Analyzing Or Parsing Query To Determine Topic Or Category Patents (Class 707/771)
  • Patent number: 11442936
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to automated control loop searching (“ACLS”). According to one aspect disclosed herein, an ACLS system can create a search model that provides high-level information regarding what the ACLS system should search for when a search pattern is detected within data that is output from execution of a control loop. The ACLS system can activate a control loop system that executes the control loop to yield the data as output. The ACLS system can detect the search pattern within data, and in response, the ACLS system can execute, based upon the search model, a search of the data. The ACLS system can collect search results of the search and select additional data from the search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Aaron, James Fan
  • Patent number: 11397754
    Abstract: Techniques for context-based keyword grouping for business rule mining are described herein. An aspect includes determining, based on a first corpus, a first list of keywords. Another aspect includes constructing a co-occurrence matrix based on the first list of keywords. Another aspect includes applying a clustering algorithm to the co-occurrence matrix to determine a first plurality of keyword groups. Another aspect includes presenting the first plurality of keyword groups to a user via a user interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yan Luo, Rahamim Katan, Gary Mazo, Monvorath Phongpaibul, Tala El Hallak, Stanislav Georgiev, Hongxia Li
  • Patent number: 11270166
    Abstract: The embodiment of the present disclosure provides an image identification system and an image identification method, and relates to the field of identification technology for improving the classification accuracy of the existing image classification model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CLOUDMINDS (SHENZHEN) ROBOTICS SYSTEMS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Lunshao Chai, Shiguo Lian
  • Patent number: 11269834
    Abstract: Quasi-identifiers (QIDs) are detected in a dataset using a set of computing tasks. The dataset has a plurality of records and a set of attributes. An index is generated for the dataset. The index has an indicator for each attribute value of each record in the dataset. Each indicator specifies all the records in the dataset having the same value for the attribute. Each task is assigned an attribute combination and a subset of the plurality of records in the dataset and is passed to a thread for execution on computing resources. The executing task inspects the set of records specified by the index indicator for each attribute value in the attribute combination to produce a result. The result of at least one task identifies a unique record for the associated attribute combination. The attribute combination producing the unique record is a QID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefano Braghin, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Michael Wurst
  • Patent number: 11250841
    Abstract: A method and method for natural language generation employ a natural language generation model which has been trained to assign an utterance label to a new text sequence, based on features extracted from the text sequence, such as parts-of-speech. The model assigns an utterance label to the new text sequence, based on the extracted features. The utterance label is used to guide the generation of a natural language utterance, such as a question, from the new text sequence. The system and method find application in dialog systems for generating utterances, to be sent to a user, from brief descriptions of problems or solutions in a knowledge base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: CONDUENT BUSINESS SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Claude Roux, Julien Perez
  • Patent number: 11120083
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing contextual information to a user. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, from a user device, a query-independent request for contextual information relevant to an active resource displayed in an application environment on the user device, generating multiple queries from displayed content from the resource, determining a quality score for each of the multiple queries, selecting one or more of the multiple queries based on their respective quality scores, and providing, to the user device for each of the selected one or more queries, a respective user interface element for display with the active resource, wherein each user interface element includes contextual information regarding the respective query and includes the respective query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Michal Jastrzebski, Aurelien Boffy, Gokhan H. Bakir, Behshad Behzadi, Marcin M. Nowak-Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 11106689
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to data analytics, and more particularly to a system and method for data analytics. The method includes accessing and processing sample data associated with a task to obtain a processed sample data set comprising additional columns than columns in the source data. During processing, metadata corresponding to the additional columns of the processed sample data set is dynamically captured. A plurality of data mining models are iteratively executed using the processed sample data set and the metadata. Said data mining models are obtained by varying variables and versions of a set of data mining models stored in a model repository to obtain a metrics corresponding to the plurality of data mining models. The metrics are indicative of performance of the data mining models. A data mining model is selected from amongst the plurality of data mining models based on the metrics to perform data analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Tate Consultancy Services Limited
    Inventors: Anantha Desik Puranam Hosudurg, Hiro Gangwani
  • Patent number: 11107006
    Abstract: A system and method for visualizing, exploring and shaping conversational data within a corpus for selective export to train an artificial intelligence-based interlocutor platform, which includes selecting, according to user inputs, a plurality of the conversations for generation of an interactive radial space-filling sunburst-style diagram; responsive to user navigation controls, revising the sunburst diagram to allow provide selection, filtering and modification of the of the text-based interlocutory conversations; and, according to user export controls, formatting and saving at least a portion of the selected and filtered plurality of text-based interlocutory conversations into training data for an artificial intelligence-based automated interlocutor platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: discourse.ai, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan E. Eisenzopf
  • Patent number: 11093996
    Abstract: There is provided systems and method for generating sale transaction from voice data input by a user. A user device may receive voice data including a preference for purchasing an item. The user device may convert the voice data to the preferences and perform a search for a sales transaction corresponding to the preferences. The search may include parameters about the user, such as a location. The sales transaction may include purchase prices, times, locations, or other relevant data. A user may accept or decline the sales transaction with additional user data. If the user accepts the sales transaction, the sales transaction may be completed with a payment provider and a transaction history given to the user for later redemption of the item. If the user declines the sales transaction, further sale transactions with additional items may be present to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventors: Hyunju Lee, Joel P. Yarbrough, Francisco Vittorio Octavio Joachin D. Barretto, Gokul G Narayana Pillai
  • Patent number: 11049153
    Abstract: A method of generating digital data content customized for a user of one or more digital data platforms includes determining, through artificial intelligence, interests of a first user of the one or more digital data platforms, as well as those of a plurality of other users. The method further includes generating a product recommendation for the first user by mapping and filtering, e.g., using ontological filtering, natural language processing and/or semantics, the interests determined for the plurality of other users to the interests determined for the first user, and transferring the product recommendation, along with inventory availability, to a client digital data device for presentation to the first user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: George Pizza, Michael J. Torra
  • Patent number: 11003729
    Abstract: A technique for providing search results may include determining a first entity type, a second entity type, and a relationship type based on a compositional query. The technique may also include identifying nodes of a knowledge graph corresponding to entity references of the first entity type and entity references of the second entity type. The technique may also include determining from the knowledge graph an attribute value corresponding to the relationship type for each entity reference of the first entity type and for each entity reference of the second entity type. The technique may also include comparing the attribute value of each entity reference of the first entity type with the attribute value of each entity reference of the second entity type. The technique may also include determining one or more resultant entity references from the entity references of the first entity type based on the comparing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Jinyu Lou, Ying Chai, Chen Ding, Lijie Chen, Liang Hu, Kejia Liu, Weibin Pan, Yanlai Huang, David Francois Huynh
  • Patent number: 10929872
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a method for augmenting missing values in historical or market data for deals. The method comprises receiving information relating to a set of deals. For any service included in one or more deals of the set of deals but not included in one or more other deals of the set of deals, the method further comprises augmenting, for any or all of the one or more other deals that does not include the service, one or more missing values for the service with one or more recommended values based on a recommendation algorithm. The service may be at any service level of a hierarchy of services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mari A. Fukuda, Kugamoorthy Gajananan, Shun Jiang, Aly Megahed, Taiga Nakamura, Mark A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10878200
    Abstract: A system and method for operating the same includes a language processing module generating a search request text signal and determining identified data from the search request text signal. A search module generates search results in response to the search request text signal. A dialog manager classifies the search request text signal into a response classification associated with a plurality of templates, selects a first template from the plurality of templates in response to the response classification and corrects search results in response to the identified data and the template to form a corrected response signal. A device receives and displays the corrected response signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: The DIRECTV Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Huy Q. Tran, Vlad Zarney, Kapil Chaudhry, Douglas T. Kuriki, Todd T. Tran, David K. Homan, An T. Lam, Michael E. Yan, Ashley B. Tarnow
  • Patent number: 10824676
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to searching a dual database graph. The dual database graph is resident on a dual database graph platform. The platform includes two or more nodes interconnected by one or more edges. The graph database stores graph data corresponding to the graph(s) and a relational database for storing metadata corresponding to the graph(s). The method includes receiving as input a search criterion. The search criterion may include a plurality of data points corresponding to a relational database node profile or a relational database subgraph profile. The platform may search the relational database for a subset of graphs that each includes a relational database node or a relational database subgraph that matches the node profile or subgraph profile of the search criterion. The platform may then retrieve a relational database node or a relational database subgraph that matches the node profile or subgraph profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Ogrinz, Heather Linn
  • Patent number: 10817508
    Abstract: A technique utilizes a search query having a set of clauses. The technique involves displaying, by a processor, the set of clauses of the search query onto an electronic display. Each clause includes a selection cell describing a selectable operation. The technique further involves receiving, by the processor, a mouse click input from a mouse apparatus. The mouse click input includes coordinates identifying a location that resides within the selection cell of a particular clause. The technique further involves change, by the processor, the selectable operation described by the selection cell of the particular clause between an editing operation and a Boolean operation in response to the mouse click input. Such a technique minimizes user typing and navigation demands, and offers a compact format and considerable power and flexibility when constructing and/or editing a search query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Micro Focus LLC
    Inventors: Louis Arquie, Greg Neustaetter
  • Patent number: 10769539
    Abstract: A system includes a knowledge canvassing system executed by a computer, a processor, and a memory coupled to the processor. The memory is encoded with instructions that when executed cause the processor to provide a training system configured to generate benchmark data, each benchmark datum including a set of one or more benchmark input entities and a set of one or more benchmark output entities associated with the one or more benchmark input entities, query the knowledge canvassing system with each set of benchmark input entities, receive, for each set of benchmark input entities queried, an output result from the knowledge canvassing system that includes a set of zero or more knowledge canvassing system output entities, and generate an evaluation score for each set of knowledge canvassing system output entities based on a comparison of the knowledge canvassing system output entities with the set of benchmark output entities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Charles E. Beller, Kristen M. Summers
  • Patent number: 10728717
    Abstract: A System Solution automatically generates a set of Native and Non-Native Application Clients which include updating functionality capable of generating update commands to instruct the System Solution to generate an updated set of Native and Non-Native Application Clients. Using the generated Application Clients, an employee of a Business Entity coupled with the System Solution instructs the System Solution to create a new updated set of Native and Non-Native Application Clients that are automatically downloaded to devices used by the customers of the Business Entity. The System Solution also automatically generates an Update Command Dictionary which, when downloaded to a Manager Client Device, allows an employee of the Business Entity to use a General Third Party Application, such as a SMS, email, or messaging application commonly available on a mobile device, to generate update commands to instruct the System Solution to generate an updated set of Native and Non-Native Application Clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: GADGET SOFTWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Fabio M. Chiussi, Parameshwar Hegde
  • Patent number: 10649770
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes accessing a query vector; accessing object vectors; determining input distances corresponding to a distance between the query vector and the object vectors; accessing thread queues; accessing a warp queue; for each of the input distance values: selecting one of the thread queues, when the input distance value is less than a greatest one of the distance values stored in the selected thread queue, inserting the input distance value into the thread queues and ejecting the greatest distance values stored in the thread queue, and when a greatest distance value stored in any of the thread queues is less than a greatest distance value stored in the warp queue, merging the thread queue with the warp queue; identifying the objects represented by an object vector corresponding to the distance values stored in the warp queue; and providing the search results for presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Hoyle Johnson
  • Patent number: 10515379
    Abstract: A computer system stores digital media content such as images and video along with associated tags and timestamps. The system detects trends in the media content by semantic analysis which includes generation of a temporal tag graph that includes data indicative of a semantic representation of the tags over a plurality of time periods. The data in the tag graph is clustered to generate a set of identified trends reflected by the tags over the plurality of time periods. The set of identified trends is stored in data storage and is available for characterization which includes labeling of the trends, scoring the trends, evaluating changes in the trends over time, and identifying images representative of the detected trends. The temporal tag graph may take the form of a weighted undirected graph where each node in the graph is associated with one of the tags and the edges connecting the nodes represents a temporal correlation between the nodes associated with each edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Adobe Inc.
    Inventors: Prakhar Gupta, Nalam V S S Krishna Chaitanya, Debraj Basu, Aayush Ojha
  • Patent number: 10498673
    Abstract: A device and a method for providing user-customized content are provided. The method, performed by the device, of providing information regarding at least one primary chat window includes: acquiring a plurality of messages included in at least one primary chat window; determining that a specific event has occurred, based on the acquired plurality of messages; generating a secondary chat window for informing a user of the device about the occurred event; and displaying guidance information about the occurred event in the secondary chat window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ran Zhang, Qinghua Wu, Xiaoyan Lou
  • Patent number: 10489459
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing contextual information to a user. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, from a user device, a query-independent request for contextual information relevant to an active resource displayed in an application environment on the user device, generating multiple queries from displayed content from the resource, determining a quality score for each of the multiple queries, selecting one or more of the multiple queries based on their respective quality scores, and providing, to the user device for each of the selected one or more queries, a respective user interface element for display with the active resource, wherein each user interface element includes contextual information regarding the respective query and includes the respective query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Michal Jastrzebski, Aurelien Boffy, Gokhan H. Bakir, Behshad Behzadi, Marcin M. Nowak-Przygodzki
  • Patent number: 10467345
    Abstract: Aspects herein provide third-party application authors with a resolver chaining platform that simplifies the task of creating customized resolvers to gather information from user input while also allowing those authors to chain their custom resolvers with generic resolvers provided by the platform's host and that relate to commonly used parameter types. In particular, the present disclosure provides a method and system for authoring and using these resolver chains made up of a combination of custom and generic resolvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Vasiliy Radostev, Ruhi Sarikaya
  • Patent number: 10452728
    Abstract: A method for recommending keywords can receive a first search term entered by a user, search a keyword library comprising a plurality of keywords and retrieve a preset number of keywords based on a similarity coefficient between each keyword and the first search term. After receiving a second search term entered by the user, the method obtains a correlation value between the second search term and the first search term based on whether a webpage in a search result of the first search term visited by the user includes the second search term, and determines the similarity coefficient between the second search term and the first search term in accordance with the correlation value. And then, the method updates the keyword library to save the similarity coefficient between the second search term and the first search term.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Sixi Lu
  • Patent number: 10432850
    Abstract: A server includes a photo filter module with instructions executed by a processor to identify when a client device captures a photograph. Photograph filters are selected based upon attributes of the client device and attributes of the photograph. The photograph filters are supplied to the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Sehn
  • Patent number: 10410139
    Abstract: A system that performs natural language processing receives a text corpus that includes a plurality of documents and receives a knowledge base. The system generates a set of document n-grams from the text corpus and considers all n-grams as candidate mentions. The system, for each candidate mention, queries the knowledge base and in response retrieves results. From the results retrieved by the queries, the system generates a search space and generates a joint model from the search space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Pallika Haridas Kanani, Michael Louis Wick, Katherine Silverstein
  • Patent number: 10387247
    Abstract: A dispersed storage device manages a file system directory of a dispersed storage network by receiving a data object to be stored and a user file name of the data object, calculating a data compression function of the data object, creating a file identifier based on a result of the data compression function, creating a source name for the data object using the file identifier and linking the user file name to the source name in the file system directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: PURE STORAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Baptist, Manish Motwani
  • Patent number: 10380144
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for initiating, at a user interface, execution of a software application implementing a plurality of business processes associated with a plurality of business objects, and displaying, in the user interface, a query box and a plurality of visualizations depicting data corresponding to at least a portion of the plurality of business objects. The method includes receiving and parsing a free text input, generating and executing a search using a plurality of keyword search queries based on one or more keyword tokens. The method also includes applying grammar rules, generating query trees, and generating a number of search suggestions using the query trees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Business Objects Software, Ltd.
    Inventors: Florent Vermeulen, Bruno Dumant, Mathieu Bournat, Rodolphe Boixel, Alexis Naibo
  • Patent number: 10380088
    Abstract: Quasi-identifiers (QIDs) are detected in a dataset using a set of computing tasks. The dataset has a plurality of records and a set of attributes. An index is generated for the dataset. The index has an indicator for each attribute value of each record in the dataset. Each indicator specifies all the records in the dataset having the same value for the attribute. Each task is assigned an attribute combination and a subset of the plurality of records in the dataset and is passed to a thread for execution on computing resources. The executing task inspects the set of records specified by the index indicator for each attribute value in the attribute combination to produce a result. The result of at least one task identifies a unique record for the associated attribute combination. The attribute combination producing the unique record is a QID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefano Braghin, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Michael Wurst
  • Patent number: 10372769
    Abstract: Examples receive an input indicating a Graphical User Interface (GUI) selection of an attribute displayed in an analytics visualization dashboard, where the selected attribute is associated with a search term. Some examples perform a federated search across a plurality of repositories using the search term and through a content web service. Some examples obtain results of the federated search performed in the repositories, the results being content metadata associated to the search term, the content metadata relating to contents stored in the repositories and the content metadata including links to the contents. Some examples display the content metadata in the analytics visualization dashboard and provide access, through the links, to the contents associated with the displayed content metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC
    Inventors: Ashok Chandnani, Kevin E. Matthews, Kirk Alan Kaufman
  • Patent number: 10346639
    Abstract: An anonymization indicator computation system of the embodiment includes a data storing device, an anonymization device, an anonymization degree computation device, and an addition degree computation device. The data storing device stores original data including a value for each item for each person. The anonymization device generates anonymized data from the original data by anonymizing values of part of items in the original data. The anonymization degree computation device computes the anonymization degree indicating a degree of anonymizing data based on the anonymized data. The addition degree computation device computes the data addition degree indicative of a probability of generating the anonymized data from the original data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA, TOSHIBA SOLUTIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masanobu Koike, Pakin Osotkraphun, Fumihiko Sano, Michiyo Ikegami, Yuuki Kaseda
  • Patent number: 10346415
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method can include identifying one or more candidate topics from a query. The method can generate, for each candidate topic, a candidate topic-answer pair that includes both the candidate topic and an answer to the query for the candidate topic. The method can obtain search results based on the query, wherein one or more of the search results references an annotated resource. For each candidate topic-answer pair, the method can determine a score for the candidate topic-answer pair for use in determining a response to the query, based on (i) an occurrence of the candidate topic in the annotations of the resources referenced by one or more of the search results, and (ii) an occurrence of the answer in annotations of the resources referenced by the one or more search results, or in the resources referenced by the one or more search results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: David Smith, Engin Cinar Sahin, George Andrei Mihaila
  • Patent number: 10334000
    Abstract: An enhancement to autonomously executed applications. based on inter-related co-operation of a user terminal (10) and a server (14) or a server cloud. The server (14) maintains user-specific conditions and uses the condition to extract from a stream of event data items information to a user-specific feed. This feed is made available via a user-specific web address. A user-initiated pause in the user terminal (10) triggers the terminal application to generate and invoke the user-specific web address such that topical feed information generated from recent events of other users and user applications becomes accessible. User experience of autonomously executed applications can be enhanced without essentially compromising the independency of the processing stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: ROVIO ENTERTAINMENT LTD
    Inventors: Ramine Darabiha, Miaoqing Tan, Joonas Jokela
  • Patent number: 10311105
    Abstract: A data set may be distributed over many data stores, and a query may be distributively evaluated by several data stores with the results combined to form a query result (e.g., utilizing a MapReduce framework). However, such architectures may violate security principles by performing sophisticated processing, including the execution of arbitrary code, on the same machines that store the data. Instead of processing queries, a data store may be configured only to receive requests specifying one or more filtering criteria, and to provide the data items satisfying the filtering criteria. A compute node may apply a query by generating a request including one or more filter criteria, providing the request to a data node, and applying the remainder of the query (including sophisticated processing, and potentially the execution of arbitrary code) to the data items provided by the data node, thereby improving the security and efficiency of query processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Nir Nice, Daniel Sitton, Dror Kremer, Michael Feldman
  • Patent number: 10204164
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for filtering microblogs. For example, one or more first subject terms are acquired based on at least information associated with content of a first microblog to be filtered; an attention term list is acquired corresponding to an user identification; one or more first degrees of attention corresponding to the first subject terms are acquired based on at least information associated with the attention term list; and whether to filter out the first microblog is determined based on at least information associated with the first degrees of attention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Wei Luo, Cheng Li, Hui Zheng, Zhenyu Yang
  • Patent number: 10162886
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query including multiple n-grams; parsing the query to identify a subset of n-grams; generating, for each identified n-gram, an embedding of the n-gram; determining, for each identified n-gram, one or more word senses; calculating, for each word sense for each identified n-gram, a relatedness-score for the word sense based similarity metrics of the embedding of the word sense and the embeddings of each of the other word senses corresponding to the other identified n-grams; selecting, for each identified n-gram, one of the word senses determined for the identified n-gram having a highest relatedness-score; identifying objects matching at least a portion of the query; ranking each identified object based on a quality of matching of the object to selected word senses; and sending search results corresponding to one or more of the identified objects and having a rank greater than a threshold rank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Facebook, Inc.
    Inventors: Haixun Wang, Bo Zeng
  • Patent number: 10097623
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and a device for displaying information flows in a social network. The method includes judging whether pieces of target information with a number of pieces being greater than or equal to a set number exist in information flows posted within a set time period by a user of the social network, aggregating the pieces of target information into one or more target information groups according to a preset rule when the pieces of target information exist, and displaying the target information group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Ruijun Xu, Zhenwei Wen, Bo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10089362
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to techniques for investigating event streams in complex event processing (CEP) environments. Input events from one or more input event streams and query registration-related events from a registration event stream are received. Query registration-related events are associated with actions taken with respect to queries performed on the input event stream(s). Event-based profiles are developed by subjecting the received input events to a profiling CEP engine. Event-based profiles include data mining related and/or statistical characteristics for each input event stream. Query-based profiles are developed by subjecting the received query registration-related events to the CEP engine. Query-based profiles include data indicative of how relevant the queries performed on the input event stream(s) are and/or how those queries are relevant to the input event stream(s) on which they are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SOFTWARE AG
    Inventors: Michael Cammert, Christoph Heinz, Daniel Schaefer, Tobias Riemenschneider, Juergen Kraemer
  • Patent number: 10083202
    Abstract: A method for verifying data consistency between update-in-place data structures and append-only data structures containing change histories associated with the update-in-place data structures is provided. The method includes loading data from an update-in-place data structure to a first set of hash buckets in a processing platform, loading data from append-only data structures to a second set of hash buckets in the processing platform, performing a bucket-level comparison between the data in the first set of hash buckets and the data in the second set of has buckets, and generating a report based on the bucket-level comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Serge Bourbonnais, Si Bin Fan, Xiao Li, Jonathan W. Wierenga, Mai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10080114
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for detecting and ranking entities identified in screen content displayed on a mobile device. For example, a method includes receiving an image captured from a mobile device display for a mobile application and determining a window that includes a chronological set of images, the images each representing a respective screen captured from a display of a mobile device and having an associated timestamp. The method also includes identifying entities appearing in images in a first portion of the window using text for images in a remaining portion of the window as context to disambiguate ambiguous entity references.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: GOOGLE LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Sharifi, David Petrou
  • Patent number: 9983823
    Abstract: A leader replica of a replica host group of a distributed storage service is configured to replicate the leader replica and its associated one or more secondary replicas to create a duplicate host group comprising a duplicate leader replica and one or more duplicate secondary replicas. The leader replica may appoint the duplicate leader replica or another host as the leader of the duplicate host group. The leader replica may assign a subset of database keys to be served by the duplicate host group and forward data requests directed a key of the subset of keys assigned to the duplicate host group. The leader replica may further update a global key table of the distributed data storage system to direct data requests associated with the subset of database keys to the duplicate leader replica.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Akhilesh Mritunjai
  • Patent number: 9971578
    Abstract: The annotation of a returned reference from an executable component to signify that there are no external references to the particular object graph referenced by the returned reference. If either 1) there are no input arguments to the executable component or 2) each input argument is either immutable or represents an object graph that has no external mutable references pointing into the object graph, and no internal mutable references that reference external objects, the particular attribute is assigned to the returned reference. Accordingly, if the returned reference is writable (as determined by evaluating the declaration code or the call code for the executable component), the returned reference is free to have whatever access permissions assigned to it, and may also be assigned to an isolated memory location, though such assignments will cause the returned reference to lose the particular attribute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: John J. Duffy, Jared P. Parsons, Michael Sinz, Alexander D. Bromfield
  • Patent number: 9953047
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to enhancement or refinement of estimated locations based upon user-specific information. Upon user authorization, geographical information is extracted from a number of user-related sources, including the web browser history, search history, maps history, address book, e-mail archives and calendar entries. Such information is used to build a spatial index of specific physical locations for a geocoded result set. From this, heat maps identifying particular locations from the user-related sources are created for different periods of time. The heat maps may be used to refine an initial location estimate of the user. This may be done by determining whether one or more positions in a given heat map provide a more accurate position of the user than the initial estimate. If so, a best position is selected. This can be used to provide enhanced driving directions to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Christopher Lambert, Mike Chu, Rohan Seth
  • Patent number: 9876750
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for reducing noise in a social media feed of the type including successive posts each having a substantially homogeneous format. The method may involve: identifying a plurality of related updates to a record; configuring a single smart post to include underlying content from each of the plurality of related updates, and a visual cue distinct from the substantially homogeneous format; and displaying the smart post in the feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventors: Anna Bonner Mieritz, Scott Peter Perket, William Gradin, Megan Danielle Hoagland, Richard L. Spencer, II, Lorne Keith Trudeau
  • Patent number: 9870381
    Abstract: Quasi-identifiers (QIDs) are detected in a dataset using a set of computing tasks. The dataset has a plurality of records and a set of attributes. An index is generated for the dataset. The index has an indicator for each attribute value of each record in the dataset. Each indicator specifies all the records in the dataset having the same value for the attribute. Each task is assigned an attribute combination and a subset of the plurality of records in the dataset and is passed to a thread for execution on computing resources. The executing task inspects the set of records specified by the index indicator for each attribute value in the attribute combination to produce a result. The result of at least one task identifies a unique record for the associated attribute combination. The attribute combination producing the unique record is a QID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Stefano Braghin, Aris Gkoulalas-Divanis, Michael Wurst
  • Patent number: 9852010
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided that enable a general framework for partitioning application-defined computations (e.g., jobs) in a scalable environment. The general framework decouples partitioning of a computation from the other aspects of the computation. As a result, the effort required to define an application-defined job is reduced or minimized, as the user is not required to provide a partitioning algorithm. A user can optionally take advantage of a partitioning framework by providing application-defined interfaces to perform the desired job. Optionally, a user can provide additional information to allow for modification of how partitions are assigned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Arild E. Skjolsvold, Bradley Gene Calder, Ju Wang
  • Patent number: 9805341
    Abstract: Embodiments of a system, method, and user interface for searching for messages with attachments on mobile devices are disclosed. In one embodiment, a messaging application is programmed such that, in operation, a user is presented with a search screen in which the user may define search parameters for a search. A search parameter associated with an option to search for messages of a specified type is provided, and more specifically, an option to search for messages (e.g. electronic mail messages) having one or more attachments is made available to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: BLACKBERRY LIMITED
    Inventors: Michael Thomas Hardy, Andrew Douglas Bocking
  • Patent number: 9805020
    Abstract: Identifying a context for parsing a natural language expression. In an embodiment, a table comprising rows addressed according to context compartments is disclosed. Each compartment represents a context and comprises row(s), and each row represents a concept and comprises an outline field indicating an order of the concept in its context. Input expression(s) are received, and a first search is performed on the table to identify rows representing concepts corresponding to element(s) of the expression(s) and rows representing concepts corresponding to combinations of concepts represented by previously identified rows until a first row representing a higher-order concept is identified. Based on the first row, a first context compartment is determined, and a second search, that is restricted to the first context compartment, is performed to identify a second row representing a concept corresponding to an entirety of at least one of the input expression(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: DEEP SKY CONCEPTS, INC.
    Inventors: John G. Gorman, John W. R. Gorman
  • Patent number: 9785640
    Abstract: Disclosed are examples of methods, apparatus, systems, and computer program products for providing an augmented reality display of an image with record data. In one example, image data is received at one or more processors. A request message is sent requesting record data associated with the image data from one or more of a plurality of records stored in a database system. In some implementations, when the requested record data is received, a graphical display of the record data in combination with the image can be provided on a display device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: salesforce.com, inc.
    Inventor: Samuel W. Bailey
  • Patent number: 9773015
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention dynamically vary the number of replicas based on certain conditions to protect users from data loss. The size of the database is one condition that can be used to determine the number of replicas required. A database system may create three replicas. When the database size exceeds a first threshold, a fourth replica may be created. The fourth replica is maintained as long as the database size is above a second threshold that is smaller than the first threshold. However, when the database shrinks below the second threshold, then the fourth replica is deleted. Using two different thresholds in this manner prevents the system from frequently cycling between three and four replicas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Qun Guo, Pradeep Mani, Ajay Kalhan
  • Patent number: 9684634
    Abstract: In an approach for evaluating a predictive model, a computer identifies features of training samples in a set of training samples and selects at least one evaluation metric from a set of evaluation metrics as one or more available metrics based on the identified features. The computer applies a predictive model created based on the set of training samples to a set of test samples so as to calculate values of the one or more available metrics and evaluates the predictive model by using the one or more available metrics and the values of the available metrics. With the technical solutions described with respect to the embodiments of the present invention, one or more evaluation metrics that are applicable to specific training sample features may be determined from several evaluation metrics, so that users can precisely evaluate predictive models by using the determined evaluation metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei S. Dong, Chunhua Tian, Yu Wang, Yu Wang, Junchi Yan, Chao Zhang