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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. ... Yahoo 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. ... Yahoo Inc

Computerized system and method for 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 security and quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... 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. ... Yahoo 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 Inc

Image processing device, image processing method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

An image processing device according to the present application includes an accepting unit and a specifying unit. The accepting unit accepts image data that includes therein at least two diagrams that can be extracted as circles. ... Yahoo Inc

Determination device, determination method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, an estimation unit, and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information as information about a user. ... Yahoo 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 a publisher than other search engines, for the keywords. ... Yahoo Inc

Determination device, determination method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A determination device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, a calculation unit, and a determination unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information that is information regarding a user who uses a terminal device that becomes a providing destination of content. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

System and method for 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 with a text and audio conversion process to generate a media stream, or downloadable media object, that contains the original media object and some or all of the associated responses. ... 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 answers for on-line community questions.. . ... Yahoo Inc

Generating apparatus, generating method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A generating apparatus according to an embodiment of the present application includes an obtaining unit and a generating unit. The obtaining unit obtains intermediate images in an intermediate layer of a neural network that recognizes the quantity of objects contained in an image. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344552

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344534

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. ... Yahoo Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344305

Storage device, file writing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A storage device according to the present application includes a receiving unit and a control unit. The receiving unit receives a write request for writing a file with a specified directory name. ... Yahoo Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339159

Registering apparatus, terminal apparatus, registering method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A registering apparatus disclosed herein includes a receiving unit and a registering unit. The receiving unit receives a registration request that is transmitted from a first terminal apparatus of which reliability has been verified on the basis of a predetermined rule and that is a request including certification indicating that a second terminal apparatus is trusted by the first terminal apparatus on the basis of a rule held in the first terminal apparatus. ... Yahoo Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339093

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339081

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 website providing a live stream of a current event along with a chat room for discussing the live stream). ... Yahoo Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337627

Information distribution apparatus for switching structure of data for digital screen display, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment an information distribution apparatus includes an acquisition unit that, acquires a predetermined score stored in a storage device for a user corresponding to the client information terminal device; a selection unit that selects a data item to be incorporated as a. Component into the data for digital screen display to be distributed to the client information terminal device in accordance with the score acauired by the acquisition unit; and a distribution unit that, after incorporating a component corresponding to the data selected by the selection unit into the data for digital screen display, distributes the resultant data for digital screen display to the client information terminal device that is a transmission source of the distribution request.. ... Yahoo Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337611

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. ... Yahoo Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337514

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 network of the user; and hosting, via the local computing device, the social network.. ... Yahoo Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331760

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. ... Yahoo Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330363

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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330239

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. ... Yahoo Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329779

System and method for 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 as messages in a relevance-based presentation. ... Yahoo Inc

11/09/17 / #20170324821

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 into a repository. ... Yahoo Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322908

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. ... Yahoo Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310789

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 or being composed by the user, etc.), are evaluated to identify a context associated with the user (e.g., the user may be composing a social network post about a basketball game that the user is attending). ... Yahoo Inc

10/26/17 / #20170309255

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. ... Yahoo Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308773

Learning device, learning method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment a learning device includes a generating unit that generates a new second learner by using a part of a first learner in which deep learning has been performed on the relationship held by a combination of first content and second content that has a type different from that of the first content. The learning device includes a learning unit that allows the second learner generated by the generating unit to perform deep learning on the relationship held by a combination of the first content and third content that has a type different from that of the second content.. ... Yahoo Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308537

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 content item is displayed to a viewer. ... Yahoo Inc

10/12/17 / #20170295118

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. ... Yahoo Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289617

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289586

System and method for 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 delivering the one or more tags to the one or more buddies.. . ... Yahoo 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; receiving a voice message for the first user; transcribing the voice message using the first data to provide a transcribed message; and sending the transcribed message to the mobile device for display to the user.. ... Yahoo 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 Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280198

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 tagged with content tags (e.g., a textual string such as a search query used to obtain content from content providers). ... Yahoo Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279870

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. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170273047

Terminal device, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and insurance condition determination device

A terminal device that includes a first execution unit that executes a first application having a navigation function for a user in a vehicle, and a second execution unit that executes a second application having a transmission function and a reception function of a message, and the second execution unit automatically replies to the message in cooperation with the first application in a case where the second execution unit receives the message to the second application while the vehicle is being driven.. . ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272835

Decision device for switching digital data packet stream, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A decision device for switching a digital data packet stream according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a decision unit. An acquiring unit acquires, as feature information associated with a first digital data packet stream that is transmitted via an information and telecommunications network, the length of playback time in a case where the digital data packet stream is played back by rendering at a standard playback rate. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170272525

System and method of 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. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270683

Image processing apparatus, image processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An image processing apparatus according to the present application includes a reception unit and a specification unit. The reception unit receives image data produced through image capturing by a predetermined image capturing apparatus and including an elliptical figure. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270592

Control apparatus for man-machine interaction using receptor and effector, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A control apparatus for a man-machine interaction according to the present application includes a first processing unit and a second processing unit. The first processing unit acquires detection information detected using a sensor as a receptor by an artifact including an interface configured to perform a man-machine conversational interaction with a user, using the sensor and an effector as an output apparatus, the detection information indicating a status of the interaction. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270433

Information processing apparatus, information processing system, information processing method, and computer-readable recording medium

An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires, when a user performs one of specific behaviors respectively having a plurality of types, information on a behavior of the user performed on a terminal device and information on context associated with the user. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270122

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270097

Determination apparatus and determination method

According to one aspect of an embodiment a determination apparatus includes an association unit that associates three words between which association is to be determined, on a distributed representation space. The determination apparatus includes a determination unit that determines association between the three words as an angle defined by the three words associated with each other on the distributed representation space.. ... Yahoo Inc

09/14/17 / #20170264436

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. ... Yahoo Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262895

Search apparatus, search method, and search program

An advertising apparatus receives requirements for searching documents, acquires, for each of the requirements, a first list that arranges in ascending order document numbers, each of which is associated with a corresponding one of the documents and extracts starting document numbers of the respective requirements of the first list to thereby prepare a second list. Each starting document number totals a count that satisfies a minimum requirement count that represents the number of requirements required for the document to be searched. ... Yahoo Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262878

System and method for 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 herein to offer a fair marketplace with just return on investments (roi) for advertisers, and offer a robust and accurate traffic quality based pricing model for publishers. ... 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 to the computing device instructions to configure, for display by the computing device, the first software module host in accordance with the request. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255862

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. ... Yahoo Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255845

Computerized method and system for 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 data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255650

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 information, such as billboard locations. ... 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 vector similarity, query performance predictor, sentiment analysis, textual analysis of the answer, and reputation of the answerer. ... Yahoo Inc

08/24/17 / #20170245114

Determination device through clustering analysis of position history data, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data incudes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based, on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of geographical area in which there is a tendency for the movable bodies to be positioned, the history data being accumulated sequentially in a storage device with pieces of movable body identification information and pieces of timestamp information, and a determination unit that determines whether the movable body is present in a specified point in time and the geographical area, based on the pieces of area information acquired for one of the movable bodies.. . ... Yahoo Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243288

Delivery apparatus, delivery method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and delivery system

A delivery apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, a generation unit, and a delivery unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information that represents information relating to a user. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

08/24/17 / #20170241786

Estimation device, estimation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment an estimation device includes a detection unit that detects a predetermined physical state that is produced at a time of movement. The estimation device includes an estimation unit that estimates a moving velocity from a state detected by the detection unit, by using a learner that has learned a velocity zone with the physical state being produced therefrom.. ... Yahoo Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236161

Information processor, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for presuming attribute based on flow of physical unit and appealing

An information processor includes a detecting unit (control unit), a presuming unit (control unit), and a control unit. The detecting unit detects, by detecting a transition of positional information on individual physical units by sensing with electromagnetic waves and a communication with electromagnetic waves, detects a flow of an aggregate of the physical units. ... Yahoo Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228775

Learning apparatus, learning method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A learning apparatus according to the subject application includes an acquisition unit, a generating unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit acquires terminal information that is information about a terminal device receiving information content. ... 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. ... 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 visual space available or a number of characters permitted in the interface, a display of the web-based content may be controlled on the mobile communication device in a way that was not previously available. ... 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 of the pointer is received over the network from each client device. ... 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. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220220

Advertisement generation apparatus and terminal device

An advertisement generation apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a page to be displayed on a terminal device that displays an advertisement on a screen. The page includes a content page and an advertising page that are superimposed one on top of the other, where the content page includes an advertising space such that the advertising space is to he scrolled on the screen according to operation, and the advertising page is greater in size than the advertising space. ... Yahoo Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214647

Computerized system and method for 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 the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

07/20/17 / #20170208497

Information providing device, information providing method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and control method of terminal device

According to one aspect of an embodiment an information providing device includes a communication unit that communicates with a terminal device used by a user. The information providing device includes an information provision control unit that generates provided information provided to the user in the terminal device and optionally including congestion information presenting a congestion condition and cause the communication unit to transmit the generated provided information to the terminal device. ... 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 the person giving the quote). Quotes may also be ranked to determine, for example, the best quotes to include in an article.. ... 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. ... 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 / #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. ... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195274

Computerized system and method for 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 and quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... 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. ... 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 of quality factors pertaining to the sponsored content. ... 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. ... 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 / #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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193037

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... 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. ... 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

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 expedient but unsophisticated selection among the content items of a content store (e.g., random selection), resulting in the presentation of irrelevant and/or redundant content. ... 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 item were presented using a different device of the device set, but the user may be unaware of the relative merits of the devices, or unwilling to perform the actions to transfer the presentation to a different device. ... 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 verification code to a device registered by the user with the service, such as through a text message. ... Yahoo Inc

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 collected historical communication data and personal data. ... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186024

Network device, generation method, and computer program that identify similar users based on physiological characteristics to predict expense trends

Network devices, methods, and programs identify similar subjects based on physiological characteristics to predict income and expense trends. The devices, methods, and programs receive a user profile from a user terminal via a network interface, the user profile identifying physiological characteristics of the user and an age of the user, and compare the physiological characteristics of the received user profile with physiological characteristics in stored subject profiles to identify a subject having similar physiological characteristics to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185901

System and method for 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178029

Learning device, learning method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A learning device includes a classification unit that classifies data to be determined by using a learner configured to classify data based on a predetermined feature among features included in the data. The learning device includes an estimation unit that estimates, from classification results according to the classification unit, the behavior of the probability of a mistake occurring in the classification results according to the classification unit based on a large deviation principle. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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

06/15/17 / #20170171699

System and method for 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 in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171294

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... 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. ... 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 viewer. ... 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.). ... 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). ... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164145

System and method for 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. ... 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 / #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 from a set of schemas, where the social environment includes a set of objects including the object, wherein the objects are instances of corresponding types in a rich system of predefined types, the schemas are associated with the types, metadata is associated with the objects, and there is at least one relationship between at least two objects selected from the set of objects, where the set of objects and the metadata are extensible, such that extensions provided by a first user are available for use by a second user. In one example, metadata provided by a first user is only available to a second user having a relationship with the first user.. ... 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. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

06/08/17 / #20170160088

Determination device, determination method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A determination device includes a detection unit that detects acceleration. The determination device includes a setting unit that sets a reference direction based on the acceleration detected by the detection unit. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170155629

Network-based user authentication device, method, and program that securely authenticate a user's identity by using a pre-registered authenticator in a remote portable terminal of the user

A network-based user authentication device, method, and program securely authenticate a user's identity by using a pre-registered authenticator in a remote portable terminal of the user. The device, method, and program transmit an identity verification request that requests verification of the user's identity by a pre-registered authenticator to the remote portable terminal, and receive, in response to the verification request, authentication information from the remote portable terminal. ... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154365

Digital media delivery device, method, and program that select digital media for display within digital content based on a degree of reliability of an evaluation value for the digital media

Digital media delivery devices, methods, and programs select digital media for display within digital content on a terminal device based on a degree of reliability of an evaluation value for the digital media. The devices, methods, and programs access a memory that stores digital media information for a plurality of items of digital media including an evaluation value, and a degree of reliability that reflects the reliability of the evaluation value. ... 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 (e.g., configured to provide feature cues to users). ... 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. ... 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 / #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 used as selection criteria for identifying a number of digital documents using each digital document's corresponding code set. ... Yahoo Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153903

Computerized system and method for 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

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. ... 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 (e.g., a password). ... 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 data points. ... 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; fetching one or more search results in accordance with the search query; generating a search result card for each of the one or more search results; and presenting to the user, one or more search result cards as a response to the search query, the one or more search result cards corresponding to the one or more search results, respectively.. . ... 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. ... Yahoo Inc

05/11/17 / #20170133054

Computerized system and method for 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126246

Content compression and/or decompression

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of compressing and/or decompressing content are disclosed. An embodiment, for example, may comprise determining upper and lower equivalent byte values for the content. ... Yahoo Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124200

Content recommendation

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems for performing content recommendation are disclosed. For one embodiment, as an example, estimating relevance may include computing an inner product of latent factors corresponding to a plurality of users and features of one or more content items.. ... Yahoo Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124062

Automated personalized electronic message composition

Disclosed herein is an automated personalized message composition system, method and architecture. A composition style of a user is learned for each of a number of categories, such that each category has a corresponding composition style. ... Yahoo Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118099

Automatic anomaly detection framework for grid resources

In one embodiment, a workflow data structure may be generated, updated, or obtained. The workflow data structure may represent system processes, relationships among the system processes, data input to the system processes, data generated by the system processes, and estimated running times associated with the system processes, wherein the data generated by the system processes includes a plurality of metrics. ... Yahoo Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116200

Trust propagation through both explicit and implicit social networks

The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for trust propagation. The method according to one embodiment comprises calculating a first feature vector for a first user, calculating a second feature for a second user and comparing the first feature vector with the second feature vector to calculate a similarity value. ... Yahoo Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115867

Method and system for interacting with a touch screen

Disclosed is a system, method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium for monitoring a user interface for a gesture, determining whether the gesture is exerting pressure on a screen of a computing device, when the gesture is exerting pressure on the screen, determining whether the pressure is above a threshold amount of pressure, when the pressure is above the threshold, previewing a content item in a series of content items, monitoring the user interface for a second gesture, determining whether the second gesture is traversing pixels in a predetermined direction on the screen, upon determining that the second gesture is traversing pixels, further determining whether the traversal meets a threshold number of traversed pixels, and when the traversal meets the threshold, displaying a subsequent content item in the series.. . ... Yahoo Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115848

Method to automatically update a homescreen

In one embodiment, applications installed on a mobile device may be identified. Historical data pertaining to use of the applications installed on the mobile device may be obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111340

Determination apparatus, determination method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A determination apparatus according to an embodiment includes a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, and a determination unit. The receiving unit receives a request for authentication of identity of a user who uses a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

04/20/17 / #20170110093

Computerized system and method for automatically creating and applying a filter to alter the display of rendered media

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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109369

Publish-subscribe platform for cloud file distribution

Methods and apparatus for managing file distribution between publishing and subscribing devices are provided. At a transporter system, a publish request for publishing a version of the dataset is received from a publisher device, wherein the publish request has a predefined format that includes an identity of the dataset, an identity of the version of the dataset, and an identity of a location for the version of the dataset. ... Yahoo Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109002

User interface generation

As provided herein, a user of a client device may perform a search to generate a search results webpage. The search results webpage may be populated with links to webpages along with selection options used to selectively designate which webpages to open. ... Yahoo Inc

04/13/17 / #20170105048

Computerized system and method for determining media based on selected motion video inputs

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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104764

Fraud prevention

As provided herein, a user of a client device may navigate to a webpage using a browser. A browser window, populated with a verification image and/or details about the webpage, is generated and presented to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099249

Method and system for classifying a question

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 classifying a question is disclosed. A question is received from a person. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099244

System and method for contextual mail recommendations

An email system that enables users to request for and receive recommended messages which are relevant and contextually related to a received message via activation of a user interface element is disclosed. When a message is received, it is analyzed and keywords relevant to the received message along with named entities comprised in the received message are retrieved and stored. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170099242

Method and system for dynamically generating a card

The present teaching relates to dynamically generating a card. In one example, a request is received for generating a card to be provided to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098448

Webpage navigation utilizing audio commands

As provided herein, an audio signal (e.g., a user's spoken statement “check email”) may be received from the user of a client device accessing a webpage (e.g., a webmail webpage) utilizing a browser. The webpage may be parsed, analyzed, and/or mapped to identify one or more elements on the webpage (e.g., a send/receive email user interface element). ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098283

Methods, systems and techniques for blending online content from multiple disparate content sources including a personal content source or a semi-personal content source

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to providing content from multiple disparate sources including a person's personal data sources and non-personal data sources. The disclosed techniques may include receiving a request for content from a person; obtaining first content from a first source private to the person based on the request; obtaining second content from at least one second source based on the request; blending the first content from the first source and the second content from the at least one second source to generate a blended content; and providing the blended content to the person in response to the request.. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098261

Method and system for online task exchange

The present teaching relates to online task exchange. In one example, information related to a task automatically created based on an intent of a person is received. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098240

Systems and methods for establishing and utilizing a hierarchical bayesian framework for ad click through rate prediction

The present disclosure relates to a computer system configured establish and utilize a database for online ad realization prediction in an ad display platform associated with n parties, wherein n is a positive integral greater than 1. The computer system is configured obtain a party hierarchy for each of the n parties including a plurality of features of the party; select a target ad display event including n features, each of the n features corresponding to a node in a party hierarchy; obtain a prior probability reflecting an unconditional probability of ad realization occurrence at the target ad display event among all possible ad display events; for each of the n features: determine a marginal prior probability by decomposing components associated with the other n−1 features from the prior probability; determine a marginal posterior probability based on the marginal prior probability; and save the marginal posterior probability in the corresponding node of the party hierarchy.. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098236

Exploration of real-time advertising decisions

Described herein are example systems and operations for enhancing response prediction and bidding decision making. A feature recommendation controller may include a factorization machine that generates a set of combinations of contextual and advertiser features yielding high expected response rates. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098180

Method and system for automatically generating and completing a task

The present teaching relates to automatically generating and completing a task. In one example, an input related to a person is received. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098168

Method and system for providing synthetic answers to a personal question

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 providing synthetic answers to a personal question is disclosed. A personal question is received from a person. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098144

Method and system for generating a card based on intent

The present teaching relates to generating a card based on intent. In one example, a request is received for generating a card to be provided to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098124

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. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098101

System and method for privacy-aware information extraction and validation

Disclosed herein is a system to validate information about a user, or users, derived from publicly-accessible data. The system comprises a validation system that uses private data about the user to validate the user information derived from the publicly-accessible data. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098013

Method and system for entity extraction and disambiguation

The present teaching relates to entity extraction and disambiguation. In one example, an entity name extracted from a data source associated with a user is obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098012

Methods, systems and techniques for ranking personalized and generic search query suggestions

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to providing query suggestions based on a number of data sources that include person's personal data and non-personal data. The disclosed techniques may include receiving an input from a person, obtaining a first set of suggestions based on a person corpus derived from at least one data source private to the person, obtaining a second set of suggestions based on information from an additional data source, ranking the first and second sets of suggestions to generate a ranked list of suggestions, and presenting at least some of the ranked suggestions.. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098007

Interactive sitemap with user footprints

A system and method for generating an interactive sitemap of a website includes steps of: receiving an identifier of a user visiting the website; storing identifiers of the website pages visited by the user; associating the website page identifiers with the user identifier; capturing a snapshot of each website page visited by the user; determining website pages recommended for the user, but not yet visited by the user; capturing a snapshot of at least one recommended website page; and generating the interactive sitemap that includes a sitemap tree structure of the website with selectable nodes representing the website pages visited by the user and the website pages recommended for the user. When the user rolls over one of the selectable nodes, presenting the snapshot within the in-page window.. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098000

Method and system for intent-driven searching

The present teaching relates to searching. In one example, a search query is received from a person. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097986

Methods, systems and techniques for providing search query suggestions based on non-personal data and user personal data according to availability of user personal data

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to providing query suggestions based on a number of data sources including person's personal data and non-personal data. The disclosed techniques may include receiving an input from a person, obtaining a first set of suggestions based on information from a first data source, presenting the first set of suggestions to the person, and presenting, to the person, a second set of suggestions obtained from a person corpus when a portion of the person corpus relevant to the input is accessible. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097984

Method and system for generating a knowledge representation

The present teaching relates to generating a knowledge representation. In one example, a plurality of entities is obtained from a data source associated with a user. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097969

Computerized system and method for determining applications on a device for serving media

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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097966

Method and system for updating an intent space and estimating intent based on an intent space

The present teaching relates to updating an intent space and estimating intent based on an intent space. In one example, an initial intent space is obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097959

Method and system for searching in a person-centric space

The present teaching relates to searching in a person-centric space. In one example, a request related to a person is received for searching data. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097951

Method and system for associating data from different sources to generate a person-centric space

The present teaching relates to associating data from different sources to generate a person-centric space. In one example, information related to a person is received. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097939

Methods, systems and techniques for personalized search query suggestions

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to providing query suggestions based on multiple data sources including at least person's personal data. The disclosed techniques may include receiving an input from a person, obtaining one or more suggestions based on a person corpus derived from at least one data source private to the person, and presenting at least the one or more suggestions.. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097933

Methods, systems and techniques for ranking blended content retrieved from multiple disparate content sources

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to ranking content from multiple disparate sources including a person's personal data sources and non-personal data sources. The disclosed techniques may include obtaining a plurality sets of content associated with a request from a person, each of which being from a separate data source, and applying a model for each set of content to obtain a set of features for each piece of content in the set of content, wherein the model is specific to a data source from where the set of content comes from. ... Yahoo Inc

04/06/17 / #20170095739

Fantasy sports data analysis for game structure development

In an aspect, fantasy sports data is analyzed to generate and/or manage the delivery of and user experience of fantasy sports games and contests, including timing and payout structure(s) for short-term fantasy contests, such as daily, weekly, etc. Fantasy sports contests, that motivate and appeal to contestants and is/are reasonably structured and concisely represented. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091887

Method for accessing an online account after the owner's death

In one embodiment, an indication of a number of beneficiaries that are to be granted access to a user account may be received via a graphical user interface. A plurality of sub-keys may be generated according to the number of beneficiaries such that the sub-keys together generate a master key associated with the user account. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091717

Auto extraction of tasks from unstructured communications such as emails and messages

In one embodiment, a task to be performed by an individual may be identified based, at least in part, on content of one or more electronic communications transmitted between the individual and at least one other individual. Information pertaining to the task may be stored such that the task is added to a list or calendar. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091713

Privacy aware sharing implicit and explicit personal preferences for group planning

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for facilitating group event planning are disclosed. Event planning preferences associated with two or more users are obtained, where the event planning preferences include a first set of event planning preferences of a first one of the users and a second set of event planning preferences of a second one of the users. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091587

Automatic image piling

Methods and systems for classifying images and adding images to piles include determining attributes of an image, classifying the image by determining a set of elements of a hierarchy of which the image is a member based at least in part on the attributes, and adding the image to one or more piles associated with the set of elements of the hierarchy of which the image is a member.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091530

Media content enrichment using an adapted object detector

Disclosed herein are a system, method and architecture for media content enrichment. A visual object detector is trained using a training data set and an existing visual object detector. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091333

Multi-touch gesture search

One or more systems and/or methods for providing related content associated with a multi-touch gesture to a user are provided. A multi-touch gesture (e.g., a pinch-in gesture, a pinch-out gesture, etc.) may be received through a user interface of a client device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, television, virtual wall, etc.) associated with a user. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091203

Predicting locations for web pages and related techniques

A location prediction framework is described for applying location labels or tags to target documents and/or identifying location-sensitive queries. Terms in content and queries are represented by corresponding term locations vectors (tlvs) in which the term is represented as a weighted distribution across locations. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091202

Region of search based on context

Techniques are described by which information needs are satisfied by taking into account a variety of contextual cues that constrain the information searched. Contextual data such as the location, speed, and direction of travel of a mobile device are used to generate or modify a search query in a way that constrains the geographic region being searched to improve the relevance of search results or recommendations provided.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091198

Computerized system and method for search query auto-completion

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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091189

Location-sensitive ranking for search and related techniques

A location prediction framework is described for applying location labels or tags to target documents and/or identifying location-sensitive queries. Terms in content and queries are represented by corresponding term locations vectors (tlvs) in which the term is represented as a weighted distribution across locations. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091159

Programmatic native rendering of structured content

A user interface (ui) layout description language is described in which a ui may be specified for presentation by different versions of the same app running on different platforms. A layout engine written in a platform-specific language parses the ui layout description and transforms it to a native view using native ui components. ... Yahoo Inc

03/30/17 / #20170090858

Personalized audio introduction and summary of result sets for users

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for providing digital audio data including an introduction to and/or summary of a set of content items is provided. In one embodiment, a set of content items may be identified for presentation to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170086071

Services access for mobile devices

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of services access through progressive registration via a mobile device.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083939

Content identification

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for supplemental content identification. Service usage of a client device of a user corresponding to a time frame of an event may be identified (e.g., a user interacting with a social network). ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083936

Measuring inline ad performance for third-party ad serving

A method, apparatus, and computer program product for measuring inline internet ad performance for third-party ad serving. The method comprises receiving an original third-party internet ad and recoding the original third-party internet ad for producing a recoded third-party internet ad where the recoded third-party internet ad comprises ad instrumentation code. ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083933

Information processing device, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing device that performs navigation processing for searching a route to a destination and presenting a guide route in accordance with a search result includes an output control module that causes a voice output module to output, by voice, a voice advertisement or a questionnaire related to a voice advertisement based on a conversation with a user during the navigation processing.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083931

Method and system for sharing personal information with web sites

In one embodiment, a user of a client device may selectively share personal data with web companies. The personal data may be shared directly via transmission by the client device to the web companies. ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083752

Face detection

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of detecting and image of a human face in a digital image are disclosed. For one embodiment, as an example, parameters of a neural network may be developed to generate object labels for digital images. ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083522

Smart exploration methods for mitigating item cold-start problem in collaborative filtering recommendation systems

Systems and methods for building a latent item vector and item bias for a new item in a collaborative filtering system are disclosed. The method includes dividing incoming users into intervals with each interval having a learning phase and a selection phase. ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083514

In-context translation review

As provided herein, a translated string, received from a translator for an application (e.g., an instrumented application) may be identified. The translated string may be identified based upon the translated string being associated with a service call instruction for the application. ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083190

Collecting and presenting data including links from communications sent to or from a user

Information is presented to a user of a user device by a method including: collecting data relating to communications sent to or from the user, including to or from a first person, each communication including a link of a plurality of links; generating personal profiles from the collected data, the profiles comprising a first personal profile of the first person and including a first link of the plurality of links; and presenting the first personal profile to the user, comprising displaying the first link in a user interface on the user device.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082440

Information processing system, information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing system according to the present application comprises a user terminal and a server apparatus, the user terminal including a magnetic field measuring unit that measures magnetic fields, a movement measuring unit that measures manners of movement, and an output unit that outputs the measured magnetic fields and results of the measurement performed by the movement measuring unit while associating each of the measured magnetic fields and a corresponding one of the measurement results with each other.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078844

Information providing apparatus, information providing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information providing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a specifying unit, a value determination unit, and an information providing unit. The specifying unit specifies a group of two or more users that behave together. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078654

Methods and systems for generating and providing immersive 3d displays

An immersive three-dimensional display with interactive content panels which is responsive to input from users' interactions is disclosed. A panoramic image is spherically mapped to a virtual three-dimensional space. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078415

Identifying users' identity through tracking common activity

Systems and methods for identifying users according to their activity are disclosed. The identification of a user includes accessing a user activity log having a plurality of identifiers and corresponding activity information for each identifier, determining identifiers having correlating activity information, and assigning identifiers having correlating activity information to a common user.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078397

Measurement data collecting system, terminal device, server device, measurement data collecting method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A measurement data collecting system includes a data receiving unit that receives first data measured by a first sensor and acquired at a mobile terminal, a measurement environment determining unit that determines environment of the mobile terminal when the first data is acquired based on second data measured by a second sensor and acquired at the mobile terminal. The measurement environment determining unit extracts first data in accordance with the environment from the first data received by the data receiving unit.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078100

Providing device, terminal device, providing method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and authentication processing system

A providing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a providing unit. The detecting unit detects a function, from among functions used for communication with an authentication server that authenticates the identity of a user by verifying a signature of authentication result information that is information created by adding the signature using a predetermined key to an authentication result obtained by an authentication device that performs personal authentication on the user and that is information processed by a specific authentication procedure, that is not held by a terminal device that is used by the user. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170078090

Method and system for exchanging cryptographic keys with an unauthenticated device

The present teaching relates to exchanging a key with a device. In one example, a secret value is generated. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076578

Information processing system, mobile terminal, server apparatus, method for processing information, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing system includes an acquiring unit that acquires motion information indicating a current motion of a user, a determining unit that compares the motion information acquired by the acquiring unit with standard information indicating a motion of the user in a predetermined state to determine the presence or absence of a state change of the user, and a calculating unit that, when the determining unit determines that a state change is present, calculates an area that the user visually recognizes based on sight line information concerning a sight line of the user contained in the motion information.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076327

Method and system for dynamically providing advertisements for comparison

The present teaching relates to providing dynamic advertisements for comparison. In one example, a request is received for selecting advertisement. ... Yahoo Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075913

Information processing apparatus, and information processing method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus according to the embodiment includes a specifying unit, an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a process unit. The specifying unit specifies two or more users that behave together. ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070605

Notification-needed information presenting apparatus, notification-needed information presenting method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

The present application provides techniques including a notification-needed information presenting apparatus that includes at least one information presenting unit capable of presenting information to an occupant of a vehicle, a notification-needed information acquiring unit that acquires notification-needed information, which is information that the occupant needs to be notified of through the information presenting unit in relation to operation of the vehicle, an occupant behavior determining unit that determines behavior of the occupant toward the information presenting unit, and a presentation controlling unit that controls the information presenting unit to present the notification-needed information to the occupant in accordance with the behavior of the occupant determined by the occupant behavior determining unit.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070510

On-line account recovery

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 on-line account recovery.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170070352

Generation device, terminal device, generation method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and authentication processing system

A generation device according to the present application includes a storage unit and a generation unit. The storage unit stores information regarding an authentication module that carries out the authentication based on a result of the verification between registration data registered in advance and predetermined input data. ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068992

Multi-source content blending

A method and apparatus for multi-source content blending.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068899

User action prediction

As provided herein, a webpage navigation of a user over a timeframe and a second webpage navigation of a second user over a second timeframe may be received. A time-variant variable-order markov model, comprising a context tree, may be generated utilizing the webpage navigation and the second webpage navigation. ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068805

Audio verification

One or more techniques and/or systems are provided for audio verification. An audio signal, comprising a code for user verification, may be identified. ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068397

Browsing multiple images using perspective distortion and scrolling

An image browser alternates between displaying an image grid with less perspective distortion and displaying it with more perspective distortion. The distortion amount is determined by the grid's angle of rotation. ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068361

Systems and methods involving features of creation/viewing/utilization of information modules such as mixed-media modules

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.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068310

Systems and methods involving creation/display/utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media and multimedia modules

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. A processor communicates a mixed-media module creator interface to a first client device. ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064490

System and method for 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 in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064277

Systems and methods involving features of creation/viewing/utilization of information modules such as mixed-media modules

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.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170062010

Computerized system and method for formatted transcription of multimedia 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 quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061498

Performance of ad campaigns targeting demographic audiences using third party data

The present disclosure describes improving target segments data provided by data management platforms and generating a new target segment that is not available from data management platforms. An advertisement platform compares multiple target segments received from data management platforms. ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061310

Method and/or system for recommender system

Method embodiments and/or system embodiments are provided that may be utilized to recommend online content to users based, at least in part on a prediction of diffusion of online content through a social network.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061012

Recyclable private memory heaps for dynamic search indexes

In one embodiment, a search engine may generate and store a plurality of search index segments such that each of the search index segments is stored in a corresponding one of a plurality of heaps of memory. The plurality of search index segments may include inverted index segments mapping content to documents containing the content. ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060937

Method and system for merging data

The present teaching relates to methods, systems, and programming for reconciling or merging real time data with bulk data. In one example, a first attribute value is obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060860

Systems and methods involving search enhancement features associated with media modules

Provided herein are mixed-media modules with enhanced features that can be used as search results. Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. ... Yahoo Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053313

Content selection

As provided herein, a primary content provider (e.g., a book retailer) may present a campaign for a product (e.g., a novel), comprising non-published content and a keyword (e.g., the novel title), to a permitted content provider (e.g., the publisher of the novel). The permitted content provider may be presented with an option to bid on the keyword. ... Yahoo Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053029

Systems and methods involving features of search and/or search integration

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 information to return search results including mixed-media media presentation(s) selectable by a user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053022

Locale of interest identification

As provided herein, a list of locales of interest in a location may be sorted into one or more categories. A user performing a search for a locale of interest (e.g., a restaurant) may be identified. ... Yahoo Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052775

Adaptive deployment of applications for mobile devices

A method of installing an application on a mobile user device is disclosed. A request for the application is received. ... Yahoo Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048351

Delivery apparatus, delivery method, terminal device, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A delivery apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit and a delivering unit. The receiving unit receives a delivery request for content from a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

02/16/17 / #20170048224

Authentication device, terminal device, authentication method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An authentication device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and an authentication unit. The acquisition unit acquires use states in a plurality of terminal devices used by a user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046598

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

02/16/17 / #20170046376

Method and system for monitoring data quality and dependency

The present teaching relates to monitoring data in a plurality of data sources of heterogeneous types. In one example, a request is received for monitoring data in the data sources of heterogeneous types. ... Yahoo Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046234

Method and system for data recovery in a data system

The present teaching relates to request management and data recovery in a data system. In one example, a request is received for a transaction of data by a first node in the data system. ... Yahoo Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046195

Method and system for scheduling transactions in a data system

The present teaching relates to scheduling transactions at a node in a data system. In one example, a request is obtained for performing a first transaction at the node. ... Yahoo Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039456

Boosted deep convolutional neural networks (cnns)

Briefly, embodiments of methods and/or systems of training multiclass convolutional neural networks (cnns) are disclosed. For one embodiment, as an example, an auxiliary cnn may be utilized to form an ensemble with the collection as a linear combination. ... Yahoo Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039452

Computerized method and system for 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 data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038920

Terminal apparatus, terminal control method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A terminal apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit, a first display control unit, and a second display control unit. The receiving unit receives an operation to designate a first area. ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034590

Cross-platform interface for a television device

A method for providing an interface for a television device is provided, including the following method operations: identifying available services for consumption on a television device, wherein the available services include two or more of a broadcast television service, an on-demand video service, and an internet content service; determining a current date and time; determining content items available for consumption from each of the available services at the current date and time; determining an allocation of display locations in a cross-platform interface for content items from each of the available services, the allocation defining a relative amount of display locations for each of the available services based on a device profile associated with the television device; assigning content items to the display locations in accordance with the determined allocation.. . ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170034245

Transferring device and transferring system

A transferring device according to the present invention includes a receiving unit, a generating unit, and a transferring unit. The receiving unit receives, from a terminal device, an access request including identification information for identifying content that the terminal devices requests to access. ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032424

System and method for contextual video advertisement serving in guaranteed display advertising

The technologies described herein serve contextually relevant advertisements under a guaranteed advertisement campaign. A publisher retrieves a guaranteed advertisement campaign related to a webpage available for serving an advertisement, and identifies a set of advertisements relating to the guaranteed advertisement campaign. ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032410

Information processing device, information processing method, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and distribution device

An information processing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a predicting unit. The detecting unit detects a move operation to move contents displayed on a display screen of the information processing device. ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031903

Encoding and accessing position data

In one embodiment, a data structure comprises: a primary index comprising one or more position-block references; and one or more position blocks sequentially following the primary index, wherein: each one of the position-block references corresponds to one of the position blocks; and each one of the position blocks comprises: a secondary index comprising one or more position-data references; and one or more sets of positions sequentially following the secondary index, wherein each one of the position-data references corresponds to of one of the sets of positions in the position block. In one embodiment, an instance of the data structure is stored in a computer-readable memory and accessible by an application executed by a process.. ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031654

Systems and methods for content processing

Embodiments of the present disclosure may be used to gather, rank, categorize, and perform other processing of various types of content. In some embodiments, content items such as text, images, video, and other content are received from a variety of different sources and are processed to generate an article containing selected content items. ... Yahoo Inc

02/02/17 / #20170030717

Estimating apparatus, travel direction estimating method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment, an estimating apparatus includes a detector that detects accelerations. The estimating apparatus includes an identifying unit that identifies a gravity direction using an average of the accelerations that the detector detects in a certain state. ... Yahoo Inc

01/26/17 / #20170027086

Integrated building based air handler for server farm cooling system

An air handler building structure is disclosed, which includes a floor, a plurality of lateral walls, a roof, and one or more openings located either on the roof or on at least one of the lateral walls. The lateral walls include a lower and an upper lateral walls opposing to each other having different respective heights determined in accordance with a ratio. ... Yahoo Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024487

Method and system for causing a browser to preload web page components

Disclosed is a server computer that receives, over a network from a computing device, a request for a search suggestion related to a search query that is input into a search term entry area displayed by a web browser executing on the computing device. In response to receiving the request, the server computer transmits over the network to the computing device, instructions for the computing device to display a search suggestion related to the search query, the search suggestion corresponding to a search results web page. ... Yahoo Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024414

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 information, such as billboard locations. ... Yahoo Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024406

Social media user recommendation system and method

Each user is represented by a mixture of topics, e.g., one or more topics, and a probability of interest in each topic in the mixture, and given the target user, one or more other users can be recommended, each user that is recommended to the target user is determined to have a topical interest similarity with the target user, e.g., the target user's interest in one or more topics of the mixtures of topics is determined to be similar to a recommended interest in the one or more topics of the mixture of topics. The target user and the one or more recommended users can be said to have similar topical interests. ... Yahoo Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024388

Methods and systems for determining query date ranges

One or more systems and/or methods for determining a query date range and/or searching a content corpus are provided. A set of content items (e.g., digital images, videos, etc.), associated with an event, may be identified from a content corpus. ... Yahoo Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018009

Bidding systems and methods for minimizing the cost of field experiments using advertisement exchanges

Systems and methods are provided for minimizing the cost of field experiments using advertisement exchanges. The system includes circuitry configured to obtain a bidding opportunity to deliver a message from an exchange system, where the bidding opportunity comprises an impression candidate and user information associated with the impression candidate. ... Yahoo Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017996

Social aggregation communications

The present invention provides techniques for utilizing opportunities presented by events and social gatherings, such as online advertisement targeting and communications related opportunities. Techniques are provided in which information is obtained that provides an indication that a set of users, including mobile electronic device users, are in a specified area, and indicating that at least some of the set of users are at a particular event or gathering. ... Yahoo Inc

01/12/17 / #20170012912

Anti-spam transient entity classification

Embodiments are directed towards multi-level entity classification. An object associated with an entity is received. ... Yahoo Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011034

Computerized system and method for automatically associating metadata with media objects

In accordance with embodiments of the present invention, a method for associating metadata with a media object is provided. The method provides the ability to tag, or bookmark, a point in time for future use. ... Yahoo Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010791

Information processing apparatus, non-transitory computer readable storage medium, and information display method

An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a cursor control unit, a display position change unit, and a range selection unit. When switching operation for switching to a selection mode for selecting characters included in a display region displayed in a display unit is detected, the cursor control unit displays another cursor different from a cursor displayed in the display region in the display region. ... Yahoo Inc

01/05/17 / #20170005962

Method and apparatus for predicting unwanted electronic messages for a user

As is disclosed herein, user behavior in connection with a number of electronic messages, such as electronic mail (email) messages, can be used to automatically learn from, and predict, whether a message is wanted or unwanted by the user, where an unwanted message is referred to herein as gray spam. A gray spam predictor is personalized for a given user in vertical learning that uses the user's electronic message behavior and horizontal learning that uses other users' message behavior. ... Yahoo Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004542

Method and system for providing content supply adjustment

The present teaching relates to providing content supply adjustment. A first dataset associated with user interactions directed to one or more content items placed on a target property and a second dataset associated with user interactions directed to the one or more content items places on a reference property are received for evaluation. ... Yahoo Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004541

Method and system for analyzing user behavior associated with web contents

The present teaching relates to analyzing user behavior associated with web contents. Information related to user interactions associated with a content item placed on a reference property is first obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004524

Systems and methods for mobile campaign optimization without knowing user identity

Systems and methods are provided for mobile campaign optimization without knowing user identity. The system includes circuitry configured to obtain mobile application data about a mobile application from at least one mobile device. ... Yahoo Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004374

Methods and systems for detecting and recognizing text from images

Images that comprise text are identified and output from the images is generated wherein the output comprises text from the image in textual data format. The portions of an image comprising the text data are initially identified and the text imaged by the pixels of that image portion is extracted in textual data format. ... Yahoo Inc








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