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20100088254SELF-LEARNING METHOD FOR KEYWORD BASED HUMAN MACHINE INTERACTION AND PORTABLE NAVIGATION DEVICE - A self-learning method for keyword based human machine interaction is disclosed. At least one of a plurality of keywords predetermined in a database is selected and a priority score of the selected keyword is updated and a weighted factor is generated for the selected keyword. A weighted score and the weighted factor of the selected keyword are transmitted to the keywords related to the selected keyword. The selected keyword is pushed to a keyword buffer and linkage strengths between the keywords in the keyword buffer are strengthened. When a keyword has been stored in the keyword buffer for over a predetermined reset time period, a reset operation is performed to remove the keyword from the keyword buffer.04-08-2010
20090192954Semantic Relationship Extraction, Text Categorization and Hypothesis Generation - Embodiments of the present invention are generally related to systems, methods, computer readable media, and other means for extracting entities, determining the semantic relationships among the entities and generating knowledge. More particularly, some embodiments of the present invention are directed to generating a hypothesis and/or gaining knowledge by automatically extracting semantic relationships from electronic documents stored at remote databases, which are accessed over the Internet. Some embodiments of the present invention also include textual categorization and new approaches and algorithms for solving the problems of relationship extraction, computing semantic relationships and generating hypotheses.07-30-2009
20110202483Analyzing Events - Event analysis methods and apparatus in which sequences (08-18-2011
20100076910CALCULATING WEB PAGE IMPORTANCE BASED ON WEB BEHAVIOR MODEL - Method for determining a webpage importance, including receiving web browsing behavior data of one or more users; creating a model of the web browsing behavior data; calculating a stationary probability distribution of the model; and correlating the stationary probability distribution to the webpage importance.03-25-2010
20100076909SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTERACTIVE TROUBLESHOOTING - An approach provides interactive troubleshooting. A robotic chat application receives a service inquiry over a chat session from a chat-enabled device, wherein the service inquiry is associated with a service provider network. A troubleshooting engine collects information from a user of the chat-enabled device regarding the service inquiry. The robotic chat application retrieves a flow definition and an associated query corresponding to the service inquiry based upon the collected information. The troubleshooting engine generates a command, based on the query, for resolving the service inquiry.03-25-2010
20100161522INCREASING USER INPUT ACCURACY ON A MULTIFUNCTIONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An electronic device and a method of dynamically adapting a sensitivity of at least one user interface component on the electronic device. A device context corresponding to the electronic device can be identified and processed in real time to identify a potential user intent and to determine a probability that the potential user intent corresponds to an actual user intent. A user input sensitivity parameter can be selected based on the potential user intent and the determined probability. The sensitivity of the at least one user interface component can be adapted to correspond to the user input sensitivity parameter.06-24-2010
20090157570ROLE/PERSONA BASED APPLICATIONS - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates managing data within an environment. An interface component can receive a role-based model reflective of at least one position within an environment, wherein the environment includes two or more entities within an organized hierarchy. The role-based model can include at least one role assigned to an entity in which the assignment is indicative of the position of the entity within the environment. A role component can provide data access to the entity within the environment in accordance with the role assigned to such entity.06-18-2009
20100106669Journal Manuscript Submission Decision Support System - This innovation is to create one journal manuscript submission decision support system. It includes three major subsystems which are Decision Factor Filtering System, Manuscript Submission Decision Support System and Decision Model Verification System. Using on-line questionnaire module can collect and filter the critical decision factors. Through the statistics analysis, the weighted decision factors can be stored on the factor weight model database. After combining with periodical database, the manuscript submission decision support system can generate the ranking journal list which assists author(s) to submit their research papers to the suitable academic journal. The decision model verification system will apply Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to verify the usefulness and easy-to-use of this Journal Manuscript Submission Decision Support System. The decision model can be fine-tuned by verification system in order to become reliable and trusted model. The critical decision factors can be filtered out. Finally, it can reduce authors' time to look for suitable journal when they must choose from a large number of periodicals to submit their manuscript.04-29-2010
20100106668SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING COMMUNITY WISDOM BASED ON USER PROFILE - A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to provide one or more potential solutions to a user solicited from a community of wisdom, wherein such solutions are not only relevant to addressing a problem raised by the user, but are also customized to the specific needs and preferences of the user based on the user's profile. Such an approach enables a personalized “agent” who understands the user's specific needs and interests by maintaining a personal profile of the user. Based on such in-depth personal knowledge and understanding, the agent is capable of soliciting, customizing, and presenting the solutions from an online community to the user that specifically address his/her problem or concern.04-29-2010
20090099982SELF-MODIFICATION OF A MAINFRAME-BASED BUSINESS RULES ENGINE CONSTRUCTION TOOL - In various embodiments, a programmable apparatus for use in a computing environment is provided. The apparatus may include a business rules engine having at least one rule executable by a mainframe system and stored based on an extensible language; and, a business rules engine builder interface configured to access the business rules engine and which permits user selection from among different rules collections in the business rules engine. At least one of the rules in the business engine is associated with modifying an aspect of the business rules engine builder interface itself.04-16-2009
20120166365METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TAILORING THE OUTPUT OF AN INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED ASSISTANT TO A USER - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for tailoring the output of an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes collecting data about the user using a multimodal set of sensors positioned in a vicinity of the user, making a set of inferences about the user in accordance with the data, and tailoring an output to be delivered to the user in accordance with the set of inferences.06-28-2012
20090043714INTERACTIVE DATA MINING SYSTEM - An interactive data mining system (02-12-2009
20090327169COMBINING PREDICTIVE MODELS OF FORGETTING, RELEVANCE, AND COST OF INTERRUPTION TO GUIDE AUTOMATED REMINDING - The claimed matter provides systems and/or techniques that develop or use predictive models of human forgetting to effectuate automated reminding. The system includes the use of predictive models that infer the probability that aspects of items will be forgotten, models that evaluate the relevance of recalling aspects of items in different settings, based on contextual information related to user attributes associated with the items, and models of the context-sensitive cost of interrupting users with reminders. The system can combine the probability of users forgetting aspects of an item with an assessed cost of forgetting those aspects to ascertain expected costs for not being reminded about events, compare expected costs for not being reminded with expected costs for interrupting users, and based on comparisons between expected costs for being reminded and expected costs for interrupting users regarding events, generate and deliver reminder notifications to users about items.12-31-2009
20090307159INTERACTIVE COMPUTING ADVICE FACILITY - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for helping a user make a decision through the use of a computing facility, where the computing facility may be a machine learning facility. The process may begin with an initial question being received by the computing facility from the user. The user may then be provided with a dialog consisting of questions from the computing facility and answers provided by the user. The computing facility may then provide a decision to the user based on the dialog and pertaining to the initial question, such as a recommendation, a diagnosis, a conclusion, advice, and the like. In embodiments, future questions and decisions provided by the computing facility may be improved through feedback provided by the user. In embodiments, the present invention may be utilized in conjunction with a third-party application.12-10-2009
20120191629Enabling a Support Service to Provide Automated Problem Resolution Based on Real Time Chat Analytics - An embodiment of the invention directed to a method for resolving a problem detected in a data processing machine includes establishing a chat link between a machine user and a support service agent, for enabling a conversation therebetween. One or more initial messages sent from the user to the agent over the link is analyzed, to generate a goal associated with the detected problem. The goal is applied as an input to an AI planning component, which is operated in response to the goal to produce an initial set of actions for achieving the goal. Messages sent from the user to the agent subsequent to the initial messages are analyzed, and responsive to such analysis, the initial set of actions is selectively changed to an updated set of actions, for use in achieving the goal.07-26-2012
20090292657Acquisition and association of data indicative of an inferred mental state of an authoring user - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring data indicative of an inferred mental state of an authoring user; and associating the data indicative of the inferred mental state of the authoring user with an electronic message. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.11-26-2009
20090271337APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INPUT AND OUTPUT TO PROCESS TO BE OPTIMIZED - A computer system includes an optimization component for optimizing a solution to a problem using a computer and a display. The display includes a first user interface component adapted to elicit and receive information from a user. The computer system also includes a conversion component for converting the at least one of the plurality of constraints which has been selected to an input to the optimization component. The display also includes a second user interface component adapted to present performance information to a user. The performance information includes an optimized output from the optimization component which is based in part on the at least one constraint selected by the user.10-29-2009
20120117005SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT ASSISTANCE - A system and a method for a service engine providing distributed intelligent assistance to a user are described herein. The method comprising steps of receiving and displaying a user inquiry from the user, the user inquiry having a linguistic pattern including a verb; generating and displaying a follow up question based on the user inquiry; receiving and displaying a follow up answer from the user; and generating and displaying a response based on the user inquiry and the follow up answer.05-10-2012
20090265288System and method for correlating events in a pluggable correlation architecture - A system for pluggable event correlation may include an input manager that receives a plurality of events and converts the events into a format compatible with one or more of a plurality of correlation engines. The correlation engines may then evaluate the converted events using various rules and generate correlated events when the evaluated events trigger at least one of the rules. An action manager may execute remedial actions when the correlation engines generate the correlated events. Moreover, extensibility may be provided by enabling a user to define rules to be triggered when events occur in a predetermined pattern, and actions to be executed when a predetermined rule triggers a correlated event. Further, to plug a new correlation engine into the system, adapters may be deployed to handle input and output, while the user-defined rules may be validating according to semantic requirements of the new correlation engine.10-22-2009
20120239597METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PROVIDING EVIDENCE-BASED CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT THAT IS WORKFLOW ENVIRONMENT INDEPENDENT - A method for providing evidence-based clinical decision support that can be provided independent of any particular workflow environment may include providing evidence-based decision support content defining a set of rules for patient care where the evidence-based decision support content is provided independent of a predefined workflow, providing a set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable native application access to the evidence-based decision support content, and providing an integrator that, in connection with processing circuitry, executes instructions to utilize the set of APIs to enable building a user interface for workflow that allows access to the evidence-based decision support content. A corresponding computer program product and apparatus are also provided.09-20-2012
20080306886Graphical user interface adaptation system for a point of sale device - A system for controlling a graphical user interface (GUI) for a point of sale device (POSD), including: a tracking element, in a processor for at least one specially-programmed computer, to track, using an interface element in the computer, respective responses, by end users, to a plurality of implementations of at least one input/output (I/O) function by respective GUIs for at least one first POSD; a comparison element, in the processor, to compare the respective responses with a performance parameter stored in a memory unit for the computer; and a configuration element, in the processor, to configure at least one second I/O function in accordance with the comparison of the respective responses with the performance parameter and arranged to transmit, using the interface element, the at least one second I/O function configuration to at least one second POSD for implementation by respective GUIs for the at least one second POSD.12-11-2008
20120290509Training Statistical Dialog Managers in Spoken Dialog Systems With Web Data - Training for a statistical dialog manager may be provided. A plurality of log data associated with an intent may be received, and at least one step associated with completing the intent according to the plurality of log data may be identified. An understanding model associated with the intent may be created, including a plurality of queries mapped to the intent. In response to receiving a natural language query from a user that is associated with the intent a response to the user may be provided according to the understanding model.11-15-2012
20110295773ASSISTED CLUSTERING - Assisted clustering systems and methods are described herein that provide a user interface by which a user can easily create clusters and selectively associate data items with such clusters. Information regarding data item-cluster associations made by the user is processed by a recommendation engine to learn a clustering model. The clustering model is then be used to generate recommendations for the user regarding which unassociated data items should be associated with which clusters. In certain embodiments, after the user has determined that the clustering model is performing at a satisfactory level based on the quality of the recommendations, the user can cause the system to automatically cluster a large quantity of remaining unassociated data items. In accordance with further embodiments, a user can specify arbitrary data item types for clustering as well as features of such data types that should be considered in generating the clustering model.12-01-2011
20110302110Computer Systems and Methods for Automatic Generation of Models for a Dataset - A method of automatically generating models from a dataset includes multiple steps. First, a description of a view of a dataset is provided. The description includes multiple fields associated with the dataset. Next, a set of properties is determined for each of the multiple fields. Finally, the description is automatically translated into one or more models based on the respective properties of the multiple fields and a set of predefined heuristics.12-08-2011
20090281968APPARATUS, AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR QUANTIFYING A QUALITY OF A USE CASE - A use case quality index tool, and an associated method, analyzes the specifications of use cases. Determinations are made of conformity of a use case with use-case quality rules. And, a calculator calculates a use case quality index value that quantifies the conformity of the use case to the use-case quality rules.11-12-2009
20090030856Expert Systems as a Method of Delivering Diagnostic, Problem Solving, and Training Technical Services to Customers - An expert system may be utilized for providing and receiving interactive, computer-implemented support services related to chemical processing units. The expert system may include a knowledge base that contains information coded in the form of rules, decision trees, and logic and a database that stores and handles various types of information related to the expert system. A query component receives a query that may be a problem, a performance issue, or a training request selected from a list or diagram or otherwise generated by a customer. An answer component utilizes the knowledge base, the database, an external database, and/or an expert to provide one or more answers to the query. A question and answer session may be initiated by the expert system in order to gain further information and detail related to the query. Supplemental information and the identified answers may be provided to the customer.01-29-2009
20100057645System and Method for Decision Support - Embodiments of the present invention use a construct referred to herein as a “choicebox” to support choice-making within a conceptual choicespace. The choicebox allows the identification of one or more options, one or more factors, and one or more perspectives for a particular choice. Each choice is associated with one or more categories. The options, factors, and perspectives are logically mapped to imagined x, y, and z axes and can be envisioned and graphically represented as a three-dimensional assessment matrix or box. Within the context of the present invention, choiceboxing is the activity of deliberating about a choice using such matrices. Choiceboxes are built and manipulated using software that renders their data into visual and interactive form. They serve as shareable places for collaborative deliberation.03-04-2010
20110191272METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF EFFECTIVELY MANAGING UV EXPOSURE - A system for managing a user's exposure to the ultraviolet radiation including a user input interface, display circuitry including a screen, control circuitry including at least one processor wherein the control circuitry is configured to communicate with the display circuitry and the user input interface, data storage means for storing program instructions that, when implemented by the control circuitry, are configured to determine UV index information corresponding to a user's location, communicate with the user input interface to retrieve information for at least one user parameter, calculate at least one recommended exposure time based on the UV index information and the user parameter information, and communicate with the display circuitry to display the recommended exposure time.08-04-2011
20110191271IMAGE TAGGING BASED UPON CROSS DOMAIN CONTEXT - A method described herein includes receiving a digital image, wherein the digital image includes a first element that corresponds to a first domain and a second element that corresponds to a second domain. The method also includes automatically assigning a label to the first element in the digital image based at least in part upon a computed probability that the label corresponds to the first element, wherein the probability is computed through utilization of a first model that is configured to infer labels for elements in the first domain and a second model that is configured to infer labels for elements in the second domain. The first model receives data that identifies learned relationships between elements in the first domain and elements in the second domain, and the probability is computed by the first model based at least in part upon the learned relationships.08-04-2011
20100268672ACTION MANAGER FOR SYSTEM MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - An advisement manager is provided. One embodiment includes a processor connected to a memory device. A manager module executing on the processor, and is configured to receive an event signal triggered by an event, store content of the event signal in the memory device, retrieve information for responding to the event from different sources, and transmit the response information to an output device. An interface module is configured to display event information and the response information, and accept a response selection.10-21-2010
20100057644INTERACTIVE DIGITAL VIDEO LIBRARY - A system for increasing user interaction with a digital video library. In response to receiving a question by an interactive digital video library server from a user regarding course material being presented from a digital video library, it is determined whether the question is in an audio format. In response to determining that the question is in an audio format, the question is converted into a text format. The course material is searched in a time sliced video index database for an answer to the question using keywords found in the text format of the question. Also, other course materials similar to the course material are searched in a video knowledge base. A weight is assigned to each search result hit found in the course material and the other course materials. Search result hits are outputted in a priority order according to assigned weight and user preference.03-04-2010
20100082505SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE RESOURCE CAPACITY MANAGEMENT - A system is disclosed that includes an interface to receive a resource governance rule applicable to one or more hardware resources supporting a monitored software application. The system includes utilization logic to measure usage of a particular hardware resource by the monitored software application. An available utilization of the particular hardware resource is determined based on the resource governance rule, and a total utilization of the particular hardware resource is also determined. One or more utilization metrics are determined based on historical usage of the particular hardware resource as compared to a governed capacity and a non-governed capacity available to the particular hardware resource. The system also includes recommendation logic to determine a recommended action to be taken with respect to the monitored software application.04-01-2010
20100100509Systems and Methods for Generating Markup-Language Based Expressions from Multi-Modal and Unimodal Inputs - When using finite-state devices to perform various functions, it is beneficial to use finite state devices representing regular grammars with terminals having markup-language-based semantics. By using markup-language-based symbols in the finite state devices, it is possible to generate valid markup-language expressions by concatenating the symbols representing the result of the performed function. The markup-language expression can be used by other applications and/or devices. Finite-state devices are used to convert strings of words and gestures into valid markup-language, for example, XML, expressions that can be used, for example, to provide an application program interface to underlying system applications.04-22-2010
20090281967COMMUNICATION DASHBOARD WITH DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURED AGENT INTERFACE - The method and system of the present invention include, responsive to a receipt of a customer input, customizing an agent interface menu. The customizing includes selecting a plurality of action items for the agent interface menu, and ordering the plurality or more action items in the agent interface menu. The customizing is performed using the customer input and an item of stored customer information. The method further includes presenting an item of the customer input in an agent interface. The agent interface includes the agent interface menu, a communication window, and a customer attributes display. Responsive to a selection of one of the plurality of action items, wherein the plurality of action items is presented by the agent interface menu, an input field in a form provided in support of an action selected from the agent interface menu is populated with the customer input received from the customer interface.11-12-2009
20090287619Differentiated, Integrated and Individualized Education - A computer-based learning system uses knowledge points organized with a predefined multilevel arrangement. Each knowledge point has an information set which may include a knowledge content, an evaluation content and a solution content. For a given knowledge point, the learning system provides the knowledge content and evaluation content, analyzes the user's answers to the evaluation content and determines the next knowledge point to be studied by the user based on the user's answers and the predefined multilevel arrangement of the knowledge points. The learning system thus provides a different learning course for different users to achieve individualized learning. User's learning history may be recorded to facilitate reviews by the user and improve the selection of the next knowledge point. Users may provide feedbacks on knowledge contents and evaluation contents, and may even suggest their own knowledge contents and evaluation contents to improve the learning system and user participation.11-19-2009
20100280977System, Program, and Method for Representation, Utilization, and Maintenance of Regulatory Knowledge - A knowledge based system, program, and method for regulatory knowledge representation, utilization, and maintenance is presented. The system, program, and method support advanced reasoning concerning entities and events in order to determine their adherence to regulations and policies, with the specific ability to identify violations of regulations that govern industries such as the financial services industry. Advanced approaches and methods that allow for efficient representation of regulatory knowledge, its utilization and maintenance are specifically defined. Events and actions like, for instance, financial transactions or regulatory compliance violations can be evaluated on an automated basis by applying various approaches and methods using the regulatory knowledge system.11-04-2010
20110270786Predicting Candidates Using Input Scopes - Embodiments are configured to provide one or more candidates based in part on an input identifier associated with an input interface. In an embodiment, a system includes an input method editor (IME) that can be configured to provide one or more candidates based in part on a prediction model and one or more input scope values associated with an input interface. The IME can also operate to store an entered string including one or more associated input scope values to a storage component. The stored information can be used when suggesting candidates.11-03-2011
20110208677INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM ALERTS MECHANISM - A system and method for analyzing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) alert data associated with a computer network is described. The method includes applying first association rules to obtained IDS alert data associated with a computer network and processing the obtained IDS alert data with the first association rules. Analyst feedback data associated with the processed obtained IDS alert data is received, and a training data set from the analyst feedback data is received. New association rules are determined based upon the training data set, and the new association rules are outputted to a display of a computing device. Outputting the new association rules may include outputting patterns within the IDS alert data of false positive alerts. The new association rules may be applied back to the obtained IDS alert data.08-25-2011
20080249966Method and system of classifying, ranking and relating information based on networks - What is disclosed is an automatic method of classification, qualification and relation of information that is based on a network built starting from the semantic, numeric, conceptual, etc. relationships between elements of different sets that are structurally alike. Through the topological properties of the network, we generate a vector of relations for each element that allows us to analyze the similarity among them, improve and facilitate the clustering processes, carry out personalized dynamic ranking, analyze conduct patterns as well as maintain the auto evolving dynamic of the network through the interaction and feedback of its elements, among other characteristics.10-09-2008
20090265289SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING WEIGHT AND NUTRITION - A system for providing weight and nutritional information. The system involves input of subject data such as weight, body fat percentage, and expected activity levels. Users also may input an assessment of a subject, which can be used to generate a weight plan for the subject. The weight plan can include a series of acceptable minimum weights for the subject, each of the minimum weights being associated with a time. The method can also be used to generate a nutrition plan based on the subject data entered. A subject can build the nutrition plan by responding to a series of food exchange item prompts.10-22-2009
20080313106System and Method for Interactive Browsing - The present invention provides a system and method for achieving interactive browsing. Said system is coupled to a knowledge base and a document database, said knowledge base stores a plurality of terms and information relating to each term, and said document database stores a plurality of documents. Said system comprises term acquiring means, for acquiring terms in which a user has much interest; first extracting means, for extracting information relating to the terms in which the user has much interest, from the knowledge base; second extracting means, for extracting documents containing the terms in which the user has much interest, from the document database; a first display part in a user interface, for displaying information extracted by the first extracting means; and a second display part in the user interface, for displaying a list of the documents extracted by the second extracting means. With the present invention, one can browse both documents and information on terms in the documents in a single interface.12-18-2008
20080313108System and Method for Obtaining Subtextual Information Regarding an Interaction Between an Individual and a Programmable Device - The system contains an output device in communication with the programmable device. The output device produces output information from the programmable device to the individual. An input device is in communication with the programmable device. The individual communicates a responsive act to the programmable device through the input device. The responsive act will include at least one psychomotor behavioral element. A processor integral with the programmable device determines the preferred modalities of the individual based, at least partially, on the psychomotor behavioral element of the responsive act from the individual. The processor also determines a preferred combination of modalities and an ordering of modalities by preference thereby further defining a focus of the individual's attention. The combination and order of modalities is calculated by an equation: Σ∫12-18-2008
20120296855QUANTIFYING, ANALYSING, MONITORING AND IMPROVING HAPPINESS - A method based on the economical concept of NPV for to analyze the emotion of happiness in people by collecting data on emotions regarding an event or action, from a perspective of at least two time periods, and calculating the person's happiness level.11-22-2012
20080313107DATA MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD - Data elements are classified into a plurality of folders in accordance with classification conditions on the basis of each of a plurality of metadata elements. Data elements in each of the folders are further classified into a plurality of folders on the basis of a metadata element different from the metadata element associated with the folder. This operation is repeated in accordance with the number of metadata elements to organize a folder system having a tree structure. When a classification result based on a given one of the metadata elements is present in only one folder in the organized folder system and is not present in other folders arranged in the same layer as that of the folder, the other folders are deleted.12-18-2008
20080215509Content Access Rights Management - An apparatus (09-04-2008
20090055331METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODEL-BASED TESTING OF A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE - This invention provides a method, computer program and system for updating of a model of a system under test for use in model-based testing. In one embodiment, the system includes a rules engine, a comparator and a message dictionary. The rules engine runs an action against the system under test and runs the action against a model under test. The comparator compares an output from the system under test with a corresponding output from the model under test, wherein the output from the model under test is selected from one of a plurality of output message records. The dictionary engine updates the output message record by changing the message record if the output of the model under test is different from the output of the system under test. If the output message record is empty, the dictionary engine adds an output message record based on the system under test.02-26-2009
20110016064Patient Management Support System for Patient Testing and Monitoring Devices - An information management, analysis and response generation system is used with monitoring devices for the remote testing and monitoring of system users' physiological information (e.g. diabetes testing, blood pressure testing, anti-coagulation, etc.). The information management, analysis and response generation system allows testing and monitoring devices manufactured by third party companies to communicate with the system through existing communication networks means enabled by proprietary technology. Upon analysis of the collected data, the system is capable of initiating communications with third parties, including interactive clinical alert notifications.01-20-2011
20120197825System and Method for Inputting Text into Small Screen Devices - The present invention relates generally to a system and method for text prediction and, in particular, a system and method for the adaptive weighting of text predictions. The present invention provides a modular language model-based text prediction system for the adaptive weighting of text prediction components and a method for doing so. The system uses category predictions, generated by a timed aggregated perceptron classifier, to weight, using a weighting module, text predictions generated by a text prediction engine comprising at least one predictor.08-02-2012
20090281966VIRTUAL ROBOT INTEGRATION WITH SEARCH - An arrangement for virtually integrating a bot with a search functionality provided by an online search engine enables users of personal computers (“PCs”), mobile phones, and other devices to locate bot content in response to their search queries. The virtual integration enables bot content to be surfaced via the search engine. In response to a query, the search engine may return search results including links to one or more bots that are located on a presence-based network. When the user clicks on a link, a client application is launched on the PC or device that enables the user to converse with the bot using a natural language interface. The virtual integration also provides the bot with context of the user's last known query, or the query history. The bot can then start the conversation at a specific point within the bot's content hierarchy to respond to and answer the user's query.11-12-2009
20090327168PLAYFUL INCENTIVE FOR LABELING CONTENT - Embodiments are directed towards employing a playful incentive to encourage users to provide feedback that is useable to train a classifier. The classifier being associated with any of a variety of different settings, including but not limited to classifying: messages as ham/spam, images, advertising, bookmarking, music, videos, photographs, shopping, or the like. An animated image, such as a pet, provides an interface to the classifier that encourages and responds to user feedback. Users may share their classifiers or aspects thereof with other users to enable a community of knowledge to be applied to a classification task, while preserving privacy of the user feedback. One form of sharing may be within the context of a competitive game. Various evaluations may be performed on a classifier to indicate user feedback consistency, or quality. Classifiers may also be used to provide users with advertisements, products, or services based on the user's feedback.12-31-2009
20090063372CONTEXT INFERENCE SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A context inference system including a mobile device and at least one information sending unit is provided. The mobile device includes an information receiving unit and a context operation platform. The information receiving unit receives a context information. The context operation platform includes an information collection module for collecting the information used for inferring a context, a data classification and storage module for storing and classifying a user preference information of a user, and an inference module for inferring a context. The information sending unit transmits the context information to the mobile device. The context operation platform performs a context inference process according to the context information and the user preference information in order to forecast the user's need and provide a recommendation information to the user.03-05-2009
20090063373METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADVERSARIAL REASONING - Method and apparatus for an adversarial planner to create a first plan for a first agent and a second plan for a second agent, wherein the first and second plans are independent, identify conflicts between the first and second plans, and address the identified conflicts by planning a contingency branch for one of the agents that resolves the conflict in the agent's favor, and splicing that new branch into the agent's plan.03-05-2009
20110231346AUTOMATED LEGAL EVALUATION USING BAYESIAN NETWORK OVER A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method for legal knowledge modeling and automated legal evaluation, such as for online, questionnaire-based legal analysis, is provided. Information, such as facts and characteristics of a legal situation or legal scenario, as it relates to a legal conclusion or a legal result, in addition to the probabilities of such conclusions or results, are modeled in a Bayesian Network. The Bayesian Network may comprise instantiable nodes, fault nodes, intermediary nodes, a utility node and decision nodes. The Bayesian network is automatically updated on a periodic basis to reflect new legislation or court decisions. Using Bayesian inference, the conditional probability of a legal conclusion based on a user's answers to a questionnaire may be determined. These conditional probabilities are modified upon the input of evidence, which is typically in the form of answers to a dynamic set of questions designed to identify a legal conclusion or a legal result.09-22-2011
20080262983METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING AND INTERACTING WITH HIERARCHICAL INFORMATION AND TIME VARYING RULE PRIORITY - A graphical interaction and authoring system is provided that combines textual and graphical information to display hierarchical information via an interactive visual mechanism for the composition and manipulation of syntactic structures, enabling business users to view, operate, and compose information in a way that not only graphically preserves the structure of the syntax, but also maintains the relationship of the expression. The system provides a way for the users to interact with it dynamically and effectively.10-23-2008
20090106171Artificial intelligence platform - The present invention provides a new and unique platform for authoring and deploying interactive characters which are powered by artificial intelligence. The platform permits the creation of a virtual world populated by multiple characters and objects, interacting with one another so as to create a life-like virtual world and interacting with a user so as to provide a more interesting and powerful experience for the user. This system can be used for entertainment purposes, for commercial purposes, for educational purposes, etc.04-23-2009
20090248594METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF USER EXPERIENCE IN AN APPLICATION - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that executes an application. During operation, the system physiologically monitors a user of the application with a set of sensors as the application executes. Next, the system assesses a mental state of the user based on physiological data collected from the sensors. Finally, the system changes the behavior of the application based on the assessed mental state to facilitate use of the application by the user.10-01-2009
20090187514INTERACTIVE WEB BASED EXPERIENCE VIA EXPERT RESOURCE - A system providing an interactive web based experience via an expert resource is provided. In this system, virtual experts field questions from end users, letting the users have control over an information-on-demand experience.07-23-2009
20120185414SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIND FORECASTING AND GRID MANAGEMENT - In one embodiment, a wind power ramp event nowcasting system includes a wind condition analyzer for detecting a wind power ramp signal; a sensor array, situated in an area relative to a wind farm, the sensor array providing data to the wind condition analyzer; a mesoscale numerical model; a neural network pattern recognizer; and a statistical forecast model, wherein the statistical model receives input from the wind condition analyzer, the mesoscale numerical model, and the neural network pattern recognizer; and the statistical forecast model outputs a time and duration for the wind power ramp event (WPRE) for the wind farm.07-19-2012
20120197824Systems and Methods for Managing Interactions Between an Individual and an Entity - A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a synthesis engine having a controller, and a storage medium for storing instructions to be executed by the controller. The instructions, when executed by the controller, can cause the controller to retrieve collected information associated with a behavior of an individual, synthesize from the information a measure of a mood of the individual to interact with others, and transmit the measure to a system associated with the individual to manage requests between the individual and the entity. The measure of the mood of the individual can indicate an availability of the individual and a receptiveness of the individual to accept a request to interact with an entity. The measure can be described by a plurality of dimensions. Other embodiments are disclosed.08-02-2012
20080215508METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HUMAN BEHAVIOR MODELING IN ADAPTIVE TRAINING - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for simulating human behavior. Source code for predicting human behavior is located on a storage system in a network data processing system. An interpreter executing on hardware in the network data processing system includes a language interpreter and a communications module. The language interpreter executes a simulation with the source code using artificial intelligence to generate a new definition and interpreted source code. A graphical user interface processor receives the interpreted source code from the language interpreter and generates device dependent output. Devices display the device dependent output, receive user input, and send received user input to the graphical user interface processor. The communications module receives user input from the graphical user interface processor and the new definition from the language interpreter and modifies the source code to form modified source code, executed by the language interpreter.09-04-2008
20100179928Predictive Prompting and Decision Outcome - A system and method that provide for decision support and/or training support in crisis decision-making situations are provided. In one implementation, for example, a method identifies patterns from known cases based on information from a crisis event. Each of the known cases includes attributes and at least one outcome. The method also identifies a first subset of the known cases that relate to the identified patterns from the known cases. The method also analyzes the identified patterns to determine a cue that, if answered, will provide a second subset of the known cases including a more converged range of decision outcomes than the first subset.07-15-2010
20090076987System and Method for Using Artifical Intelligence in Automated Analysis of Labor Market Data - Economic development and workforce development information, such as historical and forecasted economic data regarding economic variables including but not limited to jobs, unemployment, wages, and/or productivity, etc., and/or any changes therein are stored in a database. Access to the data stored in the database is provided via a web portal running on a data server coupled to the Internet. Users access the data using a web browser client. Data stored in the database is updated from time to time, such as, for example, monthly and/or quarterly. User tools are provided for assembling and processing the data in ways meaningful to the user.03-19-2009
20100241596INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION FOR GENERATING ENSEMBLE CLASSIFIERS - A real-time visual feedback ensemble classifier generator and method for interactively generating an optimal ensemble classifier using a user interface. Embodiments of the real-time visual feedback ensemble classifier generator and method use a weight adjustment operation and a partitioning operation in the interactive generation process. In addition, the generator and method include a user interface that provides real-time visual feedback to a user so that the user can see how the weight adjustment and partitioning operation affect the overall accuracy of the ensemble classifier. Using the user interface and the interactive controls available on the user interface, a user can iteratively use one or both of the weigh adjustment operation and partitioning operation to generate an optimized ensemble classifier.09-23-2010
20100250470LIFESTYLE DISEASE PREVENTION APPARATUS AND LIFESTYLE DISEASE PREVENTION METHOD - There is provided a lifestyle disease prevention apparatus capable of objectively recognizing physical condition of a test subject. The apparatus includes: a biological information storing unit in which biological information of the test subject in connection with test subject identification information which identifies the test subject is stored in advance; and a risk calculating unit which reads the biological information in connection with the selected test subject identification information from the biological information storing unit and calculates a lifestyle disease probability that the test subject belongs to a progress stage of each disease targeted for prevention and/or improvement which is preset on the basis of the read biological information.09-30-2010
20100250471MUSIC INTELLIGENCE UNIVERSE SERVER - An artificial intelligence song/music recommendation system and method is provided that allows music shoppers to discover new music. The system and method accomplish these tasks by analyzing a database of music in order to identify key similarities between different pieces of music, and then recommends pieces of music to a user depending upon their music preferences.09-30-2010
20100211532Computerized analysis of genetic profiles via internet portals - A computer-implemented process and apparatus for storing, accessing, and comparing genetic profiles in a form suitable for amateur human analysis is provided. The process includes imputing and storing data that represent individual genetic profiles which have been created using conventional genetic analysis processes. The process and apparatus allow remote consumer access via the Internet to genetic profiles owned by consumer which can then be compared against other genetic profiles according to a genetic profile comparison process selected from several available processes. The resulting output of the process is a summary of the genetic profile comparison which answers the question posed by the consumer.08-19-2010
20100191678Information Assisted Visual Interface, System, and Method for Identifying and Quantifying Multivariate Associations - Systems and methods are presented in which interactive parallel coordinates capabilities are combined with automated correlation and regression tools providing advanced visual user interface utilities to facilitate identification of associations in multivariate data.07-29-2010
20100312724INFERRING USER PREFERENCES FROM AN INTERNET BASED SOCIAL INTERACTIVE CONSTRUCT - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a computer program product embodied in a computer readable medium that, when executing on one or more computers, helps determine an unknown user's preferences through the use of internet based social interactive graphical representations on a computer facility by performing the steps of (1) ascertaining preferences of a plurality of users who are part of an internet based social interactive construct, wherein the plurality of users become a plurality of known users; (2) determining the internet based social interactive graphical representation for the plurality of known users; and (3) inferring the preferences of an unknown user present in the internet based social interactive graphical representation of the plurality of known users based on the interrelationships between the unknown user and the plurality of known users within the graphical representation.12-09-2010
20110112992OPPORTUNISTIC FULFILLMENT OF TASKS BY SUGGESTIONS FROM A PERSONAL DEVICE - A computer tasking system has at least one sensor arranged to provide current location data for a user, an environment module to determine venues local to the user, a data repository having tasking data, and a recommendation module to analyze the current location data, the venues and the tasking data to produce a tasking recommendation for the user. A computer-controlled method of making recommendations of tasks includes receiving situational data from at least one sensor at a computer, accessing a repository of tasking data, determining, based upon the situational data and the tasking data, if an opportunity exists for task fulfillment, and making a recommendation to a user regarding the task fulfillment based upon the opportunity through a user interface. A shared task fulfillment system has a central hub consisting of a device that provides a user interface for entering a request for task fulfillment, the central hub comprising, a repository to store the request, a network interface to allow user devices to access the central hub, a processor to receive communications through the network interface and the user interface to update the repository and communicate with user devices, and a network of users having user devices.05-12-2011
20090037350METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DISPLAYING ELECTRONIC INFORMATION RECEIVED BY A RECIPIENT IN A SORTED ORDER AND A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND/OR SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION - Trustability and importance of incoming electronic information such as electronic messages and electronic data files are automatically calculated on the basis of the relationship between recipient and sender. The relationship comprises the communication behavior and the social connection between recipient and sender. For each incoming message it is checked whether predefined relationship items are fulfilled. Concrete relationship values are assigned to each fulfilled relationship item, enabling the calculation. The information about the behavior and the social connections are predominantly stored in a contact list not visible by the recipient and containing information of all contacts the recipient has communicated with during a predefined period of time. The electronic messages can be categorized into trusted and distrusted messages and in a trusted view they can be listed in rank order or marked-up with respect to importance.02-05-2009
20090138415Automated research systems and methods for researching systems - Systems and methods that provide for automated research into the workings of one or more studied systems include automated research software modules that communicate with domain knowledge bases, research professionals, automated laboratories experiment objects, and data analysis processes, wherein automatically selected experiment objects can be run at an automated laboratory to produce experimental results, and the subsequent data-processing providing automated guidance to a next round of experiment choice and automated research. An Experiment Director rules engine chooses Experiment Objects based on user input through a Query Manager.05-28-2009
20090138416ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR WIRELESS NETWORK ANALYSIS - This invention relates to using artificial intelligence for analyzing real-life collected data from an operation system, modeling the collected data to identify characteristics of events, analyzing the models to conclude an optimal solution for maximizing the performance of the operation system.05-28-2009
20110035343METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DETERMINING A PRIORITIZED LIST OF USERS RELATED TO A GIVEN GOAL - A method and system of determining a prioritized list of one or more users related to a given goal obtaining a set of places, determine one or more future places an expert associated with a given goal is predicted to visit to accomplish the given goal, obtain a history of one or more places users have visited, determine one or more historical places from the history of one or more places that match the future places, and identify one or more users associated with the determined one or more historical places.02-10-2011
20110087624System and Method for Generating Knowledge Based Radiological Report Information Via Ontology Driven Graphical User Interface - A system and method are provided to generate knowledge-based radiological report information via an ontology driven graphical user interface. Even further, a system and method are provided that employ radiological report domain ontology to specify and model a graphical user interface knowledge that is used by the present invention to create a graphical user interface and then to exercise the graphical user interface to generate knowledge-based radiological report information.04-14-2011
20090313187DATA PATTERN GENERATION, MODIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT UTILIZING A SEMANTIC NETWORK-BASED GRAPHICAL INTERFACE - A plurality of pattern components is presented to a user. Each of the pattern components describe events and/or sub-events that, when combined, create emergent information that indicates the occurrence of a primary event. The user builds and then transmits a customized graphical event pattern, composed of one or more pattern components, rules and other emergent information artifacts to a server, which generates an underlying database file that describes the customized graphical event pattern and/or data pattern. The data pattern is then transmitted to an intelligent sensor, server, or other detection device. If a set of event data inputs, from an interlinked array of intelligent sensors or other detection devices, meet a predetermined threshold requirement of one or more of the pattern components, the data patterns then intercommunicate and vote as to the degree to which they have collectively each detected a primary event, using the sub-events as criteria.12-17-2009
20100223211Decision service method and system - A real time decisioning service comprising a set of powerful tools accessible in ASP mode allowing an end user to create, configure, test, and deploy decision engines to automate real time decisions, comprising both expert and custom analytic models used within decision strategies, and comprising systems integration and strategy consulting is provided. An exemplary decision system is described.09-02-2010
20090099981MAINFRAME-BASED BUSINESS RULES ENGINE CONSTRUCTION TOOL - In various embodiments, a programmable apparatus for use in a computing environment is provided. The apparatus may include a business rules engine having at least one rule executable by a mainframe system and stored based on an extensible language; and, a business rules engine builder interface configured to access the business rules engine and which permits user selection from among different rules collections in the business rules engine.04-16-2009
20100131435Hypothesis based solicitation of data indicating at least one subjective user state - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: soliciting, based at least in part on a hypothesis that links one or more objective occurrences with one or more subjective user states and in response at least in part to an incidence of at least one objective occurrence, subjective user state data including data indicating incidence of at least one subjective user state associated with a user; and acquiring the subjective user state data including the data indicating incidence of at least one subjective user state associated with the user. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.05-27-2010
20100036779USER-CONTROLLABLE LEARNING OF POLICIES - Various embodiments are directed to a computer implemented method for updating a policy that is enforced by a computer program. In one embodiment, a computer communicates, to a user, data regarding one or more decisions made by the program over a period of time according to a policy. Each decision is made on the particular policy in force at the time the decision is made. Policy data for the policy is stored in a machine readable format. The user feedback data indicative of feedback by the user regarding the one or more decisions is stored. The computer identifies and ranks one or more potential variations to the policy based on a score of an objective function for each potential variation. The computer communicates, to the user, one or more suggested modifications based on the ranking of the one or more potential variations to the policy. The computer modifies the policy data based on one or more selections by the user in response to the transmission of the one or more suggested modifications.02-11-2010
20090216691Systems and Methods for Generating and Implementing an Interactive Man-Machine Web Interface Based on Natural Language Processing and Avatar Virtual Agent Based Character - An interactive virtual agent (avatar) system includes a plurality of databases configured to store at least one of client specific information and non-client specific information, internal resources configured to provide access to information sources, the character interface configured to receive information from a user, and respond to the user with information based on the received information, a processing engine coupled with the client knowledge database, the basic knowledge database, the internal resources, and the character interface.08-27-2009
20100057643RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT ON A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE - A system and a method are disclosed for implementing managing relationships between data on a mobile computing based on user creation and definition of the relationships. A mobile computing device user generates asymmetric relationships between stored entities, events, tasks and communications. These asymmetric relationships are custom-generated by the user to reflect the user's classification and evaluation of the relationships. The user also assigns a score to each relationship and stored entity, event, task and communication to represent the user's classification of the relationship, entity, event, task or communication. Hence, the user assigns a value to the relationships between data as well as the stored data to indicate which relationship or stored data is most valuable to the user. The user-defined relationships between data can be automatically displayed when the mobile communication device is used to interact with a stored entity.03-04-2010
20100057646Intelligent Dashboards With Heuristic Learning - An intelligent method for displaying patient data is described. Patient data may be collected from a variety of reporting systems. The method normalizes the patient data so that it may be compared to a set of rules used to define various conditions. The method identifies a medical or non-medical condition based on the patient data and set of rules. Based on the identified condition, the method then recommends a user interface for displaying patient data to a user. A user may accept or reject the recommended user interface and/or may select a different user interface. The users' selections are collected for automated analysis in order to improve the recommendations made to other users based on similar patient or user data.03-04-2010
20110071963Method, System and Apparatus for Intelligent Management of Oil and Gas Platform Surface Equipment - A method, system, apparatus (and related computer program) for intelligent management of oil and gas offshore and onshore platform surface equipment over a computer network is disclosed. The system utilizes a data aggregator for gathering real-time data streams from surface equipment located on such platform(s), such surface equipment containing one or more sensors for monitoring in real time the performance of equipment operational parameters of interest. The data analysis engine is in network communication with the data aggregator, and comprises a trained neural network capable of generating self organizing maps, and creating predictive operational parameters regarding such surface equipment. An interface is provided for inputting into the neural network various data including, for example, the published performance operational parameters for such equipment. A network user interface is also provided for transmitting such predictive operational input to one or more end user terminals equipped with end user dashboard display software.03-24-2011
20110040705ENSURING HIGH AVAILABILITY OF SERVICES VIA THREE PHASE EXCEPTION HANDLING - Described herein are systems and methods for three phase exception handling ensuring high availability of services. Via unified application program interface (API), one or more inspector instances are observing the behavior one or more services. The three phase exception handling is triggered upon observing an abnormal service behavior. Phase one comprises executing one or more commands from the unified API by the one or more inspector instances in attempt to resolve the abnormal service behavior and notifying a centralized inspector engine. Phase two comprises executing one or more predefined rules according to the current service state by the centralized inspector engine in attempt to resolve the abnormal service behavior and notifying an administrator. Phase three comprises abnormal service behavior analysis by the administrator and executing customized by the administrator rules to resolve the abnormal service behavior.02-17-2011
20110010315METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECOMMENDING ARTICLES - A computer-implemented method of providing recommendations for articles, includes receiving information regarding one or more articles; displaying a portion of the information received relating to the one or more articles, on a display device; receiving input from a user relating to the displayed information, from an input device, and displaying information on one or more new articles based on the user input.01-13-2011
20100005039Apparatus and methods for isolating and reviewing data from multiple sources - Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture are disclosed for isolating and reviewing data. The data is provided via a data source, and subsequently a rule may be provided, as well as a metaphor, to a user for perception of said metaphor via a user interface.01-07-2010
20090125460AUTOMATED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EVENT RESPONSE SYSTEM AND METHOD - An automated hazardous materials event response management system and method configured to manage handling of hazardous materials events is disclosed. The materials management system can be configured to receive event information pertaining to a hazardous materials event. The system accesses an event response database, and, based on the event information, directs actions to respond to the hazardous materials event.05-14-2009
20120150770GOVERNANCE IN WORK FLOW SOFTWARE - The disclosure presents categorization of users into groups comprising expert users and novice users. A system and method analyzes the users' inputted data in helpdesk troubleshooting software to determine the deviation of novice users from expert users, or the deviation of novice users to a preconfigured behavior as determined by management policy. Other embodiments are also disclosed.06-14-2012
20080222057METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FUSING CONTEXT DATA - A system and method for fusing context data for use by context aware applications. The method includes the steps of receiving context data from a plurality of information sources; computing a quality measure for each input context value; organizing context values into one or more clusters, and assigning a single context value and a single quality measure to each cluster; and, selecting one or more clusters according to one or more criteria and aggregating the context values and quality measures of selected clusters to generate a single context value and quality single measure. The single context value and single quality measure are usable by a context aware application to avoid conflict and ambiguity among different information sources providing the context data.09-11-2008
20110055120GENETIC ALGORITHMS WITH ROBUST RANK ESTIMATION FOR HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES - Disclosed herein, among other things, is a method for fitting a hearing assistance device for a user using a genetic algorithm. Stimulus pairs are presented to the user using a computer, the stimulus pairs adapted to provide contrasting options for selection from a set of stimuli stored in the computer. Inputs are received from the user entered into the computer, including preference judgments of the user. A score is calculated for each stimulus of the pair using the computer to execute a rank agreement function to maximize agreement between scores and the preference judgments. A set of genes is selected based on the scores, where the set of genes correspond to hearing assistance device parameters. The set of genes is operated on with a genetic algorithm using the assigned scores to obtain a child set of genes. The child set is used to provide parameter values during fitting.03-03-2011
20110022548SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEURAL MODELING OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL DATA - Systems and methods for constructing a neural model, wherein the system and method comprises analyzing neuropsychological data to obtain the model and modeling functional plasticity.01-27-2011
20100179927RATING RISK OF PROPOSED SYSTEM CHANGES - Various embodiments provide one or more of systems, methods, software, and data structures rate risk of proposed system changes. Some embodiments include receiving input representative of answers to a set of system change questions presented to a user and the answers representative of a proposed system change. A risk ranking of the proposed system change may then be derived based on the received system change question answers and a success factor will be identified based on the historical data. Further, a probability factor weightage indicative of an amount of data considered in identifying the success factor may be obtained. A risk rating is then calculated for making the proposed system change based on the risk ranking, success factor, and probability factor aspects of the proposed change, which helps in better change management.07-15-2010
20100121789INTERACTIVE APPARATUS FOR ASSISTING IN ENCOURAGING OR DETERRING OF AT LEAST ONE PREDETERMINED HUMAN BEHAVIOR - The present invention provides a portable, inexpensive, and easy to use apparatus capable of providing one or more types of social intervention (e.g., deterring, encouraging, etc.) to a person in an interactive manner, in order to influence (or to assist in influencing) one or more of that person's behavior(s), in a corresponding predetermined manner. Advantageously, the inventive interactive apparatus may provide encouraging social interaction to motivate a person to engage in one or more positive desirable behaviors (exercise, etc.), and/or provide deterring social interaction to discourage the person from engaging in one or more predetermined detrimental behaviors (such as overeating, eating large quantities of unhealthy foods, smoking, etc.). In one inventive embodiment, the novel interactive apparatus may be configured to provide encouraging messages to increase the likelihood of utilization of another helpful product or service, thereby enhancing the effectiveness thereof. The apparatus of the present invention is preferably implemented as a doll, statuette, action figure, animal or other fanciful character-type toy, to enhance the social interaction experience with one or more persons whose behavior is to be encouraged or deterred.05-13-2010
20110178962SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC ADAPTIVE USER-BASED PRIORITIZATION AND DISPLAY OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES - A method and system that dynamically ranks electronic messages based on their situational and inherent dimensions, which are judged by a set of filters. These filters evaluate the different elemental metadata constituting a message and produce a priority value based on filters relevance and importance. The system iterates through queued messages, examine the structured content for expected attributes, statistically analyze unstructured content, apply dynamically weighted rules and policies to deliver a priority ranking, and then display the message and its vital attributes in accordance with the priority ranking. The system also adaptive learns and adjusts its weighted rules and policies to permit priority ranking to change on real-time or interval-based(may be user-defined) schedule. The system includes a GUI for increasing reading and processing efficiency. The GUI performs supervised and unsupervised learning from the user's behaviors, and displays messages in accordance with their priority classification.07-21-2011
20090299923CHANGE MANAGEMENT USING COLLECTIVE DATA - A method for providing information associated with configuration changes to a computer system is provided. The method includes receiving a description of a starting configuration and a description of a configuration change. The method further includes linking the description of the starting configuration and the description of the configuration change and reading a record linked to the description of a configuration change, wherein the record includes advice about the configuration change and a total result value indicating a rate of success of the configuration change when the advice is followed. The method further includes receiving a first result value from the user indicating a result of the configuration change in light of the advice and calculating a new total result value that indicates a rate of success of the configuration change based on the total result value and the first result value.12-03-2009
20090292659Acquisition and particular association of inference data indicative of inferred mental states of authoring users - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring a first inference data indicative of an inferred mental state of a first authoring user in connection with a particular item of an electronic message, acquiring a second inference data indicative of an inferred mental state of a second authoring user in connection with the particular item of the electronic message; and associating the first inference data and the second inference data with the particular item. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.11-26-2009
20090292658Acquisition and particular association of inference data indicative of inferred mental states of authoring users - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring a first inference data indicative of an inferred mental state of a first authoring user in connection with a particular item of an electronic message, acquiring a second inference data indicative of an inferred mental state of a second authoring user in connection with the particular item of the electronic message; and associating the first inference data and the second inference data with the particular item. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.11-26-2009
20090292656METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING, RECEIVING, AND DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION FROM MULTIPLE CHANNELS - Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with collecting, receiving, and distributing information from multiple channels of information are disclosed.11-26-2009
20100030713CONTENT ENGINE - There is described a computer system for determining the relevance of stored content to particular users and for facilitating the provision of relevant content to individual users. The computer system comprises a content engine comprising user profile information, representative of interests and/or attributes of individual users, and a processor for determining a correlation between content and said user profile information to determine content most relevant to a particular user.02-04-2010
20100017348INTERACTIVE COMPUTING ADVICE FACILITY THROUGH THIRD-PARTY DATA - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for helping a user make a decision through the use of a computing facility, where the computing facility may be a machine learning facility. The process may begin with an initial question being received by the computing facility from the user. The user may then be provided with a dialog consisting of questions from the computing facility and answers provided by the user. The computing facility may then provide a decision to the user based on the dialog and pertaining to the initial question, such as a recommendation, a diagnosis, a conclusion, advice, and the like. In embodiments, future questions and decisions provided by the computing facility may be improved through feedback provided by the user. In embodiments, the present invention may be utilized in conjunction with a third-party application.01-21-2010
20120041903CHATBOTS - In one aspect, the invention concerns a method of operating a chatbot to engage in a conversation with a correspondent the method comprises building a profile having plural profile variables for the correspondent; and during the conversation with the correspondent; selecting a node in the conversation data structure for processing based on the one or more profile variables, and processing the node to follow a conversation path based on the node's coded instructions and/or relationship with other nodes. In another aspect, the method comprises the steps of attempting to match the received input message with a node in the conversation data structure of the chatbot; if a matched node is found, selecting the matched node for processing; but if a matched node is not found, selecting a node for processing using a fuzzy search, or using a default procedure.02-16-2012
20090171865METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ADVISORY INFORMATION TO A FIELD SERVICE PROVIDER - A network advisory system that provides advisory information to a field service provider is disclosed. The network advisory system receives collected data from one or more destination facilities and analyzes the information to generate advisory information. The advisory information is used by the field service provider to provide a service at the destination facility. The field service provider may receive the advisory information while in transit to the destination facility or while located at a destination facility. The field service provider receives the advisory information through a network connection. The network connection may be either a wireless connection or a land-based connection.07-02-2009
20120209793Ideation Search Engine - It is an object of the present invention to provide a system for measuring, valuing, assigning, processing and accessing emotional values for use in an idea generation, or ideation, search engine. This system may be applied to searching and matching between different entities, where an entity can be anything including websites, multimedia objects, products, people, places and ideas. According to another aspect of the present invention, a computer system for codifying human emotion into a machine readable language is disclosed. The computer system comprises an emotion preference server, an enterprise system, an end-user system and a search and match engine.08-16-2012
20120005131Combining Human and Machine Intelligence to Solve Tasks With Crowd Sourcing - Methods are described for ideally joining human and machine computing resources to solve tasks, based on the construction of predictive models from case libraries of data about the abilities of people and machines and their collaboration. Predictive models include methods for folding together human contributions, such as voting, with machine computation, such as automated visual analyses, as well as the routing of tasks to people based on prior performance and interests. An optimal distribution of tasks to selected participants of the plurality of participants is determined according to a model that considers the demonstrated competencies of people based on a value of information analysis that considers the value of human computation and the ideal people for providing a contribution.01-05-2012
20120173464METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXPLOITING HUMAN FEEDBACK IN AN INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED ASSISTANT - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for exploiting human feedback in an intelligent automated assistant. One embodiment of a method for conducting an interaction with a human user includes inferring an intent from data entered by the human user, formulating a response in accordance with the intent, receiving feedback from a human advisor in response to at least one of the inferring and the formulating, wherein the human advisor is a person other than the human user, and adapting at least one model used in at least one of the inferring and the formulating, wherein the adapting is based on the feedback.07-05-2012
20110093413Apparatus, System, and Method for Defining Normal and Expected Usage of a Computing Resource - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for defining normal usage of a computing system resource. A method for defining normal usage of a computing system resource includes receiving a repeating schedule that represents system usage of one or more computing resources and receiving one or more demand events that will affect the system usage of the one or more computer resources. The method also automatically creates a predictive temporal profile that represents the system usage of the one or more computer resources from information comprising the repeating schedule and the one or more demand events. The predictive temporal profile is displayed for the user to review.04-21-2011
20120066159Decision Making and Implementation System - Systems for assisting a user in a process of decision-making or analysis involving a topic comprising a computer and one or more computer applications comprising: a module for displaying a screen set soliciting a set of input data, and inputting said set of input data, wherein at least some of the data is characterized with a value representing a degree of certainty regarding the data; and a module for displaying a screen or screen set showing a current recommendation or analysis where the degree of certainty regarding the input data is reflected in the recommendation, calculations, or output; wherein said module optionally provides information or links to modify those inputs which are determined to have one or more of: the highest importance, the greatest effect on the calculated certainty of the current recommendation or analysis, and the greatest effect on the calculated certainty of a particular calculated result.03-15-2012
20120059776KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AGENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for processing information in unstructured or structured form, comprising a computer running in a distributed network with one or more data agents. Associations of natural language artifacts may be learned from natural language artifacts in unstructured data sources, and semantic and syntactic relationships may be learned in structured data sources, using grouping based on a criteria of shared features that are dynamically determined without the use of a priori classifications, by employing conditional probability constraints.03-08-2012
20120158617METHODS FOR ORGANIZING INFORMATION ACCESSED THROUGH A WEB BROWSER - Methods are provided for assisting in the organization of information accessed through a web browser. At least one item of information accessed through the web browser is captured and visually represented in a defined organizational area of a display. A relevance index is calculated for each item of information that is visually represented to a current web-browsing behavior. The relevance index is conveyed for each item of information to the current web-browsing behavior to a user of the web browser.06-21-2012
20120158616SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A HEALTH-RELATED SURVEY USING PICTOGRAM ANSWERS - In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to cause a processor to send a signal representing a first question and a set of pictogram answers associated with the first question and a second question, different from the first question, and a set of pictogram answers associated with the second question. The first question and the second question can define a health-related survey such as a health-risk assessment. The non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to receive a user selection of a pictogram answer associated with the first question and receive a user selection of a pictogram answer associated with the second question. The non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to define a health-related user profile based on the user selection to the first question and the second question.06-21-2012
20120072379Evolution of a User Interface Based on Learned Idiosyncrasies and Collected Data of a User - A user interface evolves based on learned idiosyncrasies and collected data of a user. Learned idiosyncrasies and collected data of the user can be stored in a knowledge base. Information from the surrounding environment of the user can be obtained during learning of idiosyncrasies or collection of data. Thought-based statements can be generated based at least in part on the knowledge base and the information from the environment surrounding the user during learning of idiosyncrasies or collection of data. The thought-based statements serve to invoke or respond to subsequent actions of the user. The user interface can be presented so as to allow for interaction with the user based at least in part on the thought-based statements. Furthermore, personality nuances of the user interface can be developed that affect the interaction between the user and the user interface.03-22-2012
20120123975Automatic Batching of GUI-Based Tasks - Described herein are techniques for automatically batching GUI-based (Graphical User Interface) tasks. The described techniques include automatically determining whether a user is performing batchable tasks in a GUI-based environment. Once detected, the described techniques include predicting the next tasks of a batch based upon those detected batchable tasks. With the described techniques, the user may be asked to verify and/or correct the predicted next tasks. Furthermore, the described techniques may include performing a batch and doing so without user interaction.05-17-2012
20090132441MULTILEVEL SEMIOTIC AND FUZZY LOGIC USER AND METADATA INTERFACE MEANS FOR INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM HAVING COGNITIVE ADAPTIVE CAPABILITY - A multilevel semiotic and fuzzy logic user and metadata interface means includes: an interactive user interface means comprising at least one multilevel semiotic means addressable by a user and a fuzzy logic descriptor set module for storing multiple fuzzy logic descriptor sets; a metadata layer for linking said multilevel semiotic means to interactivity points present in content of the multimedia representation and defined by the metadata layer such that each level of each of the multilevel semiotic means identifies an interactivity point in the content and allows by selection of the interactivity point to perform a selectively varying content manipulation and to receive a resulting interactive presentation of content according to the selection: and a user control device for addressing the multilevel semiotic means.05-21-2009
20120221493USER BEHAVIOR-BASED REMOTELY-TRIGGERED AUTOMATED ACTIONS - An action is triggered by receiving information related to a predicted destination of a user, accessing a library that maps user actions to destinations, determining that at least one of the destinations in the library corresponds with the predicted destination of the user and at least one of the destinations in the library, identifying a user action, within the library, that is associated with the destination determined to correspond with the predicted destination of the user, and triggering the user action.08-30-2012
20100205119Individual System Performance Management - Individual System Performance Management apparatus employs in one manifestation Sequential Empirical Optimization (SEO) in its illustrative version to manage a sequence of periodic readjustment to adjust inputs of an input/output system with the aim to maximize the cumulative sequence of overall value delivered by the system. SEO continually updates its learning from the stored run data. In this discussion, the term “adjusting” control inputs is used the same as “setting” control inputs, including adjusting or setting things by hand.08-12-2010
20100274743Human-Machine Interface with Learning While Using Functionality - A human-machine interface with learning while using functionality, is involved with the fields of communication interface between human and machine.10-28-2010
20100030712Guided process/procedure and knowledge and resource scripting system, toolbox and method - System, toolbox and method are disclosed for a computer-automated process/procedure mapping system that guides development and use of decision-making and knowledge-acquiring processes. The process mapping system comprises a decision-tree diagram with templated decisional logic blocks configured for dropping selected questions therein, a question bank that stores plural questions on a given topic, a process creation mechanism coupled between the question bank and the decisional logic blocks to produce a process diagram based on a series of questions selectively sequenced by and conditioned on future responses thereto produced by a user, the process diagram comprehending conditional response paths, and a process engine coupled with the process diagram that is configured to interpret the decisional logic blocks and their response paths and to guide a user through a sequence of selected questions and responses made thereto during a diagnostic and prescriptive use session.02-04-2010
20110106731QUESTIONNAIRE GENERATION - A questionnaire generation process presents a first subset from a set of questions of the questionnaire and receives first answers from a user. The first answers are used to determine whether the first answers are sufficient to give definite values to conditions of first rules, wherein the first rules have conditions for providing output. When the first answers are not sufficient, the conditions of the first rules can be used to identify a second subset of the questions, wherein the second subset of questions has second answers such that a combination of the first and second answers is sufficient to give definite values to the respective conditions of the first rules, and the second subset of questions can be presented to the user.05-05-2011
20110004572Methods and Systems for Selecting and Presenting Content on a First System Based on User Preferences Learned on a Second System - A method of selecting and presenting content on a first system based on user preferences learned on a second system is provided. The method includes receiving a user's input for identifying items of the second content system and, in response thereto, presenting a subset of items of the second content system and receiving the user's selection actions thereof. The method includes analyzing the selected items to learn the user's content preferences for the content of the second content system and determining a relationship between the content of the first and second content systems to determine preferences relevant to items of the first content system. The method includes, in response subsequent user input for items of the first content system, selecting and ordering a collection of items of the first content system based on the user's learned content preferences determined to be relevant to the items of the first content system.01-06-2011
20120239596CLASSIFICATION OF STREAM-BASED DATA USING MACHINE LEARNING - The described implementations relate to data classification. One implementation includes identifying one or more likely classifications for an incoming data item using an algorithm. The implementation can also include providing the one or more identified classifications to a user. A selection of an individual identified classification for the incoming data item can be received from the user. The algorithm can be refined to reflect the selection by the user.09-20-2012
20120323824Automated Legal Evaluation Using a Decision Tree over a Communications Network - A method for legal knowledge modeling and automated legal evaluation, such as for online, questionnaire-based legal analysis, is provided. Information, such as facts and characteristics of a legal situation or legal scenario, as it relates to a legal conclusion or a legal result, are modeled in a decision tree. The decision tree may comprise a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges connecting the nodes, wherein each node is associated with a variable that represents either an answer to a legal inquiry or a legal conclusion, and an edge represents a conditional dependency between variables of nodes. The decision tree is automatically updated on a periodic basis to reflect new legislation or court decisions. Using the decision tree, a legal conclusion based on the user's answers to a questionnaire may be determined. The legal conclusion is modified upon the input of evidence, which is typically in the form of answers to a dynamic set of questions designed to identify a legal conclusion or a legal result.12-20-2012
20080262982System for therapy - The invention is a system for remotely conducting psychotherapy between a client having and a therapist over the internet. The system includes a first web enabled computer device operated by the client, said first computer device having a web browser and being operatively coupled to the Internet. The system further includes a second web enabled computer device operated by the therapist, said second computer device having a web browser and being operatively coupled to the Internet. The system also includes a server operatively coupled to the Internet and a web server application resident on the server and a web site resident on the server. The web server application is operatively coupled to a private web based chat application, said chat application being activated by the client by engaging a first link on the web site. The private chat application is adapted and configured to relay live text, audio and video messages between the client and therapist via the web browsers of the first and second computer devices. The web server application and the private chat applications are adapted and configured to permit the client to interact anonymously with the therapist via the chat application.10-23-2008
20100153313INTERFACE ADAPTATION SYSTEM - The invention relates to a system and method for automatically adapting a user interface for a computer operated device in response to the manner in which the device is physically operated and the conditions surrounding operation. The system provides sensors on or within a device in order to detect the physical position, identity, or orientation of an object used for interfacing with the device. The orientation of the device and the environmental conditions around the device are also determined. In turn, the system adapts the interactive control or input elements and/or the non-interactive elements of the UI in order to optimize usability of the device.06-17-2010
20100198755ENHANCED MEDICAL TREATMENT - This invention deals with an enhanced medical treatment system which seeks input from the patient and the physician about the medical problems faced by the patient. It analyzes this information and seeks to guide physicians to a correct diagnosis of the complaint. It also seeks to educate the patient about his/her medical problems and provides information about the problem. It is able to store all this information, so that a continuous record of the patient's visits and problems is kept on file and the physician is able to utilize the medical history to solve the patient's current problems. With this system in place the medical establishment will be able to improve health care delivery to the patients and be able to better manage the process of the providing health care. Furthermore, this system will also lower the cost of providing health care without compromising on the quality of health care.08-05-2010
20100131434AUTOMATED PATIENT-MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR PRESENTING PATIENT-HEALTH DATA TO CLINICIANS, AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREOR - An automated patient-management system for efficiently reporting patient information to clinicians, and a method of operation thereof is described. The system automatically collects and analyzes historic-physiologic data indicative of a patient's health from a myriad of sources. Based on the historic-physiologic data, the system automatically generates a health-risk score indicative of whether a patient will experience a serious-medical event in the near future (e.g., a predetermined time interval). The system uses a processing model that may rely on Hierarchical-Temporal Memory techniques and other models, for extracting and analyzing patient data. The system also generates an integrated synopsis of a patient's health condition, including the health-risk score. The synopsis is then presented (served) to a clinician in an organized, simplified, and effective manner via a client-side user interface. The synopsis enables a physician to proficiently grasp the patient's most critical health parameters in a short period of time.05-27-2010
20110161257METHOD, SIMULATOR ASSEMBLY, AND STORAGE DEVICE FOR INTERACTING WITH A REGRESSION MODEL - The present invention enables a user to obtain a prediction by easily interacting with a regression model, even if the number of combinations of input variables is relatively high. The results are presented in an easy-to-read format after a relatively small amount of time for processing. Interacting with the regression model includes receiving the values of one or more input variables, determining relevant combinations of the values, finding an individual prediction for each combination, and operating on the individual predictions to produce an output variable based on the individual predictions. The invention may be embodied as a method interacting with a regression model, a simulator assembly for interacting with a regression model, or a machine readable storage medium containing instructions associated with a regression model. A common spreadsheet utility may be utilized to embody the present invention.06-30-2011
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20080249967Adaptive recommendation explanations - A method and system for generating adaptive explanations for associated recommendations is disclosed. The adaptive explanations comprise a syntactical structure and associated phrases that are selected in accordance with usage behaviors and/or inferences associated with usage behaviors. The phrases included in an adaptive explanation may be selected through application of a non-deterministic process. The adaptive explanations may be beneficially applied to recommendations that are associated with content, products, and people, including recommendations that comprise advertisements.10-09-2008
20080235162ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM - An artificial intelligence system and method for interpreting input from a user and generating a response to the user. The input is converted into an array of concepts which are compared to a database of interrelated concepts. A response is generated based on the concepts in the database and their relationship to the concepts in the input array. The system and method may be implemented in a number of electronic or computer devices to interact with humans or computer systems.09-25-2008
20130097101User Class Based Media Content Recommendation Methods and Systems - An exemplary method includes a media content recommendation system assigning a user of a media content service to a user class included in a plurality of predefined user classes each associated with the media content service, selecting a weight-based recommendation heuristic that is associated with the user class from a plurality of available weight-based recommendation heuristics each associated with a distinct user class included in the plurality of predefined user classes, and generating, in accordance with the selected weight-based recommendation heuristic, a recommendation score associated with a media content instance available for access by the user by way of a media content access device associated with the media content service. Corresponding methods and systems are also disclosed.04-18-2013
20130103616Computing Predicted Data According to Weighted Peak Preservation and Time Distance Biasing - A value corresponding to an adjustable control element is received. Predicted data is computed from seasonal data, where the computing is according to applying preservation of peaks in the seasonal data and applying time distance biasing in which more recent data points in the seasonal data are weighted higher than less recent data points. Relative weighting of the peak preservation and the time distance biasing is based on the received value corresponding to the adjustable control element.04-25-2013
20130124435KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AGENT SYSTEM - A system and method for processing information in unstructured or structured form, comprising a computer running in a distributed network with one or more data agents. Associations of natural language artifacts may be learned from natural language artifacts in unstructured data sources, and semantic and syntactic relationships may be learned in structured data sources, using grouping based on a criteria of shared features that are dynamically determined without the use of a priori classifications, by employing conditional probability constraints.05-16-2013
20110060702USING A GENETIC ALGORITHM EMPLOYING AN EXPEDITED CONVERGENCE MECHANISM - Apparatus and method for at least partially fitting a medical implant system to a patient is described. These apparatuses and methods comprise executing a genetic algorithm to select a set of parameter values for the medical implant system. This genetic algorithm may comprise generating successive generations of child populations until a confidence threshold is reached. This confidence threshold comprises determining whether the values of each parameter value to be selected have converged on particular value with a specified confidence level. In determining whether the values have converged, one or more initial generations of the search may be excluded in computing the likelihood that the value has converged.03-10-2011
20080201277SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND PROCESS FOR AUTOMATING INTELLIGENT SURVEILLANCE CENTER OPERATION - The intelligent, automated surveillance system collects the interactions between the security personal and the surveillance system during the handling of an alarm. Each alarm is modeled as a “transaction” and each operation/action that a security personal executes modeled as an “event” within the transaction. The collected events within the transaction are in partial order. Furthermore, the system provides a scoring system for a security manager to evaluate the performance of the security guard. The score of the sequence of actions that the security guard performed manually and the system performed automatically for each set of dependent alarms are used to decide future sequence of operation. Security guards can overwrite the automatic sequencing of actions with manual sequence of operations.08-21-2008
20090216690Predicting Candidates Using Input Scopes - Embodiments are configured to provide one or more candidates based in part on an input identifier associated with an input interface. In an embodiment, a system includes an input method editor (IME) that can be configured to provide one or more candidates based in part on a prediction model and one or more input scope values associated with an input interface. The IME can also operate to store an entered string including one or more associated input scope values to a storage component. The stored information can be used when suggesting candidates.08-27-2009
20100318476RULE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS PROVIDING AUTOMATIC USER INPUT SELECTION - An improvement in decision automation employing a ZDD rule model indicative of a business or engineering rule to provide decision support to a user. The computer-implemented improvement automatically identifies compliant inputs for the rule processing system according to at least one input initially supplied by a user, and is particularly useful for determining product configuration, engineering designs, various outcome of planning scenarios, etc. Once a user selects an initial value(s), remaining compliant values unique to the user-selected value(s) are automatically identified. The improvement reduces time required to manually select inputs. In one embodiment, the improvement includes an I/O interface to enable the user to choose and observe inputs, an autoselect ZDD constructed from compliant inputs of the rule model, and a ZDD processing module that processes said autoselect ZDD in order to provide for the user a set compliant inputs for the ZDD rule model according to the user input. The automatic input selection routine may be executed at decision automation runtime, or executed and stored a priori for subsequent processing during runtime.12-16-2010
20120284211IDENTIFYING ABNORMALITIES IN RESOURCE USAGE - A method, data processing system, and computer program product for identifying abnormalities in data. A model representing a plurality of modes for an activity generated from training data is retrieved. The training data includes a first plurality of measurements of a first performance of the activity over a period of time. Each of the plurality of modes is identified as one of normal and abnormal. Activity data including a second plurality of measurements of a second performance of the activity is received. A portion of the activity data is compared with the plurality of modes in the model. A notification of an abnormality in the second performance of the activity is generated in response to an identification that the portion of the activity data matches a mode in the plurality of modes identified as abnormal. Confirmation of the abnormality is requested via a user interface.11-08-2012
20120030149Method and a computer program product for providing a response to a statement of a user - A method for interacting with a person, the method comprising: receiving a user textual input; matching a structured representation of the user textual input against expected user statement fields of knowledge database entries; wherein a knowledge database entry comprises an expected user statement field and at least one action field; wherein multiple entries of the knowledge database form a data structure that comprises multiple expected user statements fields that match an expected sequence of user textual inputs.02-02-2012
20120041902SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSIGNING USER PREFERENCE SETTINGS FOR A CATEGORY, AND IN PARTICULAR A MEDIA CATEGORY - A system and method for assigning user preference settings for fields in a category using selected settings for only a subset of the media category fields is disclosed. A subset of fields for a media category is defined. A base setting for each field in the subset of the category fields is established. The base setting may be a weight or preference value. The base setting may be established by the user selecting a base setting or may be a default base setting. Once a user selects the settings for the subset of category fields, a set weight for the fields in the category not in the subset is determined using the base setting. That is possible because the fields in the subset of category fields are chosen from fields that contain aspects and attributes of the other fields.02-16-2012

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