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 new patent  Methods and targeting communications using social network metrics

A method for a computer system includes receiving a first user communication, determining a first group of users, determining a target number of users, determining whether the first group of users includes the target number of users, and if not, providing the communication to the first group of users, determining... Linkedin Corporation

Computing device for improving content sharing

Disclosed in some examples, are methods, systems (a “performance system”), and machine readable mediums which provide information about an organization's performance in the hierarchical content distribution system using one or more Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)s. The system produces and displays a health score which quantifies the performance of the organization's... Linkedin Corporation

Organization targeted status updates

A social networking server receives a request from a member of an organization to configure a targeted update for the organization. The targeted update may be intended for a particular group of members of a social network service. The social networking server may provide various follower dimensions to associate with... Linkedin Corporation

Capturing snapshots of variable-length data sequentially stored and indexed to facilitate reverse reading

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for capturing a snapshot of variable-length data records that are indexed and sequentially stored in a manner that facilitates reverse reading. Each data record has a fixed number of keys, a key offset for each key that leads to another record with the... Linkedin Corporation

Query data structure representation

A system and method for generating a data structure for an input query are provided. In example embodiments, the system receives an input query comprising of a plurality of terms. A data structure is generated comprising of a root node and lower level nodes, the root node indicating choices available... Linkedin Corporation

Propagating a status among related events

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for propagating a status among related events. A relationship component of the system maintains a graph of the related events and, upon assignment of a status to an event identifies one or more related events (e.g., the root event, other ancestor events, descendant... Linkedin Corporation

Multi-dimensional job title logical models for social network members

An online social networking system extracts terms from an unstructured job title record. The system searches a job role taxonomy database with the extracted terms to identify job roles. For each job role identified, the system extracts a plurality of additional terms appearing in the unstructured job title record. For... Linkedin Corporation

Predicting customer purchase behavior for educational technology products

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of features for a customer of an educational technology product. Next, the system uses the set of features to calculate an overall score representing a predicted purchase behavior of the customer with the educational... Linkedin Corporation

Evaluating and comparing predicted customer purchase behavior for educational technology products

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of overall scores representing predicted purchase behaviors of a set of customers with an educational technology product. Next, the system displays a graphical user interface (GUI) comprising a customer prioritization chart for the educational... Linkedin Corporation

Monitoring performance of a computer system

Techniques for monitoring performance of a computer system are provided. Bucket data is stored that indicates that multiple buckets are associated with a particular type of request. Then, multiple requests are received, where a first request and a second request indicate the same type of request. Based on the bucket... Linkedin Corporation

Suggesting candidate profiles similar to a reference profile

Techniques for identifying and presenting member profiles similar to a source member profile are described. With some embodiments, a general recommendation engine is used to extract features from member profiles, and then store the extracted features, including any computed, derived or retrieved profile features, in an enhanced member profile. In... Linkedin Corporation

Efficient merging and filtering of high-volume metrics

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of records from a set of inputs, with each record containing an entity key, a partition key, and one or more attribute-value pairs. Next, the system sorts and indexes the records by the entity... Linkedin Corporation

Smart suggestions for query refinements

In an example embodiment, a query for search results is received, the query including at least one value for one facet, a facet defining a categorical dimension for the search results. It is then determined that the facet in the query is exclusive. In response to the determination that the... Linkedin Corporation

Identifying service providers as freelance market participants

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a Classification Engine for identifying, according to encoded rules of a plurality of service models, at least one type of service offered by a target member account of a social network service. The Classification... Linkedin Corporation

Cache management in a composite data environment

Techniques and a system are provided for a cache manager system. The cache manager system includes features allowing the content selection system to determine when to use information stored in a cache memory or when to request a refresh of profile information by executing a merge of information from two... Linkedin Corporation

Using adaptors to manage data indexed by dissimilar identifiers

Techniques and a system are provided for a profile manager system that stores multiple profiles. These profiles are used by a content selection system to match entities to content for which the entities would be best suitable. The profile manager system uses adaptors to access and query information stored in... Linkedin Corporation

Scalable management of composite data collected with varied identifiers

Techniques and a system are provided for a profile manager system that stores multiple profiles. These profiles are used by a content selection system to match entities to content for which the entities would be best suitable. The profile manager system allows a content selection system to identify, in response... Linkedin Corporation

Generating job recommendations based on job postings with similar positions

Apparatuses, computer readable medium, and methods are disclosed for generating job recommendations. The method includes determining one or more first job profiles that are similar to a second job profile of a member of a social network system, and determining first regression coefficients and a first hidden feature vector jointly... Linkedin Corporation

First pass ranker calibration for news feed ranking

An on-line social network system is configured to generate a news feed for a member by processing updates originating from different sources using different first pass ranker models. The first pass ranker models generate respective sets of raw scores, which are calibrated based on a consistent scale of feed engagement... Linkedin Corporation

Contextual feed

A news feed system of an on-line social network system obtains and utilizes data related to events that originate with members of the on-line social network system from web pages other those members' news feed pages. The news feed system monitors signals that are not related to feed interaction and... Linkedin Corporation

Context-independent navigation of electronic content

A system, method, apparatus and graphical user interface are provided for navigating a multi-component application or service—such as an application that executes on a mobile device and that includes multiple features, pages, content items, utilities, settings, etc. A shortcut bar provides rapid access to application components that correspond to multiple... Linkedin Corporation

Dependency management

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to dependency management. A server accesses an artifact repository, with the artifact repository storing information representing a built module. The server determines, using the information representing the built module, one or more dependee modules with which the built module has dependencies. The server stores,... Linkedin Corporation

Ideal candidate search ranking

In an example embodiment, one or more ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained. Then a search is performed on member profiles in the social networking service using a search query, returning one or more result member profiles. One or more query-based features are produced from... Linkedin Corporation

Generation of training data for ideal candidate search ranking model

In an example embodiment, one or more sample ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained, as well as one or more sample search result member profiles in the social networking service. Then, for each unique pair of sample ideal candidate member profile and sample search result... Linkedin Corporation

Dynamic alteration of weights of ideal candidate search ranking model

In an example embodiment, as time goes on and as refinements are received to an online search, weights assigned to each of the one or more query-based features are dynamically trained to increase as more refinements are received and weights assigned to each of the one or more ideal candidate-based... Linkedin Corporation

Ranking news feed items using personalized on-line estimates of probability of engagement

An on-line social network system includes a ranker to processes an inventory of news feed updates for a member and select more relevant updates for presentation to the member. The ranker is trained using training data that includes personalized engagement probability for an update. The personalized engagement probability values are... Linkedin Corporation

Partitioning a limited resource amongst keywords based on rank improvement

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (SEO) system that is configured to partition a number of available links from authoritative web pages to Job Search Results Rages (JSERPs) in a way that maximizes combined improvement in respective ranks generated by a... Linkedin Corporation

Parent company industry classifier

In an example embodiment, a solution that automatically predicts an industry for a candidate company is provided. An existing industry classifier is trained using a first machine learning algorithm, the first machine learning algorithm taking as input first training data and existing industries listed in an industry taxonomy. A new... Linkedin Corporation

Relating data while preventing inter-entity data sharing

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to cryptography. In particular, example embodiments relate to computing a relationship between private data of a first entity and private data of a second entity, while preserving privacy of the entities and preventing inter-entity data sharing. A server includes a first component to compute... Linkedin Corporation

Machine learning for determining products to upsell or cross-sell

In an example embodiment, a server accesses, for a plurality of customer accounts within a professional networking service, a plurality of features of the customer accounts stored with the professional networking service. The server accesses, for the plurality of customer accounts within the professional networking service, past sales records of... Linkedin Corporation

Co-locating application instances

Techniques are provided for assigning application instances to different machines. Resource usage of a particular resource by multiple application instances over a period of time is determined. Two or more application instances may be assigned to the same machine if the combined resource usage of the application instances does not... Linkedin Corporation

Client-side bottleneck analysis using real user monitoring data

Techniques are provided for analyzing client-side performance data. In one technique, first client performance data and second client performance data is received. The first client performance data was generated by a first client device and indicates a first plurality of processing items that includes a first processing item that is... Linkedin Corporation

Compression-based detection of inefficiency in local storage

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for detecting and managing inefficiency in local storage. During operation, the system obtains a first snapshot of data in local storage of a computer system, wherein the first snapshot comprises a first set of data elements in the local storage at a first time.... Linkedin Corporation

Compression-based detection of inefficiency in external services

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for detecting and managing inefficiency in external services. During operation, the system obtains a snapshot of a data stream transmitted over an external service from a computer system at a first time. Next, the system applies a compression technique to the snapshot to obtain... Linkedin Corporation

Synchronizing nearline metrics with sources of truth

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system uses a creation time of a first value of a metric from a nearline data store to obtain a second value of the metric from a source of truth. Next, the system calculates a difference between the... Linkedin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337247

Search results using social routing of content

Systems and methods for improving search results using social routing are provided. In example embodiments, an affinity metric and match metric are determined for a plurality of users. The affinity metric indicates an interaction level between a given user and the match metric indicates how well the given user matches... Linkedin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337263

Determining viewer language affinity for multi-lingual content in social network feeds

The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which help determine a user's likely affinity for consuming content (such as an article) in a particular language presented (or to be presented) in a heterogeneous feed of a social network.... Linkedin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170337277

Search results using assessment routing of content

Systems and methods for improving search results using assessment based routing are provided. In example embodiments, social network data for members in an organization and members outside the organization is accessed. An internal member and external member may share one or more attributes, such as working on the same project... Linkedin Corporation

11/23/17 / #20170339238

Large message support for a publish-subscribe messaging system

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided that support the passing of oversized messages within a publish-subscribe messaging system. During operation, the system subscribes to a message stream brokered by a message brokering cluster that imposes a maximum message size. Responsive to receiving a given message of the message stream,... Linkedin Corporation

11/16/17 / #20170330056

Cold start machine learning algorithm

In an example embodiment, a first plurality of images stored on a computing device is identified, each image having an indication that it depicts a first member of a social networking service. The first plurality of images is used as training data to a first machine learning algorithm to train... Linkedin Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323268

Scalable response prediction using personalized recommendation models

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a global version of a statistical model and a user-specific version of the statistical model for a user. Next, the system applies the global version to member features of the user and job features of a... Linkedin Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170323269

Just-in-time onboarding

A system determines an intent of a current user who is interacting with an online social networking system, and requests information from the current user based on the determined intent of the current user. The system then receives the requested information from the current user, and provides a service or... Linkedin Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324712

Relating private data of different entities

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to cryptography. In particular, example embodiments relate to computing a relationship between private data of a first entity and private data of a second entity, while preserving privacy of the entities and preventing inter-entity data sharing. A server includes a first component to compute... Linkedin Corporation

11/09/17 / #20170324799

Augmented news feed in an on-line social network

A news feed system is provided to generate augmented news feed for a member of an on-line social network. When a request is detected to construct a news feed for a member in an on-line social network system, the news feed system determines a cohort of the member and, from... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316045

Read-after-write consistency for derived non-relational data

A system is provided that ensures read-after-write consistency. During operation, the system receives, from a user, a write to a record having a primary key in a master key-value store, wherein the write specifies a secondary key for the record. The system then caches the secondary key and the primary... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316122

Model-based matching for removing selection bias in quasi-experimental testing of mobile applications

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for evaluating a performance of a mobile application. During operation, the system obtains a first set of data associated with adopters of a new version of a mobile application in a partial rollout of the new version and a second set of data associated... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316123

Model validation and bias removal in quasi-experimental testing of mobile applications

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for evaluating a performance of a mobile application. During operation, the system obtains, for a statistical model used in a quasi-experimental design, a first predicted outcome produced from a first set of data that is collected from two substantially identical versions of a mobile... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316432

A/b testing on demand

A machine may be configured to generate A/B test reports on demand. For example, the machine causes a display of a user interface for receiving a request of a customized report of result data of an A/B test. The machine receives, via the user interface, an identifier of the A/B... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170316514

Job applicant quality model

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for Candidate Predictor Engine (“C.P. Engine”) instantiates data structure(s) modeled according to a plurality of job candidate predictor decision trees. The C.P. Engine encodes data representing a job candidate context feature set based on an... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170317963

Distribution of electronic messages

This disclosure relates to systems and methods that include configuring a machine learning system to train on a plurality of messages, solving, for a set of input messages, a multi-objective optimization problem to minimize a number of messages to send while satisfying one or more constraints, selecting a random value... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170317964

Social incentive optimization in online social networks

A social networking system receives from a member an item for sharing on the social networking system. The system determines whether the item for sharing is a first sharing for the member or whether the member has not shared an item for a time period that transgresses a threshold. When... Linkedin Corporation

11/02/17 / #20170318073

Course ingestion and recommendation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a Course Ingestion Engine (hereinafter “C.I. Engine”) that extracts a least a portion of a word present in a course description of an online course. The C.I. Engine determines, based on the... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308532

Network source feature based content generation

A system and method for generating content based on network source features are provided. In example embodiments, a request for a landing page that shows a display of one or more electronic documents is received. The source of the landing page and the one or more electronic documents is analyzed... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308534

Secondary profiles with credibility scores

A system, apparatus, and method are provided for implementing secondary profiles for members of an online application or service. Each member has a corresponding primary profile populated by the member, and a secondary profile populated with information from data sources other than the member. Each fact or entry in the... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308561

Indexing and sequentially storing variable-length data to facilitate reverse reading

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for indexing and sequentially storing variable-length data in a manner that facilitates reverse reading. Each entry stored in a log file, database, or other repository includes a data record having a fixed number of keys, a key offset corresponding to each key, and... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308807

Secondary profiles with confidence scores

A system, apparatus, and method are provided for implementing secondary profiles for members of an online application or service. Each member has a corresponding primary profile populated by the member, and a secondary profile populated with information from data sources other than the member. Each fact or entry in the... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308840

Rule-based optimization of territory planning

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a first set of rules for assigning a first set of sales professionals to a first set of accounts, wherein the first set of rules comprises a representative load rule, a matching rule, and a balancing... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170308913

Drill-down approach to providing data about entities in a social graph

Techniques are provided for displaying information about entities in a social network. An analysis of profiles of multiple representatives is performed. Each representative is registered with a social network provider and represents an organization from multiple organizations. Based on the analysis, the organizations are ranked. Data about a subset of... Linkedin Corporation

10/26/17 / #20170310594

Expedited fabric paths in switch fabrics

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for operating a switch fabric. During operation, the system identifies network traffic for transmission between two access switches in a switch fabric. Next, the system selects a subset of the network traffic for forwarding on an expedited fabric path comprising a physical link between... Linkedin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170300563

Generating text snippets using supervised machine learning algorithm

In an example embodiment, a plurality of labeled training documents is obtained, each labeled training document containing a plurality of text snippets. Then, a first set of features is extracted from each text snippet in each of the plurality of labeled training documents. The extracted first set of features and... Linkedin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170300811

Dynamic loss function based on statistics in loss layer of deep convolutional neural network

In an example embodiment, an a loss layer of a deep convolutional neural network is modified to include a dynamically changing function that adjusts based on statistical analysis of the samples, and specifically an analysis of which sample images showed the most deviation between their assigned professionalism score and an... Linkedin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170300863

Generating recommendations using a hierarchical structure

Apparatuses, computer readable medium, and methods are disclosed for generating job recommendations using a hierarchical Bayesian structure. The method of generating job recommendations includes determining, by at least one hardware processor, first regression coefficients and first hidden feature vector jointly for a first layer based on a member's view behavior,... Linkedin Corporation

10/19/17 / #20170301063

Optimal cropping of digital image based on professionalism score of subject

In an example embodiment, an optimal cropping of a digital image is determined. A machine learning algorithm is used to generate a professionalism score for the digital image, the utilizing a machine learning algorithm comprising a training mode where a plurality of sample images with labeled professionalism scores are used... Linkedin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293891

Graphical output of characteristics of person

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to generating a graphical output of characteristics of a person. A server accesses information about a person, the information comprising one or more of: a public social networking service profile of the person, information submitted by the person, an assessment of the person, and... Linkedin Corporation

10/12/17 / #20170293981

Linking external profession data to social network

Generally discussed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for harmonizing information from different taxonomies and providing career information based on the harmonized information. A method can include receiving a request for the career information, the request including one or more job titles and one or more job locations associated with... Linkedin Corporation

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10/05/17 / #20170286488

Techniques for search optimization on mobile devices

In an example embodiment, a hybrid call is introduced. Local data is used to immediately display some search results. The search for local data may be initiated at the same time as a search for non-local data (e.g., server data). A preset number of results from the local data may... Linkedin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286491

Local search of non-local search results

In an example embodiment, a local search of non-local search results is introduced such that when an initial call is performed, the entire list of non-local search results is saved locally on the mobile device. When subsequent searches are to be performed after additional characters are typed in a search... Linkedin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286531

Scalable mining of trending insights from text

A system and method for identifying trending topics in a document corpus are provided. First, multiple topics are identified, some of which topics may be filtered or removed based on co-occurrence. Then, for each remaining topic, a frequency of the topic in the document corpus is determined, one or more... Linkedin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170286551

Scalable processing of heterogeneous user-generated content

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a first configuration for processing a first set of content items from a first data source and a second configuration for processing a second set of content items from a second data source. For each content... Linkedin Corporation

10/05/17 / #20170287080

Urban professional genome

A professional social networking system identifies occupations and locations of persons in a city from profiles of the persons in the system. For each city or neighborhood, identified occupation and industry, the system calculates different metrics of interpersonal connectivity and compares them to a model constructed with respect to average... Linkedin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170277616

Replay-suitable trace recording by service container

Techniques are provided for recording service invocation traffic in a format that is suitable for subsequent replay, perhaps in a different environment. In one technique, a computing device records invocation traffic. The computing device receives a first request that is directed to a first service. In response to receiving the... Linkedin Corporation

09/28/17 / #20170278128

Dynamic alerting for experiments ramping

A machine may be configured to manage alerts related to ramping A/B experiments. For example, the machine identifies an A/B experiment that targets users of a social networking service (SNS). The machine accesses a first value of a metric associated with operation of the SNS. The first value of the... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170269981

Identifying potential computer system problems using machine learning techniques

A system and method for determining whether a computer system is experiencing a problem are provided. Multiple data sets are identified. Each data set includes multiple values indicating a set of attributes that relate to a computer system and that correspond to a different time period of multiple time periods,... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270024

On-demand profiling based on event streaming architecture

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for managing on-demand profiling of one or more instances of a software application executing on a plurality of machines within one or more data centers. During operation, the system executes the one or more instances of the software application on the plurality of... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270153

Real-time incremental data audits

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains input data containing a set of replicated records from a set of data sources. Next, the system generates, in a data store, a first mapping of a first key to a first set of values for... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170270175

Tracking data replication and discrepancies in incremental data audits

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a first transaction timestamp from a record that is replicated across a set of data sources. Next, the system includes at least a portion of the first transaction timestamp in a first key of a first... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272379

Visualization of computer resource quotas

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for visualizing quotas on resources within a computing environment (e.g., a data center, a computing cluster) that includes multiple brokers, gateway servers, or other entities that control access to the resource(s). Through a visualization interface, an operator of a quota system can set,... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272475

Client identification for enforcing computer resource quotas

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for identifying clients or consumers of one or more controlled resources within a computing environment (e.g., a data center, a computing cluster). The resources may be controlled via the enforcement of quotas, wherein different clients have different quotas for the controlled resource(s). A... Linkedin Corporation

09/21/17 / #20170272541

Local enforcement of computer resource quotas

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for locally enforcing quotas on resources within a computing environment (e.g., a data center, a computing cluster) that includes multiple brokers, gateway servers, or other entities that control access to the resource(s). Instead of using global access statistics provided by all gateways, each... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262521

Partitioning and replicating data in scalable distributed data stores

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system generates a first distribution of a set of partitions comprising a graph database across a first set of storage nodes in a first cluster. Next, the system replicates the graph database by generating a second, different distribution... Linkedin Corporation

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09/14/17 / #20170262524

Throughput-based fan-out control in scalable distributed data stores

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system determines a current incoming queries per second (QPS) to one or more components for processing queries of a graph database, wherein the graph database is replicated across multiple clusters and distributed among a set of storage nodes... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262532

Generating content feeds based on expanded network engagement

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system uses one or more queries of a data set to aggregate one or more measurements of user engagement with a set of content items within a second-degree network of a member. Next, the system calculates one or... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262533

Viewpoint tracking data for improved feed relevance

A system and method includes obtaining activity data of an online social networking system, the activity data including duration data indicative of a duration in which at least some of the content items has previously been displayed on other feeds of members of the online social networking system and interactions... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262551

Fan-out control in scalable distributed data stores

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system identifies a query type of a query of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises nodes, edges between pairs of nodes, and predicates. Next, the system determines, based on the query type, a number... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262762

Engagement-based selection of content for member segments of social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system calculates one or more quantiles from a distribution of historic user engagement with content within a member segment of a social network. Next, the system performs a comparison of the one or more quantiles with a current... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170262766

Variable grouping for entity analysis

Techniques and a system are provided for a variable analysis system that learns from input variables. The variable analysis system may be used to determine how variables relate to other variables, to develop a tool used to predict outcomes for an entity based on other entities. The variable analysis system... Linkedin Corporation

09/14/17 / #20170264584

Characterizing and managing social network interactions

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of attributes of a social network of a first member and a set of historic interactions in the social network. Next, the system analyzes the attributes and the historic interactions... Linkedin Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255708

Index structures for graph databases

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes a set of processes for accessing a lock-free hash table stored in memory on a computer system, wherein the processes include a write process and multiple read processes. Next, the system uses... Linkedin Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170255709

Atomic updating of graph database index structures

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for updating an index structure of a graph database storing a graph. During operation, the system includes, in the index structure, a first compressed edge store containing a first compact representation of edges in the graph at a first virtual time and a first... Linkedin Corporation

09/07/17 / #20170257401

Providing social context to calendar events

A daily connection facility is available to the user either through a webpage or by e-mail in the form of a synopsis of connection identifiers between the user and their contacts. The web-based version presents connection information in the form of an agenda view, an engage view, and a reminder... Linkedin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249558

Blending connection recommendation streams

A machine may be configured to blend connection recommendation streams. For example, the machine, based on a member identifier of a member of a SNS, accesses a list of other members of the SNS and a list of guests (e.g., non-members). The machine identifies a member probability value representing a... Linkedin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249595

Automatically creating handling strategy rules for a normalized question record

In an example embodiment, a solution that automatically creates handling strategy rules for a normalized question record is provided. An expected format of an answer to a normalized question stored in the normalized question record is determined, along with one or more expected features of an answer to the normalized... Linkedin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249646

Automatically prepopulating answers to questions contained in a computerized document

In an example embodiment, a questionnaire mapping record uniquely corresponding to a computerized document is retrieved, the questionnaire mapping record containing one or more question records, each of the one or more question records uniquely corresponding to a different question contained in the computer document and containing a mapping to... Linkedin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249707

Intelligent share queuing

Techniques for publishing content on the online social network during a determined time interval are described. A publisher can receive, from a device of a user, a first content to publish on an online social network. Additionally, the publisher can access a plurality of first-degree connections associated with the user,... Linkedin Corporation

08/31/17 / #20170249970

Creating realtime annotations for video

Techniques are provided for creating annotations of user input. In one technique, user input is received on a screen while a video is being played. The user input corresponds to a period of time that includes a first time and a second time. While the user input is received, a... Linkedin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170242917

Generating text snippets using universal concept graph

In an example embodiment, a method for selecting text snippets to display on a computer display is provided. A universal concept graph for phrases relevant to a search domain is created, the universal concept graph representing each phrase as a node and relationships between the phrases as edges between the... Linkedin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243127

Graph based techniques for predicting results

Techniques are provided for determining predicted results for entities based on relatedness of the entities in a graph of nodes. In an embodiment, the graph of nodes is generated based on the determined relatedness of the entities. A node in the graph of nodes represents an entity, and nodes representing... Linkedin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243271

Inferring service providers

A system and method for inferring service providers are provided. In example embodiments, member data of members of a social networking service is accessed. From the member data, it is inferred that a particular member among the members of the social networking service is a freelancer member. A service request... Linkedin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170243277

Inferring service opportunities

A system and method for inferring service opportunities are provided. In example embodiments, a member event associated with a particular member of a social networking service is detected. In response to detecting the member event, a service request for a particular service is inferred based on the member event. A... Linkedin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244661

Techniques for ascribing social attributes to content

Techniques for ascribing social attributes to content items and for selecting content to display in a content feed are described. According to various embodiments, accessing one or more content items accessible via a network are accessed, each of the content items having received one or more social activity signals. Thereafter,... Linkedin Corporation

08/24/17 / #20170244778

Graph framework using heterogeneous social networks

In an example embodiment, a supervised machine learning algorithm is used to train a communication reply score model based on an extracted first set of features and second set of features from social networking service member profiles and activity and usage information. When a plurality of member search results is... Linkedin Corporation








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