Storage Or Retrieval Of Data Patents (Class 704/7)
  • Patent number: 11363217
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a text information extraction unit that extracts character information from a video including characters, a text coincidence detection unit that detects character information included in dialogue information that is data of a dialogue associated with the video data from the extracted character information, a text translation unit that translates the character information, a display position calculation unit that calculates a display position of translated text information in the video data on the basis of a text region information that indicates a region in which a video corresponding to the character information is displayed in the video data and on the basis of the translated text information, and a subtitle synthesizing unit that adds, as a subtitle, the translated text information on the basis of display position information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: JVCKENWOOD Corporation
    Inventor: Akinori Suyama
  • Patent number: 11361170
    Abstract: An apparatus has a network interface circuit to receive a source sentence from a network connected client device. A processor is connected to the network interface circuit. A memory is connected to the processor. The memory stores parameters of a multilingual neural review system and instructions executed by the processor to operate the multilingual neural review system trained on a corpus of source sentences, draft target sentences and corrected target sentences. The multilingual neural review system produces a corrected target sentence from a draft target sentence representing a proposed translation of the source sentence. The draft target sentence and the corrected target sentence are supplied to the network connected client device. Approval for the corrected target sentence is received from the network connected client device. Parameters of the multilingual neural review system are updated based upon the approval for the corrected target sentence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LILT, INC.
    Inventors: Aditya Shastry, Spence Green, Joern Wuebker, Geza Kovacs, Jessy Lin, John DeNero
  • Patent number: 11348100
    Abstract: A foreign currency transaction system and method can allow both users and merchants to carry out foreign currency transactions without using a point-of-sale (POS) device. In addition, users can carry out foreign currency transactions without knowing much of a foreign language in order to engage with a merchant in a foreign country. In addition, a user may lock-in a foreign currency exchange rate so that the user is able to have some certainty in relation to the foreign currency transaction, and can simplify the use of payment cards for foreign currency transactions by capturing an electronic image of a pricing indicator at a juncture of initiating a foreign currency transaction, and processing the electronic image to automatically determine a required payment amount represented on the pricing indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: MASTERCARD ASIA/PACIFIC PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Hao Tang, Jiaming Li, Jason Nanton
  • Patent number: 11341162
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for join operations of a plurality of relations that are distributed over a plurality of storage locations over a network of computing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SNOWFLAKE INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Dageville, Thierry Cruanes, Marcin Zukowski, Allison Waingold Lee, Philipp Thomas Unterbrunner
  • Patent number: 11315545
    Abstract: A system for identifying a language in audio data includes a feature extraction module for receiving an unknown input audio data stream and dividing the unknown input audio data stream into segments. A similarity module receives the segments and receives known-language audio data models for known languages. For each segment, the similarity module performs comparisons between the segment and the known-language audio data models and generates probability values representative of the probabilities that the segment includes audio data of the known languages. A processor receives the probability values for each segment and computes an entropy value for the probabilities for each segment. If the entropy value for a segment is less than the entropy value for a previous segment, the processor terminates the comparisons prior to completing comparisons for all segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON APPLIED SIGNAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan C. Wintrode
  • Patent number: 11294933
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for join operations of a plurality of relations that are distributed over a plurality of storage locations over a network of computing components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: SNOWFLAKE INC.
    Inventors: Benoit Dageville, Thierry Cruanes, Marcin Zukowski, Allison Waingold Lee, Philipp Thomas Unterbrunner
  • Patent number: 11282499
    Abstract: A system for identifying a language in audio data includes a feature extraction module for receiving an unknown input audio data stream and dividing the unknown input audio data stream into segments. A similarity module receives the segments and receives known-language audio data models for known languages. For each segment, the similarity module performs comparisons between the segment and the known-language audio data models and generates probability values representative of the probabilities that the segment includes audio data of the known languages. A processor receives the probability values for each segment and computes an entropy value for the probabilities for each segment. If the entropy value for a segment is less than the entropy value for a previous segment, the processor terminates the comparisons prior to completing comparisons for all segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON APPLIED SIGNAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Jonathan C. Wintrode
  • Patent number: 11263408
    Abstract: A computer generates a plurality of encoded sentences in the first language by encoding a plurality of sentences in the first language in prescribed units. Next, the computer generates a plurality of encoded sentences in the second language by encoding a plurality of sentences in the second language, each of which is associated with each of the plurality of sentences in the first language, in the prescribed units. The computer generates alignment information based on a code included in each of the plurality of encoded sentences in the first language and a code included in an encoded sentence in the second language, which is associated with each of the plurality of encoded sentences in the first language. The alignment information indicates an alignment between a plurality of codes in the first language and a plurality of codes in the second language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Seiji Okura, Masao Ideuchi, Masahiro Kataoka
  • Patent number: 11250090
    Abstract: A recommended content display method includes: receiving an operation signal directed to a target statement in a page displayed on a user interface of an application; determining an interested character sequence on the page according to the operation signal; and additionally displaying at least one group of recommended content on the user interface of the application. The interested character sequence includes the target statement and at least one of a preceding statement before the target statement or a following statement after the target statement. The recommended content is information content associated with the interested character sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaoyu Sun
  • Patent number: 11227129
    Abstract: A method of providing real-time translation for video chat is provided. The method includes: continuously receiving first-language voice data and at least one second-language word from a first terminal; continuously displaying the at least one second-language word at the same time as reproduction of the voice data; acquiring a second-language translation of an ended sentence included in a voice recognition result for the voice data; and substituting at least one word, which corresponds to the ended sentence in the displayed at least one second-language word, with the acquired translation. The at least one second-language word corresponds to respective words included in the voice recognition result for the voice data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hyperconnect, Inc.
    Inventors: Sangil Ahn, Kangsik Jung, Hyountaek Yong, Hyeok Choi
  • Patent number: 11222181
    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: October 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventor: Paul V. Haley
  • Patent number: 11194535
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a generation unit and an instruction unit. The generation unit generates a display image including information on speech or action of a target person, based on history information that the target person has made speech or action. The instruction unit instructs a display device, which displays an image of a virtual space so as to be superimposed in a real space, to display the generated display image as the image of the virtual space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Yusuke Yamaura, Seiya Inagi, Kazunari Hashimoto, Hidetaka Izumo, Tadaaki Sato, Teppei Aoki, Daisuke Yasuoka, Hiroshi Umemoto
  • Patent number: 11194974
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system are provided for teaching syntax for training a neural network based natural language inference model. The method includes selectively performing, by the hardware processor, person reversal on a set of hypothesis sentences, based on person reversal prevention criteria, to obtain a first training data set. The method further includes enhancing, by the hardware processor, a robustness of the neural network based natural language inference model to syntax changes by training the neural network based natural language inference model on original training data combined with the first data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Christopher Malon, Asim Kadav, Juho Kim
  • Patent number: 11188824
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer readable media related to information retrieval. Some implementations are related to training and/or using a relevance model for information retrieval. The relevance model includes an input neural network model and a subsequent content neural network model. The input neural network model and the subsequent content neural network model can be separate, but trained and/or used cooperatively. The input neural network model and the subsequent content neural network model can be “separate” in that separate inputs are applied to the neural network models, and each of the neural network models is used to generate its own feature vector based on its applied input. A comparison of the feature vectors generated based on the separate network models can then be performed, where the comparison indicates relevance of the input applied to the input neural network model to the separate input applied to the subsequent content neural network model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Brian Strope, Yun-hsuan Sung, Matthew Henderson, Rami Al-Rfou', Raymond Kurzweil
  • Patent number: 11170287
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for dual sequence inference using a neural network model includes generating a codependent representation based on a first input representation of a first sequence and a second input representation of a second sequence using an encoder of the neural network model and generating an inference based on the codependent representation using a decoder of the neural network model. The neural network model includes a plurality of model parameters learned according to a machine learning process. The encoder includes a plurality of coattention layers arranged sequentially, each coattention layer being configured to receive a pair of layer input representations and generate one or more summary representations, and an output layer configured to receive the one or more summary representations from a last layer among the plurality of coattention layers and generate the codependent representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Victor Zhong, Caiming Xiong, Richard Socher
  • Patent number: 11165737
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes an acquisition unit that acquires an information group in which an abbreviated name is used, a specification unit that specifies a position where the abbreviated name is used in the information group from a type of information group acquired, a first extraction unit that extracts the abbreviated name from the specified position, a second extraction unit that extracts a formal name on the basis of a character related to the information group, and an association unit that associates the abbreviated name and the formal name with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Motoki Taniguchi, Tomoko Okuma, Tomoki Taniguchi, Shotaro Misawa
  • Patent number: 11113327
    Abstract: There is a need for solutions that perform preprocessing and/or searching of documents with semantic intelligence. This need can be addressed by, for example, by performing pre-processing of each document of a plurality of documents to generate an indexed representation for the document by identifying sentences in the document; determining, for each n-gram of one or more n-grams associated with the document, one or more n-gram semantic scores based semantic proximity indicators for the n-gram; determining, based at least in part on each one or more n-gram semantic scores, one or more sentence semantic labels for each sentence in the document; and determining the indexed representation for the document based at least in part on the one or more sentence semantic labels for the document; performing the search query based each indexed representation associated with a document; and transmitting the result to a computing device associated with the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: OPTUM TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Sanjay Kumar Singh, Anshuman Sinha, Piyush Gupta
  • Patent number: 11087098
    Abstract: Various examples are directed to systems and methods for identifying textual information regarding a first topic. A computer system may access a plurality of text units and detect that a first text unit of the plurality of text units is in a first language. The computer system may access a first language keyword set for the first topic, where the first language keyword set comprises a first plurality of keywords associated with the first language. The computer system may determine a first relevance score for the first text unit based at least in part on the first language keyword set. If the first relevance score is greater than a relevance score threshold, the computer system translates the first text unit to a base language and determines a text unit classification for the first text unit using a classification model trained with training data in the base language.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Slim Trabelsi, Michail Vasiltschenko, Anton Snitko
  • Patent number: 11030418
    Abstract: A translation device is configured to acquire utterance spoken by a speaker in a first language and translate contents of the utterance into a second language for information presentation, and includes an input unit, a controller, a notification unit, and a storage. The input unit acquires the utterance in the first language and generates voice data from the utterance. The controller acquires a first evaluation value. The notification unit presents the speaker with information on utterance reinput request. The notification unit presents first information on utterance reinput request when the first evaluation value is less than or equal to a first predetermined value. The controller generates new voice recognition data with reference to the past voice recognition data and voice recognition data of reinput utterance, when the voice recognition data of the reinput utterance has an evaluation value less than or equal to a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taketoshi Nakao, Ryo Ishida, Takahiro Kamai, Tetsuji Mochida, Mikio Morioka
  • Patent number: 11023542
    Abstract: In accordance with some implementations of the disclosed subject matter, mechanisms for presenting recommended media content items are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jason Bayer, Eric H C Liu, Calvin Lee, Stephen Chau, Grzegorz Glowaty, Randy Simon
  • Patent number: 11010551
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of terminal technologies, and provide a method and an apparatus for displaying a candidate word, and a graphical user interface to improve efficiency of a user in entering information by using an input method. The method is applied to a scenario in which a user enters information by using an input method. The method includes: determining a type of an application that invokes the input method; determining, according to the type, dimension information corresponding to the type; determining, according to the dimension information, a lexicon corresponding to the dimension information; and displaying, in a default candidate option area of the input method, at least one candidate word that is in the lexicon and meets a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibin Zheng, Yue Zhang
  • Patent number: 11003704
    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. The selection of the next summary token prevents emission of repeated summary phrases in a summary of the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Romain Paulus
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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