Linguistics Patents (Class 704/1)
  • Patent number: 10685050
    Abstract: A word generation model obtains textual content and a requested topic of interest, and generates a targeted summary of the textual content tuned to the topic of interest. To do so, a topic-aware encoding model encodes the textual content with a topic label corresponding to the topic of interest to generate topic-aware encoded text. A word generation model selects a next word for the topic-based summary from the topic-aware encoded text. The word generation model is trained to generate topic-based summaries using machine learning on training data including a multitude of documents, a respective summary of each document, and a respective topic of each summary. Feedback of the selected next word is provided to the word generation model. The feedback causes the word generation model to select subsequent words for the topic-based summary based on the feedback of the next selected word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Kundan Krishna, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10685180
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, system, and method for using remote words in data streams from remote devices to autocorrect input text. Remote words included in a at least one data stream are accessed from at least one remote device over a network to store in a remote word corpus. User input text is received in a text entry field in a user interface rendered by the computer device. Local words are maintained in a local word corpus stored in the computer device. The local words and the remote words are used to autocorrect and validate the user input text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary Silverstein, Mark Delaney, Robert H. Grant, Trudy L. Hewitt
  • Patent number: 10673804
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for improving the quality of the posts in a social network. A topic of a post to a social network environment is identified using natural language processing. The tense of the post directed to the identified topic is detected using natural language processing. The post is transformed to a suggested post of a second tense directed to the same topic to the user using natural language processing. A suggested message to be posted by the user to the social network in a third tense (e.g., past tense) based on the posts directed to the identified topic in the first and second tenses (e.g., future and present tenses) is generated using natural language processing thereby forming a past/present/future pairing of posts. By forming a past/present/future pairing of posts, a more complete and understandable view of the user's personal history may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Lydia M. Do
  • Patent number: 10671815
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to generate an operator text in response to an alarm that is either received from an alarm or alert system or that is self-generated based on an analysis of one or more data feeds. The method of an example embodiment may include determining whether an operator text is to be generated in response to a received alert condition by performing data analysis operations comprising: analyzing, using a processor, a primary data feed and at least one confirmatory data feed to identify one or more features; and determining based on the detection of a feature in the primary data feed or the at least one confirmatory data feed satisfies at least one predetermined constraint. The method may further include generating an output text that is displayable in a user interface that describes at least a diagnosis for the feature that satisfied that at least one predetermined constraint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Arria Data2Text Limited
    Inventors: Ehud B. Reiter, Alasdair Logan, Lucia Ortega Alvarez, Edward Apeh, Bracha Libman, William Bradshaw
  • Patent number: 10664666
    Abstract: Provided are a language conversion method and device based on artificial intelligence, and a terminal. The language conversion method includes: receiving a language conversion request, wherein the language conversion request comprises a sentence to be converted, and the sentence to be converted comprises an original language word and a target language word; determining a plurality of candidate words each corresponding to the original language word according to a preset rule; determining a score of each of the plurality of candidate words when used in the sentence to be converted; and determining a target word corresponding to the original language word according to the score of each of the plurality of candidate words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shiqi Zhao
  • Patent number: 10664558
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and computer program products are described herein that are configured to be embodied as and/or performed by a document planner. In some examples, a method is provided for generating a document plan. The method may include receiving a document plan template and a message store. The document plan template may include program code defining the structure and content of a document plan. The method may also include processing, by a processor, the document plan template to determine one or more messages from the message store for inclusion in the document plan. The method may also include generating the document plan. A structure and a content of the document plan may be determined at least based on the determined one or more messages and the document plan template. Apparatuses and computer readable media are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ARRIA DATA2TEXT LIMITED
    Inventor: Saad Mahamood
  • Patent number: 10657330
    Abstract: The present invention is related to an information extraction method. The information extraction method may comprise providing r semantic relationships, acquiring entity pairs corresponding to the semantic relationships, acquiring first instances based on the entity pairs, and eliminating instances that do not have the semantic relationships from the first instances to obtain second instances. r is a positive integer. Each of the entity pairs contains a pair of named entities. The first instances are sentences containing the entity pairs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhenzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10656957
    Abstract: An input method editor (IME) configured to provide language assistance across a plurality of applications is disclosed. In one example, the IME is adapted for use by English-as-a-second-language (ESL) users. In a specific example, language assistance may be provided by first detecting a need to suggest a substitute word to a user who is typing within an application. The detection may be based on a probability that a current word is in error. If a need is detected, a suggestion may be obtained for the word, such as from a cloud linguistic service or from a local lexicon and language-model, if network connectivity is poor. Once obtained, the suggestion may be displayed to the user in a non-intrusive manner by user interface element(s). Interaction with the user allows the user to accept or reject the suggestion, and perform other functions, such as relocating user interface elements utilized by the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Kun Jing, Weipeng Liu, Matthew Robert Scott, Mu Li, Jin Shi
  • Patent number: 10642939
    Abstract: Methods for generating jokes include coupling one or more servers with one or more databases having words stored therein; receiving text at the server(s) from an external source communicatively coupled with the server(s) through a telecommunications network; in response to receiving the text at the server(s): selecting one or more topic keywords of the topic sentence using the server(s); generating one or more punch words with the server(s) using words stored in the database related to the topic keyword(s); adding bridges to the punch word(s), using the server(s), to generate one or more jokes; communicating a signal to a first computing device through the telecommunications network using the server(s); and in response to receiving the signal at the first computing device, displaying or speaking one of the one or more jokes using the first computing device. Systems for generating jokes include networked computer components configured to carry out the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Twenty Lane Media, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph E. Toplyn
  • Patent number: 10643034
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a sequence of input words is received. Each of the input words is encoded as an indicator vector, wherein a sequence of the indicator vectors captures features of the sequence of input words. The sequence of the indicator vectors is then mapped to a distribution of a contextual probability of a first output word in a sequence of output words. For each subsequent output word, the sequence of the indicator vectors is encoded with a context, wherein the context comprises a previously mapped contextual probability distribution of a fixed window of previous output words; and the encoded sequence of the indicator vectors and the context is mapped to the distribution of the contextual probability of the subsequent output word. Finally, a condensed summary is generated using a decoder by maximizing the contextual probability of each of the output words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Matthew Rush, Sumit Chopra, Jason Edward Weston
  • Patent number: 10629186
    Abstract: A system for improved natural language understanding (NLU) provides pre-feature input to a named entity recognition (NER) component. Pre-features may include no-textually derived information associated with the circumstances describing a user command (such as time, location, etc.). A domain and/or intent may also be determined prior to NER processing and may be passed to the NER component as an input. The pre-features and/or domain or intent information may assist the NER processing by providing context to a textual input, thereby improving NER processing such as semantic tagging, which in turn may improve overall NLU processing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Janet Louise Slifka
  • Patent number: 10628469
    Abstract: A method for information processing includes collecting input information, obtaining feedback information in response to the input information, and outputting the feedback information. The feedback information contains query sub-information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianqiang Lu
  • Patent number: 10631057
    Abstract: Presenting natural-language-understanding (NLU) results can include redundancies and awkward sentence structures. In an embodiment of the present invention, a method includes, responsive to receiving a result to a NLU query, loading a matching template of a plurality of templates stored in a memory. Each template has mask fields associated with at least one property. The method compares the properties of the mask fields of each of the templates to properties of the query and properties of the result, and selects the matching template. The method further completes the matching template by inserting fields of the result into corresponding mask fields of the matching template. The method may further suppress certain mask fields of the matching template to increase brevity and improve the naturalness of the response when appropriate based on the results of the NLU query. The method further presents the completed matching template to a user via a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Yeh, William Jarrold, Adwait Ratnaparkhi, Deepak Ramachandran, Peter Patel-Schneider, Benjamin Douglas
  • Patent number: 10607004
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to improve feature engineering efficiency. An example method disclosed herein includes retrieving a log file in a first file format, the log file containing feature occurrence data, generating a first unit operation based on the first file format to extract the feature occurrence data from the log file to a string, the first unit operation associated with a first metadata tag, generating second unit operations to identify respective features from the feature occurrence data, the second unit operations associated with respective second metadata tags, and generating a first sequence of the first metadata tag and the second metadata tags to create a first vector output file of the feature occurrence data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Yuan Yang, Yi Gai
  • Patent number: 10607604
    Abstract: Vocabulary consistency for a language model may be improved by splitting a target token in an initial vocabulary into a plurality of split tokens, calculating an entropy of the target token and an entropy of the plurality of split tokens in a bootstrap language model, and determining whether to delete the target token from the initial vocabulary based on at least the entropy of the target token and the entropy of the plurality of split tokens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Nobuyasu Itoh, Gakuto Kurata
  • Patent number: 10599954
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus of discovering a bad case based on artificial intelligence, a device and a storage medium, wherein the method comprises: performing named entity recognition for a to-be-recognized query, and respectively obtaining a confidence level of each character in the query; respectively obtaining a probability value of each character of forming a word with a neighboring character in the query; determining whether there is a bad case according to the confidence level and the probability value. The solution of the present disclosure may be applied to save man power costs, and improve the processing efficiency and enhance a discovery rate of bad cases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaoxiong Sun
  • Patent number: 10599765
    Abstract: A semantic translation model system is described along with various methods and mechanisms for administering the same. The semantic translation model system proposed herein creates an intermediate representation and a knowledge base in multiple languages, reducing the amount of time and expensive resources typically required for translation and automatic response to written communications. The system also removes the problem of a translation being influenced by a person's writing style and human misinterpretation and provides ongoing translation to keep the system current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: David Skiba, George Erhart, Lee Becker, Valentine C. Matula
  • Patent number: 10592607
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for providing a natural language comprehension system (NLCS) that iteratively performs an alternating search to gather information that may be used to predict the answer to the question. The NLCS first attends to a query glimpse of the question, and then finds one or more corresponding matches by attending to a text glimpse of the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Alessandro Sordoni, Philip Bachman, Adam Peter Trischler
  • Patent number: 10592610
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a more flexible, effective, and computationally efficient means for determining multiple intents within a natural language input. Some methods rely on specifically trained machine learning classifiers to determine multiple intents within a natural language input. These classifiers require a large amount of labelled training data in order to work effectively, and are generally only applicable to determining specific types of intents (e.g., a specifically selected set of potential inputs). In contrast, the embodiments described herein avoid the use of specifically trained classifiers by determining inferred clauses from a semantic graph of the input. This allows the methods described herein to function more efficiently and over a wider variety of potential inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Babylon Partners Limited
    Inventors: April Tuesday Shen, Francesco Moramarco, Nils Hammerla, Pietro Cavallo, Olufemi Awomosu, Aleksandar Savkov, Jack Flann
  • Patent number: 10586051
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, a computer program product, and a computer system for transformation of security information and event management (SIEM) rules and deploying the SIEM rules in a network of event processors. A computer system or server converts the SIEM rules to formal representations. The computer system or server generates rule abstraction of the formal representations, by using an abstraction function. The computer system or server constructs a finite automaton based on the rule abstraction. The computer system or server eliminates irrelevant transitions in the finite automaton to generate an optimized finite automaton. The computer system or server generates optimized formal rules, based on the optimized finite automaton. The computer system or server converts the optimized formal rules to optimized SIEM rules. The computer or server deploys the optimized SIEM rules in the network of the event processors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yoichi Hatsutori, Takuya Mishina, Naoto Sato, Fumiko Satoh
  • Patent number: 10580213
    Abstract: A sensory eyewear system for a mixed reality device can facilitate user's interactions with the other people or with the environment. As one example, the sensory eyewear system can recognize and interpret a sign language, and present the translated information to a user of the mixed reality device. The wearable system can also recognize text in the user's environment, modify the text (e.g., by changing the content or display characteristics of the text), and render the modified text to occlude the original text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Browy, Michael Janusz Woods, Andrew Rabinovich
  • Patent number: 10579835
    Abstract: A computing system is operable as a virtual personal assistant (VPA). Among other things, a semantic preprocessor of the VPA recognizes natural language user input that is intended as a reference to a known semantic type, and creates a semantic interpretation of the natural language input. The semantic interpretation may be used by a natural language understanding module of the VPA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SRI INTERNATIONAL
    Inventors: Aaron B. Phillips, Necip F. Ayan
  • Patent number: 10579709
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a computer-implemented method for providing creatives. The method comprises identifying, using one or more processors, a creative for processing, the creative including a title portion and a body portion, where the body portion includes a visual uniform resource locator (URL), the visual URL comprising a visual portion and a link to a resource. The method further comprises evaluating the visual URL for inclusion in the title portion, including determining when promotion of the visual URL satisfies one or more promotion criterion, and if so, promoting the visual URL for inclusion in the title portion. The method further comprises providing the creative including the title portion with the promoted visual URL.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Vivek Raghunathan, David G. Arthur, Rohan Jain, Emily Kay Moxley, Shivakumar Venkataraman, Nipun Kwatra, Brett A. McLarnon, David J. Ganzhorn
  • Patent number: 10572587
    Abstract: A method for processing an electronic document (ED) to infer titles in the ED is provided. The method includes: generating a mark-up version of the ED comprising text-styling attributes, text-layout attributes, and text content information of characters included in the ED; generating statistical information of the text-styling and text-layout attributes; calculating, for each text-styling and text-layout attribute, a relative weight score; calculating, for each paragraph in the ED: a styling criteria score and a layout criteria score based on the statistical information and the relative weight scores; a text content score based on the text content information; and a title confidence score based on the styling criteria score, the layout criteria score, and the text content score; and generating a metadata for the ED that includes the title confidence score for each paragraph for use in inferring the titles in the ED.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Laboratory U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Darrell Eugene Bellert
  • Patent number: 10572588
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for extracting from a descriptive document the value of a slot associated with a target entity described in the descriptive document are disclosed. The descriptive document is split into a set of sentences, and the sentences are filtered to generate a set of candidate sentences. Candidate sentence-entity pairs are determined from the candidate sentences, where each candidate sentence-entity pair includes a candidate sentence and an associated entity of the same type as the slot. The candidate sentence-entity pairs are compared to a set of gold sentences associated with the slot to calculate a plurality of similarity measures. A candidate sentence-entity pair associated with a maximum similarity measure is determined, and the value of the associated entity of the determined candidate sentence-entity pair is assigned to the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: FORTIA FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS
    Inventors: Najah-Imane Bentabet, Youness Mansar, Guillaume Hubert, Willy Man Soon Au, Sira Ferradans
  • Patent number: 10574812
    Abstract: Systems for caller identification and authentication may include an authentication server. The authentication server may be configured to receive audio data including speech of a plurality of telephone calls, use audio data for at least a subset of the plurality of telephone calls to store a plurality of known characteristics each associated with a specific demographic, and/or use audio data for at least one of the plurality of telephone calls to identify the telephone caller making the telephone call based on determining a most similar known characteristic of the plurality of known characteristics to the audio data of the caller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Austin Walters, Jeremy Goodsitt, Fardin Abdi Taghi Abad
  • Patent number: 10572275
    Abstract: Compatibility can be maintained when program code and pre-computed data associated with the program code are distributed in separate modules by using a data structure of key/value pairs comprising a dictionary. The dictionary can include a fixed part, a floating part and a version number. The version number in the dictionary can be used to determine if a dictionary for the program is current or outdated by comparing the dictionary version number and the version number associated with a dictionary layout in the current shared library. The dictionary can be rebuilt dynamically if the version number of the dictionary does not match the version number of the dictionary layout in the current shared library. The version number of the dictionary can be updated to the version associated with the layout version and the version pointer in the dictionary can be updated to point to the updated version number.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Hongtao Yu, David Charles Wrighton, Ian Michael Bearman, Michal Strehovský, Peter Franz Valentin Sollich
  • Patent number: 10565403
    Abstract: A method of presenting a sentiment indicator with entered text is disclosed. The method comprises causing a presentation of a graphical user interface (GUI) comprising a screen, the screen including a first area for receiving text and a second area next to the first area for showing a sentiment indicator; receiving text via the first area; before receiving a request for submitting the text to a server for access by other hardware processors in a distributed computing environment: determining whether a triggering condition for estimating a sentiment is satisfied; in response to determining that the triggering condition is satisfied, estimating a sentiment of the text; and causing displaying the sentiment indicator in the second area with a sentiment indicator value corresponding to the estimated sentiment of the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ATLASSIAN PTY LTD
    Inventors: Emma Jane Waters, Stacy Nicole London
  • Patent number: 10565311
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided updating a knowledge base of a sentiment analysis system, the knowledge base being operable for storing natural language terms and a score value related to each natural language term, the score value characterizing the sentiment of the natural language term. Messages comprising natural language are received. Using content of the knowledge base, a decision is made as to whether at least one message of the received messages has a positive sentiment or a negative sentiment. A term is extracted from the message that is not present in the knowledge base. Based on a frequency of occurrence of the term in the received messages and the sentiment of the messages in which the term occurs, a score value of the term is calculated, and the term and the calculated score value are stored into the knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michele Crudele, Antonio Perrone
  • Patent number: 10558769
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically generating scenarios and user interface elements representing valuations of instruments under the scenarios are described. The systems and methods use expert polling systems and machine learning rules to generate tree data storage structures representing different scenarios of macro factors for outcomes of events. Machine implemented interfaces for expert polling, presentment of scenarios, and interaction with scenarios are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
    Inventors: Ron Dembo, Atul Pawar, Ezra Nahum, Andrew Phillips
  • Patent number: 10558757
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to symbol management. A set of depictogram usage information may be mined with respect to a set of depictograms. A set of language attributes for the set of depictograms may be determined based on the set of depictogram usage information. A depictogram reference object may be compiled using the set of language attributes for the set of depictograms. A set of input data which includes a subset of the set of depictograms may be analyzed. The subset of the set of depictograms may be evaluated using the depictogram reference object. A set of output data may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Si Bin Fan, Su Liu, Yu Iu Liu, Cheng Xu
  • Patent number: 10552538
    Abstract: Techniques disclose validating user-provided text feedback for topical relevance relative to a question asked. A form with at least a first field is received. The first field includes unstructured text content provided as feedback in response to a question. The unstructured text content of the first field is evaluated to identify an answer type. A measure of relevance of the unstructured text content relative to the question is determined based on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adam T. Clark, Jeffrey K. Huebert, Aspen L. Payton, John E. Petri
  • Patent number: 10545920
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for phrase substitution within chunks of substantially similar content. The method includes: retrieving from content files a first and a second content chunk which are identical above a predetermined threshold; identifying a candidate for substitution, wherein the candidate for substitution is a string of characters in the second content chunk that is not identical to a corresponding string of characters in the first content chunk; comparing the candidate for substitution with a synonym database to find a match, wherein the synonym database provides a plurality of synonym suggestions to convert the candidate for substitution in the first content chunk and the second content chuck to an identical string of characters; replacing the candidate for substitution with a reference to the identical string of characters; and storing a single copy of the identical string of characters in a common repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alka A Acharya, Lloyd W. Allen, Jr., Jana H Jenkins, Abigail Samuel
  • Patent number: 10546304
    Abstract: A system and method for assessing the risk of a listing that transforms information from the listing into variables suitable for a classifier trained to score the riskiness of listings and using the score in addition to predetermined variable constraints to determine whether a listing is fraudulent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Yael Cohen, Guy Ronen, Ran Yuchtman, Chen Kovacs
  • Patent number: 10540962
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media for speech recognition. One method includes obtaining an input acoustic sequence, the input acoustic sequence representing an utterance, and the input acoustic sequence comprising a respective acoustic feature representation at each of a first number of time steps; processing the input acoustic sequence using a first neural network to convert the input acoustic sequence into an alternative representation for the input acoustic sequence; processing the alternative representation for the input acoustic sequence using an attention-based Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) to generate, for each position in an output sequence order, a set of substring scores that includes a respective substring score for each substring in a set of substrings; and generating a sequence of substrings that represent a transcription of the utterance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventors: William Chan, Navdeep Jaitly, Quoc V. Le, Oriol Vinyals, Noam M. Shazeer
  • Patent number: 10540441
    Abstract: A device and method for providing recommended words for a character input by a user are provided. The method by which the device provides recommended words includes: receiving an input for inputting a character in a character input window; recommending at least one pseudo-morpheme including the input character by analyzing the input character; recommending at least one extended word including a selected pseudo-morpheme in response to receiving an input for selecting one of the at least one pseudo-morpheme; and displaying a selected extended word in response to receiving an input for selecting one of the at least one extended word.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hee-jun Song, Jung-wook Kim
  • Patent number: 10540987
    Abstract: A summary generating device includes a featural script extracting unit, a segment candidate generating unit, and a structuring estimating unit. The featural script extracting unit extracts featural script information of the words included in text information. Based on the extracted feature script information, the segment candidate generating unit generates candidates of segments that represent the constitutional units for the display purpose. Based on the generated candidates of segments and based on an estimation model for structuring, the structuring estimating unit estimates structure information containing information ranging from information of a comprehensive structure level to information of a local structure level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kosei Fume, Taira Ashikawa, Masayuki Ashikawa, Takashi Masuko
  • Patent number: 10534861
    Abstract: A device may obtain a document. The device may identify a skip value for the document. The skip value may relate to a quantity of words or a quantity of characters that are to be skipped in an n-gram. The device may determine one or more skip n-grams using the skip value for the document. A skip n-gram, of the one or more skip n-grams, may include a sequence of one or more words or one or more characters with a set of occurrences in the document. The sequence of one or more words or one or more characters may include a skip value quantity of words or characters within the sequence. The device may extract one or more terms from the document based on the one or more skip n-grams. The device may provide information identifying the one or more terms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Accenture Global Services Limited
    Inventors: Anurag Dwarakanath, Aditya Priyadarshi, Bhanu Anand, Bindu Madhav Tummalapalli, Bargav Jayaraman, Nisha Ramachandra, Anitha Chandran, Parvathy Vijay Raghavan, Shalini Chaudhari, Neville Dubash, Sanjay Podder
  • Patent number: 10528661
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes identifying at least one parse tree. The method includes identifying a pattern library. The method includes searching the pattern library for patterns that match at least one fragment of any of the at least one parse tree. The method includes determining whether the at least one parse tree is fully matched by a combination of matching patterns from the pattern library. The method includes ranking the at least one parse tree based on an extent to which the at least one parse tree is fully matched by the combination of matching patterns from the pattern library.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Yishai A. Feldman, Eyal Shnarch
  • Patent number: 10510342
    Abstract: Provided herein is a voice recognition server and a control method thereof, the method including determining an index value for each of a plurality of training texts; setting a group for each of the plurality of training texts based on the index values of the plurality of training texts, and matching a function corresponding to each group and storing the matched results; in response to receiving a user's uttered voice from a user terminal apparatus, determining an index value from the received uttered voice; and searching a group corresponding to the index value determined from the received uttered voice, and performing the function corresponding to the uttered voice, thereby providing a voice recognition result of a variety of user's uttered voices suitable to the user's intentions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung-min Lee, Il-hwan Kim, Chi-youn Park, Young-ho Han, Nam-hoon Kim, Jae-won Lee
  • Patent number: 10510266
    Abstract: Systems and methods for augmentative and alternative communication that provide language communication facilitation and language acquisition enablement. In one embodiment, an AAC apparatus includes a user i/o device, an auditory output device and a microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor presents PICS buttons that are mapped to corresponding words to a user via the i/o device and accepts input via selection of the PICS buttons. In response to selection of a PICS button, the corresponding word is displayed to the user in a speech text box and produces a sound of the word via the auditory output device. The microprocessor further identifies and displays a subsequent set PICS buttons in dependence on the selected PICS button. The subsequent set PICS buttons may also be identified in dependence on word order, grammar rules, statistical and context analyses, and the like to increase navigation speed and to enable the user to learn language skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander T. Huynh
  • Patent number: 10489488
    Abstract: A system and method for automatically generating a narrative story receives data and information pertaining to a domain event. The received data and information and/or one or more derived features are then used to identify a plurality of angles for the narrative story. The plurality of angles is then filtered, for example through use of parameters that specify a focus for the narrative story, length of the narrative story, etc. Points associated with the filtered plurality of angles are then assembled and the narrative story is rendered using the filtered plurality of angles and the assembled points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NARRATIVE SCIENCE INC.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Birnbaum, Kristian J. Hammond, Nicholas D. Allen, John R. Templon
  • Patent number: 10481764
    Abstract: The present invention is, in one embodiment, a system and method based on a client-server architecture for seamlessly integrating various information systems. In one embodiment, a bundle of files is deployed to a collaboration client, in order to enable the integration of the collaboration client with disparate information systems and content. In one embodiment, content within a mailbox item is allowed to become a “live” object, and is associated with trigger events, and actions, including sending all or part of the content to a separate information system. In one embodiment, mailbox items are subjected to predefined searches to assess whether they include certain content objects. In another embodiment, panel item elements are visible in the overview panel of the collaboration client. The user may interact with the panel items by dragging content onto them, double clicking them, and invoking actions from a context menu if one is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventors: Ross Dargahi, Kevin M. Henrikson, Roland Schemers, Jong Yoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10482182
    Abstract: A natural language understanding (NLU) system used in a dialogue systems comprises a first-level NLU sub-system and at least one second-level NLU sub-system. Each second-level NLU sub-system is communicatively coupled with, and has a relatively higher performance than, the first-level NLU sub-system. The first-level NLU sub-system performs a first calculation over an input text received, and then outputs a first meaning if the first meaning is generated with a first confidence level surpassing a first threshold or passes on the input text to one second-level NLU sub-system based on a pre-determined rule if otherwise. Each second-level NLU sub-system receives the input text from the first-level NLU sub-system, and performs a second calculation over the input text, and then outputs a second meaning if the second meaning is generated with a second confidence level surpassing a second threshold or outputs a result indicating a rejection of meaning if otherwise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: CloudMinds Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Robert Jankowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10474747
    Abstract: An approach is provided to adjust time dependent terminology in a question and answering (QA) system. The approach ingests a set of documents to produce a corpus utilized by the QA system. A base time is established and the approach acquires a temporally accurate lexicon of terms that correspond to the base time. A corpus of the QA system is updated according to the lexicon. The QA system answers a question according to the updated corpus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Jamrog, Jason D. LaVoie, Nicholas W. Orrick, Kristin A. Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 10466978
    Abstract: As a user uses a programming system to create programs, data are stored into a computer memory. The data describe actions of the user in creating the programs. The programming system has a user interface and a set of templates for functions. The user interface is designed to receive input from the user to direct the system to assemble functions from the set into the programs, the functions being functions for processing of data. As the user uses the user interface to assemble a program, suggestions to the user are computed, the suggestions recommending functions to be added into the program. The computation of function suggestion is based at least in part on the stored action data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Composable Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andy Vidan, Lars Henry Fiedler
  • Patent number: 10467342
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for determining a semantic matching degree. The method includes acquiring a first sentence and a second sentence, dividing the first sentence and the second sentence into x and y sentence fragments, respectively, performing a convolution operation on word vectors in each sentence fragment of the first sentence and word vectors in each sentence fragment of the second sentence, to obtain a three-dimensional tensor, performing integration and/or screening on adjacent vectors in the one-dimensional vectors of x rows and y columns, until the three-dimensional tensor is combined into a one-dimensional target vector, and determining a semantic matching degree between the first sentence and the second sentence according to the target vector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhengdong Lu, Hang Li
  • Patent number: 10460229
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for disambiguating word sense. One of the methods includes maintaining a respective word sense numeric representation of each of a plurality of word senses of a particular word; receiving a request to determine the word sense of the particular word when included in a particular text sequence, the particular text sequence comprising one or more context words and the particular word; determining a context numeric representation of the context words in the particular text sequence; and selecting a word sense of the plurality of word senses having a word sense numeric representation that is closest to the context numeric representation as the word sense of the particular word when included in the particular text sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Dayu Yuan, Ryan P. Doherty, Colin Hearne Evans, Julian David Christian Richardson, Eric E. Altendorf
  • Patent number: 10460041
    Abstract: Some embodiments of an efficient string search have been presented. In one embodiment, a string of bytes representing content written in a non-delimited language is received, wherein the content has been classified into a predetermined category. In a single pass through the string of bytes, a set of N-grams is searched for simultaneously. Statistical information on occurrences of the N-grams, if any, in the string of bytes is collected. In some embodiments, a model is generated based on the statistical information, where the model is usable by a content filter to classify content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: SONICWALL INC.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Raffill, Shunhui Zhu, Roman Yanovsky, Boris Yanovsky, John Gmuender
  • Patent number: 10459925
    Abstract: According to the present invention there is provided a computer-enabled method of assisting to generate an innovation, the method comprising the steps of: retrieving from a database a first set of more than two documents belonging to a first domain (D1); retrieving from said database a second set of more than two documents belonging to a second domain (D2); selecting all possible combinations of documents from the first set with all documents in said second set, and for each combination of documents: determining a composite novelty score, a composite proximity score and a composite impact score; and based on all of the determined composite novelty scores and/or composite proximity scores and/or composite impact scores, providing a recommendation which can assist to generate an innovation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IPROVA SARL
    Inventors: Debmalya Biswas, Julian C. Nolan, Matthew J. Lawrenson