Ranking Search Results Patents (Class 707/723)
  • Patent number: 10235455
    Abstract: A method for semantic searching includes receiving a user input including seed data and a semantic input at a search system. The method further includes automatically generating a filter set based on the user input, where the filter set including a plurality of documents that correspond to the seed data, and includes providing the filter set and the semantic input to a semantic search engine. The method also includes receiving a set of semantic search results from the semantic search engine based on the filter set and the semantic input. The set of semantic search results corresponds to a sub-set of the filter set that is semantically similar to the semantic input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Innography, Inc.
    Inventors: Roji John, Carl L. Steiger, Jr., Clifford Scott Herrick, David Martin Fisher, Paul Spencer Liechty
  • Patent number: 10229199
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for ranking search results based upon content creation trends. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for ranking search results based upon content creation trends includes first receiving a set of results from a search engine produced in response to a search engine query of one or more search terms. The method additionally includes ranking the results of the result set according to at least one ranking factor. The method yet further includes retrieving trend data for terms associated with either or both of the results and/or the search terms. Finally, the method includes weighting the ranked results in the result set according to the retrieved trend data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tolga Oral, Michael W. Sorenson
  • Patent number: 10229188
    Abstract: Expanding the corpus of a question answering system. The question answering system is adapted to generate a candidate answer to a query. The candidate answer may be incorporated into the corpus of the question answering system if the candidate answer meets or exceeds a predetermined requirement. By expanding the corpus with material that has been determined to be useful for answering a query, for example, the corpus may be expanded automatically in an accurate and efficient manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Cortis, Urvesh Bhowan, Daniel John McCloskey, Seamus Ronan McAteer
  • Patent number: 10229131
    Abstract: For producing digest block segmentations based on reference segmentations in a data deduplication system using a processor device in a computing environment, digests are calculated for an input data chunk. Data matches and data mismatches are produced based on matching input digests with reference digests. Secondary digest block segmentations are obtained from similar reference intervals for each of the data mismatches and applied to the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shay H. Akirav, Lior Aronovich, Michael Hirsch, Yair Toaff
  • Patent number: 10223451
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a system and computer program product for ranking search results based upon content creation trends. In an embodiment of the invention, a computer program product for ranking search results based upon content creation trends includes a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code for first receiving a set of results from a search engine produced in response to a search engine query of one or more search terms, for ranking the results of the result set according to at least one ranking factor, for retrieving trend data for terms associated with either or both of the results and/or the search terms, and for weighting the ranked results in the result set according to the retrieved trend data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Herbert, Jr., Tolga Oral
  • Patent number: 10223417
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, query-related resource usage in a data retrieval process may be reduced. In some embodiments, a graph query related to a data request may be obtained. The graph query may be transformed into a query set based on a graph data model and patterns of the graph query. Upon generation, the query set may include queries and query operators linking the queries, where the query operators include a first query operator linking first and second queries of the queries or other query operators. Prior to execution of the first and second queries, a satisfiability issue may be predicted, where the satisfiability issue is related to combining results derived from the first and second queries. Based on the prediction, the first query operator may be removed from the query set to update the query set. The updated query set may be executed to satisfy the graph query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: STARDOG UNION
    Inventors: Evren Sirin, Michael Howard Grove, Kendall Grant Clark, Jess M. Balint
  • Patent number: 10223467
    Abstract: A machine is configured to perform an example method that causes the machine to parse sub-phrases within a phrase, recognize that a sub-phrase has or can have a geographically specific meaning, and notify a user that the sub-phrase is being processed using the geographically specific meaning. For example, supposing a user has communicated a phrase, the machine builds sub-phrases from the n-grams of the phrase and detects that an n-gram has a geographically specific meaning, thus disambiguating the n-gram. This disambiguation is performed using one or more geographically specific databases of n-grams. The machine determines that a geographical location is relevant to the n-gram, selects a specialized search procedure for the n-gram, and obtains search results using the selected specialized search procedure. The machine may also notify the user that the n-gram or a sub-phrase in which the n-gram appears is being processed using the geographically specific meaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hipmunk, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Julian Goldstein, Navin Lal, Zak Lee, Richard Shaffer, Zohaib Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10216799
    Abstract: Query handling devices in a federated database system and related methods and computer program products for handling queries in the federated database system are disclosed. The query handling device receives database queries directed towards a group of databases from several applications and filters the queries based on common query rules such as common query syntax, investigates the queries that have passed the filtering, and sends the investigated queries to the databases. The investigation includes prioritising between at least some queries according to a query prioritisation scheme. The prioritised queries are sent according to the query prioritisation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Manoj Prasanna Kumar, Subramanian Shivashankar, Jawad Mohamed Zahoor
  • Patent number: 10216565
    Abstract: Systems, methods and tools for performing a root cause analysis and improvements to the root cause detection by changing the way analysts and troubleshooters interact with the error reporting files to detect injection points that indicate the root cause of a system error. The systems, methods and tools record the observable behavior of users as the users review files to identify behavioral clues of the user to infer a level of interest in sections of the files being viewed. The systems identify correlations between user behavior and emotive expression to calculate a probability of event data being the root cause of an error. The systems may manually or automatically generate one or more tags in the reviewed file for each of the sections of the file that has a probability of being a root cause of a defect and the tags may vary as a function of the probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hernan A. Cunico, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremiah O'Connor, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10216839
    Abstract: Generating, updating, and using a knowledge graph. Concepts in a knowledge graph can have relations to one another. These relations may be expressed as confidence values. A training data set may be split into two portions, with the first portion used to update confidence values for existing relations between concept pairs, using the knowledge graph. These confidence values can be used, together with the second portion used to update confidence values for known phrases that express known relations. These confidence values, in turn, can be used, together with the first portion, to increase the accuracy of the original confidence scores with respect to existing relations. The process may be iteratively employed, with each iteration increasing the accuracy of confidence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tin Kam Ho, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Sean A. Wilner
  • Patent number: 10210455
    Abstract: Generating, updating, and using a knowledge graph. Concepts in a knowledge graph can have relations to one another. These relations may be expressed as confidence values. A training data set may be split into two portions, with the first portion used to update confidence values for existing relations between concept pairs, using the knowledge graph. These confidence values can be used, together with the second portion used to update confidence values for known phrases that express known relations. These confidence values, in turn, can be used, together with the first portion, to increase the accuracy of the original confidence scores with respect to existing relations. The process may be iteratively employed, with each iteration increasing the accuracy of confidence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tin Kam Ho, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Sean A. Wilner
  • Patent number: 10204120
    Abstract: An error checking technique for database records. A record is selected and its entities are compared with the entities of other records stored in the database to determine a likelihood that the labels associated with the entities of the selected record are correct. The likelihood for each entity of the selected record being correctly labeled can be determined by comparing the number of times that the entity appears in the database records with that label to the number of times that the entity appears in the database records with any other label. If the likelihood does not exceed a threshold, then an error is likely, and action can be taken to correct the record.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10198491
    Abstract: Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for extracting and storing information regarding entities from documents, such as webpages. In one implementation, a system is provided that detects an entity candidate in a document and determines that the detected candidate is a new entity. The system also detects a known entity proximate to the known entity based on the one or more entity models. The system also detects a context proximate to the new and known entities having a lexical relationship to the known entity. The system also determines a second entity class associated with the known entity and a context class associated with the context. The system also generates a first entity class based on the second entity class and the context class. The system also generates an entry in the one or more entity models reflecting an association between the new entity and the first entity class.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Semturs, Lode Vandevenne, Danila Sinopalnikov, Alexander Lyashuk, Sebastian Steiger, Henrik Grimm, Nathanael Martin Schärli, David Lecomte
  • Patent number: 10198557
    Abstract: When automatically populating medical report templates, insertable macros are indexed and searched not only my name or title but also by contents, such as keywords times, pre-defined terms for key information included in the macro, free texts in the macros, etc. When a unique macro is found, the system inserts the text of the macro into the report being generated. If multiple related macros are found, the system highlights the macros for user review. After the insertion of the macro into the template, the system identifies pre-defined terms and fills in the key information value(s). The system thus facilitates, e.g., radiologists' observation reporting procedure through an intelligent matching algorithm that facilitates finding a unique macro, which in turn aids in filling in report field instance values and optimizes radiology workflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Ye Xu, Yuechen Qian
  • Patent number: 10181163
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for managing administrators of respective company profile pages. A method can include determining the company profile page is an auto-created company profile page, prompting one or more users with a profile that indicates the user currently works for a company associated with the company profile page to become the administrator of the company profile page, in response to a user of the one or more users responding affirmatively to the prompt, prompting the user for information regarding the company, and assigning administrator rights to the user in response to receiving sufficient information about the company from the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Vergara Santos, Maya Kreidieh, Arthur Switalski, Aviad Pinkovezky
  • Patent number: 10180964
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating candidate answer passages. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a query determined to be a question query data identifying resources determined to be responsive to the query; for each resource in a top-ranked subset of the resources: identifying a plurality of passage units in the resource; applying a set of passage unit selection criterion to the passage units, each passage unit selection criterion specifying a condition for inclusion of a passage unit in a candidate answer passage, wherein a first subset of passage unit selection criteria applies to structured content and a second subset of passage unit selection criteria applies to unstructured content; and generating, from passage units that satisfy the set of passage unit selection criterion, a set of candidate answer passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Steven D. Baker, Srinivasan Venkatachary, Robert Andrew Brennan, Per Bjornsson, Yi Liu, Nitin Gupta, Diego Federici, Lingkun Chu
  • Patent number: 10175974
    Abstract: Managing lineage information includes: receiving lineage information representing one or more lineage relationships among two or more data processing programs and two or more logical datasets; receiving one or more runtime artifacts, each runtime artifact including information related to a previous execution of a data processing program of the two or more data processing programs; and analyzing the one or more runtime artifacts and the lineage information to determine one or more candidate modifications to the lineage information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Ab Initio Technology LLC
    Inventors: Edward Bach, Richard Oberdorf, Brond Larson
  • Patent number: 10169447
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to systems, methods, and computer readable media for performing multi-format, multi-protocol message threading in a way that is most beneficial for the individual user. Users desire a system that will provide for ease of message threading by “stitching” together related communications in a manner that is seamless from the user's perspective. Such stitching together of communications across multiple formats and protocols may occur, e.g., by: 1) direct user action in a centralized communications application (e.g., by a user clicking ‘Reply’ on a particular message); 2) using semantic matching (or other search-style message association techniques); 3) element-matching (e.g., matching on subject lines or senders/recipients/similar quoted text, etc.); and 4) “state-matching” (e.g., associating messages if they are specifically tagged as being related to another message, sender, etc. by a third-party service, e.g., a webmail provider or Instant Messaging (IM) service).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Entefy Inc.
    Inventors: Alston Ghafourifar, Mehdi Ghafourifar, Brienne Ghafourifar
  • Patent number: 10152791
    Abstract: A system that helps facilitate the creation of more comprehensive official radiological reports by remotely accessing a patient's prior outside imaging studies along with official radiological reports through a cloud server for comparison to current studies performed at a medical institute. The system includes universal interface software that will allow for previous patient studies to be automatically pulled for direct comparison by using advanced automatic tagging techniques. Additionally the universal interface software allows for more efficient accession number assignment when official second opinions are requested, and a means for interfacility peer review.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Derrick K. Harper
  • Patent number: 10147047
    Abstract: Mechanisms are provided for implementing training logic for training a Question and Answer (QA) system. A training question, associated with an answer key, is received and processed by the QA system to generate a final answer to the training question and supporting evidence for the final answer based on a corpus of information. The supporting evidence is analyzed to identify one or more evidence attributes and a plurality of correct answer entries in the answer key are searched to identify a matching correct answer entry that matches the final answer. The matching correct answer entry in the answer key is augmented to include the one or more evidence attributes in an augmented answer key and the QA system is trained based on the augmented answer key.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Christine A. Grev, Richard J. Stevens
  • Patent number: 10140285
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a system and method for generating phrase based categories of interactions may include obtaining a base category, the base category including one or more phrases. A base trend for the base category may be generated based on a frequency of appearance of at least one of the one or more phrases in a set of recorded interactions; a candidate phrase may be obtained and a candidate trend may be generated for the candidate phrase based on a frequency of appearance of the candidate phrase in the set of recorded interactions; a correlation level may be determined by relating the candidate trend to the base trend; and, if the correlation level is greater than a threshold level then the candidate phrase may be included the in the base category.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NICE LTD.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Stern, Nimrod Cohen
  • Patent number: 10140880
    Abstract: A method of automated ranking of segments of learning materials includes calculating a window similarity between first-window content of a first window in a learning material and second-window content of a second window in the learning material. The method may also include in response to the window similarity between the first-window content of the first window and the second-window content of the second window meeting a similarity threshold, generating a first segment that includes at least the first-window content and the second-window content. The method may include calculating a first-segment consistency measurement for the first segment based on a first-segment similarity between the first-segment content in the first segment and a knowledge point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Kanji Uchino
  • Patent number: 10140295
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and system for identifying, retrieving and presenting electronic documents responsive to user queries. The three distinct inventive concepts are relevancy ranking of responsive documents based on component query technique; cross-lingual searching; and search expansion using analytics of initial results to derive and generate a modified query. Each of these inventions enhances document search and retrieval systems and the three solutions may be used separately or in any combination. The three inventions apply in layers above an underlying search system, controlling the submission of requests to the underlying system in support of received search requests, typically originating with an end user. Invention (I) involves use of focus-spectrum expanded search queries and either of two general types of enhanced OR operator that may be offered by the underlying search system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Camelot UK Bidco Limited
    Inventors: Raphael Shmuel Ryger, Ekaterina Suvorova
  • Patent number: 10140299
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for efficiently providing personalized search results to a user. Personalized search allows a user to receive search results that are most relevant to that user. For example, when a user with a strong interest in rap searches for “50 cent” they may be presented with top search results corresponding to 50 Cent's rap albums. Conversely, when a coin collector searches for “50 cent” they may be presented with top search results containing antique coins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rovi Guides, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin H. Maughan, Paul Stathacopoulos
  • Patent number: 10140378
    Abstract: A method includes displaying a first graphical user interface (GUI) via a first native application installed on a mobile computing device. The first GUI is configured to accept a search query, including one or more search terms, and transmit the search query to a search engine. The method includes receiving search results including a post execution view of a second native application for display on the touchscreen. The post execution view is a second GUI providing access to a function associated with the second native application. The method includes, at the search engine, identifying, based on the search terms of the search query, the second native application in an index that stores information and code related to native applications. The method includes executing code associated with the second native application to generate a post execution view. The method includes transmitting the post execution view to the mobile computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liron Shapira, Tomer Kagan, Matthew T. Elder, Michael Harris, Jonathan K. Lerner, Jonathan Ben-Tzur
  • Patent number: 10135903
    Abstract: A game is provided that may be run on a client device of a customer. The game identifies one or more registered domain names and generates one or more available domain names for use in the game. In preferred embodiments, all of the registered and available domain names are linked in some manner to the customer and/or are in one or more categories selected by the customer. The domain names may be displayed one at a time and in a mixed order to the customer. The customer may guess whether each displayed domain name is registered or available for registration. The customer may be provided the correct answer after each guess and a “Results” page may display the results of all of the customer's guesses. The customer may be given the option at various points in the game to register any of the displayed and guessed upon available domain names. After registering one or more of the available domain names, the customer may be taken back into the game at the same point the customer left the game.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Go Daddy Operating Company, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold Neil Blinn, Harsh Abhay Damania, Anna Elizabeth Goodman, Rebekah Gruver, Aubrey John Russell, Brett Michael Spradling
  • Patent number: 10120747
    Abstract: Systems, methods and tools for performing a root cause analysis and improvements to the root cause detection by changing the way analysts and troubleshooters interact with the error reporting files to detect injection points that indicate the root cause of a system error. The systems, methods and tools record the observable behavior of users as the users review files to identify behavioral clues of the user to infer a level of interest in sections of the files being viewed. The systems identify correlations between user behavior and emotive expression to calculate a probability of event data being the root cause of an error. The systems may manually or automatically generate one or more tags in the reviewed file for each of the sections of the file that has a probability of being a root cause of a defect and the tags may vary as a function of the probability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hernan A. Cunico, Jonathan Dunne, Jeremiah O'Connor, Asima Silva
  • Patent number: 10120901
    Abstract: A data processing system, and an article of manufacturing, join rows associated with a source table column with rows associated with a target table column. A source node and a target node contain the source and target tables, respectively. A reduced representation of selected rows associated with the source table column is generated, as is a representation of the target table column. A filtering module filters the generated reduced representation of selected rows associated with the source table column through the generated representation of the target table column, the filtered generated reduced representation of selected rows identifying source table rows that do not have to be joined with the target table. The rows associated with the source table column minus the filtered generated reduced representation of selected rows are joined to the rows associated with the target table column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Josep L. Larriba-Pey, Victor Muntes-Mulero, Hebert W. Pereyra, Josep Aguilar Saborit, Calisto P. Zuzarte
  • Patent number: 10120911
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10120930
    Abstract: Entity mappings that produce matching entities for a first data asset having attributes and a second data asset having attributes are generated by: generating entity mappings that produce matching entities for a first data asset having attributes with attribute values and a second data asset having attributes with attribute values by: matching the attribute values of the attributes of the first data asset with the attribute values of the attributes of the second data asset, using the matching attribute values to generate matching attribute pairs, and using the matching attribute pairs to identify entity mappings; computing an entity mapping score for each of the entity mappings based on a combination of factors; ranking the entity mappings based on each entity mapping score; and using some of the ranked entity mappings to determine whether a same real-world entity is described by the first data asset and the second data asset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Prasad M. Deshpande, Atreyee Dey, Rajeev Gupta, Sanjeev K. Gupta, Salil Joshi, Sriram K. Padmanabhan
  • Patent number: 10114871
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10114872
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10114899
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10114898
    Abstract: A method includes receiving, at a computing device, a search query from a remote device. The method further includes identifying a primary set of application state records, selecting a first application state record from the primary set of application state records, and identifying an entity name and action associated with the first application state record. The method further includes identifying a second application state record associated with the same entity name as the first application state record and a different action than the first application state record. Additionally, the method includes generating a combined result based on the first application state record and the second application state record, generating search results based on the primary set of application state records, and transmitting the search results to the remote device. The search results include the combined result in addition to search results based on the primary set of application state records.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric J. Glover, Michael Travers, David Hytha
  • Patent number: 10114870
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10108678
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10108930
    Abstract: The present disclosure may include receiving a query from a computing device at a server having a database, the query identifying a desired attribute. The present disclosure may also include searching the database to identify contact information for at least one individual having the attribute corresponding to the query. The attribute may include at least one of skills, expertise, product, organization, geography and language The contact information may be transmitted to the computing device via an electronic message identifying the contact information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fred Raguillat, Colm Farrell, Liam Harpur, Patrick J. O'Sullivan, Hema Srikanth
  • Patent number: 10108651
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, methods, systems and computer-readable media are presented for scanning a plurality of storage regions within memory for a specified quantity of results, wherein each storage region is associated with an interval including first and second interval values indicating a value range for values within that storage region. The techniques comprise sorting the first interval values into an order, wherein the order of the first interval values determines a scanning order for the plurality of storage regions, determining a result value, wherein the result value is an upper bound, a lower bound, or is outside of the specified quantity of results, and examining the sorted first interval values and scanning corresponding individual storage regions in response to a comparison of the determined result value with the first interval value of that storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Garth A. Dickie, Dmitry Letin
  • Patent number: 10108724
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10108649
    Abstract: According to embodiments of the present invention, methods, systems and computer-readable media are presented for scanning a plurality of storage regions within memory for a specified quantity of results, wherein each storage region is associated with an interval including first and second interval values indicating a value range for values within that storage region. The techniques comprise sorting the first interval values into an order, wherein the order of the first interval values determines a scanning order for the plurality of storage regions, determining a result value, wherein the result value is an upper bound, a lower bound, or is outside of the specified quantity of results, and examining the sorted first interval values and scanning corresponding individual storage regions in response to a comparison of the determined result value with the first interval value of that storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Internatonal Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Garth A. Dickie, Dmitry Letin
  • Patent number: 10108723
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10108679
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10108710
    Abstract: Search results can include, not only responsive content, typically in the form of documents, but can also include information regarding responsive entities, including tasks relevant to those entities, and can include identifications of individuals from whom additional information can be obtained, or who are otherwise relevant to the search. An association between entities and documents referencing those entities is identified and maintained. Documents responsive to a user's search query are identified utilizing existing algorithmic mechanisms and such identified responsive documents are referenced to determine whether they are associated with one or more entities. Additionally, a people/query mapping is maintained associating individual people with specific queries. User actions directed to one or more people in response to a query are utilized as a feedback loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Heung Yeung Shum, Derrick Leslie Connell, Xavier Legros, Kevin L. Haas, Kang Li
  • Patent number: 10108713
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10102222
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing geographically relevant search results. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a geotoken for a resource. The geotoken can be a resource token that references a geographic location. A semantic geotoken can be selected using the received geotoken. The semantic geotoken is a standardized representation of the geographic location that includes one or more location-specific terms. The semantic geotoken is stored with a reference to the resource. Neighboring locations for the geographic location are determined. The neighboring locations are within a predetermined distance of the geographic location. Semantic geotokens for the neighboring locations are selected and stored with the reference to the resource. Data specifying the semantic geotokens and the reference to the resource are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Daniel F. Lieuwen, Andrew Hogue, Gregory Allen Morris, Denis M. Lynch
  • Patent number: 10102257
    Abstract: A method of analyzing data is presented. The method includes generating a query based on a topic of interest, expanding search terms of the query, executing the query on one or more data sources, monitoring a specific data source selected from the one or more data sources. The monitoring is performed to monitor for matches to the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Sharon Gill Chadha, Xin Cheng, Parvinder Chadha
  • Patent number: 10102559
    Abstract: A recommendation system increases the diversity of item recommendations provided to a target user by using item similarity data to reorder a recommendation set of items complementary to a source item. In one embodiment, the complementary items in the recommendation set are ranked based on a relevance score that represents a degree of relevance to the source item. The ranked recommendation set is then reordered based on overlap scores that represent degrees of similarity between particular items so that adjacent items and/or groups of items have less than a threshold degree of similarity. The overlap scores may be generated based on an automated comparison of user item viewing behavior, item attributes, item content, or based on another measure of item similarity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjeev Jain, Brent Russell Smith, Alexandra Juliet Brasch
  • Patent number: 10095783
    Abstract: Architecture that splits the generation of results summaries into at least two phases for reduced latency and improved relevance. A first phase generates a summary quickly and thereby enables subsequent modules to begin processing. A second round then executes in parallel to these other modules to offset the latency. The second round can also provide additional contextual information to the summarization module to improve the quality (relevance) of the summaries. Ultimately, the summaries generated in the two phases are merged. The multiple rounds of summarization enable the first round to be cheaper in processing resources to save overall latency, whereas the second phase can be more expensive, since the second phase can be run in parallel with other modules. Additionally, contextual information can be used to build the full content summaries in the second round.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Gianluca Donato, Ara Avanesyan, Aparna Rajaraman
  • Patent number: 10095751
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage medium, for performing a blend polygon search. In one aspect, the method may include receiving one or more search parameters. Additional actions may include obtaining two or more sets of data that each represent a respective geographic area, the two or more sets of data including at least one set of data that is provided by a third party geographic data set provider, defining a particular geographic area to search based at least on the two or more sets of data that each represent a respective geographic area, identifying one or more entities that (i) are indicated as responsive to one or more of the search parameters, and (ii) are associated with the particular geographic area, and providing a representation of the entities for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: CoStar Realty Information, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Florance, Heidemarie W. Williams, Adam Fischer, Tod Kuwahara
  • Patent number: 10095749
    Abstract: The disclosure generally describes methods, software, and systems, including a method for generating search results. A search query for querying information from an information source, including business objects, is received from a user. Features associated with the user and business objects are identified for which result items are to be boosted using business knowledge associated with the user and information source. For each identified feature, query terms in the received search query applicable to a particular feature are identified. Weights based on the business knowledge are identified for feature-value pairs associated with each query term. A weighted search query is generated that includes weighted query parts that are a function of a respective query term and associated weight. The weighted search query is executed to produce a ranked result set that includes result items ranked according to the weights. The ranked result set is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Frank Michels