Translating A Query To Another Language Or Schema Patents (Class 707/760)
  • Patent number: 11403291
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide an automated method for processing a query. The method receives a query from a client, where the query references an object in a source database, the object having two sets of properties. The method generates a full set of properties by retrieving one set of properties from the target database and retrieving the other set of properties from a metadata storage. Based on the full, combined set of properties, the method generates a new query for execution on the target database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: DATOMETRY, INC.
    Inventors: Florian Michael Waas, Dmitri Korablev, Lyublena Rosenova Antova, Mohamed Soliman, Michael Alexander Duller
  • Patent number: 11405497
    Abstract: A method and device are provided for providing human network information. Information associated with user contacts is received from at least one external server. A first schema of the information associated with user contacts is converted into a specific schema. Relationship information related to a first user is generated based on the information associated with the user contacts converted into the specific schema. The relationship information related to the first user includes data related to the first user and data related to a relationship between the first user and other users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Hye-Soo Lee, Ji-Young Kim, Seong-Hoon Kang, Sun-Haeng Jo
  • Patent number: 11394803
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing a cloud computing semantic layer operation. The method can comprise receiving a description of a semantic layer operation, the description specifying performance of the semantic layer operation by the semantic layer using a first cloud operation performed on a first cloud computing platform; receiving a first resource usage indication corresponding to the first cloud operation, wherein the resource usage indication comprises a direct or indirect indication of least one of a storage amount, a compute amount, a number of transactions, a bandwidth, a number of application programming interface calls, or an application or database type associated with the first cloud operation; receiving a request that indicates performance of the semantic layer operation; providing an estimated resource usage indication; receiving confirmation of the request; and communicating with the cloud provider to perform the semantic layer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIDELITY INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: John Thuma, Timothy Charles Nargassans
  • Patent number: 11392420
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method for providing cloud computing semantic layer. The method comprises receiving a description of a semantic layer operation performed by a semantic layer, the description including multiple implementations of the semantic layer operation, the multiple implementations differing in at least one of cloud operations used or cloud computing platforms used; receiving a request that indicates performance of the semantic layer operation; receiving first resource usage indications corresponding to the cloud operations, wherein the first resource usage indications comprise direct or indirect indications of least one of a storage amount, a compute amount, a number of transactions, a bandwidth, a number of application programming interface calls, or an application or database type associated with each of the cloud operations; selecting a first one of the multiple implementations; and communicating with the first one of the cloud providers to perform the semantic layer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FIDELITY INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: John Thuma, Timothy Charles Nargassans
  • Patent number: 11372884
    Abstract: A first information processing apparatus includes a record set acquiring unit that acquires a record set, a record identification information acquiring unit that acquires record identification information, a concealing unit that generates a concealment record set from the record set using conversion information and generates concealment record identification information based on the record identification information and the conversion information, and a first transmitter that transmits the concealment record set and the concealment record identification information to a second information processing apparatus. The second information processing apparatus includes a second receiver that receives the concealment record set and the concealment record identification information from the first information processing apparatus and a data analyzer that analyzes each record in the concealment record set identified based on the concealment record identification information using a learning model or a numerical model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Akira Kuroda, Kouta Nakata
  • Patent number: 11340918
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for generating a user experience for a software program product based on a knowledge engine. Techniques for generating the user experience include a UI builder tool providing a set of tabular UI views and receiving in each tabular UI view corresponding input data for generating a calculation graph, a completeness graph, a client UI view, and a constants table. Based on the input data, the UI builder tool and knowledge engine can generate a set of artifact files. The knowledge engine can generate and/or execute the calculation graph(s), completeness graph(s), and constants table(s) as defined in the corresponding artifact files. The UI builder tool can generate an instance of the client UI view. With the generated calculation graph(s), completeness graph(s), constants table(s), and an instance of the client UI view, the user experience can be provided to a computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: INTUIT, INC.
    Inventors: Justin Rui Chang Chiang, Maria Regina Villanueva Garcia, Kevin M. McCluskey, Nankun Huang, David Alan Hanekamp, Jr., Edward Milton Renner, Peter Edward Lubczynski, Matthew Allen Brincho, Tracy Fung
  • Patent number: 11334537
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are database metadata transfer systems and methods thereof. The database metadata transfer methods may include receiving a command to transfer preproduction metadata to production metadata; reading preproduction database metadata; generating a data file for making the change, the data file comprising SQL commands or insert statements; and executing a transfer from preproduction metadata to production metadata based on the SQL commands or insert statements. In some embodiments, the database may be a call center database and the data file may an Extensible Markup Language (XML) file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: INTRADO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven Heithoff, Lakshmi Borra, Mayank Sawala
  • Patent number: 11288264
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for determining an alias file that defines aliases for one or more datasets. At least one Structured Query Language (SQL) query that includes one or more aliases defined in the alias file can be determined. The at least one SQL query can be translated to a corresponding executable SQL expression. The corresponding executable SQL expression can be executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Shelby Vanhooser
  • Patent number: 11275774
    Abstract: Systems, methods and computer program products for using searchable aggregate indices associated with non-aggregated value storage. In one method, a search system stores metadata values for each of a plurality of objects in a storage unit. The metadata values are stored in corresponding value storage locations that are associated with an identifiable metadata fields. An aggregate index is provided which includes a dictionary of terms that are contained in metadata values associated with a designated set of the metadata fields. The aggregate index is searched for one or more specific search terms, and one or more of the metadata values are retrieved from the value storage locations in response to the search, where the individual metadata fields associated with the retrieved metadata values are identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: OPEN TEXT SA ULC
    Inventor: Patrick Thomas Sidney Pidduck
  • Patent number: 11256751
    Abstract: Methods and systems are used for providing a domain specific language (DSL) for a cloud hosted system with metric-based state. As an example, a first DSL query request including first DSL query input based on a DSL is received. The first DSL query input is translated to a first set of query instructions based on the first DSL query input, translation rules metadata, and the DSL. The first set of query instructions is executed to retrieve, for each cloud system of a plurality of cloud systems, metrics data associated with an application state of an application deployed on each cloud system stored in a cloud deployment repository. A first set of response output is computed by matching the retrieved metrics data from the cloud deployment repository to the first DSL query input. A first DSL query response including the first set of response output is transmitted to a client system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Mitko Kolev, Markus Muenkel, Venkata Narayana Papineni
  • Patent number: 11256487
    Abstract: The invention provides a vectorized representation method of a software source code. The vectorized representation method is an AST-based neural network which is a hierarchical vector representation method comprising the following implementation steps: step 1-1, converting an original software source code into an AST at the lowest layer, and then further dividing the AST according to source code statements to acquire a smaller statement tree sequence, wherein statement trees in the statement tree sequence are different in sequence, and the statement tree sequence is consistent with an original statement sequence; step 1-2, encoding the statement trees into statement vectors e1, e2, . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: BEIHANG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xu Wang, Hailong Sun, Jian Zhang, Xudong Liu
  • Patent number: 11250012
    Abstract: A data query method and a data query system are provided. A data query server loads, based on a preset configuration interface, configuration metadata sent by a central cluster server for a target application programming interface (API), to a target storage region being located in a database server and associated with the target API, and loads queryable data associated with the target API to the target storage region. Then, the central cluster server sends a query instruction to the data query server based on query metadata in a data query request sent by a user terminal for the target API. After that, the data query server queries corresponding target query data in the target storage region and sends the target query data to the user terminal through the central cluster server. In this way, a data query service can be provided in a form of an API interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Shanghai IceKredit, Inc.
    Inventors: Lingyun Gu, Zhipan Guo, Wei Wang, Pengfei Xie, Kaiping He
  • Patent number: 11205049
    Abstract: A method for managing semantic information on an M2M/IoT platform is provided. The method for managing semantic information according to an embodiment of the present invention stores semantic data in the first attribute of an M2M resource and updates a part of the semantic data stored in the first attribute. Accordingly, efficient management of semantic information on an M2M/IoT platform is possible, and particularly a partial update of the semantic information can be performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Korea Electronics Technology Institute
    Inventors: Min Woo Ryu, Jae Ho Kim, Il Yeup Ahn, Jae Seok Yun, Sung Chan Choi
  • Patent number: 11170032
    Abstract: An e-commerce voice response determination system is provided and generally includes a server and a customer computing device. The server may determine, based on a user query, a plurality of product descriptions. The server may determine a similarity value between the user query and each of the product descriptions based on the similarity between each word of the user query and each word of the product descriptions. The server may determine the product description with the most similarity to the user query, and provide a response to the customer computing device based on that product description. In some embodiments, the server may determine whether the user query matches a predefined query. If the user query matches the predefined query, the server provides a response to the customer computing device based on a predefined response to the predefined query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Bender, Vivek Kaul, Shankara Bhargava Subramanya
  • Patent number: 11144589
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for searching for an object based on color-sentiment, and a method thereof. The system for searching for an object based on color-sentiment includes: a search requestor terminal inputting, by a search requestor, at least one color of multiple colors to search for an object, and receiving multiple object search results based on sentiment information matched with the color; and an object search server transmitting, to the search requestor terminal, the multiple object search results based on an object search information database storing the sentiment information matched with the color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: MYCELEBS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Woong Doh
  • Patent number: 11132336
    Abstract: A software and hardware facility persistently maintains metrics on directories at different levels within a tree of a filesystem. The facility hierarchically aggregates attributes of files contained by directories and stores them as metric values in each directory within a tree. The stored values represent summed or otherwise aggregated data from the descendant directories and files. The metric values represent aggregated attributes such as checksums, MIN and/or MAX aggregates, sameness bits, bloom filter aggregates, queryable user tags, moving average aggregates, b-tree aggregates, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Qumulo, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Passey, Kevin O'Neill, Peter Godman, Iain Peet
  • Patent number: 11132504
    Abstract: A domain-independent framework parses and interprets compound natural language queries in the context of a conversation between a human and an agent. Generic grammar rules and corresponding semantics support the understanding of compound queries in the conversation context. The sub-queries themselves are from one or more domains, and they are parsed and interpreted by a pre-existing grammar, covering one or more pre-existing domains. The pre-existing grammar, extended by the generic rules, recognizes all compound queries based on any queries recognized by the pre-existing grammar. Use of the disclosed framework requires little or no change in the domain-specific NLU handling code. The framework defines a generic approach to propagating context data between sub-queries of a compound query. The framework can be further extended to propagate intra-query context data in, out and across query components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SoundHound, Inc.
    Inventors: Bernard Mont-Reynaud, Christopher S Wilson, Keyvan Mohajer
  • Patent number: 11126656
    Abstract: In some examples, formatting semi-structured data in a database includes obtaining semi-structured data in a column store database, assigning the semi-structured data to a semi-structured column with a key and value format, and formatting the semi-structured data with an optimal search format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: MICRO FOCUS LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin M. Vandiver, Adam Benjamin Seering, Matthew Steven Fuller
  • Patent number: 11100098
    Abstract: A business intelligence (BI) server is described that supports data and schemas stored in multiple languages. The BI server implements a lookup table and lookup function that allows users to work with queries in different languages. When the user logs in, a session object is created for the user, which maintains the state information. A session variable specifies the language currently being used by the user. The BI server can inspect this session variable to determine the language of the user and perform the lookup translations as necessary. For example, if the language used by the session is different from the language of the base table storing the necessary information, the BI server can perform a translation by invoking a lookup function. The execution of the lookup can include performing a join operation of the base table with the lookup table to yield a translated value requested by the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roger Bolsius, Raghuram Venkatasubramanian, Ling Ni, Donko Donjerkovic, Saugata Chowdhury
  • Patent number: 11086868
    Abstract: A one-sided outer-join-based query is rewritten using a materialized view (MV), the definition of which includes the join but does not include a filter predicate from the query. The rewritten query nullifies data from the include-matching table, included in the MV, that does not satisfy the filter predicate. To improve accuracy of the query results, certain rows are removed from intermediate results of the query. To facilitate revising the query results for accuracy, the MV includes a unique column from the include-all table and also an indicator column that indicates whether a given row of the MV is an inner-join-type row or an anti-join-type row. The rewritten query adjusts the indicator values, in the indicator column, of MV rows that do not satisfy the filter to reflect a modified anti-join-type indicator value. Based on the modified indicator values and unique columns from include-all tables, accuracy of query results is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Rafi Ahmed, Randall Bello, Andrew Witkowski
  • Patent number: 11080275
    Abstract: A method of computing a join pattern agnostic aggregate function includes loading source code and parsing the source code to identify different database query operations. In response to the identification of an aggregate function in one of the different database query operations in which records in multiple tables are joined together in a table join, a multiplicity of primary keys are retrieved, each corresponding to a different one of the multiple tables and also an object of one of the tables referenced by the identified aggregate function. An existence of a fan out condition associated with the table join is then computed. On condition that an existence of the fan out condition is not computed a non-fan out sensitive implementation of the aggregate function is invoked with respect to the object. But, otherwise, a different, fan-out sensitive implementation of the aggregate function is invoked with respect to the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Lloyd Tabb, Steven Talbot
  • Patent number: 11080422
    Abstract: Generating a first signature value corresponding to a first dataset stored in a first data region having a first access permission level. Determining a signature anonymization value. Truncating the first signature value based on the signature anonymization value. Generating a secure search query for identifying, based on the truncated first signature value, second signature values corresponding to entries of a second dataset stored in one or more second data regions having one or more second access permission levels. Receiving a response to the secure search query including the plurality of second signature values. Determining the entries of the second dataset from the second signature values. Comparing the respective entries of the second dataset to the at least a portion of the first dataset. Generating one or more notifications based on the comparisons indicating a potential match between a particular respective entry of the second dataset and the at least a portion of a first dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Palantir Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: John Doyle, Jason Free, Jacob Magid, Michael Rochlin, Sean Hacker
  • Patent number: 11042697
    Abstract: The technology disclosed relates to formulating and refining field extraction rules that are used at query time on raw data with a late-binding schema. The field extraction rules identify portions of the raw data, as well as their data types and hierarchical relationships. These extraction rules are executed against very large data sets not organized into relational structures that have not been processed by standard extraction or transformation methods. By using sample events, a focus on primary and secondary example events help formulate either a single extraction rule spanning multiple data formats, or multiple rules directed to distinct formats. Selection tools mark up the example events to indicate positive examples for the extraction rules, and to identify negative examples to avoid mistaken value selection. The extraction rules can be saved for query-time use, and can be incorporated into a data model for sets and subsets of event data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: SPLUNK Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Miller, Micah James Delfino, Marc Robichaud, David Carasso
  • Patent number: 11023346
    Abstract: Techniques for providing application contextual information. One or more sets of database context identifiers corresponding to events that occur within the database are generated by the database. The one or more sets of database context identifiers have at least one application context field. A session identifier corresponding to a session to be monitored is sent from the application to the database. Information to be stored in the database with the session identifier is sent to the database. Database logs and application logs are correlated using at least the session identifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Mark Wilding
  • Patent number: 11016974
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-executable instructions for using program synthesis for a database query includes analyzing a database query, written in a first language, to identify a first sub-query. A first synthesis template is constructed for the first sub-query. A first program, synthesized in a second language different from the first language, is synthesized using the first synthesis template. The functionality of the first program is equivalent to the first sub-query. The database query is rewritten to call the first program. The rewritten database query is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Kaushik Rajan, Akash Lal, Matthias Schlaipfer
  • Patent number: 10983966
    Abstract: Database compiler with environment support may be provided. Database operators in a database compiler may be extended to include environment as an input parameter in addition to input data for native environment support. Environment operators may be added to the database compiler, which perform one or more of accessing and modifying the environment. Environment operators may include a return-environment operator, a map-with-environment operator and a compose-with-environment operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Martin J. Hirzel, Louis Mandel, Avraham E. Shinnar, Jerome Simeon
  • Patent number: 10970343
    Abstract: Adapting database queries from a common interface into conditions specific to database storage formats, optimization of a data model, and virtualization of query results from combined databases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC
    Inventors: Jiping Zhu, Benjamin James Graham
  • Patent number: 10860653
    Abstract: This invention is a system for integrating data sets organized in one organization type with data sets organized in a second organization type so that data queries submitted to be processed in the manner of the first organization type can be translated into queries usable by the data set in the second data organization type and the results returned to satisfy the first query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: data.world, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Paul Miranker, Juan Federico Sequeda
  • Patent number: 10762100
    Abstract: A method for providing database management system support to a source application configured to operate with a source database management system Is provided. The method comprises detecting database management system communications issued by the source application to the source database management system; and responsive to said database management systems communications, impersonating the source database management system to the source application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: DATOMETRY, INC.
    Inventors: Florian Michael Waas, Mohamed Soliman, Zhongxian Gu, Lyublena Rosenova Antova, Tuan Anh Cao, Entong Shen, Michael Alexander Duller, John Eshleman
  • Patent number: 10761815
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are system, method, and computer program product embodiments for supporting different data sources provided in developing applications. An embodiment operates by a processor receiving the application descriptor, which includes a first data source for providing a first portion of data for the application, the first data source providing the first portion of data as a first data type that is incompatible with the application. The processor can then determine whether the first data source provides the first portion of data as the first data type and request based on the determination, the first portion of data from the first data source. The processor can thereafter receive a modified first portion of data in the second data and create a model for the application based thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventors: Marcel Waechter, Andreas Hoffner
  • Patent number: 10747761
    Abstract: A computing system uses neural networks to translate natural language queries to database queries. The computing system uses a plurality of machine learning based models, each machine learning model for generating a portion of the database query. The machine learning models use an input representation generated based on terms of the input natural language query, a set of columns of the database schema, and the vocabulary of a database query language, for example, structured query language SQL. The plurality of machine learning based models may include an aggregation classifier model for determining an aggregation operator in the database query, a result column predictor model for determining the result columns of the database query, and a condition clause predictor model for determining the condition clause of the database query. The condition clause predictor is based on reinforcement learning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Victor Zhong, Caiming Xiong, Richard Socher
  • Patent number: 10740368
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a first set of objects, identifying one or more configuration files based on attributes of the first set of objects and attribute types specified by the configuration files, receiving from a user an input of a query constraint corresponding to one of the identified configuration files, identifying a second set of objects matching the first query constraint, and sending to the user search results corresponding to the second set of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher William Dentel, Lowell Bander
  • Patent number: 10691687
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data management. Synopsis tables have been found to be more effective for maintaining a high level of system performance while answering analytical queries. Synopsis tables, which contain MAX, MIN, and Bloom filter columns, may be modified by dropping ineffective data content within these columns and regenerating dropped data when beneficial. By automatically modifying data, database queries may be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ian R. Finlay, Christian M. Garcia-Arellano, Adam J. Storm, Calisto P. Zuzarte
  • Patent number: 10649991
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for data management. Synopsis tables have been found to be more effective for maintaining a high level of system performance while answering analytical queries. Synopsis tables, which contain MAX, MIN, and Bloom filter columns, may be modified by dropping ineffective data content within these columns and regenerating dropped data when beneficial. By automatically modifying data, database queries may be optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ian R. Finlay, Christian M. Garcia-Arellano, Adam J. Storm, Calisto P. Zuzarte
  • Patent number: 10614089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and apparatus for managing opinion data. In an embodiment, there is provided a method for managing opinion data. The method comprises: acquiring an opinioned sentence from one or more text sources; extracting an opinion tuple based on the opinioned sentence, the opinion tuple at least containing an opinion word and an opinion target. The method further comprises: storing in association the opinioned sentence, opinion tuple and source information corresponding to the opinioned sentence, wherein the source information is associated with the text source from which the opinioned sentence is acquired. The opinioned sentence, the opinion tuple and the source information acquired from the text sources are stored in association by using for example an XML storage format so that the stored opinion data are associated to a certain degree, and the stored opinion data are easily extended and modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Chao Chen, Jingjing Liu, Jiang Ma, Laiqiang Ding, Qiyan Chen
  • Patent number: 10572597
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method, computer system, and computer program product for acronym resolution is provided. The present invention may include receiving documents; identifying explicit expansions within the documents; receiving an input from a user; retrieving passages relevant to the received input from the documents; for each acronym within the one or more relevant passages, determining whether the acronym corresponds with explicit expansions within the relevant passages; for each of the acronyms that do not correspond with explicit expansions, determining whether the acronym corresponds with implicit expansions within the relevant passages; and for each of the acronyms that do not correspond with implicit expansions, determining whether the acronym corresponds with acronyms within a universal acronym list, and transmitting the one or more resolved acronyms to a question answering system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher F. Ackermann, Charles E. Beller, Stephen A. Boxwell, Edward G. Katz, Kristen M. Summers
  • Patent number: 10572603
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating a target sequence from an input sequence. In one aspect, a method comprises maintaining a set of current hypotheses, wherein each current hypothesis comprises an input prefix and an output prefix. For each possible combination of input and output prefix length, the method extends any current hypothesis that could reach the possible combination to generate respective extended hypotheses for each such current hypothesis; determines a respective direct score for each extended hypothesis using a direct model; determines a first number of highest-scoring hypotheses according to the direct scores; rescores the first number of highest-scoring hypotheses using a noisy channel model to generate a reduced number of hypotheses; and adds the reduced number of hypotheses to the set of current hypotheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DeepMind Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Lei Yu, Christopher James Dyer, Tomas Kocisky, Philip Blunsom
  • Patent number: 10558688
    Abstract: A data analysis system allows users to interact with distributed data structures stored in-memory using natural language queries. The data analysis system receives a prefix of a natural language query from the user. The data analysis system provides suggestions of terms to the user for adding to the prefix. Accordingly, the data analysis system iteratively receives longer and longer prefixes of the natural language queries until a complete natural language query is received. The data analysis system stores natural language query templates that represent natural language queries associated a particular intent. For example, a natural language query template may represent queries that compare two columns of a dataset. The data analysis system compares an input prefix of natural language with the natural language query templates to determine the suggestions. The data analysis system receives user defined metrics or attributes that can be used in the natural language queries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ARIMO, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Nguyen, Anh H. Trinh, Khang Pham
  • Patent number: 10529043
    Abstract: A method of organizing higher education data is provided. The method includes: (a) providing a plurality of higher education data sources, each of the plurality of higher education data sources including respective higher education data organized using corresponding higher education identifiers; and (b) generating a single higher education identifier organizational structure for accessing the respective higher education data from each of the plurality of higher education data sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ellucian Company L.P.
    Inventors: James Brian Knotts, John Laird Kopcke
  • Patent number: 10503789
    Abstract: Methods and systems allow organizations to discover accounts, subscriptions, properties, sites and other online portals within each distinct social network platform and across disparate social network platforms, publishing platforms and networks that represent, claim to represent or are relevant to their organization and/or brands based on search terms and facilitate the statistical reporting and analysis of activities on the discovered properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Proofpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Devin Redmond, Ray Kruck, Richard Sutton, Anthony Dorie
  • Patent number: 10503706
    Abstract: Example embodiments involve a system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for processing deferred clauses used in conjunction with data definition statements. The method may include receiving a data definition statement signaling creation of a database object. The received data definition statement specifies a dependency of the database object on a non-existing database object. The method may further include determining whether a deferred clause is included in the data definition statement; and based on determining that the deferred clause is included in the data definition statement, creating the database object with the dependency on the non-existing database object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SAP SE
    Inventor: Bjoern Mielenhausen
  • Patent number: 10467301
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to automatically respond to questions on websites. An electronic communication comprising words is received over a network. In some embodiments, the electronic communication could comprise a message posted by a user on a social networking website. The words of the electronic communication are matched to words in prior search queries, where the prior search queries are associated with online content. A reply is then returned in response to the electronic communication. The reply comprises a representation of the online content, for example, a URL linking to the online content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: LEAF GROUP, LTD.
    Inventor: David M. Yehaskel
  • Patent number: 10430380
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for tracking System Management Facility (SMF) record types using a small array. An index entry can be modified by adding an extension that tracks what record types are missing, rather than what record types are included in a particular history file. As log data comprising a plurality of history files is received, a flag bit in the header of each history file indicates that the associated history file comprises extended record types. An extension is added to each of the index entries associated with the history files that contain extended record types. Extensions may indicate record type gaps in the associated history file. Upon receiving a query for a particular record type of data stored in the data store, the extension can be utilized to determine which history files do not have the particular record type and can be skipped in the search.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Michael D. Livingston
  • Patent number: 10402391
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a processing method, device and system for data of a distributed storage system. The method includes: acquiring a first schema structure of target data and a second schema structure of source data; and processing the source data into structural data of the first schema structure according to the first schema structure and the second schema structure. The disclosure solves a problem that a data schema structure in a distributed storage system in related arts is inflexible to be described. There is a beneficial effect of improving description flexibility of the data schema structure so as to improve data processing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bin Guo, Zhenghua Chen, Yinjun Han, Hong Gao, Ning Cheng
  • Patent number: 10394835
    Abstract: A method and system for providing a rapid access data aggregation information source having a contact portal for rapidly connecting to single or multiple information resources, e.g., databases or retrieval portals, in order to provide owner approved access to various types of remotely readable, addressable, and/or interaction-capable information resources. A focal intention of the data aggregation system is to provide rapid response support through a contact point for locating and contacting a specific database, potentially among a multitude of databases, which holds specific information, located mainly by its type, characteristics, or generic category such as but not limited to medical/health coverage details, medical records, legal documents, estate details, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: C. Joseph Rickrode
  • Patent number: 10394931
    Abstract: Generating a data model may include receiving a raw data set and generating a first repository based on a first set of features of the raw data set, a second repository having a second set of features based on an aggregation of features of the first repository, and a third repository having a third set of features based on the first and second features sets. The data model may be generated based on a tradeoff between accuracy and provenance of the model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Christian Guttmann, Xing Zhi Sun
  • Patent number: 10372760
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present disclosure, a query builder sends to a node in a cloud, a request for meta-data related to objects, and in response receives from the node, the meta-data specifying information related to objects exposed by the node. Upon receiving from a user a partial query and a current edit location during building of a corresponding complete query, the query builder determines, based on the received meta-data, the current edit location, and the partial query, a list of identifiers which are potential candidates for insertion at the current edit location. The query builder then displays the list of identifiers to the user, and receives a selection of an identifier from the displayed list. The query builder incorporates the selected identifier in the partial query at the current edit location to form a further developed query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Narayana Murthy Pedapudi, Kurien Kurien Kannukuzhiyil, Anuj Kaushal
  • Patent number: 10339158
    Abstract: A method for generating a mapping rule for converting relational data into RDF format data includes obtaining a first mapping rule for converting relational data in a first relational database into RDF format data, wherein a URI pattern of the first mapping rule expresses features of the relational data in the first relational database; parsing a generated rule for the URI pattern of the first mapping rule; determining that a second relational model of the second relational database and a first relational model of the first relational database conform to pattern matching; and generating a second mapping rule for converting the relational data of the second relational database into RDF format data, based on a mapping relationship between the generated rule and the pattern matching of the first relational model and the second relational model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Cai, Feng Cao, Yuan Ni, Hui Jia Zhu
  • Patent number: 10331701
    Abstract: A method for generating a mapping rule for converting relational data into RDF format data includes obtaining a first mapping rule for converting relational data in a first relational database into RDF format data, wherein a URI pattern of the first mapping rule expresses features of the relational data in the first relational database; parsing a generated rule for the URI pattern of the first mapping rule; determining that a second relational model of the second relational database and a first relational model of the first relational database conform to pattern matching; and generating a second mapping rule for converting the relational data of the second relational database into RDF format data, based on a mapping relationship between the generated rule and the pattern matching of the first relational model and the second relational model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peng Cai, Feng Cao, Yuan Ni, Hui Jia Zhu
  • Patent number: 10324805
    Abstract: Targeted chunking of data is described. A system identifies a length of a sliding window that a data chunking routine applies to a data buffer to create data chunks. The system identifies an expected chunk boundary in the data buffer. The system adjusts the expected chunk boundary, based on the length of the sliding window. The system enables the data chunking routine to start applying the sliding window at the adjusted expected chunk boundary in the data buffer instead of starting application of the sliding window at a beginning of the data buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Kedar Patwardhan, Mangesh Nijasure