Storage Or Retrieval Of Data Patents (Class 704/7)
  • Patent number: 10977565
    Abstract: A processor may generate initial subspaces by reducing data of a plurality of domains to a same dimensionality, cluster data within each initial subspace into clusters, create an input data matrix by projecting data from each cluster to an associated one of a plurality of generative subspaces associated with the plurality of clusters, perform a parallel transport between first and second sets of generative subspaces to identify a set of directions between pairs of subspaces of the first and second sets, sample points comprising a plurality of intermediate representations along the directions via an exponential mapping, create an expanded set of prior information by projecting the data from the first and second sets to the plurality of intermediate representations, perform a sparse coding with the input data matrix and the expanded set of prior information, and perform a cross domain inference using the output of the sparse coding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Raghuraman Gopalan
  • Patent number: 10943074
    Abstract: A translation device includes an input unit and a controller. The input unit obtains first text data in a first language. The controller generates second text data in a second language that is a translation of the first text data. The controller further generates first replacement data by replacing a first term, of a predetermined type, contained in the first text data by a parameter, obtains second replacement data, in the second language, corresponding to the first replacement data, and generates the second text data by replacing the parameter contained in the second replacement data by a second term in the second language that is a translation of the first term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Natsuki Saeki, Tomokazu Ishikawa, Masakatsu Hoshimi
  • Patent number: 10943585
    Abstract: The disclosed technology provides computer-to-wireless-voice integration methods and systems. In some implementations, the methods and systems deliver real-time voice instructions to users of required time-sensitive actions and ensure that such directives are received and a recipient effectively acts on the directives. The systems and methods include receiving a notification of an event from a terminal in a wireless active voice engine (WAVE) system, determining an active voice directive corresponding to the event with a WAVE module, converting the active voice directive into a voice event via a directive converter, and notifying a targeted recipient of the active voice directive corresponding to the event with a communications module. In some implementations, the systems and methods include sending a confirmation event via the receiver to the communications module that the active voice directive was received by the targeted recipient and communicating the active voice directive has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: DARING SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Jeffrey Chasney
  • Patent number: 10902204
    Abstract: At least one processing device, operating upon a body of text in a document, identifies occurrences of at least one content type in the body of text. The at least one processing device thereafter generates a user interface that includes portions of text from the body of text that are representative of at least some of the occurrences of the at least one content type in the document. For each content type, the occurrences corresponding to that content type can be grouped together to provide grouped content type occurrences that are subsequently collocated in the user interface. Those portions of text corresponding to the grouped content type occurrences may be arranged in alphanumeric order. The user interface may comprise at least a portion of the body of text as well as indicia indicating instances of the occurrences within the portion of the body of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Freedom Solutions Group, LLC
    Inventors: David A. Cook, Andrzej H. Jachowicz, Phillip Karl Jones
  • Patent number: 10885593
    Abstract: Hybrid classification system and method are described. The method commences when an input detector detects a raw input string that represents a value of a category in a member profile maintained by the on-line social network. The machine learning classifier derives a standardized value corresponding to the raw input string. The trigger module provides the raw input string to the correcting filter. The correcting filter determines a corrected standardized value corresponding to the raw input string based on the raw input string and a corrective rule. The label module then identifies the member profile as associate with the corrected standardized value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Fan Yang, Craig Martell, Dan Shacham
  • Patent number: 10885900
    Abstract: Improvements in speech recognition in a new domain are provided via the student/teacher training of models for different speech domains. A student model for a new domain is created based on the teacher model trained in an existing domain. The student model is trained in parallel to the operation of the teacher model, with inputs in the new and existing domains respectfully, to develop a neural network that is adapted to recognize speech in the new domain. The data in the new domain may exclude transcription labels but rather are parallelized with the data analyzed in the existing domain analyzed by the teacher model. The outputs from the teacher model are compared with the outputs of the student model and the differences are used to adjust the parameters of the student model to better recognize speech in the second domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Jinyu Li, Michael Lewis Seltzer, Xi Wang, Rui Zhao, Yifan Gong
  • Patent number: 10878036
    Abstract: Database systems handle queries represented in different character sets. A database system allows data stored in the same database column to be represented in different character sets. In response to a query, the database system returns query results in the same character set as the received query even though the data stored in the database column is in a different character set. The database system creates and maintains a metadata table that stores attributes of database columns. The attributes of database columns include, among others, a data type, and a collation attribute. By tracking the collation attributes for data stored in database columns, the database system determines whether to convert data stored in a database column when processing database queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Actian Corporation
    Inventor: Ian Philip Kirkham
  • Patent number: 10872376
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for determine creditworthiness based on the stability of the customer's occupation. Occupational risk scores may be used to group stable or unstable occupations and may be used in conjunction with other indicators of creditworthiness. Risk band scores may also be used to determine creditworthiness. Other aspects of the disclosed embodiments are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Krishnan Swamy, Nikhil Murgai
  • Patent number: 10853394
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, systems, computing devices, computing entities, and/or the like for a hybrid question-answering (QA) application are provided. The hybrid QA application includes both a retrieval QA application and a deep QA application, as well as a question classification model that determines whether the retrieval QA application or the deep QA application can generate a better answer to an input question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Optum, Inc.
    Inventors: Ravi Kondadadi, Stephen G. Graham, Rick A. Hamilton, Dmitry Rekesh
  • Patent number: 10810256
    Abstract: A search server may receive a request to generate a set of indexes based at least in part on content associated with a user. The search server may generate a set of segments to divide the content. For a particular segment the search service then selects an indexing strategy to be used to generate an index for the particular segment. Other indexing strategies may be used to generate indexes for other segments. In addition, along with storing the index, the search server may store information indicating an association with the particular segment and the selected indexing strategy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew E. Goldberg, Simon Martin, Mark Swaanenburg, Robin van den Kerkhoff
  • Patent number: 10810373
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for utilizing a comment moderation bot for detecting and normalizing neologisms in social media. One method comprises transmitting, by a neologism normalization system, a comment moderation bot for detecting neologisms on an online platform maintained by one or more publisher systems. The comment moderation bot may aggregate data related to user comments and transmit the aggregated data to the neologism normalization system for further processing. The neologism normalization system implements unsupervised machine learning models for detecting neologisms in the aggregated data through tokenization and filtering; and normalizing the neologisms through similarity analysis and lattice decoding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Oath Inc.
    Inventors: Aasish Pappu, Kapil Thadani, Nasser Zalmout
  • Patent number: 10810180
    Abstract: Methods and systems for compressing data, such as ion-mass information data in mass spectrometry spectra, to reduce index size are provided. Data in an index, such as fragment-ion data in a fragment-ion index, can be transformed for reduction of entropy and then encoded using a running counter technique to compress repetitive and redundant information in the index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Florida International University Board of Trustees
    Inventors: Fahad Saeed, Muhammad Haseeb
  • Patent number: 10783328
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for a semi-automatic process for creating a natural language processing resource are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes identifying multiple annotation tasks in connection with natural language processing of input text, and automatically determining, based on analysis of (i) parameters related to the identified annotation tasks and (ii) parameters related to annotation task users, routing instructions for the identified annotation tasks, wherein the routing instructions comprise (a) instructions to route a first sub-set of the identified annotation tasks to non-expert annotation task users and (b) instructions to route a second sub-set of the identified annotation tasks to expert annotation task users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Akbik, Laura Chiticariu, Yunyao Li, Anbang Xu, Victor K. Ondego, Chenguang Wang
  • Patent number: 10769210
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a media guidance application that generates results in multiple languages for search queries. In particular, the media guidance application resolves multiple language barriers by taking automatic and manual user language settings and applying those settings to a variety of potential search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventor: Arun Sreedhara
  • Patent number: 10713445
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for providing a translation service by using an electronic device can comprise the steps of: receiving an original text written in a first language; displaying the original text in a first area on a display; generating a translation created by translating the original text into a second language; extracting a keyword from the translation; displaying the translation in a second area on the display; and displaying content related to the keyword in a third area on the display if the keyword is selected from the translation. In addition, other examples are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak-Jung Kim, Seung-Wook Lee
  • Patent number: 10672391
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for improving speech recognition of multilingual named entities. In some embodiments, a list comprising a plurality of named entities may be accessed by a computing device. A first named entity represented in the native language may be compared with the first named entity represented in the foreign language. One or more words that appear in both the first named entity represented in the native language and the first named entity represented in the foreign language may be identified as one or more foreign words. A grapheme-to-phoneme (G2P) conversion may be applied to the one or more foreign words, wherein graphemes of the one or more foreign words are mapped to phonemes in the native language. The G2P conversion may result in a native pronunciation for each of the one or more foreign words, which are added to a recognition dictionary along with the native pronunciations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Maergner, Paul Vozila, Stefan Hahn, Nathan Bodenstab
  • Patent number: 10664862
    Abstract: Techniques to provide contextual content are disclosed. In various embodiments, a set of topics inferred programmatically from a corpus of raw content data is obtained. An input is received. A topic with which the input is associated is determined, based at least in part on the input and the set of topics. A contextual content associated with the topic is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CONTEXTLOGIC, INC.
    Inventors: Piotr Szulczewski, Sheng Zhang, Jack Xie
  • Patent number: 10665225
    Abstract: A speaker adaption method and a speaker adaption apparatus, a device and a storage medium are provided. The method includes: acquiring first speech data of a target speaker; inputting the first speech data to a pre-trained batch normalization (BN) network to be subjected to an adaptive training to acquire a speech recognition model including a speech parameter of the target speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Huang, Xiangang Li, Bing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10606869
    Abstract: A system and method for event matching by analysis of text characteristics are presented. A document collection comprising documents is acquired. One or more document subsets of the document collection each comprising one or more documents potentially describing identical events are identified based on certain structured metadata fields of the documents. Salient text features are extracted from the documents in the document collection. An event similarity score for pairs of documents in the document collection is generated by comparing the text features extracted from the documents. A common event document list comprising sets of documents in the document collection whose event similarity scores with each other are above a similarity threshold is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Stephen R. Poteet, Nigel Isaac Anthony Kilmer, David Charles Augustine, Anne Shu-Wan Kao, Shan Luh
  • Patent number: 10599822
    Abstract: A computational device having a user interface is disclosed, the user interface enables a user to securely enter data into the computational device. In particular, the user interface may include a user input portion and a user output portion. The user input portion may be partitioned into a number of input zones, each having a data value associated therewith that when engaged by a user causes the data value associated with the engaged input zone to be provided as input to the computational device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventor: Masha-Leah Davis
  • Patent number: 10592100
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to a method of displaying, in a first area of the display, a current character string being input by a user; displaying, in a second area of the display distinct from the first area, a plurality of suggested replacement character strings; detecting an input from a user; in accordance with a determination that the input selects one of the plurality of suggested replacement character strings, replacing the current character string in the first area of the display with the selected one of the plurality of suggested replacement character strings; and in accordance with a determination that the input confirms the current charactering string, keeping the current character string in the first area on the display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Kocienda, Bas Ording
  • Patent number: 10573298
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for enabling an automated assistant to adjust its behavior depending on a detected age range and/or “vocabulary level” of a user who is engaging with the automated assistant. In various implementations, data indicative of a user's utterance may be used to estimate one or more of the user's age range and/or vocabulary level. The estimated age range/vocabulary level may be used to influence various aspects of a data processing pipeline employed by an automated assistant. In various implementations, aspects of the data processing pipeline that may be influenced by the user's age range/vocabulary level may include one or more of automated assistant invocation, speech-to-text (“STT”) processing, intent matching, intent resolution (or fulfillment), natural language generation, and/or text-to-speech (“TTS”) processing. In some implementations, one or more tolerance thresholds associated with one or more of these aspects, such as grammatical tolerances, vocabularic tolerances, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Pedro Gonnet Anders, Victor Carbune, Daniel Keysers, Thomas Deselaers, Sandro Feuz
  • Patent number: 10573311
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for selecting a response to a self-support query. One example method generally includes receiving an audio stream query including spoken content from a user recorded by a mobile device and determining a set of paralinguistic features from the spoken content. The method further includes estimating an emotional state of the user based on the set of paralinguistic features and identifying subject matter of the spoken content in the audio stream query. The method further includes determining two or more query responses corresponding to the subject matter to present to the user and transmitting at least one query response to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: INTUIT INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin Indyk, Igor A. Podgorny, Raymond Chan
  • Patent number: 10534854
    Abstract: A targeted summary of textual content tuned to a target audience vocabulary is generated in a digital medium environment. A word generation model obtains textual content, and generates a targeted summary of the textual content. During the generation of the targeted summary, the words of the targeted summary generated by the word generation model are tuned to the target audience vocabulary using a linguistic preference model. The linguistic preference model is trained, using machine learning on target audience training data corresponding to a corpus of text of the target audience vocabulary, to learn word preferences of the target audience vocabulary between similar words (e.g., synonyms). After each word is generated using the word generation model and the linguistic preference model, feedback regarding the generated word is provided back to the word generation model. The feedback is utilized by the word generation model to generate subsequent words of the summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Saumitra Sharma, Kundan Krishna, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Aniket Murhekar
  • Patent number: 10521465
    Abstract: A system for text summarization includes an encoder for encoding input tokens of a document and a decoder for emitting summary tokens which summarize the document based on the encoded input tokens. At each iteration the decoder generates attention scores between a current hidden state of the decoder and previous hidden states of the decoder, generates a current decoder context from the attention scores and the previous hidden states of the decoder, and selects a next summary token based on the current decoder context and a current encoder context of the encoder. The attention scores penalize candidate summary tokens having high attention scores in previous iterations. In some embodiments, the attention scores include an attention score for each of the previous hidden states of the decoder. In some embodiments, the selection of the next summary token prevents emission of repeated summary phrases in a summary of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Romain Paulus
  • Patent number: 10521462
    Abstract: A system for rapid deployment and configuration of a virtual agent to a hosted cloud platform is provided. A virtual agent builder may convert a dialog corpus into a dialog model that includes parameters that cause a cognitive service engine to provide natural language processing for the virtual agent according to the dialog corpus. Depending on the natural language processing capabilities of the cognitive engine service, the dialog model may be included in the virtual agent or communicated to the cognitive service engine. The virtual agent, or individual components of the virtual agent, may be generated and/or reconfigured in real time using predetermined logic that is selected based on virtual agent configuration parameters. The virtual agent configuration parameters may be received from a graphical user interface that reduces the complexity of deploying and/or managing the virtual agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Carl Thomas Marquises Acampado
  • Patent number: 10482675
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for presenting placards in augmented reality includes receiving, from a mobile computing device via a network, an indication of an image of at least a portion of a first placard captured in an environment. A placard matching the indication is then identified in a data store storing information related to a plurality of placards. Images of further placards related to the matching placard are retrieved from the data store. Based on configuration data, one of the images of further placards is selected. The selected one of the images of further placards for display in augmented reality is sent to the mobile computing device via the network. Other related methods, systems, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Toronto-Dominion Bank
    Inventors: Levi Sutter, Miguel Navarro
  • Patent number: 10474709
    Abstract: Disclosed RNN-implemented methods and systems for abstractive text summarization process input token embeddings of a document through an encoder that produces encoder hidden states; applies the decoder hidden state to encoder hidden states to produce encoder attention scores for encoder hidden states; generates encoder temporal scores for the encoder hidden states by exponentially normalizing a particular encoder hidden state's encoder attention score over its previous encoder attention scores; generates normalized encoder temporal scores by unity normalizing the temporal scores; produces the intra-temporal encoder attention vector; applies the decoder hidden state to each of previous decoder hidden states to produce decoder attention scores for each of the previous decoder hidden states; generates normalized decoder attention scores for previous decoder hidden states by exponentially normalizing each of the decoder attention scores; identifies previously predicted output tokens; produces the intra-decoder at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Romain Paulus
  • Patent number: 10466895
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to handwriting on touch sensitive surfaces. In some examples, text suggestions strokes entered on a touch sensitive surface are viewed and selected in response to a rotatable input mechanism. In some examples, text determined from a set of strokes on the touch sensitive surface is revised based on a subsequently entered stroke on the touch sensitive surface. In some examples, a determination is made whether to include a stroke in a set of strokes based a time between the stroke and the previous stroke. In some examples, determining text based on a set of stroke is interrupted to determined revised text based on the set of strokes and a second stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan S. Dixon, Imran Chaudhri, Bradley W. Griffin, Tiffany S. Jon
  • Patent number: 10452779
    Abstract: A system and method that translates sentences of natural language text into sets of axioms of formal logic that are consistent with parses resulting from NLP and acquired constraints as they accumulate. The system and method further present these axioms so as to facilitate further disambiguation of such sentences and produces axioms of formal logic suitable for processing by automated reasoning technologies, such as first-order or description logic suitable for processing by various reasoning algorithms, such as logic programs, inference engines, theorem provers, and rule-based systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Paul V. Haley
  • Patent number: 10417335
    Abstract: Various aspects of the subject technology relate to systems, methods, and machine-readable media for automated quantitative assessment of text complexity. A system may include processing at least one body of text in a text-based query using a natural language processing engine. The processed text may include sub-blocks of text in a predetermined sequence size such as an n-gram. The system may compare reference bases to the processed text, where each reference base is associated with a different natural language. The system determines which of the reference bases has a highest number of matching words within the body of text, and thereby identifies the reference base as the source language of the supplied text. The system then determines an average complexity score for n-gram using a quantitative assessment engine. The system then applies a readability score to the body of text based on the average complexity scores of the n-grams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Colossio, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph A. Jaroch
  • Patent number: 10409898
    Abstract: A targeted summary of textual content tuned to a target audience vocabulary is generated in a digital medium environment. A word generation model obtains textual content, and generates a targeted summary of the textual content. During the generation of the targeted summary, the words of the targeted summary generated by the word generation model are tuned to the target audience vocabulary using a linguistic preference model. The linguistic preference model is trained, using machine learning on target audience training data corresponding to a corpus of text of the target audience vocabulary, to learn word preferences of the target audience vocabulary between similar words (e.g., synonyms). After each word is generated using the word generation model and the linguistic preference model, feedback regarding the generated word is provided back to the word generation model. The feedback is utilized by the word generation model to generate subsequent words of the summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Saumitra Sharma, Kundan Krishna, Balaji Vasan Srinivasan, Aniket Murhekar
  • Patent number: 10395659
    Abstract: Systems and processes for operating an intelligent automated assistant are provided. In accordance with one example, a method includes, at an electronic device with one or more processors and memory, receiving a natural-language speech input indicative of a request to the digital assistant; obtaining, by the digital assistant, context information; determining, by the digital assistant, a text-to-speech mode from a plurality of text-to-speech modes based on the obtained context information; and providing, by the digital assistant, an audio output with the determined text-to-speech mode, where the audio output is indicative of a speech response to the user request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Aimee Piercy, Cyrus Daniel Irani, Yoon Kim, David Chance Graham, Patrick L. Coffman
  • Patent number: 10394870
    Abstract: This string search method for a computer that searches documents for a specified string includes the following steps: a first step in which the specified string is divided into a plurality of characters or strings, including a first character or string and a second character or string; a second step in which a plurality of sets are created by grouping a plurality of documents in units; a third step in which a determination is made as to whether or not the first character or string appears in that set; a fourth step in which a determination is made as to whether or not the second character or string appears in that set; and a sixth step in which, if first appearance information and second appearance information were both added to one of the plurality of sets, namely a first set, a detailed search is performed on said first set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Natsuko Sugaya, Michio Iijima, Atsushi Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 10397645
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and storage medium associated with real time closed captioning or highlighting are disclosed herein. In embodiments, an apparatus may include an audio interceptor to intercept an audio portion of an audio/video output stream of a multi-media application; a speech recognizer coupled to the audio interceptor to, in real time, process the audio portion of the audio/video stream, recognize speech within the audio portion, and automatically generate text corresponding to recognized speech, or keywords within the recognized speech; and a controller coupled to the audio interceptor and the speech recognizer, to control operations of the audio interceptor and the speech recognizer. The automatically generated text or keywords may be outputted as closed captions or highlights to complement video content of the audio/video stream. Other embodiments may be disclosed or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Karthik Veeramani, Rajneesh Chowdhury, Mark A. Gray
  • Patent number: 10387576
    Abstract: Dynamic semantic processing of text in a word processing application with engagement of question-answering system. A user provides a text stream to a computer system via an input source. The input text stream includes a first natural language statement. The system determines that the first natural language statement includes a fact-based component expressed in natural language form. The system identifies an initial span and an alternative span of the first natural language component, based on the determining. The system engages a question-answering (QA) system by providing the initial span and the alternative span of the first natural language component to the QA system, and by receiving, in response to the providing, a set of natural language results from the QA system. The system evaluates the initial span and the alternative span of the first natural language component based on the received natural language results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, William G. Dubyak, Palani Sakthi, Robert A. Sheets, Kristen M. Summers
  • Patent number: 10380248
    Abstract: Systems and methods of the present invention provide for one or more server computers communicatively coupled to a network and configured to: receive a string used to search an available domain name, identify a token within the string, and select an acronym or full string token in an acronym database matching the token. If the token matches acronym or full string tokens in the acronym database, the server generates and transmits one or more available domain name candidates with the acronym or full string tokens to the user's client computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: GO DADDY OPERATING COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Wei-Cheng Lai
  • Patent number: 10380257
    Abstract: According to one exemplary embodiment, a method for generating an answer in a question answering system is provided. The method may include receiving a question. The method may also include identifying a candidate answer from a corpus. The method may then include determining a plurality of sentences based on the identified candidate answer. The method may further include calculating a similarity value for each sentence within the plurality of sentences based on comparing the plurality of sentences to the candidate answer and the received question. The method may also include identifying at least one sentence within the plurality of sentences with a calculated similarity value that exceeds a threshold value. The method may then include generating the answer based on the candidate answer and the identified at least one sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Joseph N. Kozhaya, Christopher M. Madison, Sai P. Peddi
  • Patent number: 10380247
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides language-based mechanisms for generating acronyms from text input. The language of the text input may be provided or automatically detected. The target acronym length may indicate a maximum length and may vary depending on the input language. The text input may be separated into tokens and organized as a token tree list. Based on the tokens, an acronym may be generated from the available capital words. If there are not enough capital words, all words (e.g., both capitalized and lowercase words) may be used to generate the acronym. If there are not enough words, then all words and segments may be used to generate the acronym. Finally, a background color may be generated based characteristics relating to the text input or the generated acronym. The acronym and background color may be used to create a graphic, such as an icon or thumbnail, for a graphic user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Anthony Buelich, II, Dmitriy Meyerzon, Vidya Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10380161
    Abstract: Disclosed RNN-implemented methods and systems for abstractive text summarization process input token embeddings of a document through an encoder that produces encoder hidden states; applies the decoder hidden state to encoder hidden states to produce encoder attention scores for encoder hidden states; generates encoder temporal scores for the encoder hidden states by exponentially normalizing a particular encoder hidden state's encoder attention score over its previous encoder attention scores; generates normalized encoder temporal scores by unity normalizing the temporal scores; produces the intra-temporal encoder attention vector; applies the decoder hidden state to each of previous decoder hidden states to produce decoder attention scores for each of the previous decoder hidden states; generates normalized decoder attention scores for previous decoder hidden states by exponentially normalizing each of the decoder attention scores; identifies previously predicted output tokens; produces the intra-decoder at
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Romain Paulus
  • Patent number: 10331696
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, a method for indexing data is provided. Primary data and auxiliary data is received from a first tenant in a computer network. A first index is then created for the primary data and the auxiliary data from the first tenant. The first index is stored in a first shard. Then primary data and auxiliary data are received from a second tenant in the computer network. A second index is created for the primary data and the auxiliary data from the second tenant. The second index is then stored in the first shard. The first shard is then stored in a first instance of a distributed database, the distributed database comprising a plurality of instances, each instance operating on a different logical or physical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ariba, Inc.
    Inventors: Kiran Gangadharappa, Dinesh Shahane
  • Patent number: 10303764
    Abstract: An approach is provided that receives a word that belongs to a first natural language and retrieves a first set of complexity data pertaining to the word in the first natural language. The approach translates the word to one or more translated words, with each of the translated words corresponding to one or more second natural languages. The approach then retrieves sets of complexity data, with the sets of complexity data corresponding to a different translated word. The approach determines a complexity of the word in the first natural language based on an analysis of the first and second sets of complexity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bharath Dandala, Ravi S. Sinha
  • Patent number: 10303348
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a device displays functionality information in response to receiving an indication of a first input for which a contact meets functionality display criteria. In some embodiments, a device generates a user interface that includes a navigation bar including images from different positions in a respective content item, and a representation of an adjacent content item. In some embodiments, a device moves a selection-indicator in a user interface by a predefined amount in response to receiving an indication of a first input that meets unitary movement criteria. In some embodiments, a device interprets movement of a contact of an input based at least in part on a grip of a user. In some embodiments, a device displays a plurality of character selection options when a text entry field is not tolerant of character ambiguity and a first input corresponds to a plurality of candidate characters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Marcel Van Os, William M. Bachman, Elbert D. Chen, Jeffrey L. Robbin, Joe Howard, Joshua McGlinn, Jonathan Lochhead, Benjamin W. Keighran, Jennifer L. C. Folse, Lynne Kress, Julian Missig, Imran Chaudhri, Alessandro Sabatelli, Nicholas Zambetti
  • Patent number: 10303765
    Abstract: An approach is provided that returns a simplified set of text to a user of a natural language processing (NLP) system with the simplified set of text having a complexity appropriate to the reading level of the user. The approach receives a word that belongs to a first natural language and retrieves a first set of complexity data pertaining to the word in the first natural language. The approach translates the word to one or more translated words, with each of the translated words corresponding to one or more second natural languages. The approach then retrieves sets of complexity data, with the sets of complexity data corresponding to a different translated word. The approach determines a complexity of the word in the first natural language based on an analysis of the first and second sets of complexity data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bharath Dandala, Ravi S. Sinha
  • Patent number: 10289737
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method includes receiving a search request at a central information provider, generating a query containing media-related terms relating to the search request, and submitting the query to a search engine having access to media-related search results, wherein the query is broader than the received search request, and transmitting media-related search results generated in response to the query by the search engine, to a remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Mehran Sahami, Richard C. Gossweiler, III, Manish G. Patel, John Blackburn, David A. Brown, Neha Gupta, Thomas H. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10275529
    Abstract: The systems and methods are directed towards embodiments for incorporating alternative sources of information, other than current online sources, for use with intelligent personal assistants. These alternative sources are processed and prioritized by the intelligent personal assistant when performing queries by the user. Furthermore, the intelligent personal assistant is capable of performing other actions related to the alternative source of information. In another embodiment, the user is capable of providing both audio commands and motion-based commands to the intelligent personal assistant to instruct the intelligent personal assistant to perform specific processes whereby the audio commands correspond to a first set of processes and the motion-based commands correspond to a distinct second set of processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: RICH MEDIA VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: John Cronin, Neil Balthaser, Colby Brian Springer
  • Patent number: 10235361
    Abstract: A method for context-aware translation is provided. The present invention may include receiving a program integrated information file (PII) associated with a graphical user interface object of with a software product. The present invention may also include indexing each element string within the PII file. The present invention may further include generating a base language general availability build of the graphical user interface object using the PII file. The present invention may also include retrieving a document object model (DOM) of each element within the base language general availability build. The present invention may further include creating a string relation table for the base language general availability build using the DOM for each element and each indexed element string within the PII file. The present invention may also include generating a string relation translation memory table for at least one language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Chi-Ying Chang, Yi-Chun Chen, Wen-Ping Chi, Chao Yuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10229113
    Abstract: A content management system (CMS) and a translation management system (TMS) can utilize content dimensions for content items to manage and translate the content items between languages. Machine and human translations of complex dynamic content can also be improved by pre-rendering the content to remove localization-related syntax prior to machine or human translation. Content items can also be scored as to their suitability for localization prior to translation, and translation can be skipped for content items that do not have a sufficiently high score. Semantic and natural language processing (NLP) techniques can also be utilized for content categorization and routing. Translations of content items can also be continuously refined and higher quality re-translated content can be provided in an automated fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly Duggar Wiggins, Pallami Bhattacharjee, Paul Christopher Cerda, William Joseph Kaper, Paul Kasper, Thibault Pierre Seillier
  • Patent number: 10229098
    Abstract: In an aspect, a computerized method for generating processed files of deposition testimony transcript designations may include accessing a file containing designations of contents of a textual transcript, quarantining errors in the designations, and generating a processed file containing processed designations of contents of the textual transcript having quarantined errors removed therefrom. In another aspect, a computerized method of generating designations for a deposition testimony transcript may include accessing designation information regarding designations made with respect to text of the deposition testimony transcript, accessing rules for generating designations based on the designation information, and generating the designations based on the rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Designation Station, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher John Grimm
  • Patent number: 10210271
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable medium for providing a translated message in telecommunications. A request is received for translating a current message in a first language into a current message in a second language destined for a user. Whether the current message in the first language has been previously translated into a corresponding message in the second language is determined. If the corresponding message in the second language exists, the current message in the second language is generated based on the corresponding message in the second language previously translated. The current message is then sent in the second language to the user as a response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MOTIONPOINT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Enrique Travieso, Eugenio Alvarez