Ranking Search Results Patents (Class 707/723)
  • Patent number: 11222049
    Abstract: A method and system provide areas with lifestyle preferences selected by a user. Generally, a computing device receives a selection of one or more lifestyle preferences from the user. In response to the selected lifestyle preferences, a visual display of one or more areas of a geographic map that includes one or more of the lifestyle preferences that favorably compare to the lifestyle preferences of the user is presented to the user via a user interface of the computing device. Additionally, the user may submit a review of the lifestyle preferences available in a particular location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Torri Wollenschlager, Molly Vaughn, John Lucas Bothwell, Kristin E. Booth, Tyler Haycraft, Connor Lirot, Thomas Clausing, Bart Paul Pousson, Courtney Gerard Smith, Garrick Douglas Gabbrants, James Joseph Mellinger, Charles Allen Stokes, Tim Vernon, Anthony Todd Frazier
  • Patent number: 11222176
    Abstract: A method, system and a computer program product are provided for generating a natural language model that is substantially independent of languages and domains by transforming monolingual embeddings into a multilingual embeddings in a first shared embedding space using a cross-lingual learning process, and then transforming the multilingual embeddings into cross-domain, multilingual embeddings in a second shared embedding space using a cross-domain learning process, where the multilingual embeddings and/or cross-domain, multilingual embeddings are evaluated to measure a degree to which the embeddings associate a set of target concepts with a set of attribute words.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaotong Liu, Anbang Xu, Yingbei Tong, Rama Kalyani T. Akkiraju
  • Patent number: 11223800
    Abstract: A method, a computer program product, and a computer system selectively obfuscate a reaction during a communication session. The method includes determining a predicted sentiment for a user who is a participant in a communication session based on a topic being discussed in the communication session. The method includes determining a predicted expression for a reaction to be exhibited by the user based on sensory inputs received from the user while the topic is being discussed. The method includes determining an intent of the reaction based on the predicted sentiment and the predicted expression. The method includes determining a reward score of the reaction based on a type of the reaction and a context of the communication session while the predicted expression is to be exhibited. The method includes rendering a mask over the user based on at least one of the intent and the reward score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Shikhar Kwatra, Vijay Ekambaram, Christopher J. Hardee
  • Patent number: 11222055
    Abstract: A system is provided, which may comprise: a word vector database configured to store word vectors, each of the word vectors representing a word or a phrase; a text database configured to store text data; and a processor configured to: receive a user input including a first term; obtain, for each word vector that is stored in the word vector database and that represents a word or a phrase other than the first term, a similarity between that word vector and a word vector representing the first term; select at least one second term based on the obtained similarity; perform a search in the text database using the at least one second term as a query for the search; and provide results of the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Giancarlo Frison
  • Patent number: 11221847
    Abstract: In one implementation, systems and methods are provided for developing a computer-implemented digital experience application having a first and a second micro-application. Each micro-application includes a front end interface configured to receive and display information. The first micro-application includes a first event manager configured to detect an application event belonging to a category, and a first state manager configured to detect an application state belonging to the category. The digital experience application further includes a driver application configured to host the first and second micro-applications, an event hub configured to receive the detected application event from the first micro-application, and a state store configured to store the detected application state received from the first micro-application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Nitsopoulos
  • Patent number: 11216494
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing a virtual consultant. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of obtaining a set of training data that indicates raw topics that are indicative of the set of topics, training a model to identify raw topics relevant to a set of topics, the set of topics associated with one or more digital documents, identifying, within at least one of the digital documents and with the model, raw topics that correspond to the set of topics, determining, for each identified raw topic, a frequency that the raw topic appears in the digital document, determining, for each of the identified raw topics, a topic that corresponds to the raw topic, determining, for each of the topics of the set of topics, a topic score, and providing an indication of the topic scores for the digital document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Accenture Global Solutions Limited
    Inventors: Jean Milleron, Arnaud Beaufeist, Emmanuel Jusserand, Louis Vatier
  • Patent number: 11210605
    Abstract: A processing device receives a dataset comprising a plurality of data points, wherein each data point of the plurality of data points comprises a representative vector for the data point and an associated classification for the data point. The processing device determines, for the dataset, a score representative of a degree of clustering of the plurality of data points. The processing device determines a suitability of the dataset for use in machine learning based on the score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pracheer Gupta, Andrea Olgiati, Poorna Chand Srinivas Perumalla, Stefano Stefani, Maden Mohan Rao Jampani
  • Patent number: 11210124
    Abstract: In an example, Virtual Machine (VM) attributes of a first VM are received. First VM data corresponding to the first VM is to be moved from a first cluster of nodes in which the first VM data is stored. Further, a movement value of the first VM is determined based on a movement model and the VM attributes of the first VM. The movement model indicates a dependence of movement value of a VM on VM attributes of the VM. The movement value of the first VM is indicative of a rank order for movement of the first VM data among a plurality of sets of VM data to be moved, where each set of VM data corresponds to a VM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Taranisen Mohanta, Abhijith Umesh, Sidharth Malakangoud Patil
  • Patent number: 11210317
    Abstract: Systems and methods of distributing replicas within a data center are disclosed. A replica distribution scheme for one or more shards is received. The replica distribution scheme indicates a number of replicas of the one or more shards to be distributed within a data center. The data center comprises a plurality of hosts divided into at least a first hierarchical level and a second hierarchical level. A usage score is calculated for a plurality of nodes in the first hierarchical level of the data center and the plurality of nodes is sorted in the first hierarchical level based on the calculated usage score. A set of replicas is distributed to one or more of the plurality of nodes within the first hierarchical level based on the sorting of the plurality of nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Sachin Goyal
  • Patent number: 11210357
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method, according to one embodiment, includes: collecting information which corresponds to internet browsing activity, receiving a request to create a bookmark for a first website, and creating keyword and density pairs (KDPs) for the first website using the information collected prior to receiving the request to create the bookmark. Creating the KDPs includes: extracting a plurality of keywords from the first website, and calculating a density value for each of the plurality of keywords based on the information collected prior to receiving the request to create the bookmark. Furthermore, each keyword and respective density value are added to a hash map as a KDP entry. Other systems, methods, and computer program products are described in additional embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Su Liu, Kai Liu, Manjunath Ravi, Zhichao Li
  • Patent number: 11210334
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a method, apparatus, server and storage medium for image retrieval. The method includes: identifying a plurality of groups of images having identical contents from images on all webpages; aggregating, for each image group, image-related texts on all source webpages of each image to obtain text descriptions of each image group; establishing an inverted index for each image in the image groups based on the text descriptions of the image group, the inverted index at least including, for each text description, source webpages corresponding to all text descriptions of the image group of the text description; and performing image retrieval based on an inputted query and the inverted index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECHNOLOGY (BEIJING) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hongjian Zou, Gaolin Fang, Hailang Liu
  • Patent number: 11200215
    Abstract: Methods and systems for data quality evaluation are disclosed. A method includes: receiving, by a computing device, at least one data set and a list of rule expressions to bind; building, by the computing device, candidate binding combinations between columns of the at least one data set and variables of each rule expression in the list of rule expressions; building, by the computing device, a new bound rule expression candidate based on the candidate binding combinations; generating, by the computing device, a new bound rule expression based on the new bound rule expression candidate and a data transformation applied to at least one of the columns of the at least one data set; and storing, by the computing device, the new bound rule expression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kunjavihari Madhav Kashalikar, Yannick Saillet, Ketki Ramesh Purandare
  • Patent number: 11194878
    Abstract: A method and a system for ranking a document in response to a query, the document having no value for a given feature with respect to the query. A set of documents relevant to the query is generated. The document is selected, and a set of past queries having presented the document as a search result are retrieved. Respective values for the given feature for the document with respect to the set of past queries are retrieved. A respective similarity parameter is determined between the query and each of the set of past queries. The value of the given feature for the document is generated based at least in part on the respective similarity parameter and the respective value for the given feature of at least one past query. The set of documents including the document is ranked based in part on the given feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Aleksandr Valerievich Safronov, Vasily Vladimirovich Zavyalov
  • Patent number: 11188592
    Abstract: Generating a natural language text response to a user query is provided. Sentiment attributes of the user query are encoded into qubits as particle spins. The particle spins in encoded sentiment qubits are observed to generate spin data. A sentiment value is derived for each sentiment key term of the user query based on the generated spin data. A total sentiment of the user query is determined by combining derived sentiment values corresponding to each sentiment key term of the user query. A natural language text response to the user query is generated based on the determined total sentiment of the user query. The natural language text response is transmitted to a client device via a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron K. Baughman, Mauro Marzorati, Gary Diamanti, Diwesh Pandey
  • Patent number: 11188545
    Abstract: A system and method for calculating quality score for digital content are provided. In example embodiments, a first graph is generated comprising a user node and an article node, the user node corresponds to a user and the article node corresponds to an article. An edge is generated between the user node and the article node in the first graph based on a first action. A second graph is generated comprising the user node and the article node. An edge is generated between the user node and the article node in the second graph based on a second action type. A first authority score is calculated for the article node within the first graph. A second authority score is calculated for the article node within the second graph. A quality score is calculated for the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: David Golland, Eric Huang, Patrick Chase, Alexandre Patry, Shakti Dhirendraji Sinha
  • Patent number: 11184249
    Abstract: A wire web component may be included in a graphical user interface (GUI) being presented on a display device. The wire web component may include one or more data fields that are each associated with a respective data value. A designated node representing the designated wire web component may be removed from a wire web component graph that includes a plurality of nodes. Each of the data fields may be associated with a respective API in the wire web component graph. A document object model (DOM) tree stored in memory may be updated to remove the designated wire web component. The GUI presented on the display device may be updated based on the updated DOM tree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Venkiteswaran, Diego Ferreiro Val, Caridy Patino, Trevor James Bliss
  • Patent number: 11182421
    Abstract: A system and method compares an image of an object of interest captured by an image capturing device from a first positional view relative to the object of interest against each of a plurality of images of each of a plurality of reference objects wherein each of the plurality of images of each of the plurality of reference objects is reflective of a unique positional view of the corresponding one of the plurality of reference objects to determine a second positional view relative to the object of interest at which the image capturing device is to be positioned to capture a further image of the product of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
    Inventor: Geoffry A. Westphal
  • Patent number: 11176333
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to generation of sentence representation. In an embodiment, a method is disclosed. According to the method, a sentence graph is generated from a sentence containing words, the sentence graph comprising nodes representing the words and edges connecting the nodes to indicate relationships between the words. Word representations for the plurality of words are determined based on the sentence graph by applying a graph convolution operation on respective sets of neighbor nodes for respective ones of the nodes, a set of neighbor nodes for a node having edges connected with the node. A sentence representation for the sentence is determined based on the word representations for use in a natural language processing task related to the sentence. In other embodiments, a system and a computer program product are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Bang An, HongLei Guo, Shiwan Zhao, Zhong Su
  • Patent number: 11176212
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media are provided for collective reconciliation. In some implementations, a query is received, wherein the query is associated at least in part with a type of entity. One or more search results are generated based at least in part on the query. Previously generated data is retrieved associated with at least one search result of the one or more of search results, the data comprising one or more entity references in the at least one search result corresponding to the type of entity. The one or more entity references are ranked, and an entity result is selected from the one or more entity references based at least in part on the ranking. An answer to the query is provided based at least in part on the entity result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Dvir Keysar, Tomer Shmiel
  • Patent number: 11170172
    Abstract: A system and method for processing and actionizing structured and unstructured experience data is disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a system may include a natural language processing (NLP) engine configured to transform a data set into a plurality of concepts within a plurality of distinct contexts, and a data mining engine configured to process the relationships of the concepts and to identify associations and correlations in the data set. In some embodiments, the method may include the steps of receiving a data set, scanning the data set with an NLP engine to identify a plurality of concepts within a plurality of distinct contexts, and identifying patterns in the relationships between the plurality of concepts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: PRESS GANEY ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Robertson, Taylor Turpen
  • Patent number: 11163831
    Abstract: A computer system generates a similarity-optimized hierarchy for hierarchical data to improve data access performance and content discovery. An example method includes receiving hierarchical data in an original hierarchy having a plurality of nodes and a depth of d, generating a respective embedding for each node of the plurality of nodes, and determining, for each node of the plurality of nodes, respective k-nearest neighbors based on the respective embedding. Starting with nodes at depth din the original hierarchy, the method includes generating sibling groups, each sibling group having at least one node at depth d, identifying, for each node at depth d, a similarity-optimized parent from depth d?1, and associating each node at depth d with its respective similarity-optimized parent in a similarity-optimized hierarchy. The method also includes completing the similarity-optimized hierarchy by repeating the generating, identifying and associating with nodes at depth d?1 until reaching the hierarchy root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Tommaso Teofili, Antonio Sanso
  • Patent number: 11163821
    Abstract: Provided are an image extraction apparatus and an image extraction method of finding a similar image conforming to a user's intention. A similarity determination condition designation window in which a plurality of similarity determination conditions are displayed is displayed. A user selects a desired similarity determination condition from among the plurality of similarity determination conditions displayed in the displayed similarity determination condition designation window. The user can determine a similarity determination condition, and can thus find a similar image conforming to the user's intention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Furuya
  • Patent number: 11163960
    Abstract: Techniques for the automatic semantic analysis and comparison of chatbot capabilities are disclosed. A first chatbot specification associated with a first chatbot is obtained that includes a first plurality of characteristics arranged in a plurality of categories. A second chatbot specification associated with a second chatbot is obtained that includes a second plurality of characteristics arranged in the plurality of categories. One or more differences between the first plurality of characteristics and the second plurality of characteristics for each of the plurality of categories are identified based at least in part on the first plurality of characteristics and the second plurality of characteristics. A natural language expression corresponding to the identified one or more differences is generated and presented to a user via a graphical user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Diptikalyan Saha, Rema Ananthanarayanan
  • Patent number: 11162808
    Abstract: An information providing system includes an information providing device and a vehicle. The information providing device includes an acquisition unit configured to acquire second information indicating a candidate point matching first information and evaluation of the candidate point and a second information transmitting unit configured to transmit the second information to the vehicle. The first information indicates a condition for searching for a point at which the vehicle stops when the vehicle is stopped and used for resting. The vehicle includes a second information receiving unit configured to receive the second information from the information providing device and an output unit configured to output the second information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Mitsugu Makita, Daigo Fujii, Naoki Yamamuro
  • Patent number: 11163962
    Abstract: A computer system evaluating an input segment of a communication, in parallel, by a baseline classification model trained with baseline passages indicating dictionary meaning and multiple generative sequence models each trained to classify a particular passage from among multiple indirect passages indicating usage with an indirect meaning, to receive a separate score from the baseline classification model and each of the generative sequence models, each separate score indicating a classification probability for the input segment. The computer system, responsive to one or more particular scores generated by one or more of the generative sequence models exceeding a baseline score generated by the baseline classification model summed with a tuning factor, flagging the input segment as having a potentially indirect meaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle M. Brake, Stephen A. Boxwell, Keith G. Frost, Stanley J. Vernier
  • Patent number: 11163759
    Abstract: Predicting entities for database query results are described. A system receives a query that includes a query term. The system outputs a query result that identifies at least one record that includes the query term. The system identifies a selection of a record that is identified by the query result and that includes the query term. The system stores information that associates the query term with an entity that corresponds to the selected record. The system scales the information that associates the query term with the entity. The system receives another query that includes the query term. The system outputs another query result in response to the other query, the other query result being based on the scaled information that associates the query term with the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Kempf
  • Patent number: 11157698
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of training a descriptive text generating model, and a method and apparatus for generating a descriptive text, wherein the method of training a descriptive text generating model comprises: obtaining training data, the training data comprising: a notional word, a first descriptive text and a second descriptive text of the notional word, wherein the second descriptive text is a concise expression of the first descriptive text; regarding the notional word and the first descriptive text of the notional word as input of a seq2seq model, regarding the second descriptive text of the notional word as output of the seq2sequ model, and training the seq2seq model to obtain a descriptive text generating model. The descriptive text generating model according to the present disclosure can implement generation of a concise descriptive text with respect to the notional word in a deep understanding manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jizhou Huang, Yaming Sun, Wei Zhang, Haifeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11158311
    Abstract: Linguistic analysis methods and computer system for intelligently interacting with users in voice or text mode. The methods can improve the accuracy in recognizing user's physical or mental state when receiving user input expressions that are not in the form of a request or command, but in the form of a narrative or conversational statement, and generate relevant responses that address the user's needs, and perform tasks for the user when possible. The methods analyze the syntactic, semantic, and contextual attributes of terms in the user expressions, and handles ambiguous entities that may be the source of an intended action, or the target of such actions. Specially, methods for recognizing target entities represented by multi-word complex phrases are described and applied thus more appropriate machine responses can be determined when the input expression involves various types of attributes and different degrees of ambiguities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Guangsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11151203
    Abstract: Techniques for generating interest embedding vectors are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system/process/computer program product for generating interest embedding vectors includes aggregating a plurality of web documents associated with one or more entities, wherein the web documents are retrieved from a plurality of online content sources including one or more websites; selecting a plurality of tokens based on processing of the plurality of web documents; and generating embeddings of the selected tokens in an embedding space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Vishnu Priya Natchu
  • Patent number: 11150638
    Abstract: Provided are a model processing method and apparatus, and a machine-readable medium, for evaluating a semantic model to be evaluated of a target production system. In an embodiment, the method includes: acquiring feature information for describing a feature of a reference semantic model of at least one other production system; evaluating, on the basis of the feature information acquired, precision of the semantic model to be evaluated. The solution provided in an embodiment of the present invention realizes evaluation of the precision of a semantic model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Qi Wang, Yong Yuan, Ming Kai Dong
  • Patent number: 11151325
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to compare a target sample of text to a set of textual records, each textual record including a sample of text and an indication of one or more segments of text within the sample of text. Semantic similarity values between the target sample of text and each of the textual records are determined. Determining a particular semantic similarity value between the target sample of text and a particular textual record of the corpus includes: (i) determining individual semantic similarity values between the target sample of text and each of the segments of text indicated by the particular textual record, and (ii) generating the particular semantic similarity value between the target sample of text and the particular textual record based on the individual semantic similarity values. A textual record is then selected based on the semantic similarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ServiceNow, Inc.
    Inventors: Omer Anil Turkkan, Firat Karakusoglu, Sriram Palapudi
  • Patent number: 11144607
    Abstract: A method and system for improving a network search query is provided. The method includes receiving a natural language Internet search request and executing a real time search with respect to a database associated with an Internet based search for specified digital information. Categories associated with the natural language Internet search request are identified and associated intent information is received. Digital attributes data identified during the real time search are identified and an associated concept is extracted. The associated concept is mapped to the digital attributes and search based software code is generated and executed. Resulting relevant results are presented and the database is configured such that the relevant results are stored within a logical partition of the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ying Li, Anh Q. Lu, Jian Lu, Chuan Y. Wang, Jie Wang, Wei Yan
  • Patent number: 11144559
    Abstract: A search engine provides customized search results in response to a search query using a group search ranker. The customized search results may be determined for a user based on the user's association with a user group having common preferences. Preferences for users may be learned through historical user information that includes interactions by users with websites on the Internet. Users may be grouped based on these preferences, and the user group may have an associated group search ranker. When the user enters a search query at a search engine, the search engine may identify a user group and retrieve the group search ranker. The group search ranker may be used to rank relevant search results identified based on the search query. The ranked search results may be provided for presentation to a user at a user computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: EBAY INC.
    Inventors: Mahmuda Rahman, Ishita Singh
  • Patent number: 11144750
    Abstract: Methods and systems for creating a memory recall composite for a face and name association image are described. A first image comprising at least a portion of a subject's face may be received. The first image may be analyzed to determine a set of facial features. A set of objects may be determined and displayed using a set of visual and auditory correspondence rules. An association between a graphical representation of the object and a facial feature may be received. A second image or a memory recall composite may be generated that displays at least a portion of the first image using the graphical representation of the object based in part on the association between the graphical representation of the object and the facial feature associated with the subject's face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Family Concepts II, LLC
    Inventor: Vaughn W. North
  • Patent number: 11144734
    Abstract: A self-learning natural-language generation (NLG) system receives raw data from Internet-of-Things sensors or other data sources and a set of natural-language reports previously generated from the raw data by a legacy report-generation mechanism. The system divides the reports into two groups that are distinguished by differences in temporal characteristics of the reports or of the raw data from which each report is generated. The system performs a diachronic linguistic analysis that correlates values of the temporal characteristics with differences between linguistic features of each report group's natural-language text. The system creates translation rules that instruct the NLG system how to reproduce these differences and uses the rules to translate the raw data into its own natural-language reports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Craig M. Trim, Martin G. Keen, Michael Bender, Aaron K. Baughman
  • Patent number: 11138194
    Abstract: Aspects of the present invention disclose a method for identifying a relationship between objects of a NoSQL database based on queries of an application programming interface (API) call. The method includes one or more processors identifying an API call that includes two or more NoSQL query requests. The method further includes determining a class for the two or more NoSQL query requests of the API call. The method further includes determining whether a query value of the first NoSQL query request of the API call is present in a second NoSQL query request. The method further includes determining a relationship between the first NoSQL query request and the second NoSQL query request of the API call. The method further includes creating a view in a relational model database based on the respective determined classes for the two or more NoSQL query requests of the API call and the determined relationship.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Yan, Yan Hu, Qi Ruan, Jian Yu Wang
  • Patent number: 11138282
    Abstract: An information processing system, an information processing device, an information processing method, and a storage medium are provided that can extract group terminals from among a plurality of surrounding information processing terminals that have been detected, and calculate a degree of happiness in a surrounding area. The information processing system includes a communication unit configured to receive identification information from a detection device that detects the identification information of a surrounding terminal device, and a control unit configured to extract, as group terminal devices, a plurality of pieces of identification information that are received by the communication unit and indicate a plurality of terminal devices detected by the detection device within a predetermined time, and to calculate a degree of happiness around the detection device in accordance with an extraction result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masamichi Asukai
  • Patent number: 11132346
    Abstract: An information processing method and apparatus, where the method includes: obtaining a user information table; creating, based on the user information table, a bitmap index including a plurality of bitmap vectors; creating a user identifier array based on the user information table; receiving a query request sent by a client; querying the user information table based on the bitmap index, the user identifier array, and at least one attribute value, to obtain a query result; and sending the query result to the client. In the foregoing manner, second-level indexing for an ad hoc query can be implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhenfeng Ji, Li Su, Kangzhan Wang
  • Patent number: 11132390
    Abstract: An approach is provided in which an information handling system identifies candidate answers from a knowledge base that correspond to a question comprising a lexical answer type (LAT). The information handling system determines sub-LATs corresponding to the LAT in a database that are child LATs of the LAT. The information handling system then identifies a set of the candidate answers that correspond to at least one of the sub-LATs and ranks the set of candidate answers based on one or more ranking criterion. In turn, the information handling system provides the ranked set of candidate answers to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen A. Boxwell, Stanley J. Vernier, Kyle M. Brake, Keith G. Frost
  • Patent number: 11132710
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for predicting repeated behavior by an entity with respect to a particular item. In some embodiments, an entity requesting results to a search query may be redirected to an alternative network page associated with the particular item instead of a search results page according the expectation of repeated behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Rahul Hemant Bhagat, Jody David Biggs
  • Patent number: 11126631
    Abstract: A categorization analysis system is provided. The categorization analysis system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory including a first plurality of listings categorized in a first target category, and a categorization analysis engine executing on the one or more hardware processors. The categorization analysis engine is configured to determine a label for each listing including performing a search on title, select a set of training listings based on the determined labels, train a first model using the set of training listings and the determined labels, the first model being a classification model configured to classify categorization of listings, identify a suspect listing categorized in the first target category, apply the suspect listing to the first model, thereby generating a categorization result for the suspect listing, the categorization result indicating miscategorization of the suspect listing, and identify the suspect listing in the memory as miscategorized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Dingxian Wang, David Goldberg, Xiaoyuan Wu, Yuanjie Liu
  • Patent number: 11113306
    Abstract: Person-centric multi-channel opinion mining is performed in a single data repository, such as a data lake. An exemplary method comprises obtaining multi-channel heterogeneous data from a plurality of channels; identifying entities that are targets of opinion information across the plurality of channels; extracting a plurality of user identities from the plurality of channels; aligning the plurality of extracted user identities across the plurality of channels to link common user identities; identifying the entities that are targets of the opinion information of the extracted user identities; linking opinion information of the extracted user identities with a user identity associated with an opinion holder that expressed the opinion information; determining whether the opinion information comprises a positive or negative opinion; and providing a summary of the opinion information of a given opinion holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Karin Breitman, Rodrigo Dias Arruda Senra, Adriana Bechara Prado
  • Patent number: 11106664
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to systems and methods for generating contextually, grammatically, and conversationally correct answers to input questions. Embodiments provide for linguistic and syntactic structure analysis of a submitted question in order to determine whether the submitted question may be answered by at least one headnote. The question is then further analyzed to determine more details about the intent and context of the question. A federated search process, based on the linguistic and syntactic structure analysis, and the additional analysis of the question is used to identify candidate question-answer pairs from a corpus of previously created headnotes. Machine learning models are used to analyze the candidate question-answer pairs, additional rules are applied to rank the candidate answers, and dynamic thresholds are applied to identify the best potential answers to provide to a user as a response to the submitted question.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Thomson Reuters Enterprise Centre GmbH
    Inventors: Gayle McElvain, Tonya Custis, Matthew A. Surprenant, Erik Lindberg
  • Patent number: 11106687
    Abstract: Sentiment scores for a first set of text can be normalized based on a statistical measure of sentiment of a corpus of text authored by a set of authors having respective personality profiles similar to a personality profile of an author of the first set of text. The set of authors can be grouped in a first cluster based on a range of at least one metric of a personality profile. A plurality of respective sentiment scores for portions of the corpus can be generated for the first cluster. A statistical measure of the plurality of respective sentiment scores can be generated. The plurality of respective sentiment scores can be normalized based on the statistical measure. The plurality of respective normalized sentiment scores can be applied to the first set of text to generate one or more sentiment scores for the first set of text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Joseph N. Kozhaya
  • Patent number: 11099727
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sharing maps in a collaborative environment using classification-based access control. The generation of and dissemination of maps and/or data within such maps can be governed by classification-based access control, where a user's classification level can determine whether or not maps and/or data within those maps can be seen. In some scenarios, a user may wish to reveal the existence of data and/or additional details within a limited geographical area or subset of a map. The systems and methods further provide a geo-fenced view that can dynamically declassify data (to a specified degree). For example, declassified details can be revealed for moving data sets or objects upon entry into the geo-fenced view, and upon existing the geo-fenced view, the moving data sets or objects are reclassified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Wilczynski, John Carrino, Daniel Zangri
  • Patent number: 11100425
    Abstract: Systems, computer-implemented methods and/or computer program products that facilitate automatically mapping different data types are provided. In one embodiment, a computer-implemented method comprises: constructing, by a system operatively coupled to a processor, an index from one or more classifier models for one or more data types; scoring and ranking, by the system, one or more candidate pairs for the one or more data types based on confidence score; and analyzing, by the system, how the one or more candidate pairs are scored and automatically generating the one or more classifier models used to construct the index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jian Min Jiang, Pei Ni Liu, Yuan Ni, Wen Sun, Guo Tong Xie, Jing Min Xu
  • Patent number: 11093512
    Abstract: A method for automated selection of a search result ranker comprising: providing a set of queries; for each of said queries, receiving, from a search engine, a plurality of relevancy score sets, wherein each relevancy score set is associated with search results found in a corpus of electronic documents using each of a plurality of computerized search result rankers; calculating a difficulty score for each of said queries relative to all other queries in the set, based on said plurality of relevancy score sets associated with said query; calculating a quality score for each of said search result rankers based on said plurality of relevancy score sets associated with said search result ranker, wherein each of said plurality of relevancy score sets is weighed according to the difficulty score of its associated query; and selecting one of said search rankers based on said quality score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Doron Cohen, Shai Erera, Haggai Roitman, Bar Weiner
  • Patent number: 11093511
    Abstract: An online system receives a search query from a user. In response to the request, the online system obtains search results matching the search query and identifies a set of attributes describing a context of the search query. The online system generates a data structure that includes a plurality of search coefficients. The search coefficients are selected based on the identified set of attributes. Some of the search coefficients have conflicting values. The online system traverses the data structure to identify the search coefficients having conflicting values. For each search coefficient having conflicting values, the online system resolves conflicts and determines a value of the search coefficient. The online system ranks search results based on the resolved values of the search coefficients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Jayesh Govindarajan, Nicholas Beng Tek Geh, Ammar Haris
  • Patent number: 11074087
    Abstract: A mobile application development system includes a developer portal that receives an application from a developer and provides a routing library to the developer to augment the application. An offline analysis system analyzes the application to (i) determine a set of activities that a handler within the application is programmed to resume in response to respective resumption requests from a host operating system and (ii) determine parameters for each of the activities. The offline analysis system generates a set of links that each corresponds to a respective one of the activities. The routing library, installed as part of the augmented application onto a user device, receives a link, from the user device's operating system, that identifies a first activity. The routing library includes instructions for generating a first resumption request based on parameters corresponding to the first activity and transmitting the first resumption request to the augmented application's handler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kalyan Desineni, Matan Levi, Moshe Krush, Danny Tsechansky
  • Patent number: 11068550
    Abstract: Search and navigation through navigational queries across a variety of information sources is provided. Upon receipt of a search query, a primary search is performed for information responsive to the query. Information responsive to the primary search is then used to browse one or more information sources for other information related to the result of the primary search. Navigational suggestions and navigational elements may be provided in a user interface to allow the searching user to select the result of the primary search and/or to navigate to other information items found for the primary search result from the one or more information sources. Thus, a seamless transition between searching and browsing is enabled where searching and browsing may be accomplished in response to a single searching or browsing action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Helge Grenager Solheim, Bjørn Olstad, Johannes Gehrke