Index Generation Patents (Class 707/711)
  • Patent number: 10289810
    Abstract: Disclosed is, among other things, a method for distributing content items to authorized users. The method comprising: a content owner device (190), COD, obtaining a first content item (196a); the COD (190) obtaining a first tag associated with the first content item (196a); the COD (190) obtaining a first content key, CK1, for said first content item (196a); the COD (190) encrypting the first content item (196a) using CK1, thereby producing a first encrypted content item; the COD (190) using at least the first tag and a key derivation function, KDF, to derive a first derived key, DK1; the COD (190) encrypting CK1 using the DK1, thereby producing a first encrypted content key, ECK1; and the COD (190) transmitting information to a content server (108), the information comprising: the first encrypted content item and the first tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Tommy Arngren, Mats Näslund
  • Patent number: 10262081
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed for improved string searching. Embodiments described herein provide a mechanism for retrieving string positions of nearest sorted strings. Each letter of the string being used to search for uses its own pointer, each with an array large enough to hold all possible characters. Only the minimum number of letter pointers are needed to make the string unique within the list. Near strings are found by walking up and down each array of pointers to find the closest string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Alvin Roy Reed
  • Patent number: 10242105
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides example methods and apparatuses for implementing comment ranking by a search engine. One or more terms describing a target object are extracted from a comment in connection with the target object. One or more useful attributes included in the comment are obtained according to the terms describing the target object. An scoring index the comment is determined according to a number of the useful attributes. The comment is scored according to the index. The comment is ranked according to the score. The present techniques enable a user to quickly and efficiently view helpful comments and help the user make an informed decision.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Alibaba Group Holding Limited
    Inventors: Ranran Du, Yongbin Lin
  • Patent number: 10242216
    Abstract: Database entries can be protected by indexing the entries using a plurality of indexes, each associated with a level of access rights. A level of access rights can be determined from a search query, and an index can be selected based on the determined level of access rights. A search key can be generated based on the received query, and the selected index can be searched using the search query. Database entries mapped to the values of the selected index returned in response to the search can be outputted. Each index is associated with a different granularity defining the number and/or ambiguity of search results returned in response to searching an index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Protegrity Corporation
    Inventors: Yigal Rozenberg, Ulf Mattsson
  • Patent number: 10216852
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining that a native application limits access to the native application using account credential requirements, the native application generating an application environment for display on a user device within the native application and operating independent of a browser application that can operate on the user device; obtaining a set of account credentials for indexing environment instances of the native application; instantiating the native application with the set of account credentials; and accessing environment instances of the native application, and for each of the environment instances: generating environment instance data describing content of the environment instance, the content described by the environment instance data including text that a user device displays on the environment instance when the user device displays the environment instance; and indexing the environment instance data for the native application in an index that is searchable by a search en
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Pranay Gupta, Chirag Shah
  • Patent number: 10210256
    Abstract: Provided is a method and system for indexing documents in a collection of linked documents. A link log, including one or more pairings of source documents and target documents is accessed. A sorted anchor map, containing one or more target document to source document pairings, is generated. The pairings in the sorted anchor map are ordered based on target document identifiers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Huican Zhu, Jeffrey Dean, Sanjay Ghemawat, Bwolen Po-Jen Yang, Anurag Acharya
  • Patent number: 10187526
    Abstract: In the field of government engagement management, for users of an employee desktop web client, it is now possible, within the web client application, to search and read articles and/or knowledge content that has been authored to external locations. Due to this integration to external, third-party applications, content and/or articles can be displayed to an agent on the employee desktop web client graphical user interface. Agents can enter free text into a specific search field and review the results in summary form, and then select an article in HTML format to progress the current interaction with the client. This functionality adds value to the agent experience and enables the agent to provide an improved service to the end client. Results may be filtered by the search engine as well. Moreover, this system and method improves the operation of the computer in that the computer running such a system in the past was not able to integrate in such a fashion in a web client format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Verint Systems UK Limited
    Inventor: Conor Adams
  • Patent number: 10187490
    Abstract: A method for predicting the behavior of an electronic social network (ESN) includes identifying one user's connections with other users and creating a data structure in a memory that represents the users and their connections in the ESN. A plurality of data sources for electronic communications between users are analyzed and assigned a relative importance value. A weight is also assigned to each of the connections between the users. The weight is an encoded value computed based on a link structure of the connections where the link structure includes metadata indicating a category and a status of the respective connection. The probability that one user will communicate with one of the other users is calculated based on the analyzed plurality of data sources calculating, and the user's connections with respect to other users are ranked based on the calculated probabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dinesh Garg, Ramasuri Narayanam
  • Patent number: 10176232
    Abstract: Web search results and enterprise search results are combined into a single presentation. A search query is received from a user associated with a tenant of an enterprise cloud computing platform. Web search results are retrieved based on the search query. The Web search results are ranked and sent to the search engine user interface. An intent of the search query is determined. It is determined that the search query is related to the tenant's enterprise data. An instruction containing the search query keywords and intent is sent to the search engine user interface, and is configured to cause the search engine user interface to submit the keywords intent to an enterprise search engine within the enterprise cloud computing platform. A content template is communicated to the search engine user interface. The content template is configured to display enterprise search results received at the search engine user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Alexander O. Coll, Richard J. Qian, Daniel Marantz, Yan Ke, Yi Li, Javier Garcia Flynn, Longfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10142109
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to instantiating containers. For example, in an embodiment, integrity of a container image may be verified by executing a verification program using verification information associated with the container image. Provenance of the container image may be verified by checking a log associated with the container image. A container may be instantiated from the container image by loading a file system associated with the container image. The file system associated with the container image may be isolated from the verification information and the log.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP
    Inventor: Nigel Edwards
  • Patent number: 10133758
    Abstract: Provided are systems and methods for managing a database. In an example system, information stored in cells includes a row identifier, a column identifier, a value identifier, and a transaction identifier. The system includes a cell domain and one or more cell buffers. Both the cell domain and cell buffer include a plurality of cells, a row sequence ordering the row identifiers of cells, and a column sequence ordering the column identifiers. Additionally, the cell domain includes row and column identifier generators and transaction and value sequences. The system further includes a transfer module operable to transfer cells from a cell buffer to the cell domain, and a reader module operable to output cells, upon receiving a request buffer, from the cell domain to a response buffer. A set of constraints is applied when outputting cells to the response buffer based on the information stored in the request buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Boardwalktech, Inc.
    Inventors: Ganesh Krishnan, Dharmesh Kirit Dadbhawala, Ashish Baluja
  • Patent number: 10127269
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a system for processing a database query stores one or more result sets for one or more first database queries in a data store. The system receives a second database query and compares the second database query to the one or more first database queries to determine presence of a corresponding result set in the data store for the second database query. The system provides the corresponding result set from the data store for the second database query based on the comparison. Embodiments of the present invention further include a method and computer program product for processing a database query in substantially the same manners described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Arthur Marais, Christopher J. Munson, Nigel G. Slinger, John B. Tobler
  • Patent number: 10096074
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for expanding relevant search results in electronic discovery may include (1) creating a file-participant cluster that links a file within a data source to a set of participants that had interactions with the file, (2) determining that the file-participant cluster exceeds a threshold level of similarity relative to another file-participant cluster, (3) merging the file-participant clusters into a merged file-participant cluster that identifies files and participants linked by the file-participant clusters, (4) receiving, from a user involved in electronic discovery, a query to search the data source for files that match one or more search parameters, and then in response to receiving the query, (5) determining that the file linked by the file-participant cluster matches the search parameters, and (6) providing, to the user, a search result that identifies the merged file-participant cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Veritas Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Sandeep Khanzode
  • Patent number: 10095794
    Abstract: Disclosed are techniques for a method for generating search results that indicate to a user whether the applications listed in the search results have been installed on one or more of their user devices. A search engine obtains one or more user device profiles and combines them to generate a master device profile. The search engine is further configured to provide search results that indicate the installation history of the applications appearing in the search results based on the master device profile. The master device profile contains the installation history of applications across the user devices associated to a particular user. A user device can be configured to generate and maintain a master device profile and can tag search results received from the search engine accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sameer Patil
  • Patent number: 10083161
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products to perform an operation comprising receiving a policy document specifying a plurality of criteria, identifying, in a segment of unstructured text in the policy document, a criteria delimiter, creating a first portion and a second portion of the segment of unstructured text, wherein the first and second portions are created based on the criteria delimiter, wherein the first and second portions comprise a first criterion and a second criterion, respectively, and responsive to identifying an anaphora in the second portion of the segment of unstructured text that is related to a term in the first portion of the segment of unstructured text, combining the first criterion and the second criterion into a composite criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew R. Freed, Mario J. Lorenzo, Jeffrey B. Nowicki, Daniel Z. Pierce, Jerry L. Von Berge
  • Patent number: 10078696
    Abstract: A system and method that enables the user to search and identify meaningful and relevant information, based upon the weighted, custom parameters provided by the user and parameters or rules defined by the community of users as a group, with the option of utilizing user profile information to tune or detune searching, comparing or contrasting, and predicting. User profile information is collected and organized with data and feedback collected from other users. The results are then tailored to a weighted, cumulative summary result, for display that benefits the contributing user and subsequent future community or user group associations (UGA). The methods provide a summary, or result, that can be tailored specifically to the user based upon weighted rules (algorithms) and parameters defined by the user (or a user group as a whole), and the weighted rules and parameters defined as meaningful by the user (group).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Paul Jerome Sadler
  • Patent number: 10061856
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a search query for multimedia objects of an online social network from a user of the online social network; searching an index of multimedia objects to identify multimedia objects indexed with keywords that match n-grams of the search query, the keywords having been extracted from reshares associated with the multimedia objects; calculating an object-score for each identified multimedia object based on social signals; generating search results with references to the identified multimedia objects that have an object-score greater than a threshold object-score; and sending to the user one or more of the search results as part of a search-results page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Bindal, Maxime Boucher, Sahil P. Thaker, Mahsa Ghafourian, Arpit Suresh Jain
  • Patent number: 10057275
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method is provided. The method may include providing a content registry with at least one application program interface (API) to manage a plurality of entries stored in the content registry. The method may also include providing access to the plurality of entries by a pre-authorized search engine to the content registry in response to a search requested by an authorized requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 10043158
    Abstract: A calendar platform is provided for creating an event calendar for publication on a website and sharing events between different calendars. A method for creating an online calendar includes creating at least one event post in the calendar and retrieving from a web server a calendar feed corresponding to a second calendar. For each one of the events in the calendar feed, a new event post for the event is created if the event does not match one of the previously created event posts in the calendar. An event category is assigned to the new event post based on settings defined for the calendar feed. An Internet user viewing the calendar can filter the events by category and export selected events to the user's calendar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Time.ly Network Inc.
    Inventor: Rik Logtenberg
  • Patent number: 10025851
    Abstract: There is provided information processing apparatus. An extraction unit extracts features of a selected document from an inverted index in which documents and features of the documents are associated. A retrieval unit retrieves a document having any one of the features extracted by the extraction unit by the inverted index. A selection unit selects a feature of the features corresponding to a plurality of retrieval results by the retrieval unit, the feature having a high effect of narrowing down the retrieval results. A presentation unit presents a combination of the features selected by the selection unit, as a retrieval condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Takaai, Seiji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9996263
    Abstract: A method and apparatus of a device that includes a shared memory hash table that notifies one or more readers of changes to the shared memory hash table is described. In an exemplary embodiment, a device modifies a value in the shared memory hash table, where the value has a corresponding key. The device further stores a notification in a notification queue that indicates the value has changed. In addition, the device invalidates a previous entry in the notification queue that indicates the value has been modified. The device signals to the reader that a notification is ready to be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Arista Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugh W. Holbrook, Duncan Stuart Ritchie, Sebastian Sapa, Simon Francis Capper
  • Patent number: 9986093
    Abstract: In the field of government engagement management, for users of an employee desktop web client, it is now possible, within the web client application, to search and read articles and/or knowledge content that has been authored to external locations. Due to this integration to external, third-party applications, content and/or articles can be displayed to an agent on the employee desktop web client graphical user interface. Agents can enter free text into a specific search field and review the results in summary form, and then select an article in HTML format to progress the current interaction with the client. This functionality adds value to the agent experience and enables the agent to provide an improved service to the end client. Results may be filtered by the search engine as well. Moreover, this system and method improves the operation of the computer in that the computer running such a system in the past was not able to integrate in such a fashion in a web client format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Verint Systems UK Limited
    Inventor: Conor Adams
  • Patent number: 9959357
    Abstract: Enable using a user computer to search the user's personal content items hosted by an online content management service, the online content management service having an indexer computer configured to generate a base index of the user's content items hosted by the service, a base index server computer configured to transmit the generated base index over a network to the user computer, an index mutation generator computer configured to generate index mutations for subsequent changes to user's hosted content items, and an index mutation sever computer configured to transmit the generated index mutations over the network to the user computer. In one aspect, the system and method enable searches of the user's hosted content items and changes thereto to be conducted at the user computer using an index local to the user computer constructed based on the base index and the index mutations received by the user computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Dropbox, Inc.
    Inventors: Samir Goel, Franck Chastagnol, Abhishek Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9928240
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for generating a plan for document processing. A plurality of electronic documents are received from a data store. The plurality of electronic documents are analyzed. Textual data within the identified tabular data are identified, by performing a first natural language search of the analyzed plurality of electronic documents. Textual hints are generated, where the generated textual hints are mapped to a lookup set. References are identified, and a count of identified references are determined. A priority score is calculating based on the count of identified references. In response to receiving a priority score modifying value, a modified priority score is calculated. Ingestion plans are generated based on the modified priority score. Generated ingestion plans are communicated by the computer using the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Paul R. Bastide, Matthew E. Broomhall, Donna K. Byron, Robert E. Loredo
  • Patent number: 9916328
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for providing user assistance on a mobile device. For example, a method may include receiving a first image of a screen captured on a mobile device, determining key content in the first image by performing recognition on the first image, and using the key content as a query to an index that associates key items with screen capture images previously received from the mobile device. The method may further include determining that a search result of the query includes at least one key item with a rank that exceeds a relevancy threshold, determining a portion of a second image from the screen capture images that is associated with the at least one key item, generating annotation data that includes the portion of the second image, and providing the annotation data for display with the screen on the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, David Petrou
  • Patent number: 9900276
    Abstract: A system includes an image repository that maintains a plurality of images submitted by submitting users. Upon submitting an image, the submitting user may specify one or more communicative actions to be launched in the event that a searching user presents the same image to the repository. The presented image is searched against every image in the repository using image matching technology. If a match is found—that is, if the presented image is substantially the same as an image previously submitted and stored in the repository (i.e., the same image or a photograph thereof)—then one or more communicative actions, previously defined by the submitting user and associated with the stored image, are launched towards the searching user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Red Gun Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Scott Carr, Mark Norton
  • Patent number: 9898535
    Abstract: A method of performing a digital search, wherein the result set returned is additionally narrowed via a virtual personality, represented by an animated avatar selected by the user prior to enacting the search. The avatar consists of a virtual identity, which, when reduced to keyword characteristics and then applied to a search algorithm, enables the filtering of result sets according to the inferred desires of the hypothetical individual instantiated by the virtual identity itself, expressed as an avatar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Mark C. Edberg
  • Patent number: 9864764
    Abstract: A data archive constructed from source data, whose structure and associated schemas can evolve based on the generated responses to user data requests. Based on the analysis of the responses, the schema and/or archive structure can be modified to provide greater knowledge, definition and operations available to be performed on the data, as well as to reduce the processing and storage costs associated with housing and accessing the data within the archive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Eric Justin Kraemer, Eric Tristan Lemoine
  • Patent number: 9852224
    Abstract: A method for promoting preferred content in a search query is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a search result set of content items from a corpus of content items, the search result set responsive to a search query and comprising a rank of the content items, identifying content items in the search result set, the identified content items comprising at least a preferred content item uploaded by a user, adjusting, by a processing device, a position of the preferred content item with respect to a position of a claimed content item in the rank of the content items within the search result set, the claimed content item claimed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Johan Granstrom, Matthias Konrad, Thomas Weich
  • Patent number: 9842152
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and method for managing data storage and data access for semi-structured data systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Snowflake Computing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benoit Dageville, Vadim Antonov
  • Patent number: 9836506
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method includes selecting one or more sub-expressions of a query during compile time. One or more pilot runs are performed by one or more computer processors. The one or more pilot runs include a pilot run associated with each of one or more of the selected sub-expressions, and each pilot run includes at least partial execution of the associated selected sub-expression. The pilot runs are performed during execution time. Statistics are collected on the one or more pilot runs during performance of the one or more pilot runs. The query is optimized based at least in part on the statistics collected during the one or more pilot runs, where the optimization includes basing cardinality and cost estimates on the statistics collected during the pilot runs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrey Balmin, Vuk Ercegovac, Jesse E. Jackson, Konstantinos Karanasos, Marcel Kutsch, Fatma Ozcan, Chunyang Xia
  • Patent number: 9805408
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for automating the provision of social media product recommendations in an electronic commerce environment. A user selects one or more products from one or more Pick Lists, which are a pictorial grouping of products that the user has selected, assembled and named. The user then selects a Pick Collage template, which is then populated with the selected product(s). Once populated, the Pick Collage template is processed to generate a Pick Collage, which provides a more stylized presentation of the selected product(s). Once generated, the Pick Collage is provided to a website associated with a merchant that provides the selected product(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rodney T. Whisnant, Joseph D. Langeway, Christopher H. Howe
  • Patent number: 9798858
    Abstract: A method, a system, and a computer readable article of manufacture tangibly embodying computer readable instructions for executing a computer implemented method for automatically evaluating the quality of a medical record. The method includes: generating temporary facts from a medical record to be evaluated; constructing a query to a knowledge base of standard facts of standard medical records from the temporary facts; executing the query to the knowledge base by using a reasoning engine; and determining the quality of a medical record to be evaluated based on the result of the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bo Li, Xue Qiao Hou, Hui-I Hsiao, Gang Hu, Yue Pan
  • Patent number: 9792550
    Abstract: Methods and system for providing information selected from a large set of digital content to at least one user. One such method comprises receiving user context information associated with the at least one user and identifying or generating, using at least one processor executing stored program instructions, a first concept in a semantic network, the first concept representing at least a portion of the user context information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: PRIMAL FUSION INC.
    Inventors: Peter Joseph Sweeney, Ihab Francis Ilyas, Jean-Paul Dupuis, Nadiya Yampolska
  • Patent number: 9785717
    Abstract: A method and system for improving an intent based search is provided. The method includes analyzing a search phase entered by a user with respect to a Website level search query for specified subject matter. In response, a subject based intent classification is determined to be associated with a confidence factor of less than 100 percent confidence with respect to the subject based intent classification being correct. The subject based intent classification is compared to search results data and a subset of search results correlating to the subject based intent classification is determined and presented to the user. An interaction of the user with respect to the subset of search results is determined and in response, a value of the confidence factor is derived.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Lisa Seacat DeLuca
  • Patent number: 9785704
    Abstract: Techniques are described for automatically mining query dimensions from web pages resulting from execution of a search query. Lists of items such as words, terms, or phrases are extracted from the web pages based on the recognition of free text, metadata tag, or repeated region patterns within the web page text. Extracted item lists are weighted according to document matching and/or inverse document frequency, and item lists are clustered based on shared or similar items within the lists to generate query dimensions. The generated query dimensions, and the items within each query dimension, are ranked according to quality, and high-quality query dimensions are provided for display alongside top search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Zhicheng Dou, Ruihua Song, Ji-Rong Wen
  • Patent number: 9779130
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a set of methods, systems, data structures, and computer-executable instructions for executing on a compute machine to automatically analyze data associated with an indexed corpora and to generate for graphical display a set of results associated with those analytic operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Inventors: Dihan Marie Rosenburg, Scott Edward Meiser, Susan Marie Slisz, Daren William Keenan, Raymond A. Daley, Michael Ronald Sluterbeck, Saravanan Chidambaram, Mina Tonsaly, David L. Schmeer, John Scott Attenborough, Sanjay Sharma, James Antony Ritchie
  • Patent number: 9697287
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method is presented herein. The method obtains a first content item from an online source, and then generates a characterizing signature of the first content item. The method continues by finding a previously-saved instance of the characterizing signature and retrieving data associated with a second content item (the second content item is characterized by the characterizing signature). The method continues by analyzing the data associated with the second content item, corresponding data associated with the first content item, and decision criteria. Thereafter, either the first content item or the second content item is identified as an original content item, based on the analyzing. The other content item can be flagged as an aggregated content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Dai Duong Doan
  • Patent number: 9699258
    Abstract: Among other disclosures, a method may include collecting historical communication data and personal data relating to a portion of a plurality of communications, a sender of one or more of the communications or one or more recipients of the communications. The method may include depositing the collected data into a repository of historical communication data and personal data. The method may include presenting one or more items in the repository on a mobile device, in response to user behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Brezina, Adam Smith, Jeffrey Bonforte
  • Patent number: 9697286
    Abstract: A computer program product, a method, and an information handling system is provided to associate keywords used for unsuccessfully searching for a shared URL contents with a confidence level of predicting an adjustment of search engine optimization (SEO) for finding the shared URL due to changing the shared URL contents and performing an action based on the confidence level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Trudy L. Hewitt, Joseph Lam, William K. Wentworth
  • Patent number: 9690860
    Abstract: Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein may relate to formulating recommended search queries. Search query recommendations may be based, at least in part, on multiple user searches performed at least in part in response to consumption of publicly available content, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Bax, John Peng, Scott Ard, Arun Autuchirayll
  • Patent number: 9690488
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a processor includes hardware processing cores, a cache memory, and a compression accelerator comprising a hash table memory. The compression accelerator is to: determine a hash value for input data to be compressed; read a first plurality of N location values stored in a hash table entry indexed by the hash value; perform a first set of string searches in parallel from a history buffer using the first plurality of N location values stored in the hash table entry; read a second plurality of N location values stored in a first overflow table entry indexed by a first overflow pointer included in the hash table entry; and perform a second set of string searches in parallel from the history buffer using the second plurality of N location values stored in the first overflow table entry. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Vinodh Gopal, James D. Guilford, Gilbert M. Wolrich, Daniel F. Cutter
  • Patent number: 9686629
    Abstract: A remotely provisioned proxy within a wireless/mobile phone that proxies a wireless communication path between a disconnected piconet (e.g., BLUETOOTH™) device and a network resource such as a universal resource locator (URL) via a mating mobile phone. Thus, an application proxy module embodied within the mobile phone provides managed access of a piconet device connected to the mating mobile phone to remote services. A disconnected piconet device uses the full data bandwidth available to a wireless phone, without the need for the disconnected piconet device to include its own separate wireless front end, or to require use of a modem within the mobile phone. Thus, using a mobile phone with application proxy, the user need not pay for the luxury of a tethered data plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Telecommunication Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Tsurutome, Bob Barcklay, Robert Wang
  • Patent number: 9654593
    Abstract: Methods may rank one user's connections in an electronic social network. The method may include identifying, by electronic apparatus, one user's connections with other users in an electronic social network. The method may additionally include analyzing, by electronic apparatus, a plurality of data sources for electronic communications between the one user and the other users. The method may further include calculating, by electronic apparatus, for each of the other users the probability that the one user will communicate with that other user based on the analyzed plurality of data sources. The method may additionally include ranking, by electronic apparatus, the one user's connections with the other users based on the calculated probabilities. In some embodiments, the method may include removing from a graph, by electronic apparatus, one or more of the one user's connections with the other users based on the ranked one user's connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dinesh Garg, Ramasuri Narayanam
  • Patent number: 9626440
    Abstract: This disclosure describes methods and systems for searching documents in a multi-tenant hosting environment. According to embodiments, to conserve hardware resources, a plurality of documents associated with a plurality of tenants may be mapped to the same search index in the multi-tenant hosting environment. In order to search documents associated only with a single tenant in the multi-tenant hosting environment, a tenant identifier is prepended to every key stored in the search index that is associated with the plurality of documents of the single tenant. Moreover, where one document links to another document within the multi-tenant hosting environment, the link is stored in a web graph when a source tenant identifier matches a target tenant identifier for the link. According to embodiments, when conducting a search, the link is resolved only if the link is stored in the web graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Dmitriy Meyerzon, Mihai Petriuc, Nicolai Bodd
  • Patent number: 9619581
    Abstract: Various technologies pertaining to construction of a query for execution over a cube are described. Tabular data is presented on a displayed on a display screen, where the tabular data represents at least a portion of a data cube. Input is received with respect to the tabular data, and responsive to the input being received, a query is constructed based upon the input. The query is executed over the data cube, resulting in provisioning of a new table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Gregory Hughes, Michael J. Coulson, Alexandre Tristan St-Cyr, Faisal Mohamood, Theresa Palmer-Boroski, Clemens Szyperski, Marius Dumitru
  • Patent number: 9607150
    Abstract: A file stored in a first portion of a computer memory of a computer is determined to be a malicious file. A duplicate of the file is stored in a quarantine area in the computer memory, the quarantine area being in a second portion of the computer memory that is different from the first portion of the computer memory. One or more protection processes are performed on the file. The determination that the file is a malicious file is determined to be a false positive and the file is restored, during a boot sequence, to a state prior to the one or more protection processes being performed on the file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: McAfee, Inc.
    Inventors: Prabhat Kumar Singh, Nitin Jyoti, Gangadharasa Srinivasa
  • Patent number: 9594783
    Abstract: A method, computer-implemented system, and computer program product for creating indexes over XML data managed by a database system are provided. The method, computer-implemented system, and computer program product provide for receiving a workload for the XML data, the workload including one or more database statements, utilizing an optimizer of the database system to enumerate a set of one or more path expressions by creating a virtual universal index based on the workload received and matching a path expression to the virtual universal index, and recommending one or more path expressions from the set of one or more candidate path expressions to create the indexes over the XML data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ashraf Aboulnaga, Andrey Balmin, Kevin S. Beyer, Iman Elghandour, Fei Yen Chiang, Daniele Costante Zilio, Calisto Paul Zuzarte
  • Patent number: 9589237
    Abstract: Media content is recommended based on suitability for a designated activity. A vector engine is trained using a plurality of lists, each of the lists containing metadata associated with a plurality of media objects. The vector engine includes a neural network trained with corpus data including (i) the plurality of lists (ii) a plurality of titles, each one of the titles associated with one of the lists, and (iii) the metadata associated with the plurality of media objects. Training the vector engine involves initializing, using the vector engine, a plurality of feature vectors representing each of the lists, each of the media objects, and each of a plurality of words in the titles of the lists. The training then further involves nudging, using the vector engine, the feature vectors based on a plurality of co-occurrences of the lists, the media objects, the words in the titles of the lists, or a combination thereof. A feature vector corresponding to an activity is identified among the feature vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SPOTIFY AB
    Inventor: Ahmad Qamar
  • Patent number: 9578006
    Abstract: A processor-implemented method is provided. The method may include providing a content registry with at least one application program interface (API) to manage a plurality of entries stored in the content registry. The method may also include providing access to the plurality of entries by a pre-authorized search engine to the content registry in response to a search requested by an authorized requester.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan