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8275785 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...
8271496 Computer-readable media, communication apparatus, and communication system  
A computer-readable medium stores computer-readable instructions that control a communication on a communication apparatus that obtains a content summary information having at least content...
8266170 Peer to peer (P2P) missing fields and field valuation feedback  
Methods, systems, and apparatus for processing data, and more specifically to retrieving results for a query from one or more devices coupled to a network. A first device may receive an abstract...
8260796 System and method for merging remote and local data in a single user interface  
The system comprises a local database; a user interface; a remote access engine, communicatively coupled to a network, the user interface, and the local database; and a rendering engine,...
8255411 Dynamic menus for multi-prefix interactive mobile searches  
The present invention includes systems and methods for retrieving information via a flexible and consistent targeted search model that employs interactive multi-prefix, multi-tier and dynamic menu...
8255412 Boosting algorithm for ranking model adaptation  
Model adaptation may be performed to take a general model trained with a set of training data (possibly large), and adapt the model using a set of domain-specific training data (possibly small)....
8255387 Systems and methods for modeling partitioned tables as logical indexes  
Technologies for forming logical indexes and utilizing such indexes so as to abstract many of the complexities resulting from referencing partitioned database tables. Included are technologies for...
8250088 Methods for controlling remote archiving systems  
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a unique and novel archiving system that includes two or more network storage systems, each network storage system including removable hard disk...
8250613 Media asset management system for managing video news segments and associated methods  
A method for managing video news segments using a media asset management system includes collecting the video news segments, associating corresponding geospatial data with each video news segment,...
8244749 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...
8239381 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. According to embodiments, an extension of a search to...
8239400 Annotation of query components  
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture that may be used to create and share annotations for query components, such as query conditions, in an effort to share domain knowledge, are provided....
8229948 Context-based search query visualization and search query context management using neural networks  
A system, method and computer program product for visualization of context-based search results, including a plurality of neurons, the neurons being associated with words and documents; a...
8229918 Hardware accelerated reconfigurable processor for accelerating database operations and queries  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a hardware accelerator that assists a host database system in processing its queries. The hardware accelerator comprises special purpose processing...
8229947 Image processing apparatus and method for controlling image processing apparatus  
An apparatus includes a page designation unit configured to designate a page to be searched in a document file including a plurality of pages, an input unit configured to input a search key used...
8230467 Media asset management system for managing video segments from an aerial sensor platform and associated method  
A method for managing video segments from an aerial sensor platform using a media asset management system includes collecting the video segments from the aerial sensor platform, associating...
8224839 Search query extension  
Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for search query extension are disclosed. A particular method retrieves a set of queries related to a search query from a query repository. The search...
8224838 Database search method, program, and apparatus  
A search condition specifying unit specifies a search condition item, and specifies a re-search condition item which is desired to be re-searched based on the search result according to the search...
8224835 Expanding attribute profiles  
A method and system for expanding attribute profiles are presented in which primary attributes from one or more attribute profiles are used to derive secondary attributes which are added to the...
8219539 Search queries with shifting intent  
Techniques and systems are disclosed for returning temporally-aware results from an Internet-based search query. To determine if a query is temporally-based one or more query features are...
8219574 Querying compressed time-series signals  
A system described herein includes a receiver component that receives a query that pertains to a raw time-series signal. A query executor component selectively executes the query over at least one...
8214344 Search engine inference based virtual assistance  
Techniques described herein generally relate to real time inference based systems. Example embodiments may set forth devices, methods, and computer programs related to search engine inference...
8214379 Composing views with automatic creation of links  
The present invention extends to methods, systems, and computer program products for composing views with automatic creation of links. Generally, views receive data through a query. Views also can...
8209319 Compiling co-associating bioattributes  
A bioinformatics method, software, database and system are presented in which attribute profiles of query-attribute-positive individuals and query-attribute-negative individuals are compared, and...
8209223 Video object tag creation and processing  
An indication of an object included in a frame of a video content item is received. A tag is associated with the object, the tag including a reference to a media content item. An additional frame...
8204877 Point of interest search device and point of interest search method  
A point of interest (POI) search device includes: a static POI data storage means for storing therein a static POI data registered in advance; an added POI data storage means for storing therein...
8200604 Multi-platform business calculation rule language and execution environment  
Computer-readable storage media, computer-implemented methods, and systems are disclosed for a multi-platform calculation rule language and its environment. A calculation rule, presented in an...
8200695 Database for uploading, storing, and retrieving similar documents  
Provided is a system of retrieving a document. The system includes a DB storing a document, a document feature writing unit, a query input unit, a keyword extraction unit, a weighting unit, a...
8195683 Expansion of database search queries  
In some embodiments, a method includes receiving a token that is usable in search queries for data in a database. The database includes items of data that are represented by data strings. The...
8190625 Method and system for robust hyperlinking  
A method includes analyzing a plurality of electronic documents available via a network service, selecting content of the documents encountered during the analysis to generate signatures for the...
8190631 Query-time and view-time security for semantic layer  
Aspects may include determination of a first security profile associated with a user and an information space, the information space comprising metadata indicating a plurality of objects mapped to...
8190626 Comparing anonymized data  
Systems, methods and computer program products for the comparison of anonymized data entries are described. In one embodiment the present invention is a computer-implemented method for comparing...
8180785 Method and system for searching numerical terms  
A method and system for searching numerical terms are provided. The method includes processing a numerical term to a stem, the stem being in the form of a number, and a distance measurement of the...
8180784 Method and system for improving performance of counting hits in a search  
One embodiment of the present invention includes a method for automatically enabling a search system or application to quickly and accurately count hits corresponding to a search expression. For...
8176067 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...
8171042 Method and apparatus for searching metadata  
Methods and apparatuses for searching metadata are described herein. In one embodiment, an example of a process for search metadata includes, but is not limited to, in response to a search query...
8166020 Query generator  
A query generator for generating a query that returns a result set comprising data retrieved from a database and data returned by an analytic function that operates on at least a portion of the...
8161044 Faceted web searches of user preferred categories throughout one or more taxonomies  
A system and method of web searching is provided. The method comprises defining one or more user preferred categories and conducting a search within the one or more user preferred categories based...
8156135 Method and system for progressive disclosure of search results  
Method and system for progressive disclosure of search results are disclosed. The method includes receiving a first search query from a user, and presenting a first search result page to the user...
8150823 Private searching on a public search engine  
The present invention provides a search apparatus, method and program using a public search engine, which is capable of acquiring necessary information without allowing confidential information to...
8150827 Methods for enhancing efficiency and cost effectiveness of first pass review of documents  
Methods for reviewing a collection of documents to identify relevant documents from the collection are provided. A search of the collection can be run based on query terms, to return a subset of...
8145660 Implementing an expanded search and providing expanded search results  
Implementing an expanded search and providing expanded search results comprises receiving a search query generated by a user. A type of expansion to apply to the search query is determined....
8145659 Real-time communications enhanced search  
One embodiment disclosed relates to a method of providing a real-time communications enhanced search service. When a search request from a client application, a search is obtained based on the...
8140557 Ontological translation of abstract rules  
Embodiments of the invention provide techniques for selecting rule engines for processing abstract rules based on functionality and cost. In general, an abstract rule is analyzed to determine...
8140560 Process and apparatus for selecting an item from a database  
The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for selecting database items from a database, where the database items are indexed by a list of item identifiers. The item identifiers may...
8135728 Web document keyword and phrase extraction  
Extraction analysis techniques biased, in part, by query frequency information from a query log file and/or search engine cache are employed along with machine learning processes to determine...
8132118 Intelligent default selection in an on-screen keyboard  
Systems and methods are described for intelligent default selection of characters to be entered via an on-screen keyboard. Based on one to several criteria, a character most likely to be selected...
8131746 Dynamic language checking  
Methods, systems, and computer program products are disclosed for dynamic language checking. Embodiments include identifying questionable language usage; creating a query in dependence upon the...
8126875 Instant answers and integrated results of a browser  
A method, system, and medium are provided for searching multiple search services in parallel and utilizing multiple search providers in a computer system. Multiple search providers are installed...
8122020 Recommendations based on item tagging activities of users  
A system provides a user interface through which users can flexibly tag individual items represented in an electronic catalog with user-defined tags, such as text strings, and obtain...