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8880546 System, method, and computer program for refining a set of keywords utilizing historical activity thresholds  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for refining a set of keywords utilizing historical activity thresholds. In use, a set of keywords is identified. Additionally,...
8880536 Providing book information in response to queries  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products are provided for responding to search queries having results that identify books. In one aspect, a search query and multiple...
8873867 Assigning labels to images  
Methods, systems and apparatus for assigning labels to images. In general, in one aspect, a method includes determining, for an image, a first set of labels, each label being determined to be...
8875137 Configurable mass data portioning for parallel processing  
A configurable mass data portioning for parallel processing is described herein. One or more operation attributes are selected to participate in parallelization criteria. The values of the...
8874569 Systems and methods for identifying and visualizing elements of query results  
The systems and methods described herein generally relate to increasing user productivity in reviewing query results by visually depicting the presence/absence of a set of query terms in a set of...
8874604 Method and system for searching an electronic map  
A method and system for searching an electronic map. The method includes the steps of: receiving a query entered by a user for searching the electronic map; extracting place names in the query;...
8868590 Method and system utilizing a personalized user model to develop a search request  
A method and system for developing a computer-executable query relating to a search request issued by a user includes determining whether a search term of the search request has a user-specific...
8868545 Techniques for optimizing outer joins  
Techniques for optimizing outer joins in database operations are provided. In an embodiment, a query having an outer join with a GROUP BY clause is rewritten and expanded to expand a first level...
8862606 Executing correlated and multi-row subqueries in a MPP database  
The invention enables a correlated or multi-row subquery (CSQ) to be performed on distributed MPP and shared-nothing databases by broadcasting intermediate results, prior to a correlation...
8862608 Information retrieval using category as a consideration  
Category affinity may be used as a consideration in providing search results. A taxonomy of substantive categories is created and/or obtained. A corpus of document is compared with the taxonomy to...
8862607 Content receiving apparatus with search query generator  
According to an embodiment, a receiving apparatus includes a memory, a first generator, a second generator, a transmitter, a receiver. The memory stores service information including search...
8856167 System and method for context based query augmentation  
A system and method for context based query augmentation. A question is received over a network from a questioning user comprising an identification of a user and at least one question criteria. A...
8856104 Querying by concept classifications in an electronic data record system  
Embodiments of the present invention enable processing of concept-based query requests submitted to a query service within a healthcare transaction framework. In embodiments, a terminology service...
8856096 Extending keyword searching to syntactically and semantically annotated data  
Methods and systems for extending keyword searching techniques to syntactically and semantically annotated data are provided. Example embodiments provide a Syntactic Query Engine (“SQE”) that...
8856163 System and method for providing a user interface with search query broadening  
A system and method for providing a user interface with search query broadening is described. A query defining a search executable on potentially retrievable information is accepted. The query is...
8856162 Cross language search options  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for cross-language image search. One method includes receiving an image search query and image...
8849814 Searching, sorting, and displaying video clips and sound files by relevance  
A documents database has a plurality of documents, including but not limited to text files, video clips and sound files. Each document is associated with at least one category of a plurality of...
8849845 System and method for displaying search results on electronic devices  
A system and method are provided for displaying search results on an electronic device. The method includes: displaying at least a portion of a first set of search results; capturing one or more...
8850591 System and method for concept building  
A method is provided in one example embodiment and it includes identifying a root term and determining one or more other terms belonging to a group associated with the root term. The method also...
8849815 Searching, sorting, and displaying video clips and sound files by relevance  
A documents database has a plurality of documents, including but not limited to text files, video clips and sound files. Each document is associated with at least one category of a plurality of...
8838512 Random walk on query pattern graph for query task classification  
A classification process may reduce the computational resources and time required to collect and classify training data utilized to enable a user to effectively access online information....
8832132 Personalizing search queries based on user membership in social network communities  
Methods and systems for improving user search experience with a search engine by providing a way for associated users to personalize search queries and/or search results based on users'...
8832133 Answering web queries using structured data sources  
Described is answering online web queries from a structured data store, such as a products database. An online web search query is modified into an evaluation expression for accessing a structured...
8826182 Method and apparatus for providing a multi-dimensional input  
An approach is provided for generating a multi-dimensional input. A user interface platform causes, at least in part, a mapping of one or more parameters, one or more representations of the one or...
8825693 Conditional string search  
A method and a system for efficient search of string patterns characterized by positional relationships in a character stream are disclosed. The method is based on grouping string patterns of a...
8819051 Tagging offline content with context-sensitive search-enabling keywords  
Techniques for providing information about “offline” content are provided. In one technique, content (e.g., televised or paper-printed content) is “tagged” with a service-associated icon and a...
8819049 Frame injection blocking  
A parsing module identifies a framed page within a web page received from a network. The parsing module further identifies information regarding the frame such as the framed page's uniform...
8818103 Image retrieval method, image retrieval program, and image registration method  
An image retrieval method comprising: a step of extracting at least one query feature vector from a query image on which a subject of the image retrieval is captured, the query feature vector...
8819050 Context-and-version-aware facade for database queries  
A method, computer program product, and system for accessing versioned data objects within a database, comprising creating a first new connection to a database stored in a memory, receiving a...
8812541 Generation of refinement terms for search queries  
A computer-implemented method includes receiving from a user, by a search system, a search query comprising terms. Using at least one association graph comprising terms, the search system...
8812531 Concept bridge and method of operating the same  
A concept bridge employable with a search engine, method of operating the same and computer information system employing the concept bridge and method. In one embodiment, the concept bridge...
8812534 Machine assisted query formulation  
Architecture for completing search queries by using artificial intelligence based schemes to infer search intentions of users. Partial queries are completed dynamically in real time. Additionally,...
8805867 Query rewriting with entity detection  
A system receives a search query, determines whether the received search query includes an entity name, and determines whether the entity name is associated with a common word or phrase. When the...
8793208 Identifying common data objects representing solutions to a problem in different disciplines  
The disclosure relates to identifying a solution to a problem wherein the problem and solution are in different disciplines. An exemplary embodiment concerns a system for identifying a solution...
8788484 Systems and/or methods for user feedback driven dynamic query rewriting in complex event processing environments  
Certain example embodiments described herein relate to techniques for user feedback driven dynamic query rewriting in complex event processing (CEP) environments. In certain example embodiments,...
8788526 Data model for machine data for semantic search  
Embodiments are directed towards generating data models that may give semantic meaning for unstructured data or structured data that may include data generated and/or received by search engines,...
8788521 Information processing device, information processing method, program for information processing device, and recording medium  
A first word is acquired (S1), a plurality of relevant words associated with the acquired first word and containing a character string of the first word are generated (S3, S4), search results...
8788525 Data model for machine data for semantic search  
Embodiments are directed towards generating data models that may give semantic meaning for unstructured data or structured data that may include data generated and/or received by search engines,...
8782071 Fresh related search suggestions  
Methods, systems, apparatus, including computer program products, for providing fresh related search suggestions in response to a user submitted query are presented. In one implementation, a...
8782078 Systematic process for creating large numbers of relevant, contextual marginal comments based on existing discussions of quotations and links  
A system for searching digital works for comments includes search software capable of searching web pages for comments about a referenced work. In one embodiment, the software searches a web page...
8782073 System and method for dynamically generating a selectable search extension  
A system and related techniques accept user-inputted search terms, for example to perform a search for files or other data or objects. Corresponding matches to those terms may be presented to the...
8782070 Data pattern for storing information, including associated version and audit information for use in data management  
Information is stored in a data pattern. The data pattern includes an identity table, a version table that includes at least one reference to the identity table, and an audit table that includes...
8775251 Allocating advertising budgets  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for allocating advertising budgets. In one aspect, a method includes receiving a set of candidate keywords specifying targeting keywords for content items. Each...
8773422 System, method, and computer program product for grouping linearly ordered primitives  
A system, method, and computer program product are provided for grouping linearly ordered primitives. In operation, a plurality of primitives are linearly ordered. Additionally, the primitives are...
8762409 Embedded business metadata  
A methodology is disclosed for improving searches of a distributed Internet network. A distributed Internet network is searched for a particular information type, searching for a field identified...
8751519 Image processing apparatus and method for controlling image processing apparatus  
An apparatus includes a designation unit, a search unit, and an output unit. The designation unit designates a page number and a search key as a search condition. The search unit automatically...
8751518 Fixed phrase detection for search  
A set of search requests may be analyzed to detect fixed phrases suitable for inclusion in a search index. Sets of candidate phrases may be identified among the search requests. Fixed phrases may...
8744839 Recognition of target words using designated characteristic values  
Target word recognition includes: obtaining a candidate word set and corresponding characteristic computation data, the candidate word set comprising text data, and characteristic computation data...
8745078 Control computer and file search method using the same  
A method for performing file search using a control computer receives an initial query expression from a client computer, divides the initial query expression into one or more keywords, determines...
8745061 Suffix array candidate selection and index data structure  
A method and system for identifying a candidate subset of a data set comprises comparing suffixes of query field values to data field values of records in the data set. Sufficiently similar...