Presentation Or Visualization Of Query Results (epo) Patents (Class 707/E17.141)
  • Patent number: 10452761
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system, method, and software application for enabling a user to view data from an external data source in a visual map, wherein the external data source has a web services interface. Visual mapping software on a computer provides a visual mapping interface in which a user can create, edit, and/or view a visual map. Within the visual mapping interface, the visual mapping software provides the user with an option to obtain data from one or more data sources associated with a web service. In response to the user selecting a data source associated with a web service, the visual mapping software builds a web service request for the web service associated with the selected data source. The visual mapping application makes a call to the applicable web service with the web service request. The visual mapping application subsequently receives data from the web service and transforms the data into a format that can be used to generate visual map data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Corel Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Creekbaum, Michael B. Jetter, Steven Bashford
  • Patent number: 10247570
    Abstract: A data acquisition apparatus includes a processing resource operably coupled to an input unit and an output unit. The processing resource is arranged to provide an execution environment for supporting a user interface. An enquiry module is provided and supported by the execution environment. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus also includes a communications unit operably coupled to the processing resource for supporting communications over a communications network. The enquiry module is arranged to generate a search query relating to a point of interest and receive search results in response thereto via the communications unit, the enquiry module also being arranged to use the search results to derive data associated with the point of interest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: TOMTOM NAVIGATION B.V.
    Inventors: Sjoerd Aben, Erik Thomassen, Teun De Haas
  • Patent number: 9990444
    Abstract: In a search server, a page collection unit collects Internet pages. An index generation unit generates an index of the pages. An index-tree generation unit generates an index tree representing the connection relationship among the pages in a tree structure, and in which a page linked from multiple pages is represented by different nodes in a duplicated manner. When a search word input unit inputs a search word in a client, a search-result generation unit of the search server generates a search result on the basis of the index. For the index tree, a search-result-tree generation unit, for example, highlights nodes containing the search word, and deletes nodes, each of which does not contain the search word and is not a branch point into multiple branches which contain the search word. The search-result-tree generation unit outputs the resulting search result to a search result display unit of the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kurokawa, Takahisa Mizuno, Tomohiro Shioya, Sayaka Tamai
  • Patent number: 9542376
    Abstract: Systems and processes are described for creating, editing, and navigating one or more flowcharts. A process includes causing display of a graphical user interface having a plurality of display regions. The plurality of display regions including at least a first, a second, and a third display region. Each display region is for displaying a node of a plurality of nodes in the one or more flowcharts. The plurality of nodes are connected by a plurality of logic paths and the total number of display regions is less than the total number of hierarchical levels in the one or more flowcharts. Additionally, the process includes causing display of a first node in the first display region and a second node in the second display region. A first logic path connects from the first node to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Sehul S. Shah
  • Patent number: 9015189
    Abstract: A method and system for providing access to information via a supplementary device is provided. User access to primary information via a primary device is monitored. Key information related to the primary content is obtained by extracting and analyzing metadata sources for the primary information. Then, supplementary information related to the primary information is obtained based on the key information. The supplementary information is provided for user access via the supplementary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mithun Sheshagiri, Simon J. Gibbs, Alan Messer, Anugeetha Kunjithapatham
  • Patent number: 8935245
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for presenting search results. One of the methods includes obtaining, based on a search request, search results that comprise a first user profile and a second user profile. The method includes determining a popularity difference between a first popularity associated with the first user profile and a second popularity associated with the second user profile. The method includes determining that the popularity difference exceeds a threshold. The method includes based on determining that the popularity difference exceeds the threshold, causing the search results to be presented in a display area such that the first user profile is emphasized relative to the second user profile within the display area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Lucian F. Cionca, Alexander Sobol, Andre Rohe, Sangsoo Sung, Okan Kolak, Bryan C. Horling
  • Publication number: 20140365466
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for transmitting instructions to display a user profile page associated with a user, receiving user input associated with a resource of a plurality of resources, the user input being provided through the user profile page, storing the user input as a factor associating the resource with a user, receiving a search query, the search query identifying the user, processing data stored in a database based on the search query and the factor to generate one or more search results, the one or more search results including an indicator associated with the resource, the indicator indicating that the one or more search results are associated with the user, and transmitting the one or more search results for display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: GOOGLE INC.
    Inventors: Justin Chu, David Nachum, Gregory M. Marra, Richard P. Klau
  • Patent number: 8886657
    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: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Brian Warn
  • Publication number: 20130325845
    Abstract: Systems and computer program products provide presentation of a plurality of search results and a diagram for each of the plurality of search results. With computer readable program code, when read by a processor, the systems and products are configured for receiving a plurality of search results in response to a search request and accessing a database including signifier data for each of the plurality of search results. The signifier data may include information regarding at least a first signifier and a second signifier of each of the plurality of the search results. The code further includes generating a first diagram of the first and second signifiers for each of the plurality of search results, the first diagram based at least in part on the signifier data, and presenting the plurality of search results and the first diagram for each of the plurality of search results via a browser application.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20130311455
    Abstract: A search result is re-ranked/re-ordered in view of a social reputation of a user who will view the search result, where the search result comprises an ordered sequence of identifications of a plurality of network-accessible documents that match a search query. The re-ranking comprises changing an order of at least one of the identified plurality of network-accessible documents within the ordered sequence. The search result is then rendered, as re-ranked, for the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Barry A. Kritt, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Publication number: 20130311447
    Abstract: Querying a finite set of data sources. A method includes receiving a query from a user. The method further includes determining a set of two or more data sources from the finite set of data sources that together can be used to satisfy the query. The method further includes translating at least a portion of the query from the user to semantically appropriate queries for the two or more data sources. The method further includes receiving results from the two or more data sources to the semantically appropriate queries. The method further includes aggregating the results, and presenting the aggregation to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Christian Liensberger, Qunshu Zhang, Maxim Uritsky
  • Publication number: 20130268511
    Abstract: A search engine configured to respond to a search query with a search results page is presented. The search engine includes at least one annotated search result in the search results page. The at least one annotated search results is annotated according to user data independent of the basis by which the search results are identified. The search results page is generated to include user-actionable controls by which a user can update the search results according to update criteria. The update criteria is used in a feedback loop to improve the user data upon which search results are personalized and/or annotated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Peter Richard Bailey, Girish Kumar, Ryen William White, Nathan Buggia, Keith Alan Regier
  • Publication number: 20130262441
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for accessing, navigating, and displaying multiple versions of claims in an efficient and customer-friendly manner. In various embodiments, claims can be processed and stored such that they can be displayed via an interface in a graphical format (e.g., textual, circular, hierarchical, etc.).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MCKESSON FINANCIAL HOLDINGS
    Inventors: TRACY ANN WEBER, MARK GALIK, CHRISTINE BELANGER
  • Publication number: 20130262460
    Abstract: Content source owners may associate their sites with a user as the user's preferred source. According to the disclosed subject matter, a preference communication is received indicating that an identified content source is to be a preferred source for an identified user. A set of search results is obtained responsive to a search request from the identified user. The set of search results include at least one search result referencing content from the identified content source. The set of search results is rearranged according preferred sources associated with the identified user, including the identified content source, such that the search result referencing content from the identified content source is repositioned within the ordered set of search results to a more prominent position in the rearranged set of search results. A search results page is generated from the rearranged set of search results and returned to the identified user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Barlin, Simon P. King, Rahul Nair, Marc Eliot Davis, Imran Aziz
  • Publication number: 20130212093
    Abstract: Provided are a computer program product, method, and system for rendering search results. A search request is received having a search criteria to perform with respect to objects having content instances. A determination is made of the objects having qualifying content instances that satisfy the search criteria, an attribute value of the qualifying content instances for a specified attribute, and appearance settings for the qualifying content instances based on the determined attribute values. The appearance settings vary based on the attribute values. Tags are generated indicating the content instances and appearance settings for the content instances. A visualization of the tags in a display group are generated to provide visualization of the qualifying content instances in the objects according to the appearance settings, wherein visualizations of the tags is varied based on the determined appearance settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Srinivas V. Chitiveli, Barton W. Emanuel
  • Publication number: 20130185284
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for grouping search results into a profile page. A search engine accepts a user search string and generates a first set of results. In response to the first set of results, a query generator generates queries corresponding to a number of entities sharing a common name. The search engine executes the queries, returning responsive data sets. An entity resolver merges the data sets to ensure that each unique entity is represented by a single data set. A threshold may be defined such that results meeting a certain level of similarity are merged. A profile generator creates a profile page for each unique entity using biographical data contained in the respective data sets, and generates a results page containing links to each unique profile. The results page is then sent to the user for display on a graphical user interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Erik J. Burckart, Andrew Ivory, Aaron K. Shook, David M. Stecher
  • Publication number: 20130179435
    Abstract: A system includes a database with a plurality of records, each record including a plurality of data fields. The system receives input from an end user. The end user input is received via an end user interface, and the end user input includes a subset of the plurality of data fields. The system queries the database using the subset of data fields, and data is retrieved from the database using the subset of data fields. The data retrieved from the database substantially include only data fields that are the data fields supplied by the end user. In an embodiment, the retrieved data do not include data fields that are not part of the data fields supplied by the end user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: Ralph Stadter
  • Publication number: 20130086041
    Abstract: Architecture that uses content from off-page data sources such as feeds (e.g., yellow pages, coupons, social networks, commerce, etc.) to present additional, relevant information in association with search results. The additional and relevant information is directly relevant to the implicit task the user is trying to accomplish. The architecture includes online and offline mechanisms that identify an entity represented on a web page and look-up information related to that entity in disparate data sources. Relevance heuristics are employed to determine which of the available entity data to show in the caption given the user query, the web page, and the underlying user task (other known information about the user such as geographic location).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Krishnan Thazhathekalam, David Simpson, David D. Ahn, Andrea Burbank, Franco Salvetti, Christopher Jon Jewell
  • Publication number: 20130086509
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, computer systems, and computing devices method of facilitating presentation of alternative query suggestions. The method includes referencing an initial query having a plurality of terms. A term(s) to remove from the initial query is identified, for example, based at least on a number of times the term(s) occur in previous queries. The initial query is modified by removing the term(s) from the initial query. Thereafter, the modified query is used to identify an alternative query suggestion(s) that includes at least one term that matches at least one term of the modified query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: ASHWIN SATYANARAYANA, TABREEZ GOVANI, SAMIR SHIRAZ PRADHAN, GIRIDHAR KUMARAN, XIN FU, FENG PAN, NITIN AGRAWAL
  • Publication number: 20130067364
    Abstract: Computer-readable media, computer systems, and computing devices for facilitating presentation of search result items having varying prominence is provided. The method includes referencing a search result item to be presented within a search results page in response to a search query. Thereafter, a determination is made that a size prominence of the search result item is to be modified. Such a determination can be based on a result attribute(s) associated with the search result item and a result attribute(s) associated with other search result items within the search results page. The size of the search result item is adjusted in accordance with the determination that the size prominence of the search result item is to be modified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: ALEC JOHN BERNTSON, SANAZ AHARI, KIERAN RICHARD MCDONALD, MUHAMMAD ARIF IQBAL
  • Publication number: 20130036114
    Abstract: Search results may include both objective results and person results. In one example, a search query is evaluated to determine whether it is the type of query that a user might want to ask to a friend. If the query is of such a type, then the search engine may examine a social graph to determine which friends of the user who entered the query may have information that is relevant to answering the query. If such friends exist, then the friends may be displayed along with objective search results, along with an explanation of each friend's relevance to the query. Clicking on a person in the results may cause a conversation to be initiated with that person, thereby allowing the user who entered the query to ask his or her friend about the subject of the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sandy Wong, Wei Mu, Jun Yin, Rahul Nair, Simon King, Srinivasan Badrinarayanan, Xavier Legros, Michael Ching, Kevin Haas, Shubha Nabar
  • Publication number: 20120310922
    Abstract: In one embodiment, in response to a user accessing a search tool and before the user submitting any search query or portion thereof to the search tool, compiling a first set of search results based on information known about the user and presenting the first set of search results to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventors: Michael Dudley Johnson, Ryan Patterson
  • Publication number: 20120259843
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for GPU acceleration of a database system, the method includes a) executing a parallelized query against a database using a database server, the parallelized query including an operation using a particular stored procedure available to the database server that includes a GPU/Many-Core Kernel executable; and b) executing the particular stored procedure on one or more GPU/Many-Core devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Timothy Child
  • Publication number: 20120253984
    Abstract: A received search query is used to create a search result where the search result is a listing of items identified in a data repository of item information where the item information includes data indicative of parametric values for each of a plurality of items. Data indicative of parametric values within the item information of the listing of items is used to order the search result for display whereby at least one subset of items within the listing of items determined to have similar parametric values will be displayed as a group having positions within the listing of items that are proximate relative to each other. Data indicative of parametric values within the item information of the at least one subset of items is also used to discern differences in one or more parametric values between items in the at least one subset of items which discerned differences in the one or more parametric values between items in the at least one subset of items within the listing of items are caused to be highlighted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: W.W. GRAINGER, INC.
    Inventor: Geoffry A. Westphal
  • Publication number: 20120233154
    Abstract: Computer systems and methods allow users to annotate content items found in a corpus such as the World Wide Web Annotations, which can include any descriptive and/or evaluative metadata related to a document, are collected from a user and stored in association with that user. Users are able to annotate and view their annotations for any document they encounter while interacting with the corpus, including hits returned in a search of the corpus. Users are also able to search their annotations or to limit searches to documents they have annotated. Metadata from annotations can also be aggregated across users and aggregated metadata applied in generating search results.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Eckart Walther, Qi Lu, David Ku, Kevin Lee, Chung-Man Tam, Ali Diab
  • Publication number: 20120209830
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for facilitating the selection of an information source, comprising: providing two search strings to an electronic device; obtaining strings and relationship values, wherein each relationship value defines a degree of semantic relationship between two strings or a string and a search string and wherein at least some of the strings match with elements in the information sources; and displaying at least some of the matching strings on a two-dimensional map. The map comprises a first, a second and a third region, the first region comprising matching strings that have a non-zero relationship value only with regard to the first search string, the second region comprising matching strings that have a non-zero relationship value only with regard to the second search string and the third region comprising matching strings that have non-zero relationship values with regard to the first and the second search string.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: ExB Asset Management GmbH
    Inventors: Ramin ASSODALLAHI, Stefan BORDAG
  • Publication number: 20120209881
    Abstract: Methods, systems and software for searching electronic documents allow a user to enter a single or multiple letters of a word group, name, phrase, or the like, and see hits that include the data inputted. The search tool solves the problem of finding the full words and ultimately the meaning of an acronym when reading a web page, word processing document, or other electronic searchable material. The search tool also solves the problem of searching through a document for particular word groups, phrases, and names, and may be especially useful where the exact spelling is unknown. The search tool may allow consumers the ability to search based on one or more characters of each name or word independently of the remaining characters in the name, phrase or word search.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Bruce Eliot Ross
  • Publication number: 20120110017
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing search results in a plurality of tabs are described. In one example embodiment, a search term is received. In response, one or more keywords associated with the search term are obtained. Next, respective searches using respective keywords of the one or more keywords are performed to obtain respective results. The results are presented to a client machine for presentation. The presentation comprises a plurality of tabbed pages where each tabbed page of the plurality of tabbed pages including a respective keyword and a respective portion of the results corresponding to the respective keyword.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Huaping Gu, Neelakantan Sundaresan
  • Publication number: 20120096014
    Abstract: A computerized method of visualizing the collective opinion of a group regarding one or more qualitative issues. The group initially selects N issues from the universe of potential issues and often assigns the issues images and titles. The system presents each user with graphical user interface screens wherein individual users vote on the relative importance and degree of relationship between the N aspects (Data Points) and issues, often using drag and drop methods. The software computes N×N similarity matrices based on users voting input and clusters various aspects into groups of greater and lesser similarity and importance, and presents results of users qualitative ranking in easy to read relationship tree diagrams where the relative importance and qualitative relationship of the issues may be designated by size and other graphical markers. The software may reside on a network server and present display screens to web browsers running on users computerized devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: 6464076 CANADA INC. O/A DISTILITY ("DISTILITY")
    Inventor: Alexander Davids
  • Publication number: 20120030194
    Abstract: A method, communication device and system are provided for identifying and scheduling events, such as meetings and appointments identified in data items such as messages and electronic documents. Content relating to an event is identified within the data item, and date information for the identified event is determined based on the content of the data item or other contextual information. An availability status in respect of the event is determined by querying a data store, such as a calendar store, to determine whether the date and time associated with the identified event is free or in conflict. Once the availability status is determined, the data item may be displayed at the communication device together with a visual indicator of the availability status. The identified event in the data item may be actuatable to create an event item for storage in the data store.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED
    Inventor: Rohit Rocky JAIN
  • Publication number: 20110320470
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to presenting a suggested search query. Responsive to receiving a user-devised search parameter, a suggested search query is identified. The user-devised search parameter might have been previously received by a search system, or alternatively, might be a unique query that has not been previously received. A suggested search query might be generated using various techniques, such as by applying an n-gram language model. A classification of the suggested search query is determined, and the suggested search query is presented together with a visual indicator, which signifies the classification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: ROBERT WILLIAMS, Nitin Agrawal, Farid Hosseini, Sanaz Ahari, Maxim Stepin, Jason Bolla, Bo-June Hsu
  • Publication number: 20110276565
    Abstract: Techniques describe constructing a location and activity recommendation model to identify relationships between locations and activities. To construct the model, the process obtains global positioning system (GPS) logs of geographical locations collected over time and identifies stay points representing locations visited by an individual user. The process also identifies points of interest in a region using a database and correlates a relationship between activity to activity by submitting queries to a search engine. The information gathered is used to fill locations and activities in a location-activity matrix. Recommendations may be made for a location and/or activity when given a user query, based on a user's present geographical location, or a prediction of a user's interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Yu Zheng, Wencheng Zheng, Xing Xie
  • Publication number: 20110258041
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for landing page optimization have been disclosed. In one version offer or landing page optimization occurs by correlating post conversion events based on an identification established at conversion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Applicant: LifeStreet Corporation
    Inventors: Serge Ioffe, Aleksey Studnev
  • Publication number: 20110196865
    Abstract: A method for content recommendation for a user, wherein a song or a video is recommended to the user and a confidence measure is determined for the recommended song. The confidence measure is displayed to the user, so the user may get more confidence into the recommendation of the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Sony Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Jana EGGINK, Thomas Kemp, Wilhelm Hagg, Taufan Zimmer, Tomasz Feduszczak
  • Publication number: 20110179003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for sharing emotion data and a method of sharing emotion data using the same, which are capable of obtaining collective intelligence through an emotion data set for specific video data, etc. The system for sharing emotion data comprises a plurality of clients each configured to comprise input means for inputting emotion data, storage means for storing the inputted emotion data, and a display unit for displaying integrated data received to input the emotion data; a sharing server configured to comprise formation means for receiving a plurality of the emotion data from the plurality of clients and forming an emotion data set and to transmit the integrated data to the clients; and a main database coupled to the sharing server and configured to store at least any one of the integrated data or the emotion data set formed in the sharing server.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Hye-Jin MIN, Jong Cheol PARK
  • Publication number: 20110119255
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that facilitate advertisement selection using advertising units. An entity that is a sequence of two or more words is referenced. The entity includes substrings comprising a portion of the entity. Search data in association with the entity is compared to corresponding search data in association with the substrings of the entity. Based on the comparison, it is determined that the entity comprises an advertisable unit that functions as a unit for purposes of selecting an advertisement for display. The advertisable unit is used to select an advertisement to be presented to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: May 19, 2011
    Applicant: MICROSOFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: DOU SHEN, YI ZHANG, HENG ZHANG, SAHIL THAKER, VALERI LIBORSKI, YING LI
  • Publication number: 20110087654
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for managing how merchandise listings satisfying a search query are processed and presented to a user of a computer-based trading or e-commerce application when the listings are of heterogeneous types. Consistent with some embodiments, in response to a user-initiated search query, item listings and product listings are displayed intermingled in a set of search results pages. The item listings and product listings are positioned relative to one another, in part, based on a level of demand associated with the product listings and the item listings, where demand is measured by monitoring user-initiated activities in connection with the item and product listings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Publication date: April 14, 2011
    Inventors: James Matthew Olson, Ken Sun, Suchisubhra Sinha, Rangaraj Keshavamurthy Belur
  • Publication number: 20100318583
    Abstract: A data visualization system and method are provided herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Jonathan Cohen
  • Publication number: 20100306187
    Abstract: Methods and systems for processing data, including metadata and an index database. In one exemplary method, a first folder, representing a first search query, is stored, and a second folder, representing a second search query wherein the second folder has a predetermined hierarchical relationship to the first folder, is stored, and the search queries are used to search one or both of an index database and a metadata database. In the metadata database, the type of metadata for one file type differs from the type of metadata for another file type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Yan Arrouye, Dominic Giampaolo, Bas Ording, Gregory Christie, Stephen Olivier Lemay, Marcel van Os, Imran Chaudhri, Kevin Tiene, Pavel Cisler
  • Publication number: 20100262536
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining and reporting aggregated transaction level data regarding a particular user are disclosed. Based on the requests of one or more information requesters, an aggregator server can request transaction level data for all accounts associated with a particular user from a transaction database. The transaction database returns raw transaction level data for all accounts associated with the particular user to the aggregator server. The aggregator server can then parse the raw transaction level data based on a number of transaction level data elements and information requester input. The parsed raw transaction level data can then be used to determine the number of predefined or information requester defined transaction level data aggregates. The resulting transaction level data aggregates can then be sent in a report to the one or more information requesters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Melyssa Barrett, Joe Scott, Nancy Hilgers
  • Publication number: 20100198628
    Abstract: In an online search environment, embodiments described herein provide an interface that presents or provides a summary view of a search result for products or services. The summary view summarizes products or services that match search criteria by provider. In particular, the summary view identifies (i) individual providers that offers products or services that match the search criteria, and (ii) aggregates information that is descriptive of all (or many) products or services that match the search criteria of each identified provider. The aggregated information may be presented in visual association with the provider (e.g. tabular form), and may list price ranges and/or counts of the number of products/services of the provider that match the criteria. Other features may be incorporated into the summary view, such as a visual marker that enables the user to view supplemental information without navigating away from the view.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2010
    Publication date: August 5, 2010
    Inventor: Maximillian Rayner
  • Patent number: 7747686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for facilitating the interaction with data using interactive data structures. The method of the present invention comprises generating one or more objects associated with one or more items of content. The one or more objects are combined to form an interactive data structure. The content associated with the one or more objects and the interactive data structure are delivered to a client device. One or more modifications may be made to the one or more objects comprising the interactive data structure. The one or more modifications made to the one or more objects comprising the interactive data structure may be propagated to the content associated with the one or more objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Shyam Kapur
  • Publication number: 20100125504
    Abstract: A notification system and method for providing a notification of comparison data for products or services to users for display on a user's computer. User notification data is stored for each of a plurality of users, user notification data comprising user data related to a user, type data identifying at least one type of product or service of a interest to the user, parameter date comprising parameters required for the comparison of data products or services of a product or service type of interest to the user, and temporal data indicative of when the user requires a notification. The user notification data is read to determine when to determine product or service comparison data by sending a query based on the type data and the parameter data to at least one product or service data source. Notification data is generated for display on a user's computer. The notification data includes the comparison data and a selectable link for each product or service compared in the comparison data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: Riaz Ahmed Agha
  • Publication number: 20100121655
    Abstract: A patient data record is described comprising a mean model representative of the patient and further comprises at least one shape model to represent data concerning the patient, in which the said mean model comprises at least one region and the said shape model comprises at least one sub-section, and in which the at least one sub-section of the shape model is linked to the equivalent region of the mean model. This has the advantage of allowing greater structure to the patient record. Further a system is described to present patient data upon queries generated by a user and arranged to access the claimed patient data record, and which is further arranged to provide access to information in the sub-section of the shape model when a query generated by the user accesses the equivalent region of the mean model. This system allows full use of the improved patient data record.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N. V.
    Inventors: Christian Lorenz, Hans Barschdorf, Jens Von Berg, Thomas Blaffert, Sebastian P. M. Dries, Sven Kabus
  • Publication number: 20100106715
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for offering banner advertisement with a search function. The method for offering banner advertisement with the search function includes loading a search input window with a search function, and exposing the loaded search input window to a banner advertising window including banner advertisement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Applicant: NHN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eun Ja Byun, Youn Kook Jeon
  • Publication number: 20100076961
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide methods, systems, and articles of manufacture improving the process of query composition, query processing, and presenting query results to users of an abstract database. Embodiments of the present invention organize and view data using abstract records. Specifically, users compose a query according to the logical relationships present in the data. Rather than evaluate conditions against a set of rows from a relational table, conditions included in abstract query are evaluated against instances of an abstract record. Instances that satisfy the conditions specified by an abstract query are returned as query results. In a specific case abstract records are used to evaluate a “never exists conditions, that determine the absence of data in an abstract records that satisfy a particular condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Richard D. Dettinger, Daniel P. Kolz
  • Publication number: 20100049733
    Abstract: Systems and methods consistent with the invention may include selecting a plurality of hosts to store data structures by defining a color incidence process used to model a host assignment process, determining, by the color incidence process, a color allocation, and assigning the data structures to one of the plurality of hosts based on the color allocation determined by the color incidence process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventor: Gerhard Hill
  • Publication number: 20100030778
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the invention, an electronic document (e-document) can be searched and found by capturing an image of the printed document. Instead of typing in a file name or searching through multiple directories, the user simply takes a picture of the document with a camera and the system uses the document image to locate the e-document. In an alternative embodiment of the invention, an image of a printed document can be useful for remote document sharing. In various embodiments of the invention, sharing an image of a printed document can be used to email a high quality paper document, send a high quality fax, or open a document to a page containing an annotation. Through co-design of the feature extraction and search algorithm in the system, the image feature detection robustness and search speed are improved at the same time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiong Liu, Patrick Chiu, Lynn D. Wilcox
  • Publication number: 20100030750
    Abstract: The application discloses a new system for performing queries and entity resolution on two or more data sources without having to ETL all the documents, entities, and descriptions of entities. Also disclosed, is a method to perform advanced entity resolution without divulging personally sensitive information to end-users and intermediate systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Publication date: February 4, 2010
    Applicant: KNOWLEDGE COMPUTING CORPORATION
    Inventor: William Oliver
  • Publication number: 20090327251
    Abstract: A system for use in storage of advertisements in a personal account at an online service is provided. The online service may be configured to serve data to a client device to cause the client device to display a graphical user interface. The system may include a search interface to receive a search query input by a user and to display search results and one or more advertisements generated from a search engine of the online service in response to the search query, a selector configured to receive a user command to save a selected advertisement in the personal account for later viewing and/or traversal of a hyperlink embedded in the advertisement, and a personal account interface to display a saved advertisement in the personal account.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Applicant: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventor: Linda Walmer