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Online ranking of queries for sponsored search

A system and method for ranking query-advertisement combinations is disclosed. Embodiments use an online component to enhance and rank query ad combinations. The query ad combination is then reranked with a trained factorization machine. The subsequent list of ranked query-ad combinations is then output. The output may be to an... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Presenting suggestions for user input based on client device characteristics

A computer implemented method includes: receiving an incomplete input from a user; presenting a plurality of suggestions to the user for completion of the input, wherein the suggestions are presented in a ranked order based on a characteristic associated with the user terminal; receiving a selection by the user of... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Virtualization input component

One or more systems and/or methods for storing personal information within a first device and/or for providing personal information from the first device to the second device are provided. The first device (e.g., a smartphone) may identify a user interface (e.g., a movie streaming website) populated with user specified data... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for next word prediction

A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for predicting a next word comprises generating a suggestion database including a plurality of suggestions; receiving an input from a user including a first word and at least one... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for providing query suggestions based on personalized spelling correction

The present teaching relates to providing a query suggestion. In one example, a request is received for query suggestions with respect to a query prefix input by a user. Personal data of the user are obtained. One or more spelling correction candidates are generated based on the personal data and... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for facilitating a guided dialog between a user and a conversational agent

The present teaching relates to facilitating a guided dialog with a user. In one example, an input utterance is obtained from the user. One or more task sets are estimated based on the input utterance. Each of the one or more task sets includes a plurality of tasks estimated to... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for providing query suggestions

Methods, systems and programing for providing query suggestions. In one example, a search query is received from a user. At least one rewritten search query is generated by replacing at least some text in the search query with a synonym of the at least some text. The synonym of the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Building profiles for clusters with smart union of individual profiles

A system for generating a cluster profile is provided. The system may include a server and a database. The server may be configured to receive event information from a plurality of consumer devices. The database may store a plurality of member profiles. The server may be configured to retrieve the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Computerized automatically generating high-quality digital content thumbnails from digital video

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Hybrid classifier for assigning natural language processing (nlp) inputs to domains in real-time

Systems and methods for domain classification in natural language processing based on domains are disclosed. The method includes generating a trigram corpus for the purpose of classification based on a trigram analysis of a domain model containing a hierarchical ontology and semantic construction that maps patterns of semantic tokens to... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for multi-label prediction

A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for multi-label prediction comprises generating a label space; receiving a data point from a user; generating a first feature vector from the data point; projecting the first feature vector... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Presenting entity profile information to a user of a computing device

Entity profile information is presented to a user of a computing device. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a communication associated with a first entity; in response to receiving the communication, creating or updating, by at least one processor, a first entity profile, wherein the first entity profile is... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Media enrichment system and method

Disclosed herein are aspects associated with contextual, or related, media enrichment presentation item of a media object served via the internet. A request to annotate a media object in connection with the media object's presentation is received, and a media object identifier and a profile identifier are obtained. The media... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Computerized automatically extracting gifs from videos

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Hybrid grammatical and ungrammatical parsing

A system and method for processing a natural language input. The natural language input is initially processed through a strict parser, which results in an initial parse. The initial parse is evaluated to determine if it exceeds a completeness threshold. If the initial parse does not pass the completeness threshold,... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Integrating rich media into a web-based display interface

Techniques are provided for integrating rich media into a scalable, multi-user, web-based calendar system having multiple interconnected web-based interfaces. Rich media refers to digital media that exhibit either, or a combination, of dynamic or interactive properties, including video content, audio content, graphical content, hyperlinks, or browser-based applications to such content,... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for concurrent database operation

The present teaching relates to concurrent database operation. In one example, a plurality of requests which includes a scan request to obtain first data associated with a plurality of first keys stored in a database is received concurrently. A global version number is updated upon receipt of the scan request.... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Device identification for multiple device ids

An electronic system may be configured to determine if a first-type device ID and a second-type device ID both identify a same device. To do so, the electronic system may preliminarily group a particular first-type ID with a particular second-type ID based on matching time slots and network addresses. Individual... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Computerized automatic highlight detection from live streaming media and rendering within a specialized media player

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for ranking content items based on user engagement signals

The present teaching relates to method, system, and programs for training a ranking model for ranking content items. In one example, a set of content items is obtained. A plurality types of online user activities performed with respect to the set of content items are obtained. For each of the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Fact machine for user generated content

A fact machine receives a comment string from a webpage and segments the comments into sub-conversations. The fact machine also identifies entities within comments or draft comments as well as a sentiment and/or attributes associated with the entity. The fact machine then queries a knowledge base for facts relating to... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Visual recognition using social links

System, method and architecture for providing improved visual recognition by modeling visual content, semantic content and an implicit social network representing individuals depicted in a collection of content, such as visual images, photographs, etc., which network may be determined based on co-occurrences of individuals represented by the content, and/or other... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method and system for querying streaming data

The present teaching relates to streaming data querying and providing query results. In one example, a query is received for events happening after receipt of the query. A plurality of data records are obtained, where each of the data records corresponds to an event happening after receipt of the query.... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Systems and methods to provide server side profile information

Systems and methods to provide server side profile information. An LDAP server is provisioned for each user of a plurality of users. Profile information is received. The profile information is stored in a database associated with the LDAP server. Via the LDAP server, a suggestion from the profile information is... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Mobile ghosting

In one embodiment, a first set of applications installed on a first device is identified. Device characteristics of a second device may be ascertained. An application store for the second device may be determined based, at least in part, on the device characteristics of the second device. A second set... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Keyword recommendation

An example system can include a server that includes or is associated with a keyword recommendation module. The keyword recommendation module can be configured to select keywords for a search engine for use in a search engine marketing campaign, wherein the search engine provides more traffic to Internet content of... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Method to enrich the browser cookies' attributes by graph propagation

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for generating mapping data structures based on predicted relationships across tracking data obtained from tracking online browsing histories of users to a network of websites.... Yahoo Holdings Inc

System and video conversations

This disclosure describes methods and systems for viewing a collection of media objects, such as a video clip and associated responses (video, audio and text), in a seamless way. Provided with a media object and a series of responses and counter responses, a real time media combining methodology is coupled... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Real time parsing and suggestions from pre-generated corpus with hypernyms

Systems and methods of natural language processing in an environment with no existing corpus are disclosed. The method includes defining an input grammar specific to a chosen domain, the input grammar having a domain specific knowledge and general grammatical knowledge. Groups of tokens are identified within the input grammar having... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Locally hosting a social network using social data stored on a user's computer

Systems and methods to host a social network locally on a user's computing device using social data at the user device. In one embodiment, a method includes maintaining, on a local computing device of a user, social data regarding social relationships of the user in order to support a social... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Automatic video segment selection method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Methods and systems for near real-time lookalike audience expansion in ads targeting

A signature matrix is used to test each online event for inclusion of a user in a pre-generated lookalike audience. Locality Sensitive Hashing is used to compile the signature matrix to dramatically reduce memory storage requirements and processing time for each received online event. A technique of producing incremental signature... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Automatically creating at-a-glance content

Generating notifications comprising text and image data for client devices with limited display screens is disclosed. An image to be included in the notification is resized and reshaped using image processing techniques. The resized image is further analyzed to identify optimal portions for placing the text data. The text data... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Display of communication system usage statistics

Among other disclosures, a method may include collecting historical communication data, personal data and usage statistics relating to a portion of a plurality of communications, a sender of one or more of the communications or one or more recipients of the communications. The method may include depositing the collected data... Yahoo Holdings Inc

Customized content stream utilizing dwelltime-based machine learning

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for selecting content items for presentation to a user device of a user. One method includes an operation for measuring dwelltimes for a plurality of content items, where the dwelltime for a content item is based on the amount of time that the... Yahoo Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170300750

User classification based upon images

One or more systems and/or methods for providing content to a user are provided. An image, associated with a user, may be evaluated utilizing an image classifier to identify an object within the image. The object may be utilized to identify a predicted class for the user. In an example,... Yahoo Holdings Inc

10/19/17 / #20170302749

Method and system for collecting and presenting historical communication data for a mobile device

Among other disclosures, a method may include collecting historical communication data and personal data relating to a portion of a plurality of communications, a sender of one or more of the communications or one or more recipients of the communications. The method may include depositing the collected data into a... Yahoo Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286368

Dynamic content mapping

Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein may relate to dynamic display of representations of digital content for user interaction on computing devices, for example.... Yahoo Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287483

Systems and methods to present voice message information to a user of a computing device

Systems and methods to process and/or present information relating to voice messages for a user that are received from other persons. In one embodiment, a method implemented in a data processing system includes: receiving first data associated with prior communications or activities for a first user on a mobile device;... Yahoo Holdings Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289586

System and tagging content and delivering the tag to buddies of a given user

A method comprises retrieving a profile of a given user, the given user having a given-user device; delivering a content item to the given-user device; receiving one or more user-specified tags associated with the content item; identifying one or more buddies of the user as indicated in the profile; and... Yahoo Holdings Inc








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