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8447775 Database query user interface to assist in efficient and accurate query construction  
A database query user interface combines the user convenience of simple text searching with the expressive refinements of powerful query language. The database query user interface includes a...
8447771 Query generation  
A query generator is operable to generate a query for retrieving data that satisfy a conditional expression from a database, and/or perform an arbitrary calculation on at least part of the...
8442982 Extended database search  
Methods, program products, and systems implementing integrated repository of structured and unstructured data are disclosed. An integrated environment is provided for accessing structured data...
8442991 Information access device and network  
An information access device is disclosed comprising an interface for connecting the information access device to a network; a further interface for providing the information access device with a...
8438178 Interactions among online digital identities  
A computer-implemented method is provided, which includes constructing first and second user profiles for respective first and second users, by observing respective online behaviors of the first...
8438179 Storage medium storing trouble handling program, and trouble handling apparatus  
A computer-readable portable storage medium storing a trouble handling program for causing a computer to execute a process for knowledgizing past trouble handling cases in information systems, and...
8429176 Extending media annotations using collective knowledge  
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for extending media annotations using collective knowledge. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises...
8429184 Generation of refinement terms for search queries  
A computer-implemented method includes receiving from a user a first search query consisting of one or more first query terms, and receiving from the user an indication of a desired level of...
8412702 System, method, and/or apparatus for reordering search results  
Embodiments of methods, apparatuses, devices and systems associated with modifying search results are disclosed.
8412699 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...
8407242 Temporal binding for semantic queries  
Described are techniques to facilitate temporal features in a semantic data store. Information about lifetimes of facts in a semantic store is maintained. Even when a fact is logically deleted, a...
8402046 Conceptual reverse query expander  
A method for multilingual data querying comprises sending one or more words in an original language to a word ontology. The method further comprises receiving sense descriptions of the one or more...
8396888 Location-based searching using a search area that corresponds to a geographical location of a computing device  
In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and programs for providing location-based information. A geographical location of a mobile...
8392443 Refining search queries  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for refining search queries. In one implementation, a method includes obtaining a submitted search query, and in response to...
8392445 Generating sibling query refinements  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for identifying query refinements from sibling queries. In one aspect, a method includes associating...
8392444 System and methods for using short-hand interpretation dictionaries in collaboration environments  
A method for creating and using a short-hand interpretation dictionary in a collaboration environment includes creating or editing a document in a collaboration environment, said document...
8386485 Case-based framework for collaborative semantic search  
A service-oriented system architecture includes a computer-implemented search method and computer-implemented agent system for enabling efficient information searches on, for example, on XML...
8386510 Flexible connector framework for data feed generation  
A data feed engine allows a user to create a data feed without protocol and/or formatting knowledge for the data source. The data feed engine dynamically selects a connector for any one of a...
8386482 Method for personalizing information retrieval in a communication network  
The various embodiments herein provide a method and system for personalizing information retrieval in a communication network. The method involves receiving one or more inputs from several sources...
8386514 Location-based searching using a search area that corresponds to a geographical location of a computing device  
In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and programs for providing location-based information. A geographical location of a mobile...
8380731 Methods and apparatus using sets of semantically similar words for text classification  
A computer-based searching method is described that includes receiving, at a computer, a search concept that includes a plurality of principal words, determining a set of semantically similar...
8380732 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...
8370131 Method and system for providing convenient dictionary services  
A method for providing a dictionary service to a terminal, includes: providing a dictionary service window in or near a web browser for displaying a webpage through a screen of the terminal if a...
8364693 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...
8359326 Contextual n-gram analysis  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which a first search query in a session is compared to a second search query within the session to determine whether any...
8356047 Intelligent event-based data mining of unstructured information  
A method, system and computer program product is disclosed for intelligent data mining. The method comprises receiving an event from an application, assigning property weights to properties of the...
8352486 Built-in-test quick view tool  
The different advantageous embodiments provide an apparatus that comprises a number of data storage units, a data extraction tool, a data warehouse, and a data processing system. The data...
8352468 Top search hits based on learned user preferences  
At least certain embodiments of the present disclosure include a method to identify top hits in search result based on learned user preferences. In one embodiment, a user search query for records...
8352477 User specific focus parameters  
Apparatuses, systems and methods are provided for accessing a document management application through a network, wherein one or more key terms and focus terms (selected from user-specific focus...
8341174 Method and arrangement for providing context information  
A method and apparatus for obtaining context information from a context server maintaining a context for an object of interest in a telecommunication network. The context server receives raw...
8335753 Domain knowledge-assisted information processing  
A modeling system enriched with information from a single source (or multiple sources) that allows for the intelligent extension, formulation or reformulation of a request into various processes...
8332388 Transformation rule profiling for a query optimizer  
Technology is described for transformation rule profiling for a query optimizer. The method can include obtaining a database query configured to be optimized by the query optimizer of a database...
8326857 Systems and methods for providing value hierarchies, ragged hierarchies and skip-level hierarchies in a business intelligence server  
A business intelligence (BI) server and repository are described which support a set of hierarchical relationships among the data. The BI server receives user input specifying a set of...
8321448 Click-through log mining  
Click-through log mining is described. Raw search click-through log data is processed to generate ordered query keywords, utilizing an algorithm to expand user-submitted keywords to include high...
8321404 Dynamic query suggestion  
A query prefix is received from a user device. A user identifier is determined based on the user device. A user category is determined based on the user identifier. A node representing the query...
8321445 Generating content snippets using a tokenspace repository  
A search engine server system receives from a client system a search query and identifies a set of documents in accordance with the search query. A content snippet corresponding to content in a...
8312035 Search engine enhancement using mined implicit links  
An implicit links enhancement system and method for search engines that generates implicit links obtained from mining user access logs to facilitate enhanced local searching of web sites and...
8312032 Dictionary suggestions for partial user entries  
In accordance with some embodiments, a server receives a partial search query from a client device that is located remotely from the server, and predicts from the partial search query a set of...
8312034 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...
8306968 Name retrieval method and name retrieval apparatus  
Name retrieval methods and name retrieval apparatuses that detect retrieval-target names that are representable as character strings including a ligature taking arbitrary property of a ligature...
8301651 Method and system for improving utilization of human searchers  
A method and system of improving utilization of human searcher(s) in a search system provides an ambassador guide who may categorize and structure a request, interact with a user, provide a search...
8296313 Method for controlling a relational database system  
A method for controlling a relational database system, with a query statement comprised of keywords being analyzed, with the RTN being formed of independent RTN building blocks. Each RTN building...
8290975 Graph-based keyword expansion  
A keyword may be expanded into related words, such as for use in information retrieval. The terms comprising words and/or phrases of a large number of documents (e.g., web pages) are processed...
8290933 Group-by size result estimation  
A method and system for accurately estimating a result size of a Group-By operation in a relational database. The estimate utilizes the probability of union of the columns involved in the...
8285738 Identifying common co-occurring elements in lists  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for detecting correlations between terms. During operation, the system identifies one or more lists contained in one or more documents and...
8285737 Selecting content for publication  
Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method relating to selecting content for publication includes receiving a term to be used in selecting content for publication. The...
8285748 Proactive information security management  
A method and apparatus for proactive information security management is described. In one embodiment, for example, a computer-implemented method for controlling access to sensitive information,...
8280882 Automatic expert identification, ranking and literature search based on authorship in large document collections  
Disclosed is an author-centric search that facilitates identifying a source commonly associated with a topic by, for example, providing a ranked listing of experts in a field of knowledge related...
8280900 Speculative query expansion for relevance feedback  
Speculative query expansion is a way to increase the effectiveness of relevance feedback. Instead of picking the best expansion query beforehand, multiple queries are executed and the best...
8275776 Method and apparatus for enhancing electronic reading by identifying relationships between sections of electronic text  
An apparatus, method and article of manufacture of the present invention detects the presence of references to the same concept in separate sections of text, and, with no input required from the...