Processing Unordered Data (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.033)
  • Patent number: 10171296
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to convert configuration data associated with a first router are disclosed. Example methods include creating a configuration delete file that identifies configuration data to be removed from a second router prior to migrating a set of routes from the first router to the second router. Example methods further include using the configuration delete file to remove existing configuration data associated with a port of the second router, wherein the port of the second router is associated with data lines to be migrated from the first router to the second router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Gregory Blaine Adolphson
  • Patent number: 9824162
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an associative memory is built using multiple cascaded associative memory blocks, with stored lookup words spanning a same or different numbers of associative memory blocks. A first lookup operation is performed by a first associative memory to generate first matching indications of associative entries of the first associative memory that match both the first lookup word and the first lookup type. A second lookup operation is performed by an end associative memory to generate end matching indications of associative entries of the end associative memory that match both the end lookup word and the end of word lookup type. A final lookup result indicating a matching multi-block spanning associative memory entry based on the first matching indications and the end matching indications is determined and signaled by the associative memory is built using multiple cascaded associative memory blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Doron Shoham, Gilad Hazan
  • Publication number: 20150058357
    Abstract: The subject technology discloses configurations for accessing one or more entries of rating information for a place associated with a geographical location; identifying, using one or more criteria, a type of user that authored each of the accessed one or more entries of rating information for the place; for a user viewing the one or more entries of rating information for the place, identifying, using one or more criteria, a type of user that is viewing the accessed one or more entries of rating information for the place; filtering the accessed one or more entries of rating information for the place according to the type of user that authored each of the accessed entries and the type of user that is viewing the accessed entries; and providing for display the filtered one or more entries of rating information for the place.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Kenneth Jackson, Daniel Victor Klein
  • Patent number: 8818918
    Abstract: Computer-implemented methods, systems, and articles of manufacture for determining the importance of a data item. A method includes: (a) receiving a node graph; (b) approximating a number of neighbor nodes of a node; and (c) calculating a average shortest path length of the node to the remaining nodes using the approximation step, where this calculation demonstrates the importance of a data item represented by the node. Another method includes: (a) receiving a node graph; (b) building a decomposed line graph of the node graph; (c) calculating stationary probabilities of incident edges of a node graph node in the decomposed line graph, and (d) calculating a summation of the stationary probabilities of the incident edges associated with the node, where the summation demonstrates the importance of a data item represented by the node. Both methods have at least one step carried out using a computer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Ching-Yung Lin, Hanghang Tong, Jimeng Sun, Spyridon Papadimitriou, U Kang
  • Publication number: 20140136547
    Abstract: Techniques, a system and an article of manufacture for determining potential enterprise partnerships. A method includes constructing an interaction graph for a set of multiple enterprises based on information pertaining to each of the enterprises and information pertaining to transactions conducted among the enterprises, and determining at least two candidate partnership teams among the set of enterprises based on at least one attribute of the graph, wherein each candidate partnership team comprises two or more of the enterprises.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Seema Nagar, Amit A. Nanavati, Ramasuri Narayanam, Amir Ronen, Steven Keller, Jason Hardy
  • Publication number: 20140136546
    Abstract: A user is provided with both identification of individuals who have authored content responsive to a user's search query and the authored content itself. A user's social network is referenced to identify those individuals to whom the user maintains human connections. Content authored by those individuals is searched and individuals authoring such content are identified, together with the authored content. Additionally, content authored by individuals having unique experiences, perspective, or specialized information is searched to identify responsive content and individuals authoring such content are also identified. An initial identification of responsive individuals comprises a portion of such content and user action directed to an identification of an individual results in additional authored content being presented, thereby enabling the user to recognize the reason for which such an individual was identified in response to the user's search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gautam Satalkar, David Andrew Nelson, Jon Nicolas Myette, Gaurang Prajapati, Peiyu Liu
  • Publication number: 20140136506
    Abstract: A system and method for selecting content to be presented to a user of a web site by identifying a topic of a content item on a web site using a ranking of a significance of terms relating to the topic in the content item, identifying a topic of interest on the web site of the user from an input of the user into the web site, and selecting the content item with the highest significance ranking for the topic of interest of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: SOFTLIB LTD.
    Inventors: Aki Ratner, Boaz Grinvald, David Buch, Maxim Donde
  • Publication number: 20140122464
    Abstract: A method and computer program product for conducting a weighted keyword search and a method for displaying search results. A computer determines respective weights of respective keywords, based on proximity of a user interaction position to the respective keywords on a graphical presentation. The computer conducts a weighted keyword search of documents based on the keywords and the respective weights of the keywords. In a method of displaying search results, based on the respective weights, a computer displays the search results associated with the respective keywords.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishnarajan Arunachalam, Adam S. Biener, Stanley P. Cason, Sunil Joshi
  • Publication number: 20140122500
    Abstract: Methods and systems obtain manufacturer data from a device being evaluated. The manufacturer data includes a system description, a system object identification, and a device-type description. The system description includes a serial number having a format. The system object identification includes a standards manufacturer field established by a standards organization. The methods/systems evaluate the standards manufacturer field to identify the manufacturer, and rank multiple system object identifications based on the quantity of data within each system object identification. Additionally, the methods/systems match the format of the serial number to known manufacturer serial number formats. The foregoing allows the methods/systems to determine the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of the evaluated device based on the manufacturer appearing in the data string, the rank for each system object identification, and the manufacturer appearing in the serial number format match.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael C. Burkard, Lawrence W. Meyer, Vijay Y. Kumar, Andrew D. Hinkhouse, Walter Igharas, Eric A. Strong, Juan T. Golphin
  • Publication number: 20140114988
    Abstract: Information may be presented to a user in a way that reflects an awareness of the user's current situation. The relationship between user's situation, and various people and things, may be analyzed to determine the user's proximity to those people and things. (Proximity may refer not only to geographic proximity, but also temporal proximity, relevance proximity, etc.) A user interface may show people and things at different levels of proximity to the user's current situation, with the level of proximity being represented visually. The user may reposition the center of focus to one of the people or things depicted. When the center is repositioned, the level of proximity of people and things may be shown relative to the new center of focus, filtered based on existing relationships of those people and things to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Avi Bar-Zeev, Gonzalo A. Ramos, Michael Chowning Byron
  • Publication number: 20140114983
    Abstract: An interactive expert system and method is disclosed for providing ranked specific chemical product recommendations based upon general application properties information selected by a user and specific application requirements provided by a user. The interactive expert system and method assists users in the selection of chemical products based upon key desired chemical product characteristics and specific application requirements for the desired chemical product that are provided by the users. The interactive expert system and method preferably uses a ranking system that intelligently ranks the results of searching based upon the desired chemical product characteristics and the specific application requirements to order the search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: Ephraim Ellsworth
  • Publication number: 20140114989
    Abstract: A system and method of identifying entities having expertise in one or more subjects. Among other features, the method includes querying a database for documents (e.g., articles, papers, periodicals) relevant to a subject; and calculating a first score for each relevant document. The method also identifies entities affiliated with one or more relevant documents; and calculates a second score for each entity based on the one or more first scores of the one or more relevant documents affiliated with the entity. A step of ranking expertise of the entities based on the respective second scores of the entities is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventor: John G. Sotos
  • Publication number: 20140108410
    Abstract: A test case generation system includes a processor, a process residing on the processor and configured to extract descriptions from document artifacts, extract a first set of keywords from the descriptions, categorize the descriptions to a first set and a second set, extract a second set of keywords that occur in the second set and generate a test case from the second set of keywords.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Futoshi Iwama, Ken Mizuno, Taiga Nakamura, Hironori Takeuchi
  • Publication number: 20140108422
    Abstract: In a method of online collaboration between multiple users, a subject for debate (e.g. a problem to be solved) is posted on a website. A number of keywords are assigned to the subject to categorize it (e.g. economics, healthcare, politics, hospitals). Proposals for the subject (e.g. possible solutions) are submitted by users and posted on the site. Other users give their opinion of these proposals through a rating system that allocates points to the proposal, the rating being based on a number of factors. These include but are not limited to: the opinion of the user rating the proposal (e.g. good, bad, great, very bad); and the points attained by that user's own proposals in related subjects. Thus, ratings submitted for proposals reflect demonstrated expertise of users, giving a more meaningful result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Alex Taylor, Brent McNish
  • Publication number: 20140081993
    Abstract: Methods, software and devices for responding to a user query are disclosed. A user query received from a user is matched to stored responses to obtain initial matched responses. A confidence metric indicating the likelihood of the initial matched responses satisfying the user query is calculated. Upon determining the confidence metric to be below a specified threshold, the user query is supplemented with contextual data. The user query, supplemented by contextual data, is further matched to stored responses by applying disparate matching techniques to obtain further matched responses, where at least one of the disparate matching techniques differs from techniques used to obtain the initial matched responses. Degree-of-match metrics are calculated taking into account the contextual data, where each degree-of-match metric indicates a quality of match between the user query and a matched response. At least one of the matched responses is presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: IntelliResponse Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Redfern, Chad Ternent
  • Publication number: 20140081988
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described herein for providing a media guidance application that identifies users accessing the same media asset, determines which users desire to communicate with each other, and provides an asset-integrated notification to each of the users desiring to communicate, facilitating communication between the users. For example, other users with a desire to communicate with an initial user that are accessing the same media asset as the initial user may be indicated by inserting a media element representative of the other users directly into the media asset watched by an initial user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED VIDEO PROPERTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas Woods, Brian Fife, Kourosh Soroushian
  • Publication number: 20140067827
    Abstract: A method for generating a playlist may include automatically selecting a plurality of seed songs from a music library based on at least one selection criteria associated with song popularity. The at least one selection criteria may be selected (e.g., randomly) from a plurality of available selection criteria. One of the plurality of seed songs may be selected (e.g., randomly). A first playlist with a plurality of songs from the music library may be generated. The plurality of songs in the first playlist may be automatically selected to be similar to the selected one of the plurality of seed songs. The at least one selection criteria may include one or more of a highest song rating, frequency of song playback within a determined time period, recent song purchase, and social media posting by a user regarding a song from the music library.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brandon Bilinski, Owen Daniel Otto
  • Publication number: 20140067826
    Abstract: Based on information associated with users, a social networking system recommends one or more groups for a target user to join or to create. Characteristics of the target user, characteristics of users connected to the target user, characteristics of candidate groups in the social networking system may be used to identify groups for recommendation. The social networking system may provide questions to the target user and recommend a group to the target user based on received answers to the questions. For example, the answers to the provided question identify one or more characteristics of the target user, which are used to select a group for recommendation. Additionally, the social networking system may recommend additional users for the target user to add or invite to a group based on characteristics of the target user, the additional users, and/or the group.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventors: Todd Christopher Jackson, William Russell Maschmeyer, Bin Jiang, Kenneth M. Lau, Michael Novati
  • Publication number: 20140006415
    Abstract: A method and system for evaluating and sharing user-generated media files have been disclosed. The method and system is embodied in a contest/festival that entices visitors to return to the site to vote on their favorite videos by providing a plurality of phases in which the best performing media files are promoted based on voting scores. According to one embodiment, a computer implemented method comprises generating scores for each media file in four phases and calculating the total score for each of the four phases. The scores are calculated based on the number of views and votes from users for each media file. The votes are generated using questions, percentage of video viewed, comments, social distribution, and recommendations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Konstantin A. Rubchinsky
  • Publication number: 20140006419
    Abstract: A computer hardware-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product identifies a null set of synthetic event containing electronic files in a database of electronic files. A synthetic event, which is a non-executable descriptor of a set of context-related factors, is created. A context-based search of a database of electronic files is performed to identify a synthetic event containing electronic file that includes the synthetic event. In response to determining that there are no electronic files in the database of electronic files that contain the synthetic event, a set of binary data is transmitted/broadcast. The set of binary data includes a notice that there are no synthetic event electronic files in the database of electronic files.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: ROBERT R. FRIEDLANDER, JAMES R. KRAEMER, JOSKO SILOBRCIC
  • Publication number: 20130346420
    Abstract: A behavior analysis system analyzes large volumes of records that report on telecommunications events associated with wireless terminals. The behavior analysis system filters the large volume of available records based on investigation-specific rules, resulting in a set of candidate wireless terminals. The illustrative embodiment determines a pattern of behavior for each candidate. Each candidate is measured for how precisely it satisfies the investigation-specific rules. Each candidate is further analyzed for aberrations, if any, relative to the established pattern of behavior. An aberration tends to prove or disprove whether a candidate is more likely to be a true suspect in the given investigation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: POLARIS WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Scot Douglas Gordon, Dmitry Kaplan, Raul Vera
  • Publication number: 20130346404
    Abstract: Various technologies described herein pertain to using social activity data to personalize ranking of results returned by a computing operation for a user. For each of the results returned by the computing operation, a respective first affinity of the user to a corresponding result and a respective second affinity of the user to the corresponding result can be calculated and used for ranking the results. The respective first affinity of the user to the corresponding result can be calculated based on correlations between social activity data of the user and social activity data of a first group of historical users that clicked the corresponding result. Moreover, the respective second affinity of the user to the corresponding result can be calculated based on correlations between the social activity data of the user and social activity data of a second group of historical users that skipped the corresponding results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Nathan Bennett, Emre Mehmet Kiciman, Peter Richard Bailey, Nikhil Dandekar, Huizhong Duan
  • Publication number: 20130339363
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to selecting and applying data-specific presentations, to adaptively selecting visual presentations based on historical data and to providing rendering hints for data presentations. In one scenario, a computer system receives an indication that a visual presentation is to be applied to a specified portion of data. The computer system analyzes the specified data to determine which of a plurality of data presentations is most relevant for the specified data. The relevance is based on relevancy factors including one or more of the following: end-user profile, structure of the specified data and patterns within the specified data. The computer system then applies the determined appropriate visual presentation to the specified data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Moe Khosravy, Christian Liensberger, Anthony Nino Bice
  • Publication number: 20130311484
    Abstract: A method for calculating a social credit score based on online activity of a user is provided. Online activity may be monitored and processed to calculate an indicant of user activity and its influence on other users to obtain a social credit score of the user. Social credit scores may be used to stimulate users to be more active in their online socializing, share their content, and provide information. Social credit scores may be a source of information for advertisers, employers, bankers, and others. Information on social credit scores may be analyzed to determine users with high scores to distinguish top score users and mark them with special prizes, titles, or symbols. Additionally, a list of top scorers may be published via a social networking engine or otherwise as an additional factor of stimulation for other users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Dylan T X. Zhou, Tiger T G. Zhou, Andrew H B. Zhou
  • Publication number: 20130297618
    Abstract: A social intelligence system is presented that streams information from a source, queues the streamed information, analyzes/scores the queued data, and stores the analyzed/scored data in an analysis database. The analyzed/scored data can then be retrieved from the database for post-processing and stored in a client specific database for further reporting. By streaming the data into various message queues and scoring the data before storing in the analysis database, large volumes of data can be efficiently processed and analyzed for a particular person and/or entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Deepak CHANDRASEKARAN, Paul STUBBS
  • Publication number: 20130297625
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention further provide systems and methods for automatically identifying questions on topics similar to a newly submitted question to an online the consultation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Pearl.com LLC
    Inventors: Gann Bierner, Edwin Cooper
  • Publication number: 20130290110
    Abstract: Users receive content recommendations from a personalized, generalized recommendation service that aggregates and selects content of high personal relevance to each individual user from a large pool of both personal and public content. The received content is filtered and the content determined to be relevant is cached. When a user request for content is received, the cached content is rescored and the content determined to be most relevant based on satisfaction of a relevance threshold is selected and forwarded to the user. Feedback methodologies are also implemented so that a user's actions are taken into consideration in real time and can affect subsequent recommendations to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Chris LuVogt, Vu B. Nguyen, Brian Theodore, Bruce Robbins
  • Publication number: 20130290349
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for assessing object relevance. One or more user usage patterns are retrieved. Object properties of one or more objects are retrieved. The one or more user usage patterns are compared against the object properties of the one or more objects to compute one or more interaction scores that represent a value of how an object interacts with a user based on a current context of the user. Object importance is assigned to each of the one or more objects based on the one or more interaction scores.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James P. Galvin, JR., Andrew L. Schirmer
  • Publication number: 20130275441
    Abstract: A framework is provided for composing texts about objects with structured information about these objects, and thus disclosed are methodologies for linking information from at least two data sources—one comprising a plurality of documents comprising text pertaining to at least one object, and one comprising a plurality of structured records comprising at least one characteristic of the at least one object, each characteristic comprising one property name and an associated property value corresponding to the property name for the at least one object—by determining one or more instance-based traits for each object in both data sources and associating at least one record with at least one document that refers to each object, each trait comprising one or more characteristics that identifiably distinguish each object from all other objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Rakesh Agrawal, Anitha Kannan, John C. Shafer, Ariel Fuxman
  • Publication number: 20130268520
    Abstract: The subject disclosure is directed towards simulating query execution to provide incremental visualization for a global data set. A data store may be configured for searching at least a portion of a global data set being stored at an enterprise-level data store. In response to a user-issued query, partial query results are provided to a front-end interface for display to the user. The front-end interface also provides statistical information corresponding to the partial query results in relation to the global data set, which may be used to determine when a current set of query results becomes acceptable as a true/accurate estimate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Danyel A. Fisher, Arnd Christian König, Steven M. Drucker
  • Publication number: 20130268541
    Abstract: A method for measuring the student learning by utilizing accuracy of a response, time taken to respond and utilization of help feature on a website. The website presents to the students a range of predefined set of questions that are associated with a concept being learned by the student and is the subject of learning measurement. The student has an option of utilizing one or more help features before answering. The method utilizes monitoring the accuracy, time taken to respond and the help features utilized to generate a score for student and provides a set of analytics to teacher/course administrator to measure the student learning as well as effectiveness of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Praful Chitnis
  • Publication number: 20130268536
    Abstract: Ordering user generated content includes: calculating a rank of the user generated content associated with an on-line property, said the calculating based on a calculated freshness score and reputation metrics; storing the calculated rank as an indexed field; receiving a request to serve the on-line property; at run-time, sorting the user generated content by rank using the indexed field; and presented presenting the sorted user generated content along with the requested on-line property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Nachi Nachiappan, Hemanth Sambrani
  • Publication number: 20130268458
    Abstract: A system, method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for storing data for a plurality of entities, the data including values for a plurality of characteristics of each of the entities, receiving an identification of one of the entities as a target entity, calculating a distance from the target entity to each other entity not identified as the target entity, wherein the distance is calculated based on the values of the characteristics for the target entity and each of the other entities and identifying a predetermined number of the other entities as relevant entities, wherein the identifying is based on the distance calculated for each of the other entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Filippo Maria ILARDI, David Andrew Blackwell, Eric Rubin
  • Publication number: 20130268540
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for receiving a search query originating from a user device, the search query including a geographic feature name; receiving data identifying one or more candidate point-of-interests, each candidate point-of-interest comprising data that identifies a corresponding candidate geographic entity, each candidate point-of-interest having an initial relevance score; generating one or more biasing boxes, wherein each biasing box defines a geographic region, and each biasing box is defined based on location information associated with the user device or a user using the user device; using the biasing boxes to generate respective adjusted relevance scores for the candidate point-of-interests; selecting a point-of-interest from the one or more candidate point-of-interests according to the respective adjusted relevance scores of the candidate point-of-interests; and using the selected point-of-interest to identify a location r
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Luuk van Dijk, Ingemar Eriksson, Ivan Zauharodneu, Finnegan Southey, Nils Richard Ekwall, Fabrice Caillette, David Blackman
  • Publication number: 20130262475
    Abstract: Techniques for providing a prioritized task list to a mobile device including identifying a user profile in a portal that includes one or more associations between the user profile, associated with a user, and one or more content sources; comparing, for each task of one or more tasks, the content source associated with the task and the associations stored by the user profile, the content sources providing the tasks; ranking, based on the comparison, the tasks to define a ranked list of tasks; and preparing a subset of the ranked list of tasks for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SAP Portals Israel Ltd
    Inventors: Nimrod Barak, Doron Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20130262459
    Abstract: Methods and systems for providing related social profiles in a social network are disclosed. One method identifying a plurality of social profiles within the social network, wherein the plurality of social profiles each have a relationship with the first file, wherein the social network allows uploading and sharing of social profiles of users, and wherein each social profile includes a representation of a user. The method further includes generating, by a system server, a list of inquiries based on the plurality of social profiles, providing, by the system server, the list of inquiries to at least one author of the first file, receiving from the at least one author at least one response to the list of inquiries, selecting a subset of the plurality of social profiles based on the at least one response, and storing information related to the selected subset of the plurality of social profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: PYTHON4FUN
    Inventors: Devabhaktuni Srikrishna, Marc A. Coram, Christopher Hogan
  • Publication number: 20130262476
    Abstract: Techniques for providing prioritized content to a mobile device include detecting, for each feed of a number of feeds delivered to the mobile device through a portal, one or more associated tags, each tag comprising a keyword; comparing the one or more tags associated with the feeds to one or more properties associated with a user profile of a user in the portal; ranking, based on the comparison, the feeds to define a ranked list of feeds; and preparing a subset of the ranked list of feeds for display on the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: SAP Portals Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Nimrod Barak, Doron Lehmann
  • Publication number: 20130238637
    Abstract: The efficient query processing on ordered views includes: obtaining a view definition for a view for database data; obtaining a query to be executed on the database data; identifying any columns in the view that are unnecessary for the query; after processing any predicates of the query, identifying any sorts in the view definition that are unnecessary or redundant in the query; rewriting the query to eliminate the unnecessary columns and unnecessary and redundant sorts; and executing the rewritten query without materializing the view. Thus, the query is rewritten in a way that avoids materializing the view and eliminates duplicate or unnecessary sorts. This reduces the number of rows to be sorted and eliminates unnecessary columns from materialization. These reductions lead to resource savings, including memory, temporary table space required for sorting, and CPU resources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ajaykumar B. Gupte, Raghupathi K. Murthy, Joaquim A. Zuzarte
  • Publication number: 20130238618
    Abstract: A conference collaboration system has a server connected to a network and configured to generate a page view requested by a client device over the network and provide dynamic content associated with the requested page view for display on the device; and a database configured to store the dynamic content, update the dynamic content in response to commands from the server, and provide the dynamic content to the server in response to requests from the server, wherein the dynamic content is associated with a plurality of services, each shown in a page view, and the dynamic content and the services are associated with a conference. The server can determine an authorization level of a user interacting with the client device and provide a page view and dynamic content in response to the authorization level, and the dynamic content is updated or created in response to or for actions during the conference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: Unisys Corporation
    Inventors: Sajal Desai, Ross Bower, Phuc Trinh, Jedidiah Weller
  • Publication number: 20130226890
    Abstract: A first process executing in a computer system in a data grid receives a request to perform at least one transaction operation of a transaction based on remote transaction data of at least one other process in the data grid. The at least one other process is capable to perform a prepare operation for a transaction. The first process identifies a local copy of the remote transaction data in a local data structure and performs the at least one transaction operation using the local copy of the remote transaction data without acquiring a lock on the remote transaction data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: RED HAT INC.
    Inventor: Mircea Markus
  • Publication number: 20130226891
    Abstract: A first process in a data grid provides an initial version that corresponds to transaction data controlled by the first to a second process and a third process. The first process receives a request of the second process and changes the transaction data based on a first transaction. The first process provides a current version value of the transaction data to the second process and commit the change to the transaction data based on the first transaction if the current version value matches the initial version value provided to the second process and creates a new version value for the transaction data upon committing the change. The first process changes the transaction data based on the second transaction and rolls back the change made to the transaction data based on the second transaction if the new version value does not match the initial version value provided to the third process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: RED HAT INC.
    Inventor: Mircea Markus
  • Publication number: 20130218909
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for generating order statistics and error bounds. For each of multiple, distributed data sources, a finite number of data bins are created for each field in that data source. Data values in each of the multiple, distributed data sources are processed to generate basic summaries for each of the data bins in a single pass of the data values. The data bins from each of the multiple, distributed data sources are sorted. One or more approximate order statistics are computed for a data set by accumulating counts from a number of the sorted data bins. Lower and upper error bounds are provided for each of the computed one or more approximate order statistics, wherein the lower and upper error bounds are values delimiting an interval containing a true value of an order statistic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yea J. Chu, Sier Han, Fan Li, Jing-Yun Shyr, Damir Spisic, Graham J. Wills, Jing Xu
  • Publication number: 20130218908
    Abstract: Provided are techniques for generating order statistics and error bounds. For each of multiple, distributed data sources, a finite number of data bins are created for each field in that data source. Data values in each of the multiple, distributed data sources are processed to generate basic summaries for each of the data bins in a single pass of the data values. The data bins from each of the multiple, distributed data sources are sorted. One or more approximate order statistics are computed for a data set by accumulating counts from a number of the sorted data bins. Lower and upper error bounds are provided for each of the computed one or more approximate order statistics, wherein the lower and upper error bounds are values delimiting an interval containing a true value of an order statistic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yea J. Chu, Sier Han, Fan Li, Jing-Yun Shyr, Damir Spisic, Graham J. Wills, Jing Xu
  • Publication number: 20130218903
    Abstract: It is to provide: a generation unit configured to generate one or more reference relationship pairs with reference certainty information of “uncertainty” as presentation information based on first reference relationship information showing whether it is “certain” for the reference data to refer the referenced data or it is “uncertain” for the reference data to refer the referenced data, every reference relationship pair formed with reference data and referenced data; and a conversion unit configured to convert the first reference relationship information into second reference relationship information using an input of a reference relationship for presentation information and reference dependence relationship information showing a dependence relationship between reference relationship pairs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Kenji Funaoka, Nobuaki Tojo, Susumu Takeda, Akira Kuroda, Hidenori Matsuzaki
  • Publication number: 20130198123
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and media for extracting and processing entity data included in an electronic document are provided herein. Methods may include executing one or more extractors to extract entity data within an electronic document based upon an extraction model for the document, selecting extracted entity data via one or more experts, each of the experts applying at least one business rule to organize at least a portion of the selected entity data into a desired format, and providing the organized entity data for use by an end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Jan Stadermann, Denis Jager, Uri Zernik
  • Publication number: 20130191401
    Abstract: A method includes receiving popularity measure values for a media asset. The popularity measure values provide a measure of a popularity of the media asset provided in digital content and physical content. Popularity measure value weights for the popularity measure values are identified. A digital ranking score for the media asset in digital content is determined based on the popularity measure values and corresponding popularity measure value weights for the digital content. A physical ranking score is determined for the media asset in physical content based on the popularity measure values and corresponding popularity measure value weights for the physical content. A digital ranking weight and a physical ranking weight are identified for the media asset. The method also includes determining a cross-platform ranking score of the media asset based on the physical ranking score, the physical ranking weight, the digital ranking score, and the digital ranking weight.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.
    Inventors: Wei Xia, Shuai Wu
  • Publication number: 20130166555
    Abstract: An approach is provided for efficiently managing contact data in a phonebook by utilizing social proximity information at a device. An application and/or a widget processes and analyzes contact details associated with one or more contacts in order to determine a similarity to one or more other contact details associated with one or more users and/or one or more other contacts. Further, the application and/or the widget can determine one or more social proximity information items associated with the one or more contacts, the one or more users and/or the one or more other contacts and can utilize the social proximity information to manage (e.g., organize, group, sort, etc.) the contact data in the phonebook.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: NOKIA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Matthias PFAFF
  • Publication number: 20130166554
    Abstract: A hybrid database table is stored as both a row and a column store. One or more techniques may be employed alone or in combination to enhance performance of the hybrid table by regulating access to, and/or the size of, the processing-intensive column store data. For example during an insert operation, the column store data may be searched for a uniqueness violation only after certain filtering and/or boundary conditions have been considered. In another technique, a hybrid table manager may control movement of data to the column store based upon considerations such as frequency of access, or underlying business logic. In still another technique, querying of the hybrid table may result in a search of the column store data only after an initial search of row store data fails to return a result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Yongsik Yoon, Chanho Jeong, Juchang Lee, Chang Bin Song, Yong Sik Kwon, Sang Kyun Cha
  • Publication number: 20130124535
    Abstract: An apparatus calculates an intimacy. The apparatus includes an information extraction unit to extract one of more communication logs to communicate with contact numbers in contact number information in a mobile terminal and a weight setting unit to set a weight on each communication log and each contact number. The apparatus further includes a time importance setting unit to set time importance in each communication log on the basis of service execution time of each communication log and an intimacy calculating unit to calculate an intimacy in each communication log on the basis of the time importance and the contact number with the weight, and calculate an intimacy between a user of the mobile terminal and each dialogist corresponding to the contact number using the intimacy in each communication log.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventor: Electronics and Telecommunications Research In
  • Publication number: 20130117281
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are implemented in one or more processors for processing various social media data received over a network for collection, analysis, and application to business logic and/or business applications. Based on personally identifying information of an account holder, social media data regarding the account holder is retrieved from one or more social media sources or a clearing house over the network. The retrieved social media data is processed (i.e., parsed and/or filtered, and validated) via certain criteria. A usefulness score for the social media data is computed based on various factors including at least one of an identity match value, a truth confidence value, and a context data relevance value. The social media data and its computed usefulness score can be presented to a user and business applications for further processing and treatment of the account holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: CGI TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: CGI TECHNOLOGIES AND SOLUTIONS INC.