Using Search Space Presentation Or Visualization, E.g., Category Or Range Presentation And Selection, Etc. (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.138)
  • Patent number: 9747389
    Abstract: A computer receives event information associated with a user. The computer determines one or more social media contacts associated with the event, wherein the social media contacts are further associated with the user. The computer determines one or more terms utilized by the determined one or more social media contacts. The computer detects an input by the user, wherein the input includes one or more characters. The computer determines one or more autocomplete suggestions based on the one or more terms utilized by the determined one or more social media contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Swaminathan Balasubramanian, Radha M. De, Ashley D. Delport, Indrajit Poddar, Cheranellore Vasudevan
  • Patent number: 8732660
    Abstract: Methods and computer program product relate to user input auto-completion. The methods and product are executable on a processing device in a computing system environment so as to provide an auto-completion scheme with enhanced capabilities that improve user efficiency when performing a task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Novell, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan W. Neill, Scott A. Isaacson
  • Publication number: 20120179716
    Abstract: An object is to conduct a search for an article absent in an input image. A recommendation system according to an embodiment of the present invention is provided with an input unit to achieve input of a still image, an article recognizing unit to analyze the input image to recognize an article section according to an article included in the image, a category specifying unit to specify a category according to the input image on the basis of the recognized article section, an article information extracting unit to extract identification information of an article section except for the recognized article section among article sections associated with the specified category, and an output unit to output the extracted identification information of the article section and/or information corresponding thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: RAKUTEN, INC.
    Inventor: Shinya Takami
  • Publication number: 20100299344
    Abstract: A method of suggesting accompaniment tracks for synchronised rendering with a content data item includes obtaining data descriptive of the content data item. A database query based at least partly on the data descriptive of the content data item to identify auxiliary content items to a user is resolved. The database (14;28) includes records, each configured to associate descriptive data with an auxiliary content data item for forming an accompaniment track. Data representative of a selection of an auxiliary content data item is received in association with the query, and a database record for the selected auxiliary content data item is caused to be amended to reflect the selection in association with at least part of the descriptive data included in the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Inventors: Mauro Barbieri, Johannes Weda
  • Publication number: 20090299997
    Abstract: This method includes: extracting plural feature expressions from plural documents, and categorizing the extracted feature expressions into plural sets; presenting a user with one of the plural sets in a manner that the feature expressions included in the set can be recognized; accepting, from the user, a grouping instruction including designation of the feature expression to be unified among the feature expressions included in a specific set, and counting, as a first value, the number of documents including the feature expression to be unified, which is included in the grouping instruction; counting, as a second value, the number of documents including the feature expression included in a set that is other than the specific set and identified by a grouping mode and/or state; judging based on the first and second values whether a predetermined condition is satisfied; upon detecting that the predetermined condition is satisfied, notifying the user of the completion of designation of the feature expression to be
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kazunari TANAKA, Isamu Watanabe
  • Publication number: 20090019053
    Abstract: A method of generating clothing recommendations for a potential purchaser uses user-specific information to generate a list of suggested garments for the user and displays a graphical representation of the garments. The user-specific information may include recommendations from one or more friends, fashion experts, or other purchasers, optionally including information based on purchasing history or shopping history of other purchasers. The graphical representation may include a three-dimensional representation. Recommendations may be prioritized based on ranking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2007
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: David Burgess, Shyam Kapur, Caitlin Smallwood
  • Publication number: 20080091668
    Abstract: A method and apparatus, and article of manufacture are provided to process an abstract query of a database abstraction constructed over an underlying physical data storage mechanism. The database may comprise a single data source, or a federated source spanning multiple systems. Embodiments of the invention process an abstract query by generating an intermediate representation of the abstract query. In one embodiment, the intermediate representation comprises an abstract query plan. An abstract query plan includes a combination of elements from the data abstraction model and elements relating to the underlying physical data storage mechanism. Once generated, a back-end component may easily traverse the abstract query plan to generate an SQL statement (or other resolved query) corresponding to the abstract query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventors: RICHARD DETTINGER, Daniel Kolz
  • Publication number: 20080005102
    Abstract: Techniques for providing relevant information to a user based on information or documents accessed or viewed by the user. The relevant information is provided automatically to the user without requiring user input. The information provided to the user is selected from information provided by various content provider systems. The present invention uses several techniques to determine relevancy between the contents of the document accessed by the user and between the information provided by the content provider systems. The relevancy information is used to select information to be provided to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Publication date: January 3, 2008
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hull, Jamey Graham, Peter Hart, Kurt Piersol