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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
707102000 Generating database or data structure (e.g., via user interface) 748
707104100 Application of database or data structure (e.g., distributed, multimedia, image) 739
707101000 Manipulating data structure (e.g., compression, compaction, compilation) 373
707103000 Object-oriented database structure 313
20080281838METHOD OF DETERMINING DEPENDENCIES BETWEEN ITEMS IN A GRAPH IN AN EXTENSIBLE SYSTEM - A dependency determination system and method determines dependencies among extensions of an extensible system based upon a directed graph thereof. Dependencies between extensions in an extensible system are expressed as a directed graph. Given the dependency graph for an extensible system or its data, the dependency system can traverse the graph and operate on or find the correct order for the extensions in the extensible system or for the data created by extensions in the extensible system. Constructing the dependency graph is done with knowledge of the extensions in question and is constructed by input from the extensions. Consequently, input from extensions is first gathered to construct the graph.11-13-2008
20080275891METHOD TO CREATE A PARTITION-BY TIME/TUPLE-BASED WINDOW IN AN EVENT PROCESSING SERVICE - A method to create a partition by time/tuple based window in an event processing service is provided. When continuous data streams are received, tuples are stored in a data structure with partitions based upon partition keys. Only a specified amount of tuples may be stored in each partition. When a partition exceeds the specified number of tuples, the oldest tuples are removed from the data structure. Tuples stored beyond a specified time period are also removed from the data structure. Two data structures may also be used to implement a time/tuple based window. Tuples are stored in both a data structure with a partition by window and a data structure with a range window. Tuples are removed in the partition by window when tuples exceed the amount in the partition. Tuples are removed in the range window when tuples exceed a specified time period. The two data structures are synchronized.11-06-2008
20090216785Image processing apparatus, image processing system, and method of processing image - An image processing apparatus having a processing function of an image includes a communication unit for communicating image data using certificate data; a certificate data storage unit for storing the certificate data; a corresponding status output unit for outputting a correlation between the certificate data and the processing function; and an updating unit for updating the correlation between the certificate data and the processing function.08-27-2009
20090216779TRANSFERRING MESSAGES TO A DIRECTORY - A method, system, and computer usable program product for transferring messages to a directory are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A listing of message templates that is stored in a computer usable storage medium is received. A list of messages is received. The listing of message templates is loaded in a directory. The directory executes in a data processing system and is configured to store messages. The list of messages are loaded in the directory. Messages are loaded in the directory by receiving a list of messages in the directory. A message is selected and identified from the list of messages. A determination is made if the message corresponds to an existing base message entry in the directory. A message instance entry is created in relation to the existing base message entry if the message corresponds to an existing base message entry and the message is otherwise handled if not.08-27-2009
20090204623GENERATING A VALUE ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OF A PLURALITY OF LEAF NODES BY IMPLICITLY RANDOMLY CLIMBING AN IMPLICIT TREE HAVING THE LEAF NODES - Provided are a method, system and article of manufacture for generating a value associated with one of a plurality of leaf nodes by implicitly randomly climbing an implicit tree having the leaf nodes. A determination is made of an ancestor node of a current node, wherein each ancestor node at a level of the ancestor node is associated with a different set of ordered leaf nodes, wherein there is a unique value associated with each leaf node. A determination is made of a first leaf node of the ordered leaf nodes associated with the determined ancestor node. A determination is made as to whether the determined ancestor node is a rightmost ancestor node at the level of the ancestor node. A first formula is used to determine a last leaf node of the ordered leaf nodes associated with the determined ancestor node in response to determining that the ancestor node is the rightmost ancestor node. A second formula different form the first formula is used to determine the last leaf node in response to determining that the ancestor node is the rightmost ancestor node. A value associated with a selected leaf node is generated that is between the determined first and last leaf nodes in response to determining to climb to the ancestor node of the current node and in response to determining not to climb to a further ancestor node of the determined ancestor node, wherein the generated value is used in a computational process.08-13-2009
20080294656Loose Pattern Identification Using a Smart Multiset Intersection Approach - A system and method of identifying loose patterns using a smart multiset intersection operation are provided. Data segments are received from a data segmentation algorithm and sorted into corresponding multisets. A retain operation may be performed on the multisets. A normalization operation is then performed on the repeating elements in the multisets to identify the loose pattern. The loose pattern is stored in a database.11-27-2008
20090024639DATA MAPPING AND IMPORT SYSTEM - A computer-implemented method related to a data mapping and import system is disclosed. A source file including a plurality of data records may be received, each data record comprising a sequence of data segments associated with source data. A target data structure comprising a plurality of target fields to which to import the source data of the source file may be identified. A mapping format comprising associations between each of the data segments for the plurality of data records and a target field of the plurality of target fields. And the source data from each of the data segments of each of the plurality of data records may be imported into the target field associated with each data segment based on the mapping format.01-22-2009
20090198709APPLICATION TIER DATA DICTIONARY - A method of tracking dependencies in an application file, including analyzing the application file to identify at least one dependency in the application file, extracting information from the application file related to the dependency to allow identification of an entity to which the application file has a dependency from the information, and storing the dependency for the application file in the application tier data dictionary. A system has a memory, at a first tier, to store an application tier data dictionary and at least one application file, and a processor at the first tier to determine dependencies in the application file, store the dependencies in the application tier data dictionary, communicate with a second tier, separate from the first tier, as needed to access information with regard to the dependencies, and store the information in the application tier data dictionary.08-06-2009
20090198707System and method for managing firewall log records - The present disclosure provides a method for managing communication records that includes receiving a plurality of firewall log records from at least a firewall system, consolidating the plurality of firewall log records by filtering out a plurality of duplicate records, and associating the plurality of firewall log records with a plurality of contexts to create a plurality of record-context combinations. The method also includes analyzing and storing the consolidated firewall log records, and producing at least one image file from the plurality of records-context combinations.08-06-2009
20100017420Performing An All-To-All Data Exchange On A Plurality Of Data Buffers By Performing Swap Operations - Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for performing an all-to-all exchange on n number of data buffers using XOR swap operations. Each data buffer has n number of data elements. Performing an all-to-all exchange on n number of data buffers using XOR swap operations includes for each rank value of i and j where i is greater than j and where i is less than or equal to n: selecting data element i in data buffer j; selecting data element j in data buffer i; and exchanging contents of data element i in data buffer j with contents of data element j in data buffer i using an XOR swap operation.01-21-2010
20090119317CATCH PHRASE GENERATION DEVICE - A catch phrase generation device stores keywords in association with each other. Each keyword indicates a characteristic of a user, and a property to which each of keywords belongs. A plurality of templates are also stored. Each template has an insertion section for which a keyword property that should be inserted is determined in advance. A template corresponding to guidance information based on a predetermined condition is selected. A keyword acquisition unit analyzes an access history, which has been created by the user or to which the user has made reference, and acquires, based on an analyzed result, a stored keyword.05-07-2009
20090193039DATA DRIVEN SYSTEM FOR DATA ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING - A process for automating data mining operations by defining data objects including one or more database table objects and storing the data objects in a metadata store maintained in a computer storage. Data manipulation operations on the meta data objects are defined and descriptions of the data manipulation operations associated with the data objects as metadata stored in the metadata store. A data execution component accesses the data manipulation operations and sequentially performs data manipulations operations on data within the database tables corresponding to the database table objects.07-30-2009
20090193038CREATION OF CONTEXT FOR COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON PREVIOUS INTERACTIONS - In one embodiment, an identification (ID) of a person involved in a current communication is utilized to access a communication log to determine an active time interval of a previous communication with the same person. The active time interval is utilized to identify the context material of the previous communication and access to the context material is provided during the current communication.07-30-2009
20090193036DOCUMENT SPECIALIZATION PROCESSING IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) provides a DITA specialization processing mechanism that provides the full functions of a content management system across the full functionality of the DITA architecture. A DITA specialization is used to generate an import descriptor that describes how to import the DITA specialization, which may include required modules, stylesheets, catalogs, and content rules into the repository of a content management system. When the DITA specialization is imported into the repository, a compound document is created with appropriate parent/child links. Dependency relationships between modules in the compound document are then created. In addition, new XML content rules for the DITA specialization may be automatically generated from existing content rules.07-30-2009
20090193035COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT - A method for processing documents is provided, including the steps of retrieving a document stored in a first format, converting the retrieved document to a second format according to a conversion profile associated with the second format, presenting the converted document, responsive to a request to store an updated version of the converted document, converting the updated document back into the first format and updating the conversion profile with one or more conversion customizations specified for the updated document, and storing the updated document in the first format.07-30-2009
20090193034MULTI-AXIS, HIERARCHICAL BROWSER FOR ACCESSING AND VIEWING DIGITAL ASSETS - A digital asset browsing system allowing users to access assets in varying ways and along differing axial directions. The system includes data storage or memory devices storing digital assets (e.g., assets associated with a digital work such as an animated film). A client computing device or workstation accesses the data storage over a communications network and includes a processor, an input device for allowing a user to input data including assets queries, selections of displayed assets, and axial expansion requests, and a monitor for displaying a graphical user interface. A multi-axis hierarchical browser is run by the client device and displays in the user interface a first browser window with information corresponding to a first set of the digital assets and displays a second browser window including information corresponding to a second set of the digital assets related to the first set of assets by a user selected relationship.07-30-2009
20080294663Creation and management of visual timelines - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for the management and creation of timelines. The timelines may be automatically created based on a user query for information. The query may access a database that contains links to external information sources. The timeline may be accessed through a social network. The timeline may be automatically updated. The timeline may include visual and audio events that may provide additional information to the user.11-27-2008
20090063522SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING ONTOLOGIES AS SERVICE METADATA ASSETS IN A METADATA REPOSITORY - Embodiments of the invention are generally related to Ontologies and service metadata repositories, and particularly related to systems and methods for transforming Ontologies into service metadata assets in a service metadata repository. One embodiment includes a plug-in from an ontology development tool communicating to an application programming interface for a service metadata repository. One embodiment includes transforming an ontology from an ontology web language file in an ontology development tool into a service metadata asset in the service metadata repository.03-05-2009
20100036858META FILE SYSTEM - TRANSPARENTLY MANAGING STORAGE USING MULTIPLE FILE SYSTEMS - Systems and methods are provided for the management of files across disparate file systems. In an illustrative operation, an exemplary computing environment comprises a file system management module, and an instruction set comprising at least one instruction to instruct the files system management module to manage, monitor, and control the storage/retrieval of a file across two or more disparate file systems operable on the exemplary computing environment managed using a unified name space. Illustratively, a file can be received by the file system management computing application and processed such that the file can be stored/managed (e.g., transparent to a user) on one of the operable two more disparate file systems according to one or more selected criteria. Further, the file system management application can monitor access patterns or attributes for individual files to generate the criteria used when storing/managing files across the two or more disparate files systems.02-11-2010
20090177675Systems and Methods of Identity and Access Management - The present disclosure generally provides systems and methods of providing identification and access management. The system could include a network security zone having access rules for a network resource object associated with the network. The system could also include a module to collect information related to an attempt to access the network resource object and to generate an alert if the collected information fails to meet certain requirements related to the access rules. The module could change the access rules to prevent possible future unauthorized access attempts based on the collected information.07-09-2009
20090125535STRUCTURE FOR DELETING LEAVES IN TREE TABLE STRUCTURES - Techniques and articles of manufacture are provided comprising computer readable programs that, when executed on the computer, cause the computer to delete a leaf from a Patricia tree having a direct table and a plurality of PSCB's which decode portions of the pattern of a leaf in the tree without shutting down the functioning of the tree. A leaf having a pattern is identified as a leaf to be deleted. Using the pattern, the tree is walked to identify the location of the leaf to be deleted. The leaf to be deleted is identified and deleted, and any relevant PSCB modified, if necessary. The technique also is applicable to deleting a prefix of a prefix.05-14-2009
20080228790Data storage and retrieval system - A user based computer system for information storage and retrieval in which information data items are stored in a persistent memory for later searching, retrieval and/or browsing and related in the memory by a frame system wherein the stored information includes primary information from outside the system and additional information derived from primary information and inherited from stored information.09-18-2008
20100042635Landing page maker - The present invention relates to a method, system and computer program product for managing one or more landing pages. The method, system and computer program product enables creation of a landing page by using one or more pre-coded templates. The created landing pages are coded by using various Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs) and web services. Further, the method, system and computer program product enables dynamic updating of the created landing pages with the content stored in one or more databases.02-18-2010
20100042634Delivery Enablement Workforce Utilization Tool Integration - Methods, computer-readable media, and apparatuses support data entry and aggregate work entries for an account. Different work codes are mapped to different categories for an account. Work entries are aggregated for the different categories in a report or in an invoice for the account. A worker may be mapped to client, which may further include a client region, when aggregating work entries to different categories for an account. A data structure is formed to include account information. The data structure can assume different structure types, including a data cube having three or more dimensions. A spreadsheet file may be linked to the data structure, and the contents a database may be synchronized to the spreadsheet file. The contents of the database may be categorized, analyzed, and aggregated, in which the contents are exported to provide a report on a worker and/or account.02-18-2010
20100042633MESSAGING TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD - One embodiment of the invention includes a message tracking system. The system comprises a message agent programmed to detect messages transmitted from one application to at least one other application. The system also comprises a detector programmed to determine a protocol that is associated with a given message of the messages detected by the message agent. The system further comprises a tracking manager programmed to generate tracking information for the given message based on the protocol determined by the detector and to store the tracking information in memory.02-18-2010
20100042638APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA SOURCES - A method is provided for synchronizing data sources. The method includes receiving at least first and second data tables. The data tables have one or more mutually similar fields and one or more dissimilar fields from one another. First normalized, second normalized, and intermediate data tables are stored, each including respective first normalized, second normalized, and intermediate data table fields that each correspond to the mutually similar fields of the first and second data tables. The first normalized data table is at least partially populated with corresponding entries from the first data table and the second normalized data table is at least partially populated with corresponding entries in the second data table. Intermediate data table entries are respectively replaced with corresponding inconsistent data entries of the first and second normalized data tables. An apparatus and a computer program product for accomplishing the above method are also provided.02-18-2010
20100042637METHOD AND SYSTEM OF DATABASE DIVISIONAL MANAGEMENT FOR PARALLEL DATABASE SYSTEM - A method and a system of database divisional management for use with a parallel database system comprising an FES (front end server), BES's (back end servers), an IOS (I/O server) and disk units. The numbers of processors assigned to the FES, BES's and IOS, the number of disk units, and the number of partitions of the disk units are determined in accordance with the load pattern in question. Illustratively, there may be established a configuration of one FES, four BES's, one IOS and eight disk units. The number of BES's is varied from one to four depending on the fluctuation in load, so that a scalable system configuration is implemented. When the number of BES's is increased or decreased, only the management information thereabout is transferred between nodes and not the data, whereby the desired degree of parallelism is obtained for high-speed query processing.02-18-2010
20100042636INTERNET SERVER SYSTEM, METHOD OF CREATING VIRTUAL MACHINE OF THE INTERNET SERVER AND METHOD OF STARTING THE SAME - An internet server system for providing a virtual machine (VM) to a user, a method of creating a VM and an account, and a method of starting a VM via a webpage are provided. The internet server system includes at least one client apparatus, a computing server, a thin client management server, a storage unit, and a storage server. The method of creating a VM and an account includes: cloning a VM according to the request signal and logging in the VM with a preset account and a preset password; creating an FQDN for the VM; logging out the VM; and saving setting of the VM to a database server. The method of starting a VM via a webpage includes: connecting to a thin client webpage via a web browser; confirming an account and a password; starting the VM notifying a user to connect by a remote desktop connection.02-18-2010
20100042632Log File Time Sequence Stamping - In certain embodiments, a method for log file time sequence stamping is provided. The method includes connecting to a console port of one or more data sources and receiving data from the data sources. The data may be logged with both an independent time stamp and a sequence indicator. The independent time stamp provides a consistent time stamp of when the data was received at the system and the time sequence indicator represents an order in which the data was received at the system.02-18-2010
20090157700GENERATING UNIQUE OBJECT IDENTIFIERS FOR NETWORK MANAGEMENT OBJECTS - Embodiments of the inventive subject matter use a radix-like counting technique to generate unique object identifiers (OIDs) for managed objects in accordance with a network management protocol. A limit value is utilized to ensure prefix uniqueness for an allocated object identifier. For a level in a managed objects tree with a maximum value of MAX, a suffix MAX-2 will be allocated for a unique object identifier and a suffix MAX-1 will be extended to allow allocation of unique object identifiers with MAX-I in the prefix, while the suffix MAX-2 will not occur in a prefix for a unique object identifier. Embodiments of the inventive subject matter allow for generation of unique object identifiers in constant bound time O(1). Additionally, the number of OIDs generated is not limited by the maximum value of an integer 206-18-2009
20090157710SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO MULTIPLE PHYSICAL MEDIA LIBRARIES - Embodiments of the present invention provide a media library controller that can communicate with multiple physical libraries that are physically separate from each other (i.e., that cannot pass media back and forth). The media library controller can maintain a virtualized aggregate media library representing the physical media libraries with which it is in communication. From the physical media libraries, the media library controller can establish a virtual media library and associate a host with the virtual media library. The virtual media library can represent the portions of a physical media library to which the host is allowed access.06-18-2009
20090157709SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING A CONVERSATION SUMMARY - A system, method and computer program product for displaying a conversation summary is provided. The method may include providing a graphical user interface (GUI) configured to allow communication between a number of users. The method may also include displaying an invitation to join a conversation at the graphical user interface from at least one of the users and displaying a summary of the conversation in a tag cloud on a computing device. Numerous other variations and embodiments are also included within the scope of the present disclosure.06-18-2009
20090157708DELAY TECHNIQUE IN E-MAIL FILTERING SYSTEM - A relay provides message filtering services to an e-mail network. The relay monitors incoming communication and intercepts e-mail messages. The relay applies a policy to received messages to determine whether a message should be delayed. The relay applies a policy to delayed messages by reference to a delayed processing event which triggers the delayed processing. The relay updates policy data in accordance by employing an update module. The relay then restricts the delivery of messages having attributes close to those of harmful data as provided by a policy database.06-18-2009
20090157704Method for determining synchronization code under SMIA - A method for determining the synchronization code under a standard mobile imaging architecture is provided. This method is essentially to solve any possible error occurring as transferring the images among the mobile devices. If any error is occurred to the transferred bit stream, it will cause fault in the image data. Consequently, the present invention provides an approach to compare every input data with iterative comparison operation, so as to obtain the position of synchronization codes under SMIA. Therefore, the correct synchronization code will solve the possible error translation.06-18-2009
20090157703DISPLAY DEFINITIONS INTERFACE FOR AVIONICS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS - A method for displaying data in an avionics communications system is disclosed. The method generates an ARINC 661 definition file and a user database from one or more user-defined inputs for a communications management function of an aircraft. To convey information relating the one or more user-defined inputs with at least one display of the aircraft, the method links one or more display attributes of the user database with the ARINC 661 definition file. Based on user interactions with the at least one display, the method updates display data of the at least one display using the contents of the ARINC 661 definition file and the user database.06-18-2009
20090157702Preference setting in a computer system - A profile of likelihoods of actions that will occur on a computer is stored. The computer may be likely to be off between time periods, e.g., between midnight and 7 am. Some action is taken relative to the actions that are likely to occur, before those actions actually happen.06-18-2009
20090157701PARTIAL KEY INDEXES - A partial reverse key index is described, which allows distributed contention as resources vie to insert data into an index as well as allows range scans to be performed on the index. To do so, before an index entry for a key value is inserted into an index, the key value is transformed using a transformation operation that affects a subset of the order of the key value. The index entry is then inserted based on the transformed key value. Because the transformation operation affects the order of the key value, the transformed values associated with two consecutive key values will not necessarily be consecutive. Therefore, the index entries associated with the consecutive key values may be inserted into unrelated portions of the index.06-18-2009
20090063516Load on demand network analysis - Systems, methodologies, media, and other embodiments associated with load on demand network analysis are described. One method embodiment includes accessing a network analysis request and data associated with a set of network partitions associated with a network. The request describes a function to be performed on the network. A set of partitions subdivides the network and a data model stores data describing the network and its partitions. Thus, the example method may include identifying a member of the set of network partitions associated with the network analysis request and selectively loading data associated that member. The method may then perform the network analysis function on the data associated with the member rather than on data describing the entire network.03-05-2009
20090144301CITATION INDEX INCLUDING SIGNALS - 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. A citation may be preceded in a citing document by introductory text, which may be called a signal, and one or more entries in a citation index may indicate which signal, if any, introduced a recorded citation. Computerized systems and methods for causing such display are also provided.06-04-2009
20090132563SIMPLE OPTIMISTIC SKIPLIST - Apparatus, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for concurrently searching a memory containing a skiplist data structure. The method locates the skiplist data structure in the memory. The skiplist data structure includes a plurality of linked lists related by a skiplist invariant. Furthermore, the plurality of linked lists includes a first-level linked list and one or more higher-level linked lists. The skiplist data structure also includes a plurality of nodes, each of which includes a key field, at least one pointer field, and a lock field, respectively. Each of the plurality of nodes is linked to the first-level linked list through the at least one pointer field and ordered responsive to the key field. The method performs a search operation on the skiplist data structure, while the skiplist data structure is subject to concurrent alteration of the plurality of nodes by a plurality of execution threads that are configured to maintain the skiplist invariant and returns a result of the search operation.05-21-2009
20090132554DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM - A data processing system includes a data processing unit which processes data acquired and a plurality of data retaining units which store databases used to process the data. Each of the plurality of data retaining units stores a primary database in common and stores the respective shares of a secondary database. The data processing system includes at least one more data retaining unit which can store the primary database and the respective shares of the secondary database.05-21-2009
20090187582EFFICIENT UPDATE METHODS FOR LARGE VOLUME DATA UPDATES IN DATA WAREHOUSES - A system and method for ensuring large and frequent updates to a data warehouse. The process leverages a set of temporary staging tables to track the updates. A set of intermediate steps are performed to accomplish bulk deletions of the outdated changed records, and perform modifications to the map tables for models such as snowflake. Finally, bulk load operations load the updates and insert them into the final dimension tables. The process ensures performance comparable to insertion-only schemes with at most only slight performance degradation. Furthermore, a modified process is applied on the newfact data warehouse dimension model. The process can be readily adapted to handle star schema and other hierarchical data warehouse models.07-23-2009
20090125534Method and System for Indexing and Searching Timed Media Information Based Upon Relevance Intervals - A method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving information from timed media files based upon relevance intervals. The method and system for indexing, searching, and retrieving this information is based upon relevance intervals so that a portion of a timed media file is returned, which is selected specifically to be relevant to the given information representations, thereby eliminating the need for a manual determination of the relevance and avoiding missing relevant portions. The timed media includes streaming audio, streaming video, timed HTML, animations such as vector-based graphics, slide shows, other timed media, and combinations thereof.05-14-2009
20090125533Reference-Based Technique for Maintaining Links - Described herein, among other things, are implementations for a reference-based link module. The reference-based link module is configured to input a Web document having one or more links and convert the links to a reference-based link in a modified Web document. Mappings from the links to the corresponding reference-based links are stored and then accessed when the web document is requested.05-14-2009
20090125531Key management and high performance runtime for view business objects - The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for determining keys for use with data structures, such as objects, business objects, view business objects, and the like. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include determining a first key of a view business object node by combining one or more keys of the business object nodes used to form the view business object node, the first key used to identify the view business object node when the view business object node is a root node. The method may also include determining, when the view business object node has a parent node, a second key of the view business object node by combining the first key and at least one key of the parent node, the second key used to identify the view business object node. Next, the method may store at least one of the first key and the second key to identify the view business object node during a query or a retrieve operation associated with a database. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.05-14-2009
20090125530Hierarchy Nodes Derived Based on Parent/Child Foreign Key and/or Range Values on Parent Node - Nodes of a tree are dynamically generated. A user may specify that a node should have a separate child node for each unique value that occurs in a particular column of a relational table. A user may specify that a node should have a separate child node for each range of values in a user-specified set of ranges. Child nodes of a particular node may be dynamically determined and displayed by querying one or more relational tables for records that satisfy all of the criteria that are implied by that particular node and that particular node's parents. As a result of the foregoing techniques, users are not forced to create a tree node-by-node; instead, users can specify criteria based on which a whole level of nodes should be created, and a whole level of nodes may be added to a tree based on those criteria.05-14-2009
20090125529EXTRACTING INFORMATION BASED ON DOCUMENT STRUCTURE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF ATTRIBUTES - Techniques are disclosed herein for extracting attributes from documents such as web pages. A structure of a training document is compared with a structure of a template to determine a template-node that structurally corresponds to a training-document node that has been annotated with an attribute. Filters can be learned by analyzing characteristics that the attribute possesses in the training document. To extract information for the attribute from a new document, first a set of candidate nodes in a new document are determined by determining which nodes in the new document structurally map to the template node. The filters are applied to eliminate false positives from the candidate nodes. Information can then be extracted from the new document, based on remaining candidate nodes. Even if incremental changes are made to the structure of new documents, nodes that posses the attributes can still be reliably identified.05-14-2009
20090125528Apparatus and Method For Classifying E-Mail Using Decision Tree - An apparatus and method for classifying e-mails using a decision tree is disclosed. The apparatus includes: a client e-mail storing unit for storing e-mails according to each folder; a decision tree generating unit for generating a decision tree based on information about e-mails stored according to folders in the client e-mail storing unit; a received e-mail processing unit for receiving e-mails; an e-mail storing unit for storing the e-mails received in the receiving e-mail processing unit; an e-mail classifying unit for classifying the e-mails stored in the e-mail storing unit based on the decision tree; an e-mail transmitting unit for transmitting the classified e-mail to the client e-mail storing unit; and a controlling unit for controlling the units to generate the decision tree based on the e-mails stored in the client e-mail storing unit and to classify the e-mail transmitted from outside based on the decision tree.05-14-2009
20090012975PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FILE MANAGEMENT METHOD FOR USE IN PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A first decision is made as to whether or not to make access to a first file defined by a first file management information, of the plurality of items of file management information having the same file identification information, which has file use order information indicating that the first file is first in the order of use. If the decision is that the first file is not to be accessed, a second decision is made as to whether or not to make access to a second file defined by a second file management information, of the items of file management information having the same file identification information, which has use order information indicating the second file is second in the order of use.01-08-2009
20080250041Automatic Elimination Of Functional Dependencies Between Columns - In business systems, one or more methods can be used to reduce an amount of redundant data. In one implementation, a method to reduce redundancy within a data model in a database, in which the data model is represented by at least one table, includes determining a number of distinct values of partial keys in a table. Each partial key represents at least one row in the table. The method includes reordering one or more columns of the table by cardinality of partial keys, in which the cardinality of a partial key represents a number of distinct values of the partial key. The method further includes determining whether pairs of partial keys are functionally dependent and eliminating one or more columns having functional dependencies from the table.10-09-2008
20090119319SYSTEM FOR DETECTING MIGRATION DIFFERENCES OF A CUSTOMIZED DATABASE SCHEMA - Provided is a database schema migration difference detecting technique for detecting differences of a customized database schema before and after database migration by using XML technology, including: extracting a first database schema from a fresh database of a release and saving the first database schema in a first XML file; extracting a customized database schema from a customized database of the release and saving the customized database schema in a second XML file; comparing the first and second XML files, filtering the identical content in the first and second XML files and saving differences in a delta XML file; and comparing the delta XML file with a new database to detect a state of the customized database schema after migration. The detecting state indicates whether there is any loss or change in the customized database schema after migration, as well as, conflicts with the database schema in a database of a new release.05-07-2009
20090119312Taxonomy tool - In one general aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a system for describing information. This system may comprise at least one processor. The at least one processor may be configured to receive a taxonomy that may comprising a metric hierarchy and a plurality of entity hierarchies. The at least one processor may also be configured to display an indication of a metric selected from the metric hierarchy. In addition, the at least one processor may be configured to display a representation of at least a portion of a second hierarchy selected from the plurality of entity hierarchies. The representation may comprise an indication of a branch of the second hierarchy and an indication of a relationship between the branch of the second hierarchy and the metric.05-07-2009
20090119307SYSLOG PARSER - A computerized method performed in a computer operatively connected to storage. Parsing rules are determined for parsing logs output as text and/or symbols from multiple devices in a computer network. The logs are stored in the storage. Multiple log samples are sampled from the logs. The log samples are input into an application running on the computer. The log samples are each sectioned into multiple sections which include variable information separated by static structural text. Each of the log samples is processed by: comparing the sections to a list of regular expressions. The list is maintained in the storage, and upon matching a matched section of the sections to a matched regular expression from the list of the regular expressions, the matched section is tagged with a tag associated with the matched regular expression. The tag associated to the matched regular expression is stored and combined with any unmatched sections and with the static structural text to create a log pattern. The log pattern is stored in a table only if the log pattern is distinct from all log patterns previously stored in the table.05-07-2009
20090043786NETWORK REPOSITORY FOR METADATA - A method and apparatus for a network repository for metadata. Embodiments of a data repository include a memory to store data including one or more data content items, where each data content item is associated with zero or more metadata items, and where each data content item is associated with a handle and each metadata item is associated with an attribute name. The data repository further includes a network interface configured to communicate with a client device, and a control unit configured to control the storage of data in the memory, where the control unit provides functions for writing data to and reading data from the memory and where the control unit is to transfer the data without interpretation.02-12-2009
20090043788Proactive business intelligence - A method of retrieving data items residing in a multidimensional database, comprising the steps of: storing previously created views from said multidimensional database in a storage connected with said database; searching said stored views for all views comprising a queried metadata search string; displaying said search results; selecting a view from said displayed views; selecting one or more items from said selected view; and transferring said selected one or more item to a receiving module, whereby said transferred one or more items retain their reference to said selected view for updating purposes.02-12-2009
20090043790SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRESENTING, ORGANIZING, STORING AND RETRIEVING INFORMATION - A data structure for representing information as a binary directional graph comprising a set of points connected by three distinct types of directed edges. Each point must have a unique left (parenting) edge and a unique right (parenting) edge with end points, and an identity edge that can be null (i.e. have no end point). All connected paths of edges upwards eventually converge at a maximal point in the structure. The points are uniformly assigned a fixed set of data as their content. Rules are defined to construct the structure and allow representation of information, with methods described for translating conventional forms of representation, such as tables, properties, classes, relations, and functions. The structure can be represented as a single relation (i.e. a single table with a fixed structure) and can be implemented using a conventional relational database.02-12-2009
20090055411SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRECISELY HANDLING DURATION VALUES - A system and method for handling duration values includes associating a duration value with a start datetime to allow precise duration handling. Thus, a uniform time line approach may be used to handle duration arithmetic, comparisons, or other computations for duration values. For example, the uniform time line approach may characterize a duration value as a difference between two endpoints of a timeline segment having a length equal to the duration value. As a result, duration operations can be carried out with precision and accuracy using simple calendar calculations.02-26-2009
20090307243Coding Positions of Data Elements In A Data Structure - The present invention relates to a method for coding positions of data elements in a data structure. According to the method, position codes are associated with the data elements in a pre-determined sequence, the position codes being selected in such a way that, if the lengths of the position codes are unlimited, many other position codes can be arbitrarily allocated between the positions of two data elements in order to code positions of other data elements. The present invention also relates to a method for coding positions of data elements in a data structure, whereby position codes are associated with the data elements in a pre-determined sequence, the position codes being selected in such a way that other position codes can be allocated between the positions of two adjacent data elements in order to code positions of other data elements, at least one other position code being longer than the longest position codes of the two adjacent data elements.12-10-2009
20090307242DOCUMENT MANAGING SYSTEM, DOCUMENT MANAGING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - When a document in which a shortcut has been set is exchanged to another document, a shortcut to the document before the exchange is enabled to effectively act on the document after the exchange. When a formation of a shortcut of the document is instructed, the shortcut including a document ID of the document is formed and attributes (shortcut formation history) of the document are updated. After that, when a deletion of the document into a trash box and a formation of a proxy entity of the document are instructed, a proxy entity in which a user ID set into the document to be deleted has been set is formed. The proxy entity is formed in a same folder as a folder in which the deletion document exists. The document ID of the deletion document and the document ID of the formed proxy entity are exchanged and the deletion document is moved into the trash box.12-10-2009
20090307241OPTIMIZING COMPLEX PATH ENDPOINT RESOLUTION - A technique for optimizing complex endpoint resolution in a hierarchical data structure. The technique includes maintaining an encoding between a path through the hierarchical data structure and the endpoint node of the path. When an input pathname corresponding to the path is received, the pathname is used to resolve the endpoint node from the encoding without traversing the path.12-10-2009
20090307240METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING ANALOGOUS FICTIONAL DATA FROM NON-FICTIONAL DATA - A method and system for generating analogous fictional data from non-fictional data, is provided. One implementation involves recording non-fictional data, scoring the non-fictional data in terms of occurrence percentile, obtaining a set of user-configurations that represents a likeness range between non-fictional data and corresponding fictional data, based on the scores and the user-configurations, generating analogous fictional data from the non-fictional data, and comparing hash values for the fictional data with hash values for the non-fictional data to determine matches, and in case of matches, generating analogous fictional data from the non-fictional data based on the scores and incrementally lowered likeness range, whereby entire records of fictional data are generated based on entire records of non-fictional data, wherein the fictional data is consistent with the non-fictional data.12-10-2009
20090307239FAST EXTRACTION OF SCALAR VALUES FROM BINARY ENCODED XML - Techniques are provided for efficiently extracting scalar values from binary-encoded XML data. Node information is stored in association with binary-encoded XML data to indicate whether one or more nodes of an XML document are simple or complex. A node is simple if the node has no child elements and no attributes. The node information of a particular node is used to determine whether a particular node, identified in a query, is simple or complex. If the particular node is simple, then the scalar value of the particular node is identified without performing any operations other than possibly converting the scalar value to a non-binary-encoded format or converting the scalar value to a value of a different data type.12-10-2009
20090307237RATING SYSTEM THAT CHARACTERIZES ATTORNEYS BASED ON ATTRIBUTES - A hardware and/or software system for calculating attorney ratings. Data associated with an attorney is collected from a variety of sources. The collected data includes information that can be used to assess how well an attorney might handle legal issues. The data is used to determine values of one or more attributes associated with the attorney. One or more ratings may be calculated for the attorney based on the determined attributes. Each rating may be based on a weighted combination of two or more attributes. The ratings may be converted to a format that is more comprehensible to a consumer and presented to consumers of legal services in a variety of different forms. An unbiased assessment of attorneys in the form of a rating enables consumers of legal services to make more accurate and informed decisions when selecting an attorney.12-10-2009
20090307236CENTRALIZING DATA BACKUP RECORDS FROM MULTIPLE SERVERS ONTO A CENTRAL SERVER - A method of managing backup records is provided. A central server receives, across a network, the contents of a first backup catalog from a first backup server as well as the contents of a second (distinct) backup catalog from a second backup server. The central server also extracts backup records from the first backup catalog and the second backup catalog and places the contents of each extracted backup record into a central backup catalog on the central server. Software for carrying out the method is also provided.12-10-2009
20090106279METHOD OF PROCESSING TAG INFORMATION AND CLIENT-SERVER SYSTEM USING THE METHOD - A method of processing tag information includes displaying a web page for designating media contents to be uploaded on a screen of the client terminal; receiving tag information on the media contents to be uploaded through the web page; converting the received tag information into metadata; storing the metadata in a local storage area of the client terminal; and storing the metadata in a storage area of a web server. Also provided is a client-server system using the method. Accordingly, the tag information, which provides additional information associated with multimedia contents, can be managed at a local area and on a web connected to the local area through the communication network. Also, a user environment in which the tag information can be applied in a useable way at the local area is provided. The tag information is added to the multimedia contents stored in the local area, so that it is not necessary to manually input the tag information each time the contents are uploaded.04-23-2009
20080208879Mapping of data from XML to SQL - A method, an apparatus and a computer program product for converting an XML encoded dataset into a minimal set of SQL tables and provided. In the method, a hierarchical structure in the XML encoded dataset is identified. A node element set for the XML encoded dataset is determined, wherein each node element in the node element set is a discrete level of the hierarchical structure of the dataset. One or more nodes of the XML encoded dataset are determined, each node being an instance of a node element. A unique node identifier is allocated to each node. Then, an SQL node table containing one or more records is generated, each record corresponding to a respective one of the allocated node identifiers. An SQL ancestry table is optionally generated to define the inter-relationships among nodes of the identified hierarchical structure of the XML encoded dataset.08-28-2008
20090094262Automatic Generation Of Ontologies Using Word Affinities - In one embodiment, generating an ontology includes accessing an inverted index that comprises inverted index lists for words of a language. An inverted index list corresponding to a word indicates pages that include the word. A word pair comprises a first word and a second word. A first inverted index list and a second inverted index list are searched, where the first inverted index list corresponds to the first word and the second inverted index list corresponds to the second word. An affinity between the first word and the second word is calculated according to the first inverted index list and the second inverted index list. The affinity describes a quantitative relationship between the first word and the second word. The affinity is recorded in an affinity matrix, and the affinity matrix is reported.04-09-2009
20090094259METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING A SEQUENCE OF EVENTS RECORDER - A method for recording a sequence of events is provided. The method includes operating a sequence of events recorder in a normal mode, wherein data stored is related to the sequence of events in a history buffer. The method also includes initiating a snap-shot mode of the events recorder after a triggering event occurs in the sequence of events. The snap-shot mode operates by freezing data related to a moment in the sequence of events that occurred prior to the triggering event, storing data related to the sequence of events at the time of the triggering event in the snap-shot buffer, and continuing to record the data related to the sequence of events to a snap-shot buffer until a predetermined event.04-09-2009
20090248715OPTIMIZING HIERARCHICAL ATTRIBUTES FOR OLAP NAVIGATION - OLAP navigation is simplified by optimizing the displayed hierarchies. An OLAP navigation user interface displays the hierarchies that are navigable and can be drilled down into. In this way, a user is shown the items within the OLAP data that may be drilled down into instead of being shown every item. When determining the items to display for navigation, any hierarchies with a single level and/or any attributes that also are used as levels are not shown within the user interface. This helps the user choose the displayed item that will have be most capabilities for OLAP interaction. Navigation of the OLAP data is simplified for the user since the number of items displayed is reduced.10-01-2009
20080294653CONDITION BASED SCHEMA EVALUATION - The illustrative embodiments described herein provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer program product for defining a condition based schema for a directory on a directory server. A schema is defined based on a protocol for querying directory services on a directory server. A conditional statement is added to the schema. Responsive to a determination that a first set of attributes within the conditional statement is evaluated to be true, requiring a value for a second set of attributes within the schema to be present in an entry. The conditional statement is enforced by the server rather than by an application accessing the directory.11-27-2008
20090300030LARGE CAPACITY DATA PROCESSING MODELS - Data is processed with respect to large or practically infinite storage capacity. A cumulative data model is employed to organize accumulation of considerable amounts of data as well as facilitate interaction with the data. Accumulated data can be further processed to aid efficient location of relevant information. For instance, correlation and versioning operations, among others, can be performed to identify relationships amongst data and initiate removal of outdated data, respectively.12-03-2009
20090282056Location tracking framework - A computer-implemented location tracking system includes an index comprising separate organizations of a) entity information and location based notifications for the entities, and b) independent location based notifications, and the index further comprising a spatial organization of references to the entity information, location based notifications for the entities, and independent location based notifications.11-12-2009
20090271419Dynamic Database Schemas for Highly Irregularly Structured or Heterogeneous Data - One or more data items of one or more types are received, wherein each data item is associated with one or more attributes, and wherein each attribute is associated with an attribute name and an attribute value. A key is calculated for each attribute, and a determination as to whether the key is located in a dictionary is made. The key is added to the dictionary based on the determination along with an attribute description, and a determination of a number of occurrences of one of the one or more items to the number of all the one or more items in a set is made. Based on this number of occurrences attributes are classified as either mandatory, expected or optional in the generated template for the corresponding info item type.10-29-2009
20090271418COMPUTER FILE SYSTEM WITH PATH LOOKUP TABLES - A namespace is provided in a file system that employs logical volumes. With the namespace, the file system can withstand data storage units going offline without compromising accessibility of the files in the data storage units that remain online. The files in the online data storage units remain accessible through the use of path lookup tables that are stored in the online data storage units.10-29-2009
20090271417Identifying User Relationships from Situational Analysis of User Comments Made on Media Content - In one embodiment, a method comprises detecting a first comment that is input by a first user at an instance coincident with the first user having been supplied a first identified position of a content asset; detecting a second comment that is input by a second user at an instance coincident with the second user having been supplied a second identified position of the content asset; and selectively establishing a similarity relationship between the first and second users, based on a determined positional similarity between the first and second comments based on the respective first and second identified positions relative to the content asset, and a determined content similarity between the first and second comments.10-29-2009
20090271416Method And System For Retrieving And Organizing Web Media - A system and method which may allow a user to drag and drop a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of a web page onto a media sink on the desktop of the user's computer to download media which may be embedded in or linked to from the web page, so the media may be saved them locally for future consumption. The system may allow a user to subscribe to a URL so that the system may monitor new media as it becomes available at the URL and automatically download the new media. The system may also analyze web media content and its metadata that a user has downloaded, infer the user's preferences, search for web media based on the user's preferences, and recommend web media to the user. The system may consider what other users have downloaded when recommending web media to the user.10-29-2009
20090271415STORAGE AREA NETWORK MANAGEMENT MODELING SIMULATION - A method, system and computer program product are disclosed for simulating a storage area network including a set of correlated devices, each of the devices having a device agent. The method comprises the step of forming a set of simulation agents representing said device agents, including the steps of, (i) for each of the simulation agents, obtaining a set of agent profiles, and storing said agent profiles in a data store, and (ii) obtaining files describing class definitions for the simulation agents, and storing said files in the data store. With this information and data, a Visual Workbench is used to generate a display of said simulation agents. The preferred embodiment provides a framework and implementation that simulates the CIM agent of any SAN device. Each individual device CIM agent can be simulated in this framework based on the specification defined in an XML file and/or through snapshot mechanism.10-29-2009
20090070351Worldwide Web Registration Information Processing System - A World Wide Web registration processing system is disclosed for assisting World Wide Web users in registering at World Wide Web web sites. For each such user, the registration processing system includes a long term repository for the user's web site registration information so that this information can be automatically transferred to a plurality of web sites to which the user may at time to time request to be registered. Further, the registration processing system provides the user with the capability to have a common user identification that may be used for accessing services at a plurality of web sites.03-12-2009
20090063521AUTO-TAGGING OF ALIASES - Media players and associated methods are described that may allow a user to organize content or other media assets based on information associated with content. A media player or portable media device, can include features for automatically tagging content or other media assets with aliases. A media player may receive content that has already been tagged with a given alias. The media player may determine a macro genre for the content in response to a set of rules. The rules may include criteria for classifying content into one or more macro genres. The media player may generate information associating the macro genre with the content.03-05-2009
20090030913METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IN-LINE PROCESSING OF STANDARDIZED TEXT VALUES - A method of in-line processing of standardized text values. A standardization utility defines multiple standardization rules in response to user input from a graphical user interface (GUI). The standardization rules correspond to text and integer data in a database. The standardization utility generates a Java class template for each data model object that requires standardization. The standardization utility generates public methods for each data attribute that corresponds to a standardization rule and converts the public methods into Java code. The standardization utility compiles the Java code into multiple helper classes and stores the helper classes within a Java Archive (JAR) file in the library path of applications that input text into the database. The standardization utility assigns a tracking number to each new helper class. The standardization utility loads the helper classes into Java Virtual Machines (JVMs) that are accessible to applications capable of inputting data into the database.01-29-2009
20090030912SIGNIFICANCE MEASURE OF STRUCTURED CLUSTERS - The exemplary embodiments provide a computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for calculating a probability. An input is received, wherein the input comprises a PQ tree. The leaf nodes of the PQ tree are counted to form a number of leaf nodes. A factorial value of the number of leaf nodes is calculated to form a denominator. A hash value of a frontier of all permutations of the PQ tree is calculated to form a numerator. A ratio of the numerator to the denominator is determined to form a result. The result is displayed to a user.01-29-2009
20090030919Indexing and Searching Content Behind Links Presented in a Communication - Among other disclosures, a method may include identifying content in an electronic communication, the content including a link. The method may include characterizing content associated with the link and storing the characterization. Upon detecting a match of a characterization, presenting one or more of the communication or portion thereof, the link or content associated with the link.01-29-2009
20090030918COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM - The present solution relates to a system and method for collaborative development. The method comprises a displaying of a reference corresponding to at least one information of a development work. Upon selection of the reference a rooting source is accessed for at least one information of a development work. The method furthermore comprises enabling modifications of a content of a field corresponding to the at least one information within the rooting source.01-29-2009
20090030917MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING SERVICE-BASED DATABASE SYNCHRONIZATION - The present invention provides, in some embodiments, an MMS-based database synchronization method and system. The MMS-based database synchronization system comprises an MMS synchronization server, an MMS synchronization gateway and one or more MMS mobile terminals, wherein the MMS synchronization server is connected to an MMS center through the MMS synchronization gateway and conducts the delivery of the synchronization content in the database synchronization with the MMS mobile terminal through the MMS center.01-29-2009
20090030916LOCAL COMPUTATION OF RANK CONTRIBUTIONS - The claimed subject matter relates to an architecture that can identify, store, and/or output local contributions to a rank of a vertex in a directed graph. The architecture can receive a directed graph and a parameter, and examine a local subset of vertices (e.g., local to a given vertex) in order to determine a local supporting set. The local supporting set can include a local set of vertices that each contributes a minimum fraction of the parameter to a rank of the vertex. The local supporting set can be the basis for an estimate of the supporting set and/or rank of the vertex for the entire graph and can be employed as a means for detecting link or web spam as well as other influence-based social network applications.01-29-2009
20090030915System and method for determining driving factor in a data cube - Method and system for determining a driving factor for a data value of interest in a multidimensional database, by collecting a context for the data value of interest in the multidimensional database. The data value of interest has dimensional levels with dimensional members outside the drill path of the data value of interest. The dimensional levels are enumerated in a list. A query using the dimensional members of the dimensional level is executed. A variance is calculated for the set of query results. A driving factor for the data value of interest is determined based on the variance. The driving factor is added to the context of the data value of interest.01-29-2009
20090265364METHOD AND PROCESS FOR AUTOMATIC GENERATION OF SYMPTOM CODES FROM TEXTUAL PROBLEM DESCRIPTIONS TO ENABLE PROBLEM CLASSIFICATION, EARLY WARNING TREND PREDICTION, AND FAST RECALL OF PROGNOSTIC/DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS - A system and method for converting text related to vehicle service to symptom codes. The method includes typing into work orders and service reports statements that describe the various symptoms and problems of a vehicle that is being serviced. The work orders and service reports are then transmitted to a database facility where they are analyzed. Prior to the reports being analyzed, the text in the work order and service reports is read by a machine reader that converts the text to symptom codes that describe particular vehicle conditions and symptoms. A processor analyzes the codes for patterns and other relationships, and can provide a display of such patterns. Further, the codes and reports are stored in a memory.10-22-2009
20090240711METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING PERFORMANCE OF DATABASE AND ENVIRONMENT THEREOF - A method and apparatus for enhancing the performance of an environment comprising a database system. The method and apparatus employ collection stage for collecting data related to substantially all aspects of the system, including hardware, operating system, database, database schema, content and activity. Multiple issues relating to multiple categories are detected within the collected information. Then the detected issues are analyzed by correlating and prioritizing them. The issues that receive the highest priority are preferably those whose correction will yield the most significant improvement on the overall performance of the system. One or more recommendations are then issued for correcting the root issues hindering performance. Preferably, for one or more recommendations, scripts are generated which are then executed manually or automatically.09-24-2009
20090240710METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING A REDUCED MEDIA FILE FOR USE ON A MOBILE DEVICE - The invention provides a computer-based method of manipulating electronic media, including transmitting an initial media file to a publishing user computer system, the initial media file having media content playing from a start time to an end time over a first duration of time, transmitting an editing tool to the publishing user computer system, the editing tool being usable at the publishing user computer system to make at least one time selection after the start time and before the end time of the initial media file, receiving a publish command from the publishing user computer system at a server computer system, and storing a reduced media file at the server computer system in response to the publish command, the reduced media file having media content from the initial media file, playing over a second duration of time that is shorter than the first duration of time, and having at least one of a start time and an end time that depends on the time selection made using the editing tool at the publishing user computer system.09-24-2009
20090240707EVENT DRIVEN INPUT DATA VALIDATION - A system for event-driven input data validation is provided. The system includes one or more processors. The system also includes an input data traversal application program interface (API) configured to execute on at least one processor for generating traversal events. Additionally, the system includes an event conversion layer configured to execute on at least one processor for converting the traversal events to an interface required by a validation engine. The system further includes a validation engine configured to execute on at least one processor for determining a validation result based upon the converted traversal events.09-24-2009
20090037440Streaming Hierarchical Clustering - Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for incrementally adding items received from an input stream to a cluster hierarchy. An item, such as a document, may be added to a cluster hierarchy by analyzing both the item and its relationship to the existing cluster hierarchy. In response to this analysis, a cluster hierarchy may be adjusted to provide an improved organization of its data, including the newly added item.02-05-2009
20090037439METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FAST DELETION OF DATABASE INFORMATION - Methods and systems are described for fast deletion of database information. An example method may obtain a request to delete a plurality of data items satisfying a first condition from a database, and request a retrieval of a first database item from a first predefined storage block associated with the database based on a query including a negation of the first condition. It may be determined whether the first database item is retrieved from the first predefined storage block in response to the requesting the retrieval of the first database item from the first predefined storage block. When it is determined that the first database item is not retrieved, deletion of the first predefined storage block may be requested, else deletion of each one of the plurality of data items satisfying the first condition from the first predefined storage block may be requested.02-05-2009
20090234868DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WITH OPTIMIZED CATEGORIZATION OF INFORMATION ITEMS BASED ON CATEGORY SELECTION - A data storage and retrieval system with optimized categorization of information items using intelligent category selection, based on the information items that are to be checked for category membership. The set of categories for which an information item may be a candidate member is determined, and only that set of categories is checked for membership of the information item during the categorization process. The determination of which categories an information item can be a candidate member of is based on the properties defined for that information item, which are compared to the properties checked for category membership of specific categories. A category index tree may be built and maintained to support efficient determination of which categories a given information item may be a candidate member of. The efficiency of categorization provided by the disclosed techniques enables the disclosed system to maintain category definitions indefinitely with minimal performance impact.09-17-2009
20090024640APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF CONTENT RULE CHECKING IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) includes information in a document that correlates each element for which a content rule needs to be checked with the corresponding content rule. By including information in the document regarding which content rules apply to the elements in the document, the CMS does not process any rules that do not apply to the document. When the document is checked into the CMS repository, only the content rules specified in the document are checked. An editor allows checking an element against the content rules as a document is created. If the editor is on a client computer system, and the editor checks all content rules that correspond to the elements in a document, the document may be modified to indicate the checking of the content rules has already been performed, which allows the CMS to write the document to the repository without checking the content rules.01-22-2009
20080301155MULTIDIMENSIONAL DATA CUBE VALIDATION - This disclosure describes techniques of validating data that a user enters into an enterprise system for storage within a multidimensional data cube. The data cube includes one or more data hyperplanes associated with members of a dimension having cells that contain data. In addition, the data cube includes a validation rule hyperplane of the dimension. Cells in the validation rule hyperplane contain data that indicate whether data in corresponding cells of the data hyperplanes comply with a validation rule. In accordance with these techniques, data in the cells of the data hyperplanes may be submitted if the data in the cells of the validation results hyperplane indicate that data contained in corresponding cells of the data hyperplanes complies with the validation rule.12-04-2008
20080294664MECHANISM FOR SUPPORTING INDEXED TAGGED CONTENT IN A GENERAL PURPOSE DATA STORE - A schema identifies a field in a document as a key field. Using an XML schema, the key field can be identified by attaching a property to the element or attribute to be used as a key field (if the XML schema standard is modified to support properties). Otherwise, attributes can be used to identify the element or attribute that is to be a key field. Fields can be primary keys, secondary keys, or foreign keys, as supported by data stores. The data store can analyze the schema to determine which fields are key fields. The key fields can be duplicated in the native format of the data store for use in indexing, searching, and other data store functions on the documents. The documents themselves can be stored as objects, into which the data store cannot reach, or can be stored in the native format of the data store, as desired.11-27-2008
20080294662Method of Management for Map-Type Tour Information - The present invention relates to a method of management for map-type tour information, which allows a travel-lover to record each trip. When coming back from a trip, the traveler organizes the process of the trip. First, a plurality of scenic spot passed through in the trip is labeled on a map. By linking the plurality of scenic spots, a tour route is formed and shown clearly on the map. Then set a link to each of the scenic spots, click the link to each of the scenic spot, and input the introduction, related web addresses, and appraisals to the scenic spots. The present invention provides a method for recording tour information with ease. Thereby a traveler can refer to the tour route of each tour easily, which is helpful for planning tour routes in the future.11-27-2008
20080294661Handling Large Messages Via Pointer and Log - A computer system with a first messaging application communicates a message to another computer system with a second messaging application via a coupling facility storage device. If the message does not exceed a predetermined threshold, the message is put onto the queue in the coupling facility. If the message does exceed a predetermined threshold, the message is put onto a log associated with the first messaging application and readable by the second messaging application. A pointer to the message is put onto the queue in the coupling facility. The pointer can be used to access the message in the log.11-27-2008
20080294659EFFICIENT XML JOINS - An XML join between XML documents can be performed by comparing XML elements between the XML documents, obtaining join-selection elements from a first XML document, obtaining join-required elements from one or more other XML documents, and performing the XML join using the elements in the first XML document and the join-required elements. The XML documents can be at different locations connected via a network. Where two XML documents are at different locations, the join-selection elements can be transmitted from a first location (of a first XML document) to a second location (of a second XML document). The join-required elements can be obtained at the second location and transmitted back to the first location. The XML join can then be performed at the first location.11-27-2008
20080294658CLUSTERING TRIZ ANALYSIS METHOD - The TRIZ decision process of the clustering method proposed by this invention uses the characteristics and invention rules from the contradiction matrix table resulting from massive quantities of patent inferences to find a similar or approximate character group and invention rule group of the physical meanings, and also applies statistics to calculate the number of display times of the groups to be the basic foundation.11-27-2008
20080294655METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATION OF A USER PROFILE - The invention relates to generation of a user profile for applications and/or services such as e.g. recommendation of content items. Initially, a first user profile is generated at a first user device for a first user. The first user device furthermore stores user contacts for the first user with the user contacts being associated with a social network of the first user. A set of user devices associated with a set of user contacts of the stored user contacts is then determined and at least part of the first user profile is transmitted to this set of user devices. At least one user device generates user profile feedback which is transmitted back to the first user device. The first user device then modifies the first user profile in response to the received user profile feedback. The invention may allow a fast generation of an initial user profile with improved accuracy.11-27-2008
20080294654Base Tree Node Infrastructure - Methods and apparatuses enable generation of a tree structure that integrates the objects of the tree with access interfaces. A tree worker receives an indication of a base node object of a tree, and a list of children related to the base node object. In response to receiving the indication of the base node object and the list of children, the tree worker can generate a tree structure having the object and its related (children) objects.11-27-2008
20080294652Personalized Identification Of System Resources - A processing device may display a representation of a system resource. The system resource may include a menu, a folder, a filename, a shortcut, a textbox, or other resource. The user may make a gesture to indicate a desire to create a personalized identifier for the system resource. The processing device may display a personalized identifier writing area for inputting personalized identifier information. Personalized identifier information may be input via text, speech, digital ink, or other methods. The processing device may permit the user to configure types of information to be stored with personalized identifiers and how the personalized identifier information may be indexed for searching. In one embodiment, the input personalized identifier information may be translated to a second language and indexed for searching. Further, the processing device may permit the user to configure whether or how to display a personalized identifier for a system resource.11-27-2008
20080294651Drawing Device for Relationship Diagram of Documents Arranging the Documents in Chronolgical Order - A document correlation diagram drawing device includes extracting means (11-27-2008
20080294650Organizing Media Data Using a Portable Electronic Device - The present invention relates to an electronic communication device, a portable electronic device, a method, a computer program product, a computer program element, and a system for organizing electronic media data in relation to fix points of geographic locations. The method for organizing electronic media data in relation to fix points of geographic locations, according to the present invention, comprises: obtaining at least one said fix point related to a scheme (step 11-27-2008
20080270423Method for Integrating Quantitative Measurements of Imaging Systems With Reporting Applications of Medical Recording Systems - A method and system for reporting quantitative measurement information includes forming a message comprising quantitative measurement information; converting the data format of the message to a data format which allows the message to be sent over a communication network; converting the data format of the message received over the communication network to a data format corresponding to that of a data recording system; and generating a report with the recording system using the quantitative measurement information contained in the message.10-30-2008
20080270432METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRIEVING DATA REPRESENTING A POSTAL ADDRESS FROM A PLURALITY OF POSTAL ADDRESSES - A method for retrieving a desired postal address from a plurality of postal addresses. The invention can feature receiving input data having input terms for finding the desired postal address from a first database of postal addresses where each postal address is formed of a plurality of postal address elements, searching a dictionary for entries in the dictionary corresponding to the input terms, determining that each entry in the dictionary that corresponds to the input terms corresponds to postal address elements of one or more postal addresses in the first database, and outputting data representing the desired postal address. The desired postal address is found in the first database if an address in that database has postal address elements that correspond with each of the entries of the dictionary that corresponds to one or more of the input terms.10-30-2008
20090112892SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SUMMARIZING FINE-GRAINED OPINIONS IN DIGITAL TEXT - A method and system for automatically summarizing fine-grained opinions in digital text are disclosed. Accordingly, a digital text is analyzed for the purpose of extracting all opinion expressions found in the text. Next, the extracted opinion expressions (referred to herein as opinion frames) are analyzed to generate opinion summaries. In forming an opinion summary, those opinion frames sharing in common an opinion source and/or opinion topic may be combined, such that an overall opinion summary indicates an aggregate opinion held by the common source toward the common topic04-30-2009
20090024642RELATIONAL SCHEMA FORMAT - A Relational Schema Definition (RSD) language that uses metadata of the relational database to generate an implementation-neutral or implementation-specific format that represents the precise database structure and data. The RSD language is a declarative description language such that an RSD file can then be used offline in a disconnected environment to reconstruct and use the database.01-22-2009
20090119313Determining structure of binary data using alignment algorithms - Systems and methods for determining structure of two or more binary data strings. The method may comprise the steps of: (1) sorting the data strings by similarity; (2) recursively aligning the data strings; and (3) creating a length-based schema map of similar segments in the data strings. Global and/or local recursive alignment algorithms may be used to align the data strings. The Needleman-Wunsch algorithm could be used for the global alignment and the Smith-Waterman algorithm could be used for the local alignment. A Bayesian classifier could be used to sort the data strings by similarity. Also, the sorted data strings could be scored for similarity prior to the recursive alignment. The length-based schema map of similar segments may be created following the recursive alignment based on: (1) a gap fielding analysis that determines the size of gaps in the data strings detected in the recursive alignment; (2) a gap variance analysis that determines the variance in the size of the gaps; and (3) a data type detection analysis that detects the type of data represented by the segments.05-07-2009
20090248718APPLYING THE USE OF TEMPORAL DATA AND TEMPORAL DATA MODELS TO ROLES AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES - A temporal relational database includes a relational database framework that allows for all the capabilities of a standard relational database with the addition of the concept of time. Transactions, which can be modifications of attribute values or changes to the database schema, can be stored with temporal histories. Through the use of these temporal histories, the temporal database is able to seamlessly respond to queries for times that are in the past, present, or future. Furthermore, transactions can be entered into the temporal relational database that are not effective until some point in the future, thus allowing for seamless migration of the data and schema of a database. Applications that access data in a temporal database may retrieve a time appropriate schema from the temporal database. An exemplary use of a temporal database to manage roles and responsibilities within an organization is described.10-01-2009
20100030794SYSTEM AND METHOD OF UPDATING PHONE NUMBER LISTS - A method including creating a first set of records associated with a phone number from a database in response to a reference date; creating a second set of records associated with the phone number from the database in response to the first set of records; comparing the first set of records to the second set of records; and updating a status of the phone number in a do-not-call database in response to the comparing of the first set of records to the second set of records.02-04-2010
20090089302METHOD TO GENERATE LINKAGE INDICATIVE DATA, COMPUTER USABLE MEDIUM THEREFOR, AND PRINTING APPARATUS - A method to generate linkage indicative data for a linkage indicative diagram, representing a linkage at least between two information resources being interrelated with each other, in a printing apparatus, is provided. The method includes collecting at least two pieces of primary linkage information respectively identifying the at least two information resources and subsidiary linkage information included in each of the at least two plurality of information resources, storing the collected subsidiary linkage information in association with corresponding one of the at least two pieces of primary linkage information in a storage, judging whether each of the at least two pieces of primary linkage information stored in the storage is included in the subsidiary linkage information, determining the linkage between the at least two information resources, and creating the linkage indicative data to represent the linkage indicative diagram.04-02-2009
20090089301Method and System for Efficiently Managing Content on an Information Handling Device - Disclosed is a method for managing content on an information handling device, involving identifying creation of new content on the information handling device; tagging the content created on the information handling device with a unique identifier; and storing the unique identifier in a registry. When a risk to the information handling device is perceived, a plug-in on the device efficiently manages the content on the device.04-02-2009
20080294657HANDLING ERROR DOCUMENTS IN A TEXT INDEX - Provided are techniques for handling error documents. One or more entries for error documents are stored in a text index. A document with a document identifier is received. It is determined whether the document has an entry in the text index.11-27-2008
20090248705SYSTEM AND METHOD TO VALIDATE CONSISTENCY OF COMPONENT BUSINESS MODEL MAPS - A system and method is described for using descriptive logic (DL) representations to validate consistency in component business model (CBM) maps. Semantic constraints are generated from a semantic model of a component business model meta-model and inconsistency conditions of CBM maps. The semantic model of the CBM meta-model is applied to transform CBM maps into corresponding semantic representations. An inference engine applies the semantic constraints to the semantic representations to determine inconsistencies between one CBM map and another and between a CBM map and the component business model meta-model.10-01-2009
20090012976Data Tree Storage Methods, Systems and Computer Program Products Using Page Structure of Flash Memory - A tree data structure is stored in a flash memory device by storing a leaf node and an index node comprising a pointer to the leaf node in a same page of the flash memory device, which may be read on a per-page basis. A modified version of the leaf node and a modified version of the index node may be stored in a new page of the flash memory device when, for example, a key value is added to or deleted from the leaf node.01-08-2009
20090043787DECODER AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF - A decoder and an operation method thereof are provided. The decoder includes a pre-unit, a database, a data filter, and a scheduler. The pre-unit provides packet information of a data stream. The database records a plurality of parameter sets. The scheduler fetches the corresponding parameter sets from the database according to the packet information, and saves the parameter sets into the data filter. The data filter compares the data stream with the saved parameter sets and outputs a comparing result. Therefore, the present invention reduces the cost of the decoder.02-12-2009
20090282055DATABASE UNLOAD/RELOAD OF PARTITIONED TABLES - Values stored in partitioned tables are unloaded into files with one partition per file using a database unload utility. This utility forms a punch file that includes instructions to perform a load of data from the unloaded files into the partitioned table. The punch file is read to determine the names of the unloaded files. These names are altered to form new files. Values in the unloaded files are modified and the modified values are written to the new files. A new punch file is created that is more efficient than the initial punch file and that allows data in the partitioned table to be replaced on a partition basis with the data in the new files. The new punch file is then executed to load the modified values in the new files into the partitioned table.11-12-2009
20090177667Smart Data Caching Using Data Mining - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for populating a data cache on a server. Data requests received by the server are collected in a repository. A data mining algorithm is applied to the collected data requests to predict a set of data that is likely to be requested during an upcoming time period. It is determined whether the complete set of predicted data exists in the data cache. If the complete set of predicted data does not exist in the data cache, the missing data is retrieved from a database and added to the data cache.07-09-2009
20090287720Cluster health indicator with dynamic load correlation - Systems, methods, and other embodiments associated with producing a proximity display of correlated load metrics associated with members of a cluster are described. One example method includes acquiring metrics data (e.g., load data) from nodes in a cluster. The example method may also include determining a cluster element state based on the metrics data and determining relationships between members of the set of related cluster elements. The method may also include identifying element metric representations for cluster elements based on cluster element states and identifying locations on a proximity display at which element metric representations are to be displayed. The locations may depend on relationships between cluster element states. The method may also include displaying element metric representations at the computed locations to produce a proximity display of correlated load metrics.11-19-2009
20090049062Method for Organizing Structurally Similar Web Pages from a Web Site - Techniques are described for organizing structurally similar web pages for a website. Fingerprints are made of the structure of the web pages using shingling by placing the web page's HTML tags and attributes in sequence and encoding the tags and attributes using a standard encoding technique. Fixed-size portions of the encoded sequence are taken and a set of values extracted using independent hash functions to compute the shingles. Alternatively, a DOM tree representation of HTML of the web page is generated and each path of the DOM tree encoded and values extracted using independent hash functions to compute the shingles. A specified number of shingles are retained as the fingerprint. The pages are then clustered based upon the URL and the similarity of the shingles. The clustered hierarchal organization of pages is further pruned by various criteria including similarity of shingles or support of the cluster node in the hierarchy.02-19-2009
20090119318INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus capable of collecting electronic data efficiently and avoiding sharing highly confidential and secure electronic data with an indefinite number of users. The information processing apparatus is connected to an external apparatus through a network. The information processing apparatus receives electronic data from the external apparatus, registers attribute information related to the received electronic data in association with the received electronic data so that the received electronic data can be retrieved by using the attribute information, and controls the registering unit so as to register the attribute information related to the received electronic data when the received electronic data is not confidential data, and so as not to register the attribute information related to the received electronic data when the received electronic data is confidential data.05-07-2009
20080270430FILE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, FILE MANAGEMENT METHOD, SUPPORT DEVICE THEREOF, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A file management system includes a management server and a support device. The support device checks whether or not a program file satisfies a check rule for each program file, and sending the program file satisfying the check rule to the management server.10-30-2008
20090119309SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING DATA IN A REPORT - A method and a system for analyzing a data value of interest in a multidimensional database. The data value of interest is first identified in a structured report. The data source for the structured report is retrieved. A context for the data value of interest in the data source is collected, for example, by extracting a slicer from the structured report, by extracting members of master-detail pages, or by extracting a default measure from the structured report. An analysis specification based on the collected context is then built, and the data value of interest is analyzed using the analysis specification. The result from analyzing the data value of interest may be presented in an analysis view.05-07-2009
20090177669PROCESSING STRUCTURED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT STREAMS USING LOOK-AHEAD AUTOMATA - In an embodiment, an XPath automaton with state look-ahead capability can efficiently determine whether XML documents, received in a stream in serialized form in a network element, match any of a set of XPath expressions. A token processor receives a structured electronic document in serialized format and identifies entities. A name recognition engine recognizes names of elements of the document and recognizes names of attributes of the elements. A finite state automaton comprises states and transitions representing structural relationships among elements and attributes of structured path expressions and state look-ahead logic that is configured to output a final state when an entity matches one or more of the structured path expressions. The automaton performs state transitions resulting in reaching a specified final state if a match to an expression occurs.07-09-2009
20090282058METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPING DATA INTEGRATION APPLICATIONS WITH REUSABLE FUNCTIONAL RULES THAT ARE MANAGED ACCORDING TO THEIR OUTPUT VARIABLES - Methods and systems for developing data integration applications with reusable functional rules that are managed according to their output variables. Methods include receiving a functional rule as part of a data integration application, associating the functional rule with the semantic name of its output value, and reusing the same functional rule later in the development process in order to express the same output value.11-12-2009
20090177666METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING PERFORMANCE TO DATA VOLUMES ON DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS - A computerized data storage system and a method for portioning performance among data areas on a hard disk drive. The system includes a management computer coupled to one or more host computers and a storage apparatus. The storage apparatus includes hard disk drives and a storage controller for partitioning the hard disk drives among data volumes in the storage apparatus and for assigning the data volumes to the host computer. A performance partitioning module on the hard disk drives utilizes a queue management table for forming a number of queues on memory of the hard disk drive. The queues receive READ and WRITE requests from the host computers and convey these requests to data areas assigned on recording media of the hard disk drive. After a request from a queue is executed, depending on a duration required for execution of a next request from the same queue, a gate between the queue and the data areas may be closed to allow requests from other queues an opportunity to access the data areas. In an alternative embodiment, requests of one queue are transferred to a new queue on another hard disk if a sufficient number of queues is not available on a current hard disk to satisfy the performance requirements.07-09-2009
20090198712METADATA FOR SOFTWARE AIRCRAFT PARTS - A computer implemented method, apparatus, and computer usable program code for creating a data structure residing on a computer recordable medium for verifying whether a software aircraft part can be loaded. The data structure comprises a set of aircraft identification objects. An aircraft identification object within the set of aircraft identification objects contains a level of specificity about a set of aircraft on which the software aircraft part can be loaded. The set of aircraft identification objects are capable of being read from the computer recordable medium to verify whether the software aircraft part can be loaded in an aircraft.08-06-2009
20090164489INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - Automatic sorting reflecting a user's intention is performed without prompting the user to perform a complicated sorting criterion setting operation. Images are sorted into groups in accordance with user's sorting operations. For each group, statistics of feature values of the sorted images are calculated. On the basis of the result of statistics, a feature value satisfying a predetermined criterion is determined as an automatic sorting criterion. The determined automatic sorting criterion is displayed. Thereafter, a plurality of contents are automatically sorted into the respective groups on the basis of the automatic sorting criterion.06-25-2009
20090319543HIERARCHICALLY PRESENTING TABULAR DATA - The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for hierarchically presenting tabular data. Embodiments of the invention utilize out-denting and/or color coding to organize and present tabular data to a user so that comparisons across multiple levels of data are possible while maintaining hierarchical organization of a model. That is, the columnar structure of tables can be maintained to allow rich cross-column comparison within various levels of nesting. Further, scaling is significantly increased since nesting has a reduced (and potentially no) impact on column alignment.12-24-2009
20090150412EFFICIENT STREAMING EVALUATION OF XPATHS ON BINARY-ENCODED XML SCHEMA-BASED DOCUMENTS - A database system may utilize XML schema information to increase the efficiency of an XPath streaming evaluation. The database system may access XML schema or translation information during the evaluation of an element, attribute, or value in an XML data source. Based on the XML schema or translation information, the database system may determine matches to an XPath expression without decoding any binary-encoded data in the XML data source. Also, based on the XML schema information, the database may selectively skip or evaluate portions of the XML data source depending on whether those portions are defined in the XML schema so as to possibly contain a match to one or more unmatched steps in the XPath expression. XML schema information may be compiled into a compiled representation of the XPath expression for additional efficiencies.06-11-2009
20090150417METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPEN SOURCE COLLABORATION IN AN APPLICATION SERVICE PROVIDER ENVIRONMENT - A system and method for integrating a plurality of web-based applications with a web-based file management system. The web-based application may provide a service to the users of the web-based file management system, such that the web-based application can interact with the files of said users. The integration of the service of the web-based application with the web-based file management system is achieved through a simple web interface to configure the service, without the developer of the web-based application having to change the application programming interface (API) of the application. The user of the web-based file management system may add services of a plurality of available web-based applications and use these services with one or more files that are stored on the web-based file management system.06-11-2009
20090171993NETWORK 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.07-02-2009
20090144300COUPLING A USER FILE NAME WITH A PHYSICAL DATA FILE STORED IN A STORAGE DELIVERY NETWORK - A method of coupling a user file name to a physical data file stored within a storage delivery network, includes: assigning a logical file identification value (LFID) to a data file stored in one or more storage nodes and storing the LFID in a computer readable memory; storing in the computer readable memory a node identification value (Node ID) indicative of where the data file is stored among a plurality of geographically distributed storage nodes and associating the Node ID with the LFID; and storing in the computer readable memory a file name for the data file created by a user and associating the file name with the LFID, wherein the LFID correlates the file name with the Node ID transparently to the user and allows the user to access the data file using just the file name.06-04-2009
20090150416Method and system for enhanced data transfer - A system and method for enhanced data transfer are disclosed, the method being applicable to a system comprising a computing device configured to transfer data from a portable device. In one embodiment, the computing device stores a fingerprint of the newest record downloaded from a portable device and stops downloading records from the device when a downloaded record matches the fingerprint. In another embodiment, the computing device stores a fingerprint of the newest record downloaded from a portable device and fully processes records that are downloaded from the device after a downloaded record matches the fingerprint. The system may include a portable device configured to adapt its operation responsive to a system fingerprint provided by the computing device. The portable device may be a medical device. The system may be a healthcare data management system.06-11-2009
20090150418GUEST MANAGEMENT IN AN ONLINE MULTI-PLAYER VIRTUAL REALITY GAME - A guest management method and system for an online multi-player virtual realty environment or social networking site. A network interface receives guest access requests from guest clients and input data from a plurality of remotely-located clients. The input data is operative to control avatars associated with the clients in a modeled virtual reality environment. A memory holds program instructions for determining whether the guest access is associated with a member client. If the guest access request is associated with the member client, then the guest client is allowed to access the virtual reality environment via a guest avatar. The guest avatar's movements in the virtual reality environment are restricted based on a location of a member avatar controlled by the associated member client. For example, the guest avatar may only be permitted to move within an area that is bounded by a perimeter about the member avatar.06-11-2009
20090150415UNSUPERVISED STEMMING SCHEMA LEARNING AND LEXICON ACQUISITION FROM CORPORA - Illustrated embodiments provide a computer implemented method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for unsupervised stemming schema learning and lexicon acquisition from corpora. In one illustrative embodiment, the computer implemented method obtains a corpus from corpora, analyzes the corpus to deduce a set of possible stemming schema and reviews and revises the set of possible stemming schema, to create a pruned set of stemming schema. The computer implemented method further deduces a lexicon from the corpus using the pruned set of stemming schema.06-11-2009
20090150414DETECTING NEED TO ACCESS METADATA DURING FILE OPERATIONS - A method includes receiving a request, probing a first file server based on the request, and reading a stub file on the first file server based on a result of the probing. The stub file includes target information. The method further includes storing at least a portion of the target information.06-11-2009
20090150411Automatic rules driven data visualization selection - A solution is provided that automatically decides what visualization is best suited to present specified data. This is accomplished using a rules-based system that determines the type and properties of a visualization based on data and its corresponding metadata. The data and metadata may be checked against one or more rules, and depending upon which rule or rules match, a corresponding visualization and option combination may be utilized.06-11-2009
20080235249Hierarchy global management system and user interface - Embodiments disclosed herein provide data management systems with an ability to integrate parent-child and peer-to-peer relationships (e.g., hierarchies) in a single interface, allowing a user to parent/unparent, link/unlink, merge/unmerge, and modify trusted attributes in a single interaction using highly accurate algorithms to provide data, including hints and recommendations for the management of these hierarchies. A user interface allows a user to perform hierarchy global management functions including read, write, business-to-business (B2B) search, navigation, and maintenance.09-25-2008
20100042631METHOD FOR PARTITIONING A QUERY - Techniques for partitioning a query are provided. The techniques include establishing one or more criterion for partitioning a query, wherein the query comprises one or more tables, materializing a first of the one or more tables, partitioning the first of the one or more tables until the one or more criterion have been satisfied, and partitioning and joining a remainder of the one or more tables of the query.02-18-2010
20080288513Maintenance of XML Documents - A system and a method of maintaining extensible markup language (XML) document includes splitting an XML document into fragments according to rules stored in a configuration file, binding each of the fragments to an object in a content management system, and providing a reference between the XML document and the fragments.11-20-2008
20100030792Method and System for Profile Control - A system and method may include monitoring communications between a user device, a website, and a behavioral tracking provider, capturing user information transmitted during the monitored communications, analyze the user information to determine one or more relationships between the user device, the websites, and the behavioral tracking provider, and outputting the one or more relationships to the user device.02-04-2010
20080270429Data development device and data development method - A data development device includes an LZ77 development part expanding data by referring to a dictionary including previous development result when data same to previous data is output, a PNG inverse filter performing arithmetic operation on development result of the LZ77 development part and image data previously output and outputting the image data, and a shared memory including an internal dictionary area and a line data area, the internal dictionary area storing previous development result referred by the LZ77 development part and the line data area storing the image data which is previously output and used by the PNG inverse filter. The shared memory has capacity for the internal dictionary area and capacity for the line data area set based on analysis result analyzing input data.10-30-2008
20080270427Method and Apparatus for Configuring a Control Device, and Corresponding Control Device - The invention relates to a method for configuring a control device and to a corresponding control device. The control device comprises a main memory and a variant memory. A main data record is created in accordance with an identification from a base data record that is specific to said identification and a difference base data record that is likewise specific to said identification. The main data record is then transmitted to a main memory of the control device.10-30-2008
20090157706Filter for individual selection and transfer into electronic advertisements or information - The present invention relates to a method for preventing physical delivery of advertisements/information, whereby 06-18-2009
20090216778ACCESSING DIFFERENT APPLICATION DATA VIA A COMMON DATA STRUCTURE - A common data type structure can be used to correlate access requests between applications that implement data in accordance with different types or type structures. In one implementation, a common data structure includes schemes for operations, sequences, records, and atoms (i.e., undefined). The system can then map any type structure to the schemes of the common data structure. In operation, a request for data by an application can involve identifying one or more proxies used by an application to map the data to the common data structure. The proxies map the data to the common data structure based on the shape of the data (to the extent it can be identified). The proxies then can return one or more data structures that comprise the identified mapping information. The application can then perform operations directly on the received data structures.08-27-2009
20090287718Managing Project Schedule Data Using Separate Current And Historical Task Schedule Data And Revision Numbers - A project management system manages project schedule data using separate current and historical task schedule data structures. In general, current schedule data is stored separately from historical schedule data, so that the current schedule data may be retrieved separately from the historical task schedule data. The project management system may also maintain unscheduled tasks as “to-do lists.” Tasks may be added to a member's schedule without specifying any planned dates and the tasks are added to the database. The tasks have an associated revision number of 0 to indicate that the tasks were added, but not yet scheduled. The tasks are displayed in the member schedule editor and in Web page schedules. The tasks may then be displayed in the member schedule editor and in Web page schedules in a manner that allows a user to readily determine that the tasks are “to-do list” tasks.11-19-2009
20090012974System For Storing Documents In A Repository - A system for storing documents in a repository includes a repository for storing data representing a document. An interface processor receives and stores document data representing a first document and an associated document identifier. A document processor automatically parses and processes the received document data to identify and store data indicating: (a) internal document structure and characteristics, and (b) external document relationships. The internal document structure and characteristics include a compilation of searchable keywords and key values. The external document relationships include an association or hierarchical relationship between the first document and one or more different documents.01-08-2009
20090049065ON-DEMAND DATABASE SERVICE SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR VALIDATING A DEVELOPED APPLICATION - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for validating a developed application. These mechanisms and methods for providing such validation can enable embodiments to ensure that new versions of developed applications will operate in the same application environment of a previous version. The ability of embodiments to provide such validation may lead to an improved application migration development/runtime framework, etc.02-19-2009
20090204622VISUAL AND NON-VISUAL CUES FOR CONVEYING STATE OF INFORMATION CARDS, ELECTRONIC WALLETS, AND KEYRINGS - A user desires to select information about himself. The system uses policies applicable to the display of the user's information and metadata about the user and the information to determine modified presentations of the user's information. The modified information can include visual and non-visual cues (such as aural, olfactory, or tactile). The system then displays the modified information, presenting the user with the visual and non-visual cues about the information.08-13-2009
20090070348DOCUMENT DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DOCUMENT DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT DEVICE, DOCUMENT DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING DOCUMENT DISPOSAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM - A document disposal management system, which includes a print unit that performs combined printing of plural documents, each of the plural documents being embedded with document identification information and combination identification information; a management unit that manages comparison image data associated with the document identification information and a similarity value used as a threshold value; a determination unit that receives a request containing combined image data and pairs of document identification information and combination identification information, compares each of the combined image data with the comparison image data to calculate a similarity value, and determines approval/disapproval of disposal; a request unit that separates and extracts the combined image data and the pairs of document identification information and combination identification information from the scanned image output, and requests for determination; and a controller that performs control to dispose of or prohibit disposal based on the determination result.03-12-2009
20090177664System and Method for Regulatory Rules Repository Generation and Maintenance - A system and method for deriving compliance requirements from statutes, regulations, case law, official interpretations, attorney general opinions, determination and other interpretive letters, administrative agency regulations, and sources prescribing and interpreting compliance requirements for a jurisdiction, preparing compliance rules documentation that reflect these regulatory requirements, creating computer-encoded compliance rules from the compliance rules documentation, and storing these computer-encoded compliance rules in a compliance rules repository within a regulatory compliance computer system. The jurisdiction may be Federal, state or local authority. The regulatory compliance computer system makes use of the computer-encoded compliance rules by extracting compliance review data from a institution's data system and archiving the institution's data file in a compliance review file database, comparing the compliance review file against the applicable computer-encoded compliance rules in the rules repository, and preparing a regulatory compliance results file that captures noncompliant data in the institution's data system. 07-09-2009
20090006425Method, Apparatus, and Computer Program Product for Dynamically Allocating Space for a Fixed Length Part of a Variable Length Field in a Database Table - An enhanced space allocation mechanism (ESAM) for dynamically allocating space for a fixed length part of variable length fields, such as VARCHAR fields, in database tables. Each record in such a variable length field has a fixed length part, a variable length part, and a pointer to the variable length part. The ESAM determines how much space to allocate based on the data that was historically put into these tables. In one embodiment, a database management system (DBMS) maintains a historical record that includes fields identifying the table, column and application ID, as well as fields that track a count and a total length. For each variable length field in a Structured Query Language (SQL) statement such as CREATE table or ALTER table, the DBMS finds a matching historical record, determines an estimated optimal fixed portion length based on the matching historical record, and sets a space allocation length for the fixed length part of the variable length field based on the estimated optimal fixed portion length. This dynamic space allocation approach is especially advantageous in situations where an empty table will be loaded with a massive amount of data.01-01-2009
20090204621DATA WEDGE PROFILE SWITCHING - Systems, devices and/or methods that facilitate automatic data wedge configuration profile switching are presented. An automatic data wedge configuration profile switching system can improve productivity and reduce errors associated with manually switching data wedge configuration profiles. The automatic data wedge configuration profile switching system can automatically switch profiles based in part on indications related to foreground applications. This indication can be related to changing from a first foreground application to a second foreground application, can be related to changing from a first information input scheme to a second information input scheme within a foreground application, can be related to messages sent from foreground applications, or combinations thereof.08-13-2009
20090089306Method, System and Article of Manufacture for Improving Execution Efficiency of a Database Workload - Disclosed is a data processing system implemented method, a data processing system and an article of manufacture for improving execution efficiency of a database workload to be executed against a database. The database includes database tables, and the database workload identifies at least one of the database tables. The data processing system includes an identification module for identifying candidate database tables being identifiable in the database workload, the identified candidate database tables being eligible for organization under a clustering schema, a selection module for selecting the identified candidate tables according to whether execution of the database workload is improved if the selected identified candidate table is organized according to the clustering scheme, and an organization module for organizing the clustering schema of the selected organized identified candidate tables prior to the database workload being execution against the database.04-02-2009
20090164481MULTIMEDIA PORTAL - A system receives, from a first user, a communication request for a second user and determines, in response to receiving the communication request, whether a trigger is satisfied. The system may aggregate, in response to determining that the trigger is satisfied, content of different types to form multimedia content and provide the multimedia content to the first user.06-25-2009
20090276447FORMATS FOR DATABASE TEMPLATE FILES SHARED BETWEEN CLIENT AND SERVER ENVIRONMENTS - Tools and techniques are described for formats for database template files shared between client and server environments. Systems provided by these tools may include client subsystems that include client-side database management applications that instantiate tables within a database, and instantiate client-specific database template files corresponding respectively to the tables. These database management applications may also instantiate server-specific database template files that correspond to the client-specific template files, and may enable servers to access the server-specific template file. These systems may also include server subsystems that further include server-side database management services that access the server-specific template files, and instantiate server-side template files based thereon. In turn, the database management services may create database applications from the server-side template files.11-05-2009
20090276443Adaptive Methodology for Updating Solution Building Block Architectures and Designs - Provided is a method for the adaptive updating of building block architectures and designs in the event of a change to a component of the building block architecture. When a specific component of the architecture, or SBB, is replaced or modified, the metadata associated with the new or modified component is placed in a building block repository. The system captures or recognizes the event and automatically makes updates to dependent components of the specific component. Such updates may include, but are not limited to, a substitution or replacement of one component with another, generally if the replacement component is a better fit in the solution architecture than the original component. A new or updated system architecture is generated to reflect the replaced and/or modified components and the associated metadata. In the alternative, the system notifies an administrator to make specific changes in components rather than implementing the changes automatically.11-05-2009
20090276444Adaptive Methodology for Updating Solution Building Block Architectures and Associated Tooling - Provided is a method for the adaptive updating of building block architectures and designs in the event of a change to a component of the building block architecture. When a specific component of the architecture, or SBB, is replaced or modified, the metadata associated with the new or modified component is placed in a building block repository. The system captures or recognizes the event and automatically makes updates to dependent components of the specific component. Such updates may include, but are not limited to, a substitution or replacement of one component with another, generally if the replacement component is a better fit in the solution architecture than the original component. A new or updated system architecture is generated to reflect the replaced and/or modified components and the associated metadata. In the alternative, the system notifies an administrator to make specific changes in components rather than implementing the changes automatically.11-05-2009
20090282059METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR IMPROVED ROUND ROBIN FOR TIME SERIES DATA - A system for storing time series data in a database using round robin includes a user input interface and a round robin database file manager. The interface receives inputs specifying a time period and a sample rate for collection of delta samples. Each sample represents a difference between two subsequent values of the time series data. The manager accumulates the samples over the time period in accordance with the sample rate, calculates a field size for storing the samples for the time period based on a maximum one of the samples, and writes the delta values to the database using the calculated field size. The database is relatable to a plurality of records. Each record corresponds to a respective time period for delta sample collection and has an adjustable field size for delta sample storage based on a maximum delta sample value for the respective time period.11-12-2009
20090100079E-MAIL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND E-MAIL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD - An E-mail information management apparatus acquires a plurality of predetermined information from a mail header and a mail body and signature related information as signature target information, produces feature variable information and electronic signature data, and stores the signature target information, the variable information and the electronic signature data, as signature header information in a header portion of the E-mail.04-16-2009
20080281842APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRE-PROCESSING MAPPING INFORMATION FOR EFFICIENT DECOMPOSITION OF XML DOCUMENTS - Pre-processing mapping information for efficient decomposition of an XML document for storage in a database. A mapping document is received that describes how all of (or a portion of) an XML document is to decomposed, the mapping document is transformed into a data structure for decomposing an XML document, and the data is made persistent for use with a subsequent decomposition operation that decomposes an XML document.11-13-2008
20090089304System and Method for Configuration of Revenue Analysis Grids - A system and method for configuring and maintaining grids to analyze their revenue relationships in order to better determine where to invest time and resources. Analysis grids can be quickly and easily tailored to adjust to the unique needs of an organization.04-02-2009
20090089305Computer readable electronic records automated classification system - Classifying an electronic document in a computer-based system is disclosed. For each classification instance in a plurality of classification instances, a confidence data indicating a degree of confidence that the electronic document is associated with that classification instance is determined. A classification, based on a first classification instance in the plurality of classification instances, is assigned without human intervention to the electronic document if the confidence data associated with the first classification instance exceeds a first threshold.04-02-2009
20090089303Method and apparatus for transmission and storage of digital medical data - System for decentralized storage and rapid retrieval of medical data among geographically separate locations, connected by data paths of limited bandwidth, which optimizes transmission therebetween. Medical data is separated into bulk content and metadata. Metadata is transmitted to all locations. Bulk content is copied to selected locations based on desired duplication, available storage, distance, transmission cost, data path bandwidth or utilization, likelihood of retrieval calculated from the metadata, requests to use or prior usage of content or information from a system that manages the content. Transmission rate is limited and bulk content is queued for transmission based on priority calculated from metadata, from requests to use content or information from a system that manages the content. Optimal locations for bulk content are recalculated based on requests to use content, new patient appointments, data path or equipment failures. Copies are made or deleted. Distributed lists of locations for content are updated.04-02-2009
20090089300Virtual clustering for scalable network control and management - In some embodiments, the invention involves a system and method relating to a framework to build a new class of network control (policy) and (state) management services. The framework may be used to build a number of self-management services to support decentralized (mesh) networks. In at least one embodiment, the present invention is intended to hybridize centralized and decentralized network models to generate a more stable and robust network environment using clustering. Other embodiments are described and claimed.04-02-2009
20080256095Adaptation in network data repositories - A logical network directory database compliant with the X.500 standard for a directory data system is disclosed. The network directory database provides a source of subscriber and service data accessible by various control and management processes that require subscriber information. The network directory database may be extensible across various communications service providers and IT domain. Further, the disclosed network directory database may be applied to new and existing services, such as, IP Multimedia Subsystem, Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) and other IP services.10-16-2008
20090292713Acquisition and particular association of data indicative of an inferred mental state of an authoring user - A computationally implemented method includes, but is not limited to: acquiring data indicative of an inferred mental state of an authoring user in connection with at least a particular item of an electronic message, and associating the data indicative of the inferred mental state of the authoring user with the particular item. In addition to the foregoing, other method aspects are described in the claims, drawings, and text forming a part of the present disclosure.11-26-2009
20080208874Handling multi-dimensional data including writeback data - Embodiments are provided to use metadata to provide readable and/or writeable regions of a multi-dimensional space. In an embodiment, metadata can be used to define readable and/or writeable regions of a multi-dimensional data store. The various embodiments also use relational and/or multi-dimensional representations to resolve and validate readable and/or writeable regions of a multi-dimensional space. Metadata can also be used to in conjunction with writeback operations.08-28-2008
20080208877METHOD FOR FILING ROADWAYS INCLUDED ON DIGITAL MAPS - The invention relates to a method for filing roadways which are included on digital maps and which comprise dotted lines formed by a multiplicity of measurement points, where the roadways are divided into a plurality of segments, a segment function is ascertained for each segment on the basis of the dotted line in the relevant segment, and the roadways are thus filed as the set of their segment functions.08-28-2008
20090112887MAPPING DEEP STRUCTURED DATA STRUCTURES - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for mapping deep structured data structures. Statements defining a mapping of source elements formatted in accordance with a first hierarchical structure to a target formatted in accordance with a second hierarchical structure are received. The first and second hierarchical structures may be different. A mapping of the source elements to the target in accordance with the statements may be performed, where the statement may be defined in accordance with a mapping language. The mapping language may define that a single statement may represent an iterative approach to mapping elements from the source to the target. The mapping language may support selection of source elements using a format that allows for navigation through a hierarchy of the source. The mapping language may also support nested statements which may allow for nested iterations in which to perform mappings.04-30-2009
20090043785MANAGING STRUCTURED CONTENT STORED AS A BINARY LARGE OBJECT (BLOB) - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to structured content storage and provide a novel and non-obvious method, system and computer program product for managing structured content stored in a BLOB. In an embodiment of the invention, a performance optimized structured content management system can include a content repository, a content manager configured to provide access to structured content in the content repository and multiple different performance optimized containers disposed in the content repository. Each of the containers can store a portion of the structured content, and each of the containers can include a flattened form of original structured content in a primary binary large object (BLOB) and a parsed form of the original structured content in a secondary BLOB, the parsed form of the original structured content in the secondary BLOB indexing the flattened form of the original structured content in the primary BLOB.02-12-2009
20090276446PROCESS AND METHOD FOR CLASSIFYING STRUCTURED DATA - A system and method for classifying structured data by automatically suggesting classification labels. The system comprises a taxonomy configured to provide one or more normalized labels and a classification tool configured to automatically classify data across an enterprise system using the one or more normalized labels. The method comprises extracting metadata from one or more relational databases; suggesting classifications based on the metadata; and converting one or more names to normalized labels across an enterprise system based on the suggested classifications.11-05-2009
20090276445DYNAMIC MULTI-SCALE SCHEMA - The claimed subject matter provides a system and/or a method that facilitates organizing and presenting data within a database. A data store can store a portion of data accessible to a user. A real time monitor component can dynamically track an amount of access for the portion of data within the data store. A display engine can render a multi-scaled view of the portion of data, wherein the multi-scaled view is based on the amount of access in which a size representation of the data is correlated with the amount of access.11-05-2009
20090276442State Buckets - Techniques involving state buckets are described. In an implementation, a plurality of axes are defined, each corresponding to a proposed separation or unification of state for software. For each of the axes, one or more scenarios are determined that are enabled by the defined separation or unification of the state for the software. The defined plurality of axes are then prioritized, one to another, based on respective said one or more scenarios. A plurality of buckets are defined based on the prioritizing, each corresponding to one or more said axes.11-05-2009
20090282062DATA PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT - A network apparatus comprises a processor connectable to at least one client device via a network, wherein data sent from the processor to the client device may be subject to a pattern recognition process and the system further comprises a data modification module configured to receive data intended for the client device and to insert extraneous characters into the data so as to affect the pattern recognition process.11-12-2009
20090282054IDS Reference Tracking System - A computer system can be utilized to track information about patent cases and the references that have been and will be cited therein. After bibliographic information about at least one application or patent has been entered, the references that have been submitted (and when they were submitted) as well as the references that have been considered by the examiner can be associated with the applications. Similarly, references that are to be submitted in the future can be cited associated with the application(s) as well. Data about previously issued patents can also be imported (e.g., from a computer clipboard or an XML file) to help populate the system data repository with historical information. Information from PAIR can be downloaded or imported to further populate the system data repository with historical information.11-12-2009
20090282063USER INTERFACE MECHANISM FOR SAVING AND SHARING INFORMATION IN A CONTEXT - A system includes a storage medium having stored instructions that when executed by a machine result in a clip entity associated with metadata and with at least one displayed object, and a clip tray having at least one stack, the at least one stack associated with a plurality of clip entities and to define an aggregation of metadata.11-12-2009
20090282061IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHOD TO DISPLAY FILES HAVING IDENTIFIERS - An image forming apparatus which adds an identifier to at least one file includes a display panel unit to display at least one file having an identifier to distinguish the at least one file from at least one general file, and a control unit to display the at least one file having the identifier distinctly from the at least one general file on the display panel unit. Accordingly, the user can retrieve a desired file more rapidly, increasing user convenience.11-12-2009
20090282057MANAGING MEDIA FILES FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES - Apparatus and methods to manage media files from multiple sources provide a mechanism to enhance user interaction with multimedia devices. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.11-12-2009
20090287721Generating conditional functional dependencies - Techniques are disclosed for generating conditional functional dependency (CFD) pattern tableaux having the desirable properties of support, confidence and parsimony. These techniques include both a greedy algorithm for generating a tableau and, for large data sets, an “on-demand” algorithm that outperforms the basic greedy algorithm in running time by an order of magnitude. In addition, a range tableau, as a generalization of a pattern tableau, can achieve even more parsimony.11-19-2009
20090287719CREATING STORAGE FOR XML SCHEMAS WITH LIMITED NUMBERS OF COLUMNS PER TABLE - Techniques are described herein for automatically generating multiple interrelated database tables to store XML data, while ensuring that each such table has no more than the maximum DBMS-allowed number of columns. In response to the registration of an XML schema with a database server, the server determines whether any of the elements specified in the XML schema are complex elements that have more than a threshold number of descendant elements. If a complex element has more than the threshold number of descendant elements, then the server automatically generates one or more separate “out-of-line” database tables for storing at least some of those descendant elements, so that the table created to store the complex element will have no more than the permitted number of columns. Each of the out-of-line database tables is similarly generated so as to have no more than the permitted number of columns.11-19-2009
20090287717SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTING A PACKAGE STRUCTURAL DESIGN - A system and method of selecting a package model are disclosed. A data structure of a plurality of package models and one or more attribute relationships may be stored. Each package model may have a plurality of package model attributes including at least a size and a style. Each attribute relationship may include an indication that one or more supplemental attributes are required if a constraint is satisfied. A user input that is descriptive of a desired package capability may be received. Using a semantic reasoner, the user input may be analyzed to determine one or more desired attributes. The data structure may be accessed to automatically determine whether a desired attribute satisfies a constraint for an attribute relationship. The one or more supplemental attributes required by the attribute relationship may be presented.11-19-2009
20080275893Aggregating Content Of Disparate Data Types From Disparate Data Sources For Single Point Access - Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for aggregating content of disparate data types from disparate data sources for single point access by a user. Embodiments include establishing a user account for the user; retrieving content of disparate data types from identified disparate data sources associated with the user account; storing the retrieved content; and associating the stored content with the user account.11-06-2008
20080275890System and method for smoothing hierarchical data using isotonic regression - An improved system and method is provided for detecting a web page template. A web page template detector may be provided for performing page-level template detection on a web page. In general, the web page template classifier may be trained using automatically generated training data, and then the web page template classifier may be applied to web pages to identify web page templates. A web page template may be detected by classifying segments of a web page as template structures, by assigning classification scores to the segments of the web page classified as template structures, and then by smoothing the classification scores assigned to the segments of the web page. Generalized isotonic regression may be applied for smoothing scores associated with the nodes of a hierarchy by minimizing an optimization function using dynamic programming.11-06-2008
20080275888REDIRECTION METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC CONTENT - Electronic content, for example, a web page, is configured by display by a web browser application to include content that is not included in or referenced by the web page. The web page includes a first locator for first content. A second locator for second content is associated with the first locator in a database or other memory structure. In response to a request for the web page, the second locator is obtained. Access to the second locator may be secured. The second locator may be swapped with the first locator to cause the web browser application to obtain the second content instead of the first content. In the alternative, the second content may be obtained and provided to the web browser instead of, or in addition to, the first content.11-06-2008
20080275887Method of Dynamic Database Association in Multi-Mode Communication Device - In a dynamic database association method, a static contact list is dynamically associated with a dynamic instant messenger contact list so that a user of a first database may access a contact list of a second database with associative links between said first and second databases. The user is also prevented from searching both the first and second databases simultaneously. Moreover, in the abovementioned dynamic database association method, a unified user interface is utilized for integrating management of at least two databases, where each of the at least two databases is operated under a different communication network. Therefore, the defect of inconveniencing the user by utilizing different user interfaces for different databases is avoided.11-06-2008
20090037441TILED PACKAGING OF VECTOR IMAGE DATA - Architecture for encoding (or packaging) vector-object data using fixed boundary tiles. Tiling a large vector database provides the same advantages that tiling provides for a large raster image. Tiling the dataset means that the set of all possible browser requests is finite and predetermined. The tiles can be rasterized on a client once the tiles have been received from a server. Alternatively, the server can do the tiling and rasterizing, and then send the raster data to the client for presentation and user interaction. Tiles can be precomputed on the server, with selected tiles then transmitted to the client for rasterization. Moreover, tiles can be cached for improved performance, and prefetched based on user interactivity on the client. Summarization of the vector-object data can be accomplished at the server using a configurable plug-in interface.02-05-2009
20090006431SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING DATABASE DISCLOSURES - A system and method is provided for identifying the source of an unauthorized database disclosure. The system and method stores a plurality of past database queries and determines the relevance of the results of the past database queries (query results) to a sensitive table containing the unauthorized disclosed data. The system and method also ranks the past database queries based on the determined relevance. A list of the most relevant past database queries can then be generated which are ranked according to the relevance, such that the highest ranked queries on the list are most similar to said disclosed data. Three techniques used in embodiments of the invention include partial tuple matching, statistical linkage and deviation probability gain.01-01-2009
20090006433Extensible category and property grouping for object editing - Various techniques for assembling object properties are disclosed. For example, one such method includes receiving an object identification that indicates an object, and receiving a property associated with the object. Property category identification is performed that identifies a property category associated with the aforementioned property, and the property is dynamically associated with the identified property category. In some instances, such methods further include providing a category editor that allows for modifying a plurality of properties associated with the property category.01-01-2009
20090006430SCHEDULING APPLICATION ALLOWING FREEFORM DATA ENTRY - A project management application provides an environment in which a user can transform a project sketch, which is based on mostly “freeform” data, into a defined project plan. The project management application facilitates the mixture of freeform task attribute values with structured attribute values of one or more project tasks. The project management application can utilize an internal calculation model to manage the relationships between task attribute values despite accepting freeform values for task attributes. The project management application calculates the attribute values to the extent allowed by the calculation model's recognition of the attribute values.01-01-2009
20080250031SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SYNDICATED CONTENT - Methods and systems of providing syndicated feeds are disclosed. Content metadata is received from a feed provider. At least one rule for syndicating to a feed receiver a content item that corresponds to the content metadata is identified. A request from the feed receiver for syndication of the content item is received. The content item is requested for the feed provider. The content item received from the feed provider is syndicated in real-time to the feed receiver according to the at least one rule.10-09-2008
20090119311SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PRODUCTS FOR IN-PLACE MODEL ATTRIBUTE COMPARISON - Systems, methods and computer products for comparing computer models to show differences. Exemplary embodiments include a method for examining changes to a data model in a computer system having a keyboard and a display, the method including examining a computer model having a plurality of model attributes, identifying each model attribute and assigning a unique identifier to each model attribute, storing information about each uniquely identified model attribute, collecting data related to edits performed on of each of the uniquely identified model attributes, providing a user selectable comparison for each of the uniquely identified model attributes such that when a model attribute is selected, data particular to the model attribute is extracted using the unique identifier from a previous iteration of the model attribute and presenting the extracted data next to the current iteration of the model attribute to allow a visual comparison of the two iterations.05-07-2009
20080228794USE OF BROWSER COOKIES TO STORE STRUCTURED DATA - A system and process are disclosed for encoding selected data structures in browser cookies. The data structures may contain a variety of different types of data elements, including N-bit integers and other non-character elements. A version tracking scheme provides forward and backward compatibility between client and server software. The process is implemented without the need for any browser extensions, and without the need for users to download any special code to their computers.09-18-2008
20080228792System and method for message processing and routing - A message routing system that allows applications at either end of the system to run as-is without modification. The system functions in a multithreaded environment and is capable of handling complex routing rules and message transformation. It is also capable of learning and executing new routing rules and message transformations in formats previously unrecognized by the system. The system enables precise and reliable logging of messages throughout processing and supports publication of enterprise-wide broadcast messages. The system further preferably employs cooperating inbound and outbound transport processes for consuming, routing, processing, safely storing and publishing messages in batches of logical units of work to ensure that the logical units of work are not lost in system transactions. The system also preferably utilizes a replay server for preserving and replaying messages that might otherwise fail to reach their intended destinations.09-18-2008
20080228791System and method for determining client metadata using a dynamic rules engine - A system and method for determining client metadata using a dynamic rules engine is disclosed. The system may include a universal data agent, a site management tool, a targeting engine, an ad server, and a data warehouse. When a visitor visits a site on a content delivery system, the universal data agent and targeting engine may collect data about the visitor and site. The site management tool may configure the universal data agent and provided current rules for the dynamic rules engine. The collected data may be stored in the data warehouse and evaluated in the dynamic rules engine to produce a content category. The ad server may use the content category to serve targeted ads and/or other content to the visitor.09-18-2008
20080228789EDITING STRUCTURED ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT REPRESENTED BY TREE STRUCTURE IN WHICH OBJECT TO BE PROCESSED IN COMPUTER FORMS EACH NODE - A computer program for editing a structured electronic document that is represented by a tree structure, in which an object to be processed by a computer forms each node, is provided. The program causes the computer to operate as (1) means for selecting a predetermined node from the nodes, (2) means for selecting at least another node that is placed after the predetermined node in the tree structure, (3) means for determining whether semantics of the selected other node are associated with semantics of the predetermined node or not, and (4) means for changing the tree structure so that the other node becomes a child node of the predetermined node if it is determined that the association is available.09-18-2008
20080228788INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A method manages a data to which storage expiration is set, in a case where the data is returned to an original apparatus after transferring the data to another apparatus for back-up. The method includes selectively performing a first process for storing data read from a first storage unit, in a second storage unit, and a second process for storing the data stored in the second storage unit by the first process in the first storage unit, and invalidating the data stored in a first storage unit by the second process based on a predetermined period from performance of the first process to storage expiration indicated by the storage expiration information previously set to the data read out by the first process, in a case where a data stored in the second storage unit by the first process is stored in the first storage unit by the second process.09-18-2008
20080228782Apparatus, Method, and Computer Program Product for Creating Hierarchical Dictionary - A hierarchical dictionary creating apparatus includes an operation file editing unit that edits a logic operation file by adding a new class using an inter-class logic operation, the logic operation file in which the inter-class logic operation is described, the inter-class logic operation being employed in a hierarchical dictionary having inheritance of a property from an upper class to a lower class; an operation file storing unit that stores the logic operation file edited by the operation file editing unit; an operation file determining unit that determines a property to be introduced from an existing class to the new class in the logic operation file stored in the operation file storing unit; a dictionary file outputting unit that outputs the property to be introduced from the existing class to the new class into a hierarchical dictionary file, the property being determined by the operation file determining unit; and a dictionary file storing unit that stores the hierarchical dictionary file.09-18-2008
20100005109MEMORY CONTROLLER, NONVOLATILE STORAGE DEVICE, AND NONVOLATILE STORAGE DEVICE SYSTEM - A memory controller, a nonvolatile storage device and a nonvolatile storage device system are provided, in which the matching check between content data and meta data can be simplified, a starting time can be shortened, and further, a host device side can provide users with a common GUI without being conscious of the Usage Rule including an encryption method for copyright protection and a copyright protection method and a content management. A write status holding unit that holds write status information to identify the content data being written, and a content management unit that manages the content data and the meta data are included. The content management unit eliminates mismatch between the content data and the meta data based on the write status information. Further, a GUI script generating unit is included which generates a script describing the screen display contents in accordance with a request from the host device for the content data.01-07-2010
20090265366OPPORTUNISTIC OPINION SCORE COLLECTION ON A MOBILE DEVICE - Opportunistic transmission of voting and/or opinion data can occur from a user's mobile device to a server. The user can be presented a form to complete, where the form is designed to facilitate gathering of opinion information. Opinion data gathered from the form can be opportunistically transmitted to a server, where transmission commonly occurs when a supplemental transmission takes place. The transmission can be received by a server and a user that provided the opinion and/or voting information can be rewarded, such as through a monetary payment. The opinion and/or voting information can be extracted and retained in storage.10-22-2009
20090265363FORUM WEB PAGE CLUSTERING BASED ON REPETITIVE REGIONS - Described is a technology by which forum web pages are processed into clusters for classification purposes, including by determining repetitive regions between pages and associating pages that have similar repetitive regions into a common cluster. Patterns corresponding to the regions are determined, and a feature set based at least in part on those patterns (e.g., pattern frequency) is extracted from the page. The feature set of a page is compared against the feature set of another page to determine similarity therewith, e.g., via a feature space distance computation that is evaluated against a threshold distance.10-22-2009
20080281836 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING AND NAVIGATING CONTENT ON A ELECTRONIC DEVICE - A system and method for displaying and navigating content on a electronic device is disclosed. The system and method provides information describing files stored in one or more memory units in a electronic device by first cataloging file metadata residing at a plurality of memory units into a corresponding plurality of databases. The system and method then aggregates the file metadata cataloged in the plurality of databases into a single list, and delivers the aggregated file metadata list to an application running on the electronic device.11-13-2008
20080281834Block tracking mechanism for web personalization - Described is a technology by which blocks of web pages may be selected, such as for building a user-personalized web page containing selected blocks. A selection mechanism, such as a browser toolbar add-on, provides a user interface for selecting blocks, and records information about selected blocks. A block tracking mechanism (e.g., a daemon program) uses the information to locate selected blocks of the web pages, including when the web page containing the block is updated with respect to content and/or layout. The block tracking mechanism may update a local gadget that when invoked, such as by browsing to a particular web page, which shows updated versions of the block on a personalized web page. Blocks may be efficiently located by processing trees representing web pages into reduced trees, and then by performing a minimum distance mapping algorithm on the reduced trees.11-13-2008
20080281839Three-Dimensional Topology Building Method and System - This patent application is for a method and system that takes any arbitrary pre-existing geometric data and builds ISO 19107 compliant 3-Dimensional (3D) topology rather than requiring an incremental build of the topology. In accordance with at least one embodiment of the present invention, a method for integrating a three-dimensional feature geometry into a three-dimensional topology in a database includes adding a three-dimensional feature geometry into a table in a database; passing the three-dimensional feature geometry to a three-dimensional topology engine and a cache; performing a spatial refinement to determine a number of topology primitives in an existing three-dimensional geometry in the database that are near to topology primitives of the three-dimensional feature geometry; obtaining a number of relevant nearby spatial topology primitives in the geometries using a spatial search; performing an interaction refinement to determine a precise set of the number of relevant nearby topology primitives in the geometries that have spatial interactions; determining a common section of each topology primitive in the number of relevant nearby topology primitives that have spatial interactions; validating that the three-dimensional feature geometry fits into the three-dimensional topology table using a plurality of rules; and saving the validated three-dimensional feature geometry in the database.11-13-2008
20080281841Navigating a software project respository - A system for analyzing a document in a repository is provided. The system receives a document that includes data and a document type. The document type has an associated physical structure. The system determines a logical structure of the document based in part on the data and selects a subset of the data based on at least one of the group including the associated physical structure and the logical structure. The system also stores a document segment that includes the selected subset of the data.11-13-2008
20080281832SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING REALLY SIMPLE SYNDICATION (RSS) FEEDS - The invention provides a system and method for acquiring, normalizing, indexing and storing information related to RSS feeds and their constituent content items in a searchable database. In some embodiments, the invention includes an application that accesses electronic feed documents for a plurality of RSS feeds to ascertain information regarding the feed and content items within the feed. The information is then parsed to identify characteristics of the feeds and their content items. The characteristics of the feeds and content items can then be stored in a common format in a database. This enables, inter alia, creation of custom feeds by utilizing the normalized feed data.11-13-2008
20080288517DOCUMENT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, PROGRAM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING INFORMATION RELATED TO A DOCUMENT - A document information management apparatus is obtained which is capable of acquiring relevant information desired by a user as well as obtaining user's desired information created from the relevant information thus acquired in an efficient and quick manner. The apparatus includes a document handling part (11-20-2008
20080288515Method and System For Transcoding Web Pages - Signature schema documents, pre-defined using a query language, provide instructions for application by an engine to transcode web pages of respective web sites. Signature schema instructions identify a web page family for a web page and extract a subset of data from the web page in accordance with its web page family, each family defined by a shared template. The instructions use signatures previously identified for web pages of the same family to distinguish the family from others of the web site and to distinguish the subset of data from other data for the web page family. A gateway server may proxy requests from a client machine (e.g. a wireless communication device) and use the engine to provide transcoded web page responses. Signature schema instructions may be maintained in a repository coupled to the engine. Extracted data may be cached to a database coupled to the engine.11-20-2008
20080288514SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DISPLAYING A LOGICAL STRUCTURE - The present invention provides a methodology for truncating a logical structure having data matching a predefined pattern. For example, the present invention truncates a logical structure so that branches of the structure are automatically ceased at a recursive ancestor instead of at a descendant. By using the methodology of the present invention, the total number of nodes of the logical structure that will be automatically displayed for a user is represented by the formula N*N+1. Thus, when N=10, the total number of nodes that are automatically displayed for the user is 101. This quantity is far more user friendly than the 9,864,101 nodes that would be displayed when N=10 under previous approaches.11-20-2008
20080288512SYSTEM AND METHOD OF EVALUATING PROGRAMMING PROCESS - The invention provides a system and a method for evaluating a programming process. The programming evaluating system includes a programming module, a determining module, a recording module, and an evaluating module. A user can program a program via the programming module. The determining module is used for determining whether the program has passed a test to generate a determination. The recording module is used for recording a programming history during the programming process of the user and a program testing history during the testing process of the program. When an evaluator wants an evaluated result of the program, the evaluating module generates the evaluated result based on the programming history, the program testing history, and the determination.11-20-2008
20080288511ASYNCHRONOUS METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING AN OPERATION ON METADATA - In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for asynchronously performing an operation on metadata in the context of an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for asynchronously performing an operation on metadata can enable embodiments to allow a subscriber to perform other database service operations, while the aforementioned operation is being performed on the metadata. The ability of embodiments to provide such feature can enable the performance of a larger number of operations on metadata without necessarily interrupting the ability of the subscriber to perform other operations using the on-demand database service.11-20-2008
20100057755FILE SYSTEM WITH FLEXIBLE INODE STRUCTURES - Techniques for managing inodes of a file system are described herein. According to one embodiment, in response to a request received at the file system for committing a file to a storage, an inode data structure from a first inode pool of the file system is assigned to be associated with the file, where the first inode pool includes multiple inode data structures. A block pointer as a data member of the inode data structure is configured to link with a first block map, where the first block map includes multiple entries having one or more pointers linked with one or more data blocks for storing content of the file.03-04-2010
20080313199METHOD AND APPARATUS TO DISPLAY INFORMATION ON DEVICE - A method and apparatus to display information on a device includes selecting one or more devices from among a plurality of devices displayed on a user interface, selecting one or more pieces of information from among a plurality of pieces of information on the one or more selected devices, and displaying the selected information to correspond to the one or more selected devices.12-18-2008
20080313200METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA EXPLORATION - A method and apparatus for data exploration in a data processing system. An apparatus according to an embodiment includes: an analyzing component for analyzing a data model to identify a first and a second data entity and a relationship between the first and the second data entity; a generator component for creating a first and second atom data entity associated with the first and the second data entity; a generator component for creating a link data entity associated with the relationship between the first and second data entity; and an assignor component for assigning a behavior to one of the atom data entities or the link data entity, wherein the atom data entity exhibits a behavior associated with the link data entity and wherein the link data entity exhibits a behavior associated with one of the atom data entities.12-18-2008
20080313198SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CHECKING INTEGRITY OF CONTENT AND METADATA - A system and method of checking the integrity of content and metadata are provided. The integrity-checking method includes storing changed content in a first storage space, and storing the metadata corresponding to the changed content in a second storage space.12-18-2008
20080313197DATA STRUCTURE FOR SUPPORTING A SINGLE ACCESS OPERATION - A data structure is formatted that supports a single access operation while enabling data structure verification, data integrity verification, and data extensibility. The data format utilizes error identifier fields to enable the verification of data integrity and bracket pairs to verify data structure integrity and to support data structure extensibility. The data structure is utilized to perform a single access operation. In performing a single access operation, the data structure is read, the data format is verified, and the data integrity is verified. In addition, in instances where the data structure includes complex data, a new feature, or a prior program version, support for the complex data, new feature, or prior program version is provided.12-18-2008
20080270431Genealogical System and Method - A system and method for creating a genealogical history uses a plurality of graphical keys that help a user to plan, organize and optimize a search and recordation of genealogical documents and sources. There are 3 types of keys which include Family Keys, Historical Keys and Ethnic Keys. These 3 types are divided into 9 document classifications including Primary, Time Segment, Combined Record, Navigational, Personal Family, Community Event, Special Service, Historical and Ethnic Records. The system provides a framework for logically connecting each document with additional information. The system also provides for quality control of the results to provide a selected level of confidence in the resulting family history. The system and method provides a clear and simple framework by which an individual can trace a family history by following predetermined steps leading the user to construct a reliable family history.10-30-2008
20080250030Data Processor - To provide a technique of writing data efficiently on a storage medium and thereby play back a content continuously. Specifically, the file allocation table (FAT) of a storage medium is supposed to be read on a partial FAT basis and data is written by a preferred method for that reading method.10-09-2008
20080288509DUPLICATE CONTENT SEARCH - A system may store information regarding a set of items of content, receive sample content from a user, determine whether the sample content matches content of one or more of the items of content, and notify the user whether the sample content matches one or more of the items of content without identifying the one or more items of content to the user.11-20-2008
20080243878Removal - There can be provided a system, method and apparatus to enable a data object to be removed from a single-instancing data object store in such a way as to ensure that only data objects to which all references have been removed are actually removed from the store. Thereby, consistency and reliability of storage can be maintained while allowing a data object which genuinely needs to be deleted to be removed from the store.10-02-2008
20080201338REST FOR ENTITIES - The claimed subject matter provides a representational state transfer (REST) interface over a data store characterized by an entity data model (EDM) architecture. Such characterization can be presented by way of an Entity Framework that can transform data characterized in one manner at a relational database into an EDM characterization that can further be exposed to an external process or device. A REST interface over EDM stores can provide an end-to-end framework to expose data, modeled in a highly-expressive fashion, to the Internet or a web-scale intranet.08-21-2008
20080215600Data Processor - A data processor requires setting a plurality of items to a plurality of data sets. The data processor includes a setting unit, a determining unit, a first prompting unit, and a second prompting unit. The setting unit sets an item to a data set. The first prompting unit prompts the setting unit to change the setting of an item from the currently setting item by the setting unit to remaining one of the plurality of items other than the currently setting item when the determining unit determines that a data set which is set for the currently setting item satisfies a prescribed condition for the data set of the currently setting item. The second prompting unit prompts the setting unit to change a setting of an item from the currently setting item by the setting unit to one of the items that has been previously set by the setting unit when the determining unit determines that a data set which is set for the currently setting item is out of conformance with a prescribed condition for the data set of the currently setting item.09-04-2008
20090313268TECHNIQUES FOR DYNAMIC CROSS-FILTERING - Techniques for dynamic cross-filtering are described. An apparatus may comprise a filter manager component for an application program. The filter manager component is operative to manage cross-filtering operations for the application program. The filter manager component may comprise a filter control module operative to determine a selection state for a filter data element of a first filter component, and a relationship state for the filter data element of the first filter component with a filter data element of a second filter component. The filter manager component may also comprise a filter interface module communicatively coupled to the filter control module. The filter interface module is operative to dynamically display a different visual indicator for the filter data elements based on the selection state and the relationship state, among other filter criteria or filter states. Other embodiments are described and claimed.12-17-2009
20080288510DATA MODEL FOR A COMMON LANGUAGE - Embodiments and principles described herein relate to software repositories for common languages. Embodiments include maintaining database schema and structures which comprise application framework information and provides for the storage, querying, and retrieval of an abstraction of a namespace corresponding to an application framework. Embodiments also provide for the storage, querying and retrieval of information corresponding to parameters of methods within an application framework. Embodiments also include the storage, querying and retrieval of information corresponding to type information for constructed types within an application framework.11-20-2008
20080281840ANALYTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHODS - Methods and systems for providing data communication in medical systems are disclosed.11-13-2008
20080294660Cluster storage using delta compression - Cluster storage is disclosed. A data stream or a data block is received. The data stream or the data block is broken into segments. For each segment, a cluster node is selected, and in the event that a similar segment to the segment is identified that is already managed by the selected cluster node, a reference to the similar segment and a delta between the similar segment and the segment is caused to be stored on the selected cluster node.11-27-2008
20080270434DOCUMENT ANALYSIS AND RETRIEVAL - A computer program product including stored program code adapted to implement a method for document analysis and retrieval. A document that includes text is received from a host. Document keys associated with the text are generated. In first embodiments, a document taxonomy is provided. The taxonomy has categories and associated category keys. The category keys of each category are compared with the document keys to determine a distance between the document and each category as a measure of how close the document is to each category. A subset of the categories is returned to the host, wherein the subset of the categories reflects the determined distances. In second embodiments, a search string is created as a logical function of a subset of the document keys. The search string is submitted to a search engine. Links to related documents are received from the search engine and returned to the host.10-30-2008
20080235254SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING AND RETRIEVING DATA THROUGH AN INFERENCING-ENABLED METADATA SYSTEM - A system and method, which registers and stores data and is responsive to queries through management of an inferencing-enabled metadata includes an intelligent database, which receives data or queries and manages data models. An ontology management system is associated with the intelligent database and receives and stores classes of information related to a data model therein to be employed in satisfying queries. A relational database is associated with the intelligent database and receives and stores attribute schema for instances of the class having at least one attribute value linked with the class in the ontology management system.09-25-2008
20080235253METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMALLY CHECKING EQUIVALENCE USING EQUIVALENCE RELATIONSHIPS - An equivalency testing system, for formally comparing an RTLM and HLM, is presented. RTLM and HLM are first converted into DFGs RTLM09-25-2008
20080235252SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF SEARCHING STRUCTURED DOCUMENTS USING INDEXES - A structured document search system comprises an index storage unit and a search unit. The index storage unit stores indexes caused to correspond to the nodes included in the structured documents stored in a database. The indexes include node information items about the nodes to which the indexes are caused to correspond and position information items about related nodes. The node information items include position information items about the nodes to which the indexes are caused to correspond. The search unit, when the search condition specified in the search request made by the client includes value search conditions covering the values of nodes and is a specific search condition specifying a search of a related node common to the nodes, searches the index storage unit for indexes complying with the value search conditions and acquires a position information item about a related node common to the indexes searched for.09-25-2008
20080235250VALUE-INSTANCE-CONNECTIVITY COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED DATABASE FIELD OF THE INVENTION - A computer-implemented database and method providing an efficient, ordered reduced space representation of multi-dimensional data. The data values for each attribute are stored in a manner that provides an advantage in, for example space usage and/or speed of access, such as in condensed form and/or sort order. Instances of each data value for an attribute are identified by instance elements, each of which is associated with one data value. Connectivity information is provided for each instance element that uniquely associates each instance element with a specific instance of a data value for another attribute.09-25-2008
20080235248System and method of providing a multimedia timeline - Systems, methods, and computer readable media to provide one or more multimedia timelines are disclosed. A selection of data objects to add to a multimedia timeline may be received at a computer. The data objects may be sent to a server to be included in the multimedia timeline. The multimedia timeline may be configured to be accessible for viewing in a timeline format09-25-2008
20080235246FILTER SEQUENCING BASED ON A PUBLISH-SUBSCRIBE ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING - In general, the present invention allows any number of sequential filter graphs to be created based on a pub-sub architecture/model. Specifically, under the present invention, the filters (components) will publish their ideal priorities of accessing data source, an ideal input data type, and a unique alternative input data type. A mechanism such as a queue manager will receive the publication(s) and determine an appropriate order/sequence of the filters based on their ideal priorities. The queue manager will also assign an output data type to each filter (an optionally an alternative output data type) based on the ideal input types specified in the publish messages. The queue manager will then transmit messages (e.g., a subscribe message) to the filters with the determined order and assigned data types.09-25-2008
20080270426Collecting influence information - Embodiments include a system, a device, an apparatus, a method, and a computer program product. A method of reporting influence on a person includes collecting data indicative of the person accessing electronic content over a computer network using the user computing device. The method also includes generating a user influence report by transforming the collected data into information indicative of events associatable with the person accessing the electronic content over a computer network using the user computing device. The method further includes transmitting data indicative of the user influence report via a network, the user influence report being receivable by a site operable to facilitate delivery of a benefit to an owner of the electronic content.10-30-2008
20080250042Diagnosis of a Storage Area Network - A method of determining a state of a Storage Area Network SAN is provided comprising analyzing data collected from components in the SAN, calculating a redundancy level of the SAN based on the analyzed data, and determining the state of the SAN based on the calculated redundancy level. The redundancy levels indicate the sensitivity of the SAN to a fault in one of the components. The method also includes receiving user policy settings allowing automatic correction of the SAN and auto-correcting the SAN in response to a change in the SAN state and in dependence on the user policy settings. The redundancy levels can be used by an administrator to set the user policy settings. An apparatus for carrying out the method is also provided.10-09-2008
20080243882UPDATING OF LINK TO DATA REPOSITORY - A method of operating a communication system which comprises a plurality of clients and a data repository, comprises the steps of detecting a location change of the data repository, acquiring data defining the clients connected to the data repository, transmitting a component to each client defined by the data, receiving the component at each client, and updating a user link to the data repository, at each client, according to the component. The step of transmitting a component to each client defined by the data comprises can comprise replicating an agent for each client.10-02-2008
20080281833Configuration change management tool - A change management system for managing configurable devices such as computer systems uses a set of rules for validating change requests, linking change requests, and determining inconsistencies within various configuration states. Analysis and validation may happen at the time the change request is created with respect to the current environment, as well as analysis and validation with respect to other pending requests and proposals, and historical actual states. The maintenance of accurate and consistent state and change information may enable various automated tools to analyze and manipulate change requests, including analysis of future desired states, historical actual states, pending change requests, and current state. The change request may be processed through an approval cycle all the while being incorporated into a scheduling system that may be used to detect inconsistent, illogical or harmful configurations in potential future configurations.11-13-2008
20080270425System and method for connecting individuals in a social networking environment based on facial recognition software - A social networking system uses facial recognition software to match members. A first member may choose to search for other members who look like the first member or may search for members who look like a third party. The invention is implemented on the internet and allows members to upload personal information as well as photos to be used in match searches. The system also includes all or most of the features of existing internet social networking systems.10-30-2008
20080270424STANDALONE EXECUTION OF INCOMPLETE DATA FLOWS - Systems, devices, and methods for modularizing data flows and for providing stand-alone execution of incomplete data flows are provided based on an improved data warehousing framework. Data flow modularization and code reuse is improved through the use of the disclosed flowlets and allows for consistent and efficient standalone testing of incomplete data flows. The disclosed details enable various refinements and modifications according to system design considerations.10-30-2008
20090157705SYSTEMS, METHODS AND COMPUTER PRODUCTS FOR NAME DISAMBIGUATION BY USING PRIVATE/GLOBAL DIRECTORIES, AND COMMUNICATION CONTEXTS - Name disambiguation by using private/global directories and communication contexts. Exemplary embodiments include a name disambiguation method, including identifying a plurality of names of persons in text received in the computer system, each of the plurality of names including a start and an end position, a family name and a given name, for each of the plurality of names of persons in the text, retrieving personal identification information from a global directory as a candidate for a name match, retrieving personal identification information from a private directory as a candidate for the name match, comparing the private directory personal identification information with the global directory personal identification information, eliminating the personal identification information from the private directory, retrieving frequencies of communications associated with the personal identification information from the private directory and displaying related information for each of the plurality of names of persons in the text.06-18-2009
20090119316Schema Indication System and Method in a Network Environment Including IMS - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for indicating schema information relating to one or more content types of a message body comprised within a message of a communication protocol. A communication protocol message such as a SIP or HTTP message is generated by a sender towards a recipient, wherein the message includes at least one message body part according to a variation of a media type. An indication is included in the communication protocol message to indicate one or more variations of a media type applicable to the message body part.05-07-2009
20090119315SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PAIRING IDENTIFICATION DATA - Embodiments of the present invention relate to a system and method for linking at least two unique identifying data points together for the purpose of simplifying a search or data entry process. In one embodiment of the present invention, a method of pairing identification data comprising providing a database for storing a first data set having individual source data and a second data set having individual destination data correlating to individual source data in the first data set, accessible via a global computer network, providing a data entry portal for entering input data, accessible from a user's computer via the global computer network, comparing input data to specific individual source data in the first data set, and supplying the user's computer with specific individual destination data, correlating to the specific individual source data, wherein the specific individual destination data comprises a specific uniform resource locator.05-07-2009
20090119310SAVING AND RESTARTING DISCRETE EVENT SIMULATIONS - Method, system, and computer program product for saving and restarting discrete event simulations are provided. A discrete event simulation of a scenario is performed via a process executing on a system. The process includes one or more application threads. A checkpoint of the process is created at a point in time when a command to save the discrete event simulation of the scenario is received. The checkpoint includes data elements of the process and the one or more application threads of the process that are stored in components of the system at the point in time. These data elements reflect a state of the process and the one or more application threads of the process at the point in time. The checkpoint is saved to one or more files in the system that are usable to later restart the discrete event simulation of the scenario from the point in time.05-07-2009
20090119308METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSLATING TEXT INTO VISUAL IMAGERY CONTENT - A method, system, and computer program product are provided for translating text into visual imagery content. A request is received to identify at least one image associated with a text value. At least one association category from a plurality of association categories is identified with which to perform a search. A data structure is searched, using the at least one association category, for an identification of the at least one image that is associated with the text value. The at least one image is a visual representation of the text value. At least one image is retrieved in response to identifying at least one image associated with the text value. The at least one image is presented in a graphical user interface to a user.05-07-2009
20090030920XSD INFERENCE - The automatic generation of schemas for XML documents is provided. In an illustrative implementation, a computer readable medium having computer readable instructions to instruct a computing environment to execute one or more inference algorithms is provided. In operation, an XML document is processed according to the computer readable instructions such that the content and tags of the XML document are identified. The XML document is processed according to an inference algorithm, which executes one or more processing rule, and uses the XML document information in conjunction with the rules and operations of the XML schema definition language, to automatically produce a schema for the XML document.01-29-2009
20090030914APPARATUS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PRESENTING INFORMATION - In an information presenting apparatus, a frequency of usage of each term contained in one text or more is calculated for each user who has implemented an operation onto the text. Based on the frequencies of usage of the terms, the frequencies of usage of each term are compared between a specific user and other users to find a difference therebetween, and terms for which the difference is equal to or larger than a predetermined value are presented.01-29-2009
20090063513METHOD, SYSTEM AND PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR A WEB SERVICE FOLDER INTERFACE - A method of utilizing a Web Service folder interface. A user defines a folder in a local folder directory as a Web Services enabled folder. The folder includes file data and metadata corresponding to the file data. The metadata includes a configurable Web Services type property that corresponds to a remote Web Service. The metadata also includes a configurable data handling property that includes one or more allowable file formats. When a user submits the file data to the remote Web Service by selecting an option in a pull down menu of a graphical user interface (GUI) or dropping the file data in a local output folder, the operating system (OS) sends the file data to the remote Web Service. The OS automatically converts an output file received from the remote Web Service into one of the allowable file formats and updates the local file data with the output file.03-05-2009
20100005110Method of Displaying Traffic Information on a Web Page - A method of displaying traffic information on a web page is provided. The traffic information includes traffic conditions of one or more specified roads. A web browser requests a web page that includes programming code related to some traffic information. The web browser interprets the programming code and requests at least some of the traffic information from a remote site specified by the programming code. The request includes a uniform resource identifier (URI) of the remote site, and a unique identifier of the traffic information. The web browser then assembles the web page using at least some of the requested traffic information obtained from the remote site. The assembled web page displays at least some of the traffic information, including traffic conditions of the one or more specified roads.01-07-2010
20100005107METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS COMPLIANCE ASSESSMENT - Methods, systems, and articles for receiving, by a compliance server, change data associated with a change captured on a target host, are described herein. In various embodiments, the target host may have provided the change data in response to detecting the change, and the change data may include one or more rules, settings, and/or parameters. Also, in various embodiments, the compliance server may determine whether the one or more rules, settings, and/or parameters meet one or more compliance policies and generate one or more test results based at least on the results of the determining. Further, in some embodiments, the target host may detect a change to a rule, setting, and/or parameter based on a collection policy defining what change data is to be collected by the target host and provide data associated with the rule, setting, and/or parameter as change data to the compliance server.01-07-2010
20090327316Dynamic Tree Bitmap for IP Lookup and Update - The subject invention provides a data structure and method for IP lookups, insertions, and deletions using a dynamic tree bitmap structure (DTBM) that utilizes an array of child pointers for each node instead of the typical TBM approach using one pointer to an array of children.12-31-2009
20090164480METHODS, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ALTERING DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY - A method, apparatus, system and computer program product are provided which permit the functionality of a device to be adapted or otherwise altered without requiring the device to be completely reprogrammed. In this regard, attributes which at least partially define the functionality of the device may be changed or supplemented in order to correspondingly alter the device functionality which, in turn, at least partially depends upon the attributes stored by the device.06-25-2009
20090164487DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD USING A TABLE, AND RELATED STORAGE DEVICE, STORAGE MEDIUM AND PROGRAM - The objective of the present invention is to manage reference movies using an index file, without causing the user to be perplexed the reference movies are generated because of, for instance, the upper limit of the file size. The index file manages sets of information regarding the files being managed. Examples of these sets of information are information for determining whether or not a file is presented to the user, information for determining whether or not a file is original, and information indicating whether or not nondestructive editing has been done. Based on such information, the erasure, displaying a list, and so on are carried out. Thus, it is possible to manage the reference movies using the index file, without causing the user to be perplexed.06-25-2009
20090164485TECHNIQUE FOR FINDING REST RESOURCES USING AN N-ARY TREE STRUCTURE NAVIGATED USING A COLLISION FREE PROGRESSIVE HASH - The present invention discloses a data structure which, given an identifier for a Representational State Transfer (REST) resource, can rapidly yield a configured target and simultaneously yield all configured pattern based rules and constraints for the target. The disclosed data structure is a tree structure including nodes for URL portions. Each node is associated with a hash tree specifically grown in a manner that ensures collision occurrences are non-existent. The tree structure is effectively two or more superimposed trees; one for URL pattern matching to determine a target, another for determining constraints. A single tree traversal, which can be based on a progressive hash, can be used to concurrently determine a target and a set of constraints, which represents improved performance over conventional implementations that require multiple, distinct query/response operations to produce equivalent results.06-25-2009
20090089299DECLARATIVE MODEL EDITOR GENERATION - Embodiments are directed to generating declarative model editors. A computer system receives a first user input indicating a selection of a native underlying schema that includes constraints that are to be followed by models based on the native schema. The computer system receives a second user input indicating a declarative entry that includes user-configurable model editor characteristics. The computer system automatically generates a declarative model editor based on the selected native schema and user-configurable model editor characteristics. Other embodiments are directed to editing models using declarative model editors. A computer system receives user input indicating a declarative entry to be applied to a model, generates a declarative model editor based on the declarative entry, receives a model that is editable by the generated declarative model editor, and edits user-configurable characteristics of the model. The model characteristics conform to the constraints in the native underlying schema.04-02-2009
20090138492METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL MEDIA TRANSFER PROTOCOL DEVICE TO MANAGE MEDIA FILE - A method and apparatus controls an MTP device to manage a media file transmitted by an MTP host. According to the method, when the number of files in a folder assigned by the MTP host is equal to or more than a predetermined number while storing a media file received from the MTP host, the MTP device generates a new folder and stores the corresponding media file in the new folder. Accordingly, the files within the predetermined number can be stored in one file. Since the number of files stored in one folder is limited, delay in processing media files due to the large number of files can be reduced.05-28-2009
20090182752AUTOMATICALLY PERSISTING DATA FROM A MODEL TO A DATABASE - Projects often involve multiple teams of developers in different locations. The different teams make updates to a central or shared database(s) that can store information about the project, such as progress. Each team or even different members of the different teams can check out instances of a representation of a model for the project. The different teams/members can independently modify their instance with data specific to that member and/or team. Database operations embedded in the individual instances are then executed on the database(s) to persist the data from their individual instances to the database(s). Database mechanisms can handle locking and/or conflicts that may arise from performance of the database operations. A manager can then request a report from the database(s), and the report with data from the different members and/or teams can be generated from the database(s).07-16-2009
20090164486BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DATA EXTRACTION ON DEMAND - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for business intelligence data extraction on demand. In general, a first request is sent from a first system to a second system for a query of a data structure to include indications of updates at the second system to data at both the first and second systems. An indication of an update at the second system is received in response to the first request, where the indication includes an identification of updated data. A second request is sent to a database data structure of the second system for data corresponding to the updated data. The updated data is received at the first system in response to the second request. Data is updated at the first system in accordance with the updated data in response to the receiving the updated data.06-25-2009
20090164484Comment Filters for Real-Time Multimedia Broadcast Sessions - Methods, apparatuses and systems directed to filtering comments presented to users in connection with multimedia content, such as video and audio content. In a particular implementation, there are two types of users of this system. A writer comments on sections of a real-time multimedia stream, while readers or viewers observe the discussion embodied by the comments that are displayed.06-25-2009
20090164483SECURITY EVENT UPDATE PROTOCOL - Methods and computer-readable mediums are provided. For example, in one method a request is initiated for a security event update. Thereafter, a last received event identification (“LREI”) for at least one event type is retrieved from memory and inserted a security event update request. The request is transmitted as a polling signal towards a device (e.g., a server or remote client). In another method, a request signal containing is received. An LREI for an event type is extracted from the request. The LREI is compared to an event identification stored in memory. The results are inserted into a response. An indication, is inserted into the response, that at least one event identification is greater than said LREI and is not inserted in the response. The response is transmitted. In yet other embodiments, the computer-readable mediums and systems are also provided which perform similar features recited by the above methods.06-25-2009
20090164478RELATIONS IN FUZZING DATA - A test tool is provided for testing a software component. The tool receives data structured and formatted for processing by the software component. The structured data might conform to a schema defining valid inputs that the software component is able to parse/process. The test tool selects a discrete part of the structured data and fuzzes the selected discrete part. The test tool determines whether there are any parts of the structured data whose validity can be affected by fuzzing of the discrete part of the structured data. The fuzzed discrete part of the structured data is analyzed and a related part of the structured data is updated to be consistent with the fuzzed discrete part. The fuzzing tool passes the structured data with the fuzzed part and the updated part to the software component being tested. The software component is tested by having it process the data.06-25-2009
20090164490MAINTENANCE ASSISTANCE AND CONTROL SYSTEM METHOD AND APPARATUS - There is provided a method and an apparatus for providing assistance and control in respect of maintenance operations that are based on electronic technical documentation prescribing a set of discrete electronic maintenance instructions (“EMIs”). The EMIs are connected to one another according to a predefined hierarchy and predefined order. The apparatus according to some embodiments of the present invention may include a navigation controller, a documentation management module and an instruction controller generator. The navigation controller is adapted to provide a context pointer or a group of context pointers referencing one or more respective EMIs. The context pointer or pointers indicate a subset of EMIs from among the set of discrete EMIs which constitute a current context within the set of discrete EMIs. The documentation management module is adapted to select a group of permitted EMIs from among the subset of EMIs in accordance with metadata associated with respective EMIs. The metadata may provide an access control specification related to the respective EMIs. The navigation controller may be further adapted to provide an active instruction pointer referencing a current active electronic maintenance instruction (“EMI”) selected from among the group of permitted EMIs. The instruction controller generator is responsive to the active instruction pointer for generating at least a respective active interactive instruction-controller (“active IIC”). The active IIC is responsive to a predefined user-interaction and/or to a predefined system state or event corresponding with the active IIC for switching a state of the active IIC to a predefined state that is related to the predefined user-interaction and/or to the predefined system state or event.06-25-2009
20090187581CONSOLIDATION AND ASSOCIATION OF STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED DATA ON A COMPUTER FILE SYSTEM - The present invention discloses systems and methods used to consolidate and associate structured and unstructured data together on a file system. File systems are far more efficient for handling unstructured data than conventional databases. File systems can also contain a large volume of structured data serialized in XML (extensible Markup Language). File systems have a lower purchase and maintenance cost than conventional databases. Unfortunately, file systems don't provide fast access to structured data like most databases. File systems also lack the ability to associate data together like relational databases. Solutions to the structured-data access and data association problems are demonstrated in the present invention.07-23-2009
20090164482METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMIZING PROJECTION OF EVENTS - Systems and methods for optimizing the projection of events are set forth in this disclosure. More specifically, systems and methods for projecting event data from one or more containers are set forth in this disclosure.06-25-2009
20090132559BEHAVIORAL SEGMENTATION USING ISP-COLLECTED BEHAVIORAL DATA - A system is disclosed that uses behavioral data collected by ISPs to categorize particular ISP subscribers. The behavioral data may, for example, include the identities of particular web sites and/or web pages accessed by particular subscribers, the search queries used by the subscribers to conduct Internet searches, and/or other types of behavioral information. The ISP subscribers are assigned to particular behavioral categories or “segments” using a behavioral segmentation schema that maps particular subscriber behaviors to particular behavioral segments. The ISP subscribers may also be mapped to other segment types, such as demographic segments derived from off-line data about the subscribers. The subscriber-to-segment mappings are made available to content targeting entities via a query interface that, for example, supports queries of the form “what are the segments associated with IP address X?”05-21-2009
20090144296WEB 2.0 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC CATEGORIZATION OF HETEROGENEOUS AND REGULATED ENTERPRISE ASSETS - A system and method for the dynamic categorization of heterogeneous, regulated enterprise information assets. In one embodiment of the invention a system includes a computer network controlled by an enterprise and a database including a plurality of enterprise data entities. A user interface, through which a plurality of enterprise users may access the enterprise data entities, is also used by the plurality of users to assign user-defined categories to the enterprise data entities. The user interface is configured to enable a plurality of the users to access and assign additional user-defined categories to enterprise data entities having user-defined categories previously assigned by other users.06-04-2009
20090144295APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING UNSTRUCTURED TEXT WITH STRUCTURED DATA - A computer readable storage medium includes executable instructions to receive a semantic abstraction describing at least one underlying data source. The semantic abstraction includes at least one dimension with at least one dimension value. Unstructured text is parsed into parsed text units. A dimension value is matched to a parsed text unit to form matched content. An indication of the matched content is stored.06-04-2009
20090144294CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A SYNOPSIS OF A BODY OF KNOWLEDGE USING NORMALIZED TERMINOLOGY - Systems and methods are provided for expressing a body of knowledge in standard or normalized terms. A topic hierarchy comprises topics related to the body of knowledge, with one or more topics comprising subtopics, and with subtopics themselves possibly comprising further subtopics. Principles are found within documents that are related to the body of knowledge, and standard terminology is selected to express those principles. Documents may be associated with the standard expressions corresponding to the respective principles found in the documents, and one or more of the standard expressions may be associated with at least one topic, subtopic, or both.06-04-2009
20090138491Composite Tree Data Type - A method of representing tree-structure based data. The method comprises the steps of uncomposing tree-structure based data into a plurality of elements, the plurality of elements being of different types, storing the elements in a set, the set containing one or more of each element type, and storing one or more logical compositions with the set, each logical composition specifying at least one of each element type. Each logical composition is reducible to a combination of specific elements of each element type representing a specific instance of tree-structure based data.05-28-2009
20090049068Method and Apparatus to Capture and Transmit Dense Diagnostic Data of a File System - A processor selects file system metadata. A processor identifies each unit of data in a file system. The processor determines if the unit of data contains file system metadata. The processor writes a unit of data of metadata to a diagnostic file system, provided it was determined that the unit of data contains file system metadata. The processor then determines if the unit of data contains user data. If the unit of data contains user data, the processor writes a sparse object to the diagnostic file.02-19-2009
20090049067System and Method of Self-Learning Conceptual Mapping to Organize and Interpret Data - In a computer implemented method of researching textual data sources, textual data is reduced to a plurality of distinctive words based on frequency of usage within the textual data. The distinctive words are converted into first numeric representations of vectors containing random numbers. A first self-organizing map is formed from the first numeric representations and organized by similarities between the vectors. A second self-organizing map is formed from second numeric representations generated from the organization of the first self-organizing map. The second numeric representations are vectors derived from the first self-organizing map. The vectors are used to train the second self-organizing map. The vectors derived from the first self-organizing map are organized into clusters of similarities between the vectors on the second self-organizing map. Dialectic arguments are formed from the second self-organizing map to interpret the textual data.02-19-2009
20090049060Method and Apparatus for Managing Database Records Rejected Due to Referential Constraints - Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for managing database records rejected due to referential constraints. In one embodiment, such rejected records may be processed automatically. More specifically, the foreign key value included in a rejected record may be automatically added to a parent table, and the rejected record may then be re-inserted into the destination table. In another embodiment, rejected records may be stored in a rejection queue. The rejected records may be presented to a user in a graphical user interface (GUI). The GUI may be configured to enable the user to update the parent table to include the missing foreign key value. Additionally, the GUI may be configured to enable the user to select specific records to be inserted into their respective destination tables.02-19-2009
20090006428STORAGE SERVER CONFIGURATION METHOD APPARATUS AND SYSTEM - In one version of the present invention, a system to configure a storage server despite an out-of-service storage adapter includes a storage array and a pair of storage servers connected to the storage array via a corresponding pair of storage adapters. The storage servers may be configured to retrieve configuration metadata from the storage array during a system initialization sequence and communicate the configuration metadata to the other storage server in case one of the storage servers is blocked from accessing the storage array due to an out-of-service storage adapter. The storage servers may also be configured to share a processing load despite the out-of-service storage adapter. The configuration metadata may include a variety of definitions and control parameters such as rank definitions, volume definitions, logical subsystem definitions, mirroring parameters, remote archiving parameters, a rank segment table, and page pointer data.01-01-2009
20090265365APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ONLINE CONTENT SERVICE FOR PRODUCT WARRANTIES - A data-processing system including an information inputting device for inputting one or more information; a transmitting/receiving device for transmitting/receiving the one or more information; and a processing device for processing the one or more information, the processing device including: an image processing module; a data extraction module; a data storage device; and a data tracking module; wherein the data tracking module is in operable communication with a user of the information inputting device to allow the user to organize the one or more information.10-22-2009
20090177672QUASI-INVERSES OF SCHEMA MAPPINGS - A method and system for processing a schema mapping M from a source schema S to a target schema T by executing program code on a processor of a computer system. A schema mapping M′ from T to S is determined via processing the schema mapping M. The schema mapping M includes at least one constraint σ. Each constraint σ consists of a source-to-target tuple-generating dependencies (s-t tgd). The schema mapping M′ includes at least one constraint σ′. Each constraint σ′ consists of a disjunctive tgd with constants and inequalities among the constants. The schema mapping M′ is stored in at least one computer usable storage device of the computer system and/or is outputted in at least one output device of the computer system.07-09-2009
20090177671SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING ETL APPLICATION - Novel tools for development and operation of ETL (Extract Transform Load) systems for populating databases. An embodiment uses metadata tables to describe relationships between jobs to run for processing data. These relationships can include parent-child job relation, and priority. These tools create a DataStage Service Architecture (DSA) that helps automate and control the ETL process. Other tools allow developers to easily view and update the ETL process.07-09-2009
20090177670CLASSIFICATION OF DIGITAL CONTENT BY USING AGGREGATE SCORING - Aggregate scoring is used to help classify digital content such as content uploaded to multi-user websites (e.g., social networking websites). In one embodiment, specific categories are used that relate to a social implication of content. For example, text, images, audio or other data formats can provide communication perceived to fall into categories such as violent, abusive, rights management, pornographic or other types of communication. The categories are used to provide a raw score to items in various groupings of a site's content. Where items are related to other items such as by organizational, social, legal, data-driven, design methods, or by other principles or definitions, the related items' raw scores are aggregated to achieve a score for a particular grouping of items that reflects, at least in part, scores from two or more of the related items.07-09-2009
20090177668Term-Driven Records File Plan and Thesaurus Design - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for generating a file plan and a thesaurus for a records management system. A first user input defining one or more top level terms to be used in the file plan is received. A second user input defining one or more child level terms to be used in the file plan for at least some of the top level terms is received. A third user input defining one or more term relationships among the collection of child level terms and the top level terms is received. Without further user input, a file plan and a thesaurus are generated based on the top level terms, the child level terms and the specified term relationships among the child level terms and top level terms.07-09-2009
20090177665METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING CAPABILITIES OF AN ENTITY - A method and system for analyzing capabilities of an entity includes inputting data regarding an entity's capabilities, and using a capability model to detect a capability pattern among the capabilities and generate an action plan based on the capability pattern.07-09-2009
20090187580INTEGRATED VIEW OF MULTI-SOURCED INFORMATION OBJECTS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to user interface rendering for information objects and provide method, system and computer program product for an integrated view of multi-sourced information objects. In an embodiment of the invention, an attention manager data processing system can be provided. The system can include integrated view logic executing in a computing device and an attention manager user interface generated by program code of the integrated view logic. The user interface can include a grid of quadrants. Each quadrant can correspond to a unique combination of importance and urgency. The quadrant further can include representations of underlying information objects from multiple different sources of information objects. Correspondingly, each information object can include a respective importance and urgency consistent with a corresponding one of the quadrants.07-23-2009
20090187584Query-aware sampling of data streams - A system, method and computer-readable medium provide for assigning sampling methods to each input stream for arbitrary query sets in a data stream management system. The method embodiment comprises splitting all query nodes in a query directed acyclic graph (DAG) having multiple parent nodes into sets of independent nodes having a single parent, computing a grouping set for every node in each set of independent nodes, reconciling each parent node with each child node in each set of independent node, reconciling between multiple child nodes that share a parent node and generating a final grouping set for at least one node describing how to sample an input stream for that node.07-23-2009
20090327317METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A FUZZY DISTRIBUTED DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM - A method supports a decision-making process in a time critical scenario managed by a distributed workflow consisting of a plurality of distributed nodes. The method includes assessing a given situation with available information to establish confidence percentages for possible decisions associated with the given situation and the distributed workflow. A distributed workflow architecture is provided that allows the distributed workflow to use the confidence percentages to enable a decision maker to get knowledge of a best possible course of action when executing the distributed workflow. Fuzzy logic is used to compute and maintain the confidence percentages for the possible decisions based on the available information. Furthermore, an appropriate workflow management system is proposed.12-31-2009
20090327315METHOD FOR INDEXING PHOTOS IN DIGITAL PHOTO FRAME - A method for indexing photos in a digital photo frame includes inputting a category to the digital photo frame, inputting information of a photo to the digital photo frame, analyzing and indexing the information of the photo according to its relationship with previously input information of other photos, and building an index diagram to display on the digital photo frame.12-31-2009
20090327314EXTENDED USER PROFILE - A method of extending user profile. A user specific data related to an application is received and stored for integration with a user profile. A template for the application is received and stored. The template tailors the user specific data based on aesthetic preferences of the user to generate a tailored user specific data. The user profile is extended based on the user specific data for the application and the template for the application. The user profile comprising the tailored user specific data may be provided for rendering. Local information, e.g., geographical location, of the user may be determined to tailor the user profile based on the local information. The user specific data and/or the template may be in a markup language format. Update to the user specific data and/or template may be pushed when available.12-31-2009
20090055413METHOD AND TOOL FOR CLASSIFYING DOCUMENTS TO ALLOW A MULTI-DIMENSIONAL GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION - A tool for classifying documents to allow a multi-dimensional graphical representation is disclosed, the tool comprises a plurality of characterization attributes associable with a plurality of documents to enable classification of the documents, at least some of the plurality of characterization attributes adapted to enable a first group of documents, each document from the first group of documents having at least one characterization attribute in common; at least some of the plurality of characterization attributes adapted to enable a second group of documents, each document from the second group of documents having at least one characterization attribute in common; and an interface adapted to enable the formation of a first document vector displaying at least some of the documents from the first group of documents and the formation of a second document vector displaying at least some of the documents from the second group of documents, and adapted to enable navigation along each document vectors.02-26-2009
20090055414METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FEEDBACK OF DECODED DATA CHARACTERISTICS TO A DECODER IN STORED DATA ACCESS AND DECODING OPERATIONS TO ASSIST IN ADDITIONAL DECODING OPERATIONS - Aspects of a method and system for feedback of decoded data characteristics to decoder in stored data access and decoding operations to assist in additional decoding operations are presented. Aspects of the system may include a decoder that enables decoding of a portion of encoded data. A processor may enable generation of at least one hypothesis based on the decoded portion of encoded data and/or redundancy information associated with at least the decoded portion of the encoded data. The decoder may enable generation of one or more subsequent portions of decoded data based on the generated at least one hypothesis.02-26-2009
20090259673METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING TEXT FROM INTERNET MAIL ATTACHMENT FILE - Provided are a method and apparatus for extracting text from an Internet mail attachment file. The apparatus includes a mail display unit for displaying Internet mail and an attachment file received from outside, an attachment file storage for storing the attachment file, a text extraction engine for extracting a text code included in the attachment file, and an attachment file text extractor for extracting text included in the attachment file using the text extraction engine.10-15-2009
20090144297CONTRIBUTOR CHARACTERISTIC BASED TAG CLOUDS - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to the visual display of tags and provide a method, system and computer program product for contributor characteristic based tag clouds. In an embodiment of the invention, a tag cloud generation method can include loading tags for resources in a social bookmarking system, determining a personal characteristic for each of the end users applying the tags to the resources, and rendering a tag cloud for the tags based upon the personal characteristic of the end users and not based upon the frequency of use of the tags alone.06-04-2009
20090006429STREAMLINED DECLARATIVE PARSING - Programming mechanisms for data parsing facilitate both clear code specification and efficient execution. Declarative style code can be employed to enable clear and concise specification of data parsing. Further, an efficient parsing approach can be utilized that enables processing of a data structure without first materializing the entire structure to memory. More specifically, streaming and/or selective materialization of portions of data to memory can be employed.01-01-2009
20090012972System for Processing Unstructured Data - A device can be used for the processing of unstructured data and for the storage of related metadata. The data is classified and a rule is applied by means of which at least one parameter is defined in a data-specific manner and based on the classification result. The parameter includes retention period of the data and/or security settings for the data. The data and information related to the at least one parameter can then be stored.01-08-2009
20090012969SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR EVALUATING WEBPAGES - Systems and methods may manage webpages in a set of webpages. The set of webpages may include webpages in an intranet and/or an extranet of an enterprise. Queries may be performed on the webpages and a list of results determined based at least in part on query terms and webpage scores. Webpage scores may be based on ratings of webpages and/or metrics of change. A metric of change of a webpage may be based at least in part on changes in text, images, and/or ratings of the webpage.01-08-2009
20090024641METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING CONTEXT DATA TAGS TO CATALOG DATA IN WIRELESS SYSTEM - A Wireless mobile communication (WMC) device may maintain user preference information, which is unique to the WMC device capabilities and the device user. The WMC device may modify and/or update the user preference information based on device use and information ascertained from applications running on the WMC device itself; for example scheduling applications. The user preference information may be utilized to create context data tags for generated data on the WMC device. Context data tags may comprise such information as time/date stamping, subject information, and/or location information. The context data tags may be utilized to tag the generated data, enabling continuous and improved cataloging. Improved cataloging may enable improved searchability of tagged data. Tagged data alternatively and/or additionally may be transferred and stored in a remote device for improved and secure back-up storage. The remote device may utilize context data tags for cataloging and storing received data.01-22-2009
20090240715RELATIVE DOCUMENT PRESENTING SYSTEM, RELATIVE DOCUMENT PRESENTING METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM - A relative document presenting system includes: a first storage; a relevancy degree calculating unit; a receiving unit; a specifying unit; a totaling unit; and a presenting unit.09-24-2009
20090083292SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING DISTANCES BETWEEN MULTIPLE INDEX-DRIVEN SCAN OPERATIONS - A method and processor to determine distances between multiple index driven scan operations. A first anchor index entry is identified during a first index scan and stored. A first number of index entries between the first anchor index entry and a first index scan location being processed by a first index scan is determined based on information maintained external to an index structure. A determination is made of second number of index entries between the first anchor index entry and a second index scan location being processed by a second index scan executing concurrently with the first index scan based on information maintained external to the index structure. A distance between the first index scan location and the second index scan location is calculated as equal to a difference between the first number of index entries and the second number of index entries.03-26-2009
20090198713COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - When stored stream data is deleted/edited, the packet sequence completely included in a deletion range is deleted from the stream data, and the stream data is segmented into first stream data before the start point of the deletion range and second stream data after the end point of the deletion range. First and second stream management data corresponding to the first and second stream data are generated. The index value of the packet including the start point of the deletion range is written in the header of the first stream management data. The index value of the packet including the end point of the deletion range is written in the header of the second stream management data. In addition, an index base value for correcting the index value is written in the header of the second stream management data.08-06-2009
20090198708METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING METADATA ASSOCIATED WITH ENTITIES IN A COMPUTING SYSTEM - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that facilitates managing metadata associated with entities and entity types in a computing system. During operation, the system initializes a global static metadata cache containing global static metadata at the computing system. Next, the system initializes a global dynamic metadata cache containing global dynamic metadata at the computing system. The system then receives a command to initialize a session at the computing system. In response to the command, the system determines a realm for the session, wherein the realm is a virtual private partition of the computing system. The system then initializes a realm-scoped dynamic metadata cache containing realm-scoped dynamic metadata associated with the realm at the computing system. Finally, the system executes operations on the computing system in compliance with the global static metadata, the global dynamic metadata, and the realm-scoped dynamic metadata.08-06-2009
20090198706System and method for managing facility location data - The present disclosure provides a method for managing facility location data. The method includes receiving a location data record from a first client application, validating the location data record by applying one or more validation rules to the location data record, and standardizing the location data record by converting one or more non-standard components of the location data record into one or more standardized components. The method also includes generating a standardized location data record from the standardized components, and publishing the standardized location data record to one or more subscribing applications.08-06-2009
20090049063METHOD FOR ENABLING A COMPANY TO MANAGE THE EXECUTION OF A TASK - A method for enabling a company to manage the execution of a task, the method comprising identifying information pertinent to the execution of the task, generating a list of requests related to the identified information, collecting data pertinent to the execution of the task using the generated list of requests, populating a database using the collected data and providing an interface to the company for accessing the database while the database is being populated to thereby timely manage the execution of the task.02-19-2009
20090049064DATA AND APPLICATION MODEL FOR CONFIGURABLE TRACKING AND REPORTING SYSTEM - A software application, which allows the addition, modification and deletion of database fields dynamically, may be utilized without having to modify the database structure, application code, or user interface elements. Essentially, additional attributes may be added, subtracted or changed by users without the assistance of a database administrator. In addition to being more efficient, the application also dynamically conforms to the needs of the users and the requirements of the project for which the data is being captured. As additional project needs are defined, the structure of the database can grow and contract dynamically in real time.02-19-2009
20090049066Method and System for Establishing Tree File Structure in Computer - The present invention relates to a method and system for establishing tree file structure in a computer. The method executes the following steps: the computer invokes a panel generating program to establish a panel for displaying a tree structural of a file while it opens said file; said program invokes a file tree generating subprocess, and adds a file node corresponding to said file into said panel, wherein the displaying content of the file node is the file title of the file; said subprocess takes said file node as a root node and generates the tree structure of said file in said panel. The method can display the information of the opened files and documents, and display the relation between them so as to support the switching between the windows of each application document and avoid occurring improper operating. The system includes a panel creating module, a file node adding module and a tree structure generating module. The system may be used to implement the method for establishing tree file structure in the computer.02-19-2009
20090049061Characteristic Based Classification System - Characteristics can be stored in a computer databank for various plants, animals, and items. When a user wants to identify a particular plant, animal, or item, the user supplies the characteristics that are readily ascertained. After the user has entered the characteristics, the standardized reverse logic databank of the invention will cull out the items that have non-compatible characteristics and identify the item or provide a list of the possible identity matches for the unknown.02-19-2009
20090193037METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPLAYING DATA MODELS AND DATA-MODEL INSTANCES - Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and techniques for displaying data models and data-model instances. During operation, the system can use a model graph to represent the data model and an instance graph to represent the data-model instance. In the graph representation, a vertex can represent an entity or an entity instance, and an edge can represent a relationship or a relationship instance. The system can display the model graph and the instance graph, either separately or concurrently, thereby enabling the user to visually explore the data model and the data-model instance by exploring the associated graphs. The system can display paths in the graphs to the user, thereby enabling the user to visually explore how entities and entity instances are related to one another. The system can also enable a user to search for entities and relationships using various criteria.07-30-2009
20090063518Using destination-dependent criteria to guide data transmission decisions - A system, method, computer program product, and carrier are described for causing one or more destination-dependent criteria to be applied at least to a data object and indicating a decision whether to transmit the data object to a destination partly based on a default value and partly based on one or more results of the one or more destination-dependent criteria being applied at least to the data object.03-05-2009
20090063515OPTIMIZATION MODEL FOR PROCESSING HIERARCHICAL DATA IN STREAM SYSTEMS - Provided are techniques for optimizing the processing of hierarchical data. A linear processing graph is received, wherein the linear processing graph includes a plurality of operators, wherein each operator in the plurality is connected to at least one other operator by an arc, wherein hierarchical data flows on arcs, wherein the operators read and replace identified subregions within the hierarchical data flowing into the operators on the arcs, and wherein the operators do not modify the hierarchical data outside of these identified subregions. For each operator in the linear processing graph, a minimal set of dependent upstream operators on which that operator depends is found by examining how the identified subregions are created in the linear processing graph through obtaining a set of operators on which that operator depends, by analyzing dependencies carried by a set of vector nodes of the hierarchical data in an input schema of the operator, and, for each of the vector nodes, by analyzing an associated set of scalar nodes, wherein finding the minimum set of operators includes taking into consideration data preservation characteristics of the plurality of operators and taking into consideration structural-order preservation characteristics of the plurality of operators. The linear processing graph is rewritten to create a new graph that expresses dependencies based on the minimal set of dependent upstream operators for each operator.03-05-2009
20090063517User interfaces for scoped hierarchical data sets - One or more hierarchical scopes may be applied to various portions of a hierarchical data set to represent a logical grouping of various nodes in the hierarchy. Various user interfaces may be devised to navigate within such a scoped hierarchical data set, such as a scoped treeview that limits the viewed portion of the tree to the hierarchical scope and/or a scoped breadcrumb list containing an aggregated breadcrumb for the nodes sharing a scope to condense the breadcrumb list. Several embodiments of user interface components featuring such scoped treeviews and/or scoped breadcrumb lists and having various advantages are presented, as well as a few contexts for applying such scoped treeviews and/or scoped breadcrumb lists.03-05-2009
20090055417SEGMENTED METADATA AND INDEXES FOR STREAMED MULTIMEDIA DATA - A method of organizing streamed data includes storing streamed data in a file, identifying metadata applicable to a subset of the streamed data, and forming at least one group of one or more samples of the streamed data, each sample in a group having identical metadata content for a metadata type. The file may be in accordance with ISO base media file format. The storing streamed data in a file may include storing in a reception hint track. The at least one group may be indicated in a sample group description box. The metadata type may be indicated by a grouping type and grouping instance data, the grouping type specifying semantics of the grouping instance data and the metadata content. The metadata content may comprise a metadata payload and zero or more metadata payload extensions, where the metadata payload is included in a first structure and the zero or more metadata payload extensions are included in a second structure.02-26-2009
20090055416VERIFYING DATA CONSISTENCY AMONG STRUCTURED FILES - A scalable comparison structure and methodology is provided that is suitable for comparing select data content in hundreds or thousands of files in an efficient manner. Section delimiters are defined to identify the sections of the files within which the select data content is located, and sets of unique sections are identified based on the select data content within the section. Thereafter, comparisons and reports are based on these unique content sections. If multiple files include a common set of data, a single unique content section is used to represent these multiple files. File groups are optionally defined, and different sets of select data content can be compared based on these file groups. The result of the comparison is presented in multiple hierarchical forms, including an identification of which files are different from each other, and an identification of the differences among the unique content segments.02-26-2009
20090055410METHOD FOR PRUNING OBJECTS IN A SERVICE REGISTRY AND REPOSITORY - This invention relates to a service registry and repository system, method and computer program product for accessing objects in an object repository. There is provided a method of managing an object database for objects comprising: receiving an object query; querying the object database using the object query; receiving a hierarchical collection of objects including a root object; and returning only those objects that are within a specific depth of the root object and that do not represent user-defined relationships. The returning step maps the objects from a proprietary object format into a standard object format and optionally the standard object format is the Service Definition Object format (SDO).02-26-2009
20090083294EFFICIENT XML SCHEMA VALIDATION MECHANISM FOR SIMILAR XML DOCUMENTS - The illustrative embodiments described herein provide for a method for validating a target document written in a structured language against a schema for the structured language. A record of document fragments that have been previously validated against the schema is maintained. The target document is compared to the document fragments to identify portions of the target document that are schematically identical to corresponding document fragments. Validation is omitted for at least one of the portions of the target document that are schematically identical to the corresponding document fragments when validating the target document.03-26-2009
20090083293Way Of Indexing Web Content - A system, article and method of indexing web content is presented. An attribute is generated for a rendered web page rendered by a display component. The attribute includes a uniform resource locator to the rendered web page, and the rendered web page is associated with a complex resource structure that defines content of a design time version of the rendered web page. The attribute is added to the complex resource structure, and the uniform resource locator from the attribute is indexed in a search engine index.03-26-2009
20090083295APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND METHOD FOR MANAGING META DATA - In the case where specifics of an error have been detected out of an instance data that has been received by a receiving unit and that does not satisfy restrictions being applied to an instance data description and being defined in a dictionary that is meta data, a change proposal that has been created based on the specifics of the error and suggests a change that can be made on the dictionary is presented onto a dictionary editor terminal, based on dictionary change rules each of which defines, in the manner of a rule, a change that can be made on the dictionary in correspondence with an error pattern that is found during the instance data description. It is therefore possible to eliminate disparity between instance data editors and dictionary editors and to improve the quality of instance data.03-26-2009
20080263068METHOD OF HIERARCHICAL PROCESSING OF A DOCUMENT AND SYSTEM THEREFOR - The present invention discloses a method for processing document data, wherein the document data comprises at least one page in order and the page comprising at least one layer in order, the method comprises: managing and controlling the at least one layer respectively. The technical scheme of the present invention enables process a document on layers in the docbase management system and provides more flexible document processing.10-23-2008
20080263067Method and System for Entering and Retrieving Content from an Electronic Diary - An electronic diary that receives diary annotations, derives metadata from the diary annotations, and stores the diary annotations and the derived metadata. The electronic diary may provide user feedback in response to receiving the diary annotations. The electronic diary may render a previously stored diary annotation based on a correlation with the received diary annotation.10-23-2008
20080263066DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, DATA REGISTRATION DEVICE, DATA RETRIEVAL DEVICE, DATA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND PROGRAM - A technology is provided of obtaining a retrieval result suited for a user' desire in a case of retrieving data expressed by the code system such as UNICODE in which techniques of expressing one character exist in plural. With registration data including a composing character or a compatibility character, a key item being included in the registration data, which should be made retrievable with a normalized retrieval key as well, is normalized, and is registered into a drawer, and the key item being included in the registration data, which should be made unretrievable, is registered into the drawer as it stands. At the time of retrieving data, in a case of desiring to retrieve data alone of which the key item coincides with that of the retrieval key, a user gives an designation for performing no normalization process to an option designator, and thereafter, inputs the retrieval key, and in a case of desiring to retrieve data as well of which the key item coincides with that of the normalized retrieval key, a user gives a designation for performing a normalization process, and thereafter, inputs the retrieval key. A retriever employs the retrieval key or the normalized retrieval key to retrieve data.10-23-2008
20080263064FILE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE TERMINAL USING AN EXTERNAL DEVICE - The present invention relates to a file processing method and an apparatus for a mobile terminal using an external device. The file processing apparatus includes a storage unit to store files, and a control unit to divide a data file into a file header and a file body, to store the file header in the storage unit, and to store the file body in an external device. The file header and the file body of the data file can be stored separately.10-23-2008
20080263063TRANSLATING LATE BOUND LINQ EXPRESSIONS INTO DATABASE QUERIES - There is alteration of a late-bound expression produced by a compiler into an early-bound structure. Alteration of the late-bound expression can occur at runtime and a visitor pattern can be used to create the alteration. In one instance, a conversion from late-bound to early-bound takes place through replacing a late-bound property with a statically typed call. The early-bound structure can translate into an expression tree to enable an implementation of a store specific query operated upon storage.10-23-2008
20080263062Method and system for including data quality in data streams - A method and system are described for including data quality in data streams. An example method may include obtaining a first group of data items, each data item including one or more data attribute values. A first group of data quality items may be determined, each data quality item including one or more data quality attribute values associated with one of the data items of the first group. A first aggregated data quality value may be determined based on the first group of data quality items. A first data stream interval including the first group of data items and the first aggregated data quality value may be output.10-23-2008
20080263061Self-Tuning Index for Flash-Based Databases - Techniques for self-tuning indices for databases, including flash-based databases, are described. Using a data tree structure wherein the nodes of the data tree may operate in two modes (e.g. disk mode or log mode), a self-tuning index determines whether it is more economical to perform a requested operation on a node in its current mode or in an alternate mode. The operation is then performed on the node using the more economical mode.10-23-2008
20080263060Policy-Based Access Control Approach to Staff Activities of a Business Process - A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for dynamically binding business process activities to human entities at deployment time. Identification information about a staff activity in a business process is received from a process server at an access control system external to the process server. Responsive to initiation of the business process, the staff activity is resolved at the access control system at runtime by assigning the staff activity to a user based on an access policy of the access control system to form a staff activity assignment. The staff activity assignment is communicated from the access control system to the process server. The process allows the development of the business process to be entirely decoupled from staff activity resolution at runtime.10-23-2008
20080263059File Profiling to Minimize Fragmentation - A storage device implements a file profiling mechanism to minimize fragmentation. A plurality of files is organized according to a high or low read/write access frequency. A plurality of unchanging file types are placed in a first grouping. A plurality of oscillating file types are placed in a second grouping adjacent to the first grouping. A plurality of the high frequency read/write access files which are growing file types are placed in a third grouping adjacent to the second grouping. A remainder of the growing file types not placed in the third grouping is defragmented. The remainder of the growing file types is then placed in a fourth grouping adjacent to the third grouping.10-23-2008
20090094260IMAGE-BASED WISH LIST POPULATION - Wish list creation and population is provided where users can associate one or more images as items in a wish list. To this end, an image can be provided, such as a photograph taken by the user, and analyzed to locate matching items and information related thereto. In this regard, the user can observe and desire to purchase an item without knowledge of specifics about the item. The user can then take a picture of the item and tag the picture for upload to their wish list. Matching can be provided to identify one or more items in the picture to facilitate retrieval of information related to the items. Also, items can be selected based on discerned characteristics of the picture in a design/fashion consultant context.04-09-2009
20090012973APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPORTING CONTENT INCLUDING PLURAL PIECES OF USAGE CONSTRAINT INFORMATION - Provided are a method and apparatus for generating separate rule data using a database management system (DBMS) based language in order to efficiently manage usage rules of content. The method of providing usage rule data of content included in a mobile storage medium connected to a content reproduction device, the method includes: generating first rule data that is a set of rules used to manage the usage rule data based on a data structure of a database management system (DBMS); and generating second rule data that is a set of rules used to access the usage rule data using the first rule data.01-08-2009
20090012977SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING CARDINALITY IN A DATABASE SYSTEM - A system for estimating cardinalities for a plurality of columns in a database system is disclosed. The system include obtaining statistics collected for the plurality of columns. A first portion of the statistics indicates at least one relationship between at least a portion of the plurality of columns, while a second portion of the statistics includes single column statistics. The system also include utilizing the first portion and the second portion of the statistics to estimate the cardinality for the plurality of columns.01-08-2009
20080263069User Association of a Computing Application with a Contact in a Contact List - Methods and systems may be provided for user association of a computing application with a contact in a contact list. A view of one or more contacts of the user may be transmitted to a user, the view included a first contact. A request may be received from the user to associate an application with the first contact. A revised view may be transmitted to the user responsive to the received request, the revised view including a user-selectable mechanism for invoking the application on the first contact. The user may be redirected to a user interface of the application subsequent to the user selecting the user-selectable mechanism associated with the contact in the revised view, and the redirection may include transmission of information associated with the user and information associated with the first contact.10-23-2008
20090222462METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEPARATING CONTENT IDENTIFIERS FROM CONTENT RECONSTITUTION INFORMATION IN VIRTUAL MACHINE IMAGES - A method for performing software operations on virtual machine images, includes: receiving a virtual machine image that includes a mapping from a first file name to first file content; reformatting the virtual machine image by: creating a store that contains the first file content and that associates a content descriptor with the first file content, wherein the first file content can be reconstructed by using the content descriptor; and decoupling the mapping by creating an image manifest that maps the first file name to the content descriptor; and performing a software operation on the virtual machine image using the reformatted virtual machine image.09-03-2009
20090106277Apparatus, Method and System For Directory Quality Assurance - An apparatus, method and system to validate the integrity of a persistent identifier of information that may be located in multiple locations, formats, and accessible in variable fashions based on the context of use (04-23-2009
20090198710REMOTE SPACE EFFICIENT REPOSITORY - A method for storing data includes establishing a space efficient storage system including a virtual repository, a staging repository and a remote repository. The virtual repository includes a first pointer to the staging repository, and the staging repository includes a second pointer to the remote repository. The method further includes receiving data at the virtual repository, storing the received data in the staging repository based on the first pointer, and transferring the stored data to the remote repository based on the second pointer.08-06-2009
20090210435CONFIGURATION ITEM MANAGEMENT TOOL - A computer system is presented for managing a plurality of configuration items. A first computer may be connected to a second computer over a network. The first computer may manage configuration items conforming to a first specification, while the second computer may manage configuration items conforming to a second specification. A repository may store, for each of the configuration items, a set of data conforming to the first specification. The set of data may include one or more predetermined attributes of each configuration item, and at least one relationship between each configuration item and other configuration items. A discovery section may detect external reference data associated with configuration items conforming to the second specification. The set of data for each configuration item conforming to the second specification may be created from the external reference data and stored in the repository.08-20-2009
20090248713METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZING METADATA AND MEDIA BASED ON UPNP PROTOCOL - A method and apparatus to synchronize multiple UPnP content directory services without using CDS tracking or content synchronization service is disclosed. The method may include discovering mediaservers coupled to a network, comparing respective metadata fields from the discovered mediaservers, updating the metadata fields based on the comparison. A control point gets metadata of media objects that need to be synchronized. The control point invokes a comparemetadata action to ascertain the differences in the objects, upon acquiring the difference between the metadata parameters of a sync object in a first CDS with sync pairing object in a second CDS the control point invokes appropriate UPnP actions to ensure the two objects are synced.10-01-2009
20090210433Parallelizing Data Manipulation by Data Set Abstraction - A first request to access a first set of items is received, wherein each item is associated with one or more properties. A second request to access a second set of items is also received. A determination is made as to whether items from the first set are in the second set of items, and the sets are divided into one or more subsets based on the determining. Each of the one or more subsets is assigned to a respective thread, and the respective thread of the subset that does not contain items in the second request is processed. This way, individual subsets (i.e. data partitions) can be processed by multiple threads in parallel without having to synchronize them.08-20-2009
20090210434STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF VARIABLE DATA - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing and using techniques for managing data items. A data store includes at least two copies of each data item. Each copy of a data item is used for a unique set of operations performed on the data item. An application programming interface receives a request from a consumer to perform an operation on a data item in the data store. The application programming interface selects, based on the received request, which copy of the data item is to be used when performing the operation.08-20-2009
20090222461METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEPARATING FILE SYSTEM METADATA FROM OTHER METADATA IN VIRTUAL MACHINE IMAGE FORMAT - A method for performing software operations on virtual machine images, includes: receiving a virtual machine image that includes data; reclassifying the data into a plurality of parts; and performing a software operation on one of the parts, wherein the software operation is performed without running a virtual machine.09-03-2009
20090222465Caching name-based filters in a full-text search engine - Techniques for filtering a full-text search result in a full-text search engine level are described herein. According to one embodiment, in response to a search query received at an ORM system for a full-text search in a relational database, a full-text search engine is invoked to perform the requested full-text search based on the search query. A filter is utilized to filter a search result generated from the full-text search engine using a filter object representing a filter associated with the search query and returning the filtered result to the application client. Thereafter, the filter object is cached in a cache memory of the ORM system such that the cached filter object can be used in subsequent search queries without having to recreating the same filter object. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.09-03-2009
20090222466AUTOMATED COMPUTING APPLIANCE CLONING OR MIGRATION - A system and method for automatically cloning or migrating a computing appliance while maintaining its operational state. A configuration bundle that includes configuration data, software revision level and a list of system updates is used to recover or duplicate a device's operation state. The system and method can also be utilized to migrate a computing appliance between different operating system while maintaining or replicating the previous operational state.09-03-2009
20090222463SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A JOURNAL PAGE - An embodiment relates generally to a method of displaying information. The method includes monitoring any user activity within at least one application executing on a computer and detecting a completion of a user activity. The method also includes creating a link to the completed user activity and placing in the link in a time-ordered sequential basis in a journal section of a desktop of the computer.09-03-2009
20090222460METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MANAGEMENT OF A DATABASE - The invention concerns a method for dynamic management of a database, wherein the data, stored in storage means, are designed to be ordered through ordering means according to at least one database structure comprising at least one field for receiving at least one data. The invention is characterized in that it consists in declaring, through information means, a field of said structure based on the characteristics of said data as said data are being introduced.09-03-2009
20090248704ALTERNATIVE WORK SPACE ASSIGNMENT PORTAL - An alternative work space assignment system, method and apparatus are disclosed. This system accesses a plurality of databases, including a workspace database, a building database, and a corporate database, to better select a suitable temporary workspace. In addition, the system can also select a suitable temporary workspace based on a user's preferences, which can be entered through a kiosk, or otherwise stored in a database record associated with the user.10-01-2009
20090222464Application Integration Framework - A computer receives records to be published to a target application, including at least one record identified as not effective until a specified date in future. The target application is unable to delay processing of the identified record(s) until after the specified date. Hence, the computer is programmed, e.g. by a software developer extending predefined classes, to initially prepare and transmit to the target application, an outgoing message based on records that are not future dated, while omitting a new record to be effective in future. The computer stores the omitted data in a store of data to be published in future. The computer is pre-programmed to automatically respond to a date for data in the store becoming current, by preparing and transmitting a new version of the outgoing message, based on to-be-published data from the store, and based on a current version of previously published data if needed.09-03-2009
20090248707SITE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION-TYPE DETECTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS - Methods and systems are provided herein that may allow for pertinent information-type(s) of data to be located or otherwise identified within one or more documents, such as, for example, web page documents associated with one or more websites. For example, exemplary methods and systems are provided that may be used to determine if information may be more likely to be of an “informative” type of information or possibly more likely to be of a “noise” type of information.10-01-2009
20090248720GENERALISED SELF-REFERENTIAL FILE SYSTEM - Embodiments of an unrestricted binary unambiguous file or memory mapped object are disclosed along with descriptions of corresponding reading and writing processes. The file or object may be used to store data of any type. ‘Binary unambiguous’ refers to a quality whereby the binary data stored within the datastore (file or memory map) is always and uniquely identified by a binary type identifier readily discerned from the self same map. Similarly, the term ‘unrestricted’ refers to the capacity of the protocol to accept data of any type, nature, format, structure or context, in a manner that retains the binary unambiguous nature of the invention for each data item. A storage object so created may be easily read by dedicated software, as it is of simple definition and is durable in nature. Its generality removes the need for repeated updates and versions of the underlying protocol.10-01-2009
20090248712COLLECTING AND AGGREGATING DATA USING DISTRIBUTED RESOURCES - A hierarchial tree is provided to harvest data from data sources. The hierarchial tree includes multiple tree node entities arranged in multiple levels. In one case, leaf node entities of the hierarchial tree are used to collect data from the data sources. The hierarchial tree includes storage resources for storing the collected data. The hierarchial tree further includes computing resources for aggregating the collecting data in one or more aggregation operations and performing other processing operations. A receiving entity can selectively and independently receive parts of the collected data and aggregated data.10-01-2009
20090248708Method and Apparatus for Mobility Agent Recovery - Techniques for recovering Mobile Internet Protocol (IP) session(s) of a mobility agent in a Mobile IP network are described herein. In one embodiment of the invention, for each mobility session associated with a mobility agent, the mobility agent distributively backs up mobility agent specific information to the mobility agent peer associated with that mobility session. The mobility agent specific information is not used by the mobility agent peer. Upon the mobility agent inadvertently losing at least one mobility session, the mobility agent recovers the stored mobility agent specific information associated with those sessions from the mobility agent peers respectively associated with those sessions. Other methods and apparatuses are also described.10-01-2009
20090240708Playback of Recorded Streaming Delta-Encoded Data - Apparatus having corresponding methods and computer-readable media comprise a circuit adapted to receive a seek time for a first stream of delta-encoded data stored in a stream file; a circuit adapted to select an index time based on the seek time, and adapted to retrieve an index pointer associated with the index time from an index file, wherein the index file includes a plurality of the index times and index pointers each associated with one of the index times; a circuit adapted to select an intraframe based on the index pointer, and adapted to retrieve the intraframe, and a frame pointer associated with the intraframe, from a frame file, wherein the frame file includes a plurality of the intraframes and frame pointers; and an output circuit adapted to transmit a second stream of delta-encoded data based on the intraframe and the delta-encoded data stored in the stream file.09-24-2009
20090240709INTERACTIVE DNS FOR NON-CONTROLLING PARTY - A Hosting Entity or another entity may provide a framework for collecting DNS Business Information from a Non-Controlling Party of a domain name and entering it into DNS. The framework may include a website, webpage, web service, web resource, software, API, or another technological solution suitable for collecting DNS Business Information from Non-Controlling Party. The website, webpage, web service, or the web resource may be located at URL associated with a Controlling Party's domain name, e.g. an active or a parked page for the domain name. DNS Business Information will be typically available for viewing to everyone along with the traditional DNS information.09-24-2009
20090164488HANDLING RESTRICTION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, HANDLING RESTRICTION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND COMPUTER DATA SIGNAL EMBEDDED IN CARRIER WAVE - A handling restriction information management system which includes a document management apparatus which manages a document, and a document handling apparatus which acquires and handles the document managed by the document management apparatus, in which the document management apparatus includes a handling restriction information management section which, in correspondence with the transition of processing steps on a flow of a plurality of works utilizing a document, updates and manages handling restriction information for restricting the handling of the document, and a handling restriction information issuing section which, based on a timing when the document is acquired by the document handling apparatus, issues the handling restriction information managed by the handling restriction information management section to the document handling apparatus, and the document handling apparatus includes a handling restriction section which, based on the handling restriction information issued by the handling restriction information issuing section, restricts the handling of the document.06-25-2009
20090144298METHOD FOR STORING UNIVERSAL NETWORK PERFORMANCE AND HISTORICAL DATA - One embodiment of the present invention sets forth a method for storing data collected from a network. The method may involve storing collected data only when a change relative to a previous value of the data is detected. For some embodiments, string data may be converted to numeric values, allowing the same change detection mechanisms to be used for both string and numeric values.06-04-2009
20090254573Plant floor event protocol and schema - A method is provided for managing information on a plant floor, and includes recording a definition file, such as an extended markup language (XML) schema, in a source device, and generating a plant floor event (PFE) message as a bit array or string array. The PFE message transfers from the source device to a host device or other appliance. The method then includes executing at least one action in response to the PFE message. A system is also provided for managing information on a plant floor, and includes a PLC that generates a PFE message as a bit or string array. The system includes an alarm database, and automatically propagates the PFE message upward from the PLC to a host device, such as a server, a database, or a display device, and automatically executes an action in response to the PFE message.10-08-2009
20090248719FUTURE MODELING - A temporal relational database includes a relational database framework that allows for all the capabilities of a standard relational database with the addition of the concept of time. Transactions, which can be modifications of attribute values or changes to the database schema, can be stored with temporal histories. Through the use of these temporal histories, the temporal database is able to seamlessly respond to queries for times that are in the past, present, or future. Furthermore, transactions can be entered into the temporal relational database that are not effective until some point in the future, thus allowing for seamless migration of the data and schema of a database. Applications that access data in a temporal database may retrieve a time appropriate schema from the temporal database. An exemplary use of a temporal database to manage roles and responsibilities within an organization is described.10-01-2009
20090259671SYNCHRONIZING TIMING MISMATCH BY DATA INSERTION - The rate at which data is provided by one device and the rate at which that data is processed by another device may differ. For example, a transmitting device may transmit data according to a transmit clock while a receiving device that receives the transmitted data may process the data according to a receive clock. If there is a timing mismatch between the transmit and receive clocks, the receiving device may receive data faster or slower than it processes the data. In such a case, there may be errors relating to the processing of the received data. To address timing mismatches such as this, the receiving device may delete data from or insert data into the received data. In conjunction with these operations, the receiving device may modify the received data at or near the insertion point or the deletion point in a manner that mitigates any adverse effect the insertion or deletion may have on a resulting output signal.10-15-2009
20090259672SYNCHRONIZING TIMING MISMATCH BY DATA DELETION - The rate at which data is provided by one device and the rate at which that data is processed by another device may differ. For example, a transmitting device may transmit data according to a transmit clock while a receiving device that receives the transmitted data may process the data according to a receive clock. If there is a timing mismatch between the transmit and receive clocks, the receiving device may receive data faster or slower than it processes the data. In such a case, there may be errors relating to the processing of the received data. To address timing mismatches such as this, the receiving device may delete data from or insert data into the received data. In conjunction with these operations, the receiving device may modify the received data at or near the insertion point or the deletion point in a manner that mitigates any adverse effect the insertion or deletion may have on a resulting output signal.10-15-2009
20090259669METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING TEST DATA FOR A COMPUTER APPLICATION - Methods and systems are provided for analyzing assets. According to one implementation, a method is provided that comprises extracting the digital content units from a group of digital data, assigning substitute IDs to the extracted digital content units, and determining statistical characteristics of the substitute IDs to determine statistical characteristics of the group of digital data.10-15-2009
20080243889INFORMATION MINING USING DOMAIN SPECIFIC CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURES - A method and analytics tools for information mining incorporating domain specific knowledge and conceptual structures are disclosed, the method including: providing a first set of documents related to a first topic of interest; using a first taxonomy to categorize the first set of documents into a set of categories; providing a second set of documents related to a second topic of interest; categorizing the second set of documents according to the set of categories of the first set of documents; using an element of domain knowledge to re-categorize the first set of documents; and examining a category to identify a document of interest.10-02-2008
20080243884Generic Data Staging and Loading Using Enhanced Metadata and Associated Method - A system and method is disclosed for providing data staging and loading through a master data management (MDM) system coupled with one or more business entities. The system is operable to invoke batch data loading of data associated with one or more source systems associated with the one or more business entities, into an input staging area. The system is further operable to load the data from the input staging area into a master repository and subsequently load the data from the master repository into an output staging area.10-02-2008
20080243879SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STORING REDUNDANT INFORMATION - A method and system for reducing storage requirements and speeding up storage operations by reducing the storage of redundant data includes receiving a request that identifies one or more data objects to which to apply a storage operation. For each data object, the storage system determines if the data object contains data that matches another data object to which the storage operation was previously applied. If the data objects do not match, then the storage system performs the storage operation in a usual manner. However, if the data objects do match, then the storage system may avoid performing the storage operation.10-02-2008
20080243880AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION OF COMPONENTS FOR A COMPOUND DOCUMENT IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) includes a component identification mechanism for identifying components in a component-centric way that takes into account specified conditions for a link location in a compound document as well as component relationships and conditions. By using the relationships and conditions, a more intelligent choice may be made when identifying components for a particular link location. The identifying of components for a given link location in a compound document may be used by the content management system when auto-population is enabled, and may be used by the content management system to provide a list of candidate components to a user when auto-suggestion is enabled.10-02-2008
20080243881System and Method for Reducing Memory Usage of Tree-Based Data Structures - A system and method for reducing memory usage is disclosed. The system and method include populating a first container with original data. The first container has a tree-based data structure that includes a plurality of nodes and a plurality of pointers. A block of memory is allocated to a second container that has an array-based data structure. The original data is copied from the first container to the second container. The original data, the plurality of nodes, and the plurality of pointers may be deleted from the first container.10-02-2008
20080243874Lightweight Schema Definition - Systems and methods for defining and using schema information with a document are disclosed. In some implementations, schema information may be provided as part of the same document that contains the information to which the schema applies. Such schema information may be used in a variety of ways, including, for example and without limitation, to generate user interfaces that may display or enable editing of the information, to provide programmatic access to the information, to validate information, and so on.10-02-2008
20080243875METHOD, COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM, APPARATUS, USER INTERFACE, AND SYSTEM FOR PROVISION OF A DICTIONARY - A method is disclosed, including determining an application to be executed; determining a dictionary associated to the determined application; and enabling the associated dictionary. Corresponding computer program, apparatus, user interface, and system are also disclosed.10-02-2008
20080306971METHOD AND APPARATUS TO BIND MEDIA WITH METADATA USING STANDARD METADATA HEADERS - A method for embedding metadata into a media file (12-11-2008
20080306972METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGING WEB FEED CONTENT WITH AN EMAIL CLIENT APPLICATION - Displaying web feed contents into email messages. A web feed manager formats web feed contents from a web feed to allow a user on the email client application to read web feed contents as email messages with all the controls typically provided by the email client application for an email message, such as displays with threading views and folders for saving messages. In one implementation, web feed contents archived by the email client remains linked to the web feed manager such that the archived content is updated with new content as received.12-11-2008
20080306973SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AND UPDATING DATA FROM A NUMBER OF SOURCES FOR A PROJECT - The disclosure relates to a system and method for managing data from a number of systems. The method comprises: defining a set of objects for the data; defining a set of classes for the data; maintaining a catalog for each instance of the data; in the catalog identifying each instance's source system and its level of harmonization with other data; applying a set of harmonization rules to identify from the data a group of related data and an owner of the group; identifying differences in instantiations within the group; and initiating update requests to affected systems having the identified differences.12-11-2008
20080306974Network service for user-controlled allocation of data items - A network service processes an electronic data item, addressed to a user, under control of rules specified by the user. The service is configured to process the item regardless of the software application used by the supplier of the item to deliver the item.12-11-2008
20090094258OFF-LOADING STAR JOIN OPERATIONS TO A STORAGE SERVER - A method, storage server, and computer readable medium for off-loading star-join operations from a host information processing system to a storage server. At least a first and second set of keys from a first and second dimension table, respectively are received from a host system. Each of the first and second set of keys is associated with at least one fact table. A set of locations associated with a set of foreign key indexes are received from the host system. A set of fact table indexes are traversed. At least a first set of Row Identifiers (“RIDs”) associated with the first set of keys and at least a second set of RIDs associated with the second set of keys are identified. An operation is performed on the first and second sets of RIDs to identify an intersecting set of RIDs. The intersecting set of RIDs are then stored.04-09-2009
20090094261Systems and methods for correlating epigenetic information with disability data - A method includes receiving epigenetic information associated with at least a first individual, receiving disability data associated with at least a second individual, and/or correlating the epigenetic information associated with at least a first individual with the disability data associated with at least a second individual.04-09-2009
20090287722DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DATA PROCESSING METHOD - A data processing apparatus executes, in response to a processing execution instruction transmitted from an information terminal connected to the data processing apparatus via a network, processing in accordance with the processing execution instruction. The data processing apparatus includes a protocol determining unit configured to determine a protocol used in transmission of the processing execution instruction when an error is caused during execution of the processing, a converting unit configured to convert information on the error in accordance with the protocol determined by the protocol determining unit so that the information is compliant with the protocol, and a transmitting unit configured to transmit the information on the error converted by the converting unit to the information terminal that has transmitted the processing execution instruction using the protocol used in transmission of the processing execution instruction.11-19-2009
20080215601SYSTEM MONITORING PROGRAM, SYSTEM MONITORING METHOD, AND SYSTEM MONITORING APPARATUS - A system monitoring apparatus, method and program determining whether each unit process executed by a system matches one of a plurality of unit process models generated by individually modeling a plurality of types of unit processes, determining whether an analysis of a processing status of the system is needed based on determining whether each unit process matches one of the plurality of unit process models, and displaying a difference of a most approximate unit process model among the plurality of unit process models in relation to each unit process determined as matching none of the plurality of unit process models.09-04-2008
20080215599Internet Music Composition Application With Pattern-Combination Method - This invention relates to the method and system of producing/composing user's own music (musical composition, arrangement, and performance) on the web site. The system creates musical patterns out of all kinds of music, recommends the ideal patterns in accordance with genres selected by users, and ultimately enables ordinary internet users without musical knowledge to compose their own music simply by selecting and assembling the patterns. The system of invention is composed of a DB server including a music database storing a music data specifically patterned from a plurality of music and a lyrics database storing lyrics data patterned from a plurality of lyrics and various kinds of texts; an user PC for downloading the music and lyrics data through a music file real-time player; a web site; and a music pattern automatic control server for controlling the files suitable for music by allowing the user to select and combine the patterned music and lyrics data of the said DB server in accordance with acoustics and harmonics.09-04-2008
20080208876Method of and System for Providing Random Access to a Document - The invention relates to a method and a system (08-28-2008
20090077106COMPONENT DATA DISTRIBUTION METHOD, COMPONENT DATA DISTRIBUTION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM THEREOF - A component data distribution method which is executed by a server device (03-19-2009
20090077105SYSTEM FOR DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF DISTRIBUTED CLIENTS AND SERVERS - A lightweight application server for use on portable or embedded devices includes an application manager and services containers. Each of these is managed by an admin server allowing for remote and rapid deployment and maintenance of applications, objects and features associated with the server-enabled portable or embedded devices. This permits portable devices like PDAs to provide server functionality to each other, in a fully portable network if desired. A system including such server-enabled portable or embedded devices may include, among other things, a decision flow server for facilitating distributed decision flow processing.03-19-2009
20090077103METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EDITING GRAPHIC USER INTERFACE - A method and apparatus for editing a user created content (UCC)-based graphic user interface (GUI). The method includes storing at least one content file in a predetermined folder; configuring a first-content index table using a file name-index table and a file name of each of the at least one content file stored in the predetermined folder; and outputting the GUI based on the first-content index table.03-19-2009
20090043791Method, Computer System and Computer Program for Processing a Structured Data Record - Disclosed is a computer system for processing a structured data record, said system having a communication device for retrieving and sending the structured data record, a database device for storing the structured data record and an analysis device for processing the structured data record. The structured data record contains a number of characteristic information items. The analysis device has means for automatically analyzing the characteristic information items contained in the structured data record, means for automatically classifying the structured data record, which means can be used to organize the structured data record into a class using the characteristic information items, and means for automatically evaluating the structured data record which has been organized into a class, which means can be used to link the structured data record to other structured data records in the same or different classes using the characteristic information items.02-12-2009
20090248709Evaluating Associations Among Entities - A method for monitoring associations between a plurality of entities comprises representing a relationship between a first entity and a second entity as an edge that connects a first node to a second node, wherein the first node and the second node respectively represent said first entity and said second entity; and assigning a weight value to said edge based on an association level detected between the first entity and the second entity.10-01-2009
20100023535APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT THEREOF FOR STORING A DATA AND DATA STORAGE SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME - An intermediary apparatus, an intermediary method, and a computer program product thereof for storing data in a storage apparatus, and a data storage system comprising the same are provided. The storage apparatus has a storage zone with a signature field, and the signature field stores a first signature value. The data has index information and a data signature value. After searching out the storage zone according to the index information, the intermediary apparatus extracts the first signature value from the storage zone, and then determines if the data has been stored in the storage zone according to the first signature value and the data signature value. If not, the intermediary apparatus writes the data into the storage zone; otherwise, ignores the data.01-28-2010
20090259670Apparatus and Method for Conditioning Semi-Structured Text for use as a Structured Data Source - In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method for conditioning semi-structured text to enhance its use as a data source for an analytical processing tool. In general, the method involves analyzing the semi-structured text to identify portions of text (referred to herein as sub-documents) that exhibit a repetitive characteristic. Next, for each sub-document identified, the semi-structured text is integrated, for example, by filtering the text for relevant words, removing stop words, stemming certain words, adding or replacing certain words with synonyms, modifying the spelling of certain words, and/or resolving certain homonyms based on a document class assigned to the semi-structured text, and so on. Once integrated, the sub-documents are mapped to existing structures defined for the document class and/or sub-document type. Finally, the mapped textual elements are used to generate an index, or alternatively, the textual elements are inserted directly into a structured data repository, such as a database.10-15-2009
20090248711SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING THE STORAGE OF DATA - The disclosure describes systems and methods for optimizing the storage of data collected from a plurality of communication channels including social data, spatial data, temporal data and logical data. Based on user data collected from past interactions with the network, clusters of objects that include common information are combined into single objects in order to save storage space and reduce the number of objects managed by the system. The combination method may also be used to dynamically identify events or conditions which are related to a plurality of entities.10-01-2009
20090248706SCHEMA FOR FEDERATED SEARCHING - Embodiments of the present invention provide a schema to describe the structure of a data store that may be used to query the data store. The schema may include a property description describing static and contextual attributes of a property of the data store. The schema may also include a property reference describing contextual attributes of a property of the data store, while referencing static attributes from a property description in another schema. In some instances, the schema may further describe item types and/or kinds for the data store.10-01-2009
20090319545Detailed data associating program, detailed data associating apparatus, and detailed data associating method - A method for associating detailed data is to aggregate the detailed data by using an aggregation key when detailed data generated in relation to a business is accumulated in a predetermined journal in a format that can identify an aggregation key and segments. The method includes storing the association between the segments as a business pattern; outputting the business pattern to an output unit so as to explicitly show the association between the segments, and associating an input business event name with each segment; outputting the business event name to the output unit and associating an input journal name with the business event name; and outputting the journal name to the output unit and associating an input rule with the journal name, the rule specifying which record in a journal identified by the journal name the detailed data identified by the business event name is.12-24-2009
20090319542SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO AUTOMATICALLY REPLACE CONTENT IN A RANGE OF SPREADSHEET CELLS WITH INFORMATION FROM A DATABASE - According to some embodiments, a system, method, means, and/or computer program code are provided to facilitate use of a spreadsheet application to access information stored in a multi-dimensional data source. Some embodiments include receiving, at an analyzer module, a change indication from the spreadsheet application, the spreadsheet application being adapted to provide a user display having multiple rows and columns of cells, each cell being capable of containing a formula. It may be determined that the change indication is associated with range of multiple cells and that every cell in the range contains a formula of a pre-determined type. Based on an active cell associated with the change indication, information stored in the a multi-dimensional data source may be retrieved. Formulas in at least some of the cells in the range may then be automatically replaced in accordance with the retrieved information.12-24-2009
20080313196Method, Information Processing Apparatus, and Program For Generating Array - A relationship among data in a tree data structure is effectively traced by assigning nodes respective unique node identifiers, a parent-child relationship is represented by a C->P array containing node identifiers for parent nodes associated with node identifiers for non-root nodes that are nodes other than a root node, a list of vertex nodes is provided by storing node identifiers for respective vertex nodes in order to represent one or more node groups, each node group including a particular node, which is the vertex node, and descendant nodes of the particular node, and the node identifier for the vertex node belonging to other vertex nodes are deleted from the list of vertex nodes by referring to the C->P array such that neither vertex nodes nor respective descendant nodes of the vertex nodes duplicate each other across vertex nodes identified by the node identifiers included in the list of vertex nodes.12-18-2008
20090319544FACILITATING INTEGRATION OF DIFFERENT COMPUTER DATA SYSTEMS - A method for facilitating integration of multiple computer data systems may include source-target mapping between first and second data sources of the computer data systems. The method includes mapping, by a user, data fields from the first computer data source of the first computer data system to system-neutral business terms of an object-oriented abstraction layer; mapping, by a user, data fields from the second computer data source of the second computer data system to system-neutral business terms of the object-oriented abstraction layer; and saving the mappings in a computer-readable medium; wherein the object-oriented abstraction layer further comprises business documents, each business document comprising one or more of the business terms of the object-oriented abstraction layer.12-24-2009
20090319541Efficient Identification of Entire Row Uniqueness in Relational Databases - A method, system, and computer program product for efficiently comparing multiple columns of a row of a relational database to an incoming record. A computer creates a cryptographic sum for columns of a row of the relational database. The cryptographic sum is stored as a hidden column in the relational database. Logic may compare the cryptographic sum with an incoming cryptographic sum of entries in an incoming record. Logic may then determine if the incoming cryptographic sums differ from the corresponding cryptographic sums of rows of data of the relational database. When the two cryptographic sums are identical, the data of the incoming record is disregarded as an identical record that already exists. An entry of the incoming record may be added to the target table or updated within an existing record of the relational database when the cryptographic sum and the incoming cryptographic sum of that entry differ.12-24-2009
20090319539System for Characterizing Information - A system and method of characterizing and displaying information displays users and relevant content information in a graphical, nodal format. The users and the content information can be filtered in multiple different ways to make search results more relevant to a user's needs, and related content information can be aggregated to create more reliable records of history.12-24-2009
20090307238METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLASSIFICATION OF VENUE BY ANALYZING DATA FROM VENUE WEBSITE - A method and system classifies a venue by analyzing venue data from a venue website. The method includes receiving preliminary venue-related data. The method includes scanning the venue website to retrieve venue data, wherein scanning the venue website includes retrieving the venue data from HTML pages, text documents, PDF documents, and images. The method includes retrieving verifiable venue data from the venue data. The verifiable venue data is a subset of the venue data. The method includes analyzing the verifiable venue data by comparing the verifiable venue data to the preliminary venue-related data and determining a probability level for the venue URL from the comparison. If the probability level for the venue URL is equal or greater than a first probability level, the venue website data is further analyzed to extract attributes and attribute counts in a robust and context-sensitive way. The method includes determining the percentage of the attribute representation from the total number of preselected attributes in the venue data and classifying the venue based on the percentage of the attribute representation.12-10-2009
20090112891System and Method for Implementing a Stackable Tabbed Interface in a Data Processing System - A system and method for implementing a stackable tabbed interface in a data processing system. According to an embodiment of the present invention, a file system receives a collection of organizational schemes for arranging a collection of graphical indicia associated with a collection of files in a file system. In response to receiving a collection of organizational schemes, the file system displays the collection of graphical indicia on a collection of axes, wherein each axis among the collection of axes corresponds to each organizational scheme among the collection of organizational schemes.04-30-2009
20090150413VIRTUAL COLUMNS - Techniques are described herein for performing column functions on virtual columns in database tables. A virtual column is defined by the database to contain results of a defining expression. Statistics are collected and maintained for virtual columns. Indexing is performed on virtual columns. Referential integrity is maintained between two tables using virtual columns as keys. Join predicate push-down operations are also performed using virtual columns.06-11-2009
20090144299Data storage method - A method for storing data in a database. The method uses configuration data defining an entity and a condition associated with the entity. The method comprises processing a plurality of data items, said processing including determining for each data item whether said condition is satisfied by one of said plurality of data items. If said condition is satisfied by one of said plurality of data items, creating an instance of said entity, said entity being associated with said one data item.06-04-2009
20080270428UNIFORM RESOURCE IDENTIFIER TEMPLATE MANIPULATION - Data may be bound to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) template using a bind operation. Conversely, a URI may be matched against a URI template to result in data extracted from the URI. A URI may be matched against multiple URI templates using, for example, a template table to thereby generate an estimated best-match URI template for the URI, and potentially also return matched data extracted from the URI using the best-match URI template.10-30-2008
20090019064DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING METHOD - Conveying knowledge by means of a document file is facilitated. A document processing apparatus acquires a source file, and classifies text data included in the source file by the context on the basis of a given criterion. The data thus extracted according to the context is stored in a database. A view file is created with the context according to a reader's mental model. The data to be the content of the view file and the layout thereof can be determined by a user who is the reader in an arbitrary manner.01-15-2009
20080288516UNIVERSAL MEME IDENTIFICATION - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, related to universal meme identification. In general, unique identifiers may be associated with semantic concepts that are part of a semantic network. The semantic networks may be implemented in a computer-implemented data structure that may be queried based on a unique identifier of semantic concepts in the semantic network. A schema may be used to define a format of unique identifiers for semantic concepts, where that schema may dictate that the unique identifiers are to include includes data identifying an authority, data identifying an entity of the authority having permission to issue global unique identifiers, data identifying a grouping of global unique identifiers, and data identifying a unit of information in the grouping of global unique identifiers.11-20-2008
20090112895DATABASE SIZE TRACKING AND REPORTING FOR APPLICATION UPGRADES - Techniques for determining the growth of database objects. In one set of embodiments, baseline sizes for a plurality of database objects are recorded, where the baseline sizes are recorded prior to the execution of an application upgrade. Further, upgraded sizes for the plurality of database objects are recorded, where the upgraded sizes are recorded subsequent to the execution of the application upgrade. Growth values for the plurality of database objects are then determined based on the baseline sizes and the upgraded sizes. In further embodiments, the plurality of database objects may be organized into one or more functional groups or product families, and aggregate database object growth may be reported per functional group or product family.04-30-2009
20090112893Creation and management of electronic files for localization project - Creation and management of electronic files for a localization project. The electronic files are based on a data structure that defines the format and content of the electronic files and includes a first data structure portion that contains data that represents a plurality of references to localization project files. Moreover, the data structure includes a second data structure portion that is associated with the first data structure portion that contains data that represents a plurality of references to standard files.04-30-2009
20090112890EFFICIENT UPDATE OF BINARY XML CONTENT IN A DATABASE SYSTEM - Various techniques are described hereafter for improving the efficiency of updating XML documents in a content repository, such as a database system. Specifically, techniques are described for updating an XML document by dynamically merging a stream of XML data from the document with update information. Techniques are also described for efficient validation of XML documents. Because of the manner of the updates, specifically because the XML data being updated is in the form of a stream, the database system validates only those portions of the stream of XML data that have been updated. In the alternative, the database system validates that portion of the XML data that is associated with the parent node of the portion of XML data that has been updated.04-30-2009
20090112894Method of reducing storage power consumption by use of prefetch and computer system using the same - Provided is a computer system including: a computer running as a DB server; a storage system including a plurality of disk drives for storing data; and a management module, in which: at least one of the plurality of disk drives stores data of a DB schema written by the computer; the management module specifies the DB schema to be accessed based on a received query, transmits, to the storage system, an instruction to copy at least a portion of the data of the specified DB schema from the disk drive to a memory, and transmits, to the storage system, an instruction to control an rpm of the disk drive that stores the data of the specified DB schema; and the storage system controls the rpm of the disk drive based on the instruction. Accordingly, power consumption of the storage system can be reduced even if installed disks increase in number.04-30-2009
20090112888METHOD OF PROVIDING DATABASE ACCESS TO NON-PROGRAMMERS - An operating system independent system for enabling non-technical users to manipulate data from within large pre-existing databases with limited involvement of programmers. The system consists of a visual interface for the construction of a sequence of operations to retrieve, manipulate and store data in the databases, as well as displays of a meta-language version of the entered user commands and a natural language translation of the commands.04-30-2009
20090112889COMPRESSING NULL COLUMNS IN ROWS OF THE TABULAR DATA STREAM PROTOCOL - Systems and methodologies that enhance a Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol by enabling efficient transmission of a row(s) with null columns(s). An identification component employs a bit map that can be positioned at beginning of a row, to indicate to the receiving side (e.g., a client) columns that are to be sent. Accordingly, by distinguishing columns that are null from columns that are not null—followed by sending columns that are not null—transmission resources can be effectively employed.04-30-2009
20080281837IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS CONTROLLING USE OF MEDIUM INSERTED THEREINTO - When a user logs in to an MFP and inserts a medium, a serial number of the medium is stored in a device information database in correspondence with user information of the user, and a descramble key, e.g., a hash code of the serial number is registered in the user information. When the medium is removed from the MFP which is still logged in, the registration is deleted. When the MFP into which the medium is still inserted is logged out, no registration is deleted. When the user logs in to the MFP into which the medium is already inserted, the MFP determines whether a descramble key is registered in user information of the user. When a second user logs in to an MFP from which a first user had logged out while forgetting to remove a medium, the MFP prohibits the second user from accessing the medium because no descramble key is registered in user information of the second user.11-13-2008
20080275889Method and system for assessing the staffing needs of an organization - A method and system for creating a functional depth chart of an organization is provided. The method and system may include comparing a selected function requirement of the organization with a selected employee, if an employee is present within the organization. The method and system may also illustrate the results on the aforementioned comparison in a functional depth chart. The method and system may also illustrate a plurality of functional depth charts. The method and system may also include a search function.11-06-2008
20090106270System and Method for Maintaining Persistent Links to Information on the Internet - A method, system and computer-usable medium are disclosed for maintaining persistent links to information stored on a network. Information elements are tagged and their original network location is saved as a hyperlink. The tagged information elements are then acquired at the original network location by a search engine crawler, indexed by a search engine, and stored in an information location index. The tagged information elements are periodically submitted to the search engine to generate search results. Comparison operations are performed to determine the search results comprising the closest-matching information elements and their current network location. The network location stored in the hyperlink is replaced with the current network location if it is not the same.04-23-2009
20090106278DIAGNOSABILITY SYSTEM - A diagnosability system for automatically collecting, storing, communicating, and analyzing diagnostic data for one or more monitored systems. The diagnosability system comprises several components configured for the collection, storage, communication, and analysis of diagnostic data for a condition detected in monitored system. The diagnosability system enables targeted dumping of diagnostic data so that only diagnostic data that is relevant for diagnosing the condition detected in the monitored system is collected and stored. This in turn enables first failure analysis thereby reducing the time needed to resolve the condition detected in the monitored system.04-23-2009
20090106276METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DIGITAL CONTENT HANDLING - In one aspect, the invention provides a content handling system that comprises a digital data store containing a plurality of instruction sets, each defining a content handling workflow. The system further includes a content handling engine in communications coupling with the store, wherein the content handling engine identifies an embedded code in an article of content. The engine executes on at least that article of content one or more of the instruction sets associated with the embedded code. In related aspects, the invention provides a content handling system as described above in which an content of content comprises any of digitally encoded information (e.g., containing one or more of text, image, audio, video, data, and PACS data) and/or information otherwise convertible to digital format (e.g., printed matter, images, film, and audio recordings). In related aspects, the invention provides systems as described above in which the instruction set specifies any of (i) one or more destinations for articles of content (e.g., e-mail addresses, local or network file system folders, and on-line data stores), (ii) one or more formats (e.g., text, image, audio, video, data, PACS data formats) in which articles of content are to be delivered to those destinations, (iii) additional content (e.g., textual, image, audio, video, data, and PACS data content) to be delivered to those destinations, (iv) one or more conversions (e.g., optical character recognition, voice-to-text, and image resolution upgrading/downgrading) to be executed on articles of content.04-23-2009
20090106275Method and system for screening items for transport - A method and a system for screening items for transport are disclosed. A passenger information database is provided, the passenger information database including a first passenger data record associated with the first passenger, the first passenger data record including an item list. The item list is populated by obtaining, from the first passenger, a list of items for transport. Access to the list of items is provided to security officer. A knowledge base having transport limitation for a plurality of items is provided. Using the knowledge base, for each item of the list of items, transport limitation of the item is determined. The security officer is notified with the item transport limitation.04-23-2009
20090106274SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR APPLICATION CREATION - There is provided according to an embodiment of the present inventive interface and method, whereby providing a user with an authoring interface for user selection of a website theme and one or more objects, placing the one or more user selected objects one or more website pages according to parameters defined in the user selected theme and as well as system provided one or more layout blocks, binding data dynamically as user adds objects to one of forms, and dynamically allocating data schema including internal relationships according to one or more form object attributes,04-23-2009
20090106273AUTONOMIC GENERATION OF PROFILES IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) includes an autonomic profile generation mechanism that autonomically generates one or more profiles based on one or more patterns detected in a schema for an object. Autonomically generating profiles allows documents to be rendered in more efficient ways, avoiding the rendering of content that is not needed according to the profiles. The autonomic generation of profiles may be performed at the request of a user, when a user creates a new schema, when a user modifies an existing schema, or at configured times.04-23-2009
20090106272Methods and tools for evaluating a mixture of turfgrass seeds - One embodiment of a method for evaluating a mixture of turfgrass seed includes storing turfgrass seed information in a database (e.g., a computer readable storage medium). A user provides computer input indicative of a mixture of turfgrass seeds Information related to the indicated mixture is retrieved from the database. Based at least in part on the retrieved data, a user interface is created and presented to the user. In one embodiment, the user interface is a graph format display that enables the user to directly compare characteristics of the indicated mixture with characteristics of one or more different mixtures.04-23-2009
20090063523MEMORY EFFICIENT REPRESENTATION OF RELATIONAL DATA WITH CONSTANT TIME RANDOM ACCESS TO THE DATA ITSELF - An efficient method for storing relational data in a memory space uses B tree and B+ tree structures to store data for a database where non-identical values are stored in a string buffer and pointers to the string buffer are stored in a table buffer, and where identical data is stored only once, and each instance of that value in the database is referenced by a pointer to such identical data corresponding to the locations in the database where that identical value exists, thereby preserving physical memory and increasing the storage capacity of a fixed memory space.03-05-2009
20090070352METHOD, PROGRAM AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGEMENT OF RELATED INFORMATION - A plurality of processes executed on an operating system of a computer are monitored, the correspondence relations between each process and pieces of information processed by each process are registered in a process management table. Then, the relations between the pieces of information are extracted by analyzing what processes have been executed between the pieces of information of each process by referring to the result of the monitoring of the processes and to the process management table. The extracted relations between the pieces of information are registered into an attribute information table created for each piece of information of each process. A plural pieces of related information are displayed in a related information list based on the attribute information table of certain information being processed and pieces of related information selected in the list are accessed.03-12-2009
20090070350Collaborative data and knowledge integration - A framework for to enable collaborative research includes enabling scientific researchers to dynamically interact with others, collaboratively author, annotate, review, comment on others' data, and discuss their research. The framework allows for providing a dynamic collaboration environment by harnessing collective contributions from a group of researchers and facilitating broader participation of people into research projects. The framework is a Web-based collaborative platform to dynamically integrate information for scientific research. Besides data integration, the system provides essential collaboration capabilities to boost user participation and collaboration. The system will not only enable users as active information contributors to bring significant new values to the data, but also provide an environment for scientific researchers to do collaborative research in a large research community.03-12-2009
20090070349METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CAPTURING AND APPLYING CHANGES TO A DATA STRUCTURE - A method and system are provided for capturing and applying changes to a data structure made by one or more processing nodes. The method includes providing a data structure including one or more elements (03-12-2009
20090070347METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR A MULTI-RESOLUTION STORAGE SCHEME FOR HISTORICAL DATA - A method, system, and computer program product for a multi-resolution storage scheme for historical data are provided. The method includes dividing the historical data into a plurality of time frames and determining an amount of compression for each of the time frames, where at least two of the time frames have a different amount of compression. The method further includes applying the amount of compression to each of the time frames, resulting in multi-resolution historical data, and storing the multi-resolution historical data.03-12-2009
20090070346Systems and methods for clustering information - Systems and methods for clustering news information are disclosed. The news information is clustered to form clusters to include one or more of articles, blogs, images, videos and the like. The news information is organized according to topic and/or temporal information. The clustered news information can be presented to a user who can browse or search the clustered news information.03-12-2009
20090037445Information communication system, content catalog information distributing method, node device, and the like - A node device includes: 02-05-2009
20090037444Integrated Systems & Methods For Document Scanning, Storing & Retrieval - A scanning system includes a computer with scanning, OCR, full-text indexing, and retrieval software. The computer is readily connectable to a network and can be controlled through a display and keyboard that is either directly connected to the computer or is connected to the computer through the network. The fully-integrated scanning system is supported by a single source. The software further allows the user to customize file names and folder permissions.02-05-2009
20090037443INTELLIGENT GROUP COMMUNICATION - A method, apparatus, and electronic device for hierarchical communications are disclosed. A connection interface may send and receive a data task. A database may store a group of contact nodes. A processor may select a sub-group of contact nodes from the group of contact nodes based upon the data task and create a hierarchical communications tree from the sub-group of contacts based on the data task.02-05-2009
20090037438METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ORCHESTRATION OF CONTENT PROCESSING IN MOBILE DELIVERY FRAMEWORKS - A method and system for coordinating content processing in a mobile delivery framework, the method having the steps of embedding, within a metadata envelope associated with content, external references to external enablers; and inserting content processing coordination rules into the metadata envelope.02-05-2009
20090063519Method for Processing a Data Tree Structure - A method of processing a tree data structure organized into interconnected elements. The method comprises the steps of: defining processing units as subsets of interconnected elements and allocating each processing unit a processing time on which the data of the allocated processing unit is to be used by a unit that is the destination for the data. The processing method can be applied to streaming metadata, in particular for adaptation of scalable multimedia content.03-05-2009
20090100078Method and system for constructing data tag based on a concept relation network - A system for constructing data tag based on a concept relation network is disclosed. A tagging module collects input tags from users to create a tag table accordingly. A count of each tag used is calculated and compared with a predefined threshold value to generate two tag count tables. Relations between each tag and others are calculated. Additionally, an incremental concept is applied to maintain tags in the concept relation network.04-16-2009
20090100081INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - The present invention provides an information processing apparatus that replicates and stores content data stored in an external device, the information processing apparatus comprising: a content data storing section that stores first content data; a metadata storing section that stores first metadata of the first content data; a content data detecting section that detects whether second content data with the same content as the first content data is stored in the external device; a comparison section that compares second metadata of the second content data and the first metadata when the second content data is detected; an instruction inputting section that causes an operator to input an instruction related to a changing process of the first metadata when the first metadata and the second metadata are different; and a metadata changing section that changes the first metadata based on the instruction of the operator.04-16-2009
20090100074METHOD FOR PROVIDING FONT SERVICE ON SERVICE PAGE AND SYSTEM FOR EXECUTING THE METHOD - Provided is a method of providing font services by using an item server and a service server, including: the item server maintaining font providing information including font information and area information associated with the font information, for each user in a user database; the service server maintaining service page database including text associated with each area of the service page associated with the user; the service server receiving the font providing information associated with the user from the item server; generating the service page in which a text image, corresponding to the text associated with a certain area of the service page and generated according to the font information associated with the certain area, is displayed in the certain area, based on the received font providing information; and providing the generated service page by transmitting to a user terminal.04-16-2009
20100023537UTILIZING AND MAINTAINING DATA DEFINITIONS DURING PROCESS THREAD TRAVERSALS - A method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for traversing a process tree in a digital video editing system. A process tree is loaded into a digital video-editing system. The process tree has parent nodes that are dependent on output data from child nodes. Each parent node and each child node represents a digital video processing task to be performed during a traversal of the process tree. Each parent node declares a data definition and data default values. The data definition defines a structure of the data used by that parent node. For each parent node processed, a determination is made regarding whether the data definition for the output data received from a dependent child node is compatible with the data definition declared for that parent node. If the data definition is incompatible, the parent node utilizes the data default values.01-28-2010
20090077107METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OBJECT-ORIENTED MANAGEMENT OF MULTI-DIMENSIONAL DATA - Methods and systems for managing and analyzing multi-dimensional data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Meta-Object Data Management System “MODMS,” which enables users to arrange and to rearrange the hierarchical relationships of the data on an ad-hoc basis and allows the data to be analyzed using any set of attributes (dimensions) while the system is running. The MODMS represents heterogeneous data in a normalized (standardized) fashion using an object type management system that allows the arbitrary coercion of one type of object into another different type of object and automatically resolves attribute dependencies. In one embodiment, the MODMS comprises an object type management subsystem; a meta-object instantiation subsystem; one or more data repositories that hold, for example, the data used to populate objects and object type definitions; and an input/output interface. These components cooperate to allow the creation, management, and analysis of relationships between many different types of single and multi-dimensional data. In one embodiment, the MODMS is used to implement an enterprise portfolio management system.03-19-2009
20090100077NETWORK RISK ANALYSIS METHOD USING INFORMATION HIERARCHY STRUCTURE - A network risk analysis method using an information hierarchy structure is divided into 7 steps and results derived from each of the process steps are stored in a database to get a hierarchy structure for the respective steps. By using the information hierarchy structure, a network manager can easily comprehend the relationship between the derived results from each step to make a risk analysis in an efficient manner.04-16-2009
20090100076CONTROLLING AND USING VIRTUAL UNIVERSE WISH LISTS - Described herein are processes and devices that control and use virtual universe wish lists. One of the devices described is a virtual wish list device. The virtual wish list device determines an item in a virtual universe that is a desired by an avatar. The virtual wish list device designates the item as a desired item in a wish list. The wish list may be stored in the avatar's virtual universe inventory. The wish list device determines details about the desired item, such as whether the item is desired in the virtual universe or in the real world. The wish list device stores the details about the desired item in the wish list. The virtual wish list device may use the details to conduct transactions related to the desired item.04-16-2009
20090100080DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC INDEXING OF CONTENT - A device (D) is dedicated to indexing content that is made available to users. This device (D) comprises processing means (PM) tasked with associated content with metadata that defines it at least partially based on contextual information that is representative of the usage of said content by users, on user information that is representative of the profiles of the users of said content, and on metadata which had previously been associated with said content.04-16-2009
20090100075SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MIRRORING A DATABASE TO A PLURALITY OF SUBSCRIBERS - A system and method for updating a plurality of subscribers served by a server. The system includes a server and a database coupled to the server. The database has link elements organized into a linked list. The link elements include a plurality of data link elements associated with data entries. Additionally, the link elements include at least one marker link element not associated with any data entry. The subscriber communicates with the server. The server steps through the plurality of link elements for updated entries, determines if each stepped link element is a data link element, formats the updated data associated with the data link element and appends the formatted data to an update message. The update message, at a specified time, is sent to at least one subscriber. In addition, a marker link element is inserted at a specified position in the linked list to indicate update of the linked list.04-16-2009
20090313272SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A GUIDED USER INTERFACE TO PROCESS WAYMARK RECORDS - A system and method for providing a guided user interface to process waymark records is provided. Categories of published waymark records are maintained in a database. Each category is associated with at least one variable and one or more attributes, which each specify a type of metadata for the variables. The variables and attributes are presented for one of the categories in response to a request from a user. A user interface is applied to process input metadata for a physical object that is received from the user via the user interface. A consistency of the input metadata with the variables and attributes associated with the category is determined. The consistent input metadata is complied as a waymark record for the physical object. The waymark record is published and displayed on a map.12-17-2009
20100023536AUTOMATED DATA ENTRY SYSTEM - The present invention is a novel system and method for providing automated data entry of information. The system may include a processing subsystem capable of processing extensible markup language documents, a predicting subsystem capable of reviewing entered data of an input document and providing a suggestion to the input document, and a database for storing parsed extensible markup language documents. Database may maintain a plurality of relationships among received data of previous documents, and predictor may analyze a plurality of relationships for suggestions. The method for providing automated data entry of information may monitor received data, analyze relationships among received data, and predict a data entry field. A data entry field may be based on received data and relationships among received data. Predicting of data entry fields may incorporate a plurality of predictors whereby one or more values from values provided by each of the plurality of predictors is provided to a user.01-28-2010
20090327313EXTENSIBLE INPUT METHOD EDITOR DICTIONARY - An extensible reading system is described that provides a method of extending the readings supported by an IME application without updating the entire application. The extensible reading system separates the IME reading dictionary from the IME application, so that the user can update or supplement the dictionary with new readings without modifying the IME application. The extensible reading system receives custom readings from a user that include a sequence of keyboard characters and a selection of a language character that is to be inserted into a document when a user inputs the sequence of keyboard characters. Thus, the extensible reading system allows the user to update the readings for mapping keyboard characters to language characters much more frequently.12-31-2009
20100017418METHOD OF PRESENTING A TOPOLOGY, USING A VISUAL OBJECT - The invention relates to a method of presenting a topology comprising a reference with at least one sub-reference, and an apparatus for presenting the topology. The method comprises the steps of: (01-21-2010
20090313271Detecting copied computer source code by examining computer object code - Methods and systems for detecting copied program code are described. The detection may be performed by comparing source code of a first program to object code of a second program. Alternatively, the detection may be performed by comparing object code of a first program to object code of a second program.12-17-2009
20090313273 SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A service level management (SLM) system where the system learns the structure of a web application, monitors the operation of the application, and controls the processing of incoming requests to achieve optimal performance as defined in a service level agreement (SLA). The system is operative for example in enterprise web applications and in enterprise data centers that deploy web applications and optimally is capable of controlling and maintaining a level of service of web applications.12-17-2009
20090313269METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING HASH MNEMONICS - Methods and computing devices enable users to identify documents using a hash value mapped to a word mnemonic for easy recall and comparison. A hash algorithm may be applied a document to generate a distinguishing hash value. The hash value is mapped to a plurality of words to form the mnemonic. To obtain the words, the hash value may be mapped to word indices used to identify particular words in word lists. Word lists may include a list of nouns, a list of verbs, and a list of adverbs or adjectives, so that the resulting three word mnemonics are memorable. More word lists may be used to map hash values to four-, five- or more word mnemonics. The number-to-mnemonic mapping methods may be used to map large numbers, such as account numbers, telephone numbers, etc. into mnemonics which are easier for people to remember and compare.12-17-2009
20090313267SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORGANIZING FILES IN A GRAPH-BASED LAYOUT - An adaptive, interactive visual workspace for viewing groups of files based on their relationships. Relationships of files are visualized using iterative refinement of categories through a direct-manipulation graph-based layout. The visual workspace starts with a fully connected graph linking thumbnail images of related files that is then partitioned into neighborhoods in response to a user creating file stacks corresponding to different categories. Normalized spring lengths improve the overall quality of the layout. Different modes for membership in neighborhoods avoid confusing motion of files and help a user to manually organize the workspace. Additionally, retrieved files can be added without having to significantly move the previous files. Different visualization techniques indicate which files are related to each other. An elliptical-shaped window displaying rings of elliptic thumbnail images presents a group of files in an easily visible and space-efficient way. Different zoom rates are used for file location, and surrogate sizes allow users to increase the separation between files while still increasing the surrogate sizes.12-17-2009
20090313266Model Based Distributed Application Management - Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to model based application management. In aspects, models are defined that include structural and behavioral characteristics, rules, relations, and so forth between entities of an application. An instruction regarding a management function is received. The models are used to generate actions that when executed manage the application in accordance with the instruction.12-17-2009
20090313270SEMANTIC FRAME STORE - A semantic frame store system including a semantic frame store configured to provide representation of data items in a semantic frame schema having a plurality of tables. The semantic frame store system and semantic frame store are configured to enable a conceptual structure of the data items to be changed without requiring alteration to the semantic frame schema.12-17-2009
20090037442Reconfiguring Propagation Streams in Distributed Information Sharing - Splitting and merging database object information sharing streams. Streams are also referred to herein as “propagations”. Splitting and merging information sharing streams can be used to improve performance in a information sharing environment when a failed or slow DBS impacts the performance. In one embodiment, an auto split process monitors the progress of applying changes at each node and detects the presence of a failed or a slow node. Once the failed or slow node is identified, the auto split process splits the propagation such that the offending node is sent through a separate propagation. Furthermore, an auto merge process can be started to monitor the newly created separate propagation. At a later point, the new propagation can be merged back into the original stream. For example, if the offending node catches up with other nodes, the auto merge process merges the newly created propagation back to the original propagation.02-05-2009
20100036859Message Exchange Pattern Rendezvous Abstraction - A rendezvous abstraction that is used to correlate messages within message exchange. The rendezvous abstraction may be instantiated to correlate messages regardless of the type of message exchange pattern, and regardless of the underlying protocols used to communication message. Messages exchanges of primitive protocols are modeled as unilateral message exchanges. The rendezvous abstraction is used to correlate messages of the unilateral message exchange, and serves as an abstraction that is used to represented the rendezvous point where the message of the message exchange pattern are handled. Accordingly, instead of focusing on the protocol-specific mechanisms for correlation, if even available, the application author may simply work with a standard rendezvous abstraction.02-11-2010
20100036856METHOD AND SYSTEM OF TAGGING EMAIL AND PROVIDING TAG CLOUDS - A system and method is provided for tracking and/or organizing email and, in particular, a system and method for tagging email in Web 2.0 applications and using the tags in tag clouds is provided. The system includes a computing system that has first program instructions to generate tag clouds having tags linked to associated emails in a collaborative application. A computer readable media stores the first program instructions and a central processing unit executes the first program instructions.02-11-2010
20090216786Managing Service Processes - Computer systems, methods and computer program products for managing a service process that includes a plurality of service steps. A repository holds, for each of at least one configuration item, a set of data that represents at least one predetermined attribute of the configuration item and a relation between the configuration item and a second configuration item. The method includes detecting data on a resource for executing at least one of a plurality of service steps of the service process; creating in response to a particular service process starting, data using a first configuration item model in which the particular service process is defined as a single configuration item; and creating data from the detected data using a second configuration item model in which one or more particular service steps are defined as a single configuration item.08-27-2009
20090216784System and Method of Storing Probabilistic Data - A method of storing probabilistic data in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes capturing a first instance of a probabilistic data sample, storing the first instance of the probabilistic data sample as a probabilistic data record, collecting a second instance of the probabilistic data sample, refining the probabilistic data record with the second instance of the probabilistic data sample to establish a refined probabilistic data record, and saving the refined probabilistic data record in a probabilistic data record database.08-27-2009
20090216783HIERARCHICAL SYSTEM OPERATION IN AN ADAPTIVE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for controlling the state of components of a system. In one aspect, there is provided a computer-implemented method. The method may include receiving a request to place a system into a state. The system may include one or more components of a distributed computing system. A controller may place, based on a defined structure for the system, the one or more components into the state by sending one or more messages to the one or more components. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.08-27-2009
20090216782OBSERVING AND REPORTING CHANGES IN COMPLEX SOFTWARE DEPENDENCIES - An observation system includes mechanisms for efficiently tracking the state of source components, which include functions, arguments, or values, etc. In one implementation, an observing component requests that a source component processes a request. The observation system then identifies all possible components in a dependency chain for the request, and all such components that are configured for change notifications. A dependency registry stores a representation of each identified component that is configured for change notifications. Any time any component configured for change notifications changes, including indirectly related components, the observing component can be immediately notified of the change, without having to reprocess the entire set of component dependencies.08-27-2009
20090216781Technique for Dynamic Creation of a User Catalog for a Storage System - A technique for operating a storage system includes determining, based on a response (e.g., return and reason codes from catalog services) from a storage operating system, that a desired user catalog is unavailable for storage of a new dataset. A new user catalog is then dynamically created, when the desired user catalog is unavailable. An alias entry in a master catalog is then updated to point to the new user catalog, when the desired user catalog is unavailable.08-27-2009
20090216780EFFICIENT METHOD FOR CLUSTERING NODES - Methods and computer storage media for clustering nodes are provided. An input file is received that is comprised of primary nodes, secondary nodes and metrics that relate to the association between the primary nodes and the secondary nodes. Upon receiving the input file, the input file is abridged to reduce the number of nodes contained in the input file. The unique initial primary nodes are then clustered with their associated secondary node. The clusters containing the unique initial primary nodes are replaced if a subsequent related cluster satisfies a pre-defined condition. In some embodiments, multiple clusters are then merged until the cluster size reaches a pre-defined size. In some embodiments, the input file is cleaned and sorted prior to being abridged.08-27-2009
20090216777MULTIPHASE TOPOLOGY-WIDE CODE MODIFICATIONS FOR PEER-TO-PEER SYSTEMS - Systems and methods that supply changes on-the-fly and without breaking execution of codes for schema changes in a peer-to-peer environment. The modification component supplies changes to peers or nodes in a topology by initially identifying dependencies (e.g., multiple level) of that can be affected by the schema change, followed by performing the schema change to the codes or stored procedures. Accordingly, dependencies in entire system can be refreshed, wherein multiple levels of dependencies can exist.08-27-2009
20100057758Alpha numeric media program stream selection - Alpha Numeric Media Program Stream Selection uses a method of database lookup and conversion from easily human understood mnemonics to the computer machine level instructions necessary to present the desired programming for various media presentation devices. In one implementation, a portable and usually hand held device with both alphabetic and numeric keys that are available to use to input a user friendly name in alpha-numeric format, which said device then performs a conversion of the information input to send data from the handheld device to a media presentation device that instructs the media presentation device to select the corresponding media stream from several streams available to the media presentation device. In an alternate implementation, the user information would be transmitted from a portable and usually handheld device to the media presentation device without modification and database lookup would occur within the media presentation device. In an alternate implementation, the data input occurs on the media presentation device itself. An alternative implementation would add the ability to select a specific title of programming, and receive audio and/or visual feedback from the media presentation device regarding availability. In an alternative implementation, the user would be presented with a hierarchal menu structure guiding them to various programming selections by refining the selection at each menu level03-04-2010
20100057757SYSTEM OF GROWTH AND AUTOMATED MIGRATION - Disclosed herein is a combination of workflow management tools to make up a logical system that supports the needs of both simple and complex workflow environments. Team members may access a central database to collaborate on a project via user interfaces with work item functionality, such as creation, reporting, performance, updates, and communications. Select management of work items may be automated. Work items may represent server-oriented tasks and sub-tasks and may be ticketed and tracked. A knowledge base may provide help for the system application, such as online or live access to access helpful information. In an example embodiment, the workflow management tools are implemented to support the creation of a Video Hub Office project.03-04-2010
20100057754PERSISTING A GROUP IN AN INSTANT MESSAGING APPLICATION - A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives a request to create a persistent messaging group for an instant messaging application, wherein the request includes an indication of one or more entities that are desired to be members of the persistent messaging group. The system further includes a group creator component that creates the persistent messaging group based at least in part upon the received group creation request, wherein the persistent messaging group is persisted over multiple instant messaging sessions.03-04-2010
20100057753METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING VISUAL INSIGHT PROVENANCE OF A USER - Generally, methods and apparatus are provided for obtaining a user's insight provenance. A logical record of visual analytic activity of a user is maintained by recording one or more visual analytic actions. An exemplary method determines a set of action features of the one or more visual analytic actions; instantiates a data structure to record the action features; calculates a set of operations required to update the logical record based on the determined features; and updates the logical record based on the calculated operations. The visual analytic actions can optionally be classified using a predefined action taxonomy and by recording other action features. A plurality of the data structures can be associated with a node in a trail graph that represents one or more analytical paths of the user.03-04-2010
20080270433TRUSTED ACCESS BY AN EXTENDIBLE FRAMEWORK SYSTEM, ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT - Appropriate actions are identified and associated with a selected artifact in a framework providing a customized application program. A metamodel is specified for a capture of relevant information pertaining to the selected artifact. This metamodel is implemented as a plugin which is integratable into the framework and which allows other plugins of the framework to access the relevant information pertaining to the selected artifact. A collection artifact is generated containing an empty instantiation of the metamodel in which an instantiation of the metamodel may be stored, and the collection artifact is sent to a target platform. On the target platform, the collection artifact containing an instance of the selected artifact is instantiated, and each instantiation of the selected artifact instance contains attributes, characteristics, and a replica of the selected artifact's content. The instantiated collection artifact is transmitted back to the framework, and the selected artifact's attributes and characteristics contained in the instantiated collection artifact are analyzed to ascertain appropriate access and actions allowed on the selected artifact.10-30-2008
20080243885Method and System for Managing Entities - Embodiments of a method for managing entities include candidate selection by a transitive bucketing process where at least one attribute of an initial data record is used to determine a set of candidate data records corresponding to the initial data record. For each candidate data record thus determined, additional candidate data record(s) may be determined using attribute(s) not used in linking the candidate data record to the initial data record. This process may be repeated until no more candidate data records are returned. The initial data record and related candidates thus determined are then resolved into group entities, each having member records that match one another above a certain threshold. If no match is found, a group entity comprising a single data record may be created. These group entities are then reconciled with other entities in a master entity index system.10-02-2008
20100036857METHODS FOR THE CYCLICAL PATTERN DETERMINATION OF TIME-SERIES DATA USING A CLUSTERING APPROACH - Cycles and other patterns within time-series data are determined. Time-series data are transformed into discretized sets of clustered data that are organized by time period. Comparison is made of the organized data to determine similar time periods and multiclusters of the similar time periods are formed. From the multicluster data, cycles are identified from which thresholds and other useful data may be derived, or the data used for other useful purposes.02-11-2010
20100005105METHOD FOR FACILITATING SOCIAL NETWORKING BASED ON FASHION-RELATED INFORMATION - One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for facilitating social networking based on fashion-related information. During operation, the system receives fashion-related information from a user. Next, the system extracts the user's fashion preferences from the received information and compares the user's fashion preference with other users' fashion preferences. Finally, the system groups users based on similarity of their fashion preferences.01-07-2010
20100005108Method and system for generating indexes in an XML database management system - The invention concerns a method for generating at least one index (01-07-2010
20100005106ASSISTING USERS IN SEARCHING FOR TAGGED CONTENT BASED ON HISTORICAL USAGE PATTERNS - A tagging event can be detected where a software entity is associated with a tag resulting from a user interaction. At least one situational attribute relating to the tagging event can be automatically determined. The one or more situational attribute can be stored in a data repository so that the stored situational attribute is associated with the tag. The detecting, determining, and storing can be repeated for a set of different tags, each associated with a software entity. A search of tagged software entities can be conducted. The results of the search can be modified based at least in part upon the stored situational attributes of the tagged software entities.01-07-2010
20090319540SYNCHRONIZATION ADAPTER FOR SYNCHRONIZING DATA TO APPLICATIONS THAT DO NOT DIRECTLY SUPPORT SYNCHRONIZATION - A synchronization adapter is coupled to the application that does not support synchronization and generates the necessary synchronization metadata for all data in the application that is to be synchronized. The synchronization adapter then combines the metadata to the actual data to be synchronized to form a synchronization feed. The synchronization feed is stored in an internal cache (or data store) which is internal to the application, or an external cache (or data store), which is external to the application, or it can be stored in both caches. The synchronization adapter also intermittently determines whether the application data has changed, thus warranting a change in its metadata, or whether a synchronization operation is warranted to synchronization operation is warranted to synchronize the data with data in another application. In either case, the synchronization adapter makes the changes to the data, or performs a synchronization operation.12-24-2009
20090282060REPRESENTING DIGITAL CONTENT METADATA - A method is presented for representing first metadata 11-12-2009
20090254574METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING AN ONTOLOGY REPRESENTING DEVICES AND SERVICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO A DEVICE WITHIN A PERVASIVE COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT - One embodiment of the invention provides a method and apparatus for use by a device in a pervasive computing environment. The method includes receiving at the device multiple XML sources describing devices and/or services currently available to said device within the pervasive computing environment. The device then transforms the received multiple XML sources into a single ontology. In one embodiment, the multiple XML sources are first transformed into two or more ontologies, which are then merged into a final single ontology for use by the device.10-08-2009
20090248717TEMPORAL CLASS LOADER - A temporal relational database includes a relational database framework that allows for all the capabilities of a standard relational database with the addition of the concept of time. Transactions, which can be modifications of attribute values or changes to the database schema, can be stored with temporal histories. Through the use of these temporal histories, the temporal database is able to seamlessly respond to queries for times that are in the past, present, or future. Furthermore, transactions can be entered into the temporal relational database that are not effective until some point in the future, thus allowing for seamless migration of the data and schema of a database. Applications that access data in a temporal database may retrieve a time appropriate schema from the temporal database. An exemplary use of a temporal database to manage roles and responsibilities within an organization is described.10-01-2009
20090240714Semantic relational database - A semantic relational database has a phrase registry data store of definitions and data handlers that syntactically traverse sentences and report word phrases of relationships defined by the sentences. In some aspects, the database has a sentence data structure in which a sentence refers to another sentence by containing a sentence phrase definition for the other sentence. In other aspects, the database has a sub-sentence data structure that stores sentences as sub-sentences having syntax types specified by a syntax type data structure. A modified relationship is obtained by one sub-sentence being designated to modify another sub-sentence of the same sentence.09-24-2009
20090240713System and Method for Validating Enterprise Information Handling System Network Solutions - Enterprise information handling system network solutions are automatically validated within each information handling system, between connected information handling systems and to logical groupings within the solution and to the solution as a whole. A validation engine applies validation rules to determine a network solution topology to validate end user information handling system component selections. Invalid information handling system component selections are automatically corrected, disabled or hidden to ensure that end users select valid configurations.09-24-2009
20090240712Inferring Schemas From XML Document Collections - In an automated fashion, a collection of XML documents are traversed and statistical data is generated describing hierarchical relationships of the elements, the elements data types and values. Based the analysis, an XML schema is derived such that the collection of XML documents conforms to the schema to a certain degree.09-24-2009
20090240706HANDLING OF DATASETS - A data handling system for handling multiple datasets is provided with an access module for accessing datasets of several categories and a connection module to link datasets in the respective categories. From a region of interest in one anatomical image a link is provided to the corresponding region of interest in other types of images and/or other types of data, such as a time intensity curve for that region of interest. Also the propagation of the region of interest in one image, such as an anatomical image, through a temporal succession of images may constitute links through an image series.09-24-2009
20090222467Method and Apparatus for Converting Legacy Programming Language Data Structures to Schema Definitions - A method and apparatus for creating a schema definition from a language-specific metamodel of a data structure written in a legacy computer language involves walking through the nodes of the metamodel, and creating corresponding schema element objects in a schema tree that is serialized to create the schema definition. The creation of the schema element objects follows rules, and permits the definition of nested data structures having conjunctive-type and disjunctive-type membership.09-03-2009
20090177674Content Display Apparatus - A content display apparatus which is connected to a server having a recording medium to record a content such as a music content and an image content and content information including a file name of the content via a network is provided. The content display apparatus comprises a content similarity determination means which determines similarity of the contents received from the server in accordance with the content information received from the server and a content classification means which classifies the contents in accordance with the similarity determined by the content similarity determination means. The control means makes the display means display the content list so that the contents classified in the same type by the content classification means are visually connected.07-09-2009
20090144293Method of Representing Relationships Between Data - Establishing relationships between data instances and characteristics of the data by associating each of data instance with at least one qualifying schema node. A unique relationship ID is assigned to relationships between any two nodes of the qualifying schema which are both associated with the same data instances. The relationship IDs can be sorted and queried. The qualifying schema, at least some of which are instantiated, serves the dual purpose of qualifying the data instances as well as establishing relationships between them. Relationships between instances can be changed by moving the instances to other nodes of the qualifying schema.06-04-2009
20090248714SELECTIVE MAPPING OF INTEGRATED DATA - In one of many possible implementations, an exemplary system includes a plurality of data subsystems configured to store local data associated with an external party, the data subsystems configured to be maintained by an internal party. The system further includes a data integration subsystem configured to store global data and a defined mapping of the global data to the local data, the global data including a global data record mapped to a local data record having a first data schema type, recognize a migration event in the local data, the migration event including migration of the first schema type local data record to a second schema type local data record, and associate a smart mapping record with the global data record, the smart mapping record configured to selectively map the global data record to one of the first schema type local data record and the second schema type local data record.10-01-2009
20080320017DETERMINING THE STRUCTURE OF RELATIONS AND CONTENT OF TUPLES FROM XML SCHEMA COMPONENTS - A system for determining relationships between hierarchically structured schema components and their effects on and content of tuples, includes: analyzing the hierarchically structured schema with user-supplied mappings and finding elements or attributes mapped to a same relational table; determining relationships between the elements or attributes to be either a one-to-one relationship or a one-to-many relationship based on an information set in the hierarchically structured schema; recording the relationships; and processing a hierarchically structured document against the recorded relationships and generating tuples accordingly. The constructs of a hierarchically structured schema that may affect the cardinality between the attributes of a relation, and thus the contents of the tuples, are considered. A relationship between the hierarchically structured schema model and a relational model is established.12-25-2008
20080320016AGE MATRIX FOR QUEUE DISPATCH ORDER - An apparatus for queue scheduling. An embodiment of the apparatus includes a dispatch order data structure, a bit vector, and a queue controller. The dispatch order data structure corresponds to a queue. The dispatch order data structure stores a plurality of dispatch indicators associated with a plurality of pairs of entries of the queue to indicate a write order of the entries in the queue. The queue controller interfaces with the queue and the dispatch order data structure. Multiple queue structures interfaces with an output arbitration logic and schedule packets to achieve optimal throughput.12-25-2008
20080320015Network Search System and Components Thereof - There is described a networked computer system comprising a domain name system server storing zone datafiles, each zone datafile storing records associated with a corresponding zone of the domain name system name space. According to the invention, at least one zone datafile stores search terms, and a search index generator queries the domain name system server to retrieve search terms from the at least one zone datafile and utilises said retrieved search terms in the generation of a search index. In an embodiment, the zone datafile also includes pointers to other regions of the domain name space, which may or may not be in the same zone, in which search terms may be found.12-25-2008
20080320014Discriminative Feature Selection System Using Active Mining Technique - A discriminative feature set (DFS) selection method is described wherein a forward wrapper framework and a self error-correction concept are used. In this approach, the first feature is selected using a statistical measure. After that, the feature that aims to correct the errors made by the current feature set is selected using a measure called correction score (CS) and is subsequently added into the feature set. This error-corrective feature-adding process stops until a required number of features are included into the DFS or a pre-defined accuracy is achieved. According to different levels of error correction, this method has three derivatives for different tasks and data. The speediness and adaptability of this approach make it efficient and effective for high-dimensional discriminative feature selection.12-25-2008
20080320013STATEMENT GENERATION USING STATEMENT PATTERNS - Provided are techniques for generating a result set. A statement that includes at least one statement pattern is received, wherein each statement pattern is a template that indicates how a statement is to be modified for execution against a data store and wherein each statement pattern modifies program logic and control flow. Each statement pattern is expanded to generate one or more new statements, wherein each statement pattern is capable of being expanded to zero or more statement patterns. The one or more new statements are executed against a data store to obtain a result set. It is determined whether to modify the result set based on the at least one statement pattern. In response to determining that the result set is to be modified, modifying the result set.12-25-2008
20080320012DYNAMIC DATA DISCOVERY OF A SOURCE DATA SCHEMA AND MAPPING TO A TARGET DATA SCHEMA - A computerized method, program product, and a service that discovers trace data inserted into a source database having an unknown schema. Once the trace data is found by a dynamic data discovery engine, the tables, the fields, and the attributes of the fields in the source schema in which the trace data were located can be evaluated to determine if the data in the fields are pertinent to a target database. If so, then the data in those fields can be mapped and transferred to a target database. The dynamic data discovery engine generates the commands in both the source and the target database command language to find all pertinent data, map and transfer the data from the source database to a target database. The dynamic data discovery engine generates commands to create the target database and/or fields within an existing target database for the mapped and transferred data.12-25-2008
20080320011INCREASING FILE STORAGE SCALE USING FEDERATED REPOSITORIES - A storage management system using federated repositories directs content to child repositories in a hierarchical structure. A service for managing the storage maintains a list of active and historic repositories and routing of the content for storage is performed based on a file plan that includes the structure of the child repositories, policies for storage, and the like. Repositories reaching their capacity are retired to historic status, where they are available for search purposes, but not for further storage. File plan is updated as new repositories are added or old ones retired. File plan changes and other information such as content types, search terms, workflow, etc. is made available to child repositories when they query the service.12-25-2008
20080320010SENSITIVE WEBPAGE CONTENT DETECTION - Computer-readable media, systems, and methods for sensitive webpage content detection are described. In embodiments, a multi-class classifier is developed and one or more webpages with webpage content are received. In various embodiments, the one or more webpages are analyzed with the multi-class classifier and, in various embodiments, a sensitivity level is predicted that is associated with the webpage content of the one or more webpages. In various other embodiments, the multi-class classifier includes one or more sensitivity categories.12-25-2008
20080320009SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSET MAPPING - Systems and methods for asset mapping include storing at least one asset instance on a computer readable medium. The asset instance is processed such that the processed extracted data is stored within a series of field in at least one data store. The asset is mapped using a predefined asset linking process. The map of asset links is displayed to a user on a user interface.12-25-2008
20080320008Video Recording Device - The invention refers to a method for updating of content information related to an audio/visual storage medium wherein content information is being stored on the storage medium after generating the content information. The updated content information is stored in a user data area of the data stream stored on the storage medium.12-25-2008
20090100073System and method for enabling an external-system view of email attachments - A method and email application enable email attachments to be viewed through a system external to the email application itself in accordance with select categories. The email application creates categories and categorizes the email attachments according to such categories. The email application then maps the categories into a format understandable by the external system for category information and provides the mapped categories to the external system in such format. In response to receiving a request from the external system for the contents of one of the mapped categories and in response to such category having no further subcategories, the email application identifies the email attachments under such category and maps the identified email attachments to file names. The file names are then provided to the external system as the contents of such category. If the external system requests the contents of a category that has further subcategories, the email application maps the subcategories into a format understandable to the external system and provides such subcategories to the external system as the contents of such category.04-16-2009
20080228786Media Data Access System and Method - In a solution for accessing digital media files, in which each file is associated with a tag characterizing information in the file, a data storage stores the media files. An input interface receives commands and forwards them to a data processor. An output interface presents graphical representations of the media files on a user comprehensible format. The data processor causes the output interface to present an adjusted graphical representation of the media files, organizes the media files according to a hierarchical and layered structure, and causes the output interface to present information reflecting the structure. A bottom layer comprises a graphic representation of an individual file. A top layer contains a two-dimensional layout of at least two category segments that are each associated with one or more of the media files. Edges between segments designate that media files associated with one segment are different from media files associated with the other segment regarding at least one disparity criterion.09-18-2008
20080256097Method and system for location identification - A method and system for generating location information for a network space is provided. Generating location information for a network space involves maintaining location profiles for spaces familiar to a client device, and performing location detection for the client device in a current space utilizing a signature of the current space and the location profiles. Location detection for the client device in a current space can also be performed utilizing information indicating the probable presence of familiar resources in the current space.10-16-2008
20080256099Method and System For Managing Data and Organizational Constraints - A method and system for managing data and organizational constraints is provided. Data is collected and stored as records in a database and multi-dimensional matrices known as parameters are associated with each of the sets of records. The parameters are then processed using various formulae and functions and the results of the processing are kept separate from the parameters themselves allowing for a flexible and fast response to any change in any of the parameters. The dimensions of each parameter are defined to include zero or more properties configured to access the multi-dimensional matrices and each parameter is defined in relation to each of the dimensions of the parameter. The set of dependencies among the parameters form part of a large constraint propagation network so that any change to a value of one of the parameters will be propagated throughout the network.10-16-2008
20080256098METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON HUMAN RELATIONS BASED ON ANALYSIS OF LOG DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - Provided are a method and apparatus, which analyze many aspects of log data generated in a mobile communication terminal, calculate changes in human relations based on opposite parties of communication, and provide information on human relations in a variety of ways. Specifically, first log data for a most recent first period and second log data for a second period are acquired, in which the second period is earlier than the first period. Amounts of the first and second log data for the first and second periods are calculated, respectively. The averages of the amounts of first and second log data are also calculated, respectively, and then compared with each other. The changes in human relations are determined based on opposite parties. Therefore, users can easily read the changes in human relations based on opposite parties of communication.10-16-2008
20080256102Apparatus and Method for Processing Management Information - An apparatus for processing management information, comprising; a processing engine operable to receive current data and store the current data in a data store, a forecaster engine operable to read past data and current data from the data store and generate forecast data, and store the forecast data in a forecast data store, and a user interface module operable to read the past data, current data and forecast data and generate a common output in accordance with the past data, current and forecast data.10-16-2008
20080256093Method and System for Detection of Authors - A method and system are provided for detection of authors across different types of information sources such as across documents on the Web. The method includes obtaining a compression signature (10-16-2008
20080256091Prioritising Data Elements of a Data Stream - The invention relates to prioritising of data elements of a data stream for transmission to a receiving device including determining a decodability of data elements, wherein the decodability indicates the extent to which the current data element is decodable at the receiving device. Then, a priority is assigned to the data elements based on the determined decodabilities. A transmission of the data elements to a receiving device is then scheduled based on the priorities.10-16-2008
20080250039DISCOVERING AND SCORING RELATIONSHIPS EXTRACTED FROM HUMAN GENERATED LISTS - A computer-implemented system and method for extracting Human Generated Lists from an electronic database is described. The system searches for objects of the same class within a context window to identify Human Generated Lists and stores them to an archive. The archive may be used to generate a relationship network. The system generates variable length data vectors to represent the relationships between the objects within each Human Generated List. This relationship network can then be queried to discover relationships between the objects in the Human Generated Lists and to provide related objects as recommendations.10-09-2008
20080250038METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POPULATING A SOFTWARE CATALOGUE WITH RELATED PRODUCT INFORMATION - A method and system for populating a software catalogue in software applications which monitor the presence of software products on a plurality of computers. The proposed method aims at populating a software catalogue with a limited manual intervention of an administrator. The present invention reduces the cost of producing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge base (the catalogue) which contains definitions of software products and the related signature. Information about software products and their related signature is obtained through a process using some special files (e.g. XML files) which contains information and/or pointers to other products.10-09-2008
20080250035SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORGANIZING CONTENT FOR MOBILE MEDIA SERVICES - In embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for organizing content for media services may comprise organizing content from a plurality of data sources having information relevant to a channel, transforming the content into short messages suitable for delivery to a user via at least two of SMS, MMS, WAP, e-mail, and the Internet, and managing a script of such messages, wherein the next short message in a series is based on a user response to a prior short message in the series. User engagement may be facilitated by developing locally produced, personalized channels for delivery of relevant content. The mobile platform may enable building mobile-oriented communities around original content. Content may be local, authentic, relevant, insider, original, aggregated, a multi-modal mash-up, and the like.10-09-2008
20080250040System and method for managing online networking information - A method and data structures for obtaining, distributing, managing, and utilizing information, including online content and user biographical information, in an online networking system are presented. Profile data pointers that point to profile data structures and item data pointers that point to item data structures are employed to access users' views and media content in a manner that allows for viral copying of content throughout the system yet permits the system and content owners to maintain control over the content. Users' biographical information is developed based in part on users' behavior in the networking system, and is collected and aggregated in the respective data structures to support targeted advertising based on the data, and protection of users' personally identifying information.10-09-2008
20080250036INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus which makes it possible to insert data into any form template that is specified. A data input/output control system 104 as the information processing apparatus processes a form template including at least one field into which database data is inserted. An identifier management section 108 extracts identifiable identifiers from identifiers of fields on a plurality of different form templates.10-09-2008
20080250033SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AN EVENT OCCURENCE RATE - Described are a system and method for determined an event occurrence rate. A sample set of content items may be obtained. Each of the content items may be associated with at least one region in a hierarchical data structure. A first impression volume may be determined for the at least one region as a function of a number of impressions registered for the content items associated with the at least one region. A scale factor may be applied to the first impression volume to generate a second impression volume. The scale factor may be selected so that the second impression volume is within a predefined range of a third impression volume. A click-through-rate (CTR) may be estimated as a function of the second impression volume and a number of clicks on the content item.10-09-2008
20090198711USER-TARGETED ADVERTISING - Structured data sets including one or more attributes are identified, each structured data set associated with, for example, a particular user. Values corresponding the at least one of the one or more attributes in each structured data set are identified. A condition established by a content provider, for instance, an advertiser, is compared to the identified values to determine if the condition is satisfied. When the condition is satisfied, one or more content items are identified to the users associated with the structured data sets containing identified values satisfying the condition.08-06-2009
20090300035Data mining in a digital map database to identify community reported driving hazards along roads and enabling precautionary actions in a vehicle - Disclosed is a feature for a vehicle that enables taking precautionary actions in response to conditions on the road network around or ahead of the vehicle. User reports of hazardous conditions along roads are obtained and analyzed to identify reports that pertain to the same general location along a road network. A database that represents the road network is used to confirm the user reports, identify the hazardous condition, and determine locations where precautionary action may be taken. Then, precautionary action data is added to the database to indicate a location at which a precautionary action is to be taken about the user-reported hazardous condition located along the section of road. A precautionary action system installed in a vehicle uses this database, or a database derived therefrom, in combination with a positioning system to determine when the vehicle is at a location that corresponds to the location of a precautionary action. When the vehicle is at such a location, a precautionary action is taken by a vehicle system as the vehicle is approaching a user-reported hazardous condition.12-03-2009
20090300036INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - An information processing device includes: a subsidiary content storage unit configured to store and manage a subsidiary content which is created by editing processing secondarily using at least one content as editing material and which includes a main unit portion which is data for reproducing the actual content of the subsidiary content, and directly used content information which is added information, indicating what the directly used content, which is a content directly secondarily used at the time of creating the subsidiary content, is; and an importance setting unit configured to set importance based on secondary usage state of the directly used content regarding which importance is to be set, by other subsidiary contents, by using the directly used content information, so as to set importance regarding at least subsidiary contents stored and managed by the subsidiary content storage unit.12-03-2009
20090300034Methods and systems for automatic conversion of a utility monitoring system layout into a storage format - A method and system of converting numerical infrastructure data relating to a utility monitoring system having elements arranged in a hierarchy to a graphic compatible storage data format. Numerical infrastructure data relating to the elements of the utility monitoring system is obtained. The numerical infrastructure data relating to the elements of the utility monitoring system is converted to the graphic compatible storage data format. The graphic compatible storage data format may be System Specification Description (SSD). The converted data is stored in a storage file. A user interface may access the storage file to generate a graphic display showing the elements of the utility monitoring system arranged in the hierarchy.12-03-2009
20090300032System, Method, and Computer Program Product for Modeling Changes to Large Scale Datasets - A system, method, and computer program product for modeling, the user appears to have a body of information in a data structure that can be manipulated independently of an underlying database. In an embodiment of the invention, the data structure is an entity cache.12-03-2009
20090300033PROCESSING IDENTITY CONSTRAINTS IN A DATA STORE - Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for processing identity constraints in a relational database. Values are extracted from an XML document during a submit operation. References that potentially participate in an identity constraint are identified. The reference information is stored. An identity constraint graph is generated from the stored reference information. Techniques for facilitating key-sequence comparisons are described. Techniques for identifying violations to identity constraints are described. Techniques for identifying which identity constraint graphs are affected by a new or changed document are described.12-03-2009
20090300031AUTOMATIC AD GROUP CREATION IN A NETWORKED ADVERTISING ENVIRONMENT - A method for organizing an advertising campaign in an Internet environment is provided. The method may include displaying, on a display device, a list of web sites that have attributes that match received selection criteria. The method may also include selecting at least one web site in the list and specifying purchasing information for purchasing advertising space on the at least one web site, associating the at least one web site and the specified purchasing information with an ad group. The web sites in the ad group may have attributes that match the received selection criteria. The ad group may be stored in a memory. The selection criteria may have come by way of an order from an advertiser and may include advertising space position information, demographic information, behavioral information, geographic information, technology information, and web site content information.12-03-2009
20090292712Identity Assignment for Software Components - Devices, systems, methods and software are described which provide identity assignment and redistribution capabilities for software components of a distributed application. Identity value ranges can be fixed or variable. Identity assignment schemes according to exemplary embodiments facilitate the continuation of traffic between the components and clients during redistribution of the identities.11-26-2009
20090292711Constraints With Hidden Rows in a Database - In an embodiment, a constraint is created for a database table. The constraint specifies a condition for a first column in the database table and an action. The action specifies whether data that violates the condition is allowed to be stored in the first column. A value and a specification of a second column in the database table are received from a data source. If the second column is identical to the first column, the value violates the condition, and the action specifies that data that violates the condition is allowed to be stored, the value is stored in a row in the database, the row is marked as hidden, and an identification of the constraint that was violated is stored in the row. A query does not return the row that is marked as hidden.11-26-2009
20100030793SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOADING RECORDS INTO A PARTITIONED DATABASE TABLE - An improved system and method for loading records into a partitioned database table is provided. A translation of records may be generated from a set of source partitions to a set of target partitions by generating a bipartite graph, determining a maximal matching using dynamic programming for a chain of nodes remaining in the bipartite graph after removing singleton edges, and generating a maximal matching after adding back the singleton edges for translation of records from the set of source partitions to the set of target partitions. The partition translation may be executed by traversing from top to bottom the set of source partitions and the set of target partitions in record key order to generate an optimal sequence of operations to transfer the records from the set of source partitions to the set of target partitions.02-04-2010
20100023534Computer-aided safety logic certification - A method is provided for certifying safety logic code in a manufacturing automation system. A plurality of safety related test scenarios is provided for testing the safety logic code in the manufacturing automation system. A processing unit is configured for communication with the logic controller. The processing unit generates logic input signals in response to the plurality of safety related test scenarios and provides the logic input signals to the logic controller. Execution of the plurality of safety related test scenarios via the safety logic code is triggered in response to the processing unit providing the logic input signals to the logic controller. Response output signals are generated by the logic controller in response to the safety related test scenarios being executed by the safety logic code. Compliancy of the safety logic code is determined by evaluating response output signals and associated logic input signals to a predetermined standard.01-28-2010
20100023533EMBEDDED CHANGE LOGGING FOR DATA SYNCHRONIZATION - Embodiments of the present invention provide for embedded change logging for data synchronization. In an embodiment of the invention, an embedded change logging data processing system can include a change embedded database (EDB) disposed in a pervasive device. The EDB can store entries for notified changes in data for multiple different end-user applications in the pervasive device. The system also can include a change log service (CLS) disposed in the pervasive device and coupled to the EDB. The CLS can include program code enabled to register with multiple different end-user applications in the pervasive device to receive notifications of changes, and to write entries to the EDB responsive to the notifications. Finally, the system can include a synchronization client disposed in the pervasive device separately from the CLS. The synchronization client can include program code enabled to directly access the EDB to perform data synchronization with a remote host.01-28-2010
20100017421DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, METHOD AND MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM - The current position of each node in a hierarchical structure is held, and the past position of each node in the hierarchical structure is held. The current position is displayed in correspondence with the past position in a first user interface. The past position is displayed in correspondence with the current position in a second user interface. When the past position displayed in the first user interface is designated, the second user interface displays the designated past position. When a current position displayed in the second user interface is designated, the first user interface displays the designated current position.01-21-2010
20100017419Systems and Methods for Distributed Asset Management Having Tagging Capabilities - Distributed asset management may be achieved as described herein by representing within a computer database system a collection of distributed assets, and logging within the computer database system time-series data sent from different ones of the distributed assets. Input from authorized users is accepted and stored in the form of tags, each tag being associated with an asset or group of assets. Access is provided to the time-series data or data derived therefrom, and to the tags, by the authorized users. By providing tagging capabilities, diverse requirements of different audiences are supported, and a system can be created wherein the different needs and interests of the audiences are satisfied in such a way as to produce a multiplying beneficial effect. At the same time, complexities are minimized that would otherwise be introduced in order support different taxonomies within a changing heterogeneous environment. Tagging may include such examples as tagging of assets, of time-series data generated by assets, and of pre-defined envelopes of time-series data.01-21-2010
20090055412Bayesian Surety Check to Reduce False Positives in Filtering of Content in Non-Trained Languages - A Bayesian spam filter determines an amount of content in incoming email messages that it knows from training. If the filter is familiar with a threshold amount of the content, then the filter proceeds to classify the email message as being spam or legitimate. On the other hand, if not enough of the words in the email are known to the filter from training, then the filter cannot accurately determine whether or not the message is spam. In this case, the filter classifies the message as being of type unknown. Different threshold metrics can be used, such as the percentage of known words, and the percentage of maximum correction value used during processing. This greatly improves the processing of emails in languages on which the filter was not trained.02-26-2009
20090012971SIMILARITY MATCHING OF PRODUCTS BASED ON MULTIPLE CLASSIFICATION SCHEMES - In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for identifying a first classification scheme associated with product attributes of a first grouping of products, identifying a second classification scheme associated with product attributes of a second grouping of products, and receiving a record of data relating to an item, the classification of which is uncertain. It may also involve receiving a dictionary of attributes associated with products and assigning the item to at least one of the classification schemes based on probabilistic matching among the attributes in the classification schemes, the attributes in the dictionary of attributes and the known attributes of the item.01-08-2009
20090063514SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING FILES HAVING CATEGORIZATION ARCHITECTURES FOR DIGITAL IMAGES - A system and a method for generating files having categorization architectures for digital images are provided. The method includes selecting primary category identifiers identifying distinct high-level types of digital images utilizing either a graphical user interface or an editor. The method further includes selecting subcategory identifiers associated with the primary category identifiers. The method further includes storing files having the primary category identifiers, the subcategory identifiers, and digital images associated therewith.03-05-2009
20090106271SECURE SEARCH OF PRIVATE DOCUMENTS IN AN ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - An enterprise content management system such as an electronic contract system manages a large number of secure documents for many organizations. The search of these private documents for different organizational users with role-based access control is a challenging task. A content-based extensible mark-up language (XML)-annotated secure-index search mechanism is provided that provides an effective search and retrieval of private documents with document-level security. The search mechanism includes a document analysis framework for text analysis and annotation, a search indexer to build and incorporate document access control information directly into a search index, an XML-based search engine, and a compound query generation technique to join user role and organization information into search query. By incorporating document access information directly into the search index and combining user information in the search query, search and retrieval of private contract documents can be achieved very effectively and securely with high performance.04-23-2009
20090055415DYNAMIC AND VERSATILE NOTEPAD - Method for providing a versatile notepad for social networking and interactions with a plurality of users. An input content is received from a user. The received input content is analyzed based on at least the following expression types: expression indicative of time, expression indicative of a location, expression indicative of a statement, expression indicative of an individual, an expression indicative of a list, and a combination of expressions indicative the time, the location, the statement, the list, and the individual. The analyzed information is dynamically converted to a communication object as a function of the expression types. The communication object is rendered to the user.02-26-2009
20090248710Database Part Table Junctioning - Embodiments are provided to define relationships for merging template or database part tables with one or more database tables in a computer system. A database application may utilize a schema to receive metadata associated with a target database part table in one or more markup language elements. The database application may then receive metadata associated with a source database table to be joined with the target table in the schema elements. The database application may then receive join type metadata in the schema elements. The join type metadata may specify whether fields from the source table are to be merged into the target table or whether fields from the target table are to be merged into the source table. In response to receiving the target table metadata and the source table metadata, the database application may then merge the target and source tables utilizing the join type metadata.10-01-2009
20090055409APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CUSTOMIZED EVENT PROCESSING USING A JDBC RESOURCE ADAPTER - An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing dynamically generated events in a database. An activation module receives a custom event query comprising a pool quantity from a user. An event query module executes the custom event query on a database. An event retrieve module receives a result set with a quantity of database events in response to the custom event query. An event object builder module creates an event object for each of the database events to be processed by a JDBC adapter. An event processing module executes an object function defined within each event object. An event update module modifies one or more records in the database such that the database events in the result set are not present in a subsequent result set for the custom event query.02-26-2009
20090125532METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CORRELATING FRONT-END AND BACK-END TRANSACTIONS IN A DATA CENTER - A system and method for correlating front-end and back-end transactions in a data center. The method includes gathering front-end and back-end transactions; analyzing pairs of transactions to detect correlated front-end and back-end transactions; saving correlated pairs in a database; and displaying the correlated pairs on a graphical user interface (GUI). In accordance with an embodiment of the invention the detection of correlated pairs may be performed using content matching analysis, time proximity analysis, and attributes analysis.05-14-2009
20090012970Root cause analysis using interactive data categorization - A computer-implemented method for processing a plurality of data items includes defining a set of one or more categories having a corresponding set of conditions that associate the data items with the categories. A sub-categorization request, requesting to divide a category from among the categories into lower-level categories, is accepted from a user. The data items associated with the category are processed responsively to the sub-categorization request, so as to automatically suggest the lower-level categories.01-08-2009
20090006427MANAGING ENTITY ORGANIZATIONAL CHART - Displaying organizational information of an entity includes storing data representing nodes associated with members of the entity in a database accessible by members of the entity. Data representing connections between the nodes that represent hierarchical relationships between the members is stored. An organizational chart comprising the nodes and connections is displayed on a presentation surface associated with a particular member of the entity. Input to create new nodes and connections is received from the particular member of the entity. When the new nodes are associated with a group that is associated with the particular member, the displayed nodes and connections are updated in response to the received input.01-01-2009
20090006432Systems and methods for merging data into documents - Systems and method in accordance with the presently claimed invention call embedded application to merge values into documents using applications on frontend devices. In some embodiments, the frontend application may be placed in an outplace view so that it will not be visible on the output viewed by the user. Further, in some embodiments, the front end device may trigger the saving of the documents that are created by the front end application.01-01-2009
20090077104SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSITIVE DATA FIELD HASHING - Data to be exchanged in a transaction is protected by using a hashing function to transform sensitive data into a scrambled form. The hashing function can use as its inputs data derived entirely or in part from portions of the data to be exchanged. The hashing function can also use as its inputs data derived entirely or in part from other locally available data. The output of the hash function is then transmitted to a destination that attempts to recreate the output of the hash function in order to validate the data transmission.03-19-2009
20090171989Identity Data Model Broker - A method, system and computer program product for handling identity data from heterogeneous sources utilizes an Identity Data Model Broker (IDMB). The IDMB maps fields between heterogeneous data sources, served by disparate Identity Attribute Service (IdAS) context providers, to establish a normalized data format. Within an IdAS, an abstract data model, which is brokered the IDMB, is created to present a normalized view of the data from the IDMB. When a request for data is received at the IdAS, the requested data is retrieved from appropriate data sources, through respective IdAS context providers, normalized to the abstract data model, and provided to the requester by the IdAS, such that the heterogeneous data sources are shielded from the requester.07-02-2009
20090171992Green Rating System and Associated Marketing Methods - A method and system for assigning a rating to an entity based on a plurality of metrics, for example, assigning a rating to an entity which reflects that entity's level of environmental performance, and then assigning an indicia to the entity which reflects the rating relative to other like entities. The system includes ways to generate revenue based on the entity's use of the indicia, such as integrating the display of the indicia with search engines such that the indicia is displayed when the entity's link appears on a search results list and charging a per impression and/or a per click through microfee. The invention also comprises a filtered search facility which only features rated member entities on its search results list. A website is also provided which contains landing pages for each rated entity which may be accessed by clicking on the displayed indicia in the search results list.07-02-2009
20090171990APPARATUS AND METHODS OF IDENTIFYING POTENTIALLY SIMILAR CONTENT FOR DATA REDUCTION - Apparatus and methods of identifying potentially similar content include utilizing workflow metadata to identify potential similarities in content to be processed, or between content to be processed and known content. As a result, a subset of potentially similar content is identified, and the subset can be used in data reduction operations to reduce data in the content to be processed.07-02-2009
20090171991METHOD FOR VERIFICATION OF DATA AND METADATA IN A DATA REPOSITORY - A method for metadata verification of a data repository of a computer system is described comprising accessing a data repository through a data profiler program, querying the data repository for metadata information about the data repository, presenting statistics regarding the metadata information using the profiler, analyzing the metadata information to identify suspect metadata information from the data repository and presenting the suspect metadata information for inspection using the profiler.07-02-2009
20090171986TECHNIQUES FOR CONSTRUCTING SITEMAP OR HIERARCHICAL ORGANIZATION OF WEBPAGES OF A WEBSITE USING DECISION TREES - A decision tree may be determined that is a site map for a domain of web pages. A clustering of a plurality of web pages of a domain is determined, in an unsupervised fashion, based on content-related features of the plurality of web pages. Each determined cluster includes a plurality of web pages, each of the plurality of web pages characterized by a resource locator and each of the resource locators being characterized by at least one resource locator token. The clustering is processed to organize indications of the content-related features of the plurality of web pages into a decision tree characterized by a plurality of nodes, each node characterized by a feature and a value, the feature being at least one of the resource locator tokens and the value being a value of that resource locator token.07-02-2009
20090171988INTERFACE WITH SCHEDULING INFORMATION DURING DEFINED PERIOD - Providing a user with scheduling information for a defined period of time. Calendar data which is indicative of the user's availability during the defined period of time is obtained based on an electronic calendar associated with the user. Event data which is indicative of event scheduled during the defined period of time is retrieved. The obtained calendar data and the retrieved event data are graphically displayed as a function of the defined period of time so that one of the event data and the calendar data is overlaid on the other of the event data and the calendar data.07-02-2009
20090171987ANNOTATING COLLABORATIVE INFORMATION STRUCTURES - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to collaborative information object management and provide a method, system and computer program product for annotating collaborative information structures. In an embodiment of the invention, a method for annotating collaborative information structures can be provided. The method can include creating a collaborative information structure document (ISD) with each of an object section and an annotation section, adding a collaborative object in a collaborative computing environment to the object section of the collaborative ISD, adding an annotation for the collaborative ISD to the annotation section of the collaborative ISD, and storing the collaborative ISD for use as a collaborative object in the collaborative computing environment.07-02-2009
20090171985METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SELF-TARGETED CONTENT DELIVERY - Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media are provided for self-targeted content delivery are provided. Content objects can be delivered to a user and indications from the user to mark any content object can be received thereby generating standard data structures to be placed into a central data store. At a later time, on various other systems, a content guide may be provided to the user showing the content related to the standard data structures placed in the central store. The user may mark digital content as it is encountered via television, internet, mobile devices, automobile terminals, public terminals, kiosks, or otherwise. Standardized data structures can allow the marking to operate across platforms, operating systems, hardware, and delivery modes. Content guides created from data structures associated with marked content can allow the marked content to be recalled and accessed from any of various other systems at a later time.07-02-2009
20090171984APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERLINKING THE CLASSIFIED OBJECTS HAVING THE PROPERTY AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM PROCESSING THE METHOD - Disclosed is an apparatus for interlinking topical classified object shaving properties. The apparatus include an interest Tong information database for storing one or more object information and one or more post information, which are classified according to interest fields requested by a user through a web server; a buddy information database for storing information on connection between the objects generated by the user and other objects; and an interest Tong service server for providing the user with information on the other objects connected to the objects generated by the user when the user accesses the interest Tong service server.07-02-2009
20090157707PATTERN IDENTIFICATION UNIT GENERATION METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A pattern identification unit generation method of generating a pattern identification unit in which a weak discriminator array obtained by cascade-connecting a plurality of weak discriminators branches, and weak discriminator arrays are connected to respective arms after branching, evaluates based on a processing result obtained by inputting a set of evaluation data to the weak discriminator array whether or not a weak discriminator array after branching reaches the number of stages to be connected. The number of stages of weak discriminators to be connected without branching as the weak discriminator array is determined based on this evaluation result.06-18-2009
20090083291GEOSPATIAL MODELING SYSTEM PROVIDING WINDOWED GEOSPATIAL MODEL DATA INPAINTING AND RELATED METHODS - A geospatial modeling system may include a geospatial model data storage device, and a processor. The processor may cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for windowing geospatial model spatial domain data to define a plurality of windowed geospatial model spatial domain data sets, and transforming the plurality of windowed geospatial model spatial domain data sets to define a plurality of corresponding geospatial model frequency domain data sets, each having at least one void therein. The processor may further cooperate with the geospatial model data storage device for inpainting data into the at least one void of each geospatial model frequency domain data set to define a plurality of inpainted geospatial model frequency domain data sets, and reconstructing the plurality of inpainted geospatial model frequency domain data sets into an overall geospatial model frequency domain data set.03-26-2009
20090119314Method for Storing Individual Data Elements of a Scalable Bit Stream in File, and Associated Device - Data elements of a scalable data flow are individually stored in at least one file with quality levels of the scalable data flow described by at least one scaling feature in respective scaling levels and at least one data element is associated with every scaling level of the scaling features. A processing index is allocated to each data element so that only data element(s) having a value lower than that processing index must be taken into consideration for processing. At least one descriptive list, containing descriptive elements associated with the data element, namely the scaling level of the respective scaling features, the time index and/or the processing index, is stored in one of the files.05-07-2009
20080270422IN-FLIGHT FILE DESCRIPTORS CHECKPOINT - A computer implemented method, data processing system, and computer program product for enabling the restoration of in-flight file descriptors during a checkpoint operation. Responsive to a checkpoint operation being initiated on a process in a workload partition, in-flight file pointers in an in-flight file queue on a socket bound to the process are identified. A file descriptor is instantiated in the process file table of the process for each identified in-flight file pointer in the in-flight file queue. After completion of the checkpoint operation, the in-flight file queue on the socket may be reconstructed in a restore operation using the instantiated file descriptors.10-30-2008
20090132561LINK-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF GRAPH NODES - A method of labeling unlabeled nodes in a graph that represents objects that have an explicit structure between them. A computing device can use a labeling engine to labeled nodes in a graph that are labeled and can identify an unlabeled node in the graph that is structurally associated with the labeled nodes. The labeling engine can label the unlabeled node with the label of the labeled node based on the structural association between the unlabeled node and the labeled node.05-21-2009
20090177673METHOD FOR PREDELIVERY VERIFICATION OF AN INTENDED RECIPIENT OF AN ELECTRONIC MESSAGE AND DYNAMIC GENERATION OF MESSAGE CONTENT UPON VERIFICATION - A device sending electronic messages first verifies the intended recipient of the message by sending a message beacon (07-09-2009
20080228783Data Partitioning Systems - This invention generally relates to methods, systems, data structures and computer program code for managing spatial data, in particular very large volumes of data such as map data for a region or country. Thus we describe a method of partitioning a database of spatial data, the database including a plurality of spatial feature objections, the method comprising: reading data from said database grid cell-by-grid cell, a said grid cell comprising a cell of a grid spatially subdividing a region of spatial coverage of said database, each said grid cell including spatial feature objects; and determining a set of spatial partitions for said database, each grid cell being allocated to a said partition, responsive to a number of said spatial feature objects in each said grid cell.09-18-2008
20090248716Hierarchy creation and management tool - A computer-implemented method of building an integrated hierarchy from hierarchy components is disclosed. The method includes receiving a hierarchy structure having at a node element, extracting hierarchy attribute information associated with the node element, and building an integrated hierarchy based on the received hierarchy structure and the extracted hierarchy attribute information.10-01-2009
20090138489High performance in memory data cubes - A solution is provided in which regions are formed incrementally as points are added to a database. Each time a point is added to the database, it may be assigned to a new region. This new region may then be compared against each of the current set of regions until one is found with which it can be successfully merged. Then, this newly merged region may be compared against each of the other regions until one is found with which it can be successfully merged. This process repeats until there are no more regions that can be merged. Determining whether or not a region can be merged with another region may involve determining whether or not the points in one region differ from the points in the other region only along one dimension. If so, then the point can be successfully merged with the region.05-28-2009
20100057756CREATING REPORTS USING DIMENSION TREES - A method and apparatus for creating reports using dimension trees The method may include presenting trees of dimensions associated with one or more source databases, receiving a user selection of one of the dimension trees, and presenting a view of the selected dimension tree. The method may further include allowing a user to choose components of a report from the view of the selected dimension tree, and populating the report with data from the source databases.03-04-2010
20090132566DOCUMENT PROCESSING DEVICE AND DOCUMENT PROCESSING METHOD - A structured document file in similarity relation is specified based on a tag structure of a structured document file.05-21-2009
20090132565INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND NETWORK LOGGING INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - An information processing system includes a memory, an external storage having a user's area and a system area, and a logging unit collecting communication information in the system. The information processing system further has a unit that receives a network logging activation instruction, and determines whether memory dump information at the point system freezing occurred exists in the system area or not, a unit that copies the network logging file to the system area if the conditions are satisfied, and a unit that writes the communication information stored and maintained in the memory dump information to the copied network logging file.05-21-2009
20090132558METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLICATION PREFERENCE REGISTRATION TO A CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEM - A method and system for providing application preferences to a content delivery system, the method having the steps of: publishing, to a extensible markup language ‘XML’ document management ‘XDM’ repository preferences associated with relationships between the application and mobile services; and storing, on an XDM server, the preferences associated with relationships between the application and mobile services.05-21-2009
20090132564INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - An information processing apparatus for combining a plurality of structured documents, including an acquiring unit configured to acquire, for each of the plurality of structured documents, correspondence information showing a correspondence between vocabulary information constituting the structured document and token information, and encoded information in which the vocabulary information included in the structured document has been replaced with corresponding token information based on the correspondence information, a replacing unit configured to, if the vocabulary information included in a first correspondence information is common with the vocabulary information included in a second correspondence information, replace the common vocabulary information included in the first correspondence information with a reference to the common vocabulary information included in the second correspondence information, and a combining unit configured to generate combined information by combining the correspondence information in which the common vocabulary information has been replaced and the encoded information, of each of the plurality of structured documents.05-21-2009
20090132562ANNOTATION OF MODELS FOR MODEL-DRIVEN ENGINEERING - A query interpreter may be configured to query a model repository to obtain one or more elements of at least one model associated with a software application and stored in the model repository. A profile reader may be configured to read, from a profile repository, at least one profile meta-model that is associated with at least one annotation; and a profile integrator may be configured to annotate the one or more elements with the at least one annotation to obtain an annotated model.05-21-2009
20090132560Hierarchical Grouping Columns - A system and process that automatically responds to changes in displayed table data to determine and reestablish a hierarchy for the table. A column hierarchy order component checks each column of a table to determine the number of groupings of entries and reorders the columns based on the number of groupings. A column order at the time a table is loaded is saved and can be used to restore that original order.05-21-2009
20090132557USING HIERARCHICAL GROUPINGS TO ORGANIZE GRC GUIDELINES, POLICIES, CATEGORIES, AND RULES - A system and methodology are provided for using hierarchical groupings to organize governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) policies and rules. The groupings are based on categorizations that can be arbitrarily represented by both predetermined and user-defined hierarchical policy naming schemes. Once GRC regulatory and compliance policies and rules are grouped to accommodate company policies, testing can be designed around groups of policies and/or rules and scheduled to align with schedule and timing requirements. By allowing a policy or rule to be associated with multiple hierarchies, a single execution of a policy or rule can be associated with, managed from, and satisfy multiple regulatory and compliance needs with one effort.05-21-2009
20090132555METHOD FOR VISUALISATION OF STATUS DATA IN AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM - A method is disclosed for facilitating visualisation of status data in an electronic system. The status data comprises metadata including a plurality of information context categories. The status data also comprises data nodes, each data node including specific instances of a respective context category. The method starts with selecting possible data combinations and permutations of the information context categories, each permutation defining a respective hierarchy. For each permutation, information content of data for each node of the respective hierarchy is estimated and an informative tree and total entropy for all informative nodes are found. The permutation and the informative tree that has the lowest total entropy are then presented to the user.05-21-2009
20090132553System and method for providing targeted content - An arrangement for providing targeted content includes data repositories storing information from which targeted content may be selected. The data repositories store at least one contextual relationship graph. The arrangement also includes an input/output interface through which a request for targeted content is made. The arrangement further includes a controller that receives the request for targeted content and selects targeted content using the contextual relationship graph. The controller further provides the selected targeted content through the input/output interface. An arrangement for determining the relative strength of a classification for a group of words includes memory for storing a contextual relationship graph for a given classification and a processor that receives the contextual relationship graph and a plurality of words to be analyzed by the processor, identifies occurrences of the relationships identified in the contextual relationship graph and determines the relative strength of classification based on the identified occurrences.05-21-2009
20080263065DATA PERTURBATION OF NON-UNIQUE VALUES - In embodiments of the present invention, improved capabilities are described for perturbing non-unique values may comprise finding the non-unique values in a data table, perturbing the non-unique values to render unique values, and using the non-unique values as an identifier for a data item.10-23-2008
20090327318INFORMATION EXCHANGE BETWEEN A HANDHELD DEVICE AND ANOTHER COMPUTER SYSTEM USING AN EXCHANGE MANAGER AND UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL) STRINGS - A method and electronic system for exchanging data between a handheld device and another computer system using universal resource locator (URL) strings. With respect to sending information from the handheld, an application may define a URL string that may indicate 1) a transport mechanism and 2) a destination for the information. Exemplary transport mechanism strings include: IRODEX:// (infrared); BTOBEX:// (radio frequency Bluetooth); SMS://; SMTP:// (email); SYNC:// (synchronization); HTTP:// (Internet); FTP:// (file transport protocol); etc. Information and the associated URL string is forwarded from the application to an exchange manager API. The exchange manager API is connected to a plurality of exchange library APIs, one for each supported transport mechanism. If no transport mechanism is defined, the user is asked to define one. If no destination is specified, the user is asked to define one. The exchange manager then provides the required communication using the specified URL string. On receiving information, the URL can define its source. If none is given, the exchange manager requests from the user a specific application and verifies the addition of the information to the database associated with the application. When URL strings are fully defined, the communication of information can be somewhat transparent to the user. The handheld device can be a palmtop computer system.12-31-2009
20100049725REMOTE FEATURE ACTIVATOR FEATURE EXTRACTION - A database record controls a license to use a computational component. An input receives an order identifier associated with an order related to a computational component and an interface retrieves order information associated with the identifier. The order information comprises at least one material code. A material code mapping agent compares the material code with at least one material code mapping table to identify corresponding computational component information associated with the material code. In another configuration, a transaction record includes first information associated with the order, the order relates to at least a first computational component and/or feature thereof, a configuration file includes second information different from the first information, the configuration file relates to at least one telecommunication switch/server, and a configuration file processing agent compares some of the first information with some of the second information to form a system record having both first and second information.02-25-2010
20100049724PROCESS AND A SYSTEM FOR UPDATING A DATA STRUCTURE IN A RELATIONAL DATABASE USED WITHIN A MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SYSTEM - A process for updating a data structure in a relational database used within a manufacturing execution system, contain the steps of defining within the database the data structure and defining SQL scripts having specific rules. The rules contain a header describing an initial data structure and a final data structure, thereby defining each of the defined SQL scripts as a section of the updating process. The current data structure of the database is analyzed and the required sections among the sections available are identified by comparing the current data structure of the database to the initial data structure defined in the header of the SQL script. A sequence order to apply the sections is defined and the required SQL scripts are run according to the defined sequence order. This allows developers to define the SQL script for their own demands without coordinating the requested changes with other development groups.02-25-2010
20100049723Spreadsheet risk reconnaissance network for automatically detecting risk conditions in spreadsheet documents within an organization using principles of objective-relative risk analysis - A spreadsheet risk reconnaissance network including one or more spreadsheet file servers registered with the network, supporting at least one user organization, and communicating with a data processing center. A research agent is installed on at least one spreadsheet file server registered on the network. Each research agent operates transparently to users on the network so as to perform a number of functions, including (i) collecting metadata from spreadsheet files, (i) analyzing collected metadata associated with each spreadsheet file, (iii) identifying Spreadsheet Purpose from collected metadata, and (iv) calculating the Relative Likelihood Of Error (RLE) and the Relative Likelihood Of Concern (RLC), based on the calculated RLE, for a plurality of spreadsheet files associated with at least one user organization, under management by the network. Calculation of RLE and RLC can be performed at the data processing center or the research agent.02-25-2010
20100049722SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR REDUCING ROW REDISTRIBUTION COSTS FOR PARALLEL JOIN OPERATIONS - A system, method, and computer-readable medium for optimizing execution of a join operation in a parallel processing system are provided. A plurality of processing nodes that have at least one row of one or more tables involved in a join operation are identified. For each of the processing nodes, respective counts of rows that would be redistributed to each of the processing nodes based on join attributes of the rows are determined. A redistribution matrix is calculated from the counts of rows of each of the processing nodes. An optimized redistribution matrix is generated from the redistribution matrix, wherein the optimized redistribution matrix provides a minimization of rows to be redistributed among the nodes to execute the join operation.02-25-2010
20100011011SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DIRECTORY ENTRY ENCODINGS - In general, the invention relates to supporting multiple different character encodings in the same file system. In one embodiment, a method is provided for filename lookup that supports multiple character encodings. The method comprises storing filename data in a first character encoding into an indexed data structure. The method further comprises receiving filename data in a second encoding. The method also comprises looking up filename data in the indexed data structure using the second encoding.01-14-2010
20100011009System and method for monitoring document conformance - A system and method for monitoring document conformance is disclosed. The method may include populating a database with data indicative of contents of a plurality of documents, the plurality of documents including a first document associated with a first supplying entity located at a first facility and a second document associated with a second supplying entity located at a second facility. The method may further include comparing data in the populated database with information indicative of a standard. The method may further include identifying, based on the comparison, repeated instances of non-conforming documents to the standard.01-14-2010
20100011010METHOD AND MECHANISM FOR EFFICIENT STORAGE AND QUERY OF XML DOCUMENTS BASED ON PATHS - A method, mechanism, and computer program product for storing, accessing, and managing XML data is disclosed. The approach supports efficient evaluation of XPath queries and also improves the performance of data/fragment extraction. The approach can be applied to schema-less documents. The approach is applicable to all database systems and other servers which support storing and managing XML content. In addition, the approach can be applied to store, manage, and retrieve other types of unstructured or semi-structured data in a database system.01-14-2010
20090063520STORAGE MEDIUM FOR ELECTRONIC INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, ELECTRONIC INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD - A computer-readable medium includes a program including processes of correlating electronic information which is correlated to a first correlation location in a first correlation structure also to a second correlation location in a second correlation structure according to a correlation condition based on the first correlation location or the electronic information, and executing an operation on the electronic information or the first correlation location in the first correlation structure, wherein there can be switched permission and forbiddance of execution of at least a part of the operations, among the operations, which changes a correlation result in the correlating.03-05-2009
20090043789Central Storage Repository and Methods for Managing Tags Stored Therein and Information Associated Therewith - An information system includes at least one data storage device accessible through a network for storing tags and tag attribute data, a server connected to the network and to the at least one data storage device for serving tags and tag attribute data and for receiving tags and tag attribute data, and one or more processors connected to the server and to the at least one data storage device, the processor or processors running sets of instructions for managing the tags and tag attribute data.02-12-2009
20090019066HYBRID LOCATION AND KEYWORD INDEX - A method and system for generating a hybrid index for indexing objects based on location and keyword attributes and performing location-based searching is provided. A search system performs a location-based search using a hybrid index that indexes both location and keyword attributes of objects. The search system generates the hybrid index either using the location attribute as the primary index or the keyword attribute as the primary index. When the location attribute is the primary index, the keyword attribute is the secondary index, and vice versa. To generate the hybrid index, the search system identifies the values for the keyword and location attributes of each object. The search system generates the primary index to map each value of a first attribute to a secondary index. The search system thus generates, for each value of the first attribute, a secondary index to map values of a second attribute to objects that have the associated values of the first and second attributes. The search system then uses the hybrid index to perform location-based searching.01-15-2009
20080301161Method and system for data processing with high availability - A server to be changed is added to a destination unit in terms of configuration. The server to be changed is started to restore the database in the database storage region to which the server has access and to restore the transaction for the process that was executed when the server failed. The destination of the failed server (a system destination unit) when failure occurs is determined to stabilize the throughput of the entire system after the switchover of the system in the event of failure. The destination server is determined according to an instruction given in advance by the user. The database management system statistically determines the destination server in accordance with a policy designated by the user. Alternatively, the database management system dynamically determines the destination server according to the policy designated by the user when failure occurs.12-04-2008
20080301154USER DRIVEN, INTERACTIVE, INTELLIGENT AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE DATA RETREIVAL AND VIEWING INFORMATION SYSTEM AND TOOL, THAT IS DATABASE OR DATA SOURCE ABSTRACTED AND INDEPENDENT, AND IS NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY ABSTRACTED AND INDEPENDENT, WITH ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT - A software tool or information system that is User Driven and allows the user to imagine, dictate, iterate and control the place, means, format and kind of data and information to be viewed and analyzed. The system allows the User to begin with an imagined image or picture of what is required. The system is Interactive and allows the user to iterate, change, modify improve, edit, correct, consolidate, drill down and perform all other actions that are required by the user. The system is Adaptive and has a learning capability that will anticipate and prompt progressively more accurately what the User desires from the User's inputs and therefore Adapts to the User. The System is Adaptive, Learning with intelligent estimation of the User's request when examining the target database or data source. The system is also Database or Data Source Abstracted and Independent by automating the query, search and seek process and by automatically generating all required actions including the appropriate code generation, including all query code and the abstraction of the key elements of database parameters and characteristics supplemented by a target specific element. The system also incorporates Network and Connectivity Abstraction and Independence. The System is supported by automated and Intelligent Administrative functions.12-04-2008
20080301160INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD, RECORDING MEDIUM, AND PROGRAM - Information processing apparatus and method, recording medium, and program are provided. An information processing apparatus includes the following elements. A receiver receives a command requesting for the execution of predetermined processing. A storage unit stores data and first information indicating, among a plurality of stages in a lifecycle of the information processing apparatus, the current stage determined by the stored data and second information indicating an executable command in the current stage, the executable command being determined for each of the plurality of stages. A determining unit determines on the basis of the first information and the second information whether the command received by the receiver is an executable command in the current stage.12-04-2008
20080301159PARTITIONING A NETWORK INTO SUB-NETWORKS BASED ON USER UTILITY - To perform a query, a set of nodes for an origin is loaded, it is determined if a node is a destination for each node of the set of nodes, and a path is recorded in response to the node being the destination. A hypothetical path is generated in response to the node not being the destination, it is determined if the hypothetical path exceeds a stopping rule, and the hypothetical path is recorded in response to the hypothetical path not exceeding the stopping rule.12-04-2008
20080301158SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING HEALTH DATA - A portable data-management system may be easily employed with multiple processing devices by eliminating the need to pre-install additional programs, agents, device drivers, or other software components on the hosts. A portable storage device contains software for a data-management application, which receives and processes test data from a meter that measures an analyte. The portable device may employ an interface protocol that makes the portable device immediately compatible with different operating systems and hardware configurations. Once the portable device is connected to the host, the data-management application can be automatically launched. The convenience and portability of a data-management system may be enhanced by integrating advanced data processing and display features with the portable device. The users may access some advanced presentations of health data without having to launch the data-management application on a separate host.12-04-2008
20080301157DATA STRUCTURE - A data structure recorded in computer memory comprises a head reference, an ordered list of pages and an ordered list of elements. In the data structure, the head reference includes an address of a first page. Each page, except the final page, includes an address of a subsequent page. Each page includes a stored integer equal to the number of elements linked to the page, and an address of a first element in the page. Each element that is linked to a page, except the final element, includes an address of a subsequent element.12-04-2008
20080301156Method and System for Bi-Directionally Synchronizing Tracing Relationships Between A Requirements Repository and Textual Requirements Documents - A method for bi-directional synchronization of tracing relationships between a requirements repository and textual requirements documents, including: in a first operating mode: gathering trace information from a requirements repository; and formatting the trace information and inserting the trace information as text in textual requirements documents; and in a second operating mode: modifying the trace information in the textual requirements documents; and updating the requirements repository to match the modifications that were made in the textual requirements documents.12-04-2008
20090006426IDENTIFYING UNSTRUCTURED ELEMENTS OF A COLLABORATIVE PLACE IN A HIERARCHICALLY STRUCTURED MANNER - Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to element identification for elements in a collaborative computing environment and provide a method, system and computer program product for identifying unstructured elements of a collaborative place in a hierarchically structured manner. In one embodiment of the invention, a method for locating an unstructured element in a collaborative computing environment can be provided. The method can include receiving a request for an unstructured element in the collaborative environment, extracting a hierarchy of unique identifiers from the request, locating a last folder referenced by the hierarchy of unique identifiers, and returning a reference to the folder as a location of the unstructured element.01-01-2009
20080256101KEYWORD-BASED CONTENT MANAGEMENT - A method, implementable in a system coupled to a network, includes accessing a first portion of a memory device coupled to the network. The first portion has stored thereon information characterizing an entity. An information set of a predetermined information type is gathered from the first portion. First and second information subsets of the information set are organized into first and second keywords. A second portion of a memory device coupled to the network is accessed. The second portion has stored thereon a plurality of data sets. First and second subsets of the data sets are identified. Each data set of the first data-set subset includes the first keyword, and each data set of the second data-set subset includes the second keyword. The first data-set subset is stored in a third portion of a memory device coupled to the network.10-16-2008
20080256100System and Method for Using Content Features and Metadata of Digital Images to Find Related Audio Accompaniment10-16-2008
20080256096Localizing reports using metadata and multilanguage translations - A method of developing a report capable of providing information from a local database in a predefined structure to a remote application is discussed. The method includes defining an abstract data report structure. The abstract data report structure is configured to provide a report to the remote application having a plurality of data elements. The method further includes localizing at least one of the plurality of data elements by assigning it a remotely customizable field value; and exposing the abstract data report structure to the remote application.10-16-2008
20080256094ENHANCED BLOOM FILTERS - An interface is operable to receive an element for deletion from a bloom filter. The bloom filter includes multiple hash functions and an array. A processor is operable to generate hash function output values for the element using the hash functions. The hash function output values correspond to indices identifying bits in the array. A memory is operable to maintain supplemental data structure entries. The supplemental data structure has entries associated with the indices. The processor is operable to modify the supplemental data structure entries to delete the element from the bloom filter.10-16-2008
20080256092Data Processing Device and Data Processing Method10-16-2008
20080250043File management program, file management method, file management apparatus, imaging device, and recording medium - When the mode of an electronic camera is set at folder creation mode and a release button is pressed, a new folder is created in a recording area of a recording medium and an icon image of the newly created folder is created. The icon image is created based on image data photographed in response to the press of the release button. A list of folders created in the recording medium is displayed with folder icons on an image display device and an icon image is displayed on each folder icon. From the displayed list of folders, the user selects a folder for recording the image data.10-09-2008
20080250037CONTENT RECORDING APPARATUS, CONTENT PLAYBACK APPARATUS, CONTENT PLAYBACK SYSTEM, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, PROCESSING METHOD FOR THE CONTENT RECORDING APPARATUS, THE CONTENT PLAYBACK APPARATUS, THE CONTENT PLAYBACK SYSTEM, AND THE IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM - A content recording apparatus includes: a content management file storing section that stores a content management file that records hierarchical entries organized in a virtual hierarchical structure; a content inputting section that inputs content files; a virtual management information creating section that creates virtual management information for virtually managing each of the inputted content files, on the basis of the content file; a meta data creating section that creates meta data related to each of the inputted content files, on the basis of the content file; and a recording control section that records file entries, which are the hierarchical entries including the created virtual management information, into the content management file, and records meta data entries, which are the hierarchical entries including the created meta data, at a lower hierarchical level than the file entries in the content management file.10-09-2008
20080250034EXTERNAL METADATA ACQUISITION AND SYNCHRONIZATION IN A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A content management system (CMS) allows a CMS administrator to access data from an external source, such as a web page, and to correlate the external data with an attribute for a document type. When a user authors a document of that type in the CMS, the user may select from a picklist that includes values retrieved from the external data source. A metadata acquisition policy associated with the attribute may specify one or more criteria for determining if and when changes to the external data source should be automatically reflected in the attribute, and if notifications of changes to the external data should be provided to a CMS administrator.10-09-2008
20080250032METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENTLY SAVING AND RETRIEVING VALUES OF A LARGE NUMBER OF RESOURCE VARIABLES USING A SMALL REPOSITORY - Saving and retrieving operations of values of a large number of resource variables include creating and maintaining a small repository in an event monitoring software management application to track all resource variables and their state values and to record unique entries of resource variable identifiers, but only for those resources in a non-normal state, when only a small set of resources are expected to be in a non-normal state at any point in time, is conducted using a repository which is smaller than all of the possible resources to be monitored and recording the values by not recording RVIDs and their state values when their state values are normal, and recording RVIDs and their state values when their state values are non-normal, by recording only RVIDs and not their Boolean state values when their state values are non-normal.10-09-2008
20080243888Mention-Synchronous Entity Tracking: System and Method for Chaining Mentions - A Bell Tree data structure is provided to model the process of chaining the mentions, from one or more documents, into entities, tracking the entire process; where the data structure is used in an entity tracking process that produces multiple results ranked by a product of probability scores.10-02-2008
20080243887EXCLUSION CONTROL - An exclusion controller which allows an information processing unit to acquire a contended resource to the exclusion of the other information processing units includes a plurality of non-prioritized information processing units mutually exclusively acquiring a non-prioritized exclusion right, which indicates a candidate for acquiring the contended resource, by a first process. The exclusion controller further includes a prioritized information processing unit acquiring the contended resource by a second process, which requires a shorter processing time than the first process, to the exclusion of the non-prioritized information processing unit having acquired the non-prioritized exclusion right.10-02-2008
20080243886CASE DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A case database management system capable of maintaining high quality case information registered in a case DB. A user of the case database management system can not only refer to case information registered in the case DB by user terminals, but also evaluate the case information. The case DB server of the system collects evaluation information evaluated by the user for each case information item and assigns each case information item with an evaluation containing an evaluation point indicating usefulness of the case information. This enables the case database management system to register more highly evaluated (high quality) case information in the case DB and to provide the user with useful case information.10-02-2008
20080243883System and Method for Providing an Intelligent Configuration Rationalization Solution - A system and method is disclosed for rationalizing configurations associated with one or more products. The system includes a database associated with one or more customers. The system further includes an order analysis system coupled with the database. The order analysis system is capable of rationalizing the differences between configurations of various combinations of options that are stored in the database.10-02-2008
20080243877PROMOTING CONTENT FROM ONE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO ANOTHER CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - Provided are a method, system, and program for promoting content from one content management system to another content management system. Content from a first content management system satisfying a content criteria is determined. The first content management system includes content objects added by users in a collaborative environment. A second content management system providing content objects associated with content categories is processed to determine one of the content categories relevant to the determined content from the first content management system. The determined content is added to the second content management system and the content added to the second content management system is associated with the determined content category.10-02-2008
20080243876CREATION OF GENERIC HIERARCHIES - A method and system are disclosed for modeling a relational database. The method comprises the steps of defining a set of data tables to accommodate any number of levels of a business hierarchy and using these tables as a generic data model to handle various levels of requirements of the business hierarchy. This set of tables include a first control table, a second table containing hierarchy nodes in a flattened format, a third table storing unique hierarchy node names, and a fourth table describing the hierarchy nodes in one or more languages. For example, this business hierarchy may be a commodity hierarchy, a geography hierarchy and a client organization hierarchy. Also, in the preferred embodiment, no new tables are needed when a new hierarchy is introduced, and the generic data model supports different numbers of reporting levels from one hierarchy to the next hierarchy.10-02-2008
20080235251Incremental Validation of Key and Keyref Constraints - The present invention relates to a method, and system for implementing the method, for performing incremental validation of an XML document with respect to XML Schema key and keyref constraints, and handling the semantics dictated by the XML Schema specification. Several operations are defined that change the content of a document, i.e., add or remove nodes, or change the value of existing nodes. The present invention verifies whether performing such an operation would violate key or keyref constraints, and allows changing the document only if the operation maintains the validity of the document with respect to the constraints. The verification traverses only the parts of the document that may be affected by the change operation, and not the whole document. The invention maintains, in an efficient manner, data structures that hold information relevant to the validation of key and keyref constraints.09-25-2008
20080235247System and method of adding data objects to a multimedia timeline - Systems, methods, and computer readable media to provide a multimedia timeline are disclosed. A first data object is added to a first multimedia timeline. The first multimedia timeline corresponds to a first life event. A first date reference for the first data object is received. The first data object is associated with the first multimedia timeline at a position based on the first date reference.09-25-2008
20080228793SYSTEM AND PROGRAM FOR APPEND MODE INSERTION OF ROWS INTO TABLES IN DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - Implementation of append mode concurrent insert operations in tables in a page-based concurrent relational database management system is carried out by defining a set of last pages as a current cache into which rows may be inserted by appenders. Append mode insert operations for each page in the current cache are serialized. Appenders seek to access the pages in the current cache using a two-pass process in which latches are sought to be acquired conditionally in the first pass and unconditionally in the second pass. A shared data structure is provided to define a current cache and a next cache for a table supporting append mode inserts in the relational database. The shared data structure includes information reflecting the unused space for each page in the current cache.09-18-2008
20080228787Error Correction Apparatus and Method - A system, method and data structure for error correction for use in the transmission of content data distribution networks uses a compressed memory, for example a bitmap, to identify portions of transmitted content data files where transmission errors have occurred. The error memory, is used to generate an error status report that is returned to a transmission controller via a low bandwidth back channel, for example the Internet. The information in multiple error status reports is aggregated by the control system of the transmitter and used to re-transmit those portions of previously transmitted content data files that were not properly received due to error. By re-transmitting only the data packets of the transmitted content data files that contain errors, overall transmission speed is increased and bandwidth usage is conserved.09-18-2008
20080228785Systems and methods of hierarchical storage management, such as global management of storage operations - A system and method for setting global actions in a data storage system is described. In some examples, the system determines a policy based on information from the system, and implements that policy to the system. In some examples, the system adds or modifies global filters based on information from the system.09-18-2008
20080228784Double word compare and swap implemented by using triple single word compare and swap - A Lock Free and Wait Free method of the appearance of an atomic double word compare and swap (DCAS) operation on a pointer and ABA avoidance sequence number pair of words while using atomic single word compare and swap (CAS) instructions. To perform this function an area of memory is used by this invention and described as a protected pointer. The protected pointer consists of three words, comprising of: a) a pointer to a memory location, such as a node in linked list, together with b) an ABA avoidance sequence number, and combined together with a third word containing c) a specially crafted hash code derived from the pointer and the ABA avoidance sequence number. The three words together are referred to as a three word protected pointer and are used by this invention for implementing a Lock-Free and Wait-Free method of simulating DCAS using three CAS instructions. The specially crafted hash code, when used in a manner as described in this invention, enable competing threads in a multithreaded environment to advance a partially completed method of the appearance of an atomic double word compare and swap (DCAS) operation on a pointer and ABA avoidance sequence number pair of words while using atomic single word compare and swap (CAS) instructions as partially executed by a different thread. The ability for any thread to complete a partially completed appearance of DCAS provides for wait free operation.09-18-2008
20080222176STREAMING XPATH ALGORITHM FOR XPATH EXPRESSIONS WITH PREDICATES - A method and system for evaluating a path query are disclosed. The path query corresponds to a query tree including a plurality of query nodes. At least one query node corresponds to at least one predicate and is at a level. The predicate(s) are evaluated for previous query node(s). The method and system include scanning data nodes of a document and determining if the data nodes match the query nodes. The method and system also include placing data related to the data node in match stacks corresponding to matched query nodes. The data for the query node(s) include attribute(s) corresponding to the predicate(s). The method and system further include propagating a matching of the at least one query node backward to a matching of the at least one previous query node.09-11-2008
20080222175USE OF AGENTS AND CONTROL DOCUMENTS TO UPDATE A DATABASE STRUCTURE - A method and system for updating a database structure. The database structure includes a dynamically changing list of control documents. A control document specifies tasks to be performed on the database structure. An agent finds an approved control document on the list such as by looking into a view of control documents. Processing the approved control document includes causing an execution of at least one task on the approved control document. Execution of a such task includes updating of the database structure, and may be implemented by the agent that found the control document or by another agent called by the agent.09-11-2008
20080222174System and method for distributed communication control within an enterprise - Systems and methods for providing distributed call control are provided. In exemplary embodiments, a communication user interface is provided on a client device associated with an individual. The communication user interface comprises a plurality of selectable communication control operations configured to provide control over communications of users within an enterprise. A selection of one of the plurality of communication control operations is received from the individual. Permissions associated with the individual are reviewed to determine if the individual is allowed to perform the communication control operation. If the individual is allowed, the communication control operation is performed. If the individual is not allowed, a denial indicator may be provided.09-11-2008
20080222173Recording method, recording apparatus, and record medium - The present invention is a recording method for recording, data to a disc shaped record medium 09-11-2008
20080222172Method and Device for Authoring a Digital Videodisc; Programme, Recording Medium and Instantiating Module for Said Method - This method of authoring a DVD-Video disc comprises: 09-11-2008
20080222171SYSTEM FOR DEFINING DATA MAPPINGS BETWEEN DATA STRUCTURES - Computer system and program for defining data mappings between data elements in a first data structure and data elements in a second data structure are provided. The computer system executes instructions for selecting a first data element in the first data structure for mapping, suggesting a first possible data mapping definition to a user based on a first previous data mapping definition, the first possible data mapping definition defining a mapping from the first data element in the first data structure to a first data element in the second data structure, and mapping the first data element in the first data structure to the first data element in the second data structure according to the first possible data mapping definition in response to acceptance of the first possible data mapping definition by the user.09-11-2008
20080222170COMPUTER SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE FOR AUTOMATIC CONTEXT ASSOCIATIONS - A computer system models human memory by deriving associations between objects, events, and the context of the computer user or users. These associations can be dynamically generated, changing depending on the behavior of the user and context. Examples of areas in which this system can be used include time management (e.g., a calendar that presents time-based groupings of objects), people management (e.g., use analysis of user communications to rank importance of people to the user, groupings, and associations between people/groups and other objects such as documents, email), and general computer management (e.g., use analysis of user behavior to identify important objects and objects that are related to a current focus and context of the computer user).09-11-2008
20080222169IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, DATA DELIVERY METHOD AND DATA DELIVERY PROGRAM - An image processing apparatus comprises: a personal storage area provided for a user; a group storage area shared with a plurality of users who are members of a group; an identifier that identifies from one consolidated data that is made from user's data created for one or more than one user of the group and inputted in the group storage area, a personal storage area(s) to which the user's data are to be delivered; and a transmitter that transmits the user's data to the personal storage area(s) identified by the identifier.09-11-2008
20080222168Method and System for Hierarchical Document Management in a Document Review System - A method and machine-readable medium for reviewing documents are described. A computer-implemented method comprising: receiving a plurality of documents; for each document in the plurality of documents: determining if the document is attached to a parent document; if the document is not attached to a parent document, creating a root node in a hierarchy corresponding to the document; and if the document is attached to a parent document, creating a child node in the hierarchy corresponding to the attached document, the child node being inserted as a child of the node corresponding to the parent document; and selecting a first document; and performing an action on the first document and any documents having a specified relationship to the first document based on the hierarchy. In other embodiments, the process includes a machine-readable medium that provides instructions for a processor, which when executed by the processor cause the processor to perform a method of the present invention.09-11-2008
20080222167SUBMISSION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A submission data system is used by various organizations each to receive, process, and use information originating outside of the organization. The submission system includes a submission center and various stations communicatively linked thereto. The stations are used by administrators, submitters, and post-submission users to communicate with the submission center. The submission center further includes a submission data structure generator that generates submission data structures tailored to the particular information and presentation requirements of the various organizations.09-11-2008
20080222166Data and file management system - A data or file management system, communicating with a database directly or via a network interface, using a tree structured interface with simultaneous navigation within a tree branched map and display of content in a first, map, and second, content, window, respectively. Filter or sorting functions may be applied between the tree structured map interface and the content interface. Data found relating to downstream areas of interest in the tree branched map are all analyzed and indicated in the second window holding the content interface.09-11-2008
20090132556OFFLINE OPERATIONS FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS - Subject matter disclosed herein may relate to enabling offline operations for online applications.05-21-2009
20080215598DATA STORAGE APPARATUS, DATA STORAGE METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - In a data storage apparatus for storing data by making the data to be a file, a file is deleted, in a normal deletion processing, after contents of the file are destructed by overwriting the file to be deleted with data for elimination such as “all-zeros”. On the other hand, with respect to storage processing, when storing new data, files waiting for deletion are investigated whether they are existent or not, excluding files being deleted currently in the normal deletion processing, and when files waiting for deletion are existent, either one of the files waiting for deletion is overwritten with new data to be stored.09-04-2008
20080215597Information processing apparatus, information processing system, and program - Conventional information processing apparatuses have a problem that the precision of related term collection is low. An information processing apparatus is provided which comprises a document information storing section for storing one or more pieces of document information, a term information receiving section for receiving term information, a document information obtaining section for obtaining the whole or a part of document information having the term information, a cited document information obtaining section for obtaining the whole or a part of cited document information which is information of a cited document having a citation relationship with a document corresponding to the document information, from the document information storing section, based on the whole or the part of the document information obtained by the document information obtaining section, a related term information obtaining section for obtaining related term information which is information of a related term which is related to the term indicated by the term information, based on the whole or the part of the cited document information obtained by the cited document information obtaining section, and a related term information outputting section for outputting the related term information obtained by the related term information obtaining section. Thereby, the precision of related term collection can be improved.09-04-2008
20080208875SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DERIVING A HIERARCHICAL EVENT BASED DATABASE OPTIMIZED FOR PRIVACY AND SECURITY FILTERING - Inferring a probability of a first inference absent from a database. 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 associated metadata includes data regarding cohorts associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding hierarchies associated with the corresponding datum, data regarding a corresponding source of the datum, and data regarding probabilities associated with integrity, reliability, and importance of each associated datum. 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. Security filtering is performed based on at least one of a significance level of the probability of the first inference, the probability itself exceeding a pre-selected value, and a security level possessed by a user.08-28-2008
20080201345Apparatus and Article of Manufacture For Determining a Target Data Type In a Heterogeneous Multi-Level Environment - An apparatus and article of manufacture for determining a target data type in an environment having a plurality of levels are provided. Zero or more intermediate levels are between the source level and the target level. A target data type representing the transformation of a data type of an associated datum as the datum passes from the source level through the zero or more intermediate levels to the target level is generated. In another aspect of the invention, the datum is assigned to the target level in accordance with the target data type. In yet another aspect of the invention, the target data type is passed with the associated datum, via the zero or more intermediate levels to the target level.08-21-2008
20080201344INTERNET SERVER ACCESS CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEMS - This invention relates to methods for controlling and monitoring access to network servers. In particular, the process described in the invention includes client-server sessions over the Internet. In this environment, when the user attempts to access an access-controlled file, the server subjects the request to a secondary server which determines whether the client has an authorization or valid account. Upon such verification, the user is provided with a session identification which allows the user to access to the requested file as well as any other files within the present protection domain.08-21-2008
20080201343HIERARCHICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING DATA STORAGE OPERATIONS - The invention is a hierarchical backup system. The interconnected network computing devices are put into groups of backup cells. A backup cell has a manager software agent responsible maintaining and initiating a backup regime for the network computing devices in the backup cell. The backups are directed to backup devices within the backup cell. Several backup cells can be defined. A manager software agent for a particular cell may be placed into contact with the manager software agent of another cell, by which information about the cells may be passed back and forth. Additionally, one of the software agents may be given administrative control over another software agent with which it is in communication.08-21-2008
20080201342Data storage device management system and method - A computing host executes a web browser to access a utility application for managing one or more storage devices connected to the computing host. Management of each storage device may include updating firmware of the storage device, updating programmable hardware of the storage device, erasing the storage device, sanitizing the storage device, logging events occurring in the storage device, and maintaining statistics on operation of the storage device.08-21-2008
20080201341CONTENTS MANAGEMENT METHOD - An increase in the amount of resources necessary for storing contents is prevented, and a wait time taken from issuance of a content read request from a client to start of replay of the content is shortened. A file server stores header parts of contents cut off from heads of the contents in a content cache which can read the contents at a speed higher than a storage. When accepting the content read request from a client, the file server first returns the header part of the content stored in the content cache to the client. During replay of the content in the client, the file server reads out remaining parts of the content in the storage subsequent to the returned header part of the content, and returns them to the client.08-21-2008
20080201340DECISION TREE CONSTRUCTION VIA FREQUENT PREDICTIVE ITEMSETS AND BEST ATTRIBUTE SPLITS - A decision tree can be constructed via frequent predictive itemsets and best item splits. A hierarchical frequent predictive itemsets tree data structure can be used to construct the decision tree. A bottom-up traversal of the data structure can be used during determination of best item splits. The described technologies can construct decision trees with superior accuracy as compared to conventional greedy decision tree construction approaches.08-21-2008
20080201339Providing unique views of data based on changes or rules - In one embodiment, a method comprises creating and storing, in a revisioning database, one or more data objects; wherein a first plurality of the data objects is associated with a base realm representing data shared across all users of the database; wherein a second plurality of the data objects is associated with one or more child realms, wherein each of the child realms represents data local to a project, wherein each of the users is associated with one or more of the child realms; wherein the revisioning database associates each data object to a realm identifier value and to a version identifier value for a plurality of versions of the data object, wherein each of the versions represents a change to the data object by any of a plurality of users; receiving a request from a first user to view a third plurality of data objects in the revisioning database; selecting, based on the base realm, the particular realm, the version identifier value for the data objects in the third plurality, and one or more rules associated with the particular realm and the first user, data objects in the third plurality that can be viewed by the first user; creating a particular data view that includes only the selected data objects; and providing a display of the particular data view to the first user.08-21-2008
20090144302WEB APPLICATION FOR ARGUMENT MAPS - A fully web-enabled method for diagrammatically representing the meaningful structure of a complex argument or debate, or other similar information, as a schematic map made up of nodes each of which represent a discrete element in said meaningful structure . The method includes beginning a new map by specifying the broad subject matter and other data about the map and selecting from one of a plurality of sets of encoded information and rules, termed Map Grammars, that constrain how nodes of different types may be combined to form maps and the actions available to persons building. The method further includes editing or otherwise interacting with such maps. The method also includes associating selected information items relevant to the argument or debate with map nodes. The method also includes adding nodes to the schematic map in such a way as to form an overall structure in which nodes are organized so as to conform to the Map Grammar at all times.06-04-2009
20080208878Computer-readable recording medium recording file processing program, and file processing method and apparatus, and computer-readable recording medium recording functional program - Disclosed is a computer-readable recording medium recording a file processing program capable of achieving reduction of a processing time. A notifying section sequentially notifies, based on information acquisition instructions from an application, the application of a plurality of data blocks stored in a storing section. An identifier grasping section refers to identifiers of the respective data blocks stored in the storing section and grasps an identifier corresponding to a data block currently notified of by the notifying section. An executing section receives, when the notifying section notifies the application of the plurality of data blocks, data execution instructions from the application and reads out and executes a data block corresponding to an identifier most recently grasped by the identifier grasping section.08-28-2008
20080275892Method for generating a set of machine-interpretable instructions for presenting media content to a user - The invention addresses the objective of optimizing performance of a media data carrier interpreting device.11-06-2008
20090187583ENHANCED LABEL CLAIM VALIDATION - The enhanced validation of a label claim, in which identification information uniquely identifying an item that has moved through a node in a supply chain is received, the item being marked with a label claim. Event data associated with the uniquely identified item is received from the node, and received event data that validates or invalidates the label claim is output, in real time or near real time to receiving the identification information.07-23-2009
20090019065HETEROGENEOUS DATA COLLECTION AND DATA MINING PLATFORM - Systems, methods and computer program products for collecting, storing, processing/analyzing, securely transmitting and presenting heterogeneous data within an open system architecture are disclosed. The collection of heterogeneous data from numerous remote collection points and aggregating the collected data for displaying in a user-friendly interface are provided. The systems, methods and computer program products disclosed herein, in varying aspects, readily lend themselves to incremental component and functionality modifications, which allow for increased data sources, accuracy, reliability and utility of the collected information, further solidifying the uniqueness and desirability of the systems, methods and computer program products.01-15-2009
20100005111Systems and Methods for Correlating Meta-Data Model Representations and Asset-Logic Model Representations - Systems and methods for correlating meta-data model representations and asset-logic model representations in a system model.01-07-2010