric data associated with the user. The similarity score can be compared to an authentication threshold. The person is authenticated as the user when the similarity score is greater than the authentication threshold. The similarity score can also be compared to a learning threshold that is greater than the authentication threshold. A new template including features of the input biometric data is saved for the user when the similarity score is less than the learning threshold and greater than the authentication threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Eyasu Zemene Mequanint, Shuai Zhang, Yingyong Qi, Ning Bi
  • Patent number: 11212179
    Abstract: Various embodiments set forth a method for automatically configuring a multi-chassis link aggregation group (MLAG), including receiving first system information associated with the MLAG, receiving a first discovery packet via a first uplink port associated with a first switch that is included in the MLAG, where the first discovery packet includes second system information associated with the MLAG, determining whether the first system information matches the second system information, where if the first system information matches the second system information, then concluding that the first uplink port is included in an inter peer link connecting the first switch to a second switch that also is included in the MLAG, and if the first system information does not match the second system information, then concluding that the first uplink port is not included in the inter peer link. Advantageously, the method avoids requiring a user to enter hundreds of commands manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SUPER MICRO COMPUTER, INC.
    Inventor: Sahul Hameed Abdul Kader Jailani
  • Patent number: 11182567
    Abstract: A speech translation apparatus includes: an estimator which estimates a sound source direction, based on an acoustic signal obtained by a microphone array unit; a controller which identifies that an utterer is a user or a conversation partner, based on the sound source direction estimated after the start of translation is instructed by a button, using a positional relationship indicated by a layout information item stored in storage and selected in advance, and determines a translation direction indicating input and output languages in and into which content of the acoustic signal is recognized and translated, respectively; and a translator which obtains, according to the translation direction, original text indicating the content in the input language and translated text indicating the content in the output language. The controller displays the original and translated texts on first and second display areas corresponding to the positions of the user and conversation partner, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroki Furukawa, Tsuyoki Nishikawa, Atsushi Sakaguchi, Kohhei Hayashida
  • Patent number: 11151982
    Abstract: Provided is a method including obtaining a corpus and an associated set of domain indicators. The method includes learning a set of vectors in an embedding space based on n-grams of the corpus. The method includes updating ontology graphs comprising a set of vertices and edges associating the set of vertices with each other. The method also includes determining a vector cluster using hierarchical clustering based on distances of the set of vectors with respect to each other in the embedding space and determining a hierarchy of the ontology graphs based on a set of domain indicators of a respective set of vertices corresponding to vectors of the vector cluster. The method also includes updating an index based on the ontology graphs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sorcero, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Tomkins, Walter Bender, Carlos Fernández Musoles, Richard Graves, Dipanwita Das
  • Patent number: 11138523
    Abstract: A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for reducing labeled data imbalances when training an active learning system. The ratio of instances having positive labels or negative labels in a collection of labeled instances associated with an input category used for learning is determined. A first instance for annotation is selected from a collection of unlabeled instances if a first threshold for negative instances, and a first threshold confidence level of being a positive instance of the input category, have been met. A second instance for annotation is selected if a second threshold for positive instances, and a second threshold confidence level of being a negative instance of the input category, have been met. The first and second instances are respectively annotated with a positive and negative label and added to the collection of labeled instances, which are then used for training.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Md Faisal M. Chowdhury, Sarthak Dash, Alfio M. Gliozzo
  • Patent number: 11138387
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for recognizing a human emotion in a message. An embodiment operates by receiving a message from a user. The embodiment labels each word of the message with a part of speech (POS) thereby creating a POS set. The embodiment determines an incongruity score for a combination of words in the POS set using a knowledgebase. The embodiment determines a preliminary emotion detection score for an emotion for the message based on the POS set. Finally, the embodiment calculates a final emotion detection score for the emotion for the message based on the preliminary emotion detection score and the incongruity score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Tucknologies Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig Tucker, Bryan Novak
  • Patent number: 11133010
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing information during a service session, using an intelligent agent. The intelligent agent executes as a process to monitor communications exchanged during a service session between an individual and a service representative (SR) within a service environment. The agent analyzes the communications to identify questions or other topics that are posed by the individual during the service session. The agent retrieves stored data related to such questions or other topics, and generates a message to address each question or other topic. The message is injected into the service session to be presented to the individual, to supplement the conversation that is taking place between the SR and the individual. In some implementations, the agent monitors the communications, generates the message, and/or injects the message into the service session at least partly autonomously of any explicit action taken by the SR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Michael Waldmeier, Yuibi Fujimoto
  • Patent number: 11120806
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for managing dialogs. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a request associated with a task from a user device; submitting the request to each of a plurality of distinct data providers; receiving a plurality of suggested dialog responses from two or more of the data providers; scoring the one or more suggested dialog responses based on one or more scoring factors; determining a particular dialog response to provide to the user based on the scoring; and providing the determined dialog response to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: David Kliger Elson, David P. Whipp, Shir Judith Yehoshua
  • Patent number: 11120227
    Abstract: A facility for representing a mandate occurring in an authority document with a control is described. For each of one or more controls in a set of existing controls, the facility determines a similarity score measuring the similarity of the mandate and the control; where the similarity score exceeds a similarity threshold, the facility links the mandate to the control. Where the mandate is not linked to any control in the set of controls, the facility adds a control to the set of controls that is based on the mandate, and links the mandate to the added control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: UNIFIED COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK (NETWORK FRONTIERS)
    Inventors: Dorian J. Cougias, Vicki McEwen, Steven Piliero, Lucian Hontau, Zike Huang, Sean Kohler
  • Patent number: 11120220
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a suggestion region above an on-screen keyboard. The suggestion region includes multiple suggested character strings. The method further includes: detecting a gesture that begins within a predefined key of the on-screen keyboard; and responsive to detecting the gesture: in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends within the predefined key, inserting a first character string into a text field; and in accordance with a determination that the gesture ends outside of the predefined key, inserting a second character string into the text field, wherein the second character string is different from the first character string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Imran A. Chaudhri, Chanaka G. Karunamuni, Tiffany S. Jon, Jason C. Beaver, Joshua H. Shaffer, Christopher P. Willmore, Nicholas K. Jong
  • Patent number: 11113476
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for training a machine learning model and using the machine learning model to determine an intent associated with an utterance. An embodiment operates by receiving an utterance, determining a first vector based on the received utterance, and determining a second vector based on the received utterance. A third vector is generated by concatenating the first vector and the second vector. The third vector is used to perform at least one of classifying, using a machine learning model, the utterance to determine the intent associated with the utterance or training the machine-learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Julian Seibel
  • Patent number: 11087095
    Abstract: The present invention is a system and method for optimizing the narrative text generated by one or more narrative frameworks that utilize data input from one or more data sources to drive the creation of a narrative text output. Narrative text is generated in accordance with sets of data that provide the scope of text to be generated. A Quality Assurance module presents the narrative text output to a user that reviews both the condition and the logic evaluation associated with the scope, and the quality of the generated text. A log of Quality Assurance items is created upon review of the generated text. These items are then later resolved by locating them in a narrative text generation data structure to resolve the identified issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Adam Long, Robert Allen, Anne Johnson
  • Patent number: 11087756
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving an initial input in a first modality from a first user from a client system associated with the first user, determining one or more intents corresponding to the initial input by an intent-understanding module, generating one or more candidate continuation-inputs based on the one or more intents, where the one or more candidate continuation-inputs are in one or more candidate modalities, respectively, and wherein the candidate modalities are different from the first modality, and sending instructions for presenting one or more suggested inputs corresponding to one or more of the candidate continuation-inputs to the client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: William Crosby Presant, Francislav P. Penov, Anuj Kumar
  • Patent number: 11079933
    Abstract: A portable electronic device having a touch screen display performs a set of operations, including displaying a plurality of key icons, each having an adjustable size hit region, and receiving a sequence of individual touch points input by a user on the touch screen display. The operations performed by the device further include processing the received individual touch points by: forming a user-input directed graph for the sequence of individual touch points received so far, determining a character corresponding to a last received individual touch point in accordance with the adjustable hit regions of the displayed key icons, displaying a sequence of characters corresponding to the sequence of individual touch points, and updating sizes of the adjustable hit regions for a plurality of the key icons in accordance with the sequence of individual touch points input by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Greg Christie, Bas Ording, Scott Forstall, Richard Williamson, Jerome René Bellegarda
  • Patent number: 11080288
    Abstract: A database querying system, comprising an input interface unit configured to receive textual input and to convert the textual input into a textual data string, a sequencing unit configured to obtain at least one key phrase from the textual data string and to obtain for each of the at least one key phrase a set of all contiguous sequences of words of the respective key phrase, a classification network unit configured to access a semantic network for each of the contiguous sequences of words, wherein the classification network unit is configured to set a classification flag for the respective contiguous sequence of words, if the semantic network contains a link between the respective contiguous sequence of words and an entry in a predetermined classification database; a comparison unit configured to access a predetermined target database for each of the contiguous sequences of words, wherein the comparison unit is configured to set a target flag for the respective contiguous sequence of words, if the predetermi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Giancarlo Frison
  • Patent number: 11074407
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system, computer program product, and method for application of cognitive processing to a communication, and selectively transmitting the communication based on the cognitive processing. Natural language understanding (NLU) decomposes the communication to identify content and keywords. A dictionary determined to be contextually related to the communication is identified to support and enable a multi-dimensional analysis of the communication content. The communication is subject to dynamic filtering with support of the dictionary and dictionary content, and the dictionary is subject to a selective amendment based on the dynamic processing. A response is generated from the filtering, and the response is subject to selective transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priya Kannan, Ankur Tagra, Shajeer K. Mohammed
  • Patent number: 11068486
    Abstract: A method for automatically processing log files of different types of an automation system, said method determining a message part of a data set of the log file. All contents of the respective data sets of the log files are concatenated. The data sets of all the log files are summarized in a summary file. The data sets of all the log files are chronologically sorted in the summary file. The data sets are compressed in the summary file. The compressed data sets in the summary file are coded. The compressed data sets are assigned to groups with associated group codes. The group code of the assigned group is decoded. The decoded group code is output as the alphanumeric message part of the log file. The alphanumeric message part of the log file is stored in a memory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Alexander Storl, Steffen Pauer, Mikhail Roshchin
  • Patent number: 11069346
    Abstract: A set of candidate intent vectors is generated from an input intent vector. A validation of the set of candidate intent vectors is performed that selects as valid intent vectors any of the set of candidate intent vectors that are semantically similar to the input intent vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zhong Fang Yuan, Kun Yan Yin, Yuan Lin Yang, Tong Liu, He Li
  • Patent number: 11061943
    Abstract: Examples of techniques for constructing, evaluating, and improving a search string for retrieving images are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, by a processing device, a plurality of images returned as results to an executed search string in the form of a tuple including an item class, an action and an actor. The method further includes generating, by the processing device, a collection similarity score by comparing at least one of the plurality of images to at least one other of the plurality of images. The method further includes determining, by the processing device, whether the collection similarity score exceeds a collection threshold. The method further includes, based at least in part on determining that the similarity score does not exceed the collection threshold, indicating that the search string is ineffective at indicating the item use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sujatha Kashyap, Anne E. Gattiker, Kaipeng Li, Samuel Thomas, Minh Ngoc Binh Nguyen, Thomas Hubregtsen
  • Patent number: 11055295
    Abstract: Techniques are presented for producing demographics, in an automated fashion, from a search result of computer-accessible content. While the demographics can be determined for a research product that has been produced by any technique, they are particularly useful when applied to an automated frame-based search approach. Frame-based search engines are presented for technology profiling, healthcare-related search and brand research. Determination of a demographic proceeds at two levels: member and population. At the member level, a demographic characteristic can be determined applicable with either total or partial certainty. Each value assigned by a demographic, to a population member, has a confidence level associated with it and the assignments can be represented by a Confidence Distribution. Summarization of a demographic, at the population level, depends upon whether the certainty assignments, at the member level, are total or partial. Declarant Demographics are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: NetBase Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Jacob Osofsky, Jens Erik Tellefsen, Wei Li, Ranjeet Singh Bhatia
  • Patent number: 11049311
    Abstract: A method, computer system, and computer program product for determining and displaying tones with messaging information are provided. The embodiment may include receiving a plurality of user-entered messaging information from a messaging application. The embodiment may also include determining a tone associated with the plurality of received user-entered messaging information. The embodiment may further include determining whether a word, a phrase, or an image in the plurality of user-entered messaging information is used above a pre-configured threshold number of times by the user. The embodiment may also include determining a color and an animation for the determined tone based on a preconfigured mapping of a plurality of colors and a plurality of animations with a plurality of tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kelley M. Gordon, Michael Celedonia, Katelyn Applegate
  • Patent number: 11048747
    Abstract: A system and method for estimating the popularity of song by calculating the (absolute and/or contrastive) harmonic surprise of each song in a corpus of music data, determining the popularity of each song in the corpus (e.g., based on a music chart, downloads, online streams), determining correlations between harmonic surprise and popularity, and estimating the popularity of an individual song based on the (absolute and/or contrastive) harmonic surprise of the individual song and the correlations between harmonic surprise and popularity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: SECRET CHORD LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Scott Miles
  • Patent number: 11042592
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for identifying, retrieving and presenting electronic documents responsive to user queries. The three distinct inventive concepts are relevancy ranking of responsive documents based on component query technique; cross-lingual searching; and search expansion using analytics of initial results to derive and generate a modified query. Each of these inventions enhances document search and retrieval systems and the three solutions may be used separately or in any combination. The three inventions apply in layers above an underlying search system, controlling the submission of requests to the underlying system in support of received search requests, typically originating with an end user. Invention (III) provides a semantic-expansion capability specifically utilizing the availability of language independent fields in the data being searched with natural language query terms. This invention is enhanced by incorporating the preceding two inventions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: CAMELOT UK BIDCO LIMITED
    Inventors: Raphael Shmuel Ryger, Ekaterina Suvorova
  • Patent number: 11036936
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a system, computer program product, and method for application of cognitive processing to a communication, and selectively transmitting the communication based on the cognitive processing. Natural language understanding (NLU) decomposes the communication to identify content and keywords. A dictionary determined to be contextually related to the communication is identified to support and enable a multi-dimensional analysis of the communication content. The communication is subject to dynamic filtering with support of the dictionary and dictionary content. A response is generated from the filtering, and is subject to selective transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Priya Kannan, Ankur Tagra, Shajeer K. Mohammed
  • Patent number: 11036818
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for detecting a graph-based event in a social network, the method including generating a keyword graph based on social data collected from a social network system; separating the keyword graph into a plurality of candidate graphs through clustering; calculating a user interest for each of the plurality of candidate graphs based on a per-time variation of a social action associated with the social data; and determining k candidate graphs from among the plurality of candidate graphs as an event graph based on the user interest. Here, k denotes a natural number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: CHUNGBUK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Ina Kim, Jongtae Lim, Kyoungsoo Bok, Jaesoo Yoo
  • Patent number: 11036926
    Abstract: A system receives a phrase that includes at least one tagged object and generates instantiated phrases by instantiations of each tagged object in the phrase. The system generates lists of natural language phrases by corresponding paraphrases of each of the instantiated phrases. The system generates ordered lists of natural language phrases by ordering natural language phrases in each list of natural language phrases based on occurrences of each natural language phrase. The system generates annotated natural language phrases by using each tagged object in the phrase to annotate the ordered lists of natural language phrases or an enhanced set of natural language phrases that is based on the ordered lists of natural language phrases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yilin Shen, Avik Ray, Hongxia Jin
  • Patent number: 11030416
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for latent ambiguity handling in natural language processing. The method may include: providing an annotated semantic graph based on a knowledge base in which nodes representing semantic concepts are linked by semantic relationships, wherein one or more nodes are annotated to indicate a latent ambiguity of the semantic concept; processing a natural language input by activation of the annotated semantic graph; during processing when encountering an annotated node indicating a latent ambiguity of the semantic concept, applying a pre-defined latent ambiguity process to the node; and replacing any annotated nodes indicating a latent ambiguity of the concept remaining in an output of the processing of the natural language input with an alternative node from the semantic graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Seamus R. McAteer, Daniel J. McCloskey, Mikhail Sogrin
  • Patent number: 11023680
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for automatically detecting semantic errors in a text. In order to detect the semantic errors in the text, the method generates a first set of features and a second set of features corresponding to each word in the text. A first set of features corresponds to statistical features of a word and a second set of features for a word corresponds to the features generated for a plurality of words surrounding the word in the text using matrix factorization techniques. The method, then, combines a first set of features and a second set of features to generate a third set of features corresponding to each word in the text. Thereafter, the method utilizes an Artificial Neural Network (ANN) model to detect semantic validity of each word based on a corresponding third set of features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: THE KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KACST)
    Inventors: Ibrahim A Almosallam, Manal N Almutery, Marwa M Khan, Lulwah M Al-Yahyan, Abdulrahman I Almuhareb, Mohamed I Alkanhal
  • Patent number: 11025985
    Abstract: Metadata for highlights of audiovisual content depicting a sporting event or other event are extracted from audiovisual content. The highlights may be segments of the content, such as a broadcast of a sporting event, that are of particular interest. Audio data for the audiovisual content is stored, and portions of the audio data indicating crowd excitement (noise) is automatically identified by analyzing an audio signal in the joint time and frequency domains. Multiple indicators are derived and subsequently processed to detect, validate, and render occurrences of crowd noise. Metadata are automatically generated, including time of occurrence, level of noise (excitement), and duration of cheering. Metadata may be stored, comprising at least a time index indicating a time, within the audiovisual content, at which each of the portions occurs. Periods of intense crowd noise may be used to identify highlights and/or to indicate crowd excitement during viewing of a highlight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: STATS LLC
    Inventors: Mihailo Stojancic, Warren Packard