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Analogical reasoning system

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706045000 - KNOWLEDGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

706046000 - Knowledge representation and reasoning technique

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20090192975Echocardiographic Measurements As Predictors Of Racing Success - The present invention relates to methods for selecting racehorse candidates. Provided herein are methods for increasing the likelihood of selecting candidates that will be high earners, while reducing the likelihood of selecting candidates that will be low earners, on the basis of certain cardiac measurements.07-30-2009
20130080378Method for Quantifying and Modeling Degree of Nonlinearity, Combined Nonlinearity, and Nonstationarity - A degree of nonlinearity based on intra-wave frequency modulation is proposed here with the value substantially between 0 and 1. The degree of nonlinearity is used for obtaining the state rather than a system. The data required for defining the degree of nonlinearity is the state of the motion or the observed data. For a complicate state with more than one IMF containing prominent energy density, the degree of nonlinearity has also considered the amplitude variations. The combination of the intra-wave frequency modulation and the amplitude variation gives the Combined Degree of nonlinearity. With the definitions of degree of nonlinearity, the nonlinearity characteristic can be quantified, and the discussion of nonlinear effects could be conducted more precisely.03-28-2013
20100042575METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR IMPLEMENTING ONTOLOGICAL DOMAIN SERVICES - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing ontological domain services are provided. A method includes gathering information elements relating to an individual from trusted sources of information via secure channels of communication. The method also includes creating an ontological domain that is specific to the individual using the information elements accrued from the sources. The information elements are acquired from detectable behaviors of the individual over time. The ontological domain is automatically generated from the detectable behaviors and absent any intervention by the individual. The method also includes determining an interest that is specific to the individual based upon relevancy analyses performed with respect to the information elements and making the interest available to the individual or entity.02-18-2010
20100042574COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED SYSTEM FOR HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT - A system and method for testing and/or evaluating employees or potential employees is disclosed. A computer arranges a plurality of applicants in a stack ranked table. The table may rank or re-rank applicants against each other, from best to worst, after successive screening, selecting, and/or interviewing stages for a particular job. Performance evaluations of hired workers may be fed back to the computer for adjusting the system and method. Competencies shown to be predictive of successful performance of a given type of job are tested for at various stages in an online testing system.02-18-2010
20100161546FAILURE DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM, A FAILURE DIAGNOSIS DEVICE, AN INFORMATION UPDATE DEVICE, AND A COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - According to an aspect of the present invention, there is provided a failure diagnosis system including: a causal relationship information storage unit configured to store causal relationship information representing a causal relationship between events regarding a diagnosis-target apparatus, the causal relationship information including: common causal relationship information that is commonly used in a plurality of types of failure diagnosis regarding the diagnosis-target apparatus; and specific causal relationship information that is used in each specific type of failure diagnosis among the plurality of types of failure diagnosis; and a diagnosis execution unit configured to selectively execute the plural types of failure diagnosis by using a combined causal relationship information that is a combination of the common causal relationship information and a piece of the specific causal relationship information corresponding to a diagnosis-target type of failure diagnosis.06-24-2010
20100106679HAIR EVALUATION METHOD AND SYSTEM - A relation equation between wave information on unpermed hair strands and evaluation values of appearance of whole hair selected from among gloss of the whole hair, order of alignment of the hair strands, and frizziness of the hair strand is acquired from a plurality of subjects. Based on the relation equation, the appearance of whole hair of an arbitrary subject is evaluated from wave information on a hair strand of the arbitrary subject. This allows an objective evaluation of the gloss of whole hair, the order of alignment of hair strands, or the frizziness of the hair strand by a simple technique, and also allows an objective evaluation corresponding to cosmetic specialists' evaluations in terms of equivalent age.04-29-2010
20100106678MONITORING AGENT PROGRAMS IN A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING PLATFORM - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for monitoring information passed from instances of role(s) of a service application installed on a distributed computing platform and for indexing and analyzing the information within a data store are provided. Monitoring involves a monitoring agent that is integrated within an operating system of computing devices that make up the distributed computing platform. In operation, the monitoring agent retrieves information from the role instances and converts the information into parameters that are assembled to documents. Generally, the parameters are assembled to a uniform-structured format in accordance with a schema imposed by the distributed computing platform. Accordingly, each of the documents across the platform have a common format that promotes processing and analysis without a need for reconfiguration. Accordingly, the health of the service application, although dispersed throughout the distributed computing environment, may be observed and evaluated in a consistent manner.04-29-2010
20100094797METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PERSONAL INTERACTION FACILITATION - Systems and methods are disclosed for matching users based on a predetermined location, wherein the users receive a link and information thereof based on the predetermined location and on at least one other criterium. In this manner, people seeking personal connections or personal interaction with others can identify those interested in the same, the identification at least in part based on both users being in the same predetermined environment during a predetermined time period. The system and methods utilize input criteria, which may include the users actively providing a location or environment in which they are or will be located, or can utilize location devices carried by the users to determine the users' locations or environments. For instance, a handheld wireless device indicates the user's environment, and other criteria are used to match the user to a second user in the same environment.04-15-2010
20090307182METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AN IDENTITY OF A USER - Methods and apparatuses for determining the identity of the user detect a current user's electronic device activity pattern; compare the detected activity pattern against a plurality of user action identification profiles, wherein each user action identification profile is associated with a particular user; and use the comparing to identify the current user as being the particular user.12-10-2009
20090307180Genetic analysis - The present invention provides methods for generating genetic profiles or analyses. Included are methods for conducting comprehensive, dynamic genetic analysis. Also provided are methods for determining genetic health scores for specific phenotypes, such as diseases, disorders, traits, and conditions, as well as for organ systems, for certain medical specialties, and for overall health.12-10-2009
20090307179Genetic analysis - The present invention provides methods for generating genetic profiles or analyses. Included are methods for conducting comprehensive, dynamic genetic analysis. Also provided are methods for determining genetic health scores for specific phenotypes, such as diseases, disorders, traits, and conditions, as well as for organ systems, for certain medical specialties, and for overall health.12-10-2009
20090307178UTILITY MONITORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE - Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, systems, and devices for monitoring one or more utilities consumed within a monitored area. At least certain disclosed methods include detecting an amount of a first utility consumed by a load associated with a device. An amount of a second utility consumed by a load associated with the device is detected. The identity of the device is determined based on the amount of the first and second utility consumed. In further disclosed methods, a utility monitoring method is disclosed that includes measuring an amount of a utility consumed by a first device at a first time and an amount of a utility consumed by a second device at a second time. The identity of the first device is determined based on the measured consumption of the first and second devices at the first and second time. In certain implementations, the electricity meter uses an effective variance analysis of the conductance waveform on an electrical circuit to identify specific appliances.12-10-2009
20090271359STATISTICAL RECORD LINKAGE CALIBRATION FOR REFLEXIVE AND SYMMETRIC DISTANCE MEASURES AT THE FIELD AND FIELD VALUE LEVELS WITHOUT THE NEED FOR HUMAN INTERACTION - Disclosed is a system for, and method of, calculating parameters used to determine whether records and entity representations should be linked. The system and method use a symmetric and reflexive function to allow for linking records and entity representations whose field values differ. The system and method apply iterative techniques such that parameters from each linking iteration are used in the next linking iteration. The system and method need no human interaction in order to calibrate and utilize record matching formulas used for the linking decisions.10-29-2009
20100082522INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - States included in a deterministic finite automaton are classified into states having the same input symbols associated with outgoing transitions and the same finality, and a calculates an intersection set between each of the state sets and a set of transition destination states which is obtained by translating each of states included in the state sets, until the number of states included in the intersection set becomes equal to one, while regarding the set of the transition destination states for each of the input symbol included in the intersection set as new state sets, and plural indistinguishable states are merged into one state by tracing a route in a reverse direction to a transition direction, when the number of states has become equal to one.04-01-2010
20110022565COHERENCY OF RELATED OBJECTS - A service, which in one embodiment is a fashion social network, applies pre-defined criteria to items proposed for selection by a user, in order to determine if the proposed items are compatible with descriptive attributes and/or current possessions of the user.01-27-2011
20120117021METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECOMMENDING A DECISION BASED ON COMBINED ENTITY MODELING - A method for improved, automated analysis of a data set improves the reliability of the data set by comparing the data set with a model of similar data. The method may be used in applications such as medical imaging, clinical trial participant selection, marketing, security, traffic control, and other applications.05-10-2012
20120117020METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SMART INDIVIDUAL HEALTH MONITORING - Embodiments of the invention relate to use of sensors for monitoring and gathering data and applications for processing and communicating the gathered data in real-time. The sensor data provides an insight into the daily activities of the user. Analysis of the data supports maintenance of health on a granular level. For each sensor, data is gathered and processed in real-time, including correlating the sensor data with an electronic events schedule. An analysis of the data is then communicated to the user in real-time. Data output is used to pro-actively notify, predict, and/or identify when the user needs to take an action to maintain the current or future sensor data within defined limits.05-10-2012
20090265298Pointer-oriented object acquisition method for tangible treatment of information of the computer system which is based on one natural language and in which a received signal reaction of this computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android, a corresponding association of this computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android, a corresponding thought of this computer system of artificial intelligence of a cyborg or an android are substantiated - A pointer-oriented object acquisition method for tangible treatment of information of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android. The computer system of Artificial Intelligence is based on one natural language. With the pointer-oriented object acquisition method three pointers are created in the main memory (in RAM (Random Access Memory)) of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android at run-time. In this way, the subjective object, the associative object and the abstract object of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android are substantiated, or rather the substances of the received signal-reaction of this computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android, the corresponding association of this computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android, the corresponding thought of this computer system of Artificial Intelligence of a cyborg or an android are physically built. With these objects, one can access to, i.e. manipulate with the element variables, i.e. with the data elements, of a class of the classification tree of the computer system of Artificial Intelligence of the cyborg or the android.10-22-2009
20130166494HIERARCHICAL BEHAVIORAL PROFILE - In a hierarchical profile, each node represents at least one feature of behavioral data collected about an entity profiled, with the topmost node selected as the “statistically most informative” feature of the data. A profile can cover numerous domains and be predictively very powerful in each domain. A number of observations can be “aggregated” together into a single datapoint. In use, the structure of the profile is compared against current information associated with the entity to produce a recommendation or prediction. If the profile represents at least some data aggregation, then new observations are folded into the profile based on statistical weights of the aggregations. Because of the way the profile is created and updated, its hierarchical structure maps the collected observations. Therefore, as new observations are incorporated, if the new observations change the profile's structure significantly, then it can be hypothesized that something “interesting” has happened to the entity.06-27-2013
20110282828METHOD OF IDENTIFICATION AND DEVICES THEREOF - Portable wireless devices are ubiquitous in modern society and many of these have integral sensors such as accelerometers, microphones, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) that can collect data. This creates potential for intelligent applications to recognize the user, or aspects of the user and take appropriate action. According to embodiments of the invention there are presented techniques for representing such time series data which reduce the memory and computational complexity of performing the analysis and classifying the results. The techniques exploit time-delay embedding is to reconstruct the state and dynamics of an unknown dynamical system, Geometric Template Matching to build nonparametric classifiers, and algorithms to address the problem of selecting segments of data from which to build the time-delay models for classification problems.11-17-2011
20110282826Destination Planner in Communication Device - An electronic device, like a wireless communication device, includes a controller coupled to an interface, wherein the controller is configured to recommend a location or destination based on information about a user of the communication device and based on general destination information. In other embodiments, other recommendations may also be made, for example, a recommended time for traveling to the recommended destination or destination-related resources.11-17-2011
20110282825COMPARING AND IDENTIFYING SIMILAR TRACKS - The location of a user over time is monitored by a mobile device. The monitored locations are organized into tracks that describe a path or route that the user took over a period of time. Segments that correspond to each of the tracks are determined. The segments may correspond to road on a map, or some other standardization. The segments are associated with their corresponding tracks, and used to identify similar tracks or to generate similarity scores for pairs of tracks.11-17-2011
20100268683MOVING OBSTACLE DECIDING APPARATUS - A moving obstacle deciding apparatus includes a search signal transmitting and receiving section 10-21-2010
20090307181Genetic analysis - The present invention provides methods for generating genetic profiles or analyses. Included are methods for conducting comprehensive, dynamic genetic analysis. Also provided are methods for determining genetic health scores for specific phenotypes, such as diseases, disorders, traits, and conditions, as well as for organ systems, for certain medical specialties, and for overall health.12-10-2009
20090276390Modeling support system, modeling support method, and modeling support program - A modeling support system is provided in which a model structure is extracted from stored models so as to improve a resulting prediction model using the extracted structure. In a modeling support system 11-05-2009
20110302129SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TEMPORAL CORRELATION OF OBSERVABLES - According to one embodiment, an electronic device may be configured to perform temporal correlation operations to determine if a plurality of observables correspond to a selected event of interest. The electronic device comprises a memory and a processor. The memory is adapted to store information representing a process template for a selected event, where the process template including a plurality of observation states. The processor is coupled to the memory. The processor is adapted to receive a plurality of observables and to automatically conduct a recursive comparison of time values associated with each of the plurality of observables to timing ranges associated with each observation state to produce a listing that is subsequently used to determine if the plurality of observables are associated with the selected event.12-08-2011
20100293133SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC RETURN LETTER GENERATION - Systems and methods for automatically generating a return letter are disclosed. The system may include a computer usable medium in communication with a processor. The processor may determine whether a source document with contact information includes one or more fields requiring data. In response to the determining, a response document based on the required data may be automatically generated. A document identifier based on the contact information and the response document may be automatically generated. The response document may be transmitted to a recipient based on the contact information. In response to receiving response data from the recipient, the response data may be matched with the source document using the document identifier. The response data may be electronically merged with the source document to yield a merged document.11-18-2010
20100036795Classification of Fabrics by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy - A method for classifying textile samples and unknown fabrics into known categories using spectroscopy, chemometric modeling, and soft independent modeling of class analogies (“SIMCA”). The method involves collecting spectral data, preferably diffuse near infrared reflectance data, for a library of known fabric samples, creating a database of principal component analyses for each type of fabric, and using SIMCA to classify an unknown fabric sample according to the database.02-11-2010
20110218958SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PERFORMING ONE OR MORE ACTIONS UTILIZING A UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator. These mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator can enable improved overall URL usage, more efficient search engine URL results, improved URL comprehension by users, etc.09-08-2011
20110218957SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES - A request to diagnose a problem with an appliance is provided to a diagnostic system whereupon the diagnostic system functions to interpret the information indicative of the problem with the appliance to thereby normalize the information indicative of the problem with the appliance. The normalized information indicative of the problem with the appliance is then used to select from a knowledge base in which is maintained a plurality of solutions each having associated tags that function to identify concepts and values in a domain model a set of possible solutions for the problem with the appliance. As necessary, information within the set of possible solutions for the problem with the appliance is used to dynamically generate additional questions to thereby obtain further information indicative of the problem with the appliance. The further information indicative of the problem with the appliance may then be used to identify from with the set of possible solutions for the problem with the appliance a subset of best possible solutions for the problem with the appliance. This subset of best possible solutions for the problem with the appliance may then be presented to an end user to thereby allow the end user to perform the repair(s) needed to correct the problem.09-08-2011
20110191283Method and System for Medical Decision Support Using Organ Models and Learning Based Discriminative Distance Functions - A method and system for providing medical decision support based on virtual organ models and learning based discriminative distance functions is disclosed. A patient-specific virtual organ model is generated from medical image data of a patient. One or more similar organ models to the patient-specific organ model are retrieved from a plurality of previously stored virtual organ models using a learned discriminative distance function. The patient-specific valve model can be classified into a first class or a second class based on the previously stored organ models determined to be similar to the patient-specific organ model.08-04-2011
20090177616HARDWARE SECURITY UNIT AND MULTIPLE-VALUED LOGIC OPERATIONAL METHOD THEREOF - A hardware security unit and a multiple-valued logic operational method thereof are provided, which comprises at least a first and a second multiple-valued logic calculation units, an operational unit, a judgment unit and an execution unit. The first multiple-valued logic calculation unit and the second multiple-valued logic calculation unit are connected to the operational unit, each of the multiple-valued logic calculation units comprises at least three registers for describing expected logical state, current logical state and a multiple-valued logic operator of a specific entity of the hardware security unit. The operational unit calculates the expected logical states of the first and second multiple-valued logic calculation units and the current logical states of the first and second multiple-valued logic calculation units, respectively, by using the multiple-valued logic operator in the third register of the second multiple-valued logic calculation unit, so as to obtain expected and current logic operation results. The judgment unit is connected to the operational unit, for judging whether the current logic operation result has reached the expected logic operation result. The execution unit is connected to the judgment unit, for executing a corresponding operation based on the judgment result by the judgment unit. When it is determined that the current logic operation result equals to the expect logic operation result, the hardware security unit performs a corresponding operation. Therefore, a hardware security unit and a multiple-valued logic operational method thereof are provided for solving the problems arise upon providing services to the overall trust chain based on a binary logic judgment.07-09-2009
20100268682INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT DETECTION METHOD FOR SENDERS - Content detection for senders reviews and compares content for sending to one or more profile parameters of a recipient. The one or more profile parameters describe the characteristics of the recipient. Portions of the content determined to be inappropriate or offensive to the recipient based on the recipient's profile parameters are tagged and the sender is alerted. Alternative suggestions to replace those portions in the content may be provided.10-21-2010
20100268681Increasing Knowledge Sharing Success Rates Using Real Time Match Making - A method of knowledge sharing using a computer system is provided. The method includes: receiving a question electronically submitted by a user; forwarding the question and at least one response option to at least one expert using a first computer interface; monitoring selected response options from the at least one expert; and selectively presenting the selected response options to the user using a second computer interface.10-21-2010
20100121811RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE IDENTIFICATION - A method of identifying radioactive components in a source comprising (a) obtaining a gamma-ray spectrum from the source; (b) identifying peaks in the gamma-ray spectrum; (c) determining an array of peak energies and peak intensities from the identified peaks; (d) identifying an initial source component based on a comparison of the peak energies with a database of spectral data for radioactive isotopes of interest; (e) estimating a contribution of the initial source component to the peak intensities; (f) modifying the array of peak energies and peak intensities by subtracting the estimated contribution of the initial source component; and (g) identifying a further source component based on a comparison of the modified array of peak energies with the database of spectral data. Thus a method for identifying radioactive components in a source is provided which does not rely on comparing template spectra with an observed spectrum.05-13-2010
20110137851BIOMARKERS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING AND MONITORING INFLAMMATORY DISEASE ACTIVITY - Biomarkers useful for diagnosing and assessing inflammatory disease are provided, along with kits for measuring their expression. The invention also provides predictive models, based on the biomarkers, as well as computer systems, and software embodiments of the models for scoring and optionally classifying samples. The biomarkers include at least two biomarkers selected from the DAIMRK group and the score is a disease activity index (DAI).06-09-2011
20090281980LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT SUPPORTING APPARATUS AND LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT SUPPORTING METHOD - To provide a lifestyle improvement supporting apparatus and a lifestyle improvement supporting method which can offer appropriate advice corresponding to a performance state of lifestyle improvement carried out by a subject.11-12-2009
20100280987METHODS AND GENE EXPRESSION SIGNATURE FOR ASSESSING RAS PATHWAY ACTIVITY - Methods, biomarkers, and expression signatures are disclosed for assessing the regulation status of RAS pathway signaling in a cell sample or subject. More specifically, several aspects of the invention provide a set of genes which can be used as biomarkers and gene signatures for evaluating RAS pathway deregulation status in a sample; classifying a cell sample as having a deregulated or regulated RAS signaling pathway; determining whether an agent modulates the RAS signaling pathway in sample; predicting response of a subject to an agent that modulates the RAS signaling pathway; assigning treatment to a subject; and evaluating the pharmacodynamic effects of cancer therapies designed to regulate RAS pathway signaling.11-04-2010
20080208789HTTP acceleration by prediction and pre-fetching - Described is a technology by which high latency problems with respect to web requests are reduced by having a web proxy server predict and pre-fetch content, in parallel, that is to be requested by a client. The web proxy analyzes a main web page requested by a client to predict subsequent client requests. The web proxy prep fetches content before the client requests it, by making concurrent requests for the page's embedded objects that exceed the client's limited number of (e.g., two) connections. In one example, the web proxy sends HTTP requests substantially in parallel to a web server, thereby reducing overall latency. In another example, the web proxy server sends parallel requests to a remote web proxy coupled to a web server. The remote web proxy requests only a limited number of objects (e.g., two) at a time, but does so over fast (low latency) connections to the web server.08-28-2008
20090287631Computer-Implemented Method and Computer System for Identifying Organisms - To identify organism types from a target gene sequence, a server receives (S11-19-2009
20110208687COLLABORATIVE NETWORKING WITH OPTIMIZED INTER-DOMAIN INFORMATION QUALITY ASSESSMENT - A method for implementing inter-domain information quality assessment includes calculating relationships among domains in a knowledge base by identifying features that respectively define each of the domains and identifying domains having correlating features. The method also includes assigning values to pairs of the domains that reflect a closeness of the relationships based upon the correlating features. The method further includes evaluating a reputation of an entity in one domain based on past performance of the entity with respect to another domain where the other domain is determined, via the assigned values, to be related to the domain. The past performance of the entity indicates capabilities of the entity to render accurate predictions about events in a particular domain. The method also includes calculating a value representing the reputation of the entity with respect to the domain based upon the evaluation and assigning the value representing the reputation to the entity.08-25-2011
20130218827SUMMARIZING A BODY OF MEDIA BY ASSEMBLING SELECTED SUMMARIES - Bodies of media may be summarized in various ways depending on numerous factors, thus resulting in summaries that are tailored to particular desires of consumers. An instruction may be received to provide a summary of at least a portion of the body of media. Software stored in memory may then be executed by a processor to determine one or more factors for providing the summary. The summary may be selected, based on the one or more factors, from a plurality of available summaries stored in memory. The plurality of available summaries corresponds to the at least a portion of the body of media. Finally, the selected summary may be provided to a consumer via an output device.08-22-2013
20100280986SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TAILORING ACUTE AND CHRONIC VIRAL INFECTION TREATMENTS TO INCREASE THE PROBABILITY OF "CURE" FOR A GIVEN SUBJECT - In various embodiments, systems and methods are provided for increasing the likelihood of a sustained virological response or “cure” using a model of patient physiology incorporating a subjects race, gender, age, weight, concomitant medicines and disease state, immune response status, and responsiveness to drug therapies to simultaneously characterize the change in viral burden in the subject in terms of velocity of viral load decline. In an embodiment, once viral load in a subject is below a physical measurement limit, the model can extrapolate the subject's observed viral velocity toward a physiological target shown to be highly correlated with “cure.” In further embodiments, the model can be used for personalized medicine—“the right drug at the right dose for the right treatment duration for the right patient.” Accordingly, the model can provide optimal value for treatment and reducing the high cost of side effects.11-04-2010
20090327205SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR USING A MULTI-TIERED KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION MODEL - A method (system and computer program product) performs facet classification synthesis to relate concepts represented by concept definitions defined in accordance with a faceted data set comprising facets, facet attributes, and facet attributes hierarchies. Dimensional concept relationships are expressed between the concept definitions. Two concept definitions are determined to be related in a particular dimensional concept relationship by examining whether at least one of explicit relationships and implicit relationships exist in the faceted data se between the respective facet attributes of the two concept definitions.12-31-2009
20090327203HOMOZYGOTE HAPLOTYPE METHOD - To provide a method of efficiently searching for a disease sensitivity gene and an apparatus therefor. It is intended to provide: a method of determining a homoeologous region which comprises the polymorphism marker selection step of selecting a polymorphism marker usable as the subject of the homozygote determination, the homozygote determination step of determining whether or not bases constituting a specimen DNA which is a diploid or higher are homozygous, the homozygote haplotype data acquisition step of selecting exclusively polymorphism markers determined as homozygous and acquiring homozygote haplotype data of each specimen, the homozygous region data acquisition step of comparing the above-described homozygote haplotype data of two or more specimens and acquiring common homozygous region data, and the homoeologous region determination step of determining a common homozygous region satisfying definite homoeology requirements as a homoeologous region between the corresponding specimens for each common homozygous region data; and an apparatus and a gene screening method with the use of this method.12-31-2009
20100332444AUTOMATIC DESIGNING SYSTEM, AUTOMATIC DESIGNING METHOD AND AUTOMATIC DESIGNING PROGRAM FOR AUTOMATICALLY DESIGNING ARCHITECTURE FOR SYSTEM COMPONENTS - An automatic designing system includes: a rule storage unit storing sets of rewrite rules for rewriting variable nodes of a hierarchically structured graph in a design architecture for the system; a search unit sequentially determining variable nodes as application targets for the rewrite rules by searching the graph, including components in the design architecture for the system to be designed, using a search tree; a judgment unit judging whether the rewrite rule is applicable to the determined variable node; and a rule application unit replacing the determined variable node with a partial graph, including at least one of fixed and variable nodes, according to the rewrite rule, in response to a judgment that the rewrite rule is applicable. The search unit performs the searching until an undefined variable node no longer exists in the graph to be designed, and performs backtracking on condition that no variable node is found.12-30-2010
20090313205TABLE STRUCTURE ANALYZING APPARATUS, TABLE STRUCTURE ANALYZING METHOD, AND TABLE STRUCTURE ANALYZING PROGRAM - A table structure analyzing apparatus extracts first row data and second row data in table data. Similarity between the data is computed based on Levenshtein distance or the number of characters. Further, similarity between the first row and the second row as a whole is determined. When the similarity is equal or less than a predetermined threshold value, it is determined that the boundary between the first and second rows is the boundary between a header part and a substantive part. A similar determination is made in the direction of columns.12-17-2009
20100145902METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO TRAIN MODELS TO EXTRACT AND INTEGRATE INFORMATION FROM DATA SOURCES - Methods and systems to model and acquire data from a variety of data and information sources, to integrate the data into a structured database, and to manage the continuing reintegration of updated data from those sources over time. For any given domain, a variety of individual information and data sources that contain information relevant to the schema can be identified. Data elements associated with a schema may be identified in a training source, such as by user tagging. A formal grammar may be induced appropriate to the schema and layout of the training source. A Hidden Markov Model (HMM) corresponding to the grammar may learn where in the sources the elements can be found. The system can automatically mutate its schema into a grammar matching the structure of the source documents. By following an inverse transformation sequence, data that is parsed by the mutated grammar can be fit back into the original grammar structure, matching the original data schema defined through domain modeling. Features disclosed herein may be implemented with respect to web-scraping and data acquisition, and to represent data in support of data-editing and data-merging tasks. A schema may be defined with respect to a graph-based domain model.06-10-2010
20110208688Nearest Neighbor Methods for Non-Euclidean Manifolds - Embodiments of the invention disclose a system and a method for determining a nearest neighbor to an input data point on a non-Euclidean manifold. The data points on the non-Euclidean manifold are clustered, projected into Euclidean sub-space nearest to the cluster and mapped from the Euclidean sub-space into a Hamming space such that neighboring data points of the Hamming space corresponds to neighboring data points on the non-Euclidean manifold. The method maps the input data point to the Hamming space corresponding to a particular Euclidean sub-space, wherein the particular Euclidean sub-space is the nearest to the input data point, and selects a data point corresponding to a nearest data point to the input data point in the Hamming space as the nearest neighbor for the input data point on the non-Euclidean manifold.08-25-2011
20090327204Modeling and Control for Highly Variable and Nonlinear Systems - The present invention relates generally to methods of modeling and handling of nonlinearities for application of automatic control to systems with high inter-process variance and nonlinearities. The variance and nonlinearities make these systems difficult to control. Variance is accounted for by replacing the mathematical model of the system with a more representative model from a modelset that may or may not be chosen based on characteristics of the system under test, and then adapting using recursive estimation techniques. Nonlinearities defined by threshold to response and maximal responses are incorporated into linear models relating accumulated inputs to response. Example implementations in relation to automated drug delivery for neuromuscular blocking drugs through warning, advisory and closed-loop control systems are discussed.12-31-2009
20090024555 Method and Apparatus for Automatic Comparison of Data Sequences - The invention is concerned with a method and an apparatus for automatic comparison of at least two data sequences characterized in—an evaluation of a local relationship between any pair of subsequences in two or more sequences; —an evaluation of a global relationship by means of aggregation of the evaluations of said local relationships.01-22-2009
20090198642METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AN ONTOLOGY - A method of generating an ontology includes determining plural concepts from a data set by using a first predetermined pattern, using a second predetermined pattern to determine a relationship between the plural concepts, and between a concept and a concept token in the plural concepts, and generating the ontology based on the relationship.08-06-2009
20110173152Method and device for detecting the On and Off states of a Parkinson patient - A method for detecting the on and off states of a Parkinson patient, including obtaining inertial data from a patient and verifying if the patient is in an on or off state by using a transformation of the obtained inertial data which uses a model derived from a set of stored data referred to patients in on state and patients in off state.07-14-2011
20090248607METHOD TO DETERMINE A SUBGROUP OF USERS - A method to determine a subgroup of users out of a group of users, comprising providing user profiles for each user of said group of users; providing real-time data of users of said group of users; determining said subgroup of users depending on said user profiles and said real-time data.10-01-2009
20120078840APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR COMPARING DRUG SAFETY USING HOLISTIC ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION OF PHARMACOLOGICAL DATA - Certain examples provide systems and methods for holistic viewing to provide comparative analysis and decision support in a drug development process, and safety testing. An example method includes providing a first set of data corresponding to a drug of interest; providing a reference set of drug interaction data, comparing the first set of data to the reference set using a holistic analysis, and reporting the results of the comparison. An example of the holistic analysis and viewing apparatus for drug safety comprises a standardizer to at least one of standardize and normalize drug interaction data related to drug safety; a deviation analyzer to compare the drug interaction data to data corresponding to a drug under review using a holistic analysis, and a reporter for reporting the output of the deviation analyzer.03-29-2012
20120078839METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LOW COST PROGRAMMABLE PATTERN RECOGNITION - An apparatus for providing pattern recognition may include at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code. The at least one memory and the computer program code may be configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least receive an indication of sensor data descriptive of movement of a user terminal, provide for expansion of the sensor data in a predetermined manner to define outcome values, apply a logical mask to the outcome values to generate selected outcome values for provision to a finite state machine, and utilize a pattern recognition algorithm associated with the finite state machine to determine whether the sensor data corresponds to a pattern identified by proceeding through defined transitions to a final state of the finite state machine. A corresponding computer program product and method are also provided.03-29-2012
20110029476INDICATING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG TEXT DOCUMENTS INCLUDING A PATENT BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TEXT DOCUMENTS - Plural characteristics of text documents are extracted, where the plural characteristics include citations to or from other text documents and at least one other characteristic. At least one of the text documents is a patent. Each of the text documents is associated with a corresponding collection of the plural characteristics. An output is generated using the collections of the plural characteristics, where the output indicates relationships among at least a subset of the text documents including the patent based on the collections of the plural characteristics.02-03-2011
20090240650SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING MEDIA CONTENTS - A system and method for managing media contents are disclosed. The system includes: a text classifier, adapted to classify subtitle information according to defined subjects, and obtain content clips of different subjects; and a media content marking unit, adapted to mark the time of playing each content clip of a different subject after contents are classified by the text classifier, obtain the content clips which have specific time information and different subjects, match the content clips with concepts in an ontology library, and mark the content clips through terms defined in the ontology library. Therefore, the media contents are described through standard terms, which is conducive to unification of the content description information and makes it possible to retrieve the media contents.09-24-2009
20090240648EVALUATION METHOD OF NUMERIC ANALYSIS - An evaluation method including associating the function blocks of the same kind in the first data and the second data is provided. The evaluation method includes specifying a specified function block from the function blocks, creating third data based on the first data and the specified function block of the second data, executing numeric analysis on the third data, comparing a numeric analysis data of the first data with a numeric analysis data of the third data and storing or displaying a comparison result.09-24-2009
20100179938SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY OPENING FILES ACCORDING TO PREDETERMIND CONDITIONS - A method for automatically opening a file associated with a predetermined condition is provided. The file is matched with the predetermined condition. Information related to the predetermined condition, such as temperature, light intensity, and sound intensity is detected. The detected information is sent to a processing module. The processing module monitors the detected information to determine whether the predetermined condition is satisfied and sends an instruction to an executing module to open the file when the predetermined condition is satisfied. A system for automatically opening the file associated with the predetermined condition is also disclosed.07-15-2010
20100153329ESTIMATING INFLUENCE - Estimating influence is provided. For example, estimating influence includes determining an objective influence measure, which can be applied to various applications (e.g., search using objective influence). In some embodiments, estimating influence includes receiving a subject graph, in which the subject graph includes two or more subject nodes, in which each subject node corresponds to a subject; in which the subject graph is a directed graph, or if the subject graph is an undirected graph, then each undirected edge is interpreted as two directed edges in opposite directions; and determining an objective influence measure based on the subject graph for each first subject node of the subject graph, in which the determination is based at least on part on a function of inward scores and outward scores, in which inward scores are computed from one or more paths leading to the first subject of a length of at least one, and outward scores are computed from one or more paths leading from the first subject of a length of at least one, in which a path is a sequence of contiguous edges with a length equal to its number of edges, in which at least one of the inward paths or outward paths is of length greater than one.06-17-2010
20100228697APPARATUS FOR SELECTING MOTOR CONTROLLER - Provided is an apparatus for selecting a motor controller, the apparatus including a selection calculation unit, an input unit, an output unit, a mechanism condition input unit, a command setting unit, a monitoring unit, and an evaluation unit. The apparatus can select a motor controller registered in the characteristics database and machine parts registered in a mechanism condition characteristics database on the basis of an operation pattern and a mechanism condition. The apparatus can evaluate whether a combination of the motor controller and the machine parts is operable as a machine system.09-09-2010
20090077000METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PREDICT AND RECOMMEND FUTURE GOAL-ORIENTED ACTIVITY - One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for recommending activities to a user. During operation, the system determines an activity-type distribution based on the user's personal profile and/or population prior information, thereby facilitating prediction of future activities for the user. The system further searches for and receives one or more activities based on the activity-type distribution. The system then scores each received activity and recommends a number of activities to be performed by the user in the future and a number of corresponding venues, based on the activity-type distribution and the weight distribution.03-19-2009
20090043725INCORPORATION OF LEAD ACTOR INFORMATION FOR TV RECOMMENDERS - A program recommender (02-12-2009
20100235317DIVERSIFYING RECOMMENDATION RESULTS THROUGH EXPLANATION - Methods and apparatus for making recommendations of content items to users of computer systems include compiling a database relating a list of items and corresponding explanations; receiving from a user, through a computer user interface, a request for a recommendation; extracting from the database a preliminary list of items related to the request; identifying distances between the extracted items based on the explanation corresponding to each item; and identifying a subset of the preliminary list to form a recommendation list having a limited number of recommendation results with a desired balance of both high relevancy and high diversity relative to each other.09-16-2010
20100250482SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING TREES USING LIDAR TREE MODELS - A computer system creates and stores a library of LiDAR models for standard trees that have measured characteristics. A point cloud of LiDAR data from an unidentified tree in a forest is compared against a point cloud defined by a LiDAR model of a standard tree in the library to find a match. If a match is found, one or more characteristics of the matching standard tree are associated with the unidentified tree.09-30-2010
20100250483EFFECT PREDICTING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING AN EFFECT - An effect predicting apparatus for predicting an effect of anthracycline anticancer drugs, comprising: a display, a processor, and a memory, under control of said processor, including software instructions adapted to enable the processor to perform operations, comprising: acquiring a CDK parameter based on a first CDK parameter and a second CDK parameter; acquiring an expression level of glutathione; comparing the CDK parameter with a CDK threshold value, and the expression level of glutathione with a glutathione threshold value; predicting an effect of anthracycline anticancer drugs based on the result of the comparison; and displaying the result of the prediction. A computer program product and a method for predicting an effect are also disclosed.09-30-2010
20100125544METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOMMENDING PERSONALIZED CONTENT - Disclosed are a method and apparatus for recommending personalized content in an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service environment. The content recommending method includes: acquiring a user's viewing history information regarding broadcasting content; analyzing the user's preference for each content item based on the user's viewing history information; creating a list of recommended content items based on the analysis of the user's preference; and providing the list of recommended content items to the user's terminal. Accordingly, it is possible to recommend personalized content according to users' preference.05-20-2010
20100121812USING DOTPLOTS FOR COMPARING AND FINDING PATTERNS IN SEQUENCES OF DATA POINTS - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for analyzing sequential data. The sequential data can comprise a sequence of data points arranged in a particular order and thus representing a sequence. A number of such sequences can be analyzed, for example, to identify patterns or commonalities within the sequences or portions of sequences represented by the data. According to one embodiment, a method of identifying patterns in sequences of data points can comprise reading a set of sequential data. The sequential data can comprises a plurality of sequences and each of the plurality of sequences can represent an ordered sequence of tokens. A dotplot representing matches between each sequence of the plurality sequences can be generated. One or more patterns within the sequential data can then be identified based on the dotplot.05-13-2010
20100205139Ensuring sample adequacy using turbidity light scattering techniques - This disclosure generally relates to methods of measuring the adequacy of a clinical sample by estimating the cell count in known fluid volumes using light scattering techniques, in particular turbidity. In another aspect, this disclosure provides machines for measuring the adequacy of a clinical sample by estimating the cell count. These machines can be used for high-throuhput processing of clinical samples. In another aspect this disclosure provides methods of determining whether testing of a clinical sample would be informative. Particular examples using these methods in conjunction with the HC2 HPV test are provided herein.08-12-2010
20100198775METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING VEGETATION GROWTH RELATIVE TO AN OBJECT OF INTEREST - A method for estimating vegetation growth relative to an object of interest is disclosed. A target vegetation is identified from a second sensing dataset. A corresponding target vegetation is identified in a first sensing dataset, the first sensing dataset collected at a time before the second sensing dataset. A first statistic is attributed to the corresponding target vegetation based on a distance of one or more points of the corresponding target vegetation in the first sensing dataset relative to the object of interest. A second statistic is attributed to the target vegetation based on a distance of one or more points of the target vegetation in the second sensing dataset relative to the object of interest. An encroachment rate is determined from a comparison of the first statistic and the second statistic.08-05-2010
20100191698Method and System for Data Stream Identification By Evaluation of the Most Efficient Path Through a Transformation Tree - A method for data stream identification includes receiving a data stream from a data source and executing a first transform on the data stream to determine if the data stream comprises a first characteristic associated with the first transform. The first transform is part of a transform tree comprising a plurality of transforms arranged in a hierarchy. The method includes executing one or more additional transforms to determine if the data stream comprises one or more additional characteristics associated with the one or more additional transforms and computing an efficiency level associated with the execution of each transform. The method also includes identifying a path through the transform tree wherein the computed efficiency level of each transform in the path is above a threshold value to determine characteristics of the data stream.07-29-2010
20100191697INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM - There is provided an information processing apparatus including: a sensor data generator sensing a user behavior and generating sensor data corresponding to the user behavior; a behavior recognizing unit performing a predetermined threshold value process on the sensor data to recognize the behavior exhibited by the user and generating behavior information that is information indicating the behavior exhibited by the user; a behavior manager managing the behavior information generated by the behavior recognizing unit in correspondence with the time point at which the behavior corresponding to the behavior information is exhibited; and a behavior information post-processing unit performing a predetermined post-process on the behavior information managed by the behavior manager, wherein the behavior recognizing unit further includes a plurality of behavior determination units specified to specific behaviors exhibited by the user and generates the behavior information based on the determination results of the plurality of behavior determination units.07-29-2010
20110131170Processing data using sequential dependencies - The specification describes data processes for analyzing large data steams for target anomalies. “Sequential dependencies” (SDs) are chosen for ordered data and present a framework for discovering which subsets of the data obey a given sequential dependency. Given an interval G, an SD on attributes X and Y, written as X→G Y, denotes that the distance between the Y-values of any two consecutive records, when sorted on X, are within G. SDs may be extended to Conditional Sequential Dependencies (CSDs), consisting of an underlying SD plus a representation of the subsets of the data that satisfy the SD. The conditional approximate sequential dependencies may be expressed as pattern tableaux, i.e., compact representations of the subsets of the data that satisfy the underlying dependency.06-02-2011
20090319466RECOMMENDING CONTACTS IN A SOCIAL NETWORK - A method and system for recommending potential contacts to a target user is provided. A recommendation system identifies users who are related to the target user through no more than a maximum degree of separation. The recommendation system identifies the users by starting with the contacts of the target user and identifying users who are contacts of the target user's contacts, contacts of those contacts, and so on. The recommendation system then ranks the identified users, who are potential contacts for the target user, based on a likelihood that the target user will want to have a direct relationship with the identified users. The recommendation system then presents to the target user a ranking of the users who have not been filtered out.12-24-2009
20100306165RADIO FREQUENCY MICROSCOPE FOR AMPLIFYING AND ANALYZING ELECTROMAGNETIC SIGNALS - One embodiment provides a technique for analyzing a target electromagnetic signal radiating from a monitored system. During the technique, the monitored system is positioned at a first locus of an ellipsoidal surface to amplify the target electromagnetic signal received at a second locus of the ellipsoidal surface. Next, the amplified target electromagnetic signal is monitored using an antenna positioned at the second locus of the ellipsoidal surface. Finally, the integrity of the monitored system is assessed by analyzing the amplified target electromagnetic signal monitored by the antenna.12-02-2010
20110016079Summarizing a Body of Media - Bodies of media may be summarized in various ways depending on numerous factors, thus resulting in summaries that are tailored to particular desires of consumers. An instruction may be received to provide a summary of at least a portion of the body of media. Software stored in memory may then be executed by a processor to determine one or more factors for providing the summary. The summary may be selected, based on the one or more factors, from a plurality of available summaries stored in memory. The plurality of available summaries corresponds to the at least a portion of the body of media. Finally, the selected summary may be provided to a consumer via an output device.01-20-2011
20110029477INFORMATION SIMILARITY AND RELATED STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR USE IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS - Embodiments of methods, systems and/or apparatuses relating to data processing in distributed computing environments are disclosed. In particular, methods, systems, and/or apparatuses for determining information similarly and/or performing related statistical techniques which may be implemented or operated in a distributed computing environment are disclosed.02-03-2011
20110035352System and Method for Processing Radiological Information Utilizing Radiological Domain Ontology - The present invention is directed in general to a system and method that employs radiological domain ontology to specify and model radiological information as knowledge. A system and method are provided that allow for consulting the ontology in the context of the model that the ontology fulfills. The result of consulting the ontology is validated, identified and classified radiological information that is based on information provided in the consultation.02-10-2011
20100145903Enhanced relationship prediction system - An Enhanced Relationship Prediction System for providing a relationship prediction based on the correlation of personal characteristics and the analysis of genetic characteristics is disclosed. In one embodiment, a first person supplies descriptions of their own personal characteristics, as well as descriptions of the personal characteristics of their ideal match, to a website. The first person also furnishes an odor, tissue or fluid sample to a test facility, where genetic characteristics are analyzed and determined. A relationship match is then generated based on both a combination of both a positive correlation of the personal characteristics of the first person and second person, and a measured dissimilarity between the sequence of genetic characteristics of the first person and second person. In an alternative embodiment, the hormonal birth control status of the participants is used in the matching process.06-10-2010
20090099996System And Method For Performing Discovery Of Digital Information In A Subject Area - A system and method for performing discovery of digital information in a subject area is provided. Each of topics in a subject area, training material for the topics, and a corpus comprising digital information are designated. Topic models for each of the topics are built. The topic models are evaluated against the training material. The digital information from the corpus is organized by the topics using the topic models into an evergreen index.04-16-2009
20090099997Force-Sensing Orthotic Electric Device Controller - Control devices and kits of components of control devices are provided. The subject invention also provides systems for designing control devices and/or kits of components of control devices. A system user can provide data about an end user to an expert system via a user interface, and the expert system can use the data and a method for selecting appropriate components to design a control device and/or kit. The control device can be a self-referenced control device and can include a controller and a wearable interface.04-16-2009
20100131454METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING FEEDING PERFORMANCE OF INDIVIDUAL NEONATES - A method and system for computing a relative score indicative of an individual infant's feeding performance based, at least in part, upon a comparison of one or more feeding factor measurements of the individual infant with a corresponding databased metric that is derived from a population-based sample of infants, where the comparison optionally provides a statistical association between normative metric values and adverse outcomes recorded for the same population-based sample and, thereby, a means for assessing the tested infant's risk for said adverse outcomes.05-27-2010
20100131453Hypothesis selection and presentation of one or more advisories - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: selecting at least one hypothesis from a plurality of hypotheses relevant to a user, the selection of the at least one hypothesis being based, at least in part, on at least one reported event associated with the user; and presenting one or more advisories related to the hypothesis. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.05-27-2010
20100131452DISPLAYING RESOURCES BASED ON SHARED CONTEXTS - A user data engine residing on an endpoint machine generates a current user context reflecting a specific flow of operations performed by an end-user when interacting with a software application. A context engine residing on a sever machine compares the current user context to one or more stored user contexts included in a context database and generates a similarity value based on each comparison. A resource engine identifies resources in a resource database that are associated with the stored user contexts and then generates a relevance score for each resource based on the similarity scores corresponding to the stored user contexts with which those resources are associated. The resource engine transmits a resource list reflecting the identified resources to the user data engine based on the relevance scores. The user data engine displays on a display screen of the endpoint machine information associated with resources reflected in the resource list.05-27-2010
20100131451DISPLAYING RESOURCES BASED ON SHARED CONTEXTS - A user data engine residing on an endpoint machine generates a current user context reflecting a specific flow of operations performed by an end-user when interacting with a software application. A context engine residing on a sever machine compares the current user context to one or more stored user contexts included in a context database and generates a similarity value based on each comparison. A resource engine identifies resources in a resource database that are associated with the stored user contexts and then generates a relevance score for each resource based on the similarity scores corresponding to the stored user contexts with which those resources are associated. The resource engine transmits a resource list reflecting the identified resources to the user data engine based on the relevance scores. The user data engine displays on a display screen of the endpoint machine information associated with resources reflected in the resource list.05-27-2010
20100131450AUTOMATIC CLASSIFICATION OF DEFECTS - A method of automatically classifying defects. The method generally includes the steps of (A) receiving information for a current defect, (B) extracting field values from the current defect, (C) counting a number of occurrences of one or more keywords in the current defect, (D) determining one or more new keywords occurring in the current defect and storing the one or more new keywords in a database and (E) creating one or more linkages in the database between a first record corresponding to the current defect and one or more second records corresponding to previous defects based upon one or more similarities between the first and the second records.05-27-2010
20090216706MULTIPLE USER COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING DISPLAY PARAMETERS THEREOF - An exemplary multiple user system is provided. The multiple user system includes a display module, a storage module, and a control module. The display module displays data and graphics according to default display parameters. The storage module stores different user accounts information and different display parameters associated with each user account. The control module identifies the currently logged in user to the multiple user computer system, and retrieves display parameters with the identified user account from the storage module. The control module compares the default display parameters with the retrieved display parameters, and adjusts the default display parameters to the retrieved display parameters upon the determination that the default display parameters and the retrieved display parameters do not match.08-27-2009
20090216705METHOD FOR PREDICTING SUGAR CHAIN STRUCTURE - An object of the present invention is to provide a method for conveniently analyzing sugar chain (isomer) structure using a sample of approximately 1 picomole, which is generally subjected to analysis in proteomics without using any sugar chain preparation. The present invention relates to a method for analyzing sugar chain structure, comprising a step of obtaining the fragmentation pattern of a test sugar chain through fragmentation of the test sugar chain and a step of predicting the structure of the test sugar chain through comparison of the sugar chain predicted fragmentation pattern data generated based on fragmentation pattern templates with the fragmentation pattern of the test sugar chain.08-27-2009
20100070454APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTENT RECOMMENDATION AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An attribute weight adjustment engine adjusts a weight of a user in accordance with a record of an identified member ID out of records of an attribute weight adjustment database. The weight adjustment is performed through the multiple regression analysis based on a target similarity resulting from the record of the attribute weight adjustment database and a similarity of each attribute of the attribute weight adjustment database. The resulting weight is identified as the weight of each attribute of the identified user. To account for the weight of each attribute of the user, an attribute weight database is updated, and an unwanted record is deleted from the attribute weight adjustment database.03-18-2010
20100070456INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An information processing system includes a state estimation section that estimates a state of a user based on information that includes sensor information from at least one of a behavior sensor that measures a behavior of the user, a condition sensor that measures a condition of the user, and an environment sensor that measures an environment of the user, a historical information storage section that stores state historical information about the user, a usualness level evaluation section that evaluates a usualness level of the user, and a write section that writes the usualness level of the user evaluated by the usualness level evaluation section in the historical information storage section so that the usualness level is linked to each state of the user indicated by the state historical information about the user.03-18-2010
20100070452DEVICE FOR DESIGNING NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION PRIMER, PROGRAM FOR DESIGNING PRIMER AND SERVER DEVICE FOR DESIGNING PRIMER - It is intended to provide a device for designing a nucleic acid amplification primer, a program for designing a primer and a server device for a designing primer that will not produce undesired segments of nucleic acid by binding of primers to unintended locations in a nucleic acid amplification reaction. A program for designing primer comprising performing execution of calculating and scoring complementation, for every combination selecting two sites from the plurality of sites to be amplified, between a sequence of the candidate primer for one of the two sites, and a sequence of the amplification product obtainable in the other of the two sites, thereby determining a series of primers for amplifying the plurality of sites from the plurality of the candidate primer groups.03-18-2010
20100070453Sensory Testing Data Analysis By Categories - This invention is related to systems and methods of analyzing sensory ability data. One embodiment of the present invention includes a method comprising the steps of receiving data from a remote location. The data is comprised of sensory ability data and demographic data associated with a subject. The data may then be stored. Further, the method includes identifying a potential evaluation level associated with the subject. The evaluation level is identified, at least in part, utilizing a sports tree function. The method also includes retrieving peer data associated with the potential evaluation level. Additionally, the method includes determining when the peer data is statistically powerful for use in generating a comparative profile of the sensory ability data associated with the subject. Additional embodiments develop training programs based on one or more training program functions.03-18-2010
20110153544Fiber Identification Using Mode Field Diameter Profile - Described herein are systems and methods for uniquely identifying, or “fingerprinting,” optical fibers based upon measurements from an optical time-domain reflectometer (“OTDR”). One embodiment of the disclosure of this application is related to a computer readable storage medium including a set of instructions that are executable by a processor. The set of instructions being operable to retrieve a profile for an intended fiber, the profile including unique measurement data of the intended fiber, collect further measurement data from a connected fiber within a network, compare the unique measurement data of the intended fiber to the further measurement data of the connected fiber, and confirm an identity of the connected fiber as being the intended fiber when the unique measurement data matches the further measurement data, and trigger an alert when the unique measurement data does not match the further measurement data.06-23-2011
20120136823AUDIO CLASSIFICATION DEVICE, METHOD, PROGRAM AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT - To classify moving images using audio signals. An audio signal is acquired, a section feature relating to an audio frequency distribution is extracted with respect to each of a plurality of sections each having a predetermined length contained in the acquired audio signal, each extracted section feature is compared with each of reference section features to calculate a section similarity indicating a degree of correlation between each section feature and each reference section feature. An integrated feature relating to the plurality of sections and being calculated based on the section similarity calculated with respect to each of the plurality of sections is extracted from the acquired audio signal. The extracted integrated feature is compared with each of one or more reference integrated features, and the audio signal is classified based on comparison result. Then, classification result is used for moving image classification.05-31-2012
20110071977SEGMENTED GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS FOR RECOMMENDING ELEMENTS - Systems, methods and machine-readable media are disclosed for providing segmented graphical representations of elements, such as songs, videos, pictures, graphics, or address book contacts. In some embodiments, an electronic device may identify remote and/or local elements based on a seed element and may display a segmented graphical representation of the seed element (e.g., a tiled album cover). At least one of the segments may be associated with one or more of the identified elements. In response to receiving a user selection of a segment, the electronic device may perform any of a number of suitable actions based on the associated elements. For example, for remotely stored media elements, the electronic device can retrieve and play a preview of the media elements from a server.03-24-2011
20110258157INFERENCE OF ALTITUDE USING PAIRWISE COMPARISON OF TELEMETRY SIGNALS - Some embodiments provide a system that analyzes telemetry data from a computer system. During operation, the system obtains the telemetry data as a set of telemetric signals using a set of sensors in the computer system, wherein the set of sensors includes temperature sensors at different locations in a cooling airflow through the computer system. Next, the system calculates a set of pairwise temperature differences from the telemetric signals. The system then infers an altitude of the computer system based on the pairwise temperature differences. Finally, the system uses the inferred altitude to manage the operation of the computer system.10-20-2011
20110060717SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING WEB SITE USER EXPERIENCE - Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for personalizing web sites. A model based on mining web usage data is accessed. The model defines associations between web sites. Interest associations extracted from web interactions are stored. The interest associations comprise interest indications and web sites associated with the interest indications. An interest indication from the interest associations is selected. The interest indication is associated with an associated web site. The associated web site has an association with a target web site as defined by the model. The interest indication is sent to the target web site.03-10-2011
20110060716SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING WEB SITE USER EXPERIENCE - Methods, systems, and computer program products are provided for personalizing web sites. A model based on mining web usage data is accessed. The model defines associations between web sites. Interest associations extracted from web interactions are stored. The interest associations comprise interest indications and web sites associated with the interest indications. An interest indication from the interest associations is selected. The interest indication is associated with an associated web site. The associated web site has an association with a target web site as defined by the model. The interest indication is sent to the target web site.03-10-2011
20120123995POWER CONSUMPTION COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Systems and methods for monitoring compliance with a request not to run a type of load (e.g., a high-power-consuming appliance) during a demand response event are provided. One such system may include storage containing a load profile representative of a pattern of power consumption by a type of load and data processing circuitry. The data processing circuitry may compare a power usage profile representing power consumption by a consumer at least over a period of time to the load profile to determine whether the consumer is running the type of load over the period of time.05-17-2012
20110153543Fiber Identification Using Optical Frequency-Domain Reflectometer - Described herein are systems and methods for uniquely identifying, or “fingerprinting,” optical fibers based upon hi-resolution measurements of the backscattered light, such as can be performed by an optical frequency-domain reflectometer (“OFDR”). One embodiment of the disclosure of this application is related to a computer readable storage medium including a set of instructions that are executable by a processor. The set of instructions being operable to retrieve a profile for an intended fiber, the profile including unique measurement data of the intended fiber, receive from the OFDR further measurement data from a connected fiber within a network, compare the unique measurement data of the intended fiber to the further measurement data of the connected fiber, and confirm an identity of the connected fiber as being the intended fiber when the unique measurement data matches the further measurement data, and trigger an alert when the unique measurement data does not match the further measurement data.06-23-2011
20100070455Methods and Systems for Incorporating Multiple Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors - The present disclosure provides methods and systems for incorporating multiple environmental and genetic risk factors into an individual's genomic profile. Methods include assessing the association between an individual's genotype and at least one disease or condition by incorporating multiple genetic risk factors, environmental risk factors, or a combination of both.03-18-2010
20100036796IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, LOG STORING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A ticket generating unit generates, for a processing request received from a user and an entity containing a series of processes to be executed based on the processing request, a ticket containing request identification information for identifying the processing request and user information for identifying the user. An execution processing unit executes, upon receiving the processing request and the ticket, requested processing according to the entity. A log managing unit records log information related to the processing executed by the execution processing unit, in a log storing unit in a reduced manner.02-11-2010
20110153547SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHAPE BASED RETRIEVAL OF PRIOR PATIENTS FOR AUTOMATION AND QUALITY CONTROL OF RADIATION THERAPY TREATMENT PLANS - A system and method for determining at least one new treatment plan for at least one new patient, comprising: providing at least one representation of the at least one new patient's at least one organ at risk relative to at least one target; searching for at least one prior treatment plan for at least one prior patient with at least one similar representation; and reviewing the at least one prior treatment plan for the at least one prior patient in order to determine whether the at least one new treatment plan can be improved based on information in the at least one prior treatment plan.06-23-2011
20110153546STATE MACHINE WITH OUT-OF-ORDER PROCESSING FUNCTIONALITY AND METHOD THEREOF - According to one embodiment of the invention, software operating as a state machine may be implemented within a digital device to support out-of-ordering processing of events by the state machine. Upon execution of the software by a processor, the following operations are performed. First, a determination is made if an incoming event is a transition, and if so, if the transition is not a transition associated with the current state of the state machine, but rather, is out-of-order from a predetermined order of transitions supported by the state machine. Upon determining that the transition is out-of-order, a determination is made whether the transition is to a reachable state such as a state prior to the current state of the state machine or to a future state from the current state. If so, the transition is allowed to be undertaken.06-23-2011
20090240649APPROXIMATING RELATION SIZES USING FIELD DEPENDENCIES - A method and system is provided for computing an approximation of the number of distinct results of a query over a relational data source. The approximation uses information about dependencies between fields of relations, in particular the number of distinct values of a field for each possible value of another field. This information can be obtained by analysis of the data stored in the relational data source, or may be specified as annotations to a database schema. An approximation of the number of results is and the dependencies between fields of each part of the query are computed. The approximation can be used to reorder parts of a query, by using the estimated size of parts to guide reordering. The approximation can further be used to determine which parts of a query are relevant to the evaluation of a subquery, which can be used to guide the magic sets transformation.09-24-2009
20110055145Method and apparatus for insightful dimensional clustering - An Insightful Dimensional Clustering (IDC) application is disclosed. The insightful dimensional clustering engine may perform various functions, including, performing an iterative process to determine the identity of dimensions that are important to the tag and the identity of the segment of a population having a target behavior, segmenting the population within the data space into clusters, analyzing the resulting clusters for a high tag concentration, and displaying the resulting clusters to name a few. The insightful dimensional clustering engine may be implemented as one or more processes operating on a computer or server, or may be a specially adapted computer or hardware device configured to perform the one or more operations described herein.03-03-2011
20110055144Template development based on reported aspects of a plurality of source users - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: providing a plurality of relevant reported aspects associated with a plurality of source users that are relevant to achieving one or more target outcomes, the providing of the plurality of relevant reported aspects being based, at least in part, on relevancy of the plurality of relevant reported aspects with respect to the one or more target outcomes; and developing a template designed to facilitate one or more end users to achieve the one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated, the development of the template being based, at least in part, on the providing of the plurality of relevant reported aspects associated with the plurality of source users In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110055143Template modification based on deviation from compliant execution of the template - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: determining whether a plurality of end users deviated from compliantly executing a template designed to facilitate the plurality of end users in achieving one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated by the plurality of end users, the one or more emulatable aspects being based on one or more relevant reported aspects of one or more source users that were deemed to have been relevant to achieving the one or more target outcomes; and modifying the template based, at least in part, on determining that the plurality of end users deviated from compliantly executing the template In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110055142Detecting deviation from compliant execution of a template - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: detecting deviation from a compliant execution of a template by an end user, the template designed to facilitate the end user to achieve one or more target outcomes when one or more emulatable aspects included in the template are emulated, the one or more emulatable aspects being based on one or more relevant reported aspects of one or more source users that are relevant to achieving the one or more target outcomes; and executing one or more actions in response to the detecting of the deviation In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.03-03-2011
20110055141PREDICTING POSSIBLE OUTCOMES IN MULTI-FACTORED DISEASES - This disclosure relates, in general, to methods, systems, apparatus, computer programs and computing devices related to predicting possible outcomes in a multi-factored disease, disorder or condition.03-03-2011
20110055140EXPEDITING K-MEANS CLUSTER ANALYSIS DATA MINING USING SUBSAMPLE ELIMINATION PREPROCESSING - Improved efficiencies of data mining clustering techniques are provided by preprocessing a sample set of data points taken from a complete data set to provide seeds for centroid calculations of the complete data set. Such seeds are generated by selecting a uniform sample set of data points from a set of multi-dimensional data and then seed values for the cluster determination calculation are determined using a centroid analysis on the sample set of data points. The number of seeds calculated corresponds to a number of data clusters expected in the set of multi-dimensional data points. Seed values are determined using subsample elimination techniques.03-03-2011
20100293132Methods, Systems, and Products for Detecting Maladies - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for detecting and/or predicting maladies in humans and animals. Electronic copies of second order output are collected and compared to a symptoms database storing data ranges describing symptoms. When the second order output lies outside a data range, a symptom associated with the data range is retrieved. The onset of a malady associated with the symptom is then predicted.11-18-2010
20110125703METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECOGNIZING POWER CONSUMPTION BEHAVIORS OF ELECTRIC APPLIANCES IN A LOOP - A method and a system for recognizing power consumption behaviors of electric appliances in a loop are provided. When a variation value of a power consumption information of the loop exceeds a threshold, a current value of the power consumption information is served as a main loop factor value of the loop, and a similar combinative factor value close to the main loop factor value is looked up in a behavior-factor mapping table. If the similar combinative factor value is not found, the main loop factor value corresponding to a new power consumption behavior is obtained according to the variation value of the power consumption information to reconstruct the behavior-factor mapping table. After obtaining the similar combinative factor value from the behavior-factor mapping table, a current electric appliance power consumption behavior of the loop is determined according to a power consumption behavior combination corresponding to the similar combinative factor value.05-26-2011
20110137852Sepsis Monitoring and Control - A computer-implemented sepsis alerting method is disclosed. The method involves automatically extracting with a computer system, from records maintained for a patient under care in a healthcare facility, information from a electronic medical record, and obtaining with the computer system information about real-time status of the patient. The method also involves using the information from the electronic medical record and the information about the real-time status to determine whether the patient is likely to be suffering from dangerous probability of sepsis, using information from the electronic medical record to determine whether treatment for sepsis is already being provided to the patient, and electronically alerting a caregiver over a network if it is determined that a potentially dangerous level of sepsis exists and that treatment for sepsis is not already being provided.06-09-2011
20110137850VISUALIZATION RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON MEASURE METADATA - A system includes reception of metadata associated with one or more measures, determination of a compatibility of the two or more measures based on the metadata, and determination of a first score associated with a first visualization based on the compatibility. Some aspects include determination of a second score associated with a second visualization based on the compatibility, comparison of the first score and the second score, and recommendation of one of the first visualization or the second visualization based on the comparison.06-09-2011
20100121810BROWSING WITHIN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TO DETERMINE WEB CONTENT OF INTEREST BASED ON INTERACTIONS WITH VIRTUAL OBJECTS - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for integrating web browsing with a three dimensional (3D) immersive environment. In one embodiment, characteristics describing a user's web browsing history may be used to identify objects that are of interest to the user. The objects of interest may be matched to objects included in a virtual environment. The virtual objects may then be presented to the user within an interface to the virtual environment. In another embodiment, characteristics of user interactions with virtual objects may be used to determine related web content. The related web content may be presented to the user in a web browser.05-13-2010
20100174674ACTION RECOGNITION APPARATUS, ACTION RECOGNITION SYSTEM, AND ACTION RECOGNITION METHOD - An action recognition apparatus includes: an action detection unit for detecting an action of a subject to be recognized; an estimation processing unit for previously narrowing down action types of which actions of the subject is to be recognized; a selection processing unit for selecting a recognition method and a dictionary by referencing a recognition method/dictionary database, based on the action types narrowed down by the processing unit; and a recognition processing unit for performing an action recognition using the recognition method and the dictionary selected by the selection processing unit. The recognition processing unit performs an action recognition processing of information detected by the action detection unit, based on only the action types narrowed down by the estimation processing unit.07-08-2010
20100241610METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRESERVING AND ACCESSING INFORMATION RELATED TO DECISION-MAKING - Exemplary embodiments provide integrated functionalities for data retrieval, encapsulation and visualization to facilitate a user in making a decision. Exemplary embodiments provide controls which correspond to actions that the user takes in making a decision. The user can use a control to access one or more data sources, send queries to the data sources, retrieve results of the queries, and automatically display the results on a display device. Exemplary embodiments also provide scenarios, each encapsulating a decision-making process. A scenario encapsulates and displays data sources and controls used in making a decision.09-23-2010
20120150790GENERATING A RECOMMENDATION TO ADD A MEMBER TO A RECEPTIVITY COHORT - A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product generate a recommendation to add a member to a receptivity cohort. A receptivity cohort is made up of members who share a conduct attribute, which is a facial expression, body language, and/or social interaction of a person. The conduct attribute has been predetermined to be an indicator of a level of receptiveness to a proposed future change in a set of circumstances. Biometric sensor data, which describe the facial expression, body language and/or social interaction for a candidate member, are retrieved from a set of biometric sensors. The retrieved biometric sensor data for the candidate member is compared to the conduct attribute of members of the receptivity cohort. In response to the biometric sensor data for the candidate member matching the conduct attribute of members of the receptivity cohort, a recommendation is generated to add the candidate member to the receptivity cohort.06-14-2012
20090299948IDENTIFICATION AND MONITORING OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS - A method for identifying or monitoring SLE in an individual is provided. The method includes quantitating complement component C4d on the surfaces of platelets and comparing the amounts of C4d to reference levels of C4d on platelets of individuals without SLE and/or on platelets of the individual obtained at a different time. Kits for use in the above-described methods are provided along with computer readable media tangibly embodying executable instructions to perform the methods.12-03-2009
20110153545MONITORING VELOCITY AND DWELL TRENDS FROM WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK DATA - A system and method of processing one or more sensor logs includes receiving a sensor log and identifying a set of entries in the sensor log having a predefined sequence of sensor identifiers. The set of entries may define a velocity event. The method can also provide for calculating an in-home gait velocity for the velocity event. In one example, the method also provides for identifying another set of entries in the sensor log having a sensor identifier that corresponds to a dwell sensor mounted in a doorway, wherein the other set of entries define a dwell event. The method may also provide for calculating an in-home dwell time for the dwell event.06-23-2011
20110178979MOVEMENT DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND MOVEMENT DETERMINATION METHOD - A movement determination apparatus includes an acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of position information of an object at desired periods, a classifying unit that classifies the plurality of position information acquired by the acquiring unit into a plurality of measurement segments, an estimating unit that estimates existence regions of the object in the plurality of measurement segments, on a basis of the classified plurality of position information, and a determining unit that determines movement of the object position by comparing the existence regions.07-21-2011
20100017356Method for Identifying Protein Patterns in Mass Spectrometry - The present invention refers to a medical diagnostic method based on proteomic and/or genomic patterns, using data obtained by mass spectrometry. The method also allows classifying the patients as to their disease stage Additionally, present invention also refers to two new biomarkers for the Hodgkin Disease medical diagnosis. Based on the SVM analysis, one localizes the windows of interest and later on uses the mass spectrum so to allow the biomarkers localization, so that the identification of said biomarkers occur by means of a 2D gel ou by mass spectrometry.01-21-2010
20100017358Methods, Storage Mediums, and Systems for Configuring Classification Regions Within a Classification Matrix of an Analysis System and for Classifying Particles of an Assay - Methods and systems are provided which include configurations for the reassigning unit locations of a classification matrix at which two or more classification regions overlap as non-classification regions. In addition, methods and systems are provided which include configurations for mathematically creating classification regions which may be characterized by values which more accurately correspond to measured values of particles. Other embodiments of methods and systems include configurations for acquiring data corresponding to measurable parameters of a particle and identifying a location within a classification matrix to which at least some of the data corresponds. Such methods and systems further include configurations for translating either the data corresponding to the identified unit location or a target space located at known locations within the classification matrix a preset number of predetermined coordinate paths until a conclusion that the particle may be classified to particular particle category or a reject class is attained.01-21-2010
20100017357Anti-Intrusion method and system for a communication network - There is disclosed an anti-intrusion method for a communication network comprising a plurality of network elements. The method comprising the following steps: a) providing a passive monitoring component, a decision making component, and an action making component cooperating with the communication network; b) at the passive monitoring component, detecting management information indicative of an attack against at least one network element, processing the management information thus generating infection data and transmitting the infection data to the decision making component; c) at the decision making component, receiving the infection data, making a decision about an action to be carried out to block the attack, and transmitting the decision to the action making component; and d) at the action making component, based on the decision, instructing the at least one network element to perform the action.01-21-2010
20100017355BATCHING METHOD - A method for decision aiding in batching of items of varying weight, size, or shape into packs of fixed weight and item count, said method characterized by controlling the average weight of items used, by rejecting selected portion of the available pool of items, according to calculated ‘Optimal Usage Curve’, wherein the ‘Optimal Usage Curve’ represents the ‘overweight of batches’ as a function of the ‘ratio of items used’, the ‘overweight of batches’ represents the average batch weight while the ‘ratio of items used’ is the number of items used in the batching process over the total number of items in the pool of items.01-21-2010
20110093429SEARCH DEVICE AND SEARCH METHOD - A search device includes an accelerator and a CPU. The accelerator includes a plurality of search cores and a scheduler. The scheduler is configured to distribute target text to the search cores in units of records ordered by record sequence number, and the search cores are configured to perform automaton matching on the distributed records in a parallel fashion. The CPU is configured to construct an automaton in accordance with a search expression input thereto, and to perform logical expression evaluations in order of the record sequence number on matching results obtained on a record-by-record basis.04-21-2011
20130151462METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRIVATE COLLABORATIVE FILTERING - An approach is provided for providing recommendation services while protecting the privacy of personal user information. The approach involves determining a request for at least one recommendation, the request specifying at least in part an anonymized user preference record. The approach also involves causing, at least in part, a comparison of the anonymized user preference record against one or more previously stored anonymized user preference records. The approach further involves causing, at least in part, a selection of the anonymized user preference record, the one or more previously stored anonymized user preference records, or a combination thereof based, at least in part, on the comparison. The approach additionally involves determining to generate the at least one recommendation based, at least in part, on the selection.06-13-2013
20110071978System, Method, and Computer-Readable Medium for Plagiarism Detection - A system, method, and computer-readable medium for detecting plagiarism in a set of constructed responses by accessing and pre-processing the set of constructed responses to facilitate the pairing and comparing of the constructed responses. The similarity value generated from the comparison of a pair of constructed responses serves as an indicator of possible plagiarism.03-24-2011
20120072390DETERMINING WHETHER A POINT IN A DATA STREAM IS AN OUTLIER USING HIERARCHICAL TREES - A technique that includes receiving a data stream that is indicative of a plurality of multi-dimensional points in a processor-based machine and for each dimension, organizing data indicative of values of the points in the dimension in an associated hierarchical tree. The technique includes using the processor-based machine to determine whether a given point of the plurality of points is an outlier based on a combination of the trees.03-22-2012
20120072389INFERENCING ENERGY USAGE FROM VOLTAGE DROOP - Methods and devices capable of measuring, analyzing, and monitoring electrical energy consumption of appliances and devices within a building are provided. Voltage sensors that are optionally connected to electrical socket outlets are employed within a building or section of a building to infer the identity of electricity-consuming devices and the amount of power the devices are consuming individually and collectively. Energy use inferencing devices according to embodiments of the invention provide ease of installation, simplicity, manageability, and ease-of-use that can engender deployment by electricity consumers, such as, home owners and businesses.03-22-2012
20110066587EVIDENCE EVALUATION SYSTEM AND METHOD BASED ON QUESTION ANSWERING - An evidence evaluation method and system based on question answering converts a report of analyzed information and/or a model of information into a collection of questions, determines answers for the collection of questions. A fact in the report is marked as being supported if one or more of the answers for the collection of questions support the fact. A fact in the report of analyzed facts is marked as being refuted if one or more of the answers for the collection of questions refute the fact. The method and system also may collect the answers as evidence and add the evidence to the model of information to create an updated model of information. The steps may be repeated using the updated report and updated model.03-17-2011
20110106751DETERMINING REGIONS OF INFLUENCE OF FLUID MOVING DEVICES - A method for determining regions of influence of a plurality of fluid moving devices in an infrastructure is provided. In the method, a plurality of clusters are generated, with each of the plurality of clusters containing a representation of fluid supply data pertaining to a fluid moving device and one or more of the plurality of sensors based upon collected sensor and fluid supply data. In addition, regions of influence of each of the plurality of fluid moving devices are identified from an analysis of the generated clusters.05-05-2011
20110106750GENERATING RATINGS PREDICTIONS USING NEURO-RESPONSE DATA - A system evaluates media materials such as programs and advertising by obtaining neuro-response data such as central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and effector system measurements from subjects exposed to the media materials. Media materials are categorized and/or tagged. Corresponding media materials eliciting similar neuro-response data from users in similar demographic categories are identified. In some examples, ratings predictions are generated by identifying ratings associated with corresponding media materials eliciting similar neuro-response data.05-05-2011
20100094799ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONTENT RECOMMENDATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An electronic apparatus includes a storage section, a first generation section, a second generation section, an update section, and an output section. The storage section stores contents, titles thereof, and viewing history information on viewing histories of the contents by a user. The first generation section generates, based on the stored viewing history information, recommendation display information containing as a recommended-content list a list of titles of contents that the user has not viewed among the stored contents. The second generation section generates dependence information on first and second contents among the stored contents by analyzing text information on a network, the second content being created dependently on the first content. The update section updates, based on the dependence information, the recommendation display information so that the user is prevented from viewing the second content before the first content. The output section outputs the updated recommendation display information.04-15-2010
20100094798ANOMALY DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOR PASSENGER CONVEYORS - Escalator operation sounds are collected by a remote sound-collecting device 04-15-2010
20090132461DATA VALIDATION USING SIGNATURES AND SAMPLING - Architecture that facilitates validation of a data mapping of data from a data source to a data target. There is included a signature generation component that generates a source signature of all or a portion of the data source and a target signature of all or a corresponding portion of the data target, and a sampling component that obtains a sample of the source data a corresponding sample of the target data. The data signatures and data samples are compared respectively and processed with a processing component to determine the status of the validation process.05-21-2009
20100332443Cyclical Behavior Modification - Embodiments treat cyclical behaviors based on behavioral data describing physiological factors affecting the behaviors. According to various embodiments, a processor or probe produce, from the behavioral data, factor data concerning the factors. Using a processor or recommendation engine that analyzes the factor data, treatment data is recommended based on an estimate of how the at least one factor affects the at least one cyclical behavior. A processor or feedback engine determines, from the treatment data, behavioral feedback configured to produce new behavioral data and to harness the effects of the factors to improve the cyclical behaviors.12-30-2010
20100205140Enhanced Artificial Intelligence Language - A method of implicitly forming a context in a dialogue with a computer includes forming megacategories linking one or more attributes to one of a plurality of response templates. The method also includes determining a megacategory by comparing attributes having true variables from a previous input to attributes having true variables in the present input and selecting an appropriate response template corresponding to the megacategory.08-12-2010
20100049689PHENOTYPE PREDICTION METHOD - The present invention relates to methods and systems for predicting the phenotype conferred by a protein. Such methods and systems facilitate the design, optimisation, and assessment of the efficiency of a therapeutic regimen based on the genotype of the disease affecting the patient.02-25-2010
20100274755BINARY SOFTWARE BINARY IMAGE ANALYSIS - Methods and computing devices enable identifying particular software functions, modules or arithmetic blocks within a software binary image. Memory register and memory address references within the binary image are normalized. Functions within the binary image are identified. Each function within the binary image is compared against one or more reference function binary images to determine if there is a match. The function-to-reference function comparison may be accomplished by comparing bit patterns or by comparing hash values generated by applying a hash function to the selected function and the reference function. Component parts within functions in the binary image can be identified and compared to reference function component parts within a reference function or within a database of reference function component parts. Results of the comparisons may be used to determine a degree to which the software binary image matches reference functions and/or component parts.10-28-2010
20120179641CONTENT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM, CONTENT GENERATION CLASSIFICATION DEVICE, CONTENT CLASSIFICATION DEVICE, CLASSIFICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - A content classification system provided with a content generating device for generating contents in sequence, the content classification system comprising: a detection unit operable to repeatedly detect a state of the content generating device, the state being a first state in which the content generating device is present at a predetermined position, or a second state in which the content generating device is not present at the predetermined position; and a classification unit operable to perform a classification process to classify two contents into different groups when there is a change in the state detected by the detection unit during a period between generations of the two contents by the content generating device, and classify the two contents into a same group when there is no change in the state detected by the detection unit during the period.07-12-2012
20120226655Systems and Methods for Record Linkage and Paraphrase Generation Using Surrogate Learning - A method of using unlabeled data to train a classifier is disclosed. In one embodiment related to record linkage, the method entails retrieving a set of candidate data records from a master database based on a least one update record. Next, a surrogate learning technique is used to identify one of the candidate data records as a match for the one update record. Lastly, the exemplary method links or merges the update record and the identified one of the candidate data records.09-06-2012
20090018987Computational Intelligence System - A method of computational intelligence is disclosed.01-15-2009
20120233112DEVELOPING FAULT MODEL FROM UNSTRUCTURED TEXT DOCUMENTS - A method and system for developing fault models from unstructured text documents, such as text verbatim descriptions from customers and service technicians. An ontology, or data model, and heuristic rules are used to identify and extract descriptive terms from the text verbatim document. The descriptive terms are then classified into types, including symptoms, failure modes, and parts. Like-meaning but differently-worded descriptive terms are then merged using text similarity scoring techniques. The resultant symptoms, failure modes, parts, and correlations are then assembled into a fault model, which can be used for real-time fault diagnosis onboard a vehicle, or off-board at service shops.09-13-2012
20100030722Entity Performance Analysis Engines - A system and method for measuring a performance of an entity and for predicting its future performance is disclosed. Raw information about the entity is collected from internal and external sources. The information is cleaned to exclude false positives. Using performance categories, the information is organized and transformed into meaningful data for the performance analysis engine. The information is normalized by scaling the meaningful data by industry type. A performance score is calculated by the performance analysis engine based on the normalized data. Further, a competitive relationship score is calculated based on the performance score and the normalized data. These scores are reported in a user interface displaying the performance of the entity and are used as inputs, among other factors, to a predictive analysis engine that assesses the future performance of the entities.02-04-2010
20100332445ANALYTE TESTING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A system and method of detecting a flagged glucose concentration pattern with the use of medians having a common type of flag collected over discrete time periods so that whenever significant differences between the medians arise, the user or a caretaker of a diabetic user is notified.12-30-2010
20110131171RISK STRATIFICATION OF GENETIC DISEASE USING SCORING OF AMINO ACID RESIDUE CONSERVATION IN PROTEIN FAMILIES - Methods, databases and software for determining the risk of an adverse health event for patient by analysis of the protein sequence of the patient are described. The methods involve obtaining a protein sequence that is associated with a specific disorder from the patient. The protein sequence from the patient is compared to a database of sequences of the same protein and is analyzed to determine the conservation score of the amino acid residues in the protein. Those amino acid residues having high conservation scores will be further analyzed to determine if there are mutations present at those highly conserved positions. Patients having proteins with mutations in highly conserved positions are determined to have a higher risk of an adverse event due to the disorder.06-02-2011
20120095954Benefits Services Privacy Architecture - A system and method of presenting benefits to a user of a computing device is provided. The method may include detecting user activities via a computer program executed on the computing device, storing a list of detected user activities in a user history in the computing device, and receiving a list of predefined benefits from at least one remote server. Each of the predefined benefits may include an associated trigger user activity. The method may further include storing the list of predefined benefits in the computing device, and determining a predefined benefit to present to the user based at least on the presence of a trigger user activity for the predefined benefit in the user history, via the computer program in the computing device. The method may further include presenting a matched predefined benefit to the user.04-19-2012
20110282827CUSTOMIZABLE SPECIMEN EVALUATION - Embodiments of the invention provide a method and apparatus to evaluate at least one specimen for a predetermined purpose. The method comprises establishing at least one category that includes a plurality of criteria with which to evaluate the at least one specimen and receiving at least one scoring parameter that weights the at least one category. The method further comprises presenting at least some of the plurality of criteria to the user and calculating, based upon the scoring parameter as well as data entered by the user and associated with the presented criteria, a score for the at least one specimen.11-17-2011
20100198774Systems and Methods for Aligning Multiple Point Sets - Many biological data analysis problems require matching data points from different data sets. For example, high-throughput protein expression liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC/MS) protocols developed generate 2-dimensional feature sets that require matching on a point-by-point basis. In these protocols, it can be useful to perform all data collection sequentially and analyze the data subsequent to lab work. This avoids the need to identify all of the components in a sample before comparing it to other samples, thus saving effort and avoiding the potential problem of missing an important component due to problems in the identification stage. Such methods can involve identifying, grouping and measuring sets of characteristic peaks in order to identify and quantify shared peptides. The present teachings provide, among other things, a method for comparing and associating multiple data sets. These methods, can be used, for example, for analyzing LC/MS runs, gel images etc.08-05-2010
20100198773SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING MOVIE TASTE FOR COMPATIBILITY MATCHING - A method of predicting the compatibility of at least one item of interest to a user of a web-based system. The method includes the steps of providing a survey of items for rating by the system user, collecting a set of ratings for the survey of items from the system user, collecting a set of ratings for the survey of items from each of a plurality of raters, calculating a correlation coefficient between the system user and each of the plurality of raters to obtain a set of correlation coefficients for the survey of items, selecting a group of raters from the plurality of raters, the group of raters selected on the basis that each member of the group of raters has provided a rating of the at least one item of interest and predicting the compatibility of the at least one item of interest to the system user from the ratings provided by the group of raters and the correlation coefficients calculated between the system user and each of the group of raters.08-05-2010
20110246414IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCES BY ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETRY - The invention relates to identifying substances in a sample by similarity comparisons between series of ion mobility spectra of the sample and series of ion mobility spectra of reference samples. The collection of series of spectra of reference samples, termed reference library, are divided into classes, with the class assignment of a series of spectra being calculated from the measured values themselves, and limiting the similarity comparisons to series of spectra with the same class assignment. First and second moments of the spectra have proven to be particularly favorable characteristics for the class assignment.10-06-2011
20110246413METHOD FOR JUDGING RISK OF CANCER RECURRENCE, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER SYSTEM - A method for judging a risk of cancer recurrence comprising: acquiring an activity value and expression level of a first cyclin dependent kinase (CDK) of a cell contained in tissues extracted from cancer patients, an activity value and expression level of a second CDK, and a number of Ki67-expressing cells or an expression level of Ki67; and judging a risk of cancer recurrence based on the acquired activity value and expression level of the first CDK, the activity value and expression level of the second CDK, and a percentage of Ki67-expressing cells or the expression level of Ki67. A computer program product and a computer system are also disclosed.10-06-2011
20130173526METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND MEANS FOR AUTOMATICALLY IDENTIFYING CONTENT TO BE PRESENTED - Methods, systems, and means for automatically identifying content to he presented are provided. In particular, content may he automatically identified by first determining a duration during which a user will be performing an activity and determining a mood description of the activity. Characteristics of a plurality of the entertainment content that include length of each of the plurality of entertainment content and a mood description of each of the plurality of entertainment content may be retrieved from memory. The retrieved characteristics may then be compared with the duration of the activity and the mood description of the activity. Next, entertainment content from the plurality of entertainment content to be presented during the activity may be automatically selected. Finally, the entertainment content may be presented to the user.07-04-2013
20130091088MAKING A RECOMMENDATION TO A USER THAT IS CURRENTLY GENERATING EVENTS BASED ON A SUBSET OF HISTORICAL EVENT DATA - A method and a system of making a recommendation to a user that is currently generating events based on a subset of historical event data are provided. Historical event data, which is segmented into a set of sessions, is received. Each session includes events. The sessions are associated with clusters that represent the users that generated the historical event data. Each of the associated sessions is associated with one cluster and the number of the clusters is the same as the number of the users. A determination as to which cluster is associated with events currently being generated by a current user's behavior is made. The determining does not require identification of the current user. A recommendation is made to the current user based on the cluster that is associated with the events currently being generated.04-11-2013
20100287134SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR PLACING ADVERTISEMENTS INTO WEB PAGES - Selection of web page advertisements for placement into a web page may use attention data that ranks the elements of the web page according to the attention the elements receive from users during interactions with the web page. The content of ads can be matched to the content of the most highly ranked elements of the web page rather than the web page as a whole. Alternatively, ads can be selected that historically produce a preferred pattern of behavior such as an attention shift from a highly ranked element of the web page to the ad.11-11-2010
20130159243VIDEO RECOMMENDATION BASED ON VIDEO CO-OCCURRENCE STATISTICS - A system and method provides video recommendations for a target video in a video sharing environment. The system selects one or more videos that are on one or more video playlists together with the target video. The video co-occurrence data of the target video associates the target video and another video on one or more same video playlists and frequency of the target video and another video on the video playlists is computed. Based on the video co-occurrence data of the target video, one or more co-occurrence videos are selected and ranked based on the video co-occurrence data of the target video. The system selects one or more videos from the co-occurrence videos as video recommendations for the target video.06-20-2013

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