Ranking, Scoring, And Weighting Records Patents (Class 707/748)
  • Patent number: 10296649
    Abstract: Mention suggestion, and information processing methods and systems are provided, e.g., for social networking. A mention suggestion method comprises: in response to a mention symbol input by a user in a first social network, acquiring a first correspondence between a first user name set and a second user name set, and historical mention information of the user; and suggesting at least one first user name in the first user name set to the user according to the first correspondence and the historical mention information. The information processing method comprises: collecting historical mention information, of a user, on a first social network and another social network, or on another social network; and storing the historical mention information. User names can be suggested more accurately when a user needs to mention a user name, so as to improve an input speed of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TECH CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kuifei Yu
  • Patent number: 10289619
    Abstract: A data streaming environment provides a summary of streaming data from a sensor that is an Internet of things device. An input interface receives the streaming data. A processor is communicatively coupled to the input interface for processing the streaming data. The processed streaming data includes, but is not limited to, a plurality of records and variables that describe a characteristic of a physical object. A computer-readable medium has instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to execute a correlation update application with the received streaming data to provide a correlation between two variables of the streaming data. The non-transitory computer-readable medium further stores sum and bin data for the correlation update application to compute the correlation. The output interface provides the processed streaming data to be visually presented in one or more data graphs on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAS INSTITUTE INC.
    Inventor: Wei Xiao
  • Patent number: 10289622
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for ranking data items are described. A ranking configuration is defined for an object type, the ranking configuration comprising an assignment of one or more ranking dimensions to the object type and, for each of the one or more assigned ranking dimensions, one or more corresponding values and a significance weight assigned to each value. Each ranking dimension comprises one or more object attributes and a ranking-impact weight, at least one of the object attributes being a continuous-scales object attribute. A ranking condition is generated for each ranking dimension assigned to the object type. The generation of the ranking condition is based at least in part on the one or more object attributes, a specified ranking-impact weight, the one or more values and associated significance weights, and a distance function corresponding to the continuous-scales object attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Daniel Buchmann
  • Patent number: 10289729
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving data identifying contexts; selecting an initial set of questions based at least on the contexts; providing a respective representation of the questions of the initial set, for output; receiving data indicating a selection of a particular representation associated with a particular question of the initial set of questions; selecting a set of answers associated with the particular question; providing a respective representation of the answers of the set that are associated with the particular question, for output; receiving data indicating a selection of a particular representation associated with a particular answer of the set that are associated with the particular question; determining that an additional set of other questions is associated with the particular answer; and in response to the determining, providing a respective representation of the other questions of the additional set, for output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Weizhao Wang, Monica Priya Garde, Justin Min, Jiarui Li, Eyal Segalis, Daniel Walevski, Yaniv Leviathan, Matthew Streit Coursen
  • Patent number: 10289734
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a search query from a user device and selecting entity type records from an entity type data store based on the query. Each of the entity type records includes an entity type name and entity type facets that each include terms descriptive of the entity type name. Selecting the entity type records includes identifying matches between the entity type facets and the query. The method includes selecting function records from a function data store based on the query and the entity type names from the selected entity type records. Each of the function records includes an entity type field with entity type names; an access URL template; instructions for completing the access URL template; and function facets with terms descriptive of an application state accessed using the completed access URL. The method includes returning search results including the completed access URLs to the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sudhir Mohan
  • Patent number: 10290125
    Abstract: Various technologies pertaining to exploratory suggestions are described herein. A computer-implemented graph is constructed, where the graph includes nodes that are representative of aspects and edges that are representative of associations between aspects. An aspect is representative of a sub-topic of a topic or a sub-task of a task. The computer-implemented graph is learned based upon content of search logs, and is used to output exploratory suggestions, where a user is exploring a topic or attempting to complete a multi-step task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed Hassan Awadallah, Ryen White, Patrick Pantel, Susan Dumais, Yi-Min Wang
  • Patent number: 10282485
    Abstract: Technique to determine relative relevance of pairs of nodes in a linked data graph, such as an RDF graph, including calculation of raw relevance scores (which are based upon adjacency relations between nodes after edge filtering, the incoming and outgoing degrees of nodes in the graph after the edge filtering, and the distance (or weight) values of the edge(s)) and/or “refined relevance scores,” which take into account “complementary nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Adi I. Botea, Elizabeth M. Daly, Akihiro Kishimoto, Spyros Kotoulas
  • Patent number: 10275495
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for ranking data items are described. In accordance with various example embodiments, a ranking configuration is defined for an object type, the ranking configuration comprising an assignment of one or more ranking dimensions each comprising one or more object attributes to the object type and, for each of the one or more assigned ranking dimensions, one or more corresponding values and a significance weight assigned to each value, at least one of values being a dynamic value corresponding to the context-based object attribute. A ranking condition is generated for each ranking dimension assigned to the object type. The generation of the ranking condition is based at least in part on one or more object attributes, a specified ranking-impact weight, a context value corresponding to the context-based object attribute, and the one or more values and associated significance weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Daniel Buchmann, Frank Michels
  • Patent number: 10264609
    Abstract: Methods, systems, program products are described to create a social network based on dynamic interests of users and using ad-hoc networking. A user of mobile device can identify another user who is close by and has similar interests. Dynamic interests of the users can be extracted or identified based on mobile usage, browsing history, places traveled, and other user actions. Users are notified if another user who is similar more than a threshold is present nearby. The system also facilitates communication between users by way of chatting, file sharing, image sharing etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Universiti Brunei Danssalam, J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA
    Inventors: Nagender Aneja, Sapna Gambhir
  • Patent number: 10262330
    Abstract: Provided is a process of learning an audience member function, the process including: obtaining a training set of geographic data describing geolocation histories of a plurality of mobile devices, wherein members of the training set are classified according to whether the respective member of the training set is a member of an audience; retrieving attributes of geolocations in the geolocation histories from a geographic information system; learning feature functions of an audience member function based on the training set, wherein at least some of the feature functions are a function of the retrieved attributes of geolocation, wherein the feature functions are learned, at least in part, by calculating a plurality of impurity measures for candidate feature functions and selecting one of the candidate feature functions based on the relative values of the impurity measures; and storing the feature functions of the audience member function in an audience repository.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: PlaceIQ, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Milton, Duncan McCall
  • Patent number: 10262263
    Abstract: A system, method and computer program product for evaluating a user's database (db) design schema and definitions syntax and generating a database score according to applied decision tree logic. The database design syntax is automatically evaluated and decision tree logic is applied to determine a context of the database design object and associated syntax and definitions statements. As a result of the automated evaluation, users may then obtain, via a user interface device, a detailed context information associated with their design to assist them in understanding how their database score was derived. By using this detailed contextual information, users analyze the results and can understand what changes can be made to improve their definitions Database Score. The system and method increases the ability of the user to create better database definitions by learning and improving using the contextual data returned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Battaglia, Heather A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10255239
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer program products for ranking data items are described. In accordance with various example embodiments, a ranking configuration is defined for an object type, the ranking configuration comprising an assignment of one or more ranking dimensions each comprising one or more object attributes to the object type and, for each of the one or more assigned ranking dimensions, one or more corresponding values and a significance weight assigned to each value, at least one of values being a dynamic value corresponding to the context-based object attribute. A ranking condition is generated for each ranking dimension assigned to the object type. The generation of the ranking condition is based at least in part on one or more object attributes, a specified ranking-impact weight, a context value corresponding to the context-based object attribute, and the one or more values and associated significance weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Frank Michels, Daniel Buchmann
  • Patent number: 10248645
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes retrieving multiple posts containing each of the query terms after receiving a search query for posts from a user of an online social network, identifying, from an index of known phrases, one or more known phrases in the text of the retrieved posts, filtering the retrieved posts to generate a filtered set of posts, wherein the filtering comprises removing each post not containing at least one of the identified known phrases, computing features for each of the identified known phrases, calculating a score for each post in the filtered set based on the features of the identified known phrases, ranking the posts based on the calculated scores, and sending instructions, to the client system, for generating a search-results interface comprising references to one or more of the posts presented in ranked order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Ringger, Hetunandan Munisharan Kamichetty, Rajat Raina
  • Patent number: 10242071
    Abstract: The technology described herein provides for preliminary ranking of matching documents for a search query. A preliminary ranker uses score tables for scoring each matching document based on its relevant to a search query. The score table for a document stores pre-computed data used to derive a frequency of terms and other information in the document. The preliminary ranker uses the score table for each matching document and the terms form the search query to determine a score for each matching document. The lowest scoring documents are removed from further consideration by a final ranker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Joseph Hopcroft, Robert Lovejoy Goodwin, Andrija Antonijevic
  • Patent number: 10235464
    Abstract: A method for recommending hashtags includes determining keywords from a post planned for publishing by a publisher. An input criteria comprising at least one of age group, geographical location, date range, or a keyword is received. Previous posts associated with the keywords and satisfying the input criteria are obtained. The previous posts are categorized into one or more categories based on sentiment of each post and for each category hashtags used in the obtained previous posts in that category are determined. The hashtags are ranked based on predefined criteria comprising at least one of frequency of appearance of respective hashtag in posts, number of likes or shares or retweets of post comprising respective hashtag, number of followers of person who used respective hashtag, or sentiment of post comprising respective hashtag. The hashtags are then recommended, based on ranking, to the publisher for use with the post planned for publishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: ADOBE INC.
    Inventors: Anmol Dhawan, Walter Wei-Tuh Chang, Ashish Duggal, Sachin Soni
  • Patent number: 10229195
    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: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tin Kam Ho, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Sean A. Wilner
  • Patent number: 10229166
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes systems and techniques relating to ranking search results of a search query. In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in a computer-implemented method that includes determining a measure of relevance for a document result within a context of a search query for which the document result is returned, the determining being based on a first number in relation to a second number, the first number corresponding to longer views of the document result, and the second number corresponding to at least shorter views of the document result; and outputting the measure of relevance to a ranking engine for ranking of search results, including the document result, for a new search corresponding to the search query. The subject matter described in this specification can also be embodied in various corresponding computer program products, apparatus and systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Hyung-Jin Kim, Simon Tong, Noam M. Shazeer, Michelangelo Diligenti
  • Patent number: 10229194
    Abstract: A computer receives one or more keywords input by a user to describe a metric or a test and identifies a first document that includes at least one of the keywords. The computer identifies, in the first document, a known distribution pattern and an associated metric or measure that relate to the one or more keywords. The computer makes an electronic record of the identified known distribution pattern and associated metric or measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rajesh Radhakrishnan
  • Patent number: 10229367
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for data learning and classification for rapidly processing extremely large volumes of input data using one or more computing devices, that are application and platform independent, participating in a distributed parallel processing environment. In one embodiments, a system may comprise a plurality of parallel Map Reduction Aggregation Processors operating on the one or more computing devices, and configured to receive different sets of input data for data aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Jacob Drew
  • Patent number: 10225293
    Abstract: Decorating embedded graphic representations on social shares with metadata is performed. A request is received by a content sharing platform from a social network for a representation of a content item. The representation of the content item is to be included in a social share on the social network. Current statistical information associated with the content item is identified. The representation of the content item and data indicative of the current statistical information associated with the content item is provided to the social network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Justin Lewis, Ruxandra Georgiana Paun
  • Patent number: 10223639
    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: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tin Kam Ho, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Sean A. Wilner
  • Patent number: 10216716
    Abstract: A distributed system is described in which resource utilization decisions depend upon the categorization of resource descriptions stored in the distributed system. In the principal embodiment, the resource descriptions are web service descriptions which are augmented with tags (i.e. descriptive words or phrases) entered by users and/or by web service administrators. The system stores, for different groups of users, groups of tags popularly used by users within those groups. By monitoring tags input by a user, and proposing tags to the user from any groups which are under-represented in tags input by the user, a more balanced set of tags describing resources in the system is obtained. This leads to a more coherent and focussed set of tags in the system, which in turns results in better resource utilization decisions and hence a more efficient use of the resources of the distributed system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Hakan Duman, Alexander L Healing
  • Patent number: 10216849
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer program products for providing personalized educational content recommendations are disclosed. A computer-implemented method may include receiving information describing a body of content, receiving data describing an interaction of a user with one or more elements of the body of content, receiving a context that includes one or more criteria associated with the body of content, generating a list of modules from the body of content based on the data describing the interaction of the user with the one or more elements of the body of content in view of the context, and providing the generated list of modules to an interested party.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Knewton, Inc.
    Inventors: George B. Davis, John O. Davies, David L. Kuntz
  • Patent number: 10212103
    Abstract: An electronic communication device and method for communication including automatically selecting, composing, and/or presenting a number of proposed responses to a message is disclosed. The device can present the incoming message content to the user together with an alert to the user that one or more proposed responses are available for review and selection. The device can calculate a confidence metric for each proposed response. The user alert and/or presentation of the messages can be made to vary in intensity in accordance with the confidence metric of the one or more proposed responses. The presentation of the proposed responses can be alternated and/or combined with a method for the device to receive user input to the content of the proposed response. The user can edit a proposed response rather than composing a complete response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Rubinstein, Jason Nelson
  • Patent number: 10210211
    Abstract: A method, computerized apparatus and computer program product for providing a code segment in response to a query, the method comprising using at least one hardware processor for: receiving a multiplicity of code segments and meta data related to the code segments; analyzing each code segment of the multiplicity of code segments, said analyzing comprising: semantically analyzing the code segment to obtain a first rank, structurally analyzing the code segment to obtain a second rank, and analyzing the meta data associated with the code segment to obtain a third rank; combining the first rank, second rank and third rank into a total rank associated with the code segment; receiving a query; matching the query to each of the multiplicity of code segments to identify matching code segments; and providing the matching code segments in accordance with total ranks associated with each of the matching code segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: CODOTA DOT COM LTD.
    Inventor: Eran Yahav
  • Patent number: 10200397
    Abstract: The techniques described herein are directed to robust matching for identity screening. In some examples, the techniques can include generating a similarity score for received identity information compared to a reference record. In some examples, the techniques can utilize a region associated with the received identity information to weight tokens composing the identity information or of the reference record to adjust the similarity score. Moreover, the techniques can include multiple tokenizers, transformation providers, and token weight providers and the techniques can be configured to select between the multiple tokenizers, transformation providers, and token weight providers based at least in part on a region to improve the accuracy of the similarity score. The techniques can determine whether or not to flag or otherwise affirm an identity of an individual or entity associated with the entity information based at least in part on the similarity score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Surajit Dhar, Disha Dhingra, Kris K. Ganjam
  • Patent number: 10198746
    Abstract: The relevance of advertisements to a user's interests is improved. In one implementation, the content of a web page is analyzed to determine a list of one or more topics associated with that web page. An advertisement is considered to be relevant to that web page if it is associated with keywords belonging to the list of one or more topics. One or more of these relevant advertisements may be provided for rendering in conjunction with the web page or related web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Adgate Dean, Georges Harik, Paul Buchheit
  • Patent number: 10191990
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for improving content classifications and metadata for a plurality of content items. The content items may comprise various forms of media content. A content recommendation processing system may automatically annotate and/or classify content items with a plurality of metadata tag information describing content items. The disclosed system and methods may also determine and/or assign applicability scores indicating a level or degree of suitability for annotating a content item with particular metadata tag information, and may utilize applicability scores to provide content to calibrate metadata information for a plurality of content items, and further to provide content recommendations to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Hassan Sayyadi-Harikandehei, Oliver Jojic
  • Patent number: 10187391
    Abstract: Described herein is a framework for providing and securing data access by external users. In accordance with one aspect of the framework, an external schema is generated to pair with an existing company schema in a database. The company schema may own data stored in the database. One or more access-control views that expose one or more subsets of the data may further be generated. The external schema may be granted access to the one or more access-control views. Synonyms may be created to rename access-control views, so that the synonyms share common names with corresponding database objects accessible via the company schema. External users may then access the data visible to them via the synonyms that are used to alias the access-control views.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Yonghong Mao, Zhi Zhang, Neil Jayesh Patel, Edward Lu, Jessica Yang
  • Patent number: 10169813
    Abstract: For a financial consolidation process, user input is received defining financial consolidation tasks for business entities and the tasks are associated with respective roles. The roles are assigned to persons who are responsible for completion of tasks associated with their respective roles. A graphical user interface is presented providing control elements and task icons representing the financial consolidation tasks for the business entities, including presenting a visual feature of each icon indicating status of each icon's respective task. Responsive to receiving a user input from a user control element for a selected task icon, identification is shown for a person assigned to the task of the selected task icon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Morvarid Aprin, Rickard U. Enander, Martin Olsson Wärn, Peer M. Törngren, Lisa F. Walterfeldt, Joachim C. Wilsson
  • Patent number: 10169442
    Abstract: Multi-dimensional aggregation using user interface workflow composition is described. A determination is made whether aggregation is complete for each level of a multi-dimension aggregation. Data is retrieved for a level of aggregation in response to a determination that aggregation is not complete for each level of the multi-dimension aggregation. The data is aggregating based on the level of aggregation. The aggregated data is stored for a next level of aggregation. The data for a final level of aggregation is output to a user interface in response to a determination that aggregation is complete for each level of the multi-dimension aggregation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Open Text Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel Davidson, Igor Makhlin, Alex Vladimir Popovich, Raman Walia, Boris Grinblat, Uri Kochavi
  • Patent number: 10169326
    Abstract: A data processing system generates a result of processing a natural language query. A determination is made as to whether the natural language query or the result has a temporal characteristic. In response, a reminder notification data structure is generated having an associated scheduled reminder notification time for outputting a reminder notification of the result generated for the natural language query. The reminder notification data structure is stored in a data storage device and, at a later time from a time that the reminder notification data structure was stored in the data storage device, in response to the later time being equal to or later than the scheduled reminder notification time, a reminder notification is output to a client device associated with a user. The reminder notification specifies the result generated for the natural language query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Lisa M. W. Bradley, Christina R. Carlson, Andrew R. Freed, Roderick C. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10169830
    Abstract: In an online environment, a baseline attitude of an author of online content is determined. Based on the baseline attitude and a raw sentiment score for an instance of online content, an adjusted sentiment score for the online content instance is generated. A variance from the baseline attitude may be detected, based on the online content of the author. In response to the variance, a current mood of the author is determined and, using the current mood and the raw sentiment score, another adjusted sentiment score for the online content instance is generated. The baseline attitude of the author may be determined using one or more of an analysis of the online content instance, a demographic profile of the author, and a subject matter area of the online content instance. The detection of the variance from the baseline attitude may incorporate a frequency of instances of online content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Gary Smith, William Brandon George
  • Patent number: 10169327
    Abstract: A data processing system generates a result of processing a natural language query. A determination is made as to whether the natural language query or the result has a temporal characteristic. In response, a reminder notification data structure is generated having an associated scheduled reminder notification time for outputting a reminder notification of the result generated for the natural language query. The reminder notification data structure is stored in a data storage device and, at a later time from a time that the reminder notification data structure was stored in the data storage device, in response to the later time being equal to or later than the scheduled reminder notification time, a reminder notification is output to a client device associated with a user. The reminder notification specifies the result generated for the natural language query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Corville O. Allen, Lisa M. W. Bradley, Christina R. Carlson, Andrew R. Freed, Roderick C. Henderson
  • Patent number: 10162883
    Abstract: According to an aspect, automatically linking text to concepts in a knowledge base using differential analysis includes receiving a text string and selecting, based on contents of the text string, a plurality of data sources that correspond to concepts in the knowledge base. In a further aspect, automatically linking the text to the concepts includes calculating, for each of the selected data sources, a probability that the text string is output by a language model built using the selected data source, calculating a probability that the text string is output by a generic language model, calculating link confidence scores for each concept based on a differential analysis of the probabilities, and creating a link from the text string to one of the concepts in the knowledge base. The creating is based on a link confidence score of the concept being more than a threshold value away from a prescribed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michele M. Franceschini, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Livio B. Soares, Mark N. Wegman
  • Patent number: 10162882
    Abstract: According to an aspect, automatically linking text to concepts in a knowledge base using differential analysis includes receiving a text string and selecting, based on contents of the text string, a plurality of data sources that correspond to concepts in the knowledge base. In a further aspect, automatically linking the text to the concepts includes calculating, for each of the selected data sources, a probability that the text string is output by a language model built using the selected data source, calculating a probability that the text string is output by a generic language model, calculating link confidence scores for each concept based on a differential analysis of the probabilities, and creating a link from the text string to one of the concepts in the knowledge base. The creating is based on a link confidence score of the concept being more than a threshold value away from a prescribed threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michele M. Franceschini, Luis A. Lastras-Montano, Livio B. Soares, Mark N. Wegman
  • Patent number: 10162868
    Abstract: Data mining systems and methods are disclosed for evaluating pairwise substitutability relationships among items. For example, a pairwise similarity measure may correspond to a value quantifying the extent to which an item A is favored over an item B by a population of users. Given a base item selected by a user, the system may select a candidate item from a set of potential substitute items for the base item based on current estimates of corresponding pairwise similarities. The system may then present the candidate item to the user in a context of comparison against the base item and obtain an indication of user preference between the two. The system may then update corresponding pairwise similarities based on the indication of preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Giovanni Zappella
  • Patent number: 10165068
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and non-transitory computer readable media configured to create objects associated with links to content items shared within a social networking system, the content items from content sources. Content sources having pages on the social networking system fanned by a user are determined. Objects associated with (links to) content items from the content sources having content source representations, such as pages, on the social networking system fanned by the user are collected. An aggregate score for a collected object associated with a link is determined based on popularity of a content item associated with the link within the social networking system and interest of the user in the content item. The collected object associated with the link is provided to be ranked for potential presentation of the link to the user based on satisfaction of a threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Lars Seren Backstrom, Yun Mao, Guy Dassa
  • Patent number: 10157395
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a computing system receives a first set of location updates sent by a first user. Each location update corresponds to a user visit to a particular place, and each location update is determined by a mobile client device of the corresponding user via a first or a second location method. The computing system receives a second set of location updates sent by a second user, sent via only the first location method. A place-visit factor for the second user is calculated based on the total number of unique places visited by the second user within a particular period of time, a first number of places visited by the first user determined from location updates sent via the first location method, and a second number of places visited by the first user determined from location updates sent via the second location method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Dominique Marcel Georgette Van de Sompel, Michael John McKenzie Toksvig
  • Patent number: 10157293
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, from a client system of a first user, a request to post content to the online social network, identifying a plurality of second users, wherein each second user is associated with a privacy setting, and wherein a percentage of the identified second users have a privacy setting likely to make the content posted by the first user accessible to the second user, determining, for each identified second user, whether the content posted by the first user is accessible to the second user, and sending, to one or more client systems of one or more of the second users, respectively, instructions for presenting the content posted by the first user, wherein the content is sent to second users determined to be able to access the content and is not sent to second users determined to be not able to access the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Gintaras Andrius Woss, Sriram Sankar, Zhongxian Chen, Kihyuk Hong, Kedar Dhamdhere, Rajat Raina
  • Patent number: 10146839
    Abstract: A method includes executing, via a processor, a document-oriented search based on a query in an index of documents to generate a set of document results, each document associated with at least one potential expert. The method includes analyzing the document results to produce a list of potential experts. The method includes calculating an expertise score for each potential expert based on a calculated content score and metadata score for each potential expert. The method includes calculating an evidence diversity score for each potential expert. The method includes calculating a confidence score for each potential expert based on a diversity-constrained content score and a diversity-constrained metadata score for each potential expert. The method includes displaying a list of potential experts with associated confidence scores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leonid Bolshinsky, Inbal Ronen, Eitan Shapiro, Arnon Yogev
  • Patent number: 10147399
    Abstract: Approaches enable images submitted by users, owner, and/or authorized person of a point of interest (e.g., a place, a scene, an object, etc.) to be used as a fiducial to assist recognition and tracking of the point of interest in an augmented reality environment. Multiple images (e.g., crowd-sourced images) of a point of interest taken from different points of view can be dynamically used. For example, as a user with a user device moves through a point of interest, a different image can be chosen from a set of stored candidate images of the point of interest based at least upon GPS locations, IMU orientations, or compass data of the user device. In this way, instead of relying on artificial fiducial images for various detection and tracking approaches, approaches enable images submitted by users and/or an owner or other authorized person of a point of interest to be used as fiducials to assist recognition and tracking of the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: A9.COM, INC.
    Inventors: David Creighton Mott, Scott Paul Robertson, Arnab Sanat Kumar Dhua, William Brendel, Nityananda Jayadevaprakash
  • Patent number: 10146858
    Abstract: A new document is processed for ingestion into a corpus of a cognitive computing system by associating with a category of documents already contained within the corpus, such as a topical category. Then, the cognitive computing system is engaged automatically to query one or more questions previously-associated with the category to discover discrepancies between the new document and those already in the corpus. If a discrepancy is found, a confidence factor based upon extracted natural language entities and relationships is assigned to the discrepancy, and it is flagged and reported to a user for reconciliation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Donna K. Byron, Elie Feirouz, Ashok Kumar, William G. O'Keeffe
  • Patent number: 10147051
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for generating candidate answers to an explanatory question. Responsive to identifying an input question as the explanatory question, the explanatory question is decomposed into one or more explanatory queries. One or more passages are identified within a corpus of information that comprises an explanatory clause that provides an explanatory answer to the explanatory question based on pre-determined explanatory clause terms. Hypothesis evidence is received with one or passages comprising explanatory clauses from the corpus of information. One or more candidate explanatory answers are generated based on hypothesis evidence. The candidate explanatory answers are ranked and merged. Finally, the candidate explanatory answers are output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, William G. Dubyak
  • Patent number: 10134076
    Abstract: A system and method for attribute extraction from product titles is presented. A set of product titles are read by an embodiment. The product titles are separated into a sequence of tokens, the tokens being determined by the presence of a separator character. The sequences of tokens are labeled according to a specific encoding scheme to denote attributes of a title, such as brand name and other features. The characteristics of the attributes within the title are determined to build a sequence labeling algorithm. The results of the encoding is compared to a normalization dictionary comparing standardized attributes. A blacklist can be consulted to further refine the method. A further validation can be performed to catch any remaining mistakes. Thereafter, a database entry can be made to associate the attribute with the item. A training set can be used to initialize the learning model. Other embodiments are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
    Inventor: Ajinkya More
  • Patent number: 10127915
    Abstract: An audio identification system determines whether a portion of a sample of an audio signal includes silence and generates a test audio fingerprint for the audio signal based on the presence of silence. In one embodiment, the audio identification system uses a value indicating silence for a portion of the test audio fingerprint corresponding to the portion of the audio signal that includes silence. When comparing the test audio fingerprint to reference audio fingerprints, the portion of the test audio fingerprint including the value indicating the presence of silence is not used. In another embodiment, the audio identification system replaces the portion including silence with additive audio and generates a test audio fingerprint for comparison based on the resulting modified sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Sergiy Bilobrov
  • Patent number: 10114868
    Abstract: An electronic method for generating group data indicative of the collective response of at least a subset of respondents to at least one portion of a time-varying stimulus the method comprising: receiving responses to the time-varying stimulus from respective ones of a plurality of respondent devices, each response including data indicative of a response of a respondent associated with the respective respondent device to the time-varying stimulus; filtering the responses to generate a filtered response data set that excludes responses outside of a timing tolerance relative to a portion of the time-varying stimulus to which the group data is intended to relate; and processing at least a subset of the filtered response data set to generate the group data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROY MORGAN RESEARCH PTY. LTD.
    Inventors: Michael John Hargreaves, Michele Levine, Jonathan Zio Mor, Duc Anh Ngo, Tristan Aaron Reeves, Grant Leslie Rhys-Jones, Marcus Adrian Tarrant, Michael Ernst Wildenauer
  • Patent number: 10115125
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and programs are provided to determine event-level traffic quality for event(s) related to user interaction with online content (e.g., via a webpage, a mobile application, etc.). Data related to a current user event and past user events may be received, where such data may include information regarding a set of entities associated with each respective user event. A feature value set for the current user event is generated based on the information regarding the respective sets of entities associated with the current user event and the past user events. Based at least on such feature value set, a traffic quality score for the current user event may be determined, e.g., based on a weighted combination of elements of the feature value set. An entity-level traffic quality score for an entity may be determined based on event-level traffic quality scores of user events that involve that entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Excalibur IP, LLC
    Inventors: Zhangang Lin, Fei Peng, Xianen Qiu
  • Patent number: 10114867
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides inclusive and exclusive approaches, including computer-implemented methods for selectively retrieving data from an initial dataset in a relational database to provide a limited dataset for incorporation into a pivot table. Also provided are related systems and non-transitory computer-readable recording media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: LOOKER DATA SCIENCES, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Marcotte, Lloyd Tabb
  • Patent number: 10114887
    Abstract: Systems and methods are directed to a computing device for dynamically selecting a subset of representative items from a set of items. The computing device may determine characteristics regarding the set of reviews. Based on these characteristics, the computing device may determine whether to utilize a maximum-set-coverage selection strategy or a clustering-selection strategy to select the representative set of reviews. Further, the computing device may monitor for change in the characteristics of the set of reviews (e.g., the addition or deletion of a review or the change of a preexisting review) and may make a subsequent determination regarding the selection strategy to use to select a set of representative reviews based at least in part on the changed characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Weiwei Cheng