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8738601 String searches in a computer database  
A query optimizer improves string searches in a computer database that sequentially search for a string in a database record. The query optimizer optimizes the query to search records of a database...
8738599 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...
8732696 Analytic application model and marketplace  
One embodiment of the invention is a technique to create and provide an analytic marketplace. A single file definition is created for a plurality of applications and sub-components of a complete...
8732591 Annotations of objects in multi-dimensional virtual environments  
A computer-implemented method of enabling participation by a first client and a second client in a communication session in a multi-dimensional virtual environment, the multi-dimensional virtual...
8732127 Method and system for managing versioned structured documents in a database  
A method for processing a query for a versioned structured document includes providing vNodes representing objects of at least one version of a structured document. Each vNode includes versioning...
8732150 Methods and apparatus for suppressing network feed activities using an information feed in an on-demand database service environment  
Disclosed are systems, apparatus, methods, and computer readable media for suppressing network feed activities using an information feed in an on-demand database service environment. In one...
8732182 System and method for launching a resource in a network  
The disclosure provides a system and method for a client connected to a server to a resource in a network. For the system a virtual machine module is provided to access a library and to create...
8732153 Identifying related queries  
A method includes receiving search queries. Images are generated that represent the volume of each search query relative to all search queries over a period of time. The images are processed to...
8732165 Automatic determination of whether a document includes an image gallery  
Image galleries are automatically located within documents, such as web pages. Documents that are determined to contain image galleries may be treated differently when storing the document for...
8732151 Enhanced query rewriting through statistical machine translation  
Systems, methods, and computer media for identifying query rewriting replacement terms are provided. A list of related string pairs each comprising a first string and second string is received. The...
8732152 Search engine for a video recorder  
The present invention is directed to a search engine for a video recorder. One embodiment of the present invention operates in an environment that includes one or more set-top boxes connected to or...
8725750 Framework for generating programs to process beacons  
A method receives a specification for processing beacons. The beacons are associated with an event occurring at a client while a user is interacting with a web application and include unstructured...
8725712 Context based media content presentation  
The invention allows location and other context based presentation of media content while capturing new content with a mobile device. First media content is captured with the mobile device located...
8725715 Enhanced content and searching features provided by a linked-to website  
Methods and systems are disclosed that allow a linked-to web page to be provided using information about a linked-from web page. The linked-to web page, for example, may be provided with enhanced...
8725710 Ranking of records in a relational database  
A method for generating a probabilistic relational database based on a previous relational database, wherein the probability estimation is carried out within the relational paradigm. The method may...
8725770 Secure search performance improvement  
A flexible and extensible architecture allows for secure searching across an enterprise. Such an architecture can provide a simple Internet-like search experience to users searching secure content...
8725711 Systems and methods for information categorization  
This invention relates to a computer-based method and system for facilitating the classification of information items. Information items are searched for references to entities of interest, and...
8725713 String searches in a computer database  
An apparatus and method for a query optimizer improves string searches in a computer database that sequentially search for a string in a database record. The query optimizer optimizes the query to...
8725714 Private information requests and information management  
Information management techniques for performing private information request are provided. Original information request entered on a personal computing device are obscured by a camouflaging engine....
8725493 Natural language parsing method to provide conceptual flow  
A method for parsing the flow of natural human language to convert a flow of machine recognizable language into a conceptual flow includes, first, recognizing the lexical structure and then, a...
8719244 Methods and systems for retrieval of information items and associated sentence fragments  
Methods and systems for retrieval of information items and associated sentence fragments are described. One method described comprises identifying at least a first entry in an index relevant to a...
8719248 Semantic-based search engine for content  
A method storing information that indicates similarity between contents based on content metadata associated with each content, wherein a degree of similarity between contents is based on a...
8719247 Intelligent augmentation of media content  
Embodiments of the present disclosure include methods (and corresponding systems and computer program products) that augment visual elements in documents with rich media content and provide the...
8719245 Query templates with functional template blocks  
A computer program product and method of visual cues is provided through the use of query templates with functional template blocks to assist in building queries by giving visual cues about valid...
8719005 Method and apparatus for using directed reasoning to respond to natural language queries  
A method and apparatus are presented for using directed reasoning to provide natural language responses to questions and commands in natural language. The directed reasoning process uses concepts...
8719298 Click-through prediction for news queries  
Described is estimating whether an online search query is a news-related query, and if so, outputting news-related results in association with other search results returned in response to the...
8719007 Determining offer terms from text  
Systems, methods, and machine readable and executable instructions are provided for determining offer terms from text. A method for determining offer terms from text can include mapping keywords to...
8715086 System and method of penalty data compilation, analysis and report generation  
The present invention relates generally to a system and method for reviewing and evaluating performance. In particular, the present invention relates to a system and method for reviewing and...
8719246 Generating and presenting a suggested search query  
The present invention is directed to presenting a suggested search query. Responsive to receiving a user-devised search parameter, a suggested search query is identified. The user-devised search...
8719262 Identification of semantic units from within a search query  
A search engine for searching a corpus improves the relevancy of the results by classifying multiple terms in a search query as a single semantic unit. A semantic unit locator of the search engine...
8712995 Scoring records for sorting by user-specific weights based on relative importance  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a system, method, and program product for managing records in a storage device. Responsive to receiving a search query, a computer determines a result...
8712999 Systems and methods for online search recirculation and query categorization  
A computer-implemented method for generating online search results includes receiving, over the Internet, referring URL data including a query, and a network site ID for a network site that was...
8712987 Emergent information database management system  
A method for recreating known emergent information comprises initially storing data in a database. Multiple data patterns, which are based on known emergent information, are developed. These...
8713047 System and method for providing definitions  
A system and method for providing definitions is described. A phrase to be defined is received. One or more documents, which each contain at least one definition, are determined. The phrase is...
8712986 Methods and systems providing desktop search capability to software application  
Methods and apparatuses for providing an Internet (Web) search functionality to a target application. The Web functionality allows a target application to access and use the Web search...
8712988 Owner-brokered knowledge sharing machine  
The invention discloses a system and method for promoting information or knowledge sharing among users registered to a computer network by allowing an information or knowledge owner to locate or...
8713692 Crowd validated internet document witnessing system  
A system and method that accepts material from the Internet, computes and maintains a computationally unique representation of the received material in a database, computes a computationally unique...
8712989 Wild card auto completion  
Described herein is a technology that facilitates efficient wild card auto completion of an input term. The technology supports the input term including multiple, predefined, distinct wild card...
8706758 Flexible account reconciliation  
Disclosed are improvements to a method for account reconciliation comprising improved, extended, and more flexible algorithms for (1) automatically determining what transaction features are best...
8706711 Descriptor storage and searches of k-dimensional trees  
Various arrangements for using a k-dimensional tree for a search are presented. A plurality of descriptors may be stored. Each of the plurality of descriptors stored is linked with a first number...
8707198 Related tasks and tasklets for search  
Systems and methods are provided for performing tasks and related tasks. While a user is performing a task, a group of related tasks is presented. When a new task is selected, a new group of...
8706713 Associative search engine  
This invention relates to an advertisement machine which provides advertisements to a user searching for desired information within a data network. The machine receives, from a user, a search...
8706710 Methods for storing data streams in a distributed environment  
Systems and methods for storing and retrieving data elements transmitted via data streams received from distributed devices connected via a network. The received data elements may be stored in...
8706712 Graphic query suggestion display method  
A method which generates at a user's computer system a display which graphically shows the relationships among a core query and one or more suggested related queries in a search conducted through...
8707313 Scheduler for search engine crawler  
A search engine crawler includes a distributed set of schedulers that are associated with one or more segments of document identifiers (e.g., URLs) corresponding to documents on a network (e.g.,...
8706754 System and method for integrating knowledge engines in a cloud computing environment  
The present invention is a system for integrating knowledge engines in a cloud computing environment, having a cloud computing platform, a graphical user interface (GUI), several applications for...
8700592 Shopping search engines  
A web search system uses humans to rank the relevance of results returned for various sample search queries. The search results may be divided into groups allowing training and validation with the...
8700593 Content search system having pipelined engines and a token stitcher  
A content search system includes multiple pipelined search engines that implement different portions of a regular expression search operations. For some embodiments, the search pipeline includes a...
8700658 Relational meta model and associated domain context-based knowledge inference engine for knowledge discovery and organization  
Methods and systems for knowledge discovery and organization employ a relational meta model and domain context-based knowledge inference engine to produce answers to queries that involve inferences...
8699828 Image matching using inlier coverage  
A method, system and computer program product for matching images is provided. The images to be matched are represented by feature points and feature vectors and orientations associated with the...