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20090216697METHOD FOR PREDICTING PROBLEMATIC CONFIGURATIONS AND RECOMMENDING SAFE CONFIGURATIONS - A system and method for method for assessing configurations includes steps or acts of: receiving configuration data related to configuration items and problem data related to problem tickets; classifying the configuration data into configuration classes; computing a class probability of the configuration classes; associating each configuration class with the problem tickets related to said configuration class; computing a ticket probability distribution of the problem tickets based on number of incidents; evaluating problem ticket characteristics per configuration class to determine a coefficient of trouble value for each configuration class; ranking the configuration classes according to their coefficient of trouble; wherein a highest ranking has the least coefficient of trouble; determining potentially optimal configurations based on the rankings; and providing to a user migration paths corresponding to the potentially optimal configurations.08-27-2009
20090198637METHODS AND PROGRAMS FOR USE CASE MANAGEMENT ACROSS DOMAINS - A method for generating a repository of use cases for developing a solution or evaluating a solution, or both, in a first domain includes the steps of obtaining a first plurality of use cases for the first domain, obtaining a second plurality of use cases for a second domain, and determining a relationship between the second plurality of use cases and the first domain.08-06-2009
20090192959Analysis supporting apparatus, analysis supporting method, and analysis supporting program - An analysis supporting apparatus that supports a product analyzing operation, includes a model-data generating unit that generates model data regarding an analysis model of an analysis target component in association with component hierarchy data representing a hierarchy of components forming an analysis target product, and a advice-data generating unit that generates, based on a logic registered in advance, advice data from the model data to improve design with respect to the analysis target product.07-30-2009
20120246103SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SPAM OVER INTERNET TELEPHONY (SPIT) IN IP TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method and system for detecting a spam over internet telephony (SPIT) is disclosed. Incoming call requests are received and analyzed using heuristic algorithms. A runtime action is provided based on the analysis using the heuristic algorithms. The heuristic algorithms include zero-touch heuristic algorithms that require no human intervention, one-touch heuristic algorithms that require human intervention one time, and multi-touch heuristic algorithms that require human intervention more than one time. Cumulative probability is calculated for each incoming call request, and the incoming call request is classified as a spam if the cumulative probability exceeds a threshold.09-27-2012
20130085973LIBRARY INTELLIGENCE GATHERING AND REPORTING - Determining library usage patterns. The method includes accessing information, such as metadata from a plurality of libraries about patron access of physical resources at the libraries. The method further includes accessing information from the plurality of libraries about patron access of electronic resources. The method further includes accessing information about the plurality of libraries. The information is used to determine patron usage of electronic resources and/or physical resources based on library characteristics as determined from the information about the plurality of libraries.04-04-2013
20100042569APPROXIMATION OF A CLOCK GATING FUNCTION VIA BDD PATH ELIMINATION - An approximation of a clock gating function is obtained by reducing the less probable (e.g., longest) paths of its associated binary decision diagram (“BDD”). It is assumed that clock gating is performed in cycles when the clock gating function equals one. Thus, the approximation eliminates a less probable positive (logic “1”) path in the BDD, thereby reducing the logic delay time of the BDD and the corresponding clock gating function. Given a uniform distribution of variables, i.e., the probability of a variable becoming logic “0” (negative) is equal to the probability of the variable becoming logic “1” (positive), the one or more longest positive BDD paths correspond to a less probable true-assignment of the clock gating function. Thus, by eliminating a less probable positive BDD path, the approximation error is minimized, as the on-set probability is defined by the sum of the probabilities of the positive BDD paths.02-18-2010
20130073503AUTOMATION DETERMINIZATION METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - In an embodiment, an automaton determinization method includes: state-generating, first-transition-generating, second-transition-generating, and first-deleting. The state-generating includes generating, assigned with a first symbol, a second state newly. The first-transition-generating includes generating a second transition that leaves from the first state and enters to the second state and that is assigned with the first symbol. The second-transition-generating includes generating, regarding the first transitions, a fourth transition where a state previous to a third transition is substituted with the second state. The third transition is an outgoing transition from a next state of the first transition. The first-deleting includes deleting states that are next to the first transitions where the fourth transitions are generated and that do not have incoming transitions other than the first transitions, deleting outgoing transitions from the deleted states, and deleting the first transitions where the fourth transitions are generated.03-21-2013
20130073502Survey Prioritization Engine - Exemplary embodiments are directed to prioritizing web-based survey based on a priority score associated with the survey. The priority score can be determined based on priority values that are determined for priority parameters associated with the survey. The priority values can be determined for priority parameters based on characteristic values of the web-based survey that are associated with the priority parameters. The priority score can establish a priority of the web-based survey relative to other web-based surveys.03-21-2013
20130060724OPTIMIZING COMPUTATION OF MINIMUM CUT IN GRAPHS WITH GRID TOPOLOGY - Approaches for optimizing computation of minimum cut or maximum flow on graphs comprising a plurality of nodes and edges with grid-like topologies are disclosed. Embodiments exploit the regular structure of input graphs to reduce the memory bandwidth—a main bottleneck of popular max-flow/min-cut algorithms based on finding augmenting paths on a residual graph (such as Ford-Fulkerson [1956] or Boykov-Kolmogorov [2004]). Disclosed embodiments allow more than 200% speed-up without sacrificing optimality of the final solution, which is crucial for many computer vision and graphics applications. Method and system embodiments replace standard linked list representation of general graphs with a set of compact data structures with blocked memory layout that enables fixed ordering of edges and implicit branchless addressing of nodes. The embodiments are orthogonal to other optimizations such as parallel processing or hierarchical methods and can be readily plugged into existing min-cut/max-flow computation systems to further improve their performance.03-07-2013
20090030864METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING SEGMENTATION-BASED PREDICTIVE MODELS - The present invention generally relates to computer databases and, more particularly, to data mining and knowledge discovery. The invention specifically relates to a method for constructing segmentation-based predictive models, such as decision-tree classifiers, wherein data records are partitioned into a plurality of segments and separate predictive models are constructed for each segment. The present invention contemplates a computerized method for automatically building segmentation-based predictive models that substantially improves upon the modeling capabilities of decision trees and related technologies, and that automatically produces models that are competitive with, if not better than, those produced by data analysts and applied statisticians using traditional, labor-intensive statistical techniques. The invention achieves these properties by performing segmentation and multivariate statistical modeling within each segment simultaneously. Segments are constructed so as to maximize the accuracies of the predictive models within each segment. Simultaneously, the multivariate statistical models within each segment are refined so as to maximize their respective predictive accuracies.01-29-2009
20090030862System for estimating a distribution of message content categories in source data - A method of computerized content analysis that gives “approximately unbiased and statistically consistent estimates” of a distribution of elements of structured, unstructured, and partially structured source data among a set of categories. In one embodiment, this is done by analyzing a distribution of small set of individually-classified elements in a plurality of categories and then using the information determined from the analysis to extrapolate a distribution in a larger population set. This extrapolation is performed without constraining the distribution of the unlabeled elements to be equal to the distribution of labeled elements, nor constraining a content distribution of content of elements in the labeled set (e.g., a distribution of words used by elements in the labeled set) to be equal to a content distribution of elements in the unlabeled set. Not being constrained in these ways allows the estimation techniques described herein to provide distinct advantages over conventional aggregation techniques.01-29-2009
20120117014METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A SYNCHRONOUS OR ASYNCHRONOUS PROCESS TO DETERMINE A FORECAST - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for selecting a synchronous or asynchronous process to determine a forecast. These mechanisms and methods for such synchronous/asynchronous process selection can enable embodiments to determine forecasts for multiple users (e.g. with hierarchical relationships, etc.) over an arbitrary time interval. The ability of embodiments to provide forecasts that involve such a large amount of data in an effective way can enable forecasting that was otherwise infeasible due to resource limitations.05-10-2012
20120117013METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A SYNCHRONOUS OR ASYNCHRONOUS PROCESS TO DETERMINE A FORECAST - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for selecting a synchronous or asynchronous process to determine a forecast. These mechanisms and methods for such synchronous; asynchronous process selection can enable embodiments to determine forecasts for multiple users (e.g. with hierarchical relationships, etc.) over an arbitrary time interval. The ability of embodiments to provide forecasts that involve such a large amount of data in an effective way can enable forecasting that was otherwise infeasible due to resource limitations.05-10-2012
20120271784METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED ANALYSIS - A system and method of analysis, including, but not limited to: receiving raw data related to at least one project; receiving user preferences in at least one workflow, and determining metrics related to the, at least one project.10-25-2012
20120290521Discovering and classifying situations that influence affective response - Methods for detecting and validating an estimated situation using a situation-dependent predictor of a user response to token instances, including: receiving a temporal window of token instances and a putative situation for a user; predicting an expected response of the user to being exposed to the temporal window of token instances; receiving a value of a measurement channel of the user taken during exposure of the user to the temporal window of token instances; identifying that difference between the received value of the user measurement channel and the predicted expected response of the user is above a predefined threshold; and indicating that the putative situation is wrong.11-15-2012
20120290520Affective response predictor for a stream of stimuli - Predicting a user's response to a stream of token instances, including: receiving a stream of token instances; partitioning the stream of token instances into consecutive temporal windows of token instances; predicting response of the user to temporal windows of token instances; predicting response of the user to a certain temporal window of token instances; and forwarding the prediction of the user to the stream of token instances.11-15-2012
20110289036Clinical Decision Model - An embodiment of the invention provides a method for determining a patient-specific probability of transplant glomerulopathy. The method collects clinical parameters from a plurality of patients to create a training database. A fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model is created using data from the training database; and, the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network is validated. Clinical parameters are collected from an individual patient; and, such clinical parameters are input into the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model via a graphical user interface. The patient-specific probability of transplant glomerulopathy is output from the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model and sent to the graphical user interface for use by a clinician in pre-operative planning. The fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model is updated using the clinical parameters from the individual patient and the patient-specific probability of transplant glomerulopathy.11-24-2011
20110289035Clinical Decision Model - An embodiment of the invention provides a method for determining a patient-specific probability of disease. The method collects clinical parameters from a plurality of patients to create a training database. A fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model is created using data from the training database; and, the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network is validated. Clinical parameters are collected from an individual patient; and, such clinical parameters are input into the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model via a graphical user interface. The patient-specific probability of the healing rate of an acute traumatic wound is output from the fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model and sent to the graphical user interface for use by a clinician in pre-operative planning. The fully unsupervised Bayesian Belief Network model is updated using the clinical parameters from the individual patient and the patient-specific probability of the healing rate of an acute traumatic wound.11-24-2011
20100036784SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FINDING HIGH QUALITY CONTENT IN SOCIAL MEDIA - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for identifying high quality content in a social media environment. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises retrieving a content item and retrieving a plurality of quality features associated with said content item wherein said quality features comprise intrinsic, usage and relationship features. The method then performs an analysis of said content item against said quality features and generates a quality score based on said analysis.02-11-2010
20090157581DATA CLASSIFICATION METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USE WITH DATA FUSION - Methods and apparatus for classifying data for use in data fusion processes are disclosed. An example method of classifying data selectively groups nodes of a classification tree so that each node is assigned to only one of a plurality of groups and so that at least one of the groups includes at least two of the nodes. Data is classified based on the classification tree and the selective grouping of the nodes, and the results displayed.06-18-2009
20120109867Pattern Discovery Techniques for Determining Maximal Irredundant and Redundant Motifs - Basis motifs are determined from an input sequence through an iterative technique that begins by creating small solid motifs and continues to create larger motifs that include “don't care” characters and that can include flexible portions. The small solid motifs, including don't care characters and flexible portions, are concatenated to create larger motifs. During each iteration, motifs are trimmed to remove redundant motifs and other motifs that do not meet certain criteria. The process is continued until no new motifs are determined. At this point, the basis set of motifs has been determined. The basis motifs are used to construct redundant motifs that are formed by determining sets for selected basis motifs. From these sets, unique intersection sets are determined. This process continues, by selecting additional basis motifs, until all basis motifs have been selected. An apparatus for performing the process is also disclosed.05-03-2012
20100082512ANALYZING DATA AND PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to analyzing data and providing recommendations regarding computing assets. In aspects, data is collected from computing assets and aggregated in a data repository. A data analyzer analyzes the data to determine problems associated with the computing assets. Work done to identify a problem with one computing asset may be used to identify problems with or provide recommendations for other computing assets controlled by the same or different entities. When a problem is identified in a computing asset, a recommendation may be proactively provided to an entity associated with the computing asset.04-01-2010
20090089231ADAPTIVE INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS VIA EMBEDDED HISTORIAN DATA - Systems and methods that provide for adaptive processes in an industrial setting. Historian data, in conjunction with current collected data, can be converted into decision making information that is subsequently employed for modifying a process in real time. A process trend component, which is associated with a controller, can access historian data (e.g., trends collected via historians) to determine/predict an outcome of a current industrial process. Such enables a tight control and short reaction time to correcting process parameters.04-02-2009
20090089233CORRELATION OF NON-TIMES SERIES EVENTS IN INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS - Systems and methods that correlate among disparate pieces of synchronized data, collected from an “internal” data stream (e.g., history data collected from an industrial unit) and an “external” data stream (e.g., traffic data on network services). A process trend component that determines/predicts an outcome of an industrial process and facilitates diagnostics/prognostics of an industrial system. Accordingly, relations among various parameters can be discovered (e.g., dynamically) and proper corrective adjustments supplied to the industrial process. Such enables a tight control and short reaction time to process parameters, and for a modification thereof.04-02-2009
20090089232MICROHISTORIANS AS PROXIES FOR DATA TRANSFER - Systems and methods that enable historians (e.g., micro-historians) to function as proxies, to supply plant level data, (e.g., history data) back to the controllers. Accordingly, typically such micro historians can function as clients/servers, to provide higher level data to the controllers (e.g., from third part databases). The historians can create a proxy that image an object on a server associated with controllers (e.g., programmable logic controller.) Such objects can contain data; pieces of code; attributes; operations or combinations thereof, for example.04-02-2009
20090157580Smart containers - Smart containers are disclosed. A definition is received of a logical structure configured to manage associated content. A policy or operation specified by the definition is applied to an item of content associated with an instance of the logical structure.06-18-2009
20080243742Method and Apparatus for Predicting Future Behavior of Data Streams - Techniques are disclosed for predicting the future behavior of data streams through the use of current trends of the data stream. By way of example, a technique for predicting the future behavior of a data stream comprises the following steps/operations. Statistics are obtained from the data stream. Estimated statistics for a future time interval are generated by using at least a portion of the obtained statistics. A portion of the estimated statistics are utilized to generate one or more representative pseudo-data records within the future time interval. Pseudo-data records are utilized for forecasting of at least one characteristic of the data stream.10-02-2008
20080275833Link spam detection using smooth classification function - A collection of web pages is considered as a directed graph in which the pages themselves are nodes and the hyperlinks between the pages are directed edges in the graph. A trusted entity identifies training examples for spam pages and normal pages. A random walk is conducted through the directed graph that includes the collection of web pages and the stationary probabilities, and transitional probabilities, among the nodes in the directed graph are obtained. A classifier training component estimates a classification function that changes slowly on densely connected subgraphs within the directed graph. The classification function assigns a value to each of the nodes in the directed graph and identifies them as spam or normal pages based upon whether the value meets a given function threshold value.11-06-2008
20130218822METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TIME-BASED DECAY OF KNOWLEDGE BASE RATINGS - In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining a plurality of ratings associated with an element, where the plurality of ratings includes at least a first rating and a second rating. The method also includes applying a first weighting factor to the first rating and applying a second weighting factor to the second rating. The first weighting factor is different from the second weighting factor. Finally, the method includes determining a cumulative rating using the first weighting factor, the second weighting factor, and the plurality of ratings. The cumulative rating is associated with the element and the second weighting factor is arranged to discount the second rating.08-22-2013
20080288428Method of Interaction With an Automated System - Methods of analyzing data are provided. An expert system receives input from at least a first source. Data is imported and analyzed by an expert system, wherein the expert system makes at least one first decision, which characterizes the data based on a rule base. The at least one first decision is displayable and modifiable by a first input from a first source. In response to the first input from the first source, the rule base may be re-applied to make at least one second decision, wherein the at least one second decision is different from the at least one first decision, or the at least one first decision may be accepted. The at least one first decision or the at least one second decision is then displayable and modifiable in response to a first input from a second source. In response to the first input from the second source, the rule base is either re-applied to make at least one third decision, wherein the third decision is different from the second decision, or either the first or second decisions are accepted.11-20-2008
20090265293Access speculation predictor implemented via idle command processing resources - An access speculation predictor is provided that may be implemented using idle command processing resources, such as registers of idle finite state machines (FSMs) in a memory controller. The access speculation predictor may predict whether to perform speculative retrieval of data for a data request from a main memory of the data processing system based on history information stored for a memory region targeted by the data request. In particular, a first address may be extracted from the data request and compared to memory regions associated with second addresses stored in address registers of a plurality of FSMs of the memory controller. A FSM whose memory region includes the first address may be selected. History information for the memory region may be obtained from the selected FSM. The history information may be used to control whether to speculatively retrieve the data for the data request from a main memory.10-22-2009
20080313117Methods and Systems for Creating a Behavioral WEB Graph - A method for creating a behavioral network graph has steps for (a) establishing a static network graph with intersections representing connectivity between nodes in a network; (b) determining behavioral characteristics of a person or group of persons in navigating the static network graph; (c) creating software agents mimicking the navigation behavior determined in step (b); (d) executing the software agents against the static graph established in step (a); (e) recording the navigation activity of the software agents; and (f) using the recorded navigation activity as a component in creating a behavioral web graph.12-18-2008
20080313116PARAMETERIZED STATISTICAL INTERACTION POLICIES - A method and apparatus are disclosed for selecting interaction policies. Values may be provided for a group of parameters for user models. Interaction policies within a specific tolerance of an optimal interaction policy for the user models may be learned. Up to a predetermined number of the learned interaction policies, within a specific tolerance of an optimal policy for the user models, may be selected for a wireless communication device. The wireless communication device, including the selected interaction policies, may determine whether any of a group of parameters, representing a user preference or contextual information with respect to use of the wireless communication device, is updated. When any of the group of parameters has been updated, the wireless communication device may select one of the selected interaction policies, such that the selected one of the selected interaction policies may determine a better interaction behavior for the wireless communication device.12-18-2008
20090327183Analytical model solver framework - A solver framework for use with an analytical model. The analytical model includes multiple model parameters and includes definitions for analytical relationships between the model parameters. The solver framework coordinates the processing of multiple specialized solvers. In particular, the solver framework identifies which model parameters are input model variables and which are output model variables. The solver framework then analyzes dependencies to determine a solve order to solve for the output model variables. The solver framework then charged the specialized solvers with performing portions of the solve operation such that the specialized solvers solve for the output model variables in an order which considers the dependencies. In one embodiment, additional or replacement solvers may register with the solver framework to thereby make the specialized solver available for solving for output model variables in the future.12-31-2009
20080228684INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE - An information processing device includes: a knowledge information database 09-18-2008
20090164400Social Behavior Analysis and Inferring Social Networks for a Recommendation System - Systems and methods are provided for determining items or people of potential interest to recommend to users in a computer-based network. Implied social networks may be determined based at least in part on obtained social behavior information. Items or people of potential interest to users may be determined based at least in part on implied social network information. Vocabulary taxonomies may be associated with, or used in determining, implied social networks.06-25-2009
20090089234AUTOMATED CODE GENERATION FOR SIMULATORS - A system that generates deployable runtime code modules is provided. The system includes an input component that accepts specifications in accordance with design preferences, a simulation component that creates and executes a simulation of the control program to be implemented, and a code generation component that creates the deployable runtime code.04-02-2009
20090164401Methods and systems for inducing behavior in a population cohort - Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out identifying a member of a population cohort; and inducing at least one behavior in the member of the population cohort based on an association between the population cohort and at least one cohort-linked avatar.06-25-2009
20090048994Portable Rule Specification System and Method for Monitoring Information Events - A system and method for monitoring information events is configurable by user definable rule specifications. The rule specifications can be included in portable sharable rulebooks. The rulebooks are transportable and may be shared between users, workspaces and computer systems. Each rulebook may be implemented on a single computer or aspects of a rulebook may be distributed among a plurality of computers or computer resources.02-19-2009
20090198636Method and apparatus for a responsive learning program - A method for a responsive learning program in which a skills and knowledge base of an employee to successfully perform at his/her employment are utilized to determine various criteria of steps by which to manage, and improve the quality and efficiency of the employee's skill set and knowledge is presented. Utilizing commonalities of the skill and knowledge set and reusable components of the criteria steps throughout the methodology allows for linkages as between the criteria steps to be identified and utilized. Course programs containing varying modules, each having an independent number of lessons therein, are based upon the skill and knowledge set and the criteria steps, can be created for any business. Identification of the common elements and linkages between the employee skill sets and employment criteria allows for creation of a responsive learning program to be implemented in any business.08-06-2009
20090048993IMPLEMENTATION OF OPERATING SYSTEM SECURING02-19-2009
20090083204HISTORIANS EMBEDDED IN INDUSTRIAL UNITS - Systems and methods that provide a historian integrated as part of an industrial unit and/or product manufactured by the industrial process. A historian integrated as part of the industrial unit itself, can increase data resolution and supply immediate and real time data regarding the industrial unit's operation—while mitigating short comings of conventional PC historians. Moreover, a locator component can detect embedded historians that are distributed on the back plane of an industrial network, and integrated as part thereof.03-26-2009
20110231353ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE APPLICATION IN HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE FOR ADVANCED INFORMATION PROCESSING AND TASK MANAGING - Methods and software provided for an AI application system that process user's needs through an intelligent user-system interface process. The user-system interface starts from user initial request, followed by system analysis to process with its algorithm, then question user to further clarify the request and refine it into specific request needs, details and categories, then collect, analyze and judge relative information, proceed to guide user find the most appropriate answer for the needs, together with other latest news and community/other users' feedback on this subject, and have the capabilities of assisting user executing the task needs. Thus greatly enhance the usability and efficiency of the artificial intelligence application to the world in information age.09-22-2011
20110231352Validation Mechanisms for Simulations of Complex Systems - A method of and apparatus and software for validating a computer model of a complex system comprising eliciting information regarding the complex system from one or more human experts, determining from the elicited information a set of variables and a set of constraints on those variables regarding the complex system, automatically by computer examining output of the computer model to locate violations of determined constraints, and generating output establishing any located violations.09-22-2011
20090030863TRANSACTIONAL GRAPH-BASED COMPUTATION WITH ERROR HANDLING - Processing transactions using graph-based computations includes determining that at least one of a plurality of graph elements of a computation graph of a set of one or more computation graphs includes a computation to be performed for a given transaction, associating the given transaction with an instance of the computation graph that includes reusable computation elements associated with respective graph elements, and executing the graph to perform the computation.01-29-2009
20090222391MANAGING AN ENCODER MALFUNCTION IN AN ELEVATOR DRIVE SYSTEM - A knowledge base of information is generated to facilitate servicing of equipment from multiple manufacturers. A network (09-03-2009
20090240643SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING HUMAN JUDGMENT DRIFT AND VARIATION CONTROL - The present invention relates to methods, systems, and computer readable media comprising instructions for rescaling human judgment data for one or more items of content. The method of the present invention comprises generating one or more test sets comprising one or more items of content and generating one or more benchmark sets comprising one or more items of content common to each of the test sets. Judgment data for the one or more items of content comprising the one or more test sets from one or more human editors is received. A variation correction factor and a drift correction factor are identified for each of the one or more human editors. The variation correction factor and drift correction factor associated with each respective human editor are thereafter applied to the one or more items of content comprising the test set for which each human editor provided judgment data.09-24-2009
20120123985OCCUPANT CLASSIFYING DEVICE FOR AN AUTOMOBILE - Provided is an occupant classifying device for an automobile which can classify an object in a seat without being influenced by external conditions that interfere in detecting a passenger.05-17-2012
20100223221METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR LOADING CONTENT ITEMS - An apparatus for loading content items may include a processor that may be configured to identify at least one rule associated with a type associated with a content item. The processor may further be configured to evaluate at least one attribute associated with the content item against the at least one rule. The processor may also be configured to identify a container based at least in part on the at least one rule, and store the content item in the identified container based at least in part on the evaluation of the at least one attribute against the at least one rule. A corresponding method and computer program product may also be provided.09-02-2010
20090037355Method and Apparatus for Context-Based Content Recommendation - Starting with the people in and around enterprises, the expertise and work patterns stored in people's brains as exhibited in their daily behavior is detected and captured. A behavioral based knowledge index is thus created that is used to produce expert-guided, personalized information.02-05-2009
20100299298METHOD FOR MAKING OPTIMAL SELECTIONS BASED ON MULTIPLE OBJECTIVE AND SUBJECTIVE CRITERIA - A method for making optimal decisions includes the ability to consider and weigh multiple factors, where those factors might be numeric, or non-numeric, objective or subjective. Further, the method ensures that factors are not prematurely eliminated. This contrasts with behavior common to decision-tree based approaches. The method further allows for weighting based on multiple statistical means as well as by the application of non-statistical values.11-25-2010
20100036785SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DYNAMICALLY MEASURING PROPERTIES OF OBJECTS RENDERED AND/OR REFERENCED BY AN APPLICATION EXECUTING ON A COMPUTING DEVICE - A system, method and computer program product for dynamically measuring attributes of objects rendered and/or referenced by an executing software application without having to change and recompile the original application code. The system includes a staging environment that monitors the execution of the application and indexes items of graphical and/or audio information generated by the application into a first database. A second database is populated with one or more business rules, wherein each business rule is associated with one or more of the indexed objects. The system further includes a run-time environment that identifies items of graphics and/or audio information as they are generated by the application during run-time, uses the second database to determine if an identified item is associated with a business rule, and, responsive to a determination that an identified item is associated with a business rule, measures the object and its related attributes.02-11-2010
20090287625METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CODING A STRUCTURED DOCUMENT AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DECODING A DOCUMENT SO CODED - The method of coding a structured document comprises: 11-19-2009
20090327182CALENDAR BASED PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS - A method providing intelligent suggestions and recommendations for wearable attire and digital program recording, includes: receiving information for a user's apparel and accessory purchases; parsing the received information for storage in a database to form an inventory of the user's apparel and accessories; obtaining ancillary information from mass media sources, the Internet, and calendar applications; providing the received information and the obtained ancillary information to a suggestion interface; formulating recommendations with the suggestion interface for wardrobe and program recording options; wherein the wardrobe options are based on the inventory of the user's apparel and accessories; and wherein the received information comprises one or more of the following: electronic receipts for apparel and accessory purchases, radio frequency identification (RFID) tags on the apparel and accessories, and information describing the apparel and accessories supplied by manual user entry via a graphical user interface.12-31-2009
20080243743APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY DETERMINING PRIMARY ADAPTER IN A HETEROGENEOUS N-WAY ADAPTER CONFIGURATION - A method and apparatus are provided for dynamically determining a primary adapter in a heterogeneous N-way adapter configuration. Each of the adapters generates information about itself and exchanges the information with all other adapters. First a decision-making adapter is identified. Then the decision-making adapter compares the adapter-generated information of all the adapters and makes a decision determining the primary adapter. The decision-making adapter communicates the decision to all other adapters. The determined primary adapter assumes a role as the primary adapter and the other adapters assume a role as a secondary adapter.10-02-2008
20100312737Semi-Automatic Evaluation and Prioritization of Architectural Alternatives for Data Integration - A systematic approach to evaluating and prioritizing architectural design pattern alternatives for data integration. A set of decision factors is derived from requirements for a system to be integrated. A default score is assigned to each decision factor based on historical data integration knowledge, and the default scores are weighted. A priority score is also assigned to each decision factor based on collected inputs from system metadata and subject matter experts in the enterprise system. Next, an individual consolidated score for each decision factor is calculated using the default score, the weighted score, and the priority score, and a total consolidated score is calculated from the individual consolidated scores for the architecture design pattern. The total consolidated score for the architecture design pattern may be compared against total consolidated scores for other architecture design patterns to determine a suitable candidate architecture design pattern for data integration.12-09-2010
20100306146NON-SUBSCRIPTION BASED SERVICE FOR PROVIDING CONTEXTUALLY-PREFERRED NEW CONTENT TO INFORMATION SYSTEM USERS - A non-subscription based system that can provide contextually-preferred content to information system users, include an online information system, and a preferred content service provider. The online information system can be configured to provide users with access to content items. Each content item can be associated with a specific content creator registered with the online information system and/or a specific organizational location of the online information system. The preferred content service provider can be configured to provide a content preference service to users of the online information system. The content preference service can be configured to provide a user with a recommendation listing of content items from the online information system that satisfies a predetermined level of user preference without the use of a subscription mechanism. The recommendation listing can be dynamically updated when new content items meeting the predetermined level of user preference become available in the online information system.12-02-2010
20090070283APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING USER BEHAVIOR PATTERN BASED ON EVENT LOG GENERATED FROM CONTEXT-AWARE SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT - Disclosed is an apparatus and method of constructing a user behavior pattern based on an event log that is a record of events generated in a context-aware system environment. An apparatus and method of constructing a user behavior pattern based on an event log according to an embodiment of the invention intelligently and actively provides the most applicable service in consideration of a specific user and a location thereof to a user, on the basis of a constructed user behavior pattern.03-12-2009
20090037354DOMESTIC INFORMATION SYSTEM BASED ON TIME, SPACE AND RELEVANCE - A domestic system that gathers extensible markup language (XML) feeds from the Internet, presents them in a unified, structured format, and utilizes usage data to make suggestions to the user.02-05-2009
20100332434Data classification tool using dynamic allocation of attribute weights - An analysis tool for causing a computer to use information gain of attributes and a classification algorithm to classify new records in a set of data by taking into account the predictive value of the attributes and the effect of the new record.12-30-2010
20110071971MULTI-LEVEL EVENT COMPUTING MODEL - High-order events may be generated and consumed in a cascading computing model. Low level information, such as changes in physical sensor readings, may be communicated to an application in the form of event messages that are generated by an operating system service. In one example, models that implement high level abstractions may also use events to communicate facts that have been inferred from lower level facts. For example, a program might generate events indicating that a particular type of motion (e.g., walking) has started or stopped, where the program infers the walking motion from sensor data about acceleration and position. Another program could consume those events and other data to draw higher level conclusions, such as “Joe is walking to a meeting”. Thus, events may be used in a cascading model in which events are generated and consumed at increasingly high levels of abstraction.03-24-2011
20100131441PROVIDING SUGGESTED SITES ASSOCIATED WITH TARGET SITES - Systems, methods, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that facilitate providing suggested sites in accordance with target sites are provided. Web-browsed data is locally stored on a user device and uploaded to a suggestion engine. Additional web-browsed data is communicated to the suggestion engine via a suggested site request that provides a request for suggested sites related to a target site. In embodiments, the web-browsed data contained in the suggested site request includes data not previously uploaded to the suggestion engine. The suggestion engine utilizes the web-browsed data uploaded to the suggestion engine and the web-browsed data communicated via the suggested site request to provide suggested sites in association with the target site.05-27-2010
20100063950COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE DEPENDENT POLICY MANAGEMENT - A computing environment climate-aware policy management system provides decision support by receiving a request to perform an action, where the request is communicated from or on behalf of a computing resource. Upon receiving the request, an indication of a computing environment climate is obtained, which may include for example, information related to the workflow associated with the requested action, information external to the workflow or other information that contextualizes the computing environment of components thereof. At least one policy is obtained that is associated with at least one of the action associated with the request, the resource associated with the request to perform the action received by the policy system manager, and the indicated climate. Each obtained policy is evaluated and a response to the request to perform the action is provided based upon the results of the policy evaluation.03-11-2010
20100057655Systems And Methods For Providing A Magnetic Resonance Treatment To A Subject - Disclosed here in are a system and method for providing a magnetic resonance treatment to a subject. In one described embodiment, a system for providing a magnetic resonance treatment to a subject is provided, the system including components that provide the system with an ability to treat pain and relieve symptoms of the subject. In another embodiment, a method of providing a magnetic resonance treatment to a subject is provided, wherein the system includes components that provide the system with an ability to treat pain, relieve symptoms, provide relaxation, and improve the overall comfort and well-being of the subject.03-04-2010
20100005045SITUATION RECOGNIZING APPARATUS, SITUATION RECOGNIZING METHOD, AND RADIO TERMINAL APPARATUS - A situation recognizing apparatus has a situation change detecting unit, being provided with situation information, configured to detect a situation change on the basis of the situation information, a first storage which stores a plurality of situation changes detected by the situation change detecting unit, an input unit which is provided with a user operation, and a second storage which combines the user operation provided to the input unit with the plurality of situation changes stored in the first storage and stores the combined user operation and the situation changes as a unique pattern.01-07-2010
20100121799DIVERSE NETWORK RELATIVE ADDRESSING RESOLUTION - A requesting entity can submit a query to an industrial control configuration to determine a location for a module. A distributed directory can be employed to discover an absolute location of the module, which can be provided to the requesting entity. This discovery can occur in real-time such that an answer can be given with a relatively high degree of certainty. In addition to providing the absolute address in the answer, a path on how to reach the module can be provided. The path can be optimized in order to allow quicker response time and to manage system resources.05-13-2010
20110178969METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY IN HOME ENVIRONMENTS - Method and system for improving personal productivity in home environments may store state information associated with an environment and one or more users in a knowledge base, detected activity of a user, infer location of the user based on the detected activity, and suggest one or more tasks to be performed based on the inferred user location.07-21-2011
20100228695Computer system in which a received signal-reaction of the computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android, an association of the computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android, a thought of the computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android are substantiated and the working method of this computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android - A computer system in which a received signal-reaction of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android, an association of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android, a thought of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android are substantiated and the working method of this computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android. The computer system is based on one natural language. The computer system includes the hardware devices (09-09-2010
20090299934HARNESSING INFORMATION ABOUT THE TIMING OF A USER'S CLIENT-SERVER INTERACTIONS TO ENHANCE MESSAGING AND COLLABORATION SERVICES - A system and method is provided to facilitate communication and collaboration by considering the timing of a user's activities on one or more clients via accessing, from a centralized server, information about the user's client-server interactions. The systems and methods can harness existing protocols and data exchange used in legacy client-server applications for email, making available to one or more client-side message routing applications, information about a user's interactions with email across multiple clients. Applications include considering the time since the last client-server interaction to guide decisions about if, when, and how to route messages so as to limit the mobile relay of information a user has already seen, providing information to colleagues about a user's current or past “inbox presence,” and forecasting the time until a user will have access to a device or communication channel.12-03-2009
20090299933DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A data processing apparatus includes: predicting means for calculating a prediction value of time series data with respect to input of the time series data using a prediction model for predicting the time series data; determining means for determining a target value of the time series data on the basis of the prediction value of the time series data; error calculating means for calculating an error of the prediction value relative to the target value; and retrieving means for retrieving error reduction data as input of the time series data to the prediction model for reducing the error of the prediction value.12-03-2009
20090299931PROBLEM SHOOTING PROCESS INTELLIGENTLY ADAPTED TO FIT USER'S SKILLS - The present disclosure is directed to a method for automatically adapting the problem shooting steps to the user's skill level.12-03-2009
20090299932System and method for providing a virtual persona - A method, system, and machine readable medium for providing a virtual persona are disclosed. User input directed to a life archive data of a particular virtual persona is received. One or more artificial intelligence files are determined in response to the user input. An output may be generated based on the one or more artificial intelligence files and provided to the user.12-03-2009
20110307434Method for detecting suspicious individuals in a friend list - A method is provided for detecting friend or potential friend candidates as being suspicious in an OSN. A processor is used to obtain at least one candidate as being a suspicious friend in the OSN. One or more risk factors are used in the analysis. Heuristics are applied to the risk factors with the processor. In response, a determination is made as to whether the candidate is a suspicious individual. The processor can be software, hardware, or one or more individuals can use manual methods, to do the analysis and make the determination.12-15-2011
20110307433PROGRAMMABLE DEVICE, HEIRARCHICAL PARALLEL MACHINES, METHODS FOR PROVIDING STATE INFORMATION - Programmable devices, hierarchical parallel machines and methods for providing state information are described. In one such programmable device, programmable elements are provided. The programmable elements are configured to implement one or more finite state machines. The programmable elements are configured to receive an N-digit input and provide a M-digit output as a function of the N-digit input. The M-digit output includes state information from less than all of the programmable elements. Other programmable devices, hierarchical parallel machines and methods are also disclosed.12-15-2011
20080319935Systems & Methods to reduce wait time in the service sector and just in time demand management - Systems and Methods are provided to actively manage waiting time in the service sector where there is volatility in determining when exactly the service will be performed. In the service sector where buyers are waiting for service (for example Physician's Office, Hospital, Automobile Repair Shops, Restaurants, DMV offices, etc.), this method can be used to control the flow of customers so that they do not have to spend time in the waiting room for the next available service professional. The demand can be actively managed for just in time customer arrival to increase efficiency and satisfaction. This system can be monetized by providing “moment of truth” advertising at the point of service via the same mechanism used to communicate the waiting time or a different medium (including but not limited to mobile phone, PDA, internet, websites, email, phone call, SMS, etc.)12-25-2008
20120150782TRUSTED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and apparatus for providing a comprehensive decision support system to include predictions, recommendations with consequences and optimal follow-up actions in specific situations are described. Data is obtained from multiple disparate data sources, depending on the information deemed necessary for the situation being modeled. The decision support system provides a prediction or predictions and a recommendation or a choice of recommendations based on the correlative analysis and/or other analyses. Also described are methods and apparatus for developing application specific decision support models. The decision support model development process may include identifying multiple disparate data sources for retrieval of related information, selection of classification variables to be retrieved from the data sources, assignment of weights to each classification variable, selecting and/or defining rules, and selecting and/or defining analysis functions.06-14-2012
20110320393100GBPS SECURITY AND SEARCH ARCHITECTURE USING PROGRAMMABLE INTELLIGENT SEARCH MEMORY - Memory architecture provides capabilities for high performance content search. The architecture creates an innovative memory that can be programmed with content search rules which are used by the memory to evaluate presented content for matching with the programmed rules. When the content being searched matches any of the rules programmed in the Programmable Intelligent Search Memory (PRISM) action(s) associated with the matched rule(s) are taken. Content search rules comprise of regular expressions which are converted to finite state automata (FSA) and then programmed in PRISM for evaluating content with the search rules. PRISM architecture comprises of a plurality of programmable PRISM Memory clusters (PMC) which comprise of a plurality of programmable PRISM Search Engines (PSE). Groups of PMCs can be programmed with the same rules and used in parallel to apply these rules to multiple data streams simultaneously to achieve increased performance. PMC groups provide 10 Gbps performance with 10 PMC groups enabling 100 Gbps content search and security performance.12-29-2011
20110093420COMPUTER-PROCESSING SYSTEM SCORING SUBJECTS RELATIVE TO POLITICAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, TECHNOLOGICAL, LEGAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL (PESTLE) FACTORS, UTILIZING INPUT DATA AND A COLLABORATION PROCESS, TRANSFORMING A MEASUREMENT VALUATION SYSTEM REGARDING THE VALUE OF SUBJECTS AGAINST AN AGENDA - A method for computing a universal sustainability index comprising the steps of creating a network, inviting participants to join the network, gathering participant data, imputing contributed data by the participants and transforming the contributed data via a computer to obtain a universal sustainability index or alphanumeric indicator. Participant data is gathered utilizing surveys, tests, questionnaires. Contributed data is imputed from participants and comprises attributes, sub-attributes, statements, sub-statements, subjects, raw values, range bottoms, range tops, percent weights, polarity, third party data, and the like. The contributed data is then transformed to obtain a universal sustainability index or alphanumeric indicator, wherein the universal sustainability score or collection of scores comprises an indicator, and wherein the indicator is a numerical value of a selected subject, or comprises an index wherein the index is a numerical value of a selected agenda or sub-agenda.04-21-2011
20090055337Methods and system to compare different options in a decision making process - A method of comparing a plurality of decision options is provided. The method can include entering a plurality of factors; determining a plurality of decision options based on the plurality of factors; calculating a score for the plurality of factors; ranking each decision option based on the total score of each factor; outputting the rankings for each decision option.02-26-2009
20120011094PATTERN MATCHING APPRATUS - According to an automaton circuit, a pattern matching apparatus, and a pattern matching method of the present invention, by converting regular expressions into configuration data with the certain format, the regular expression, which can be expressed by using only 3 kinds of metacharacters and can be expressed within a certain length, can be input. Since connection relations inside the automaton circuit are changed depending on the configuration data, the automaton circuit according to the present invention is reconfigurable.01-12-2012
20110167028METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ITINERARY PLANNER - A method and apparatus for providing an itinerary planner is described. The itinerary planner generates itineraries for visiting locations which are personalized to the user's preferences. Unknown conditions are handled by contingency plans that the itinerary planner generates in an anytime manner. The first itineraries are derived in a short time, and as more computation time is allowed, additional itineraries that better suit the preferences of the user are obtained.07-07-2011
20120066164SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING CONCIOUSNESS - A simulated consciousness method (03-15-2012
20120023053SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR QUANTUM COMPUTATION USING REAL PHYSICAL HARDWARE - Iterative approaches to quantum computation are described. Incongruities in the behavior of the various individual elements in a quantum processor may be managed by establishing a set of equivalent configurations for the elements of the quantum processor. The quantum processor is programmed and operated using each equivalent configuration to determine a set of solutions. The solutions are evaluated to determine a preferred solution that best satisfies at least one criterion. Furthermore, thermodynamic effects from operating a quantum processor at non-absolute zero temperature can cause the ground state to be the most probable state into which the system will settle. By running multiple iterations the ground state may be identified as the state with the most frequent reoccurrences. Alternatively, the energy of each unique state may be calculated and the state that corresponds to the lowest energy may be returned as the solution to the problem.01-26-2012
20120059781Systems and Methods for Creating or Simulating Self-Awareness in a Machine - A computer system for continuously reaffirming the existence of the system comprising a processor and memory is adapted for: (1) executing a consciousness program to maintain the consciousness of a non-human entity; and (2) while running the consciousness program, executing one or more additional programs. The consciousness program may be adapted to include the steps of: (1) requesting feedback information from one or more sensing systems associated with the computer system; and (2) in response to receiving feedback form the one or more sensing systems, reaffirming a consciousness of the system.03-08-2012
20120158632CLASSIFICATION OF DIGITAL CONTENT BY USING AGGREGATE SCORING - Aggregate scoring is used to help classify digital content such as content uploaded to multi-user websites (e.g., social networking websites). In one embodiment, specific categories are used that relate to a social implication of content. For example, text, images, audio or other data formats can provide communication perceived to fall into categories such as violent, abusive, rights management, pornographic or other types of communication. The categories are used to provide a raw score to items in various groupings of a site's content. Where items are related to other items such as by organizational, social, legal, data-driven, design methods, or by other principles or definitions, the related items' raw scores are aggregated to achieve a score for a particular grouping of items that reflects, at least in part, scores from two or more of the related items.06-21-2012
20120072384TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING A TRUSTWORTHINESS SCORE IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT - Some embodiments of this disclosure relate to techniques for determining trustworthiness scores for entities in an online environment. Often, the techniques gather behavioral information regarding entities from a number of different online sources, and then process this information to generate the trustworthiness scores. In some embodiments, a portion of one entity's score can be scaled with regards to a corresponding portion of another entity's score. In still other embodiments, an entity can be provided with a trustworthiness score that has different category components.03-22-2012
20090177603LOCATION BASED SERVICES PLATFORM - System and methods are provided that facilitate integrated and seamless utilization of location data generated by multiple disparate positioning technologies adequate for outdoor or indoor positioning. Location data from multiple sources is selectively processed based on rules that account for availability, accuracy, cost, reliability of location data. Rules can be operator specific or can be automatically generated based on historic location data or cost-benefit analysis. Processing of selected data includes formatting data according to a specific standard or protocol, or augmenting the data with metadata. Standardized data is conveyed through a communication link for utilization in various applications such as vendor applications for navigation or web-based services, as well as custom and development applications.07-09-2009
20100121800Method and System of Knowledge Component Based Engineering Design - The present invention relates to an engineering design method and a system of implementing same. In one embodiment, the method includes a construction process of knowledge components and a design process based on the knowledge components. The knowledge components pack universal modules in the standard forms. Accordingly, the knowledge components are independent from design layouts or design processes of products, and reusable in different projects and platforms. The design process integrates a variety of software platforms via an uniform environment and calls the knowledge components to complete the engineering designs. Further, the design process defines a data relation and an execution relation of the knowledge components and establishes a relationship between the knowledge components without programming. The universal module comprises at least operations, methods, rules and/or flows of an engineering design process and engineering analysis process.05-13-2010
20120215729Methods, Apparatus and Systems for Generating, Updating and Executing a Vegetation Control Plan - Vegetation control plans may be automatically generated using vegetation control information received from a variety of sources. Such vegetation control plans may aid farmers, other vegetation control personnel, and professionals when determining a vegetation control strategy, including treatment, and then guide the implementation of that strategy. Vegetation control plans may include a variety of recommended vegetation control practices and projected outcomes for the implementation of recommended vegetation control management practices.08-23-2012
20090112782FACILITATING A DECISION-MAKING PROCESS - Systems and methods for facilitating a decision-making process are disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, in response to receiving a request to facilitate a decision making process, the decision-making agent participates in a communications thread where users are attempting to reach a decision regarding a business to frequent and/or an activity to partake. Since group activities are oftentimes scheduled via common communication threads, the decision-making agent can intervene in such communication threads, when requested, and assist the participating users in making a decision or making informed suggestions toward reaching an agreement.04-30-2009
20120179637Prediction of User Response to Invitations in a Social Network System Based on Keywords in the User's Profile - A social networking system selects a subset of keywords from a set of master keywords found in user profiles. The method includes selecting a first and second group of user profiles including one or more keywords and computing the number of occurrences of each of the master keywords in the first and second group of profiles. A value may be computed for each of the master keywords based on a comparison of the number of occurrences in the first group of profiles and the number of occurrences in the second group of profiles. The computed value may be used for selecting the subset of keywords from the master keywords and/or ranking the master keywords.07-12-2012
20100293125KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY SYSTEM WITH USER INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS VIEW FOR ANALYZING AND GENERATING RELATIONSHIPS - A knowledge model discovery system is configured to provide an interactive view having simultaneously displayed sub-views that include a relational data element view and a geophysical view. Using the interactive view, a user may perform search and analysis of information organized with a knowledge management tool in conjunction with geographic information. The relational data element view may provide a relational visualization that displays data elements provided with the knowledge management tool as narrowed by the context of a user analysis. The geophysical view may provide a geographically based depiction of the same data elements using a similar context. The relational data element view and the geophysical view may be operated in coordination to maintain cohesiveness and similar context of the information displayed in the views.11-18-2010
20120185421System and method for tree discovery - Tree discovery systems and methods are disclosed. An example of a method is carried out by program code stored on non-transient computer-readable medium and executed by a processor. The method may include identifying in computer-readable medium a first node for a system under consideration, each node in the computer-readable medium representing a characteristic of a component. The method may include selecting at least a second node from the computer-readable medium for the first node. The method may include discovering in the computer-readable medium at least one system tree for the system under consideration based on the first node and the at least second node.07-19-2012
20120278266Electronic Review of Documents - An example method for reviewing documents includes scoring documents using an artificial intelligence model, and selecting a subset of highest scoring documents. The method further includes inserting a number of randomly-selected documents into the subset of highest scoring documents to form a set of documents for review, wherein a reviewer cannot differentiate between the randomly-selected documents and the subset of highest scoring documents included in the set of documents for review, and presenting the set of documents for review by the reviewer.11-01-2012
20120089546METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATED SURVEY SCRIPT AUTHORING AND PROGRAMMING - A survey authoring and programming application parses and extracts information included in a questionnaire that consists of questions, answer options and instructions, and stores the information in a market research markup language (MRML) data model that abstracts the content, structure and instructions of the questionnaire. A logic engine then operates on the MRML representation of the questionnaire to produce one or more survey script outputs in any desired target survey programming language. The questionnaire may be written in a market research language (MRL).04-12-2012
20120089547METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING DRUG ADVERSE EFFECTS - The system of the present invention for assessing and analyzing the risks of adverse effects resulting from the use of at least one substance of interest, comprises a selector for identifying at least one substance of interest; a profiler for selecting from multiple profiles related to the safety of the at least one substance of interest, using at least one filter; at least one data mining engine; and an output device for displaying the analytic results from the data mining engine. Preferably, the at least one data mining engine is selected from (1) a proportional analysis engine to assess deviations in a set of the reactions to the drug of interest; (2) a comparator to measure the reactions to the drug of interest against a user-defined backdrop, and (3) a correlator to look for correlated signal characteristics in drug/reaction/demographic information; and an output device whereby a user can receive analytic results from the selector, the proportional analysis engine, the comparator, and the correlator.04-12-2012
20120095946Coupled METOC/INTEL Risk Assessment - A method for predicting the risk of a pirate attack in a geographical area and for generating a distribution of probabilities of a pirate attack based on intelligence (INTEL) information regarding the pirates and pirate behavior combined with information regarding environmental and meteorological (METOC) conditions and information regarding shipping activity and shipping vulnerabilities. The method can also be used to predict the probability of other activities that are subject to METOC conditions, such as anti-narcotics efforts, undersea warfare operations, mine warfare operations, and human trafficking interdiction.04-19-2012
20120095945 METHOD OF CREATING A COMPUTER MODEL OF THE PHYSICAL WORLD - A method of executing a computer application in the context of a computer model comprising the steps of retrieving computer model data from a model server, retrieving application information from an application server, and executing said application information in the context of the model in an execution environment.04-19-2012
20120101970METHOD AND SYSTEM OF MONITORING A NETWORK BASED COMMUNICATION AMONG USERS - A method of classifying an examined user monitoring communication in at least one virtual environment. The method comprises providing a plurality of multisessions each held in a plurality of occasions between the examined user and another one of plurality of users, indentifying at least one communication pattern of the examined user by contextual data extracted from the plurality of multisessions, classifying at least one of said plurality of multisessions and the examined user according to the at least one communication pattern, and outputting a notification indicative of said classification.04-26-2012
20120101969ASSIGNING SENSORS TO PATHS - According to certain embodiments, paths are identified from path data. One or more sensors are assigned to each path. The following are performed: at least one sensor is moved to a path intersection and excess sensors are removed. An excess sensor is a sensor that is not required to satisfy the desired number of sensors of one or more paths. According to certain embodiments, a combined array comprising combined entries is accessed. Each combined entry represents a location and has a value indicating a number of paths at the location. The following are performed to yield a sensor arrangement: a maximum value of the combined array is identified, a sensor is assigned to a location associated with the maximum value, and the paths are removed from the combined array. A result associated with the sensor arrangement is reported.04-26-2012
20130179377DECISION TREE COMPUTATION IN HARDWARE - A computing device for use in decision tree computation is provided. The computing device may include a software program executed by a processor using portions of memory of the computing device, the software program being configured to receive user input from a user input device associated with the computing device, and in response, to perform a decision tree task. The computing device may further include a decision tree computation device implemented in hardware as a logic circuit distinct from the processor, and which is linked to the processor by a communications interface. The decision tree computation device may be configured to receive an instruction to perform a decision tree computation associated with the decision tree task from the software program, process the instruction, and return a result to the software program via the communication interface.07-11-2013
20130173517METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING CONTENT ACROSS DEVICES BASED ON STIMULI - An approach for coordinating the rendering of related content across devices of a user based on determined environmental stimuli is described. A content provisioning platform determines one or more samples of one or more environmental signals. The content provisioning platform also processes the one or more samples to cause identification of content presented in the one or more environmental signals. Transmission of the other content to the at least one device, one or more other associated devices is then caused.07-04-2013
20080215515System, apparatus and method for using and managing digital information - A system, apparatus and method for using, identifying, interacting and managing digital information in a useful and convenient manner. When a digital representation of information is loaded, an index is constructed of unique terms in the information, which index includes the terms, a count of the occurrences of each term in the information and a reference to each location wherein the term occurs in the information. A user can select a term of interest from the index and a context box comprising a user-selected amount of information from before and/or after each occurrence of the selected term is displayed to the user to allow the user to more readily identify portions of the information which are of interest. The user can select one a context box of interest and the display of the information is repositioned to the location in the information which corresponds to the select box. A user can also create a knowledge base entry from each identified and/or selected portion of the information, which knowledge base can be searched in a variety of manners.09-04-2008
20080201285METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING NETWORK INFORMATION - The embodiments of the present invention disclose a method for delivering network information, including: generating or updating user attribute information of a user according to user behavior data of the user; acquiring the user attribute information when the user uses a network service; and delivering network information to the user according to the user attribute information. The embodiments of the present invention further disclose an apparatus for delivering network information. The technical scheme of the embodiments of the present invention improves the precision of information targeting and saves network bandwidth and server resources.08-21-2008
20130185238SPLITTING DEVICE, SPLITTING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A splitting device includes a memory and a processor configured to execute a program including a procedure. The procedure includes: setting a halt condition with a number of point data points to halt equal splitting as to a target region for equal splitting to split equally; splitting the target region for equal splitting, until the number of point data points in the target region for equal splitting is less than the halt condition, by taking the target region for equal splitting, as a region where a point data group exists; setting a region having point data of a number or more according to the halt condition obtained by performing the splitting, to the target region for equal splitting; performing the uniform splitting regarding each region group having less point data than the number according to the halt condition obtained by performing the splitting.07-18-2013
20100299299Identifying Self-Conscious Program - This theory presents a method of providing a variety of software programs and artificial intelligence with self-consciousness based on the artificially programmed phenomena of life on the premise that they are defined as being conscious of the existence of the individual self unaided.11-25-2010
20100318483CONSTRAINT SATISFACTION PROBLEM SOLVER WITH INTERACTIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION - A solver solves constraint satisfaction problems. The solver receives a user decision and propagates the user decision over a constraint satisfaction problem network. The solver then determines if there is a conflict on the network based on the propagation. If there is a conflict, the solver allows a user to resolve the conflict interactively by either canceling the user decision or dropping one or more previously made user decisions.12-16-2010
20120284219Distributable Serializable Finite State Machine - A distributable and serializable finite state machine and methods for using the distributable and serializable finite state machine are provided wherein finite state machine instance can be location-shifted, time-shifted or location-shift and time-shifted, for example by serializing and deserializing each instance. Each instance can be located-shifted between agents, and a persistent memory storage location is provided to facilitate both location-shifting and time-shifting. Finite state machine instances and the actions that make up each instance can be run in a distributed fashion among a plurality of agents.11-08-2012
20130159233SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RELEVANCE SCORING OF A DIGITAL RESOURCE - The present disclosure is directed to systems and methods that score content, URLs, domains, phrases or any entity based on an expected relevance to an individual user which may be based on that user's previous engagement with digital resources. A server receives identification of a plurality of actions of a user, which may include a click by the user on a link associated with a digital resource of a plurality of digital resources. The server may receive identification of actions of the user to share one or more digital resources of the plurality of digital resources. The server may identify a plurality of keywords from content of the plurality of digital resources, classify patterns from the actions of the users and the keywords and generate, based on the pattern classification, a relevance score responsive to receiving a user identifier and a digital resource keyword.06-20-2013
20130191312COMPLEX SITUATION ANALYSIS SYSTEM - Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for generating a data set are provided. One method includes generating a data set based on input data using a plurality of brokers. The method further includes receiving a request from a user and determining whether the request can be fulfilled using data currently in the data set. When the request can be fulfilled using data currently in the data set, the data is accessed using broker(s) configured to provide access to data within the data set. When the request cannot be fulfilled using data currently in the data set, at least one new broker is spawned using existing broker(s) and additional data needed to fulfill the request is added to the data set using the new broker. The method further includes generating a response to the request using one or more of the plurality of brokers.07-25-2013
20120030158TECHNOLOGY EVALUATION AND SELECTION APPLICATION - Embodiments of the invention relate to systems, methods, and computer program products for evaluating and selecting technology. Specifically, present embodiments provide for assessing the relative importance of various capabilities and constraints to determine weighting factors and applying the weighting factors to potential technology solutions rated in terms of the applicability of the capabilities and constraints. The result is a capability fit score and a constraint fit score for each potential technology solution, which can be combined to form an overall technology fit score for each potential technology solution. Thus, present embodiments assess capabilities and constraints of various potential technology solutions and balance the capabilities and constraints to result in a quantitatively measurement of which technology solution is the best fit for the project at hand.02-02-2012
20130198122SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING TEAMS - A system, method and program product for optimizing a team to solve a problem. The system includes: a team building system for building a fundamental analytic team from a database of analysts to solve an inputted problem, wherein the fundamental analytic team includes at least one cluster of analysts characterized with specificity and at least one cluster of analysts characterized with sensitivity; and a problem analysis system that collects sensor data from the fundamental analytic team operating within an immersive environment, wherein the problem analysis system includes a system for evaluating the sensor data to identify a bias condition from the fundamental analytic team, and includes a system for altering variables in the immersive environment in response to a detected bias condition.08-01-2013
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