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8856160 Product options framework and accessories  
Techniques are described for describing and associating custom products. In an embodiment, a first attribute value that defines an attribute of a custom product is received from a user that is...
8825853 Automatic, personalized online information and product services  
A method for providing automatic, personalized information services to a computer user includes the following steps: transparently monitoring user interactions with data during normal use of the...
8756120 Hybrid context-sensitive matching algorithm for retrieving product catalogue information  
A hybrid context information matching approach may produce a customized product catalogue based on the user's context and the mobile device the user is using. A Knowledge Base (KB) and a KB...
8745232 System and method to dynamically allocate electronic mailboxes  
Systems and methods for balancing electronic mailboxes among databases communicatively coupled to an information handling system are disclosed. A method may include comparing an actual utilization...
8744978 Presenting search results based on user-customizable criteria  
In one embodiment, ranking search results generated in response to search queries comprises: receiving, a search query from a user; identifying a plurality of network contents in response to the...
8676797 Managing and accessing data in web notebooks  
A method of adding web-based content to a web notebook can include producing multiple search results responsive to a search request; generating in the multiple search results multiple...
8584013 Temporal layers for presenting personalization markers on imagery  
A temporal layer containing personalization markers (e.g., placemarks) created by a user at a given time (or time period), can be combined with map imagery, allowing the user (or other users) to...
8560946 Timeline visualizations linked with other visualizations of data in a thin client  
An apparatus in one example has: a controller having a data connector for inputting temporal data, and an item collection for providing timelines and overlays, and for providing linked...
8527487 Method and system for automatic construction of information organization structure for related information browsing  
The present invention provides a method and system for automatic construction of information organization structure for related information browsing. The method comprises: inputting a target...
8495246 Method and system for updating playlists  
Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the media system. The automatic update to...
8359277 Directory infrastructure for social networking web application services  
A computer-implemented method of implementing information security. The method can include receiving a user input comprising a first user identifier and at least a second user identifier,...
8341147 Blending mobile search results  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for blending mobile search results. A method includes receiving a search query and multiple search results. The search results...
8301764 Method and system for personalized searching of information and product services by estimating an interest to a user  
A method for providing automatic, personalized information services to a computer user includes the following steps: transparently monitoring user interactions with data during normal use of the...
8275674 Services for providing item association data  
A service is disclosed for enabling web sites and other entities to provide item recommendations and other behavior-based content to end users. The service can be implemented as a web service that...
8195474 Customer profiling engine  
A method and apparatus are provided in a computer network to present marketing and other pertinent information to clients from a host. The client environment is interrogated locally using a...
8150839 Method and system for offering search results  
A method of providing a search result and a system for executing the method are provided. A method of providing a search result includes: setting a grade of a category associated with a keyword...
8103793 Method and system for updating playlists  
Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the media system. The automatic update to...
8078977 Method and system for intelligent processing of electronic information  
A method and system for intelligent electronic information processing. The method and system include selecting one or more portions of a set of electronic information including any unwanted...
8041723 Systems and methods for identifying premium content items in a result set  
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for identifying premium content items (such as video content items) that are responsive to a query. According to one embodiment, a...
8024328 Searching with metadata comprising degree of separation, chat room participation, and geography  
Searches can be performed by attaching social contact metadata to a query where the metadata may be related to a degree of separation, chat room participation and geographical information related...
7984047 System for extracting relevant data from an intellectual property database  
A method of extracting publications relevant to a reference entity, comprising the steps of generating an initial set of publications; associating the initial set with a database to generate a...
7954045 Recommendatory information provision system  
A recommendatory information provision system has a management apparatus and a user terminal device. The management apparatus includes a browsed information acquisition unit for acquiring...
7877395 Systems and methods for identifying premium content items in a result set  
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for identifying premium content items (such as video content items) that are responsive to a query. According to one embodiment, a...
7853630 System and method for the dynamic generation of correlation scores between arbitrary objects  
Systems and methods are described for performing the dynamic generation of correlation scores between arbitrary objects. When a behavioral event is recorded, that is to say when an end user...
7827280 System and method for domain name filtering through the domain name system  
A system and method of filtering a domain name through the DNS includes a domain name processing application that generates a filtering domain name based on a filter service to a domain name. A...
7797446 Method and system for updating playlists  
Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the media system. The automatic update to...
7627572 Rule-based dry run methodology in an information management system  
A method of processing data in an information gathering system includes receiving a set of candidate data records and attempting to obtain a set of processing rules associated with the set of...
7590709 Search method and search broker  
The search method comprises a first step of receiving a service inquiry request; a second step of making an inquiry about policy information of a client 100 who requested service and obtaining the...
7480667 System and method for using anchor text as training data for classifier-based search systems  
A computer implemented information retrieval system is provided. The system includes a user input configured to receive a user query relative to the corpus. A machine learning classifier is...
7480862 Method and apparatus for providing information regarding computer programs  
In one embodiment, a computer program blocks windows categorized as bad windows, while allowing windows categorized as good windows to be displayed. The computer program may categorize a window by...
7475815 Wizard for answering support inquiries  
A customer support wizard that compares customer data with attributes of support notes to identify which notes are relevant, and to systematically shrink the number of candidate notes by asking...
7478089 System and method for real-time web page context analysis for the real-time insertion of textual markup objects and dynamic content  
A technique is described for delivering contextual information to end users of a data network which includes at least one client system associated with an end user. According to a specific...
7478035 Verbal classification system for the efficient sending and receiving of information  
A verbal classification system and method for the efficient sending and receiving of desired information is described. Web-site proprietors (314) and Internet marketers provide a host server (320)...
7472128 Inserting an aid into an answer to a request for a virtual office  
An aid server (AS) comprises a processing module (PM) which stores a user identifier (UID) and an identifier (SID) of a stage of an application of the virtual office type, said identifiers being...
7472110 System and method for employing social networks for information discovery  
Systems and methods are provided that enable searches of social networks by acting as a “compass” that assists users in navigating the social network. Individual user participation is not required...
7472119 Prioritizing search results by client search satisfaction  
A method prioritizes search results provided to a client according to client satisfaction with previous search results. The method tracks client activity with respect to the previous search...
7472115 Contextual flyout for search results  
A method, apparatus, system, and signal-bearing medium that in an embodiment receive a keyword from a client, create search results for the keyword via an index. Context information is determined...
7467142 Rule based data management  
Data is acquired for an Identity System based on a one or more rules. The data can be from the same Identity System Component, another Identity System Component or a component external to the...
7467232 Search enhancement system and method having rankings, explicitly specified by the user, based upon applicability and validity of search parameters in regard to a subject matter  
The system and method comprises enhancement of results for a search engine, wherein the results from the search engine are refined or reorganized, based upon information from an identified...
7464075 Personalization of web page search rankings  
Methods and systems are provided for efficiently computing personalized rankings of web pages or other interconnected objects. The personalized rankings are produced by efficiently computing an...
7464112 Methods and systems for processing playlists  
Various systems and methods described above permit a user's content experience (e.g. music playing experience) to be monitored and for metadata describing this experience to be collected. This...
7461155 Method and apparatus for utilizing the social usage learned from multi-user feedback to improve resource identity signifier mapping  
An apparatus for finding resources on a network comprises a finder server having access to: (a) a database including: (i) an index of resources available on network of interconnected computers on...
7461047 Question answering system, data search method, and computer program  
A question answering system includes a similar-question generation unit, a first search unit, a second search unit, and an answer selection unit. The similar-question generation unit selects a...
7461089 Method and system for creating profiling indices  
A database engine and optimizer framework support creation of a series of profiling indices over a column having character string data, such as a traditional “varchar” data type. The profiling...
7461058 Optimized rule based constraints for collaborative filtering systems  
Methods, systems, and articles of manufacture consistent with the present invention provide a recommendation server that receives a recommendation request from a user of a client computer. The...
7457811 Precipitation/dissolution of stored programs and segments  
A content maintenance system uses a time-dependent precipitation function for iteratively augmenting or removing content over time, after an initial demonstration of user interest. A plurality of...
7458034 Data organization support method and program product therefor  
Proposed are a data-organization support method for efficient user-initiative on-screen data classification and a program product for achieving the data-organization support method. A data file, a...
7454509 Online playback system with community bias  
A method for entertaining individuals according to a community having similar tastes. Information derived from user accounts form the basis of a community and collateral preferences allow other...
7454508 Consent mechanism for online entities  
A method, system, and computer-readable medium are provided for managing consent between online entities to perform tasks. The consent mechanism uses an asynchronous protocol for submitting...
7451129 System and method for providing preferred language ordering of search results  
A system and method for providing preferred language ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable information provided in a plurality of search result...