Text Summarization Or Condensation Patents (Class 715/254)
  • Patent number: 10296880
    Abstract: A method and an invoice analytics system (IAS) for analyzing an entity's business service transactional invoice data (BSTID) and performing invoice analytics (IA) in real time are provided. The IAS extracts contract line item (CLI) data from contracts and stores the CLI data in a CLI database. The IAS transforms the CLI data into a quick view format and generates a contract quick view interface that displays the CLI data on an entity device. The IAS extracts and segments invoice line item (ILI) data from aggregated BSTID, stores the ILI data in an ILI database, and reconciles the invoices in accordance with the contracts by identifying and rectifying errors and off-contract business service items. The IAS performs IA on the ILI data for computing cost savings and generates an interactive, dynamic, and searchable IA report including graphical data representations of purchase patterns, outliers, variations, and predictive analytics for the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Lisa Therese Miller
  • Patent number: 10133457
    Abstract: Provided is an operating method of a terminal. The method includes: displaying a contents list on a display of the terminal, the contents list including a plurality of items, each of the plurality of items corresponding to a respective one of a plurality of contents; selecting at least two items from among the plurality of items in the displayed contents list in response to receiving of a first input, the selected at least two items displayed distinguishably from the rest of the plurality of items that is not selected in the contents list; and displaying a first content among the plurality of selected contents in response to receiving of a second input, the first content corresponding to a first item among the selected at least two items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bumhyeon Baek, Woosung Kim
  • Patent number: 10034035
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are provided for provisioning an output device for use with a media device to produce synchronized audio and video portions of media content. An exemplary method involves a media device identifying a device type associated with the output device, obtaining synchronization settings for the device type from a server via a network, and presenting audiovisual content in accordance with the synchronization settings obtained from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.
    Inventors: Samuel Eber, Eric Pleiman, Jesus Flores Guerra
  • Patent number: 9886134
    Abstract: A terminal device such as a smartphone displays a first image on a display unit, and outputs a second image including the first image as a part to a display device such as a navigation device. Also, the terminal device obtains relative position information indicating a relative positional relation of the first image with respect to the second image from an external server. When a user makes a touch input to the second image displayed on the display device, the input position is transmitted from the display device to the terminal device. The terminal device obtains the conversion necessity information indicating whether or not the input position on the second image needs to be converted based on the relative position information, and converts the input position on the second image to the input position on the first image based on the relative position information when the conversion is necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shunichiro Nagao
  • Patent number: 9672279
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a processing platform configured to implement a cluster labeling system for documents comprising unstructured text data. The cluster labeling system comprises a clustering module and a visualization module. The clustering module implements a topic model generator and is configured to assign each of the documents to one or more of a plurality of clusters based at least in part on one or more topics identified from the unstructured text data using at least one topic model provided by the topic model generator. The visualization module comprises multiple view generators configured to generate respective distinct visualizations of a selected one of the clusters. The multiple view generators include at least a bigram view generator configured to provide a visualization of a plurality of term pairs from the selected cluster, and a summarization view generator configured to provide a visualization of representative term sequences from the selected cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: EMC IP Holding Company LLC
    Inventors: Raphael Cohen, Alon Grubshtein, Aisling J. Crowley, Peter R. Elliot
  • Patent number: 9508028
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for detecting numerical text strings within a text string and converting those numerical text strings into digit strings. The digit strings may be reflected in real-time, such as when the user is typing a text message. If more than one possible format of the digit string is determined, the system may then provide a selection of the various formats for selection. Once the proper format for the digit string is determined, that digit string may replace the numerical string previously detected in the text string. The text to digit conversion and associated formatting expedites user text entry such that the user is not required to switch keyboard views, (e.g., virtual keyboards). Additionally, converting to digit strings compresses message length, as well as provide other benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendy Bannister, Simon Corston
  • Patent number: 9197484
    Abstract: A digital plaque that can display one of several stored certificates that can also retrieve updates to a displayed certificate when needed. The digital plaque is used to display a certificate and associated information. Typically the certificate displayed is one of an award, a recognition, a score card, a picture, a transcript, a document, a sales deed, a ticket, a poster, a document cover, a book cover, a patent application, a granted patent and a graduation record. A collection of such certificates is stored in memory and displayed when selected by a user. Status information and supporting documents associated with the selected certificate can be retrieved from a remote server and portions of the retrieved information can be displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Inventor: Madhavi Jayanthi
  • Publication number: 20150143232
    Abstract: A new system for, first, creating a cross-reference between user characteristics and applicable portions of platform requirement documents; and, second, displaying on a case by case basis, only portions of platform requirement documents applicable to those user characteristics, starts with a Subject Matter Expert (SME) creating, from the platform requirement documents, a list of platform: (a) core requirements; (b) conditional physical requirements; and, (c) conditional procedural requirements; then cross-referencing those core requirements, conditional physical requirements and conditional procedural requirements with applicable portions of the platform requirement document; next creating a cross-reference between user characteristics that interact with the platform and their corresponding platform conditional physical requirements and conditional procedural requirements; and, finally, creating a list of those cross-referenced user characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Eric B. Treadwell
  • Publication number: 20150135063
    Abstract: Systems, computer-program products and methods for annotating electronic text documents by resolving abbreviated text of concepts defined in a controlled vocabulary. In one embodiment, a method of annotating an electronic text document includes evaluating, by a computer, the electronic text document for one or more multi-word expressions having a first word and a second word. The method further includes, if a multi-word expression is found in the electronic text document, storing an abbreviation of the multi-word expression and evaluating the electronic text document for occurrences of the abbreviation after a location of the multi-word expression. The method further includes, if an occurrence of the abbreviation is found following the multi-word expression, annotating the occurrence of the abbreviation with the multi-word expression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Elsevier B.V.
    Inventor: Marius Doornenbal
  • Patent number: 9003281
    Abstract: To provide a user with an easily understandable help document, the MFP capable of executing a plurality of processes includes a process designation accepting portion to accept designation of at least one of the plurality of processes, a workflow generating portion to generate workflow definition data defining the one or more processes accepted, and a help document generating portion to generate a help document corresponding to the generated workflow. The help document generating portion includes a summary page generating portion to generate a summary page having listed thereon process names for identification of the one or more processes defined by the corresponding workflow definition data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Masaya Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9003280
    Abstract: Advertisers specify the size of an ad in pixels or in physical units such as inches or millimeters. The physical square area of an ad specified in pixels will change as the physical size of the television screen or computer display screen varies. The number of pixels of an ad specified in inches or millimeters will also change as the physical size of the television screen or computer display screen varies. The present invention manages the issue of keeping the physical area size of an image constant across television display screens regardless of the physical size of the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Vizio, Inc.
    Inventors: William Pat Price, Timothy Elliott, Marcus Apitz
  • Publication number: 20150095770
    Abstract: One embodiment of a method for summarizing an electronic document includes splitting the electronic document into a plurality of terms, wherein each of the plurality of terms is associated with a respective length, a respective informativeness score, and a respective coherence score, automatically selecting a subset of the plurality of terms, such that an aggregate informativeness score of the subset is maximized while an aggregate length of the subset is less than or equal to a maximum length, and arranging the subset as a summary of the electronic document.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: YAHOO! INC.
    Inventors: Inderjeet Mani, Eugenio Ciurana, Nicholas D'Aloisio-Montilla, Bart K. Swanson
  • Patent number: 8990682
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and devices for rendering interactions between virtual and physical objects on a substantially transparent display are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method includes displaying a user-interface on a substantially transparent display of a wearable computing device. The method further includes displaying a virtual object in the view region at a focal length along a first line of sight and detecting a physical object at a physical distance along a second line of sight. The method still further includes determining that a relationship between the focal length and the physical distance is such that the virtual object and the physical object appear substantially co-located in a user-view through the view region and, responsive to the determination, initiating a collision action between the virtual object and the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Wong, Xiaoyu Miao
  • Publication number: 20150082155
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a data sharing service system, and a method and a device for a data sharing service, and to the data sharing service in a multi-device environment. Particularly, the present invention enables a user to summarize information on content being used or to transmit data on specific content to terminal device of another party by using a messenger, so that the user can gather the contents of interested articles (or books) to manage the contents by compiling statistics and the user can easily notify the other party of the contents of the articles (or books) without requiring the user to write out the interested contents one by one when using the messenger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Hai Gang ROH, Han Joon KIM
  • Patent number: 8984398
    Abstract: The subject matter disclosed herein relates to generating an abstract of an electronic document based at least in part on a utility metric associated with a group phrases as well as on a ranked order of sentences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Tapas Kanungo, Jan Pedersen, Tamas Sarlos
  • Patent number: 8977953
    Abstract: A system and method for obtaining information embedded in unstructured text is provided. The method comprising generating computer-readable annotations based on the unstructured text, at least one of the computer-readable annotations comprising an indication of a linguistic feature. A pair of the computer-readable annotations may be used to generate at least one computer-readable relation between the pair. The annotations and/or relations may be stored as characteristic data structures in a database. A query comprising at least one criterion may be received. In response to the query, an information result may be generated based on at least one of the characteristic data structures stored in the database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Linguastat, Inc.
    Inventors: John M. Pierre, Mark H. Butler
  • Publication number: 20150066501
    Abstract: A technique provides an electronic summary of source content. The technique involves performing, on the source content, a content recognition operation to electronically generate text output from the source content. The technique further involves electronically evaluating text portions of the text output based on predefined usability criteria to produce a respective set of usability properties for each text portion of the text output. The technique further involves providing, as the electronic summary of the source content, summarization output which summarizes the source content. The summarization output includes a particular text portion of the text output which is selected from the text portions of the text output based on the respective set of usability properties for each text portion of the text output.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashish V. Thapliyal
  • Publication number: 20150058716
    Abstract: A computer based system and method for exporting user-selected text by allowing a user to select a plurality of text segments, selecting from a block of text, flagging each of the text segments from a plurality of text segments such that each of text segments may be retrieved later, retrieving the plurality of text segments, and then exporting the plurality of text segments as data that may be read by a software application. The selected text segments may also be assigned one or more indicia for categorizing and sorting according to user-defined criteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: iPedago, LLC
    Inventors: William Terrence Boothman, Anthony Christopher Barone
  • Publication number: 20150026568
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and terminal devices for truncating a character string are provided. A character string to be truncate is read and a byte length occupied by a current character is obtained. It is determined whether a substring, formed from a starting character of the character string to be truncated to the current character, satisfies a pre-set truncating condition. When the substring, formed from the starting character of the character string to be truncated to the current character, satisfies the pre-set truncating condition, the current character is subtracted from the substring to generate a truncated substring for displaying, according to the byte length occupied by the current character.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: YI ZHAO, JIAZHONG SHEN
  • Patent number: 8924846
    Abstract: A method of determining main text in a mark-up document is provided, which comprises determining a length of each paragraph in the mark-up document; and determining one or more main paragraphs of the mark-up document based upon the length of the paragraphs in the mark-up document.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Bao-Yao Zhou, Yuhong Xiong, Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 8918312
    Abstract: Assigning sentiment to themes is disclosed. Reputation data extracted from at least one data source is received. The reputation data includes user-authored reviews. The user-authored reviews include text and at least one rating. For a first review included in the reputation data, at least one keyword is determined using the first review's text. A sentiment is assigned for a theme associated with the keyword based at least in part on the first review's rating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Reputation.com, Inc.
    Inventors: John Andrew Rehling, Thomas Gerardo Dignan
  • Publication number: 20140372877
    Abstract: Embodiments include notes application features including notes page preview and other features, but the embodiments are not so limited. In an embodiment, a computer-based method can be configured to generate a notes page preview based on a source notes page, wherein the notes page preview includes one or more of a title, a thumbnail, and/or a snippet generated from the source notes page. A handheld device of an embodiment includes a notes application interface configured in part to display and dynamically update one or more notes page previews, wherein each notes page preview includes a plurality of preview display areas including a title display area, a thumbnail display area, and/or a snippet display area. Other embodiments are included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Scott H. W. Snyder, Olga Veselova, Ronald Di Sandro, Yu Been Lee, Ashwini Purohit
  • Patent number: 8914720
    Abstract: A system and method for constructing a document redundancy graph with respect to a document set. The redundancy graph can be constructed with a node for each paragraph associated with the document set such that each node in the redundancy graph represents a unique cluster of information. The nodes can be linked in an order with respect to the information provided in the document set and bundles of redundant information from the document set can be mapped to individual nodes. A data structure (e.g., a hash table) of a paragraph identifier associated with a probability value can be constructed for eliminating inconsistencies with respect to node redundancy. Additionally, a sequence of unique nodes can also be integrated into the graph construction process. The nodes can be connected to the paragraphs associated with the document set via a hyperlink and/or via a label with respect to each node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventor: Steven J. Harrington
  • Patent number: 8914719
    Abstract: An apparatus for editing a document containing a plurality of pages each of which includes one or more first objects is provided. The apparatus includes: an adding portion that adds a second object to each of the pages; an extraction portion that extracts, from the pages, a possible improper page that is a page to which the second object is probably not added properly, the possible improper page being extracted for each cause due to which the second object is not added properly; a quantity display portion that displays, for each cause, a quantity of the possible improper page thus extracted; an excluding portion that excludes, from the possible improper page, a selected page that is a page corresponding to the cause selected by a user; and an informing portion that informs the user of a to-be-confirmed page corresponding to the possible improper page remaining after excluding the selected page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Konica Minolta, Inc.
    Inventor: Kunihiko Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 8868670
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for summarizing a text message, such as an email message or a transcribed audio message. A portion of each text message, such as a sentence, is extracted as an indicative summary of the text message based on a degree of overlap of words in the sentence with a set of words, such as words in the message subject or words in a related root message. The extracted portion is based on a score for each portion of the text message, such as a sentence. An interface is also provided for presenting the indicative summaries of a set of related text messages to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Avaya Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Bagga, Ani N. Nenkova
  • Patent number: 8868419
    Abstract: A text content summary is created from speech content. A focus more signal is issued by a user while receiving the speech content. The focus more signal is associated with a time window, and the time window is associated with a part of the speech content. It is determined whether to use the part of the speech content associated with the time window to generate a text content summary based on a number of the focus more signals that are associated with the time window. The user may express relative significance to different portions of speech content, so as to generate a personal text content summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nuance Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Bao Hua Cao, Le He, Xing Jin, Qing Bo Wang, Xin Zhou
  • Patent number: 8856642
    Abstract: Information extraction and annotation systems and methods for use in annotating and determining annotation instances are provided herein. Exemplary methods include receiving annotated documents, the annotated documents comprising annotated fields, analyzing the annotated documents to determine contextual information for each of the annotated fields, determining discriminative sequences using the contextual information, generating a proposed rule or a feature set using the discriminative sequences and annotated fields, and providing the proposed rule or the feature set to a document annotator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Recommind, Inc.
    Inventors: Julian Markus Riediger, Andy Homg
  • Publication number: 20140250375
    Abstract: A method and system for creating a summary report for an electronic document is disclosed. An input for specifying one or more sections of an electronic document is received through a graphical user interface (GUI). Further, an input for specifying a type of the summary report for the specified one or more sections is received from the GUI. Thereafter, the summary report is created based on the specified one or more sections and the specified type of the summary report.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Amal Z Malik
  • Patent number: 8818793
    Abstract: A clausifier and method of extracting clauses for spoken language understanding are disclosed. The method relates to generating a set of clauses from speech utterance text and comprises inserting at least one boundary tag in speech utterance text related to sentence boundaries, inserting at least one edit tag indicating a portion of the speech utterance text to remove, and inserting at least one conjunction tag within the speech utterance text. The result is a set of clauses that may be identified within the speech utterance text according to the inserted at least one boundary tag, at least one edit tag and at least one conjunction tag. The disclosed clausifier comprises a sentence boundary classifier, an edit detector classifier, and a conjunction detector classifier. The clausifier may comprise a single classifier or a plurality of classifiers to perform the steps of identifying sentence boundaries, editing text, and identifying conjunctions within the text.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P.
    Inventors: Srinivas Bangalore, Narendra K. Gupta, Mazin G Rahim
  • Patent number: 8818803
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are shortened in a manner that preserves important details, by splitting the files into segments, rating the segments, and reassembling preferred segments into a final abridged piece. Summarization of media can be customized by user selection of criteria, and opens new possibilities for delivering entertainment, news, and information in the form of dense, information-rich content that can be viewed by means of broadcast or cable distribution, “on-demand” distribution, internet and cell phone digital video streaming, or can be downloaded onto an iPod™ and other portable video playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Elmo Weber
  • Patent number: 8812311
    Abstract: Methods, devices, systems and tools are presented that allow the summarization of text, audio, and audiovisual presentations, such as movies, into less lengthy forms. High-content media files are shortened in a manner that preserves important details, by splitting the files into segments, rating the segments, and reassembling preferred segments into a final abridged piece. Summarization of media can be customized by user selection of criteria, and opens new possibilities for delivering entertainment, news, and information in the form of dense, information-rich content that can be viewed by means of broadcast or cable distribution, “on-demand” distribution, internet and cell phone digital video streaming, or can be downloaded onto an iPod™ and other portable video playback devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Frank Elmo Weber
  • Patent number: 8806334
    Abstract: A display device includes a display unit, a storing unit, a navigation string generating unit, and a display control unit. The display unit includes a first region and a second region. The display unit displays, in the first region, one of a plurality of screen images managed hierarchically. The plurality of screen images includes a first screen image and a second screen image. The storing unit stores a plurality of character strings corresponding to the plurality of screen images. The navigation string generating unit includes a specifying unit and a generating unit. The specifying unit specifies a setting value selected for at least the second screen image that was navigated through to arrive at the first screen image currently displayed in the first region. The generating unit generates a navigation string including at least one of the character strings corresponding to the second screen image and a setting data representing the setting value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Satoru Arakane, Hajime Inada
  • Patent number: 8799773
    Abstract: Phrases in the reviews that express sentiment about a particular aspect are identified. Reviewable aspects of the entity are also identified. The reviewable aspects include static aspects that are specific to particular types of entities and dynamic aspects that are extracted from the reviews of a specific entity instance. The sentiment phrases are associated with the reviewable aspects to which the phrases pertain. The sentiment expressed by the phrases associated with each aspect is summarized, thereby producing a summary of sentiment associated with each reviewable aspect of the entity. The summarized sentiment and associated phrases can be stored and displayed to a user as a summary description of the entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: George Reis, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, Ryan T. McDonald
  • Patent number: 8799774
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to generating a translatable and annotated multimedia or video presentation of a software program operation. An aspect of the disclosure comprises recording user interaction data that includes user interface gestures and text entries from a keyboard and other user devices while the program is operating. Embodiments of the disclosure transform recorded text and visual contents of the program to a selected format or language, annotate contents of interest, and merge recorded user interface gestures, transformed text and visual contents, and transformed annotations into the output presentation. The embodiments of the disclosure optionally generate an accessibility script in a selected format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Randall Chafy, Mario Francois Daigle, Craig Allen Statchuk, Wayne Robert Stevens
  • Patent number: 8788260
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that facilitate generation of snippets. In embodiments, text features within a keyword-sentence window are identified. The text features are utilized to determine break features that indicate favorability of breaking at a particular location of the keyword-sentence window. The break features are used to recognize features of partial snippets such that a snippet score to indicate the strength of the partial snippet can be calculated. Snippet scores associated with partial snippets are compared to select an optimal snippet, that is, the snippet having the highest snippet score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Valerie Rose Nygaard, Riccardo Turchetto, Joanna Mun Yee Chan, Christian Biemann, David Dongjah Ahn, Andrea Ryerson Burbank, Feng Pan, Timothy McDonnell Converse, James Michael Reinhold, Tracy Holloway King
  • Publication number: 20140195897
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media with executable instructions, and/or logic are provided for text summarization. An example method of text summarization can include determining, via a computing system (674), a graph (314) with a small world structure, corresponding to a document (300) comprising text, wherein nodes (316) of the graph (314) correspond to text features (302, 304) of the document (300) and edges (318) between particular nodes (316) represent relationships between the text features (302, 304) represented by the particular nodes (316) (440). The nodes (316) (442) are ranked via the computing system (674), and those nodes (316) having importance in the small world structure (444) are identified via the computing system. Text features (302, 304) corresponding to the indentified nodes (316) are selected, via the computing system (674), as a summary (334) of the document (300) (446).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Helen Y. Balinsky, Alexander Balinsky, Steven J. Simske
  • Patent number: 8762827
    Abstract: Techniques for creating documentation. A writing pattern is provided. The writing pattern may be implemented in a schema, such as an XML schema or DTD. The writing pattern includes a plurality of components and defines structure and style for the documentation. Each component corresponds to a portion of the documentation. A selection of one of the components is received. Content for the selected component is received. The documentation is formed based on the content and structure and style the style.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Ultan O'Broin, Linda Garido
  • Publication number: 20140149856
    Abstract: A system can optionally include a social network database configured to store social network information records, each information record including at least two of: an actor, a verb, an object, and an attributed entity. The system can further include a processor configured to generate a summary of one of the information records based the on at least two of the actor, the verb, the object, and the attributed entity of the information record, display on a developer user interface a rendering screen configured to format a display model based on a developer input, the display model including a summary field configured to display the summary, and transmit to a user device an interface screen based on the summary and the model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Linkedln Corporation
    Inventors: Chris Fong, Joseph Paul Betz, Brian Guarraci
  • Publication number: 20140136963
    Abstract: Information summarization and display systems and methods are provided herein. A method includes receiving informational content from an informational content provider, the informational content comprising textual content, extracting the textual content from the informational content; analyzing words in the textual content as well as their relative positions in the textual content to determine one or more key topics for the textual content, extracting one or more sentences from the textual content that are most indicative of the one or more key topics, and generating a graphical user interface that includes a summary display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Steve Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 8707167
    Abstract: A system receives a document including a plurality of items. The system then processes the document to expose a plurality of item elements associated with one or more items of the document, the item elements including visual information used to render the document. The system then identifies each item of the one or more items based on one or more of the plurality of item elements and corresponding visual information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: eBay Inc.
    Inventors: Roonnath Grandhi, Amir Ashkenazi
  • Patent number: 8694887
    Abstract: Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to dynamically selecting and/or determining terms for use with contextual shortcuts in electronic documents such as, for example, web pages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventors: Vadim von Brzeski, Reiner Kraft
  • Patent number: 8671341
    Abstract: A system, method, and computer program for identifying claims associated with electronic text are provided. Electronic text is accessed. Linguistic content associated with the electronic text is identified. A linguistic structure is generated based on the linguistic content identified. The linguistic structure is compared to a claim template. A claim is identified based on the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Linguastat, Inc.
    Inventors: John Hellwig, John M. Pierre, Mark H. Butler
  • Patent number: 8655648
    Abstract: Browsing sequence phrase identification technique embodiments are presented that generally extract topically-related phrases from the pages visited by a user in a browsing session. The topically-related phrases can be used for a variety of purposes, including aiding a user in re-finding previously visited sites. This phrase identification task is performed by considering not just the pages of a user's browsing sequence individually, but also pages visited immediately before and immediately after each page. In this way, phrases found in a page can be analyzed in the context in which the page was viewed, rather than in isolation. The identified phrases are further filtered by picking those that appear on a pre-populated topic list, and then clustering to find the most informative ones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Chinmay Eishan Kulkarni, Uppinakuduru Raghavendra Udupa, Santosh Raju Vysyaraju, Ajay S. Manchepalli
  • Patent number: 8650483
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a method and system for automatically generating a summary for a textual document, and relevant applications. The method and system includes segmenting a given textual document into document segments, wherein the document segments are words, sentences or paragraphs in the textual document; extracting a number of the document segments to form an initial summary for the document; for each of the document segments in the initial summary, calculating the correlation degrees between the document segment and its neighboring document segments, wherein the neighboring document segments of a given document segment refer to the document segments within a predefined distance from the given document segment; and adding the document segments with higher correlation degrees into the initial summary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventors: Shi Xia Liu, Li Ping Yang
  • Patent number: 8650482
    Abstract: Alignment and positioning of tabs in text-based applications is provided by dynamically positioning the tabs based on content, margins, page size, and indents. Tab positions are aligned relative to a size, at least one margin, or content of a document or text-containing object such as a text box. Tab positions may also be aligned relative to an indent of a paragraph or of multiple columns on the same page. Alignment properties of tab positions are carried over when text is moved to table columns or other text-containing objects. Column-like grouping of text of varying size and alignments is enabled by using multiple tabs in a single line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Microsoft Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart J. Stuple, Robert A. Little, Sergey Genkin, Igor Zverev
  • Patent number: 8639032
    Abstract: The present invention discloses methods of archiving and optimizing lectures, presentations and other captured video for playback, particularly for blind and low vision individuals. A digital imaging device captures a preselected field of view that is subject to periodic change such as a whiteboard in a classroom. A sequence of frames is captured. Frames associated with additions or erasures to the whiteboard are identified. The Cartesian coordinates of the regions of these alterations within the frame are identified. When the presentation is played back, the regions that are altered are enlarged or masked to assist the low vision user. In another embodiment of the invention, the timing of the alterations segments the recorded audio into chapters so that the blind user can skip forward and backward to different sections of the presentation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Freedom Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Garald Lee Voorhees, Robert Anders Steinberger, Ralph Ernest Ocampo
  • Patent number: 8635295
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods and systems for monitoring and detecting changes in files attached to incoming emails. In one embodiment, if files are attached to an outgoing email, the change service uniquely tags each of the attached files and optionally stores local or remote copies of the tagged files. Additionally, in embodiments, the change service monitors and intercepts incoming emails. If files are attached to an incoming email, the change service identifies whether the files are tagged in a manner unique to the compare service. The change service then matches uniquely tagged files in the incoming email to corresponding files previously tagged by the change service. The change service then compares the two documents and generates reports that identify changes in the received document in relation to the transmitted document. Further, in embodiments, the change service provides visual indicators of the changes within the email application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Workshare Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel Peter Matthew Mulder
  • Publication number: 20130339846
    Abstract: An embodiment of a multiparty document generation and management system includes a document server having a user interface module, a model module, a governance module, a query module, and a suggestion module. The system allows a plurality of users to generate a document model comprising a plurality of document elements and provides suggestions to the plurality of users regarding the document model structure. The system obtains standard language for each document element in the document model and generates a complete multiparty document. Upon validation of the complete multiparty document, the multiparty document and the document model and are stored in a data storage area. Once a document model has been created, the document model can be analyzed and traversed in response to a query to provide a forecast that includes an expected result of an application of the multiparty document to the subject matter of the query.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: GBL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: James Buscemi
  • Patent number: 8612853
    Abstract: A system for preparing a patent application in conjunction with a word processing program. The patent application includes elements, each having a common noun and being differentiated by a different adjective or combination of adjectives. The computer program automatically inserts the proper reference numeral or reference numerals following each occurrence of the common noun throughout the patent application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventors: Harold W. Milton, Jr., Jacob Allen
  • Patent number: 8601397
    Abstract: A system and method that allows a publisher to create a document series, associate a document with a document series and present to an end-user a series nugget displaying at least one document associated with the document series. Document series information may be inherited by each document in the document series. Document series information is stored in an asset database.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Barclays Capital Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Marcy, Hood Qa'Im-maqami