Location Of Features In The Document Patents (Class 707/729)
  • Patent number: 10198565
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to screening candidate profile, and more particularly to system and method for screening candidate profile. In one embodiment, the method includes dividing a candidate profile into a plurality of subset-profiles having subset-profile information of attributes of the candidate profile. The subset-profile information is mapped with target-profile information of a plurality of targets to identify a set of targets capable of screening the subset-profile information. Queries are provisioned to the set of targets for performing screening, and responses to queries are received from therefrom. An aggregated weightage associated with the responses is computed based at least on an extent of matching of the responses and a confidence score associated with each target of the set of targets. The aggregated weightage is compared with a threshold value of weightage to identify the subset-profile information as one of a valid information and an invalid information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Annie Thomas, Shalin Garg, Sathish Vallat, Mohammed Yousuf Shariff, Shikha Tomar
  • Patent number: 10169299
    Abstract: A method for generating an appendix from document content is provided. Included is analyzing a structure of a document to identify at least one logical element in a content of a page of the document; identifying at least one relation within the identified at least one logical element to determine an appendix topic; determining a degree of relevance of the at least one relation identifying the appendix topic; extracting an appendix content from at least one source document, based on determining a relevance of the source document to the appendix topic; and formatting the appendix based on the extracted appendix content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anand B. Bhagwat, Amit P. Bohra, Krishna Kummamuru, Abhishek Shivkumar
  • Patent number: 9904736
    Abstract: Systems and methods for rendering automatic annotation for electronic books with external information provided by an information database. A computer implemented method is used to automatically determine key terms and match the key terms with correct information from external information sources for presentation at an e-book page. The key terms can be detected based on a TF-IDF based content analysis process. The detected key terms can be processed by a disambiguation process to select the pertinent definition for multi-sense terms according to one or more selected information sources. Hyperlinks can be embedded in the key terms for direct and convenient link to the matching external information in response to user interactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rakuten Kobo, Inc.
    Inventor: Inmar-Ella Givoni
  • Patent number: 9767165
    Abstract: Provided is a process including: obtaining a corpus having a plurality of document collections, each of which is associated with features; for a given document collection, computing a pertinence score for each feature; ranking the features based on the features' pertinence scores; selecting a first set of features based on a first coverage score thereof and a threshold; re-ranking the first set of features based on the features' relevance to the document collection; and selecting a second set of features from the first set of features based on a second coverage score thereof and the threshold, the second set of features being used for summarizing the document collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Quid, Inc.
    Inventors: Ruggero Altair Tacchi, Wojciech Musial
  • Patent number: 9613166
    Abstract: A method for generating search suggestions of related entities based on co-occurrence and/or fuzzy score matching is disclosed. The method may be employed in a search system that may include a client/server type architecture. The search system may include a user interface for a search engine in communication with one or more server devices over a network connection. The server device may include an entity extraction module, a fuzzy-score matching module, and an entity co-occurrence knowledge base database. In one embodiment, the search system may process a partial search query from a user and present search suggestions to complete the partial query. In another embodiment, the complete search query may be used as a new search query. The search system may process the new search query, run an entity extraction, find related entities from the entity co-occurrence knowledge base, and present said related entities in a drop down list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: QBase, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Lightner, Franz Weckesser, Sanjay Boddhu
  • Patent number: 9582763
    Abstract: An efficient fact checking system analyzes and determines the factual accuracy of information and/or characterizes the information by comparing the information with source information. The efficient fact checking system automatically monitors information, processes the information, fact checks the information efficiently and/or provides a status of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Inventor: Lucas J. Myslinski
  • Patent number: 9516662
    Abstract: A method and system can include: a station including a station communication unit, a station control unit, and a station storage unit; receiving transmissions of signals containing messages from beacons; detecting IDs from the messages; detecting a received strength of the signals; adding the IDs to a list; identifying one of the IDs as corresponding to an active user based on the list only having a single one of the IDs or based on a probability of the IDs being above a threshold, the active user being a user interfacing with the station; and disambiguating the IDs on the list based on the probability of the IDs being below the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: WashSense, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Felch
  • Patent number: 9477750
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for validating a document classification process, including a document collection; a document classification process performed on the document collection; a random selection module configured to automatically generate a random validation set of documents from the document collection; and a document review process performed on the random validation set of documents to validate results of the document classification process. The system, method and computer program product are configured to dynamically and in real-time measure and display on a computer display device a best case estimate of a quality of the results of the document classification process based on the documents that are validated, and given a size of a total data set of the document collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: MSC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Cornelis Scholtes, Yuriy Pasichnyk
  • Patent number: 9171072
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for validating a document classification process, including a document collection; a document classification process performed on the document collection; a random selection module configured to automatically generate a random validation set of documents from the document collection; and a document review process performed on the random validation set of documents to validate results of the document classification process. The system, method and computer program product are configured to dynamically and in real-time measure and display on a computer display device a best case estimate of a quality of the results of the document classification process based on the documents that are validated, and given a size of a total data set of the document collection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: MSC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Cornelis Scholtes, Yuriy Pasichnyk
  • Patent number: 9015157
    Abstract: Some embodiments, among others, include a search for sensitive information. Once a result of the search has been obtained, a score is assigned to the obtained result in accordance with a predefined criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Dale W. Malik
  • Patent number: 9009617
    Abstract: Various embodiments include at least one of a system, method, and software providing at least one user interface allowing a user to rapidly choose an optimal item, as represented by multi-attribute data objects, among a set of comparable items. One example method embodiment includes receiving a dataset having a plurality of data objects with a plurality of data object attributes. The method further includes generating a view of the data objects within a user interface on a display device. Such a view may include a representation of at least a subset of the plurality of data objects along a first axis with data objects positioned in proximity to a first pole of the first axis relative to importance of the data objects according to data object attribute criterion. The view may also include a representation of data object attributes including at least two designated as data object attribute criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Markus Latzina
  • Patent number: 9002816
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an information processing apparatus comprises a content display, an extraction module, a storage, and a keyword display. The content display is configured to display a content. The extraction module is configured to extract a keyword from the content displayed by the content display. The storage is configured to store a first keyword extracted by the extraction module. The keyword display is configured to display the first keyword extracted by the extraction module and a second keyword read from the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Sumi Omura, Takayuki Iida, Kensuke Horiuchi, Kentaro Nagahama
  • Patent number: 8996512
    Abstract: Provided are a computer implemented method, computer program product, and system for ranking search results. It is determined that a find operation with a find keyword has been issued for a page. In response to determining that the find keyword has been located on the page, the find keyword is stored in an index as relevant text for the page. In response to receiving a subsequent search request for which the page is retrieved, the page is ranked based on the find keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jenny S. Li, Robert R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8996488
    Abstract: A rule-based system for improving accuracy of geocoding results is provided including a communications device configured to transmit a query including a textually identified location and a geocoding accuracy module configured to receive the query from the communications device and successively remove constraints from the textually identified location until a match is located. Related methods and computer program products are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Michael Asher, Christopher Giles
  • Patent number: 8990192
    Abstract: Provided are a computer implemented method, computer program product, and system for ranking search results. It is determined that a find operation with a find keyword has been issued for a page. In response to determining that the find keyword has been located on the page, the find keyword is stored in an index as relevant text for the page. In response to receiving a subsequent search request for which the page is retrieved, the page is ranked based on the find keyword.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kulvir S. Bhogal, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, Jenny S. Li, Robert R. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8983949
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for modifying a document format. In one embodiment, a structure of a first document is extracted to form a first data structure, including multiple subdocuments, each subdocument having a label assigned thereto. A table of contents listing the labels of the subdocuments is then generated. The various labels are then ordered according to the amount of text of the associated subdocument, a comparison of the text of a previous link and the text of the associated subdocument, a comparison of the text of the previous document and the text of the associated subdocument, a comparison of the text of the previous link and the text of the associated subdocument, or a combination of these.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: David Emmett, Ahmad Rahman
  • Patent number: 8965887
    Abstract: A test case generation method includes in a processor, extracting descriptions from document artifacts, extracting a first set of keywords from the descriptions, categorizing the descriptions to a first set and a second set, extracting a second set of keywords that occur in the second set and generating a test case from the second set of keywords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Futoshi Iwama, Ken Mizuno, Taiga Nakamura, Hironori Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 8959098
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for associating location data from one or more unique sources. The place and time of a unique location enabled device are associated with stored demographic information relating to the particular place and particular time. The place and time of the unique location enabled device are associated with a historical record of past locations and time of locations that the device has been. Based on the association of demographical information and historical information, the unique location enabled device is assigned to one or more groups or tribes. The location of all members of the group or tribe can be aggregated and exported for further analysis or display, thereby showing all group or tribe members at a particular time and place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yellowpages.com LLC
    Inventors: Greg Skibiski, Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Tony Jebara, Christine Lemke, Markus Loecher, Girish Rao, Jason Uechi, Blake Shaw, Joseph Mattiello
  • Patent number: 8954425
    Abstract: Described herein is a technology that facilitates efficient automated mining of topic-related aspects of user-generated content based on automated analysis of the user-generated content. Locations are automatically learned based on dividing documents into document segments, and decomposing the segments into local topics and global topics. Techniques are described that facilitate automatically extracting snippets. These techniques include, for example, computer annotating travelogues with learned tags and images, performing topic learning to obtain an interest model, performing location matching based on the interest model, calculating geographic and semantic relevance scores, ranking snippets based on the geographic and semantic relevance scores, and searching snippets with a “location+context term” query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rong Xiao, Qiang Hao, Changhu Wang, Rui Cai, Lei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8914361
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining a meaning of a document to match the document to content are described. In one aspect, a source article is accessed, a plurality of regions in the source article are identified, at least one local concept associated with each region is determined, the local concepts of each region are analyzed to identify any unrelated regions, the local concepts associated with any unrelated regions are eliminated to determine relevant concepts, the relevant concepts are analyzed to determine a source meaning for the source article, and the source meaning is matched with an item meaning associated with an item from a set of items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adam J. Weissman, Gilad Israel Elbaz
  • Patent number: 8909665
    Abstract: Architecture that enables an optional display of a longer version of each subsnippet in response to user interactions such as clicking, hovering, or other suitable form of interaction. More specifically, options are provided to display additional text from a search result at the point where a subsnippet (a subsegment in a snippet that is delimited by ellipses) ends. Selecting suitable boundaries for both initial subsnippets and expanded subsnippets enables relevant information to be presented and increased readability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Riccardo Turchetto, Tejas Nadkarni, Daniel Marantz, David Ahn, Franco Salvetti
  • Patent number: 8909617
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, system, article of manufacture, and computer readable storage medium provide media content. A web page context for a web page is determined and stored in a database. One or more media content files are analyzed to extract information that is stored in the database. The information is compared to the web page context. A matching media content file is determined from the one of the one or more media content files that matches the web page context based on the comparison. The matching media content file is then provided (e.g., to an internet portal web site).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Hulu, LLC
    Inventor: Dong Wang
  • Patent number: 8903816
    Abstract: Methods and systems for analyzing, ordering and presenting item listings are described. In one example embodiment, a search query is processed to identify item listings satisfying the search query. Then, for each item listing that satisfies the search query, a ranking score is derived and assigned to the item listing. The ranking score is based in part on a relevance score, a listing quality score and a business rules score (or, adjustment factor). Finally, the item listings are ordered, based on their corresponding ranking score, and presented in order in a search results page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier G. Dumon, Ryan McDonald, Muhammad Faisal Rehman, Julie Netzloff, Ken Sun
  • Patent number: 8898158
    Abstract: A system and method for providing an enhanced facility plan includes receiving an asset list, electronic documents relating to one or more assets and an input image file for providing a visual representation of a facility plan including assets in the facility. The image file is scanned to automatically identify one or more asset tags having a corresponding asset tag entry in the asset list and for each identified asset tag, a position on the facility plan associated with the asset tag. A modified visual representation of the facility plan is provided as the enhanced facility plan, the modified visual representation including one or more added objects, each object having a relationship with an identified asset tag and having a location determined by the position associated with the related asset tag, wherein each object is selectable by a user to enable access to one or more of the electronic documents. The method may provide a convenient way of handing over information after construction of a facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Aconex Limited
    Inventors: John Martin, Andrew Roberts
  • Patent number: 8878871
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for geospatial management and visualization of events, by presenting a dynamic, user-interactive geospatial environment for performing real-time operations management and pre/post-mission analytical activities. A geospatial event management system integrates geospatial imagery data from geospatial imagery data sources, and determines a geographic area of interest based on user input, stored settings, or other relevant parameters. The geospatial event management system then provides a user-interactive geospatial environment based on the geospatial imagery data associated with the geographic area of interest, and ingests geospatially-referenced event data associated with the events, such as tracking data, telemetry data, or sensor data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Thermopylae Sciences and Technology
    Inventors: Abraham J. Clark, John-Isaac Clark, Jordon Mears
  • Patent number: 8868549
    Abstract: A system limits search results based on context information. The system obtains the context information and a search query, and obtains a set of references to documents in response to the search query. The system then filters the set of references based on the context information and presents the filtered set of references to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Urs Hoelzle, Monika H. Henzinger, David Desjardins
  • Publication number: 20140297630
    Abstract: Techniques for providing improved search results for queries are provided. The techniques include a server receiving a query from a customer and identifying a number of product listings corresponding to the query according to relevance scores. The techniques also include identifying a signal associated with each of the product listings, calculating a signal score from a relevance score and a signal value for each of the product listings, creating query results comprising the number of product listings ordered according to the signal score, and transmitting the query results to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Tri Minh Cao, Sumit Taank, Abhishek Gattani
  • Patent number: 8849819
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for controlling metadata associated with content on an electronic device that includes displaying interface screens for user entry of metadata control instructions, accepting user instructions, modifying metadata of applicable content, and associating the modified metadata with the applicable content. The system can export and/or store the applicable content along with modified metadata. The system can automatically modify metadata according to one or more profiles. Relevant profiles can be determined based on the export mechanism, destination or type of content. The system can add watermarks to indicate metadata modification. The system can display metadata for user modification. The content can include photos, videos or other content. The system can display metadata and geolocation indicators for each content item that indicate whether that item has associated metadata and geolocation information. The user can selectively modify metadata of selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Deacon Johnson
  • Patent number: 8818999
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for ranking documents according to relevancy scoring. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for receiving, from a database over a network, a document resulting from a search on a database, the document containing terms that match the search criteria. The method may calculate a standard deviation of a probability distribution function representing a distribution of the terms in the document that match the search criteria. The method may further determine relative distances between the terms in the document that match the search criteria according to the standard deviation. The method may further calculate a proximity boost value using the relative distances, and apply the proximity boost value to a base relevancy score of the document to determine a relevancy ranking. The document may then be ranked according to the relevancy ranking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventors: Narasimha Edala, Donald Loritz
  • Patent number: 8812497
    Abstract: Storing image data and related information for sharing via a URL includes receiving image data uploaded from a client computer via a user interface and receiving, separate from the receiving of the image data, related information uploaded via the user interface. The uploaded image data and related information are stored. A uniform resource locator (URL) configured for retrieving a display that includes the stored image data and the related information is generated. The URL is provided in a message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: KDL Scan Designs LLC
    Inventors: Neil L. Mayle, David L. Rose
  • Publication number: 20140229476
    Abstract: A system for searching the Internet for a document, comprises at least one computer system including, a first data repository, a second data repository and a processor. The first repository of data represents an organization of documents provided in response to frequency of terms found in individual documents. The second repository of data represents topics, with an individual topic being associated with, (a) a set of documents in the first repository and (b) a related topic. A processor is configured to, in response to a received search term, use the first and second repositories to identify search result documents in the organization of documents including documents from a first set of documents associated with the individual topic and a second set of documents associated with the related topic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: SailMinders, Inc.
    Inventors: Hesham Fouad, Robert Cooper, John Stauffer
  • Patent number: 8805872
    Abstract: A system may receive a search query. The system may further provide a list of first documents relating to the search query in a first area of a user interface and provide additional information that has been retrieved from one or more of the first documents in a second area of the user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Betz
  • Patent number: 8788487
    Abstract: Online systems, for example, social networking systems store features describing relations between entities represented in the online system. The information describing the features is represented as a graph. The online system maintains a cumulative feature graph and an incremental feature graph. Feature values based on recent user actions are stored in the incremental graph and feature values based on previous actions are stored in the cumulative graph. Periodically, the information stored in the incremental feature graph is merged with the information stored in the cumulative feature graph. The incremental graph is marked as inactive during the merge and information based on new user actions is stored in an active incremental feature graph. If a request for feature information is received, the feature information obtained from the cumulative feature graph, inactive incremental feature graph and the active incremental feature graph are combined to determine the feature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Allen Stout, Ming Hua, Hong Yan
  • Publication number: 20140201203
    Abstract: A research system, method and device directed to providing a query results tree of logical dependencies in response to one or more user queries. Specifically, the research system includes a searcher module, an inference module, a front-end module and an updater module. A user query is received by the front-end module and forwarded to the searcher and inference modules, which in addition to obtaining related results from one or more databases, filter and structure the results such that only highly relevant results are returned and that those results are already organized into one or more hierarchical structures for navigation by the user. In addition, the updater module is able to periodically cause any new data on the databases to be inputted by the search and inference modules and added to the existing results in order to maintain a fully updated results structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Prafulla Krishna, Christopher Hess, Rathinakumar Appuswamy
  • Patent number: 8782042
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a program that identifies an entity having an entity attribute. The program receives, from each method of several methods, a set of candidate identity attributes that are each for identifying a particular entity having the entity attribute specified in the document. Each method of the several methods generates the corresponding set of candidate identity attributes based on the entity attribute specified in a document. The program calculates a score for each candidate identity attribute in the sets of candidate identity attributes. The program identifies, based on the sets of scores, an identity attribute from the sets of candidate identity attributes that identifies the entity having the entity attribute specified in the document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Firstrain, Inc.
    Inventors: David Cooke, Martin Betz, Ashutosh Joshi, Binay Mohanty
  • Patent number: 8775442
    Abstract: Techniques for providing semantic search of a data store are disclosed. A similarity metric of a document comprising the data store to a concept represented in a semantic model derived at least in part from a reference source that includes content not included in the data store is determined. A relevance metric of a search query to the concept is computed. The similarity metric and the relevance metric are used to determine, at least in part, a ranking of the document with respect to the search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Lauren Moore, Devang K. Naik, Jerome R. Bellegarda, Kevin Bartlett Aitken, Kim E. Silverman
  • Patent number: 8751498
    Abstract: A system and method for disambiguating references to entities in a document. In one embodiment, an iterative process is used to disambiguate references to entities in documents. An initial model is used to identify documents referring to an entity based on features contained in those documents. The occurrence of various features in these documents is measured. From the number occurrences of features in these documents, a second model is constructed. The second model is used to identify documents referring to the entity based on features contained in the documents. The process can be repeated, iteratively identifying documents referring to the entity and improving subsequent models based on those identifications. Additional features of the entity can be extracted from documents identified as referring to the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Leonardo A. Laroco, Jr., Nikola Jevtic, Nikolai V. Yakovenko, Jeffrey Reynar
  • Patent number: 8732168
    Abstract: A system and method are disclosed for controlling metadata associated with content on an electronic device that includes displaying interface screens for user entry of metadata control instructions, accepting user instructions, modifying metadata of applicable content, and associating the modified metadata with the applicable content. The system can export and/or store the applicable content along with modified metadata. The system can automatically modify metadata according to one or more profiles. Relevant profiles can be determined based on the export mechanism, destination or type of content. The system can add watermarks to indicate metadata modification. The system can display metadata for user modification. The content can include photos, videos or other content. The system can display metadata and geolocation indicators for each content item that indicate whether that item has associated metadata and geolocation information. The user can selectively modify metadata of selected content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Deacon Johnson
  • Patent number: 8724911
    Abstract: A document recognition system and method, where images are represented as a collection of primitive features whose spatial relations are represented as a graph. Useful subsets of all the possible subgraphs representing different portions of images are represented over a corpus of many images. The data structure is a lattice of subgraphs, and algorithms are provided means to build and use the graph lattice efficiently and effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventor: Eric Saund
  • Patent number: 8713007
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for classifying resources using scores from multiple classifiers. In general, one aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of receiving identifying a collection of documents to classify; receiving a plurality of classifiers for scoring a document with respect to a specified property; for each document in the collection, applying each of the plurality of classifiers, each classifier generating a score associated with a likelihood that the document has the specified property, combining the scores from each classifier including applying a multiple classifier model that uses monotonic regression to combine the plurality of classifiers, and classifying the document as having the specified property based on the combined score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitry Korolev, Hartmut Maennel
  • Patent number: 8706724
    Abstract: A feature extraction device obtains a partial feature vector having the precision required for the partial document. The feature extraction device searches a document tree, and detects elements as search elements. The device calculates an inter-element distance between an extraction target element within elements of the document tree and the search element. The device refers to an exclusive element name and generates exclusivity information indicating, for the extraction target element, whether the search element is the exclusive element. The device calculates, based on an inter-element distance and the exclusivity information, a weight for a word included in the element, and relates and calculates, for each search element, based on weights, an element feature vector having each of dimensions that uniquely corresponds to a word. The device calculates based on the element feature vector, a partial document feature vector of a partial document related to the extracted target element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tamano
  • Patent number: 8698765
    Abstract: Techniques for associating concepts found within content items rendered by electronic devices. By associating concepts in this manner, a user of an electronic device is able to view how these concepts interrelate with one another across various content items stored on or accessible by the electronic device. For instance, a user may associate a first concept with a second concept in an index of the electronic device. Thereafter, the user may conduct a search for the first concept and, in response, the electronic device may reference the index and determine that this first concept is in fact associated with the second concept. As such, the electronic device may return results that include both the first and second concepts, possibly within a certain specified distance of one another within a content item. The user is therefore able to see how the first concept and the second concept interrelate with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin E. Keller
  • Patent number: 8700619
    Abstract: Search results may be provided to a user. A search query may be received from the user. A query feature vector may be formed for the search query. The query feature vector may be compared with news feature vectors associated with documents related to current events. An augmented query feature vector may be formed based on results of the comparison of the query feature vector with the news feature vectors. The augmented query feature vector may be compared with feature vectors related to target documents. Search results that include target documents may be identified based on results of the comparison of the augmented query feature vector with the feature vectors related to the target documents. The user may be made able to perceive at least some of the identified search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: AOL Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Wiegering, Harmannus Vandermolen, Karen Howe, Michael Sommers
  • Publication number: 20140101147
    Abstract: A computer system for assisting searching of a database of a plurality of attributes, measures and content in order to answer analytical queries, the system comprising an input device for receiving word queries requesting information and/or metrics from the database a processor configured to process word queries requesting information and/or metrics from the database; and a storage memory containing a plurality of responses to word queries which responses contain and/or correspond to attributes, content and/or measures of the database, and containing one or more ordered combinations of attributes wherein the attributes of the ordered combinations are in a set order, the processor configured to match one or more words in a received word query with one or more attribute, content and/or measure in or corresponding to the stored responses, to provide relevant responses to the input word query based on the matching, and to rank the relevant responses, wherein the ranking of each relevant response is based at least
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: Neutrino Concepts Limited
    Inventor: PATRICK FOODY
  • Publication number: 20140032545
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing related web pages are disclosed. One method includes identifying a plurality of web pages, wherein the plurality of web pages each have a relationship with the first file, wherein the world wide web provides a platform for sharing web pages, and wherein each web page includes a document or information resource that is suitable for the world wide web and is accessible through a web browser. The method further includes generating a list of inquiries based on the plurality of web pages, providing, the list of inquiries to at least one author of the first file, receiving from the at least one author at least one response to the list of inquiries, selecting a subset of the plurality of web pages based on the at least one response, and storing information related to the selected subset of the plurality of web pages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: PYTHON4FUN
    Inventors: Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, Marc A. Coram, Christopher Hogan
  • Patent number: 8639685
    Abstract: A journaling subsystem on a mobile device stores event data related to applications or other subsystems running on the mobile device. The event data can be stored and indexed in a journal database so that a timeline of past events can be reconstructed in response to search queries. In some implementations, a timeline can be reconstructed with markers on a map display based on search results. When the user interacts with a marker on the map display, the event data collected by the mobile device is made available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Keryuan Huang, Patrick Piemonte
  • Patent number: 8631027
    Abstract: An information retrieval system uses phrases to index, retrieve, organize and describe documents, analyzing documents and storing the results of the analysis as phrase data. Phrases are identified that predict the presence of other phrases in documents. Documents are the indexed according to their included phrases. Related phrases and phrase extensions are also identified. Changes to existing phrase data about a document collection submitted by a user is captured and analyzed, and the existing phrase data is updated to reflect the additional knowledge gained through the analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventor: Anna L. Patterson
  • Patent number: 8606779
    Abstract: Same document group creation means (11) acquires a ratio of common words and characters between documents in order to obtain a predetermined similarity greater than a predetermined threshold value between the documents. According to the ratio, words or characters are selected with a common priority in all the documents to be matched. The documents are correlated to the same document candidate group identified by the selected words or characters and stored in a same group candidate group storage unit (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Tateishi, Dai Kusui
  • Patent number: 8606778
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed that locate implicitly defined semantic structures in a document, such as, for example, implicitly defined lists in an HTML document. The semantic structures can be used in the calculation of distance values between terms in the documents. The distance values may be used, for example, in the generation of ranking scores that indicate a relevance level of the document to a search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Georges R Harik, Monika H Henzinger
  • Patent number: 8589388
    Abstract: A request to access a web page may be received from a user device. The web page includes a dynamic information portion and a static information portion. A filename is assigned to a static file that is associated with the static information portion of the web page. The filename may be formed at least in part from a timestamp associated with the static file. In response to the request, a dynamic file that is associated with the dynamic information portion of the web page may be sent to the user device. The dynamic file references the static file using the filename, and the timestamp included in the filename enables the user device to determine whether the static information portion of the web page is accessible at the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Duane E. Tiemann, Susan A. Hall