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8478736 Pattern matching accelerator  
A pattern matching accelerator (PMA) for assisting software threads to find the presence and location of strings in an input data stream that match a given pattern. The patterns are defined using...
8478764 Method and apparatus for concurrent filtering of multiple components of streaming data  
Content filtering of data containers of multiple content types is performed using multiple filtering modules operating concurrently. An apparatus for content filtering has a set of content-specific...
8478742 Using estimated cost to refresh a set of materialized views (MVS)  
In an embodiment, estimated costs are used to pick the best refresh technique (e.g., method) for a given MV. In another embodiment, estimated costs are used to schedule the refresh of a set MVs in...
8473475 Information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages, and systems and methods of processing metadata  
An information storage medium for storing metadata supporting multiple languages and a method of processing the metadata are provided. The information storage medium is provided to store contents,...
8473574 Automatic online video discovery and indexing  
A classifier may be integrated into a pipeline of a general web crawler. The classifier may classify crawled webpages as either video pages or non-video pages. Video pages and information regarding...
8473472 Footprint tracking of contacts  
A footprints device includes an input module and an output module. The input module receives a request for footprint data. The footprint data relates to names of users. The output module sends the...
8473476 Efficient database search for unique indentifiers  
The invention is directed to providing an improved method of determining available identifiers (IDs) in a database, especially in the context of using available IDs for provisioning services in a...
8473470 System for providing collaborative communications environment for manufacturers and potential customers  
A software program and associated web-based portal is provided for industry-specific product comparison. The program and an associated web portal allows the user the ability to search multiple...
8473855 Enhanced search results  
A search tool graphical user interface comprises search criteria selected by an operator of the search tool. One or more search results that correspond to the search criteria are displayed on the...
8473493 System and method for selective information and resource sharing  
A method and system of automatically identifying a set of relevant and qualified recipients to share electronic data is disclosed. The system includes an electronic network configured to store and...
8473477 Search ranking estimation  
A searcher can be configured to improve relevance ranking of search results through iterative weighting of search ranking results. A Search Auto Categorizer (SAC) operates on a base query to return...
8468143 System and method for directing questions to consultants through profile matching  
A server system receives a question from an inquirer at a client. In response, the server system identifies a plurality of information items corresponding to the question. At least one of the...
8468170 Creating ad hoc relationships between entities  
Users are enabled to quickly and easily associate records representing entities such as themselves, other users, contacts, accounts, teams/groups, and similar ones employing a record of the...
8467609 Document management device and document management method with identification, classification, search, and save functions  
The present invention provides a document management device including a file receiving device for receiving a document; an optical identification device for performing optical identification on a...
8468229 Method and system for controlling content distribution, related network and computer program product therefor  
A method for controlling distribution of media contents over a network is provided, wherein the contents are distributed contents available at surrogate servers and remaining contents that are not...
8468144 Methods and apparatus for analyzing information to identify entities of significance  
Embodiments include methods for analyzing information performed by a data analysis system. The method includes parsing data from one or more data sources, resulting in parsed data, forming a...
8468142 Caching query results with binary decision diagrams (BDDs)  
Construct a plurality of first binary decision diagrams (BDDs), each representing a different one of a plurality of words. Construct a plurality of second BDDs, each representing a different one of...
8463768 Method and apparatus for using tag topology  
A method and apparatus for using tag topology for enhancing search capabilities, e.g., searching over the web, are disclosed. For example, the present method receives a user query contain a search...
8463846 File bundling for cache servers of content delivery networks  
Data access time in content delivery networks is improved by storing files in cache servers as file bundles. A cache server determines that multiple files are requested by the same client based on...
8463763 Method and tool for searching in several data sources for a selected community of users  
A method of searching for information contents in a plurality of data sources each including metadata structured according to a structure, the information contents being intended for at least one...
8463766 Systems and media for awarding credits based on provided usage information  
Systems and media for awarding credits based on provided usage information are disclosed. More particularly, hardware and/or software for collecting and disseminating usage information related to...
8463765 Method and system for creating vertical search engines with cloud computing networks  
A method and system for creating vertical search engines with cloud computing networks. The cloud computing networks include a cloud communications network using public networks, private networks,...
8463805 Mapping product identification information to a product  
Mapping product identification data to product information. Generating classifiers operative to classify products referred to in product identification data. Receiving client product identification...
8463652 Method and system to facilitate on-line trading  
A method and system to facilitate on-line transactions is presented. An example system, in one embodiment, comprises a content scanner, a security symbol resolver, a web page manipulator, an event...
8463767 Decentralised web annotation  
Annotations relating to web sites may be based on blog posts relating to the web sites. A user viewing a web site may concurrently view related blog posts about the web site. More particularly, in...
8463692 Method and system to facilitate on-line trading  
A method and system to facilitate on-line trading is presented. An example system, in one embodiment, comprises a web page scanner, a trading control generator, an event detector, and a trading...
8463764 Social based search engine, system and method  
A social based search apparatus, system and method. The apparatus, system and method may include receiving, from a user, at least one search keyword, comparing the search keyword to a plurality of...
8458207 Using anchor text to provide context  
A search engine can provide referencing information as context for a particular search result when an excerpt from the search result, comprising at least some similar elements to the user's query,...
8458161 Method, product, and apparatus for enhancing resolution services, registration services, and search services  
A client computing device receives a search request including an identifier and an identifier prefix. The computing device determines the identifier prefix and generates a uniform resource locator...
8458159 Automatic role determination for search configuration  
A mechanism for automatically laying out a search topology and assisting administration of the system in a shared services environment is provided. A search configuration wizard user interface may...
8458584 Extraction and analysis of user-generated content  
A page splitter may be configured to split a first page of a site into first boilerplate and first posts, and a second page of the site into second boilerplate and second posts. An aggregator may...
8458162 Purchase handoff in a travel search engine  
A method and apparatus are provided for a dynamic information connection engine. User actions are detected on at least one client system. In response, a determination is made whether the user is...
8458157 System and method of filtering search results  
A system and method of filtering search results is provided. Certain embodiments provide an improved user experience in filtering large sets of data in a computer system through the use of...
8458158 Regionalizing print media management system and method  
Systems and methods are provided for use in managing the regionalization of print media. In one system, a master data file having a plurality of different print features may be examined to identify...
8458160 Social network based user-initiated review and purchase related information and advertising  
Techniques are provided which include obtaining, from a user, a query for review or purchase information from users in a social network of the user, relating to a product, service or brand that,...
8452749 Browsing real-time search results effectively  
A method for visiting a results page of a time-varying result set of a search query. The method includes displaying to a user a list of results belonging to the visited page, each result comprising...
8452748 Method and system for search engine optimization of a website  
A method for search engine optimization of a website includes analyzing a website component of the website, making a determination that the website component lacks the search engine optimization,...
8452755 Database query analysis technology  
Database query analysis technology, in which an input query is received that relates to multiple attribute classes of data records. An index that is descriptive of the data records in data storage...
8452747 Building content in Q and A sites by auto-posting of questions extracted from web search logs  
A search engine receives user-submitted queries, determines web pages that are relevant to those queries, and returns relevance-ranked lists of references to the relevant web pages. Additionally,...
8452746 Detecting spam search results for context processed search queries  
A programmable search engine system is programmable by a variety of different entities, such as client devices and vertical content sites to customize search results for users. Context files store...
8452750 System and method for the creation and access of dynamic course content  
A computer based system and method for the creation and access of dynamic course content and associated media products is disclosed. The present invention utilizes dynamic current content sources...
8447748 Processing digitally hosted volumes  
A content specification containing a data structure describing a digital volume to be incorporated into a digital library is received. A digital volume is a digital representation of human-readable...
8447749 Local results processor for use in a pattern matching accelerator  
A pattern matching accelerator (PMA) for assisting software threads to find the presence and location of strings in an input data stream that match a given pattern. The patterns are defined using...
8447750 Rating system and spatial searching therein  
Techniques for a rating system are described, including presenting a visual field including two or more axes, each axis representing a criterion associated with an asset, receiving a user rating...
8442987 Method and system for providing contents based on past queries  
An example of a method includes identifying a formulated query and at least one past query associated with an input query. The method also includes determining a first similarity score between the...
8442967 Operator-assisted iterative biometric search  
Biometric search methods, apparatus, and systems using operator input for an operator-assisted iterative biometric search are provided. In certain embodiments, a set of candidate records is...
8443000 Storage of data with composite hashes in backup systems  
In one example, a method may include performance of a hash function on a digital sequence so as to generate a hash value that corresponds to the digital sequence. Next, the digital sequence may be...
8442993 Ruleset implementation for memory starved systems  
Provided are techniques for retrieval of data from a data store, including techniques for receiving a request for a dataset corresponding to stored data, generating a first handle to the dataset,...
8442965 Query language identification  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for identifying the language of a search query. In one embodiment, the language of each term of a query is determined from the...
8442966 System and method for universal storage and presentation of data  
A method includes receiving, on an electronic device, one or more logical entities from a storage system having a universe of data. The one or more logical entities encapsulate data from the...