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20110191280Recording medium for data file management, apparatus for data file management, handling apparatus for image data, and image capturing system - When a shutter release operation is performed at an electronic still camera, an MPU records image data output from an image capturing element into a CF card. The MPU also stores the image data in a transfer buffer memory of an interface circuit. The image data stored in the transfer buffer memory are transferred to a transfer buffer memory provided at an interface circuit of a personal computer connected via an IEEE-1394 cable. The MPU of the personal computer reads out the image data having been taken into the personal computer from the transfer buffer memory and records them in a specific recording area in a recording device.08-04-2011
20130085980SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PREDICTING A SUBJECT'S MEDICAL OUTCOME - Disclosed are methods of constructing systems for predicting a subject's medical outcome. Also disclosed are methods and systems for predicting a subject's medical outcome. The disclosed methods and systems can include identifying a group of subjects with the same medical condition and classifying this group of subjects into one or more subgroups. The subgroups are classified based on similarity of medical outcome, using classification and regression trees (CART) to generate a classification tree based on the presence of identifying genetic characteristics. Each node in the classification tree describes the presence of a specific genetic marker and each branch in the classification tree describes a genetic profile that predicts a subject's medical outcome.04-04-2013
20080215521METHOD FOR MONITORING A DECISION-MAKING PROCESS WHEN PURSUING AN OBJECTIVE IN ECONOMIC, TECHNICAL, AND ORGANIZATIONAL FIELDS - A method for controlling a decisional process when pursuing an aim in a specific application domain, such as economic, technical, and organizational fields. In the process, a system of agents is created, including creator cognitive agents of portable knowledge objects and constructor agents of knowledge objects by adding supplementary knowledge elements to the knowledge objects created. The system launches the decisional process by tracking the observation of an abnormality in the actual data of the application domain by the creation of an initial knowledge object representative of an alarm index and causes several decisional paths to be established linked to this object, under different points of view of different agents, each in its domain, and the decision is made following merging of decisional paths.09-04-2008
20110202492PROBABILISTIC VOXEL-BASED DATABASE - A probabilistic database can including a set of geospatially referenced records and a probability engine. The geospatially referenced records corresponding to a real-world volumetric space indexed against voxels. Each voxel can have a unique identifier in the probabilistic database. Each voxel can corresponds to a volumetric unit of the real-world volumetric space. Geospatial information referenced against voxels can be internally inconsistent, which results in a naturally probabilistic storage format. The probability engine can be operable to dynamically determine a certainty value for an object of the probabilistic database. The certainty value can be a value from zero to one hundred percent, which is based upon a statistical analysis of the internally inconsistent geospatial information referenced against the voxels. The internally inconsistent geospatial information can correspond to a volumetric unit of the real-world volumetric space in which the object has a probability of residing within.08-18-2011
20130080371CONTENT RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM - A system and method for in-vehicle content recommendation is disclosed. The system comprises an aggregator module, a modeler module and a recommendation module. The aggregator module aggregates content data describing content such as a music, a news program, a podcast, an audio book, a movie, a television program, etc. The aggregator module also aggregates situation data describing an environment in which the content was recommended to a user, and feedback data describing the user's response to the recommendation. The modeler module generates a content preference model. The content preference model represents the user's dynamic content preferences based at least in part on the aggregated data. The recommendation module generates a first content recommendation based at least in part on the content preference model.03-28-2013
20130080372ARCHITECTURE AND METHODS FOR TOOL HEALTH PREDICTION - Computer-implemented methods and systems for tool health prediction for a tool having sub-systems and components are disclosed. The method includes providing parameter values from sensors to an expert system. The method also includes providing knowledge base data from a knowledge base to the expert system. The knowledge base includes at least one of tool history, part information, domain knowledge, and model history. The method also includes generating, using the expert system, at least one tool health prediction pertaining to tool maintenance. The prediction generation employs a set of prediction models that includes at least one prediction model. The prediction generation further employs at least the parameter values and the knowledge base data.03-28-2013
20130080373SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BIOCHEMICAL DATA ANALYSIS - Methods and systems for biochemical data analysis are provided. A dataset can be received and a selection of a compare field can be used for creation of sub-groups of data to run statistical analysis on. The sub-groups of the dataset can be created based on the selection of the compare field. Statistical information about each sub-group of data can be calculated and displayed on a user display. Other information can be provided for further dataset refinements. A user may supply a control group selection, and such a selection may then result in an indication on the display of which population represents the control group. A user may supply information for further dataset filtering. Such information may be used to filter data, prior to creating the sub-groups for statistical analysis.03-28-2013
20100106673Certainty Factor Decay - Various embodiments provide a way to decrease the certainty of a piece of information. In at least some embodiments, a certainty factor and a decay rate are associated with the piece of information. The certainty factor indicates the certainty of a piece of information. As time passes, the decay rate is applied to the certainty factor to reduce the certainty factor, thereby providing an indication that the certainty of the information has decreased.04-29-2010
20100106672Automated Metadata Generation of Learning and Knowledge Objects - A novel system for automated metadata generation of learning and knowledge Objects are presented. Such system automates the processes of adding descriptive and contextual information to digital learning content, digital documents, and other objects used in learning and knowledge management. It also automates the process of creating associations among higher level objects and classifications systems used to organize content, and it does so in a way that improves the functionality of existing technologies, that can be tuned to meet the needs of a particular organization or community of practice, and that can be extended and refined to take advantage of new information retrieval technologies. It includes methods that handle aggregate digital objects composed of a plurality of other objects and that improves efficiency by caching data and recognizing the relationships among aggregate objects and their components.04-29-2010
20090125472INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - There is provided an information processing apparatus, including a receiving unit that receives a derivational relationship information item designating a document prior to an operation as a parent and a document after the operation as a child, and document attribute of the document after the operation; a derivational relationship storage unit that stores the derivational relationship information item being received; a document attribute storage unit that stores the document attribute being received; and an inference unit that, based on a comparison between document attribute of a document which is a root of a tree structure of derivational relationships of documents represented by derivational relationship information items stored in the derivation storage unit and document attribute of a document included in the derivational relationship information items, infers a document that can be a parent of the root document, the compared document attributes being obtained from the document attribute storage unit.05-14-2009
20120191639STATISTICS FORECAST FOR RANGE PARTITIONED TABLES - A method of running a query for a database having partitioned tables. The method includes loading data into a table partition; forecasting statistics for the table partition based on previously gathered partition statistics using a data mining algorithm; and subsequently to forecasting statistics, running a query by a query optimizer; and wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices. Also disclosed is a computer program product and a system.07-26-2012
20130060728GENERATING A MIXED INTEGER LINEAR PROGRAMMING MATRIX FROM AN ANNOTATED ENTITY-RELATIONSHIP DATA MODEL AND A SYMBOLIC MATRIX - Programmatically generating a mixed integer linear programming (“MIP”) matrix, which can then be solved to provide an optimization, based on an annotated entity/relationship data model and a symbolic matrix. The annotated data model identifies one or more outputs of the optimization. The symbolic matrix provides one or more constraints that provide requirements under which the optimization is solved. Outputs of the optimization are represented as variables, inputs of the optimization are represented as constants, and primary keys from the data model are represented as indexes. The constraints are expressed using the variables, constants, and indexes. A MIP matrix is generated from the symbolic matrix, and is then solved by a MIP solver. The output of the MIP solver is used to update a corresponding data structure of the data model.03-07-2013
20090271357KNOWLEDGE ARTIFACT ANALYSIS SYSTEM AND METHOD - A knowledge tracking and analysis system and method. The method may include: an artifact evaluator that receives various use parameters for each knowledge artifact, operates on the received use parameters, and generates respective parameter scores; and a knowledge index calculator that compiles parameter scores and generates a knowledge index indicative of use of the knowledge entities during the project. The system and method allow analysis and tracking of knowledge artifacts in future projects.10-29-2009
20130066823KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCORPORATING CUSTOMIZATION - Techniques for analyzing and synthesizing complex knowledge representations (KRs) may utilize an atomic knowledge representation model including an elemental data structure and knowledge processing rules that are machine-readable. The elemental data structure may include a universal kernel and customized modules, which may represent knowledge that is generally applicable to a population and knowledge that is specifically applicable to individual data consumers, respectively.03-14-2013
20110022563DOCUMENT DISPLAY SYSTEM, RELATED DOCUMENT DISPLAY METHOD, AND PROGRAM - It is an object of the present invention to appropriately display a related document at the time when a user browses a document in a survey business using a set of documents as electronic data. A related document display system of the present invention includes a related learning controller that stores both related documents as an available related link based on a past document preparation in a set of documents in a related link storage unit (related link management information), and a recommended controller (proxy unit) that then refers, when the user browses any one of documents in the set of documents, to the related link storage unit, extracts a document having an available related link along with the browsed document, and displays the extracted document on a display unit as a document related to the browsed document.01-27-2011
20120117017SYNCHRONIZATION GUIDES FOR GROUP VIDEO WATCHING - Systems and methods are disclosed for recommending items in a video series to a group of viewers. In general, video series item recommendations are generated for a viewer group detected within a viewing area of a media device based on personal viewing histories of users in the viewer group. In one embodiment, the video series item recommendations are recommendations for video series items that: (a) are from one or more video series historically viewed by at least a first predefined minimum threshold number of users in the viewer group and (b) have not yet been viewed by any of at least a second predefined minimum threshold number of users in the viewer group. The video series item recommendations are then provided to the viewer group.05-10-2012
20080222074Method or corresponding system employing templates for creating an organizational structure of knowledge - As the amount of knowledge availability to a user grows, user become overwhelmed with information from sources, such as Web pages, electronic documents, media files, or links to online syndication services. The present invention solves this problem by creating an information collection with efficient knowledge access. In particular, a process selects a collection template and allows a user to determine at least one attribute for the collection template. Next, using a user's intended activity (e.g., a construction project) the process obtains data from all available knowledge sources to include in a collection and creates the collection using the collection template, at least one attribute, and the data. Thus, the process creates a collection with information directed to an intended activity from a vast amount of resources.09-11-2008
20090030867REVIEWING APPARATUS, RECIPE SETTING METHOD FOR REVIEWING APPARATUS AND REVIEWING SYSTEM - A recipe setting method and reviewing apparatus which permit even a novice to analyze the contents of existing recipe settings without trial-and-error attempts in the reviewing apparatus for reviewing a sample and to create a new recipe in a short time based on the results of the analysis. By a reviewing apparatus having a function of reviewing a sample under registered review conditions, based on a recipe in which the review conditions are registered. The reviewing apparatus is configured to display a list of the contents of the settings of plural set items regarding plural recipes and to create a new recipe based on the results of analysis of commonality by using the contents of settings having high degrees of commonality as initial settings.01-29-2009
20110282823SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANNOTATING AND RANKING REVIEWS WITH INFERRED ANALYTICS - The present invention is directed towards methods and computer readable media for annotating and ranking user reviews on social review systems with inferred analytics. A reference framework is provided by creating context according to previous activity, bias, or background information of a given reviewer. The method of the present invention comprises receiving a first query identifying a given content item, generating a collection of content items based on one or more identical objective attributes associated with the given content item, identifying one or more subjective attributes associated with a given item in the collection of items, and providing a reference framework to interpret the subjective attributes associated with each item in the collection.11-17-2011
20090125473CONFIGURING INDIVIDUAL CLASSIFIERS WITH MULTIPLE OPERATING POINTS FOR CASCADED CLASSIFIER TOPOLOGIES UNDER RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS - A computer-implemented method for configuring a classifier structure includes receiving a classifier structure for identifying a feature of input data, adding a plurality of operating points to a parent binary classifier of the classifier structure, and setting the operating points to minimize a total cost based on resources available to the classifier structure. Each operating point controls how data is classified by the parent binary classifier for distribution to the child binary classifiers.05-14-2009
20100306157Method and computer implemented system for social decision making - The method and computer implemented system for social decision making is disclosed. The method commences with a decision maker working interactively with a computer system via the Internet. Decision maker identifies a topic for discussion and the initial pros and cons factors pertinent to a topic; each pro and con factor is attributed by a set of values and criteria. Decision maker then uses a set of social collaboration tools to gather opinions of the others. The others agree or disagree with a set of values and criteria attributed to initial cons and pros. The others can also submit their opinions in a form of the pros and cons pertinent to a topic each attributed by a set of values and criteria. The data is being stored in a machine readable format on a facilitator's server. A computing algorithm then calculates the sets of values, prioritizes criteria, and analyzes the data. Upon completion, a computer system transmits a visualization of data from a facilitator's server to a user computer displaying information in a format that allows a user to use emotional intelligence to make a conclusive decision.12-02-2010
20090063387Apparatus And Method For Problem Determination And Resolution - An exemplary method (which can be computer implemented) for problem determination and resolution includes the steps of detecting anomalous changes in an environment for which a problem diagnosis is to be provided, generating domain specific key words and predicates based, at least in part, on the detected anomalous changes, searching in a knowledge resolution repository for solutions related to the generated key words and predicates, and generating a particular solution for the problem, based, at least in part, on the solutions from the knowledge resolution repository03-05-2009
20110289041SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING ASSIGNMENT TEMPLATES - The present disclosure relates to management of information and relationships. In an embodiment, a management device can include a computer memory configured to store a set of tasks and a set of assignment templates. The management device can further include a processor configured to retrieve a task of the set of tasks and an assignment template of the set of assignment templates, parse the contents of the assignment template, and assign the task to a set of users based on the parsed contents of the assignment template. The assignment of the task to the set of users may include loading the contents of the assignment template into a data structure that stores the task. Additionally, the assignment of the task to the set of users can include linking the assignment template to the data structure that stores the task. The format of the data structures may include extensible markup language.11-24-2011
20110289040Method for creating association index for the analysis of documents classified in a hierarchical structure - The present invention is a computer-enabled method for combining information stored in a hierarchical classification structure, such as the International Patent Classification system, with the frequency of events resulting from human decision processes in order to generate an association index for a patent classification. The association index can then be used to quickly analyze a portfolio of patents.11-24-2011
20090089238Knowledge management portal for rapid learning and assessment of science - The present invention is related to a scientific knowledge management learning-portal system and method that provides appropriate levels of programming and feedback for allowing end-users to rapidly grasp science in its most-elemental and most-useful aspects, specifically the mastery of the tools for assessing, measuring, and improving scientific-value. The system and method of the invention also teaches appropriate use of scientific knowledge management tools to any person who is suitably prepared to learn how to operate such a scientific-value oriented learning system, without requiring said person to have prior knowledge of the physical sciences, in substantially less time than that required for achieving similar levels of scientific skills-mastersy through currently known conventional methods, systems or devices.04-02-2009
20090187525SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK ASSOCIATION INFERENCE, VALIDATION AND PRUNING BASED ON INTEGRATED CONSTRAINTS FROM DIVERSE DATA - A network inference and validation engine is presented which combines data of different types into a network associations' inference and performs validation of existing networks based on constraints from several data sets or previously known linkages. The engine would assist scientists to integrate information from various sources into a network of association, validate previously known associations against the supplied constraint data sets and prune or modify existing connections based on subsequent experiments.07-23-2009
20100082520METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING A LANGUAGE FOR A KNOWLEDGE BASE - A method for building a language for a knowledge base correspondingly to the observation of facts in the world includes describing by a user a world representation by building an ontology, translating the description into restrictions corresponding to the user's prescriptions, observing errors between objects and actions present in an environment and in the prescriptions, and adapting the ontology or the system behaviour in such a way that the errors are moved off.04-01-2010
20090083211INFERENCING USER INTEREST - Methods and systems for providing a virtual network of real-world entities are provided. In various embodiments, the methods and systems receive a database identifying real-world entities wherein the database can include relationships between entities and attributes. Some attributes can be associated with strengths. Upon receiving a search query from a user, the methods and systems can dynamically match entities based on the received query and the strengths to provide a response to the received search query.03-26-2009
20090150322Predicting Candidates Using Information Sources - Embodiments are configured to provide one or more candidates based in part on an input. In an embodiment, a system includes a prediction engine which can be configured to provide one or more ranked candidates using one or more configurable data sources and/or candidate providers. Each data source can be configured to include a candidate provider to predict and return predicted candidates. The prediction engine can use a predicted candidate to rank and return a ranked candidate to a user interface, process, or other application. In one embodiment, a computing device can include and use a prediction engine which can use a customized ranking component to rank and return ranked candidates based in part on a query type. The customized ranking component can use predicted candidates provided by one or more data sources and/or candidate providers when making a ranking determination.06-11-2009
20090063386SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LINKING AN ISSUE WITH AN ENTRY IN A KNOWLEDGEBASE - An embodiment relates generally to a method of linking. The method includes receiving a message associated with at least one technical issue being resolved in a first system and containing non-confidential information and searching a knowledgebase in a second system based on the message to obtain at least one related entry. The method also includes associating at least one related entry with the non-confidential information of the message, updating at least one related entry with the non-confidential information, or creating a new entry with the non-confidential information, in the knowledgebase.03-05-2009
20090049000GRAPHICAL MODEL-DRIVEN SYSTEM FOR KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT TOOLS - According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a graphical model-driven system includes a graphical knowledge pattern system coupled to a modeler interface. The graphical knowledge pattern system has a graphical knowledge pattern library for the storage of a plurality of graphical knowledge patterns that are configured to classify information according to one or more information related criteria. The modeler interface is operable to receive a request for information from the user interface and retrieve information from one or more knowledge based systems according to one or more information related criteria of a particular graphical knowledge pattern.02-19-2009
20100121808VIRTUAL GAME DEALER BASED ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE - Virtual game dealers based on artificial intelligence are described. In one implementation, an artificial intelligence (AI) engine tracks player attributes and game states of a given electronic game, such as a multiplayer electronic card game hosted by a virtual dealer. The virtual dealer may be embodied as a video, hologram, or robot. The AI engine selects speech and gestures for the virtual dealer based on the game states and player attributes. The player attributes may be retrieved from a player tracking system, from an identifier card carried by the player, and from machine perception of the player in real time. In one implementation, the AI engine determines emotions for the virtual dealer to portray, based on circumstances. Supported by the AI engine, the virtual dealer may personalize dialogue, provide information, and perform card and chip tricks. The AI engine may also animate a virtual player and select interactions between the virtual dealer and the virtual player based on game states and attributes of the human players.05-13-2010
20110173150METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR ASSOCIATING LOCATIONS WITH ANNOTATIONS - Methods, systems and computer program products for associating geographical locations with annotations corresponding to content. In one method, a language model is developed. The language model is developed from the location information and the one or more annotations associated with content uploaded by users. The language model is based on the probabilistic distribution of locations over one or more annotations. Further, when a user provides one or more annotations, the system and the method may use the language model to identify one or more locations associated with the one or more annotations provided by the user. The language model predicts one or more geographical locations based on the probabilistic distribution of locations over the annotations.07-14-2011
20110137846UBIQUITOUS MONITORING SYSTEM CAPABLE OF PERFORMING INTEGRAL MONITORING FOR SMART OBJECTS - There is provided a ubiquitous monitoring system comprising a plurality of sensing nodes; one or more monitoring agents receiving and transmitting sensing data of the sensing nodes; a monitoring module receiving the sensing data from the one or more monitoring agents and managing the sensing data for each type and time; an analysis module deducing one of function information, performance information, and status information for each of smart objects in a ubiquitous space, based on the sensing data, deducing one of function information, performance information, and status information of a ubiquitous service performed by coupled smart objects, and transmitting a result of deduction; and a monitoring viewer displaying the result of deduction to a user.06-09-2011
20110202493Translating User Interaction With A Touch Screen Into Text - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for translating user interaction with a touchscreen into text. In one aspect, a device includes a touchscreen, a data store comprising one or more data storage devices storing a collection of local data, the local data including personal contacts or media files, a data processor programmed to perform data processing activities. The activities include a drawn user input translator to translate first user interaction with the touchscreen into two or more characters, and a search engine to identify the personal contacts or the media files that are identifiable by the two or more characters into which the first user interaction is translated by the drawn user input translator, and a display manager to present identifiers of at least some of the personal contacts or the media files that are identified by the search engine on the touchscreen. A first of the identifiers presented on the touchscreen identifies a first contact or a first media file that is identifiable by a first of the characters into which the first user interaction is translated. A second of the identifiers presented on the touchscreen identifies a second contact or a second media file that is identifiable by a second of the characters into which the first user interaction is translated.08-18-2011
20110173151ADVANCED DATA INTEGRITY - A payment integrity system that processes data, including data associated with a biometric technology. The system includes a discovery module to receive insurance records from a source of data, which includes the data associated with the biometric technology, the records providing information that pertain to at least one transaction. The discovery module includes a query component and an artificial intelligence engine to process the records to identify a second subset of the records having anomalous information, and provide a second analysis output indicative of the second subset. The system also includes an audit module to determine whether to instruct the artificial intelligence engine to analyze the records according to the outputs. The system facilitates resolution of a claim payment based on the first analysis output and the second analysis output.07-14-2011
20090287630BUILDING A KNOWLEDGEBASE OF ASSOCIATED TIME-BASED EVENTS - Technologies are described herein for building a knowledgebase of associated time-based events and displaying the associations between the events to a user. A chronology knowledgebase application is implemented that maintains a knowledgebase of facts and events that captures both the details of each event and the associations between them. The associated events can be readily retrieved by users of the chronology knowledgebase application and displayed in a way that makes apparent the temporal and causal relationship between the associated events.11-19-2009
20110270793EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE PREDICTION AND PREVENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - An earthquake damage prediction and prevention system for determining an impact or damage caused by an earthquake to objects associated with different geographical locations. A central unit with a filter module selects and collects earthquake related data of a plurality of network units. At least one impact ratio table is stored with a first data structure for storing geographical and/or topographical data coordinates of the different geographical locations. The geometric distances of the geographical locations from a hypocenter/epicenter are generated by an intensity calculation module with a coordinates processor. Local intensity values based upon the generated geometric distances and a given earthquake magnitude of a stored parameterization including variable weight parameters are generated by a propagation calculation unit of the intensity calculation module, whereas the generated geometric distances are stored assigned to the corresponding geographical locations by a second data structure of the impact ratio table. At least one of the variable weight parameters and/or at least one impact ratio for different earthquake intensity levels indicative of the impact or damage caused by an earthquake to the object and/or at least one object parameter defining earthquake exposed structures of the object are received from a plurality of users. By an index calculation module the impact index for the geographical locations is generated by determining in each case from the impact ratio table the impact ratio for the local intensity at the respective geographical location, and the impact ratios are added up weighted in each case by the weighting factor assigned to the respective geographical location.11-03-2011
20080281769SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNITY TAGGING - An embodiment relates generally to a method of organizing information. The method includes providing for a knowledgebase and providing for a first set of tags configured to be applied to items in the knowledgebase. The method also includes providing for a second set of tags configured to be applied to items in the knowledgebase and searching the knowledgebase based on at least one of the first set of tags and the second set of tags. The method further includes ranking result items in a search result favoring the result items tagged with terms for the first set of tags.11-13-2008
20080313124ORGANICALLY RANKED KNOWLEDGE CATEGORIZATION IN A KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to expert modeling in a KM system and provide method, system and computer program product for organically ranked knowledge and categorization for a KM system. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for organically ranked knowledge and categorization in a KM system can be provided. The method can include bookmarking answer content for a first end user of the knowledge management system, suggesting a set of categories previously associated with the answer content by other end users of the knowledge management system, and categorizing the bookmarked answer content with a category selected from the set of categories.12-18-2008
20080270339Predicate based group management - Embodiments are provided to generate an integrated data structure. In an embodiment, a database system is configured to generate an integrated database view that includes a number of predicate-based objects and a number of enumerated objects. A declarative membership criteria can be used to provide automatic membership to a group of objects associated with the database system. A number of predicate-based group membership rules can be used when generating a database view that includes a number of predicate-based views and a number of enumerated groups.10-30-2008
20090192972METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CREATING A SEMANTIC OBJECT - Among other disclosure, a knowledge network and semcards enabling intelligent matching of offers and requests, involving all types of information and knowledge, including information such as classified ads, data about products and services, or knowledge, expertise, ideas, suggestions, opinions, and other forms of tacit knowledge is described.07-30-2009
20090164406Item banking system for standards-based assessment - An computer item banking system for standards-based assessments has test items used in standards-based assessments wherein a plurality of item specifications are developed using a specification building feature to create new, edit, move, and delete specifications and to assign specifications to one or more standards; a plurality of test items are constructed and edited using a test building feature to specify the type of item being constructed, points available for the item, and the type of bank to which the item is assigned; bank types include agency-wide assessments including benchmark tests and end-of-course examinations, and formative assessments such as classroom quizzes. The system includes means for certification of test items and preventing use of uncertified test items to be used in agency-wide assessments under construction.06-25-2009
20110225115SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING OPEN SOURCE INTELLIGENCE GATHERING - Systems and methods (e.g., utilities) for use in providing automated, lightweight collection of online, open source data which may be content-based to reduce website source bias. In one aspect, a utility is disclosed for use in extracting content of interest from at least one website or other online data source (e.g., where the extracted content can be used in a subsequent search query). In other aspects, utilities are disclosed that are operable to perform various types of analyses on such extracted content and present graphical representations of such analyses on a display of a client device.09-15-2011
20110225114DATA STRUCTURE, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR PREDICTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS - The invention relates to a data structure comprising a plurality of biomedical parameters for providing a plurality of biomedical parameter values as input to a medical decision support system.09-15-2011
20090063388LEARNING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF INTELLIGENT SYSTEM - A learning apparatus and method of an intelligent system according to the present invention relates to learning of an intelligent system that automatically controls a system on the basis of information about events generated in an external environment or services input by a user. In the learning, it is determined whether rules extracted from event data or service data are the same as rules already stored. Then, if it is determined that the rules are new rules, queries about the confidence of new rules are generated and provided to a user. The rules are updated on the basis of user's answers. Accordingly, it is possible to accurately grasp users' patterns by using very small amount of observation data as compared to an existing method, and to more easily sense variable patterns. Therefore, it is possible to obtain a more intelligent learning in the intelligent system.03-05-2009
20100274752Method and Apparatus for Retrieving Information using Linguistic Predictors - The invention discloses a method and apparatus for information retrieval in scenarios where the relation between contents and user has a multilingual nature. The problem of content access subsists when the user does not have a standard capacity in the language of contents. The invention proposes a system so that access accounts for the user's variable linguistic capacity in the language of contents, and metrics and additional information can be generated which make possible an optimized access. The user's linguistic capacity is measured by applying the information of a linguistic knowledge base, personalized or predefined. The metrics computed include suitability predictors for the functions of understanding, learning and reviewing. The additional information supplements the deficits in user's knowledge for the toughest contents, and provides a method for improvement through the progressive training of the knowledge base.10-28-2010
20100179936CLASSIFICATION OF DATA - A method and system for reducing false positives in the classification of data is provided, wherein the data can be categorized into fields, including creating an assertion table or assessing an existing assertion table for the data whereby the data is placed into categories and each category is assigned one or more classifications, setting a positive and/or negative assertion ratio for each category, determining the accuracy of each classification by assessing a percentage of the data in each category to see if the data is correctly identified by the classification, if the positive assertion ratio is reached, maintaining the classification for each category of data, if the negative assertion ratio is reached, de-asserting the classification.07-15-2010
20100169262Mobile Device for Pangenetic Web - A method, system and device for secure mobile web transactions are presented in which a user can, from a mobile device, authorize the comparison of pangenetic (genetic and epigenetic) data and request pangenetic based web searches, online recommendation of web items, and web item satisfaction prediction in which the user receives personalized results based on their pangenetic makeup. Data masking can be used to maintain privacy of sensitive portions of the pangenetic data.07-01-2010
20100223224METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING GROUPINGS AND RELATIONSHIPS OF PROPOSITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A KNOWLEDGE BASE - A method and apparatus for maintaining groupings and relationships of propositions associated with a knowledge base is provided. In one embodiment, the method includes: a) providing multiple microtheories to form a knowledge base, each microtheory comprising multiple propositions, b) providing an mt label for each microtheory, c) providing a proposition label for each proposition, d) comparing the proposition label for a specific proposition with the microtheory labels in response to a transaction request, and e) determining which microtheory labels have a common element with the proposition label. In another embodiment, the method may include a) providing multiple microtheories, b) providing an mt label for each microtheory, and c) initializing tags for first and second microtheories to a clean value. In one embodiment, the apparatus may include one or more storage devices and a tag processing logic.09-02-2010
20120271789APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREDICTION DEVELOPMENT SPEED OF TECHNOLOGY - A developing speed estimation apparatus includes: bibliographic database integrating heterogeneous resources; feature-set creation module calculating feature values of predefined features by searching the bibliographic database, and creating a feature-set of each technology using the feature values, for technologies on technology lifecycle; answer feature-set creation module calculating common feature values of feature sets of technologies belonging to the same stage in the technology lifecycle and creating answer feature-set of each stage; year-specific stage determination module that, if specific technology is inputted, acquires feature-related information for predetermined features by searching the bibliographic database for the specific technology, creates year-specific feature-set using the feature-related information, and determines year-specific stage of the specific technology by comparing the year-specific feature-set with the answer feature-set; and developing-speed estimation module estimating the developing speed of the specific technology using the year-specific stage.10-25-2012
20120271788INCORPORATING LEXICON KNOWLEDGE INTO SVM LEARNING TO IMPROVE SENTIMENT CLASSIFICATION - A sentiment classifier for sentiment classification of content. An aspect classifier is configured to classify content as being related to a particular aspect of information, the aspect classifier incorporating at least a portion of the domain specific sentiment lexicon. A polarity classifier is then configured to classify the content classified by the aspect classifier as having one of a positive sentiment of the particular aspect of information, a negative sentiment of the particular aspect of information or as having no sentiment as to the particular aspect of information. The polarity classifier also incorporating at least a portion of the domain specific sentiment lexicon.10-25-2012
20100217742Generating A Domain Corpus And A Dictionary For An Automated Ontology - According to one embodiment, generating a domain corpus includes accessing a knowledge base. The knowledge base comprises a set of articles. Each article corresponds to a particular topic and comprises one or more terms that link to other articles corresponding to other topics. A first set of first articles is selected from the knowledge base for a domain corpus. A second set of second articles related to the first set of first articles is identified. The second set of second articles is selected from the knowledge base for the domain corpus. The domain corpus is made available to access.08-26-2010
20100223223METHOD OF ANALYZING AUDIO, MUSIC OR VIDEO DATA - Meta-data or tags are generated by analysing audio, music or video data; a database stores audio, music or video data; and a processing unit analyses the data to generate the meta-data in conformance with an ontology. Ontology-based approaches are new in this context. A logical processing unit infers knowledge from the meta-data.09-02-2010
20090150323Method And System For Knowledge Discovery - The invention relates to a method and apparatus for simultaneously processing different sources of test data into informational data and then processing different categories of informational data into knowledge-based data. The knowledge-based data can then be communicated between nodes in a system of multiple computers according to rules for a type of complex, hierarchical computer system modeled on a human brain.06-11-2009
20100191693Segmenting Sequential Data with a Finite State Machine - Described is a technology in which a finite state machine-based method segments original sequential data into high level units. Segments with similar sub-sequences are treated as the same unit. In general, the finite state machine indentifies sub-sequences in the sequential data that have similar tree-like microstructures. One described finite state machine operates by entering a path state when an input is a path command corresponding to a non-leaf node; the state machine remains in the path state until another command comprises an action command corresponding to a leaf node, whereby it outputs an action unit, or until the other command comprises a path command that is not the parent or the sibling of a next command, whereby a browsing unit is output. Also described is aggregating sub-sequences of a same unit to produce an access structure corresponding to the unit.07-29-2010
20090319465Method for solving optimization problems in structured combinatorial objects - The present invention is a method of solving the decision, searching, counting and optimization versions of the hamiltonian traversal (cycle and/or path) problem in class of combinatorial discrete objects.12-24-2009
20100318489PII IDENTIFICATION LEARNING AND INFERENCE ALGORITHM - Techniques are described herein for determining whether data sets of real information in databases indicate PII information. The data sets are stored in a first table and parsed for keywords related to the names of data items in the sets. The keywords are stored in the second table in a many-to-many relationship with related data items in the first table. The number of times the keywords are parsed from the data items is counted, as well as the number of times each keyword is associated with a PII-designated data item. The counted numbers are then used in analyzing new data sets to identify the likelihood that the new data sets contain any PII data items.12-16-2010
20090070284KNOWLEDGE STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and method for representing, storing and retrieving real-world knowledge on a computer or network of computers is disclosed. Knowledge is broken down into permanent atomic “facts” which can be stored in a standard relational database and processed very efficiently. It also provides for the efficient querying of a knowledge base, efficient inference of new knowledge and translation into and out of natural language. Queries can also be processed with full natural language explanations of where the answers came from. The method can also be used in a distributed fashion enabling the system to be a large network of computers and the technology can be integrated into a web browser adding to the browser's functionality.03-12-2009
20110119222METHOD OF BUILDING A DATABASE OF MOBILE DEVICE BEACON LOCATIONS - A method of building a database of beacon locations is disclosed. Mobile devices submit beacon sighting data to a server; the server using the beacon sighting data to build the database of beacon locations using force directed graph calculations. An iterative process calculates the optimal placement of beacons in a 2D or 3D topology of nodes and edges using force directed graph calculations.05-19-2011
20110213745Ark of Knowledge - This invention uses existing technology in a novel way to create a repository in Antartica to hold samples of life on planet Earth. The purpose of the repository, which can be known as the Ark of Knowledge, is to provide an experimental database consisting of the remains of the human species, and others as deemed appropriate, with appropriate documentation, which future generations even ten thousand years from now can use to evaluate somatic and genetic changes in our species, and others, due to environmental or other causes.09-01-2011
20110016075SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING QUERY BASED ON STATISTICAL DATA - A system for correcting a query includes a wrong query determination unit to determine whether an inputted query is a wrong query, a per-whole-query correction unit configured to correct the query on a per-whole-query basis, and a per-word correction unit to correct the user query on a per-word basis. A method for correcting a query includes determining whether a query is a wrong query, correcting the query on a per-whole-query basis, and correcting the query on a per-word basis.01-20-2011
20110010327METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREMENTAL TRACKING OF MULTIPLE QUANTILES - A method and apparatus for incremental tracking of multiples quantiles is provided. A method for performing an incremental quantile update using a data value of a received data record includes determining an initial distribution function, updating the initial distribution function to form a new distribution function based on the received data value, generating an approximation of the new distribution function, and determining new quantile estimates from the approximation of the new distribution function. The initial distribution function includes a plurality of initial quantile estimates and a respective plurality of initial probabilities. The initial distribution function is updated to form the new distribution function based on the received data value. The new distribution function includes a plurality of quantile points identifying the respective initial quantile estimates and a respective plurality of new probabilities associated with the respective initial quantile estimates. The approximation of the new distribution function is generated by, for each pair of adjacent quantile points in the new distribution function, connecting the adjacent quantile points using a linear approximation of a region between the adjacent quantile points. The new quantile estimates and the new probabilities associated with the new quantile estimates may then be stored.01-13-2011
20110016076System and Method for Automated Population Splitting to Assist Task Management Through Analytics - Task management supported by analytics has enhanced effectiveness through automated population splitting for generating models that predict task associated outcomes. Subpopulations are automatically analyzed for adequate sample size and selectively recombined based on characteristics of the subpopulations, such as to combine homogeneous subpopulations or to optimize a subpopulation characteristic. As an example, outbound calling campaign models are generated for time periods by splitting a sample population into time period subpopulations and combining subpopulation time periods having inadequate sample size so that combined subpopulations have a minimized total time period or greater similarity relative to other subpopulations.01-20-2011
20110029474INFERRING USER-SPECIFIC LOCATION SEMANTICS FROM USER DATA - Determining semantics for locations based on user data such as user activities and/or user communications. The user data is captured and analyzed to identify keywords including locations. Location data describing the locations is obtained and associated with the user and keywords. The associations represent user context for the locations. The associations are used to deliver services and/or products to the user at various times such as when user approaches or enters a particular location.02-03-2011
20110040717PROCESS FOR RANKING SEMANTIC WEB RESORUCES - Disclosed is a process for ranking semantic web resources, comprising the steps of; establishing an RDF knowledge base using diverse tools that support the establishment of ontologies; setting, by class, object and subject weights for an object type attribute and a weight for a data type attribute on the schema composed of classes that constitute a domain and of attributes that describe relationships between these classes; extracting from the RDF knowledge base an RDF triple composed of three portions, i.e., a subject, a predicate and an object; creating a weight matrix of class-oriented attributes based on a set weight and the extracted RDF triple; and operating the created weight matrix of class-oriented attributes to calculate a first eigenvector and obtain a vector for ranking scores of resources.02-17-2011
20110113002METHOD FOR PATIENT GENOTYPING - The present invention is a system and method for utilizing human genetic and genomic information to guide prescription dispensing and improved drug safety in a pharmacy setting. The system and method of the present invention utilizes a dedicated information management system and software to utilize patient-specific genetic information to screen for increased risk of adverse drug reactions and therapeutic responses at the time of drug dispensing.05-12-2011
20110119221Method, system and software arrangement for reconstructing formal descriptive models of processes from functional/modal data using suitable ontology - A method, system and software arrangement in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention are provided to extract descriptive narrative from numerical experimental data augmented with ontological controlled vocabulary. One exemplary application of such system, method and software arrangement is in organizing gene-expression time course data in terms of biological processes that may be activated and deactivated as the biological system responds to its normal or perturbed environment. The present invention may also have biological applications to drug-or-vaccine discovery, understanding behavior of a cell in an altered diseased state (e.g., cancer, neuro-degeneration or auto-immune disease, etc.), genetically modifying a natural wild-type organism, genetic-engineering, etc. Other exemplary applications may include understanding neural behavior, market behavior of a population of users interacting on the Internet, etc.05-19-2011
20110093425DOCUMENT IMAGE CREATION SERVER AND PROGRAM THEREOF, AND DOCUMENT BROWSING SYSTEM - When a document image creation server receives a browsing request of a document, a conversion section starts to create document images. A 104-21-2011
20110238609Data enrichment apparatus and method of determining temporal access information - A data enrichment processing apparatus (09-29-2011
20100138376METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING FOR PATTERNS IN DATA - Methods and systems for searching by computer for patterns in data are disclosed. These have particular, but not exclusive application to searching for target nucleotide sequences within a gene database. In the method can be performed by a computer that computer includes a central processing unit (CPU) that has one or more processing core, main memory accessible for read and write operations by the CPU, one or more graphics processing unit (GPU), and graphics memory accessible for read and write operations by the GPU. The method includes a step in which data to be processed as part of the pattern matching algorithm are transferred to the graphics memory, the GPU is operated to perform one or more processing step on the data. Following completion of the processing step, processed data are transferred from the graphics memory to the main memory. Algorithms that can be implemented using the invention include deterministic algorithms (e.g., Smith-Waterman) and non-deterministic algorithms (e.g., BLAST).06-03-2010
20090313202SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED SEARCH-BASED PROBLEM DETERMINATION AND RESOLUTION FOR COMPLEX SYSTEMS - Systems and methods are provided to implement automated search-based problem determination and resolution systems in which a domain-specific data model for a class of complex systems, which is representative of structural relationships of entities within the class of complex systems, is utilized to provide enhanced domain-specific content searching and search results ranking for problem determination and resolution for complex systems.12-17-2009
20090099995SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF USER-ORIENTED HOMEPAGE - The present invention discloses a system and a method for automatic generation of a user-oriented homepage, said system comprises an active real-time artificial intelligence network server working with a traditional network server and a fast relational data processing method to track and determine from a webpage browsing log server a user behavior for webpage browsing, and then to compile user browsing characteristics to design the webpage automatically into a user-oriented homepage. Therefore, every time when a user connects to a same URL, said user-oriented homepage presents information that said user requires or prefers.04-16-2009
20100063954DISTRIBUTED KNOWLEDGE BASE METHOD FOR VEHICULAR LOCALIZATION AND WORK-SITE MANAGEMENT - The illustrative embodiments provide a method for controlling a vehicle. In an illustrative embodiment, a dynamic condition is identified and the vehicle is controlled using a knowledge base comprising a fixed knowledge base and a learned knowledge base.03-11-2010
20100063953CONVERTING UNORDERED GRAPHS TO OBLIVIOUS READ ONCE ORDERED GRAPH REPRESENTATION - Data characterizing a desired variable order and an unordered graph can be received so that all paths in the unordered graph can be enumerated and a first path in the unordered graph can be leveled according to the desired variable order in a first oblivious read once decision graph. For each additional path other than the first path, the additional path is leveled in the desired order, nodes of the additional path are added to the first oblivious read once decision graph, and a union operation is performed on the first oblivious read once decision graph to union graph roots on the first oblivious read once decision graph. Thereafter, generation of a second oblivious read once decision graph can be initiated after completing processing of the first path and each additional path. Related apparatus, systems, techniques and articles are also described.03-11-2010
20090216703SEMANTICALLY VALIDATING PRINT PRODUCT DEFINITIONS - A method provides a knowledgebase having a set of existing print product classes into which print product descriptions are classified. The method receives the new print product class from a user and maps the representation of new print product class conditions to be semantically consistent with the representation of existing class conditions. The method evaluates the new print product class to produce user feedback. The user feedback is output to the user. The new print product class is added to the knowledgebase only if the new print product class is valid and free of errors and semantically consistent with the definitions of already existing print product classes.08-27-2009
20110099140SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT HYPOTHESIS TESTING - A computer-implemented system and method of evaluating the effects of medical treatments, the method including receiving patient record data; identifying relevant characteristics for evaluation; identifying a first treatment; identifying a second treatment; assigning a weight to each patient case; determining the relative likelihood, using the assigned weights, that an identified treatment will result in an identified effect when contrasted with a second identified treatment; and, outputting this estimated relative likelihood.04-28-2011
20110082828Large Scale Probabilistic Ontology Reasoning - Techniques for computing a solution to a query formulated against a knowledge base (KB) are provided. The techniques include receiving a query formulated against a knowledge base, wherein the knowledge base comprises a set of one or more axioms, wherein each axiom is annotated with a specific probability value indicating a degree of certainty assigned thereto, ignoring each probability value of the one or more axioms and computing a solution to the query, computing each of one or more justifications for the query solution, wherein computing each of one or more justifications for the query solution comprises determining a minimal set of one or more axioms in the knowledge base that entail the query solution, and using each probability value of the one or more axioms in each justification to compute a net probability of an inferred query solution.04-07-2011
20120303570SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PARSING AN ELECTRONIC MAIL - A system for and method of parsing an electronic mail for scheduling a calendar appointment is presented. The system and method for parsing information from an electronic mail for scheduling a calendar appointment. The method may include receiving an electronic mail comprising observations for scheduling a calendar appointment and decoding, via at least one computer processor, the observations into symbol vectors. The method may also include classifying the symbol vectors based at least in part on a statistical probability and converting the observations based at least in part on a token. The method may further include outputting a dictionary result list based at least in part on the statistical probability, wherein the dictionary result list comprises one or more token name-value pairs.11-29-2012
20110040716INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND FUNCTION USE METHOD - An information terminal apparatus generates and holds, for each operation of the user, operation record information which is representative of an association between information indicating operating states of the information terminal apparatus which correspond to operations of the user, information indicating functions of the information terminal apparatus which are to be shifted from the operating states by the user, and information indicating the number of times that the functions are executed. When the user carries out an operation, the information terminal apparatus extracts operation record information which matches the operating state of the information terminal apparatus corresponding to the operation, and displays operation candidate information that comprises the extracted operation record information. When either of the operation record information items is selected from the displayed operation candidate information, the information terminal apparatus executes a process based on the function corresponding to the selected operation record information.02-17-2011
20110153539IDENTIFYING COMMON DATA OBJECTS REPRESENTING SOLUTIONS TO A PROBLEM IN DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES - The disclosure relates to identifying a solution to a problem wherein the problem and solution are in different disciplines. An exemplary embodiment concerns a system for identifying a solution comprising a bridging component for generating a bridged ontology from data elements of prime and secondary ontologies if the number the data elements common to the ontologies meets a threshold value. The system may comprise an inference engine for identifying, from the bridged ontology, data elements related to the problem and the solution. The inference engine may further determine relationships between the data elements associated with the problem and those associated with a solution to confirm the correctness of a solution. The problem and solution may be represented as RDF data objects.06-23-2011
20090210377System and Method for Performing Dependency Management in Support of Human Reasoning in Collaborative Reasoning Networks - A dependency manager in a collaborative reasoning system tracks dependencies between and within users' reasoning by recording chains of reasoning as established by users. Elements of reasoning needing reassessment are deduced from the recorded chains of reasoning. In turn, the dependency manager propagates awareness of changes in reasoning and the elements needing reassessment by rendering graphical (e.g., visual) indicators in the user interface of the collaborative reasoning system.08-20-2009
20090187524COLLABORATIVE REASONING IN A COGNITIVE TOOL - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to group cognition and provide a method, system and computer program product for collaborative reasoning. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for collaborative reasoning in a cognitive tool can be provided. The method can include arranging shared entities in a collaborative reasoning shared knowledge base into different models for different end users in different investigations, creating claims for the shared entities in the different models across the different investigations, subscribing the different end users for notification of changes to the claims and shared entities, and providing notice to the subscribed different end users responsive to detecting a change in a claim in one of the different models.07-23-2009
20110047120Anticipated Query Generation and Processing in a Search Engine - A search system monitors the input of a search query by a user. Before the user finishes entering the search query, the search system identifies and sends a portion of the query as a partial query to the search engine. Based on the partial query, the search engine creates a set of predicted queries. This process may take into account prior queries submitted by a community of users, and may take into account a user profile. The predicted queries are be sent back to the user for possible selection. The search system may also cache search results corresponding to one or more of the predicted queries in anticipation of the user selecting one of the predicted queries. The search engine may also return at least a portion of the search results corresponding to one or more of the predicted queries.02-24-2011
20110047119COMPUTER REPUTATION-BASED MESSAGE BOARDS AND FORUMS - System and method for operating reputation-based communication or content service. Method includes obtaining metric related to first user contributor reputation; identifying communication or content having association with first user contributor; and processing communication or content to generate processed communication or content based on the obtained objective contributor reputation. Service is broadly defined and may be selected from bulletin board, message board, chat room, forum, information provision service, content delivery service, email service, information provision service, search engine service, content delivery service, communication or content screening service, communication or content screening service, or other. System for providing reputation processed based on-line communication or content. Communication or content provided or generated by the inventive system or method. Business method for operating a communications or content provision service. Computer program and computer program product stored either on a tangible media or in an electronically accessible and readable form to implement method.02-24-2011
20110264617REDUCING THE DISSIMILARITY BETWEEN A FIRST MULTIVARIATE DATA SET AND A SECOND MULTIVARIATE DATA SET - A categorization data structure is described that relates to two groups of individuals. For each of two or more categories, the data structure contains (1) information identifying individuals of the first group assigned to the category, and (2) information identifying individuals of the second group assigned to the category. For each category, the information can be used to adjust the individuals of the first group assigned to the category based upon comparing the proportion of all of the individuals of the second group that are assigned to the category to the proportion of all of the individuals of the first group that are assigned to the category10-27-2011
20110113001Information Integrity Rules Framework - An information integrity rules framework manages rules across heterogeneous enforcement systems by managing canonical rules that are mapped to native rules and enforcement system-specific rules. The information integrity rules framework discovers an existing native rule utilized by an enforcement system, which is written in an enforcement system-specific format. Next, the information integrity rules framework creates a mapping entry and maps the native rule to a canonical rule, which is independent from the enforcement system. When the information integrity rules framework detects a change to one of the rules managed by the framework, the information integrity rules framework propagates the change to other corresponding rules across enforcement systems managed by the framework.05-12-2011
20110119223ASSET ADVISORY INTELLIGENCE ENGINE FOR MANAGING REUSABLE SOFTWARE ASSETS - Providing intelligent recommendations of reusable software assets can begin with obtaining semantic topic maps that define semantic relationships between topics. A topic can represent a requirement or a reusable software asset. A semantic topic map can be written in accordance with a semantic framework using a Web ontology language and stored in a semantic Web repository. User-entered search criteria, representing a requirement, a user-selected search results filter, or a reusable software asset, can be received. A set of semantic topic maps can be identified for the user-entered search criteria. A set of inferred data items can be inferred from the set of identified semantic topic maps. The contents of both sets can be aggregated into a results table. A semantic results graph, a pictorial representation of topics and relationships, can be synthesized from the results table. The semantic results graph can be rendered within an associated user interface.05-19-2011
20110125700USER MODEL PROCESSING DEVICE - A model to predict a transition of a user's usage for a terminal device is generated from an operation record. A usage cluster generating unit (05-26-2011
20110125698METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING TASK SCHEDULING PROBABILITY - Provided is a method of determining task scheduling probability. More specifically, the method includes establishing a set of task attributes. A database of prior task vectors in accordance with the set of task attributes then also provided, wherein each prior task vector representing a prior scheduled task. A new task is received having at least a subset of the task attributes. For this new task, a new task vector is generated based on the new task attributes. The new task vector is compared with the prior task vectors and the differences are recorded. The probability of successful scheduling is then evaluated based on the aggregate differences for each attribute. A system operable to perform the method is also provided.05-26-2011
20110125699TRACKING METHODS AND SYSTEMS THAT EMPLOY BAYESIAN NETWORKS - The present invention includes relational Bayesian network-based tracking methods. Various, distinct embodiments of the present invention include tracking methods for: real-time relational tracking of e-commerce segmentation and personalization, in-residence tracking of elderly and disabled people, real-time relational tracking for ground target tracking, and real-time relational tracking of satellites and satellite constellations.05-26-2011
20100262574SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINING BREADTH-FIRST AND DEPTH-FIRST SEARCH STRATEGIES WITH APPLICATIONS TO GRAPH-SEARCH PROBLEMS WITH LARGE ENCODING SIZES - A system and method to integrate breadth-first and depth-first strategies in a single search technique or routine is provided. It combines the complementary strengths of both strategies to achieve significantly improved speed over either strategy used alone. The new algorithm can be used to efficiently find solutions to the treewidth problem that has applications in areas such as diagnosis using probabilistic inferences.10-14-2010
20110258155INFORMATION PRESENTATION APPARATUS - In the situation where an amount of information on a user action history is small, information which is unexpected and interesting to a user cannot be presented with high accuracy. In order to solve this problem, a general degree of unexpectedness of an item, which does not depend on the user action history, and a degree of preference of the user to the item, which is based on the user action history, are calculated in an integrated manner, whereby the information which is unexpected and interesting to the user is recommended.10-20-2011
20110258156Apparatuses, Methods And Systems For Anticipatory Information Querying And Serving On Mobile Devices Based On Profiles - The disclosure details the implementation of apparatuses, methods, and systems for anticipatory information querying and serving on mobile devices based on profiles. Information and/or advertisement providers may use a code triggered information server to serve context, demographic, and behavior targeted information to users via mobile devices. Users register interest in the provision of information by scanning or observing codes or information. The scans, together with geographic, temporal, and user-specific information, are obtained by the server that receives, processes, and records the message. Based on these messages and a user profile—which may include continuously updated user-specific behavior information, situational and ambient information, an accumulated history of scanned code messages, and integration with outside database information—the server selects information to serve to the users' mobile devices from an information base. In one embodiment, information may also be served to users based solely on the user profiles, and without any initiating code scan. This may be based on predicted space-time trajectories derived from the accumulated history of scanned codes. For example, a user who frequently scans codes related to fast food, has a stated interest in sweets, and it projected to pass a particular fast food restaurant at a particular time may be served an advertisement for a dessert product at that restaurant on his/her cell phone shortly before he/she is projected to pass it.10-20-2011
20110137845METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL TIME SEMANTIC FILTERING OF POSTS TO AN INTERNET SOCIAL NETWORK - A method and apparatus for real time processing for mediating Social Media posts to a Social Media Network wherein a Semantic Filter Algorithm is provided. The Semantic Filter Algorithm is an application of Shannon's Entropy algorithm that functions to assess comparative contextual relationships between linguistic signifiers in a multiple of databases. Social Media posts are received by the Social Media Network and are automatically directed to Semantic filtering in multi-passes through the Semantic Filter Algorithm. The posts are automatically processed and an output is generated. Responsive to the output the posts are automatically allocated according to category and prioritized. Metatags are attached to the posts to control further processing regarding the various categories.06-09-2011
20110178974METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING DATA STORED IN A DATABASE - One embodiments of the present invention is directed to a data-analysis system, implemented as one or more electronic computers that execute one or more computer programs. The data-analysis system includes a metadata-extraction component that extracts indications of data entities and relationships between data entities from data stored on one or more electronic-memory and mass-storage devices, a relationship-inference component that analyzes the data to infer additional relationships between data entities, a context-determination component that determines one or more contexts within which the data is analyzed, and a navigational analysis tool, displayed on a computer device, that provides an interface that allows for navigation between relationship-interconnected data entities within each of one or more contexts, for viewing representations of data entities and relationships, and for editing and updating the relationships.07-21-2011
20110184904Dynamic Storage Blocks Tiering - Storage management for database access, in which selected data blocks are associated with particular business operations, and in which those data blocks are disposed in response to an assessment of which of those business operations are more important, more urgent, or have a greater need to be reliable. This has the effect that overall transaction performance is improved without significantly increasing infrastructure cost. Noting the relative importance of those particular business transactions and the relative probability that those data blocks will be needed by those particular business transactions, and assuring that data blocks associated with relatively important business transactions are moved to relatively superior storage in advance of requests for access.07-28-2011
20120078834Sparse Representations for Text Classification - A sparse representation method of text classification is described. An input text document is represented as a document feature vector y. A category dictionary H provides possible examples [h03-29-2012
20090299945PROFILE MODELING FOR SHARING INDIVIDUAL USER PREFERENCES - A computer-implemented method (FIG. 12-03-2009
20090292666Acquisition and presentation of data indicative of an extent of congruence between 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 document, 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 document; comparing the first inference data with the second inference data; and presenting data indicative of an extent of congruity between the inferred mental state of the first authoring user and the inferred mental state of the second authoring user based, at least in part, on said comparing. 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
20090299944METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION SUPPORT KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER BETWEEN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS - A computer network system for implementing a knowledge transfer process includes one or more local computers. The processors of the computers may access a knowledge database stored in local computer memory. The system also includes remote computers. The processors of the remote computers may access the knowledge database stored in local computer memory. The processors in at least one local and/or remote computer may automatically score individual and/or team performance, and may detect triggering events establishing that a predetermined milestone has been met. The processors in at least one local and/or remote computer may also determine that a knowledge transfer process should continue to a next phase, based at least on scoring of performances and completion of one or more predetermined milestones. The processors in at least one local and/or remote computer may automatically notify one or more process participants that the process should continue to the next phase.12-03-2009
20120041919INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes, a first database in which an imaging device is previously associated with an owner of the imaging device among a plurality of persons, a second database in which the persons are previously associated with their respective personal images, a first determining unit to acquire information about the imaging device associated with an image of interest to be served as an object to be estimated as a photographer, a second determining unit to acquire a second value that represents a probability that each of persons is a photographer of the image of interest, based on a result of making a comparison between a subject image included in the image of interest and each personal image in the second database, and a third determining unit to acquire a third value that represents a probability that each of persons is a photographer of the image of interest.02-16-2012
20110313964UTILITY DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A utility data processing system for processing data relating to consumption of a utility comprises: a fact memory for storage of facts relating to utility consumption received from fact sources, at least one fact source module for deriving facts from utility consumption data and adding the derived facts to the tact memory, an inference module for inferring new facts relating to utility consumption from one or more facts stored in the fact memory, and an interlace module.12-22-2011
20090171883EXTENSIBLE CONFIGURATION ENGINE SYSTEM AND METHOD - Methods and systems are provided for facilitating decision making through an improved recommendation system. The data used in the system, such as the questions and business logic for navigating between questions, is stored in relational database tables that are easy to access and edit by users. A backend application program reads the data and processes the navigation logic depending upon answers received from users to automatically generate a decision tree. Users are allowed to select questions earlier in the tree, and the application can regenerate a tree from the point of the selected question and on. The application program stores the questions to be presented in a structured document which is handed off to a user interface generation program.07-02-2009
20090171882DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF KNOWLEDGE PROPAGATION FOR LOGICAL PLATFORM CREATION - Device, system, and method of knowledge propagation for logical platform creation. For example, an apparatus includes: a Dynamically Composable Computing (DCC) engine to store DCC information; and a knowledge sharing manager to automatically exchange DCC information stored in the DCC engine with DCC information stored in another DCC engine of another apparatus.07-02-2009
20090171881Method and Apparatus for Modifying a Process Based on Closed-Loop Feedback - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for managing a lesson learned through a client application. A lesson learned is information describing a task associated with a project. A rating value for the lesson learned is identified using a predefined level matrix. A workflow notification process is generated to address the lesson learned using a notification manager. The lesson learned is monitored throughout the duration of a project.07-02-2009
20100169263INDIVIDUAL HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM AND APPARATUS - A system, apparatus, and related methods for the collection, processing, evaluation, transformation, and reporting of individual health care information from diverse information systems and sources. An individual health record (IHR) of the present invention provides a structure for individuals to participate in, and manage, their health and their medical care, while still meeting the needs of health care organizations and caregivers. An IHR object may be formed by obtaining information from diverse health care information systems and sources, and transforming and re-purposing into a coherent account of the individual's overall health and care using a comprehensive health care ontology. As information from various sources is updated or available, the IHR is dynamically updated on a continuous or periodic basis. In one embodiment, the IHR system is contained in a self-contained package or “appliance” designed to “plug and play” in existing health care information technology systems and networks, with minimal effort and intervention.07-01-2010
20120005148INTEGRATING SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE SOURCES INTO A GENERAL SEARCH SERVICE - Embodiments are described for a system for integrating expert sources of knowledge into a general search service. The method can include a general search engine interface to receive a search query with at least one search term from a user. An expert knowledge engine can enable retrieval of expert information and analyses. A predictive model module can be used to determine a probability that an expert knowledge engine may provide a valuable response to the query. The search query can be routed to the expert knowledge engine based on a cost-benefit analysis. A query reformulation module can reformulate a query for use by the expert knowledge engine. A display module can be employed to combine the expert search results with other search results.01-05-2012
20120117016AUTONOMOUS INTELLIGENT CONTENT ITEMS - One embodiment of the disclosure provides a storage unit of digitally encoded information stored on a non-transitory storage medium. The storage unit can be referred to as an intelligent content item. The intelligent content item can include an intelligent wrapper, content data, and intelligent functions. The intelligent wrapper can enable the intelligent content item to function as a self-managing unit of storage. The content data can be contained within the intelligent wrapper. The intelligent functions can be contained within the intelligent wrapper. The intelligent functions can represent abilities of the intelligent wrapper to autonomously and dynamically manage a state of the intelligent content item and manage specifics for content consumers to access and utilize the content data.05-10-2012
20090299943CONCERNED INFORMATION RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD CONSIDERING USER'S WATCHING OR LISTENING TIME AND MAXIMUM PLAYING TIME OF CONTENTS - A user-concerned information recommendation system and method considering user's watching or listening time and the maximum playing time of contents are disclosed. The user-concerned information provision system includes a plurality of user terminals to provide contents transmitted from an external server to a user, a user-concerned information inference server to infer an association relationship between the contents based on information of maximum playing time and actual playing time of the contents provided to the user terminals, and a content provision server to provide a content requested by an arbitrary one of the user terminals and other contents associated with the requested content according to the inferred association relationship to the arbitrary one of the user terminals when receiving a request of the content from the arbitrary one of the user terminals, thereby providing more accurate user-concerned information to the user.12-03-2009
20120016834NAME CHARACTERISTIC ANALYSIS SOFTWARE AND METHODS - One or more databases may be created through an array of onomastic convolutions performed on lists of names. The creation of one or more databases may result in an array correlating individual onomastic elements and normalized probabilities that the onomastic elements belong to various categorizations. A software program preferably determines all possible onomastic elements within a selected name that may be useful in determining a selected name's categorization. The software program preferably takes the onomastic elements from the selected name and compares the onomastic elements to the one or more databases. The software program preferably executes the one or more algorithms and selects categorizations with the highest probability of matching the onomastic elements. The results of the matching process preferably are displayed to the user in one or more formats depending upon the user's preferences.01-19-2012
20120016833SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC PROCESS MODEL RECONFIGURATION BASED ON PROCESS EXECUTION CONTEXT - Methods and systems to dynamically reconfigure an instance of a process model based on process execution context are described. In one example, a system includes a context engine, a rules engine, and a business process engine. The context engine maintains context information related to a business process model. The context information is dynamically updated continuously. The rules engine produces decisions based on information from the context engine. The rules engine evaluates decision points within an instance of the business process model using a relevant context obtained from the context engine. The rule engine also receives changes in context dynamically from the context engine, and re-evaluates decision points based on the context changes. The business process engine executes the instance of the business process model and can dynamically alter the instance during execution based on decisions generated by the rules engine.01-19-2012
20120023057SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION RELATED TO A GEOGRAPHIC REGION - Methods and systems for processing information related to a geographic region are disclosed. A method includes determining a probability that at least one difference between a map database and a geographic region represented by the map database is valid based on probe data from the geographic region and at least one change request, the change request being associated with the at least one difference, and storing the probability and the at least one difference in memory. A system includes a processor configured to determine a probability that at least one difference between a map database and a geographic region represented by the map database is valid based on probe data from the geographic region and at least one change request, the change request being associated with the at least one difference, and memory operable coupled to the processor to store the probability and the at least one difference.01-26-2012
20120059786METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR MATCHING DATA NETWORK RESOURCES - A method and apparatus for matching data network resources with an appropriate group of concepts of an ontology has the steps of, receiving a request indicating at least one expert field, providing at least one data network resource of the expert field having at least one tag and an ontology of the expert field having at least one concept, determining a minimum spanning tree of the concepts in the ontology corresponding to the tags of the data network resources and returning the concepts of the selected minimum spanning tree in response to the received request. The data network resources is matched thematically related to concepts of an ontology to the concepts of an ontology without knowing the exact terms used in the concepts and vice versa. It can be used by experts to search resources created by laymen using their expert terms without the need to know these terms.03-08-2012
20120158637Dynamic Online Communities - Methods, systems, and computer programs for triggering interaction with a Dynamic Online Community (DOC) are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes an operation for monitoring online activity of a user, which includes tracking user input on a web browser. The method further includes operations for detecting that the user is interested in a subject based on the online activity, and for determining whether there is a DOC topic that is associated with the subject. The DOC has members that have shown an interest in the DOC topic. In another operation, the method assigns the user to be a member of the DOC if the determination indicates that there is a DOC topic associated with the subject. The user is automatically recommended to join the DOC. DOC related information is provided to the user after the user is assigned to the DOC. In one embodiment, the online activity of the user is searching in a search provider's website.06-21-2012
20120158636EFFICIENT PROBABILISTIC REASONING OVER SEMANTIC DATA - A semantic reasoning engine is described for performing probabilistic reasoning over a semantic graph in a time-efficient and viable manner. The semantic reasoning engine includes a data store that provides the semantic graph, where the semantic graph is formed by a plurality of concepts connected together via probabilistic assertions. The semantic reasoning engine operates by providing an answer to a query by recursively collapsing the semantic graph based on at least one collapsing rule.06-21-2012
20110106746AFFILIATE LINKING - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for a social search engine. In one aspect, a method includes receiving an answer to a question from an answerer; identifying an entity in the answer, in which the entity refers to a product, a service, a company, or a merchant; obtaining permission from the answerer to provide an interactive link for the entity in the answer to a resource from which the entity can be obtained; receiving a user submitted query and determining that the query is related to the entity; and responsive to determining, providing the answer, including the link to the resource, as part of search results that are responsive to the query.05-05-2011
20090132458Intelligent Drilling Advisor - A method, apparatus, and program storage device for integrating and implementing rule-based, heuristic, wellbore key performance rate of penetration indicators advising drilling operations personnel based on the situational awareness of trended earth properties and real time wellbore sensor data, is disclosed.05-21-2009
20120123992SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING MULTIMEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS BY USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CONCEPT MATCHING AND LATENT SEMANTIC ANALYSIS - The embodiments provide methods and systems for content recommendation. In some embodiments, the content is parsed into components and the components are semantically analyzed to determine the concept or themes of the content. The concepts or themes of the content are then compared to the concepts and themes of previously analyzed content. Recommendations are thus determined based on a comparison at the component-level of the content without the need for editorial input. Recommendations may also be based on other factors, such as user history, collaborative filtering, third party reviews, and the like.05-17-2012
20120123991METHOD FOR DETERMINING A PREFERRED NODE IN A CLASSIFICATION AND REGRESSION TREE FOR USE IN A PREDICTIVE ANALYSIS - Techniques are described for determining what node of a classification and regression tree (CART) should be used by a predictive analysis application. A first approach is to use a standard deviation of the data at a given the level of the CART to determine whether data in the next, lower node is more consistent than the data in the current node. A second approach is to measure a correlation between data points in a given node and the time at which each point was sampled (or other correlation metric) to identify a preferred node.05-17-2012
20120166379CLUSTERING COOKIES FOR IDENTIFYING UNIQUE MOBILE DEVICES - Embodiments are directed towards clustering cookies for identifying unique mobile devices for associating activities over a network with a given mobile device. The cookies are clustered based on a Bayes Factor similarity model that is trained from cookie features of known mobile devices. The clusters may be used to determine the number of unique mobile devices that access a website. The clusters may also be used to provide targeted content to each unique mobile device.06-28-2012
20120221504COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED INTELLIGENT AGENT SYSTEM, METHOD AND GAME SYSTEM - A Computer Implemented Intelligent Agent System, Method and Game System are disclosed. Intelligent agent systems are configured to have a long-term and a short term memory in a data repository. The data repository encodes data on a plurality of behavioural attributes for the intelligent agent, each of the plurality of behavioural attributes comprising a value within a predetermined range, the relative position of the value in the range defining the relative behavioural state of the intelligent agent. A processor is configured to execute computer program code to execute an artificial intelligence module, including computer program code configured to receive an input, computer program code configured to access the data repository in dependence on the input to obtain a state of the intelligent agent with respect to the input and, computer program code configured to process the input in dependence on the obtained state and determine an output.08-30-2012
20100205136System and Method for Modeling and Predicting Security Threats - A computer-implemented system and method of organizing, storing, and analyzing intelligence data. The intelligence data is structured as “SDO” (standardized data object) data, each SDO containing data representing source intelligence or target intelligence or both. The system receives threat definitions from the user, and processes the SDOs and threat definitions to determine if there are location/time coherencies that indicate a security threat. A “threat map” displays one or more SDOs in that location, each SDO having a geographical radius and a time bar.08-12-2010
20110184903Operation System For Providing Backup Batteries For Hybrid Vehicles And/Or Electric Vehicles And Method Thereof - An operation system for providing backup batteries for hybrid vehicles and/or electric vehicles and a method thereof are provided. In accordance with the present invention, information and data related to backup batteries demanded for driving the gas-electric hybrid vehicles or electric vehicle to moves are obtained and processed, and according to the processed information and data, a service end provides backup batteries for replacing the original batteries for further driving the vehicle to move. When the vehicles at the client end lack electric power for further driving, they no longer need to wait to the have their batteries charged. Instead, backup batteries having sufficient electric power stored therein are provided for replacement to provide electric power for further driving.07-28-2011
20100174673METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL MODEL OF A BODY STRUCTURE - Method for reconstruction of a three-dimensional model of a body structure of a subject, said structure comprising a plurality of objects, wherein a database (07-08-2010
20120254091Method and System for Detecting Center Pivot Collision - A system and method is described that allow for detecting center pivot collision and that provide more accurate and reliable collision indications. The system and method described are suitable for low-cost consumer grade GPS devices and other position sensors.10-04-2012
20120259807PROBABILISTIC SAMPLING USING SEARCH TREES CONSTRAINED BY HEURISTIC BOUNDS - Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) sampling of elements of a domain to be sampled is performed to generate a set of samples. The MCMC sampling is performed over a search tree of decision sequences representing the domain to be sampled and having terminal nodes corresponding to elements of the domain. In some embodiments the MCMC sampling is performed by Metropolis-Hastings (MH) sampling. The MCMC sampling is constrained using a bound on nodes of the search tree. The constraint may entail detecting a node whose bound value ensures that an acceptable element cannot be identified by continuing traversal of the tree past that node, and terminating the traversal in response. The constraint may entail selecting a node to serve as a starting node for a sampling attempt in accordance with a statistical promise distribution indicating likelihood that following a decision sequence rooted at the node will identify an acceptable element.10-11-2012
20120179639Automated Metadata Generation of Learning and Knowledge Objects - A novel system for automated metadata generation of learning and knowledge Objects are presented. Such system automates the processes of adding descriptive and contextual information to digital learning content, digital documents, and other objects used in learning and knowledge management. It also automates the process of creating associations among higher level objects and classifications systems used to organize content, and it does so in a way that improves the functionality of existing technologies, that can be tuned to meet the needs of a particular organization or community of practice, and that can be extended and refined to take advantage of new information retrieval technologies. It includes methods that handle aggregate digital objects composed of a plurality of other objects and that improves efficiency by caching data and recognizing the relationships among aggregate objects and their components.07-12-2012
20100274753METHODS FOR FILTERING DATA AND FILLING IN MISSING DATA USING NONLINEAR INFERENCE - The present invention is directed to a method for inferring/estimating missing values in a data matrix d(q, r) having a plurality of rows and columns comprises the steps of: organizing the columns of the data matrix d(q, r) into affinity folders of columns with similar data profile, organizing the rows of the data matrix d(q, r) into affinity folders of rows with similar data profile, forming a graph Q of augmented rows and a graph R of augmented columns by similarity or correlation of common entries; and expanding the data matrix d(q, r) in terms of an orthogonal basis of a graph Q×R to infer/estimate the missing values in said data matrix d(q, r).on the diffusion geometry coordinates.10-28-2010
20120226650Black Box Innovation, Systems and Methods - An innovation expert system is presented. The expert system can include one or more reasoning engines capable of generating a hypothesis representing a possible path for innovation between a concept and a technological class. The hypothesis can be validated to some extent by analysis or simulation.09-06-2012
20120084247AFFECTING USER EXPERIENCE BASED ON ASSESSED STATE - State information about user may be used to affect the way in which an application or service behaves with respect to that user. In one example, inferences about the user are drawn based on user-specific and/or non-user-specific information. Examples of user-specific information may include the user's location, searches the user has performed, purchases the user has made, etc. Non-user-specific information may include bus schedules, movie schedules, maps, etc. Inferences about the user's state may be drawn from this information. Types of state information include flags (relatively transient state information), patterns (recurring state information), and badges (relatively durable state information). State information may be made transparent to the user, and the user may be given a chance to affirm or reject state information that has been inferred about that user.04-05-2012
20120233109USE OF ASSOCIATIVE MEMORY TO PREDICT MISSION OUTCOMES AND EVENTS - A set of mission attributes is identified, and a computer is used to apply Autoassociative Memory to a plurality of patterns to predict at least one of a mission outcome and a future event that, given the set of mission attributes, might occur during execution of a mission.09-13-2012
20120233108System and Method for Determining Risk of Student Attrition - A retention management system identifies, analyzes, and evaluates student information collected by the enterprise resource planning systems and learning management systems. The retention management system applies an model to collected information and locates students that are struggling before they are lost to attrition. The retention management system also provides tools to allow personnel at the academic institution to communicate with students, implement plans to correct current problems with student, and to predict and prevent future problems.09-13-2012
20090006303Knowledge Auction System and Method - The present invention relates to a knowledge auction system and method, in which points provided in return for one or more answers are provided in an auction fashion in a knowledge trading system in which a plurality of answerers provides answers to a question registered by a questioner and the questioner selects one or more desired answers, so that high-quality answers can be elicited, and thus knowledge trading can be promoted. According to the knowledge auction system and method according to the present invention, knowledge trading through questions and answers between the questioner clients and the answerer clients is performed through auctions, so that the price for knowledge can be reasonably determined depending on the uniqueness, difficulty and quality of knowledge, with the result that knowledge trading can be promoted, and the uniqueness and quality of provided knowledge can be significantly improved.01-01-2009
20080301082KNOWLEDGE BASE COMPRISING EXECUTABLE STORIES - Systems and methods are provided for assisted decision-making. A knowledge base comprises a plurality of executable stories. A given story comprises a belief network containing at least one associated hypothesis and evidence associated with the at least one hypothesis. The system further comprises at least one decision algorithm having respective associated input formats. A translation interface is operative to convert a given story from the knowledge base into a decision network having a format associated with the at least one decision algorithm.12-04-2008
20120330878CONVENTIONS FOR INFERRING DATA MODELS - A programming environment may use a set of conventions that may infer database objects from memory objects or memory objects from database objects. The inferred objects may be referenced and used in the programming environment after being created by the set of conventions. The set of conventions may be added to or modified to create different results that are inferred by the conventions. Some conventions may be dependent on other conventions, and the dependencies may be modified by reordering the conventions or otherwise redefining the dependencies. In some embodiments, a versioning system may manage different versions of the convention sets for various upgrade scenarios.12-27-2012
20120101973STORAGE SYSTEM AND ITS OPERATION METHOD - Predicting whether a file migration will be executed successfully or not.04-26-2012
20110161276INTEGRATION OF LOCATION LOGS, GPS SIGNALS, AND SPATIAL RESOURCES FOR IDENTIFYING USER ACTIVITIES, GOALS, AND CONTEXT - Described are methods that utilize a geographic location technology (e.g., GPS) to determine user location data, and existing network-based websites (e.g., Internet websites) for searching and accessing data related to the location data such that the user context can be developed and stored. A location component is provided that determines location data of a wireless communications device of a user. A context component is provided that accesses context data based on the location data to define a context in which the device is located. Activities, goals, and overall context of a user can be inferred through statistical fusion of multiple sources of evidence. The context data is presented to the user via the wireless device such that the user can make decisions as to where to go, for example. User preferences can be accessed and applied to filter context data according to what the user desires to see and access.06-30-2011
20110161275TEMPORALLY-AWARE EVALUATIVE SCORE - A method includes processing a performance query to a dimensional data model by processing dimension coordinates that exist within the dimensional data model, wherein the dimension coordinates have a first particular grain (“finer grain”) that is finer than a second particular grain (“coarser grain”), the method to determine an evaluative score for a particular finer grain value based on performance facts for dimension coordinates associated with the particular finer grain value. Performance parameters are determined relative to a particular coarser grain value, against which to measure the performance facts associated with the finer grain value, including processing the temporal relationships of finer grain values to coarser grain values for the dimension coordinates. The evaluative score is determined for the particular finer grain value based on performance facts of dimension coordinates having the particular finer grain value, in view of the determined performance parameters.06-30-2011
20110161274Answer Support System and Method - An answer support system generates a target cause to aid in solving a current problem. Upon receiving known problem symptoms of the current problem from the customer, a search of problem causes is conducted in a knowledge database to find potential causes corresponding to the known problem symptoms. If conventional techniques cannot determine the target cause of the current problem, an attribute is selected which is not among the attributes associated with the known problem symptoms in the database. The attribute selection is based on the attribute deemed most likely to identify the target cause of the current problem from among the potential causes found in the knowledge database.06-30-2011
20130179391APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING DATA IN A COMPUTER-AIDED LOGIC SYSTEM, AND APPROPRIATE METHOD - An apparatus for processing data in a computer-aided logic system includes at least one reasoning device having a reasoner, which draws conclusions on the basis of a semantic model and a model instance of the semantic model using data, at least one data source for providing data for processing by the reasoning device, and at least one application which makes a request to the reasoning device and receives results of conclusions from the reasoning device. The reasoning device and the data source interact such that the reasoning device takes an event which has occurred in the data source, particularly at particular times, as a basis for receiving associated event-based data from the data source for the purpose of drawing a causal and/or temporal-based conclusion. The information about the event-based data from the data source includes a temporal and a causal component. There are also described a related method and implementation.07-11-2013
20130173523METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXTUAL KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY NETWORK - Aspects of the disclosure can provide a system that includes a knowledge model configured to represent a knowledge society entity with a specific context, a semantic engine, and a plurality of processors. The processors are configured to implement software instructions that instruct the semantic engine to operate a contextual knowledge society network according to the knowledge model. The knowledge model is configured to semantically represent elements and links of the elements under the specific context.07-04-2013
20130173524EXTRACTING PREDICTIVE SEGMENTS FROM SAMPLED DATA - A system and method is disclosed which predicts the relative occurrence or presence of an event or item based on sample data consisting of samples which contain and samples which do not contain the event or item. The samples also consist of any number of descriptive attributes, which may be continuous variables, binary variables, or categorical variables. Given the sampled data, the system automatically creates statistically optimal segments from which a functional input/output relationship can be derived. These segments can either be used directly in the form of a lookup table or in some cases as input data to a secondary modeling system such as a linear regression module, a neural network, or other predictive system.07-04-2013
20130091087Systems and methods for prediction-based crawling of social media network - A new approach is proposed that contemplates systems and methods to support efficient crawling of a social media network based on predicted future activities of each user on the social network. First, data related to a user's past activities on a social network are collected and a pattern of the user's past activities over time on the social network is established. Based on the established pattern on the user's past activities, predictions about the user's future activities on the social network can be established. Such predictions can then be used to determine the collection schedule—timing and frequency—to collect data on the user's activities for future crawling of the social network.04-11-2013
20130091086GRAPH-THEORETIC ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE-PHASE-SPACE STATES FOR CONDITION CHANGE DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF INFORMATION - Data collected from devices and human condition may be used to forewarn of critical events such as machine/structural failure or events from brain/heart wave data stroke. By monitoring the data, and determining what values are indicative of a failure forewarning, one can provide adequate notice of the impending failure in order to take preventive measures. This disclosure teaches a computer-based method to convert dynamical numeric data representing physical objects (unstructured data) into discrete-phase-space states, and hence into a graph (structured data) for extraction of condition change.04-11-2013
20130097110SYSTEM FOR RECOMMENDING ADVICE BASED ON USER PSYCHOLOGY INDEX - The present invention relates to a system for determining a user psychology index based on user situation information and user profile information and recommending an advice needed for a user according to the determined psychology index.04-18-2013
20130132327SELF CONFIGURING KNOWLEDGE BASE REPRESENTATION - A self configuring knowledge representation system and method is presented which self configures based on the external stimuli in order to answer the query in a way best suited to the user. The domain knowledge representation here is by way of graphs that allows the knowledge to self configure based on the query intent to give “specific” to the query answers.05-23-2013
20130144831Predicting Taxi Utilization Information - Techniques are described for automatically analyzing contingencies in information predicting taxi demand. This is to generate representative information regarding current or future taxi demand, and for using such generated representative taxi demand. Contingent demand information may be generated for a variety of types of useful measures of taxi demand rates, such as for projecting expected likelihood of finding a passenger at each of several road locations. Generated representative contingent taxi demand information may be used in various ways to assist taxi and livery service drivers plan optimal routes and schedules. The historical and/or recent contingent demand data may be used to generate the representative traffic flow information. This may include data readings from mobile data sensors in the one or more vehicles, data sensors in or near the roads, or aggregate data sources collected from one or more sensors or through publicly available data sets.06-06-2013
20080288437Perspective-based knowledge structuring & discovery agent guided by a maximal belief inductive logic - An inductive logic discovery process provides collective knowledge repository uniquely structured as a representative of a collection of knowledge elements in which representations, from which contexts are derived. The contexts lead to specific perspectives, and each perspective offers a specific point of view from which to study an idea. A convergent problem solving function associates a problem situation with problem solving activity in terms of strategy and tactics. The inductive logic is implemented to resolve the problem solving activity into an optimal form of creativity according to the desired degree of specificity of discovery with respect to creativity and logical strength. The maximum belief inductive logic provides the heuristics according to a desired bias toward maximally strong logical bridges and more creative logical bridges.11-20-2008
20110251989ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT CLASSIFICATION APPARATUS - The apparatus computes classification scores based on parameters that have been determined from documents. Each score is compared with a first and second threshold. Definite classifications are assigned when the score is above the highest threshold or below the lowest threshold and the documents are processed accordingly. If the score is between the thresholds the document is singled out for further inspection, for example by a human arbitrator, to assign a class. The first and second threshold are adapted automatically based on specified a minimum accuracy level for the classification and a training set. The apparatus uses this specified accuracy in a search for a combination of threshold values that optimizes classifier yield, in terms of a maximized fraction of patterns in a training set that need not be turned over for further inspection without definite classification. The search is subject to the condition that the combination of thresholds results in at least the specified accuracy over the training set.10-13-2011
20110238610SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT REASONING USING VIEW IN DBMS-BASED RDF TRIPLE STORE - An efficient reasoning system and method using a view in a DBMS-based RDF triple store are provided. The DBMS-based reasoning system includes a triple input unit for receiving a Resource Description Framework (RDF) triple. A triple examination unit examines whether the received triple conforms to RDFS subsumption relation entailment rules or Web Ontology Language (OWL) inverse relation rules. A view creation unit creates a table view when the received triple conforms to the RDFS subsumption relation entailment rules or the OWL inverse relation rules as a result of the examination. A triple storage unit stores the received triple. The DBMS-based triple store can efficiently perform reasoning based on rule rdfs7 or rdfs9, which is included in the RDFS subsumption relation entailment rules, and the OWL inverse relation rules.09-29-2011
20130151459BUT REASONING IN INCONSISTENT KNOWLEDGE BASE - A method is provided for “but reasoning” with an inconsistent knowledge base. The method not only gives an answer to a Boolean question but also additional and instructive information. The method first finds a bridge statement that explains a contradiction between the answer and the inconsistent knowledge base. The method then selects a but statement that causes the contradiction with the answer, and constructs and validates a but answer with the answer, the but statement, and optionally the bridge statement.06-13-2013
20130185244ORGANICALLY RANKED KNOWLEDGE CATEGORIZATION IN A KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to expert modeling in a KM system and provide method, system and computer program product for organically ranked knowledge and categorization for a KM system. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for organically ranked knowledge and categorization in a KM system can be provided. The method can include bookmarking answer content for a first end user of the knowledge management system, suggesting a set of categories previously associated with the answer content by other end users of the knowledge management system, and categorizing the bookmarked answer content with a category selected from the set of categories.07-18-2013
20130191317NoGood Generation Based on Search Tree Depth - A constraint satisfaction problem (CSP) is used to model a real-world problem in an application domain. The CSP includes a plurality of variables, a plurality of states, and one or more constraints determining which states each variable is permitted to be assigned to in a solution to the CSP. A binary tree is created using the CSP. The binary tree is iteratively searched to determine an efficient solution to the CSP. A new iteration of the search of the binary tree is started when a search depth is less than a restart depth. The restart depth based on a deepest depth previously searched minus a restart value. When the search is restarted, a NoGood marker is created indicating a portion of the binary tree that is not to be searched in the new iteration of the search. An efficient solution to the CSP is reported.07-25-2013
20130191318RECOMMENDER SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A NEW SET OF MEDIA ITEMS RESPONSIVE TO AN INPUT SET OF MEDIA ITEMS AND KNOWLEDGE BASE METRICS - Systems and methods are disclosed for identifying a new set of media items in response to an input set (or “query set”) of media items and knowledge base metrics. The system uses a knowledge base consisting of a collection of mediasets. Various metrics among media items are considered by analyzing how the media items are grouped to form the mediasets in the knowledge base. Such association or “similarity” metrics are preferably stored in a matrix form that allows the system to efficiently identify a new set of media items that complements the input set of media items.07-25-2013
20120041918OPPORTUNITY IDENTIFICATION AND FORECASTING FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION - A method of optimizing placement of references to an entity includes identifying at least search term to be optimized, determining a score for results of a search of a network with respect to the entity, determining costs associated with improving the score, and determining values associated with improving the score.02-16-2012
20120059785CONTENT RECOMMENDATION METHOD AND SYSTEM BASED ON PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS FROM A USE PROFILE - The invention relates to a content recommendation method and system based on psychological factors from a use profile, which comprises: (a) a website for downloads that is accessible for the user, where said site comprises means configured for the detection of his consumption profile (03-08-2012

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