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 new patent  User subscription to content

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for facilitating user subscription to content from a content provider are provided. For example, a message interface provides access to messages associated with a user message address of a user. A content recommendation to subscribe to content of a content provider is... Yahoo Inc

Selective content insertion into areas of media objects

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for selective content insertion into areas of media objects are provided. For example, a media object (e.g., an image or video), is selected for composition with content, such as where a message, interactive content, a hyperlink, or other types of content is... Yahoo Inc

Automatic fantasy sports data analysis 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 Inc

Automatic canonical digital image selection method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for automatic selection of canonical digital images from a large corpus of digital images, such as the corpus of digital images available on the web, for an entity, such as and without limitation a person, a point of interest, object, etc. The automated, unsupervised approach... Yahoo Inc

Automatic social media content timeline summarization method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in social media content generation and delivery 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... Yahoo Inc

Computerized authenticating users on a network device via dynamically allocated authenticating state machines hosted on a computer network

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in an authentication system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in... Yahoo Inc

Generic card feature extraction based on card rendering as an image

Methods and apparatus for using features of images representing content items to improve the presentation of the content items are disclosed. In one embodiment, a plurality of digital images are obtained, where each of the images represents a corresponding one of a plurality of content items. Image features of each... Yahoo Inc

Computerized modifying a media file by automatically applying security features to select portions of media file content

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, generating, securing and/or hosting 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 Inc

Traveler recommendations

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for providing recommendations to travelers are provided. For example, locational data associated with a device of a user is evaluated to identify a set of location points at which the device was located over time. Location point pairings are generated from the... Yahoo Inc

Ranking answers for on-line community questions

Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for in part, to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for ranking... Yahoo Inc

Computerized optimizing the display of electronic content card information when providing users digital content

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 Inc

Search across multiple user interfaces

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for searching across multiple user interfaces are provided. For example, a search query may be received from a user of a computing environment. A set of user interfaces, hosted by the computing environment, may be identified (e.g., mobile apps of a mobile... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for presenting personalized products based on digital signage for electronic commerce

Method and system for electronic commerce are provided. An image of a user is obtained. A plurality of features based on the image of the user is determined. A group of products based on the plurality of features are selected. A recommendation to the user is provided based on the... Yahoo Inc

Computerized automatically creating and communicating media streams of digital content

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 Inc

Virtual chat rooms

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for hosting virtual chat rooms of a chat room are provided. For example, users (e.g., 3,000 users) may access video interfaces, hosting a video, and chat room interfaces associated with a chat room for the video (e.g., users may access a news... Yahoo Inc

System and relevance-based electronic message presentation

Relevant messages, or “hero results”, which are not ranked at the uppermost part of a time-based listing of search results are identified and such hero results can be displayed apart from the time-based listing of search results. A user can be provided with messages in a time-based presentation as well... Yahoo Inc

Overall performance when a subsystem becomes overloaded

Methods and apparatus for improving performance of a system including a first computing system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the first computing system receives a request via a network from a client device. The first computing system determines whether a second computing system is available to respond to requests from... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for providing query suggestions

The present teaching relates to providing query suggestions. A query is received from a user. A plurality of suggestions with respect to the query are obtained. One or more garbled suggestions are identified from the plurality of suggestions. One or more identified garbled suggestions are removed from the plurality of... Yahoo Inc

Video monitoring

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for monitoring a video are provided. For example, the video may be rendered within a canvas overlaying a webpage within a web browser. The video may comprise an opaque portion (e.g., a bike) and a transparent portion (e.g., a transparent background such... Yahoo Inc

Content sharing recommendations

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for providing content sharing recommendations are provided. For example, signals, associated with a user (e.g., a location of the user, an event occurring near the user, an activity being performed by the user, content of a message recently received by the user... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for rewriting a query

The present teaching relates to rewriting a query and providing search results. In one example, a plurality of queries is obtained. For each of the plurality of queries, one or more search results are identified. The one or more search results have been obtained in response to the query and... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for selecting supplemental content using visual appearance

Disclosure includes system, method and architecture for selecting supplemental digital content using visual appearance. Digital content that is visually similar, or dissimilar, to digital content requested by a user can he identified and provided for presentation with the requested content. The additional digital content is visually congruent, or visually incongruent,... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for distributed machine learning

The present teaching relates to estimating one or more parameters on a system including a plurality of nodes. In one example, the system comprises: one or more learner nodes, each of which is configured for generating information related to a group of words for estimating the one or more parameters... Yahoo Inc

Mobile assistant

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for assisting a user in performing a task are provided. For example, a request may be received from the user via a messaging interface, and the task (e.g., make a reservation) may be determined (e.g., identified) based upon the request. Questions associated... Yahoo Inc

Content subject suggestions

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for auto-generating subject suggestions are provided. For example, a set of n-grams are generated from text within an email body of an email being composed by a user and/or from descriptive information of attachments to the email. Features of the set of... Yahoo Inc

Computerized automatically detecting and rendering highlights from streaming 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 Inc

Target webpage performance

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for generating a recommendation for increasing loading time performance of a target webpage are provided. For example, a third party window, specifying a target webpage as a source, is inserted into a webpage. The webpage is provided to a browser that displays... Yahoo Inc

Video content deep diving

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for displaying content associated with a video element of a video are provided. For example, a video may comprise video elements (e.g., pixels of frames of the video depicting an entity such as a car, an actor, a monument, etc.) that are... Yahoo Inc

Computerized high-quality and high-ranking digital content discovery

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 Inc

System and content selection using selection activity in digital messaging

Information is collected about a user, e.g., the user's interests, from the user's interaction with digital messaging content. Information collected about the user can be used to identify an interest of the user. The identified interest(s) can be used to select content to be presented to the user. By way... Yahoo Inc

System and traffic quality based pricing via deep neural language models

Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for determining the quality of traffic received from different web page publishers, and setting a pricing structure for the different traffic based on the determined quality of traffic. Accurately determining the quality of traffic and/or clicks from different publishers allows the network system described... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for digital signature-based adjustable one-time passwords

The present teaching relates to adjustable one-time password (OTP) setup, sign-in, and verification. In one example, a first length of a signature is determined. The signature has been used previously by a first user to initially sign in a second device. A second length that is different from the first... Yahoo Inc

Data access based on content of image recorded by a mobile device

Embodiments of the invention are directed to using image data and contextual data to determine information about a scene, based on one or more previously obtained images. Contextual data, such location of image capture, can be used to determine previously obtained images related to the contextual data and other location-related... Yahoo Inc

Computerized automated determination of high quality digital content

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

Method and system for user profiling for content recommendation

The present teaching relates to generating user profiles with semantic knowledge. A first information associated with a user is obtained. One or more entities are identified from the first information. The one or more entities are augmented based on second information to generate a set of augmented entities. The set... Yahoo Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257329

Electronic message composition support method and apparatus

Disclosure includes an electronic message composition support system, method and architecture. Techniques including machine learning and natural language processing techniques are used to extend message composition capability and support and to provide feedback to a user regarding an error, condition, etc. detected in the user's message before the user sends... Yahoo Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257462

Method and system for synchronizing software module hosts

Disclosed is a method and apparatus that receives, over a network from a computing device being used by a user, a request to configure a first software module host with respect to a software module, the first software module host associated with the user. The apparatus transmits over the network... Yahoo Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249311

Quality-based scoring and inhibiting of user-generated content

Methods and devices for assessing the quality of user-generated content are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for measuring the quality of a user-generated answer to a question by combining various factors, including question-answer surface word vector similarity, question-answer explicit semantic analysis vector similarity, answer-answer explicit sematic analysis... Yahoo Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242912

Method and system for searching encrypted data

The present teaching relates to searching encrypted data. In one example, a search request is received for encrypted documents. An encrypted query is generated based on the search request. The encrypted query is sent to a server that stores a first encrypted index and a second encrypted index. The first... Yahoo Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228457

Scalable and effective document summarization framework

Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for adaptively generating a summary of web-based content based on an attribute of a mobile communication device having transmitted a request for the web-based content. By adaptively generating the summary based on an attribute of the mobile communication device such as an amount of... Yahoo Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228599

Content-based video representation

Methods and systems for classifying a video include analyzing an image captured in each frame of the video file to identify one or more elements. Each element identified in the image of each frame is matched to a corresponding term defined in a vocabulary list. A number of frames within... Yahoo Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220617

Scalable conflict detection in transaction management

Multi-thread systems and methods are described for concurrently handling requests to commit data updates to a database by a plurality of data transactions. The database preferably supports multi-versioning and the data transactions are preferably isolated by snapshot isolation. In one embodiment, concurrent and lock-free handling of requests to commit data... Yahoo Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220949

Method and system for distributed deep machine learning

The present teaching relates to distributed deep machine learning on a cluster. In one example, a request is received for estimating one or more parameters associated with a machine learning model on a cluster including a plurality of nodes. A set of data is obtained to be used for estimating... Yahoo Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223411

Pointer activity as an indicator of interestingness in video

A method is provided, that initiates with providing a video over a network to a plurality of client devices, wherein each client device is configured to render the video and track movements of a pointer during the rendering of the video. Movement data that is indicative of the tracked movements... Yahoo Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214647

Computerized determining and displaying message content in a user's inbox

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content communicating, displaying, 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... Yahoo Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199932

Systems and methods for quote extraction

Embodiments of the present disclosure may be utilized to analyze a content item comprising text to identity: a quote, a named entity that is the source of the quote (e.g., a person or organization such as a company), and identification information for the named entity (such as a title of... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193107

Systems and methods involving integration/creation of search results media modules

Provided herein are mixed-media modules with functional layers that can be used to provided additional information to targeted audience. Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192970

Search engine content switch

Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein relate to switching between versions of digital content to be displayed, such as to a user, in a real-time searching environment, for example.... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193037

Computerized augmenting search terms for increased efficiency and effectiveness in identifying content

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 Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193074

Finding related articles for a content stream using iterative merge-split clusters

Software generates an article signature for each article in a plurality of articles. The software initializes a clustering algorithm with a plurality of initial clusters that are non-overlapping. A centroid signature is generated for each initial cluster from the article signatures of the articles in the initial cluster. The software... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193106

Method and system for recommending content

The present teaching relates to recommending content by analyzing the streamed data. A request is received from a user requesting one or more recommendations from a set of items. A first distribution indicative of an interest distribution of the user in a plurality of topics is obtained. For each item,... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193107

Systems and methods involving integration/creation of search results media modules

Provided herein are mixed-media modules with functional layers that can be used to provided additional information to targeted audience. Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193109

On-line content sampling

Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein relate generally to on-line content sampling, and more particularly to utilization of machine learning techniques to sample on-line content in a search engine environment, for example.... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193336

Generating preference indices for image content

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of generating preference indices for contiguous portions of digital images are disclosed. For one embodiment, as an example, parameters of a neural network may be developed to generate object labels for digital images. The developed parameters may be transferred to a neural network utilized... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193545

Filtering machine for sponsored content

A filtering machine receives sponsored content and filters the sponsored content according to a quality metric generated by quality model circuitry and assigned to the instance of sponsored content. The quality model circuitry generates the quality metric in accordance with historical feedback received about other sponsored content and a collection... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193685

Systems and methods for assembling and/or displaying multimedia objects, modules or presentations

Aspects of the present innovations relate to systems and/or methods involving multimedia modules, objects or animations. According to an illustrative implementation, one method may include accepting at least one input keyword relating to a subject for the animation and performing processing associated with templates. Further, templates may generates different types... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195274

Computerized modifying a message to apply security features to the message's content

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content providing, generating and/or hosting 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 security... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195413

Peer-to-peer architecture for web traffic management

Techniques are provided for a peer-to-peer web traffic management. A first mapping between identifiers and peers in a network is established. Upon receiving a first request associated with a first identifier and classifiers, based, at least in part, on the first identifier, a first peer retrieves a first global counter... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195453

Network content communication

Briefly, embodiments of systems and/or method of communicating digital content via a network, such as a computing and/or communications network, are described.... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195700

Content-adaptive digital content adjustment method and system

Disclosed herein is a content-adaptive digital media content adjustment system, method and architecture. Playback rate of a media content item comprising audio and video content can be increased by removing a portion of the content item's audio content and a corresponding portion of the content item's video content. An increased... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193020

Query-goal-mission structures

One or more systems and/or methods of generating a query-goal-mission structure for a set of queries are provided. A set of queries may be evaluated to identify query information for the queries within the set of queries. The queries may be evaluated as query pairs to determine common goal probabilities... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193057

Mobile searches utilizing a query-goal-mission structure

One or more client devices, systems, and/or methods of improving mobile searches are provided. A feature (e.g., “snow boots”), generated on a client device, is identified. The feature is evaluated to identify a goal (e.g., finding snow boots) associated with the feature. A mission (e.g., finding outdoor apparel), associated with... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185590

Method and system for automatic formality transformation

The present teaching relates to automatic formality classification and transformation of online text items. In one example, a request is received for transforming a formality level of a text item in an online communication. A current formality level of the text item is obtained. The current formality level represents a... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185591

Method and system for automatic formality classification

The present teaching relates to automatic formality classification and transformation of online text items. In one example, a request is received for determining a formality level of a text item in an online communication. One or more linguistic features are extracted from the text item. Contextual information with respect to... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185901

System and user model based on app behavior

Systems and methods are provided for building a user model. The system includes a processor and a non-transitory storage medium accessible to the processor. The processor is configured to obtain user data from a database, where the user data include user behavior for a plurality of apps installed on one... Yahoo Inc

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06/29/17 / #20170187663

Display of person based information including person notes

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 generating a profile based on the... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187725

User verification

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for verifying a user of a service are provided. That is, the service (e.g., a social network, an email service, a website, etc.) may attempt to verify that a user is an owner of an account with the service by sending a... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187811

Content presentation using a device set

When a user of a device set requests a presentation of a content item, the presentation is often carried out on the device with which the user initiated the request, or a different device that the user specifically chooses. The resulting presentation may exhibit lower quality than if the content... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170187822

Content prefetching and cache management

The presentation of content items within a hosting item is typically performed by on-demand retrieval of the content item from a content server. However, on-demand retrieval may impose an undesirable delay in the presentation of the content; may spontaneously alter the layout of the hosting item; and/or may involve an... Yahoo Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177337

Weighted pseudo - random digital content selection

Briefly, embodiments disclosed herein may relate to digital content selection, and more particularly to weighted pseudo-random digital content selection for use in and/or with online digital content delivery, such as online advertising, for example.... Yahoo Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177383

Customizable gestures for mobile devices

Users are enabled to define and modify mappings between (1) gestures and (2) actions performed by one or more computing devices in response to a device detecting performance of a gesture. A generalized gesture-to-action mapping framework allows users to intuitively define and modify such mappings. In response to a device... Yahoo Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177582

Decentralized cards platform for showing contextual cards in a stream

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for receiving by one or more servers, from a client device, a context of the client device. The servers may obtain, from a plurality of user interface object providers, a plurality of user interface objects. The servers may select and rank a set of the... Yahoo Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177699

Size-optimized data interchange method and system

Disclosed herein is an optimized data interchange system, method and architecture. An original data interchange document, such as a JavaScript™ Object Notation (JSON) document, comprising a number of name/value pairs is separated, or split, into a template document and a data document for separate transmission. The two documents can be... Yahoo Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169095

Method and system for mapping notable entities to their social profiles

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for mapping entities to social profile data. Social data regarding an entity (e.g., a notable entity, celebrity, movie, famous brand, etc.) is filtered from one or more open knowledge databases to produce filtered social data regarding the entity (or entities). The filtered social data is... Yahoo Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169251

Enforcing anonymity in the auditing of electronic documents

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for anonymizing electronic documents. In accordance with one or more embodiments, structurally-similar electronic documents can be identified among a group of electronic documents (e.g., e-mail messages, documents containing HTML formatting, etc.). A hash function can be specifically tailored to identify the similarly structured documents. The... Yahoo Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171124

Presentation of organized personal and public data using communication mediums

Systems, methods and computer program products for providing information associated with an attachment (e.g., attachment received through an instant message system, online collaboration tool, electronic message and the like). A sidebar may allow a user to view comprehensive profile and content information associated with the attachment using an attachment information... Yahoo Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171216

Authentication vectors

In one embodiment, a user identifier associated with a user account is received. Indications of a plurality of authentication mechanisms available for authentication are provided for display via the client device. Input indicating a number of authentication mechanisms to be used for authentication in association with the user account is... Yahoo Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171294

Computerized determining and communicating media content to a user based on a physical location of the user

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 Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171326

Method and system for tracking events in distributed high-throughput applications

The present teaching relates to tracking an event at a plurality of distributed servers. In one example, an event to be tracked is determined. A user associated with the event is identified. A script is generated to be embedded in a web page. The script triggers an event message when... Yahoo Inc

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06/15/17 / #20170171699

System and device positioning with bluetooth low energy distributions

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in a communication system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across computers and platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161373

Method and system for providing context based query suggestions

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. A plurality of query suggestions is determined based on the query prefix and a preceding query input by the user. A... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161816

Creating secure social applications with extensible types

A social environment is provided by creating an object in response to recognition of an entity in a portion of web content, wherein the object represents the entity, the object is associated with a type selected from a set of types, and the type is associated with a schema selected... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164021

Systems and methods involving creation of information modules, including server, media searching, user interface and/or other features

Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules. Various embodiments relating to aspects of server processing, media searching, user interface and/or other features are disclosed.... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164145

System and mobile device location tracking with a communication event trigger in a wireless network

Disclosed are systems and methods for location tracking. In one embodiment, an apparatus receives a message sent to a user of a mobile device in a wireless network, and a processor determines at least one location parameter. Data is extracted from the message, and initiation of a computing function (e.g.,... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161395

Emotionally relevant content

Users may engage with content that may invoke various emotions. For example, a user may find an image as inspirational, a social network post as funny, etc. Accordingly, content may be labeled with user emotion labels, specified by users that engaged with the content, to create labeled content (e.g., the... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153903

Computerized analyzing user interactions with digital content and providing an optimized content presentation of such digital content

Disclosed herein is a statistical approach, a win share approach, used to assign a win share value to content items. User interaction with content items is tracked, and a win share value is assigned to content items in response to a “winning” action performed by a user. Win shares associated... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154216

Locally optimized feature space encoding of digital data and retrieval using such encoding

A digital document is represented as a set of codes comprising indices into a feature space comprising a number of subspaces, each code corresponds to one subspace and identifying a cell within the subspace. Each digital document can be represented by a code set, and the code set can be... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154245

Media content analysis system and method

Disclosed herein is an intelligent agent to analyze a media object. The agent comprises a trained model comprising a number of state layers for storing a history of actions taken by the agent in each of a number of previous iterations performed by the agent in analyzing a media object.... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154356

Generating actionable suggestions for improving user engagement with online advertisements

An online advertising system receives an advertisement from an advertiser. The system analyzes the advertisement, extracts its features and provides to the advertiser a quality rating for the advertisement which depends on a user engagement factor such as the predicted dwell time for the ad, given its features. The system... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155949

Methods and systems for application rendering and management on internet television enabled displays

Methods and systems are provided for enabling presentation of supplemental application content to display devices while particular content is rendered on the display device. One example method includes receiving a request, at a server, to register a display device. The display device has hardware for communication over the Internet with... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154360

Onboarding feature cues

One or more client devices, systems, and/or methods for onboarding feature cues for a product are provided. A feature cue and an existing feature cue, comprising eligible feature cues (e.g., feature cues that a user has not viewed, are relevant to the user, etc.), are provided to a dispatching component... Yahoo Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147575

Location-based recommendations using nearest neighbors in a locality sensitive hashing (lsh) index

Software for a website hosting short-text services creates an index of buckets for locality sensitive hashing (LSH). The software stores the index in an in-memory database of key-value pairs. The software creates, on a mobile device, a cache backed by the in-memory database. The software then uses a short text... Yahoo Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147694

Method and system for providing interaction driven electronic social experience

The present teaching relates to providing interaction driven electronic social experience. In one example, a request is received, via the communication platform, for providing interaction driven electronic social experience to a user, with first information associated with a first content item that the user is accessing. Second information is obtained... Yahoo Inc

05/25/17 / #20170147699

Personalizing an online service based on data collected for a user of a computing device

An Internet or other online service is personalized or customized based on data collected for a user of a computing device. In one embodiment, a method includes: storing a plurality of person profiles for persons associated with communications received by a user of a computing device; receiving data associated with... Yahoo Inc

05/25/17 / #20170148049

Systems and methods for ad placement in content streams

The disclosure relates to a computer server system implementing a method to obtain a plurality of online articles for display on a webpage; obtain a candidate promoted content for each of the plurality of online articles; for each of the plurality of online article and the corresponding candidate promoted content... Yahoo Inc

05/25/17 / #20170149710

Selective screen sharing

Method, systems, and computer-readable for selectively sharing media among two or more client devices. Initially, media (e.g., image(s), video, audio, text, etc.) can be rendered via a first client device. Portions of the media rendered on a first client device can be selectively encoded, thereby masking the selectively encoded portions.... Yahoo Inc

05/25/17 / #20170150301

Weather presentation

Among other things, one or more client devices, techniques, and/or systems are provided for presenting weather conditions. A grid size of a first geohash cell (e.g., space subdivided into a grid), corresponding to a location of a user, is determined based upon supplemental factors (e.g., population density, elevation, topography, etc.).... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170139913

Method and system for data assignment in a distributed system

The present teaching relates to methods, systems, and programming for data assignment in a distributed system. In one example, a plurality of tables is obtained. Each of the plurality of tables includes a plurality of buckets. Each of the plurality of tables is generated based on a same set of... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140006

Method and system for presenting a search result in a search result card

A method, implemented on at least one computing device each of which has at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for presenting a search result in a search result card, the method includes receiving from a user, an input associated with a search query;... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140012

Method for approximate k-nearest-neighbor search on parallel hardware accelerators

In one embodiment, a processor of a computing device receives a query. The computing device may compare a centroid of each of a plurality of clusters to the query such that a subset of the plurality of clusters is selected, each of the plurality of clusters having a set of... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140424
05/18/17 / #20170140429

Method and system for providing advertisements based on semantic representations

The present teaching relates to methods, systems, and programming for providing advertisements based on semantic representations. In one example, a request is obtained for advertisement. The request incorporates a query. The query is parsed to generate a semantic representation of the query. A plurality of advertisements indexed by their respective... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142042

Preview of compressed file email attachments

A system and method of generating a preview of a file attachment includes receiving the file attachment in an email server. The file attachment can be received either during composition of the email or when receiving an inbound email. Determining if the file attachment is a previewable file type or... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142117

Third party program integrity and integration control in web-based applications

Disclosed herein are a resource control service, system, method and architecture. A client device's resource access is limited to an approved resource, or resources. A request for a resource is directed to a resource control service that determines whether or not to grant access to the requested resource. Where a... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170142126

Method and system for user authentication based on a visual representation of user location

The present teaching relates to user authentication based on a visual representation of a location. In one example, a request is received for authenticating a user with respect to a user identity. A location of the user is determined. A candidate visual representation of the location is obtained from the... Yahoo Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140173

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 Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140738

Orientation selection

Among other things, one or more client devices, techniques, and/or systems are provided for orientation selection. A first user and a second user are detected within a range of a detection component, such as a camera, of a client device. A position of a face of the first user is... Yahoo Inc








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