Query Processing (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.069)
  • Patent number: 11645834
    Abstract: Systems, devices, media, and methods are presented for identifying and categorically labeling objects within a set of images. The systems and methods receive an image depicting an object of interest, detect at least a portion of the object of interest within the image using a multilayer object model, determine context information, and identify the object of interest included in two or more bounding boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Snap Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Han, Jianchao Yang, Ning Zhang, Jia Li
  • Patent number: 11645230
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for storing documents in a cloud storage system comprising a cloud processor and a plurality of storage components are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Open Text SA ULC
    Inventors: Peter Ginzinger, Matthias Specht, Stefan Ochs
  • Patent number: 11636357
    Abstract: Technology is described for identifying topical arguments to be provided in order to enable problem solving. The method can include a first operation of storing a topical problem statement at a root of a graph. A plurality of topical arguments may be stored in a plurality of argument nodes and user answers to the topical arguments in the graph. Another operation may be grouping the argument nodes into section groups that define a sub-topic linked by the graph to the topical problem statement. Additionally, use requests for the topical arguments in the graph may be tracked by recording access to the topical arguments. A use pattern of topical arguments may be identified by tracking use requests to the topical arguments. The use pattern may be processed using a machine learning model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Airin, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda Klug, Elisha Davidson, Nikolay Gradetskiy
  • Patent number: 11556549
    Abstract: A method and server for ranking a plurality of documents are disclosed. The method includes determining, by the server, for each document from the plurality of documents a proximity value between a respective document vector and an other document vector. A given proximity value for a respective document being indicative of a similarity between (i) the respective document and (ii) at least one other one from the plurality of documents. The method also comprises using, by the server, the proximity values of the plurality of documents for ranking the plurality of documents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: YANDEX EUROPE AG
    Inventors: Tatsiana Alekseevna Klimuk, Aleksandr Valerevich Safronov, Maksim Sergeevich Busel, Timofei Andreevich Khatkevich
  • Patent number: 11550795
    Abstract: An efficient blend of home/personal and work/productivity related content based on a user's intent is provided, wherein the user's intent can be determined based on context information, learned user interaction patterns, and historical work and home characteristics and patterns. The system is individualized to the user and operative to generate a user experience that provides a blend of relevant home/personal and work/productivity related information to the user based on the user's current work and life characteristics. From a determined user intent, various aspects provide personalized computing experiences tailored to the user and, in some examples, incorporation of the user's patterns into an efficient blend of personal and productivity workflows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Neal Timothy Osotio, Li-Chen Lim Miller
  • Patent number: 11531711
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for finding intersections between digital interactions of two users (or a user and specific data) based on two different digital interaction data sets. For example, a digital interaction database may include a first user's mobile phone records from a first mobile company and a second user's mobile phone records from a second mobile phone company. The first user's mobile phone records and the second user's mobile phone records may be organized differently, may have different data elements, may have different format styles, etc. Yet an intersection between the first user and the second user may be found by searching the first user's mobile phone records and/or the second user's mobile phone records and retrieving related digital interactions such as, for example, phone records showing a phone call or message between the first user and the second user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Nighthawk.Cloud Inc.
    Inventor: Peter R. Molina
  • Patent number: 11477044
    Abstract: A notification system is described herein. Notifications can be generated for groupings of devices. A notification indication can be sent to a larger grouping of client devices. The notification indication can include one or more grouping parameters that specify one or more conditions that define a smaller device grouping. Devices that fall within the grouping can request the notification from a messaging service or management service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Pranav Ashok Shenoy
  • Patent number: 11449547
    Abstract: A group-based communication platform is configured to ascertain the relatedness of various work objects shared among users of the group-based communication platform. Moreover, the group-based communication platform may further receive and process work objects originating from non-users of the group-based communication platform, thereby further expanding the utility of the determined relatedness between work objects. These work objects (or encrypted representations of these work objects) may be indexed and stored in association with the group-based communication platform, thereby enabling users to search for and retrieve work objects originating from a plurality of work object sources simultaneously, and based on various characteristics of those work objects and the determined interrelatedness between various work objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Slack Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Wahl, Hubert Florin, Roland Schemers, Brian Elliott, Lydia Han, James McPhail
  • Patent number: 8694667
    Abstract: A filtering method and system. The method includes receiving by a computer processor an audio/video data file and filtering data. The computer processor analyzes the filtering data with respect to the audio/video data file and retrieves specified audio/video data portions comprising data objects within frames of the audio/video data file. The computer processor removes gaps existing in the audio/video data file and receives tags comprising instructions for presenting video data of the audio/video data file, audio data of the audio/video data file, and the specified audio/video data portions. The computer processor stores the video data in a first layer of a multimedia file, the audio data in a second layer of the multimedia file, and the specified audio/video data portions in additional layers of the multimedia file. Each of the first layer, the second layer, and the additional layers comprises a tag layer comprising the tags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventor: Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20130332473
    Abstract: A database query gateway includes a query request interface configured to receive a query request and extract query parameters from the query request and a database endpoint interface configured to modify a stored query based on the query parameters, to transmit the modified query to a database endpoint, and to receive from the database endpoint query results based on the modified query. The database query gateway further includes a reporting engine interface configured to convert the query results into a reporting engine format.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Arthur G. Ryman
  • Publication number: 20130332461
    Abstract: A computer-based apparatus for searching confidential documents, including a computer with a memory element and a processor to execute instructions stored in the memory to receive a confidential document and related non-confidential information from a source entity. The processor executes the instructions to: store the confidential document and non-confidential information in the memory element; and restrict access to the confidential document stored in the memory element to the source entity and a library entity only, or to the first source entity only. The processor executes the computer readable instructions to: receive a search request from a searching entity including a search parameter; identify the search parameter as being applicable to the confidential document; and transmit for access by the searching entity, the non-confidential information. The library entity is different from the source entity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: IP.COM I, LLC
    Inventors: James T. Shea, Samuel C. Baxter, Natalia V. Britvikhina, John E. Meczynski, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130318089
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for managing catalog information that can include tracking and reporting search terms used for catalog items searches. According to one embodiment, a procurement application can maintain a log of unique search phrases which returned no search results. For example, the log can maintain records from a specific time period. A count can be maintained to capture how many times a phrase was used for search within the specific time period, and used to rank the frequency of the search phrases. Search phrases that exceed that time period may be purged. The accumulated counts and associated search terms can be provided to the managers periodically and/or upon request in the form of a summary or other graphical and/or textual report or presentation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: KARLAY TAN, Lee-Hian QUEK, Marc CAGIGAS, Sudhir SUBRAMANIAN, Margaret LLOYD
  • Publication number: 20130226925
    Abstract: A method for improving the usability of product feedback data can begin with the receipt of product feedback search parameters by an intelligent product feedback analytics tool. The product feedback search parameters can represent a product or a group of products. Product feedback search results having a rating value and/or textual feedback content can be obtained for the product feedback search parameters. For each product in the search results, a composite rating value can be synthesized from the rating values contained in the search results. For each product in the search results, the product feedback search results can be analyzed for analytic parameters using natural language processing techniques. An analytic parameter can represent a commonality within a subset of the search results. The product feedback search results, composite rating values, and analytic parameters can be presented within a user interface, providing context for the composite rating value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130218911
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to systems and methods for the enforcement of security profiles in a multi-tenant database. A multi-tenant database can be populated with data from different users or other entities. Different users may enjoy different sets of permissions to access, modify, store, and/or otherwise manipulate sets of data within the database. After authentication, a user's associated set of permissions are retrieved. When data is requested, matching tables or other objects located in the database are identified based on the user's query. Rather than retrieving matching tables or other objects directly, a meta data security engine can check the requesting user's permissions, and apply any filters or restrictions required by those permissions to the data present in the table(s). A substitution can be made of a table-valued function, including any filtered data entries, for the table itself. Flexible and granular data security rules can thereby be applied, transparently to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Yue Li, Chloe Pajerek, Manish Dixit, Jeremy L. Reitz
  • Publication number: 20130198187
    Abstract: Techniques for data classification include receiving, at a local computing system, a query from a remote computing system, the query comprising data associated with a commodity, the data comprising one or more attributes of the commodity; matching the one or more attributes of the commodity with one or more terms of a plurality of terms in a word matrix that includes a plurality of nodes that each include a term of the plurality of terms and a plurality of links that each connect two or more nodes and define a similarity between the two or more nodes; generating, based on the matching, a numerical vector for the business enterprise commodity; identifying one or more classification regions that each define a classification of the commodity; and preparing the classifications for display at the remote computing system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Business Objects Software Limited
    Inventor: Sherif Botros
  • Publication number: 20130198217
    Abstract: Techniques for testing rule-based query transformation and generation are described. An apparatus may comprise: a context component operative to receive a search query and determine a query execution context; a rules component operative to receive the determined query execution context and the search query and to determine a set of fired rules; a transformation component operative to receive the set of fired rules, the search query, and the query execution context and determine one or more transformed queries; and a results component operative to determine a search query analysis based on the one or more transformed queries, wherein the search query analysis does not depend on performing a search using the search query. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Inventors: Puneet Narula, Pedro DeRose, Vicktoriya Taranov
  • Publication number: 20130185307
    Abstract: A method of evaluating a semantic relatedness of terms. The method comprises providing a plurality of text segments, calculating, using a processor, a plurality of weights each for another of the plurality of text segments, calculating a prevalence of a co-appearance of each of a plurality of pairs of terms in the plurality of text segments, and evaluating a semantic relatedness between members of each the pair according to a combination of a respective the prevalence and a weight of each of the plurality of text segments wherein a co-appearance of the pair occurs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: Technion Research & Development Foundation Ltd.
    Inventors: Ran EL-YANIV, David Yanay
  • Publication number: 20130174129
    Abstract: Implementations of the present disclosure include methods, systems, and computer-readable storage mediums for identifying matching elements between a source model and a target model comprising receiving a source model and a target model, the source model and the target model each being stored in computer-readable memory; processing the source model and the target model to generate a plurality of similarity values, each similarity value being associated with an element of the source model and an element of the target model; generating a similarity value construct based on the plurality of similarity values and elements of the source model and the target model; and identifying matching elements between the source model and the target model based on the similarity value construct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: SAP AG
    Inventors: Birgit Grammel, Stefan Kastenholz
  • Publication number: 20130173636
    Abstract: A method, computer-readable storage medium, and computer system are provided. In an embodiment, a request is received from a requestor. The request specifies a search term and a plurality of weights of a plurality of criteria. A plurality of products are found that satisfy the search term. A plurality of locations where the plurality of products are located are determined. A plurality of scores of the plurality of locations are calculated based on the plurality of weights of the plurality of criteria and a plurality of ratings of the plurality of criteria at the plurality of locations. A best product of the plurality of products located at a best location with a best score of the plurality of scores is selected. In an embodiment, a supplier of the product that is not selected as the best product is notified of the score.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Michael J. Branson, Gregory R. Hintermeister
  • Publication number: 20130166577
    Abstract: Techniques for providing contextually-relevant content include identifying content items accessed through a portal by a plurality of users, each user associated with one or more roles of a plurality of roles within the portal; updating a trace log to include information associated with the identified content, the information including associations between each identified content item and the role accessing each identified content item; receiving, from a user associated with a particular role of the plurality of roles, a search query through the portal for one or more content items; determining a plurality of search results responsive to the search query, the search results relating to the content items; for the particular role, filtering the plurality of search results based on the trace log; and generating a plurality of filtered search results for presentation through the portal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: SAP Portals Israel Ltd
    Inventors: Nimrod Barak, Stav Grinshpon
  • Publication number: 20130166573
    Abstract: Methods, computer-readable media, and systems for managing business objects data sources. A search query that includes multiple query terms is received. Each query term at least partially represents metadata associated with one of multiple business objects data sources that each stores multiple data items. Multiple search index documents are searched to identify one or more business objects data sources that are each associated with metadata at least partially represented by each query term. Multiple metadata tables are searched to identify metadata associated with each identified business objects data source. The identified business objects data sources are searched for data items that satisfy the identified metadata. Representations of the data items and the metadata are provided in response to receiving the search query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: Business Objects Software Ltd.
    Inventors: Ganesh Vaitheeswaran, Manasa Ranjan Tripathy, Raghavendra Nagaraja, Arindam Bhattacharjee, Rahul Kumar Jha, Nithin Moolky Kamath
  • Patent number: 8473485
    Abstract: Computer-storage media, methods, and systems for improving the ability of a user to accomplish a task that is pending during a search session are provided. This pending task can be distilled by identifying a current searching intent associated with a recently submitted query and by determining which candidate tasks are most comparable to the current searching intent of a user. The candidate tasks are mined from a search history of the user by categorizing those navigation events that appear to share a semantically common concept. Upon performing a comparison, the candidate task that captures the user's true current searching intent is designated as the pending task. When a user invokes the pending task, a collection of elements that are associated with the pending task are dynamically organized into a sharable content page, thereby providing a collaborative experience that involves exposing the collection to contacts and accepting feedback therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Sandy Wong, Derrick Connell, Ravi Soin, Andrew Shuman, Marek Latuskiewicz, Jun Yin, Kim Vlcek, Yinghua Yao
  • Publication number: 20130151519
    Abstract: A marketplace system is described herein for ranking programs based, at least in part, on the assessed distinctiveness of the programs. In one implementation, the marketplace operates by: (a) accessing a set of programs; (b) extracting feature information from each of the programs; (c) generating similarity information for each program, based on the feature information; (d) ranking the programs based at least on the similarity information, to provide ranking information; and (e) providing a user interface presentation that has an effect of promoting at least one distinctive program in the set of applications on the basis of the ranking information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Marat K. Akhin, Nikolai Tillmann, Michal J. Moskal, Jonathan Paul de Halleux, Manuel A. Fahndrich
  • Publication number: 20130144902
    Abstract: Inductive synthesis and combination framework technique embodiments are presented that generally perform string transformations involving lookup operations in one or more relational tables, either alone or in combination with other non-lookup operations. More particularly, a semantic string lookup transformation language is presented, which can be used to generate an inductive synthesis procedure that synthesizes a set of transformations involving lookup operations that are consistent with the given set of input-output examples. In addition, a combination framework for combining the lookup transformation language and its synthesis procedure, with other transformation languages and their associated synthesis procedures, is presented. The resulting combined synthesis procedures enable the combination framework to synthesize transformations on a rich variety of data-types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Sumit Gulwani, Rishabh Singh, Dany Rouhana
  • Publication number: 20130144890
    Abstract: Typical frequently-asked question (FAQ) systems perform keyword searches on queries to a database of answers to deliver an answer to a user. The present invention searches a user generated query in a classifier trained to search a database of questions in a set of FAQs. The questions in the database correspond to answers. Upon finding a relevant question, the system returns the corresponding answer to the user. Searching the query against the questions generates more accurate results for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Ding Liu
  • Publication number: 20130086089
    Abstract: Techniques for distributing information over a network having a database in data communication with said network include a method that records in the database a plurality of computer readable profiles. Each computer readable profile corresponds to one of multiple users of the network. One of the computer readable files includes a query term that is associated with it. Generated on a common user interface are both perceivable stimuli in response to activity on said network of users corresponding to subgroup of the plurality of computer readable profiles, and information corresponding to computer readable profiles of the subgroup. The corresponding users of the subgroup possess knowledge related to the query term. A region of the user interface in which the perceivable stimuli is present defines an activity stream region. A region of the user interface in which said information is present defines a connections region of the user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ravi Banda, Vinay Vegunta, Gopi Jaggavarapu, Kathi Lynn Chenoweth, Vivian W. Wong
  • Publication number: 20130086011
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for validating content is provided. Data is parsed into at least a first group of data and a second group of data according to a plurality of types of content present in the data. The data is ingested into an associative memory. The associative memory forms a plurality of associations among the data. The associative memory is configured to be queried based on at least one relationship selected from a group consisting of direct relationships and indirect relationships among the data. The associative memory comprises a content-addressable structure, the content-addressable structure comprising a memory organization in which the data is configured to be accessed by the content as opposed to being configured to be accessed by addresses for the data. The first group of data and the second group of data are communicated in a graphical representation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventor: Brian Warn
  • Publication number: 20130073568
    Abstract: A social networking system includes a mechanism for integrating user actions on objects outside of the social networking system in the social graph. External system operators include widgets that, when executed by user devices, record user interactions that correspond to a defined structure of actions and objects. Information about the actions and the objects is gathered from external systems as users of the social networking system interact with the external systems. Content items are ranked according to the information about the actions and the objects as well as preferences of the viewing users.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Vladimir Federov, Xin Liu, David Michael Proudfoot, Wei Xu
  • Publication number: 20130054566
    Abstract: Methods, computer systems, and computer-readable media for accelerating a learning-to-rank algorithm using a central processing unit (CPU) and a graphics processing unit (GPU) are provided. The GPU processes document pairs created by the CPU in parallel to generate a lambda-gradient value and a weight for each document. The CPU builds a regression tree for the documents. The GPU is utilized to accelerate this process by constructing histograms of feature values, wherein the address of bins collecting the same feature value are shifted during the construction of the histogram. The output of the regression tree is a score for each document which is used to rank or order the document on a search engine results page.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventors: NINGYI XU, Allan Wu, Jin Li, Yu Wang, Chunshui Zhao, Feng-Hsiung Hsu
  • Publication number: 20130007038
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable code for processing queries for XML twigs using bottom-up processing include: receiving, by a computing device, a query XML twig including at least one sub-twig; determining whether an element in an XML tree is a root element of at least one sub-twig of the query XML twig, evaluating an arbitrary Boolean operation in the at least one sub-twig; populating a logic block if the element is a root element of the at least one sub-twig; inserting the element into an appropriate stack of a hierarchical stack if the element is not a root element of the at least one sub-twig; evaluating whether the element contributes to finding results of the query; discarding the element if the element does not contribute to finding results of the query; and determining whether the element is the root of the query XML twig.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Infosys Limited
    Inventors: Sumit Kumar BOSE, Rashi Malviya
  • Publication number: 20130007004
    Abstract: A tool for generating at least one search index for a composite document, wherein the composite document comprises multiple component documents. The search index is generated by extracting characters from the document, segregating the characters into tokens of one or more characters, and determining location information of the tokens. The location information can include the page number of the component document and X, Y page coordinates for the tokens. The tool also provides a user interface that allows for searching of the composite document using at least one of the generated indexes. The user interface allows the user to enter one or more search terms and to select the criteria that will be used during the search. Results are presented to the user via a list of document names that are also hyperlinks to the document. The results documents are listed in order of relevancy, and fragments of text that contain the searched terms are also available to the user, for each document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: Landon IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Krishmin RAI, George V. SHRECK
  • Publication number: 20120323968
    Abstract: A model for mapping the raw text representation of a text object to a vector space is disclosed. A function is defined for computing a similarity score given two output vectors. A loss function is defined for computing an error based on the similarity scores and the labels of pairs of vectors. The parameters of the model are tuned to minimize the loss function. The label of two vectors indicates a degree of similarity of the objects. The label may be a binary number or a real-valued number. The function for computing similarity scores may be a cosine, Jaccard, or differentiable function. The loss function may compare pairs of vectors to their labels. Each element of the output vector is a linear or non-linear function of the terms of an input vector. The text objects may be different types of documents and two different models may be trained concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Wen-tau Yih, Kristina N. Toutanova, Christopher A. Meek, John C. Platt
  • Publication number: 20120317129
    Abstract: A system for adding security data to a search index comprises a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to select an object in a search index, wherein an entry associated with the object is stored in the search index and add security entity data to an entry of the search index corresponding to the selected object. A memory is coupled to the processor and is configured to provide the processor with instructions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Workday, Inc.
    Inventors: Kashif Qayyum, Seamus Donohue
  • Publication number: 20120317097
    Abstract: In one embodiment, accessing a set of characters of a search query currently entered into a text entry box; compiling a first set of search results based on the set of characters currently entered into the text entry box, wherein the compiling is re-executed responsive to changes to the set of characters entered into the text entry box; associating an image with each search result from the first set of search results; and presenting the first set of search results as a first set of images adjacent to the text entry box.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: Erick Tseng
  • Publication number: 20120310960
    Abstract: A non-transitory, computer readable storage medium storing a program for a computer being capable of accessing a group of nodes having divided-data structures obtained by dividing a data structure having a transposed hierarchical bloom filter of a hierarchical bloom filter and sets of data blocks by a predetermined bit width, wherein the hierarchical bloom filter has h-stage bloom filter arrays each having a bit width of “s”, the hth-stage bloom filter array having bits indicating false positives or negatives and the pth-stage bloom filter array having n=d[h-(p-1)] bloom filters (where 1?p?h) each having a bit width of m=s/d[h-(p-1)] (where d indicates a division number for the hth-stage bloom filter array), the transposed hierarchical bloom filter is obtained in the bloom filters in the bloom filter array, and the set of data blocks corresponds to the first-stage bloom filter array of the hierarchical bloom filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi WATANABE, Yoshihiro Tsuchiya, Yasuo Noguchi
  • Publication number: 20120303657
    Abstract: Provided is a search result providing system and method for providing a loan word pronunciation service. The search result providing system includes a storage device, an original word-allomorph maintaining unit configured to store an original word, a loan word corresponding to the original word, and a first allomorph of the original word; a related loan word searching unit configured to find a related loan word from the original word-allomorph maintaining unit in response to a query, in which the related loan word is related in pronunciation with at least one of the original word, the loan word, and the first allomorph; and a related loan word providing unit configured to expose at least one related loan word as a search result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NHN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mi Seung YANG, Hyo Min KIM, Taeil KIM, Jin-hwan YOO, Ui Chung CHUNG, Uiyoung KIM
  • Publication number: 20120290604
    Abstract: Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems, methods, and apparatus for providing for utility common pool database. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for utilizing a common pool database. The method may include transmitting, by one or more networks, one or more queries comprising location data from a mobile device to a server in communication with a database; receiving, from the database by the one or more networks, localized field information based at least in part on the one or more queries; and outputting the localized field information via the mobile device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: Andoji Kavitha, Vinoth Kumar Mohan, Phillip Robinson
  • Publication number: 20120271844
    Abstract: One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for providing relevant information for a term identified in a user message. A user can read or write a message and one or more terms can be identified in the message, where an identified term may comprise one or more words or characters. One or more data structures comprising indications of temporally recognized terms can be stored locally, and the identified terms can be compared against the locally stored data, such as for fast retrieval. If the identified term matches one or more of the temporally recognized terms in the locally stored data, the user may select the temporally recognized term to perform an action assigned to the temporally recognized term. The assigned action can comprise retrieving relevant information for the term, such as finding movie times (e.g., where the term comprises a movie title).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: John Robert Selbie, Lavinder Singh, Alton Kwok, Aaron Hoi Lam Mok, Ho Wai Poon
  • Publication number: 20120254162
    Abstract: Techniques and tools are described for refining source-code query results. For example, source-code query results for a query can be generated, semantic clusters of the source-code query results can be generated, and based on a selection of a semantic cluster option, refined source-code query results can be sent. Also, for example, source-code query results can be received, selections of facet values associated with groups of the source-code query results can be sent, and based on selected facet values, a subset of the source-code query results can be received.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Infosys Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Allahbaksh Mohammedali Asadullah, Susan George, Basava Raju Muddu
  • Publication number: 20120246173
    Abstract: Systems and methods for searching a document corpus and generating search queries are disclosed. A method includes providing for display a graphical user interface having two or more sections, and providing for generation of an initial search query based on locations of query terms entered into the graphical user interface. Sections of the graphical user interface indicate a query status. A revised search query based on a location of the query terms within the graphical user interface is generated following the manipulation of one or more of the query terms. Movement of a selected query term from a first section to a second section of the graphical user interface changes the query status of the selected query term from a first query status to a second query status. A search of the database is performed using the revised search query to return an updated set of electronic documents for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Philip L. Wittmer, Peter J. Vanderheyden, Stuart A. McLean
  • Publication number: 20120246168
    Abstract: A computer-based system and method for intelligent resume search on online repositories is disclosed. The parameters in the resumes and the attributes related to the said parameters are identified and extracted by scanning the resumes sequentially and are stored in an index file. Search queries are constructed based on accepted query parts as input. The index file is indexed to locate the parameters relevant to the search queries. An initial score is assigned to the parameters located which is transformed to new score based on identifying additional domain intelligence in the derived attributes related to the located parameters. Finally, the resumes relevant to the parameters with the transformed score are retrieved and displayed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Rajiv Radheyshyam Srivastava, Girish Keshav Palshikar
  • Publication number: 20120239643
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a technique for supplementing user-specified text for a search with context information to generate search results that is more closely matched to the user's needs. A context search component maintains a snapshot of the user context and additional context-based queries are generated and corresponding searches are performed. The search results of the context-based queries are merged with the results of the user-specified text query and displayed for the user. When the user accesses a resource listed in the merged search results, the context-based terms mentioned in the resource are identified to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Michael D. EKSTRAND, Wei LI, Tovi Grossman, Justin Frank Matejka, George Fitzmaurice
  • Patent number: 8271463
    Abstract: Methods, systems and articles of manufacture are provided for accessing data within data repositories. Public UDTFs, private UDTFs and a metadata processor are utilized to provide access to data residing in a variety of data repositories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas R. Fish, Hoa T. Tran, David A. Wall
  • Publication number: 20120233184
    Abstract: A user-interface method of selecting and presenting a collection of content items based on user navigation and selection actions associated with the content is provided. The method includes associating a relevance weight on a per user basis with content items to indicate a relative measure of likelihood that the user desires the content item. The method includes receiving a user's navigation and selections actions for identifying desired content items, and in response, adjusting the associated relevance weight of the selected content item and group of content items containing the selected item. The method includes, in response to subsequent user input, selecting and presenting a subset of content items and content groups to the user ordered by the adjusted associated relevance weights assigned to the content items and content groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Veveo, Inc.
    Inventors: Murali ARAVAMUDAN, Kajamalai G. RAMAKRISHNAN, Rakesh BARVE, Sashikumar VENKATARAMAN, Ajit RAJASEKHARAN
  • Publication number: 20120226693
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for optimizing a query in a computer system. During compilation of the query, a GROUP BY clause with one or more GROUPING SETS, ROLLUP or CUBE operations is maintained in its original form until after query rewrite. The GROUP BY clause with the GROUPING SETS, ROLLUP or CUBE operations is then translated into a plurality of levels having one or more grouping sets. After compilation of the query, a grouping sets sequence is dynamically determined for the GROUP BY clause with the GROUPING SETS, ROLLUP or CUBE operations based on intermediate grouping sets, in order to optimize the grouping sets sequence. The execution of the grouping sets sequence is optimized by selecting a smallest grouping set from a previous one of the levels as an input to a grouping set on a next one of the levels. Finally, a UNION ALL operation is performed on the grouping sets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventors: Guogen Zhang, Fen-Ling Lin, Jung-Hsin Hu, Yao-Ching S. Chen, Yun Wang, Glenn M. Yuki
  • Publication number: 20120221571
    Abstract: A method for discovering and presenting ordered groups of names of objects that are commonly used together by an individual user of a computer system. The invention tracks usages of computer objects and computes a measure of importance (a “weight”) based on attributes such as time of use and other application dependent data. The objects that are commonly used at the same time are called a cluster, and clusters with the highest cumulative weights are the ones a user is most likely to use again in conjunction with one another. A user can select an entire cluster or a subset. The objects with the highest weights in the cluster are presented first when the user, having selected a cluster, needs to select a subset of the objects in the cluster. The invention uses space saving techniques to represent clusters in computer memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Hilarie Orman
  • Publication number: 20120215785
    Abstract: An indexing system for graph data. In particular implementations, the indexing system provides for denormalization and replica index functionality to improve query performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Sanjeev Singh, Bret Steven Taylor, Paul Buchheit, James Norris, Tudor Bosman, Benjamin Darnell
  • Publication number: 20120215628
    Abstract: A chronostratigraphic database comprising a plurality of discrete data points, wherein each data point comprises an x, y, z and T value, wherein x, y, and z are Cartesian coordinates describing a position and T is a geologic time event relative to said position; a method to produce a chronostratigraphic database and to utilize the database; and a modeling system wherein the database includes data formatted and arranged for use with a computer-implemented method or web-based method for controlling serving of an advertisement or public service message using its relevancy to a request.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventor: Ralph A. Williams
  • Patent number: 8244711
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for information retrieval are provided. Embodiments of the present invention may generate data structures that may be used to process user queries. According to embodiments of the present invention, a processor component configured to perform the operations of an indexing module and a storage module, the indexing module configured to generate a term list and a term-file matrix from information stored on the storage module, the indexing module further configured to generate an adjacency matrix from the one or more files, wherein the adjacency matrix represents a relationship of the one or more terms in each of the one or more files; and the indexing module further configured to generate a probability matrix using the adjacency matrix and a one-step or two-step random walk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Inventor: Chin Lung Fong
  • Publication number: 20120197908
    Abstract: Apparatus to associate a table of contents (TOC) and headings. An input section inputs TOC data C and body data D. A search section seeks the maximum value of a score function S which indicates the likelihood of associations M between a TOC and headings. An output section outputs associations M which maximize the score function S. The score function S is the total of a first sum obtained by summing unigram scores u for all the TOC items, where the unigram score u evaluates the likelihood of association of TOC item with a heading candidate line independently, and a second sum obtained by summing bigram scores b for all pairs of TOC items, where the bigram score b evaluates the likelihood of associations of paired TOC items with heading candidate lines on the basis of a degree of commonality.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Yuya Unno