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707005000 Query augmenting and refining (e.g., inexact access) 1481
707004000 Query formulation, input preparation, or translation 389
707006000 Pattern matching access 300
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20080281790System and Method for Determining and Applying Affinity Profiles for Research, Marketing, and Recommendation Systems - The present invention relates to systems and methods enabling the identification and/or application of user affinities in an automated and highly effective manner. A method of the present invention includes enabling a user to build or evaluate a portion of or an entire personal expression. As this is done, an analytical process obtains knowledge about affinities for the user. This knowledge can be used for any number of purposes such as recommending products, generating meaningful content, or optimizing product packaging, to name a few.11-13-2008
20090089254METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM FOR AN IMPROVED ENTERPRISE SPATIAL SYSTEM - Disclosed is a method, system, and program for providing access to spatial data. A request for data is received. Enterprise and third party data are integrated. The integrated data is processed. Spatially referenced results are generated using the processed data. The spatially referenced results are returned in response to the request.04-02-2009
20090222419SUCCINCT INDEX STRUCTURE FOR XML - Succinct data and index structures aim to maximize the efficiency of update and search operations on any data while setting the constraint of storage size to be close to the theoretical optimum. The succinct index structure of the invention indexes data represented in a hierarchical structure. The index is comprised of a symbol table of all distinct root-to-leaf paths as keys or unique element tag names as keys, wherein an entry for a key in the symbol table holds transformed topological information of nodes associated with the key together (FIG. 09-03-2009
20090216721IMAGE FILE SORTING METHOD, IMAGE FILE SORTING DEVICE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - An image file sorting method is executed by an image file sorting device, including a storage unit, a control unit, and an image reading unit, wherein the storage unit includes a sorting condition storage unit that stores a sorting condition to specify a sorting destination of an image file. The method includes a sorting keyword extracting step of extracting a sorting keyword from a marker portion of the image file read by the image reading unit, a sorting destination deciding step of deciding the sorting destination of the image file by collating the sorting keyword extracted by the sorting keyword extracting step and the sorting condition stored in the storing condition storage unit, and an image file sorting step of sorting the image file into the sorting destination decided by the sorting destination deciding step.08-27-2009
20080275851Customer Relationship Management System with Hierarchical Tagging - A hierarchical tagging system and method are provided. In one embodiment, a software-based customer relationship management system and method may include the hierarchical tagging system.11-06-2008
20090204584INFORMATION SEARCH METHOD AND APPARATUS - Names of pieces of information to be searched are arranged in a predetermined order, and a range display bar that is divided into sections is formed on a screen. A detailed-name-of-information display section is formed adjacent to the range display bar to display detailed information associated with the names in a scrollable manner. An arbitrary range on the range display bar may be designated as a range of the names to be searched. Preferably, the names corresponding to the divided sections are searched with respect to the designated range for the names. Predetermined portions of the names obtained through the search are displayed on the divided sections. Preferably, the portions of the names include at least the initial letter of the names. The detailed information associated with the names in the designated range is displayed on the detailed-name-of-information display section in the arrangement order.08-13-2009
20090193001VISUALIZATION OF DATA RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMPONENTS OF A PROJECT - A computer-implemented method is disclosed for visualizing data relationships between components of a project for identifying potential duplication of selected components. One of the components is data collection assignments.07-30-2009
20090198662Techniques for Crawling Dynamic Web Content - An automated form filler and script executor is integrated with a web browser engine, which is communicatively coupled to a web crawler, thereby enabling the crawler to identify dynamic web content based on submission of forms completed by the form filler. The crawler is capable of identifying web pages containing forms that require submission, and JavaScript code that requires execution, respectively, for requesting dynamic web content from a server. The form filler systematically completes the form based on various combinations of search parameter values provided by the web page for requesting dynamic content. Duplicate forms are detected, so that the crawler does not unnecessarily re-process forms that are similar to forms that have already been processed. The crawler may also determine which JavaScript links in a page are relevant for execution, so as to avoid unnecessary execution of irrelevant JavaScript links.08-06-2009
20090198655SEMANTIC CLIENT, SEMANTIC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SERVER, METHOD OF GENERATING SEMANTIC INFORMATION, METHOD OF SEARCHING SEMANTIC INFORMATION, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM FOR PERFORMING THE METHODS - A semantic client, a semantic information management server, a method of generating semantic information, a method of searching semantic information, and a computer program recording medium for performing the methods, the semantic client including: an identification (ID) generator to generate an ID of a target content; and a descriptor generator to generate a descriptor that defines correlations between the target content and one or more other contents. Furthermore, the semantic information management server includes: a semantic information database (DB) to store a descriptor including information about an ID of contents and correlations among the contents and other contents related to the contents; and an agent to search semantic information of the related contents with reference to the semantic information DB. Therefore, since contents have their own IDs, a user can easily search the contents.08-06-2009
20100017367Accessing Data Associated with One Application from Another Application - A method involving: automatically identifying a string in a portion of text; extracting, from a calendar application database, data for a portion of the calendar corresponding to the identified string; and enabling display of the extracted calendar data.01-21-2010
20090070300Method for Processing Data Queries - Data queries can be processed in the following way without changing any existing program logic or application code. Control information for determining access plan instructions for data queries is accessed. A first data query for extracting information from a data source is received. Access plan instructions for the first data query are determined based at least on contents of the first data query and the control information. Access plan instructions are provided to the data source for generating an access plan to extract the information.03-12-2009
20100057694SEMANTIC METADATA CREATION FOR VIDEOS - A computing system creates and stores semantic metadata on content, such as videos, that enables efficient searching of the content. The existing metadata of a video file, for example, is examined and a keyword list is created. The processes used to derive the keyword list may depend on the type and format of the existing metadata. The keywords from the list are compared against external structured knowledge data sources that are topic oriented. Based on these comparisons and the matches found, semantic data, including topic, topic type, and attribute data are inserted into a topic table. This uniform and structured table is stored on the computing system and is efficiently searchable for finding relevant videos and for finding relationships between videos.03-04-2010
20100057690Automated information-provision system - Various system embodiments of the present invention are directed to an automated concierge system through which users of the automated concierge system can request and obtain many types of information and services. Unlike traditional search engines and electronic query-processing interfaces, the automated concierge systems provide much greater flexibility with respect to means of access, including types of electronic devices and communications media that can be used to access the concierge services, greater flexibility in the timing of responses to information and service requests, more efficient information and service provision, and access to a much broader range of information sources and service providers. The automated concierge systems that represent embodiments of the present invention provide state-associated searches, in contrast to the stateless searches generally provided by search engines and many electronic query-processing interfaces, and employ a generally asynchronous message-based interface, rather than the rigid request/response interfaces provided by traditional search engines and other electronic query-processing systems.03-04-2010
20090193003Cross-Language Search - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which a cross-language search can be performed. A search query is received in a first language. A translated search query of the search query is obtained and evaluated to determine whether it is a candidate for cross-language searching. Upon identifying a candidate, a search can be performed using the translated search query to generate search results relevant to the translated search query.07-30-2009
20090193000METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATION EFFICIENT PRIVATE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND OBLIVIOUS TRANSFER - A method, article of manufacture and apparatus for performing private retrieval of information from a database is disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprising obtaining an index corresponding to information to be retrieved from the database and generating a query that does not reveal the index to the database. The query is an arithmetic function of the index and a secret value, wherein the arithmetic function includes a multiplication group specified by a modulus of a random value whose order is divisible by a prime power, such that the prime power is an order of the random value. The secret value is an arithmetic function of the index that comprises a factorization into prime numbers of the modulus. The method further comprises communicating the query to the database for execution of the arithmetic function against the entirety of the database.07-30-2009
20090192999SEARCH SERVICE PROVIDING SYSTEM AND SEARCH SERVICE PROVIDING METHOD - A search service providing system provides, on an overlay network configured such that at least one node is assigned on a hash space by a distributed hash table technique, a search service for searching at least one resource shared on the overlay network. The node includes: an information collecting unit that collects the resource; a resource database in which the resource collected by the information collecting unit is stored; and a search service providing unit that when a search request for the resource shared on the overlay network is received from a node other than an own node, searches the content of the resource stored in the resource database and outputs a result of the search to the node which has requested the search.07-30-2009
20090192998SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEDUCED META TAGS FOR ELECTRONIC MEDIA - A system and method is provided of creating meta tags for a multi-media object. The method can include the operation of choosing a template model that includes meta tags. The user can also select the multi-media object from an electronic storage device. Another operation is associating the multi-media object with the template model in response to a user's request. The meta tags from the template model can be assigned to the multi-media object stored on the electronic storage device.07-30-2009
20090192997SERVICE SEARCH SYSTEM, METHOD, AND PROGRAM - The invention provides a support system for searching for a function, including: a first storage for storing a history of at least one output parameter of each of a plurality of functions; an input section for receiving an input of an output parameter expected as an output of a function for a search; a calculating section for calculating first indexes respectively indicating proximity of the output parameter as inputted to each of those stored in the first storage, and summing the calculated first indexes for each function; and an output section for selecting, from among the plurality of functions, a function having a sum of the first indexes larger than a predetermined value, and outputting the selected function.07-30-2009
20090192996METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING ENTITY ALIASES - A system and method for collecting entity aliases include a web object collection component that obtains, from a web search engine, at least one Web object associated with a user' input entity. The system and method also include a social tag collection component that obtains a respective set of social tags for each of the Web objects from a social tag website and defines candidate aliases for the user's input entity based upon the respective set of social tags. An aliases refinement component refines the candidate aliases to obtain a collection of aliases of the user's input entity.07-30-2009
20090192995METHOD OF SEARCHING ADDRESS BOOK AND PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING THE SAME - A method of searching an address book and a portable communication device using the same, the method including: arranging an address book based on a character selected from information being displayed on the portable communication device; and displaying the arranged address book.07-30-2009
20090192994Self-development apparatus, self-development system, self-development program and computer-readable storage medium for storing self-development program - In the present invention, firstly, some of information on a related personal ideal-state of life is searched via a interactive communication network by using a keyword extracted from among the stored information on a matter of ideal-state of life including that of user's own seeking ideal-state of life in the future, wherein such related personal ideal-state of life is combined with the keyword used in said search of information, on occasion of viewing the user's required relating personal ideal-state-life information, the user can easily obtain the visible and audible such information justly meeting to the user's request, and thereby the user can be enabled to develop one's own latent ability and enhance self-actualizing ability with extreme ease.07-30-2009
20090192993METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SETTING DOMAIN NAME AND NETWORK DEVICE THEREOF - A method and a system for setting a domain name and a network device thereof are provided. In the invention, the network device includes built-in identification information, and the identification information is stored in a back-end database. When the network device receives a domain name, it transmits setting information to a server device. Then, the server device queries the identification information in the back-end database according to the setting information to authenticate the network device. After the network device passes the authentication, the server device maps the domain name to an Internet protocol address. Therefore, a step of registering an account and a password is omitted to simplify a procedure of setting the domain name.07-30-2009
20090192992NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM - Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to interpret or translate the application code written in an XML programming language into code that is suitable for execution across computer platforms. Moreover, the XML virtual machine supports the Model View Controller (MVC) design paradigm that facilitates true data abstraction from applications to a common data model. Multi-instance applications, with each instance potentially supporting multiple views, may be created and executed.07-30-2009
20090192991NETWORK INFORMATION SEARCHING METHOD BY SPEECH RECOGNITION AND SYSTEM FOR THE SAME - A network information searching method for a search engine system is provided. The search engine system is capable of searching with a plurality of web-site search engines. First, a voice signal is processed for speech recognition to generate a literal word series, in which the voice signal conforms to a grammatical format and includes a designated group and a keyword. Then, the literal word series is analyzed according to the grammatical format, so as to retrieve the designated group and the keyword from the literal word series. The retrieved designated group and keyword are transmitted to the search engine system. The search engine system selects a suitable web-site search engine according to the designated group to search for the keyword online, and obtain a searched result thereby.07-30-2009
20090192988SYSTEM AND/OR METHOD FOR OBTAINING OF USER GENERATED CONTENT BOXES - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a process for receiving, evaluating and selecting of content modules such as content summary boxes and landing pages for display on network-accessible search engine results page. In one particular example, potential content providers may be provided with incentives and guidelines for the preparation of content summary boxes and landing pages over an electronic communications network, and the resulting submissions can be ranked and published in conjunction with the display of a search engine results page over the network.07-30-2009
20090192987SEARCHING NAVIGATIONAL PAGES IN AN INTRANET - Exemplary embodiments of the present invention relate to a method for searching navigational pages within an intranet environment. The method comprises identifying a plurality of navigational pages, performing a page-level analysis upon each identified navigational page in order to determine if a navigational page can be categorized as a candidate navigational page, performing a cross-page analysis upon each determined candidate navigational page in order to generate a final set of navigational pages, associating each final navigational page with a predetermined semantic classification group, generating term variants for each navigational page, building a navigational index for each semantic classification grouping, and filtering user queries in association with a user profile of a user that is posing a query.07-30-2009
20090192985METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ENHANCED SEARCH QUERY MODIFICATION - Methods, programs products and systems are provided for presenting retrieved search engine results text items to a user on a display device through a graphical user interface configured to associate displayed text items with a search term modification action. Selecting a displayed text item through a graphical user interface component cursor routine automatically instigates modifying of the search term through the associated modification action with the selected text item to generate a modified search term and causes a search engine component to search the modified search term and retrieve new search results similarly presented, enabling additional automatic iterations of search term modifying, searching and result presenting. Modifying a search term may occur automatically or through a selection from a generated list of revising actions, and presenting search results text items may include ordering and presenting a list of result text items relative to an occurrence frequency.07-30-2009
20090192984Personalized Ad Delivery When Ads Fatigue - A method is disclosed for diminishing user advertisement fatigue to increase click efficiency, including receiving a search query or browsing action from a user; analyzing a plurality of advertisements available for delivery to a search results page in response to the search query or browsing action; arranging the plurality of advertisements in a queue so that, when delivered sequentially from the queue, no advertisement is viewable more than once on a search results page, to thereby reduce advertisement fatigue of the user; and delivering the queued plurality of advertisements sequentially to the search results pages of the user.07-30-2009
20090192983METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MINING, RANKING AND VISUALIZING LEXICALLY SIMILAR SEARCH QUERIES FOR ADVERTISERS - Methods, systems, and apparatuses for analyzing query logs and for generating query-related information useful to entities, such as advertisers, are provided. Entities, such as advertisers, may display content, such as advertisements, on search engine websites in response to particular queries. A search engine may store a query log listing a record of queries submitted by users to the search engine. Information may be generated regarding listed queries that did not lead to a click of content of an entity displayed on the search engine website. Information may also be generated providing query recommendations to the entities.07-30-2009
20090192982FAST INDEX WITH SUPPLEMENTAL STORE - A hardware and/or software search facility for searching and retrieving data stored on a mobile device. An index to the data is stored in fast memory (e.g., RAM) on the mobile device. The index contains a minimal amount of information necessary to present search results to a user. A supplemental data file is stored in storage that is local to or remote from the mobile device. The supplemental data files contain additional organized data that may be used to enhance the search results. In response to a search query, the facility uses the index to identify results that are responsive to the search query. The results are presented by the facility in accordance with predetermined rules. The facility may use the supplemental data file to perform further processing and present additional information. In some embodiments, the facility may mount or unmount indices and supplemental files from a device.07-30-2009
20100010964CUSTOMER PRE-SELECTED ELECTRONIC COUPONS - Embodiments presented herein generally relate to novel systems and methods for managing electronic coupons. In embodiments, the user uploads one or more coupons into a mobile device. While shopping, the mobile device receives communications from one or more NFC sensors/transmitters associated with one or more products in one or more product displays. The mobile device can determine from information in the communication to which product the communication applies. The mobile device can then search for one or more uploaded coupons that apply to the one or more products. In embodiments, the mobile device alerts the user when one or more of the coupons apply.01-14-2010
20100010963PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING AN ITEM FROM A DATABASE - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for selecting database items from a database, where the database items are indexed by a list of item identifiers. The item identifiers may be in the form of text. An initial display is generated which includes one or more parts of the item identifiers. Selection of the one or more parts may be made and results in the generation of a display of a further one or more parts for selection. The further one or more parts may be selected in order to add to the selected one or more parts to build a larger part or whole of an item identifier. Selection from a large list of item identifiers may be carried out in a relatively short time period.01-14-2010
20100010965Query Management Systems - Methods and computer program products are presented for managing a query result set in response to a search, including: generating a user request corresponding with a portion of the query result set, responsive to the portion of the query result set being resident on a client cache, returning the portion of the query result set corresponding with the user request to a client table, responsive to the user request not having been sent to an application server, adding the user request to an inflight queue, sending the user request to the application server, returning the portion of the query result set corresponding with the user request to the client cache, and returning the portion of the query result set corresponding with the user request to the client table, and responsive to the user request having been sent to the application server, adding the user request to a blocked cache queue.01-14-2010
20090006337METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF UNIDENTIFIED VIDEO SIGNALS - A method of detecting the identity of video programming is described, whereby known video programming is converted into a set of pattern vectors stored in a database and incoming detected video programming is converted into a set of pattern vectors that are used to search the database for matching pattern vectors indicating a match with the known video programming.01-01-2009
20080215547INTRODUCTION SUPPORTING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM - According to an aspect of the invention, an apparatus for supporting an introduction among a plurality of users includes: a receiving unit; a member database; a community database; an extracting unit; a determining unit; and a transmitting unit.09-04-2008
20090282007ELECTRONIC DICTIONARY APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH SEARCH CONTROL PROGRAM IS RECORDED - When an additional search key of an input unit is operated by the user, if a current display on a display screen of a display unit is a list display of respective example sentences, a user input for refining example sentences is received, and example sentences are refined in accordance therewith. When the additional search key is operated by the user, if the current display is a display of explanatory information on the vocabulary entry, the display screen of the display unit is split into two, and a search of the explanatory information is carried out on one split screen.11-12-2009
20100049698OPERATIONAL INFORMATION PROVIDERS - In a computer program product, system and method for retrieving operational data, a front-end unit generates a query for operational data. In an embodiment, in response to the generation of the query, an operational information provider is sent to a back-end unit to retrieve real-time operational data from the back-end unit using a retrieval method specified in the operational information provider. The retrieved operational data, including the real-time operational data is received by the front-end unit from the back-end unit.02-25-2010
20100036819System and Method for Providing Lifestyle Specific Information, Services and Products Over a Global Computer Network such as the Internet - An Internet-based service configured to provide a variety of products, services and information tailored to a specific and known lifestyle, wherein all information provided about those products, services, and information is obtained from one web site configured to meet the needs of only that lifestyle.02-11-2010
20090094199DYNAMIC SITEMAP CREATION - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for dynamic sitemap creation. Embodiments of the present invention facilitate the placement of executable code behind a Sitemap feed. The executable code is configured to access objects from a data source (e.g., database, other data collection, Web service, etc.) and translates the objects into XML for inclusion in a Sitemap. Sitemap properties can be included in a configuration file and/or in a derived class and preserved within Sitemap entries. Thus, a Sitemap can be created directly and automatically from data at a data source. Accordingly, a Sitemap can be created without having to manually re-enter data from the data source into the Sitemap.04-09-2009
20090164424Object-Oriented Twig Query Evaluation - A computer-implemented method for searching a corpus of documents includes defining a query as a twig including a root annotation operator having an associated tag specifying a span and having an associated expression indicative of one or more terms whose occurrence within the span will satisfy the query. An object is recursively selected from a group of objects that consists of the tag and the expression, and is used in advancing through the corpus until a candidate document is found that contains the tag and satisfies the expression. The candidate document is evaluated to determine whether the one or more terms indicated by the expression occur within the span in the candidate document so as to satisfy the annotation operator.06-25-2009
20090077031SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING FULL-TEXT INDEXES OF PATENT DOCUMENTS - A system for creating full-text indexes of patent documents includes a server and one or more computers. The server is connected with the one or more computers via a network. The server includes: a converting module is configured for converting the new patent document into a file in a predefined format, the file comprising multi-parts each corresponding to a part of the patent document; and a creating module is configured for appending the converted patent document to the database with a technique of creating full-text indexes and creating a full-text index for each part of all converted patent documents in the database. The method for creating full-text indexes of patent documents is also disclosed.03-19-2009
20100042598Coupled node tree backup/restore apparatus, backup/restore method, and program - A coupled node tree has a root node and a node pair, the node pair being a branch node, which includes position information of a link target node pair, and a leaf node, which includes a search target index key, or a pair of branch nodes, or a pair of leaf nodes located in adjacent storage areas. The nodes of the coupled node tree are backed up in a depth precedence search sequence. The coupled node tree is restored by repeating the following process: reading out the nodes in the sequence they are backed up, storing in a stack the position information of the node to be restored, successively restoring child nodes as long as branch nodes are encountered, restoring a leaf node which is read out and then, tracing back up the stack, a decision being made as to which node is next to be restored.02-18-2010
20100042597Longest-match/shortest-match search apparatus, search method, and program - A coupled node tree comprises a root node and a node pair, the node pair being a branch node and leaf node, or a pair of branch nodes, or a pair of leaf nodes located in adjacent storage areas. The branch node includes a discrimination bit position of the search key and a position information of a primary node, which is one node of a node pair of a link target. The leaf node includes an index key that is a bit string that is the target of a search. A coupled node tree is searched using a longest-match/shortest-match search key and the longest-match/shortest-match node is determined through a comparison of the difference bit position between the index key resulting from the search and the longest-match/shortest-match search key and the discrimination bit position of a branch node on the search path memorized when the search is performed.02-18-2010
20100042596Bit string search apparatus, search method, and program - A coupled node tree comprises a root node and a node pair, the node pair being a branch node and leaf node, or a pair of branch nodes, or a pair of leaf nodes arranged in adjacent storage areas. The branch node includes a discrimination bit position of the search key and the first position information of a primary node, one node of a node pair of a link target. The leaf node includes the second position information of the storage area holding an index key that is the target of a search. According to a bit value of the search key of a discrimination bit position in the branch node, repeated linking to a primary node of a node pair of the link target or a node at a position in a memory area adjacent thereto until a leaf node is reached.02-18-2010
20100042595PLAYLIST SEARCH DEVICE, PLAYLIST SEARCH METHOD AND PROGRAM - A playlist search method includes: using, as search criteria, one or more pieces of content attribute information of a first content contained in a first playlist to search for a second playlist which contains a second content having one or more pieces of common content attribute information with the first content and is different from the first playlist; obtaining the first playlist and the second playlist; and displaying a plurality of contents contained in the first playlist and the second playlist in such a manner that the first playlist and the second playlist cross each other with the first content and the second content used as a base point.02-18-2010
20100042594METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INDEXING INFORMATION AND PROVIDING RESULTS FOR A SEARCH INCLUDING OBJECTS HAVING PREDETERMINED ATTRIBUTES - A system and method for providing at least one search result responsive to receiving a search query comprising at least one search query term, includes receiving the search query; locating at least one record containing at least one search query term; displaying a text representation of each of the records containing at least one search query term; and displaying a representation of an object in relation with the text representation for each record that includes an object comprising at least one predetermined attribute. According to another embodiment of the invention, a method for indexing records in an index of an information network, includes the acts of: receiving a record; searching the record for an indication that an object comprising at least one specified attribute is to be displayed with the record; finding the indication; creating a representation of the object; storing the representation in association with the record to which it corresponds; and making an entry for the record in the index, said entry indicating the object to be displayed with the record.02-18-2010
20100042593METHOD AND SYSTEM OF USING INFORMATION BANNERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH USERS OF ELECTRONIC DICTIONARIES - In one embodiment, the invention provides a method, comprising: receiving a query from a user computer device; determining what custom messages are applicable based on the query; and delivering any applicable custom messages to the user computer device. The messages may be selected and customized based on a customization control parameter. In one embodiment, the customization control parameter may include the interface language, the regional settings, and the version of the product. Advantageously, trial versions of dictionaries may have different messages from paid or non-trial versions. For example, for the trial versions, a warning message will be sent informing the user that the trial period is about to expire. Additionally, the server device has the capability to detect whether the version used by a user is bootleg or not, and send customized messages to users of bootleg versions.02-18-2010
20100042592SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING USER- REQUESTED CONTENT SERVICES AND RELATED TECHNOLOGIES - Aspects of the invention include a system and a method of providing a scalable system architecture and methods facilitating user-requested content alerts. Additionally, aspects of the invention are directed to a system and method of providing customized alerts to a user link atoms corresponding to discrete subjects of information requested by the user to form molecules which can be received by an interactive media device to display the information corresponding to each atom. Other aspects of the invention include a system and a method of facilitating user-requested content utilizing Real Simple Syndication (RSS). The present invention is further directed at providing a system and method for expanding user-requested content, and systems and methods of facilitating monetization of user-requested content via electronic mail.02-18-2010
20100042585Command Interpretation - The compiled code of a computer program is stored in multiple pieces within a database. Each piece is optionally stored within a separate data record. Execution of the computer program includes using database queries to retrieve pieces of the compiled code for execution. The database and associated database management logic are used to provide numerous advantages in execution and management of the computer program. For example, in some embodiments, database queries are used to help facilitate program flow logic. In another example, database queries are based on a command line or universal resource locator. These queries may be used to select functionality of a computer program in response to the command line or universal resource locator.02-18-2010
20100042584CONCURRENT LOCK-FREE SKIPLIST WITH WAIT-FREE CONTAINS OPERATOR - Apparatus, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for performing a wait-free search of a concurrent, lock-free skiplist to determine existence of a sought-after key.02-18-2010
20100042583SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DE-IDENTIFICATION OF PERSONAL DATA - According to some embodiments, original data is retrieved from an original data source. The original data may be automatically searched for potential personal information, such as a person's name, address, or Social Security number. An obfuscation method may be selected from a plurality of potential obfuscation methods. The potential personal information in the original data may then be automatically replaced with fictional data in accordance with the selected obfuscation method.02-18-2010
20100042582SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFICATION OF APPLICATION INTERDEPENDENCY - A method for identification of application interdependency. The method includes receiving dependency data in a Application Interdependency Identification Tool (AIIT) system, and identifying a plurality of applications and dependency relationships corresponding to the dependency data by a dependency engine. The method also includes displaying the dependency data according to the identified applications and dependency relationships. There is also an AIIT system including a dependency engine and a dependency database. The AIIT system is configured to receive dependency data. The dependency engine is configured to identify a plurality of applications and dependency relationships corresponding to the dependency data and display the dependency data according to the identified applications and dependency relationships.02-18-2010
20100042591METHOD OF SEARCHING PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR SALES LEADS - A system and method of identifying UCC Financing Statements by productive asset type, which is useful in identifying prospects for companies that are involved in the distribution, sales, and financing of productive assets. The present invention allows the user of the invention to search UCC financing statements by brand and/or type of equipment that is used as collateral. Using a lead generation technique that involves analyzing and correlating collateral information to UCC financing statements, the statements can be identified and categorized by collateral type. By processing electronic collateral information, as well as an OCR process that converts text contained in images into searchable text. There is also a direct data entry method of gathering collateral information. This collateral information is then used in an innovative relational database. Also, the proposed invention categorizes UCC financing statements by collateral type using a method of querying specific equipment type keywords, such as equipment names and brand names. Also, the proposed invention merges UCC addendums and amendments allowing the user to view the most current UCC financing information without looking at multiple filings.02-18-2010
20100042590SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A SEARCH ENGINE HAVING RUNTIME COMPONENTS - Embodiments of the invention form an information set from the current set of index information available by the operations of the pre-search and runtime Search components of the search engine. A search request that contains search terms and/or other search criteria (e.g. date or file type) is entered by a user through an input interface. The search terms and the information set are worked through the search engine modules to provide the actual results sought by the user. These results are provided to the user via an output interface. Embodiments of a search engine involve runtime aspects that remove duplicate documents from the index, provide topical searching, and provide caching for the search engine.02-18-2010
20100042589SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TOPICAL SEARCHING - Embodiments of the invention form an information set from the current set of index information available by the operations of the pre-search and runtime Search components of the search engine. A search request that contains search terms and/or other search criteria (e.g. date or file type) is entered by a user through an input interface. The search terms and the information set are worked through the search engine modules to provide the actual results sought by the user. These results are provided to the user via an output interface. A search request may comprise topics of interest to the user.02-18-2010
20100042588SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING A SEARCH ENGINE - Embodiments of the invention form an information set from the current set of index information available by the operations of the Pre-Search and RunTime Search components of the search engine. A search request that contains search terms and/or other search criteria (e.g. date or file type) is entered by a user through an input interface. The search terms and the information set are worked through the search engine modules to provide the actual results sought by the user. These results are provided to the user via a Return Interface. Embodiments involve a search engine that forms a numeric code index that includes grammar embedded rules from a plurality of documents, converts a search request into the same format as the index, and then compares the index and the search request to form the search results.02-18-2010
20100042587Method for Laying Out Fields in a Database in a Hybrid of Row-Wise and Column-Wise Ordering - A method, system, and article are provided for employment of a hybrid layout of representation of data objects in computer memory. Columns of the database are separated based upon a classification of the columns. A vertical partition in the form of a bank is provided to receive an assignment of one or more data objects identified in the columns. Each bank is sized to be a divisor of a size of an associated hardware register. Assignment of data objects to banks organizes the data in a manner that support efficient query processing that mitigates the quantity of banks required to respond to the query.02-18-2010
20100042586DIRECTORY CONTENT RESOLUTION - In a distributed directory configuration, different nodes can retain information pertinent an industrial control configuration. As information changes in one node, replicas of the information in other nodes can be updated. However, updating can take time and a query can be run upon the directory while nodes have conflicting information. Conflicting information can be identified and resolved such that a query obtains a correct answer.02-18-2010
20090157638SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR IMAGE MANAGEMENT - An image management system includes a first storage device configured to store a list of image identifiers indexed by one or more image property descriptors, wherein each of the image identifiers corresponds to a digital image, an index processor in communication with the first storage device, configured to write the image identifiers and the associated image property descriptors for each image identifier in the image index storage, and a search processor in communication with the first storage device, configured to receive a specified image property descriptor and to identify one or more image identifiers that match the specified image property descriptor.06-18-2009
20090157637Service Offering System, Management Server, Service Provider, Terminal Device, Storage Medium Issuing Apparatus, Server Offering Method, and Storage Medium - A service offering system is disclosed which includes a recording element for recording a unique identifier to each of a plurality of storage media issued, a database for storing and managing the identifiers, a reading element for reading the recorded identifier from any of the storage media, a checking element for checking the identifier read by the reading element against the identifiers managed in the database and a service offering element for offering a service to the storage medium identified by the checked identifier depending on a result of the check by the checking element.06-18-2009
20090157636DATA MODEL AND APPLICATIONS - Systems and methods relating to a data model are described. The data model includes aspects of both static and dynamic data structures. In a typical implementation the dynamic data structures are used to store information whose organization and values may change responsive to the values of other data stored in the data model. The static data structures are used to store information whose structure and content are relatively more static. Tables within the static and dynamic data structures include a unique key configured to interrelate information stored in each data structure. The data model is illustrated using a customer relationship management (CRM) example. In this example, roles and relationships between business objects are stored in the dynamic data structures.06-18-2009
20090157635SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING UNIVERSAL LOCATION REFERENCING OBJECTS TO PROVIDE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION - A system and method for using universal location referencing objects (ULRO) to provide geographic information. As described herein, an embodiment of a ULRO comprises a permanent identification code designed to identify a selected location. A location in turn may be associated with one or more geographic items. A ULRO can be employed to establish traversable links or connections between a file-of-reference and third-party-files for a broad range of database formats. A file-of-reference is a geospatial file used for permanent storage of a file owner's geographic data. A third-party-file is a geospatial file used for permanent storage of a third-party's geographic data. Whatever its format may happen to be, a file-of-reference or a third-party-file can typically be transformed into other formats that may be more appropriate for certain applications. In accordance with various embodiments of the present invention, this technique can be used to establish traversable links between a map-of-reference and one or more of third-party maps and third-party-spatial data files.06-18-2009
20090157634INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes an obtaining unit to obtain two pieces of information that are targets for searching for connections; a connection searching unit to use an action model wherein the manner of obtaining, from input information, obtain related information that relates to the input information is modeled, and find connection information to connect the two pieces of information, thereby searching connections between the two pieces of information; and a search result output unit to output the search results of the connections between the two pieces of information.06-18-2009
20090157633SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DOWNLOADING TEXT CONTENT AND IMAGES IN WEB PAGES - A computer-based method for downloading text content and images in web pages is provided. The method includes downloading a web page as a temporary extensible markup language (XML) file in an application server, and searching the temporary XML file for predetermined information in the temporary XML file. The method further includes searching the temporary XML file for text content in the temporary XML file. Furthermore, the method includes converting a relative path of the image uniform resource locator (URL) to an absolute path by joining the URL of the web page to the front of the relative path of the image URL, and generating a local path for each image in the temporary XML file and storing each image into an application server according to the local path.06-18-2009
20090157632COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A communication device and method of controlling an operation of a communication device are provided, by which an application can be efficiently selected according to location information. The communication device includes a wireless communication unit for determining a location using received information, a controller for generating location information based on the determined location and searching for an application corresponding to the location information, and a display for displaying an indicator of the searched application.06-18-2009
20090157624SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INDEXING HIGH-DIMENSIONAL DATA IN CLUSTER SYSTEM - Provided are a system and a method for indexing high-dimensional data in parallel in a cluster environment. The system for indexing high-dimensional data in parallel in a cluster environment includes a Spill-tree creation means for creating a Spill-tree using an sampled N-dimensional feature vector, a feature vector division storage means for distributedly storing the N-dimensional feature vector in a terminal node of the Spill-tree, and a local signature creation means for creating and managing a local signature for the N-dimensional feature vector dispersed into each node of the Spill-tree.06-18-2009
20090157631Database search enhancements - The invention provides database search enhancements, including Real-Time Search Visualization, Taxonomic Modeling of the Internet, Segment Modeling of the Internet, Lexicon Modeling of Search Terms, Dynamic Advertising Property Generator, and Quintuple-Tier Relevancy (5TR).06-18-2009
20090157630Method of extracting data and recommending and generating visual displays - A method of recommending and generating visual displays of data by executing a visualization tool that operates as part of a comprehensive Web-based computing platform can be accessed via a website, customizable interface, email, telephone, or other remote communication device. The visualization tool operates by accessing the data source and then executing an analysis engine to parse numerical and other forms of data. If necessary, a data mining tool can also be used to download data and a semantic template editor can be used to generate a template for parsing any type of data. The data and data format are identified, and the visualization tool executes a recommendation engine that considers the data and data format and recommends suitable visual display styles and visual display options and recommends additional compatible algorithms. Additionally, users can provide their own compatible algorithms for data processing. The user then selects one or more display styles or graphs and display options. If there are compatible algorithms, the user can select a pre-programmed algorithm or a user-generated algorithm as well. The computation engine executes the algorithms, performs calculations associated with the chosen visual display style, and outputs a file according to a given API protocol. A presentation program uses the output file to generate a visual display. Finally, the visualization tool delivers the display to the user, saves the display, and/or publishes the display.06-18-2009
20090157629Search server architecture using a search engine adapter - A search system architecture is disclosed. The search system architecture includes a search server, which in turn includes a search services module and a search engine adapter. The search services module and the search engine adapter are communicatively coupled to one another. The search services module is configured to communicate with a user interface. The search engine adapter is configured to communicate with a search engine.06-18-2009
20090157628NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM - Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to interpret or translate the application code written in an XML programming language into code that is suitable for execution across computer platforms. Moreover, the XML virtual machine supports the Model View Controller (MVC) design paradigm that facilitates true data abstraction from applications to a common data model. Multi-instance applications, with each instance potentially supporting multiple views, may be created and executed.06-18-2009
20090157627NETWORK OPERATING SYSTEM - Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an XML virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an XML programming language as input. Functionality is provided to interpret or translate the application code written in an XML programming language into code that is suitable for execution across computer platforms. Moreover, the XML virtual machine supports the Model View Controller (MVC) design paradigm that facilitates true data abstraction from applications to a common data model. Multi-instance applications, with each instance potentially supporting multiple views, may be created and executed.06-18-2009
20090157626SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY UPDATING PATENT EXAMINATION PROCEDURES - A computer-implemented method for updating patent examination procedures automatically is provided. The method includes determining whether an examination procedure of a patent stored in a database needs to be updated by monitoring a status of the patent, obtaining an application country information and an application number of the patent from the database, accessing a patent website corresponding to the application country information to search examination information of the patent in the patent website. The method further includes determining whether the examination information of the patent has been changed, downloading new examination information of the patent from the patent website according to the application number of the patent, if the examination information of the patent has been changed, and uploading the new examination information of the patent to the database to update the examination procedure of the patent.06-18-2009
20090157625Methods and systems for identifying an avatar-linked population cohort - Avatars, methods, apparatuses, computer program products, devices and systems are described that carry out presenting to at least one member of a population at least one avatar associated with at least one instance of media content; measuring at least one physiologic activity of the at least one member of the population, the at least one physiologic activity proximate to the at least one presented avatar associated with the at least one instance of media content; associating the at least one physiologic activity with at least one mental state; and identifying at least one population cohort based on the at least one mental state.06-18-2009
20090157623PIPELINING OPERATIONS INVOLVING DML AND QUERY - Techniques are described herein for supporting pipelining operations involving DML (Data manipulation Language) and query. In an embodiment, a DML operation is performed for the purpose of changing data in a database system from a first state to a second state. Before the data in the database system is changed by the DML operation, the DML operation has an in-memory representation of such data. In an embodiment, a subsequent query operation that logically depends on the data in the database system in the second state is granted access to the in-memory representation of such data in the second state before the data in the database system is changed by the DML operation to the second state. As a result, operations may be executed in a pipelined fashion with minimum blocking.06-18-2009
20090157622FILTERING EVENT LOGS FOR MEDICAL DEVICES BY A PARAMETER - Methods and systems of patient treatment are disclosed. The methods and systems include use of medical device informatics to modify and validate therapies and drugs used in those therapies. In certain embodiments, a medical device, such as a medical infusion pump, interfaces with a server to administer the patient treatments. In one aspect, a method of retrieving medical event log results is disclosed. The method includes receiving at a server event log data generated by a medical device, and storing the event log data in a memory of the server. The method further includes receiving a request for a subset of the event log data, the subset of the event log data defined by at least one characteristic. The method also includes filtering the event log data based on the characteristic.06-18-2009
20090157621SEARCH DEVICE, SEARCH METHOD AND SEARCH PROGRAM - It is an object of the invention to provide a program using a record retrieved from an RDBMS 06-18-2009
20090157620SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR DOCUMENTS BASED ON POLICY - Provided is a system and method for searching for a document based on a policy. The system includes: a document database for storing document files; a document format and text filer for extracting document format information and text information from a document newly stored in the document database; a document format policy module for setting a document format search policy according to an instruction from an administrator; a document text policy module for setting a document text search policy according to an instruction from the administrator; a document format information search module for searching for a document having a document format matching the set document format search policy in the document database; and a document text information search module for searching for a document having a text matching the set document text search policy in the document database.06-18-2009
20090157619SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A DATABASE - A method of creating a database comprises receiving a document file such as a curriculum vitae or a job advertisement, performing semantic extraction on the document file, extracting a plurality of components from the document file, accessing a data matrix, the data matrix defining a plurality of standardised entries, translating each extracted component into a standardised entry from the data matrix, and storing the translated standardised entries in a data file.06-18-2009
20090157618Entity networking system using displayed information for exploring connectedness of selected entities - A framework and methodology providing for navigation of the connectedness of selected entities of a plurality of entities adapted for display on a user interface. The system and method can comprise a receipt module for receiving a first search request for determining a secondary entity of said plurality of entities in relation to a primary entity of said plurality of entities. The first search request includes at least one search parameter associated with the primary entity for use in determining the secondary entity from said plurality of entities. The system and method can further comprise a search module for determining the secondary entity as matching the first search request according to a predefined inclusion threshold and a generation module for generating a primary connection view including a domain having a plurality of sectors. The connection view can be used in providing a visual discernment by a user of a degree of relatedness between the primary entity and the secondary entity and a relationship between the secondary entity and each of the plurality of sectors, such that the secondary entity is positioned in the domain in one of the plurality of sectors and the primary entity is positioned in the domain in a position related to said each of the plurality of sectors. The system and method can further comprise a matching module for modifying the first search request as a second search request by substituting the determined secondary entity as a revised primary entity for the second search request, wherein a secondary connection view is generated as a navigation of the primary connection view such that the secondary connection view has the revised primary entity and at least one further secondary entity of said plurality of entities matching the second search request according to a corresponding predefined inclusion threshold.06-18-2009
20090157617Methods for enhancing digital search query techniques based on task-oriented user activity - Methods for using task-related information to enhance digital searching are provided. A task-oriented user activity system maintains task-related information about resources accessed by a user and current user task. This task-related information is used to enhance search queries to include task-related search criteria that improve relevance of search results. The task-related information can also be used to include task-related metadata in search engine index, e.g., by storing the metadata in the index or by storing it in resources which are subsequently indexed. Task-related information can also be used to enhance search results by filtering and ranking results to increase relevance with respect to a user's current task.06-18-2009
20090157616System and method for enabling a user to search and retrieve individual topics in a visual mapping system - The present invention provides a system and method for storing, searching, and retrieving topics in a visual map. The visual mapping system of the present invention is based on a client-server architecture. Client visual mapping applications on users' computers enable users to create, edit, and view visual maps. The storage and retrieval of data associated with such visual maps is managed by a server in the visual mapping system. The server stores the topics in the visual map in a database. The topics are stored individually and not as part of a visual map file. The topics are indexed to enable the system to quickly perform searches for the topic. The client visual mapping application includes an interface through which a user can enter search criteria for a topic search. Because topics are stored individually in the database and indexed, user can search for topics individually and separately from the visual map file associated with the topics. Topics can be shared across users and across maps. Also, user can simultaneously, view, edit and collaborate on different topics associated with the same map file.06-18-2009
20090157615SYNCHING ONLINE ADDRESS BOOK SOURCES FOR A VEHICLE USER - A method for synching online address book sources for a vehicle user is disclosed. The method includes receiving, at a server, at least two different user selected destination entries from at least two different destination entry systems in selective communication with the server, and consolidating the destination entries received from the Internet-enabled programs into a personalized online and vehicle accessible address book.06-18-2009
20090157614COMMUNITY METADATA DICTIONARY - In one embodiment, a method of controlling data translation between communities can include: receiving data from a first community in a second community, where the data has a tag associated therewith; searching a metadata dictionary in the second community for an entry corresponding to the tag; translating the received data to provide translated data using a community definition from the entry corresponding to the tag; and outputting the translated data to the second community.06-18-2009
20090157613Creating a Travel Community - A user may be matched to a community or another user based on travel information such as destination, route, time to arrival and the like. Thus, a user traveling to a destination may be able to communicate with or meet other users traveling to the same destination. Other information may also be used in determining matches including habits, interests or relationship status. In one arrangement, travel information may automatically be obtained from a navigation engine while a user is traveling. The travel information may be automatically sent from the navigation engine or a communication system associated therewith to a server configured for identifying matches between users or between users and communities. A user may further set a match threshold to control the number of matches that are returned. Recommendations for restaurants, activities, hotels and the like may also be determined based on the history and profile of matching users.06-18-2009
20090157612USER-CREATED SEARCH RESULTS IN AN INCENTIVE SCHEME - An economy is created where users compete to get their search lists shown based on a set of criteria. The search lists can be displayed after the users pay a rent associated with a query. The search lists continue to be displayed if search lists are popular with the public. If a search list is popular, it earns revenue for the creator of the list. If the search list is not popular, it is removed from being displayed and receives no further consideration. The creator initially creates a search list for a low-valued query and moves up to creating a search list for a higher-valued query if the creator can pay the higher rent associated with the higher-valued query. The creator earns more revenue when targeting higher-valued queries. The creator continues to create search lists until the highest-valued queries are reached.06-18-2009
20090157611METHODS AND APPARATUS USING SETS OF SEMANTICALLY SIMILAR WORDS FOR TEXT CLASSIFICATION - A computer-based searching method is described that includes receiving, at a computer, a search concept that includes a plurality of principal words, determining a set of semantically similar words for at least one of the principal words, calculating a degree of membership for each word in each set that reflects a semantic similarity in meaning to the principal word of the set, performing the search, computing a score based at least on the degrees of membership for the words in the word set, and sorting the results using the computed scores.06-18-2009
20090157610METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR APPLYING A GRAPHICAL HIERARCHICAL CONTEXT IN A SEARCH QUERY - A method, system, and computer program product for applying a graphical hierarchical context in a search query. A Hierarchical Context Ordering (HCO) utility monitors receipt of a search string entry. Upon detection of the search string entry, HCO utility determines at least one search result that is associated with the detected search string entry. Responsive to receipt of a selected search result, HCO utility identifies existing hierarchical placement information associated with at least one of the selected search result and at least one duplicate result of the selected search result. At least one of the selected search result and the at least one duplicate result is outputted within a topical hierarchy containing the hierarchical placement information. According to another embodiment, prior to the outputting step, at least one non-relevant topic from the existing hierarchical placement information is removed.06-18-2009
20090157609ANALYZING IMAGES TO DERIVE SUPPLEMENTAL WEB PAGE LAYOUT CHARACTERISTICS - Methods and apparatus for automatically and dynamically constructing a web page having one or more images as the web page's major component are provided. The image(s) are analyzed based on a first set of rules to determine at least one relevant attribute, such as a relevant color. At least one aesthetic design element for the web page is automatically selected with reference to the at least one relevant attribute based on a second set of rules. The web page is automatically and dynamically constructed by incorporating the at least one aesthetic design element based on the second set of rules. The first set of rules includes at least one rule that governs the analysis of the image(s) and the determination of the relevant attribute(s). The second set of rules includes at least one rule that governs the selection and the incorporation of the aesthetic design element(s) for the web page.06-18-2009
20090157608ONLINE CONTENT COLLABORATION MODEL - A collaborative editing model for online content is described. A set of suggested edits to a version of the online content is received from multiple users. Each suggested edit in the set relates to the same version. The set of suggested edits is provided to an authorized editor, who is visually notified of differences between the version of the content and the suggested edits and conflicts existing between two or more suggested edits. Input is received from the editor resolving conflicts and accepting or rejecting suggested edits in the set. The first version of the content is modified accordingly to generate a second version of the content. Suggested edits from the set that were not accepted nor rejected and are not in conflict with the second version are carried over and can remain pending with respect to the second version.06-18-2009
20090157607UNSUPERVISED DETECTION OF WEB PAGES CORRESPONDING TO A SIMILARITY CLASS - A method of detecting web pages belonging to at least one similarity class from a plurality of web pages includes determining clusters of the plurality of web pages based on characteristics of the content of the web pages. For each of the determined clusters, at least one metric is determined indicative of similarity among resource locators associated with the web pages of that cluster. A determination of web pages belonging to the at least one similarity class is based on the determined clusters and the determined similarity metrics.06-18-2009
20090157605METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING FILES - This invention relates to a method and apparatus for managing files, in particular to a method and apparatus for managing file by using metadata. The invention provides a method of estimating the user's possible interest level in a file, and comprises the steps of: monitoring the user's actions on the file; obtaining the user's possible interest level according to the user's actions; and associating the possible interest level with the file in the form of metadata. According to the metadata, the user could quickly search for the file.06-18-2009
20090157604Pathname translation method and system - A pathname translation method and system for translating a pathname that comprises one or more components (06-18-2009
20090327241Aggregating contents located on digital living network alliance (DLNA) servers on a home network - One or more active DLNA servers are queried for A/V content information associated with A/V content stored at each of the one or more active DLNA servers. Associated A/V content information is received from each of the one or more active DLNA servers. The received A/V content information is aggregated and filtered. This abstract is not to be considered limiting, since other embodiments may deviate from the features described in this abstract.12-31-2009
20090083229Knowledge Management System with Collective Search Facility - A search facility includes a computerized appliance coupled to one or more private enterprise networks with connected data repositories, the appliance executing software from a machine-readable media, and a portal from one of the one or more private enterprise networks to one or more networks external to the enterprise. The software provides an interactive interface on a display of the appliance, the interface providing an input mechanism for a user to enter search criteria and an initiation mechanism for the user to initiate a search using the entered criteria, and wherein a search thus initiated searches both the data repositories within the enterprise, and sources outside the enterprise accessible by the one or more networks external to the enterprise.03-26-2009
20090138436Model Augmentation in a Model-Driven Application Development Environment - Augmenting a model in a model-driven application development architecture, including defining a task to be performed on at least one model item of a principal model, where the principal model is configured to facilitate the automatic generation of at least one resource for use by a computer-executable application, identifying at least one model item required for use the task that is absent from the principal model, defining the absent model item in a decoration model, mapping the decoration model to the principal model, and storing both of the models on a computer-readable medium.05-28-2009
20100030752SYSTEM, METHODS AND APPLICATIONS FOR STRUCTURED DOCUMENT INDEXING - A data management system, the system including: (i) an input interface for acquiring a source document; and (ii) a processor configured to: (a) divide the source document into multiple objects in response to content of the source document; (b) analyze the multiple objects to generate multiple low level sub-trees, wherein each of the low level sub-trees includes at least one of the multiple objects; (c) generate multiple mid level sub-trees, wherein each of the mid level sub-trees includes link to at least one of the low level sub-trees; (d) generate a top level sub-tree that includes multiple section links, wherein each of the section links links to one of the mid level sub-trees; (e) create metadata descriptive of at least one of the sub-trees generated, wherein the metadata includes data which is not included in the source document; and (f) generate a structured document that includes the top level sub-tree, at least some of the mid level sub-trees and at least some of the low level sub-trees, and the metadata.02-04-2010
20100030734UNIVERSAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND DESKTOP SEARCH SYSTEM - A system for transmission, reception and accumulation of the knowledge packets to plurality of channel nodes in the network operating distributedly in a peer to peer environment via installable one or more role active Human Operating System (HOS) applications in a digital devise of each of channel node, a network controller registering and providing desired HOS applications and multiple developers developing advance communication and knowledge management applications and each of subscribers exploiting the said network resources by leveraging and augmenting taxonomically and ontologically classified knowledge classes expressed via plurality search macros and UKID structures facilitating said expert human agents for knowledge invocation and support services and service providers providing information services in the preidentified taxonomical classes, wherein each of channel nodes communicating with the unknown via domain specific supernodes each facilitating social networking and relationships development leading to human grid which is searchable via Universal Desktop Search by black box search module.02-04-2010
20090132495INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - This invention allows obtaining desired data even at a copy destination by only a simple copy operation irrespective of differences of search functions upon copying a search folder to an external device. This invention is directed to an information processing method in an information processing apparatus connected to an external device. In this method, when an instruction to copy a search folder to the external device is input, whether or not the search conditions of the designated search folder are executable at the external device is determined, a folder to be transmitted to the external device is generated, data are searched based on a search condition which is determined not to be executable. After data IDs are set in the generated folder so that the obtained by the search data can be acquired via the generated folder, the folder is transmitted to the external device.05-21-2009
20090125481Presenting Media Data Associated with Chat Content in Multi-Dimensional Virtual Environments - A computer-implemented method enables communication between a first client and a second client mutually participating in a communication session including a multi-dimensional virtual environment is claimed. The method includes determining one or more concepts based on the one or more communications in the multi-dimensional virtual environment between the first client and second client. The method includes searching a media database based on the one or more concepts to produce a search result and transmitting the search result to the first and second clients for presentation.05-14-2009
20090125493SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NESTED CATEGORIZATION USING FACTORIZATION - A system for information item categorization in which each non-leaf node in a hierarchical organization of nodes represents a category, and each leaf node represents an information item. A number P is associated with each node. For non-leaf nodes, the associated number P is selected from a subset of relatively prime elements chosen from an appropriate Unique Factorization Domain (UFD), such as a set of relatively prime numbers which are a subset of the familiar set of integers. For leaf nodes, P is set to 1. A number M is also associated with each node. For each root node, M is set to the value of P for that node. For each non-root node, M is set to the product of the M's of all parent nodes of the node and the P of that node.05-14-2009
20090125491SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR GENERATING REFINEMENT CATEGORIES FOR A SET OF SEARCH RESULTS - A system and computer readable medium for providing a set of refinement categories for a set of search results generated in response to a search query. The system comprises: a category identifier system that analyzes each search result and identifies at least one category from a hierarchy of categories for each search result, thereby providing a list of identified categories; a ranking system that ranks each category in the list of identified categories; and a selection system that selects a predetermined number of the highest ranking categories from the list of identified categories to generate the set of refinement categories, wherein the selection system eliminates categories from the set of refinement categories if the category has a parent in the set of refinement categories.05-14-2009
20090125490SYSTEM FOR LOCATING DOCUMENTS A USER HAS PREVIOUSLY ACCESSED - A system is provided for enabling a user to search for documents that the user has previously viewed on its local machine. The system may include upon three main components: the desktop integration module, the index module, and the graphical user interface module. The desktop integration module is an application which monitors documents with which the user interacts for predetermined events, and obtains content data and metadata from the monitored documents. The index module indexes the content data and metadata received from the desktop integration module. The graphical user interface module then permits a user to utilize the desktop integration module and index module by allowing a user to search for a document.05-14-2009
20090125489MESSAGE GENERATOR - A message generator for use in a publish/subscribe system, the publish/subscribe system having a broker for receiving a plurality of messages from one or more publishers and a subscriber: the message generator comprising: a storage component for retaining the plurality of messages; and an aggregator for aggregating the plurality of messages into an aggregated message.05-14-2009
20090125486Multi-Tier Employment Model for Human Capital Management - A three-tier employment model provides flexibility when modeling even moderately complex relationships, such as where an employee has multiple job tasks or assignments for an employer. In such an example, a top level can store information for each employee defining the type of relationship that exists between the employee and the employer, such as where the employee works for multiple entities of the employer. A middle level can capture employment terms and conditions that are associated with the relationship(s), as well as one or many work assignments, such as salary information for each assignment. A bottom level can store the actual details of the work to be performed. A three-tier approach thus provides significant flexibility in modeling the employment of a person for an enterprise, and allows companies and enterprises to easily record the reality of their complex work relationships.05-14-2009
20090012939Information Presentation Method and Apparatus - A method of extracting a keyword in synchronism with a “scene” or “corner” in a TV program that changes in units of second in synchronism with the elapse of time of first content, and an information presentation apparatus to search and display a predetermined form of content, such as a web page, are provided. The information presentation apparatus comprises: an AV content output unit to output AV content (e.g., TV programs and movies); and a web page output unit to output, together with the AV content from the AV content output unit, a web page that corresponds to a keyword related to a scene included in the content being output from the AV content output unit without the user having to take trouble to choose a keyword, the web page output unit being adapted to, when the scene in the content changes, automatically update the web page to one corresponding to the changed scene.01-08-2009
20080301096Techniques to manage metadata fields for a taxonomy system - Techniques to manage metadata fields for a taxonomy system are described. An apparatus may comprise a processor and memory, the memory to store a vocabulary management module and a smart field management module for execution by the processor. The vocabulary management module may be arranged to manage a taxonomy of managed vocabulary terms organized in a hierarchical structure. The smart field management module may be arranged to receive a candidate vocabulary term for a smart metadata field, compare the candidate vocabulary term with the managed vocabulary terms, and validate the candidate vocabulary term for storage by the smart metadata field. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-04-2008
20090043734Dynamic Partial Uncompression of a Database Table - A database dynamic partial uncompression mechanism determines when to dynamically uncompress one or more compressed portions of a database table that also includes uncompressed portions. A query may include an express term that specifies whether or not to skip compressed portions. In addition, a query may include associated information that specifies whether or not to skip compressed portions, and one or more thresholds that may be used to determine if the system is too busy to perform uncompression. A display mechanism may also determine whether or not to display compressed portions. The uncompression may occur at the database server or at a client. The database dynamic partial uncompression mechanism thus performs dynamic uncompression in a way that preferably uncompresses one or more compressed portions of a partially compressed database table only when the compressed portions satisfy a query and/or need to be displayed.02-12-2009
20090043733SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENTLY STORING, RETRIEVING AND QUERYING DATA STRUCTURES IN A RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEM - A database system is disclosed. The database system includes a common data repository, a document indexing database and a query engine. The common data repository is configured to store data in a common data table and is associated with a data object. The document indexing database is configured to store a data structure model that is associated with a unique document type. The data structure model is configured to facilitate retrieval of data stored in the common data table. The query engine is communicatively linked to the document indexing database and the common data repository. The query engine is configured to use the data structure model to retrieve data from the common data table.02-12-2009
20090043743PRIVACY INFORMATION REPORTING SYSTEMS WITH BROAD SEARCH SCOPE AND INTEGRATION - A system for providing background check information to consumers diversifies a search vector by iteratively searching databases to obtain comprehensive identifying information while eliminating redundancies. Fuzzy expansion operators based on phonetics, misspellings, and other factors may be employed. The self-background check is intended to be used by consumers to safeguard against identify theft.02-12-2009
20090043739METHOD OF DISPLAYING CUSTOMIZED DATA AND BROWSER AGENT - Provided are methods and apparatuses to display customized data. A browser agent of an Internet protocol television (IPTV) displays customized data. The browser agent includes a usage pattern monitor which monitors a user's usage pattern of the IPTV; and a user interest data analyzer which analyzes the usage pattern obtained by the usage pattern monitor to obtain information on what the user is interested in. Accordingly, the method of displaying customized data and the browser agent enable to automatically search and provide data in which a user is usually interested so that the user can view a huge amount of data more promptly and conveniently.02-12-2009
20090043738System and method of information filtering - In one embodiment the present invention includes a computer-implemented method of information filtering. The method includes storing a user goal. The method further includes generating search results corresponding to the user goal. The method further includes continuously filtering the search results, based on a user context that changes, to obtain a filter result related to the user goal. The method further includes outputting the filter result in accordance with a current user device.02-12-2009
20090043737SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A MULTI-FUNCTION SEARCH BOX FOR CREATING WORD PAGES - A multi-function search box on a word page is provided to enable a user to enter a word. The multi-function search box includes a text input control to provide text input functionality. The text input control is capable of suggesting a complete word based on a partially entered word. A dropdown display area is provided in the multi-function search box to display a list of words, every word therein contextually related to the fully entered or partially entered word. Another dropdown display area is provided to display contextually related options for a selected word in the list of contextually related words.02-12-2009
20090043736EFFICIENT TUPLE EXTRACTION FROM STREAMING XML DATA - A method and apparatus are disclosed for querying streaming extensible markup language (XML) data comprising: routing elements to query nodes, the elements derived from the streaming extensible markup language data; filtering out elements not conforming to one or more predetermined path query patterns; adding remaining elements to one or more dynamic element lists; accessing a decision table to select and return a query node related to a cursor element from the dynamic element lists; and processing the cursor element related to the returned query node to produce an extracted tuple output.02-12-2009
20100005073Methods for Searching Forensic Data - In one aspect of the present invention, a software component for conducting digital forensic searches is described. The software component has a header; one or more search markup language programs, and a data features section. The software component, also referred to as a search pack, enables a first entity, such as a federal investigation agency, to share its suspect and sensitive data with a second entity, such as another investigative agency, in a manner that allows the second agency to utilize the suspect data while not revealing the actual content of the sensitive data to the second agency. The second agency can perform comparisons and other operations on the sensitive data without having to know the actual content of the data. The search pack allows an investigative agency to define an investigative strategy for a particular case via the search markup language programs and by the data features that it includes in the search pack. Thus, by sharing search packs among agencies, an agency can share or inform others of that agency's theory of the case and investigative goal. Search packs can also be updated automatically as new information is learned about a particular case. A search pack is updated is determined by the agency that created it and manages it.01-07-2010
20090327249Intellegent Data Search Engine - Automatically extracting information that matches a predetermined criterion from one or more web pages at one or more web sites and automatically producing one or more extracted data-field names from the information extracted from the one or more web pages at the one or more web sites. The extracted information includes at least one extracted data-field value associated with one of the one or more extracted data-field names. If one of the extracted data-field names matches an existing data-field name in a previously constructed data base including one or more data fields each associated with a data-field name and a data-field value, the method updates an extracted data-field value associated with the data-field name in the data base. If one of the extracted data field names does not match any of the existing data-field names in the data base, the method adds the extracted data-field name to the data base.12-31-2009
20090327248METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING THE INTEGRATION BETWEEN A SEARCH ENGINE AND ONE OR MORE FILE SERVERS - In one aspect of the invention, a search engine parses files stored among one or more file servers in order to create and maintain index information used by the search engine to perform searches. For a given file server, the population of files presented to the search engine is reduced in size to facilitate the process of updating the index. In another aspect of the invention, the file server limits the files presented in a directory list request made by a search engine. This reduces the number of file s that need to be considered when performing an index update.12-31-2009
20090327243PERSONALIZATION ENGINE FOR CLASSIFYING UNSTRUCTURED DOCUMENTS - Unstructured electronic documents are classified for profiling and targeting users for additional relevant content. Behavioral data is gathered from user activity, and user documents and actions are categorized. Profile information is combined with collaborative and editorial data to provide users with credible information regarding products. Author-generated document classification information is analyzed and assigned a first taxonomic noun to characterize the document. User-generated tags characterizing a portion of the document are assigned a second taxonomic noun. Search terms that resulted in the user accessing the document are identified and assigned a third taxonomic noun. Attributes related to how the document was accessed are evaluated and assigned a fourth taxonomic noun. The document is processed using pattern rules to extract a fifth taxonomic noun. The taxonomic nouns are aggregated to determine term vectors representing the document, and the document is categorized using the term vectors, the taxonomic nouns, or the author-generated classification.12-31-2009
20090327242Parallel, in-line, query capture database for real-time logging, monitoring and opitmizer feedback - A computer-implemented method, apparatus and article of manufacture for optimizing a database query. A query execution plan is generated for the database query, which may be stored in an in-line query capture database. Execution of the query execution plan may be monitored in order to generate performance information, which also may be stored in the in-line query capture database. The data stored in in-line query capture database may be used during the initial generation of query execution plans, as well as for the re-optimization of a query execution plan, during the execution of the query execution plan.12-31-2009
20090327237WEB FORUM CRAWLING USING SKELETAL LINKS - A method and system for identifying informative links of a web site for use in crawling the web site is provided. A forum crawler analyzes sample web pages of a web forum to identify informative links and then crawls the web forum by following links determined to be informative and not following other links. The forum crawler system determines whether links are informative based on whether they are part of the overall structure of the web site or are used to select sequential information that has been split onto multiple web pages.12-31-2009
20090327234UPDATING ANSWERS WITH REFERENCES IN FORUMS - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for updating answers with references in forums. In some implementations, a method includes presenting a media item including a question, a box for updating the media item with an answer, and a search field for entering a search query. In response to at least a search request entered in the search field, the search request is automatically executed with a remote search engine. A search result with an associated graphical element configured to update an answer to the question with a reference to the search result is presented. The answer including the search-result reference is automatically updated in response to at least a user selecting the associated graphical element.12-31-2009
20090307197REPLAY DEVICE - From when any one of several DMSs 12-10-2009
20090307196FORUM SEARCH WITH TIME-DEPENDENT ACTIVITY WEIGHTING - A search engine index measures and tracks one or more numeric indicators of activity at different times, including a most current time, in on-line forums and social networking sites. Such indicators may include, for example, a current volume per unit time of messages or data posted to the site, a moving average of such volume, a moving average of current participants over time, a count of current participants, other indication of site activity, or any combination of such indicators. The search engine is responsive to queries seeking forums ranked by activity for a defined time period, including a most current time. The search engine prioritizes search results to identify the specified sites or locations in order of activity (among other possible criteria) relative to a defined time.12-10-2009
20090307195DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A document management apparatus is provided in a system that includes a project management unit capable of managing progress of a project to which a user belongs. The document management apparatus includes a reception unit configured to receive a search keyword input by the user and user attribute thereof, a search unit configured to search document information based on the search keyword received by the reception unit, an obtaining unit configured to detect the project to which the user belongs based on the user attribute received by the reception unit, and obtain a phase of the detected project from the project management unit, an extraction unit configured to extract document information which is operated on a number of times that is equal to or more than a threshold value in the project phase obtained by the obtaining unit, from the document information searched by the search unit, and an output unit configured to output the document information searched by the search unit and the document information extracted by the extraction unit to provide the user therewith.12-10-2009
20090307194Neutral sales consultant - An expert system is provided for answering questions provided by a potential purchaser of goods or services using a neutral sales consultant in which a question sentence entered by the purchaser is understood using specialized library tables developed to understand both the subject and form of the question sentence. Thereafter an appropriate or relevant answer to the question is automatically given relating to sale of the product or service. The result is that questions are more easily understood by the system and more relevant answers can be given because both relate to specialized fingerprint parameters and the use of neutral experts.12-10-2009
20090307193Testing File System Semantic Parity - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to testing filters for semantic parity. In aspects, a parity filter receives a request directed to a base file system. In response, the parity filter creates a semantically similar request to send to a tested file system. The parity filter then sends the requests to drivers associated with the file systems and receives responses thereto. The parity filter then compares the responses to determine if they are semantically equivalent. If they are different, the parity filter writes a log entry to a log. The parity filter may also directly or indirectly compare the two file systems associated with the drivers for semantic equivalency.12-10-2009
20090307192VIRTUALIZING OBJECTS WITHIN QUERIES - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for virtualizing objects within queries. Embodiments of the invention virtualize data access for use with queries. Virtualization can be implemented within any portion of a syntax tree. For example, data can be virtualized for a property of an object that is itself another object. Data virtualization facilitates lazy evaluation of query expressions. That is, actual property values for properties within a data construction statement are virtualized until a query specifically requests the actual property values. Further, data virtualization also conserves resources and results in more efficient query evaluations.12-10-2009
20090307191TECHNIQUES TO ESTABLISH TRUST OF A WEB PAGE TO PREVENT MALWARE REDIRECTS FROM WEB SEARCHES OR HYPERLINKS - Various techniques to establish trust of a web page to prevent malware redirects from web searches or hyperlinks are described. An apparatus may include a trust engine to determine an indication of trustworthiness of each of one or more web pages. The trust engine to append information in each of the tags of the one or more web pages based on the determined indication of trustworthiness for that web page. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.12-10-2009
20090307190INTERFACING AN APPLICATION TO DATA SOURCES VIA A WEB SERVICE INTERFACE - A system supports discovering available web services, retrieving description documents describing the web services, and binding methods and their parameters to data of an application document. When a user wants to bind a discovered web service to an application document, the system retrieves a description document from the web service. The system then parses the description document to identify the methods supported by the web service along with their parameters. The system allows a user to map method names and parameter names to more user-friendly display names. The system allows the user to bind the parameters to data of an application document. When the document is to be updated, the system sends a request for services specifying a method and input parameters as indicated by the binding. When a response is received, the system stores output parameters of the response in the document as indicating by the binding.12-10-2009
20090307189ASYNCHRONOUS WORKFLOW PARTICIPATION WITHIN AN IMMERSIVE COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT - A system (and corresponding method) that enables establishment of a record associated with an immersive collaborative environment is provided. The record represents events and actions that occur within the virtual environment. Additionally, the system enables a user to modify the record following the initial capture. Upon modification, the record is ‘time-shifted’ such that the resultant record is a seamless chronological rendition of events and actions that occurred within the immersive collaborative environment or virtual workspace.12-10-2009
20090119252METHOD OF PROVIDING A NUMBER OF SEARCH RESULTS FOR A HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND SYSTEM AND HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE EMPLOYING THE SAME - A method provides search results for a handheld electronic device including an input apparatus having a plurality of input members, each of at least a portion of which have a plurality of characters assigned thereto. A type of the input apparatus is sent from the device to a server. The device receives a number of activations of a number of the input members, and sends the received number of activations to the server. The server determines a number of possible combinations of the characters based upon the received input apparatus type and the received number of activations, searches for a number of search results as a function of the number of possible combinations of the characters, and sends the number of search results to the device. The device receives the number of search results, and displays at least a portion of the number of search results.05-07-2009
20090119251Data recording apparatus and data file transmission method in data recording apparatus - [Purpose] The invention has as its object to selectively reproduce on an external apparatus apart of digital data with index that a user wants to reproduce out of the digital data being made up of audio data and/or video data without having to use an application program dedicated for the external apparatus.05-07-2009
20090112809Systems and methods for monitoring health of computing systems - A method for determining health of computing systems is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a plurality of health determining metrics from at least one computing system. The method also includes calculating the health determinant value based on the plurality of health determining metrics. A first portion of the health determinant value is determined by dividing a number of executable threads available in the at least one computing system by a total number of executable threads in the at least computing system. A second portion of the health determinant value is determined by dividing a number of database connections available in the at least one computing system by a total number of database connections in the at least one computing system. Furthermore, the health determinant value may be compared with at least one threshold health value. The method may also include providing status indication of the health determinant value.04-30-2009
20090100018SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING, INTEGRATING, DISCOVERING, AND USING GEO-TEMPORAL DATA - Various embodiments relate to the systems and methods for creating events, creating points of interest, associating points of interest with geographic locations, associating events with points of interest or with geographic locations, discovering events in a geographic area given a time frame, tagging and rating events and points of interest and sharing events among users. A particular embodiment includes a computer-implemented method including associating geographical locations or points of interest with events having geographical and temporal attributes in a geo-temporal data store, receiving a geo-temporal search query specified by a user, and producing search results including items from the geo-temporal data store having a pre-determined degree of relevance to the geo-temporal search query in both a geographical and temporal domain.04-16-2009
20090094214System And Method For Compiling Geospatial Data For On-Line Collaboration - A system and method for compiling geospatial data for on-line collaboration is provided. A database of categories is maintained. Each category includes one or more waymarks and is associated with at least one variable having one or more attributes, which each specify a type of data storable under that variable. A search is performed and one of the categories is selected. A new waymark is formed under the selected category. First, geospatial data defining a location is received from a user. Second, metadata describing a physical object associated with a location is received. One or more of the attributes, which each specify the type of data in agreement with the metadata is defined. Third, the geospatial data is compiled with the metadata for the new waymark. The new waymark is stored under the selected category. The new waymark is published on-line.04-09-2009
20090094213COMPOSITE DISPLAY METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCH ENGINE OF SAME RESOURCE INFORMATION BASED ON DEGREE OF ATTENTION - A composite display method and system for a search engine of same resource information based on the degree of attention. The search engine finds all the target stations that correspond to some conditions as original results. The original results are combined to a title search result depending on the content, quality, and information of a user, etc. The title search result is displayed on the browser of the user as a search result, and can be expanded when being viewed. The system uses a statistic server and network browser, and all operations of user are converted into the degree of attention for the web pages. The grade value for the degree of attention is sent to the statistic server as the standard of arrangement for the presentation of content and quality. Another method capable of judging the status of the user automatically and providing the suitable web page is also disclosed.04-09-2009
20090094205DISTRIBUTED GLOBALLY ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION NETWORK IMPLEMENTED TO MAINTAIN UNIVERSAL ACCESSIBILITY - A distributed information network is constructed for gathering information from sites distributed across a globally accessible computer network, i.e., the Internet. The distributed information network preferably includes a root server that stores a list of multiple distributed sites each represented by metadata. A network browser delivers an information search request to the root server, which in response develops a profiled information search request. The information provider of each of the distributed sites stores metadata corresponding to information content that is retrievable in response to the profiled information search request for search results derivable from the information content to which the metadata correspond. A profiled information communication link between the root server and each of the multiple distribution sites enables formation of a path for delivery of the search results to a destination site, from a site or sites represented by the metadata of the profiled information search request.04-09-2009
20090094204REPLY GENERATION APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CAUSING COMPUTER TO FUNCTION AS REPLY GENERATING APPARATUS - A reply conforming to applied search criteria is generated using data obtained by a search based upon the search criteria. A reply generating server includes a storage unit storing a plurality of items of basic data; a search unit for searching and retrieving basic data, which is in line with search criteria that has been input by the user of a terminal device, from the storage unit; a reply generating unit which, in a case where a plurality of items of basic data in line with the search criteria exist, generates anew a reply conforming to the search criteria by utilizing the plurality of items of basic data; and a reply transmitting unit for transmitting the reply to the terminal device.04-09-2009
20090094198METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFICATION OF REPEAT PRINT JOBS USING OBJECT LEVEL HASH TABLES - A method and system for identifying print jobs that are repeats of a previously completed job utilizing an object level hash table. Received print jobs can be parsed into meaningful classes of objects and a table of hash values can be computed for objects in each class and for each print job. A synopsis comprising the table of hash values can be retained in a database along with the job specific settings. A newly encountered job can be then declared as a repeat of a previous job based on the hashes for the new job that match the hash values for the previous job stored in the database. The classes of objects are readily determinable in common document formats used for print job submission, such as PDF.04-09-2009
20090094202ITEM LOCATION FINDER - Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system and a computer program product for locating items. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method comprises receiving a request for a location of an item from a requester, sending a query to a repository containing information relating to the location of the item, and obtaining a result from sending the query, wherein the result comprises, a location identifier if the location of the item was found in the repository. The result is then returned to the requester.04-09-2009
20090292680Systems and Methods for Syndicating Content To, And Mining Content From, Internet-Based Forums - The present invention is directed to a system for mediating an electronic communication between a forum and a non-member of the forum. The system includes a server having programmatic instructions where execution of the programmatic instructions by a processor a) generates data representative of a GUI, where the GUI prompts a user to input a query, b) receives data representative of the query, c) parses data representative of the query and uses the parsed data to create a forum interface call, d) transmits the forum interface call to remotely located servers, where at least some of the servers hosts at least one forum, e) in response to the transmission of forum interface calls, receives responses responsive to the query, and f) generates data representative of another GUI, which provides a user electronic access to the responses.11-26-2009
20090287664DETERMINATION OF A DESIRED REPOSITORY - A system receives a search query from a user and searches a group of repositories, based on the search query, to identify, for each of the repositories, a set of search results. The system also identifies one of the repositories based on a likelihood that the user desires information from the identified repository and presents the set of search results associated with the identified repository.11-19-2009
20090287661Setting checking information collecting method, setting checking information collecting device and recording medium that records setting checking information collecting program - A device includes, a search controlling information storing unit that stores, for each searching purpose, the search controlling information indicating whether or not the search is to be proceeded for the kinds of parts between the interfaces in the parts is defined and registered, a set information collecting unit that decides the interface of the parts to be searched, according to the search controlling information for each search object, from both the design information of the system constitution diagram and the registered information of the library database of the parts and the interfaces, and traces the connection relations of the interfaces thereby to collect the set information of the searched parts and the interfaces from the library database of the design information of the system constitution diagram, the parts and so on.11-19-2009
20090287650MEDIA FILE SEARCHING BASED ON VOICE RECOGNITION - Provided are a method for searching for media files on the basis of voice recognition and a mobile device for searching for media files based on voice recognition. The media files are stored in a storage unit. Keywords of the media files stored in the storage unit are extracted and stored in a keyword storage unit. The keywords are searched for on the basis of user voice recognition input to the mobile device, so that corresponding media files are searched for and output.11-19-2009
20090282006Transaction Management - A transaction management system facilitates the storage and management of documents associated with transactions. The system facilitates the review of stored transactions and their associated documents. The system also provides searching capabilities to quickly identify transactions that match a search query. Transaction models can be structured to define how data is organized and to normalize the description of contract terms in the system. Methods are also disclosed.11-12-2009
20090271366Methods and Systems for Improving Hash Table Performance - Methods and systems for generating a hashcode for a hash table are provided to improve the hash table performance. A particular method includes receiving an input of a key; applying a hash function to the key to generate an incoming hashcode of the key; encoding a key type into the incoming hashcode to generate a first hashcode; and storing the first hashcode. A particular method includes encoding the key type into at least one bit of a bucket index portion of the incoming hashcode.10-29-2009
20090271365METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF GENERATING 3D USER INTERFACE FOR PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT - One embodiment of the application provides a method of generating a 3D user interface (UI) in a controller for an appliance in a physical environment. The method includes: abstracting the appliance to obtain to a appliance functionality description having variables of the appliance, operations of the state variables, and relationship among the state variables; converting the state variables into corresponding 3D widgets in the controller, wherein the state variable are mapped respectively into the 3D widgets; laying out the 3D widgets to form the 3D UI in the controller; constructing communication objects in the controller from the state variables, the state variables being mapped into the communication objects; and providing interaction between the 3D UI and the appliance by a communication protocol integrated with the appliance.10-29-2009
20090271381Annotations for Electronic Content - Embodiments are described for capturing, displaying, and navigating text annotations in a non-modifiable document. In some embodiments, a determination is made that a text annotation is to be created and a system determines the file position of the selected object. The file position of the selected object can be stored along with the created text annotation in another file or a non-read only portion of a file storing the document. Using the file position, the text annotation may be identified with the selected object without modifying the non-modifiable document. In some embodiments, once a text annotation is displayed a user may easily navigate among the captured annotations.10-29-2009
20090271380SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS TO BE PERFORMED FOR DATA ITEMS AND RECORDS USING DATA OBTAINED FROM ASSOCIATED VOICE FILES - A method and system are provided for using the contents of voice files as a basis for enabling search and other selection operations for data items that are associated with those voice files. Voice files may be received having associations with other data items, such as images or records. A corresponding text file is generated for each of the one or more voice files using programmatic means, such as a speech-to-text application. Each text file is provided an association with a data item based on the association of the voice file that served as the basis of its creation. Each text file is then made available for the performance of search and selection operations that result in the identification of associated data items.10-29-2009
20090271379Relational database management system (RDBMS) employing a relational datastore and a multi-dimensional database (MDDB) for serving query statements from client machines - A relational database management system (RDBMS) for servicing query statements from one or more client machines, using a relational data store and a multi-dimensional database (MDDB). The RDBMS includes a query interface which is adapted to receive query statements from the client machines, and to generate one or more query requests. The RDBMS includes a query handling mechanism which receives each request from the query interface, extracts a set of dimensions associated with the request, uses the dimensions to retrieve aggregated fact data from the MDDB, and forwards retrieved aggregated fact data to the query processing mechanism for subsequent processing. When the query processing mechanism of the RDBMS determines that servicing one or more query requests requires data stored in the relational tables, then the query handling mechanism automatically routes the requests to the relational data tables, so that data can be accessed from the relational tables and forwarded to the query processing mechanism for use in servicing the requests, in a manner transparent to the client machine. When the query processing mechanism determines that servicing one or more query requests requires aggregated data from the MDDB, then the query handling mechanism automatically routes the requests to the MDDB, so that data can be accessed from the MDDB and forwarded to the query processing mechanism for use in servicing the requests, in a manner transparent to the client machine.10-29-2009
20090271378POINT TO MULTI-POINT MEDICAL COMMUNICATION MATRIX - A method including at least one processor coupled to a computing device and linked to a plurality of databases on which records are stored for contacting a medical professional by a user of the computing device comprises the steps of: activating a service software program by operating an icon on the computing device to perform a function of locating a medical professional; searching for the medical professional; and providing video consults by telemedicine by establishing communication between said medical professional and said user of the computing device upon locating said medical professional.10-29-2009
20090271377SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDICAL EPISODE RECREATION - A system for recreating point-in-time medical episodes is provided. The system can comprise one or more electronic data processors and a network interface connected with the one or more electronic data processors for communicatively linking the one or more processors with a plurality of databases containing patient data corresponding to a particular patient. The system can also include an episode recreation module configured to execute on the more or more processors in order to integrate the patient data by correlating the patient data to a particular point-in-time.10-29-2009
20090271376SEARCH DEVICE AND SEARCH PROGRAM - Where destination candidates that are selected by a search are arranged in a specified display order, the candidates are divided into two subgroups, based on a median value, and a first destination candidate, a median destination candidate, and a last destination candidate are displayed. Where a desired candidate is included among the three displayed candidates, a user chooses the desired candidate. Where the desired candidate is not displayed, the user selects one of a first subgroup button and a second subgroup button to display the destination candidates in the subgroups before and after the median value, respectively. If two-hundred-fifty-three candidates are displayed in a sequential list in five candidate display spaces, a maximum of fifty operations are required to view all of the candidates. In contrast, the divided display arranges the two-hundred-fifty-three candidates into six levels, so the desired candidate can be selected in a maximum of six operations.10-29-2009
20090271375Combination treatment selection methods and systems - Methods, computer program products, and systems are described that include accepting at least one attribute of at least one individual, querying at least one database at least partly based on the at least one attribute, selecting from the at least one database at least one prescription medication and at least one artificial sensory experience to address the at least one attribute of at least one individual, and/or presenting an indication of the at least one prescription medication and the at least one artificial sensory experience at least partly based on the selecting from the at least one database at least one prescription medication and at least one artificial sensory experience to address the at least one attribute of at least one individual10-29-2009
20090271374SOCIAL NETWORK POWERED QUERY REFINEMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS - Embodiments of the present invention enhance the search experience of a user by looking at the search history of one or more buddies to provide search enhancements to the user. Examples of search enhancements include an annotation or graphic adjacent to a search result indicating the search result has been visited by one of the user's buddies. In another embodiment, the relevance score assigned to a search result is increased if the search result has been visited by a buddy. In another aspect, alternative queries from the buddies' search history may be suggested to the user during the search session.10-29-2009
20090271373EMAIL RATING SYSTEM AND METHOD - What is disclosed is a novel email rating system and method which enables a user to rate an email based on characteristics selectable from several categories. Cumulative global email ratings for senders given by other receivers are stored in a centralized database accessible over a network. Cumulative local email ratings given by the receiver are also stored. Such information is retrieved, formatted, and displayed on the email for the email receiver at the time the sender's email is opened. Various other options and settings are also displayed. Ratings given the email sender are added to a data record associated with the sender and stored in a database. The sender is optionally provided with the receiver's rating. Additional features are also disclosed.10-29-2009
20090271372SERVICE PROVIDER FRAMEWORK - Providing a dynamic data translation service in a framework that encapsulates other valuable service functions is disclosed. An information technology infrastructure operates in different environments, uses different formats and accesses complex and frequently changing data schemas. The service provider framework provides core computing process automation and dynamic data translation functionality in an encapsulated service that shields requesting systems from data schemas that are often both complex and prone to frequent changes.10-29-2009
20090271371SEARCH CUSTOMIZATION BY GEO-LOCATED PROXY OF USER SEGMENT - A system and method of data processing receives a query at a server computer system. The system and method utilizes the query to extract a search result from a data source. The system and method associates the search result with a geographically distributed population. The system and method associates a demographic criteria with the geographically distributed population and processes the search result to create an output data set based on the demographic criteria. The system and method transmits the output data set from the server computer system to the client computer system.10-29-2009
20090271370DISCOVERY OF FRIENDS USING SOCIAL NETWORK GRAPH PROPERTIES - Embodiments are directed towards providing a list of potential friends to a user based on an analysis of friends' contact lists. The user may provide a subset of friends within a contact list for analysis, along with a degree of separation over which to perform the analysis, and/or a minimum threshold number of occurrences for identifying a candidate friend. The subset of friends' contact lists may then be recursively traversed and merged, where common friends may be identified as members of a candidate set for suggesting friends to the user. In one embodiment, the candidate members may be retained within the candidate set if there is a commonality between the friends and the candidate that exceeds the minimum threshold. The candidate list may also be rank order using various approaches, including a weighted energy diffusion model based in part on a number of communications between the candidates.10-29-2009
20090271369COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM OF VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF EXTERNAL SOURCE DATA IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT - An external source data provider provides separable lists of external data in a virtual environment. The external source data provider and method particularly represent a query for external data in the virtual environment. The query is executed against external sources resulting in a plurality of items collectively forming search results. An output module displays the search results as a stream of discrete objects emanating from the representation of the search query in the virtual environment. Each object corresponds to or otherwise represents a respective search result item and operates as an individual data element Any user may persist, manipulate, share, annotate and modify one or more of the objects corresponding to the external data (i.e., respective search result item). Displayed objects that are left untouched by users disappear from display after a predefined period of time.10-29-2009
20090271368SEARCH QUERY SCORING AND POPULARITY MONITORING AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREFOR - A method of indicating the popularity of the subject of a search query comprising receiving a search query from a user, the search query being received by a search server; determining whether the search query is likely to be related to a particular thing; obtaining popularity information for the particular thing; and, transmitting an indicator of the popularity information to a user computer for display. Some embodiments may also include targeted information about the search query subject, including a map showing the search query subject's location, the location of similar things in the same region as the search query subject, one or more advertisements, and the like. The targeted information and/or the popularity information indicator may be displayed with, or separate from search results associated with the search query.10-29-2009
20090271367PRODUCT LINE EXTRACTION - Methods, systems and computer readable media for extracting product lines from a plurality of product titles are provided. In one embodiment, the plurality of product titles are broken into tokens. Association rules are calculated for individual tokens and pairs of tokens. Brand specific terms and product class specific terms within the product titles are identified. In one embodiment, a token tree is used to identify product lines within the list of product titles using the association rules, the brand specific terms, and the product class specific terms.10-29-2009
20090070294Social Networking Site Including Conversation Thread Viewing Functionality - A social network site with enhanced user interaction functionality. In one implementation, a method includes maintaining, in a data store, conversation messages corresponding to one or more conversation threads, wherein each conversation message includes temporal information, wherein the conversation threads are associated with two or more users; responsive to a request for a personal page associated with a first user, identifying the conversation threads associated with the first user; sorting, based on corresponding temporal information, conversation messages of the identified conversation threads; and displaying, in a sorted order, the conversation messages of the identified conversation threads, wherein at least one of the displayed conversation messages of a first conversation thread was entered in connection with the personal page of the first user, and at least a second conversation message of the first conversation thread was entered in connection with a personal page of a second user.03-12-2009
20090063424GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM - Provided is a geographic information system using map data including configuration data provided with time information and attribute data corresponding to an attribute of an object contained in the map data, including an information import module for receiving an input of a geographic area of an object to be retrieved and a search key; a map retrieval module for extracting configuration data, for which the input geographic area of the object to be retrieved and an area represented by the configuration data at least partially overlap each other, from the map data; a correlation module for correlating the configuration data with the attribute data identical with the input search key, for which the area represented by the extracted configuration data overlaps the positional information, according to each of the time information provided to the configuration data and to the attribute data; and an output module for outputting the correlated data.03-05-2009
20090030880Model-Based Analysis - A system for model analysis, the system including means for accessing a model stored on a computer-readable physical medium, the model having a plurality of classes and associations between the classes, and a model analyzer implemented as computer program embodied on a computer-readable physical medium, the model analyzer configured to query each class in the model that has an association with a class of any instance in a set of source instances, thereby identifying a set of target instances that are associated with any of the source instances.01-29-2009
20090030879METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING MULTI-LEVEL PROGRAM GUIDE CATEGORY SEARCHES - A method and system for performing multi-level searches includes a user device and a display associated with the user device. A guide system receives a content provider category for a first content and receives a global guide category different than the content provider category for the first content. A communication network communicates the global guide category and the provider category to the user device. The user device performs a global search and displays on the display the first content in response to the global guide category and displays on the display a provider homepage with the first content displayed under the content provider category.01-29-2009
20090030885METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ON-DEMAND AND SCHEDULED SERVICES RELATING TO TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION - A system and a method for providing a user with an ability to manage an on-demand or scheduled service, the system including a mobile communicator configured to receive instructions from the user and to send user data; and a facilitator configured to receive the user data and to retrieve options data based on the user data, wherein the facilitator is further configured to: filter the options data based on an identification data, provide associated costs and relevant information for the filtered options data, and send the filtered options data and the associated costs to the mobile communicator.01-29-2009
20090030883Techniques for Extending User-Defined Indexes with Auxiliary Properties - In one embodiment, a database server registers one or more functions included in a user-defined index that includes one or more auxiliary properties. The one or more functions are operable to generate index entries of the user-defined index for the one or more auxiliary properties. The one or more auxiliary properties are different than, and in addition to, a primary property of the user-defined index that provides for evaluating a query operator. The database server receives a first statement that defines the user-defined index, where the first statement includes one or more parameters that define the one or more auxiliary properties. The database server invokes the one or more functions in response to the first statement, where the one or more functions when invoked generate and store the index entries of the user-defined index according to the one or more parameters that define the one or more auxiliary properties.01-29-2009
20090030878SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING USER-SPECIFIC DIRECTORY - A system and method for generating user-centric directories including analyzing a plurality of relationships of a user. A contact directory for the user is defined based upon the plurality of relationships of the user.01-29-2009
20090030881Data Handling - Automatic publishing and retrieval in a networked community of computers based on a Small World Adaptive Network (SWAN) type of network. Each computer installs a program which automatically scans data items in its computer's environment to find unique IDs in accordance with UID templates. For each data item found containing a UID, a data record is created comprising the UID associated with the network address of the data item. If permitted by a ruleset, that data record is published to the network by creating a node having the (hashed) UID as its identity or by adding the network address of that data item to common ID lists of existing nodes having that same UID identity. A search request in respect of a UID will find a node and obtain all the network addresses in its list, enabling the requester to send retrieval requests for each corresponding data item.01-29-2009
20090030877THREE-PHASE SINGLE-PASS EFFICIENT PROCESSING OF XQUERY UPDATE - A system and method is provided for processing XQuery Updates on an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document. The XQuery Updates are processed in three phases. The first phase includes creating a pending update list (PUL) including all update operations to be performed on nodes in a fragment of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) document. The second phase includes sorting the PUL. The third phase includes applying the sorted PUL to each node in the XML fragment during a single traversal of the XML fragment.01-29-2009
20090259633Universal Lookup of Video-Related Data - A universal video-related lookup system and method receives a request for information associated with specific video content from a requesting device. The system and method identify a first video content identifier associated with the specific video content and retrieves first metadata associated with the specific video content based on the first video content identifier. Next, the system and method translate the first video content identifier into a second video content identifier associated with the specific video content and retrieves second metadata based on the second video content identifier. The first metadata and the second metadata are then provided to the requesting device.10-15-2009
20090248624FUNCTIONAL UPDATES FOR TREE PROCESSING - An API for functionally updates to data represented in trees, such as XML trees, is provided. Functional updates can be implemented using an update combinator to search for matching nodes and apply an indicated function to those matching nodes. This API can be used in non-functional languages, such as procedural languages or scripting languages. Updates are performed without side effects since a shallow clone is created for at least a portion of a tree. Nodes of the tree can be streamed into memory so that only a portion of a large tree is present in memory at any time. Artificial intelligence can be used by the API to optimize performance under the circumstances, such as optimizing based on node type that is to be updated.10-01-2009
20090037373Method and System for Management and Publication of Media Assets in a Distributed Network02-05-2009
20090234822SORTING DATA RECORDS CONTAINED IN A QUERY RESULT - A system and article of manufacture for managing query results and, more particularly, for sorting data records contained in a query result obtained in response to execution of a query against a database. In one embodiment, the data records in the query result are sorted on the basis of related information which is retrieved from a corresponding data source. In another embodiment, the sorting is performed on the basis of a value variance which is determined for each of the data records in the query result. In still another embodiment, the sorting is performed on the basis of a requested value range coverage. In yet another embodiment, the sorting is performed on the basis of suitability scores which are determined with respect to analysis routines which are configured for processing the query result.09-17-2009
20090234821Systems and Methods for Efficient Data Searching, Storage and Reduction - Systems and methods enabling search of a repository for the location of data that is similar to input data, using a defined measure of similarity, in a time that is independent of the size of the repository and linear in a size of the input data, and a space that is proportional to a small fraction of the size of the repository. The similar data segments thus located are further analyzed to determine their common (identical) data sections, regardless of the order and position of the common data sections in the repository and input, and in a time that is linear in the segment size and in constant space.09-17-2009
20090234820IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - An image processing apparatus includes a search unit configured to search for an object, a selection unit configured to select a plurality of objects from among objects searched for by the search unit based on an instruction by a user, a creation unit configured to create a new document using the plurality of objects selected by the selection unit, and a storage unit configured to store the plurality of objects used in creating the new document by the creation unit as a group, associated with information about the group. The search unit searches for an object related to an object searched for based on a keyword, using information about the group.09-17-2009
20090234819METADATA ASSIGNING DEVICE, METADATA ASSIGNING METHOD, AND METADATA ASSIGNING PROGRAM - Text data is input with an image to a server. At least one area which belongs to any one of predetermined categories is extracted from the image. Plural keywords belonging to the corresponding category are extracted from the text data. One feature quantity is obtained for the extracted area. A list table of feature quantity in which image feature quantities and keywords in the category are related to each other one by one is referred, and plural of the image feature quantities are retrieved based on the extracted plural keywords. One image feature quantity most similar to the obtained feature quantity is selected from among the plural image feature quantities. The list table of feature quantity is referred, and the keyword related to the selected image feature quantity is obtained. The obtained keyword is selected as metadata.09-17-2009
20090234807SIMULTANEOUS SEARCHING USING MULTIPLE SEARCH ENGINES - A method for facilitating the simultaneous initiation of a search on a plurality of search engines available over a network can be provided. The method can include receiving from a client a request for a web page and sending to the client a first program logic configured for providing an interface. The method can further include receiving from a search parameter for conducting a search on a plurality of search engines. The method can further include generating a data construct, wherein the data construct includes a second program logic configured for sending a separate request to each of the plurality of search engines to conduct a search as defined by the search parameters and further configured for receiving search results from each of the plurality of search engines and displaying the search results in the interface. The method can further include sending the data construct to the client.09-17-2009
20090234806DISPLAYING SEARCH RESULTS USING SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS INFORMATION - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art with respect to data searching. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for displaying search results from a search on a plurality of repositories storing software development data can be provided. The method can include receiving a plurality of search results produced by a search of the plurality of repositories, wherein each search result includes metadata comprising software development process data including a timestamp. The method can further include reading the metadata from each of the plurality of search results and arranging the plurality of search results in chronological order according to the timestamp in the metadata for each search result.09-17-2009
20090234804USING EXTENSION METHODS TO EXTEND COM OBJECTS - When objects are called by a program written in a strongly-typed language using an interface written in a loosely-typed manner, incompatibilities between the programming languages can cause problems. Extension methods can simplify the interface between objects in an object model and a program written in a strongly-typed programming language by providing method overloads that accept strongly-typed parameters. Extension methods are provided that use method overloads that accept strongly-typed parameters, improving type safety by allowing the compiler to enforce type safety rather than relying on type checking at runtime. Nullable types and object initialization may be used to provide strongly-typed optional parameters. Extension methods can be used to support parameterized properties and to support class indexers, enabling query of collections of in-memory objects.09-17-2009
20090055358EFFICIENT PROCESSING OF MAPPED BOOLEAN QUERIES VIA GENERATIVE INDEXING - A computer assisted method of searching at least one corpus of information based on at least one query. The method includes creating a generative index based on the corpus and a mapping of terms of the query to terms of the corpus. The method also includes searching the generative index and the corpus with the query to create a result comprising a portion of the corpus, wherein the result satisfies the query.02-26-2009
20090049018Temporal Document Sorter and Method Using Semantic Decoding and Prediction - Electronic documents are classified and compared according to their temporal qualities. The content of a document relating to an event is analyzed to identify temporal components, including semantic counterparts. These components can be compared with corresponding counterparts in other documents to identify a relative temporal order, and/or to generate predictions of future news stories. The invention can be used in environments such as automated news aggregators, search engines, and other electronic systems which compile information having temporal qualities.02-19-2009
20090024590USER CONTRIBUTED KNOWLEDGE DATABASE - A large open database of information has entries for commonly understood data, such as people, places and objects, which are referred to as topics. The database has a type system and contains attributes and relationships between topics. The invention also comprises a powerful query language and an open API to access the data and a website where contributors can update the data or add new topics and relationships. The elements of the invention comprise a scalable graph database, a dynamic user contributed schema representation, a tree-based object/property query language, a series of new Web service APIs, and set of AJAX dynamic HTML technologies.01-22-2009
20090019010Document Search Device, Imaging Forming Apparatus, and Document Search System - A search device is provided that extracts and stores field data from document data and displays a search result in a two-dimensional coordinate system whose axes are freely chosen by a user. The search device has a data input unit for inputting input data to the search device, a field extraction unit for extracting field data from the input data, a data storage unit for storing the field data and the input data associated with the field data, a search word input unit for inputting a search word, a search processing unit for searching the field data in the data storage unit based on the inputted search word and for retrieving the input data associated with the found field data, and a display unit for displaying an icon, representing the input data found by the search processing unit, at a position in a coordinate system.01-15-2009
20090187547Comprehension of Digitally Encoded Texts - Methods, computer program products and systems for facilitating computer-assisted user comprehension of digitally encoded texts. In one embodiment of the present invention, the user is provided with the ability to perform multiple searches with different dictionaries or search engines, according to the user's needs. The user has the option of marking the words (or sentences) with several different symbols or colors or text highlighting and associating each of these marking to a specific dictionary or search engine. Searches of each of the selected text portions is performed within the associated dictionary databases, and the user is provided with the results of the searches for facilitating comprehension of the text.07-23-2009
20080235195DYNAMIC DATABASE ACCESS VIA STANDARD QUERY LANGUAGE AND ABSTRACTION TECHNOLOGY - Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that allow saved abstract queries to be referenced from within query statements constructed using standard query languages, such as Structured Query Language (SQL), are provided.09-25-2008
20090248639CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT METHOD - A content management system includes a content acquisition device that acquires content; and a management device. The content acquisition device performs the following operations including: transmitting the content; receiving a content ID for identifying the content and a plurality of keyword candidates associated with the content; displaying the keyword candidates; and transmitting a keyword candidate designated from among the displayed keyword candidates with the content ID. The management device performs the following operations including: receiving the content; generating the plurality of keyword candidates based on the content; associating the content with the generated keyword candidates, and generating the content ID for identifying the content; transmitting the content ID and the generated keyword candidates; receiving the designated keyword candidate and the content ID; and registering the designated keyword candidate as a search keyword in the search database in association with content identified by the received content ID.10-01-2009
20090083221System and Method for Estimating and Storing Skills for Reuse - A system and method that automatically estimates and chronicles the skills of an individual creating a database of skills that are dynamically updated, and enables the search and viewing of skills along multiple dimensions and at the desired level of detail. The system also provides the playback or reuse of skills such that best practices may be implemented manually or automatically to resolve current problems, and facilitate training and transitioning of resources in order to effectively optimize workforce management. Further, the system automatically reallocates or makes suggestions for the reallocation of resources to meet service level agreement requirements.03-26-2009
20080313141Determining Intellectual Property Ownership Based on Non-Ownership Information - A computer system may be configured with software that performs an automated process for identifying intellectual property likely to be owned by a specified entity. The process may include receiving information indicative of the identity of the specified entity. The process may include searching intellectual property ownership data for explicitly-owned intellectual property that is owned by the specified entity. The intellectual property ownership data may be indicative of the identity of intellectual property owned by various entities. The process may include identifying characteristics of the explicitly-owned intellectual property, other than the identity of the specified entity. The process may include searching intellectual property characteristics data for implicitly-owned intellectual property that is implicitly owned by the specified entity by searching the intellectual property characteristics data for intellectual property having one or more of the characteristics of the explicitly-owned intellectual property, other than the identity of the specified entity. The intellectual property characteristics data may be indicative of characteristics of various intellectual property. The process may include generating a report identifying the implicitly owed intellectual property.12-18-2008
20080294611HIERARCHICAL STORAGE MANAGEMENT USING DYNAMIC TABLES OF CONTENTS AND SETS OF TABLES OF CONTENTS - A system, apparatus, and process creates a table of contents (TOC), including one or more table of contents (TOC) entries, to manage data in a hierarchical storage management system. Each TOC entry contains metadata describing the contents and attributes of a data object within an image, which is an aggregation of multiple data objects into a single object for storage management purposes. The TOC is stored in a storage hierarchy, such as magnetic disk, for fast access of and efficient operation on the aggregated TOC entries. The system, apparatus, and process also provide for aggregating the TOC entries from one or more TOCs into a TOC set in the storage management server database. The TOC set may be manipulated and queried in order to find a particular data object or image referenced by a TOC entry. The TOC entries, TOCs, and TOC sets may be dynamically managed by the hierarchical data storage management system through implementation of a set of policy management constructs that define appropriate creation, retention, and movement of the objects within the database and storage hierarchy.11-27-2008
20080294609CANONICALIZATION OF TERMS IN A KEYWORD-BASED PRESENTATION SYSTEM - A presentation system accepts presentations or references to presentations from prospective presenters. Some or all of the presentations or references are stored in a database and referenced by keywords such that presentations to be presented in response to particular searches can be identified. A presentation manager handles accepting bids and settling terms between prospective presenters. The results of such processes might be stored in a presentation details database. A presentation server handles retrieving presentations from the presentation details database for presentation to users along with requests such as search results. Both the presentation manager and the presentation server can operate on a keywords-basis, wherein presentation terms specify keywords to be associated with particular presentations and the presentation server serves particular presentations based on keywords in a search query for which the presentations are to be returned. The association of keywords can be done using canonicalization so that, under certain conditions, different keywords are treated as the same keyword. Canonicalizations might include plural/singular forms, gender forms, stem word forms, suffix forms, prefix forms, typographical error forms, word order, pattern ignoring, acronyms, stop word elimination, etc. Conditions might include aspects of the search query state, such as the user's demographics, the page from which the search query was initiated, etc.11-27-2008
20080294605METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OFFLINE INDEXING OF CONTENT AND CLASSIFYING STORED DATA - A method and system for creating an index of content without interfering with the source of the content includes an offline content indexing system that creates an index of content from an offline copy of data. The system may associate additional properties or tags with data that are not part of traditional indexing of content, such as the time the content was last available or user attributes associated with the content. Users can search the created index to locate content that is no longer available or based on the associate attributes.11-27-2008
20080294604XQUERY JOIN PREDICATE SELECTIVITY ESTIMATION - A method for estimating a selectivity of a join predicate in an XQuery expression is provided. The method provides for determining a first sequence size of a first sequence in the join predicate, determining a second sequence size of a second sequence in the join predicate, determining a type of comparison operator used between the first sequence and the second sequence, estimating the selectivity of the join predicate based on the first sequence size, the second sequence size, and the type of comparison operator used, selecting an execution plan for the XQuery expression based on the selectivity of the join predicate estimated, and executing the XQuery expression using the execution plan selected.11-27-2008
20080294603Providing Profile Information to Partner Content Providers - In some implementations, a computer-implemented method includes receiving a search query, at an information provider, from a mobile device; generating a plurality of search results that are responsive to the search query and directed to corresponding content providers that are external to the information provider; identifying one or more search results from the plurality of search results that are directed to partners of the information provider; and providing, to the mobile device, the plurality of search results, wherein the one or more search results directed to partners of the information provider include location information that is stored in a profile maintained by the information provider and associated with the mobile device, wherein the location information is passed to the corresponding partners upon selection of the one or more search results.11-27-2008
20080294600Searching for a Directory in a File System - Methods, apparatus, and products for searching for a directory in a file system are disclosed that include selecting, by a word selection module for inclusion in a word list, a word of text whose frequency of occurrence meets a predefined criterion; inserting, by the word selection module into the word list, the selected word; inserting, by an indexing module into a search index, the selected word in association with the directory name; receiving, by a search module from a user, a search request that includes the selected word; and returning, by the search module to the user in dependence upon the search request and the search index, a search result that includes the directory name. The directory is characterized by a directory name and includes computer storage resources, the computer storage resources including words of text, each word of text characterized by a frequency of occurrence among the computer storage resources.11-27-2008
20080294599APPARATUS AND METHOD OF SEMANTIC TUPLESPACE SYSTEM - A tuple matching method and system includes conducting a plurality of types of matching techniques. The system and method conducts both semantic tuple matching and correlation tuple matching.11-27-2008
20080294610DETERMINING VERACITY OF DATA IN A REPOSITORY USING A SEMANTIC NETWORK - A mechanism for determining the veracity of data in a repository. Responsive to receiving a search query from a user, a semantic network is created from the documents in the repository. A determination is made as to whether data from a first document in the semantic network conflicts with data from a second document in the semantic network. If a conflict exists, a determination is made as to whether the data from the first document is obsolete in comparison to data from the second document. If the data from the first document is obsolete in comparison to data from the second document, a portion of the first document corresponding to the obsolete data is automatically annotating with the data from the second document to form an annotated first document. A search result list is then provided to the user comprising the second document and the annotated first document.11-27-2008
20080288466USER SELECTABLE DATA ATTRIBUTES FOR AUTOMATED ELECTRONIC SEARCH, IDENTIFICATION AND PUBLICATION OF RELEVANT DATA FROM ELECTRONIC DATA RECORDS AT MULTIPLE DATA SOURCES - Systems, methods and computer program products that allow Subscribers to electronically obtain data of interest from participating Publishers using a computer network which employ an Administrative Server configured to allow Subscribers to electronically define, select and/or request an electronic topic data request with data elements of interest from a plurality of Publishers having non-public respective electronic repositories of source data using a web portal and a computer network.11-20-2008
20080222109TIME-SERIES PATTERN FINDING APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM - A time-series pattern finding apparatus, includes decomposing unit decomposing a condition, which indicates a condition of time-series relationship between first elements each defined as including first events each including an attribute and an attribute value of the attribute, into a partial condition, determining unit determining whether the partial condition holds for each potential events, each potential characteristic event sets, and each potential time-series patterns, calculating unit calculating frequency of occurrence in the time-series data items only for fourth events in the potential events, first sets in the potential characteristic event sets, and first patterns in the potential time-series patterns, which satisfy the partial condition, and extracting unit extracting a potential event, a potential event set and a potential time-series pattern from the fourth events, the first sets and the first patterns, respectively, based on the frequency of occurrence not less than a threshold value, as a time-series pattern.09-11-2008
20090299968METHODS AND APPARATUS TO SAVE SEARCH DATA - Methods and apparatus to save search data are described. An example method for use in media presentation system includes receiving one or more characters to form a search string to be used in a first type of search; converting the search string to one or more keywords to be used in a second type of search; and storing the one or more keywords in a collection of keyword search data to enable a selection of stored keyword search data to perform a search of the second type.12-03-2009
20100017377FINITE-STATE MACHINE AUGMENTED FOR MULTIPLE EVALUATIONS OF TEXT - A process performs multiple evaluations of text simultaneously. There are multiple counters, each with pattern-amount pairs. The pattern-amount pairs are accumulated into a single finite-state machine, with each state having a list of (counter, value) pairs instead of a single value. While the finite-state machine is applied to text, a score for each counter is accumulated by summing values for the counter from value lists of visited states. With one state transition per character, evaluating text using one finite-state machine for multiple counters is more efficient than using separate finite-state machines for counters or patterns.01-21-2010
20100036810AUTOMATED TOPOLOGY-BASED STATISTICS MONITORING AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS - A computer is programmed to parse a network that interconnects databases in a distributed database system, into a number of paths, wherein each path starts in a source database that is a source of changes and ends in a destination database that uses the changes to replicate the source database. The computer identifies databases that occur within each path in the network, and queries the identified databases to obtain statistics for each path. Statistics along each path are analyzed automatically, to identify a component in each path as a candidate for further investigation. The identified component may be marked as a bottleneck e.g. if there are no other paths connected to it. Alternatively the identified component may be a source of changes for another path that has a bottleneck or that has another candidate for further investigation. The identified bottleneck is displayed to the user with recommendations for improvement.02-11-2010
20100010971METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR VISUAL NETWORK SEARCHING - An embodiment provides for conducting searches on a network. A search request is signaled over the network to a search engine. A search result is received that identifies a plurality of network addresses. Multiple pages are automatically rendered, each page being located by a corresponding network addresses in the search result.01-14-2010
20090125482SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FILTERING RULES FOR MANIPULATING SEARCH RESULTS IN A HIERARCHICAL SEARCH AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM - A method is disclosed for modifying the results of a search performed in a collection of items by a search and navigation system. The method includes receiving a query from a user interface and determining a navigation state, defined by expressions of attribute-value pairs, based on the received query. The user interface accepts both selecting and deselecting of any of the attribute-value pairs in an expression corresponding to a navigation state to obtain an expression corresponding to a different navigation state, and each selection and deselection forms a new query. The method further includes retrieving, from the collection, items associated with the navigation state to form a set of unmodified search results, the set of unmodified search results having an arrangement for presentation to the user. A rule filter that includes a metadata expression is applied to a set of rules, each rule having a trigger, an action, and metadata. The application of the rule filter to the set of rules includes evaluating the metadata expression of the rule filter based on the metadata of each rule and passing rules for which the metadata expression of the rule filter evaluates as logical true. The trigger of each rule passed by the rule filter is evaluated, and the action of each rule for which the trigger of the rule evaluates as logical true is executed to modify the unmodified search results to form modified search results.05-14-2009
20090132496System And Method For Technique Document Analysis, And Patent Analysis System - Disclosed is a system and method for technical document analysis. The system comprises an internal database and a technical document analysis module. The technical document analysis module links with at least an original database, and may fetch the original data from the original database and analyzes the original data. The partial data of the original data with regularity and preliminary index act as primary identifiers. According to the relationship between the other part of the original data and the primary identifiers, the original data are converted into a plurality of sub-data. After being compared with the contents of the relationship database, the whole sub-data may be stored in the relationship database or only their renew portion may be stored in the internal database.05-21-2009
20090138437CONVERTING SPARQL QUERIES TO SQL QUERIES - RDF store database designs and efficient techniques for converting SPARQL queries to SQL queries are described that provide faster triplet access, and which can reduce the computational overhead and cost associated with storing large volumes of RDF metadata. In various embodiments RDF data can be stored in de-normalized tables tailored to provide efficient query and storage performance. The provided query conversion techniques provide reliable and efficient query performance.05-28-2009
20090150360A Directory System and Method of Searching Information - A method of executing an operation in a directory information system, includes performing a first operation within a directory information system in accordance with a predetermined procedure, where the first operation comprising a search for one or more of a plurality of directory objects. The plurality of directory objects are stored in a computer-readable medium that has a directory information structure. In one particular embodiment, the search generates one or more first results. The method also includes performing a second operation within the directory information system in accordance with the predetermined procedure. The second operation uses at least a portion of the one or more first results generated by the search for the one or more of the plurality of objects. In this embodiment, the second operation generates one more second results. The method further includes returning the one or more second results based at least in part on the second operation.06-11-2009
20090006330Business Application Search - A method of searching data on a computer system includes accepting a search query, searching multiple applications on the computer system for data related to the search query wherein the data can be in a variety of formats and displaying search results wherein the search results comprise data related to the search query.01-01-2009
20090150344Collaborative Program Development Method and System - A method, apparatus and program product facilitate the collaborative development of an algorithm by, in part, displaying an algorithm associated with a performance attribute, and receiving user input relating to the algorithm from a plurality of networked users. The performance attribute of the algorithm may be automatically modified based on the user input. The modified performance attribute may be displayed to the plurality of networked users. A query may be received from a user interested in the algorithm. In response to the user query, the algorithm may be located from among a plurality of algorithms. For instance, the algorithm may be located from among the plurality of algorithms by matching the performance attribute to a criterion of the user query. Alternatively or additionally, the algorithm may be located by matching the performance attribute to a profile of the user submitting the user query. Also in response to the user query, a second algorithm and/or performance attribute related to the algorithm, or another, may be displayed.06-11-2009
20090112827SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMPLOYING SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR INFORMATION DISCOVERY - Systems and methods are provided that enable searches of social networks by acting as a “compass” that assists users in navigating the social network. Individual user participation is not required in response to queries from other users. The systems and methods offer navigational assistance or information as opposed to a traditional search which returns requested information, thus currently acceptable social mechanisms for arbitrating trust can be exploited. As a result, users do not make their personal information publicly searchable, while at the same time, they are protected from potential misrepresentations of facts.04-30-2009
20080294607SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD TO PROVIDE TARGETED CONTENT TO USERS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS - A system, apparatus, and method for providing targeted content to users of a social network. The system, apparatus, and method may be used to provide advertisements, promotions, and other relevant content to a user of a social network based on analysis of the user's preferences, interests, and tastes as expressed in data contained in the user's social network. Additional targeted-content may be selected and provided to a user based on the preferences, interests, and tastes of a user's friends within the social network.11-27-2008
20080243790Software method for data storage and retrieval - This invention discloses a novel method for storing data in virtual multidimensional blocks and accessing and retrieving desired information from these blocks. Specific items of data whose characteristics fall within the range of a specified block are stored within that block. Blocks with smaller ranges are nested within larger blocks with the same characteristics. This invention's search method involves checking the specific range of a search query against the largest relevant block range, and then successively checking smaller and smaller range blocks that contain the desired data. This method provides greater speed and accuracy than conventional database linear storage and record by record search methods.10-02-2008
20090313223DATA RETRIEVAL - To facilitate obtaining up-to-date data over a slow connection, reference search results are stored on a requesting side and on a responding side, and only changes to reference searches are transmitted. To achieve this, the requesting side indicates in a data request an applicable reference search or reference searches to be used, and the responding side retrieves up-to-date data, compares it with search results of corresponding applicable reference search(es) and sends only changes to the requesting side.12-17-2009
20080270363CLUSTER PROCESSING OF A CORE INFORMATION MATRIX - Systems and methods are presented that may involve storing a core information matrix in a partition within a partitioned database, wherein the partition is associated with a data characteristic. It may also involve associating a master processing node with a plurality of slave nodes, wherein each of the plurality of slave nodes is associated with a partition of the partitioned database. It may also involve submitting a query to the master processing node, wherein the query relates to a projection. It may also involve assigning analytic processing to at least one of the plurality of slave nodes by the master processing node, wherein the assignment is based at least in part on the partition association. It may also involve processing the projection-related query by the assigned slave node, wherein the analysis produces a partial projection result at the assigned slave node.10-30-2008
20090043735Reuse of Business Logic of Reports - An InfoSet API calls a query, the call defining selections for data retrieval. These selections are passed by the query to a report, which obtains data responsive to the selections via a data source. The obtained data is persisted in a global memory which allows such data to be accessed in multiple sessions. The persisted data is retrieved from the global memory by the query which in turns provides such data in response to the InfoSet API call. Techniques for automatically creating aspects of Infosets are also described as well as other related techniques, apparatus, systems, and articles.02-12-2009
20090164428SELF-LEARNING DATA LENSES - A semantic conversion system (06-25-2009
20090125487CONTENT BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND METHOD OF USE - The present invention relates to a method and system for searching a target image in a data repository. A user may search a collection of images and retrieve images based upon the image content of a target or query image. The system may apply a combination of pre-processing techniques and image search techniques to provide matches for the target or query image.05-14-2009
20090089246SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HISTORY CLUSTERING - The present invention is directed towards systems, methods and computer program products for clustering a plurality of user history items. According to one embodiment, a method of clustering a plurality of user history items comprises storing a plurality of history items corresponding to a plurality of user search queries and a plurality of user selected items, as well as clustering the history items according to a time-based clustering algorithm and clustering the history items according to a subject matter based clustering algorithm. The clustered history items are displayed on a display device to a user.04-02-2009
20090299979PRODUCT LIFECYCLE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM USING UBIQUITOUS TECHNOLOGY - A product lifecycle information management system using ubiquitous technology is provided. The system includes a service manager that comprises a service repository for registering a service using product information in a product lifecycle and multiple interface agents (IAs) for providing an interface for the service registered in the service repository. The system further includes multiple neighboring units that are connected to the service manager in order to register the service in the service manager and provide the service or that use the service registered in the service manager. The neighboring units include an integrated data storage for storing an integrated product lifecycle data model and ontology data, a Device to Ubiquitous (D2U) interface unit for providing an interface with a ubiquitous apparatus, and an external system interface unit for providing interfaces with a user terminal and an external application system.12-03-2009
20090282005SIP NETWORK-BASED CONTENT SHARING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A content sharing method and system are provided such that a first client stores a content in one of its local storage and a content server and a second client requests from an information server one of a query and subscription of the content and downloads the content from the respective one of the local storage of the first client and the content server with reference to the respective one of the query and subscription result sent by the information server. In the content sharing method a first client stores a content in a content server or a local storage and assigns a content IDentifier (ID) to the content, creates a content list having content items each identified by a unique content ID, and registers the content list and an access rule with an information server, and the information server sends, when a second client requests one of a query and a subscription of the content, a respective one of a query result and a subscription result to the second client in consideration of a second client's access right specified in the access rule.11-12-2009
20090043742METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OFF-LOADING USER QUERIES TO A TASK MANAGER - A system and computer program product that off-loads the processing associated with responding to user status requests for software task execution queues or for queued software tasks that are managed by a software task manager. A software task manager is periodically queried for status and the results of that periodic query are stored in a file. User queries for the status of the software task manager are handled by a separate process on a separate computing node. Queries submitted by users for the status of queues or queued software tasks managed by the software task manager are satisfied by retrieving the status data that are stored in the file. Alternative embodiments distribute copies of the file to several computing nodes to further alleviate the processing bottleneck caused by responding to frequent task manager status queries from many users.02-12-2009
20090299978SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR KEYWORD AND DYNAMIC URL SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION - A method implemented on one or more computer processors for search engine optimization may comprise automatically determining a relevancy of the keywords, automatically assigning an inverse document frequency (IDF) value to each keyword designated highly relevant, automatically defining relationships between keywords that are determined both highly user-relevant and highly database-relevant, and automatically ranking each keyword in the selected set based upon factors comprising frequency of appearance of each keyword within items in the database. Also, a method for automatically generating a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) from a previous URL may comprise automatically defining a position of a possible URL parameter in the URL and existence of the possible URL parameter in the URL using a number within the URL representing a position of said possible URL parameter and existence of said possible URL based on the previous URL, and automatically generating the URL containing the number. Web pages with the generated URL may then be automatically generated and optimized for search engines by displaying relevant items from the database and creating a link structure within the web pages according to keyword relationships and keyword relevancy to database items.12-03-2009
20080288458Session Initiation Protocol (Sip) Multicast Management Method - Described are a method and system for obtaining real-time media content over an Internet Protocol network. A proxy server receives a message from a client device requesting that communications be established with a media server for obtaining a stream of media content. The proxy server sends the client device a redirection message in reply to the client device if the requested media content is available from a local replication point. The redirection message instructs the client device to communicate with the local replication point to obtain the stream of media content.11-20-2008
20090171896METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A LINK HIERARCHY - A method and system for generating a link hierarchy is provided. A configuration data is generated. A link hierarchy is generated using the configuration data. A first node is generated in the link hierarchy of instance type. A second node is generated in the link hierarchy of query type. A third node is generated in the link hierarchy of target placeholder type that is instantiable by create. A fourth node is generated in the link hierarchy of target placeholder type instantiable by query. A data object assembly is generated using the link hierarchy.07-02-2009
20080249989Integrating a hosted services system and a search system - Technologies are described herein for integrating a hosted services system and a search system. A query for an entity is received at a search system. If an entry for the entity indicates that an information site does not exist for the entity, a request to create an information site for the entity is transmitted to a hosted services system. When the hosted services system receives the request, the hosted services system utilizes provided information to create a basic information site for the entity. Once the information site has been created, a network address for the information site is returned to the search system. The search system modifies an existing entry or creates a new entry for the entity that includes the provided network address. Modifications to information regarding the entity made at the hosted services system are passed to the search system for use in updating the entry.10-09-2008
20080313160Resource Optimizations in Computing Utilities - Techniques are provided for use in accordance with relates to computing utilities. For example, in one aspect of the invention, a method for use in a computing utility, wherein the computing utility comprises a plurality of application service provider systems and a utility controller, and each application service provider system comprising an application controller, comprises the following steps. An application request to one of the plurality of application service provider systems is obtained. Then, in response to the application request, at least one of: (i) the application controller of the application service provider system to which the application request is directed computes a value of a business metric associated with a resource action; and (ii) the utility controller computes a value of a business metric associated with a resource action.12-18-2008
20080313150Centralized Network Data Search, Sharing and Management System - The Personal Internet Multi-Media Channel Broadcast and Advertising System is designed to provide cell phone or other remote internet users with the ability to access stream media files from a personal computer to a cell phone, or other internet connected device, and is facilitated and enabled by a central server which may establish and route connections between the computers and cell phones. Channels or media content may be created on the personal computer and sent through the central server to be viewed by one or many cell phones, or other internet connected devices.12-18-2008
20080294601Data Relevance Filtering - Data relevance filtering may be provided. First data comprising a plurality of items may be received. Next, relevance information corresponding to the data may be received. The relevance information may comprise a relevance threshold. Then a filter based upon the received relevance information may foe created and the data may be queried using the created liter to create a result. The result may be limited by the relevance threshold and may include a subset of the plurality of ferns included in the data. Next, the result of the data query may be displayed. The result may include a first portion corresponding to the subset of the plurality of items, a second portion indicting a number of items in the plurality of items minus the number of items in the subset of the plurality of items, and a third portion corresponding to negative items within the plurality of items.11-27-2008
20080270361Hierarchical metadata generator for retrieval systems - A computer-implemented method of locating information in a database of electronic documents includes defining fragments of the documents, associating the fragments with the document from which the fragments originated, and associating metadata with the fragments, where the metadata associated with a fragment includes metadata related to one or more topics of the fragment. A query for one or more documents containing information about a topic is received, and a document is located from the database based on a comparison of the query with the metadata associated with a fragment of the document.10-30-2008
20090119253Introduced in Website's Price and other Market Search System - This patent presentation refers to an innovator website's price and other market search system that has the subject matter to allow search prices between supermarkets, pharmacies, gas station and others activities. Moreover it's possible to get details about products, suppliers, qualities, guarantees and prices for consumption ends, characterized by software (05-07-2009
20090157606QUERY BASED RULE OPTIMIZATION THROUGH RULE COMBINATION - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for optimizing the processing of abstract rules included in rule set containers. In one embodiment, a first abstract rule may be identified as having an effect on a second abstract rule of the rule set container. A predicate and an action of the first abstract rule may be used in translating the second abstract rule into an executable rule. The executable rule performs the functionality included in the first and second abstract rules, while only requiring one rule execution in a rule engine. In another embodiment, the first abstract rule may be translated into a rejection query configured to return a rejection set. The second abstract rule may be translated into an executable rule that includes a condition that excludes any records included in the rejection set.06-18-2009
20090070293Nearest-Neighbor Geographic Search - Disclosed herein is a method and apparatus for use in searching a geographic database to retrieve geographic objects one cell from a neighborhood of cells at a time. A cell neighborhood can be defined using a grid of cells and an initial, or center, point. A first neighborhood is identified based on its proximity to the initial search point, and corresponds to a first geographic area defined using the initial point and a distance from the initial search point in a number of directions. In a case that more than one cell neighborhood is used, each subsequent cell neighborhood is defined so that it excludes cells belonging to a previously-searched cell neighborhood. A subsequent neighborhood corresponds to a geographic area that is a distance from the initial point greater than the distance associated with a previously-searched neighborhood.03-12-2009
20100057681Searching for Codes in Texts - Searching for codes hidden in texts, such as the Bible, may involve application of a cipher to the text and then searching the enciphered text for codes.03-04-2010
20100036814PERSONAL MASHUPS - In a first embodiment of the present invention, a method for automated creation of a mashup is provided, the method comprising: receiving data needs of a user; identifying sources of data to satisfy the data needs by comparing the data needs to available data sources; retrieving metadata relating to the identified sources of data from a source metadata store; identifying services to satisfy the data needs by comparing the retrieved metadata to available services; retrieving metadata related to the identified services from a service metadata store; and generating a plan for supplying data from the identified sources of data to the identified services based on the retrieved metadata from the source metadata source and the retrieved metadata from the service metadata source.02-11-2010
20100036811SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE HEALTHCARE INFORMATION COLLECTION - Certain embodiments of the present invention provide methods and systems for mobile, location-based access to healthcare provider information. A mobile healthcare information system includes a healthcare provider module transmitting healthcare provider information within a certain range of the healthcare provider module, the provider information identifying a type and a location of a healthcare provider. The system also includes a user module providing access to available healthcare provider information within a certain range of a location of the user module. The user module receives the healthcare provider information for query and output to a user. The user module is a portable module providing location-based healthcare provider information to the user.02-11-2010
20090024578Delta Operations On A Large Object In A Database - A computer modifies data inside a database large object (LOB) of unknown structure without modifying other data in the remainder of the LOB. Insertion of new data at a specified location in the LOB does not require movement of existing data in the LOB. Instead, the computer is programmed to insert new data at a physical end of the LOB, and modify metadata based on the specified location. Similarly, deletion of existing data from a specified location in the LOB is performed without movement of other data in the LOB, by updating the metadata. The computer uses the metadata when reading from the LOB, so that the new data is automatically read whenever the specified location is accessed. The computer may optionally output a handle that is static, relative to other insertions and deletions, to identify specific data within the LOB, for use in building indexes on the LOB.01-22-2009
20100030750Methods and Apparatus for Performing Multi-Data-Source, Non-ETL Queries and Entity Resolution - The application discloses a new system for performing queries and entity resolution on two or more data sources without having to ETL all the documents, entities, and descriptions of entities. Also disclosed, is a method to perform advanced entity resolution without divulging personally sensitive information to end-users and intermediate systems.02-04-2010
20100010969Method and System for Automatic Detection of Multimedia Settings - Provided is a method for transferring multimedia content from the first device to a second device. The method includes scanning a memory associated with the second device to identify transcoding parameters associated and stored therein. The method also includes transcoding the multimedia content from the first device based upon the identified transcoding parameters.01-14-2010
20090287662DATABASE SYSTEM, METHOD, PROGRAM FOR THE DATABASE SYSTEM, AND A METHOD FOR UPDATING INDEXING TABLES IN A DATABASE SYSTEM - A database system, a computer executable method, a computer executable program for the database system, and a method for updating an indexing tables in a database system To provide a database system, a computer executable method, a computer executable program for the database system, and a method for updating an indexing tables in a database system. The database system comprises a database storing item tables of items appended by timestamps. Each of items is further categorized by timestamp into said tables, and said item tables being indexed by indexing data. The database system further comprises an indexing table for said indexing data, listing the earliest timestamp of said item table together with said indexing data and a system manager for searching said item tables using said indexing table and a maintenance module for said indexing table.11-19-2009
20090063426IDENTIFICATION OF SEMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN REPORTED SPEECH - Methods and computer-readable media for associating words or groups of words distilled from content, such as reported speech or an attitude report, of a document to form semantic relationships collectively used to generate a semantic representation of the content are provided. Semantic representations may include elements identified or parsed from a text portion of the content, the elements of which may be associated with other elements that share a semantic relationship, such as an agent, location, or topic relationship. Relationships may also be developed by associating one element that is in relation to, or is about, another element, thereby allowing for rapid and effective comparison of associations found in a semantic representation with associations derived from queries. The semantic relationships may be determined based on semantic information, such as potential meanings and grammatical functions of each element within the text portion of the content.03-05-2009
20090276405SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR GENERATING A SET OF INSTRUCTIONS TO AN ON-DEMAND DATABASE SERVICE - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for generating a set of instructions to an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for generating a set of instructions to an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to generate instructions capable of operating on objects, without having any knowledge of the objects on which the instructions are going to operate, until runtime. The ability of embodiments to provide this instruction generation may allow generic instructions to be generated, independent of the objects on which they will operate.11-05-2009
20090287647Method and apparatus for detection of data in a data store - A method of determining whether particular data is included in a data store. The particular data comprises a plurality of first data values and the data store comprises a plurality of second data values. The method comprises obtaining identification data associated with the particular data. The identification comprises a subset of said first data values. A portion of the data store is retrieved and it is determined whether at least a predetermined number of data values of the identification data have a predetermined relationship with corresponding second data values of the retrieved portion of the data store.11-19-2009
20090287643CONTEXT BASED SCRIPT GENERATION - A method for generating script in a computer system having a user interface includes performing user actions by a user using the user interface to perform a user task, monitoring the user actions by the computer system, determining environment information in accordance with the user actions to provide determined environment information, and generating script in accordance with the user actions and the determined environment information to provide generated script. Storing the generated script and repeating the user actions in accordance with the stored script are provided. The user task includes configuring an application program and configuring a further application program in accordance with the generated script. The environment information includes configuration information and an identification of an operating system. The user actions further include providing user input data, updating a data object, and creating a system resource. The script is generated in accordance with context information.11-19-2009
20090198658METHOD FOR GENERATING DATA ENABLING THE SEARCH FOR CONTENT, SYSTEM, TERMINAL, AND SERVER COMPLEMENTS TO IMPLEMENT THE METHOD - The invention pertains to a method for generating data enabling searching for content complements intended for terminals of a telecommunication network (08-06-2009
20090094206MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME - A mobile terminal and method of controlling the same are disclosed, by which a terminal user is enabled to input specific commands to the mobile terminal with minimum effort in a manner of configuring a display screen with consideration of enhanced user's convenience. The present invention includes a display unit, a wireless communication unit for an internet access, a user input unit for receiving an input from a user, and a control unit controlling both a text input box and an indicator indicating one selected from the group consisting of at least two functions of the text input box to be displayed on a standby image of the display unit.04-09-2009
20090094209Determining The Depths Of Words And Documents - In one embodiment, determining a document depth includes accessing a record that describes documents. The record records affinities associated with the documents. A document depth for a document is determined from the affinities. A document depth analysis may be performed using the document depth. In one embodiment, determining a word depth includes accessing a record that describes the affinities of words. A word depth is determined for a word from the affinities.04-09-2009
20090210380DATA SEARCH SYSTEM, METHOD AND PROGRAM - The present invention provides a data search system having Means of Free Search (08-20-2009
20090187542METADATA SEARCH INTERFACE - A system and method for implementing a metadata search interface is disclosed. The technology creates a configuration file for the metadata search interface comprising a predicate describing a search parameter of the metadata search interface. The configuration file further comprises a control attribute which associates the predicate with a control describing how a display element displayed on the metadata search interface is displayed and a correlation between the display element and the predicate. The technology further comprises generating the metadata search interface in runtime based upon the control.07-23-2009
20090182710Calculating and Storing Data Structures - Embodiments are provided to calculate and provide information based in part on a defined expression. In an embodiment, a database system can be configured to include a number of calculated columns as part of a database table structure. The database system can be configured to present a calculated result based in part on a determined result type. In one embodiment, a database system can be configured to enable calculated columns to be defined on a table of a database, wherein a component can be used to evaluate an expression associated with a column calculation to determine a proper result type. The proper result type can be stored and used when presenting a result of the calculation. Other embodiments are available.07-16-2009
20090319493PIPELINE ARCHITECTURE FOR A NETWORK DEVICE - Various example embodiments are disclosed. According to an example embodiment, an apparatus may include a plurality of search engine pipeline stages, each of the plurality of search engine pipeline stages being configured to submit a particular search request to a plurality of search engines. The apparatus may also include the plurality of search engines, each of said plurality of search engines being configured to provide search results to one or more of the plurality of search engine pipeline stages12-24-2009
20090319491INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing apparatus includes a pattern extraction unit configured to extract operation patterns from operation history information at least including an operation history of a user and information on a device state obtained from a plurality of operation target devices, a defined pattern database configured to previously register a defined pattern which is a pattern of a combination of defined operations in accordance with the operation target devices, a rule extraction unit configured to extract an unexpected operation pattern from the operation patterns extracted by the pattern extraction unit with reference to the defined pattern database, and a reflection information generation unit configured to generate reflection information to be reflected on a function of the operation target devices from the unexpected operation pattern.12-24-2009
20100057692Method and apparatus for collecting and providing information of interest to user regarding multimedia content - A method of collecting information of interest to a user regarding multimedia content is described. The method may include receiving first content about the information of interest to the user among the multimedia content, collecting metadata of the first content by using a uniform resource identifier (URI) of the first content, extracting at least one first information object including a schema according to a search category from the metadata, and storing the first information object in a first database.03-04-2010
20100036807Systems and Methods to Sort Information Related to Entities Having Different Locations - Systems and methods sort location dependent information based on selecting multiple groups of information according to location, ordering the groups based on location, and ordering the information within the groups based on at least one or more other criteria. The size(s) of the areas used to select the groups may be predetermined, or dynamically determined (e.g., based on clustering of information along distance to a location of interest).02-11-2010
20090077023Apparatus, Methods and Computer Program Products for Monitoring Network Activity for Child Related Risks - Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus, method and/or computer program products for monitoring internet activity. In some method embodiments, a network is searched to detect network data indicative of actual and/or potential contact with a child. A report is generated that identifies a source of detected data and the report is sent to a responsible party.03-19-2009
20100010970DOCUMENT SEARCHING DEVICE, DOCUMENT SEARCHING METHOD, DOCUMENT SEARCHING PROGRAM - A document retrieval apparatus holds: index information in which data and an entity document are associated, with respect to a group of entity documents that are XML documents including entity information; and index information in which data and an annotation document are associated, with respect to a group of annotation documents including annotation information that corresponds to the entity information, respectively. Upon receiving an input of a retrieval query including the entity data for retrieval and the annotation data for retrieval, the document retrieval apparatus at first specifies an entity document including the entity data for retrieval. Further, the document retrieval apparatus specifies an annotation document including the annotation data for retrieval, and specifies an entity document corresponding to the specified annotation document. Subsequently, the document retrieval apparatus selects an entity document that meets the retrieval query from the entity document specified by the entity data for retrieval and the entity document specified by the annotation data for retrieval.01-14-2010
20090049012APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ENSURING QUERY EXECUTION PLAN STABILITY IN A DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for ensuring query execution plan stability in a database management system. The present invention binds a static database query to a new query execution plan (QEP) that produces the same result set as an original QEP bound to the static database query. Next, the present invention identifies one of the original QEP and the new QEP as a primary QEP and automatically collects execution statistics for the original QEP and the new QEP. Finally, the present invention automatically selects one of the original QEP and the new QEP as the primary QEP in response to completion of the automatic collection of execution statistics, the primary QEP selected such that the automatically selected QEP provides optimal execution performance based on performance criteria in comparison to the automatically unselected QEP, the primary QEP selected based on the execution statistics.02-19-2009
20090119267Aggregation and retrieval of network sensor data - Methods, devices, and systems that aggregate and retrieve network sensor data. In one approach, an exemplary method includes receiving a plurality of instances of correlated sensor data from a plurality of remote data storages, each instance of sensor data respectively correlating to an occurrence. In another approach, an exemplary method includes receiving from an input-selector an input selection corresponding to a target-occurrence having at least one representative feature, and searching stored sensor data for sensor data correlating to the target-occurrence.05-07-2009
20090144243User interface for searching research data - Rendering a research data-related information includes presenting a research data supplier interface for a research data supplier interested in providing research data to be searched by a research data user interested in searching research data, and presenting a research data user interface for the research data user.06-04-2009
20100057696Display Processing Apparatus, Display Processing Method, and Computer Program Product - According to one embodiment, an display processing apparatus includes, an operation receiver, a relation calculator, a display information generator, and a display controller. The operation receiver receives operation to select a key content of a first type. The relation calculator calculates relation between the key content and each of second contents of a plurality of types including the first type. The display information generator generates first display information of the key content and second display information of the second contents. The display controller displays list information including the first display information and relation item information indicating a plurality of items involved in calculating the relation and display areas each corresponding to one of the items. In the list information, pieces of the second display information are arranged such that second display information of second content with higher relation to the key content is closer to the first display information.03-04-2010
20090144240Method and systems for using community bookmark data to supplement internet search results - Methods and systems for generating overlay data to supplement search results obtained as a result of an internet search for a query provided by a user. The method includes accessing a universal resource locator (URL) database having URLs that are processed. The URL database has information regarding the number of times a URL in the URL database has been bookmarked and any descriptive tags assigned to specific URLs in the URL database. Then, receiving the query provided by the user that generates search results, where each search result is associated with a URL. The method further includes, before displaying the search results, analyzing each URL of a plurality of the search results to identify if the URL is present in the accessed URL database, and applying overlay data to particular ones of the search results. The overlay data includes information regarding the number of times the URL has been bookmarked and includes particular descriptive tags from the URL database. In one embodiment, a detailed sub-query is associated with each overlay descriptive tag that includes the original query and the overlay descriptive tag.06-04-2009
20090144237METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING PERSONALIZED MEDIA SERVICES - Methods, systems, and computer program products for implementing personalized media services are provided. A method includes receiving log-in credentials and addressing data for an electronic commerce website and assigning a combined device identifier and personal information number (PIN) code to an account record. The combined device identifier and PIN code uniquely identifies an individual associated with the log-in credentials. The method also includes mapping the combined device identifier and PIN code to the log-in credentials within the account record. In response to receiving a request for information, the method includes searching the electronic commerce website for data matching an element of the request and presenting results of the search to a device associated with the device identifier.06-04-2009
20090144236METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CLASSIFYING DATA BASED ON ENTITIES RELATED TO THE DATA - Systems and methods classify and organize data from a variety of applications based on entities associated with the data. A data classification module is configured to retrieve data from different applications. Each application can utilize data in a different format from other applications. The data classification module is configured to extract identifying information from the data, received from the applications. The identifying information includes information on entities and person related to the data. For example, entities can be companies, corporations, associations, organization, and the like.06-04-2009
20090150364AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF DOCUMENT SUMMARIES THROUGH USE OF STRUCTURED TEXT - A summarization system generates summaries from documents. Text structure tags, in conformance with the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), are inserted into the documents to generate encoded documents. The text structure tags, when associated with portions of the document, identify text types. A text type, such as an argumentative text type, provides meta-information about the associated portion of text. The documents are also encoded, via document type declaration (“DTD”) in the eXtensible mark-up language (“XML”), to generate a tree structure that depicts the text types and hierarchical relationships among the text types in the tree structure. The summarization system generates a summary of the documents by extracting portions of the document, associated with the text type tags, using the tree structure in accordance with user input. The summarization system may be used to generate summaries from multiple documents.06-11-2009
20090150362Double Blinded Privacy-Safe Distributed Data Mining Protocol - A Double Blinded Privacy-Safe Distributed Data Mining Protocol is disclosed, among an aggregator, a data consumer entity having privacy-sensitive information, and data source entities having privacy-sensitive information. The aggregator does not have access to the privacy-sensitive information at either the data consumer entity or the data source entities. The aggregator formulates a query without using privacy-sensitive information, and sends the query to the data consumer entity. The data consumer entity generates a list of specific instances that meet the conditions of the query and sends the list, encrypted, to the data source entities either directly or through the aggregator. The data source entities match the list against transactional data, de-identify the matched results, and send them to the aggregator. The aggregator combines results from data source entities and sends the combined result to the data consumer entity. This allows for privacy-safe data mining where both the data consumer entity and data source entities have privacy-sensitive information not available for the aggregator to see or use.06-11-2009
20090150355Software method for data storage and retrieval - This invention discloses a novel method for storing data in virtual multidimensional blocks and accessing and retrieving desired information from these blocks. Specific items of data whose characteristics fall within the range of a specified block are stored within that block. Blocks with smaller ranges are nested within larger blocks with the same characteristics. This invention's search method involves checking the specific range of a search query against the largest relevant block range, and then successively checking smaller and smaller range blocks that contain the desired data. This method provides greater speed and accuracy than conventional database linear storage and record by record search methods.06-11-2009
20090150353Method and arrangement for handling of information search results - The invention relates to a method and an arrangement for handling of information search results. The method includes at least: entering a search query; sending the query to a search engine; and receiving a search result having a list of data files matching to the search query. And the method comprises at least: paginating the content of the data files retrieved; rendering page previews of the data files; selecting the pages to be previewed; and previewing the matching pages associated with the data files retrieved.06-11-2009
20090150350Systems and methods of vehicle entertainment - In one embodiment, a vehicle-based entertainment system comprises a network connection unit and a vehicle-based processor. The vehicle-based processor is coupled between a user interface and the network connection unit. The vehicle-based processor provides a media file list to the user interface by searching at least one media file in the remote media source according to the keyword received from the user interface. The vehicle-based processor downloads and decodes at least one target media file selected from the media file list according to the selection command received from the user interface. The remote media source is accessed by the vehicle-based processor through the network connection unit.06-11-2009
20090150349DYNAMIC GEOGRAPHICAL SPATIAL SEARCH - A method for performing a dynamic spatial search for points of interest proximal to a path of travel of a moving user. As the user moves along a path, a search is regularly conducted to provide updated information about points of interest for the user. The method includes automatically detecting a position of the user. One or more attributes of the user's movement and/or of a vicinity around the position of the user are detected. To provide the updated search information a new search region is determined based on the user's position and the one or more detected attributes. The new search region is compared to the previously determined search region to determine an overlap region that the two have in common. Search results from the overlap region are reused as part of point of interest search results for the current search region. New point of interest search results are calculated only for a portion of the new search region outside of the overlap region. Preferably, search results from the previously determined search region that are outside of the overlap are no longer needed and are discarded.06-11-2009
20090150359DOCUMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND SEARCH METHOD - Overlapping of objects included in document data is detected, and information indicating overlapping of objects is added to metadata. A user sets search conditions including a condition relating to the overlapping of objects, an object that satisfies the search conditions set is searched for based on the metadata, and a search result is outputted.06-11-2009
20090150358SEARCH DEVICE, SEARCH METHOD AND PROGRAM - Disclosed is a search device including an extraction unit to extract search information from information inputted from environment by using a data mining analysis, a storing unit to store the search information, a selection unit to select supplementary information from the search information stored in the storing unit based on a keyword inputted from a terminal and profile information, a first transmission unit to transmit the keyword and the supplementary information to a search engine, and a second transmission unit to transmit to the terminal a search result outputted from the search engine. The supplementary information supplements to the keyword, and the profile information manages updating the storing unit for each user.06-11-2009
20090150361SUPPORTING CREATION OF SEARCH EXPRESSIONS EMPLOYING A PLURALITY OF WORDS - A method, apparatus, and computer program product for supporting creation of a search expression that employs a plurality of words may display a search expression creation support screen comprising a search word field for inputting therein search words and a search expression field for visually displaying, in a nodal form, a search expression that includes the inputted search words, sort the search words, inputted in the search word field, into one or more groups depending on their categories, display, in the search expression field, the search words included in each of the groups as OR-connected nodes, while displaying connections between the groups as AND-connections, and change a search expression in the search expression field in response to a user's operation that has been performed in the search word field or in the search expression field.06-11-2009
20090150347SEARCH CONTROL AND AUTHORING ENVIRONMENT - A technique for adding a search control by a user to a file, webpage, desktop, or mobile device, for example. The control lets the end user create documents, webpages, or dashboards with static and/or dynamic content as easily as inserting pictures. The technique also facilitates the imbedding of control access to the search information via this control. When a document is created, the control allows for adding a search into the document, authoring the default view of the query (e.g., thumbnail, details, extended view, slideshow, timeline, etc.), setting the scope (e.g., local computer, website, company human resources database, etc.), and “publishing” states (e.g., dynamically update, static-fixed, query run on local machine, etc). The technique also facilitates the adding of views such as via a user interface control for “adding a search” and standard “search list view control.”06-11-2009
20090150356Method For Discovering Network of Home or Building Control Devices - The present disclosure relates to a method for discovering, identifying, and cataloguing devices on a network, particularly, devices included in a home automation or building control network. In embodiments, a node information table is populated with generic entries representing potentially-discoverable devices on the network. The table is traverse iteratively and potential devices are queried in turn to determine the type and capabilities of each potential device in the network. Device responses stored in the node information table, replacing generic entries with updated entries representative of actual network devices. Additionally, device responses may be used as a basis for subsequent queries to network devices. After device queries are completed, any remaining generic node information table entries are removed from the table, thereby only entries corresponding to positively-identified network devices remain in the table.06-11-2009
20090150351Method and system for querying a database - A method and system for querying a database involves dragging and dropping selected search criteria from one portion of a display to another portion of a display. When searching multiple criteria, a Boolean operation associated with the method depends upon the respective positions of the search criteria in the display. The method also allows for the results of the search to be dynamically updated as different criteria are selected.06-11-2009
20090150346REVERSE MATCHING RELATIONSHIPS IN NETWORKS OF EXISTING IDENTIFIERS - A mobile device, system, and method are directed towards managing social networking information by employing a reverse matching search to identify those members of the social network that may have another person's identifier in their contact lists. The person may initially visit the social network site and provide an identifier either automatically or through a directed action by the person. A reverse search may be performed on members' contact lists to determine which contact lists include the identifier. If a match is found in a member's contact list, selected information about that member may be provided to the person. The reverse matching search may also be performed at various subsequent times to provide members information about new members to the social network.06-11-2009
20090150342Computer Method and Apparatus for Tag Pre-Search in Social Software - A computer-implemented method and system for tag-based searching. One or more initial tags are entered or otherwise input by a user. The invention system determines related tags to the user entered initial tags and enables user review of the determined related tags. The user selects from the determined related tags and forms an improved tag-based search relative to the initial tags. Methods employed for determining related tags include conventional frequency of co-occurence method, a lexical method, a semantic method, a user list method, a recency method, a reference database method and a resource method. The invention method/system also allows the user to store selected components of those searches for future use/reuse. The invention also allows the user to share selected components with selected other users.06-11-2009
20090150341GENERATION OF ALTERNATIVE PHRASINGS FOR SHORT DESCRIPTIONS - The claimed subject matter provides systems and/or methods that effectuate generation of alternative expressions or phrasings for short descriptions, proper nouns or places. The system can include devices that select and associate an item with a prompt, displays the selected item and then obscures the item with the prompt associated with the item, elicits a response from users to the prompt based on a motivational statement constructed to solicit an appropriate response from the user. The response elicited from the user and the item selected associated with one another and then persisted to storage media.06-11-2009
20090150340METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT ITEM RECOMMENDATION - An apparatus for content item recommendation, such as a Digital Video Recorder, comprises a grouping unit (06-11-2009
20090049017Temporal Document Verifier and Method - Temporal qualities of electronic documents are verified using a variety of techniques, including automated and human based feedback. The invention can be used in environments such as automated news aggregators, search engines, and other electronic systems which compile information having temporal qualities.02-19-2009
20090012943Method and Apparatus for Supporting Active Documents - A tool is proposed for supporting active documents. In one embodiment, an active document may be opened in an application program executing at a first computer, the active document being in a format recognized by the application program. Data relating to a first active document may be received data at the first computer from a user of the application program, and a search request based on the received data may be sent from the first computer to a second computer that maintains a plurality of data objects. In one embodiment, the application program at the first computer is unable to perform any functions with data objects at the second computer. The first computer may receive information relating to a result of the search request from the second computer and may store the information in the first active document. A request from the user of the application program that the active document be submitted may be received at the first computer, and the active document may be forwarded from the first computer to the second computer. A set of procedures that are pre-defined for this active document may then be performed with the active document at the second computer.01-08-2009
20090012934SEARCHING FOR RIGHTS LIMITED MEDIA - Searching for assets, such as media assets, that are available according to desired usage criteria. Assets are associated with usage rights specified by rights holders. The usage rights are represented by rights codes, identifying domains of uses and categories of uses within each domain. Domains may comprise advertising rights, editorial rights, internal organization rights, personal use rights, and the like. An interface enables a user to enter key words and to specify desired usage criteria such as geographic location of use, duration of use, a purpose of use, and an industry for use, and exclusive use. The key words are mapped to vocabulary terms that are associated with the cataloged assets. The vocabulary terms are used to search for assets. The assets are also filtered based on the usage criteria relative to the rights codes associated with the assets. Assets matching the vocabulary terms and rights codes are displayed.01-08-2009
20080235194TECHNIQUE FOR MANAGING DATA IN ASSOCIATION WITH TAG INFORMATION - To enhance the convenience of a bookmark function for web pages, a system for displaying identification information enables a user to select a file. Included is a storage section that stores identification information of each of classified files in association with tag information indicating classification of contents of that file, a search section that, in response to inputting of tag information to be registered, searches the classified files for a file including information matching with the input tag information, a first storing section that stores the input tag information in the storage section in association with identification information of the searched file, and a display section that, in response to a display request for identification information designating tag information, reads identification information associated with the designated tag information from the storage section, and displays the read identification information.09-25-2008
20100057683TOPOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS SYSTEM - A topographical analysis system that provides an integrated approach for gathering available topographical data and synthesizing the topographical data for various uses by various users. The topographical data may be real time data, historical data, and/or most recent data. The processing of the data utilizes cloud resources in a cloud computing architecture. In addition, cloud resources are utilized to store various accumulated topographical data in a manner such that the cloud resources can quickly process calculations and return results to an end user requesting certain data.03-04-2010
20090144241Search term parser for searching research data - Parsing search terms includes receiving one or more search terms, each of the one or more search terms comprising one or more keywords, parsing the one or more search terms according to a research-related grammar comprising one or more rules to create one or more research-related parameters, each of the one or more research-related parameters describing one or more research-related expressions, the one or more rules comprising information about one or more parent-child relationship between two or more keywords. The parsing also includes creating an object for the one or more search terms, the object indicating the one or more research-related parameters.06-04-2009
20090144250Efficient Paging of Search Query Results - Methods and computer-readable media provide for efficient paging of search results in accordance with the access rights of a user. According to various implementations, a request for a search query results in a calculated number of search results being retrieved and analyzed for user access rights. As documents having user access rights are located, session state information corresponding to the number of located documents having user access rights and to the number of analyzed documents required to locate the number of documents having user access rights is maintained. This information is used to dynamically alter the number of subsequent documents that are retrieved in order to fill a page of results. This minimizes redundant determinations of user access rights and minimizes the number of documents required to be retrieved and analyzed in order to fulfill a search query request.06-04-2009
20090144251METADATA MANAGEMENT FOR A DATA ABSTRACTION MODEL - Systems and articles of manufacture for managing metadata associated with a data abstraction model abstractly describing data in a database. One embodiment provides a technique for managing metadata describing objects of a data abstraction model with logical fields that define abstract views of physical data in a database. Managing metadata includes traversing a logical tree structure representing the data abstraction model. The logical tree structure has a plurality of nodes, each representing a logical field or a category of logical fields of the data abstraction model. Managing metadata also includes identifying metadata describing logical fields or categories represented by the plurality of nodes. The identified metadata is stored in a queryable database. A user is allowed to query the database to identify objects in the data abstraction model that may be used to construct an abstract query.06-04-2009
20090144246CITATION INDEX INCLUDING CITATION CONTEXT - A document, which may be referred to as a “citing document,” may include citations to one or more cited documents. An index of such documents may be referred to as a citation index or citator. Information used to present a citation index may be maintained in a computer-readable storage medium, and this information may include text in a citing document that immediately precedes a citation, immediately follows it, or both. Accordingly, one or more entries in a citation index may include display of one or more citations in the context in which the citations originally appeared. Computerized systems and methods for causing such display are also provided.06-04-2009
20090144244Time based ordering of provided mobile content - A method, system, and apparatus are directed to providing information over a network. A search query may be received. If the search query includes at least one keyword matching a pattern associated with a specific search engine, a plurality of search results is retrieved from the specific search engine based on the keyword, and the plurality of search results is provided. A plurality of potential search or source engines may be determined based on a current time information. At least one of the potential search or source engines may be a personalized source engine. At least one plurality of results may be retrieved from at least one of the potential search or source engines. The result may be based on the search query. An aggregated result may be determined based on a time rule and/or the current time information. The aggregated result may comprise the plurality of results.06-04-2009
20090144239METHODS INVOLVING MEASURING USER FEEDBACK IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL - An exemplary method for measuring user feedback during information retrieval testing, the method comprising, determining whether a user has requested a page having a unique identifier in a data structure, requesting a first feedback input from the user responsive to determining that the user has requested the page, wherein the first feedback input is associated with a search for data in the data structure, receiving the first feedback input from the user, displaying the page, requesting a second feedback input from the user responsive to displaying the page, wherein the second feedback input is associated with a search for data in the data structure, associating the first and second feedback inputs with the page, and storing the first and second feedback inputs and a unique identifier of the page.06-04-2009
20090144238HIDE AND SEEK GAME TO ELICIT HUMAN INPUT - A hide and seek style game is utilized to elicit human input for use in improving search. Content (e.g., text, image, audio, video . . . ) is uniquely identified and revealed to users. Queries are then specified by users in an attempt to locate the content. In addition to utilizing these queries to return results for the game, the queries, and/or query-derived information, can also be employed to improve search engine retrieval and relevancy, among other things.06-04-2009
20080313158Database file management system, integration module and browsing interface of database file management system, database file management method - The invention provides a database file management system for managing files with various types by linking files stored in a computer into a database, the files being provided with characteristic fields such as date, title, description, classification, and property. A user defines and integrates various types of electronic files such as visual, audio, and text files according to his/her perception. The database file management system allows the user to specify related parameters in a database according to user preference. The database file management system automatically integrates files based on the parameters specified by the user such that an output data set is derived. Taking into consideration that most of file management systems are subject to restriction of folders and thus any files contained in different folders do not link to each other, the database file management system of the invention allows the user to search for files on a database platform based on the parameters specified by the user.12-18-2008
20080208819GUI BASED WEB SEARCH - An exemplary computer implemented graphics-based Web search system includes a search input control and a results presentation control where the search input control is configured to receive user input to establish a relationship between a query and one or more information tags associated with search results provided by a search engine in response to the query and wherein the results presentation control is configured to re-order the search results in response to the relationship. Such a system allows a user to define and refine search intent and enhance the user's search experience. Various other exemplary systems, methods, devices, etc. are also disclosed.08-28-2008
20080275854PERIPHERAL OBJECT COMMUNICATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM - In accordance with respective embodiments of the present invention, flexibility can be improved due to an arbitrary communication system being made available, and convenience can be improved due to visible identification information being made unnecessary. Concretely, an ID-metadata database server is prepared in which metadata in which displaying information and a communication system are described for each peripheral object are stored, and when a display apparatus detects a peripheral object in accordance with receiving a radio signal, the display apparatus acquires metadata of the detected peripheral object from the ID-metadata database server, and executes communication with a peripheral object representative server on the basis of a communication system described in the metadata.11-06-2008
20100036815TRUE/FALSE DECISION METHOD - When a searching apparatus accepts a search condition including a logical condition formed of variables, transition table is created by using a BDD method. In the transition table, a combination of a bit string indicative of true or false of a variable at each level for arriving from a starting-point variable to an arrival variable and the starting-point variable is associated with the arrival variable. Then, a true/false decision on the search condition of the search target data is made by, with an arrival variable of a transition destination being taken as the starting-point variable, extracting a bit string of a predetermined number of digits from the starting-point variable from among logical bit strings of the search target data and specifying the arrival variable as the transition destination based on the combination and the transition table.02-11-2010
20100036813APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SECURELY PROCESSING ELECTRONIC MAIL - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for securing processing electronic mail in encrypted form and enabling access to the encrypted emails. The emails are received and stored with a common encryption key in a database. The emails can subsequently be access via the common decryption key by accessing the database.02-11-2010
20100036804Maintained and Reusable I/O Value Caches - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for maintaining I/O value caches for database queries. Each maintained cache may be configured for use with a particular database query. Each cache may be persistently maintained in a system, meaning the cache is not automatically deleted after some period of time, and may thus be used to process subsequent instances of the same query. By use of the maintained cache, executing subsequent instances of the query may be avoided, thus saving time and system resources. Further, the maintained cache may be adapted to process other queries having similar characteristics to the initial query. The data included in each cache may be refreshed as required by changes to the underlying data.02-11-2010
20090132484USER INTERFACE AND METHOD IN A LOCAL SEARCH SYSTEM HAVING VERTICAL CONTEXT - The invention provides a user interface including a first view transmitted from a server computer system to the client computer system, the first view including a search identifier and a plurality of vertical search determinators, interacting with the search identifier causing transmission of a first search request from a client computer system at the server computer system, the first search request being utilized at the server computer system to extract at least one search result from a search data source, the search result including information relating to a geographic location and the search result depends on a respective one of the vertical search determinators, and a second view, at least part of which may be transmitted from the server computer system to the client computer system for display at the client computer system, wherein the second view may include the search result.05-21-2009
20080263003Method and apparatus for increasing query traffic to a web site - In one embodiment, a method for increasing query traffic to a web site includes providing initial information pertaining to an initial object for presentation to a user, and providing connection information identifying a logical connection between the initial object and one or more additional objects for presentation to the user. The connection information contains data prompting the user to submit a new query concerning one of the additional objects. The method may further include receiving the new query concerning one of the additional objects, and providing a result of the new query to the user.10-23-2008
20100023494Human resource networking system and method thereof - A Human Resource Networking System, which is a novel Method establishing a business system for locating, identifying, promoting and assisting in the employing of career project workers in the non-career workforce, includes a Relational Database comprising an Industry Credit Inductive Lineage Construct Matrix containing People Elements, Places Elements, Projects Elements, and Things Elements derived from People Information, Places Information, Project Elements, and Things Elements; a plurality of Credit Constructs each of which is formed by associating two or more of the People Elements, the Places Elements, the Projects Elements, and the Things Elements and stored in the Industry Credit Inductive Lineage Construct Matrix of the Relational Database; and a Display Device for outputting Credit Bytes generated by combining the Credit Constructs upon query.01-28-2010
20090094207Identifying Clusters Of Words According To Word Affinities - In one embodiment, identifying clusters of words includes accessing a record that records affinities. An affinity between a first and second word describes a quantitative relationship between the first and second word. Clusters of words are identified according to the affinities. A cluster comprises words that are sufficiently affine with each other. A first word is sufficiently affine with a second word if the affinity between the first and second word satisfies one or more affinity criteria. A clustering analysis is performed using the clusters.04-09-2009
20090094200Method for Admission-controlled Caching - A method of caching the results of a search engine query divides a search engine cache into two parts, controlled and uncontrolled, and determines, through an admission policy, to which part the query results should be cached. In one implementation, the admission policy estimates whether a query is likely to be frequent or infrequent in the future by analyzing various features of the query.04-09-2009
20090094203APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING FOR DIGITAL FORENSIC DATA - Provided are an apparatus and method for searching for digital forensic data. In particular, provided are an apparatus and method for searching for digital forensic data capable of automatically determining a character encoding type that is used in searching for data. The apparatus for searching for digital forensic data includes: an imaging module for generating an image file from a data source; a file system analysis module for analyzing a file system of the image file to generate file system analysis information; a search module for determining a search character encoding type based on the file system analysis information and searching for the data using the search character encoding type; and a user interface for receiving a command related to a search from a user, transmitting the received command to the file system analysis module and the search module, and outputting the search results to the user. In searching for digital forensic data, information on an operating system, a processor and an active character encoding type, which are actually used by a suspect, is extracted to determine a search character encoding type, so that accuracy and efficiency of searching for data are increased, and time, effort and money spent in determining a character encoding type are reduced.04-09-2009
20090292673Electronic Document Processing with Automatic Generation of Links to Cited References - Links to references cited in a given electronic document are automatically generated in conjunction with processing of the electronic document. In one aspect, which may be implemented at least in part in an otherwise conventional electronic document reader or an associated preprocessor, a reference citation is detected in a first electronic document, the reference citation is processed to determine a link that provides access to a second electronic document identified by the reference citation, and the link and at least a portion of the first electronic document are displayed to a user. The link may be determined by providing one or more designated portions of the reference citation to a search engine and processing results provided by the search engine to determine the link. For example, a search query may be formulated based on the detected reference citation and the search query provided to the search engine.11-26-2009
20090210395METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DYNAMICALLY SEARCHING AND PRESENTING FACTUALLY TAGGED MEDIA CLIPS - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for dynamically searching and presenting factually tagged media clips. According to one aspect, a method for providing dynamic user access to factually tagged media portions of a media presentation is provided. The method includes dividing a media presentation into media portions and factually tagging the media portions. The factually tagged media portions are stored in a database and dynamic user access to the factually tagged media portions is provided. The user dynamically accesses, via a fantasy sports game interface, the tagged media portions stored in the database by engaging in a dialogue with at least one server associated with the database and retrieving portions of the media presentation in response to user queries.08-20-2009
20090210381SEARCH RESULT ABSTRACT QUALITY USING COMMUNITY METADATA - A system and method is described herein that uses community-based metadata to improve the manner by which a search engine generates an abstract for a document, such as a Web page. The community-based metadata may comprise, for example, tags or descriptors associated with the document by users of a Web service, such as users of a social bookmarking Web service. By using community-based metadata to help identify text fragments within a document that are most suitable for generating the abstract, an embodiment of the present invention generates an abstract that more accurately represents relevant document content as compared to conventional abstract generation algorithms.08-20-2009
20090012933System that allows law enforcement agencies or other users to be made aware of individuals with criminal records who have relocated into their jurisdiction or area. - A system and method that allows law enforcement agencies or other users to be made aware of those with criminal records who have relocated into their jurisdiction or area. The system and method is done by comparing individuals that have a criminal record against lists of individuals who have moved/relocated from one residence to another.01-08-2009
20090287656NETWORK SEARCH ENGINE UTILIZING CLIENT BROWSER FAVORITES - An Internet infrastructure that supports search operations that are restricted by user favorite lists, related user metadata, and user trends that are based on client-stored user favorite behavior. The Internet infrastructure contains a search engine server coupled to a plurality of web browsers resident on client devices that contain user/favorite lists and metadata. The search engine supports delivery of search result web links to the client device based upon a search string, favorite list, and related metadata. The search engine server gathers favorite lists and related metadata from the plurality of web browsers, anonymously and with user permission. The search engine server stores the gathered favorite lists and related metadata in a database that is associated with the search engine server, and delivers search results based upon the search string by putting restrictions on search results based upon stored data in the database.11-19-2009
20090063415APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY SELECTING COMPONENTIZED EXECUTABLE INSTRUCTIONS AT RUN TIME - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a request for an action. An action context is received where the action context includes an application requesting the action. A set of metadata is searched for metadata corresponding to the action, where the search is limited by the action context. Selected metadata for the action is inserted into a collection. The selected metadata is a result of searching the set of metadata. The selected metadata includes a reference to the set of executable instructions that implements the action and a description of the action. The collection is then returned.03-05-2009
20090299984PARTIAL DATA MODEL EXPOSURE THROUGH CLIENT SIDE CACHING - The present invention generally provides methods, articles of manufacture and systems for exposing, on a client device, fields of a data model representing an underlying database for use in building queries against the database. For some embodiments, the client device may be a device having limited resources, such as a handheld computing device. Therefore, rather than load and expose the entire data model on the client at once, a limited portion of the data model may be exposed on a client in a “just in time” (JIT) basis. The limited portion may be determined, for example, based on input received from a user and system parameters, such as the system memory and network bandwidth available to the client device.12-03-2009
20090299983System and Method of Accelerating Document Processing - Embodiments include methods and systems for processing XML documents. One embodiment is a system that includes a tokenizer configured to identify tokens in an XML document. A plurality of speculative processing modules are configured to receive the tokens and to at least partially process the XML document and to provide data indicative of the XML document. A first module is configured to perform further processing of the XML document using the data indicative of the XML document and configured to output the processed XML document. Each of the plurality of speculative processing modules is configured to asynchronously provide the data indicative of the XML document to the first module. Other embodiments include method and systems for performing the speculative processing.12-03-2009
20090299969DATA WAREHOUSE SYSTEM - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for analyzing historical data in a data warehouse. A data warehouse is provided. The data warehouse includes several database tables. Every database table has a start time column and an end time column. A query is issued to the data warehouse. The query includes customized query predicates against the start time column values and end time column values of a database table. A response is received from the data warehouse. The response includes table records satisfying the query and having valid (START_TIME, END_TIME) ranges that cover a fixed time point specified by the customized query predicates of the query. Methods for updating a database table in a data warehouse, and a data warehouse system are also described.12-03-2009
20090299982Apparatus and Method for Routing Composite Objects to a Report Server - A computer readable medium stores instructions for execution on a computer. The instructions receive a collection of composite objects. An aggregate dataset that includes a portion of contents of object instances in the collection of composite objects is created. The aggregate dataset includes contents of object instances formed by reflection, where reflection includes obtaining type information of object instances in the collection of composite objects. A report schema specifying how data for a report is to be processed and formatted is received. The aggregate dataset is queried to retrieve data. The data is processed into a report in accordance with the report schema. The data in the report is formatted in accordance with the report schema.12-03-2009
20090299981INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes: a storage management unit configured to store and manage content files; a metadata obtaining unit configured to obtain metadata of a recommendation source content; a content selecting unit configured to select, from content files managed by the storage management unit, recommended contents to be recommended to a recommendation-receiving user, based on metadata obtained by the metadata obtaining unit; an information obtaining unit configured to obtain held content information, which is information regarding held content files which a recommendation-receiving user is deemed to hold; and a recommendation order setting unit configured to set a recommendation order, regarding recommended contents selected by the content selecting unit, based on metadata added to held content files indicated by the held content information obtained by the information obtaining unit.12-03-2009
20090299970Social Network for Mail - A method for analyzing email data including: parsing a first email into one or more email attributes; searching a social network datastore that stores email attributes of other emails; retrieving history data related to one or more or the email attributes from the social network datastore; and processing the one or more email attributes and the history data based on one or more configurable rules.12-03-2009
20090299962DYNAMIC UPDATE OF A WEB INDEX - Systems and methods are provided for regularly updating a web index with new or updated content, such as meta words or meta streams, for a particular web page address, such as a URL. Web page addresses and associated updated information, such as meta words, meta streams, values, and locations in the web index for those meta words are received. In order to update a web index, which is used by search engines to search web documents, a document identification is retrieved and associated with the updated information. As information in the web index is stored by document identification and not by web page addresses, the document identification may replace the web page address. Each meta word received is matched with corresponding document identifications and associated updated information, which creates an inverted format of the information. The web index may now be updated and stored by the system.12-03-2009
20090248637DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR NOTIFYING CONTENT SCENE APPEARANCE - An extracting unit extracts keywords from metadata extracted from played scenes. An attaching unit attaches a semantic class to the keywords. A semantic class determining unit determines whether the semantic class is a should-be-played class. When there is a keyword with the should-be-played class attached, an acquiring unit acquires at least one keyword without having the should-be-played class as a should-be-observed keyword. When the metadata includes the should-be-observed keyword and a keyword to which a should-be-stopped class is attached, an appearance determining unit determines that a scene including the should-be-observed keyword appears in contents.10-01-2009
20090287648Ad-based revenue generation using media-hashing to control fraud - The claimed subject matter provides systems and methods that controls fraud and/or generates revenue. The system can upload media content to a generator that produces a digital certificate that includes a short identifier associated with the content. The system further sends the media content together with the digital certificate associated with the media content to a server that forwards the short identifier to a database engine which in return supplies the server with details associated with the producer of the content. At the request of a playback device the server can download the content to the playback device, at which point the playback device notifies the server to effectuate payment for utilization of the downloaded content by the playback device.11-19-2009
20090287645SEARCH RESULTS WITH MOST CLICKED NEXT OBJECTS - Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing next click information regarding search results. In certain embodiments, as objects (such as web pages, images, videos, audio files) are searched and clicked, click information is retained. Next click information with respect to specific objects can then be determined. This next click information can then be provided to an object search initiator so that such next click information is presented along with search result objects, for example, during a search query.11-19-2009
20090171916Method For Accelerating Queries Containing Local Range Conditions Using Subtraction of Cumulative Bitmaps - A system, method, and computer program product are provided for optimizing a range-based query on a table in a database system.07-02-2009
20090063422SEARCH ENGINE SYSTEM USING SNAPSHOT FUNCTION OF STORAGE SYSTEM - The present invention relates a retrieving technology by using an index obtained at a specific time point and a rule obtained at a specific time point. The present invention provides a storage system includes: a first logical unit for storing an index; a second logical unit for storing a rule that defines how to output search results; a third logical unit for storing a snapshot of the index created based on a predetermined time; and a fourth logical unit for storing a snapshot of the rule created based on a predetermined time; a search engine server is configured to: search the index stored in the third logical unit with a keyword included in a search request for an index record; and output storage location information of a data object included in the extracted index record in an order according to the rule stored in the fourth logical unit.03-05-2009
20090063418Method and an apparatus to deliver messages between applications - Some embodiments of a method and an apparatus to deliver messages between applications have been presented. In one embodiment, a client supplied binding is received from a client, wherein the client supplied binding includes an XQuery or a script. A predefined binding is stored in a server, wherein said predefined binding includes an XQuery, a script, or a program, allowing the client to select the predefined binding. An exchange receives an Extensible Markup Language (XML) message from a publisher application and sends the XML message to each message queue whose binding matches the XML message.03-05-2009
20090055361Parallel Data Processing System - A tree-structured index to multidimensional data is created using naturally occurring patterns and clusters within the data which permit efficient search and retrieval strategies in a database of DNA profiles. A search engine utilizes hierarchical decomposition of the database by identifying clusters of similar DNA profiles and maps to parallel computer architecture, allowing scale up past previously feasible limits. Key benefits of the new method are logarithmic scale up and parallelization. These benefits are achieved by identification and utilization of naturally occurring patterns and clusters within stored data. The patterns and clusters enable the stored data to be partitioned into subsets of roughly equal size. The method can be applied recursively, resulting in a database tree that is balanced, meaning that all paths or branches through the tree have roughly the same length. The method achieves high performance by exploiting the natural structure of the data in a manner that maintains balanced trees. Implementation of the method maps naturally to parallel computer architectures, allowing scale up to very large databases.02-26-2009
20090228459AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF COMPUTERS IN A NETWORK - A system for automatic configuration of computers on a network is disclosed. In a first aspect a storage area network is disclosed. The network comprises at least one controller; and a plurality of clients coupled to the at least one controller. The network includes a storage device coupled to the at least one controller and the plurality of clients. The controller upon attachment to the network registers itself and notifies the plurality of clients. The plurality of clients then interrogates the controller. Each of the plurality of clients updates its configuration based upon the interrogation.09-10-2009
20090222416Automatic Website Generator - A system and method for the automatic generation of a website. The website is created upon a user request, where the user provides identification information that is used to search an information database. The information will provide a reference to a code that relates to a template that is used to specify the layout, style and content of the website that is to be generated, and the website is then generated in accordance with the structure of the template, based on content contained in the information database. The user may engage the system and method by means of e-mail or a dedicated website or other such suitable means.09-03-2009
20090187539SOLUTION PROVIDING NAVIGATION-INDEPENDENT ACCESS TO ELEMENTS OF A SOFTWARE INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT (IDE) USING UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATORS (URLS) - The present invention discloses a navigation-independent system for accessing the elements of a software integrated development environment (IDE) using uniform resource locators (URLs). Such a system can include a set of URL-accessible IDE elements, a set of URLs, and a URL operation tool. The set of URL-accessible IDE elements can represent a multitude of functional objects accessible by the software IDE. Each URL-retrievable IDE element can include a set of meta data that contains key words describing the URL-accessible IDE element. Each URL in the set of URLs can be configured to provide a navigation-independent mechanism for accessing a corresponding URL-accessible IDE element. The URL operation tool can be configured to associate URLs with URL-accessible IDE elements and execute URL operations on the URL-accessible IDE elements.07-23-2009
20090089262METHOD OF DYNAMICALLY PROVIDING A COMPOUND OBJECT'S SOURCE INFORMATION DURING IT'S DEVELOPMENT - A method and system for dynamically providing a composite source information report whenever source information of a composite object is updated. The system includes a subscription handler for receiving a subscription request and generating a subscription query, a means for determining whether source information of an element in a composite object has been edited (added, deleted and/or modified), a source information determining handler for automatically determining source information of an element in a composite object and a composite source information report generation handler for generating a composite source information report and providing the report to users. The system further comprises an authentication handler, an editing handler, an editing monitor, a source information recording handler, subscription source information retrieving handler and a server database.04-02-2009
20090089247METHODS AND APPARATUS TO STANDARDIZE DATA PROPERTIES IN A PROCESS CONTROL ENVIRONMENT - Example methods and apparatus to standardize data properties in a process control environment are disclosed. A disclosed example method includes associating a function block with a primary key. The example method also includes associating at least one data property associated with the process control environment with the primary key and storing an instance of the at least one data property in a history database associated with the process control environment.04-02-2009
20090187544MANAGING A HIERARCHY OF DATABASES - Monitoring an activity profile for a given row of a database and determining a target database for a given row based on the activity profile of the given row. Identifying any row related to the given row and moving the given row and any row related to the given row into the target database while preserving referential integrity.07-23-2009
20090164422PURCHASE TRENDING MANAGER - A device retrieves information associated with purchases from a purchase database, and provides for display of a last purchase option, a sort purchases option, and a lowest cost option based on the purchase information. The device further receives selection of one of the last purchase option, the sort purchases option, or the lowest cost option, and provides for display of last purchase information when the last purchase option is selected. The device also provides for display of sort purchases information when the sort purchases option is selection, and provides for display of lowest cost information when the lowest cost option is selected.06-25-2009
20090164419VIDEO QUALITY MEASURES - A query including one or more keywords is received from a client device, and a content item (e.g., an advertisement) relevant to the one or more keywords is identified. A video is selected from one or more videos associated with the content item, the selection based on the one or more keywords. Display data is generated for displaying the content item at the client device, and video selection data is generated for displaying the video proximate to the content item at the client device. The display data and the video selection data are provided to the client device.06-25-2009
20090144232DATA PARALLEL SEARCHING - A query that includes a search operator and that identifies an input data source is received. The input data source is partitioned into a plurality of partitions. A parallel search through the partitions is performed for an element that could halt the search. The parallel search is performed using a plurality of parallel workers. One of the parallel workers generates a notification when the element is found by that worker. The notification notifies the other parallel workers that the search could be halted. Each of the parallel workers generates an output set based on results of the search. The output sets are merged into a merged output set.06-04-2009
20090281995System and method for enhanced direction of automated content identification in a distributed environment - The successful development of digital production content within a development organization requires that the intellectual property rights of the multiple elements of digital content introduced into the digital production content. According to the invention there is provided a means of automatically identifying the source, licenses and other associated intellectual property information associated with the digital content introduced. The invention providing for the direction of a dynamic search engine according to metadata relating to the digital content produced, wherein the digital content introduced is not identified within existing databases of intellectual properties indexed according to digital content. Further the invention provides for interfacing the dynamic search engine with a web crawler to data mine a region of the World Wide Web around the location of the digital content introduced determined by the dynamic search engine.11-12-2009
20090281988Systems and Methods to Provide Search Based on Social Graphs and Affinity Groups - Methods, machine-readable media, apparatuses and systems are provided to identify and/or present information based on relationship-based recommendations. The information may be search results; and the relationship-based recommendations may be recommendations or preferences specified by related people in one or more social networks or affinity groups. For example, the search results can be presented in an order based at least in part on the recommendations and the relationship between the people who made the recommendations and the person who requested the search results.11-12-2009
20090100024MULTI-MODAL MOBILE PLATFORM - There is provided a multi-modal mobile platform system for permitting a user to interact and exchange data through a mobile device. It will be appreciated that the present invention may be employed on any mobile device such as a cellular phone or Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) and the like. It is contemplated that the multi-modal platform (MMP) provides the basic constructs for a unified multi-modal data access and query platform that will overcome the deficiencies of the services based on a uni-modal platform such as web-only services or text messaging only services. The present system may use a Voice Portal, a Text Messages Portal, an eMail Portal, a Web Portal, a Downloadable Application Portal, or a WAP or Mobile Web Portal to facilitate communication between a user and third parties.04-16-2009
20090100016Performing Searches for a Selected Text - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for performing a plurality of searches. A request is received to perform the plurality of searches, wherein the request includes text. A search engine preference is retrieved, wherein the search engine preference specifies a plurality of search engines. An Internet browser is opened for each search engine in the plurality of search engines. A search is initiated in each Internet browser using the text.04-16-2009
20090089260Quick Searching UI for a Better User Experience - A Quick Search User Interface (UI) comprises a search entry field for inputting characters, e.g. search terms. The Quick Search UI further comprises icons that are graphical representations of applications. The Quick Search UI subsequently launches an operating system and passes the user action to the operating system. The operating system uses this information to generate search results comprising websites, program files, videos, etc. Alternatively, the operating system launches the application(s) selected by the user. Icons displayed on the user interface are ordered, for example, according to a company's willingness to pay more money for a more prominent spot or according to user preferences. The Quick Search UI can be customized using skins with themes, such as musicians, geographic locations, and/or products. The icons can be displayed according to which application provider pays the highest premium, or according to user preference.04-02-2009
20080313144METHOD FOR ENHANCING SEARCH RESULTS - Disclosed in this specification is a software and browser application for monitoring submissions to a third-party search engine. When the third-party search engine returns a list of results, the list may be compared to a list of rated websites located in a rating database. For each website in the list of rated websites, one or more experts has entered a rating value and text evaluation. The rating value for each of the websites in the list of results is then displayed to the user upon request. Additionally, metadata may also be displayed for each of the websites. In this manner, the list of results that was provided by the third-party search engine has been enhanced so as to permit the user to more easily find reliable, relevant information.12-18-2008
20090282001Information providing apparatus, portable information terminal, content processing device, device control apparatus, content processing system and program - A content list including contents processable by a designated processing device, among the contents to be processed including a specific content managed with respect to each user, is received by a portable terminal from an ECG server, and a content is selected by a user. Then, a processing request for the selected content is transmitted from the portable terminal to the designated device via the ECG server and a device control server, and unit information of the selected content is acquired by the portable terminal and displayed or reproduced. A user can thereby use the content and the unit information by selecting the content using the portable terminal without depending on the content and the processing device.11-12-2009
20090282004METHOD FOR ANALYZING, LABELING AND CERTIFYING LOW RADIOCARBON FOOD PRODUCTS - Methods, particularly computer-implemented methods, are provided for analyzing, labeling, reporting, and certifying the radiocarbon abundance levels of low radiocarbon food products, including relevant chemical components of final products as well as components of lots used in manufacturing, so that manufacturers, consumers or other users of these products can have high confidence in their stated radiocarbon content and a better understanding of their potential effectiveness in reducing genetic damage. Other embodiments employ an algorithm to calculate an overall value or grade or range indicative of the product's known or estimated ability to either reduce the radiocarbon level of, or to reduce genetic damage occurring in, newly formed chromosomal material in consumers of such products, the chromosomal material comprising DNA and histone proteins and remote access by consumers to the computer-implemented methods, for example, via the Internet.11-12-2009
20080281791Database Management Program - A database management program in which even in a case where a row having a value of a column A duplicated is arranged in sequential space as an initial state for speeding-up a search with a condition of the column A, even if insertion, deletion and update of a row are repeated, a time required for the search with condition of the column A is not lengthen, and rearrangement requiring a long time in a case of solving this problem using a conventional method is not required. In the database management program, when managing a single or a plurality of sets of rows having values of the column A duplicated using relational database, in a case where the row having the value of the column A duplicated is arranged in the sequential space as the initial state for speeding-up the search with the condition of the column A, only the set of rows having the value of the column A duplicated is arranged in the sequential spaces when insertion, deletion and update of a row are performed.11-13-2008
20080275853NETWORK INTERFACE DEVICE - A network interface device in a manufacturing system may receive communications from remote users in a database query language. The network interface device may translate or forward commands and queries in a pump-supported language. The network interface device may communicate the commands and queries to pumps and other components on the manufacturing process using the pump-supported language. The results of the command or query may be returned to the network interface device, which may send the information to a database. A GUI allows the remote user to check states of pumps or other functions.11-06-2008
20090089264Method and System for Managing Message Boards - Information regarding the structure of information in a content database is maintained in a structure database. The structure database is used to correlate the data structure of a query to the structure of the content database, in order to determine that information in the content database which needs to be provided to a searcher in response to the query. In one embodiment, this search method is used in an online forum, and the forum maintains a reputation score for users with respect to given subject matter. The reputation score is dependent upon the quality of a user's participation in the forum. A user's reputation score depends upon the evaluation by others of information he posts and. upon the user evaluating information posted by others.04-02-2009
20090089257METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT SUMMARY INFORMATION - A method to provide content summary information by using a web content syndication format includes selecting keywords which satisfy a predetermined condition from among a plurality of keywords extracted from a plurality of pieces of content summary information, indicating at least one of the selected keywords through a user selection from among the selected keywords, and displaying a plurality of pieces of content summary information all of which are related to the indicated keyword.04-02-2009
20090089245SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTEXTUAL COMMANDS IN A SEARCH RESULTS PAGE - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for acting upon one or more items in a search results page. The method of the present invention comprises displaying a search engine results page (SERP), said SERP comprising a plurality of search result resources and a plurality of associated contextual controls, selecting a resource and storing a non-persistent resource identifier associated with the selected resource in response to selection of the contextual control.04-02-2009
20090089244METHOD OF DETECTING SPAM HOSTS BASED ON CLUSTERING THE HOST GRAPH - Systems and methods for identifying spam hosts are disclosed in which hosts are known to the system and initially classified as spam or non-spam. Then the hosts are partitioned into clusters based on how each host is linked to other hosts. Each cluster is then analyzed and, depending on the number of spam and non-spam hosts it contains, the cluster may be classified as a spam cluster or a non-spam cluster. The hosts within the cluster may then be reclassified based on the cluster's classification. The results may then be used in many different ways including to filter search results based on host classifications so that spam hosts are not displayed or displayed last in a results set.04-02-2009
20090089261METHOD FOR RESOLVING FAILED SEARCH QUERIES - A query resolution system can be used for redirecting, refining, and/or resolving user query terms. A query resolution system may resolve and enhance user query terms, received from a user or a search portal, through providing relational matches to the user query terms using a resolver taxonomy. The resolution system may include a cross-reference map linking the resolver taxonomy with an initial taxonomy in the search portal. Utilization of the resolver system may provide the user with search results from the search portal that the user would not have seen without application of the resolver system.04-02-2009
20090089259Methods and systems for caching data using behavioral event correlations - A method is disclosed including a client accessing a cache for a value of an object based on an object identification (ID), initiating a request to a cache loader if the cache does not include a value for the object, the cache loader performing a lookup in an object table for the object ID corresponding to the object, the cache loader retrieving a vector of execution context IDs, from an execution context table that correspond to the object IDs looked up in the object table and the cache loader performing an execution context lookup in an execution context table for every retrieved execution context ID in the vector to retrieve object IDs from an object vector.04-02-2009
20090089256COMPRESSED STORAGE OF DOCUMENTS USING INVERTED INDEXES - A method, in some embodiments, may include mapping, for a collection of documents, each term and each document to an integer value to obtain document identifiers (IDs) and term identifiers (IDs), respectively; storing an indication of each term ID in a document-grained inverted index; storing positional information for each term ID in a separate data structure other than the document-grained inverted index; determining a list of all the term IDs of each document without duplicates and without preserving an original order of the terms; and reconstructing a document from the collection of documents based on the list of all the term IDs of each document and the mapped term IDs and document IDs.04-02-2009
20090089255INFORMATION SEARCH APPARATUS AND METHOD - Provided is an information search apparatus and method. The method includes extracting first information and second information from specific information that is received; determining whether the second information satisfies specific conditions; generating a query by combining the second information and the first information if it is determined that the second information satisfies the specific conditions; and transmitting the generated query to a terminal.04-02-2009
20090089252SEARCHING FOR ASSOCIATED EVENTS IN LOG DATA - To retrieve a sequence of associated events in log data, a request expression is parsed to retrieve types of dependencies between events which are searched, and the constraints (e.g., keywords) which characterize each event. Based on the parsing results, query components can be formed, expressing the constraints for individual events and interrelations (e.g., time spans) between events. A resultant span query comprising the query components can then be run against an index of events, which encodes a mutual location of associated events in storage.04-02-2009
20090089251MULTIMODAL INTERFACE FOR SEARCHING MULTIMEDIA CONTENT - A disclosed method and computer program product for searching a multimedia content database include determining a first query parameter provided by a user via a first input modality and optionally determining a second query parameter provided the user via a second input modality. A multidimensional query is generated where the query is indicative of the first and second query parameters. The query is applied to the multimedia content database to retrieve records of matching content. The retrieved records are then displayed to the user. The user may refine the query results using additional multidimensional and multimodal queries.04-02-2009
20090089250CONTRACT TEXT SEARCH SUMMARIZED BY CONTRACT - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for searching one or more business objects and presenting the results organized by business object. According to one embodiment, searching one or more business objects can comprise receiving a set of criteria for searching the business objects. A search can be performed for one or more documents associated with each of the business objects based on the criteria for searching the business objects. A first view of results of said searching organized by business object can be presented. The first view of the results of said searching can comprise, for example, a list of contracts having one or more associated documents with content matching the search criteria. Additional views of the search results providing additional details of the results can be present based on user selections.04-02-2009
20090089249Techniques for Correlating Events to Digital Media Assets - Improved approaches to intelligently refer users of one online media store to another online store are disclosed. The inter-store referral can permit a user of an online media store, such as an online media store that offers digital media assets for purchase, to easily access related information, such as event information, from another online store. According to another aspect, improved approaches to access and present event information are disclosed.04-02-2009
20090089248SYSTEM AND METHOD OF FILTERING SEARCH RESULTS - A system and method of filtering search results is provided. Certain embodiments provide an improved user experience in filtering large sets of data in a computer system through the use of multidimensional associative arrays which allow results to be filtered within a web interface without needing additional calls to web server or online database.04-02-2009
20080208820SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION OVER TIME AND SPACE - Systems and methods for collecting, processing, analyzing, and indexing large amounts of data in such a manner that queries can be formulated and exercised against the data in an expedient manner. Embodiments of the present invention provide for static or dynamic presentation of the indexed data based upon the queries. The data organization and access techniques applied in embodiments of the present invention are structured in a way that allows for a large variety of queries to be performed on the data without having to reorganize the data. Additionally, indexes and presentations of the data are continually updated and modified in virtually real-time.08-28-2008
20080208818METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR EFFICIENT FILE LIST CREATION - The present invention relates to a method and mobile terminal that enable efficient creation of a file list. The file list creation method includes selecting a directory having at least one file, setting a reference search location to the beginning of the selected directory, reading a directory entry at the reference search location, determining the state of a file corresponding to the directory entry, and creating a file list using the directory entry and updating the reference search location according to the size of the directory entry if the corresponding file is an existing file.08-28-2008
20080208824Methods and systems for providing a response to a query - Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.08-28-2008
20080208826System and method for a modular used controlled search engine - Method and system for delivery of personal search services and advertising. The method includes collecting information from the user about the user's personal search engine, including, but not limited to digital content data sources, link crawl depth of those digital content data sources, and time interval to refresh the index of the digital content data sources created. In one embodiment of the present invention user's do not pay a fee in return for allowing the provider to present advertising to the user as the user uses the invention. In another embodiment, advertisers purchase advertising display services from the provider to be displayed to specific users08-28-2008
20080208825Methods and systems for providing a response to a query - Methods and systems for providing a response to a query. Multiple users' search engine activity in regard to a query is correlated. A response is provided based upon this correlated search engine activity information. For one embodiment of the invention, in the context of search engine result optimization, the user activity and/or user information of multiple users, during a search session, is correlated with queries to effect an evolving association between queries and the organization and presentation of documents. Systems in accordance with such embodiments employ the ability to store users' activity over the entire search session, thus making possible the correlation of a number of different types of user activity and user information. The use of correlated user input allows such systems to provide relevant search results without the limitations imposed by the key-word-based systems of the prior art.08-28-2008
20080208823Sharing Playlists in a Recommendation System - A system for sharing playlists and playlist essence with different users. A user desiring to share his or her playlist generates the playlist and a playlist characterization. The playlist characterization is based on acoustic analysis data of one or more songs in the playlist. The playlist and playlist characterization is then transmitted to another end user device. The end user device receiving the shared playlist searches the user's music collection for the songs in the playlist. If a gap is detected in the playlist because the receiving user does not own a particular song, the receiving end user devices automatically selects another song that is owned by the user to fill-in the gap. The song is selected based on the playlist characterization with the aim of preserving the essence of the shared playlist.08-28-2008
20080208821INFORMATION RETRIEVAL FROM A COLLECTION OF DATA - A method of accessing information from a collection of data includes receiving a query, generating an inverse index of the collection of data and generating results to the query in conjunction with the inverse index.08-28-2008
20080208815Method And System For Optimizing Investments In Web Marketing - Contemplated systems and methods provide cost/benefit projections for alternative web site marketing strategies. In preferred embodiments the system classifies search terms into primary, secondary, and tertiary words, and projects Return on Investment (ROI) and Net Operating Income (NOI) for multiple permutations of the words. Preferred embodiments also include a budget optimizer function. In another aspect web search engines can be used to identify potential customers for the system, and to identify advertising opportunities.08-28-2008
20080208805APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTE QUERYING OF DATA SOURCES - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a report document at a report query engine. The report document includes a definition of a report. The report document is processed to extract a remote location for a data source driver for the report. A request for the data for the report is transmitted via a consumer across a communication channel to the remote location. The data is received. A report instance is created from the data. The report instance includes the data processed in accordance with the definition of the report.08-28-2008
20080208800Method and System For Increasing Invention - A computer assisted, convergent iterative method and system for creating an optimal definition of a problem or need, the optimal definition including a critical challenge (CC), and producing a solution thereto, including providing an initial statement of the problem or need, and iteratively performing a computer assisted search method until either ideal solution characteristics of the CC have been satisfied and the CC is considered solved or the definition of the CC is configured in a maximally optimal form. A computer assisted method and system of finding innovative and creative solutions to a problem or need also are provided, including providing an initial problem or need statement expressed in an optimal form, providing a database of related problems and solutions thereto, and analyzing attributes of the solutions to determine a method or means to create a solution to the initial problem or need.08-28-2008
20080208803SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARACTERISING A WEB PAGE - The present invention relates to a method, computer system and computer program product for the characterising of web pages. The improved system and method for the characterising of web pages provides an improved search outcome for the user.08-28-2008
20090112820METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMPOSITE PART DATA EXTRACTION - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for providing ply lay-up data for a composite part. A designation of a location is received for the composite part in a three dimensional object from a requester. A three dimensional model is opened in which the composite part is located. The ply lay-up data is extracted for a section within the composite part within the three dimensional model to form extracted ply lay-up data for the section. An output file is created containing a drawing of the composite part overlaid with a grid containing the section with the ply lay-up data identifying a ply stacking sequence, an orientation of each ply in the ply stacking sequence, and a material for the each ply in the ply stacking sequence. The output file is returned to the requester.04-30-2009
20090112816System and method for updating a search results page in response to a user map interaction - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for updating a search results page in response to user interaction with a map resource. The method of the present invention comprises receiving a first search results page in response to a search query comprising at least a first map resource. The method monitors a change in position of a map resource in response to a user interaction and calculates a location corresponding to a map position. The method then re-executes at least one search query based upon said calculated location and displays a second search results page comprising a plurality of updated search results.04-30-2009
20090112808Metadata Repository and Methods Thereof - A repository receives metadata from databases associated with different service providers. The repository converts the received metadata to a common format, such as MPEG7, and stores the converted metadata in a central database. The repository can also receive a query from a client device. The repository retrieves metadata associated with the query from the central database and provides it to the requesting client device. The repository can also convert the provided metadata to an appropriate format for the requesting device. Because the metadata is stored at a common location in a common format, content from different providers can be efficiently identified.04-30-2009
20090043741Autocompletion and Automatic Input Method Correction for Partially Entered Search Query - A method for processing query information includes receiving a partial search query from a search requestor, and obtaining a set of predicted complete queries corresponding to the partial search query from a plurality of previously submitted complete queries, the previously submitted complete queries submitted by a community of users. The set of predicted complete queries include both English language and Korean language complete search queries. The set of predicted complete queries are ordered in accordance with ranking criteria, and at least a subset of the ordered set is sent to the search requestor. The partial search query may be a Romanized representation of a partial Korean language search query.02-12-2009
20090276398SEARCH SERVER - A search server 11-05-2009
20090276408Systems And Methods For Generating A User Interface - Systems and method for generating a user interface described. In one described system, an aspect associated with an article is identified. Next, an insert comprising a search result is generated based, at least in part, on the aspect. The insert is then caused to be output in association with the aspect.11-05-2009
20090276407SERVER ARCHITECTURE AND METHODS FOR STORING AND SERVING EVENT DATA - An event history server system stores event data descriptive of user-specific events that occur in browsing sessions of users. A query interface of the event history server system enables applications to selectively retrieve the event data based on various event parameters such as event type, event time of occurrence, and user identifier. The applications may, for example, include one or more personalization applications that generate personalized content for users.11-05-2009
20090276406Litigation-related document repository - A litigation-related document repository for management and exchange of documents independent of courts or other tribunals. Users can upload litigation-related documents for on-line case folders in order to exchange documents with other parties to a dispute or other users. The repository maintains the documents in a common format in a structured database and can convert the documents for uploading to the database or downloading to user machines. It can also provide various services such as searching for documents and managing case folders. Users can select various fee-based approaches for access to the repository, including paying time-based fees, session-based fees, or agreeing to receive on-line advertisements in exchange for access.11-05-2009
20090276403PROJECTION MINING FOR ADVANCED RECOMMENDATION SYSTEMS AND DATA MINING - A method for projection mining comprises performing a first projection on a first data object of a first type comprising a plurality of data entries and a second data object of a second type comprising a plurality of data entries to create definitions of attributes of the first data object and definitions of attributes of the second data object, performing a second projection of the definitions of the attributes of the first data object and the definitions of the attributes of the second data object into a space of meta-attributes based on semantic relationships among the attributes of the first data object and the second data object, learning relationships between the space of meta-attributes formed by the projections of the first data object and the second data object and a space of meta-attributes relating to new data not included in the first data object and the second data object, and generating at least one new data object of the first or second type based on the new data using the learned relationships.11-05-2009
20090281992Optimizing Database Queries - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for optimizing database queries for energy efficiency. In general, a query optimizer is configured to compare energy requirements of query plans, and to select a query plan requiring minimal energy to execute. In one embodiment, the query optimizer may also compare time performance of the query plans, and may select a query plan by matching to a user preference for a relative priority between energy requirements and time performance.11-12-2009
20090281989Micro-Bucket Testing For Page Optimization - Methods for optimizing webpage content by micro-bucket testing user customization to the webpage include presenting a plurality of modules at a webpage based on a request from a user. The modules define an intent of the webpage. A change defining customization to one or more modules within the webpage is detected. A test case representing the change is automatically generated. The generated test case is a modified webpage having the customization. The webpage is presented to a first segment of users as a control page and the modified webpage is presented to a second segment of users in response to a request for the webpage. User interaction by the first and segment of users is monitored at the webpage and the modified webpage to determine website metrics of the corresponding webpages. The website metrics is used in defining a new control page of the webpage from the modified webpage or retaining the webpage as the control page.11-12-2009
20090281997METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING INFORMATION USING INFORMATION DEVICE - A method and system for searching information using information device is provided. The method for searching information comprises generating one or more questions corresponding to a search query. The questions are generated based on a predetermined ordering criterion when a predefined condition is true. One or more responses to the questions are received from a user. Information is rendered on the information device based on one or more of a response and the search query.11-12-2009
20090281996GENERATING A SERVICE-ORIENTED ARCHITECTURE POLICY BASED ON A CONTEXT MODEL - A solution for generating a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) policy based on a context model is provided, which generates an application scope of the SOA policy; generates a context model; generates an action list for the context model based on action semantic modules customized by a user; generates a condition part of the SOA policy according to the context module; generates an action part of the SOA policy according to the action list; and combines the condition part and the action part to generate the SOA policy.11-12-2009
20090281994Interactive Search Result System, and Method Therefor - A system and method to provide interactive search results, wherein interactive icons allow a user to customize displayed search results, thereby providing the user with a robust, tailored environment for providing relevant search results.11-12-2009
20090281991PROVIDING SEARCH RESULTS FOR MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES - Technologies are described herein for providing search results for mobile computing devices. Search results are retrieved based on a search term. Each of the search results is assigned to one or more categories. The categories and the assigned search results are provided to the mobile computing device. The mobile computing device is adapted to display each of the categories and a partial list of the search results for each of the categories.11-12-2009
20090281990System and Method for Dissemination of Relevant Knowledge - A method comprises extracting one or more document identifiers from a document currently displayed on the user's computer screen. The method further comprises searching an enterprise network, using the one or more document identifiers, for one or more related documents that are related to the document currently displayed on the user's computer screen. The one or more related documents may then be filtered, and the user may be notified of the one or more filtered related documents.11-12-2009
20090281998DELETION IN DATA FILE FORWARDING FRAMEWORK - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for deletion in data file forwarding framework. A framework includes a network of interconnected computer system nodes in which data files are continuously forwarded from computer memory to computer memory without storing on any physical storage device in the network, a central server coupled to the network, and a deletion server coupled to the network.11-12-2009
20080249991Dynamic bid pricing for sponsored search - A method for an online sponsored search system includes storing a database of items. At least some of the items include a keyword and a money amount associated with a respective advertiser. The method further includes receiving information about current user preferences within the online sponsored search system. When the received user information relates to a keyword of an item, the method includes automatically adjusting the money amount of the item based on the received user interest information. In response to a received user query, the method includes identifying items relating to the received user search query and generating a search result list including the related items. The method then includes ordering the related items according to the adjusted money amounts associated with the matching items. In response to the designation of a Web page to received sponsored advertisements, the method includes identifying items relating to the subject matter of one or more portions of the Web page. In this instance, the method then includes determining which items are to be shown and their placement on the Web page according to the adjusted money amounts associated with the related items.10-09-2008
20090282002METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR INTEGRATING DATA FROM SOCIAL NETWORKS - Methods and systems for integrating data from social networks. The methods and systems may gather data from social networking sites and sites with user review and advocacy data, and merge the data to create universal profiles for Internet users. The methods and systems may also integrate social networking data with user review and advocacy data to provide customized search results to search queries generated by users.11-12-2009
20090282000WEB BROWSER ACCESSIBLE SEARCH ENGINE WITH STATISTICS GATHERING PERSISTENCE - A search engine server interacts with a client devices and web servers to enhance the quality of search service based on statistics that are gathered by the system. The search engine server monitors the quality of service and data format (i.e. encoding needed for secured delivery) of search results or searched web pages delivered from the web servers. On the client side, the system generates page content usefulness statistics by monitoring user interaction with search results or web pages on the client device. Each of the visited web pages/links is associated with a vectoring event, and a vector event table is constructed using these vectoring events from all the visited web pages or search results. The vectoring event table from several search sessions are retrieved periodically, and used to compute/evaluate statistics for each of the web servers that host web pages.11-12-2009
20090281999SYMBOLIC PROGRAM ANALYSIS USING TERM REWRITING AND GENERALIZATION - Systems and methods are disclosed for analyzing data-flow using program expressions or terms by extracting a control flow graph node from a work list; merging symbolic term values at join nodes; performing simplification of term values using rewriting logic; determining successors of the graph node to which data must be propagated; and updating symbolic data for elements of the successors.11-12-2009
20090287665METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING STORED DATA - A complete document management system is disclosed. Accordingly, systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are disclosed. Systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are further disclosed. Additionally, systems and methods for accessing documents available through a network, wherein the documents are stored on one or more data storage devices coupled to the network, are disclosed.11-19-2009
20090287663DISEASE NAME INPUT SUPPORT PROGRAM, METHOD AND APPARATUS - This disease name input support method includes: obtaining type data of a schema selected by a user and identification data of a region on the schema, which is identified by the user, and storing obtained data into a storage device; searching a disease name knowledge storage device storing an inputted disease name in association with the type data of the schema and the identification data of the region on the schema by using the obtained type data of the schema and the obtained identification data of the region on the schema, which are stored in the storage device, to extract a corresponding disease name; and presenting the extracted corresponding disease name as an input candidate disease name to the user.11-19-2009
20090287660Bit string searching apparatus, searching method, and program - To provide a method that minimizes efficiency reductions in processing coupled node trees even if the size of the coupled node tree grows large. In basic searching or maximum or minimum value searching, the search history, not only the address information of the storage area wherein a node is stored but also the discrimination bit position of branch nodes traversed in the search path, is stored in the search path stack.11-19-2009
20090287659NETWORK BROWSER SUPPORTING HISTORICAL HYPERTEXT AND OTHER LINKS - An Internet infrastructure supports searching of web links wherein if a user desires to obtain historical Internet data that existed as of a past date or time or if current web content cannot be provided to the user due to web changes, maintenance, technical reasons, etc., then a server provides historical data to the user. The user selects a hyperlink, web page, search string, address, or other method for obtaining web content. The servers provide current web content if it is available and provide options to obtain historical content for the user to access if stored and/or if the current content is not active or available at the moment and historical info is available. The user is provided with options, such as ‘original’, ‘timeline view’ or ‘specify timeframe’ that allow a search server and a historical data repository to pull past or historical Internet media, data, text, documents, web pages, etc., for presentation to the user. Therefore, if a user desires historical content or an error message prevents delivery of current content, the user can still access historical content over the Internet.11-19-2009
20090287657NETWORK SEARCH ENGINE UTILIZING CLIENT BROWSER ACTIVITY INFORMATION - An Internet infrastructure that supports searching of web links selects search results by processing browser activity information along with one or more of favorite lists, and related metadata, user profiles, and trends based on browser activity behavior and favorite behavior. The Internet infrastructure consists of a plurality of web browsers located on client devices. The web browsers are incorporated with a browser activity-monitoring module that tracks user's Internet usage, processes this information, and sends this information periodically or upon user request to the server to aid in improving search operation results. The search engine server is communicatively coupled to the plurality of web browsers and supports delivery of search results/web links to the client device based upon a search string, browser activity information, and possibly the favorite lists and related metadata. The search engine server stores the gathered browser activity information, favorite lists, and related metadata in one or more server database that is associated with the search engine server, and delivers search results.11-19-2009
20090287655IMAGE SEARCH ENGINE EMPLOYING USER SUITABILITY FEEDBACK - An Internet infrastructure that supports searching of images by correlating a search image and/or search string with that of plurality of images hosted in Internet based servers. The image search server supports delivery of search result pages to a client device based upon a search string or search image, and contains images from a plurality of Internet based web hosting servers. The image search server delivers a search result page containing images upon receiving a search string and/or search image from the web browser. The selection of images in the search result page is based upon: (i) word match, that is, by selecting images, titles of which correspond to the search string; and (ii) image correlation, that is, by selecting images, image characteristics of which correlates to that of search image. The selection of images in the search result page also occurs on the basis of popularity and may be refined by taking into account user feedback/preferences.11-19-2009
20090287654Device for identifying electronic file based on assigned identifier - To trace electronic files held in system users in the organization by recognizing electronic files being communicated in an organization. Provided is an information identification device for assigning an identifier to an electronic file based on data stored in the electronic file. The information identification device includes an interface coupled to a network; a processor coupled to the interface; and a memory coupled to the processor. The information identification device calculates a frequency of appearance of a word in text data included in the electronic file; determines an identifier capable of uniquely identifying the electronic file based on the calculated frequency of appearance; and assigns the determined identifier to the electronic file.11-19-2009
20090287653INTERNET SEARCH ENGINE PREVENTING VIRUS EXCHANGE - An Internet infrastructure that supports search operations along with malware screening that uses a search server of a search string from a client device. The search server comprises a search engine for searching the Internet and contains modules for malware detection and quarantine functions. The search server identifies the malwares in the search results, generates malware metadata, and provides appropriate messages to the client device that initiated the search service so the user can avoid malware while browsing and searching Internet. The search results that span to a desired level of sub-domain Universal Resource Locators (URLs) and links are quarantined and denied access when found to be infected with malwares. The associated status messages of the search results are displayed with color code and a popup window displays all the information about the searched links when accessed.11-19-2009
20090287651Management of Multimedia Content - Disclosed are method and apparatus for managing multimedia content. The uniform resource locators of multimedia content accessed via the Internet are saved in collections stored in the database of a multimedia access system, which is shared by multiple users via individual user accounts. Collections may be copied from one user account to another user account, e-mailed, and posted on a website. Collections in the database may be searched by keywords associated with the collections.11-19-2009
20090287649METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT PLAYLIST - A content playlist providing method used in a content playback apparatus storing content, the method including: extracting information of content to be played back from a first content playlist listing the content to be played back; searching stored content based on the extracted information; and creating a second content playlist listing the found items of content. Content that the user wishes to playback can be predicted based on a playlist created by the user, and an expanded playlist can be created based on the predicted content. Thus, the user can create a new, expanded playlist without designating all the content that the user wishes to play back.11-19-2009
20090287642Automated Analysis and Summarization of Comments in Survey Response Data - Technologies are described herein for providing automated analysis and summarization of free-form comments in survey response data. A number of topic words are identified from the survey response comments, and a numeric weight is calculated for each topic word that reflects the relevance of the topic word to each comment. Each topic word is associated with one or more topics and the comments relevant to each topic is then determined based on the weights of the associated topic words in each comment. A report is generated which summarizes the topics and their relative importance in the survey response comments based upon the number of comments relevant to each.11-19-2009
20090299965NAVIGATING PRODUCT RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN A SEARCH SYSTEM - Embodiments of the present invention relate to aggregating product information from a variety of sources to generate user interfaces that allow users to navigate and discover products. Product information is aggregated from both feed and crawl sources, and product entities are identified within the aggregate product information. In some embodiments, product entities are associated with product classes, and product class detail pages are generated that include product entities within each product class and allow users to view correlations between those produce entities. In some embodiments, relationships are identified between product entities. When a user selects to view information for a given product entity, information is provided indicating similar product entities that have a relationship with the given product entity.12-03-2009
20090240661INTEGRATION FOR INTELLIGENCE DATA SYSTEMS - A method and computer program product for creating a document library and uploading content to the document library. An application programming interface of a metadata framework is exposed. Metadata associated with the content is generated based upon, at least in part, one or more defined schemas.09-24-2009
20080275858Optimizing Execution of Database Queries Containing User-Defined Functions - A query engine (or optimizer) which supports database queries having user-defined functions maintains historical execution data with respect to each of multiple user-defined functions. The historical execution data is dynamically updated based on query execution performance. When executing a query having user-defined functions, the query engine uses the historical execution data to predict an optimal evaluation ordering for the query conditions and, preferably, to dynamically adjust the evaluation order when appropriate. Preferably, the historical execution data includes historical execution time of the user-defined function and proportion of evaluated records which satisfied the query parameters.11-06-2008
20080275855ADVANCED SCROLLING FOR RELATIONAL DATABASE APPLICATIONS - Disclosed are a method, a system and a computer program for scrolling to an arbitrary position in a set of unfetched rows of data in a relational database. Each of the rows has a plurality of columns and a class value in each of the columns. Also, each column of the set of rows of data has class values for a specified data class, and the rows ore ordered in the set according to a given sequence of these classes. The method of this invention, preferably, comprises the steps of identifying one of the rows in the database, and finding that one of the rows by identifying the given sequence of data classes by which the rows are ordered in the database, and for each of the data classes in the given sequence, determining the class value for the data class in the identified one of the rows. These rows may be ordered for purposes of a query in the database. Preferably, values of the data classes in the identified one of the rows are themselves determined, one data class at a time, and in the order in which the data classes occur in the given sequence.11-06-2008
20080275843Identifying an application user as a source of database activity - Determining an application user as a source of database activity is disclosed. A communication is received. A thread that is configured to handle the communication is associated with an application user with which the communication is associated. The application user is associated with a database query generated by the thread.11-06-2008
20080275846FILTERING SEARCH RESULTS USING CONTACT LISTS - A device may obtain a search result from a search engine, select a contact in a contact list, filter the search result based on browsing information of the selected contact, and display the filtered search result.11-06-2008
20080275857TECHNIQUES FOR SHARING PERSISTENTLY STORED QUERY RESULTS BETWEEN MULTIPLE USERS - A system and article of manufacture for managing access to query results and, more particularly, for managing access by multiple users to persistently stored query results, whereby at least some of the users may have different access rights. One embodiment provides a computer-readable storage medium for managing access to a query result obtained upon execution of a query against one or more databases. The computer-readable storage medium comprises creating security information configured for restricting access to the query result. The security information is associated with the query result. Access to some or all of the query result is granted to a requesting entity on the basis of the security information and an attribute of the requesting entity.11-06-2008
20080275856SYSTEM FOR VIEWING AND INDEXING MARK UP LANGUAGE MESSAGES, FORMS AND DOCUMENTS - A system for viewing and indexing mark up language messages, forms, and documents that have been stored in a document repository. The viewer and indexer can search the document repository based on any of a variety of search parameters, including any field of each message, form or document in the document repository. The viewer and indexer can automatically configure itself based on an input schema to create a user interface having search term options that can be selected to cause a search to be performed in the document repository (and/or mirrored and local repositories) containing messages, documents and forms created based on the same input schema.11-06-2008
20080275850IMAGE TAG DESIGNATING APPARATUS, IMAGE SEARCH APPARATUS, METHODS OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF SAME, AND PROGRAMS FOR CONTROLLING COMPUTERS OF SAME - An appropriate tag is assigned to an image in comparatively simple fashion. An image of interest to be tagged is selected and tags that have already been assigned to the selected image of interest are displayed in a present-tag display area. Tags having a high frequency of appearance are extracted from among tags that have been assigned to images having tags identical with the tags that have already been assigned to the image of interest, these images being taken from among images that have been stored in an image database. The extracted tags are displayed in a tag candidate display area as candidate tags. Since the tags displayed in the tag candidate display area often are tags related to the selected image of interest, they are tags suitable for assignment to the image of interest.11-06-2008
20080275848System for Generating and Displaying Community Awareness Management Data - A system and method links one or more disparate community awareness management (CAM) datasets for a community awareness program (CAP) with one or more spatial layers to create linked CAM datasets. One or more data attributes common to a CAM dataset and a spatial layer are identified, and the link is defined between the CAM dataset and the spatial layer. The spatial layer and the linked CAM dataset then may be queried using a single input query. Features from the spatial layer and features from the linked CAM dataset that match the query are generated for display. In one embodiment, a system and method manage CAP assets, transactions, interest areas for the CAP, and buffer areas for the CAP. An audience utility enables entering and maintaining audience data for the CAP. A journal utility enables making journal entries for one or more audience members, CAP assets, transactions, and/or other CAM data. A link document utility enables linking one or more documents to CAM data.11-06-2008
20080275845SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING IN A DISTRIBUTED ENVIRONMENT - What is described is a method for searching in a distributed environment. The method includes receiving a query at a search module, triggering the search module to search content matching the query in a distributed environment. The distributed environment includes at least one of an internal database and an external database. Thereafter, retrieving the matched content at the search module as a search result, and transmitting the search result to a destination.11-06-2008
20080275842Method for processing counts when an end node is encountered - A method for processing a particle stream in a KStore having a current sequence of nodes includes receiving at least one particle within the particle stream to provide a received particle and determining whether the current sequence is complete in accordance with the received particle to provide a sequence complete determination. Processing a completed sequence indicator in accordance with the sequence complete determination is also set forth. A determination is made whether the received particle is a delimiter to provide a delimiter determination and a received delimiter. A determination is made whether a Result node of an asCase node of the current K node matches the received delimiter to provide a match determination. A new K node is created in accordance with the match determination. The new K node can be an end product node. The current K node is set to the end product node.11-06-2008
20090171894SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXPERTISE BASED SEARCH RESULTS - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems, methods and computer program products for generating search results comprising web documents with associated expert information. One embodiment of a method for generating such search results includes receiving one or more search queries, selecting one of the one or more search queries, determining one or more categories of web documents responsive to the selected search query and crawling a web graph of linked web documents to identify one or more web documents tagged as within the one or more categories responsive to the selected search query. The method further includes generating a result set of the one or more web documents identified as within the one or more categories responsive to the selected search query, ranking the result set and generating a list of ranked search results responsive to the selected search.07-02-2009
20090313214COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - A communications system (12-17-2009
20090037393System and Method of Accessing a Document Efficiently Through Multi-Tier Web Caching - Upon receipt of a document request, a client assistant examines its cache for the document. If not successful, a server searches for the requested document in its cache. If the server copy is still not fresh or not found, the server seeks the document from its host. If the host cannot provide the copy, the server seeks it from a document repository. Certain documents are identified from the document repository as being fresh or stable. Information about each these identified documents is transmitted to the server which inserts entries into an index if the index does not already contain an entry for the document. If and when this particular document is requested, the document will not be present in the server, however the server will contain an entry directing the server to obtain the document from the document repository rather than the document's web host.02-05-2009
20090037381Data registration and retrieval method, data registration and retrieval program and database system - A database system registers data unreflected in an index into a registration text buffer. When the database system retrieves a registration text buffer, the database system prepares a registration buffer index using retrieval character indicated by a retrieval request. Thereafter, when a retrieval request is received, an index in a database is retrieved. When there is no pertinent data in the index, the registration buffer index is retrieved. An index indicated by the registration buffer index is used to retrieve the registration text buffer. The database system reflects the registration buffer index in the index at predetermined timing. Thus, even if the number of data registered in the registration text buffer is increased, the retrieval time is not increased.02-05-2009
20090037379Method and appliance for XML policy matching - An XML matching engine and method are provided, where policy rules expressed using XPath/XQuery policies are matched to streaming XML documents. Two distinct data structures are used: a combined modified DFA data structure for storing simple XPath queries (no wildcards or descendents) and a modified AFilter structure for storing complex queries (with wildcards or/and descendents). As the matching engine receives XML tags from XML parser, matching is performed in both structures in parallel.02-05-2009
20090037378AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF FORMS BASED ON ACTIVITY - A user can be presented with a form or other record that can enable efficient performance of various actions including a workflow or process. As actions are performed, the user can be presented with different forms more applicable to a current task being performed. The forms can be automatically created and modified, or a user can request various changes or updates to the form. A language associated with the form or other information can be changed from a first language to a second language based upon a request for the change.02-05-2009
20090006329Methods and Apparatus for Evaluating XPath Filters on Fragmented and Distributed XML Documents - Methods and apparatus are provided for evaluating XPath filters on fragmented and distributed XML documents. According to one aspect of the invention, a method is disclosed for evaluating a query over a tree having a plurality of fragments distributed over a plurality of sites. The method comprises the steps of identifying the plurality of sites storing at least one of the plurality of fragments of the tree;providing the query to the plurality of identified sites, wherein each of the identified sites partially evaluates the query against one of more fragments of the tree stored by the respective site; obtaining partial results from the plurality of identified sites; and composing the partial results to compute a result to the query. The query may be, for example, a boolean XPath query The method can be performed, for example, by a coordinating site that stores a root fragment of the tree.01-01-2009
20090006326REPRESENTING QUERIES AND DETERMINING SIMILARITY BASED ON AN ARIMA MODEL - Representing queries and determining similarity of queries based on an autoregressive integrated moving average (“ARIMA”) model is provided. A query analysis system represents each query by its ARIMA coefficients. The query analysis system may estimate the frequency information for a desired past or future interval based on frequency information for some initial intervals. The query analysis system may also determine the similarity of a pair of queries based on the similarity of their ARIMA coefficients. The query analysis system may use various metrics, such as a correlation metric, to determine the similarity of the ARIMA coefficients.01-01-2009
20100057686Deep Web Search - A data processing system and a computer implemented method for searching registered websites including multimedia content according to a user query. The data processing system includes a mediator server with a database storing the multimedia content from the registered websites and an application configured to receive and apply the user's query to the database and provide search results at least one resolution. The computer implemented method includes: (i) receiving multimedia content of the registered websites and storing the content in a database, (ii) receiving and applying the user's query, and (iv) providing search results at least one resolution.03-04-2010
20080243794CONTENTS INFORMATION SEARCH CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTENTS INFORMATION SEARCH CONTROL METHOD - Disclosed is a contents information search control system that, when automatic search of contents, such as game software, is performed with a terminal, such as a cellular phone, according to a user's preference, can reflect a change in user's interest or expansion of a target range of an interest. A change in user's interest is quantitatively grasped as an interest vector, and when the interest vector satisfies a predetermined condition, a search condition is updated to reflect the change in the user's interest in a search condition. In addition, expansion of a target range of the user’s interest is quantitatively grasped as distance information, and when the distance information satisfies a predetermined condition, the search condition is updated to reflect the expansion of the target range of the user's interest in the search condition. The interest vector or the distance information is calculated from an automatic search result on the basis of contents selected by a user, and updated as occasion demands.10-02-2008
20080243777SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESULTS LIST NAVIGATION USING SEMANTIC COMPONENTIAL-GRADIENT PROCESSING TECHNIQUES - Systems ana methods are provided for organizing and presenting large search results lists using lexical semantic componential-gradient processing techniques to dynamically organize search results into a gradable list of context rich semantic components, which is presented to a user under a gradient as a constrained set of choices to thereby facilitate user navigation of the search results.10-02-2008
20080243775Data Extraction Supporting System - [Problem to be Solved] To provide a data extraction supporting system and so on which focuses attention on repetitive behavior of a person to extract information that the person actually remembers or really wants.10-02-2008
20080281792CONVERSION OF DATA FROM A FIRST FILE TYPE TO A SECOND FILE TYPE FOR USE BY A TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT INVENTORY SYSTEM - Data files produced by one inventory scan are converted for use by a different inventory process so that multiple inventory scans to address multiple inventory processes are avoided. A subset of the categories of data from a first data file is extracted and included in a second data file. The second data file is provided with a different file type and format than the first data file. Additional information may be provided within the second data file such as data provided as user input and/or data that is looked-up from other sources. The second data file is uploaded to an inventory process such as by being sent to a file transfer protocol server where it is available for subsequent consideration by an inventory server.11-13-2008
20080249997METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUERYING USER INFORMATION AND SEARCH PROXY, CLIENT AND USER - A method for querying user information includes: A search proxy receives a query request containing query conditions sent from a client, and forwards a message of the query request to the XDM server in which the user information is stored. The search proxy receives the query result returned from the XDM server, and subscribes to the user URI presence information from the presence server. The user URI presence information is contained in the query result. The search proxy integrates the presence information returned from the presence server with the query result, and sends an integration result to the client. Thus, a user can obtain the user information when he/she obtains the user information in XDM.10-09-2008
20080249996METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING STORED DATA - A complete document management system is disclosed. Accordingly, systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are disclosed. Systems and methods for managing data associated with a data storage component coupled to multiple computers over a network are further disclosed. Additionally, systems and methods for accessing documents available through a network, wherein the documents are stored on one or more data storage devices coupled to the network, are disclosed.10-09-2008
20080249995METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ATTRIBUTE MANAGEMENT IN A NAMESPACE - A computer-based method and system for managing attributes of objects in a namespace and for allowing multiple views into the namespace. The namespace system allows the objects identified by the names of the namespace to be hierarchically organized. The namespace system allows for attributes of various objects, including directory objects and data objects, to be dynamically defined after creation of an object. The namespace system also allows for the querying of objects based on their dynamically defined attributes. When the namespace system receives a query specification that includes a newly defined attribute, it identifies the objects that match that query specification that includes a newly defined attribute, it identifies the objects that match that query specification.10-09-2008
20080249992Cross-language searching - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to cross-language searching. Input characterizing search criteria in a first language may be received and a search may be performed on a database having records in a second language. The search may be performed on the database with synonyms of the search criteria that are in the second language. A user may be able to select or edit search criteria in the second language from suggested search criteria. Context information may be used to find search criteria in the second language or results that may be more relevant. The results may be translated for a user to the first language.10-09-2008
20080270364EXPANSION RULE EVALUATION - One aspect of the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods that include the actions of monitoring the performance of content items selected in response to an expanded query, identified by a query expansion rule; determining a baseline performance that represents the performance of any presented content item; and determining an expansion rule performance based on the performance of the content items relative to the baseline performance. Other implementations of this aspect include corresponding systems, apparatus, and computer program products.10-30-2008
20080215541TECHNIQUES FOR SEARCHING WEB FORUMS - A search system provides various techniques for facilitating information retrieval. The search system may identify alternate queries for an initial query submitted by a user to a search system. Upon receiving the initial query, the search system identifies questions that are related to the initial query and presents to the user the related questions as alternate queries. The search system may also identify messages within a discussion thread that include answers. The search system may also identify an expert relating to the subject of a query by searching through expert profiles containing keywords of discussion threads in which the expert participated.09-04-2008
20090100013METHOD OR APPARATUS OF DATA PROCESSING TO COMPILE A DIGITAL DATA MEDIA PRESENTATION FOR TRANSFERRING BETWEEN ONE OR MORE COMPUTERS - As media on the Internet grows, existing systems do not leverage the value of using online digital data media, such as a movie clip or song, for creating media presentations. In contrast, a system of the present invention compiles a media presentation for transferring data between one or more computers by requesting one or more digital data media, such as a video clip. After requesting the one or more digital data media, the system, if applicable, obtains authorization, such as a license, to use the one or more digital data media. Further, the system allows a user to edit the requested digital data media and any existing digital data media. After editing the digital data media, the system compiles the media to make a media presentation. In this way, the present invention leverages the use of digital data media to create a media presentation by employing the data or instructions before or after transferring.04-16-2009
20090049011TOOL TO REPORT THE STATUS AND DRILL-DOWN OF AN APPLICATION IN AN AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT - Disclosed are embodiments that provide near real-time monitoring of a control application in a manufacturing environment in order to detect and determine the root cause of faults within the control application. The embodiments monitor the flow of data within the control application during certain events (i.e., certain transactions, stages, process steps, etc.). By comparing a dataflow path for a near real-time event with historical dataflow path records, dataflow interruptions (i.e., fails) within the control application can be detected. By determining the location of such a dataflow interruption, the root cause of the control application fail can be determined. Additionally, the invention can generate summary reports that quantify the performance and/or the effectiveness of the control application. These summary reports can further be generated with drill downs to provide a user with direct access to the records upon which the reports were based.02-19-2009
20080228729SPATIAL INDEXING OF DOCUMENTS - A computer-implemented method involving: gathering a set of files from one or more computers; analyzing the set of files to identify a plurality of files among the set of files that contain spatial information; storing information about the plurality of files, the stored information indicating that the identified files contain spatial information; and causing to be displayed to a user an indication that the identified files contain spatial information.09-18-2008
20080228724Technical classification method for searching patents - A technical classification method for searching patents includes the steps of: entering a technical term to determine a user-defined search, and to obtain a set of patents of search results; classifying the patents according to codes of a patent classification system, so as to build a plurality of patent classification groups of the patents; and generating the patent classification groups depending on the classified patents. Furthermore, the technical classification method further includes the step of comparing the percentage distributions of the patents with a predetermined threshold value.09-18-2008
20080228714Desktop, stream-based, information management system - A steam-based document storage and retrieval system accepts documents that are in diverse formats and come from diverse application, automatically creates document model objects describing these documents in a consistent format and associating time stamps with the documents to automatically create a main stream in chronological order. The stream, or sub-streams meeting selected search criteria, are displayed in a variety of forms, including a receding, partly overlapping stack with aids that facilitate user interaction.09-18-2008
20080228713Image Formation Device and Image Formation Method - The present invention is provided with a text string/material correspondence table in which material data for creating computer graphics is associated with a set of the material names of material data, and a hierarchical structural description which describes a feature of material data in a hierarchical structure. Material data corresponding to the feature is searched using the hierarchical structural description when a feature is input, searched material data is stored, and searched material data and the material name of material data are registered with the text string/material correspondence table. Material data corresponding to the material name is acquired using the text string/material correspondence table when a material name is input, and computer graphics are created using acquired material data.09-18-2008
20080228712Search Data Update Method and Search Data Update System - A search data update system includes a navigation apparatus 09-18-2008
20080228728GEOSPATIAL SEARCH METHOD THAT PROVIDES FOR COLLABORATION - A computer-implemented method involving a user communicating with a search engine that is also accessible by other users, the method involving: receiving a search query from the user and causing the search query to be submitted to the search engine; on a display device operated by the computer, displaying a multi-dimensional representation of a spatial domain along with search results supplied by the search engine in response to the search query; and on the display device, also displaying other information about the spatial domain, said other information including an indication of how many other users have previously viewed a representation that includes that spatial domain.09-18-2008
20080281798AUTOMATIC CONVERSION SCHEMA FOR CACHED WEB REQUESTS - Various embodiments are directed to a proxy system for implementing an automatic conversion schema which allows data results from a publishing application to be extracted and displayed by a display application other than the publishing application. In one embodiment, a proxy publisher may receive a request from a publishing application to retrieve a data result from a data server. The request may include a path to the data server and appended publishing parameters. In accordance with the automatic conversion schema, the publishing parameters may comprise decode parameters associated with the publishing application for allowing a display application other than the publishing application to decode variables of the data result and to transform the decoded variables for display. The proxy publisher may cache the request including the appended publishing parameters and retrieve the data result from the data server. The proxy publisher may locally store the data result along with the cached publishing parameters and may respond to a query from a display application for data associated with the publishing application by providing the cached data result and the publishing parameters to the display application. Other embodiments are described and claimed.11-13-2008
20080281781SEARCHING DOCUMENT SETS WITH DIFFERING METADATA SCHEMATA - Search and filtering of documents with different metadata schemata is enabled using a single index that supports a single schema through decorated namespaces. Each metadata schema submitted to a system is assigned a unique identifier and property names associated with the schema are prefixed with the unique identifier. A single-valued, decorated property is used to indicate whether a submitted document is part of a registered schema in the system. The single-valued properties are converted to a search index table that enables resource-optimized searching and filtering of documents eliminating documents of other schemata by simply checking the association property.11-13-2008
20080281784QUERY HANDLING IN DATABASES WITH REPLICATED DATA - The same data is stored in at least two different database management systems (DBMS's), including a columnar DBMS (11-13-2008
20080281799TECHNIQUES FOR SHARING PERSISTENTLY STORED QUERY RESULTS BETWEEN MULTIPLE USERS - A method, system and article of manufacture for managing access to query results and, more particularly, for managing access by multiple users to persistently stored query results, whereby at least some of the users may have different access rights. One embodiment provides a method of managing access to a query result obtained upon execution of a query against one or more databases. The method comprises creating security information configured for restricting access to the query result. The security information is associated with the query result. Access to some or all of the query result is granted to a requesting entity on the basis of the security information and an attribute of the requesting entity.11-13-2008
20080281797IMAGE SEARCH APPARATUS AND IMAGE SEARCH METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREOF - With the conventional techniques, when the images taken under various conditions such as plural aspect ratios, horizontal shooting and vertical shooting are collectively selected and searched, the search conditions adaptable to all the images can not be specified, whereby there was a problem that the search could not be made as intended. In order to solve this problem, the present invention provides an image search apparatus comprising search object image designation means for designating a search object image, search condition input means for inputting the search conditions, feature amount extraction means for extracting a feature amount thereof from the search object image, feature amount transformation means for transforming the feature amount to adapt to the inputted search conditions, and determination means for determining whether or not the search object image is matched with the search conditions using the feature amount after transformation.11-13-2008
20080281796Desktop, stream-based, information management system - A steam-based document storage and retrieval system accepts documents that are in diverse formats and come from diverse application, automatically creates document model objects describing these documents in a consistent format and associating time stamps with the documents to automatically create a main stream in chronological order. The stream, or sub-streams meeting selected search criteria, are displayed in a variety of forms, including a receding, partly overlapping stack with aids that facilitate user interaction.11-13-2008
20080281795SEARCH ENGINE FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY RELEVANT ITEMS - Methods and systems for facilitating exchange of rights associated with environmentally relevant items are provided. The methods and systems may include identifying a type of environmentally relevant item recognized by a market associated with an environmentally relevant action and providing a user interface whereby a user may search for environmentally relevant items.11-13-2008
20080281789Method and apparatus for implementing a search engine using an SRAM - A search engine system including a memory bank coupled to a bank selection signal, mask logic for receiving constructed keys and incoming key masks and for providing masked keys, hash function blocks for receiving at least two of the masked keys and for providing at least three hash function outputs, and multiplexers for receiving hash function outputs and for providing the bank selection signal is disclosed. Also, the system can allow for local masking of the constructed keys using local mask fields. The hash function can be a Cyclic Redundancy Code (CRC) type function. The memory bank can be arranged as buckets of entries and can be implemented as a standard static random access memory (SRAM). Further, the system can be configured to operate in either a shared mode for sharing hash function outputs or a non-shared mode whereby hash function outputs can be designated for particular portions of the memory bank.11-13-2008
20080281788Hierarchical structured abstract file system - A method in a data processing system of searching a plurality of electronic files identified by filenames in a first hierarchical file structure that is on a recordable medium of the data processing system. A user-defined metalabel is assigned to each of the electronic files. The electronic files are organized as a function of the metalabels into a second hierarchical file structure existing simultaneously with the first hierarchical file structure on the recordable medium of the data processing system. A search query is received from a user and the metalabels of the second hierarchical file structure are searched as a function of the query. Each electronic file having a metalabel matching the query is returned to the user as a search result.11-13-2008
20080281785METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE BINDING OF META-CONTENT TO A UNIFORM RESOURCE IDENTIFIER - A method and system for remote binding of meta-content to a uniform resource indicator are provided. The method includes providing a script to a web browser application in response to the web browser, application accessing the uniform resource identifier of a content provider system and requesting an asset therefrom. The script is generated by a remote server system and is provided to the web browser application by routing the web browser application from the content provider system to the remote server system. The method also includes receiving a call from the web browser application at the remote server system via the script. The call includes the uniform resource identifier of the content provider system. Using the uniform resource identifier, the remote server system queries a data source to determine whether meta-content for the asset is available. Upon determining the meta-content is available for the asset, the method includes returning the meta-content to the web browser application for interpretation.11-13-2008
20080281787Content storing device query - A method, apparatus, and correspondingly configured computer program, in which a querying device inputs a user an identification of desired content and sends a query request for the desired content to surrounding memory devices. The query request is adapted to cause compatible receiving memory devices to perform a search based on the request. The memory devices are configured to listen to query requests and responsively perform searches based on the queries. Any memory device that finds content according to the query request responds to the query device which, after sending the query request, monitors for the compatible receiving memory devices for information that the queried content is found. Responsive to receiving the information from a given memory device, the querying device establishes a connection with the given memory device and obtains the content.11-13-2008
20080281782QUERY PROCESSING CLIENT-SERVER DATABASE SYSTEM - There is disclosed a method for processing a query in a client-server database system comprising a server for managing content in a database and at least one client connected to the server via a network. The method comprises inputting a query from an application; and transmitting the inputted query to the server, skipping a query parsing processing at the client. The server parses the query transmitted from the client computer module and executes the query by manipulating the data in the database according to the query.11-13-2008
20080281794"Web 2.0 information search and presentation" with "consumer == author" and "dynamic Information relevance" models delivered to "mobile and web consumers". - Moving forward from current generation of search engines, originally designed for web 1.0, an entirely new comprehensive information search system is presented for searching and presenting of information in the Web 2.0, and other emerging new models of the global Internet using new and emerging sources of static and dynamic information, including but not limited to professionally created web pages, consumer created content, increasingly dynamic yet invisible web or web services based web, unconnected yet relevant dark web, mobile content web, social networked web and other emerging models of content publication, with access using mobile and fixed wireless and wire-line networked computing, communication and entertainment devices, user agents and application agents, and corresponding new business and delivery models for consumer and business users worldwide through sponsored web business model, content advertising business models, keyword advertising models, multi-media advertising models or pay per search, pre-paid and service business models.11-13-2008
20090265323APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CHARACTERIZING USER-DEFINED AREAS - A method of specifying a boundary for an area is provided, which includes receiving a first input from a first user regarding a first configuration of a boundary of an area. The first input may serve to establish an area of arbitrary and possibly irregular configuration, such as an area that is apolitical or otherwise legally undetermined. A second input may be received from a second user regarding a second boundary configuration. The second input may serve to modify the boundary of an area established by the first input. A particular configuration of the boundary based at least partially on the first and second inputs can then be determined. For example, the particular configuration of the boundary may be determined, in part, by spatially averaging the first and second configurations. In some embodiments, demographic data for an area defined by the particular configuration of the boundary may be compiled.10-22-2009
20090265322INFORMATION MANAGING METHOD, INFORMATION MANAGING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information managing method for managing information, based upon an electronic message containing apparatus information or event information transmitted from a substrate processing apparatus, comprises: storing the apparatus information of the substrate processing apparatus at the transmission time of the electronic message containing the apparatus information in a first apparatus information storage unit; when the electronic message containing the event information is transmitted, comparing conditions for accumulating the event information and the apparatus information; and when the conditions coincide with each other, storing the apparatus information in a second apparatus information storage unit in association with time when the event information has been generated.10-22-2009
20090265321INTERNET BOOK MARKING AND SEARCH RESULTS DELIVERY - A method of enhancing search results provided over the Internet may include providing a service over the Internet to members of a group of service users, the service resulting in multiple selections of each of a plurality of web pages by different members of the group, maintaining a first database of web pages selected by members of the group, maintaining a first index of web pages from the first database excluding identification of members of the group, maintaining a global index of web pages, searching the first index and the global index in response to a query string provided by a search engine user and providing a search results set to the search engine user including search results from both the first index and the global index.10-22-2009
20090265320SCALABLE HIGH SPEED RELATIONAL PROCESSOR FOR DATABASES AND NETWORKS - A relational processor (RP) is described for storing relational instances and processing queries using a unique mapping to an associate. The associate may contain one or more semantic tokens. The RP comprises an input means for receiving and processing input query packets, at least one associate processor (AP) for retrieving associate sets by domain and at least one set processor (SP) for performing set operations on associate sets. An output means collects, formats and transmits the associates or associated information responsive to a query to at least one user or a machine. The RP further includes an associate array manager (AAM) for managing APs, an associate switch (AS) and a response collector (RC). The AS routs specific associates to specific SPs. The SP is adaptable to perform set operations on the associates. An alternate unique SP Sieve architecture is described which does not require the AS. The RP is able to perform longest prefix match using a new algorithm.10-22-2009
20090265319Dynamic Personal Privacy System for Internet-Connected Social Networks - Systems and methods of obtaining or providing search results in a computer-based social network in a manner that allows users to maintain a certain level of control over their privacy, and systems and methods of controlling undesired unsolicited communications between users in a computer-based social network. Users enter privacy settings which are used to filter search results by comparing privacy settings to available data concerning the searcher. Users are identified in the searches only if the searcher meets the privacy settings provided by the user. Privacy settings may include permission search terms, identification of a school, evaluating the number of connections of the searcher, evaluating a number or percentage of common connections between the user and the searcher, background checks, or a combination thereof as examples.10-22-2009
20090265318Port Location Determination for Wired Intelligent Terminals - Locations corresponding to ports of a wired intelligent terminal may be determined. In an example embodiment, an intelligent terminal includes multiple ports, a location association data structure, and a location association handler. The multiple ports provide ingress and egress for communications being received at and transmitted from the intelligent terminal. The location association data structure includes multiple entries with each corresponding to a respective port. Each entry associates a port identification of the corresponding respective port with a location indication. The location association handler ascertains a port on which a location information communication is received from a location indicating device that is coupled to a remote termination point. The location information communication includes a particular location indication that is ascertained at the location indicating device. The location association handler stores the particular location indication in association with a port identification of the ascertained port in the location association data structure.10-22-2009
20090265317CLASSIFYING SEARCH QUERY TRAFFIC - A method for classifying search query traffic can involve receiving a plurality of labeled sample search query traffic and generating a feature set partitioned into human physical limit features and query stream behavioral features. A model can be generated using the plurality of labeled sample search query traffic and the feature set. Search query traffic can be received and the model can be utilized to classify the received search query traffic as generated by a human or automatically generated.10-22-2009
20090265316System And Method For Facilitating Access To De-Identified Electronic Medical Records Data - A system for providing access to data. The system comprises at least two data centers. Each data center including a processing computer effective to receive first data, the first data including patient identification data. The processing computer further effective to de-identify the first data to produce de-identified data. A database is in communication with the processing computer. The database is effective to receive and store the de-identified data. A central processor is in communication with the at least two data centers over a network, the central processor is effective to receive a query from a user computer, forward the query to the at least two data centers, receive responsive data from at least one of the data centers as a result of a search of the de-identified data, and forward the responsive data to the user computer.10-22-2009
20090265314SECURE FILE SEARCHING - Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed that operate to receive file search criteria and at least one security identifier, each associated with a user identity. Operations include identifying a set of authorized files as an intersection between a first group of files meeting the file search criteria and a second group of files, wherein each one of the second group of files is associated with a previously-resolved list of security identifiers that includes the security identifier associated with the user identity. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.10-22-2009
20090265313Automatically Extracting Data From Semi-Structured Documents - This description provides tools and techniques for automatically extracting data from semi-structured documents. A computer-readable storage medium may contain computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to receive a request for data representing an inferred structure of an input document. For the request, the computer may determine whether a repository containing mined information includes the requested data. If the repository contains the requested data, the computer may return the data representing the inferred structure of the input document in response to the request.10-22-2009
20090265312LEAD MANAGEMENT - Systems and methods for lead management. Lead management systems can collect contact information and service information associated with a user and store the contact information to a contact data store. The lead management system can submit an the service information and obfuscated contact information to a provider on behalf of the user. The lead management system can thereafter present communications from the provider to the user.10-22-2009
20090265311Intellectual Property Subscribe And Publish Notification Service - Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus in the form of a data processing system, and a computer program product for an intellectual property subscribe and publication notification service. In one illustrative embodiment the computer implemented method comprises obtaining an intellectual property source and creating a list of approved subscribers for the intellectual property source, wherein each subscriber of the list of subscribers indicates elements of interest. The computer implemented method further comprises creating a set of queries comprising the elements of interest associated with the list of approved subscribers and monitoring the intellectual property source for the elements of interest to create identified elements of interest. The computer implemented method then publishing notification of the identified elements of interest to the list of approved subscribers.10-22-2009
20090265310Data Retrieval from a Plurality of Distinct Storage Devices Using an Index Value - A first processor receives a request for records from a requester. The records include an index field and the records are stored in a plurality of storage devices associated respectively with a plurality of second processors. Individual storage devices of the plurality of storage devices are physically distinct from one another. Subsequent to the receiving of the request, the first processor retrieves the records from the plurality of storage devices using the plurality of second processors. The first processor then arranges the retrieved records in an order based at least on the index field and provides the retrieved records to the requestor in the order.10-22-2009
20090265309News Supplying System With a Global Timepiece and the Method Thereof - A news supplying system linked with a global timepiece, which can display a map of an area where news occurs, time and news (information) together. The news supplying system includes: (A) a subscriber information managing part for storing and managing a subscriber's identity information, information on interested region, information on interested field, and so on; (B) a news gathering part for extracting, storing and managing news of the subscriber's interested field; (C) a global timepiece part for creating a global timepiece displaying a world map and time; and (D) a news linking part for linking the extracted and stored news with the global timepiece.10-22-2009
20080288468System for Automatic Data Retrieval Based on Context-traversal History - A data retrieval system provides automatic retrieval of information based on a context-traversal history. A transferable object is identified in a first context while the user is operating in the first context. Information used to retrieve the transferable object is automatically stored without user interaction. The automatically stored information is used to copy the transferable object to an object receptor in a second context while the user operates in the second context. A marker stored in the memory signifies an end of a first historical period associated with the first context and a start of a second historical period associated with the second context, associates the transferable object identified in the first context with the first historical period, and separates the information automatically stored in the memory in the first historical period from information automatically stored in the memory in the second historical period.11-20-2008
20080288469GENERATED PREDICATES FORM MATERIALIZED RESULT - Processing a multiple table query includes: determining if any tables in the query require materialization; for each table in the query that requires materialization, deriving at least one join predicate on a join column; determining if any tables earlier in a join sequence for the query has same join predicates; and applying the at least one derived join predicate to an earlier table in the join sequence, if there is at least one table earlier in the join sequence that has the same join predicate. This significantly reduces the number of rows that are joined before arriving at the final result.11-20-2008
20080288462DATABASE SYSTEM AND DISPLAY METHOD ON INFORMATION TERMINAL - A database system that includes a database for storing one or a plurality of relationships existing between a plurality of first instances belonging to a first entity and a plurality of second instances belonging to a second entity. A microprocessor is provided for searching the database when one or more of the first instances are selected as a first selected set for determining a first relationship existing between an instance in the first selected set and one of the plurality of the second instances, and when one or more of the second instances are selected as a second selected set for determining a second relationship existing between one of the plurality of first instances and a instance in the second selected set. A display device is included for displaying a first pane and a second pane, a first list which includes the plurality of the first instances in the first pane, a second list which includes the plurality of the second instances in the second pane, and the first relationship or the second relationship in the first pane or the second pane.11-20-2008
20080288459WEB PAGE TRANSCODING METHOD AND SYSTEM APPLYING QUERIES TO PLAIN TEXT - Signature schema documents, pre-defined in a query language, provide one or more instructions for application by an engine to transcode plain text-based web pages of respective web sites. The instructions identify a web page family for the web page and extract a subset of data using one or more signatures previously identified within web pages of the same web page family of the web site. The engine interprets the instructions to search the web page text for signatures to locate and extract the subset of data. Each signature may comprise at least one text string within the code of the web page. Directional references indicate positions of the subset of data relative to the location of the text strings and direct the searching. Transcoding may facilitate use of e-commerce web sites by wireless mobile devices.11-20-2008
20080288455System for managing the property of research and development - Computerization of experiment notebooks that satisfy requirements for experiment records and effective utilization of computerized experiment notebooks and experiment data are facilitated. A computer used by the experimenter comprises: a first means for displaying an experiment notebook form on the screen of a display unit and receiving description data for individual description items on the screen via input means; a second means for checking whether or not required description items are all filled with description data and storing such data; a third means for transmitting the experiment notebook data and experiment data to a management computer; a fourth means for allowing the management computer to integrally edit (by pasting) the experiment data with respect to the experiment notebook data, converting into experiment notebook data of a file format (PDF) for which only reference is allowed, and storing in an experiment notebook database; and a fifth means for storing the experiment data in an experiment data-database with the addition of link information associated with the experiment notebook data.11-20-2008
20080288464Workflow system and method - Provides workflow systems and methods. A workflow system having a matchmaking unit for receiving a task query from a workflow, and a plurality of task definer units, each providing a definition of a task. The matchmaking unit communicates with the task definer units to evaluate the task definitions against the task query based on at least one property associated with each task definition and provides at least one of the task definitions to the workflow as offers based on the evaluation.11-20-2008
20080288463Shipping Information Transfer - Systems and methods of the present invention for transfer of shipping information are provided. A set of data is selected by a user. The set of data may be a set of contact information, which may be associated with one or multiple contacts. Alternatively, the set of data may need to be searched to find the contact information present. A contact manager is searched based on the contact information from the selected data set. The shipping information associated with the contact information is provided to a shipping vendor or plurality of vendors designated by the user11-20-2008
20080288460MULTIMEDIA CONTENT SEARCH AND RECORDING SCHEDULING SYSTEM - Techniques described herein enable searching for multimedia content and for downloading or scheduling the recording of the multimedia content. The multimedia content may have been previously stored on one or more databases. The client device may download or schedule the recording of multimedia content in one step, for example, in one touch. When desired multimedia content is not available, the multimedia content is added to the client device's wish list. When the client device's does not have a wish list, the client device's wish list may be created on the spot. During the scheduling of the recording, a tag associated with the multimedia content is checked to determine whether the multimedia content is live or delayed. When the tag indicates the multimedia content is live or delayed, the client device prompts with a suggestion to add extra time to the end of the recording of the multimedia content.11-20-2008
20080288453Method and system for metadata-driven document management and access control - A system is provided to facilitate tag-based organization of documents. During operation, the system receives an original user query. The system extends the query to include documents with an IN-tag and exclude documents with an OUT-tag. The system then performs a search based on the extended query to indicate a collection of documents which satisfy the extended query. The system further allows a user to add a document to the collection of documents or remove a document from the collection of documents. Next, the system modifies a tagging property of the document.11-20-2008
20080288451FRAMEWORK FOR METADATA-DRIVEN DYNAMIC REPORTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for dynamically reporting information stored in a repository. According to one embodiment, a method for dynamically reporting information stored in one or more data repositories can comprise retrieving report metadata from a report repository. The report metadata can define a format for the report and identify one or more queries for the report. Query metadata can be retrieved from a query repository. The query metadata can define one or more queries, for example, Structured Query Language (SQL) queries. Retrieving the query metadata can be based on the one or more queries identified in the report metadata. The one or more queries defined by the query metadata can be performed on the one or more data repositories and a results matrix can be populated with results of performing the one or more queries defined in the query metadata.11-20-2008
20090037392SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DATA RETRIEVAL, MANIPULATION, AND DELIVERY - Systems and methods are disclosed that include a user interface that enables a user to request a pre-defined report. The user may specify either or both of an electronic mail delivery address for the report and an interval at which the report is to be updated. Such systems and methods enable a particular report to be produced and formatted only once, and then provided to multiple users, thereby eliminating the production and formatting of redundant reports.02-05-2009
20080294606Aggregating Web Datastore Server for Drilling Information - A method for aggregating data that includes obtaining a log object including a log element, wherein the log element includes oilfield data obtained from a provider, obtaining an aggregation policy for the log element, and aggregating the log element into an aggregated object based on the aggregation policy is disclosed.11-27-2008
20100005069METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCING INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY VIA A GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A computer implemented method for displaying a plurality of web pages within a single web browsing display area includes determining a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for each of the plurality of web pages to be displayed. Each of the URLs may be determined from user inputs or predefined settings. The method may also include allocating a display region within the web browsing display area to define an allocated display region and displaying the one of the plurality of web pages within the allocated display region.01-07-2010
20080313156JOB LOG MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND JOB LOG MANAGEMENT METHOD - A system including a search unit configured, when a user designates a search condition for the job log whose content to be changed and issues a job log change request, to search the database for a job log that satisfies the search condition, a re-search unit configured, if the search unit does not find the job log satisfying the search condition, to wait until the database managing the job log is updated and perform a re-search for the job log satisfying the search condition, without receiving a re-search instruction from the user, a changing unit configured, when the re-search unit finds the job log satisfying the search condition, to change the job log content according to the change request from the user, and a notification unit configured to send notification information about a change result of the changing unit.12-18-2008
20080313155Methods, Systems, and Products for Managing Electronic Files - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for managing electronic files in a document repository. An electronic file is associated to the document repository, and data is extracted from the electronic file. A document repository index is created. An overwrite protection function is implemented that appends a date and time to the electronic file when the electronic file already exists within the document repository, such that the date and time distinguishes the electronic file from other electronic files. The document repository index is stored in memory that points to a subfolder within an unchangeable primary folder.12-18-2008
20080313153APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ABSTRACTING DATA PROCESSING LOGIC IN A REPORT - A computer-readable storage medium includes executable instructions to generate a context definition. A query is generated against a data source based on data requirements specified in the context definition. The query is executed against the data source to generate a data source result. The data source result is stored in a report document. A data view for the context definition comprises specific values for the context definition and characterizes the data in the report document. The data view is stored in the report document.12-18-2008
20080313157METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SEARCH RESULTS - A method and system for providing search results only inclusive of valid webpage(s) to a user is disclosed, the method comprising: receiving a first search query from a first user; providing to the first user first search results obtained in response to the first search query; determining whether a webpage selected by the first user from the first search results is valid or not; receiving a second search query from a second user; providing to the second user second search results obtained in response to the second search query if it is determined that the webpage selected by the first user is valid; and correcting the second search results obtained in response to the second search query and providing the corrected second search results to the second user if it is determined that the webpage selected by the first user is not valid and is included in the second search results.12-18-2008
20080313152Real-Time Digital Video Identification System and Method Using Scene Information - Provided is a real-time digital video identification system for searching and identifying a digital video in real-time by effectively constructing a database using a scene length of a digital video, and a method thereof. The system includes: a scene information extractor for receiving a digital video, extracting a difference between frames of the received digital video, detecting a scene change portion and calculating a scene length using the portions; a digital video database for storing a plurality of digital videos and scene lengths corresponding to the stored digital videos; and a digital video comparator for receiving the calculated scene length from the scene information extractor, sending a query to the digital video database and comparing the received scene length with the response of the query from the digital database.12-18-2008
20080313154METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING CONTACT INFORMATION - A method for managing contact information is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a communication device having a controller to perform a web-based search for contact information based on a request, present search results obtained from the web-based search, monitor for a selection to populate an address book of the communication device with a target portion of the contact information for an entry of the search results, parse the entry of the search results to obtain the target portion of the contact information, and populate the address book with the target portion of the contact information. Additional embodiments are disclosed.12-18-2008
20080313151INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD - According to an aspect of an embodiment, a method comprises editing information related to a part according to a user operation, extracting characteristic information representing a characteristic of the part from information of an object to be edited when an operation to select the part is performed, searching a database for information similar to the characteristic information, searching the database for knowledge information related to the characteristic information, and displaying the knowledge information on a display unit.12-18-2008
20080313146CONTENT SEARCH SERVICE, FINDING CONTENT, AND PREFETCHING FOR THIN CLIENT - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or method that effectuates and facilitates search of multimedia content. The disclosed system can include components that extract closed captioned information from video content, index the extracted information against frames of corresponding video content, and utilize associated metadata, tags, and indexes to search through the extracted information and respond to a submitted query with identified video content.12-18-2008
20080313145METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CHARITABLE COMPUTING - A method, system, and computer program product for charitable computing on a host system are provided. The method includes receiving a search request at the host system and performing a local search on a data storage device, where the data storage device is locally accessible to the host system. The method further includes determining whether the local search locates at least one local search result, making a charitable donation in response to locating the at least one local search result, and outputting the at least one local search result. The method may also include forwarding the search request to a domain name.12-18-2008
20080313143APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING ACTIVITIES OF A HOSTILE FORCE - An apparatus for evaluating hostile force activities includes: (a) a data storage device configured for identifying associative memory relations among information aspects stored in the data storage device; (b) a query device coupled with the data storage device; the query device being configured for posing queries relating to at least one of the information aspects and the associative memory relations to obtain at least one query result; and (c) an activity parsing unit coupled with at least one of the data storage device and the query device. The activity parsing unit is configured to receive information relating to the hostile force activities and is configured to effect identification of features related with the hostile force activities. The features related with the hostile force activities are available for inclusion among the information aspects. The data storage device periodically effects evaluation of the associative memory relations.12-18-2008
20080208811Nested AND roles - A method and apparatus for managing a nested AND role in a directory server is described. In one embodiment, a plurality of entries is defined in the directory server. At least one of the plurality of entries possesses a role. An entry is queried to determine its possessed role. A nested AND role possesses at least two roles. An entry possesses the nested AND role by possessing all the roles within the nested AND role.08-28-2008
20090193002METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CATEGORIZING ITEMS IN BOTH ACTUAL AND VIRTUAL CATEGORIES - Articles of manufacture and methods are described. Specifically, the methods include constructing category structures within a database, classifying a data item within a database, and facilitating location of a data item within a database are described. A first method includes defining, in a database, a first structure of categories and an alternative second structure of categories to provide an alternative classification of a data item. A second method includes classifying a data item in a first hierarchy of categories and a second alternative hierarchy of categories. A third method includes locating a data item responsive to identifying of a link between a first hierarchy of categories and a second alternative hierarchy of categories.07-30-2009
20080288461SWIVEL SEARCH SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for performing an integrated search is provided. An interface is provided that allows users to search and select any data related to a searchable term. Searchable terms may comprise titles of content, actors, and tags. Upon receiving results from the initial search, the user progresses through the initial search by selecting a result from the initial search and conducting a further search of that selection. The search may progress through many layers of searching in order to find information useful to the user and the user may perform actions based upon results of the search. The search implements a display with two columns, the first column displaying selectable data, and the second column displaying results to the selected data. The search is further customizable based upon a privacy level selected by the user.11-20-2008
20080208810Nested XOR roles - A method and apparatus for managing a nested XOR role in a directory server is described. In one embodiment, a plurality of entries is defined in the directory server. At least one of the plurality of entries possesses a role. An entry is queried to determine its possessed role. A nested XOR role possesses at least two roles. An entry possesses the nested XOR role by possessing only one of the roles within the nested XOR role.08-28-2008
20080270360Data Processing Device - A technology for achieving a high-speed data processing apparatus is provided. The communication control apparatus 10-30-2008
20080228720Implicit name searching - Techniques and tools described herein provide mechanisms for displaying information that is contextually related to a search query. Using these techniques and tools, a user can lookup and discover a person or other entity from contextually related information. For example, if the user submits a search query on the title of a song (e.g., “Janie's got a gun”), then, in addition to a variety of documents related to the title of the song, the user may be presented with information about a related entity such as “Aerosmith” (e.g., the band that sings the song). In this way, the techniques and tools provide mechanisms that identify information that is not directly related to the search query, but that is information the user may find useful or interesting based on context of the search query.09-18-2008
20080288454Context-directed search - When categories are assigned to pieces of information, a search can be focused based on the categories. In an online forum, information is categorized by topic, and a search can be focused on the topic by adding additional search terms or restrictions to a search query, where the additional search terms or restrictions are based upon the categories. The restrictions may restrict the search to a particular web site that is determined based upon the category. In an online forum for answering questions, where the questions are categorized by topic, information related to a question may be located by performing a Web search for search terms extracted from the question. The search can be focused on relevant web sites restricting the search to sites that are related to the question's category. The results of the search may be displayed as related links alongside the question in the online forum.11-20-2008
20080208809Role based groups - A method and apparatus for managing role based groups in a directory server is described. In one embodiment, a role attribute is defined for one or more entries in the directory server. A group of entries in the directory server is defined with a group role. The group role comprises one or more role attributes of one or more entries. The role attribute of the entries are queried to determine which entry possesses the group role. Entries that possess the group role are provided to the client.08-28-2008
20080288456INFORMATION NERVOUS SYSTEM - A semantically integrated knowledge retrieval, management, delivery and presentation system.11-20-2008
20080249982Audio search system - The present invention relates to systems and methods for identifying audio files. In particular, the present invention relates to systems and methods for identifying audio files (e.g., music files) with user-established search criteria. The systems and methods of the present invention allow a user to use an audio file to search for audio files having similar audio characteristics. The audio characteristics are identified by an automated system using statistical comparison of audio files. The searches are preferably based on audio characteristics inherent in the audio file submitted by the user.10-09-2008
20080201301EXTENDED INDEX SEARCHING - Processing a query involves directing the query to an extended index database, the extended index database comprising a core database and one or more supplemental indexes, wherein the query seeks an item. Directing the query for processing includes determining if the sought item is located within the core database and, if the item is not determined to be located in the core database, then determining if the item is located in one or more of the supplemental indexes, and returns a query result. The returned result may comprise any one of three responses, including a response that indicates the item is located in the core database, or a response that indicates that the item was not located in the core database but was located in one or more of the supplemental indexes, or a response that indicates that the item was not located at all.08-21-2008
20080275844CRAWLABLE APPLICATIONS - Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the present invention provide for a computer based method for crawling application data from an application data store. The applications data store has business objects of an application stored thereon. The method may include identifying a first request for application data received from a search engine as a seed universal resource locator (URL). A crawlable definition for the identified business object is accessed, the crawlable definition including a query selecting one or more attributes of the business object. Moreover, the method can include sending the query to the application data store and receiving query results in response thereto. Additionally, the method can include forming a crawlable document which includes the retrieved results of the business object.11-06-2008
20080288457Allocation system and method - A method of recording allocation of resources in response to a request for a data item to be transmitted to a device in the network where the request comprises data indicative of one or more requested items. The device is typically a mobile device and the requested items can be key words making up a search request or can be web site names indicating web sites of interest to the user. In response to the request, data listings having items generating a match with the requested data item are identified and data indicative of a network location corresponding to the or each matched data item are retrieved. In addition data indicative of an amount of data and a resource allocation associated with the set of data accessible via the network location are retrieved and these data, together with a network subscription associated with device and the amount of data, are used to evaluate actual usage of network resources when accessing the set of data. If data are subsequently requested from the network location the evaluated actual usage is offset against the resource allocation so as to identify an amount of usage of network resources to be charged to the network subscription, and a record associated with said data listing is updated so as to log said resource allocation event.11-20-2008
20090006325DYNAMIC HEADLINE SWITCHER - A system for dynamic headline switching. The system includes a database, a display module, an Interface module, and a search engine. The database contains entry data for accessing content such as stories, pictures, or videos. The display engine generates a display including a current headline. The Interface module indexes through each headline, for example, at a predetermined time interval, to provide new and updated information to the user. The search engine queries the database and generates a list of entries allowing the user to access content related to the current headline.01-01-2009
20090313215System for Integrated Utilization of Data to Identify, Characterize, and Support Successful Farm and Land Use Operations - Computer configurations, search processors (12-17-2009
20080313159Method, System and Computer Readable Medium for Addressing Handling from a Computer Program - A method, system and computer readable medium for providing for providing a function item, such as a key, button, icon, or menu, tied to a user operation in a computer, whereby a single click on the function item in a window or program on a computer screen, or one single selection in a menu in a program, initiates retrieval of name and addresses and/or other person or company related information, while the user works simultaneously in another program, e.g., a word processor. The click on the function item initiates a program connected to the button to search a database or file available on or through the computer, containing the person, company or address related data, in order to look up data corresponding to what the user types, or partly typed, e.g., name and/or address in the word processor, the correct data from the database, data related to the typed data, e.g., the name of the person, company, or the traditional or electronic address, or other person, or company, or address related data, and alternatively the persons, companies, or addresses, are displayed and possibly entered into the word processor, if such related data exists.12-18-2008
20080313142CATEGORIZATION OF QUERIES - Determination of a target category associated with a business listings query is provided. A query categorization system initially generates a mapping of internal categories of the query categorization system to target categories of a search engine service. The query categorization system receives a business listings query and identifies business listings that match the query. The query categorization system identifies an internal category associated with each matching business listing. The query categorization system then identifies from the mapping the target categories that correspond to the identified internal categories. The query categorization system selects one of the identified target categories as the category to be associated with the query.12-18-2008
20080222100INTERNET FORUM MANAGEMENT METHOD - A method of automatically managing an Internet forum is disclosed. Metatags are created from user searches. When a user enters text and searches for a particular topic a list of content or topics containing the text or relevant to the text are presented to the user. If the search text is new a metatag of the search text is created. If the text has been entered before, the metatag is updated to hyperlink to the current data and the popularity and content quantity are updated. A list of popular metatags is provided on the main page of the forum. The metatags are sorted according to their popularity with the most popular metatags at the top of the list and descending to less popular metatags. When a metatag is selected, content relevant to or associated with the metatag is displayed.09-11-2008
20080243780OPEN PROFILE CONTENT IDENTIFICATION - Open profile data in a user profile, e.g., free-form fields in a user profile, are processed to identify interests and preferences of the user. The interests and preferences are utilized to identify categories associated with the user profile, and content items, e.g., advertisements, can be identified based on the categories.10-02-2008
20080243784System and methods of query refinement - In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed that includes processing logic and memory accessible to the processing logic. The memory includes instructions executable by the processing logic to receive data related to search results and to automatically generate a query based on the received data and without explicit user query input. The memory also includes instructions executable by the processing logic to generate at least one visualization of second data related to search results from the generated query.10-02-2008
20080208814SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION FOR COMPLEX SITUATIONS INVOLVING NUMEROUS KNOWN AND UNKNOWN FACTORS ALONG WITH THEIR PROBABILISTIC WEIGHTINGS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for inferring a probability of a first inference related to a chaotic event. Each datum of the database is conformed to the dimensions of the database. Each datum of the plurality of data has associated metadata and an associated key. The query is used as a frame of reference for the search. The database returns a probability of the correctness of the first inference based on the query and on the data. The probability of the first inference relates to a cause of the chaotic event, an affect of the chaotic event, an effect of the chaotic event, whether an event is related to the chaotic event, a whether an object is related to the chaotic event, and combinations thereof.08-28-2008
20080208808Configuring searches - A GUI is generated to receive parameters that specify properties of a search engine. Certain parameters are received via the user interface, which specify the properties for a certain search engine. The search engine is configured according to the parameters specified. A request for executing the search engine is received and search results generated by executing the search engine are presented, via the GUI. The certain parameters specify each of a set of search engine properties that include the format of the search results returned by the search engine and search domain sources of the search engine.08-28-2008
20080201299Method and System for Managing Metadata - Methods and systems for managing metadata are described. The method comprises steps of receiving a request from an application to access a metadata attribute corresponding to a piece of content, determining whether the application is authorized to access the metadata attribute, retrieving the metadata attribute upon determining that the application is authorized to access the metadata attribute, and transmitting the metadata attribute to the application. A metadata storage medium may be accessed and searched for the metadata attribute. A system for associating content data, context data, and an event is also described. The system allows for a user to search for content data based upon context data. Another method for associating data is described. The method includes steps of initiating a mufti-media call session, initiating an application independent of the mufti-media call session, and associating collected metadata from the application and the mufti-media call session.08-21-2008
20080270358SYSTEM FOR CREATING PUBLICATIONS - A publishing system provides a publisher interface that is dedicated to receive information about creating a publication and that is also dedicated to initiate a search of an information store. The information store contains information about different members who can contribute to various phases of publication creation. The information store is searched to identify at least one member who can contribute to the creation of the publication.10-30-2008
20080275847Scalable minimal perfect hashing - A minimal perfect hash function can be created for input data by dividing the input data into multiple collections, with each collection comprising fewer elements that the input data as a whole. Subsequently, minimal perfect hash functions can be created for each of the collections and the resulting hash values can be offset by a value equivalent to the number of input data in preceding collections. The minimal perfect hash function can, thereby, be derived in parallel and can consume substantially less storage space. To further save storage space, the internal state of each individual minimal perfect hash function can be further compressed using algorithms exploiting a skewed distribution of values in a lookup table comprising the internal state.11-06-2008
20080208816Data Processing Method and System - A data processing method comprises receiving an electronic document, rendering at least a portion of the electronic document, detecting the portion of the electronic document that is unrendered, generating a feedback document comprising a portion of the electronic document, and transmitting the feedback document. Preferably, the feedback document comprises the portion of the electronic document that is rendered.08-28-2008
20080281786PRODUCER/CONSUMER OPTIMIZATION - Systems and methods facilitate efficient data processing in a computer environment. Data producers and consumers are considered in aggregate rather than in isolation. In one instance, interaction between data producers and consumers is improved by integrating producers and consumers. Optimization can subsequently be performed over the combination to produce synergistic results.11-13-2008
20080270366USER INTERFACE FOR GEOGRAPHIC SEARCH - A computer-implemented method of processing a geotext query, said method involving: receiving a first free-text query string from a user; and decomposing the first free-text query into a non-geographic query and a geographic query, wherein the non-geographic query is a second free-text query string derived from the first free-text query string and the geographic query is a geographical location description.10-30-2008
20080301092GEOCODING USING INFORMATION RETRIEVAL - Geocoding architecture based on information retrieval. The geocoding information retrieval system operates on locations and geographic entities. The architecture uses parameters in addition to the query string, if available. The parameters provide contextual information that enables filtering and sorting the results. The additional parameters include market, culture, map view, and user location. A geocoding triage process uses the query and context information provided and output of a machine-learning parser to select the data-lookup geocoders for processing the query. A results processing component collects the results from the underlying data-lookup geocoders, merges the results into a single list after normalizing the scores, and then re-sorts the results list.12-04-2008
20080281783SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING MEDIA - One embodiment of the present invention may permit retrieving and presenting media resources and/or providing online chat functionality. The embodiment may include a communication toolbar. The communication toolbar may be an interactive user tool that allows a user to retrieve and display document and media files, website/pages links, and/or conference links. The communication toolbar may also aid users in facilitating an on-line chat between one another. Another embodiment of the present invention takes the form of a media retrieval and display module that may show any and all retrieved search results to the user. Each search result may include a text description of the media record file, such as a title, a link to the media record file and a time bar associated with the media record file. The time bar may include at last one graphic indicator corresponding to a time in the media file where the search term is used.11-13-2008
20080235192INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEM AND INFORMATION RETRIEVAL METHOD - An information retrieval system includes a a database which holds information items arranged in a hierarchical data structure. An information retrieval device outputs a search result from the database in response to a goodness of fit computed for each of the information items to search criteria. An input unit inputs hierarchy information indicating a hierarchy to which priority is given for outputting of a corresponding search result. A goodness-of-fit change unit assigns a bias value to a goodness of fit computed for each of information items from among the information items held in the database, which are arranged at the hierarchy indicated by the hierarchy information inputted by the input unit, to change the goodness of fit.09-25-2008
20080235188Universal media guide - A universal media guide may be provided. A first menu may be provided configured to indicate a plurality of content programs. In response to the provided first menu, a first input may be received indicating the selection of the one of the plurality of content programs. Then, in response to a first input, a second menu may be provided configured to indicate a plurality of topics associated with the selected one of a plurality of content programs. Next, in response to the provided second menu, a second input may be received indicating a selection of one of the plurality of topics. A search may then be performed corresponding to the selected one of the plurality of topics. A search result may then be provided corresponding to the performed search. The search result may comprise a plurality of options corresponding to content associated with the selected one of the plurality of topics.09-25-2008
20080235185COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ACCESSING THEREFOR - A communication system comprises a user equipment which may access a network via an access network element. Initially, the user equipment transmits a query message to a default network entry point which then contacts a home registration server for the user equipment. The home registration server determines an access network element determination server associated with a current location of the user equipment. The user equipment is informed of the access network element determination server and contacts this. In response, the access network element determination server determines a list of access network elements for the user equipment and transmits the list to the user equipment. The user equipment then registers for a communication service by accessing the network using a selected access network element selected from the list of access network elements. The invention may be particular suitable for accessing an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) via a Customer Premises Equipment (CPE).09-25-2008
20090157639FRAMEWORK FOR DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF VARYING STRUCTURED DATA USING MULTIPLE ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES - The present invention provides for methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture directed to dynamically generating input to an analysis environment. Varying input data is linked with analysis routines by provision of a well defined but general purpose input structure for selected data, which is used as input to analysis routines. Metadata is used to describe the multiple analysis routines and their capabilities, and a framework both automatically formats the input data and customizes the analysis routine to accept the specific dynamic fields available in the input. In this manner, data (e.g., a query) containing new input fields is dynamically made available to multiple existing analysis techniques.06-18-2009
20080270367SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING DEEP WEB SERVICES - A system and method for searching deep web services are provided. The system and method in one aspect allow organizing communities, sources and schema attributes in a multi-tier containment relationship; searching representative schema attributes in one or more communities; searching representative services in one or more communities; searching for related schema attributes; and searching for related communities.10-30-2008
20080270365QUERY COSTING IN A MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATABASE - The cost of running a query (having a query range) on a multidimensional database may be estimated using a process factors criteria beyond merely the number of affected records. First, a materialized view of the database may be represented as a container of tuples, sorted by key. Then keys may be stepped through, each key representing a mapping of a combination of tuples from the container. At each step, the process may request the next smallest key in the query range greater than or equal to the key of the current step, which results in the tuple in the database whose key is the smallest, greater than or equal to the requested key, and determine if the resulting is in the query range. The cost of the query may then be estimated as the number of tuples upon which the range check was performed.10-30-2008
20080270357SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLABORATIVE LESSON PLANNING - The system enables novice teachers to leverage the expertise of other more experienced teachers who are distributed across geographical areas covered by similar teaching standards (usually states). By leveraging the vast body of knowledge contained within their peer group, the system is designed to help teachers produce better lesson plans. This is accomplished by providing teachers with suggestions based other teachers' plans for similar lessons.10-30-2008
20080270355SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING ADVERTISEMENTS RESPONSIVE TO HISTORICAL USER QUERIES - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for identifying advertisements responsive to one or more historical queries generated by a given user. The method of the present invention comprises annotating a profile for a user with information associated with one or more historical queries generated by the user. The profile associated with the user is retrieved, the profile indicating one or more historical queries previously generated by the user. One or more advertisements are identified as responsive to a selected historical query maintained in the profile of the user. The one or more advertisements previously displayed to the user in response to the selected historical query are identified. The one or more advertisements identified as not previously displayed to the user are thereafter displayed.10-30-2008
20080270362Search scheduling apparatus, program and recording medium having the same program recorded therein - To provide a search scheduling apparatus which makes it possible to control influence given by a group of spots of nonspecific reaction or errors of the reaction to arrangement and search to arrange and search probe or the like having an objective characteristic among data of experimental results of an experiment using a microarray. If an expression intensity Ep(I) of a probe P(I), which hybridizes with a sample sm(X) as a search condition, that is, an expression intensity Ep(I)t of an objective probe P(I)t, is set and inputted for a desired sample sm(X) that a user wishes to search by an input/output apparatus 10-30-2008
20080270359System for serving data that matches content related to a search results page - A system is described for serving data matching content in a search engine marketing system. The system may include a processor, an interface and a memory. The memory may be operatively connected to the processor and may store a page, a content related to the page, a set of terms and a data. The interface may be operatively connected to the memory and the processor and may be used to communicate with a user. The processor may identify a page and a content, perform a semantic analysis on the content to generate a set of terms, match the set of terms to a data, add the data to the page, and the serve the page to a user via the interface.10-30-2008
20080270356SEARCH DIAGNOSTICS BASED UPON QUERY SETS - The subject disclosure pertains to systems and methods that facilitate monitoring of data collections and related data retrieval systems as well as generating recommendations for enhancing performance and utility of such systems. In aspects, the systems and methods described herein evaluate data retrieval performance by identifying unsuccessful search queries and mapping such queries to appropriate content in a data collection. To facilitate such evaluation, similar queries can be grouped and treated as equivalent. Similarity of queries can be determined based upon search terms. For example, queries whose search terms only vary syntactically can be combined in a group. Such groups can include search information related to multiple users, increasing reliability of recommendations based upon such groups. In further aspects, recommendations for adding content can be generated in conjunction with any mapping recommendations.10-30-2008
20090100028Accessing a Data Structure - There is disclosed a method, apparatus, computer program and computer program product for facilitating access by an application to a data structure comprising a plurality of objects. A request is received from the application which initiates the return of the data structure. A handle is assigned to each of at least some of the plurality of objects. Objects in the data structure are retrieved and the application is informed of assigned handles thereby enabling the application to access retrieved objects.04-16-2009
20090100020Providing content to users - A method of providing content to users, with a tool incorporated in a website, includes searching a content database; selecting content from the database; and printing the selected content in book form. A system for providing content includes a content tool; and a service module. The content tool is incorporated in a website and is in communication with the service module. The content tool and service module allow visitors to the website to search, select and customize content located in a database accessible to the service module. The content tool and service module allow the visitors to order a copy of the content.04-16-2009
20090089265INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes: a analysis mechanism obtaining a relationship between items pertaining to individually different fields on the basis of a user's evaluation on the individual items; a setting mechanism setting relationship information being information indicating the relationship obtained by an analysis of the analysis mechanism for individual items as meta data; and on the basis of the relationship information set by the setting mechanism for a predetermined item to be a reference, a recommendation mechanism identifying, as a recommendation item, an item pertaining to a different field from a field including the predetermined item having a relationship with the predetermined item.04-02-2009
20090030884METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR E-MAIL MANAGEMENT OF E-MAIL HAVING EMBEDDED CLASSIFICATION METADATA - A method and system method for e-mail management of e-mails having embedded classification metadata. A query from an end user to access an e-mail account by an e-mail client is received. It is then determined whether the query has come from an insecure e-mail client, such as a web e-mail client. Access rules for defining classification access restrictions for the e-mail client to access e-mail in the e-mail account are retrieved when the e-mail client is determined to be insecure. The e-mail query can then be modified before sending to an e-mail server storing the email account. The query is modified based on the retrieved access rules to exclude retrieval of e-mails based upon the e-mail classification metadata.01-29-2009
20090030882DOCUMENT IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DOCUMENT IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD - There is provided a document image processing apparatus which can reduce troubles to find a desired heading from a document image. A heading region extracting portion searches an index information DB and extracts a heading region containing a search keyword. An order setting portion automatically sets in line with a predetermined rule an order of the heading regions extracted by the heading region extracting portion. On a displaying portion is displayed a document image on which the heading regions extracted by the heading region extracting portion are highlighted in accordance with the order set by the order setting portion. A display order of search results may be set by determining importance of the extracted heading regions based on the number of the search keyword and features of character images in the heading regions.01-29-2009
20090030876METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECORDING SEARCH TRAILS ACROSS ONE OR MORE SEARCH ENGINES IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - An automated method for recording sites accessed by a client in a communications network, the method including the steps of: detecting submission of a search query (01-29-2009
20090055356INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS - An information processing apparatus: a pointing device that allows a user to move a cursor to point a position in a display screen of the display device; a monitoring unit that monitors whether or not the pointed position is unmoved for a predetermined time period; a text extraction unit that, when determined that the pointed position is unmoved for the predetermined time period, determines a character displayed on the pointed position and extracts a target text piece having a predetermined length and including the character from the displayed text; a text analysis unit that (1) adjusts text string that exists near the character into a search keyword that is suitable for performing a search by analyzing the target text and (2) outputs a search intention item that indicates a subject to be searched regarding the search keyword based on an attribute of the search keyword; and a display controller that controls the display device to display a search menu that allows the user to select at least one of the search keyword and the search intention item.02-26-2009
20090119271METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING A SUMMARY OF SELECTED VALUES - A method, system, and article of manufacture for quickly and easily obtaining information about a list of elements. One embodiment of the invention comprises receiving a selection of at least one desired summary function, generating a configuration file containing the at least one desired summary function, receiving a selection of a list of numbers, copying the list of numbers into a clipboard, parsing the configuration file to extract the least one desired function, calculating the at least one desired summary function using the list of desired numbers to generate summary information, displaying the summary information in a pop-up window, and replacing the selected list of numbers with the summary information. The results window may be a pop-window, a hover-help window, or a clipboard.05-07-2009
20090119269SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXECUTING PROGRAM IN LOCAL COMPUTER - Disclosed herein is a method and system for executing a program in a local computer, in which a shortcut index data is indexed and recorded by using the title name of a shortcut file stored in a local computer, a query is received from a user, and then a shortcut file associated with the query is immediately executed. According to exemplary embodiment of the present invention, the system comprises an index component configured to index data associated with a shortcut file stored in a local computer, a shortcut index database configured to record the indexed shortcut index data, an input component configured to receive a query from a user, a retrieval component configured to retrieve the shortcut index data associated with the query from the shortcut index database, and an executing component configured to execute a shortcut file associated with the retrieved shortcut index data.05-07-2009
20090119264METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ACCESSING INFORMATION - A system and method of associating various communication services with a user ID is described. Using the association of a user ID with various communication service(s) and/or device(s), information related to a search request may be provided via any or all devices and/or communication services which are associated with the user ID.05-07-2009
20090119263METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROMOTING HUMAN-ASSISTED SEARCH - A method and system of promoting service(s) of a search system are disclosed. A monitoring software or a search monitor may be operative on a user device. A user may be notified of an alternate search result(s) when such a result is identified. Condition(s) whereby a notification is presented to a user may be modified based on user action(s) and/or other information.05-07-2009
20090119262METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING AND BROWSING A MULTI-FACETED DATA SET - This invention aims to provide a method and apparatus for displaying and/or browsing a multi-faceted data set containing hierarchical subject labels. In the present invention, subject labels can be located into a 3D space. Complex information, such as, the relationship between subject labels and weights of respective subject labels can be presented by displaying the 3D space. In this way, the screen size can be reduced and the user experience is improved.05-07-2009
20090119260Systems And Methods For Printing Content Associated With A Website - Systems and methods for communicating with a network device are provided. In this regard, a representative system, among others, includes a computing device that is electrically coupled to a printing device, the computing device being configured to access a website through a network, the computing device including a print manager in memory, the print manager being configured to: retrieve content associated with the website, receive input data associated with filter criteria, filter the content associated with the website based on the input data associated with the filter criteria, and instruct the printing device to print the filtered content that includes a portion of the retrieved content.05-07-2009
20090119259SYNDICATING SEARCH QUERIES USING WEB ADVERTISING - Displaying potential search-engine queries in a portion (e.g., a portion allocated for a web advertisement or within an inline frame) of a web page along with the content of the web page is described herein. The potential search-engine queries are determine by first analyzing either the underlying content of the web page (or other web pages) or searching various historic user metrics. Once determined, the potential search-engine queries are displayed within the portion of the web page along with the content of the web page. When a user selects one of the displayed potential search-engine queries, a query is sent to a search engine requesting web content relevant to the selected potential search-engine query.05-07-2009
20090119258SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTENT RANKING AND REVIEWER SELECTION - Systems and methods for content ranking and reviewer selection are disclosed. In one aspect of the present disclosure, a method of content review includes receiving submitted content and identifying reviewers based on a set of criteria. The submitted content can be presented to the reviewers and ratings of the submitted content can be received from the reviewers. In another aspect of the present disclosure, a method of rating reviewers includes providing content to a reviewer to be scored no the scale. The score provided by the reviewer user is recorded and the amount of time for the reviewer to score the content is tracked. Reviewer user rating can be adjusted based on the amount of review time.05-07-2009
20090119256Hosted searching of private local area network information - Hosted searching of different local area network (LAN) information is described. The apparatus for hosted searching of different private LAN information includes a LAN crawler to automatically and repeatedly crawl a LAN having multiple devices, and a hosted on-demand search system including a set of one or more centralized-search servers to create and synchronize a separate private search database for each of the private LANs based on received reports from of different instances of the LAN crawler deployed on the multiple private LANs, at least some of which are operated by different entities.05-07-2009
20090119250METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING AND RANKING ENTRIES STORED IN A DIRECTORY - A method and system for searching and sorting or ranking entries from a directory. In one embodiment, the directory comprises a database of business listings and the directory is accessed by users through a telecommunication or voice network. A user utilizes voice commands or requests to specify a search for a business. The system conducts a search based on the request and ranks the located listings based on parameters provided by or associated with the user and/or the business listings. The parameters include proximity of the business to the location of the user, category of the business listing in the directory, or a weighting factor assigned to the business listing.05-07-2009
20100005066SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE RETENTION OF A SEARCH QUERY - A computer implemented method for the retention of a search query, the method comprising selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a first media search query; submitting the first media search query to the media search source; receiving a first media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the first media search query, the first media search result comprising first media; displaying the first media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and saving the first media search query as a permalink for later use in submitting a second media search query; wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.01-07-2010
20100005065ICON PROCESSING APPARATUS AND ICON PROCESSING METHOD - The invention discloses an icon processing apparatus, which includes an icon database, a user interface, and a processing module. The icon database stores a plurality of default icons and a plurality of vocabularies corresponding to the default icons. The user interface is connected to the icon database and used for displaying the default icons. A user can input a message which includes at least one target icon among the default icons through the user interface. The processing module is connected to the icon database and the user interface and selects at least one target vocabulary corresponding to the target icon from the plurality of vocabularies. The processing module generates a target sentence based on the at least one target vocabulary.01-07-2010
20100005061Information processing with integrated semantic contexts - A system and method for generating a frame of reference for a plurality of information, the plurality of information containing text data and obtained by a user through interaction with one or more information sources. The method and system include receiving selected information for analysis, the information including a plurality of text data and identifying a plurality of logical units of the text data. Also included are identifying a plurality of individual textual portions in each of the logical units and calculating the number of logical units associated with each of the individual textual portions of the plurality of textual portions for use in identifying a plurality of patterns including a respective pattern for each of the individual textual portions. Based on the identified patterns, a measure of importance for each of the plurality of patterns is calculated and respective patterns from the plurality of patterns are selected based on their corresponding measure of importance satisfying a predefined pattern importance threshold for retaining the respective patterns in the plurality of patterns. Further, a plurality of information context definitions is generated based on the selected respective patterns and the generated information context definitions are assigned as context definitions of a semantic context associated with the frame of reference. The plurality of information is related to each other and such relation is represented by the generated context definitions of the semantic context.01-07-2010
20090164437METHOD FOR DYNAMIC UPDATING OF AN INDEX, AND A SEARCH ENGINE IMPLEMENTING THE SAME - In a method for a dynamic updating of an index of a search engine, wherein the index is an inverted index comprising a dictionary, a posting file with a posting list for each keyword of the index and a database log, the documents are inserted in the index in small batches called update generations, a list of all occurrences of keywords in the documents of each update generation is generated, the occurrence list is inserted in the database log, and for each keyword entered in the database a reference to a previous entry of the same keyword is created. This previous entry has a reference stored in the mass storage device as the last added entry of all recently keywords.—A search engine performing the method may be implemented on one or more servers with a mass storage device, and comprises a core search engine with a search subsystem and an indexing subsystem for creating a keyword index stored on the mass storage device and with the index realized as a dynamically updateable index.06-25-2009
20090164420METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMPARING POPULATIONS OF ENTITIES TO MAKE PREDICTIONS ABOUT BUSINESS LOCATIONS - A method and system including software makes predictions about potential business locations. The method includes the steps of providing heterogeneous data including a spatial component, extracting entities from the heterogeneous data, clustering the entities, and making a prediction about the business location using the clustered entities. Entities preferably include stores, people, or other physical objects and each has attributes. Preferably the entities include at least one of the following attributes: Value Ratio, Focal Values, Impact, Revenue Difference, Support, and Baseline Value. In this way, predictions made about the business locations will account for the nature of the business and enable comparison of one business location to another.06-25-2009
20090132486USER INTERFACE AND METHOD IN LOCAL SEARCH SYSTEM WITH RESULTS THAT CAN BE REPRODUCED - A user interface includes a first view transmitted from a server computer system to a client computer system, the first view including a search identifier, a user interacting with the search identifier causing transmission a first search request from the client computer system at the server computer system. A second view transmitted from the server computer system to the client computer system for display at the client computer system includes a search result. A third view includes a reproduction selector. A user selecting the reproduction selector causes transmission of a first reproduction command from the client computer system to the server computer system. A fourth view includes the first search result included in the second view.05-21-2009
20090138448PROCESSING DATABASE QUERIES BY RETURNING RESULTS OF A FIRST QUERY TO SUBSEQUENT QUERIES - Multiple database queries are satisfied with the same data in a manner that assures the data is current and without having to interrogate the database for each query. In a first embodiment, all queries that are received during the processing of a first query after interrogation of the database has begun for the first query are evaluated to determine whether the result set returned for the first query will satisfy the queries received during processing of the first query. If so, the result set returned for the first query is used to generate result sets for the subsequent compatible queries received during the processing of the first query. In a second embodiment, queries are delayed and grouped, and a new query is then processed for each group that returns a result set that satisfies all of the queries in the group. In both cases, the result set for one query is used to generate a result set for a different query.05-28-2009
20090138445GENERATING GEOGRAPHICAL KEYWORDS FOR GEOTARGETING SEARCH ENGINE-OFFERED ADVERTISEMENTS - A computer-based method for use in geotargeting online ads to users of search engines by allowing comparison of user's search terms with a set of geo-keywords. The method includes providing a geographic keyword generator on a server that is linked to the Internet. The method includes providing a spatial database storing classes of geographic keywords. The method continues with receiving a keyword request including a business address from a client node. The keyword generator determines a service area based on this location, and a set of geographic keywords is retrieved from the spatial database that are associated (e.g., within) the determined service area. This set of keywords is transmitted or reported to the client node (e.g., displayed in a web browser or user interface) for use in geotargeting of their online advertisements. The keyword request includes a business type, and the service area is sized based on the business type.05-28-2009
20090138440Method and apparatus for traversing a deterministic finite automata (DFA) graph compression - An apparatus, and corresponding method, for traversing a compressed graph used in performing a search for a match of at least one expression in an input stream is presented. The compressed graph includes a number of interconnected nodes connected solely by valid arcs. A valid arc of a current node represents a character match in an expression of a character associated with the current node. Arcs which are not valid may be pruned. Non-valid arcs may include arcs which point back to a designated node(s), or arcs that point to the same next node as the designated node(s) for the same character. Each valid arc may comprise a next node pointer, a hash function, and a copy of an associated character. The hash function may be used to manage a retrieval process used by a walker traversing the compressed node. The walker may also use a comparison function to verify the correct arc has been retrieved.05-28-2009
20090138438System and Method for Implementing Browser Milestone Navigation in a Data Processing System - A system and method for implementing browser milestone navigation in a data processing system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a browser queries a search engine with at least one search term. In response to the query, the browser retrieves at least one web page that includes a collection of search results. The web page that includes the collection of search results is designated as a first master page. In response to the selection, the browser places a first address of the first master page on a master page address data structure. The browser traverses at least one page greater than one level removed from the first master page. The browser retrieves the first address from the master page address data structure, in response to receiving a first request to retrieve the first master page. The browser displays the first master page in the browser window without displaying any intermediate pages between the at least one web page greater than one level removed from the first master page and the first master page.05-28-2009
20090077040Using RSS Archives - In some aspects, at least two different probes are applied to datafeed archives to derive information based on data in the archives. The probes are part of a probe plan to determine a result based on the derived information. The result is determined based on the derived information.03-19-2009
20090182711String Searches in a Computer Database - An apparatus and method for a query optimizer improves string searches in a computer database that sequentially search for a string in a database record. The query optimizer optimizes the query to search records of a database from a specified start position other than the beginning of the record. The specified start position of the search may be determined by from historical information stored from previous searches. Alternatively, the query optimizer determines the specified start position of the search based on an overriding starting position provided by a system administrator. The query optimizer may also direct that the database record be reorganized to more efficiently search for strings in the record.07-16-2009
20090182712Systems and methods for rapid delivery of media content - In one embodiment of the present invention, a system is provided that includes at least one computer for receiving from a user a search query that includes at least one search term. A first portion of a set of data that includes the first portion and a second portion of data, is transmitted from a first source. The computer determines whether or not to transmit at least a portion of the set of data to the user from a second source based upon the presence of the at least one search term within only the second portion of the set of data.07-16-2009
20090138446METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAL-TIME MULTI-DIMENSIONAL REPORTING AND ANALYZING OF DATA ON APPLICATION LEVEL ACTIVITY AND OTHER USER INFORMATION ON A MOBILE DATA NETWORK - A method and apparatus for real-time, multi-dimensional reporting and analyzing of data on application level activity and other user information on a mobile data network. A report manager communicates with a data manager to develop and test real-time reports about aggregate and user-level network usage. The data manager provides a database of non-aggregate, user-specific event data and a set of tables specifying combinations of monitored variables satisfying a set of defined reports. The report manager comprises a report generation module, which receives operator instructions for aggregate usage information. The report module determines whether the requested information can be satisfied by combinations of monitored aggregate variables, or whether it must be retrieved from a non-aggregate, user-specific, event data database. Furthermore, the report module is responsive to operator instructions to add a test report to the set of defined real-time reports.05-28-2009
20090164430SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING CONTACT INFORMATION - An exemplary method for acquiring contact information in an electronic device is disclosed. The method is for generating a plurality E-mail index of all E-mail addresses stored in the electronic device, and inserting the E-mail index into a generated E-mail index list. When the electronic device receives an E-mail from a sender, corresponding contact information of the sender may be acquired by utilizing the method.06-25-2009
20090164427AUTOMATED FORENSIC DOCUMENT SIGNATURES - Methods and systems are provided for a proactive approach for computer forensic investigations. The invention allows organizations anticipating the need for forensic analysis to prepare in advance. Digital representations are generated proactively for a specified target. A digital representation is a digest of the content of the target. Digital representations of a collection of targets indexed and organized in a data structure, such as an inverted index. The searching and comparison of digital representations of a collection of targets allows quick and accurate identification of targets having identical or similar content. Computational and storage costs are expended in advance, which allows more efficient computer forensic investigations. The present invention can be applied to numerous applications, such as computer forensic evidence gathering, misuse detection, network intrusion detection, and unauthorized network traffic detection and prevention.06-25-2009
20090164421PERSONAL INVENTORY MANAGER - A device retrieves information associated with personal inventory from a personal inventory database, and provides for display of an input personal inventory option, a search personal inventory option, and a search loaned personal inventory option based on the retrieved personal inventory information. The device further receives selection of one of the input personal inventory option, the search personal inventory option, or the search loaned personal inventory option, and receives information associated with a new personal inventory item when the input personal inventory option is selected. The device also provides for display of search personal inventory information when the search personal inventory option is selection, and provides for display of search loaned personal inventory information when the search loaned personal inventory option is selected.06-25-2009
20090177637NDMA DB SCHEMA, DICOM TO RELATIONAL SCHEMA TRANSLATION, AND XML TO SQL QUERY TRANSLATION - A translation scheme translates DICOM content into a format compatible for storage in an NDMA relational database. The translation scheme employs a schema for indexing the DICOM content, and employs a mechanism for translating queries embedded in XML into SQL. The translation scheme translates DICOM compatible data into a tab delimited flat representation of the DICOM content. The flat representation is then translated into data compatible with a relational database format, such as SQL, and then into database insert commands. The schema enables capture of the DICOM information into relational tables. Methods are also provided to service XML formatted research and clinical queries, to translate XML queries to optimized SQL and to return query results to XML specified destinations with record de-identification where required. Methods are also provided to interface to NDMA WallPlugs, secured query devices, or GRID devices.07-09-2009
20090164432SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A PRODUCT REPORT - A method for generating a product report is provided. The method set columns for different product reports and attributes of each of the columns. A control object for each of the columns is generated according to the attributes of each of the columns. The method further searches product data of the columns stored in a data storage system according to the attributes of the columns, and generates a product report by integrating all the control objects of the columns according to the searched product data.06-25-2009
20090164438MANAGING AND CONDUCTING ON-LINE SCHOLARLY JOURNAL CLUBS - Presented are embodiments for the creation and management of online scholarly journal clubs, as well as for facilitating the proceedings of the clubs. In one general embodiment, a journal club server receives bibliographic entries from a user. These received bibliographic entries are stored in a database. An identifier is assigned to each new bibliographic entry stored. In one implementation, the same identifier is assigned to each bibliographic entry corresponding to the same scholarly work. Association requests are also received from users and implemented to associate at least one of, another user, or a group of users (e.g., a journal club), or a content item, with a stored bibliographic entry. This association is accomplished using the bibliographic entry's identifier. Once a bibliographic entry is stored in the server database, a user, or a group of users, can access the entry and content items associated with it.06-25-2009
20090164436MEDICAL IMAGE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT - The present invention provides a medical image information management system and a program product which allow generating a list containing the information on the medical images such as a work list, with a better workability. The medical image information management system for managing the information on the medical images includes a search device for searching the information regarding medical image using a desired query, a query storing device for storing the query established by the user, and a list generating device for generating a list containing the information on the medical images extracted as the result of search based on the query established by the user and storing in a folder.06-25-2009
20090164435METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR QUANTUM SEARCH, COMPUTATION AND MEMORY - A system for performing multi-dimensional quantum search, quantum computation, quantum memory, quantum storage, and quantum retrieval includes a structure and method for: enabling components and systems for quantum search, and more particularly to improved local and remote quantum computing and search components and systems; quantum memory component and systems; quantum storage components and systems; quantum retrieval components and systems; quantum logic gates; classical (non-quantum) search components and systems; integrated quantum-classical search components and systems; and integrated quantum-classical cryptosystems.06-25-2009
20090164434DATA SEARCH APPARATUS AND DATA SEARCH METHOD - A data search apparatus includes an obtaining unit that obtains a content and a first metadata corresponding to the content and including at least a search key indicating an object of the content; a feature amount computing unit that computes a feature amount indicating a feature of the content from the obtained content; a learning-data storing unit that stores a learning-data that correspondingly includes the first metadata corresponding to each of the obtained content and the computed feature amount; a learning-data reconstructing unit that reconstructs the learning-data by generating a second metadata from the first metadata included in the learning-data stored in the learning-data storing unit so that the second metadata includes all search keys in the first metadata of all the learning-data, and by replacing the first metadata by the second metadata in learning-data; and a model generating unit that generates a model from the learning-data, the model being a coefficient matrix indicating a relation between the feature amount and the search key in the generated the first metadata.06-25-2009
20090164433Method and System for Managing Search Results in a Communication Network - The present invention provides a method for managing persistent search query in a communication network (06-25-2009
20090164429TUNERSPHERE - Methods and systems are provided for identifying one or more media items played within a geographic area selected by a user. In one embodiment, a media service tracks play histories for a number of users registered with the media service, where each play history identifies media items played by the corresponding user as well as the locations at which at least a subset of the media items were played by the corresponding user. The media service enables a requesting user to select or otherwise define one or more geographic areas of interest. Then, based on the play histories, the media service identifies one or more media items played within the one or more geographic areas of interest. The media service then provides data reflecting the one or more media items played within the one or more geographic areas of interest to a device of the requesting user.06-25-2009
20090164426SEARCH ENGINE PLATFORM - Systems and methods to perform efficient searching for web content using a search engine are provided. In an illustrative implementation, a computing environment comprises a search engine computing application having an essential pages module operative to execute one or more selected selection algorithms to select content from a cooperating data store. In an illustrative operation, the exemplary search engine executes on a received search query to generate search results. Operatively, the retrieved results can be generated based upon their joint coverage of the submitted search query by deploying a selected sequential forward floating selection (SFFS) algorithm executing on the essential pages module. In the illustrative operation, the SFFS algorithm can operate to iteratively add one and delete one element from the set to improve a coverage score until no further improvement can be attained. The resultant processed search results can be considered essential pages.06-25-2009
20090164423METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING DATA FROM A DATA STORE - A method includes defining a general query for extracting data from at least one data store operable to store workpiece data associated with the processing of workpieces in a manufacturing system. The general query specifies at least one ambiguous parameter having a plurality of potential values. Metadata associated with the workpiece data is accessed. The metadata is employed to identify a plurality of candidate values for the at least one ambiguous parameter. A plurality of atomic queries is generated. Each atomic query is associated with one of the candidate values. The plurality of atomic queries is executed to extract data from the at least one data store and generate an output report including the extracted data.06-25-2009
20090164418Retrieval system and method of searching information in the Internet - A retrieval system and a method of searching of information in the Internet are proposed. The algorithm of allocation of information about Web sites in the database of retrieval system and the algorithm of searching information are based on the Global Classification of Information in the Internet, which comprises all known forms of information in the Internet. The retrieval system designed for searching of information in the Internet comprise a interconnected with the Internet server of retrieval system including multi-language Web site of retrieval system with searching programs and database of retrieval system. The retrieval system comprise also plural network servers wherein information, that is belong to information suppliers, is stored, and plural computers of users interconnected with the Internet. The retrieval system also provides organization of a data transfer for automatic systems, and provides organization of an automatic collection of information. The users of retrieval system, computers of which interconnected with the Internet, can be as suppliers of information as searchers of information. The method of searching of information in the Internet comprise a procedure of registration of Web sites by information suppliers, a procedure of forming database of information about registered in retrieval system Web sites, including procedures of forming database of information of retrieval system and renovate and addendum information to database of retrieval system, a procedure of searching of information and procedure of sorting and selecting results of the search.06-25-2009
20090164431Analysis, Inference, and Visualization of Social Networks - A method and system for automated generation of social networks. A graphical user interface receives a user query for an entity of interest, and outputs a graphical network showing entities and associations related to the entity of interest. A search engine interface transmits the query to a search engine, and receives references to documents. A named entity extractor downloads a selection of the documents, and generates a list of named entities referenced in the downloaded documents. A network inference module receives each list of named entities, and generates associations between the named entities in each list. An entity matcher operates on the associations to consolidate them in instances wherein differently named entities are determined to be the same named entity, and provides a consolidated list of named entities and associations to the user interface for display as a graphical network.06-25-2009
20090144248Context-Based Suggestions Mechanism and Adaptive Push Mechanism for Natural Language Systems - Natural language interface to a back-end application, incorporating synonyms, suggestions, and proposals. Roughly described, synonyms are automatically added to user input to enhance the natural language interpretation, whereas suggestions and proposals are offered to the user in an interaction, usually after an interpretation of prior user input. Suggestions and synonyms can be learned from user input, whereas proposals are programmed by a third party. The selection of synonyms, suggestions, and proposals for use with particular user input can be context-based, and rewards-based reinforcement can be used to better focus suggestions and proposals on the characteristics of the particular user.06-04-2009
20090171892Object Query Over Previous Query Results - A method, apparatus and program product is provided for querying an object database. In response to performing a first query, a first set of query results is generated from an object database. Metadata associated with and describing the first set of query results is generated. The first query results and the associated metadata are mapped to a results entity. A second set of query results is generated by querying the results entity using query terms from the metadata in response to performing a second query.07-02-2009
20080319954INDEX FOR DATA RETRIEVAL AND DATA STRUCTURING - A system of generating an index for a retrieval of data provided by at least one document is disclosed. The method and system comprise selecting data within the at least one document, assigning a category to the selected data, and assigning a timestamp to the selected data. The method and system further includes storing the selected data, the category, the timestamp and a location indication of the selected data as an entry of the index. The present invention therefore provides an effective and universally adaptive tool for contextual structuring and retrieval of data distributed over a plurality of electronic documents.12-25-2008
20090187543Asset management system - A system and apparatus for managing and updating the status of various assets, including but not limited to real estate properties, is disclosed. The system can be used by and provides differing capabilities for all of property managers, banks, and realtors.07-23-2009
20090138451ON-LINE ORGANIZATION OF DATA SETS - To efficiently retain data online, an instance of a data set may be generated. The instance may have a set of data fields with corresponding data values. The instance also may be searchable in response to a data selection request. Another instance may be generated, which also may have a set of data fields with corresponding data values, and which also may be searchable in response to a data selection request. The two instances may each use its own blueprint to normalize data, to perform searches and to return search results. Both of the instances may be stored online such that they are stored independently but are accessible jointly.05-28-2009
20090138441Additional Content Information - A method for identifying additional content information to a content consumer, is disclosed. The additional content information relates to a content item selected for consumption by the content consumer. The method comprises: receiving data published by a content provider (05-28-2009
20090138444METHOD OF SEARCHING METADATA SERVERS - The present invention relates to a method of searching a metadata server that searches ubiquitous sensor network (USN) metadata servers in a distributed environment. The present invention stores location information on the metadata servers by using a location-server cluster and searches a location of a metadata server in which a specified resource metadata is stored, during a metadata searching request by a client. Accordingly, the present invention can provide a simple and consistent interface to the client using the metadata management servers in terms of the metadata servers and can improve the clarity of service development and can reduce the entire development costs and the maintenance and repair costs.05-28-2009
20090138439Systems and methods for location based Internet search - A method of conducting a search on a mobile device, the mobile device capable of communicating with a content server. The method includes the steps of: initiating a search query using a browser on the mobile device, the search query having a search string; automatically obtaining location information of the mobile device; simultaneously transmitting the location information and the search query to the content server; and receiving a search result from the content server in response to the search query, wherein the step of automatically obtaining location information is in response to the step of initiating the search query.05-28-2009
20090138452DISABLING QUERY CONDITIONS IN AN ABSTRACT QUERY ENVIRONMENT - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for temporarily disabling conditions in abstract queries. In one embodiment, a query interface is configured to present an abstract query, and to allow a user to select conditions of the abstract query to be temporarily disabled. By executing an abstract query having disabled conditions, the user may be able to determine the effect of individual changes to the abstract query without having to re-compose the abstract query after each change. The conditions to be disabled may be selected individually, by field, or by value. Each disabled element may be displayed with a visual indicator communicating that it is disabled. The user may then select specific disabled conditions to be re-enabled.05-28-2009
20090138450METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMPLOYMENT PLACEMENT - A method and system for providing an employment placement service that provides incentives to encourage use of the employment placement service by both employers and job applicants. In a representative embodiment, the invention broadcasts job openings, presents detailed information about the employers advertising the openings, provides means for employers and applicants to exchange information (e.g., résumés), and provides incentives for both employers and job applicants to use the employment placement service. The primary components include a job listing database, an employer information database, a résumé database, and a series of graphical user interfaces that integrate the databases and give the employers and applicants access to view and manipulate the information. The system can also save user queries for various purposes.05-28-2009
20090138449DYNAMICALLY UPDATING A WEBSHEET CONFIGURATION - A system and computer program product for updating a configuration of a websheet. A client receives a web page including the websheet from a server. The websheet includes data values stored in a relational database table. The table includes a first set of data values displayed in cells of the websheet in response to the client receiving the web page. The table also includes a second set of data values associated with the websheet configuration. Second set data values are not displayed in the websheet in response to the client receiving the web page. A form displaying the second set is received by the client. Second set data values are updated on the form to provide an updated websheet configuration. With its updated configuration, the websheet is displayed at the client and allows data entry to modify or add first set data values.05-28-2009
20090138442System and method for generating 'snapshot's of learning objects - A system for generating a ‘snapshot’ of a learning object is provided. An interface receives a target object and a user identification number. The target object corresponds to a category, comprising a plurality of sentences and multimedia data, wherein the sentences comprise at least one keyword. A learning object database comprises a plurality of learning objects and a user's historical learning record. Each of the learning objects corresponds to at least one category, and comprises at least one keyword. The user's historical learning record comprises a track record of learning objects used corresponding to the user identification number. A script preview unit selects at least one of the sentences of the target object according to the user's historical learning record corresponding to the user identification number. A multimedia preview unit selects one of the multimedia data of the target object, wherein the selected multimedia data is highly related to the selected sentence. A ‘snapshot’ generator generates a ‘snapshot’ of the target object by combining the selected sentence and the selected multimedia data, and directs a display device to display the ‘snapshot’.05-28-2009
20090177632Method and Device for Transporting Objects - A method and device for transporting a plurality of objects, such as mail items. In a plurality of transport operations, at least one object is transported to a processing system in each case. For each object, two measurements are taken to determine which value is assumed by a predetermined feature for the object. The first measurement is taken before initiating the respective transport operation and the new or second measurement is taken after the transport operation is initiated. For each transport operation, transport operation information concerning which objects are transported together by the transport operation and which predetermined feature value of the objects measured at the time of the first measurement is determined and stored. For each object, a search is then conducted to determine in which transport operation the object was transported. In this case, a restriction is imposed on the search for at least one transport operation. In the process, for each transport operation it is determined for each case wherein at least n objects having the n measured feature values were placed together and transported into a particular transportation unit.07-09-2009
20100005062DETERMINING AN AMBIENT PARAMETER SET - An ambient controller system and a method of determining an ambient parameter set associated with a textual description are described. A database (01-07-2010
20100005072Nomadic File Systems - Objects contained within enormous geographically distributed virtual file servers are each assigned globally unique object identifiers. For any given global scope object identifier, the file system containing the identified object can be quickly located even when the file system is frequently unmounted from one DDS file server and mounted on another (possibly geographically remote) file server such that it is essentially a nomadic (or wandering) file system.01-07-2010
20090006339Programmer interface for manufacturing execution system - In order to accelerate the analysis of the structure of a data source of the manufacturing execution system a programmer interface for analyzing a data source of a manufacturing execution system includes a query browser having query building means for generating a query, an execute means configured to provide provides means for receiving data from the data source according to the query, and a data structure means configured to provide a structure of the received data based on the query.01-01-2009
20090006335System And Method For Distributing Multimedia Information - A system for distributing multimedia information includes a user interface module. The user interface module is configured to receive an upload of multimedia information from a user. The user interface module is also configured to receive at least one multimedia information distribution indication from the user for selecting at least one remote site to which to distribute the multimedia information. The system includes a multimedia information distribution module in communication with the user interface module. The multimedia information distribution module is configured to distribute the multimedia information to the at least one remote site in accordance with the multimedia information distribution indication.01-01-2009
20090006333Method and system for accessing search services via messaging services - A user using a chat or instant message, mobile message or email type of interface, for example, an information seeker, can connect via an instant message, mobile message, email or chat type of service provider, for example, an America On-line Instant Messenger (AIM) server. The message server connects the user to a routine that allows the user to utilize his or her service interface in combination with the services provided by the information search system. After connection has been established via the message interface, for example, an instant message is received via the chat process. A query string can then be extracted from the instant message and passed to the search system, which can respond with search results.01-01-2009
20090006324MULTIPLE MONITOR/MULTIPLE PARTY SEARCHES - A technique for the creation of synthesized results from multi-query, multi-party and multi-monitor searches to provide more relevant information to the user in a more useful format and to discard or reduce in relevancy information that is not so useful. It also provides mechanisms for supporting exploratory searches including: saving/restoring search context; search-specific query history; a “keepers” bin for storing useful results; elimination of redundant results; re-ranking of common search results; integration of searching with navigation; pivoting on search results; collaboration among multiple searchers; user-generated content; generation of hypotheses; re-executing queries and executing standing queries; multi-monitor searching and automatic preparation of search summaries.01-01-2009
20090006322Method for Handling Web Search Results to Be Displayed on a Browser - A method for handling web search results to be displayed on a browser is disclosed. A history information file is initially provided on a search server connected to a network. The history information file includes a set of previously viewed websites. After the receipt of a search request from an internet browser on a computer connected to the network, an internet search is preformed according to a search criteria of the search request. After the previously viewed websites listed on the history information file have been removed from the current internet search results, the current search results are then sent to the internet browser to be displayed on the internet browser.01-01-2009
20090177627METHOD FOR PROVIDING KEYWORDS, AND VIDEO APPARATUS APPLYING THE SAME - A method for providing keywords and a video apparatus applying the method are provided. The method for providing keywords includes separating metadata from content, extracting keywords in the content from the metadata, and generating a keyword list using the keywords and images related to the keywords. It is thus possible to display the keywords together with the images related to the keywords, so a user may register desired keywords more conveniently without needing to manually individually input keywords.07-09-2009
20090177634Method and System for an Application Domain - Data processing comprising requesting a semantic description from each manageable resource of a plurality of manageable resources. An application domain comprises the plurality of manageable resources. The semantic description of a manageable resource comprises semantic information about a plurality of aspects of a manageable resource. The semantic information is specified by use of an ontology. The semantic descriptions and a conceptualization of the application domain is stored in a knowledge base. The conceptualization of the application domain is provided by the ontology. The conceptualization comprises semantic information about the application domain. A request from a client of the application domain to provide a manageable resource with specific properties is received. The specific properties are specified in the request. The semantic information of the conceptualization and the semantic descriptions is used for selecting the manageable resource with the specific properties from the plurality of manageable resources.07-09-2009
20090177633QUERY EXPANSION OF PROPERTIES FOR VIDEO RETRIEVAL - A computer implemented method for retrieving video clips from a database is disclosed. The method may include retrieving in an initial query from a video collection based on a search term; receiving a user selection of at least one video clip from a first set of video clips corresponding to the search term; associating at least one visual attribute of the selected video clip with the search term; receiving the at least one search term from a user in a subsequent query; determining a set of physical concepts based on the at least one search term; mapping the set of physical concepts to a plurality of visual attributes; searching the database for at least one video clip corresponding to the plurality of visual attributes; identifying at least one video clip in the database having the plurality of visual attributes; and returning a second set of video clips having the set of visual attributes to the user, the second set including the at least one video clip.07-09-2009
20090177631Data providing device, method for providing data, and recording medium - A data providing device connected via a network to a data processing device and a data storage server storing data which is continuously updated. The data providing device includes a receiving unit configured to receive one or more search conditions for searching data to be provided to the data processing device, a first data providing unit configured to extract data to be provided to the data processing device from the data storage server based on the one or more search conditions, and a second data providing unit configured to provide data on synchronization between the data stored in the data storage server and data for search corresponding to the data stored in the data storage server to the data processing device.07-09-2009
20090177624SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER CONTACT INFORMATION LOOK-UP - The present invention provides a system and method for providing a peer-to-peer contact information look-up system. A user who seeks contact information may enter an identification query, such as a name or other identifier. A first level search may be performed by determining whether any contacts contained in the user's electronic address book satisfy the query. If the contact is not found in the user's personal electronic address book, then the query may be transmitted to a plurality of other participant electronic devices in the system, thereby initiating a second level search. The devices that receive the query in the second level search may then search their personal electronic address books for the contact. If the contact is identified, the contact information is sent to the user device from which the query was initiated. If, however, none of the second level devices can identify the contact, each of the second level participant devices may transmit the query to a plurality of other participant devices in the system, thereby initiating a third level search. The personal address books of each of the third level devices are searched for the contact, and so on until the contact is found or the search terminates.07-09-2009
20090177626APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INVESTIGATIVE ANALYSIS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CASES - A method for determining links between target A and target B. The method comprises: identifying attributes of target A, identifying attributes of target B, determining direct links or common attributes among the identified attributes of target A and the identified attributes of target B, identifying open links from the step of determining direct links or common attributes, wherein the open links comprise identified attributes of target A that are not directly linked to target B, using the open links, determining remote links between target A and target B and displaying the direct links and the remote links.07-09-2009
20090177636Intelligent Access Within a Document Package - The invention features a method and apparatus for receiving a data package, the data package being digital data embedding a plurality of documents and a manifest that includes one or more pairs of identifiers. Each pair comprises an alias-source identifier and an alias-destination identifier, and each alias-destination identifier points to a dynamic content resource within the data package. A target identifier is received in a request to perform an operation with the target identifier as an operand and, if the target identifier matches any of the alias-source identifiers in the one or more pairs of identifiers, the alias-destination identifier paired with the matching alias-source identifier is used instead of the target identifier in performing the operation.07-09-2009
20090019012DIRECTED SEARCH METHOD AND APPARATUS - A method and apparatus for directing an internet search via a web browser using predetermined search criteria such as, but not limited to, predetermined criteria in the form of a searching requirement including the geographic location of the user (e.g., town or city), health-related search results, or any similar criteria that may be desirable to create a predetermined grouping of information.01-15-2009
20090187545METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA PROCESSING WITH INDEX SEARCH - In a database management apparatus for managing a database where an index is used in a search for data, the data is stored in a table that has attributes of the data as columns. The index is created in association with at least one column. The columns include an index key column for which the index is created without data being stored. Upon reception of a request to register the data in the table including the index key column, the data in columns other than the index key column is registered. An index of the index key column is updated using data corresponding to the index key column.07-23-2009
20090187540PREDICTION OF INFORMATIONAL INTERESTS - Described herein is a system that includes a receiver component that receives an indication that a user has accessed a search engine to initiate a search session. An analyzer component predicts informational interests of the user upon receipt of the indication and outputs an informational item that corresponds to the predicted informational interests of the user, wherein the analyzer component is configured to output the informational item prior to the user issuing a query to the search engine.07-23-2009
20090187537Social network searching with breadcrumbs - A method for data presentation includes assembling a set of documents in response to a search query by a user having a social network. A respective person is identified with each of a group of documents in the set. For at least one document in the group, a chain of one or more links is found in the social network between the respective person and the user. A search results page is displayed, including an identification of the at least one document together with a sequence of breadcrumbs corresponding to the one or more links in the chain.07-23-2009
20090187536System and Method Providing Object Messages in a Compute Environment - The present invention provides a system, method and computer-readable media for creating object messages within a compute environment such as a cluster or grid. The method comprises upon an event affecting the availability or performance of an object within a cluster environment, retrieving messages related to the event from messages logs in different layers of a cluster environment. Next, the method comprises aggregating the retrieved messages into a single location, associating the aggregated messages with the object and, if a user submits a job and the performance of the job within the cluster environment is affected by the event, notifying the user of the event using the associated messages. Administrators may also create messages and associate the messages with objects such as nodes or reservations.07-23-2009
20090063428Automated protocol screening to qualify patients to participate in a clinical trial - The invention provides a consistent, easy to use, reliable method for evaluating each potential subject against the inclusion and exclusion criteria for a controlled data collection such as a clinical trial protocol. The invention provides a method for subject evaluation according to the clinical protocol as soon as the clinical protocol has been agreed upon. The invention provides an automated system and method of applying the clinical protocol to identifying and enrolling subjects. The invention removes both error (based on incomplete understanding or misunderstanding of the protocol) and inconsistencies owing to the subjective application. Further, to the extent physician subjectivity is affecting enrollment, the inventive system and method provides a means to monitor and quantify the subjective effect introduced into the clinical trial enrollment process.03-05-2009
20090063430ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE AND SYSTEM FOR MERGING METADATA ON FILES IN A BACKUP STORAGE - Provided are a system and article of manufacture for merging metadata on files in a backup storage. A query is received for information on files from a file system for a client node. A determination is made of metadata for files in a backup storage for the client node stored external to backup sets. At least one backup set in the backup storage for the client node is processed to determine metadata for files included in at least one backup set. The determined metadata for files in the backup storage and for files included in at least one backup set is merged to form merged metadata. The query is executed against the merged metadata to determine files whose metadata satisfies the query. Results including information from the merged metadata on the determined files are returned.03-05-2009
20090063411PROPAGATION OF UPDATES FOR ATTRIBUTES OF A STORAGE OBJECT FROM AN OWNER NODE OF THE STORAGE OBJECT TO OTHER NODES - Local versions of attributes of a storage object are maintained at a plurality of nodes, wherein a first attribute designates a first node of the plurality of nodes as an owner node for the storage object, and wherein a second attribute includes information to resolve validity of ownership of the storage object among the plurality of nodes. The owner node communicates changes to be made to the local versions of the attributes at other nodes of the plurality of nodes. A second node of the plurality of nodes requests ownership of the storage object. The first attribute is updated to designate the second node of the plurality of nodes as the owner node, in response to determining from the second attribute that the validity of ownership of the storage object allows the second node to inherit ownership of the storage object once the first node surrenders ownership of the storage object.03-05-2009
20090327245Database systems and methods for providing customizable themes for presentations - A method of and system for providing a theme based presentation is provide, preferably including detecting the presence of a mobile node within a range of a router node, querying a relational database with a unique ID of the mobile node for a group identifier corresponding to the theme based presentation, and triggering at least one activity based on the group identifier. This invention allows customized presentation of an application device response to the being wearing the mobile node within its range of approach, identifying its profile.12-31-2009
20090327244Method, process, apparatus and system for peer-to-peer media sharing, transmissions and distributions - The current invention describes method, process, apparatus and system for peer-to-peer media sharing, transmissions and distributions for digital personal media. The current invention is designed to facilitate highly scalable and efficient media distributions for high quality personal media. A purpose of the current invention is to simplify and enhance high quality media sharing experience by providing an integrated networked system for peer-to-peer media delivery over wide area network (WAN) such as the Internet and media distributions in local area network (LAN). Another purpose of the current invention is to provide a safe and secure platform that provides media senders with means to manage authorized recipients and media recipients with means to control media contents to receive.12-31-2009
20090055353Multi-Mode Location Based E-Directory Service Enabling Method, System, and Apparatus - A method prepares a response when providing e-Directory services to a user making a user request for location-based supplier information. The method includes identifying from said user request a desired location for which the user is requesting supplier information, identifying from the user request at least one informational element useful in querying a directory of suppliers, querying a primary directory of suppliers using said desired location and said informational element in order to generate primary supplier hits, querying the world wide web (www) using said desired location and said informational element in order to generate www supplier hits, merging said primary supplier hits with said www supplier hits to create a list of suppliers including a plurality of facts respecting each supplier in said list, sorting all supplier hits in said list by proximity to said desired location, purging any duplicate supplier hits, and formatting said list of suppliers to remove any facts extraneous to presentation over a viewing device to said user.02-26-2009
20090327240System And Method For Organizing Data In A Dynamic User-Customizable Interface For Search And Display - The invention describes a system and method for searching, organizing and displaying information in a user-specified flexible context that enables users to create customized hierarchical views and groupings. The formats for acquiring search results may be stored so that they may be re-applied to the same data or any similarly structured data in subsequent sessions.12-31-2009
20090055362SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PERFORMING AN INEXACT QUERY TRANSFORMATION IN A HETEROGENEOUS ENVIRONMENT - An inexact query transformation system selects a query element from a query statement. If an inexact transformation improves the query performance, the system prioritizes the candidate transformation rules applicable to the selected query element. The system applies the candidate transformation rules to the selected query element to generate a transformed query element that includes a transformed remote query element. If the transformed remote query element is pushdownable, the system adds the transformed remote query element to a transformed inexact query output. Otherwise, the system applies additional candidate transformation rules to the selected query element to generate the transformed inexact query output. The system applies the transformed inexact query output to a heterogeneous datastore to provide an output query result.02-26-2009
20090055355SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR SEAMLESS INTEGRATION FOR USER, CONTEXTUAL, AND SOCIAL AWARENESS IN SEARCH RESULTS THROUGH LAYER APPROACH - Systems, methods, and apparatus for providing contextual and social awareness in search results through a layer approach are herein disclosed. Awareness in search results is provided through one or more search layers, result operational layer, an interactive result layer, and loopback feedback among embodied layers. Specifically, the system provides collective and contextual intelligence to the presentation of search results. The present invention establishes end-user awareness by way of user layer, contextual awareness by way of session layer, and group awareness by way of group layer. Each layer can work independently of one another or can be integrated for further utility. Further provided are methods of search layer lens, search layer bins, and search layer funneling. The present invention also provides an apparatus providing contextual and/or social awareness for search to be utilized by methods disclosed herein.02-26-2009
20090327236VISUAL QUERY SUGGESTIONS - Systems, computer-implemented methods, and computer-readable media for presenting video search results for query suggestions are provided. A search query is received from a user. One or more query suggestions related to the search query are determined. One or more video items or images relevant to the one or more query suggestions are accessed. One or more image representations for the one or video items or images relevant to the one or more query suggestions are displayed to the user who input the original search query.12-31-2009
20090327235PRESENTING REFERENCES WITH ANSWERS IN FORUMS - The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for presenting references with answers in forums. In some implementations, a method for executing an embedded search query includes presenting a media item including a question, an answer, and a reference for the answer. The reference embeds in the answer a search result and a previously-executed search query used to identify the search result, and a graphical element configured to execute the search query. The presented search query is automatically executed in response to at least a user selecting the graphical element.12-31-2009
20090327233METHOD OF SELECTING OBJECTS IN WEB PAGES - A method of selecting objects in web pages provides users with conveniently selecting objects of interest in a target web page. With the method of the present invention, it is not necessary for the users to either know the makeup language for the web pages or create a program reserved for capturing required contents in the target web page. The method of the present invention provides an easy operational flow for the users to select required contents in the target web page.12-31-2009
20090327232Hosted system for enabling enterprises to build and operate online communities - A system that enables enterprises to design, create integrate and operate online communities. The system operates as an on-demand hosted platform (software-as-a-service) that provides a secure and reliable architecture on which enterprises can safely and securely develop, execute and manage their online communities. The platform combines a wide range of web-based participation technologies (e.g., blogs, wikis, discussion groups, social networking, podcasts, RSS, tagging, photos, videos, mapping, and the like). Any content can have attributes that make it appear as any type of content. With this uniform content architecture, all user-generated content is treated as a post (or, more generally, a submission), and there is no need for a participant to author multiple entries for separate uses. Preferably, all content created or otherwise associated with a particular author is intrinsically tied or “linked” to the author via the author's profile. Thus, at each point of participation, the content is associated with the individual, which allows the system to build and maintain a rich “living” profile for each community member. Using this approach, the system can build and enable querying of so-called “social aggregations,” which are data sets that describe a relationship among one or more author attributes and one or more content attributes.12-31-2009
20090327231INLINE ENHANCEMENT OF WEB LISTS - Method of searching for one or more images that relate to a list entry item on a web based list. In one implementation, the method may include receiving a request to search for the one or more images that relate to the list entry, sending the request to an online server, receiving a file containing one or more search results having one or more URL addresses indicating one or more locations of the one or more images on the online server and information pertaining to the one or more images and displaying the one or more images.12-31-2009
20090327230STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED DATA MODELS - Structured and/or unstructured data is processed with the aid of a data model. The data model provides a conceptual description of source content that can be generated or otherwise modified automatically as a function of data, models, and/or structure associated with the data. Both structured and unstructured data can be viewed in terms of high-level content rather than a lower level physical model. Among other things, this view can be employed to aid search as well as data sharing.12-31-2009
20090327229AUTOMATIC KNOWLEDGE-BASED GEOGRAPHICAL ORGANIZATION OF DIGITAL MEDIA - Various techniques for a method for generating location information for a digital media file. In one implementation, the method may include receiving a first digital media file with location information and a second digital media file without location information, receiving a location hierarchy of the first digital media file, wherein the location hierarchy is determined using a reverse-geocoding algorithm and using the location hierarchy of the first digital media file to determine a location hierarchy of the second digital media file.12-31-2009
20090327227MEETING ROOM AND RESOURCE SCHEDULING AND PRIORITIZATION BASED ON ATTENDEE LOCATION - A method for meeting room scheduling includes receiving a specification for a meeting, including a list of attendees, and determining respective physical locations for each of the attendees. One or more optimal locations in which to have the meeting is found by calculating which ones of the physical locations has a highest concentration of attendees located there. An optimal room at each of the one or more optimal locations is found by selecting a room that is within a smallest average proximity to a highest number of attendees. The optimal room at each of the one or more optimal locations is then scheduled for the meeting.12-31-2009
20090327222DYNAMIC SELECTION OF MEDIA FOR PLAYBACK - A list of media, such as image media, is dynamically generated and provided to a user. The dynamically generated media playlist may be associated with a user's “favorite pictures,” “favorite music” or some other type of media. Each of the “favorite media” features may be associated with playlist criteria, which is used to dynamically construct a query for media files to include on the playlist. The criteria may specify several requirements for including media in the dynamically created playlist, for example user rating, recently added media, and other criteria. The query is sent to a database, which returns a playlist of media. The returned playlist is provided to a media center, which retrieves and provides the listed media to a user.12-31-2009
20090327221CONTEMPORANEOUSLY SHARING RESOURCES TARGETED BY A LIBRARY - Computer-readable media, computer-readable media, computerized methods, and computer systems for acting on properties of multiple resources, which span disparate locations within a network, upon detecting an intuitive user-initiated operation are provided. Initially, a library is provided that includes a framework for contemporaneously accessing a collection of items within a scope thereof. Upon launching the library, representations of the scoped items are surfaced at a UI display. When the user-initiated operation is applied at one of the surfaced representations, properties of each of the scoped items are automatically manipulated. A library-configuration state, which reflects how the items are affected upon manipulating the properties thereof, may be updated upon implementing the manipulation. Accordingly, if the scope of the library is subsequently extended to encompass another item outside the original collection of items, the properties of this new item are automatically manipulated to align with the library-configuration state.12-31-2009
20090144245Managing indicator values - Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method for managing indicator values includes identifying a change that has been made in a data source to a data value relating to a specific date. Multiple indicators have been defined that can be evaluated using business information in the data source. The method includes identifying, in a history repository that is separate from the data source and that includes indicator values from evaluations of at least one of the indicators, at least one of the indicator values that was determined at a time before the change was made. The indicator value is identified as having been determined using the data value. The method includes modifying the identified indicator value in the history repository using at least the change of the data value.06-04-2009
20090327220AUTOMATED CLIENT/SERVER OPERATION PARTITIONING - An operation (such as a relational query) may be processed on a processing engine (such as a relational database server) on behalf of a client. A conventional processing involves the delivery of the operation to the processing engine, which executes the entire operation to completion and returns a result data set. It may be more efficient to allocate part of the operation to be performed on the client, but a developer may be unable or unavailable to rewrite the operation in a distributed manner. Instead, the operation may be automatically partitioned into a pre-engine client portion, a processing engine portion, and a client portion, and the instructions of each portion may be automatically allocated respectively to the client, the server, and the client. The partitioning may be adjusted to conserve computing resources, such as bandwidth and storage, and the instructions may be reordered to improve the processing of the operation.12-31-2009
20090144233System and method for automotive image capture and retrieval - A system and method for implementing automotive image capture and retrieval. An image manager receives an image from a vehicle-mounted camera. The image manager determines, based on a set of preferences, whether to store the image. In response to storing the image, the image manager associates at least one form of metadata with the image, wherein the at least one form of metadata includes global positioning system (GPS) coordinates at the time of image capture, speed of a vehicle at the time of image capture, direction of travel at the time of image capture, and user annotations. In response to receiving a query for the image, image manager presents the image to a user.06-04-2009
20090259639METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR QUERYING PARAMETER INFORMATION, AND APPARATUS FOR RETURNING PARAMETER INFORMATION - The present invention provides a method and system for querying parameter information, and an apparatus for returning parameter information. The protocol layer that receives a query request establishes a correspondence between an acquired parameter value and a parameter name and returns the parameter value and the corresponding parameter name to the protocol layer that sends the query result. This can decrease the complexity of implementing the query mechanism. In addition, with the present invention, the MIH layer can also notify the upper layer/MIH users/NMS entity of the query result when returning the queried state information to the upper layer/MIH users/NMS entity.10-15-2009
20090259637INFORMATION DELIVERING APPARATUS, INFORMATION DELIVERING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING INFORMATION DELIVERING PROGRAM - An information delivering apparatus is disclosed. The information delivering apparatus includes a condition information obtaining section which obtains delivering destination information, a conforming information extracting section which extracts new document information stored in an information database based on the delivering destination information obtained by the condition information obtaining section in a profile information generating process which determines whether the new document information stored in the information database is to be delivered to the delivering destination, an information analyzing section which analyzes contents of the newly stored document in the information database and forms characteristic information of the newly stored document, a profile storing section which stores the characteristic information by its being related to the delivering destination information, and a new information delivering section which delivers the newly stored document information which is determined to be delivered to the delivering destination.10-15-2009
20090259636Facilitating Display Of An Interactive And Dynamic Cloud Of Terms Related To One Or More Input Terms - According to certain embodiments, facilitating display of terms includes facilitating display of a graphical user interface. One or more first input terms entered into a user entry window of the graphical user interface are received. One or more first output terms related to the first input terms are determined. Display of a first graphical cloud comprising the first output terms is facilitated. The first input terms are modified to yield one or more second input terms. One or more second output terms related to the second input terms are determined. Display of a second graphical cloud comprising the second output terms is facilitated.10-15-2009
20090259634Recording Apparatus, File Descriptor Generation Method, and Program - A recording apparatus includes a server, a client, a virtual device, a judgment section, and a regeneration section. The server executes an access to a storage medium as a service. The client includes processes that require the service. The virtual device is used to perform communication between the server and the client using a socket. The judgment section judges, when a process of the client opens the virtual device, whether the virtual device is already opened. The regeneration section regenerates, when the virtual device is already opened, a file descriptor for the process that references the socket based on an existing kernel file table.10-15-2009
20090259632SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAIL IDENTIFICATION WITH SEARCH RESULTS - A system and method are disclosed for identifying and generating a potential user trail. The trail may be an anticipated browsing path for a user based on current and/or historical browsing data, including search logs, browsing histories, and other data. The trail may be displayed as a search result summary or with individual search results in response to receiving a search query.10-15-2009
20090259631FLEXIBLE CONNECTOR FRAMEWORK FOR DATA FEED GENERATION - A data feed engine allows a user to create a data feed without protocol and/or formatting knowledge for the data source. The data feed engine dynamically selects a connector for any one of a variety of different types of data sources. The date feed engine can then build a search command with search parameters and a data source identity based on the automatically selected data source connector. The data feed engine publishes a reference to the generated data feed definition in a catalog of data feeds. A framework that utilizes such functionality allows creation of a mashup to with a combination of data feeds from different types of data sources.10-15-2009
20090259628DATA RETRIEVAL AND DATA FEED GENERATION FROM DATA SOURCES - Despite the availability of mashup editors, people without programming knowledge cannot easily access the data sources to create data feeds. A data feed engine allows a user to create a data feed without protocol and/or formatting knowledge for the data source. The data feed engine automatically builds a search command with search parameters and a data source identity (e.g., server name, network address, port number, etc.). The data feed engine also encodes the built search command as a data feed and publishes a link for the data feed in a data feed catalog. After publication, users can access the catalog to combine data feeds, edit data feeds, etc., and create mashups.10-15-2009
20090259626METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING PARTIAL ORDER PATTERNS IN SEQUENCES OF DATA - A method and system are disclosed for identifying partial order patterns of a set of motifs in a data sequence. The method comprises the steps of obtaining the data sequence, identifying a set of motifs in the data sequence, identifying a plurality of partial orders of the motifs in the data sequence, and using the identified partial orders to identify functions of the motifs. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, the step of identifying the plurality of partial orders of the motifs includes the step of converting the identified motifs to an (n×m) incidence matrix, I, of expressions. Also, in this preferred embodiment, the step of identifying the plurality of partial orders of the motifs includes the steps of computing a partial order description of each of said expressions, and computing a redescription of each of said partial order descriptions.10-15-2009
20090006338USER CREATED MOBILE CONTENT - A search engine (01-01-2009
20090006336LOCATION BASED MEDIA ITEMS - Media items can be distributed to mobile devices based on the location of the media device. The media items can be associated with location information, which can be examined and distributed to those devices whose proximate area includes the location information associated with the media items.01-01-2009
20090006334Lightweight list collection - Described is a collection of search-related references authored from a set of search results, in which the collection may be persisted. Search results may be obtained via a federated search of multiple data sources (e.g., local files, the Internet, a corporate network/database). Search results may be presented as individual reference items or grouped into dynamic collection query reference sets, which may be added to the collection. A collection may also embed one or more other collections. Upon opening a collection, search results may be automatically updated by re-running any dynamic collection queries. The user authors the collection by selecting items from a search results interface and dropping or pasting the item reference into a collection interface, and/or by activating an item collection affordance associated with the item. Manual or automatic layout of collection item references is provided, such as to provide a tabular layout or a two-dimensional layout.01-01-2009
20090006327Intelligent Database Scanning - Locating potential licensees and infringers of a patent or other intellectual property can be facilitated by determining whether someone other than the property owner is trying or has tried to patent the same or related subject matter. For example, if an applicant files a patent application but does not respond to an action or other patentability opinion by a patent office that cites prior art references, then it can be presumed that one or more of the cited references must be of interest for the applicant, and vice versa with respect to the owners of the cited references. References cited and, if desired, whether an applicant has responded to a patent office's patentability opinion can be determined from patent data publicly available in computer databases maintained by many patent offices around the world.01-01-2009
20090012946Information processing apparatus, and method and system for searching for reputation of content - An information processing apparatus, includes: an acquisition section configured to acquire content-related information; a keyword extraction section configured to extract a search keyword from the content-related information; a site search section configured to perform a search through the Internet for websites with a web page, and acquire information concerning websites; a first site selection section configured to select top N websites from the websites; a second site selection section configured to access each of the N websites to extract a written text from a web page of each of the N websites, and select two or more of the N websites as seed sites; and a reputation result acquisition section configured to collect written texts from the seed sites and subordinate websites linked to the seed sites, and acquire a reputation result of the content from the collected written texts.01-08-2009
20090012945SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING A QUERY HAVING MULTIPLE DISTINCT KEY COLUMNS - A system and computer readable medium for executing a query to access data stored in a database, wherein the query includes a plurality of DISTINCT keys, is disclosed. The system and computer readable medium includes a capture module for identifying each of the plurality of DISTINCT keys in the query and a sort module coupled to the capture module for determining if more than one sort is needed to execute the query, performing a first DISTINCT operation on a first DISTINCT key of the plurality of DISTINCT keys, storing data fetched from the first DISTINCT operation in a master workfile only if more than one sort process is needed to execute the query, and utilizing the master workfile to perform subsequent DISTINCT operations on the other of the plurality of DISTINCT keys.01-08-2009
20090012942IN-STORE PETCARE INFORMATION AND ADVISORY CENTER - The invention is directed to a petcare information kiosk, for placement in a retail outlet for petcare products by a supplier of petcare products. The kiosk includes a searchable electronic database containing information relating to petcare, such as pet animal nutrition information, pet animal behavior information, pet animal health or well-being information; a user interface which allows a petcare product customer to search for and access the desired information in the database. The kiosk also includes an information output device, which allows the customer to retain the information once found and a support structure which allows the kiosk to be located in a location directly adjacent the petcare products offered for sale in the retail outlet.01-08-2009
20090012937APPARATUS, METHOD AND RECORDED MEDIUM FOR COLLECTING USER PREFERENCE INFORMATION BY USING TAG INFORMATION - Disclosed are an apparatus, a method and a recorded medium for collecting user preference information by using tag information. In accordance with the present invention, the apparatus collecting user preference information by using tag information, the apparatus can include a tag search unit, searching at least one tag of an anchor tag, a form tag and a combination thereof which are included in a web document outputted to the apparatus; a tag information extracting unit, extracting tag information from the searched tag; a keyword detecting unit, detecting a keyword from the tag information; and a user preference information managing unit, collecting user preference information including a user profile generated by using the keyword. With the present invention, it is possible that user's preference can be quickly and accurately analyzed per user and customized information based on the analyzed preference can be provided to the user.01-08-2009
20090012936Management of data received by a mobile user or mobile users - An apparatus including: a memory storing a map having a plurality of access points at different respective locations on the map and storing metadata for each of the access points that includes data received by a user at the respective location of the access point; a communications port for receiving data relating to a user that indicates a location of the user and data received by the user at that location; and a processor configured to generate a new access point on the stored map at a location when the user, at the location, has received data and the location does not have an existing access point and configured to generate metadata for an access point for a location using the data received by the user at that location.01-08-2009
20090037380System and method for providing integrated search using URI database - Provided is a system for providing integrated search using a URI database, the system including a URI database that stores associated information corresponding to a specific entity as object identifiers; an entity information processing unit that searches a URI database in accordance with a query input of a user so as to check the type of an entity and provides entity information; and an integrated-search result providing unit that provides an integrated-search result page for the corresponding entity, based on the entity information provided from the entity information processing unit.02-05-2009
20090006328IDENTIFYING COMMONALITIES BETWEEN CONTACTS - A method includes selecting a plurality of entities to be merged and aggregated, merging the selected entities and identifying at least one common feature between the selected entities, and providing a view of objects linked to the commonalities identified, wherein the objects can be selected and activated to provide more details on the selected commonality.01-01-2009
20090012947METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CORRELATING INFORMATION - A method and system for correlating input data that includes configuration data. The configuration data describes at least one hierarchy including a first hierarchy. Each hierarchy includes at least two nodes. Each node includes a value and is designated as an ontology end point consisting of a unique positive integer. For each hierarchy, a unique relationship number RN is stored in a medium for each pair of parent-child nodes of each hierarchy. RN is a function of X and Y which respectively denote the ontology end point of the parent and child node of each pair of parent-child nodes. Responsive to a query that identifies a measure of correlation between the first hierarchy and other information, the measure of correlation is computed by retrieving and utilizing each stored relationship number of the first hierarchy. Information relating to the measure of correlation is outputted.01-08-2009
20090234803KEYWORD SEARCH OF BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEM - A building data monitoring software system with keyword search capability is disclosed. Different building data points are gathered by a monitoring computer, which generates reports. Metadata is associated with reports and data points that are to be user accessible. A user inputs a search string using a web browser or other input mechanism, and a list of search results, comprising data points and reports matching the search string are returned.09-17-2009
20090024586System and method for parallel graph search utilizing parallel structured duplicate detection - A method and system for performing a graph search, includes partitioning a graph into multiple independent regions that do not interfere with each other for a period of time. A state space abstraction is used to identify the independent regions. Then using parallel structured duplicate detection a search work load is distributed across multiple processing units to maximize an amount of time during which the independent regions are capable of being maintained independent. This allows the search of the multiple independent regions of the partitioned graph to be undertaken in parallel.01-22-2009
20090024580COMPOSITIONAL BALANCE AND COLOR DRIVEN CONTENT RETRIEVAL - For each image in a collection of images, a respective model of visual weight in the image and a respective model of color in the image are determined. An image query is generated from a target visual weight distribution and a target color template. For each of the images a respective score is calculated from the image query, the respective visual weight model, and the respective color model. At least one of the images is retrieved from a database based on the respective scores.01-22-2009
20090024592METHOD FOR RETRIEVING CONTENT ACCESSIBLE TO TELEVISION RECEIVER AND SYSTEM FOR RETRIEVING CONTENT ACCESSIBLE TO TELEVISION RECEIVER - In a system for retrieving content accessible to a television receiver (01-22-2009
20090024591DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR PRODUCING RELATED WORDS DICTIONARY, AND CONTENT SEARCH DEVICE - Image data from a client terminal is sent to a server along with its tags. In the server, hop number between the input tags or between the input tag and an accumulated tag that is added to image data accumulated in an image database is counted. Moreover, appearance frequency of the input tag is counted. Furthermore, entry sequence of the input tag is counted. When the hop number, appearance frequency and entry sequence are counted, evaluation values corresponding to the counted values and a reference value are integrated to calculate a score. The score is registered in the image database along with the combination of the tags.01-22-2009
20090024589METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACCESSING DATA - Some embodiments of the invention provide a user interface that allows a user to specify one or more attributes that should be included in a master reference data set, and identify which of these attributes should serve as enterprise specified identifiers that can be used to identify the particular master reference data set in an enterprise data storage. Some embodiments of the invention provide a method that allows the master reference data set to be accessed and updated in the data storage through the use of the enterprise specified identifiers.01-22-2009
20090024587Indexing and searching of information including handler chaining - Embodiments are provided to manage information associated with a number of disparate information sources. In an embodiment, a system includes a data structure having a uniform metadata representation and a metadata handler for interacting with the data structure. The data structure can be associated with an underlying file or some other type of information source. In one embodiment, a number of handlers can be chained together to extract and return information according to a desired mode of operation. The embodiments provide extensibility and can be tailored according to a desired implementation. Other embodiments and implementations are available.01-22-2009
20090024585COMPONENT-BASED CONTROL SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE EXPLORATORY SEARCH SYSTEMS - Described is a component-based control system involving the interface and middleware layers for collaborative exploratory search. The components include modules for multi-user input and display capabilities, and are individually configurable to allow simultaneous manipulation of multiple search parameters and algorithms. In a collaborative exploratory search, a team of people with a shared information need engage in exploratory search together. This search happens synchronously, leveraging realtime feedback in the search loop. The search team works together, finding patterns and information that each player individually might not have found, and doing so more efficiently than any single person could have. Each team member brings their own expertise and point of view to a shared problem. Distributing tasks and roles among team members leverages individual expertise and creates efficiencies of scale. Supporting the different roles and tasks involves resolving complexities in control and display; a regulatory component performs this task.01-22-2009
20090024588METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION - Methods and systems for searching for information. First, a classification code corresponding to a specific classification is received. At least a first keyword is selected from a plurality of keywords in a keyword bank corresponding to the classification code. Information is searched for according to the first keyword.01-22-2009
20090024582METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTIVELY PROVIDING DEFAULT VALUES TO DATABASE REQUESTS - Methods and systems for handling database requests are provided. Default values for one or more database fields are stored in a default value file. A software entity can use the default values to complete a requested set of data when, for example, the data returned from the database is incomplete.01-22-2009
20090024583TECHNIQUES IN USING FEEDBACK IN CRAWLING WEB CONTENT - A method for providing feedback to a web crawler is provided. A content processor determines whether a crawled web page is useful to an application. This determination is passed to a learning module. The learning module analyzes crawled web pages and the determinations of usefulness made by the content processor and generates rules for crawling more useful web pages and less non-useful web pages. The learning module provides these rules to the crawler, which applies them in making crawling decisions. Rules expire after a period of time. Paths from a web site's main web page to useful web pages are preserved. A token tree is constructed to facilitate the generation of rules.01-22-2009
20090024581SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLLABORATIVE EXPLORATORY SEARCH - Described is a new framework that combines the best of both exploratory search and social search: Collaborative exploratory search. This system allows a small group of focused information seekers to search through a collection of information in concert. The system provides exploratory feedback not only based on the individual's search behavior, but on the current, active search behavior of one's fellow search allies. The assumption is that the users who have gotten together to search collaboratively have the same information need, but differing perspectives and insights as to how to best express the queries to meet that need. The collaborative exploratory search system will therefore provide tools and algorithmic support to focus, enhance, and augment searcher activities. Searchers can, by interacting with each other through system-mediated information displays, help each other find all relevant information more efficiently and effectively.01-22-2009
20090024576METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING PRIORITIZED SEARCH RESULTS INCLUDING AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FACTOR FOR A LIMITED SUPPLY SYSTEM - The present invention provides for generation of prioritized search results in a limited supply system, which includes receiving a search request having search request parameters, which may be received through the Internet by a search portal and the search parameters may be the search terms submitted by the user. The present invention further includes determining one or more search result elements for the limited supply system based on the search request parameters, where each of the search result elements indicate a corresponding listing entity and calculating expression of interest (EOI) terms for each of the search result elements based on search result obligations between the limited supply system and the listing entities. Thereupon, the present invention includes prioritizing the search result terms based on the corresponding EOI terms, which may then be presented to the search requesting entity.01-22-2009
20090024574System and Methodology for Extraction and Aggregation of Data from Dynamic Content - A system and methodology for extraction and aggregation of data from dynamic content is described. In one embodiment, for example, a method is described for extracting and structuring items of data from content available via the Internet, the method comprises steps of: receiving input of a user specifying at least one source of content available via the Internet, types of data to be extracted from the at least one source, and fields for structuring extracted items of data; retrieving content from the at least one source; parsing the retrieved content to extract items of data of the types specified by the user; and mapping the extracted items of data to the fields specified by the user so as to transform the extracted items of data into a structured format.01-22-2009
20090024573Method and system for performing search on a client device - Techniques for facilitating efficient local search are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a server analyzes a hierarchical directory of data stored on a data storage server in order to generate a binary data image including selected data from the directory. The binary data image is then communicated to client devices in service such that all subsequent searches can be conducted against the binary data image in a client device.01-22-2009
20090024584RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) NETWORK SYSTEM AND METHOD - A real-time query processing system to locate and retrieve object data in a RFID network is presented. The object data can be located in any data stored on the network or may be data that is generated in response to the user request. The system is operated by a user-friendly web-based GUI that allows remote access by out-of-network computer systems. The real-time query processing system provides comprehensive and flexible searching of the RFID network using a simple interface that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. It enables an immediate and tailored response to supply chain and business management questions as they arise, and greatly facilitates management of the entire supply chain and the RFID network.01-22-2009
20090198650MEDIA LIBRARY MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD - Embodiments of methods and systems comprise collecting data associated with a library or library components and storing the collected data in repository. By collecting data associated with a library or library components and storing the collected data in a repository, the degradation of library components can be monitored and the reliability of library components determined, allowing unreliable components to be bypassed or replaced, enhancing the reliability of the library and preventing data loss.08-06-2009
20090198661TIME-SHIFT IMAGE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, TIME-SHIFT IMAGE DISTRIBUTION METHOD, TIME-SHIFT IMAGE REQUESTING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE SERVER - A time-shift image distribution system includes an image server and a time-shift image requesting apparatus. The image server includes a first communication unit configured to carry out communications with the time-shift image requesting apparatus, an image database configured to store image data of captured images in association with meta information for image data of a captured image matching search-condition information, and an image providing unit configured to provide the image data of the captured image detected by the searching unit to the time-shift image requesting apparatus. The time-shift image requesting apparatus includes a second communication unit configured to carry out communications with the image server, and a unit configured to send a search request including information representing an imaging time and information for identifying a subject image as search-condition information to the image server via the second communication unit.08-06-2009
20090198652METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A COMMUNICATION MEANS - A method and system for selecting communication means are provided. The method includes receiving a request for communication (08-06-2009
20090198660SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED MEDIA IDENTIFICATION IN A STORAGE DEVICE - Systems and methods are provided for improved identification of removable storage media. A scanner may be used to read an identifier, such as a barcode, on a removable storage media. In the event that the scanner reads the identifier incorrectly due to a defect in the barcode, such as a damaged label, misaligned identifier, or because the scanner is incapable of reading the identifier type or the scanner's field of view is incorrect, a media management component receives the scanned identifier data and matches it to a known set of media identifiers to create a subset of matching identifier data. A closest matching media identifier may be identified from the subset of matching identifier data. An index may be updated with information indicating the closest matching media identifier and a location of the removable storage media.08-06-2009
20090198659Methods and Systems for Fast Scan Location Identification - An unknown named territory encloses a known physical target location that is specified by a target longitude and a target latitude. An operation is performed to identify a number of rectangular-shaped terrestrial areas that each enclose both the target longitude and the target latitude. Each of the identified rectangular-shaped terrestrial areas respectively encloses a polygonal-shaped named territory. Each polygonal-shaped named territory is defined by a respective circumscribing set of contiguously positioned vectors. An operation is performed to evaluate the circumscribing sets of contiguously positioned vectors of the polygonal-shaped named territories to determine if a given polygonal-shaped named territory includes both the target longitude and the target latitude. When both the target longitude and the target latitude are found to reside within a given polygonal-shaped named territory, the identity of the given polygonal-shaped named territory is conveyed.08-06-2009
20090198646SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR AN ALGEBRAIC APPROACH TO RULE-BASED INFORMATION EXTRACTION - Systems, methods and computer program products for an algebraic approach to rule-based information extraction. Exemplary embodiments include a method for rule-based information extraction, the method including specifying an annotator using algebraic operators, wherein each algebraic operator describes annotations identification from text documents.08-06-2009
20090198653System And Method For Device Profiling Using Cascaded Databases - A system for device profiling using cascaded databases includes a client configured to deliver data to a device, and a plurality of databases accessible by the client, each of the plurality databases containing information relevant to the device, such that the plurality of databases are queried in a prioritized order to obtain information relevant to the device.08-06-2009
20090198651METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING DATA RELATED TO AN EVENT - A system and method for analyzing data from a plurality of computer environments. A user may search for computer environments that meet a certain criterion. The computer environments are authenticated and data is copied from the computer environments to a memory location. The data may be marked so that a user may determine which computer environment provided the data. The user may add notations to the data during a review. Changes to data on the computer environments may be provided to a user using a syndication feed.08-06-2009
20090198649EXTENSIBLE DATA PROVIDER QUERYING AND SCHEDULING SYSTEM - Embodiments provide an independent layer between an application user interface and various data sources so that both the user interface and data sources can be added to, removed, or modified without affecting the other. The independent layer provides scalability to allow data sources and data providers to be plugged into a system in an easy manner. In one or more embodiments, the independent layer provides a common set of query APIs that can be used by client applications to make queries on one or more data sources. The independent layer then communicates the queries to one or more data providers associated with individual data sources. Queries are executed on the data sources and results are returned back up through the data providers and independent layer for consumption by a client application. In at least some embodiments, the client application comprises a web browser that makes use of the independent layer.08-06-2009
20090198648SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVELY RETRIEVING PARAMETER TREND DATA FROM A SUPERVISORY CONTROL MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION DATABASE - A database client for retrieving and presenting steams of time stamped data points for tagged variables is disclosed herein that supports a set of retrieval styles that are adaptively applied within a trending application in accordance with a pre-specified configuration of the trending application that supports assigning a retrieval style to a set of tags within a query on an individual tag basis.08-06-2009
20090198647APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING LOCALE-SPECIFIC DATA BASED ON A TOTAL ORDERING OF SUPPORTED LOCALES - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to extract a first language from a first target locale in response to failing to match the target locale to a list of supplied locales, where the list of supplied locales includes all supported locales for which locale-specific data is available. The computer readable storage medium further includes executable instructions to identify a substitute locale within the list of supplied locales based on a total ordering of all supported locales, where the substitute locale includes the first language if the list of supplied locales includes at least one locale within the first language.08-06-2009
20090083224SUMMARIZING DATA REMOVED FROM A QUERY RESULT SET BASED ON A DATA QUALITY STANDARD - A method, article of manufacture and apparatus for graphically summarizing the data in an initial query result set, including when rows are removed from the result set by applying a data quality standard is disclosed. When a user selects to change the data quality standard, a group of target rows are identified and removed from the user's display. A bitmap is generated to graphically represent the location of each row in the initial result set, including removed rows. A bitmap to summarize the data values for one or more columns in the initial result set may also be created. Thus, a user may quickly obtain an intuitive view of what the data looks like, without the need for complex analysis or graphing packages.03-26-2009
20090049009METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE OBJECT PROFILE MANAGEMENT - Disclosed is a method and system for retrieving a software object based on a query and customizing a metadata of the software object by adding a property, a property value, a search key and a search key value to the metadata. An index is created on the software object based on the search key value and the metadata and the software object is persisted.02-19-2009
20090049019DIRECTIONAL EXPRESSION-BASED SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT - The present invention relates to methods, systems and apparatus for capturing, integrating, organizing, navigating and querying large-scale data from high-throughput biological and chemical assay platforms. It provides a highly efficient meta-analysis infrastructure for performing research queries across a large number of studies and experiments from different biological and chemical assays, data types and organisms, as well as systems to build and add to such an infrastructure. In particular, aspects of the invention relate to integrating, organizing, navigating and querying “directional” data, such as gene expression profiles.02-19-2009
20090049016APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FILE DIFFERENCE MANAGEMENT - A file difference management apparatus includes a storage unit in which a group data table and a difference detection data table are stored; a difference data detection module configured to search a previous difference detection file which is an original file of an difference management object file and detect a difference between the previous difference detection file and the difference management object file; and a difference data management module configured to a difference detection data used to detect the difference in the difference detection data table. The difference data detection module selects a group to which the difference management object file belongs, based on a group condition registered on the group data table, extracts a first difference detection data related to the group from the difference detection data table, and detects the difference between the difference management object file and the previous difference detection file used for detection of the first difference detection data, based on a comparing result of the first difference detection data and a file data of the difference management object file. The difference data management module records the file data and the group related to each other as a second difference detection data on the difference detection data table, when the difference is detected.02-19-2009
20090049015DATA MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND TERMINAL DEVICE - A technique is provided for managing data with high efficiency.02-19-2009
20090049013ENHANCED CONTROL TO USERS TO POPULATE A CACHE IN A DATABASE SYSTEM - Providing enhanced control to users to populate a cache in a database system. A user provides an explicit indication indicating the specific information (available from the data stored in a storage of the database system) to be populated in the cache, and the cache is populated with the corresponding information. The information in the cache (whether due to explicit indications or otherwise) can then be used to generate results of queries, without having to access the same information from the storage of the database system.02-19-2009
20090049010Method and system to enable domain specific search - A method and a computer system to enable domain specific search is disclosed. The present invention enables creation and sharing of domain specific search scripts, where search intelligence relating to domain and search engines is encapsulated in a parameterized domain specific search script. The system provides a customizable knowledge base to be used to configure the parameters specific to a chosen domain. Users can parameterized search scripts and configure search scripts according to their search needs. Users can use search scripts to perform complex domain specific searches by specifying input search string and without having to worry about refining results. The system uses the parameterized search scripts and configuration information along with user input search string to build search engine independent and search engine dependent queries from one or more search engines to provide relevant results to user.02-19-2009
20090319478METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE PERFORMANCE OF A FILE SYSTEM IN A COMPUTING DEVICE - A computing device filesystem is provided with separate presorted arrays of pointers to subdirectory and file entries along with the standard unsorted and mixed flat file lists which comprise directories in filesystems such as FAT. When included in boot ROMs on mobile battery operated devices, this enables a much shorter interval between power-on and the device reaching operational state (faster boot time) because it is no longer necessary to navigate through multiple layers of the directory tree and searching every entry in each branch for a matching filename. The new presorted arrays allow for matching entries to be located more efficiently by means of a simple binary search.12-24-2009
20090055354Method and Apparatus for Searching - A method of facilitating searching for data on a plurality of heterogeneous databases connected over a network, the databases including at least one named data field, and the method comprising: receiving via the network configuration data representing the configuration of each database, the configuration data including mapping data associating predefined search terms to specific data field names in each database; receiving from a client terminal a search request for data meeting specified criteria, the search request specifying criteria for at least one predefined search term; for each of at least one database selected from the plurality of databases: processing the mapping data to select at least one data field name in the selected database, the at least one data field name corresponding to the at least one predefined search term specified in the search request; generating a search command compatible with the selected database using the at least one selected data field name; transmitting the search command over the network to a data provider system associated with the selected database; and receiving over the network from the data provider system search results resulting from the execution of the search command on the database; processing the search results received from the at least one data provider to generate search report data; and transmitting the search report data to the client terminal.02-26-2009
20090063420Grid based file system - A method and apparatus for interfacing a drive with a tree-structured cluster as a library for a data grid storage system is described. In one embodiment, the tree-structured cluster of cache nodes is provided for storing data. The cluster is mounted as a drive or file system based on data stored in the cache nodes transparent to anyone using the drive or file system. A file system interface interfaces with the tree-structure cluster of cache nodes to presents data stored in the cache nodes.03-05-2009
20090259640METHOD FOR INPUTTING AND SEARCHING INFORMATION ABOUT AN OBJECT IN A REMOTE DATABASE - A method includes transmitting an object ID containing message from a mobile communication terminal via the network of the Global System for Mobile Communications through a mobile network operator equipment and by means of the Internet network to a server. At least one word is used as an object ID containing message transmitted from a mobile communication terminal. When searching for an object ID in the database the server compares the word with domain names. If the user of a mobile communication terminal finds a matching domain name, the server transmits a subscriber's phone number to him. Then, the mobile communication terminal initiates connection to that phone number by making a voice call to the subscriber's phone number. The method enables to expand functional capabilities, speed up search, decrease volumes of information transmitted, reduce load on telecommunications networks and their equipment.10-15-2009
20090259638Method for Indexed-Field Based Difference Detection and Correction - A method and system for indexed field based difference detection and correction. A data feed file is partitioned into a plurality of subsets based on an indexed field of the data feed file. A redundancy check value is calculated for each of the subsets, and the redundancy check value is compared to a database file which corresponds to each subset. If the redundancy check values do not match for a subset and a corresponding database file, a difference is detected between the subset and the corresponding database file and the corresponding database file is replaced by the subset.10-15-2009
20090259627KEEPING POPULAR ADVERTISEMENTS ACTIVE - A computerized method and system for keeping popular advertisements active are provided. Example embodiments may include identifying one or more expiring online content from a plurality of online contents. A popularity of the one or more expiring online content may be determined; and an expiration date of the one or more expiring online content may be extended based on the popularity.10-15-2009
20090248634METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A METADATA DRIVEN QUERY - A computer program is provided. The computer program product includes a computer useable medium having a computer readable program. The computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to receive a query. Further, the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to generate a common metadata based query object that includes metadata for the query and data associated with the query. In addition, the computer readable program when executed on a computer causes the computer to extract the metadata from the common metadata based query object. Finally, the computer readable program when executed open a computer causes the computer to generate an application specific query based on the metadata and an application to which the query is intended.10-01-2009
20090043744SYSTEM FOR DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATIONS - A system for use in a distributed environment comprising a first data processing system having a first entity (e.g. an object) and a second data processing system having a second entity. The first entity sends a request for an operation associated with the second entity. The request comprises an operation identifier in a first format (e.g. a first national language) and the operation comprises an operation identifier in a second format (e.g. a second national language). The environment also comprises a data structure comprising an association between the operation identifier in the first format and the operation identifier in the second format. The system comprises an intercept component for intercepting the request, a search component for searching the data structure for the operation identifier in the first format and a map component for mapping the operation identifier in the first format to the operation identifier in the second format.02-12-2009
20090248643CRIME INFORMATION COORDINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Entities with crime media content, such as closed circuit television videos of crimes being committed, upload the crime media content to a network based crime information coordination system. The entities are prompted to select appropriate data tags for the uploaded crime media content, which are associated with the crime media content in crime incident data files generated and stored by the system. Entities who may have information about crimes search the stored crime incident data files over the network. The system displays selected crime incident data files, including the crime media content, to the entities and receives crime tip data therefrom.10-01-2009
20090248641METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING ANOMALISTIC DATA RECORD - A method and apparatus for detecting an anomalistic data record. The method includes the steps of mining a data rule from a verified data record set in accordance with a mining rule, checking data records in an unverified data record set in accordance with the mined data rule and determining a data record unconformable to the mined data rule as an anomalistic data record. The apparatus includes a mining device configured to mine a data rule from a verified data record set in accordance with a mining rule and a checking device configured to check a data record in an unverified data record set in accordance with the mined data rule and to determine a data record unconformable to the mined data rule as an anomalistic data record.10-01-2009
20090248636METHOD FOR GENERATING A ROBUST SOFTWARE SIGNATURE - A method and a corresponding system and computer-usable medium for discovering software products on a plurality of one or more computers. The discovering method, system and/or computer-usable medium can populate a software catalogue without the manual intervention of an administrator. Such an approach reduces the cost of producing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge base (e.g., the catalogue), which contains definitions of software products and the related signature. Signature definitions combine information obtained by the data gathering process and information contained in the registries. This combination allows the creation of a robust signature which reduces to a great extent the possibilities of both “false positive” and “false negative” results.10-01-2009
20090248635Method for providing credible, relevant, and accurate transactional guidance - A computer-related method is presented for providing credible, relevant, and accurate guidance to a user via an interactive computer network, the method including searching for at least one affiliated network object and/or at least one network sale being at least partially related to web content requested by or displayed to a user. Further, in accordance with the interconnections or relationships created within the interactive social network, a network relationship status corresponding between the user and the member associated with the affiliated network object is determined, and the affiliated network object(s) and/or network sale(s) are then filtered in accordance with one or more predetermined relationship criterion.10-01-2009
20090248633SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECT DISPLAY OF COUPONS WITHIN SEARCH RESULT SETS - Embodiments of the present invention provide methods, systems and computer program products for the direct display of coupons within a search result set. The present invention includes receiving a search query comprising one or more terms from a user and parsing the search query into one or more constituent terms. A predetermined constituent term is then identified. One or more coupons responsive to the search query are then identified and displayed to the user in a result set. The identification of the one or more coupons responsive to the search query can be accomplished by searching a coupon data store using the parsed search query, wherein the coupon data store comprises an index of one or more coupons, by searching one or more content sources provided by one or more content providers over a network using the parsed search query, or a combination of both.10-01-2009
20090248632Remote Printing System Using Federated Identity Web Services - A data processing system comprises a print-enabled identity server. The print-enabled identity server comprises an identity provider operative in a federated identity system that authenticates a user, and stores profile information and payment information. The print-enabled identity server further comprises a Federated Print Search Responder (FPSR) and a discovery service hosted by the identity provider that operate in combination to answer client print-search queries for finding at least one remote printer according to client-designated criteria. An identity-based payment service manages user payment transactions.10-01-2009
20090248631System and Method for Balancing Workload of a Database Based Application by Partitioning Database Queries - A method and system for processing complex long running queries with respect to a database in which the database workload is determined in terms of quality of service (QoS) requirements of with respect to short running queries, which can be of a transactional type, in which long running queries are partitioned into a plurality of sub-queries that satisfy the database QoS requirements, are then processed and the results of processing the plurality of sub-queries are aggregated so as to correspond to the processing of the long running query.10-01-2009
20090248630METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING LOCAL CONTENT OVER A NETWORK - The invention provides a communications system for communicating local content over a network, including storing a plurality of primary local content entries on a local content provider computer system, storing an account total for each of a plurality of customers, storing a plurality of added local content entries relating to the customers on a local content provider computer system, transmitting at least a subset of the matched entries from the local content provider computer system over a network to a partner computer system, each matched entry that is transmitted including data from a respective one of the primary local content entries, and depending upon the account total of each customer corresponding to each entry, added content from the respective added local content entry and updating a selected account total of a selected customer for a charge based on a transaction at the partner computer system, the transaction involving extraction and transmission of a selected entry corresponding to the selected customer due to a search request being received from a remote computer system at the partner computer system.10-01-2009
20090248628Methods and Apparatus for Optimizing Keyword Data Analysis - Techniques for analyzing keyword data for quality management purposes are provided. One or more keywords are selected. Each of the one or more keywords represent a category of quality management. A keyword time series is prepared for each of the one or more selected keywords. A set of fixed form time series is prepared for each of the one or more selected keywords. The set of fixed form time series comprises one or more fixed form time series representing statistical data related to the one or more selected keywords. One or more correction sets comprising one or more correction parameters are obtained. Each of the one or more correction parameters correspond to one of the one or more fixed form time series within each set of fixed form time series. A set of corrected time series is generated for each of the one or more correction sets. The set of corrected time series comprises a combination of the keyword time series and the set of fixed form time series for each of the one or more selected keywords, the combination being in accordance with the one or more correction sets. A similarity score is calculated for each set of corrected time series. The set of corrected time series with the highest similarity score is selected. The selected set of corrected time series comprises optimized keyword data for quality management purposes.10-01-2009
20090248629SEARCH ENGINE CONFIGURED TO MINIMIZE PERFORMANCE DEGRADATION UNDER HIGH LOAD - A search engine is operated to handle a plurality of queries. In particular, in response to each of the plurality of queries presented to the search engine, the search engine provides an indication of at least one document responsive to that query. An indication is determined of an amount of resources of the search engine to handle a subset of the plurality of queries. Based on the determined indication, the search engine is selected to operate in one of a synchronous mode and an asynchronous mode, and the search engine is operated in accordance with the selected mode.10-01-2009
20090248627SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR QUERY SUBSTITUTION FOR SPONSORED SEARCH - A system and method are disclosed for rewriting queries. The queries may be rewritten into a bid phrase for identifying search results and/or advertisements. The bid phrase may be a keyword that is purchased for sponsored searching. A mapping between potential queries and bid phrases may be generated. The mapping may be referenced upon receiving a search query for identifying a query rewrite with a bid phrase for that search query. The mapping may be generated in preprocessing.10-01-2009
20090248625DISPLAYING CONCEPT-BASED SEARCH RESULTS - Methods and systems of the present invention allow for displaying suggested concept-based results. An exemplary method may comprise the steps of receiving search terms, determining from ontological calculations suggested search results related to the concept of the search terms and displaying the suggested search results.10-01-2009
20090192989SOCIAL CONTACT SERVICE SYSTEM FOR INTERNET CONNECTED DIGITAL PHOTO - A social contact service system for internet connected digital photos enables internet connected digital photo frames to be a social contact group. Via the social contact service system, any one of grouping internet connected internet connected digital photo frames would upload updated digital information to notify the members of the social contact group, and download another updated digital information from other members of the social contact group. Furthermore, with the desktop utility of a computer, other portal service system and an internet connected digital photo frame with control management, the digital contents in the social contact service system may be integrated and managed.07-30-2009
20090192986Providing Content Using Stored Query Information - Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method relating to providing content on a page includes receiving information for providing content for an access device in response to a navigation from a first page to a second page. The content is to be included in the second page. The method includes accessing query information stored on the access device, the query information based on a first query that was submitted from the access device to a search provider before navigating to the first page. The method includes providing the content for inclusion in the second page, the content selected using at least the received information and the accessed query information. A computer-implemented method can include recording search query information for a user; retrieving the search query information; and using the search query information to determine content for display to the user.07-30-2009
20090063431MONITORING AND ANALYZING CREATION AND USAGE OF VISUAL CONTENT - An MMR system includes an analytics module for monitoring and analyzing the creation and usage of visual content search. The analytics module is part of a MMR gateway and provides a mechanism for administrators to determine the usage patterns and other information about users of the MMR system. This information is fed back to other components of the MMR system to improve its operation. The analytics module comprises a monitoring module, a usage database, an access analysis module and a presentation module. The monitoring module is coupled to other components of the MMR gateway and collects information about retrieval request, image queries, context information and recognition results. The usage database stores the information collected by the monitoring module. The access analysis module performs queries on the usage database and analyzes the results. The output of the access analysis module is provided to the presentation module for presentation or output to other systems and users.03-05-2009
20090063429Methods and Systems for Processing Multi-Media Editing Projects - Methods and systems of processing multi-media editing projects are described. In one embodiment, a request for one or more multi-media files is generated on a user computer that comprises part of a network where multi-media files are maintained in a network-accessible location. The file or files are intended for use in a multi-media editing project. The request is intercepted and software executing on the user computer ascertains whether one or more of the requested multi-media files are located on the user computer. If the file or files are located on the user computer, they are retrieved and used. If a file or files are not locally available, the file or files are retrieved from the network-accessible location. In one embodiment, a multi-media file locator object is configured to intercept network-bound requests for multi-media files and determine whether requested files are locally maintained on a user computer. A list associated with the file locator object can reference local file directories on the user computer where multi-media files are stored, or have been stored in the past. Whenever a user retrieves a multi-media file from the network and saves it locally, if the directory in which the file is stored is not referenced on the list, the file locator object can update the list to include the new directory. If the file locator object attempts to locally find a multi-media file but cannot, the user can be prompted to point to a directory where they have stored the file. The list is then updated to reflect this new directory, and the directory is checked on subsequent searches for multi-media files. Accordingly, when a request for a multi-media file is received, only those local directories that are or have been associated with multi-media files can be checked.03-05-2009
20090063425INTERFACE FOR A UNIVERSAL SEARCH - A search engine may perform a search for a user search query over a number of possible search categories. For example, the search query may be performed for general web documents, images, and news documents. The search engine ranks categories based on the search query and/or the documents returned for each category and presents the search results to the user by category. Higher ranking categories may be presented more prominently than lower ranking categories.03-05-2009
20090063423USER INTERFACES FOR SERVICE OBJECT LOCATED IN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM - A service object user interface responds to a number of different types of client devices, especially handheld communication devices, by providing tuple space interface attributes in a service tuple. Thereby, dynamically changing services (e.g., search engines, online shopping, media content selection, etc.) and a population of client devices can be accommodated even within a loosely coupled, distributed system. By facilitating interfacing within tuple space, inconvenient configuring at the client device is avoided, expanding computer platform independence to encompass alternative user interfaces based upon JAVA™ classes, uiOne™ trigs, FLASH multimedia, and/or other evolving protocols. The client application residence on the client device thus examines the tuple space for services, finds them, and then loads, and executes the user interface code embedded in the selected service objects, allowing the user to interact with the services without a required prior knowledge of what the service does or how it functions.03-05-2009
20090063405Method for Providing Information Using Data Communication Network - The present invention provides a method of providing information using a data communication network. The information provision method supports an information search using a general public index composed of numerals, characters or period based on information about a person or a business, which is to be searched for, and a personally set index composed of numerals, characters or period preferred by a searcher. Accordingly, the present invention is advantageous in that a searcher can more easily and conveniently search for desired information, and be provided with the information, and in that an integrated search system used for both wired and wireless data communication networks can be constructed.03-05-2009
20090063416METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TAGGING A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS - An embodiment pertains generally to a method of tagging for a variety of applications. The method includes providing for a data object, the data object associated with a respective application and applying at least one tag term to the data object. The method also includes creating a context triple for each of the at least one tag term, where a first element of the context triple is the at least one tag term. The method further includes storing the context tag triple in a searchable repository.03-05-2009
20090063421Method and system for making dynamic graphical web content searchable - There is provided a method for making a rich web application searchable, one embodiment comprising providing companion content in a format searchable by a web search engine, loading the companion content in a web browser, calling a rich web application using the companion content, loading the rich web application in the web browser, and launching a data bridge interfacing the rich web application and the companion content. The method may further comprise retrieving a data feed for the rich web application, located in the companion content. In one embodiment, a system configured to make a rich web application searchable comprises a content storage, companion content in a format searchable by a web search engine, a data feed for the rich web application included in the companion content, and a data bridge interfacing the rich web application with the companion content.03-05-2009
20090063419Discovering peer-to-peer content using metadata streams - Discovering peer-to-peer content using metadata streams involves capturing, for each of a plurality of devices, a content and metadata stream that describes a context of the content. The metadata streams are sent to a metadata repository contemporaneously with the capture of the content by the respective devices. Network queries of the streaming metadata are enable via the metadata repository, and, in response to the network queries, peer-to-peer access of the content is facilitated from one or more of the devices.03-05-2009
20090063417Index attribute subtypes for LDAP entries - A method and apparatus for indexing attribute subtypes for Light Weight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) entries. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a query specifying a search criterion for a subtype of a base attribute. The base attribute and the subtype are associated with LDAP entries. The method also includes determining a response to the query by looking up a subtype index that points to the LDAP entries having a presence of the subtype.03-05-2009
20090063414SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A PLAYLIST FROM A MOOD GRADIENT - Systems and methods for generating and playing a sequence of media objects based on a mood gradient are also disclosed. A mood gradient is a sequence of items, in which each item is media object having known characteristics or a representative set of characteristics of a media object, that is created or used by a user for a specific purpose. Given a mood gradient, one or more new media objects are selected for each item in the mood gradient based on the characteristics associated with that item. In this way, a sequence of new media objects is created but the sequence exhibits a similar variation in media object characteristics. The mood gradient may be presented to a user or created via a display illustrating a three-dimensional space in which each dimension corresponds to a different characteristic. The mood gradient may be represented as a path through the three-dimensional space and icons representing media objects are located within the three-dimensional space based on their characteristics.03-05-2009
20090063412Organizing and displaying stories by themes - Stories are organized and displayed by themes. Theme names are created and topic names are chosen for the theme names. For each topic name, topic search strings are created. A database of stories is search for stories matching the topic search strings. At least some of the matching stories are displayed as a single web page. The single web page displays the matching stories according to themes and topic names.03-05-2009
20090063410Method for Performing Parallel Data Indexing Within a Data Storage System - A method for performing parallel data indexing within a data storage system is disclosed. After the receipt of a group of data objects, the data objects are copied to an indexing module. Next, the copy of data objects within the indexing module are indexed by the indexing module while the data objects are being stored within a storage medium. The indices of the copy of data objects within the indexing module are stored in an index repository within the indexing module.03-05-2009
20090063407METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING DATA REPORTS - A method and system for generating data reports are provided. An offset parameter is received. A reporting length is determined from the offset parameter. A query is executed based upon the reporting length. A data record is extracted from a database based upon the query.03-05-2009
20090063406Method, Service and Search System for Network Resource Address Repair - A method, service and search system for network resource address repair are provided. The method which may be provided as a service over a network, includes: receiving a network resource address that is incorrect; dividing the network resource address into a host address and a path within the host address; searching for the host address, and repairing the host address if an error is found; and, if the host address if found or repaired, searching for the path. A search system is provided which includes a means for activating a network resource address repair if a network resource address is incorrect; and a means for repairing a network resource address. The means for repairing a network resource address includes inputting the host address or the path separately into the query processing means of the search engine.03-05-2009
20090063413METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRACKING ALLOCATIONS OF ASSETS AND TASKS - The present invention discloses a system for supporting task assignment and monitoring allocations of assets and tasks, including a data store and an audit trail generator. The data store stores information relating to assignments of sub-tasks of a task, and the audit trail generator provides an audit trail of the assignments, the sub-tasks, and the task and tracks action relating to the task during the life of the task. The present invention also discloses a method for tracking allocations of assets and tasks, including defining a task comprising sub-tasks, assigning each sub-task to a first assignee, and maintaining an audit trail by retrieving information relating to the progress of the task. The audit trail provides a single view of all the sub-tasks and all of the corresponding assignees during the life of the task.03-05-2009
20090055357DATA INTEGRITY CHECKING FOR SET-ORIENTED DATA STORES - A method for determining data integrity for a set-oriented data store provides an integrity check mechanism within an application framework that provides object check values for one or more data objects in the set-oriented data store. The integrity check mechanism stores one or more predicate check values corresponding to predefined query predicates against the set-oriented data store, with each stored predicate check value updated as the set-oriented data store is updated such that the stored predicate check value is consistent with the object check values of all of the data objects that satisfy the corresponding predefined query predicate. When a query is submitted to the set-oriented data store, the integrity check mechanism verifies the integrity of a query result set by comparing one or more of the previously-stored predicate check values for the submitted query with corresponding predicate check values determined from the query result set.02-26-2009
20090055359News Aggregator and Search Engine Using Temporal Decoding - Electronic documents are classified and compared according to their temporal qualities. The content of a document relating to an event is analyzed to identify temporal components. These components can be compared with corresponding counterparts in other documents to identify a relative temporal order. The invention can be used in environments such as automated news aggregators, search engines, and other electronic systems which compile information having temporal qualities.02-26-2009
20090240658Search button on input device - Search button is a dedicated button that a user can press to perform search on a computer system input device. When a user finds a string of text on the screen that user would like to search, the current browser window or a new browser window pops up with the search result of the selected text with the press of the search button. This allows a user to navigate the web simply with the pointing input device and get the results from search engine without the need to retype the words. By using firmware, the search button performs function identifiable by the computer system; therefore no additional driver is required.09-24-2009
20090055363Methods and Systems for Processing Multi-media Editing Projects - Methods and systems of processing multi-media editing projects are described. In one embodiment, a request for one or more multi-media files is generated on a user computer that comprises part of a network where multi-media files are maintained in a network-accessible location. The file or files are intended for use in a multi-media editing project. The request is intercepted and software executing on the user computer ascertains whether one or more of the requested multi-media files are located on the user computer. If the file or files are located on the user computer, they are retrieved and used. If a file or files are not locally available, the file or files are retrieved from the network-accessible location. In one embodiment, a multi-media file locator object is configured to intercept network-bound requests for multi-media files and determine whether requested files are locally maintained on a user computer. A list associated with the file locator object can reference local file directories on the user computer where multi-media files are stored, or have been stored in the past. Whenever a user retrieves a multi-media file from the network and saves it locally, if the directory in which the file is stored is not referenced on the list, the file locator object can update the list to include the new directory. If the file locator object attempts to locally find a multi-media file but cannot, the user can be prompted to point to a directory where they have stored the file. The list is then updated to reflect this new directory, and the directory is checked on subsequent searches for multi-media files. Accordingly, when a request for a multi-media file is received, only those local directories that are or have been associated with multi-media files can be checked.02-26-2009
20090055360CONSISTENT USER EXPERIENCE IN INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS - An information retrieval system for searching a corpus is configured to operate in a manner that optimizes the consistency of a user experience given a subset of a corpus and a search query.02-26-2009
20090100023INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER READABLE INFORMATION RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus has a document element storing part configured to store a document in a document element storage part for each document element of the document, a comment input part configured to input a comment corresponding to the document element to a comment storing part, and the comment storing part configured to store the comment input by the comment input part corresponding to the document element in a comment storage part in such a manner that the comment is identified as the comment associated with the document element.04-16-2009
20090100014Methods and Apparatus for Adaptive Source Filtering and Load Shedding for Data Stream Processing - Techniques are disclosed for adaptive source filtering and load shedding in such data stream processing systems. For example, in one aspect of the invention, a method for use in filtering data in a distributed data stream processing system, wherein a server receives and processes one or more data streams from one or more data sources, comprises the steps of the server periodically re-configuring one or more filters and sending the one or more periodically re-configured filters to the one or more data sources, and the one or more data sources performing data filtering based on the one or more periodically re-configured filters received from the server.04-16-2009
20090100011METHOD FOR INSERTING CONTENTS PROVIDED BY EXTERNAL WEB SERVER IN COMMUMITY HOMEPAGE - Disclosed is a method for inserting contents provided by external web server in community homepage. Community manager sets up key word or search category regarding interest contents, the key word and search category information is transmitted to predetermined web server. The web server derives contents corresponding to key word and search category, the derived contents information is transmitted to community server from the web server. The community server transforms search result information into HTML format and insert in community homepage. Users of community can obtain information which is not uploaded by community members.04-16-2009
20090083225ADVERTISEMENT FILTERING AND TARGETING THROUGH USER-PREFERENCES - A method is provided. The method includes (a) querying a viewer for a preference setting for provision of advertisements, (b) receiving from the viewer a response to the query for the preference setting for provision of advertisements, and (c) providing to the viewer an electronic signal, the electronic signal including (i) a first component having a main content portion, and (ii) a second component having advertisements in accordance with the received selection of advertisement preferences. The first component and the second component are distinct. Software and apparatus embodiments are provided as well.03-26-2009
20090083231SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING ELECTRONIC DATA RECORDS - A system and method for analyzing electronic data records including an annotation unit being operable to receive a set of electronic data records and to compute concept vectors for the set of electronic data records, wherein the coordinates of the concept vectors represent scores of the concepts in the respective electronic data record and wherein the concepts are part of an ontology, a similarity network unit being operable to compute a similarity network by means of the concept vectors and by at least one relationship between the concepts of the ontology, the similarity network representing similarities between the electronic data records, wherein the vertices of the similarity network represent the electronic data records and the edges of the similarity network represent similarity values indicating a degree of similarity between the vertices and steps for executing the system.03-26-2009
20090083228MATCHING OF MODIFIED VISUAL AND AUDIO MEDIA - A method for matching media objects includes receiving a plurality of reference objects, and computing respective reference feature vectors (03-26-2009
20090083226TECHNIQUES FOR MODIFYING A QUERY BASED ON QUERY ASSOCIATIONS - Techniques are provided through which query associations are made between initial queries and corresponding query modifications to the initial queries previously made. Each query modification is made with respect to a searchable source. Based on these query associations, modified queries are generated on a per-source basis. Query associations may be stored on a per user or per community basis, where a community can include many users. Frequently used query modifications may be stored as templates.03-26-2009
20090083223METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSOCIATING MENU INFORMATION - Methods and Apparatus related to generating representations of information. The information may include menu information for merchants such as restaurants. Referring to menus, methods may include receiving potential information for a first menu, and receiving indications of associations of the information with the first menu and/or any number of additional menus. Information and/or associations may later be updated by a desired set of users.03-26-2009
20090083220PROFILING CONTENT CREATION AND RETRIEVAL IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system provides a profiling mechanism that automatically tags changes made to elements in a document with applicability metadata, and uses the applicability metadata when processing a request to the repository by a user to filter the query results according to a profile for the user. A profiling mapping policy defines roles for users of the content management system. When content is requested from the repository, the profiling mechanism inserts one or more additional request parameters based on the profile of the user. The results that match both the original request and the additional request parameter(s) are returned to the user. When the user views the results, additional filtering may occur to filter individual elements from the user that do match the user's profile.03-26-2009
20090083222Information Retrieval Using Query-Document Pair Information - Information retrieval using query-document pair information is described. In an embodiment, a click record is accessed having information about queries and documents where user clicks have been observed for query-document pairs. A click graph is either formed or accessed. This has nodes connected by edges, each node representing any of a document and a query and each edge representing at least one observed click. Given at least one first node in the click graph, a similarity measure is determined between that first node and each of one or more second nodes. The second nodes are then ranked on the basis of the similarity measure results and the ranking is used to retrieve information from the click record.03-26-2009
20090083235Apparatus and method for providing job searching services, recruitment services and/or recruitment-related services - An apparatus, including a memory device which stores information regarding a job opening, position, assignment, contract, or project, and information regarding a job search request or inquiry, a processing device which processes the information regarding a job search request or inquiry upon a detection of a job posting by at least one employer or at least one hiring entity or a posting of new or revised data or information from at least one individual or a group of individuals, automatically detects the occurrence of the searching event, and generates a message containing the information regarding a job opening, position, assignment, contract, or project, in response to the job search request or inquiry, and a transmitter which transmits the message to a communication device associated with an individual.03-26-2009
20090049021SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING TEXT ANNOTATIONS WITH ASSOCIATED TYPE INFORMATION IN A STRUCTURED DATA STORE - A text annotation structured storage system stores text annotations with associated type information in a structured data store. The present system persists or stores annotations in a structured data store in an indexable and queryable format. Exemplary structured data stores comprise XML databases and relational databases. The system exploits type information in a type system to develop corresponding schemas in a structured data model. The system comprises techniques for mapping annotations to an XML data model and a relational data model. The system captures various features of the type system, such as complex types and inheritance, in the schema for the persistent store. In particular, the repository provides support for path navigation over the hierarchical type system starting at any type.02-19-2009
20080263016ACCESSIBLE SERVICE PROVIDER CLEARINGHOUSE - A service that maintains a minimum criteria level for service providers to be listed and available for public access. It can list not only the service provider's credentials and insurance support (with monitored expiration dates), but may also provide a current up-to-date rating system by the users themselves, as to the satisfaction level of the quality and reliability of the work performed. It can also offer a double-check of the credentials by customer verification input. Furthermore, the example service can be easily accessible by the general public (for individual or business use) on the Internet, or by printed text directories sold direct or in bookstores.10-23-2008
20090100027Methods, Systems, and Products for Managing Communications - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for managing the communications and information resources of a user. When a request for data is received, a message log is queried for the data. A result of the query is then communicated.04-16-2009
20090100022INTEGRATED FULL TEXT SEARCH SYSTEM AND METHOD - The present invention relates to an integrated full-text search architecture that integrates full text search with database server applications in a tight manner so that it becomes part of the server in all aspects including storage, metadata, query processing, back/up restore and resource management. This provides improved performance with respect to queries as well as improved manageability. Furthermore, the subject architecture is open and schema directed unlike other conventional full-text search architectures. Accordingly, the full-text search architecture enables expert users (e.g., search providers) to define their own index structures as well as ranking algorithms.04-16-2009
20090100025Apparatus and Method for Selectively Viewing Data - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to associate different entities with different entity classes. Each entity class has an associated set of lenses. Each lens includes metadata characterizing data presentation directives. User criteria is analyzed to deliver a subset of lenses to a user. Each lens includes executable instructions to display to a user a subset of information from a data source in accordance with the data presentation directives.04-16-2009
20090100017Method and System for Collecting, Normalizing, and Analyzing Spend Data - A system for processing spend data. In response to capturing data feeds from one or more clients and a service provider, spend data contained within the data feeds is normalized by mapping the spend data to a common universal taxonomy using a business rule set. The normalized spend data is stored within an aggregated spend database. Report queries are run against total aggregated spend data within the aggregated spend database. Then, results of the report queries are posted on a secure web portal for viewing by authorized users.04-16-2009
20090100015WEB-BASED WORKSPACE FOR ENHANCING INTERNET SEARCH EXPERIENCE - A comprehensive web based workspace, or search and navigation environment that supports the user throughout an Internet search session and beyond. Specifically, any search session is performed through the workspace which is a web based application that enables the user to log in and identify. The workspace tracks and analyzes the search pattern of the user, learns and characterizes it and provides him or her with ever improving search results, targeted advertisements and other relevant information on-the-fly. Specifically, the workspace is capable of monitoring each and every hypertext document (including URLs) visited by the user. Additionally, the workspace further enables a user to create a cluster search materials comprising URLs and downloaded files. The cluster is used by the workspace to further optimize the search. Moreover—the cluster may be shared between users.04-16-2009
20090100019Multi-Dimensional Search Results Adjustment System - A search query comprising a plurality of search terms is used to generate a plurality of search results. The search query, in its entirety, is represented by an object in multi-dimensional space. The multi-dimensional space comprises a plurality of dimensions to represent a plurality of search criteria, respectively. The object has a position in the multi-dimensional space based on values of the search criteria. The object is manipulated simultaneously in at least two dimensions of the multi-dimensional space to simultaneously modify respective values of at least two of the search criteria. The search results are filtered based on the modified values of the search criteria to produce a subset of the search results, and the subset is displayed.04-16-2009
20090100012SEARCH ENGINE BASED SELF-TEACHING SYSTEM - The invention relates to the structured addition to search engines on the internet, intranet and/or individual networks, whereby at least one entry or so-called link or address is selected from a list of information relating to at least one particular search term. Said entry is placed in a separate file or type of basket and subsequently the selected entries and links are optionally structured or ordered and returned to the original list for the particular search term as a new entry or selection and marked as a special selection.04-16-2009
20090094212NATURAL LOCAL SEARCH ENGINE - A method and system for searching for local information on a self-contained network of computers using natural words (keywords) that are native or familiar to a geographic location or searcher. The method and system do not employ prior or predetermined personal information about a searcher to perform the search. Rather, they utilize only the location, which is entered with the search. Accordingly, more relevant search results are returned based upon the predefined categorization of the local information and its relationship with a searcher's natural words and the natural words' relationship to the geographic location, all of which are predefined by authors of the local information who are uniquely familiar with such things as local slang, trade, profession and industry terms, local terms, acronyms, colloquialisms, and the like.04-09-2009
20080263017SYSTEM FOR UNORDERED RELATIONAL DATABASE RETRIEVAL RETURNING DISTINCT VALUES - The retrieval of distinct tuples in a relational database management system. In response to a request from a consumer process for distinct tuples in a relational database table matching a defined criteria, a distinct operator component sequentially requests tuples from a source component. The source component access the database table and returns a tuple in the sequence to the distinct operator component. The distinct operator component passes each tuple in the sequence to an auxiliary logger. The auxiliary component receives a tuples from the distinct component and determines if it is distinct from other previously received tuples in the sequence to verify its uniqueness to the distinct operator. Tuples that are verified as unique by the auxiliary logger are returned to the consumer process by the distinct operator upon verification.10-23-2008
20080263011SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A CONSUMER TO DETERMINE FOOD/MEDICINE INTERACTIONS - One embodiment of the present invention relates to systems and methods for detecting harmful and/or hazardous ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction, interfere with the effectiveness of a prescription drug, exacerbate symptoms associated with a chronic illness, and/or cause another undesired reaction.10-23-2008
20080263009System and method for sharing of search query information across organizational boundaries - Disclosed is a method and system for capturing and reporting information relating to an organization's queries, such as Internet search queries generated by particular groups within an organization, and making such information available to others to support various decisions organizations must make. The search activity of search-level users may be constantly tracked, and search event data records (including query terms and an identification of the search-level user) are collected and analyzed. An analytics engine receives and analyzes the search event data and determines when predefined organization-specific relationships exist between queries of distinct users. When such a relationship is identified, a notification message or alert may be generated indicating the existence of such relationship, and directed to a person in the organization other than the search-level users whose queries were found as relating to one another, thus allowing such person receiving the notification to take action in response to the related activity.10-23-2008
20080263008APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING DESCENDANT PATH EVALUATION IN XPATH/XQUERY - An apparatus and method for optimizing descendant path evaluation in XPath/XQuery includes generating a list of unique paths in a tree structure of an XML document. Each unique path includes one or more nodes of the tree structure. A query is received specifying a descendant node for retrieval from the tree structure. From the list, unique paths are identified that include the descendant node. A navigation aid is then generated to assist in traversing the unique paths that include the descendant node. Using the navigation aid as a guide, descendant nodes in the tree structure may be retrieved by traversing only unique paths that include the descendant node.10-23-2008
20080263015Generalized Language Independent Index Storage System And Searching Method - The invention may be embodied as a system having and/or a method utilizing a searchable database of index information. Each index in the database may have (a) at least one descriptor, which matches an entry that a user might provide in order to identify an item, (b) a first pointer which identifies a location of the item, and (c) a second pointer which identifies a location of information that may be helpful to the user in deciding whether to request retrieval of the item. The first pointers of one index may be the same as first pointers in a different index. The second pointer may identify a general class to which an item belongs.10-23-2008
20080263014METHOD, DEVICE AND PROGRAM FOR PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT - Method, device, and computer program for managing information relating to a person, including a stage of storing at least one item, wherein the stage of storing includes selecting an item which is to be saved; assigning to the item one or several identifying markers, wherein the markers are based on the human mind operation model; saving the item together with its marker or markers; obtaining a key associated to the item to subsequently retrieve the item.10-23-2008
20080263013System and method for creating a list of shared information on a peer-to-peer network - Today information Peer-to-Peer networks sometimes share improper information. Embodiments of the invention solve this problem by creating a list of shared information for analysis. In particular, a method or corresponding apparatus of an example embodiment includes a network node to obtain one or more searches from a Peer-to-Peer network. Next, the network node compares the one or more searches to one or more criteria. After comparing, the network node updates the one or more criteria to include variations of the one or more searches. Further, the network node issues the one or more searches based on the updated criteria. Next, the network node determines resultant information associated with the one or more searches. After determining, the network node creates a list of the resultant information for analysis. Using the list, an operator or software logic can analyze the resultant information to identify patterns and, in turn, identify improper information sharing.10-23-2008
20080263010TECHNIQUES TO SELECTIVELY ACCESS MEETING CONTENT - Techniques to selectively access meeting content are described. An apparatus may comprise a capture module operative to record multiple data tracks from multiple sources for a multimedia event, a publishing module operative to publish the recorded multiple data tracks in a universal format, an authentication module operative to authenticate a client to access the published multiple data tracks, and a recordings management module operative to manage access to meeting content for one or more of the published multiple data tracks on a selective basis in response to client search and retrieval requests. Other embodiments are described and claimed.10-23-2008
20080263007MANAGING ARCHIVED DATA - This disclosure provides various embodiments of systems, methods, and software for managing archived data. For example, software for archiving data may receive a request to archive an unstructured data object and archive the unstructured data object into an archive object in an offline storage media. The archive object is associated with one or more metadata attributes. The request may be received from an exposed API method embedded within a communicably coupled business application. The software may receive identification of an archive index via the request from the exposed API, where the archive index points to the offline storage media and is based on one or more metadata attribute criteria. The software may parse the archive object into the metadata attributes according to at least a subset of the attribute criteria and populate the archive index with the one or more metadata attributes indexing the archive object.10-23-2008
20080263005FRAMEWORK FOR THE DYNAMIC GENERATION OF A SEARCH ENGINE SITEMAP XML FILE - The present invention relates to a method for the generation of a Sitemap XML file. The method comprises retrieving input parameter values and determining at least one target entity (an online retail store) within a target environment (a retailer) for which a search engine sitemap definition page will be generated and rendering the sitemap definition page for the determined target entity. The rendered content being further evaluated and ordered according to predetermined priority algorithms. The method further comprises outputting the rendered sitemap definition page, where if the output sitemap definition page exceeds a predetermined size, the output sitemap definition page is divided into smaller segments and an index file is generated and associated with the segmented output sitemap definition page files. Caching functionality (to enhance operational performance) and access control functionality (for controlling the rendering of sitemaps) is further provided within aspects of the present invention.10-23-2008
20080263006CONCURRENT SEARCHING OF STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED DATA - The present disclosure relates to methods, systems, and software for querying heterogeneous business data comprising structured data and unstructured data. The structured data and unstructured data may be stored across one or more repositories. The combined query may be initiated when the system receives a query for the heterogeneous business data and automatically parses the received query into sub-queries. Each sub-query can be associated with either structured or unstructured data stored in one of the repositories. At least one of the sub-queries can include of a portion of the received query. The results of the various sub-queries can be merged automatically using business logic.10-23-2008
20080263004Method and apparatus for helping user form structured diagram from unstructured information source - The present invention provides a method and apparatus for helping a user form a structured diagram from an unstructured information source. Starting with one or more key information elements such as some special words, the requests of a customer contained in the information source can be obtained by performing interactive and iterative searching in the unstructured information source such as text, audio, video and etc., the artifacts representing them are drawn in the diagram, and linkages are established between the artifacts and the corresponding contents in the information source. The present invention also proposes that the distribution of established linkages can be used to check whether all the requests in the information source have been extracted in the diagram. Further, various levels of warnings can be shown according to the density of linkage distribution. Therefore the user can draw a structured diagram more conveniently and quickly, and can perform checking and reusing more easily.10-23-2008
20080263002Base Sequence Retrieval Apparatus - An apparatus, method, etc. that in designing of the base sequence of, for example, siRNA, realize high-speed retrieval any genes containing analogous base sequences without omission. Accordingly, retrieval is carried out in such a manner that two partial sequences of given length and any extra part are identified from inputted base sequences, and that hamming distance being the number of corresponding bases incompatible with each other is divided and assigned to the partial sequences and extra part and out of the two partial sequences, one with an assigned number not greater is selected and retrieved.10-23-2008
20090187538Method of Prioritizing Similar Names of Locations for use by a Navigation System - Locations having similar names are identified and placed in groups. The naming similarity includes how names or portions of names are spelled and/or pronounced. The names within the groups are then ranked by priority. The ranking is calculated using one or more attributes in a geographic database, such as the number of road segments associated with a named location, the population associated with a named location, distance to a named location, and administrative level of a named location. The ranking may be used during destination entry, when providing route guidance and/or maps, and when providing additional information to a user of a navigation system, such as demographic information.07-23-2009
20090204587METHOD FOR DETERMINING A DATA SET FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE FROM AMONG MULTIPLE STORED DATA SETS - In a method to determine one or more data sets (in particular radiological data sets) generated at an earlier point in time—which data sets are to be considered in the framework of a medical diagnosis, which data sets contain text information generated in the framework of earlier evaluations—from a data set assemblage containing a number of different data sets stored in a computer, an input or selection field for a search term is presented to the user on a monitor, in which field the user inputs or selects at least one search term, after which the text information of all data sets is automatically analyzed. That data set or those data sets that contain the search term or a comparable term associated with this search term in their text information are identified and displayed.08-13-2009
20090204586DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND SEARCH APPARATUS - A document management system includes a reception unit that receives a designated document that has been designated by a user, an extraction unit configured to extract signature information from the received designated document, a search unit configured to search a database for another document having signature information that matches the signature information extracted by the extraction unit, the another document being a different version of the designated document, and a display control unit configured to, based on a result of the search, perform control to display document information of the designated document and document information of the another document in association with version information determined based on the signature information.08-13-2009
20090204581METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING BASED ON CONTEXT, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM THEREOF - A method and apparatus for context based information processing, and a computer recording medium including the same, the information searching method including: analyzing a query input by a user; searching information based on personal context with reference to the analysis result; searching information based on neighbor context with reference to the analysis result; and searching information based on web context with reference to the analysis result. Accordingly, a personal information processing apparatus can collect, analyze, and arrange data on the daily life of a user without intervention of the user. In addition, the personal information processing apparatus provides an information search function based not only on personal context but also neighbor context and web context. Thus, an efficient and accurate personal information search function is provided.08-13-2009
20090012941Systems, Methods and Apparatus for Assessing Compliance and Federating Databases - Systems, methods, and apparatus as discussed herein, provide for enabling a user to select containers and parent level requirements to be retrieved. A navigation panel is provided that enables a user to navigate through the selected containers. A sieve module filters non applicable requirements in the containers based on the selected parent level requirements. The system further joins and integrates compliance information stored within in the Compliance Database, and the associated requirements stored in the containers. The system further stores, manages and reports compliance information associated with specific requirements located in the identified container. Additionally, a federation module may enable user to link requirements located in different containers, and may copy requirements from one container and paste into another container.01-08-2009
20090012935Digital Content Delivery Systems And Methods - Digital content delivery systems and methods are disclosed in an exemplary embodiment, a method for delivering digital content may include generating an authoring list based on an order for digital content and a target playback environment for the digital content. The method may also include generating a layout based on the authoring list and at least one template. The method may also include creating an output image for the digital content.01-08-2009
20090006323System and Method for Analyzing Intelligence Information - According to one embodiment of the disclosure, a method for information analysis comprises receiving a message in a database. The method further comprises identifying at least one of a person, place, or object within the received message. The method comprises obtaining information stored in one or more databases regarding the identified at least one person, place, or object. Finally, the method comprises displaying at least a portion of the information and the message for analysis.01-01-2009
20090006332FEDERATED SEARCH - Various techniques are disclosed to permit searching several locations with one query. Locations may include web search sites, subscription-only sites, line of business applications, or other searchable data repositories. The query may be modified to provide the required format or other information for each location to perform a search.01-01-2009
20090100026CONDITION DEPENDENT DATA PROCESSING DEVICE - The present invention is directed to a server system for supplying differing amounts of data into a database, wherein the system comprises the database and a data tracker device, wherein the data tracker receives data sent by a plurality of functional entities, preferably office machines and in particular devices with a printer, wherein the data tracker device is prepared to transmit data asynchronously to an intermediate buffer storage device with a queue structure, the intermediate buffer storage device storing the data sequentially and transmitting the data sequentially to the database to be stored.04-16-2009
20090077034Personal ordered multimedia data service method and apparatuses thereof - A personal-ordered multimedia data search service method and apparatuses thereof are provided. The apparatus includes: a server which extracts feature information and meta data of entire screen or partial region of each scene-image of multimedia to generate image index information, and then obtains and provides search result images and meta data having feature information similar to feature information of image query information by searching the image index information, when image query information is received; and a set-top box which plays multimedia, wherein when a user issues a request for searching an arbitrary for the playing multimedia, the set-top box extracts feature information of the entire or partial region of the image to generate the image query information and transmits the image query information requesting for searching the image by using the extracted feature information to the server, and after that, when the search result images and meta data are provided from the server, browses the search result images and meta data on a display apparatus. Accordingly, it is possible to maximize user's satisfaction in searching for multimedia data.03-19-2009
20090204574SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTATION OF OPTIMAL DISTANCE BOUNDS ON COMPRESSED TIME-SERIES DATA - There are provided a method and a system for computation of optimal distance bounds on compressed time-series data. In a method for similarity search, the method includes the step of transforming sequence data into a compressed sequence represented by top-k coefficients of the sequence data and a sum of the energy of omitted coefficients of the sequence data. The method further includes the step of computing at least one of a lower bound and an upper bound on a distance range between a query sequence and the compressed sequence, given a first and a second constraint. The first constraint is that a sum of squares of the omitted coefficients is less than a sum of the energy of the omitted coefficients. The second constraint is that the energy of the omitted coefficients is less than the energy of a lowest energy one of the top-k coefficients.08-13-2009
20090210398SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPLEX DOCUMENT DRAFTING USING AN AUTHENTICATED OUTLINE TABLE - A system and method for complex document drafting using an authenticated outline table is provided. A collection of outlines, user authorization lists, and preference lists are maintained. Identification information is received from a user. One of the user authorization lists and one of the preference lists are selected based on the identification information received. The outlines are compared to the user authorization list and those outlines for which the user is not authorized are filtered from use. The outlines are compared to the preference list and those outlines not preferred by the user are filtered from use. The non-filtered outlines are displayed to the user and at least one of the non-filtered outlines is selected based on a request from the user. The selected non-filtered outline is provided to the user in a document.08-20-2009
20090210391Method and system for automated search for, and retrieval and distribution of, information - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to automated information-search and information-retrieval systems that provide information, on a continuous or periodic basis, to users or subscribers. In one embodiment of the present invention, information is gathered from a user's computer, or from computers accessible from the user's computer, on an essentially continuous basis in order to provide a database of information from which meaningful and focused search queries can be automatically constructed. The search queries are then employed to find, on behalf of the user or subscriber, current information useful to, and needed by, the user or subscriber.08-20-2009
20090210396Document management method, document management apparatus, and computer-readable medium storing a document management program product - A document management apparatus includes a registration unit to register an electronic document together with property information, a document storage unit to store at least one electronic document registered by the registration unit in a database, a calculation unit to digitize a quantifiable feature of the electronic document, a retrieval unit to retrieve target electronic documents from the stored electronic documents based on a keyword, and a display unit to display a list of electronic documents and quantifiable features of the retrieved electronic documents.08-20-2009
20090012944Internet and Database Searching with Handheld Devices - The presently claimed invention relates to network searching and handheld devices. One claim recites a method including: from a first wireless device, wirelessly communicating with a second wireless device to determine whether the second wireless device has performed an internet or database search; receiving, at the first wireless device, information from the second wireless device regarding the internet or database search, if the information satisfies predetermined criteria on the first wireless device, requesting from the second wireless device at least a subset of results obtained from the internet or database search. Another claim recites: a method of searching comprising: receiving search criteria in a first, handheld mobile device; upon sensing a second, handheld mobile device by the first, handheld mobile device, automatically and wirelessly querying the second, handheld mobile device to determine whether the second, handheld mobile device has any content stored thereon corresponding to the search criteria; and receiving content corresponding to the search criteria from the second, handheld mobile device. Of course, other claims and combinations are also provided.01-08-2009
20090012940SHARING MOBILE SEARCH RESULTS - At least some embodiments of this invention provide for an easy way to share mobile content found as a result of searching and/or browsing on the Internet. Aspects of the invention provides software, systems (meaning software and hardware to run the software) or an exchange of signals with users to provide a mobile content service. Other related aspects provide methods for providing or using such a search service. According to one aspect there is provided a system to provide a search service for finding and sharing online content, the system being arranged to receive a search query from a user on a mobile device, send search results to a user's mobile device, prompt the user to select one or more items from the search results to be published, and publish the selected item or items. Publishing includes sending the selected item or items to a recipient associated with a share link configured by a user, to a user's public stream of results which is visible to any user, to a user's private stream which is visible only to the user or to nominated friends and/or as an electronic greeting to another user. The system may also be arranged to provide to a user sending instructions explaining how to publish the selected search results to a third party recipient using the messaging function of the mobile device but not to send the sending instructions to the third party recipient without the sending instructions.01-08-2009
20080288452SERVICE USING REFERRER STRINGS TO IMPROVE ADVERTISEMENT TARGETING - Query information in an indication of a referral to a web page is used to characterize the web page, e.g., for targeting advertisements and/or other supplemental content to display in association with the web page or in the process of responding to subsequent search engine queries. A referral indication may be provided by the publisher web page, indicating a referral from a search engine service to the publisher web page based on an activation of one of a plurality of search results. The referral indication, and sometimes other information as well, is processed to cause determination therefrom of characteristics of the publisher web page. Thus, for example, based at least in part on the determined characteristics, supplemental content may be determined to be displayed in association with the content of the publisher web page. In addition, the determined characteristics may be used by a search engine service in the process of responding to search queries.11-20-2008
20090228444System and method for minimizing transmitted data between diverse institutions - A system and method transmitting data in heterogeneous networks is described. A plurality of fillable forms is available to a user, each form having a name and metadata corresponding to the data fields that are displayable or retrievable by the form. The same form name is associated with the same metadata at another site, which may be another user or a central data base. When data values are filled in a form, the data values and the form name is transmitted over a network interface. At another location, the data values are received over a network interface, and a form having the same name as that of the received data is retrieved from a forms data base at the receiving location and used either to display the received data values in a form substantially the same as the transmitting form, or to formulate a query to a data base.09-10-2009
20090222420FILE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, FILE MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A file management apparatus that displays a plurality of pieces of first file management information each being a unit for managing files and associated with second file management information on a display unit based on setting content indicated by associated second file management information. When a first symbol image corresponding to one piece of the first file management information is selected, the file management apparatus displays files associated with the piece of the first file management information corresponding to the first symbol image, on the display unit.09-03-2009
20090222414METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND DATA IN COOPERATION WITH A COMMUNICATION APPLICATION - Systems and methods classify, organize, and retrieve data from a variety of applications based on entities associated with the data. A data classification module is further configured to operate in cooperation with a communications application. Upon receiving an incoming communication via the communication application, the data classification module is configured to receive the identifying information from the communication application. The data classification module is configured to utilize the identifying information to retrieve additional information and data associated with the remote user from the searchable repository. The additional information and data can include additional identity information for the remote user. The additional information and data can also include information to allow the user to discern the context of the incoming communication. The data classification module is configured to generate an interface to provide the retrieved information to the user of communication application.09-03-2009
20090198654DETECTING RELEVANT CONTENT BLOCKS IN TEXT - A system that facilitates detecting a targeted topic in a document is described herein. The system includes a receiver component that receives a document. The system additionally includes a topic model component trained using a plurality of training documents including the topic and a plurality of training documents that do not include the topic. The topic model component analyzes the document and automatically determines which portions of the document include the topic and which portions of the document do not include the topic.08-06-2009
20090204592QUERY REWRITING WITH ENTITY DETECTION - A system receives a search query, determines whether the received search query includes an entity name, and determines whether the entity name is associated with a common word or phrase. When the entity name is associated with a common word or phrase, the system generates a link to a rewritten query, performs a search based on the received search query to obtain first search results, and provides the first search results and the link to the rewritten query. When the entity name is not associated with a common word or phrase, the system rewrites the received search query to include a restrict identifier associated with the entity name, generates a link to the received search query, performs a search based on the rewritten search query to obtain second search results, and provides the second search results and the link to the received search query.08-13-2009
20090204582NAVIGATION FOR LARGE SCALE GRAPHS - In one example embodiment, a method is illustrated as retrieving a plurality of search queries and defining relationships between search queries in the plurality of search queries based on semantic data associated with the search queries. A visual representation of the of the plurality of search queries may be generated and the visual representation may be partitioned into a plurality of tiles, each title representing a predefined portion of the visual representation.08-13-2009
20090234818Systems and Methods for Extracting Data from a Document in an Electronic Format - A computer-implemented method of extracting data from a document in an electronic format. The method includes the steps of accessing a file in an electronic format from a memory module; extracting data from the file corresponding to a plurality of keys contained within a mapping structure stored in the memory module; organizing the extracted data into values, wherein each value maps to one of the plurality of keys to form a hash map; storing the hash map in a database; and providing a user access to the database via an output device. The output device allows the user to view a customizable document whose content is derived from the values and keys stored in the database.09-17-2009
20090106209Method and system for distributing product information - A method and system of associating product codes with product characteristics, and using those product codes to send and receive information about those characteristics to destinations on a network when the values of those characteristics change.04-23-2009
20090106211System and Method for Processing DNS Queries - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and system for high-speed database searching with concurrent updating, without the use of database locks or access controls, for large database systems. Specifically, a plurality of search queries may be received over a network, the database may be searched, and a plurality of search replies may be sent over the network. While searching the database, new information received over the network may be incorporated into the database by creating a new element based on the new information and writing a pointer to the new element to the database using a single uninterruptible operation.04-23-2009
20090106212METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING FOR ONLINE USERS - A method and system for searching for online users. A storage unit is set for an SP, and adapted to store the basic information and status information of users. Thus, after receiving an online user search request carrying search conditions from an XDMC, the SP may determine online users meeting the search conditions according to the basic information and status information of users in the storage unit, and returning search results carrying the basic information of the online users to the XDMC. The storage unit may be set for the SP or shared by the SP and the XDMS. Because the storage unit set for the SP stores the basic information and status information of users, the SP does not need to interact with the PS to obtain the status information of users and or interact with the XDMS to obtain the basic information of users after receiving an online user search request from the XDMC.04-23-2009
20090106208APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTENT ITEM ANNOTATION - An apparatus for content item annotation comprises an ontology processor (04-23-2009
20090106206Progressive reference system, method and apparatus - A written document (hereinafter referred to as a “work,” on electronic format which includes, stories, novels, education texts, biographies, compilations, collections, anthologies, tracts, and any other traditional format for relatively extensive texts) provides access to reference, bibliography and/or definition material through an electronic software capability associated with the work. Depending upon reader access information or characteristics (e.g., age, grade, proficiency, or position within the work or any other identifiable reader characteristic or access limitation), any request for reference material, definitions, explanations, translations, or other material provided in the associated software capability is automatically limited by system acknowledgement of the reader access information or characteristics. As the reader's access information or characteristics change, the quality and/or quantity and/or format of requested information with respect to a work changes.04-23-2009
20090106204COMPONENT PART SEARCH SYSTEM WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COMMUNITIES - A method of providing a searchable parts database includes collecting component part data from a plurality of users to form a component part database. An exclusive group is formed including a subset of the users. User members of the exclusive group are provided with access to the component part data contributed to the database by other user members of the exclusive group. Users excluded from the exclusive group are denied access to the component part data contributed to the database by the user members of the exclusive group. The user members in the exclusive group are enabled to provide images of desired component parts and to search the component part database based upon the images of desired component parts.04-23-2009
20090106202System And Method For Enabling Search Of Content - A system and method for searching content. The method comprises receiving from a first user metadata relating to generating a guide for content. A guide is generated relating to the content. The guide facilitates navigation of the content on a device. The metadata is forwarded to a metadata analyzer where the metadata is processed to produce processed metadata. The processed metadata is forwarded to an index server. An index is generated for the content based on the metadata at the index server. A query is received from a second user, the index is searched and a result is forwarded to the second user in response to the query. The result includes at least a uniform resource identifier relating to at least some of content. The second user may add additional metadata relating to the content.04-23-2009
20090106198Support for sharing computation between aggregations in a data stream management system - A computer is programmed to process a continuous query that is known to perform a new aggregation on one or more stream(s) of data, using one or more other aggregations on the stream(s). The computer creates an operator to execute the continuous query, and schedules the operator for execution in a specific order. In several embodiments, the computer determines the order based on dependency of the new aggregation on other aggregation(s), and on the order of performance of the other aggregation(s). The new aggregation is scheduled for performance after performance of each of the other aggregations. The computer is further programmed to pass results of the other aggregations to the new aggregation, by execution of a predetermined function. Support for use of the other aggregations results within the new aggregation eliminates redundant computation of the other aggregations within the new aggregation. The new aggregation may be user defined or built-in.04-23-2009
20090106199COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND AN INFORMATION SEARCHING METHOD - A communication device may be used to obtain information regarding a group including a user and one or more group members. The communication device includes a table creating module, a user interface, a salutation obtaining module, and an information searching module. The table creating module is configured for creating a data table according to the one or more group members and relationships among the one or more group members of the group. The data table includes at least two personal nodes and a group node. The user interface is configured for acquiring login information about the user. The salutation obtaining module is configured for obtaining a salutation that is used by the user for obtaining a group member's information in the group. The information searching module is configured for locating a personal node corresponding to the group member in the data table according to the login information and the salutation.04-23-2009
20090106201SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RELATED INFORMATION SEARCH AND PRESENTATION FROM USER INTERFACE CONTENT - A method and computer program product for extracting primary information from the content in response to an action taken by a user. The primary information includes entities mentioned within the content. Related information is obtained from one or more content sources based on the primary information. The content is annotated to link at least a portion of the content to at least a portion of the related information, thus defining annotated content. At least a portion of the annotated content is provided to the user.04-23-2009
20090106200Methods and Systems of Content Mobilization, Mobile Search, and Video Editing through a Web Interface - This invention relates to computer implemented methods and systems for content mobilization, and in particular, methods and systems for mobilization of video, music, photos and other media, including processes for mobile search, mobile messaging, building a mobile content library, and combinations thereof. Content mobilization may be initiated by entry of search parameters or keywords and followed by retrieval of search results (e.g. videos, images, audio files) from online source(s). Upon selection of a content item by user, the process dynamically retrieves the media from online source. Further, the media file may be dynamically edited and then dynamically transcoded and sent to a mobile device.04-23-2009
20090106193REAL TIME RESPONSES IN DECENTRALIZED NETWORKS - A method of enabling a user to obtain a query result in a data network is provided taken latency problems of decentralised networks comprising a number of entities into account. The method comprises the steps of sending a query from a requesting entity to a number of further entities in the data network, receiving responses from at least some of the further entities and determining an initial relative response time for an initial group of said responses, determining a current relative response time for further incoming responses, comparing the initial relative response time with the current relative response time, and presenting the responses to a user of the requesting entity when the difference between the initial relative response time and the current relative response time exceeds a relative response-time parameter Further, a computer readable medium and a device provided with or for carrying out such methods are provided.04-23-2009
20090106196TRANSFERRING RECORDS BETWEEN TABLES USING A CHANGE TRANSACTION LOG - A method and apparatus for transferring records between database tables using a transaction log. In one embodiment of the method, a first application generates a transaction for deleting a record from a first table in a database. In response to the generation of the first transaction, a copy of the record is stored in an entry of a transaction log before the record is deleted from the first table. A second application generates an instruction for copying the record from the transaction log to a second table, and the record is copied from the entry to the second table.04-23-2009
20090106194METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM OF SEARCHING FOR, AGGREGATING AND SORTING TREES - A searching method for tree data structure topology employs an array generated as a search key array representing a tree serving as search key to represent a parent-child relationship between nodes. The array has the node identifier assigned to a parent node associated with a corresponding non-root node. Non-root nodes are nodes other than a root node, and the node identifier assigned to the parent node corresponds to the node identifier assigned to associated non-root nodes. An offset is applied to node identifiers in the search key array, the node identifiers to which offset is applied are compared with corresponding node identifiers contained in a portion in a C-P array, the portion determined according to the offset, and a vertex node list indicating a search result is stored, wherein the search result contains node identifiers included in a portion of the C-P array whose all nodes matched in comparison.04-23-2009
20090106192Visual database for online transactions - A system of searching an image database. An image database is associated with an on-line merchant, and each of the images in the database are associated with items which can be purchased. Image information is entered, and that image to information is used to search the items in the database.04-23-2009
20090106203METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A WEB SEARCH ENGINE GENERATING SUMMARY-STYLE SEARCH RESULTS - A method and apparatus for a summarization-based search engine is presented. This invention provides a concise answer to a user's query—an accurate and up-to-date summary—that is synthesized from multiple contents taken from the World Wide Web. In contrast to conventional search engines, such as Google and Yahoo!, which return the user a list of web links, page titles and sentence fragments, this invention generates more readable, informative, relevant and integrated answers in response to the user's query. Moreover, this invention has broad applications to different search platforms and specific domains. It particularly suits well for mobile devices, inasmuch as its results are more concise than those of conventional search engines.04-23-2009
20090204588METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING KEY ATTRIBUTE ITEMS - A computer program, method, and apparatus for determining key attribute items and search keywords for use in analysis of incident records. Master tables provide a collection of registered text strings which may appear in incident records. Upon entry of a specified keyword, a master table search processor searches the master tables to extract a master table containing the specified keyword, as well as identifying under which attribute item of the extracted master table the specified keyword is found. The identified attribute item is referred to as a key attribute item. Then out of the extracted master table, a search keyword extractor extracts every text string under the key attribute item for use as search keywords. With those search keywords, an attribute item information generator retrieves incident records and produces attribute item information from the retrieved incident records and the key attribute item.08-13-2009
20090204591Method and arrangement for test case creation - The invention concerns a method for assigning a value to at least one data item of a test case instance. The invention is characterized in that the method comprises steps of selecting an input data item from a test design library, the library comprising a plurality of input data items and information about semantics and/or data type of the input data items and assigning the selected input data item as a value of data item of the test case instance. Also an arrangement and a computer readable media comprising a computer executable program are disclosed.08-13-2009
20090204590SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN INTEGRATED ENTERPRISE SEARCH - Methods and systems allow integrated search in an enterprise environment that stores information in data silos. Entity type metadata, relations between entity types and other information related to entity types is extracted from the data silos. Metadata information extracted from multiple data silos is combined to construct a global data model for the enterprise. Entity instances present in the data silos are analyzed to generate documents representing the entity instances. Relations between documents are represented by links between documents. The documents generated are indexed to allow searching across the enterprise. Search results are presented in order of their importance to the searcher.08-13-2009
20090204580SELECTIVELY OBSCURING THE PRESENTATION OF RESTRICTED DATA ITEMS - A computerized method and system for obscuring adult advertisements are provided. Example embodiments may include receiving a search criterion and locating multiple data items using the search criterion. The method may include determining that a subset of the multiple data items has determinable characteristics. The multiple data items may be presented to a user such that each data item of the subset of the multiple data items is uniquely presented and the content of each data item is at least partially concealed.08-13-2009
20090204579INDEXING EXPLICITLY-SPECIFIED QUICK-LINK DATA FOR WEB PAGES - Systems, methods, and computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon for permitting webmasters to explicitly specify links or other web pages that the webmaster believes visitors to the web site or web page are interested in viewing are provided. Systems and methods for identifying explicitly-specified site-link data upon crawling the web site, indexing the site-link data in association with the web site or a web page, and exposing at least a portion of such site-link data when the associated web site and/or web page surfaces as the result of an input search query are also provided.08-13-2009
20090204578TARGETED QUERIES USING AN OMA DM PROTOCOL - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for extending the functionality of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management (DM) protocol. An addition is made to the OMA DM protocol that enables the server to specify node filtering criteria as part of a query to a target node on a mobile device to indicate a sub-set of the device management data for the target node that should be returned. As another variation, a modification is made to the OMA DM protocol that enables the server to specify what attributes should be selected on the mobile device in one parameter of a target URI of the Get command, and what format the device management data should be returned in as another parameter of the target URI of the Get command.08-13-2009
20090204576Constructing a Domain-Specific Ontology by Mining the Web - A method, apparatus, and program product is provided for constructing a domain-specific ontology for interpreting a policy. A phrase assumed to be associated with a policy is received. An indefinite term in the phrase is identified. Internet searches are performed on a plurality of terms from the phrase. A plurality of potential replacement terms is extracted from the Internet search results for the indefinite term. A context-specific ontology is built for the indefinite term based upon tracked occurrences of the plurality of potential replacement terms. The policy is interpreted by accessing the domain-specific ontology to interpret the indefinite term, where the indefinite term is interpreted by mapping the indefinite term to a plurality of potential replacement terms in the ontology for a plurality of contexts, and creating a policy based upon the interpretation of the indefinite term from the ontology.08-13-2009
20090248645DEVICE, METHOD AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM FOR MANAGEMENT OF TIME-SERIES DATA - There is provided a device for managing time-series data, comprising: a storage unit configured to store time-series data and related information; a designation unit configured to designate a time delimiting point to be set to the time-series data; a setting unit configured to set the time delimiting point to partial time-series data defined as a part of the time-series data; a display control unit configured to display a plurality of keywords in a predetermined displaying priority order based on the related information of the time-series data; a selection unit configured to select at least one keyword from among the plurality of keywords displayed by the display control unit; and an association control unit configured to store the selected at least one keyword while associating the selected at least one keyword with the partial time-series data specified by the time delimiting point set by the setting unit.10-01-2009
20090210386METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CREATE PROCESS PLANT OPERATOR INTERFACES - Methods and apparatus to create process plant operator interfaces are disclosed. A disclosed example method to create a process plant operator interface comprises receiving a search criterion, identifying a user interface module based on the search criterion, and adding the identified user interface module to the process plant operator interface.08-20-2009
20090210384VISUALIZATION OF CODE UNITS ACROSS DISPARATE SYSTEMS - A visualization tool that provides visibility of the functionality implemented with each system used by an institution(s) at code unit granularity can be used to overcome a variety of challenges that can occur in an environment with disparate systems. The visualization tool discovers and graphically displays functions/procedures/methods (“code units”) that satisfy a set of one or more criteria, as well as attributes of the discovered code units. Furthermore, the visualization tool can automatically provide visual annotations to identify targets for asset maintenance, targets to leverage for other systems, etc.08-20-2009
20090210383CREATION OF PRE-FILTERS FOR MORE EFFICIENT X-PATH PROCESSING - A system and method is provided for XML query processing includes an execution compiler for transforming an XML query into an executable XML query plan. A query rewrite processor performs query transformation on the XML query, the query transformations including transforming an XPath within said XML Query into a pre-filter. The XML query is then transformed into a transformed XML query which includes the pre-filter.08-20-2009
20090210382METHOD FOR PRIORITY SEARCH USING A TCAM - Methods and apparatus are disclosed for searching prioritized content using a ternary content-addressable memory (TCAM). Data strings and corresponding priorities are stored at indexed storage locations in a TCAM. The priorities for the corresponding data strings are unsorted with respect to the indices of the indexed storage locations. The TCAM is searched using input data including an input string, an input mask, an input priority and a priority mask. The number of searches is no more than the number of possible distinct priorities—in some embodiments no more than the logarithm of the number of possible priorities. A match index is output corresponding to a storage location that has a matching string selected according to the input mask and also has an optimal priority.08-20-2009
20090204573Computer-based method of measuring the usability of a web site - Computer-based method of detecting the guidance performance of an information driven web site for a user seeking a desired content, wherein a transition value is assigned to each click based on the effectiveness and efficiency of transition between web pages of such web site, and an indicator value is determined by combining these values into a metric, which reflects guidance performance of such web site.08-13-2009
20090210399METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING, SEARCHING, AND VIEWING DIRECTORIES - A directory shell references one or more directories. Each directory comprises a plurality of directory objects each having object attributes and attribute data. One or more categories in the directory shell is associated with one or more directory objects and at least a portion of the associated object attribute. A user interface is operable for a user to query the categories in the directory shell. A directory interface is operable to send a search request to the directories in accordance with the query and receive data from the directories that satisfy the search request.08-20-2009
20090210393System and a method for identifying events using a table - A system for identifying one or more events, each event being characterized by information relating to one or more parameters, the system comprising a means for holding or accessing a table having a plurality of columns and rows, each of one or more columns representing one of the parameters, each of one or more of the rows comprising an identification of one or more of the events for each of the parameters in relation to which information characterizes the one or more of the event(s), pertaining information provided in the pertaining column, means for identifying one or more events characterized by one or more predetermined values and/or intervals of one or more predetermined parameters by identifying one or more rows in which the information of the column(s) representing the predetermined parameter(s) corresponds to the predetermined value(s)/interval(s) and identifying the one or more events from the identification in the identified row(s).08-20-2009
20090210394Enterprise Entity for Use in a Call Center - A call center application program allows a call center administrator to access, view, and edit data across multiple applications used by multiple customer interaction systems of the call center. The application program is adapted to retrieve data from a plurality of different applications and systems, consolidate redundant data, and display the data to a user, enabling a single unified view of resources across call center applications. Changes can be made to the data application program, which in turn propagates the changes to the individual call center applications, eliminating the need for the user to manually change the data in each individual application.08-20-2009
20090210397Data search device and gateway device in communication apparatus - A data search device that is provided in a communication apparatus detects a memory area storing data to be transmitted from a memory unit having memory areas defined by IDs allotted to data. The data search device includes: a first flag that is provided for each of the memory areas of the memory unit, and indicate whether the data in the corresponding memory area is updated; a second flag that is provided for each group consisting of a predetermined number of the first flags, and indicates a data update state when at least one set of data in the first flags in the corresponding group indicates an updated state; and a search control unit that detects the memory area storing the data to be transmitted, by searching for the corresponding first flag after detecting the second flag.08-20-2009
20090210392System and method for providing search engine-based rewards - A system for enhancing search engine-based search results comprises an application programming interface configured to add value to selected search engine-based web search, a tag indicative of the value-added capacity that is appended to one or more links; a client that accepts a search request and enables an integrated view responsive to the request; and a web server for fetching the integrated web data upon receiving a request for selected search-engine-based web search. The enhanced search engine-based web search system further comprises a content manager that is configured to store and calculate the added value in a personal account of a web user. The added value is retrievable by the user. Search engine-based online search enhancing system and methods also are described.08-20-2009
20090210389SYSTEM TO SUPPORT STRUCTURED SEARCH OVER METADATA ON A WEB INDEX - Systems, methods, and computer storage media for performing a structured search using metadata in a search index. A search index is augmented with meta words that are traditionally not found in the documents indexed. Documents to be indexed in the search index are analyzed to determine if a meta word that has a logical relationship to the document should be associated and then stored in the index along with metadata. In some embodiments the metadata is attribute metadata and document identification metadata. Query operators are then provided to aid in performing a structured search of the search index. In some embodiments s structured search request is received and parsed into nodes which is then utilized to search a search index. In some embodiments, the results of the search index are merged, duplicates removed, and sorted when presented.08-20-2009
20090210390ASSET ADVISER INTELLIGENCE ENGINE FOR MANAGING REUSABLE SOFTWARE ASSETS - A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for managing reusable software assets based on software requirements. A topic map can be expressed utilizing semantic web technology in order to model a relationship between a software requirement and a reusable software asset. The relationship includes the software assets needed to satisfy the software requirement, relationship between the software assets, and the location of the software assets. The semantic web representation can then leverage a standard web based query mechanism to allow meaningful queries to suggest best software assets to be utilized with the software requirement. The semantic web representation can also leverage standard XML (extensible markup language) tooling to provide consistence checking and inferencing of new data.08-20-2009
20090210388EFFICIENTLY DISCOVERING AND SYNTHESIZING MAPS FROM A LARGE CORPUS OF MAPS - Intent of a user is determined with respect to mapping information. A search is performed for relevant maps from a plurality of disparate sources. A subset of maps from a superset of available maps are identified that correlate to the determined intent, and the subset of maps are fused or synthesized to create a single map view that aggregates and combines relevant content from respective maps of the subset.08-20-2009
20090210387SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A COMMON INSTRUCTION TABLE - A system includes a storage device including a human readable common instruction table (CIT) stored as a text file. The system also includes CIT access software for performing a method including receiving a request from a first user for all or a subset of the CIT table relating to logic design and for providing the requested data to the first user. The method also includes receiving a request from a second user is received for all or a subset of the CIT table relating to performance analysis and for providing the requested data to the second user. A request is received from a third user for all or a subset of the CIT data relating to design verification and the requested data is provided to the third user.08-20-2009
20090210385HYBRID ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN - Keywords and placement criteria related to a campaign are received. An advertisement request that specifies a web property, e.g., a web page, is received, and keywords and placement criteria that are satisfied by the web property are identified. Based on the identified keywords and placement criteria, an advertisement to be provided with the web property is selected.08-20-2009
20080319942METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPORT GENERATION INCLUDING EXTENSIBLE DATA - A method of extending a user interface to include additional data fields is provided. A first response is received at a first application. The first response indicates a selection of an add button associated with addition of a data field to a first window associated with a user interface of a second application. A second window is presented to a user of the first application. A second response is received at the first application. The second response includes a name for the data field entered by the user using the presented second window and a data type of the data field. A position of the data field is identified on the first window. The received name, the received data type, and the identified position for the data field are stored. The data field is presented in the first window at the stored position using the stored name when a second user executes the second application.12-25-2008
20090222423Text diplay apparatus, text display method and program storage medium - A scroll bar area is displayed as two divided areas, namely a first mark display area which displays a mark figure corresponding to a first mark, and a second mark display area which displays a mark figure corresponding to a second mark. A first mark figure is displayed in that area in the first mark display area which corresponds to a line which is indicated to be affixed with the first mark by mark affixing information. A second mark figure is displayed in that area in the second mark display area which corresponds to a line which is indicated to be affixed with the second mark by the mark affixing information.09-03-2009
20090222417Systems and methods for dynamic support of e-commerce - The inventions herein are directed to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for the rapid deployment of data-intensive applications capable of intelligent interactions across multiple data systems so as to provide a user with accurate data in an intelligent manner. The invention includes a method of data exchange including obtaining data describing a product from a database, persistently storing the data in binary format, and providing the data in binary format to an application. The invention is also directed to a method of dynamically filling fulfilling an order including sending product information to a client; receiving updated product information; sending the updated product information to the client; receiving an order for a product from the client; and routing the order for fulfillment from available stock.09-03-2009
20090222426Computer-Implemented System And Method For Analyzing Search Queries - Systems and methods for handling input search engine data. A data store is searched based upon one or more data items contained within the input search engine data. The result of searching the data store is used to determine which data items in the input search engine data might be a search term. Search terms are extracted based upon the result of searching the data store.09-03-2009
20090222425PRODUCT NORMALIZATION - A computer-implemented approach for organizing input listings from various sources of input listings. Input listings are organized by mapping the input listings to consolidated listing that correspond to the input listings. The mapping of the input listings are based on various techniques such as a Stock Keeping Unit item-listing-to-consolidated-listing matching technique, a name/title item-listing-to-consolidated-listing matching technique, and a model item-listing-to-consolidated-listing matching technique.09-03-2009
20090222424METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTEGRATED LIFE THROUGH VIRTUAL CITIES - A virtual cities server hosts one or more virtual cities, which in turn include one or more virtual environments with which a user interacts, where the one or more virtual environmental are three-dimensional spaces. The one or more virtual cities correspond to one or more physical cities, and virtual environments in turn correspond to physical environments in physical cities, thereby allowing businesses, organizations, and individual to establish virtual presences that correspond to physical presences and conduct transactions and activities that ultimately facilitate physical transactions and activities.09-03-2009
20090222422METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR DATA TRANSMISSION BASED ON DLNA NETWORK - The present invention relates to a method, apparatus, and system for data transmission based on a DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) network that classifies contents files which are stored in a DMS according to a support of the DLNA network to make a contents list. Support is provided to convert a file attribute of a selected file into a file attribute which can be applied to the DLNA network to generate, in case a user selects a non-supported file which is not applied to the DLNA network. The invention outputs the selected file to a display unit, captures the outputted image to convert into a file which can be applied to the DLNA network.09-03-2009
20090222418Systems and methods for dynamic content presentation - The inventions herein are directed to systems, methods, and computer-readable media for the rapid deployment of data-intensive applications capable of intelligent interactions across multiple data systems so as to provide a user with accurate data in an intelligent manner. The invention is directed, in part, to a method of content presentation including receiving product data, allowing the product to be selected, storing information regarding the manner in which the product was selected, and sending the information to a module.09-03-2009
20090222411LOCATION DESCRIPTION FOR FEDERATION AND DISCOVERABILITY - System and methods for directing a federated search using a location description file to locate a data source are provided. For a federated search, a location description may be used to describe the location of each data source searched, and may further be used to connect the user to that particular data source. The format of such a location description file may include several elements, some of which provide information on how to display the file (e.g., name, description, author, icon link, etc.) and other elements (e.g., simple location, location type, etc.) are used to connect the user to the location of the data source.09-03-2009
20090222410Method and Apparatus for Query Processing of Uncertain Data - Techniques are disclosed for indexing uncertain data in query processing systems. For example, a method for processing queries in an application that involves an uncertain data set includes the following steps. A representation of records of the uncertain data set is created based on mean values and uncertainty values. The representation is utilized for processing a query received on the uncertain data set.09-03-2009
20090222408DATA STORAGE STRUCTURE - Efficient data storage and retrieval (e.g., in terms of time and space requirements) is facilitated by implementing an indexing structure comprising an indexing array. That is, a functional relationship between elements of a source set and elements of a query result set can be stored in the indexing structure. This allows, for example, a query regarding whether an element is a member of a set (e.g., whether a particular website or Uniform Resource Locator (URL)) has been visited before) as well as a relationship between the member set and the query (e.g., the number of hyperlinks in the website the last time it was visited) to be resolved efficiently.09-03-2009
20090100009System and method for displaying and acting upon email conversations across folders - System and method for displaying and/or acting upon email conversations across folders. In one embodiment, the method comprises: (1) grouping email messages into conversations, where such grouping is performed independent of folders in which the messages reside, thereby enabling conversations to span multiple folders; and (2) displaying one or more conversation, where, for each message in the displayed conversation, the folder associated with such message is identified.04-16-2009
20090222415EVALUATING RISK OF INFORMATION MISMANAGEMENT IN COMPUTER STORAGE - Method and system of evaluating overall risk of mismanagement of information contained in a file and its copies on a storage system. The method collects information about storage availability, accessibility, preservation and searchability of the data in each file. The method quantifies the collected information and allows a user to define risk criteria and assign risk values for each aspect of the collected information. The file risk of mismanagement of a specified data file is evaluated and compared against a threshold to determine whether or not the file is well-managed. If the file has copies, the file risk of mismanagement of each of the copies is also evaluated to obtain the risk of mismanagement of information in all of the copies. Copies with high risks of mismanagement may be discarded to lower the risk of mismanagement of the information. An administrator of a storage system may perform the method.09-03-2009
20090222413METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MIGRATING INFORMATION AND DATA INTO AN APPLICATION - A data classification module is configured to retrieve information from the repository and migrate the information into applications. The data classification module is configured to receive a request to migrate information and data from the repository into an application. The request can include the type of application and the type of information and data requested. The application can be an new application or an existing application. In order to locate information and data to migrate, the data classification module is configured to maintain rules that describe how the various applications maintain data and information.09-03-2009
20090222412FACET VISUALIZATION - A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives a dataset and defined relationships amongst data in the dataset, wherein the relationships are indicative of identities of a plurality of facets in the dataset, wherein each facet includes an item, and wherein items in a facet have a common attribute. The system further includes a renderer component that renders a first facet in the plurality of facets on a graphical user interface, wherein the first facet is rendered as a selectable graphical icon. Concurrently with rendering the first facet, the renderer component renders a second facet in the plurality of facets on the graphical user interface, wherein the second facet is rendered with respect to a linear attribute.09-03-2009
20090248646DIGITAL ASSET DATA TYPE DEFINITIONS - Data definitions for digital assets, such as, for example, audio, video, photographs, graphics, and electronic documents, are provided that allow these different asset types to be stored in a single database. The definitions are preferably in XML and can be used as a standardized dictionary to more efficiently and economically manage digital assets, thus improving system interoperability between companies or organizations within a company. A digital asset ordering interface, hardware system, software arrangement, and application interface configuration advantageously using these data definitions are also provided.10-01-2009
20090248644METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING USER ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION - A method for generating user attribute information includes: receiving event information which carries a time range, a space range and an event ID of an event; collecting users compliant with preset conditions according to the time range and space range in the event information to form a user collection; obtaining extended attributes of the event from the event information corresponding to the event ID; and generating attribute information of the users in the user collection correlated with the event according to the extended attributes of the event. An apparatus for generating user attribute information is also provided. The technical solution of the present invention reflects the characteristic attributes of the user accurately.10-01-2009
20090259621PROVIDING EXPECTED DESIRABILITY INFORMATION PRIOR TO SENDING A RECOMMENDATION - Systems and methods are described for providing information to a recommending user reflecting an expected, or predicted, desirability of a recommendation of a media item for a potential recommendation recipient or a group of potential recommendation recipients. In one embodiment, the recommending user selects a media item to potentially recommend to other users. For each potential recommendation recipient or group of potential recommendation recipients, an expected desirability value reflecting an expected desirability of the media item is determined. The expected desirability values are then presented to the recommending user. Based on the expected desirability values, the recommending user then selects one or more of the potential recommendation recipients or groups of potential recommendation recipients to which to send a recommendation for the media item.10-15-2009
20090192990Method and apparatus for realtime or near realtime video image retrieval - A distributed absorbing surveillance apparatus comprising a plurality of surveillance branches at which data of a video image frame is characterised, indexed and stored locally in real-time upon capturing means browsing and searching can be conducted locally at a relatively low computational overhead upon receipt of searching instructions from a central query processor. Such a distributed surveillance apparatus also facilitates enhanced target searching speed and efficiency.07-30-2009
20080319952DYNAMIC MENUS FOR MULTI-PREFIX INTERACTIVE MOBILE SEARCHES - The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu information retrieval techniques that provide context-specific functionality tailored to particular information channels, as well as to records within or across such channels, and other known state information. Users are presented with a consistent search interface among multiple tiers across and within a large domain of information sources, and need not learn different or special search syntax. A thin-client server-controlled architecture enables users of resource-constrained mobile communications devices to locate targeted information more quickly by entering fewer keystrokes and performing fewer query iterations and web page refreshes, which in turn reduces required network bandwidth.12-25-2008
20090150354Search devices, methods, and programs for use with navigation devices, methods, and programs - Search devices, methods, and programs input a first search term and acquire a category of the first search term. The devices, methods, and programs input a second search term and acquire a category of the second search term. The devices, methods, and programs, determine a logical operator for the first search term and the second search term according to a relationship between the first and second categories, and output search objects on a display that correspond to a logical operation performed using the determined logical operator. One or more of the output search objects may be used as a destination by a navigation device.06-11-2009
20090240668System and method for embedding search capability in digital images - This invention is a system and method that enables image viewers to search for information about objects, events or concepts shown or conveyed in an image through a search engine. The system integrates search capability into digital images seamlessly. When viewers of such an image want to search for information about something they see in the image, they can click on it to trigger a search request. Upon receiving a search request, the system will automatically use an appropriate search term to query a search engine. The search results will be displayed as an overlay on the image or in a separate window. Ads that are relevant to the search term are delivered and displayed alongside search results. The system also allows viewers to initiate a search using voice commands. Further, the system resolves ambiguity by allowing viewers to select one of multiple searchable items when necessary.09-24-2009
20090240666MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - A mobile terminal device capable of coupling to the Internet and a home network, includes: accompanying information storing means operable to store an image obtained by photographing and accompanying information pertaining to the image and the photographing; search request means operable to request a search server on the Internet to execute a search with the accompanying information as a keyword; search result storing means operable to temporarily store search result obtained from the search server; image composition means operable to create a composite image by combining the search result with the image obtained by the photographing; and transmission means operable to transmit the composite image to a specified output device on the home network.09-24-2009
20090240663ETL-Less Zero-Redundancy System and Method for Reporting OLTP Data - In one embodiment the present invention includes a relational database management system component and a column-oriented data processing component. The relational database system component stores database information in a row format. The column-oriented data processing component stores the database information in a column format. In response to a database update request, the relational database management system component updates the database information stored in the row format; the relational database management system component notifies the column-oriented data processing component of the database update request; and the column-oriented data processing component updates the database information stored in said column format. In response to a query request, the column-oriented data processing component generates a query response based on the database information stored in said column format. In this manner, an embodiment of the present invention is able to generate up-to-date reports without the need for extraction, translation and loading procedures.09-24-2009
20090240662INTEGRATION FOR INTELLIGENCE DATA SYSTEMS - A method and computer program product for searching one or more intelligence data stores to generate a result set. At least a portion of the results set is overlaid onto a graphical map to define one or more available pieces of content. The one or more of the one or more available pieces of content is accessed.09-24-2009
20090240660INTEGRATION FOR INTELLIGENCE DATA SYSTEMS - A system includes one or more server computing devices coupled to a data network. One or more storage devices are associated with each of the one or more server computing devices. A search device is configured to search intelligence data residing on one or more of the storage devices.09-24-2009
20090240656SEARCH SYSTEM OF COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A communications system is provided which can search for information about a communications device that is not registered in a network by designating time. The search system, which includes a plurality of communications devices, gateways and an entity management server, can execute a search method. The entity management server stores in a storage device the identification information of the communications device sent from the gateways with establishing correspondence with notification time. The entity management server receives from a mobile terminal the identification information of the communications device and designated time. The entity management server searches for the identification information stored in the storage device at the designated time, and identifies the location information of the gateways corresponding to the identification information included in the search request.09-24-2009
20090150352SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATING PRODUCT QUALITY DATA IN REMOTE PLANT DATABASES - An integration database for integrating product quality data between a plurality of plant databases is provided. The integration database includes: a material identification standardization unit configured for connecting the integration database to each of the plurality of plant databases, and for standardizing a product identification for each of the products in each of the plurality of plant databases; a plant material view creation unit configured for creating one or more plant material views for each of the plant databases in the integration database according to a corresponding product quality data for each of the plant databases; and a data integration unit configured for creating a combined summary view in the integrated database based on all the plant material views, and for collecting the product quality data of each of the plant material views into the combined summary view.06-11-2009
20090254529SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A system for managing content, the system including: (a) a memory for storing a source internet document that has been acquired over an internet connection; (b) a processor, configured to divide the source internet document into multiple granular elements, and to provide a group of interrelated granular elements; and to add metadata fields to the granular elements; wherein the processor is further configured to process granular element associated information that has been received from a web user, wherein the granular element associated information is associated with a referenced granular element that is selected in response to user selection, for generating, in response to metadata of at least one granular element, a second internet document that includes the referenced granular element, other granular elements, and the granular element associated information; and (c) an interface for providing the second internet document over an internet connection.10-08-2009
20090254527Multi-Entity-Centric Integrated Search System and Method - Disclosed herein is a multi-entity-centric integrated search system and method. The multi-entity-centric integrated search system includes an entity information acquisition server for receiving and analyzing a query term and determining entities and types of entities, and an integrated search result provision server for configuring an integrated search results page using results acquired from unit service calling units, such as an external API calling unit, a search engine calling unit, and an inference engine calling unit, and presenting integrated search results. The present invention is advantageous in that precise search results can be shown more rapidly, satisfaction with search results for a query term in which multiple entities coexist can be improved, the ambiguity of query terms is overcome, and an open platform capable of operating in conjunction with various types of web services is provided.10-08-2009
20090254524PROVIDING DATA BASED ON LANGUAGE CHOICE - Data may be provided in a language chosen by a user. A data record may be stored in a database using symbols to represent data. These symbols may be converted into various languages. A resource file for a given language defines a correspondence between the symbols in the record and the words in that language. A user indicates a choice of language in which to receive data. The user's choice is stored in the database, and conversion information from the resource file for the user's chosen language is copied to the database. When a program connects to a database and requests data records, the user's language choice is retrieved from the data, and the conversion information stored in the database is used to convert the data records into the chosen language. The requested data is then provided to the application in the user's chosen language.10-08-2009
20090254523HYBRID TERM AND DOCUMENT-BASED INDEXING FOR SEARCH QUERY RESOLUTION - Methods and apparatuses relate to hosting an inverted index for term-based document searching. According to disclosed aspects, each bank of a plurality of banks receives a plurality of Document IDentifiers (DocIDs) in the inverted index, and within each bank, posting lists for each term are determined large or small. DocIDs for large posting lists are distributed among computers in a bank while responsibility for producing DocIDs identifiers in a small posting list are distributed by term to one or fewer computers in the bank. During operation, each term of a query is distributed to each bank, and then for small terms, only those computers assigned responsibility for a given term need to search for responsive DocIDs. DocIDs can be redistributed among computers in a bank such that results are presented from the computers that would have produced those results in a cluster having a pure DocIDs distribution scheme.10-08-2009
20090254521FREQUENCY PARTITIONING: ENTROPY COMPRESSION WITH FIXED SIZE FIELDS - A frequency partitioning technique is introduced that amortizes the work of computing codeword lengths within a tuplecode by grouping together tuples that have the same pattern of codeword lengths. Specifically, the technique entropy codes and partitions column values in each column into disjoint sets called column partitions, assigns a codeword length to each of the column partitions, identifies cells (a combination of codeword lengths), and collectively storing tuples associated with each of the cells.10-08-2009
20090254520SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA RECORD WITH WEB DOCUMENT IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A system and associated method for synchronizing a record with a web document. A synchronizer selects a web document that is stored in a published web document repository of a content management system. The oldest web document since the latest update is selected and checked for availability. The synchronizer locates a record that corresponds to the selected web document. The synchronizer then checks respective version of the web document and the record to determine whether the record correctly represents the web document. The synchronizer then verifies whether the selected web document is available to users to avoid synchronizing latent web document that is not available to users. The synchronizer updates the located record.10-08-2009
20090259629ABBREVIATION HANDLING IN WEB SEARCH - A method for handling abbreviations in web queries includes building a dictionary of a plurality of possible word expansions for a plurality of potential abbreviations related to query terms received or anticipated to be received by a search engine; accepting a query including an abbreviation; expanding the abbreviation into one of the plurality of word expansions if a probability that the expansion is correct is above a threshold value, wherein the probability is determined by taking into consideration a context of the abbreviation within the query, wherein the context including at least anchor text; and sending the query with the expanded abbreviation to the search engine to generate a search results page related to the query.10-15-2009
20090259625METHODS INVOLVING TAGGING - A method for tagging data content, the method comprising, receiving a tag associated with a data content having a data content identifier from a first user, associating the tag with a tag identifier, associating the tag with a user identifier of the first user, saving the tag identifier, the data content identifier, the tag, and a privacy designation associated with the tag identifier in a first table responsive to determining that the tag associated with the data content identifier is not present in the first table, and saving the user identifier and the tag identifier in a second table responsive to determining that the user identifier and the tag identifier are not present in the second table.10-15-2009
20090259624EXPLOITING CONDITIONS TO OPTIMIZE EXPENSIVE DATABASE QUERIES - A fallback query mechanism that serves as a way to recover from query conditions (or criteria) that break due to excessively large result sets relative to a preset threshold. The fallback query mechanism detects when a query has failed to execute because the query requested more items from the database (or list) than allowed by the threshold, rewrites the query to examine no more than the threshold number of most recently created items that match one of the indexed filter criteria specified in a view, and then applies one or more of the other filter criteria. The mechanism then reruns the query and displays the results to the user.10-15-2009
20090259623Systems and Methods for Associating Metadata with Media - Embodiments provide methods and systems for associating metadata with media. Such methods may involve associating a media identifier with a media, storing, in an index of media identifiers, one or more entries each comprising the media identifier and metadata associated with the media, and incorporating or preserving a reference to the media identifier in the media. Certain embodiments involve creating metadata during development of the media using, for example, an electronic media processing tool. Certain embodiments involve using a media identifier in media to retrieve or otherwise use metadata associated with the media, including metadata that is stored at another location such as in one or more entries of an index of media identifiers.10-15-2009
20090259622Classification of Data Based on Previously Classified Data - Embodiments of the invention generally provide methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that facilitate classification of unclassified data. When unclassified data records are found in a data tree, one or more classified data records near the unclassified data record in the data tree may be identified. The unclassified data record may be compared to the identified classified data record to determine one or more suggested classifications for the unclassified data record. The unclassified data record may therefore be classified into one of the suggested classifications based on, for example, user input.10-15-2009
20090259620Method and system for real-time data searches - Methods and system for real-time data searches are described. In one embodiment, time period news data may be received from a media source. A topical attribute associated with the time period news data may be obtained. A search request for data from a target data source may be received. The search request may include request criterion. The search request may be processed using the request criterion and the topical attribute to obtain result data. The result data may be provided from the target data source.10-15-2009
20090259635INFORMATION DELIVERY APPARATUS AND INFORMATION DELIVERY METHOD - The invention provides an information delivery apparatus and information delivery method that can improve the rate of access by a user. A task node designation unit acquires task information related to contents sent by a contents transmission unit, and the contents transmission unit sends the acquired task information to the user, thereby making it possible to assist the actions of the user suitably. Consequently, since task information that is related to the contents, for example, task information which can cause the user to consider performing an action of some kind in relation to the content can be also viewed, the user is encouraged to perform new actions, whereby the access rate to the content can be improved.10-15-2009
20090125485System for Searching for Desired Music - Disclosed is a system for searching desired music. The system includes a remote control mechanism, a connector connected to the remote control mechanism and at least one search mechanism connected to the connector. The search mechanism includes a communication interface unit and a search unit connected to the communication interface unit. The search unit includes an algorithm element and a music database. The music database includes a plurality of music units.05-14-2009
20090125484System and method for engaging an online employment service - An online employment website and the computer system and software for operating the website are disclosed. The invention relates to a system and method for gathering information from both employers and job applicants, and providing an online database management system that screens the applicants so that an employer is charged for a particular job listing only if an applicant meets specified criteria for that particular job.05-14-2009
20090125483FILE TRANSMISSION SYSTEM AND FILE MANAGEMENT METHOD THEREOF - A file transmission system and a file management method thereof that is capable, when files are transmitted between devices, of allowing the user to determine whether to download a file having a delete history, among those files, so that an undesired file is not transmitted. The file transmission system includes a host device to provide content files, a user device connected to the host device, the user device receiving the content files provided from the host device, and a controller to search for a delete history of a file to be transmitted from the host device to the user device and determine whether to transmit the file to be transmitted, if the file to be transmitted has the delete history. Therefore, it is possible to efficiently manage files having delete histories.05-14-2009
20090276400KNOWLEDGE BASE SEARCH UTILITY - A method is disclosed. The method includes performing a first search in response to initiating a communication session between an agent and a customer. The first search is performed using first data, attributes of a service interaction, and second data. The first data represents a second search requested by the customer, and the second data represents items viewed by the customer from among first results of the second search. Second results of the first search are displayed.11-05-2009
20090276402SEARCH SYSTEM USING MEDIA METADATA TRACKS - Real-time metadata tracks recorded to media streams allow search and analysis operations in a variety of contexts. Search queries can be performed using information in real-time metadata tracks such as closed captioning, sub-title, statistical tracks, miscellaneous data tracks. Media streams can also be augmented with additional tracks. The metadata tracks not only allow efficient searching and indexing, but also allow insertion of content specific advertising during appropriate portions of a media stream based on the content of the metadata tracks.11-05-2009
20090276399RANKING DOCUMENTS THROUGH CONTEXTUAL SHORTCUTS - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to ranking and/or indexing of documents based at least in part on user interaction with contextual shortcuts.11-05-2009
20080306921Digital Media Management Apparatus and Methods - Methods and apparatus for managing, finding and displaying objects such as digital images. Objects are tagged (“associated”) with descriptive textual and numeric data (“metadata”), and stored in a relational database from which they can be selected, sorted, and found. Tags can be defined by name, tag type, and associated attributes. Objects can be tagged by dropping a tag onto the object, or relating a database record for the tag to a database record for the object. Tagged objects can be searched for and displayed according to the degree to which their metadata matches the search criteria. Visual cues can indicate whether displayed objects match all, some but not all, or none of the search criteria. Database object distributions can be displayed as histograms or scatter plots, including timelines, calendars or maps. Object distributions can be used to search for objects or to limit search results for a previous search.12-11-2008
20080306922SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING BULK RETRIEVAL OF CERTIFICATES - A system and method for searching and retrieving certificates, which may be used in the processing of encoded messages. In one embodiment, a certificate synchronization application is programmed to perform certificate searches by querying one or more certificate servers for all of the certificates on those certificate servers. If all of the certificates on a certificate server cannot be successfully retrieved using a single search query, due to a search quota on the certificate server being exceeded for example, the search is re-performed through multiple queries, each corresponding to a narrower subsearch. Embodiments described herein enable large amounts of certificates to be automatically searched for and retrieved from certificate servers, thereby minimizing the need for users to manually search for individual certificates.12-11-2008
20080306920BYTE-CODE REPRESENTATIONS OF ACTUAL DATA TO REDUCE NETWORK TRAFFIC IN DATABASE TRANSACTIONS - Methods, articles of manufacture, and systems for reducing network traffic for database transactions between a requesting client and a database server are provided. For some embodiments, the client may access statistical information regarding the data, such as that commonly contained in indexes (e.g., encoded vector indexes), conventionally generated for use by a query optimizer. For some embodiments, based on the statistical information regarding the data, the client may request that the server send small byte-code representations of data from the database, rather than the actual data. The small byte-code representations may be significantly smaller than the actual represented data, thus reducing network traffic between the client and server. The client may then retrieve the actual represented data from a corresponding data representation record.12-11-2008
20080306919DOCUMENT SEARCH METHOD - A document search apparatus capable of an index-type search and a scan-type search performs a search in a combination of the two search types while compensating for the disadvantages of the two search types with each other. A search query for index-type search and a search query for scan-type search are constructed based on a search query consisting of a logical formula of keywords. Then, a character 2-gram for performing an index search is set to shorten the whole search time, and the index-type search is performed. Finally, a scan-type search is performed on this search result of the index-type search.12-11-2008
20080306918System and method for wikifying content for knowledge navigation and discovery - Systems, methods and computer program products for navigating concepts found in data produced by intellectuals in a knowledge discovery process are disclosed. The present invention utilizes data sources and facilities for enabling community-based contributions for identifying associations between concepts disclosed by intellectuals. The present invention's approach results in having concepts mapped to authors and tools for linking related concepts with groups of intellectuals and/or contributors.12-11-2008
20080306917FILE SERVER FOR PERFORMING CACHE PREFETCHING IN COOPERATION WITH SEARCH AP - Provided is a control computer coupled to a storage apparatus for storing a plurality of information resources and a search computer for receiving a search request containing a search condition and transmitting information resource list information containing at least one piece of information regarding an information resource corresponding to the search condition as a search result, the control computer includes a cache memory for storing at least one of the plurality of information resources, in which the control computer is configured to: receive the information resource list information from the search computer; calculate cache priority for each of the information resources based on the received information resource list information; decide at least one information resource to be stored in the cache memory based on the calculated cache priority; and store the decided at least one information resource in the cache memory.12-11-2008
20080306916Auto-activation of fonts - A method and an apparatus that search for font data associated with an electronic document in a system in response to a font request are described. A font search is automatically activated when a requested font is determined not yet registered in a system. As a result of the font search, a requested font may be registered into a system. If a font search cannot locate a requested font in local storages and remote systems, a replacement for the requested font is selected from registered fonts. A replacement font may be one of the registered fonts most similar to the requested font according to a similarity measurement based on font attributes.12-11-2008
20080306914Method and system for performing a search - A method and computer system for searching for documents satisfying a search query. A client application in an electronic device displays a user interface with a text input field and a plurality of selectable categories, receives user input including a text string representing search terms and a selection of one or more categories, and transmits the text string and selected categories as first and second parts, respectively, of a query to a database. The database contains an index of documents categorized according to the selectable categories. After receiving from the database a listing of documents fulfilling both parts of the query, the client application presents the listing as part of the user interface along with the input field and selectable categories. Upon receiving new user input updating the first and/or second part of the query, the client application transmits the updated query to the database.12-11-2008
20080306913DYNAMIC AGGREGATION AND DISPLAY OF CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT CONTENT - A web-based system scans content for specific terms, and transforms occurrences of the terms into hypertext links. Each hypertext link provides access to a dynamically generated web page which contains aggregated content related to the respective term. The aggregated content may be gathered through a distributed keyword search of various content sources, including web sites and other sources on a wide area network. The results of the keyword search are aggregated into a single page or document, preferably with filtering to remove page elements not well suited for display on a mobile device. Occurrences of specific terms on this dynamically generated page may similarly be transformed into links, such that the user can browse content from various sources within a confined environment.12-11-2008
20080306910METHOD AND PROCESS FOR END USERS TO QUERY HIERARCHICAL DATA - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for specifying precise queries of hierarchical data. In one embodiment, a mapping template is created to represent the hierarchical data in terms that are easy to for users to understand. The mapping template is used to generate a query tool having a tree structure made up of nodes that are queried by the user. The user may compose a query by navigating the tree structure to select nodes of interest, and specifying predicates for the selected nodes. Once the query is composed, it may be executed against the hierarchical data.12-11-2008
20080306912QUERY RESULT ITERATION - Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A pulse in an inverted index refers to a group of items that do not occur in any other pulse in the index. When processing a query against an inverted index in which pulses are present, the query is processed against a single pulse. The end of the pulse is determined based on the characteristics of the pulse and the linked list nodes that comprise the postings lists from which the index was generated. In some embodiments, index updates are applied to the query result obtained from a single pulse to provide an efficient and up to date query result.12-11-2008
20080306909INTELLIGENT DOWNLOAD OF MEDIA FILES TO PORTABLE DEVICE - Systems and methods that intelligently download media files from a repository to a portable device of a user (e.g., cell phone), via an intelligent download engine and based on likelihood that such downloaded files are of interest to the user. Accordingly, from a user's perspective a seamless access to music depository is provided (e.g., typically all files of the depository seem to be virtually present on the portable device), and a user's manual interaction (e.g., selection of files based on memory requirement of the portable unit) is mitigated.12-11-2008
20080306908Finding Related Entities For Search Queries - Architecture for finding related entities for web search queries. An extraction component takes a document as input and outputs all the mentions (or occurrences) of named entities such as names of people, organizations, locations, and products in the document, as well as entity metadata. An indexing component takes a document identifier (docID) and the set of mentions of named entities and, stores and indexes the information for retrieval. A document-based search component takes a keyword query and returns the docIDs of the top documents matching with the query. A retrieval component takes a docID as input, accesses the information stored by the indexing component and returns the set of mentions of named entities in the document. This information is then passed to an entity scoring and thresholding component that computes an aggregate score of each entity and selects the entities to return to the user.12-11-2008
20090094211IMPLEMENTING AN EXPANDED SEARCH AND PROVIDING EXPANDED SEARCH RESULTS - To implement an expanded search and to provide expanded search results, a first search query generated by a user is received. A type of expansion to apply to the first search query is determined. Expanded search queries associated with the first search query are automatically generated according to the determined expansion type without intervention from the user. A search is executed on each one of the expanded search queries to retrieve search results. A second search query is received, and the second search query is one of the expanded search queries. Expanded search queries associated with the second search query are automatically generated according to the determined expansion type without intervention from the user. A search on each one of the expanded search queries associated with the second search query to retrieve search results is executed. The search results are provided for presentation to the user in modules.04-09-2009
20090094208Automatically Generating A Hierarchy Of Terms - In certain embodiments, generating a hierarchy of terms includes accessing a corpus comprising terms. The following is performed for one or more terms to yield parent-child relationships: one or more parent terms of a term are identified according to directional affinity; and one or more parent-child relationships are established from the parent terms and each term. A hierarchical graph is automatically generated from the parent-child relationships.04-09-2009
20090094210INTELLIGENTLY SORTED SEARCH RESULTS - Intelligently sorting search results includes retrieving search results according to a search. A criterion to apply to the search results to organize the search results into clusters that present content of the search results is determined. The criterion is applied to the search results, and the search results are presented in clusters. Each cluster represents a category of the criterion applied to the search results.04-09-2009
20090094196System and Method for Creating and Applying Predictive User Click Models to Predict a Target Page Associated with a Search Query - Systems and methods for predicting a target page associated with a search query are disclosed. Generally, a predictive user click model module defines a set of sessions and builds a model to predict whether a webpage is a target page associated with a search query based on a number of times, over the set of sessions, that a user as defined in the session clicks within the same session on a given webpage associated with a given search query versus a number of sessions in the set of sessions.04-09-2009
20090089263Parsing Unstructured Resources - Systems and methods of processing an unstructured resource which contains one or more data portions are described. The method comprises reading the unstructured resource into memory and accessing a data structure associated with the unstructured resource. This data structure contains a number of elements, each element including position information for a data portion in the unstructured resource. Using this position information, data portions are located from the unstructured resource and processed and the locating and processing steps are repeated for each element in the data structure.04-02-2009
20090112822MAP-BASED COMMUNICATION FOR A PLURALITY OF FUNCTIONAL ENTITIES - The present invention is directed to a server system for supplying differing amounts of data into a database, wherein the system comprises the database and a data tracker device, wherein the data tracker receives data sent by a plurality of functional entities, preferably office machines and in particular devices with a printer, wherein the data tracker device is prepared to transmit data asynchronously to an intermediate buffer storage device with a queue structure, the intermediate buffer storage device storing the data sequentially and transmitting the data sequentially to the database to be stored.04-30-2009
20090100010System and method for seamlessly integrating separate information systems within an application - The present invention is, in one embodiment, a system and method based on a client-server architecture for seamlessly integrating various information systems. In one embodiment, a bundle of files is deployed to a collaboration client, in order to enable the integration of the collaboration client with disparate information systems and content. In one embodiment, content within a mailbox item is allowed to become a “live” object, and is associated with trigger events, and actions, including sending all or part of the content to a separate information system. In one embodiment, mailbox items are subjected to predefined searches to assess whether they include certain content objects. In another embodiment, panel item elements are visible in the overview panel of the collaboration client. The user may interact with the panel items by dragging content onto them, double clicking them, and invoking actions from a context menu if one is available.04-16-2009
20090299966MANAGEMENT OF LARGE DYNAMIC TABLES - Managing a table as multiple ordered blocks of entries. Each block has a local index value for each entry, and each entry has an associated element value. The entries in the table are monotonically ordered, and the table is searchable by element value and entry index value. Each block has an offset based on the number of entries in the blocks preceding it in order. The global index of an entry in a block is the offset combined with the local offset value, such as by adding the two values together.12-03-2009
20090083230APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING INFORMATION SEARCHES - An information search supporting apparatus includes a search history storage storing keywords, narrow-down criteria for each of the keywords, and keyword attributes expressing meanings of the keywords, while keeping them in correspondence; and a search number-of-times storage storing number of times indicating how many times one or both of the keywords and the narrow-down criteria have each been used in searches. The apparatus receives input of a character string, obtains a character string attribute expressing the meaning thereof, obtains, from the search history storage, any of the keywords and narrow-down criteria that are in association with the keyword attribute matching the character string attribute, further obtains, from the search number-of-times storage, the number corresponding to one or both of the obtained keywords and narrow-down criteria, and generates a screen on which the obtained keywords and narrow-down criteria are rearranged based on the number and that prompts the user to specify a new search criterion.03-26-2009
20080215554Data Plotting Extension for Structured Query Language - Information is typically obtained from a relational database using a query in structured query language (SQL). An extension to the SQL standard is described which permits plotting the results of a query. SQL keywords are provided for specifying a format for graphing selected data, and syntax for recognizing those keywords, thereby causing the data to be presented as a graph according to the specified format. This extension of SQL maintains the syntax and style of conventional SQL queries. This permits automated systems, such as database driven websites, to issue extended SQL queries directly to a relational database and have the results returned as formatted graphical content.09-04-2008
20080215552Time-conditioned search engine interface with visual feedback - A human-computer interface for a search engine or similar application includes specification means for a time condition applicable to a search query, and visual feedback means expressive of relative availability of sought or potentially sought database items at one or more specific times within a time period under consideration. The invention provides a new and unique way to support interactive searching of a database that includes information relating to time availability of represented items, in order to identify items that match one or more search term(s) and are available at a specific time or during a specific time period.09-04-2008
20080215550SEARCH SUPPORT APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND SEARCH SUPPORT SYSTEM - A search support apparatus estimates, based on a document and a specific phrase (keyword) in the document, a theme of the document, a site type of a website that provides the document, and a content type of the document, and selects a search condition corresponding to the theme, the site type, and the content type, to be presented to the user.09-04-2008
20080215549Method and Apparatus for Query and Analysis - A data handling method combines search capabilities with analytical functionality. The invention provides advantages when dealing with structured documents (such as electronic catalogs, XML documents, text documents, HTML documents, Internet documents, etc.) and other data stored in a computer system. Various embodiments include simplified ways to express search/analysis requests of a data set and also to express results to such requests.09-04-2008
20080215546Time Series Search Engine - Methods and apparatus consistent with the invention provide the ability to organize, index, search, and present time series data based on searches. Time series data are sequences of time stamped records occurring in one or more usually continuous streams, representing some type of activity. In one embodiment, time series data is organized into discrete events with normalized time stamps and the events are indexed by time and keyword. A search is received and relevant event information is retrieved based in whole or in part on the time indexing mechanism, keyword indexing mechanism, or statistical indices calculated at the time of the search.09-04-2008
20080215545Data file management and search method and system based on file attributes - A data file management and search method based on file attributes is disclosed. At least one data file, externally imported or generated by a user, is retrieved. Attributes of the data file are edited, a virtual catalog corresponding to the data file is generated, and a catalog tree is built according to the data file and the virtual catalog. The virtual catalog and the data file are displayed by a user interface. A search operation is performed based on a search command to locate at least one required virtual catalog or data file among multiple data files and virtual catalogs. A basic operation is implemented on the located virtual catalog or data file.09-04-2008
20080215544Systems and Methods for Modeling Partitioned Tables as Logical Indexes - Technologies for forming logical indexes and utilizing such indexes so as to abstract many of the complexities resulting from referencing partitioned database tables. Included are technologies for making use of order-preserving properties of table metadata, for adding a partition equality predicate to an explicit predicate in merge-join processing on partitioned tables, and for selecting execution of a logical skip scan on a partitioned table when a query predicate does not reference a specific partition. Such technologies generally abstract from the query writer and processing systems explicit referencing of table partitions.09-04-2008
20080215543Graph-based search leveraging sentiment analysis of user comments - A search system and method is provided. The method includes constructing a graph-based query that is indicative of a user's preference-levels for different features of a search item (a product, for example). The constructed graph-based query is executed by comparing the user's preference-levels for the different features of the product, which are graphically represented in the query, with information related to sentiments expressed by other users regarding the product. Information related to the sentiments expressed by other users regarding the product can include system-generated product performance graphs constructed from comments regarding the product obtained from the World Wide Web (or other network). Results returned and output upon execution of the graph-based query include system-generated product performance graphs that are similar to the user-submitted query.09-04-2008
20090083236METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PHOTOGRAPH FINDING - Digital image data including discrete photographic images of a variety of different subjects, times, and so forth, are collected and analyzed to identify specific features in the photographs. In an embodiment of the invention, distinctive markers are distributed to aid in the identification of particular subject matter. Facial recognition may also be employed. The digital image data is maintained in a database and quarried in response to search requests. The search requests include criteria specifying any feature category or other identifying information, such as date, time, and location that each photograph was taken, associated with each photograph. Candidate images are provided for review by requesters, who may select desired images for purchase or downloading.03-26-2009
20090171900PRINTER DRIVER FOR TRANSACTION RECORD STORAGE - A printer driver may be used to pass transaction information to a remote location for storage. Such transaction information may pertain, for example, to online transactions performed by a user in relation to various online merchants. Such transactions, for example, may also be facilitated by a payment service provider. In one example, a method of processing transaction information includes receiving transaction information at a client device. The transaction information is associated with a user-merchant transaction. The method also includes receiving a user-initiated selection of a printer driver. The method further includes, in response to the selection, passing the transaction information to a remote location to store the transaction information in a transaction record maintained at the remote location. The passing is performed by software implemented in the printer driver. Related methods, devices, and systems are also disclosed.07-02-2009
20080208822ANALYTIC ENHANCEMENTS TO MODEL CLAUSE IN STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE (SQL) - A method for processing queries is provided. A database server receives and executes a query to generate a relation. The query comprises first one or more clauses and a model clause. The model clause comprises a rule that has a left-side expression and a right-side expression. In one embodiment, the right-side expression of the rule includes a window function, which specifies one or more partition columns. In an embodiment, the left-side expression comprises a for-loop predicate. The for-loop predicate is unfolded after the database server compiles the query. In one embodiment, the left-side expression of the rule comprises one or more existential predicates, where each existential predicate evaluates to a Boolean value.08-28-2008
20090077046Content usage system, content usage method, recording and playback device, content delivery method, and content delivery program - A content usage system includes a recording and playback device and a portable electronic device mutually connected via a network. When the recording and playback device receives a certain command while outputting digital content, that content is converted into transfer content suitable for use with the portable electronic device, and then stored with metadata indicating that the content is transfer content. Using the metadata, the recording and playback device is able to generate and transmit a list of transfer content upon request from the portable electronic device. Using the list, the user of the portable electronic device then selects desired transfer content from the list and sends a transfer content request. In response, the recording and playback device transmits the selected transfer content to the portable electronic device, thereby making the content available for use on the portable electronic device.03-19-2009
20090077044VERSIONING IN AN INTEGRATION PLATFORM - A repository contains multiple versions of an object but only a single version of the object is supplied when a query is made. The single version is automatically selected from among a number of versions, based on a configuration associated with a workspace in which the query originates. The selected version is presented in a version resolved view, without exposing any information related to versioning of the object. A number of configurations are established, each configuration containing no more than one version of each object in the repository. However, only one configuration is associated with each workspace from which a query can originate. A single configuration is commonly associated with the workspaces of all developers. When developers decide that a set of objects in the repository is ready for use in live operation, the set of objects is “deployed” by copying the design time configuration to generate a new configuration.03-19-2009
20090077043SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING NON-COMPATIBLE CONTENT REPOSITORIES - Systems and methods access non-compatible content repositories that are not natively accessible to a content management system. A metadata registry maintains metadata about content stored in both compatible and non-compatible repositories. For content in a non-compatible repository, the metadata indicates a repository interface capable of accessing the non-compatible repository. The content manager communicates with the repository interfaces to access the content in non-compatible repositories. The content manager may receive a request for content in a non-compatible repository, refer to the metadata registry to select a repository interface to employ, transmit a request for the requested content to the selected repository interface, and receive the requested content from the repository interface. A repository interface registry maintains information about available repository interfaces. Entries may be added to either the metadata registry and the repository interface registry, thus allowing the systems and methods to be extended to be able to access additional non-compatible repositories.03-19-2009
20090077042METHOD AND SYSTEM OF UNIFYING DATA - A system, method and database design is provided for unifying data from a plurality of heterogeneous databases, each having business-context related data and a data access mechanism. A database is created (e.g., the UniDimNet) which contains a node for each dimension of an industry. For each data source which is accessible via the system, a set of data source specific dimensions is created and mapped to the corresponding industry business context dimension(s). A set of templates (e.g., UniViews) is created to query the data sources. Each UniView contains a specific question for a specific dimension designed for a specific data source. UniViews query the database they are associated with by using the data access mechanism of the associated database. A central server coordinates the system and facilitates use of the system through an interface (e.g., the UniViewer). The UniViewer allows a user to query the data sources by identifying an industry business context dimension, a dimension instance and at least one UniView. Multiple UniViews can be combined, cached and saved to facilitate complex queries.03-19-2009
20090077041STREAMING MEDIA SEARCH AND PLAYBACK SYSTEM - A method is provided for playing back media from a network. The method includes receiving a search criteria from a network enabled device. The method further includes accessing a database comprising a plurality of network addresses, where the database associates each address with one or more classes of information. The addresses in the database each access a media network resource. The method further includes selecting at least one address in the database using the search criteria, and signaling the selected address to the network enabled device. The method also includes controlling the network enabled device so as to automatically access and play back the media resource of the selected address.03-19-2009
20090077039Information processing apparatus, and method and program for searching text information candidate - An information processing apparatus for searching for a target text information candidate from among text information candidates stored in order to search for and/or input target information, may include a display information generating unit for generating and displaying display information, the display information including only both a first character line of characters extending in a first direction including a character set to be selected, and a second character line of characters related to the first character line, extending in a second direction and intersecting the first character line, out of a two-dimensional matrix of rows and columns of characters arranged for selection, and a shift instruction receiving unit for receiving a shift instruction to shift from the character set to be selected.03-19-2009
20090077038Methods and Systems for Verifying the Identity of a Subject of a Dictation Using Text to Speech Conversion and Playback - A method for audibly verifying the identity of a subject while dictating a report with a system comprising an input device and a computer includes entering alpha-numeric indicia into the system with the input device where the alpha-numeric indicia are related to the identity of the subject of the dictation. The entered alpha-numeric indicia are transmitted from the system to a records database coupled to the computer. Subject identifiers are received by the system when a record is found in the records database which has identifying indicia corresponding to the entered alpha-numeric indicia. The subject identifiers associated with the record are audibly communicated to a user of the system. The user of the system may use the audibly communicated subject identifiers to verify that the entered alpha-numeric indicia correspond to the subject on which the dictation is being performed.03-19-2009
20090077037SUGGESTING ALTERNATIVE QUERIES IN QUERY RESULTS - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for suggesting alternative queries based on original query search results. In one aspect, a method includes receiving search results for a first query, where each search result refers to a respective resource and includes a snippet of content from the respective resource, receiving one or more suggested second queries, for each of the suggested second queries: selecting a set of words in one of the snippets to represent the suggested second query, associating the suggested second query with the set so that a user can interact with a word in the set to invoke the suggested second query, and marking the set so as to indicate that the user can interact with a word in the set to invoke the suggested second query, and transmitting the search results including each marked set to a client device for presentation to the user.03-19-2009
20090077036PROPAGATING A QUERY IN A FEDERATED DATABASE - A method for propagating a query in a system made up of a number connectable database management system nodes, where each node is associated at least one database, includes: selecting a first node from the number of nodes; generating at least one connection operable to propagate a query from the first node to a first subset of the number of nodes; generating at least one connection operable to propagate a query from a second node in the first subset to a second subset of the plurality of nodes; where at least one node in the second subset is different from nodes in the first subset.03-19-2009
20090077035SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER-CUSTOMIZED EVENT - According to the present invention, provided is a method and system for providing an advertisement and event which is customized for web-user, in particular, to a method and system capable of providing a customized advertisement and event by searching an advertisement and event information database based on the searching condition of the obtained web-user information. A method of providing an user-customized event according to the present invention comprises receiving an information of a user accessed to web site; searching an advertisement and event providing information in a database, based on the searching condition of the received user information; and providing an advertisement and an event to the user according to the search result.03-19-2009
20090077032CALM CAPABLE OF SEARCHING AGENT SERVICE THROUGH WEB, AGENT SYSTEM USING THE SAME AND OPERATION METHOD OF AGENT SYSTEM - The present invention discloses a CALM capable of the client's determining the CALM storing a service rapidly and accurately, and searching the service by accessing the corresponding CALM, and service agent's preparing the base environment in which a service agent for providing the service the Web can inform a client of the service agent's service by enabling the client to access a CALM-based directory facilitator through a Web server, and an agent service using the CALM.03-19-2009
20090077029COMPACT FOCUSED SEARCH INTERFACE - A graphical user interface for searching information related to business objects includes a search interface having one or more user input fields for receiving data from a user related to one or more attributes associated with business objects. The search interface presents the one or more user input fields in response to a user context. A first tab displays information related to a set of business objects in response to a search based on the data provided to the one or more user input fields. A second tab displays information related to a business object in the set of business objects.03-19-2009
20090077030CAMERA UNIT AND METHOD FOR INSERTING COMMENTS TO DIGITAL PICTURES AUTOMATICALLY - A method for inserting comments on digital pictures automatically is provided. The method includes: selecting a mode of inserting comments to a digital picture; transmitting the digital picture to Web sites, wherein the Web sites provide a plurality of web pages that contain different kinds of images; searching for one or more similar images corresponding to the digital picture in the web pages according to characteristics of the digital picture, and obtaining URLs of the web pages; accessing the web pages according to the URLs, and obtaining key words; searching for related contents from the web pages according to the key words; receiving the searched contents, and displaying the searched contents as a plurality of selectable text strings; choosing available strings from the selectable text strings as comments of the digital picture; and inserting the comments to the digital picture. A related camera unit is also provided.03-19-2009
20090077027USING A CONTENT DATABASE TO INFER CONTEXT INFORMATION FOR ACTIVITIES FROM MESSAGES - Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that infers activity-related context information from a message. Upon receiving the message, the system looks for activity-related keywords in the message, wherein the activity-related keywords are from a content database. If one or more activity-related keywords are found in the message, the system infers message-related context information from the one or more activity-related keywords. Next, the system uses the message-related context information to facilitate recommending an activity to a user.03-19-2009
20090077028WEB SERVICES ACCESS TO CLASSIFICATION ENGINES - A method and system for document analysis and retrieval. An entire document is reconstructed from a first portion and at least one additional portion of a document. Document keys associated with text extracted from the entire document are generated. A document key vector is generated, based on comparing the document keys with unique category keys of a document taxonomy. A category key vector for each category is generated, based on comparing category keys associated with each category with the unique category keys of the document taxonomy. A set of closet categories to the document are determined, based on distances computed from dot products of first vector and a second vector for each category. The first vector is the document key vector or a document weight vector. The second vector for each category is the category key vector for each category or a category weight vector for each category.03-19-2009
20090077025Tag Valuation within a Collaborative Tagging System - A method of assessing the value of tags in a collaborative tagging system can include monitoring user interaction with each of a plurality of tags and/or artifacts associated with tags, wherein each of the plurality of tags has been previously associated with at least one artifact of the collaborative tagging system. For each of the plurality of tags, a measure of value for the tag can be determined according to user interaction with the tag. A list comprising at least one tag and an indication of the measure of value of the tag can be output.03-19-2009
20090077024SEARCH SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING A SECURED MEDICAL SERVER - A search system for searching a secured medical server is provided. The system includes a web-portal and a medical server. The web-portal communicates with a processor and a memory. The processor is operable to communicate with the memory, which is operable to store a medical server password and a medical server location. The medical server includes the medical documents and an access portal. The access portal protects the medical documents in the medical server. The access portal is operable to provide access to the medical documents when provided with the medical server password. The processor is operable to generate and transmit a request signal including a request for information and the medical server password to the healthdata server.03-19-2009
20090077022SPATIAL AGGREGATOR SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION - An information providing system comprises means for reading information feeds from one or more sources which are designed to be machine readable rather than user readable, one or more of said feeds having content expressed as a number of entries where each entry incorporates a spatial reference, means for assessing a user's interest in order to match a user's interest to content obtained from said feeds and means for providing to a user content from said spatially referenced feeds, whereby the content closely matches the user's spatial interest.03-19-2009
20090077021System for Managing SameAs Relationships Between Ontology Instances and Method for the Same - A system for managing sameAs relationships between ontology instances comprises a sameAs relationship managing unit that checks, sets, or cancels sameAs relationships between ontology instances; a sameAs group knowledge processing unit that receives an input for setting or canceling sameAs relationships from the sameAs relationship managing unit and then corrects related knowledge within ontology instance data; and a sameAs inference service providing unit that uses the knowledge corrected by the sameAs group knowledge processing unit, processes a user query, and performs sameAs post-processing so as to present the result.03-19-2009
20090077020Systems and methods of searching databases - Systems and methods for searching databases are described herein. In one embodiment, a method for searching a database can include identifying a first set of one or more data elements that are referenced by a starting data element, identifying a second set of one or more data elements that reference one or more of the data elements of the first set, and graphically displaying the data elements of the first and second sets and the relationships therebetween. In one embodiment, the systems and methods can be used to identify prior art patent publications for a starting patent publication. 03-19-2009
20090043740Method for administrating data storage in an information search and retrieval system - In a method for administrating data storage in an information search and retrieval system, particularly in an enterprise search system, wherein the system implements indexing and search applications and comprises a suitable search engine, and data storage devices and a data communication system which together realize a network storage system provided with an application interface, the network storage system divided in distinct logical volumes which are associated with the physical data storage units and configured depending on the application in one of a read-write mode mounted on one computer, a read-only mode mounted on one or more computers, or a floating and unmounted mode.02-12-2009
20090043732Method For Providing Search Results List Based on Importance Information and System Thereof - The present invention relates to a method for providing a search result list by a search engine and a system thereof, and more particularly, to a method for generating a search result list by reflecting importance information in processing the search result list corresponding to a predetermined keyword input from a user terminal by a search engine and a system thereof. According to the present invention, there is an effect that is possible to provide method and system for providing a search result list, capable of providing a search result list on the basis of importance information in which accuracy and information on the registration date of a corresponding content are reflected.02-12-2009
20090248642SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ORGANIZING AND ACCESSING WEBSITES - A system includes server and client computers communicating over a network. The server includes a database of websites. A user logs into one of the client computers and is presented with a stand-alone application for organizing and accessing websites that is separate from a web-browser. The application presents the alphabet to the user and allows the user to select one or more letters of the alphabet. When a letter is selected, the application presents a list of websites to the user and allows the user to select a website. The web address of the selected website is then sent to the web-browser for display of the webpage. The application also presents advertisements to the user that are not blocked by ad blocking programs.10-01-2009
20080306911ORDERED INDEX - Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A postings list of items containing a particular term are ordered in a desired retrieval order, e.g., most recent first. The ordered items are inserted into an inverted index in the desired retrieval order, resulting in an ordered inverted index from which items may be efficiently retrieved in the desired retrieval order. During retrieval, items may first be retrieved from a live index, and the retrieved items from the live and ordered indexes may be merged. The retrieved items may also be filtered in accordance with the items' file grouping parameters.12-11-2008
20090287652DISTRIBUTED AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEM AND CONTENT DIRECTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF - A distributed audio visual (AV) system including a plurality of media servers, a media renderer, and a control point which are connected to each other via a peer-to-peer network is provided. Each of the media servers includes a content directory management unit (CDMU) and a query content information (QCI) module, wherein the CDMU includes a synchronizer module and a content information maintainer (CIM) module. The synchronizer module synchronizes content information of AV contents stored in all the media servers. The CIM module records the content information and establishes an integrated content directory list according to the content information. The QCI module queries the content information. The control point obtains the integrated content directory list from one of the media servers and queries the content information related to all the AV contents, so as to control the media renderer to play the AV contents.11-19-2009
20090276401METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING ASSOCIATIVE PERSONAL INFORMATION ON A MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A method and apparatus that manages associative personal information may include determining associative properties, receiving an item to be associated to the determined associative properties, indexing the received item based on the determined associative properties, storing the received item and the associated indexing information, receiving at least one of a query from a user and information concerning the user's navigation of one or more interfaces on the mobile communication device, matching at least one of the user's query and the user's navigation information to the associative properties, checking the associated indexing information for stored items associated to the matched associated properties, generating a list of stored items associated to the matched associated properties based on the associated indexing information, presenting the generated list of stored items associated to the matched associated properties to the user, and receiving the user's selection of one or more stored item from the generated list.11-05-2009
20100036808SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SEARCHING MEDIA CONTENT BASED ON AN EDITING FILE - Various embodiments described herein provide users with a fast and efficient way for identifying scenes for editing purposes. At least one embodiment is a method for searching media content based on identification data embedded in an editing file. The method comprises receiving the editing file and extracting identification data from the editing file, wherein the identification data is uniquely associated with particular media content. The method further comprises searching one or a plurality of media content based on the identification data and identifying matching media content, performing a secure download of the identified media content, and performing playback of the media content based on special effects specified in the editing file, wherein the media content is unmodified during playback.02-11-2010
20090327246INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - Metadata to be appended to an object in a document is generated. When the user edits the generated metadata, another document including the same object as the object to which the metadata is appended is searched for, and the contents edited by the user are reflected to metadata appended to the object in another searched document.12-31-2009
20100023489METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING CONTENTS AND SYSTEM - A method of distributing contents including steps of: calculating feature quantities of contents written in a plurality of files by using a common calculation operation; allotting a common ID to feature quantities which are equivalent to each other among the calculated feature quantities; associating the plurality of files with the IDs corresponding to said files, and storing the associated files and IDs into a node of a network; gathering, when obtaining the stored file from the node, information on ID of said file and said node through the network; requesting the node shown in the gathered information to transmit the file corresponding to the ID shown in said information; and transmitting the requested file from the node.01-28-2010
20090265315SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING TAGS OF CONTENT USING A HYPERLINKED CORPUS OF CLASSIFIED WEB PAGES - An improved system and method for classifying tags of content using a hyperlinked corpus of classified web pages is provided. An anchor text index may be searched to find anchor texts that may match text of the tag, documents referenced by the matching anchor texts may be found, and the documents referenced by the matching anchor texts may be grouped to disambiguate multiple classifications that result from matching the anchor texts with the categories of the reference documents. To resolve ambiguity between multiple classifications, weighted classifications may be used where each document may be assigned a positive weight for a mapping to a category to indicate the confidence of the classification of the document to the category. The classification for the grouping of the documents referenced by the matching anchor texts with greatest frequency may be selected and output as the classification for the tag.10-22-2009
20090254526NETWORK MANAGEMENT INFORMATION (NMI) DISTRIBUTION - A device associated with a network provides a query for specific network management information (NMI) to a registry, and receives, based on the query, metadata associated with the specific network management information (NMI). The device also provides a request for the specific network management information (NMI) to a plurality of producer devices identified from the metadata associated with the specific network management information (NMI), and receives one or more portions of the specific network management information (NMI) from each of the plurality of producer devices. The device further combines the one or more portions of the specific network management information (NMI) to create the specific network management information (NMI).10-08-2009
20090254519METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BUILDING A SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE BINARY TREE FOR FAST OBJECT SEARCH - Method and system for building a support vector machine binary tree for fast object search. An appearance model can be generated for objects in a database and computed on regions detected in an image frame. A covariance matrix can be utilized for representing the appearance model of the detected regions. The covariance matrix appearance model can be preprocessed and/or transferred into a vector-based format. The data in the vector-based format can be added with a class label to form labeled data. A support vector machine (SVM) can be utilized on the labeled data to generate a classifier with an optimal hyperplane and a margin area in order to hierarchically build a balanced SVM binary tree. A query appearance model can be searched rapidly utilizing the SVM binary tree during a search phase.10-08-2009
20090287646SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING A CONTEXTUAL ACTION FOR AN INDICATOR - A method and apparatus are presented for the presentation and activation of contextual actions for interpreted content. In one aspect, keywords are recognized from an existing webpage, re-processed into a second webpage, and presented via a browser. The indicators are selectable and may invoke functionality resident on the wireless device within one or more native applications.11-19-2009
20090254528DATA INQUIRY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL LOCATION-BASED IMAGE, VIDEO, AND INFORMATION - This invention discloses a data inquiry system for three-dimensional location-based image, video, and information, which comprises a client device and a remote server. The client device provides space parameters and lens parameters to the remote server through a transmission module. The remote server determines a space inquiry range by the space parameter and lens parameter, inquires an object data of an object space position parameter at the space inquiry range, shows the object data in an image data displayed by the client device to facilitate users to identify the desired viewing object, and further inquires the object data and related image and/or video data.10-08-2009
20090327239BITMAP DEVICE IDENTIFICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus for identifying devices using a bitmap are disclosed. In one embodiment, the method comprises: accessing a memory to obtain one or more bitmaps that map each bit location in the bitmap to an index value, where one index value is assigned to each remote wireless media device of a wireless network in a wireless communication system; and examining those bitmaps and determining at least one characteristic of a remote wireless media device and a device identifier that identifies the remote wireless media device in the wireless network based on the bit position in those bitmaps.12-31-2009
20090327238EXTENSIBLE BINDING OF DATA WITHIN GRAPHICAL RICH APPLICATIONS - An arrangement is provided for retrieving and updating data within an application, such as a media player application and its metadata. Information is gathered from multiple remote sources. The remote source is queried for information, and information is received from the same. The received information is compared to a number of stored data storage conventions. The particular data storage convention employed is determined, and using the determined data storage convention, data is bound to a number of fields in the application.12-31-2009
20090327228BALANCING THE COSTS OF SHARING PRIVATE DATA WITH THE UTILITY OF ENHANCED PERSONALIZATION OF ONLINE SERVICES - Described herein is a method that includes determining a utility to a user of sharing a set of attributes for use in connection with personalized searching or other online services. The method further includes determining a cost to the user of sharing the set of attributes. The method also includes outputting an indication of a net benefit to the user of sharing the set of attributes based at least in part upon the determined utility and the determined cost.12-31-2009
20090327226LIBRARY DESCRIPTION OF THE USER INTERFACE FOR FEDERATED SEARCH RESULTS - Methods and computer-readable media are provided for performing a federated search using a library description file to locate multiple data sources. For a federated search, a library description can be used to describe a set of data sources searched, and may further be used to describe how search results should be presented to a user. The format of such a library description file can include multiple elements, some of which provide information on how to display the library and others that define which data sources are included in the library. The library description file can be created according to library description template.12-31-2009
20090327224Automatic Classification of Search Engine Quality - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to predicting a best search engine to use for a given query. In aspects, a predictor may use various approaches to determine a best search engine for a given query. For example, the predictor may use features derived from the query itself, how well the query matches a result set returned by a search engine in response to the query, and/or information that compares the result sets returned by multiple search engines that are provided the query. In addition, other data such as user preferences, user interaction data, metadata attributes, and/or other data may be used in predicting a best search engine for a given query. In conjunction with making a prediction, the predictor may use a classifier that has been trained at a training facility.12-31-2009
20090204589DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD, SYSTEM, MEDIUM STORING A PROGRAM THEREOF - A document management apparatus that searches at least one document group saved in advance for a document group having attributes that correspond to a search condition. The apparatus includes an updating unit configured to update the attributes of the document group in accordance with an operation performed by a user on a document in the document group, and a search unit configured to search for a document group having attributes that correspond to user information inputted from the exterior.08-13-2009
20090254522DETECTING ESTIMATION ERRORS IN DICTINCT PAGE COUNTS - A database server may be configured to compute distinct page counts of pages accessed to execute operands of respective queries. The queries may be executed against a table comprised of the pages and having an index managed by the database server. The distinct page counts may be obtained by counting, as a part of the executing of the queries, distinct pages accessed during the execution of the queries.10-08-2009
20090248626INFORMATION REPOSITORY SEARCH SYSTEM - A computerized method and system for compiling and presenting popular searches in an information repository are provided. Example embodiments may include receiving a number of search criteria from one or more users, respectively. The search criteria may be applied to a common information repository. Source and category information may be associated with each search criteria. The category information may identify a category of a number of categories into which information in the common information repository may be categorized. The source information may identify a source of a number of sources via which the search criteria are receivable. Each search criteria may be stored in association with the source and the category information.10-01-2009
20090319492APPARATUS PROCESSING USER GENERATED DATA AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE APPARATUS - An apparatus uninstalling a target application includes a processing unit configured to move user generated data from a user-generated-data storage area managed by the target application to be installed to a user-generated-data storage area managed by another application that is installed.12-24-2009
20090319490Operation control apparatus, method of displaying contents list, and contents display and playback system - An operation control apparatus includes: a display portion; a communication portion that communicates with a contents supply device and a playback device via a network; an operation portion that operates the contents supply device and the playback device via the communication portion; a memory portion that stores therein identification information of contents received from the contents supply device when a playback stop operation is made while the contents are being played back; and a control portion that displays a contents list on the display portion according to contents information received from the contents supply device; wherein the control portion checks identification information of contents contained in the contents information against the identification information of the contents when the contents list is displayed on the display portion and displays a title of contents having a match and a title of contents having no match in different manners.12-24-2009
20090319487SCALAR REPRESENTATION FOR A LOGICAL GROUP OF COLUMNS IN RELATIONAL DATABASES - Systems and methods that group atomic scalar values recognized by a database such as columns into sets (e.g., column sets). A grouping component associated with the SQL server creates a logical representation for column groupings, which are accessible by a single I/O and can be co-located (e.g., substantially close or compact) in terms of storage location. Interesting column sets (e.g., non-null) can also be selected for a data representation thereof as a single entity to other applications.12-24-2009
20090319480SECURITY POLICY MANAGEMENT DEVICE, SECURITY POLICY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - Policy information stores policy setting information and identification information of a policy in correlation with each other, the policy setting information correlating setting content of the policy with each data type information indicating whether data for which the policy is set is original data or derived data. A data information storage stores identification information of data for which a policy is set in correlation with the data and identification information of the policy attached to the data, and information for identifying that the data is the derived data. A searching unit identifies, in response to a searching request, identification information of a policy correlated to the data whose identification information is designated in the searching request, identifies whether target data of the searching request is the original data or the derived data.12-24-2009
20090319479METHOD FOR MANAGING AND PROCESSING INFORMATION OF AN OBJECT FOR PRESENTATION OF MULTIPLE SOURCES AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING SAID METHOD - In case that a main component and an auxiliary component to be presented in synchronization with the main one have to be presented through data transmission between both devices, the present invention issues connection preparation actions to the both devices respectively for each of a main component and at least one auxiliary component associated with the main component, issues actions to set access location (e.g., URL) of each of the components (the main component and the at least one auxiliary component) to at least one of the both devices, and issues play actions for each component to at least one of the both devices.12-24-2009
20090150357METHODS OF EFFICIENTLY RECORDING AND REPRODUCING ACTIVITY HISTORY IN VIRTUAL WORLD - An apparatus and method for recording activities of an avatar in a virtual world by means of a computer including: means for dividing the virtual world into a plurality of blocks each provided with a unique ID; means for recording a movement history in a storage area of the computer, the movement history including the ID of each block which an avatar acting in the virtual world enters and a time point at which the avatar enters the block; means for deleting the movement history between the first and the last blocks of a plurality of blocks which the avatar enters if the plurality of blocks are continuous in a straight line in one direction; and activity record DB recording means for recording, as an activity dataset in an activity record DB, an event content, the movement history and a repetition count of an event.06-11-2009
20080313148Discovery service for electronic data environment - A method includes storing, at a discovery service, address information for each of a plurality of information services providers. For each of the plurality of information services, product data of a respective information provider and access right data (defining access rights to the product data) are also stored. At the discovery service, a query is received from an information requester, the query being related to specific product data for a product identifier included in the query. A first information service, of the plurality of information services, is identified as an information provider of the specific product data, and first address information for the first information service is retrieved. The query is routed from the discovery service to the first information service using the first address information. The first information service selectively responds directly to the information requester in accordance with the access right data of the first information service.12-18-2008
20080313147Multi-level search - A computer-implementable method and system for performing a multi-level search. The method includes performing a primary search that involves executing a query submitted by a user, and returning primary search results (a list of documents, for example). The method further includes automatically performing a secondary search. The secondary search involves identifying at least one third-party source of information based on the query, and automatically assessing a semantic interpretation of the query. The secondary search utilizes the identified at least one third-party source of information and the semantic interpretation of the query to derive secondary search results, which are displayed along with the primary search results.12-18-2008
20090144235METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DESIGN OF RANGE PARTITIONED TABLES FOR RELATIONAL DATABASES - A workload specification, detailing specific queries and a frequency of execution of each of the queries, and a set of partitions, are obtained for the database, as inputs. A number of candidate tables are identified for the database, the tables having a plurality of attributes. A chosen attribute is allocated for each of the tables, to obtain a set of tables and a set of appropriate partitions for each of the tables.06-04-2009
20090187546Method, System and Computer Program Product for Duplicate Detection - A method of duplicate detection for data items in a stream of data items, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a data item from the stream of data items; applying at least two different hashing algorithms to the data item to generate hash keys that identify elements in a first bloom filter data structure having a plurality of elements; checking a state of each of the identified elements to determine if the data item is a potential duplicate, the determination depending on whether the identified elements are indicated as having been also identified for a previous data item received from the stream; and in response to the determination that the data item is a potential duplicate, checking an index of hash keys to determine if at least one of the generated hash keys exists in the index to identify the data item as an actual duplicate.07-23-2009
20080306923SEARCHING A MULTI-LINGUAL DATABASE - A system and method of searching a database in which documents of different languages are included. The system includes a synonym or keyword dictionary which is bi-directional and allows for translation of keywords between a first language and other languages. The translated words keywords for the document are stored in an inverted index which is then used for searching, either in a selected language, a second language or in all languages, as determined by the user. This use of multiple searching and a translated synonym dictionary avoids the need for translation of the entire document and avoids inaccuracies which may result from translations.12-11-2008
20090319489System and Method for Improving Operations on a Media Server - A system and method by which a media server's operations may be improved. A new action parameter is provided. The action parameter, which may be used, for example, in browse and CreateObject operations, may be used by a device as a “hint” to inform a server about a forthcoming action. This action parameter allows the media server to optimize its operations, for example by increasing the priority of server processes, scheduling maintenance operations so that they occur at a later time, etc. Information related to the action may be provided by a control point which orders multimedia actions to occur in a home network.12-24-2009
20090319488Server for managing anonymous confidential data - When a user records confidential data in a communicating object, the user inputs the confidential data which are encoded and transmitted, with a reference of the user, towards a server in order to record the encoded confidential data in association with the reference. When a user searches for a reference of another user of a communicating object in the communicating object, the user inputs a search datum which is encoded and transmitted to the server for comparing therein the encoded search datum transmitted to all of the encoded confidential data recorded in the server. The server transmits a reference associated with an encoded confidential datum corresponding to the encoded search data to the communicating object. In this way, the user of the communicating object is put into contact with the other user without knowing the data of the other user.12-24-2009
20090319486METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME CONTINUOUS UPDATES - Embodiments of the present invention provide fine grain concurrency control for transactions in the presence of database updates. During operations, each transaction is assigned a snapshot version number or SVN. A SVN refers to a historical snapshot of the database that can be created periodically or on demand. Transactions are thus tied to a particular SVN, such as, when the transaction was created. Queries belonging to the transactions can access data that is consistent as of a point in time, for example, corresponding to the latest SVN when the transaction was created. At various times, data from the database stored in a memory can be updated using the snapshot data corresponding to a SVN. When a transaction is committed, a snapshot of the database with a new SVN is created based on the data modified by the transaction and the snapshot is synchronized to the memory. When a transaction query requires data from a version of the database corresponding to a SVN, the data in the memory may be synchronized with the snapshot data corresponding to that SVN.12-24-2009
20090319484Using Web Feed Information in Information Retrieval - A method and system for using web feed information are provided in which web feed information is obtained relating to a resource referenced in a web feed, wherein web feed information includes at least one of: content of a web feed entry, metadata of a web feed, and information relating to a web feed. The web feed information may include content of a web feed entry such as a link to a resource, description of a resource, and metadata of a resource. The web feed information may also include information relating to a web feed such as metadata of the web feed itself, subscribers to the web feed, topic hierarchy of resources referenced in web feeds, web feed popularity, and resources linked by references in the same web feed. The web feed information relating to the resource is provided for access by a search engine. In order to enhance search engine capabilities and thus provide users with an improved search quality and experience.12-24-2009
20090319485OPTIMIZING SCALAR SEARCH IN A TEXT INDEXING AND SEARCH SERVER - Method, system, and computer program product for query processing are provided. In one implementation, the method comprises receiving a query that includes a full text portion. An invariant part of the full text portion is then compiled and stored. Additional queries received are executed by reusing the compiled invariant part.12-24-2009
20090319483GENERATION AND USE OF AN EMAIL FREQUENT WORD LIST - Technologies are described herein for generating a mailbox specific frequent word list associated with a mailbox. In one method, an index scan is performed on catalogs to retrieve search data mapping words to emails containing the words. The search data is provided across multiple mailboxes. A universal frequent word list is generated based on the search data. The mailbox specific frequent word list is generated based on the universal frequent word list.12-24-2009
20090319482AUTO-GENERATION OF EVENTS WITH ANNOTATION AND INDEXING - Recording of various events in a video format that facilitates viewing and selective editing are provided. The video can be presented in a wiki-format that allows a multitude of subsequent users to add, modify and/or delete content to the original recorded event or a revision of that event. As edits and annotations are applied, either automatically or manually, such edits can be indexed based on criteria such as identification of an annotator, a time stamp associated with the edit, a revision number, or combinations thereof. The edits or annotations can be provided in various formats including video, audio, text, and so forth.12-24-2009
20090319481FRAMEWORK FOR AGGREGATING INFORMATION OF WEB PAGES FROM A WEBSITE - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for extending media annotations using collective knowledge. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises receiving a plurality of content items and associated annotations. The method further normalizes the plurality of associated annotations and calculates pair frequencies for the plurality of associated annotations. The method then retrieves a plurality of alternative annotations and provides the plurality of alternative annotations.12-24-2009
20090164425System and method for crawl ordering by search impact - An improved system and method for crawl ordering of a web crawler by impact upon search results of a search engine is provided. Content-independent features of uncrawled web pages may be obtained, and the impact of uncrawled web pages may be estimated for queries of a workload using the content-independent features. The impact of uncrawled web pages may be estimated for queries by computing an expected impact score for uncrawled web pages that match needy queries. Query sketches may be created for a subset of the queries by computing an expected impact score for crawled web pages and uncrawled web pages matching the queries. Web pages may then be selected to fetch using a combined query-based estimate and query-independent estimate of the impact of fetching the web pages on search query results.06-25-2009
20090164439APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING INFORMATION BY TIME AND PLACE - An apparatus and method for capturing and organizing information spatio-temporally utilizes a standardized time reference and geographical locations to associate a time and a place to each event that is captured. These events are placed in a coordinate system according to the associated times and places. The apparatus and method may use a meridial clock. A series of related events forms an event path that progresses chronologically. Plural event paths are illustrated in a coordinate system based image of a user interface. Events from different event paths are synchronized so that events that occur in a particular moment are placed in the same time plane. As time progresses, the events emit from the plane into a region representing the past, and a relationship of events with their times and places is illustrated. A map in the plane of the image may facilitate visualization of places and times with events.06-25-2009
20090112819Search Control Combining Classification and Text-Based Searching Techniques - A search control in a user interface enables a user to search documents on text or a tag.04-30-2009
20090112803Specifying A Family Of Logics Defining Windows In Data Stream Management Systems - Simplifying a user's task in specifying a family of logics, with each logic designed to potentially select different subsets of values from the same continuous data stream at the same time instant. In one embodiment, all the logics are together specified by a common user specified software code design to accept a set of parameters, with different logics resulting from execution of the software code with different parametric values. Thus, when closely related family of logics are to be developed, the common software code may be formulated, with the code being designed to accept parameters and providing different logics for different sets of parametric values corresponding to the parameters.04-30-2009
20090112817Returning a new content based on a person's reaction to at least two instances of previously displayed content - Embodiments provide a device, apparatus, system, computer program product, and method. A provided method includes receiving information that is indicative of respective responses by a person to each of at least two instances of electronically displayed content. The received information is derived from data acquired by a sensor coupled to the person and sent by a requestor electronic device. The method also includes selecting a particular content from the at least two instances of electronically displayed content. The selecting is based at least in part on the received information. The method further includes facilitating a search for a new content using a search parameter corresponding to a content attribute of the particular content. The method also includes returning an indication of the new content to the requestor electronic device.04-30-2009
20090112813Method of selecting a second content based on a user's reaction to a first content of at least two instances of displayed content - Embodiments provide a device, a system, a computer program product, and a method. A provided method embodiment may be implemented in an environment that includes a person viewing at least two instances of content having a common contextual attribute and displayed by an electronic device. The method includes detecting a reaction by a person to a displayed first content of the at least two instances of displayed content having a common contextual attribute. The method also includes determining a content attribute of the displayed first content. The method further includes initiating a search for a second content using a search parameter corresponding to the detected reaction and to the determined content attribute.04-30-2009
20090112812Spatially enabled content management, discovery and distribution system for unstructured information management - What is provided is a spatially-enabled content management system in which unstructured information is data mined for location or spatial references, with the search query including not only the spatial reference that has been provided by the data mining but also other search query terms, thus to provide an analyst with rapid geo-searching for unstructured information management04-30-2009
20090112799Database Statistics for Optimization of Database Queries Containing User-Defined Functions - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for generating statistics for optimizing database queries containing user-defined functions (UDFs). In general, the statistics may be generated based on output values produced during past executions of a UDF. The statistics may also be generated based on input values received during past executions of the UDF. Additionally, the statistics may include input and output value pairs, such that a UDF output may be determined based on a UDF input. The generated statistics may be used by a query optimizer to determine an efficient query plan for executing the database query.04-30-2009
20090150348MANAGING DATA PRODUCED FROM DISCOVERIES CONDUCTED AGAINST SYSTEMS - Method, system, and computer program product for managing output reports produced from discoveries conducted against systems are provided. A discovery is conducted against a system to produce one or more output reports relating to configuration of the system. A signature is calculated for each output report. A determination is made as to whether each output report has a corresponding saved output report in a collection of saved output reports produced from one or more previously conducted discoveries against the system. For each output report having a corresponding saved output report, the signature for the output report is compared to a signature for the corresponding saved output report. In response to the signature for the output report being different from the signature for the corresponding saved output report, the corresponding saved output report in the collection of saved output reports is replaced with the output report.06-11-2009
20090150345Web Domain Data Replication System - A system and method of increasing the visibility of a website by automatically generating one or more additional linked webpages relating to the website. Information used in the webpages may be gathered from the original website or the websites of one or more third party website. Such a system may increase the ranking of a website in the results of one or more search engines.06-11-2009
20090112800SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUAL CONTEXTUAL SEARCH - The present invention is directed towards systems, methods, and computer readable media for searching and retrieving one or more visual representations and contextual data associated with a given object and one or more constituent components of the object. The method of the present invention comprises receiving a first query identifying a given object. One or more visual representations and one or more items of contextual data corresponding to the given object are identified, and the one or more identified visual representations corresponding to the given object are displayed in conjunction with the one or more identified items of contextual data. A second query identifying a constituent component within the given object is received, and one or more visual representations of the constituent component are identified and displayed in conjunction with one or more items of contextual data corresponding to the constituent component.04-30-2009
20090144249METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RETRIEVING INFORMATION BASED ON MEANINGFUL CORE WORD - The present invention relates to a method and system for extracting a meaningful core word from a query and a method and system for retrieving information based on the same are disclosed. The system for retrieving extracts a meaningful core word of a lemma, expands the lemma and retrieves texts based on the expanded lemma, to thereby improve performance of the retrieval system and convenience of a user.06-04-2009
20080294602DOMAIN COLLAPSING OF SEARCH RESULTS - Systems, methods, computer-readable media, and graphical user interfaces for presenting search results having collapsed domains are provided. A search result obtaining module obtains search results based upon a received query. Upon obtaining the search results, search results having the same domain are associated with one another. Thereafter, search result clusters of associated search results are formed. In some embodiments, the search result clusters may be formatted to include desired search result cluster attributes. The search result clusters are presented such that two or more associated search results form a single cluster of search results rather than being presented individually. In some embodiments, an option to view more search results with the same domain may be provided.11-27-2008
20090112804METHOD FOR THE CREATION OF TRANSIENT PHONEBOOK CONTACTS - A method that includes searching a contact database for at least one contact entry; detecting a contact expiration flag associated with the at least one contact entry; comparing the contact expiration flag to a current date; and deleting the contact entry from the contact database if the expiration flag is older than the current date.04-30-2009
20080288450USER ACCESSIBLE TISSUE SAMPLE IMAGE DATABASE SYSTEM AND METHOD - Disclosed herein is a user-accessible tissue image database system. The system is searchable using a query image provided by a user. The query image is matched with images in the database based on common visual features. Specifically exemplified is the matching of images based on the presence of a target molecule and/or internal anatomical structure.11-20-2008
20080288465MODEL CONTENT PROVIDER WITH REUSABLE COMPONENTS FOR SUPPORTING A PLURALITY OF GUI API'S - A user-friendly query modeling tool for representing creating, modifying and modeling a query language statement for use in retrieving data from a database. In accordance with the present invention, the tool includes a user interface for receiving or building and manipulating a query, a query model definition for use in populating instances of one or more query models, and a model content provider for receiving query elements from the user interface and providing them to the query model, and conversely, for retrieving query elements from the query model and providing them to the user interface. The model content provider has a hierarchical architecture including lower level API specific components for supporting a plurality of GUI API'S, and higher level API-independent, reusable components. This architecture facilitates scalability in terms of adding support for new API's.11-20-2008
20090150363APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING DATA - The present invention provides for quick and efficient searches. In one embodiment, a search system, comprises an email search interface having at least a first email-specific attribute search field, a file search interface having at least a first file-specific attribute search field, a Web history search interface having at least a first Web-specific attribute search field, and an apparatus configured to perform incremental searching as the user enters characters into one or more attribute search fields.06-11-2009
20090112826Method for the Transmission of Data Samples - A method enables efficient and coherent sample data storage in a system containing data transmitting and receiving devices. The algorithm is implemented by storing reverse-delta encoded data at a receiver side in a chronologically correct order by a data list and a recovery table, independently of the transmission device. The sender device compares a previously attached timestamp corresponding to each sent data sample to a timestamp attached to an acknowledge signal which it gets back from the receiver device, in order to find out which sample had been correctly received at the receiver side. If the sender does not receive a corresponding pair of timestamp and acknowledge signal until a predefined time interval has elapsed, it automatically resends at least one not acknowledged data sample.04-30-2009
20090112825ENTITY RELATION MINING APPARATUS AND METHOD - The present invention provides a relation mining apparatus and method for mining data for time-series relations and events among texts in various forms such as news, blogs, industrial reports and technical papers which may refer to various relations. According to the present invention, it is possible to automatically extract entity relation instances from a large amount of the texts as described above originating from the Internet or other mediums, mine for time-series entity relations, relation scores and entity importances in various categories based on the extracted instances, and finally extract important events therefrom. Also, according to the present invention, it is possible to perform calculating on the above extracted time-series relations for the corporation entities and business relations, so as to achieve an analysis on Five Forces. Further, it is also possible to present the result to final users by a visualizing module.04-30-2009
20090112818TECHNIQUES FOR PARALLEL PROCESSING OF DIRECTORY SEARCHES - Techniques for parallel processing of directory searches are provided. A directory search is received on a multicore or multiprocessor architecture machine. At least two threads processing on different cores or processors of the machine handle different aspects of the directory search. A first thread identifies matches in the directory for the search and serially populates the matches to search results. The second thread serially and in parallel grabs the matches in the search results and filters some out and modifies other ones of them to complete processing on the search. The search results are then returned to an initial requester making the initial search.04-30-2009
20090112824METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING PRESENTATION CONFIGURATION FILE OF DOCUMENT CONTENT - A method and an apparatus for generating presentation configuration files of document content, wherein the document content will be presented according to the presentation configuration files. The method may include acquiring one presentation configuration file template and updating the presentation file template according to personalized presentation rules associated with preferences input by a current user, to generate the presentation configuration files customized with respect to the current user. According to the present invention, the presentation configuration files can be generated automatically based on the user preferences, such that the document content can be presented according to the customized presentation configuration files.04-30-2009
20090112823WRITE FAILURE PROTECTION FOR HIERARCHICAL INTEGRITY SCHEMES - A method for data integrity protection includes arranging in an integrity hierarchy a plurality of data blocks, which contain data. The integrity hierarchy includes multiple levels of signature blocks containing signatures computed respectively over lower levels in the hierarchy, wherein the levels culminate in a top-level block containing a top-level signature computed over the hierarchy. A modification to be made in the data stored in a given data block is received. One or more of the signatures is recomputed in response to the modification, including the top-level signature. Copies of the given data block, and of the signature blocks, including a copy of the top-level block, are stored in respective locations in a storage medium. An indication that the copy is a valid version of the top-level block is recorded in the copy of the top-level block.04-30-2009
20090112821METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR MONITORING BOOKMARKED WEB PAGES - The present invention relates to a method for monitoring a bookmarked web page and a system and a computer program implementing such a method. A method according to an embodiment of the invention includes a first phase, including steps for storing, in association with each other, user identification data and an active version of the web page. The method further includes at least one iteration of a second phase, including a step for sending from user's browser to a network server a request for change information about the bookmarked web page since the stored version was active. On response of the server, if the web page has changed, the user has the possibility to choose to keep the stored old version of the web page or to accept the current version of the web page. The network server may be a server associated with the web page, e.g., a web site server, or an ISP server.04-30-2009
20090112815Searching by use of machine-readable code content - A method of searching the Internet or onboard database or other source through devices that contain or are coupled to cameras or other imaging devices, the method including extracting search terms from the human-understandable content encoded in a machine-readable code and displayed to the recipient on the device following the imaging of that code by the device's imager. The method of search utilizes a method of navigation and input that produces a location indicator on the device display that corresponds to the location of an image of a machine-readable code in the sensor of the device's imager.04-30-2009
20090112811Exposing storage resources with differing capabilities - Tracking storage resources includes providing a table containing storage resources along with capabilities and statuses thereof, updating the table in response to a change of status of a storage resource, updating the table in response to a change in capabilities of a storage resource and, in response to an inquiry for a storage resource having a particular capability, searching the table for a storage resource having the particular capability. Tracking storage resources may also include adding an element to the table in response to a new resource being added to the system. The capabilities may include RAID striping, data deduplication, and green operation. The status may be one of: on-line, off-line, and full.04-30-2009
20090112810Selecting a second content based on a user's reaction to a first content - Embodiments include a device, a system, a computer program product, and a method. A system embodiment includes: a display surface operable to display electronic content in a manner perceivable by a person; a sensor apparatus operable to acquire data indicative of a response by the person to a first electronic content displayed on the surface; an analytic circuit operable determine an indication of an expression by the person corresponding with the displayed first electronic content—the determination based on the data indicative of a response; a characterization circuit operable to determine an attribute of the displayed first electronic content; a query circuit operable to cause a search for a second electronic content corresponding to the indication of expression and to the attribute of the first electronic content; and a chooser circuit operable to select the second electronic content from a result of the search.04-30-2009
20090112807METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING A COLLABORATIVE SEARCH PROCEDURE - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates intelligent query operations by using a collaborative search procedure which employs tribal knowledge from a group of like-minded individuals. During operation, the system receives a search query from the user. The system then processes the query using the tribal knowledge obtained from like-minded individuals to produce a results list for the user. For example, this tribal knowledge can include the browsing habits of the collection of users as represented by their selection of websites and the session times for these website views, as well as any reviews posted by these users for the websites they browse.04-30-2009
20090112806QUERY VIEW INFERRED FROM DATASOURCE AND QUERY - The disclosed technique analyzes the source of the query and the query itself, to automatically determine the results view presented to the user. This view can be inferred or authored. Before the query is displayed, the query and the source can be analyzed, the results of which are then passed as view control information to the view control component. In addition, analysis can be performed on the type of items in the result set, number of items in the result set, and/or previously selected views of the user and/or from a community of users. For example, if the results are all images, the view is for images, and if the result set is very large, the results can be shown in a grouped view. The user can be provided the option to override the default view.04-30-2009
20090112801METADATA DRIVEN REPORTING AND EDITING OF DATABASES - Embodiments described herein are directed to providing enhanced database editing and reporting capabilities. Embodiments include a computer system receiving a database query including a request to edit one or more data items in the database. The computer system determines which data items would be affected by the requested data item edit. Based on the determination, the computer system accesses those data items that would be affected by the requested data item edit. The computer system retrieves metadata for each data item that would be affected by the requested data item edit. The metadata includes information at least partly indicating how the edit is to be performed. The computer system also performs the edit to affect the data items according to at least a portion of the retrieved metadata, regardless of how the edit would otherwise have been performed based on existing knowledge about the affected data items.04-30-2009
20090112802Facilitating Flexible Windows In Data Stream Management Systems - Facilitating flexible windows in querying continuous data streams. In one embodiment, a software code is associated with a window, wherein execution of the software code determines the values to be included in the window. On receiving a query indicating the window, the result of the query is generated based on the values in the window determined by execution of the software code. The software code may be identified by an identifier and thus used for different queries on the same or different continuous data streams.04-30-2009
20080275852INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INFORMATION PROCESSING, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An information processing system includes a plurality of first information processing apparatuses, each of the plurality of first information processing apparatuses being configured to add search information and post content, and a second information processing apparatus for holding the search information matching the content posted from at least one of the plurality of first information processing apparatuses. Upon receipt of a request to provide the content which is previously retrieved from one of the first information processing apparatus, the second information processing apparatus performs another search based on a search condition stored at a last search by the second information processing apparatus itself or by the one of the first information processing apparatuses, and provides the content which is newly retrieved to the one of the first information processing apparatus in response to the request.11-06-2008
20090106205METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DEFINE THE SCOPE OF A SEARCH FOR INFORMATION FROM A TABULAR DATA SOURCE - A method and apparatus for defining the scope of a search is described. In one embodiment, user input is received, and the scope is defined, based on the user input, for a search of free-form text for information from any random rows within a tabular structure of source data. In one embodiment, the search is intended for finding, in the free-form text, a sub-set of data fragments that matches information from any single row within the tabular structure of the source data.04-23-2009
20090106195Information Processing Apparatus, Information Processing Method and Program - The present invention relates to an information processing apparatus, an information processing method and an information processing program that are capable of assigning an optimum keyword to a content. The information processing apparatus includes a content characteristic quantity extraction unit 04-23-2009
20080249987System And Method For Content Selection Based On User Profile Data - Online content is selected based at least in part on user profile data. In one embodiment, user profile data, including individual user characteristics, is stored on a profile server. A profile probability may then be calculated for the individual user characteristics. Subsequent online user behavior is analyzed and used to update the profile probabilities for corresponding user characteristics. In one embodiment, specific online content may then be selected and presented based on the user profile data and/or the updated profile probabilities.10-09-2008
20080243774Method and Software Program for Searching Image Information - Video systems are widely used in the field of surveillance of buildings, traffic, private homes, supermarkets and the like. For some applications it is useful to save the video information for a later access or analysis. As the saved data volume increases with the number of video cameras of a video system and the recorded time there is a need for video databases, which allow a fast searching for relevant video information. A method for searching image information comprising the steps of: extracting a trajectory of an interesting object in a picture frame sequence, whereby the trajectory is represented by a first set of location points in the picture frames, pre-processing the extracted trajectory to a pre-processed trajectory by applying a spatial correlation filter algorithm, which reduces the number of location points, whereby the pre-processed trajectory is represented by a second set of location points in the picture frames, storing the pre-processed trajectory in a database and applying search queries on the pre-processed trajectory data of the database and a respective software program is proposed.10-02-2008
20080228733Method and System for Determining Content Treatment - Metadata determines treatment of content by automated systems, including “user generated content” web sites. The metadata may be conveyed with the content or may be determined by other techniques, including systems based on digital watermarking or content fingerprinting. In some arrangements, treatment depends on the temporal length of a content excerpt that matches a pre-existing work. In others, treatment depends on popularity—either of the content, or a pre-existing work from which it was derived. A great variety of other factors and contexts can also be considered. Automated tools to preliminarily identify possible “fair use” can be realized; further determination may be made by human evaluators (including crowd-source approaches).09-18-2008
20080228731DEBUGGING SYSTEM AND DEBUGGING METHOD - A debugging system includes a plurality of computers. Each of the plurality of computers includes a process data storage section; and a debug control section configured to collect process data of a process executed on the computer and to store the process data in the process data storage section of the computer. One of the plurality of computers as a specific computer includes a searching section configured to search satisfactory process data, which meets a search condition designated by a user, of the process data stored in the process data storage sections of the plurality of computers, and to display the satisfactory process data on a display unit.09-18-2008
20080228721System and method for calendar-based anomalous access detection - An access control system is augmented with the ability to categorize access requests as anomalous, by correlating the time and location of the requesting user with information provided by the requesting user's calendar entries. These entries provide the dates and times that a user is anticipated to be located in a particular geographic region.09-18-2008
20080228719People and business search result optimization - A method, apparatus, and system of people and business search result optimization are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes providing a query prompt to a user to enter a search data, referencing a request of the user of a particular listing with a database and automatically creating a profile having seeded data determined through the request when the request does not have a matching record in the database. The method may further include geo-spatially mapping a location associated with the request when the request includes a location information that is in the database, simultaneously rendering a map with the profile having seeded data based on the geo-spatial mapping of the location associated with the request, creating a marker, visually representing the profile in the map and generating the marker with other markers indicating profiles of an adjacent business and residential listings to the location associated with the profile.09-18-2008
20090106197System and method for creating a collection of business listings - A system and method for developing a local business listing Internet site through member generated business listings is described. The members of the service provider providing the site are compensated with a portion of the money received by the service provider for the member created listings.04-23-2009
20080228723Predisposition Prediction Using Attribute Combinations - A method and system are presented in which predisposition predictions are generated for an individual with respect to an attribute indicated in a query. The predictions are based on the identification of predisposing attribute combinations within the attribute profile of the individual and statistical results that indicate the strength of association of the identified attribute combinations with the query attribute.09-18-2008
20090070304LOW-OVERHEAD BUILT-IN TIMESTAMP COLUMN FOR RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEMS - An improved automatically updated timestamp for database systems is disclosed. The automatically updated timestamp can be provided in a hidden timestamp column for a table, where the value of the timestamp column can be retrieved with a query that calls the column by name. Optionally, the timestamp column can be provided for each table in the database system to ensure its availability to applications. For cases where a timestamp for each row in a table is not desired, an automatically updated timestamp can be provided for a data page. This timestamp can be retrieved from an update timestamp recorded on disk and in the buffer pool or from a log relative byte address. Although this is a page-level timestamp, its use may be desirable for infrequently updated tables or where space on the disk and buffer pool is at a premium.03-12-2009
20090070303GENERALIZED PARTITION PRUNING IN A DATABASE SYSTEM - A system for executing a query on data that has been partitioned into a plurality of partitions is provided. The system includes providing partitioned data including one or more columns and the plurality of partitions. The partitioned data includes a limit key value associated with each column for a given partition. The system further includes receiving a query including a predicate on one of the one or more columns of the partitioned data; and utilizing the predicate on the one of the one or more columns in a pruning decision on at least one of the one or more partitions based on the limit key values associated with the plurality of partitions.03-12-2009
20090070302Mixed Media Reality Recognition Using Multiple Specialized Indexes - An MMR system for searching across multiple indexes comprises a plurality of mobile devices, a pre-processing server or MMR gateway, and an MMR matching unit, and may include an MMR publisher. The MMR matching unit receives an image query from the pre-processing server or MMR gateway and sends it to one or more of the recognition units to identify a result including a document, the page and the location on the page. The MMR matching unit includes a segmenter for segmenting received images by content type, a distributor for distributing the images to corresponding content type index tables, and an integrator for integrating recognition results. The result is returned to the mobile device via the pre-processing server or MMR gateway. The present invention also includes a number of novel methods including a method for processing content-type specific image queries and for processing queries across multiple indexes.03-12-2009
20090070299INFERENCE OF QUERY RELATIONSHIPS BASED ON RETRIEVED ATTRIBUTES - Various example embodiments are provided for inferring relationships between queries. In an example, queries are related based on the identification of common terms between the queries. Another example is to relate queries based on the identification that the queries are associated with a single search session. Yet another example is to infer relationships based on the identification of relationships between item attributes retrieved from the submission of the queries.03-12-2009
20090070298Iterators for Applying Term Occurrence-Level Constraints in Natural Language Searching - Tools and techniques are described that relate to iterators for applying term occurrence-level constraints in natural language searching. These tools may receive a natural language input query, and define term occurrence-level constraints applicable to the input query. The methods may also identify facts requested in the input query, and may instantiate an iterator to traverse a fact index to identify candidate facts responsive to the input query. This iterator may traverse through at least a portion of the fact index. The methods may receive candidate facts from this iterator, with these candidate facts including terms, referred to as term-level occurrences. The methods may apply the term occurrence-level constraints to the term-level occurrences. The methods may select the candidate fact for inclusion in search results for the input query, based at least in part on applying the term occurrence-level constraint.03-12-2009
20090070297Apparatus and Method for Performing Analyses on Data Derived from a Web-Based Search Engine - A computer-implemented method of performing analysis (such as patent analysis) on data derived from a web-based search engine pursuant to a search query includes in one embodiment causing display, in a first element of a patent analytics web page, in a digital computing device, of search results content served by the search engine. The embodiment further includes, in a first computer process, analyzing data associated with the search results content according to criteria (which optionally may be specified by a user when specifying the search query) to produce analysis results and in a second computer process, causing display of the analysis results. A related apparatus is also provided.03-12-2009
20090070296COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED MANAGEMENT DOMAIN & METHOD - A computer implemented management domain for controlling the production of low volume advanced technology articles of manufacture is provided. The management domain includes an information library, an integrated manufacturing intelligence, and an interrogation network which includes a plurality of analyzers. The information library includes a plurality of databases, each of which include objects of an object schema. Objects of the object schema of any one database are linked or linkable to dependent objects of objects of an object schema of another of the databases. The integrated manufacturing intelligence includes a plurality of processors for processing data of the databases. Each analyzer of the plurality of analyzers executable with regard to an advanced technology article of manufacture and/or any object of the objects of said object schema of the databases. Each analyzer implicates at least a single select processor of the plurality of processors, the at least a single select processor of the plurality of processors accessing the information library in furtherance of conducting a select analysis with regard to the advanced technology article of manufacture and/or components thereof.03-12-2009
20090070295DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING METHOD - Convenience of a user is improved in handling data included in a plurality of structured document files. A child document file is created by a schema inheriting a schema in a parent document file in which a plurality of tags are structured. A name of a substance tag in a child document file inheriting a model tag included in a parent document file is changeable in accordance with a user's input direction. At the time, a tag mapping table is held, in which a name of a substance tag included in a child document file and a name of a model tag which is the origin of the substance tag are associated with each other. A name of a substance tag corresponding to a model tag of which name is a search key is detected, with reference to the tag mapping table, and then, the data of the substance tag is detected from the child document file, by using the name of the substance tag as a new search key.03-12-2009
20090070292Intuitive archiving, retrieving and publishing of data, media and/or information of any format - To date, it is not possible to intuitively file and retrieve information and/or media in any and all electronic files/format. There is no sufficient intuitive way to archive and retrieve information and/or media in any and all electronic files/format. One needs to create his/her/its own filling system and remember where they might have filed the information. The problem is even more acute when it comes to photos/movies/media, memorabilia and other File formats. In an intuitive way, using everyday concepts such as memory guideline and filling organizers. Using, but not limited to a common denominator such as A house and applying the house logic as the file organizer, one is able to intuitively file and retrieve and type of data/media/file format as the functionality and organization of a house is similar world wide and across cultures. By using the house structure to create the file folders, these folders are by definition intuitive to any person world wide that has basic computer skills but not limited to computer skills.03-12-2009
20090037388NETWORK-BASED CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM - A method and system for transferring electronic media information over a public network in such a way as to provide safeguards for inappropriate distribution of copyright or otherwise protected materials are described. The media information is transparently watermarked with a unique ID, such as one generated from X.509 Digital Certificate and public-key cryptography public/private key pairs, such that the information can be identified as belonging to a particular individual. A system and method for monitoring the movement of such watermarked files, positively identifying people who have inappropriately distributed copyright materials over a public network without permission, and taking appropriate enforcement action against such people.02-05-2009
20090037386COMPUTER FILE PROCESSING - A method and apparatus for processing of computer files. An embodiment of a method for processing computer files includes receiving a serial data stream input, where the serial data stream input represents a set of computer files. The method further includes scanning the serial data stream input to extract selected data elements occurring in the set of computer files, and outputting the selected data elements in a serial data stream output.02-05-2009
20090037384IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM THAT STORES PROGRAM THEREOF - The present invention improves processing speed of search processing of objects. To achieve this, in an image processing apparatus capable of extracting an object contained in input data, and of storing data about the object in a storage device, there are provided a detecting section for detecting a relationship of one or more objects; a section for generating object related information for relating the one or more objects which have a relationship and are detected by the detecting section; a selecting section for selecting a single search type from a plurality of search types; a searching section for searching for the object data stored in the storage device and the object related information in accordance with the search type selected by the selecting section; and a display section for displaying the one or more objects searched in accordance with the object relating information searched by the searching section.02-05-2009
20090037391 Common Interface to Access Catalog Information from Heterogeneous Databases - Various embodiments of a system and computer program product to access metadata from a plurality of data servers from a federated database management system are provided. In one embodiment, a request for metadata, from a client application, is received by the federated database management system. Data servers which are accessible from the federated database management system are identified. For each data server, metadata describing data of a data source of that data server is retrieved in accordance with the application request. The retrieved metadata from each of the data servers is aggregated to produce an aggregated result in a uniform format. The aggregated result is provided. In another embodiment, for each data server, a source metadata request for metadata of that data server is generated in accordance with the application request and a source metadata application programming interface. A view is created based on the source metadata request for metadata for each data server.02-05-2009
20090037387METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENTS AND SYSTEM THEREFOR - Disclosed is a method for providing contents using a keyword, and a system therefor. The content provision method includes the steps of generating keywords for broadcast programs, extracting contents by using the keywords, and providing a user interface (UI) to provide the contents by displaying the keywords on a display unit. Accordingly, the inconvenience and troublesomeness of character input are eliminated, and it is possible to satisfy the users' desires for acquisition of knowledge and information by actively providing various information to the users.02-05-2009
20090037385APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTENTS BETWEEN PORTABLE TERMINALS - An apparatus and method for transmitting one or more contents through a short-range communication is provided. The apparatus includes a content-requesting terminal and a content-providing terminal. The content-requesting terminal requests a list of contents available for transmission to the content-providing terminal, receives the content list from the content-providing terminal, selects one or more contents from the content list, and receives the selected one or more contents from the content-providing terminal. The content-providing portable terminal receives a request for transmitting one or more contents selected from the content list from the content-requesting terminal, and transmits the requested one or more contents to the content-requesting terminal.02-05-2009
20090037383FILE MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD - A file management apparatus includes a storage unit to store a binder to bind one or more files, and a controller to provide a file management window including a binder display field, and to support a function of searching for the stored binder using the file management window. Therefore, files are bound through the binder display field to manage and search for files. Accordingly, utility of binders may increase.02-05-2009
20090037382System and Method to Manage and Distribute Media Using a Predictive Media Cache - A system for decreasing the perceived end user latency while interacting with a database. The system comprises the database storing metadata associated with one or more of media, files, data, devices and services, a user interface operable to receive a user generated query selected from a plurality of user generated query options, the plurality of user generated query options representing at least one of a user selectable object displayed by the user interface, and a processor having a predictive module operable to generate at least one background query of the database prior to the user interface receiving the user generated query, the at least one background query correlating to at least one of the user generated query options. The predictive module compares the user generated query to the at least one background query prior to sending the user generated query to the database such that if the user generated query corresponds to the at least one background query the user interface displays a result to the at least one background query.02-05-2009
20090037376DATABASE RETRIEVAL WITH A UNIQUE KEY SEARCH ON A PARALLEL COMPUTER SYSTEM - An apparatus and method retrieves a database record from an in-memory database of a parallel computer system using a unique key. The parallel computer system performs a simultaneous search on each node of the computer system using the unique key and then utilizes a global combining network to combine the results from the searches of each node to efficiently and quickly search the entire database.02-05-2009
20090037374METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPORTING AND RELATING FIREARM DISCHARGE DATA TO A CRIME REPORTING DATABASE - A method for utilizing firearm discharge data in a crime reporting and tracking database, includes: recording one or more discharges of a firearm; transmitting information from the discharging firearm to a crime reporting and tracking database; utilizing the transmitted information to establish relationships between the discharged firearm, committed crimes, and missing persons within the crime reporting and tracking database; and wherein the recording and transmitting is carried out by devices within the firearm.02-05-2009
20090077033System and method for customized search engine and search result optimization - A method for providing search results in response to a web based query includes receiving incoming communications each configured to generate a user profile, along with input from the users to set preferences. Tracked web activity history from the plurality of users are stored in the profiles. The tracked histories are analyzed in combination with their preferences and at least one group profile for users having similar preferences is generated. When additional web based queries are received, search results are provided where the results are affected by the tracked web activity history from the users with similar stored preferences in the group profile to the user making the additional web based query.03-19-2009
20090132480Data recording format and methods using it - The invention relates to a format for data recording in a computer memory (M), in which a multiplicity of data elements (E) associated with a multiplicity of respective data elements identifiers (IE) are defined.05-21-2009
20090138435TECHNIQUES FOR SEARCHING AND PRESENTING SEARCH RESULTS - Techniques for searching and presenting search results to a user are provided. A search is decomposed into sub search combinations. Logical operator ordering is maintained within each sub search combination and each sub search combination is processed to acquire a waterfall count for the resulting answer set associated with processing that sub search combination. The sub search combinations and their waterfall counts are then presented to the user for visual inspection and analysis.05-28-2009
20090299963METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTENT USE ASSIGNMENT BY EXPLOITING SOCIAL GRAPH INFORMATION - An apparatus for automatically assigning content information may include a processor. The processor may be configured to receive content information, and identify the usage type and the sub-usage type of the content information. The content information may comprise an indicator for a usage type and a sub-usage type. The processor may be further configured to automatically assign the received content information to the at least one user contact based on the sub-usage type, and to perform a specified function, based on a usage type. Associated methods and computer program products may also be provided. Another method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing content information may also be provided.12-03-2009
20090240657GENERATING A RECIPIENT LIST FOR PROPAGATING CONTACT INFORMATION CHANGES BASED ON CONTACT METRICS INVOLVING A USER AND THE RECIPIENTS ON THE LIST - A change in contact information for a communicator can be identified. Communication metrics can be acquired for the communicator. The communication metrics can specify details of communications between the communicator and at least one other party. At least one previously established programmatic rule can be applied to the acquired communication metrics to automatically determine whether each of the parties is a recipient who should be notified of the change in contact information based upon comparing the communication metrics relating to that party and the communicator against at least one previously established threshold. Recipients can be selectively added to a recipient list based upon results of the applied programmatic rule. The recipient list can represent a listing of parties who are to be notified of the change in contact information.09-24-2009
20090006340Method for Accessing Data in an Xml File - A method for accessing data in an XML file includes: judging whether the index file of the XML to be accessed exists, and constructing the index file if the index file does not exist; reading the index file of the XML into the memory; searching identification information according to pre-defined rules, and obtaining location parameters of the identification information; extracting corresponding data objects or elements according to the location parameter from the XML file according to the identification information. The present invention may locate the data objects or elements efficiently and quickly by constructing the index file, thus accelerate speed of accessing data in a large-scale XML file, and make user's operation sense better.01-01-2009
20090070301Document search tool - A method of automatically sending an alert message when the status of one or more documents has changed is disclosed. The method includes receiving, by a computer system, instructions from a user to monitor the status of a first type of information for a first selected document. The method further includes monitoring, by the computer system, the status of the first type of information for the first selected document. The method also includes, when the status of the first type of information for the first selected document has changed, sending, by the computer system, an alert message to the user to indicate that the status of the document has changed.03-12-2009
20090327250METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING AND RESOURCE DISCOVERY IN A DISTRIBUTED ENTERPRISE SYSTEM - A method for searching and resource discovery in a distributed enterprise (DE), the method including: generating a first classifier for a first repository in the DE; generating a second classifier for a second repository in the DE, where the second classifier has a vector element identifying a location of the second repository; submitting a copy of the second classifier to a web server of the first repository; obtaining a resource at the first repository after submitting the copy of the second classifier; matching the resource to the copy of a second classifier; sending a copy of the resource to the second repository using the vector element; and storing the copy of the resource in the second repository.12-31-2009
20090077045Online Notification System - Methods and systems for providing electronic notifications are described. A server is configured to serve an interface, such as a Web page, to a terminal that requests from a user a first set of user contacts to be used to provide notifications to the user by a telephonic notification system in response to a notification process initiated by an organization associated with the user. The interface further requests a first set of priorities corresponding to the first set of user contacts, wherein the notification system will attempt to provide notifications to the first set user contracts in an order based at least in part on the first set of priorities. A database is configured to store the first set of user contacts and the first set of priorities. A voice interface circuit is configured to transmit a voice notification to at least one of the first set of user contacts.03-19-2009
20090313231SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROKERING INFORMATION BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF COMMERCIALLY DISTINCT CLIENTS - A method, apparatus, article of manufacture, and a memory structure for brokering information between a plurality of clients using identifiers defining a plurality of data constructs is disclosed. An exemplary method comprises accepting a new data construct from an authoring entity, assigning a globally unique identifier to the new data construct, storing the new data construct and the assigned globally unique identifier in a database, and brokering between the authoring entity and a second entity commercially distinct from the authoring entity to provide the second entity access to the new data construct by reference to the assigned globally unique identifier of the new data construct or to provide the authoring entity access to an at least one of a plurality of pre-existing data constructs for use with the new data construct by reference to a globally unique identifier of the existing data construct.12-17-2009
20090313230COMPUTING JOB INFORMATION MANAGING DEVICE, TERMINAL, AND COMPUTING JOB INFORMATION MANAGING SYSTEM - A computing job information managing device assigns computing job identification information independent of an existing computing job controller to a computing job. By a matching process, the device associates a job in which a computer executes computation with a job uniquely assigned identification information by the computing job information managing device. A terminal transmits a request to acquire data of the in-progress data of the computation or the result of the computation to the computing job information managing device, thereby acquiring a combination of the address information about a computer needed to use an interface provided by a program being executed in a computer and the number of an available port.12-17-2009
20090313229AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT OF SOFTWARE IMAGES FOR EFFICIENT RESOURCE NODE BUILDING WITHIN A GRID ENVIRONMENT - A method, system, and program for automated management of software images for efficient resource node building within a grid environment are provided. A grid service detects a current software environment for a grid job within a grid environment, wherein the grid environment includes multiple grid resources. The grid service searches a catalog of multiple software images to determine whether an image for the current software environment matches any software images in the catalog. In particular, each of the software images includes an index into at least one installation image. Further, storage of the software images is structured in the catalog for automated efficient access to each software image by multiple resource nodes within the grid environment. If the grid service does not locate a software image for the current software environment in the catalog, the grid service captures at least one installation image for the current software environment for storage in the catalog as an additional software image.12-17-2009
20090313225INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OF RIGHTS CLEARANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME - The current invention provides an interactive system or platform suitable for performing a research project by individuals associated with a research company and a client company seeking the research. The interactive system provides a centralized electronic exchange for managing the research project and enhancing interaction between individuals carrying out the research and individuals associated with the client. Further, the current invention provides a method for using the interactive system which improves the research process.12-17-2009
20090313224Method, System, and Computer Program Product for Managing Information in a Computer Network - From respective web sites of multiple contributors, via a computer network: at least one information handling system receives and stores content, automatically and repeatedly, so that the stored content contemporaneously includes updates thereof from the web sites of the contributors. The receiving and storing of the content occurs under first license agreements that permit redistribution of the content. From a distributor, via the computer network: the at least one information handling system receives and stores a specification of a portion of the content and of a manner in which the portion is to be displayed in a web site of the distributor. To the web site of the distributor, via the computer network: the at least one information handling system outputs the portion of the content in accordance with the specification, automatically and repeatedly, so that the output portion of the content contemporaneously includes updates thereof from the web sites of the contributors. The outputting of the portion of the content occurs under a second license agreement that governs redistribution of the content.12-17-2009
20090313222COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING DATA PROCESSING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON AND DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A data processing program generates a layered list structure which is a data structure formed of a plurality of layers. The layered list structure includes a data element layer which includes a plurality of data elements, each including a substance of predetermined data or information indicating a position on a memory storing the substance of the predetermined data, and is a layer in which the data elements are included as a linked list; and a relay node layer positioned above the data element layer and including a plurality of relay nodes, each associated with one element in a layer immediately below. The relay node layer is further divided into layers; in each relay node layer, the relay nodes are ordered in accordance with the order of the elements in the layer immediately below, and in each relay node layer, the relay nodes ordered adjacent to each other are associated together.12-17-2009
20100010966Document Management System For Building Maintenance And Operational Documents - A document management system separates building information into a variety of data sets. Each data set has at least one common attribute that links it to all other types of data sets for the building. The information for maintaining the building is stored in a manner allowing users to retrieve only selective information from a vast amount of stored information. Users can query and retrieve data sets in a vast number of combinations relating to a specific building, or floor, room, system or system component in the building.01-14-2010
20100017365Leveraging Multilevel Hierarchical Associations to Find Cross-Boundary Issues - A mechanism for locating information about a target entity in disparate multilevel hierarchical knowledge repositories. Upon occurrence of an event associated with a target entity comprising an information technology solution, disparate multilevel hierarchical knowledge repositories are searched for metadata about the target entity. A determination is made from the metadata about the target entity whether the repositories comprise entities related to the target entity. If so, links in the metadata are used to search the repositories to locate the related entities. Upon locating a resolution to the event in the repositories, a link to the resolution is stored in the metadata. The repositories are also searched to determine owners of the target entity and related entities, and these owners are then notified of the event and the resolution to the event.01-21-2010
20100017372APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE SERVICE IN A MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM - An apparatus and method are provided for providing a User Interface (UI) service in a multimedia system. The method includes receiving UI data from a UI server; abstracting UI data that is structuralized on an object-by-object basis, and corresponds to an input from a UI client; creating adaptive UI data by reflecting a UI environment of a device for displaying, in the abstracted UI data; and displaying the created adaptive UI data.01-21-2010
20100017366System and Method for Performing Contextual Searches Across Content Sources - A request is received from a user to perform a contextual search based on a media file or metadata for the media file. A type of the media file is determined. A contextual search menu is presented to the user. A selected contextual search query type selected from the contextual search menu is received from the user. One or more search modules each associated with one or more content sources are queried to determine which one or more search modules can perform the selected contextual search query type. A request is generated for one or more search modules that can perform the selected contextual search query type to perform the selected contextual search query type against one or more selected content sources associated with the one or more search modules. Search results are received from the one or more search modules, wherein the search results include links to one or more files associated with the one or more content sources. The search results are displayed to the user.01-21-2010
20100036821File Uploading Method with Function of Abstracting Index Information in Real Time and Web Storage System Using the Same - A file uploading method with a function of abstracting index information in real time and a web storage system using the same are provided. The file uploading method includes: performing a data filtering on an upload target file transmitted from a user through an online network; abstracting text information as index information of the filtered upload target file; if the upload target file is not a text file, abstracting index information by abstracting text information from the filtered upload target file or converting the file into a text format by using specific information convertible into a text format; creating an inverted file by using the abstracted text information; establishing an index database by using the abstracted text information; and storing and managing the upload target file, when the transmission of the upload target file in which the index information is stored through the index database establishing operation is completed.02-11-2010
20100036812Method and apparatus for generating and providing relevant information related to multimedia content - A method of generating relevant information related to multimedia content at a client that reproduces the multimedia content includes accessing a blog service connected to the client, selecting the first content of the multimedia content, for which relevant information is to be generated, by using the blog service, generating the relevant information using a template according to the type of the relevant information generated with respect to the first content, and transmitting the generated relevant information to a server.02-11-2010
20090024579COMPOSITIONAL BALANCE DRIVEN CONTENT RETRIEVAL - Respective models of visual weight in images are determined. An image query is generated from a determined visual weight distribution. At least one of the images is retrieved from a database based on comparisons of the image query with respective ones of the visual weight models.01-22-2009
20090024577SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORGANIZING, POSTING AND SEARCHING INFORMATION ON A NETWORK - A system, method, computer readable storage medium comprising computer readable program code for posting and searching specific content on a network, comprising: providing an image, the image including a first characteristic, and wherein the image is indexed to a search category; providing a sub-category indicator, configured to represent a sub-category associated with the image; providing a description associated with the sub-category indicator; and incorporating the image and the sub-category identifier into network content. The system and method further comprises: searching a network for the image and indexing the location of the image according to the sub-category indicator. The system and method may be applicable to network information providers/seekers using a broad range of search categories, such as employment, shopping, sports, news, social networks, adult content, and network spam. The system and method provide an improved method for organizing the vast amounts of data on networks, such as the Internet.01-22-2009
20090259630System and Method for Generating a Unified Service Model - The present disclosure is directed to a method and system for generating a unified service model. In accordance with a particular embodiment of the present disclosure, configuration items are received. The configuration items include configuration data for at least one service. Key indicators are received. The key indicators include metrics for the performance of the service. At least one association is identified between the configuration items and the key indicators. A unified service model is generated based on the association. The unified service model includes at least a graphical representation of the service and service requirements.10-15-2009
20090234805SORTED SEARCH IN A DISTRIBUTED DIRECTORY ENVIRONMENT USING A PROXY SERVER - A mechanism for performing a sorted search in a distributed directory environment using a proxy server. A sorted search request for a set of top entries is sent to each backend server. The proxy server identifies a target server which returned a top entry in the set and sends another sorted search request to the target server for all entries having a sort order higher than or equal to the top entry and a sort order lower than or equal to the next top entry of the set, and returns the entries to a requesting client. The proxy server sends another sorted search request to the target server for a new top entry having a sort order greater than the next top entry and adds the new top entry to the set. The proxy server returns to the evaluating step until no top entries remain in the set.09-17-2009
20090222409Conceptual Reverse Query Expander - A method for multilingual data querying comprises sending one or more words in an original language to a word ontology. The method further comprises receiving sense descriptions of the one or more words from the word ontology, and selecting one or more sense descriptions of the one or more words and a language for querying. The method further comprises translating the one or more sense descriptions into the language for querying, and also translating the one or more sense descriptions back into the original language for verification. The method further comprises selecting at least one of the one or more sense descriptions to use in a query.09-03-2009
20090204577Saved Search and Quick Search Control - A computer-implemented method for facilitating a unified search comprising: providing a first user interface element with which a user can select a search type from a plurality of search types, wherein the search types comprise searches saved by a user and a plurality of standard searches; providing a second user interface element with which a user can select a refined search criteria that refines the selected search type; searching of customer relationship management data based upon the selected search type and the refined search criteria; and providing the results of the search in a single display frame.08-13-2009
20090254530INDIGENOUS AUTHENTICATION AND SEARCHING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An apparatus and system for authenticating and searching data is provided. The apparatus includes a tightly coupled housing, an authenticator in the tightly coupled housing, a first archival storage in the tightly coupled housing, an indexer in the tightly coupled housing, and an index storage in the tightly coupled housing. The authenticator receives a file from an external email system, the authenticator creates first and second self-authenticating copies of the file, the first archival storage stores the first self-authenticating file, the indexer dissembles the second self-authenticating copy into components of the second self-authenticating copy, and the index storage stores the components of the second self-authenticating in a searchable format.10-08-2009
20100036820Method and System for Processing Access Control Lists Using a Hashing Scheme - A method for processing access control lists using a hashing scheme includes receiving a packet identifying data and determining a fixed number of a plurality of hash tables comprising a fixed number of two or more buckets comprising a fixed number of one or more entries, such that the two or more hash tables store data in memory associated with an access control list. The method also includes searching the one or more hash tables in parallel for the identifying data using a plurality of hashing functions and returning a search result.02-11-2010
20090327223QUERY-DRIVEN WEB PORTALS - The described implementations relate to query portals. One technique analyzes search results generated by a web search engine responsive to a user search query. The technique also dynamically generates a query portal that lists the search results as well as entities identified from the search results.12-31-2009
20090327225RELATIONSHIP SERIALIZATION AND RECONSTRUCTION FOR ENTITIES - Systems and methods that enable relationship information to be carried along with the entity when serializing/deserializing entities among application tiers. A tracking component tracks information on relationships associated with an entity, and further enables users to perform subsequent change processing on the entity's relationship information. Accordingly, relationship information can be carried along with the entity such that database operation can be performed without requirement of additional information from the database (e.g., foreign key information that is part of associated graphs).12-31-2009
20090313228METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLUSTERING - Methods and a system for search engine index clustering are described. In an embodiment, a search is performed based on a search query received from a client machine to obtain a list of items. Clusters and their descriptions are retrieved from a cluster index, and the search query is associated with one of the cluster descriptions. An item database is queried with the associated cluster description to identify item sets among the clusters, and a response to the search query is provided to the client machine based on the identified item sets.12-17-2009
20090313219METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING CONFIGURATION ITEMS TO INCIDENTS - Techniques for automatically associating at least one configuration item (CI) to an incident are provided. The techniques include parsing an incident, wherein parsing the incident comprises annotating the incident with zero or more annotations and extracting at least one keyword from the incident, and associating each of the zero or more annotations and the at least one keyword with at least one configuration item (CI), wherein associating the zero or more annotations and at least one keyword with at least one CI comprises keyword searching and relationship traversal.12-17-2009
20090313221PATENT TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION CLASSIFICATION METHOD - A patent technology association classification method includes the steps of inputting a search data, searching for patent specifications matched with the search data, retrieving subject matter classification codes from each patent specification, creating an association classification code group for the subject matter classification codes corresponding the patent specifications, comparing the subject matter classification codes common to the association classification code group two by two, creating a common classification code group for the subject matter classification codes corresponding to the patent specifications in two association classification code groups, and determining an association level of each patent specification according to the quantity of the common subject matter classification codes in each common classification code group, so as to provide a method of analyzing the association level (or similarly) of the patent specifications.12-17-2009
20090313217SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLASSIFYING SEARCH QUERIES - Systems and methods for approximating a query classification are disclosed. The systems and methods may include an input interface that receives a textual input, an extractor that extracts at least one concept from the textual input, a database having a plurality of concepts stored therein, each concept associated with at least one classification, a classifier that associates the at least one concept with at least one category, a computational unit that determines a category of the textual input based on the at least one classification of the at least one concept from the database and the at least one category of the at least one concept from the classifier, and an output interface to store and transmit the category of the at least one concept in response to the textual input.12-17-2009
20090313216SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BEST-FIT LOOKUP OF MULTI-FIELD KEY - A system and associated method for looking up a best-fit record identified by a multi-field key. The multi-field key comprises multiple fields that are hierarchically organized in an order of significance in identifying a record. The system generates a set of key values that is used for a best-fit lookup of a search key value. Each value in the set of key values is specified in contiguous fields from the most significant field to a distinctive respective field. In looking up a record for the search key value, the most specific key value in the set is first compared with the search key value, and one-level less specific in the least significant field is next compared with the search key value, until the best-fit record for the search key value is found.12-17-2009
20090313227Searching Using Patterns of Usage - In various embodiments, the present invention relates disparate objects based on user behavior, thus enabling search engines to provide more comprehensive and accurate results. According to various embodiments of the present invention, multiple kinds of interactions by users with multiple classes of objects can be analyzed. The result is that disparate classes of objects can be related. Derived relations between text and objects can be used to implement search-like functionality or to extend a conventional text retrieval system.12-17-2009
20090313220Expansion of Search Result Information - Generally speaking embodiments that dynamically expand the amount of information displayed with search or query results are disclosed. Some embodiments comprise a method for viewing information of a search that includes presenting a number of search results in response to a search, enabling a user to select one or more of the search results for a period of time, and dynamically expanding an amount of information associated with the selected search result based upon the period of time. Further embodiments comprise apparatuses haying a display and a selection sensor to sense when a user selects one of the results and measure a period of time that the user selects the result. These embodiments also include a result expander to expand the amount of information displayed for a selected result as the period of time increases.12-17-2009
20090313218VIRTUALLY APPLYING MODIFICATIONS - A first data set having a first hierarchical structure is identified. A second data set that represents a modification of at least a portion of the first data set is also identified. A query is performed over at least a portion of the first data set and at least a portion of the second data set, thereby generating a query results set. A representation of at least a portion of the first data set and at least a portion of the second data set is provided, based upon, at least in part, the query results set.12-17-2009
20100010967SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LOG-BASED DATA STORAGE - Embodiments of the invention provide a high-performance content management system with a log-based data storage. To speed data operations, updates and deletes are appended to log-based data files. Seek operations are not needed as old data is not overwritten or removed at the time of write operations. Instead, the log-based data files are periodically optimized by processes that compact data entries and remove data files containing old data. In addition, an associated index with entries accessible in constant time is used to facilitate the process of locating data entries within the data files. Embodiments of the log-based data storage are implemented in a standard file format for ease of development and maintenance and can be compressed to further improve performance. In one embodiment, the log-based data storage corresponds to a node-based logical data tree that can be adapted to house a variety of data, including data from relational databases.01-14-2010
20090037390METHOD OF ANALYZING DOCUMENTS - A method for analyzing documents is disclosed. The method compares concepts consisting of groups of terms for similarity within a corpus of document, clusters documents that contain certain concept term sets together. It may also rank the documents within each cluster according to the frequency of term co-occurrence within the concepts.02-05-2009
20090037389Document Comparison Using Multiple Similarity Measures - Disclosed herein is a method for comparing documents. The method includes the steps of: determining a plurality of similarity measures; and determining an overall similarity measure for the plurality of documents, based on the plurality of similarity measures. In one embodiment, the similarity measures are chosen from the group of similarity measures consisting of semantic and reference similarity measures. When comparing documents from the chemical, biochemical or pharmaceutical domains, the determination of the similarity utilizes a determination of structural similarity of the chemical formulas described in the plurality of documents.02-05-2009
20100036817SYSTEM FOR CONTROLING DOCUMENTS IN A COMPUTER - Disclosed herein is a control system. The control server includes a management server, a plurality of client terminals configured to includes first and second client terminals and communicate with the management server, and a file server configured to store documents shared by the first and second client terminals. Each of the first and second client terminals includes an external device recognition module that reads codes of external devices that are communicably connected to or separated from the first or second client terminal. The management server includes an external device DB that stores the codes of the external devices, and an external device verification module that searches the external device DB for information about a code, and performs control so that a document stored in the file server is stored in an external device and is then transferred from the file server if the information about the code is found to exist.02-11-2010
20100036822INFERRING SEARCH CATEGORY SYNONYMS FROM USER LOGS - Systems and methods for inferring category synonyms from prior result data may include identifying prior query data including query information and category information relating to the prior result data; determining whether the query information is a synonym for the category information; and using the query information and the category information in subsequent search requests if it is determined that the query information is a synonym for the category information.02-11-2010
20100036818SEARCH ENGINE AND METHOD FOR IMAGE SEARCHING - Registration and classification of non-textual information, such as digital images and video is described. Image searching and comparison of the images is also described. The digital images are indexed (i.e., each image is assigned a unique numerical parameter and/or a plurality of numerical parameters). The resulting index files are stored in a database that can be quickly searched because the index files are universal numerical files that are significantly smaller in size than their source images. Image search queries are also indexed to generate an index file, which is then compared with the stored index files. A similarity score is also calculated to rank the similar images based on the index file-to-index file comparison.02-11-2010
20100036816SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND INTERFACES FOR RESEARCHING CONTRACTUAL PRECEDENTS - The present inventors, devised among other things, an exemplary method of researching provisions of contracts. The exemplary method entails receiving user selection of one or more predefined queries for contractual precedents, and executing a search of one or more databases containing agreements based on the received user selection. After executing the search, the method entails displaying a subset of the search results based on a predefined filter stored in association with an identifier for the user. The predefined filter may filter based on traits such as jurisdiction, deal size, industry, or a list of companies.02-11-2010
20090216729SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MONITORING AND CONTROLLING APPLICATION FILES - A system and method for updating, monitoring, and controlling applications on a workstation. The workstation includes a workstation management module configured to detect the launch or request to access a network by an application. A workstation application server receives data associated with the application from the workstation. The application server module can determine one or more policies or categories to associate with the application by referencing an application inventory database. Once the application server module has the category or policy, it forwards a hash/policy table to the workstation management module. Upon receipt of the hash/policy table, the workstation management module applies the policy that is associated with the application to control network access by the application.08-27-2009
20090216719Systems, Methods and Computer Program Products for Generating Metadata and Visualizing Media Content - The exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a method for generating metadata for media content that includes a digital media file and includes retrieving a media content subset from a media content source, saving the received media content subset at a computing system, and generating metadata by processing the media content using the computing system. The method further includes associating generated metadata with media content to facilitate the visualization and navigation of the media content, and adding the metadata to at least one metadata repository designed for efficient retrieval of metadata elements.08-27-2009
20090216727Viewer User Interface - Systems and methods for displaying media and associated information are disclosed. A hybrid user interface may include aspects of push and pull interfaces. In some embodiments, media may be characterized by parameters and values for the parameters. Parameters and values may be associated with a user's interests, and a user may identify media by searching for media using one or more preferred values of parameters of interest. In some cases, media are presented to a user. Presented media may share values for parameters associated with the user's interests. Certain embodiments deliver (e.g., play) items of media content.08-27-2009
20090216725Populating and Managing (PAM) Contact Information In The Network Address Book (NAB) - This paper proposes a new method and architecture for populating, updating and managing the NAB. It also proposes user's Contact Information Discovery (CID). In context of populating the NAB; since the NAB of each individual subscriber will be stored in the network in future, the paper proposes CI to flow from one NAB to another NAB within the core network, instead of CI flowing from Device to Network. Thus with the user authorization, his CI would shoot from one NAB to another NAB within the core network instead of from LAB to NAB through air interface. It would reduce huge amount of data traffic on the air that otherwise would be generated in updating and populating the NAB by all the NAB users. In context of CID, the paper proposes a query-response mechanism and introduces a NAB Manager. The new architecture will provide several benefits for example it will eliminate the need of “Number Portability,” “United States National Do Not Call Registry” and “411 Directory Assistance.”08-27-2009
20090216724NETWORK RESOURCES STRUCTURING SYSTEM - A system is disclosed for structuring access to Internet resources which comprises a data storage device arranged to store information indicative of a plurality of Internet resources and information indicative of navigation paths between the Internet resources so that the Internet resources are organised in a hierarchical structure. The system is arranged to facilitate access to the hierarchical structure by a user.08-27-2009
20090216723Directory Partitioned System and Method - This disclosure relates in general to the field of directory information systems and/or services. In a method embodiment, a method of arranging objects in a directory information system includes providing a plurality of objects to a computer-readable medium having a directory information structure. Each object may have one or more characteristics and each object may be stored, for example, in the computer-readable medium according to the directory information structure. Storing the objects may further include performing a mathematic operation on at least one of the characteristic(s) of the object, and arranging the object in the directory information structure based at least in part on a result of the mathematical operation performed on at least one of the characteristic(s) of the object.08-27-2009
20090216722Method and apparatus for querying digital records - Provided is a method of querying digital records based on a map. The digital records querying method includes receiving a user input for selecting a query range from the map, interpreting the user input, and selecting the query range and a query processing method according to the result of the interpretation, and processing digital records included in the query range using the query processing method. Various query processing methods may be supported for application to a digital record, through a simple user input.08-27-2009
20090216720METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ACCURATE LOCATION SERVICE FOR INTERNET APPLICATIONS - A method and system for providing location information is provided wherein the sender of a message sends a location ID with the message, after obtaining the location ID from a location server. The location ID includes the location information relating to the sender and the sender's IP address. On receipt of the location ID, the message recipient sends it to a location server, which responds with the location information relating to the sender.08-27-2009
20090216718System for Query Scheduling to Maximize Work Sharing - A system of query scheduling to maximize work sharing. The system schedules queries to account for future queries possessing a sharability component. Included in the system are operations for assigning an incoming query to a query queue based on a sharability characteristic of the incoming query, and evaluating a priority function for each member of a plurality of query queues to identify one highest priority query queue. The priority function accounts for the probability that a future incoming query will contain the sharability characteristic common to a member of the plurality of query queues. The system of query scheduling to maximize work sharing selects a batch of queries from the highest priority query queue, and dispatches the batch to one or more query execution units.08-27-2009
20090216717Systems and Methods of Profiling Data For Integration - The present invention is generally directed to systems and methods for gathering information about nonnative data, comparing nonnative data elements to information defining nonnative data, comparing native data elements to information defining native data, establishing transformation rules, and integrating the nonnative and native data.08-27-2009
20090216716Methods, Apparatuses and Computer Program Products for Providing a Search Form - A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for retrieving and utilizing customized vertical search forms. The customized vertical search forms can be customized by various service providers and stored in a customizable forms service to be made available for use by various entities. The customizable forms service can include a form registry and a customization component registry which can facilitate retrieval of a customized vertical search form by a requesting device, such as a mobile terminal. Once retrieved, the requesting device can utilize the customized vertical search to initiate searches undertaken by a service provider linked to the customized vertical search form.08-27-2009
20090216715Systems and Methods of Semantically Annotating Documents of Different Structures - A computer retrieves a document from a data source, wherein the document has a structure type. The computer generates a customized data model for the document in accordance with its structure type. The computer identifies one or more candidate chunks within the customized data model in accordance with a set of heuristic rules associated with the structure type.08-27-2009
20090216714AUTOMATIC CREATION OF PRE-CONDITION QUERIES FOR CONFLICT DETECTION IN DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING SYSTEMS - Disclosed are a method, information processing system, and computer program storage product for managing Resource Description Framework (“RDF”) graphs in a distributed system. At least one modification request for modifying an RDF graph in a shared data store is received. The modification request includes a query set, an expected result set, and a change set associated. The query set is a set of preconditions for guaranteeing a state of the RDF graph before executing the change set. The expected result set is results expected by the query. The change set is at least one statement that changes data elements in the RDF graph. The query is applied to the RDF graph at the shared data store. A result of the query is analyzed. A transaction request, which includes the change set, associated with the modification request is sent to a server information processing system communicatively coupled to the shared data storage.08-27-2009
20090216713Using federated mote-associated logs - Systems and related methods utilizing one or more mote-related content logs.08-27-2009
20100057675Search Provider Recommendation - A component presents access to a recommended search provider via a user interface element. In an example embodiment, a device-implemented method for recommending a search provider includes acts of receiving, ascertaining, and modifying. A search query input is received. A recommended search provider is ascertained at least partially responsive to the search query input. A user interface is modified to indicate the recommended search provider.03-04-2010
20100057674FLOATING LICENSES FOR A REAL TIME LICENSE SYSTEM - A license management system, including a license server to store and manage at least one license, each license corresponding to one or more software features; a portable client device to request a temporary license from the server corresponding to one or more of the at least one license so as to enable operation of the one or more software features corresponding to the temporary license. The temporary license includes an expiration condition defining conditions under which the temporary license will expire.03-04-2010
20100057678IMPORT/EXPORT MODELING SYSTEM - A device is provided for use in modeling an import/export system. The device includes a communication interface, a processor, and a computer-readable medium including computer-readable instructions. Upon execution by the processor, the computer-readable instructions causes the device to receive a query from a second device, determine a response to the query using import/export data received from a plurality of information sources, and send the determined response to the second device.03-04-2010
20100057687PREDICTING FUTURE QUERIES FROM LOG DATA - A system, media, and method for selecting future queries are provided. The selected future queries are used to transmit appropriate online advertising to a user that issues queries to a search engine. The search engine is coupled to a prediction component that predicts what subject the user is going to be interested in and when the user will be interested in the subject. The prediction component returns a future query using statistical language models representing a query history of the user and aggregate query histories for a community of users.03-04-2010
20100057684REAL TIME DATAMINING - A method and apparatus for real time datamining. In one embodiment, the method includes receiving a user request for datamining with respect to a value from a report associated with a specific pyramid level, identifying a datamining function to be performed for statistical analysis of lower level data pertaining to the value from the report, identifying dimensions to be used as variables for the statistical analysis, and determining criteria for selecting the lower level data associated with the value from the report. The method may further include submitting a request to one or more source databases, the request reflecting the identified dimensions and the determined criteria, performing the datamining function on a data set received from the source databases, and creating a datamining report based on a result of the performed datamining function.03-04-2010
20100057685INFORMATION STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM - An information storage and retrieval system includes a first data structure and a second data structure. The first data structure is configured to store documents. Each document includes a plurality of data portions. The second data structure is configured to store addresses to each document and data portion stored in the first data structure at addresses defined by an identity of each data portion.03-04-2010
20100057679SEARCH USING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DIMENSIONS - A search system receives business intelligence dimensions and at least one text search term. The system generates and displays key performance indicators based on the business intelligence dimensions, and generates and displays search results based on the text search term. The search results are restricted by facets, and the facets are derived from the business intelligence dimensions.03-04-2010
20100057682Information Feeds of a Social Network - Various embodiments can be configured to provide a social networking computing environment. In an embodiment, a networked computing system can be used to provide informational feeds and commenting functionality to users of a social computing environment. In one embodiment, an enterprise-based social computing system can be configured to provide informational feeds to social networking application users. An informational feed can be populated with events and other information associated with one or more users of interest of an application user, but is not so limited. In one embodiment, a social computing environment can be configured to allow user commenting to feed items or events that are associated with a user or group of users.03-04-2010
20100057680DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF SERVICES USING A SYNDICATION FEED - A configuration file is received by a publish-subscribe service and published to a syndication feed. The received configuration file is associated with a class of services. The configuration file is then sent to subscribers of the syndication feed. The subscribers of the syndication feed belong to the class of services. Upon receiving the configuration file, the subscribers are automatically reconfigured.03-04-2010
20100057676BLOCK COMPRESSION USING A VALUE-BIT FORMAT FOR STORING BLOCK-CELL VALUES - Particular embodiments store multidimensional block data using a value-bit format. A block of data is determined that includes a first dimension and a second dimension. The occurrences of unique values in the block of data is then determined. If the number of unique values does not violate a threshold, a value-bit format may be used instead of storing the data in a fully-exploded array. In this case, the value for the unique values is stored with an indication of where the unique values occur in the block of data. When a request for a value at an index position in the array is received, the value-bit format is used to retrieve the value requested. A bit that indicates the value that is associated with the index position in the array is determined and that value is returned.03-04-2010
20100057677SOLUTION SEARCH FOR SOFTWARE SUPPORT - A search middleware may be used to receive search requests regarding a software incident associated with a software application. The search requests may be populated with attribute values determined based on context data associated with the software application and collected in association with the software incident. The search requests may be dispatched to a subset of a plurality of solution repositories, even if the solution repositories have different interfaces and/or search technologies. The resulting solution documents retrieved from the solution repositories may be compiled for presentation on a solution search interface.03-04-2010
20090171905PRODUCING INFORMATION DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS - An information disclosure statement (IDS) request is unpacked. The IDS request includes information that identifies one or more references. For each of the references, a respective bibliographic record is built from the information in the IDS request. Incomplete ones of the bibliographic records are determined. For each of the bibliographic records determined to be incomplete, information needed to complete the bibliographic record are searched and the bibliographic record is completed in response to a successful search. An electronic IDS is produced from one or more of the bibliographic records.07-02-2009
20100057693SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT TEST CASE MANAGEMENT - A method of extending features provided by a test case management (TCM) application, includes, in response to user input defining a date range and specifying at least one test target, generating a test report based on test data generated via the TCM application during the defined date range, wherein the test report is indicative of one or more test status indicators relative to the test target(s).03-04-2010
20100057695POST-PROCESSING SEARCH RESULTS ON A CLIENT COMPUTER - Described is a technology by which a deep query response comprising a large number of URLs is processed at a client-side recipient into a secondary set of search results. A client requests a deep query response (e.g., hundreds of URLs) related to a query, generally in conjunction with a traditional query request/response. As the traditional query response is output for inspection by the user, the client performs deep query processing on the deep query response by fetching files for the deep response URLs, and parsing those files for analyzing their content, e.g., to perform ranking and/or summarizing for a secondary output. Because more files and their content are evaluated and processed in client-side deep query processing, more relevantly ranked and/or summarized content is provided to the user, which may include improved advertising revenue. Queries also may be classified into a query type for use in deep query processing.03-04-2010
20100057689SYNCHRONIZATION OF RECORDS OF A TABLE USING BOOKMARKS - A method and system for controlling an application server in order to provide application services to clients while maintaining synchronization between records of tables of a database server. An application server retrieves records of tables and stores them locally on the application server. When a client requests some fields of a record of a table, the application server generates a bookmark that uniquely identifies the record. The bookmark may contain a table identifier and a record identifier or a query identification and an identifier of a record within the query result. The bookmark is opaque to the client and only the application server need know how to interpret its contents. When the application server provides the requested fields of the record to the client, it also provides the record bookmark to the client. When the client wants to identify the record, it uses the bookmark provided by the application server.03-04-2010
20080228725Problem/function-oriented searching method for a patent database system - A problem/function-oriented searching method includes the steps of: arranging at least one computer system and at least one patent database system provided therein, the patent database system including a plurality of patent brief forms; operating the computer system to access a problem/function-defined search interface to select at least one first hyperlink block which includes a plurality of problem/function query sections, and to sift the patent brief forms relating to the selected problem/function sections; accessing a detailed list interface depending upon results sifted from the problem/function query sections, so as to select at least one of second hyperlink block which includes a plurality of representative sections; generating search results of the patent brief forms.09-18-2008
20100057691Method, server extensionand database management system for storing annotations of non-XML documents in an XML database - The present invention relates to a method for storing annotations of non-XML documents (03-04-2010
20100036809TRACKING MARKET-SHARE TRENDS BASED ON USER ACTIVITY - A method of determining market-share trends includes: specifying values for switching between pairs of search tools for a user; determining values for a transition matrix between the search tools from the switching values; determining steady-state values from the transition matrix for characterizing a steady state arising from a sequential operation of the transition matrix, wherein the steady-state values characterize market-share trends for the search tools; and saving one or more values for the steady state values.02-11-2010
20100036805System Maintainable and Reusable I/O Value Caches - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for maintaining I/O value caches for database queries. Each maintained cache may be configured for use with a particular database query. Each cache may be persistently maintained in a system, meaning the cache is not automatically deleted after some period of time, and may thus be used to process subsequent instances of the same query. By use of the maintained cache, executing subsequent instances of the query may be avoided, thus saving time and system resources. Further, the maintained cache may be adapted to process other queries having similar characteristics to the initial query. The data included in each cache may be refreshed as required by changes to the underlying data.02-11-2010
20100023490Method of, and Apparatus for, Controlling the Transportation of Articles, and Arrangement for Transporting a Plurality of Articles - A method and apparatus for controlling transportation of a plurality of articles include providing each article with the specification of a destination to which the article is to be transported. Each article passes through a sorting installation at least twice. During both passages through the sorting installation, a respective image of the article is generated. This image includes an image of the destination specification. As the article first passes through the sorting installation, the destination specification is read. This reading result is stored on an interim basis. As the article passes through the sorting installation again, an interim-storage reading result is determined. The reading results control transportation of the articles. A check is made as to whether or not an article has been misdirected. The reasons why an article was misdirected, an incorrect reading result occurred and an incorrect determination of the reading result or transportation error occurred, are established.01-28-2010
20100005070METADATA EDITING APPARATUS, METADATA REPRODUCTION APPARATUS, METADATA DELIVERY APPARATUS, METADATA SEARCH APPARATUS, METADATA RE-GENERATION CONDITION SETTING APPARATUS, AND METADATA DELIVERY METHOD AND HINT INFORMATION DESCRIPTION METHOD - Multimedia content containing moving pictures and audio is divided into multiple scenes and metadata is generated for each of the scenes obtained as a result of the division. It is possible to generate metadata containing scene structure information metadata that describes the hierarchical structure of the content in addition to scene section information and titles. Also, a name or an identifier of each descriptor contained in the metadata is described as hint information for manipulation of metadata composed of at least one descriptor describing semantic content, a structure, and characteristics of content.01-07-2010
20100005067SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE RETENTION OF A SEARCH QUERY - A computer implemented method for the retention of a search query, the method comprising selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a first media search query; submitting the first media search query to the media search source; receiving a first media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the first media search query, the first media search result comprising first media; displaying the first media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and saving the first media search query as a permalink for later use in submitting a second media search query; wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.01-07-2010
20100005064Link generation system to allow indexing of dynamically generated server site content - A link generator generates links to servable data to allow the servable content of a network server to be accessed using the links. Encoded links in a form suitable for an indexing agent are generated and used to access dynamically generated data in a database of the network server and to analyze same to determine query data for retrieving servable data from the database. A proxy server receives a request generated in response to selecting one of the encoded links, translates the request, and forwards it to the network server to access corresponding dynamically generated data.01-07-2010
20100005075INVENTIONS - The present invention relates to: an automatically adjusting seat, methods of playing video games by inputting a code that controls at least one aspect of the game, method of packaging cooking ingredients, methods and devices for providing gate and other travel information to passengers, a lid for a container and methods of reducing condensation, an email system for reducing size of user accounts, a toy figure or seat with a magnet, a receptacle with air inlets to prevent vacuum.01-07-2010
20100005071ORGANIZING RESOURCES INTO COLLECTIONS TO FACILITATE MORE EFFICIENT AND RELIABLE RESOURCE ACCESS - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for organizing resources into collections to facilitate more efficient and reliable resource access. Namespace managers communicate with one another to form a federation namespace infrastructure. The infrastructure can efficiently route, migrate, and process namespace requests, such as, for example, namespace registration requests from providers requesting to manage portions of namespaces and lookup requests from consumers requesting access to managed resources. Resources can be registered in and made accessible from multiple different namespaces. Resources can be identified using nested queries that filter results at multiple levels of a hierarchical namespace.01-07-2010
20100005068SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR THE SEGMENTATION OF MEDIA - A computer implemented method for the collection and segmentation of media, the method comprising selecting a media search source via a user interface; providing a form-based interface that allow the entry of inputs to form a media search query; submitting the media search query to the media search source; receiving a media search result for viewing on the user interface based on the media search query, the media search result comprising media items; and displaying the media search result in a collection depository on the user interface; and dividing at least one of the media items into a plurality of relatively smaller segments, wherein the method is performed by one or more processors adapted to execute instructions stored on one or more memory components of the computer, is described herein.01-07-2010
20100005063Link generation system to allow indexing of dynamically generated server site content - A link generator generates links to servable data to allow the servable content of a network server to be accessed using the links. Encoded links in a form suitable for an indexing agent are generated and used to access dynamically generated data in a database of the network server and to analyze same to determine query data for retrieving servable data from the database. A proxy server receives a request generated in response to selecting one of the encoded links, translates the request, and forwards it to the network server to access corresponding dynamically generated data.01-07-2010
20100005060Systems and Methods for Providing Hi-Fidelity Contextual Search Results - Systems and methods for providing hi-fidelity contextual search results are described. In one described embodiment, a method for providing hi-fidelity contextual search results includes receiving a query comprising a search term, determining a location on a page that is responsive to the query, wherein the page has a native appearance, determining a contextual area associated with the location on the page, and causing the contextual area to be output in a hi-fidelity result set, wherein the contextual area has an appearance the same as the native appearance of the page.01-07-2010
20100005059Cascaded Address Books on Mobile Phones Within a Social Network - Illustrative embodiments provide a computer implemented method, a data processing system and a computer program product for locating contact information in a mobile phone network within a social network. In one embodiment, the computer implemented method permits reciprocal access between a first user's contact information and a second user's contact information by a first user device and a second user device, and permitting reciprocal access between the second user's contact information and a third user's contact information by the second user device and a third user device. The computer implemented method receives a request from the third user device to contact the first user device, wherein the first user contact information is unknown to the third user and issues a search on the mobile phone network, from the third user device, for the first user contact information. The first user contact information is located at the second user device in the social network, and the first user contact information is returned to the third user device.01-07-2010
20090287658NETWORK BROWSER SUPPORTING HISTORICAL CONTENT VIEWING - An Internet infrastructure supports a timed window and version-based historical search service comprising a search server that receives a search string from a client device and a historical data repository from where the historical Internet data is retrieved when searching. A client device has a network browser that accesses a historical data support module that facilitates searching of historical data and displaying the historical Internet data to user. The network browser provides options for inputting a search string, accepting user search preferences, viewing timeline-based historical information, or viewing version-based historical search results. The network browser supports refinement of timeline searches with different historical version access, and vice versa.11-19-2009
20090287644INTERACTIVE RECIPE AND COOKING INFORMATION SYSTEM - An apparatus, method and data structure for providing information related to the preparation of food and beverages. The invention searches available food and beverage information databases based upon search criteria defined by a user. The search criteria may include medical dietary preferences, ingredient and geographic preferences, and the like. The invention provides multiple interface means and means for searching and identifying corresponding recipes based upon user preferences and available ingredients.11-19-2009
20090287641METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CRAWLING THE WORLD WIDE WEB - A method and system for crawling the World Wide Web is described. One embodiment avoids becoming bogged down by dynamically generated Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) pointing to Web pages having the same or substantially similar content (e.g., URLs generated by a “spam poison” Web site) by browsing automatically and systematically Web pages within a first domain of the World Wide Web, each Web page having its own content; determining that the content of a currently visited Web page is the same as that of a predetermined number of other Web pages that have already been visited; and ceasing to browse the first domain and instead browsing a second domain of the World Wide Web different from the first domain in response to determining that the content of the currently visited Web page is the same as that of a predetermined number of other Web pages that have already been visited.11-19-2009
20090276404Method and system for efficient data structure for reporting on indeterminately deep hierarchies - A method, system, and medium related to a data structure having hierarchies based on a leaf node entity, the method including determining a reverse bridge table data structure for the hierarchical data, the reverse bridge table data structure including an association of all ancestor node entities of the hierarchical data for each leaf node entity of the hierarchical data and a hierarchical level for each association; determining an ordered listing of the associations of the ancestor node entities and each leaf node entity based on the hierarchical level for each association; and providing a hierarchy table data structure including an ordered aggregation of the hierarchical levels for each of the leaf node entities.11-05-2009
20090254525METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A DATABASE TO MONITOR AND ANALYZE PERFORMANCE OF AN ELECTRONIC DESIGN - Various methods and apparatuses are described that provide instrumentation and analysis of an electronic design having one or more bus interconnects. A relational database may have defined tables designed for interconnect analysis of transactions occurring between initiator intellectual property (IP) cores and target IP cores of the electronic design. A query tool may be configured to format input data to be stored in the defined tables, and have application programming interfaces to retrieve data from the defined tables based on performing a query. The query tool executes an algorithm based on the query to provide the interconnect analysis.10-08-2009
20090240669METHOD OF MANAGING LOCATIONS OF INFORMATION AND INFORMATION LOCATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE - An information location management method which is capable of updating information location information corresponding to locations of information which a user desired to acquire, as required. A communication log storage section stores a communication log of emails exchanged with an external device over an external network. An acquisition destination-selecting section reads out the communication log and identifies an other-end party with whom a target user has performed transmission and reception of emails not less than a predetermined number of times to select the other-end party as an information acquisition destination. An information location-generating section extracts key information related to a location of information at the information acquisition destination contained in the emails transmitted and received to and from the information acquisition destination, to generate information location information. The information location information is stored in an information location-accumulating section. An information acquisition device acquires the information based on the information location information accumulated in the information location-accumulating section.09-24-2009
20090240667SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUISITION AND DISTRIBUTION OF CONTEXT-DRIVEN DEFINTIONS - A definition exchange system comprises a distribution center that acquires context-driven definitions from any number of content providers and provides access to the context-driven definitions to any number of users. A datastore comprises media files that may be in multiple languages. Audio and visual files are created so that users interested in a specific vocabulary can hear words defined and in context. In a similar manner video files are created in which definitions of words are portrayed visually and aurally to enhance the learning experience.09-24-2009
20090240665SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REAL TIME ANSWERING SERVICE BY USING COMMUNICATION MEDIA CAPABLE OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA AND VOICE - The present invention relates to a system and method for providing a real time answering service by using communication media capable of transmitting and receiving data and voice. In accordance with the invention, there is provided a real time answering service system using communication media capable of transmitting and receiving data and voice, the system including: a questioner terminal for making out question information in real time and connecting to a real time answering service server; an answerer terminal for connecting to the real time answering service server in order to make out answer information about the question information inputted from the questioner terminal in real time; an evaluator terminal for making out evaluation information about the answer information inputted from the answerer terminal; and a real time answering service server for storing the question information inputted from the questioner terminal in a question information database; receiving from the answerer terminal the answer information about the question information inputted from the questioner terminal and storing the answer information in an answer information database; and evaluating the answer information through the evaluator terminal and providing the evaluated answer information to the questioner terminal.09-24-2009
20090240664Scalable Database Management Software on a Cluster of Nodes Using a Shared-Distributed Flash Memory - A distributed database system has multiple compute nodes each running an instance of a database management system (DBMS) program that accesses database records in a local buffer cache. Records are persistently stored in distributed flash memory on multiple storage nodes. A Sharing Data Fabric (SDF) is a middleware layer between the DBMS programs and the storage nodes and has API functions called by the DBMS programs when a requested record is not present in the local buffer cache. The SDF fetches the requested record from flash memory and loads a copy into the local buffer cache. The SDF has threads on a home storage node that locate database records using a node map. A global cache directory locks and pins records to local buffer caches for updating by a node's DBMS program. DBMS operations are grouped into transactions that are committed or aborted together as a unit.09-24-2009
20090240659SOCIAL NETWORKING IN A NON-PERSONALIZED ENVIRONMENT - A social networking website allows users to interact socially without revealing any information about themselves. The only information they reveal is about their virtual pets in the virtual website world.09-24-2009
20080243798Search device and recording medium - A device composed of structures and access methods for providing search functionalities is proposed. The structure includes a presence/absence information unit that stores bit-level items grouped in blocks. Other structures included are, a character string list that is used to store keys composed of character strings and a file specification unit that uniquely identify files from multiple files. Each element of the 2 former structures has a uniquely assigned identification number. The presence/absence information items associated with each file are ordered according to the identification numbers stated previously. The elements of the former 2 structures are many-to-many associated through the presence/absence information items, using a combination of identification numbers. An obtaining unit for search keys is provided, together with the output unit that produces file identifiers specified by the file specification unit.10-02-2008
20080243779INTEGRATION OF PREDEFINED MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AND FLEXIBLY-ORDERED DYNAMIC SEARCH INTERFACES - A method, computer program product, and system for integrating faceted and predefined multi-dimensional search interfaces are provided. The method, computer program product, and system provide for displaying a first set of results from a search request in a faceted search interface and a second set of results from the search request in a predefined multi-dimensional search interface, and responsive to a user action in the predefined multi-dimensional search interface affecting a scope of the search request, synchronizing the faceted search interface with changes in the predefined multi-dimensional search interface without requiring a separate user action in the faceted search interface.10-02-2008
20080243799SYSTEM AND METHOD OF GENERATING A SET OF SEARCH RESULTS - In a particular embodiment, a system includes an interface responsive to a network to receive data related to a first document and includes processing logic and memory accessible to the processing logic. The memory stores a plurality of modules executable by the processing logic to recursively retrieve documents, extract directed links and attributes, and traverse the directed links to identify a first set of search results. The plurality of modules includes a search module to retrieve one or more documents and includes an attribute extraction module to extract directed links and other attributes from the one or more documents. The plurality of modules further includes a backward/forward link traversal module to bi-directionally traverse directed links to identify documents and includes a graphical user interface (GUI) module to generate a GUI including data related to the first set of search results and to provide the GUI to a destination device via the network.10-02-2008
20080243795SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORAGE OPERATION ACCESS SECURITY - A method and system for controlling access to stored data is provided. The storage access control system leverages a preexisting security infrastructure of a system to inform the proper access control that should be applied to data stored outside of its original location, such as a data backup. The storage access control system may place similar access control restrictions on the backup files that existed on the original files. In this way, the backed up data is given similar protection as that of the original data.10-02-2008
20080243793Contact Information Capture and Link Redirection - A contact information function associated with a web browser maintains a look-up table of recognizer functions, indexed by regular expressions that specify URLs. Upon a user entering or selecting a URL, the contact information function indexes the look-up table with the URL against the regular expressions. If one or more recognizers are found, the web content returned from the URL is processed by each of the recognizers, which recognize the format of information on that web site, and locate and extract contact information from the web content. The contact information may be saved, formatted, and output to other applications. Updated recognizers may be downloaded from a recognizer server.10-02-2008
20080243788Search of Multiple Content Sources on a User Device - Search may be performed on a user device, such as a handheld electronic reader device. In that case, when a search query is received, a determination can be made to search one or more available sources of content for the query term. Available sources of content may include at least one local source of content and at least one remote source of content.10-02-2008
20080243778CUBE FACETED DATA ANALYSIS - Methods, systems, and computer readable medium for displaying results of a search query. In one implementation, the method includes receiving a query, obtaining documents that satisfy the query, constructing a facet hierarchy based on documents that satisfy the query, creating a cube structure based on the facet hierarchy, and displaying a multi-dimensional search interface based on the cube structure.10-02-2008
20080243789GROUPWARE SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED CONTACT DATA HANDLING - A groupware computer system comprising a groupware server, a groupware client coupled to the server over a network, a contact information repository configured to store contact data of users in personal contact lists associated to individual users, a messaging system database configured to store statistical information about exchange of messages, a contact management module coupled to the contact information repository and configured to create, modify and retrieve contact data of users, a functional component for automatic determination of contact information (ADCI), and a groupware server computer, groupware client computer, a method, data processing program, computer program product, and computer data signal therefore.10-02-2008
20080243786System and method of goal-oriented searching - In a particular embodiment, a method of goal-oriented searching is disclosed that includes providing a graphical user interface including an input and a selectable indicator. The selectable indicator is related to a pre-defined query associated with a particular goal. The particular goal includes multiple criteria. The method also includes receiving data related to the input and inserting the data into the pre-defined query to produce a goal-oriented query to identify one or more documents that satisfy the multiple criteria.10-02-2008
20080243785System and methods of searching data sources - In a particular embodiment, a system is disclosed to search one or more data sources. The system includes an interface to a network, a visualization system to provide a search interface to a destination device via the network, and a search system. The search system communicates with the interface to receive a query from the destination device. The search system proxies the query to search multiple data sources, receives search results from the multiple data sources, and extracts data from the search results. The system also includes a personalization system to personalize the search results from the multiple data sources to a particular user.10-02-2008
20080243783System for determining the geographic range of local intent in a search query - A system and method are disclosed for determining the geographic range of a search query. A search query may include local intent which influences the results and advertisements that are displayed in response to the search query. The geographic range associated with the local intent may vary depending on the search query. The geographic range may be determined using probabilistic models that analyze historical searches to determine the geographic range of search queries.10-02-2008
20080243781MANAGING DISTRIBUTED INDEX DATA - This disclosure provides various embodiments of systems, methods, and software for managing distributed index data. For example, in one embodiment, software for managing distributed index data may identify a query for one or more data objects from a data repository using a generic index, map the query to one of a plurality of logically distributed indices according to at least one rule, and execute the mapped query using the particular distributed index to retrieve the one or more data objects. Each distributed index may be in a disparate index repository that is on a disparate storage device. In some aspects, the one or more rules may include a plurality of business rules, as well as at least one technical rule, which may be stored in a rules repository. In further aspects, an administration view may be presented to a client such that one of the business rules is customized.10-02-2008
20090222421PERSONAL INDENTIFICATION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF - A personal identification system includes a user database and a knowledge database. The user database stores personal data of a user. The knowledge database stores knowledge data relating to the personal data stored in the user database. The personal identification system generates a query on the basis of the knowledge data stored in the knowledge database, issues the generated query, and screens candidates for identification in accordance with an answer to the query.09-03-2009
20090216728GRAPHIC REPRESENTATIONS OF DATA RELATIONSHIPS - Presenting a diagram indicating relationships among data items stored in a data management system includes: receiving a request that identifies a first data item stored in the data management system from a user interface; retrieving stored configuration information that includes a plurality of selection specifications for selecting data items in the data management system that are related to a given data item of a predetermined type, where each selection specification is associated with a different respective predetermined type; querying the data management system to identify a set of one or more data items according to a selection specification from the configuration information that is associated with a type of the first data item; for each of multiple returned data items in the identified set, querying the data management system to determine whether additional data items are identified according to a selection specification from the configuration information that is associated with a type of the returned data item; generating a diagram indicating relationships among data items identified using the configuration information; and presenting the generated diagram over the user interface.08-27-2009
20090204575MODULAR WEB CRAWLING POLICIES AND METRICS - A web crawler loads a policy from a customizable stored module that is separate and distinct from the web crawler's source code. The web crawler follows these policies in determining the order in which the web crawler will visit and index web pages in an index used by an Internet search engine. As a result, the web crawler's behavior can be modified more easily. The web crawler's behavior can be finely tuned to be more efficient and/or to accommodate the particular needs of the search engine. Multiple different policies may be maintained concurrently in separate stored modules, and the web crawler can be instructed to use different modules' policies at different specified times or under different specified circumstances.08-13-2009
20090198645METHOD FOR EXPLOITATION OF SOCIAL NETWORKS TO DERIVE A LOCATION OF EMPLOYEES - A method is provided for exploitation of a social network to derive a location of an employee in a corporation utilizing instant messaging or automatic telephone calls. A search request is received for a location of an employee. A social network or acquaintance list of the employee is looked up in a corporate database. A list of contacts of the employee is extracted from the social network or acquaintance list in the corporate database. The list of contacts is presented, in response to the search request. The list of contacts is polled to locate the employee via instant messaging and/or automatic telephone calls. The location of the employee is received, in response to polling the list of contacts. The list of contacts is alerted that the employee has been located.08-06-2009
20080215551Physically Locating Content in a Network09-04-2008
20090187541COMPUTER METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTEXTUAL MANAGEMENT AND AWARENESS OF PERSISTENT QUERIES AND RESULTS - Presented is a computer system and user interface for seamlessly integrating the creation and submission of persistent queries, and for collecting and presenting the real-time results of those queries, into the context of one's work and directly structured work artifacts. Users are provided a real-time awareness of what is happening to their persistent queries and their results, from within the work context of the artifact and program application used during creation and submission of the queries. Rather than having to visit a separate alerting application, the user is able to manage queries and query results directly from a subject application, such as a problem-solving application.07-23-2009
20090177635System and Method to Automatically Enhance Confidence in Intellectual Property Ownership - A system and method for documenting intellectual property ownership of digital content is described. The approach includes initializing an annotation, within or associated with the digital content, within a system with a reliable reference of authorship, ownership, and licensure to a first portion of the digital content and unverified claims of authorship, ownership, and licensure to a second portion of digital content. The invention also provides a system and method to augment and update these records by adding additional claims of ownership, authorship, and licensure over time or amending them based upon interactions with centralized repositories of digital content. The system and method also provide for determining the confidence in the ownership of the digital content.07-09-2009
20090177629Users Profiling Method - A profiling method of a plurality of users (UT07-09-2009
20090144242Indexer for searching research data - Indexing research data includes parsing a file defined by a markup language that describes how to access a database, the structure of the database, the content of the database, and the content of individual columns of the database. The parsing further includes translating the structure and one or more keyword descriptions of the content into a hierarchical vocabulary. The indexing further includes indexing the file upon successful completion of the parsing.06-04-2009
20090144234Providing Suggestions During Formation of a Search Query - Various embodiments enable information, in addition to textual information, to be presented to a user when the user enters a search query in a search box forming part of a user interface of an application. In one or more embodiments, a Web browser provides a search box in which a user can enter a search query. While the user is entering a search query, the Web browser can communicate with a third-party search provider to receive information, such as non-textual information, which can be presented to the user to assist in formulating their search query. The non-textual information can include images and other visual information of a non-textual nature.06-04-2009
20080319956Tree-type broadcast system, reconnection process method, node device, node process program, server device, and server process program - A node device in an information communication system including plural node devices mutually communicable through a network and are divided into plural groups, 12-25-2008
20080319951APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING TIME-SERIES DATA AND TIME-SERIES DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS - A time-series data classifying apparatus may include a first database, a peak feature extracting unit, a second database, a data input unit, and a predicting unit. The first database stores a plurality of cases each including time-series data a classification label. The peak feature extracting unit may, for each of the cases, calculate intersection points of time-series data expanded in a coordinate system and each reference line, detect a peak point in each of sections formed between two intersection points being adjacent to generate a peak feature sequence that contains a sequence of detected peak points. The second database may store each peak feature sequence in association with a classification label of each of the cases. The data input unit may input target time-series data. The predicting unit may predict a classification label to be assigned to the target time-series data based on the second database.12-25-2008
20080319948Xml Document Manager Server Method and Apparatus - A method is disclosed of providing an XML Document Manager Server function to an XML Document Manager Client (12-25-2008
20080319944USER INTERFACES TO PERFORM MULTIPLE QUERY SEARCHES - User interfaces for conducting multi-query searches. These user interfaces also provide specific mechanisms for supporting multi-query searches including: saving/restoring search context; search-specific query history; a “keepers” bin for storing useful results; elimination of redundant results; re-ranking of common search results; integration of searching with navigation; pivoting on search results; collaboration among multiple searchers; user-generated content; support for generation of hypotheses; re-executing queries and executing standing queries; multi-monitor searching and automatic preparation of search summaries.12-25-2008
20080319955WEB BROWSER PAGE RATING SYSTEM - A computerized web page rating method encoded on a computer-readable medium is provided. The method operates client-side in network browser software, rating the relevancy of web pages visited in a project-based browsing network research session. The ratings of web pages are calculated using a relevancy algorithm selected from a group of algorithms consisting of (1) the application of a rating style or formula to user-defined keywords previously saved in association with a project and (2) manual rating based on visual review of the contents of the web page.12-25-2008
20080319953METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING DIGITAL CONTENT INCLUDING STREAMING MEDIA - The present invention describes a system and method of managing digital content received from content providers and for facilitating access to the digital content to many subscribers. The method includes receiving from the content providers incoming feed files where each feed file contains information describing the content. The method determines if the feed files are approved by applying a template to the feed files and also receives request files from the subscribers where each request file contains search criteria. The method provides one or more answer files in response to the request files where each answer file identifies feed files that meet the search criteria of a corresponding request file. The answer files are used to access or permit access to digital content on the web. In addition, a graphical user interface is described to manage, edit, promote and delete the feed files provided to the system.12-25-2008
20080319949METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE, MULTI-USER ELECTRONIC DATA TRANSMISSION IN A MULTI-LEVEL MONITORED AND FILTERED SYSTEM - A method and system to permit the creation of “parent” accounts within a school system's data transmission system which are associated with a parent's child or children who are students in the system. A parent account is capable of creation and access by various levels within the hierarchy of the system and is associated with one or more schools within the community being serviced by the entity providing the servers and community generation implementation engine.12-25-2008
20080319946Method and system for searching availability of an entity for purchase or reservation - A method of searching for availability of an entity for purchase or reservation. The method comprises the steps of searching for an entity matching a search criterion to obtain a list of entities, wherein the or each entity comprises a parameter having a predetermined availability; automatically searching for one or more available parameters associated with the or each entity at substantially the same time; incrementally generating a list of each entity and one or more available parameters associated therewith to generate a list of entity and available parameters as the automatic search provides one or more results, and displaying the list as it is generated for selection by a user of a predetermined combination of entity and parameter.12-25-2008
20080319945Method and system for improving a reservation or a purchase process of an entity - Method of searching for availability of an entity for purchase or reservation. The method comprises the steps of searching for an entity matching a search criteria to obtain a list of entities, wherein the or each entity comprises a parameter having a predetermined availability; automatically searching for one or more available parameters associated with the or each entity; generating a list of each entity and one or more available parameters associated therewith to generate a list of entity and available parameters; displaying the list of entity and available parameters of the or each entity for selection by a user of an appropriate combination of entity and parameter; filtering the list of entity and available parameters in order to remove one or more combination of entity and parameter; and displaying a modified list of entity and available parameter.12-25-2008
20080319943DELEGATED SEARCH OF CONTENT IN ACCOUNTS LINKED TO SOCIAL OVERLAY SYSTEM - The present invention provides a federated search tool and search methods that consolidate searches to external online accounts of a user and other people that are part of the user's social network. In some embodiments, the search tool is presented as a single search box that may appear persistently on the user's desktop display or as a toolbar embedded within another application. The search tool may be embedded as part of web page. Embodiments of the present invention may provide the results in a simple real-time display stack or a static result list, such as a web page. Blocks in the stack may indicate a result and the context of the result, such as which online account originated the result, whether the result is from a linked external accounts of people associated with the user, pointers to people and groups the user has linked to, an age of the result, and the like. The present invention may also permit the user to search the Internet generally, such as well known search engines, and to search the contents of their local machine, such as documents, emails, pictures, and the like. In addition, the present invention allows searches to be performed asynchronously to various linked external online account sites and then provides these results as they arrive.12-25-2008
20090125492METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR KEY WORD SEARCHING - System, method and computer program for initiating a search at a server computer. A data base including a URL of the server computer is stored at a client computer. Information entered by a user into the client computer is received. From the information, a search term and the URL of the server computer are identified. Then, an HTTP search request which includes the URL of the server computer and the search term is generated. Then, the HTTP search request is sent to the server computer. The identifying of the URL of the server computer comprises searching the data base for a character string contained in the information that matches the URL of the server computer. The identifying of the search term comprises identifying a portion of the information appended to the URL of the server. The identifying of the search term also comprises omitting from the portion one or more symbols adjacent to the search term which are inconsistent with a search request using HTTP. The generating of the HTTP search request which combines the URL of the server computer and the search term comprises inserting adjacent to the search term one or more symbols consistent with a search request using HTTP.05-14-2009
20090119272SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR NESTED CATEGORIZATION USING FACTORIZATION - A system for information item categorization in which each non-leaf node in a hierarchical organization of nodes represents a category, and each leaf node represents an information item. A number P is associated with each node. For non-leaf nodes, the associated number P is selected from a subset of relatively prime elements chosen from an appropriate Unique Factorization Domain (UFD), such as a set of relatively prime numbers which are a subset of the familiar set of integers. For leaf nodes, P is set to 1. A number M is also associated with each node. For each root node, M is set to the value of P for that node. For each non-root node, M is set to the product of the M's of all parent nodes of the node and the P of that node.05-07-2009
20090119255Methods of Systems Using Geographic Meta-Metadata in Information Retrieval and Document Displays - A computer-implemented method involving a corpus of documents. The method includes accepting search criteria from a user, the search criteria including a domain identifier identifying a domain and including a filter condition specifying a geometric relationship between co-referenced locations; in response to accepting the search criteria from the user, searching among the corpus of documents to identify a set of documents, wherein each document among the set of documents contains anywhere within the document location-related information that refers to a location within the domain and satisfies the filter condition, and wherein the set of documents only includes documents that satisfy the filter condition; and identifying to the user the documents in the set of documents.05-07-2009
20090119270ABSTRACT QUERY BUILDING WITH SELECTABILITY OF AGGREGATION OPERATIONS AND GROUPING - Systems and articles of manufacture for query building with selectability of aggregation operations and grouping. Abstract queries are composed on the basis of a data abstraction model abstractly describing data in the database. The abstract queries may include result criterions and aggregation operations to be performed with respect to the result criterions for generating aggregation information. An object is generated containing query entities and allowing a user to selectively (i) generate a first executable query corresponding to the abstract query inclusive of the aggregation operation and aggregation logic; and (ii) generate a second executable query corresponding to the abstract query exclusive of the aggregation operation and aggregation logic.05-07-2009
20090119266DISTRIBUTED MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK FOR PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES - A technique for distributed management of attributes includes propagating attributes based upon attribute-granularity permissions. An example of a system according to the technique may include a server, coupled to a first client and a second client, that includes a module that receives attribute data from the first client; a permissions database where first permissions associated with the first client are set at the individual attribute level for the second client; an engine for updating the permissions database and for validating the first permissions for the second client; and an engine for distributing first client updates based on validated permissions to destinations associated with the one or more second destination stores.05-07-2009
20090119265DISTRIBUTED MULTIMEDIA ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD - A distributed media access system and method. The method includes making each of a plurality nodes in a P2P network designate at least one nearest neighbors as a first node candidate and perform at least one random walk to obtain a second node candidate according to the peer list; calculating user preferences of the request node and user preferences of the first and second node candidates according to the first and second node candidates and the preference parameters corresponding to the first and second node candidates so as to obtain a plurality of similarity values; selecting the more similar candidate as buddies of user of the node according to the calculated similarity values; and establishing a buddy list according to the buddies of user and storing the buddy list such that the P2P network can quickly find buddies of the node through the buddy list.05-07-2009
20090119261TECHNIQUES FOR RANKING SEARCH RESULTS - A computer-implemented method is provided, which includes presenting to a user (05-07-2009
20090119254Storing Accessible Histories of Search Results Reordered to Reflect User Interest in the Search Results - Responsive to each user interaction of at least one user interaction with search results to separate network locations returned from a search request, the search results are reordered to reflect predicted user interest in the search results based on the user interactions. The reordered search results are stored. Responsive to a request for the stored reordered search results, the stored reordered search results are presented in a separate interface.05-07-2009
20090083233SYSTEM AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE FOR EFFICIENT EVALUATION OF INDEX SCREENING PREDICATES - Techniques are provided for processing a query using an index. It is determined whether a number of consecutive keys that evaluate to a false-positive when applying a screening predicate in the query exceeds a false-positive predefined value. One or more keys in the index are skipped in response to determining that the number of consecutive keys exceeds the false-positive predefined value.03-26-2009
20090083227RETRIEVING APPARATUS, RETRIEVING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - A word coinciding with a retrieval object keyword and a word tied to the word are read out from a word dictionary in which words representing formal names and aliases of the normal names are registered in association with a family attribute indicating a family relation among the words. The keyword is expanded by reading out the words and content related to any one of the read words is retrieved.03-26-2009
20090138443METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEARCHING FOR A KNOWLEDGE OWNER IN A NETWORK COMMUNITY - A method for searching for a knowledge owner in a network community is executed in conjunction with a network platform database of a network platform, and includes the following steps: (A) extracting at least one keyword from a question submitted by an asker X; (B) using the at least one keyword as a topic, searching the network platform database for network users Y05-28-2009
20090063408MANAGING USER RATINGS IN A WEB SERVICES ENVIRONMENT - Systems and methods for managing user ratings in a web services environment. A method includes storing a comment associated with a web service and storing an influence rating associated with an author of the comment. The method also includes transmitting information associated with the web service, the comment, and the influence rating to a user. Additionally, the method includes receiving feedback from the user, and determining an updated influence rating based upon the feedback and the influence rating.03-05-2009
20080281793Method and System of Information Engine with Make-Share-Search of consumer and professional Information and Content for Multi-media and Mobile Global Internet - The method of Make, Share and Search Integrated System, improves the user experience of creation and consumption of information content, with instant access to newly created and dynamic information. The new system also reduces or eliminates the need for web crawlers, by capturing search parameters at the time of creation itself, and improves the same whenever any user utilizes the same, to enable instant access to new information. In the next generation of web, content creation by consumers is going to far exceed any professional content, and new Make, Share and Search Integrated System enables this in a superior manner than any of present day technologies do. Further the system is designed for multi-media and mobile environment with global reach, and provides users with creation, sharing, prioritization, search, utilization and consumption in a single integrated technology, replacing the present day “Search engine” paradigm by a new paradigm called “Information Engine”.11-13-2008
20080228736SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND ACCESSING OUTGOING TELEPHONE CALL LOG - Access is provided to network connection data for a user terminal. A query based on a request from a communications device to access the network connection data is received over a first network. The network connection data corresponding to the request is retrieved from a database based on the query. The database is populated with the network connection data and interfaces with a second network over which network connections are established with the user terminal. The network connection data retrieved from the database is forwarded for display at the communications device.09-18-2008
20080228737UTILIZATION OF LOGICAL FIELDS WITH CONDITIONAL CONSTRAINTS IN ABSTRACT QUERIES - Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture are provided for enhancing abstract queries by utilizing logical fields with conditional constraints. Building abstract queries with logical fields configured with conditional constraints allows for optimized physical queries to be generated from corresponding abstract queries.09-18-2008
20080228718SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTI-DIMENSIONAL AGGREGATION OVER LARGE TEXT CORPORA - Systems and methods for multidimensional aggregation. Exemplary embodiments include a method for retrieving data from an inverted list index within a computer system, wherein the index comprises annotated postings, the method including receiving a query in a system, converting the query into a query language, scanning at least one list of postings for data from the query, aggregating the data in the list, thereby resulting in an aggregated list, wherein the aggregating includes recording the occurrence of unique values from the list, mapping the values using a user-provided definition to an alternate value, grouping the values by a user-provided mapping of values to groups, recording and mutating data associated with the unique value in the list, relating the recorded data values with other values in the index and returning the requested data from the aggregated list in a return format.09-18-2008
20080228717MULTIPLE PARAMETER DATA MEDIA SEARCH IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK - Disclosed is a method and system directed to a management of distributed database data and file access and retrieval by providing multiple parameter data media search. Conventional model generate search results based upon the text entered into the search box by the user. Unfortunately, the existing conventional models have certain limitations in use, distribution, and deployment. The present invention relates to the creation of multi-parameter search tools that allow for searched materials to be quantified by numerous logical searching parameters. An example embodiment (i) provides a plurality of parameters, each of the plurality of parameters having a respective range of terms; (ii) displays the plurality of parameters; (iii) displays the respective ranges of terms; (iv) solicits from the user at least one search selection from the displayed ranges of terms; (v) performs a search from the at least one search selection; and (vi) returns a search result to the user.09-18-2008
20080228735Lifestyle Optimization and Behavior Modification - A method, software, database and system for determining an approach to achieve a desired lifestyle, behavioral disposition, and genetic based predisposition for an individual are presented in which an attribute profile of the individual containing genetic and non-genetic attributes is compared against a database containing combinations of genetic and non-genetic attributes that are statistically associated with relevant desirable or undesirable attributes derived from other individuals.09-18-2008
20080228730Compiling Co-associating Bioattributes Using Expanded Bioattribute Profiles - A bioinformatics method, software, database and system for compiling attribute combinations that co-associate with a query attribute (i.e., an attribute of interest) are presented in which expanded attribute profiles associated with a group of query-attribute-positive individuals and expanded attribute profiles associated with a group of query-attribute-negative individuals are accessed, and combinations of attributes having a higher frequency of occurrence in the set of expanded attribute profiles associated with the group of query-attribute-positive individuals are identified and stored to generate a compilation of attribute combinations that co-associate with the query attribute.09-18-2008
20080228726Patent searching method and patent searching system using the same - A patent searching system includes a patent search interface, at least one patent database system and an executive program. The patent searching system has at least one set of search schedule data provided in the patent database system. The patent searching system is operated to execute the executive program to automatically link to the patent database systems of different official patent offices according to the search schedule data for conducting a patent search. At least one matched patent document of search result is generated according to a user-defined search. The patent searching method applied in the system includes the steps of: providing the search schedule data; executing the executive program to automatically link to the patent database systems of different official patent offices according to the search schedule data for conducting a patent search; and generating patent documents.09-18-2008
20080228716SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING UNSTRUCTURED DATA USING A STRUCTURED DATABASE QUERY ENVIRONMENT - Method, system and article of manufacture for processing database queries and, more particularly, for executing queries to retrieve data from both structured and unstructured data sources. A method of retrieving data from a database and an unstructured data source includes accessing the database to retrieve a first structured result set, accessing the unstructured data source using at least a portion of the structured data included in the first structured result set to retrieve an unstructured data result set, and generating a second structured result set from the unstructured data result set; and storing the second structured result in the database.09-18-2008
20080228715APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED INFORMATION RETRIEVAL AND PROCESSING - A distributed information retrieval and processing system (09-18-2008
20080288467INTEGRATION OF INSTANT MESSAGING WITH INTERNET SEARCHING - Techniques for integrating instant messaging with Internet search features are provided. An instant messaging (IM) application allows users to launch a search of the Internet or the World Wide Web for information about another IM user or another topic. If an IM user wishes to location information relating to a friend, a search is performed through a database of registered IM members to locate a user profile for the friend. If the friend's profile is found, the profile is displayed to the IM user. An IM application can link to an Internet search engine to search the Internet for web sites relating to the topic or person. Search results from an Internet search can be sorted based on information about a friend that is stored in the friend's user profile.11-20-2008
20080215555Hybrid Approach for Query Recommendation in Conversation Systems - Techniques are disclosed for combining natural language generation with query retrieval for context appropriate query recommendation. For example, a computer-implemented method for generating a recommended query for a conversation system in response to an original user query, wherein at least a portion of the original user query is not understandable to a query interpretation process, includes the following steps. Recommendation results are computed, in response to the original user query, using a natural language generation-based recommendation process. Recommendation results are computed, in response to the original user query, using a retrieval-based recommendation process. A recommended query is generated based on consideration of at least a portion of the natural language generation-based recommendation results and at least a portion of the retrieval-based recommendation results.09-04-2008
20080222108METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COLLABORATIVE SEARCHING - A system and method for leveraging a collaborative document or information management system for improving searches for multiple users are provided, referred to as a collaborative search system. A search may be based on keywords within a document or supplemental information, such as data classification tags associated with the document. Searches may be performed on live data within a company as well as on backup or other secondary copies of data. The system may also maintain an index of all of the content available anywhere within the company. The collaborative search system provides an integrated collaborative search experience to collaborative participants, such that multiple users can participate in a search.09-11-2008
20080222107Method for Multiplexing Search Result Transmission in a Multi-Tier Architecture - A method for querying a database comprises receiving a query from a client, querying a plurality of databases, receiving replies from the databases, relaying the replies from the databases to the client as they are received from the databases. A system for querying a database comprises a client, a plurality of databases, and a query dispatcher receiving a query from the client, querying the plurality of databases, receiving replies from the databases, relaying the replies from the databases to the client as they are received from the databases.09-11-2008
20080222106Media content search results ranked by popularity - Media content search results ranked by popularity is described. In embodiment(s), a search request for television media content can be initiated by a viewer, and television media content that is relevant to the search request can be identified. The relevant television media content can then be ranked based on a popularity rating such that the relevant television media content can be displayed in an ordered list that is ordered by popularity rankings.09-11-2008
20080222104Clustered index with differentiated subfields - A database system uses indexes to improve performance. The system can use one or more of the following: differentiated subfields for index clustering; set function calculations to reduce the amount of I/O; and/or using an inferred index in a circular table.09-11-2008
20080222103System, and method for interactive browsing - The present invention provides a system and method for achieving interactive browsing. Said system is coupled to a knowledge base and a document database, said knowledge base stores a plurality of terms and information relating to each term, and said document database stores a plurality of documents. Said system comprises term acquiring means, for acquiring terms in which a user has much interest; first extracting means, for extracting information relating to the terms in which the user has much interest, from the knowledge base; second extracting means, for extracting documents containing the terms in which the user has much interest, from the document database; a first display part in a user interface, for displaying information extracted by the first extracting means; and a second display part in the user interface, for displaying a list of the documents extracted by the second extracting means. With the present invention, one can browse both documents and information on terms in the documents in a single interface.09-11-2008
20080222102Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing a customizable safety management center - An apparatus for providing a safety management center includes a communication element, a memory device, a reporting element and a planning element. The communication element is configured to receive safety related event data via an event record that is customizable at a plurality of levels within an organization. The memory device is in communication with the communication element for storing the event data. The reporting element is in communication with the memory device and is configured to generate a report based on the stored event data. The report is customizable at the plurality of levels within the organization. The planning element is in communication with the memory device and the reporting element and configured to generate planning information for improving projected future reports. The planning information is also capable of generation at each of the plurality of levels within the organization.09-11-2008
20080222101APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A LET BINDING - An apparatus and method are disclosed for handling a LET binding used in a WHERE clause of an XQuery FLWOR expression during an XML pivot join procedure. The disclosed apparatus and method enable an XML pivot join procedure to accurately process a query and return one or more qualifying document. A logical expression within the WHERE clause is identified. Next steps of the logical expression are separated by logical operators. The LET binding is incorporated with each next step. The XQuery FLWOR expression is rewritten using the incorporations along with a FOR binding of the XQuery FLWOR expression to make a syntactically equivalent XPath query. Predicates of the LET binding may also be incorporated with the next steps, without altering the predicates.09-11-2008
20080222099CONCORDANCE SEARCHING SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments herein include a method of performing a computerized search of the electronic document based on a multi-term inclusive query supplied by the user. The process checks each search term match to determine if other terms in the query are in close enough proximity to allow the search term match to remain in the final search results that are eventually reported back to the user, even if such proximities span adjacent pages. More specifically, counts that span the adjacent pages comprise a count of items from a term on one page to a term on a second page adjacent to the first page so as to include a count of all terms between the terms in the counts that span adjacent pages of the printed publications.09-11-2008
20080222097APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR AN INLINE DISPLAY OF RELATED BLOG POSTINGS - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for an inline display of related blog postings. The apparatus, system, and method include searching a first blog for material common to the first blog and to a second blog and adding a link to the common material in the second blog. The link includes an interactive indicator in the second blog that displays a posting from the first blog that contains the common material in response to selection of the indicator. The apparatus, system, and method include marking each posting in the first blog that contains the common material and that has been displayed in the second blog as having been read.09-11-2008
20080222096DYNAMIC COMPUTATION OF IDENTITY-BASED ATTRIBUTES - Enterprise Identity Management systems control access to information derived from identity-related data stored in various data repositories. An identity-based management system can automatically and dynamically compute derived data when the source data changes. Rule-base tools can be used to compute derived data from arbitrary attribute-based datasets. Dynamic computation of identity-based attributes within information system servers allows data to be aggregated and normalized from multiple data sources deployed across an organization so that updated related information can be persisted and pushed to various servers in the organization.09-11-2008
20080222094Apparatus and Method for Searching for Multiple Inexact Matching of Genetic Data or Information - A computer implemented method of searching genetic data or information for a plurality of query sequences in a set of target sequence fragments, allowing for mismatches at up to n sequence positions, including dividing each query sequence of the plurality of query sequences into n+1 query sequence segments and dividing each target fragment of the target sequence fragments into at least n+1 target sequence fragment segments, for each query sequence, constructing a first query group and a second query group by distributing query sequence segments there between such that at least n query sequence segments are contained in the second query group, constructing from each target fragment a first target group having a same distribution as the first query group, and for each query sequence, comparing the first query group with each first target group to identify potential matching target fragments.09-11-2008
20090299971BINARY SEARCH CIRCUIT AND METHOD - The present invention provides a technique for enabling high-speed binary search.12-03-2009
20080208812Instant contact searching and presentation by category - A device, system, and method are directed towards enabling a mobile device user to perform a federated search across a plurality of disparate contact data stores, including a phone directory, IM store, an email address book, a buddy list, a social networking group, a SMS list, or any of a variety of other communication contact data stores. When a user inputs a character, a dynamic search is performed across the various contact data stores. The results of the search may be repeatedly updated based on additional input characters. The results of the search may be displayed on the mobile device organized by categories of the contact data stores and/or a preferred communication mechanism. The results may also indicate a preferred mechanism for communicating with the displayed name.08-28-2008
20080256035QUERY SUBSTITUTION USING ACTIVE LEARNING - The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for generating a linear regression model based on statistically frequent query pairs. The method of the present invention comprises storing statistically frequent query pairs, the query pairs constituting a query and a query rewrite. Query pair samples are generated based on the statistically frequent query pairs and an active learning algorithm is utilized to select the most informative query pairs. A linear regression algorithm is then utilized to generate a linear regression model based on the selected most informative query pairs.10-16-2008
20080256038Automated Method for Structured Artifact Matching - A method for determining a mapping between a first artifact and a second artifact, each artifact comprising at least one constituent, each at least one constituent comprising at least one feature, wherein each at least one feature is selected from a feature group consisting of: a relationship feature and a characteristic feature, the mapping comprising at least one constituent match comprising a correspondence between the at least one constituent of the first artifact and the at least one constituent of the second artifact, the method includes acts or steps of: a) receiving as input the first and second artifacts, and a description of the artifacts, constituents, and the features of the constituents; b) performing advanced inexact matching, comprising a step of selecting the mapping, the mapping comprising the at least one constituent match; and c) producing as output the mapping determined from the step of performing advanced inexact matching.10-16-2008
20080256037METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AN ORDERED LIST - A system for generating an ordered list. The system may include a query engine and an advertisement engine. The query engine receives a query from the user and determines parameters to match with the advertisement. The advertisement engine receives the parameters and generates a list of items based on the parameters. The system may function in a precompute mode to calculate intervals for each available item to minimize the variable processing costs for each item. Further, the number of intervals a crossed item may be selected in a manner to satisfy a given space constraint. By characterizing each item by a minimum price within each interval, the system can quickly query the interval matching the desired quantity for each item and determined if the minimum price for that interval is less than the top-k prices already included in the list.10-16-2008
20080256042Automatically Acquiring Acoustic and Cultural Information About Music - There are disclosed methods, apparatus, and storage media for building a music metadata library. Acoustic metadata for one or more music tracks may be automatically acquired from a plurality of client computing devices. Cultural metadata for the one or more music tracks may be automatically acquired by searching Internet-accessible content. The acquired acoustic and cultural metadata may be stored in the music metadata library.10-16-2008
20080256034SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN KEYWORDS AND ADVERTISEMENTS - An impression graph is generated comprising keywords as nodes on a first side of the impression graph and advertisement listing as nodes on a second side of the impression graph, an impression relationship between a given keyword and a given advertisement listing represented by an impression edge connection. A click graph is also generated comprising keywords as nodes on a first side of the click graph and advertisement listing as nodes on a second side of the click graph, a relationship between a given keyword and a given advertisement listing represented by a click edge connection. A mapping function is applied to calculate one or more weights for a given edge in the impression graph and the click graph and the one or more edge weights, the impression graph and the click graph are transformed into a unified bipartite graph.10-16-2008
20080256033METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTED VOICE SEARCHING - A method for distributed voice searching may include receiving a search query from a user of the mobile communication device, generating a lattice of coarse linguistic representations from speech parts in the search query, extracting query features from the generated lattice of coarse linguistic representations, generating coarse search feature vectors based on the extracted query features, performing a coarse search using the generated coarse search feature vectors and transmitting the generated coarse search feature vectors to a remote voice search processing unit, receiving remote resultant web indices from the remote voice search processing unit, generating a lattice of fine linguistic representations from speech parts in the search query, generating fine search feature vectors from the lattice of fine linguistic representations, performing a fine search using the coarse search results, the remote resultant web indices and the generated fine search feature vectors, and displaying the fine search results to the user.10-16-2008
20080256043ACCUMULATION CONTROL DEVICE - An accumulation control device arranged to accumulate data in an accumulation device accepts a data classification when the data is acquired, and stores the accepted classification in accordance with the data to be accumulated in the accumulation device. When the data accumulated in the accumulation device is selected, determination is made as to whether or not a current time is a timing at which an accumulation form of the accumulated data should be changed, and when determination is made that the timing has come, the selected data is reaccumulated in the accumulation device, in the accumulation form stored in an accumulation-form storage unit in association with the accepted classification and the determined timing.10-16-2008
20080256046SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRIORITIZING WEBSITES DURING A WEBCRAWLING PROCESS - A system and method for prioritizing a fetch order of web pages. The method comprises extracting by a web crawler a set of candidate web pages to be crawled. Each web page in the set of candidate web pages is associated with a website in a computer network. A determination is made to determine if a first website score for the website is in a website score database. The first website score is associated with web pages in the set of candidate web pages if the first website score exists in the website score database. The set of candidate web pages is prioritized with respect to an associated website score for each web page in the candidate set of web pages. Content is retrieved from the set of candidate web. Hyperlinks are extracted from the content. The hyperlinks are stored in a memory unit.10-16-2008
20080256045XML SUB-DOCUMENT VERSIONING METHOD IN XML DATABASES USING RECORD STORAGES - A new sub-document versioning method for record storages of XML documents which uses virtual cutting points to ensure that a search tree is able to support multiple versions of sub-documents and provide efficient mechanisms for XML updating. Record boundaries and virtual cut points divide the two-dimensional space, the horizontal axis representing node identifiers in document order and vertical axis representing version numbers, into rectangles. The bottom corner of the rectangle is used to represent the rectangles and the corresponding information of the corner is added to the search tree index.10-16-2008
20080256036SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING DATA SEARCHES USING MULTIPLE DATA SEARCH PROVIDERS - A system and method are provided for performing data searches in response to a user request. The system has an application server that is configured to receive user requests, to send search requests based on the user requests, and to communicate with a plurality of search provider systems. The search provider systems each have searchable data and are configured to receive the search requests from the application server and generate search results in response to the search request. A rules manager resides on the application server and is configured to identify a set of search provider systems to send the search request to based on the user request. The method includes the steps of: receiving a user request; determining a set of search providers based on the user request; sending a search request to the set of search providers; receiving search results from at least one of the search providers; merging the search results received from the set of search providers; and sending the merged search results to the user.10-16-2008
20080256044Method And System For Searching An Information Retrieval System According To User-Specified Location Information - A method and system for searching an information retrieval system for items of interest that are in proximity to geographical locations provided by the user. The information retrieval system can perform a search for specified types of businesses or items of interest that surround or are in close proximity to the user's present geographical location, or a geographical location that the user has pre-configured in a database. The system receives geographical location information concerning the user's position from the wireless network carrier, which tracks the location of the user's mobile communications device. When the user desires to store a geographical location and geographical name for a future search, the information is entered into the pre-configured database. When conducting an information search at a later time, the user can narrow a search request to a geographical area in the vicinity of the stored geographical location.10-16-2008
20080243792IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - An apparatus includes a page designation unit configured to designate a page to be searched in a document file including a plurality of pages, an input unit configured to input a search key used to search the document file, and a search unit configured to perform character string search to search a keyword in the document file based on the search key. The search unit is capable of performing the character string search using a search key input by the input unit in a page of the document file designated by the page designation unit without performing the character string search in non-designated pages of the document file.10-02-2008
20080249983IDENTIFYING A RESULT RESPONSIVE TO A CURRENT LOCATION OF A CLIENT DEVICE - A method for identifying a result responsive to a current location of a client device includes receiving, form a client device and at a host, a search query that includes a point of interest and a current location of the client device. The method also includes automatically updating the search query as the current location of the client device changes and instructing the host to identify a potential location associated with the point of interest and located within a user-defined proximity from the current location of the client device.10-09-2008
20080249994System and process for server side stateless data interchange - A system and process for data exchange using a stateless router and stateless server is disclosed. Using commodity hardware, the present invention enables assembly of a flexible extensible information management system without complexity or productivity loss. Comprising of a client computer, a stateless router, a stateless server and a database stored in a persistent layer associated with the stateless server, the present invention is easy to set up and use. System elements may communicate over a network, and consistency between data records is defined by an item-schema. The server accepts data record requests from the client, and automatically locates the requested data record. Because it is stateless, it retains no record of the data record transaction, and does not need to anticipate future requests.10-09-2008
20080249985Facilitating Identification of Star Schemas in Database Environments - Facilitating identification of star schemas in database environments. In an embodiment, queries are examined to determine the joins required. The two tables of each join are added as a relationship in the star schema.10-09-2008
20080249986METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING CONTEXTUAL ADVERTISEMENTS WITH MEDIA - Systems and methods have been developed for displaying contextually relevant advertisements to users as media objects are being rendered. One or more data sources with contextual information for different portions of each media object are maintained. From this contextual information, keywords may be generated and used to locate contextually-related advertisements. The advertisements are selected based on contextual information about the media object in order to match or otherwise be contextually relevant with the media content being rendered. As the subject matter of the media object changes during rendering, different advertisements related to the new context are provided that replace the prior advertisement. The advertisements are displayed in an area that could be used for other purposes when the rendering device is not rendering media objects.10-09-2008
20080235186Lawful Interception of Search Functionalities - A method, a computer program product, apparatuses and a system are shown for performing Lawful Interception of Search Functionalities, by extracting at least one search related information from a search message in a communication system, wherein the search message is based on a query programming language and is associated with a search requester, and wherein the search message is one out of a search request and a search response, and determining whether at least one of the at least one search related information represents information to be intercepted, and sending at least one of the at least one search related information to a law enforcement agency in case at least one of the at least one search related information represents information to be intercepted.09-25-2008
20080228722Attribute Prediction Using Attribute Combinations - A method and system are presented in which statistical predictions are generated to indicate whether an individual has or will acquire an attribute designated in a query. The predictions are generated based on a first set of attributes associated with the individual and a second set of attribute combinations and statistical results that indicate the strength of association of each attribute combination with the query attribute.09-18-2008
20080208817System and Method for Retrieving Data Using Agents in a Distributed Network - A method and apparatus for data retrieval by a computing system and a plurality of agent computers in a distributed network is disclosed. The computing system sends a request to each agent computer to perform a search at a node. The agents perform the searches. The agents thereupon send the resulting data to the computing system for storage in a central database.08-28-2008
20090063427Communications System and Method - A method for describing an invention comprising: a. defining a vocabulary of standard terms; b. describing the invention in a concise form and using only standard terms for the substantive description. The description may be in concise form uses mathematical equations or mathematical-like statements or tables. The description comprises, for an apparatus invention, the parts of the apparatus and the interrelationships therebetween, and for a method invention the steps of the invention and the order of execution of the steps.03-05-2009
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