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7765225 Search system  
A method of searching a plurality of semi-structured and/or unstructured documents comprising the steps of: providing a search interface having a search term input window, a search initiation...
7761286 Natural language database searching using morphological query term expansion  
The present invention is a method of database searching. First, a language is selected. Next, elements are received. The system is then searched to identify at least one unit number that is...
7761493 Population of sparse information model hierarchies  
A module possessing a class descriptor declares for the module the supported classes. The installation of the module triggers the examination class information model hierarchies possessed by the...
7752193 System and method for building and retrieving a full text index  
An indexing engine generates a full text index of English and non-English files provided to the indexing engine. The indexing engine receives an input file for indexing, and normalizes the unique...
7752243 Method and apparatus for construction and use of concept knowledge base  
A data structure, apparatuses and methods for expanding a search query to be used by a web search engine is provided. The search query is expanded by accessing a concept knowledge base data...
7752219 Apparatus, system, and method for customized event processing using a JDBC resource adapter  
An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for managing dynamically generated events in a database. An activation module receives a custom event query comprising a pool quantity from a user....
7752218 Method and apparatus for providing comprehensive search results in response to user queries entered over a computer network  
A system and methods for providing users with comprehensive search results in response to queries entered by the user over a computer network. The user may access the network and enter a query in...
7747631 System and method for establishing relevance of objects in an enterprise system  
A system, method, and computer program for establishing relevance of objects in an enterprise system is provided. One or more objects are assigned to content associated with an enterprise system....
7747639 Alternative search query prediction  
Providing an alternative search query to a predicted search query is disclosed herein. A search query is received from a client node. Prior to receiving an indication from the client node that the...
7747638 Techniques for selectively performing searches against data and providing search results  
Search queries are received that should be run against data. As time elapses, new queries and new data may be received. Previously run queries may be referred to as base queries and the data that...
7739294 Method for creating a topical reading list  
A method for creating an ordered reading list of predetermined length of relevant topics from a hyperlinked database source of information website for a user. The method includes determining at...
7739293 Method, system, and program for collecting statistics of data stored in a database  
The present invention relates to collecting statistics automatically for data in a database. There is provided a method for automated statistics collection comprising determining a likelihood that...
7739280 Methods and systems for selecting and presenting content based on user preference information extracted from an aggregate preference signature  
A method of selecting and presenting content based on inferred user preferences is provided. The method includes providing a set of content items having associated descriptive terms and receiving...
7734634 System, apparatus and method for using and managing digital information  
A system, apparatus and method for using, identifying, interacting and managing digital information in a useful and convenient manner. When a digital representation of information is loaded, an...
7734641 Recommendation systems and methods using interest correlation  
A search technology generates recommendations with minimal user data and participation, and provides better interpretation of user data, such as popularity, thus obtaining breadth and quality in...
7730080 Techniques of rewriting descendant and wildcard XPath using one or more of SQL OR, UNION ALL, and XMLConcat() construct  
A method for processing queries is provided. A first representation of a query is generated, where the query includes a certain operator that is to be performed based on an XPath expression that...
7730014 Systems and methods for managing affiliations  
An affiliation manager provides each of typically hundreds of users with a calendar of appointments and a task list each including icons for capturing time and expenses accrued by the user when...
7720834 Application launching via indexed data  
Application launching on a computer via indexed data. Based on a search term entered by a user, the computer searches an index containing metadata representative of one or more applications...
7720860 Query result iteration  
Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A pulse in an inverted index refers to a group of items that do not occur in any other pulse in the index. When processing a query...
7716229 Generating misspells from query log context usage  
A method and system to generate variants, including misspells from query log context usage are provided. Usage context obtained from the query logs is utilized to facilitate similarity...
7716210 Method and apparatus for XML query evaluation using early-outs and multiple passes  
A method and apparatus is disclosed for XML query evaluation using early-outs and multiple passes to evaluate an XML query. A multi-pass evaluation procedure evaluates the XML query one step at a...
7711547 Word association method and apparatus  
A method for creating and using a cross-idea association database that includes a method for associating words and word strings in a language by analyzing word formations around a word or word...
7711732 Determining related terms based on link annotations of documents belonging to search result sets  
Techniques for automatically focusing searches conducted by a search engine are provided. According to one aspect, revised query terms are automatically generated based on text in links that are...
7702676 Parallel virtual optimization  
A system and method for managing a domain comprised of a plurality of database systems, wherein each of the database systems performs database queries to retrieve data stored by the database...
7702621 System and method for providing profile matching within an unstructured document  
A method, system, and computer program product are disclosed for automatically matching the profile of unstructured electronic documents to objective sets of criteria. The is accomplished by...
7698268 Method and system for filtering false positives  
Embodiments of the present invention may be used in the generation of an overall weight from the comparison of various attributes of data records, where the linking of the data records is...
7698263 Providing a lateral search  
Systems and methods are disclosed for providing a lateral search. First, a media guide may be displayed comprising at least one display element. The at least one display element may comprise an...
7693833 System and method for improving integrity of internet search  
A system and method are provided to receive a search query from a user, typically via a web browser, the Internet, and a web server. A search engine obtains a set of potential search results based...
7689556 Content navigation service  
A system, method, and computer program product for presenting items within a list of items based on an individual user profile, a social network of friends of the user or a mood of the user. The...
7668821 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...
7668820 Method for linking de-identified patients using encrypted and unencrypted demographic and healthcare information from multiple data sources  
A longitudinal database of de-identified patient healthcare transaction data records linked by longitudinal linking tags (IDs) is provided. A new healthcare transaction data record, which may...
7346614 Information searching method, information searching program, and computer-readable recording medium on which information searching program is recorded  
This invention relates to the subject matter identified in the title. An effective interaction is conducted by giving the user adequate information during information search so as to improve the...
7321892 Identifying alternative spellings of search strings by analyzing self-corrective searching behaviors of users  
A computer-implemented process identifies useful alternative spellings of search strings submitted to a search engine. The process takes into consideration spelling changes made by users, as...
7272593 Method and apparatus for similarity retrieval from iterative refinement  
An iterative refinement algorithm for content-based retrieval of images based on low-level features such as textures, color histograms, and shapes that can be described by feature vectors. This...
7188117 Systems and methods for authoritativeness grading, estimation and sorting of documents in large heterogeneous document collections  
Systems and methods for determining the authoritativeness of a document based on textual, non-topical cues. The authoritativeness of a document is determined by evaluating a set of document...
7092932 System and method for providing an intelligent database access searching  
Database access operations require a process of first locating a database of data that contains requested data and then retrieving the requested data from within the database table. The database...
7058624 System and method for optimizing search results  
A system and method for searching for documents identified in a database, wherein the method comprises the steps of establishing a first search criterion associated with a keyword match between a...
7028038 Method for generating training data for medical text abbreviation and acronym normalization  
A method for electronically generating high-quality feature vectors that can be used in connection with electronic data processing systems implementing Maximum Entropy or other statistical models...
7024407 Word sense disambiguation  
Systems and methods for word sense disambiguation, including discerning one or more senses or occurrences, distinguishing between senses or occurrences, and determining a meaning for a sense or...
6941297 Automatic query refinement  
A method for Automatic Query Refinement, the method including extracting at least one lexical affinity from at least one document in a search result set of documents, the set resulting from the...
6895406 Dynamic personalization method of creating personalized user profiles for searching a database of information  
A method for creating a personal profile of a user for searching a database comprises the following steps: (a) words or words linked to graphical elements are presented as choices to a user in a...
6879980 Nearest neighbor query processing in a linear quadtree spatial index  
A method for locating neighbor objects of a query object in a database. A query tile set is defined including a plurality of tiles that define an initial query radius that the query object is...
6853998 Customer self service subsystem for classifying user contexts  
A system and method for classifying user context in a customer self service system that performs resource search and selection and includes a context attribute database comprising types of user...
6789076 System, method and program for augmenting information retrieval in a client/server network using client-side searching  
In a system, method and program for identifying information accessible over a client/server network, search results obtained by a search engine running on a server may be improved by utilizing...
6745180 Data supply controlling device, method, and storage medium which facilities information searching by user  
A data supply controlling device comprises a data base for user data which stores user data matched with each user. The data base of user data can be queried in accordance with the user data so...
6732091 Method and an apparatus for the processing of queries to a database  
An apparatus and a method of processing queries to a relational database stored on a computer readable medium including a representation of relations between sections in tables in the database....
6721737 Method of ranking items using efficient queries  
A method is provided for ranking a plurality of items. The method comprises initializing a (D−1) dimensional weight space including a feasible region, where D is equal to a number of attributes...
6708166 Method and apparatus for storing data as objects, constructing customized data retrieval and data processing requests, and performing householding queries  
Compressed data objects are stored in a remote data store and are accessible to end users for data retrieval and processing. Descriptive information about data objects and processing logic is...
6694331 Apparatus for and method of searching and organizing intellectual property information utilizing a classification system  
An apparatus for and a method of searching and organizing intellectual property (IP) is provided. In accordance with a preferred embodiment of the invention, an apparatus (and corresponding...
6668251 Rendering discriminator members from an initial set of result data  
A search is refined, where a user enters a keyword, and a database comprising terms is searched for terms comprising the keyword. Every unique member in the terms is assigned an importance value...