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User data sharing method and device

A user data sharing method comprises: acquiring information of a query medium; obtaining, according to the information of the query medium, at least one user account related to the query medium and relationship information of the at least one user account from a medium network, the relationship information of the user account comprising: a strength of a relationship between the user account and the query medium and a strength of a relationship between the user account and other user accounts; constructing a local medium network by using the obtained at least one user account and relationship information of the at least one user account; determining a trusted account from the at least one user account by using the local medium network; and acquiring user data of the trusted account and outputting the user data of the trusted account as the user data corresponding to the information of the query medium.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Page jump method and apparatus

A request for a service is received. A page associated with the requested service is determined. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Early-warning decision method, node and sub-system

Early-warning decision method, node and system are provided in the present disclosure. The method includes obtaining a flow analysis result of a portion of service requests that are targeted at a same server; calculating a flow of all the service requests that are targeted at the server based on a flow indicated by the flow analysis result and a weight of a current distributed node, the weight being a weight or proportion of all the service requests targeted at the server that accounts for the flow indicated by the flow analysis result that is obtained by the current distributed node; comparing a flow of all the service requests that are targeted at the server with an abnormal flow threshold; and determining whether to send an instruction for performing subsequent processing on the server based on a comparison result.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Method and apparatus for identifying network attacks

Embodiments of the present disclose provide a method and apparatus for identifying network attacks. The method can include: acquiring access data within at least two time periods of a target website server, wherein the access data include one or more fields; determining, for each of the at least two time periods, a quantity of access data having same content in at least two of the one or more fields; determining whether the quantities of access data for each of the at least two time periods are the same; and in response to the quantities of access data being the same, determining that at least two access requests of the access data are network attacks.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

High-density small form-factor pluggable module, housing, and system

Embodiments described herein provide an apparatus for facilitating a double-density small form-factor pluggable (sfp-dd) module. The apparatus includes a set of control connector pins for exchanging control signals. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Method and apparatus for consensus verification

A method for consensus verification implementable by a first blockchain node in a consensus network may comprise: receiving a transaction request from a client, and performing a first security verification on the transaction request; in response to determining that the transaction request passes the first security verification, storing the transaction request, and broadcasting the transaction request to each of second blockchain nodes in the consensus network, causing the each second blockchain node to store the transaction request in response to the second blockchain node determining that the transaction request passes a second security verification; performing pre-processing on at least one stored transaction request in response to determining that a preset condition is satisfied, to obtain and store a pre-processed block; and broadcasting the obtained pre-processed block to the second blockchain nodes, causing the second blockchain nodes to perform consensus verification on the obtained pre-processed block.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Resource processing method and device

Resource processing methods and devices are disclosed. The method comprises: receiving authentication information and business resource quantity information sent by a terminal, wherein the authentication information has an association relationship with a first account and the terminal is bundled with a second account; determining, according to the association relationship between the authentication information and the first account, the first account corresponding to the authentication information; acquiring, according to the business resource quantity information and from business resources of the first account, business resources corresponding to the business resource quantity information and forwarding the acquired business resources to the second account.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Method and device for constructing scoring model and evaluating user credit

Systems and methods for constructing a scoring model and evaluating user credit. An example method for constructing a scoring model may comprise: collecting a plurality of sample datasets, each sample dataset comprising at least one characteristic variable and a corresponding characteristic value; for each characteristic variable, acquiring an interaction index of the characteristic variable with each of one or more other characteristic variables, and determining a clustering index of the characteristic variable according to the interaction indices; selecting a target characteristic variable from the at least one characteristic variable according to the clustering indices of the characteristic variables; dividing the plurality of sample datasets into a plurality of sample dataset subgroups according to the target characteristic variable and the corresponding characteristic value; and constructing a corresponding sub-scoring model for each of the sample dataset subgroups.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Index establishment method and device

Embodiments of the present invention provide an index establishment method and device. The method can include determining, according to index status information of a column in a database within a preset time threshold, whether an index is to be established for the column; determining an index type according to the data information of the column; and establishing the index for the column according to the index type based on the determination that the index is to be established for the column.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Task allocation method and system

Embodiments of the present application provide a task allocation method and system. The method includes: analyzing at least one query pattern of a target task to acquire expected response time of the query pattern; estimating system cost information and estimated response time according to the query pattern and service description information; estimating node cost information of each processing node of a set of processing nodes in a computing system; selecting a processing node of the set of processing nodes according to the node cost information to allocate subtasks of the target task to the selected processing node; and determining an unallocated subtask in the target task to schedule the unallocated subtask according to the expected response time, the system cost information, and the estimated response time.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Method and apparatus for displaying display object according to real-time information

A disclosed method for displaying a display object according to real-time information may comprise: acquiring location information of a display object corresponding to real-time information for each of multiple periods; determining a starting point according to the location information acquired in a previous period, and determining a finishing point according to the location information acquired in a current period; displaying the display object as sliding between the starting point and the finishing point.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Method and system for identifying a human or machine

Identifying a human or machine is disclosed including sending a currently-triggered human or machine identification request to a server, receiving a first operation rendered by the server in response to the human or machine identification request, the first operation being configured to identify a human or machine and expressing an operation track for identifying the human or machine, and sending a second operation that was triggered in response to the first operation to the server to identify the human or machine on a triggering entity for the second operation based on a behavior characteristic model that was set in advance.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Methods and apparatuses for selectively displaying messages based on a predicted importance

Disclosed in the embodiments of the disclosure are message prompting and display methods and a related apparatuses. When a group conversation interface is active, if an unread message exists among the received messages sent to a user, a message prompt indicator may be displayed on the group conversation interface. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Distributed erasure coding pool deployed in hyperscale infrastructure

A request associated with modifying the original data to be new data is received. A difference between the original data and the new data is determined. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/20/18 / #20180268464

Order clustering and malicious information combating method and apparatus

Order information for an order representing an electronic transaction in the distributed order system for a product or a service is received by one or more processors over a network. A unique order id and order content based on the received order information are generated. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/20/18 / #20180268409

Information generation, acquisition, and processing to improve service efficiency

An instruction to generate target information is received by a server and from a first user. The instruction includes two or more pieces of user identity information associated with two or more different users. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/20/18 / #20180268134

Method and apparatus for improving security of java sandbox

A method and apparatus for improving security of a java sandbox is provided. The method includes performing a permission check on a to-be-checked code, determining whether a method bypassing the permission check exists in a call stack of the code, and if a method bypassing the permission check exists, determining whether methods in the call stack have a signature. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/20/18 / #20180267869

Method and apparatus for processing gateway device fault

The present invention provides methods and apparatuses for processing a gateway device fault. According to one embodiment, when a fault on a gateway device is detected, computing tasks currently executed by the faulty gateway device are acquired; to-be-allocated computing tasks are screened out according to parameters configured when the computing tasks are issued; the computing tasks running on the faulty gateway device are terminated, and the to-be-allocated computing tasks are scheduled to other gateway devices in a normal state according to a preset scheduling strategy. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180255097

Method and device for application information risk management

Target application information for validation is received at a network device from user equipment. The received target application information is validated. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180255018

Ip address acquisition method and apparatus

A request message requesting a service is received from a terminal device. Computer code is transmitted to the terminal device, and a communication connection request is received from the terminal device in response to running the computer code on the terminal device. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180254036

Speech recognition method and apparatus

A speech recognition method comprises: generating, based on a preset speech knowledge source, a search space comprising preset client information and for decoding a speech signal; extracting a characteristic vector sequence of a to-be-recognized speech signal; calculating a probability at which the characteristic vector corresponds to each basic unit of the search space; and executing a decoding operation in the search space by using the probability as an input to obtain a word sequence corresponding to the characteristic vector sequence.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180253769

Method and apparatus for selecting and recommending presentation objects on electronic distribution platforms

The disclosed embodiments provide methods and apparatuses for selecting and recommending presentation objects, so as to solve the problems in current systems where presentation objects for participating in a service are determined manually which have the problems of subjectivity, low efficiency, and have high error rates. The selection method comprises: receiving, by a sub-server, service participation request messages sent by each first user terminal, wherein the service participation request messages include identifiers of presentation objects; determining, according to corresponding relationships between the identifiers of the presentation objects and identifiers of first users obtained from a main server, identifiers of first users corresponding to the identifiers of the presentation objects included in the received service participation request messages; obtaining, from the main server, historical behavior information of the first users indicated by the determined identifiers of the first users; determining, according to the obtained historical behavior information of the first users, first users satisfying a set service participation condition; and selecting a presentation object from presentation objects for which the request to participate in a service is placed by the first users satisfying the set service participation condition.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180253565

Secure voice communication method and device based on instant communication

The present application provides an instant messaging-based secure voice communication method and means. The method comprises: receiving a user-issued secure communication instruction to conduct voice communications with at least one opposite terminal in a secure communication mode; establishing a voice communication connection with at least one opposite terminal according to the secure communication instruction; prohibiting, during voice communications with at least one opposite terminal, the occurrence of risky operations detrimental to the security of the voice communications. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180253506

Data write-in method and apparatus in a distributed file system

Embodiments of the disclosure provide a data write-in method and apparatus. The data write-in method includes: selecting a target replica server from a plurality of replica servers managed by a metadata server according to remaining capacity of the plurality of replica servers; selecting a write-in disk in the target replica server according to remaining capacity and load of disks managed by the target replica server; and storing write-in data into the write-in disk through the target replica server.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

09/06/18 / #20180253350

Monitoring node usage in a distributed system

One or more service call chains in a distributed service system are identified, each service call chain including one or more service nodes that are sequentially called by clients of the distributed service system. A service call model corresponding to a particular service call chain is generated from the one or more service call chains. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180241731

Method, system and device for security configurations

Configuring security settings, including: receiving a request to join a security group from a first terminal device; obtaining security setting information for the security group; and sending a response to the first terminal device, the response instructing the first terminal device to join the security group and to configure security settings according to the security setting information.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180241658

Data transmission method and apparatus

A method including receiving, by a first device, a request message from a second device regularly, wherein the request message carries a timestamp corresponding to the request message currently received; determining, by the first device, whether the value of the timestamp is less than a preset threshold; and synchronizing, by the first device according to a corresponding relationship between timestamps and fragmented data locally cached by the first device, the fragmented data corresponding to the timestamp to the second device when the value of the timestamp is less than the preset threshold, wherein the fragmented data is obtained by fragmenting the full amount of data recorded by the first device. The present disclosure solves the technical problem of frequent failure during full-amount data updating between systems.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180241624

Virtual dedicated network and rule table generation method and apparatus, and routing method

A method and an apparatus of generating rule tables for a virtual dedicated network, and a routing method are disclosed. The method includes determining virtual switches which act as switching nodes in a virtual dedicated network based on topological structure information of the virtual dedicated network; and using network identifiers of the virtual switches as keywords to configure and generate rule tables of the virtual dedicated network, the rule tables including at least the keywords which act as addresses of the switching nodes in the rule tables. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180241608

Forwarding ethernet packets

Forwarding ethernet packets is disclosed, including: receiving an incoming packet; determining a value based at least in part on performing a hash operation on at least a portion of a destination internet protocol (ip) address included in the incoming packet; comparing the value against a pre-established look-up table to determine whether a corresponding index value is found, wherein the pre-established look-up table stores index values and corresponding data sets to respective ones of the index values; determining a destination media access control (mac) address associated with the incoming packet based at least in part on whether the corresponding index value is found in the pre-established look-up table; and forwarding the incoming packet to a virtual machine associated with the determined destination mac address.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180241549

Key generation method and apparatus using double encryption

The disclosure provides a key generation method and apparatus. The key generation method comprises: encrypting a first key factor generated by a first device with an initial key, and sending the encrypted first key factor to a second device through a first secure channel, wherein the initial key is a key preset for the first device and the second device; receiving, through the first secure channel, a second key factor encrypted with the initial key, wherein the second key factor is generated by the second device; decrypting the second key factor encrypted with the initial key and received through the first secure channel, so as to obtain the second key factor; and generating a shared key between the first device and the second device according to the first key factor and the second key factor. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180240123

Payment processing method and apparatus, and transaction method and mobile device

A method and an apparatus of payment processing, a transaction method and a mobile device are disclosed. The payment processing method includes collecting an audio signal; obtaining a graphic code, wherein the graphic code is generated based on a predetermined account and a number recognized from the audio signal, the number being used for indicating an amount to be paid and the predetermined account being an account that is to have a payment activity; and displaying the graphic code, wherein the graphic code is used for triggering the payment activity with the predetermined account to complete a payment of the amount corresponding to the number upon being scanned. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180240114

Transaction verification in a consensus network

A transaction request sent by a terminal is received by a first block chain node and stored in a memory corresponding to the first block chain node. The transaction request is broadcast to second block chain nodes. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180239989

Type prediction method, apparatus and electronic device for recognizing an object in an image

Type prediction method, apparatus and electronic device for recognizing an object in an image are disclosed. The method may include processing an image to be processed using a full image recognition technique to obtain a first type prediction result of an object in the image to be processed; processing a subject area of the image to be processed using a feature recognition technique to obtain a second type prediction result of an object of the subject area; determining whether the first type prediction result matches the second type prediction result; if the first type prediction result matches the second type prediction result, determining a type of the object of the image to be processed to be the first type prediction result or the second type prediction result.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180239987

Image recognition method and apparatus

An image recognition method and apparatus. The method comprises: carrying out image processing and spatial transformation processing on a to-be-recognized image based on a spatial transformer network model, so as to obtain a reproduced image probability value corresponding to the to-be-recognized image; and determining the to-be-recognized image as a suspected reproduced image when it is judged that the reproduced image probability value corresponding to the to-be-recognized image is greater than or equal to a preset first threshold. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180239888

Verification method and device

Machine-based verification is minimized by presenting a web page to a user that includes a number of objects in a verification image, and then instructing the user to click on the objects in the verification image in a particular order. The user selected order is then compared to a known correct order, and verification is complete when the user selected order matches the known correct order.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180239750

Method and device for generating live text broadcasting content using historical broadcasting text

The disclosed embodiments provide a method and device for live text broadcasting of a match. The method for live text broadcasting of a match comprises: receiving match data for a current match in real time; generating real-time utterances for live broadcasting used for describing the current match data with more human-like sentiment according to historical live broadcasting utterances used for describing match data in historical matches with human-like sentiment; and outputting the real-time live broadcasting utterances. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180239744

Application page quick access

When an interaction barrier exists between an application a and an application b, if a jump link corresponding to the application b exists in a page of the application a, selection and replication operations are performed in the page of the application a, such that the content containing the above jump link is replicated into a clipboard of the system. Further when the user starts the application b, operations are executed to perform extraction and analysis on clipboard content to obtain the jump link, and generate a corresponding access trigger control. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180239699

Resource reclamation method and apparatus

Embodiments of the application provide a resource reclamation method and a resource reclamation apparatus. The method includes: determining a memory region corresponding to a target tenant included by a heap memory as a target region; and performing resource reclamation on the target region to release the target region.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/23/18 / #20180238707

Method and server for delivering information to user terminal

A method for delivering information to a user terminal is provided. The method includes obtaining user data. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180234255

Method and system for distributing attestation key and certificate in trusted computing

One embodiment described herein provides a system and method for secure attestation. During operation, a trusted platform module (tpm) of a trusted platform receives a request for an attestation key from an application module configured to run an application on the trusted platform. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180234252

Two dimensional code generation and recognition

The present disclosure describes technologies related to two-dimensional (2d) code generation and recognition. In one implementation, registration information is received from a server for authenticating and registering the server, and the server is registered if the registration information is authenticated. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180232856

Image processing method, apparatus and machine-readable media

Embodiments of the present application provide a method and an apparatus, and a machine readable media for image processing. The method includes obtaining a panoramic video image, where the panoramic video image is determined based on a perspective mapping, and the panoramic video image includes a primary perspective region and at least one secondary perspective region; dividing the secondary perspective region into at least two sub-regions based on distribution information of high-frequency components in the secondary perspective region; determining respective filter templates of the sub-regions, and filtering the sub-regions using the respective filter templates; and determining a filtered panoramic video image.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180232611

Generating authentication image to verify a two-dimensional code offline

The present disclosure describes technologies related to generating authentication image to verify a two-dimensional (2d) code offline. In some implementations, a 2d code is parsed to identify a plurality of black pixels and a plurality of white pixels. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180232552

Two-dimensional code processing method and apparatus

A two-dimensional code generation request is received by a server from a two-dimensional code display client. Static, two-dimensional code information and a random feature value are generated by the server. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180232438

Title display method and apparatus

A method including classifying a plurality of users into different user groups according to at least one attribute information of the plurality of users; determining a keyword corresponding to each user group according to historical user behavior logs of different user groups; receiving a request of a current user for accessing a current transaction object, and determining a user group of the current user according to attribute information of the current user; segmenting an original title of the current transaction object into word segments, and determining a word segment matching the keyword corresponding to the user group of the current user in the word segments; generating a new title of the transaction object according to the matching word segment for display at a user client terminal. The techniques of the present disclosure ensure that a title displayed to a user is short and meets personalized demands of the user.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180232238

Method and apparatus for providing accelerated access to a memory system

A computer system is presented. The computer system comprises a memory system that stores data, a computer processor, and a memory access engine. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/16/18 / #20180232206

Address information-based account mapping method and apparatus

Multiple items of first address information are identified by a server associated with a first service provider. Each item of first address information is identified from a corresponding item of first account information provided by the first service provider. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227751

Method, client terminal and server for establishing communication

A communication establishment method including acquiring a first communication number of a current communication terminal; acquiring an input image, obtaining an information code according to the image, the information code being corresponding to a second communication number; sending call information to a predetermined server, the call information being attached with the first communication number and the information code. The current communication terminal obtains the information code according to the image, provides the information code and the first communication number of the current communication terminal to the predetermined server to establish a communication between the current communication terminal that uses the first communication number and a communication terminal that uses the second communication number. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227290

Trusted login of user accounts

Technologies related to trusted user account login are disclosed. In one implementation, a temporary trusted login token request for accessing a service page from an originating application is received. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180227270

Router address type identification method and apparatus

A router media access control (mac) address for a router, and network interaction data are received. The network interaction data indicates a connection between a user device and the router through an association between a user mac address of the user device and the router mac address. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180226990

Managing soft information in high-capacity solid state drive

Managing soft information includes: performing soft decoding of data read from a solid state drive (ssd) using at least some of a plurality of soft information tables; monitoring a set of one or more soft information properties associated with the plurality of soft information tables; adjusting the at least some of the plurality of soft information tables based at least in part on the set of the one or more soft information properties; and providing the adjusted soft information tables to perform soft decoding.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180225742

Article information displaying method, apparatus and system, and intelligent communication device

An article information displaying method, apparatus and system, and an intelligent communication device. The method comprises: displaying a telephone number used in current communication on a communication interface; acquiring order information associated with the telephone number used in current communication, wherein the order information comprises at least article information; and simultaneously displaying the telephone number used in current communication and the article information in a recognition window of the communication interface. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180225627

Express package delivery

An express package delivery request is received from a courier terminal that indicates identifier information of a courier and first positioning information corresponding to a location of the courier. The express package delivery content information corresponding to a recipient address is retrieved from a database. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180225282

Address analysis using morphemes

A computer-implemented method comprises: receiving a first address and a second address, the first address including n morphemes and the second address including m morphemes, wherein a morpheme is a smallest semantic unit in the address, and wherein n and m are both natural numbers; determining first correlation values between the n morphemes and the m morphemes; obtaining, based on the first correlation values and a preset algorithm, a second correlation value between the first address and the second address; and analyzing a correlation between the first address and the second address based on the second correlation value.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/09/18 / #20180225147

Resource allocation method and apparatus

Resource allocation methods and apparatuses are provided, for dynamically allocating resources to multiple processing units that share resources in a same resource allocation unit. One exemplary resource allocation process comprises: determining amounts of data stored on the multiple processing units; and allocating resources to the multiple processing units according to the amounts of data stored on the multiple processing units, more resources being allocated to a processing unit that stores a larger amount of data. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/02/18 / #20180218058

Data synchronization method and system

Embodiments of the present application provide a data synchronization method and system. The method includes: assigning a first task for a data fragment in a target data set; starting a task thread of the first task to execute data synchronization of the corresponding data fragment between a source end and a destination end; determining if the first task corresponding to a data fragment fails in the offline data synchronization and if the first task supports a failover operation; in response to the first task corresponding to the data fragment failing in the data synchronization and the first task supporting the failover operation, clearing processing resources of the data fragment corresponding to the failed first task; and reassigning a second task for the data fragment corresponding to the failed first task, and starting a task thread of the reassigned second task to execute the data synchronization of the data fragment between the source end and the destination end.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/02/18 / #20180218043

Information providing method and system

Embodiments of the present application relate to an information providing method, system and a computer program product. An information providing method is provided. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

08/02/18 / #20180217853

Loading sub-applications for a terminal application

A first instruction for triggering a starting action on a main application (app) installed on a terminal and including at least one sub-app is received. In response to the first instruction, application loading information corresponding to the main app and including identifier information for a to-be-loaded sub-app is acquired. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180212954

Information registration and authentication method and device

The present application discloses methods and devices for information registration and authentication. The registration method may comprise: sending a request for registering standard information to an authentication server; receiving first authentication information fed back by the authentication server; generating a standard information acquisition request, sending the standard information acquisition request and the first authentication information to a first application, and acquiring signed standard information and an identity identifier of the standard information that are returned by the first application after the first application approves authentication of the first authentication information, wherein the signed standard information is signed by the first application using second authentication information; and sending the signed standard information, the identity identifier of the standard information, and the first authentication information to the authentication server.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180212892

Method, apparatus and system for controlling service transmission rate

The present disclosure discloses a method, an apparatus and a system for controlling a service transmission rate. The method includes acquiring service transmission rate information reported by service gateways in a service gateway group in a distributed environment, the service gateways being gateways that transmit service data in parallel to an identical destination address and limit a transmission rate of service data based on respective flow limiting thresholds; adjusting a flow limiting threshold allocated to each service gateway to a specified value to obtain a specified threshold when a service transmission rate indicated by the service transmission rate information is greater than a flow limiting threshold corresponding to the service gateway, the specified values satisfying that a sum of the specified values on the service gateways is not greater than a bandwidth allocated by an operator to the destination address; and sending the specified thresholds to the service gateways. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180211097

Method and device for acquiring feature image, and user authentication method

False authentication that is obtained by using a photographic image to impersonate a real human being when being photographed for authentication is prevented by photographing a user's face while illuminated by two different patterns on a display screen to obtain two different images, determining a difference between the two different images to obtain a difference image, and then comparing the difference image to previous images to determine if a real human being is attempting authentication.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180210961

Information search method and apparatus

The present disclosure provides an information search method and apparatus. The information search method includes: receiving a search term input by a user; acquiring a search result based on the search term; acquiring description information corresponding to the search result; extracting one or more word segments from the description information; combining the one or more word segments to generate a title of the search result, where at least one word segment carries a hyperlink label; and returning the title after the combination of the word segments carrying the hyperlink labels to a user terminal for display. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180210937

Data synchronization method and apparatus

Embodiments of the present application provide a data synchronization method and apparatus. The method includes: acquiring source data from a source database; converting the source data into to-be-synchronized data matching a data meta format of a target database; synchronizing the to-be-synchronized data to the target database; determining whether dirty data has been detected during the synchronization; and in response to the dirty data being detected during the synchronization, skipping the detected dirty data to continue with synchronizing the to-be-synchronized data.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180210876

Word vector processing for foreign languages

A word vector processing method is provided. Word segmentation is performed on a corpus to obtain words, and n-gram strokes corresponding to the words are determined. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/26/18 / #20180210734

Methods and apparatus for processing self-modifying codes

A method of handling self-modifying codes is presented. The method is performed by computer processor and comprises: receiving a fetch block of instruction data from an instruction fetch buffer; before transmitting the fetch block of instruction data to a decoding unit of the computer processor, determining whether the fetch block includes instruction data of self-modifying codes; responsive to determining that the fetch block includes instruction data of self-modifying codes, transmitting a flush signal to reset one or more internal buffers of the computer processor.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/19/18 / #20180205557

Identity authentication using a wearable device

A wearable device transmits a service request generated by the wearable device to a server, where the service request is associated to a service application type. The wearable device receives an identity authentication request message associated to the service application type from the server using a preset standard interface. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/19/18 / #20180204270

Method, apparatus, and system for data object information processing

A system including a server of an information publishing subsystem to be accessed into an access subsystem. The access subsystem, according to the accessed information publishing system, provides an effective information publishing system list to a data object placement subsystem. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/19/18 / #20180203767

Method and apparatus for job operation retry

Embodiments of the present application provide operation retry methods and apparatuses. One exemplary method includes: detecting whether an operation of a job fails; if there is an operation failure, collecting statistics on a progress of the job; calculating a retry interval according to the progress of the job; and re-executing the operation after waiting for the retry interval. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/19/18 / #20180203606

Method and device for writing data and acquiring data in a distributed storage system

The present application provides methods and devices for writing data and acquiring data in a distributed storage system. According to an exemplary method, in a process of writing data, a data file is not overwritten but is instead updated by making a copy in a newly allocated storage block and an updated description file is persisted by using an atomic operation. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/19/18 / #20180203576

Method and apparatus for displaying function interface

A user interface is provided for display by a computing device. The user interface provides a graphical display of an application executable by the computing device. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/19/18 / #20180203507

Wearable device locking and unlocking using motion and gaze detection

The disclosed embodiments provide a screen processing method and apparatus. A method comprises: monitoring whether a user performs an action of using a wearable device; determining whether the user is visually focusing on a screen of the wearable device; and adjusting the screen of the wearable device if the user performs the action of using the wearable device and is visually focusing on the screen of the wearable device. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180199386

Method, system and device for connecting devices

Executing applications includes: establishing a connection with an iot device; receiving a signal from the iot device; obtaining one or more data adapters corresponding to the iot device, the one or more data adapters being determined based in part on information from signal received from the iot device; processing the signal according to the one or more data adapters; and transmitting the processed signal to a corresponding application or an operating system to execute corresponding operations.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180199265

Sending and acquiring wifi networking information

A method for sending and acquiring wifi networking information including generating, by a first wifi-type smart device, a management frame that carries wifi networking information; sending the management frame to be monitored by a second wifi-type smart device; monitoring, by the second wifi-type smart device, the management frame sent by the first wifi-type smart device; and parsing the management frame to obtain the wifi networking information, so that a network may be accessed by using the obtained wifi networking information. The techniques of the present disclosure may reduce the time delay and technological complexity of a wifi-type smart device in accessing a network.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180198872

Method, system and device for providing service

Providing services includes: monitoring one or more signals that are generated by a device or received at the device; determining a service agent based on at least one monitored signal, wherein the service agent corresponds to an application and is configured to detect and execute one or more services associated with the application; determining service instruction information corresponding to the determined service agent; and executing one or more operations corresponding to the determined service instruction information.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180198855

Method and apparatus for scheduling calculation tasks among clusters

The disclosure provides methods and apparatuses for scheduling calculation tasks in a cluster; receive, from the cluster, a plurality of calculation tasks to be scheduled; and divide the plurality of calculation tasks into a plurality of task subsets based on workload information corresponding to the plurality of calculation tasks, wherein each of the plurality of task subsets corresponds to a node of the cluster. Compared with the prior art, each of a plurality of calculation tasks to be scheduled in a cluster is divided into a task subset corresponding to a certain cluster node based on workload information corresponding to the plurality of calculation tasks, so that an optimal matching combination is found for the plurality of calculation tasks to be scheduled in the cluster, so as to utilize resources of the entire cluster to a maximum extent and realize a more reasonable system resource scheduling policy.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180197170

Method and device for implementing service function

An instant message is sent from within an instant message conversation from a terminal computing device to an instant messaging server. A shortcut operation item is displayed on the terminal computing device according to an instruction received from the instant messaging server, where the shortcut operation item is associated with a service task further associated with content of the sent instant message. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180197043

Image recognition based on augmented reality

A method includes: receiving, at a server and from an augmented reality device, user information of a user using the augmented reality device; generating, by the server, a picture feature sample sub-library corresponding to the user information, including screening out, from a preset picture feature sample library, picture feature samples associated with the user information; and providing, to the augmented reality device, the picture feature sample sub-library, wherein the picture feature sample sub-library can be configured to be used by the augmented reality device to perform, during image scanning of an offline environment of the user, image recognition of images scanned from the offline environment by comparing the scanned images to picture features in the picture feature sample sub-library.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180196699

Scheduling method, apparatus, and system for use in data processing

The utilization rate of operation resources in a computing device is improved by assigning specialized types of logic operations to a data processing engine depending on the type of logic operation that the data processing engine requires to execute a data processing request. The data processing engine is selected from a plurality of engines by first identifying an idle engine, next identifying a post-processing engine when no idle engine is available, and then identifying a stand-by engine when no post-processing engine is available.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180196665

Managing, using, and updating application resources

Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, device, and system for managing, using, and updating application resources. A method includes obtaining, by one or more processors, an application development kit, wherein the application development kit comprises resources for one or more application components, obtaining, by the one or more processors, the resources for at least one of the one or more application component resources included in the application development kit, packaging, by the one or more processors, at least one or more application component resources to obtain one or more application resource kits, wherein a unit of resources organization for the one or more application resource kits is the one or more application components, and providing the one or more application resource kits to a client device in response to obtaining a request for the one or more application resource kits.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/12/18 / #20180196584

Execution of multiple applications on a device

Executing multiple applications includes: executing a first application; using the first application to trigger a second application located; transferring data from the second application to the first application; and presenting the data that is transferred from the second application in a visualization area within a user interface display area of the first application.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/05/18 / #20180192293

Fake base station short message identification

A method includes: extracting a data value of receiver address field from a short message; wherein the short message sent by the short message center includes receiver address field, and the data value of the receiver address field includes the receiver's msisdn; if the short message does not include the receiver address field or the data value is not local msisdn such as the msisdn of the receiver terminal, determining the short message as a fake base station short message. The msisdn used in the present disclosure is an existing feature of the sender terminal and the receiver terminal without requiring the user to perform additional operations. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/05/18 / #20180191504

Verification information update

A verification information update method includes: receiving a first request message for binding to a smart device from a terminal device, the first request message carrying a universally unique identifier (uuid) of the smart device; determining a binding relationship between the uuid and a user identifier of the terminal device, and generating a session random number corresponding to the binding relationship; and generating a new verification number and a new verification password of the smart device based on the session random number. The technical solution of the present disclosure implement dynamic update of verification information during a session, thus increasing the difficulty in monitoring the verification information during update.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/05/18 / #20180189665

Determining deployment need for point of interest

Implementations for determining deployment need for a point of interest (poi) are disclosed. In one implementation, the deployment need for a poi is determined by: receiving geographical locations of one or more users, determining, based on the geographical locations, one or more target users covered by an area to be inspected, determining one or more poi deployment need indexes of the one or more target users, a poi deployment need index of a target user being determined based on a number of pois that have the preset function of the poi and were deployed within a set distance from the target user, and providing a total deployment need index for the area to be inspected, the total deployment need index being determined based on the one or more poi deployment need indexes.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/05/18 / #20180189395

Processing service data

The present application provides a method, a means and a system for processing service data. A method comprises: a receiving means sends to a processing means a query request carrying labeling information to query said processing means whether there locally exists data carrying the labeling information, the labeling information being for identifying data needed by the receiving means to provide a target service. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

07/05/18 / #20180189313

Method and apparatus for compressing an application

The size of a source application is reduced by compressing a plurality of invoked files, such as so files, in the source application with a compression algorithm that has a higher compression rate compared to a default compression rate. A decompression file that corresponds with the compression algorithm is inserted into a plurality of invoking files in the source application so that the source application itself can decompress the invoked files that were compressed with the compression algorithm.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180184260

Message sending and receiving methods and apparatuses

A method and an apparatus for sending and receiving a message are disclosed. The method includes converting information content of a message to be sent into byte data; searching for characters corresponding to the byte data from a pre-stored character set to obtain character data, wherein the character set includes predetermined byte data, predetermined characters, and mapping relationships between the predetermined byte data and the predetermined characters, and the predetermined characters are characters that are supported by messages; and sending the character data through messaging. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180183750

Methods and devices for switching a virtual internet protocol address

Methods and devices for switching a virtual internet protocol (vip) address are provided. In one implementation, the method may include sending to a control center of a vip address system a first address resolution protocol (arp) mapping message for mapping a vip address to a vm address of a virtual machine (vm) of the vip address system. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180183569

Key processing method and device

An attack on an rsa encryption algorithm based on simple power analysis (spa) is thwarted by scrambling the sliding window sequence that results from performing sliding window processing on a power exponent. The sliding window sequence is scrambled with a random code that is utilized to determine an adjustment tendency and an adjustment length.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180181739

Identity authentication using biometrics

A service request is received by a terminal device. First biometric authentication information of a user associated with the service request is collected. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180181618

Method and apparatus for optimizing database transactions

The disclosure provides a database operation method and apparatus. The method comprises: sequentially acquiring, during a process of executing a target transaction by an application server, database operation commands executed by the application server for the target transaction; executing a prediction algorithm on the database operation commands, returning predicted execution results to the application server so that the application server determines a next to-be-executed database operation command, and locally recording the database operation commands and predicted execution data generated from the executing of the prediction; and when acquiring a transaction commit command regarding the target transaction, controlling a database corresponding to the application server to actually execute the target transaction according to the locally recorded database operation commands and the predicted execution data. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180181606

Data storage methods, query methods, and apparatuses thereof

The present application discloses methods for storing data, methods for querying data, and apparatus thereof. A method for storing data may include receiving a data record to be stored. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180181563

Data storage for mobile terminals

The present disclosure describes techniques for converting and storing data in a unified format. One example method includes converting original data to a first data having a predetermined format; generating first metadata and a key value corresponding to the first data during the conversion of the original data; determining whether second metadata corresponding to the key value exists in a cache; determining whether the second metadata are different from the first metadata; in response to determining that the second metadata does not exist in the cache or to determining that the second metadata are different from the first metadata, storing the first data, the first metadata, and the key value to the cache; determining that a predetermined condition is satisfied; and in response determining that the predetermined condition is satisfied, storing the first data, the first metadata, and the key value to a non-relational database.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/28/18 / #20180181554

Data backfill techniques

The present application provides a method and a means for backfilling data. It comprises: associatively sending user input data in the first page of the terminal and the identifiers of the input boxes in said first page to a server for them to be stored by said server, with the stored content mapping to the sessionid of said terminal and to the identifier of said first page; when said first page is returned to from a second page, sending a data acquisition request to said server, said data acquisition request comprising the sessionid of said terminal and the identifier of said first page; receiving said first page user input data and the associated identifiers of the input boxes in said first page sent back by said server according to said data acquisition request, and taking said first page user input data and backfilling it into the corresponding input boxes in said first page. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180176018

Secure offline resource operations

Information associated with a resource operation is transmitted by a resource requester to a resource provider. The resource operation is associated with a resource stored on a resource server. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180174599

Audio recognition method and system

An audio recognition method may comprising performing diffusion processing on a plurality of first feature points in a spectrogram of a to-be-recognized audio file to obtain a feature point map; searching in a spectrogram of a target audio file to determine whether the spectrogram of the target audio file comprises second feature points that respectively correspond to the diffused first feature points in the feature point map; and in response to determining that the spectrogram of the target audio file comprises the second feature points, determining that the to-be-recognized audio file is a part of the target audio file.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173640

Method and apparatus for reducing read/write contention to a cache

A cache is presented. The cache comprises a tag array configured to store one or more tag addresses; a tag control buffer configured to store cache control information; a data array configured to store data acquired from a memory device; and a write buffer configured to store information related to a write request. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173578

Managing applications for power conservation

Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for waking up an app. The method includes adding an application (app) to a wake-up alarm group comprising a plurality of apps, adjusting a plurality of alarm wake-up times corresponding to the plurality of apps, wherein the plurality of alarm wake-up times corresponding to the plurality of apps are adjusted to be consistent, and waking up the plurality of apps belonging to the wake-up alarm group according to the adjusted alarm wake-up times corresponding to the plurality of apps belonging to the wake-up alarm group.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173521

Method, apparatus, and system for reading and writing files

A method for reading and writing files includes: receiving an access request, and acquiring file identifier information and first user identifier information according to the access request; querying a cache server for a locked file corresponding to the file identifier information, and acquiring a first original file corresponding to the file identifier information from a file server if the locked file corresponding to the file identifier information is not found; generating a locked file according to the first user identifier information and the first original file, and submitting the locked file to the cache server; and receiving an editing operation for the first original file, and submitting the edited first original file to the cache server. The method prevents the users from submitting conflicting contents when operating the same file, so that a web ide system may play a more important role in multiple collaborative development processes.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173438

Efficient data consistency verification for flash storage

Data verification includes: obtaining a logical block address (lba) to be verified, the lba being associated with a data block of a file; reading, from a solid state drive (ssd) comprising one or more flash storage elements, data content that corresponds to the lba; determining whether an access latency associated with the reading of the data content exceeds a threshold; in the event that the access latency does not exceed the threshold, evaluating the data content to determine whether it is consistently stored in a physical memory included in the ssd; and in the event that the data content is determined not to be consistently stored in the physical memory included in the ssd, recording an indication indicating that the lba is not successfully verified.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/21/18 / #20180173434

Method and system of high-throughput high-capacity storage appliance with flash translation layer escalation and global optimization on raw nand flash

A programmable circuit coupled to a plurality of nand flashes performs one or more logic functions associated with storage operations performed on the plurality of nand flashes. A set of one or more processors perform one or more translations between one or more logical addresses and one or more physical addresses in response to a request to access the plurality of nand flashes. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167461

Method and apparatus for load balancing

A method for load balancing a set of servers has been disclosed. The method comprises acquiring a data localization rate of each region on each server of the set of servers, wherein the data localization rate is based on amount of local data of each region stored on a physical machine corresponding to a server and amount of total data of each region, determining a target server for a region using the data localization rate for each region on each server, and migrating the region to the target server, in response to the server that the region is currently located at being different from the target server for the region.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167379

Method and device for processing user operation

The present disclosure provides systems and methods for processing operation. An exemplary method for processing operation, implementable by a terminal, may comprise: displaying a target web page, wherein the target web page comprises a first control element and a second control element, the first control element is configured to acquire an account identifier for an account, and the second control element is configured to correlate the account identifier and an operation request for executing the operation request without logging in the account after the operation request is correlated with the account identifier; acquiring the account identifier in response to a trigger action on the second control element; and sending the account identifier and the operation request that is correlated by the second control element to a server corresponding to the target web page.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167361

Network attack prevention method, apparatus and system

A method, an apparatus and a system for preventing network attacks are provided. The method includes receiving a target dns response message that is directed to an internal network device and sent from an external network device; determining whether the target dns response message satisfies predetermined conditions under a circumstance that a dynamic white list includes a source address in the target dns response message; and discarding the target dns response message if the target dns response message satisfies the predetermined conditions, wherein the predetermined conditions include at least a target domain in the target dns response message being not included in a historical domain record, each historical domain name in the historical domain name record being extracted from historical dns response messages sent by the external network device.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167346

Methods and devices for controlling the timing of network object allocation in a communications network

The disclosure provides methods and devices for object allocation. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving, at a server, an object allocation message submitted by an allocation source via a communications application, the object allocation message including an identification of the allocation source, a number of to-be-allocated objects, and an object allocation time; extracting, by the server from an object set corresponding to the allocation source, objects corresponding to the number of to-be-allocated objects; controlling, by the server, acquisition times when the allocation destination will acquire the objects, so that the acquisition times do not happen before the object allocation time.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180167326

Method and system for limiting data traffic

The present application provides methods and systems for limiting data traffic. According to some embodiments, one exemplary method includes: determining, at an application layer, one or more parent process objects corresponding to a service object; creating at least one corresponding child process object by using the parent process objects respectively, and allocating a maximum input/output (i/o) bandwidth threshold for the child process object and prompting, when it is detected that the child process object inputs or outputs a network data packet, an operating system kernel layer to limit data traffic of the network data packet according to the maximum i/o bandwidth threshold. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165888

Allocating virtual objects based on augmented reality

A method of allocating virtual objects based on augmented reality (ar) includes displaying, by an ar client terminal of a receiving user, a live map associated with a location of the receiving user. The live map includes a target location to which a virtual object was bound by a distributing user. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165762

User credit assessment

The present disclosure describes techniques for assessing user credit based on credit and propensity information for multiple types of services. One example method includes identifying a plurality of services associated with a credit scoring model corresponding to a type of each service; for each particular service in the plurality of services: determining a credit score of a particular user for the particular service according to the credit scoring model corresponding to the type of the particular service; determining a propensity score of the particular user for the particular service; and after determining credit scores and propensity scores of the particular for each particular service in the plurality of services, determining a comprehensive credit score of the particular user according to the propensity scores of the particular user for various types of services and the credit scores of the particular user for the types of services.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165760

Transparent resource matching

Information associated with matching a resource between two or more first users is generated by a resource platform. The information is transmitted, by the resource platform, to at least one user of the two or more first users. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165746

Network interaction system

A network interaction system includes a front-end server and a recommendation system. The front-end server receives a search request from a client terminal, provides user information of the client terminal to the recommendation system, filters a result set from a content set provided by the recommendation system according to expected reward values provided by the recommendation system, and sends the result set to the client terminal. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165745

Intelligent recommendation method and system

Ae system including a client terminal that stores operating behaviors of a user; and a recommendation server that obtain a plurality of operation behaviors of the user within a preset time interval, and further, with respect to a particular product category of a plurality of product categories, selects multiple key operation behaviors associated with the particular product category from the plurality of operation behaviors, the plurality of operation behaviors being associated with the plurality of product categories, the plurality of operation behaviors being associated with a plurality of pages, the plurality of pages including a plurality of key operation pages and a plurality of information pages, the multiple key operation behaviors being ranked based on a time sequence; and a data analysis server that performs learning processing on the multiple key operation behaviors by using a reinforcement learning method to obtain a product recommendation strategy for the user.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165712

Method and apparatus for composing search phrases, distributing ads and searching product information

The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for composing search phrases, distributing searchable advertisements and searching for product information using a computer. The computer acquires a search behavioral data, and composes a search phrase based on an original search phrase, a product category selection and a product attribute found in the search behavioral data. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165685

Method, terminal, and related server for providing transaction object

A terminal receives a pushed transaction object detail page that includes resource deduction information. The terminal receives, on the transaction object detail page, a resource deduction mode selected by a user according to the resource deduction information, generates a resource deduction request according to the selected resource deduction mode and sends the resource deduction request, so that a network server carries out resource deduction according to the resource deduction request. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/14/18 / #20180165449

Detecting malicious files

Detecting malicious files is disclosed, including: executing a candidate file; monitoring the execution of the candidate file; generating a monitored action record corresponding to the execution of the candidate file; determining that at least one malicious action included in the monitored action record is included in a preset malicious action set; and determining that the candidate file is a malicious file.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180159920

Server load balancing method, apparatus, and server device

The present application discloses a server load balancing method and apparatus, and a server device. The method includes: classifying, according to link quality of back-end servers in a server cluster, the back-end servers into multiple server groups; setting priorities of the multiple server groups according to link quality of the server groups; selecting, when an access request sent by a first terminal is received, a server group from the multiple server groups as a target server group based on the priorities; selecting a target back-end server from the target server group; and establishing communication between the target back-end server and the first terminal. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180159895

Method, apparatus and system for quantifying defense result

A method including acquiring a suspect data traffic set, the suspect data traffic set including data traffic corresponding to each suspect ip address in a suspect ip address set included in original data traffic drawn by a defense terminal located in a cloud platform; acquiring normal data traffic, the normal data traffic being data traffic that remains after the defense terminal cleans the suspect data traffic set according to a preset defense strategy; acquiring host performance parameters, the host performance parameters being a set of parameters extracted from the target terminal after the defense terminal sends the normal data traffic to the target terminal; and quantifying a defense result based on a target parameter set, wherein the target parameter set at least includes: the suspect data traffic set, the normal data traffic and the host performance parameters. The defense result is accurate by comprehensively considering evaluation aspects and indexes.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180159833

Method and apparatus for securing communications using multiple encryption keys

The disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for acquiring an electronic file. The method for acquiring an electronic file includes: generating a first encryption key according to login information of a user of a terminal device at the time of logging in to a platform server and a first identifier corresponding to an information providing server that provides the electronic file; sending a first request message for acquiring the electronic file to the platform server; receiving the electronic file encrypted using a second encryption key and returned by the platform server according to the login information and the first request message; and generating a first decryption key according to the first encryption key, and decrypting, using the first decryption key, the electronic file encrypted using the second encryption key, so as to obtain the decrypted electronic file. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180157927

Character segmentation method, apparatus and electronic device

A method, an apparatus and an electronic device of character segmentation are disclosed. The method includes obtaining character segmentation points of a character image to be segmented as candidate segmentation points using a predetermined segmentation point generation algorithm, the character image to be segmented being a foreground character image that is obtained by removing a background image from an original grayscale character image; selecting and obtaining correct segmentation points from the candidate segmentation points based on the original grayscale character image and a pre-generated segmentation point classifier; and performing character segmentation for the character image to be segmented based on the correct segmentation points. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180157766

Method and apparatus of generating and providing page of data object information

Methods and apparatuses of generating and providing a page of data object information are disclosed. A method of generating a page of data object information may include creating a three-dimensional scene by a server, the three-dimensional scene being a structure with a curved surface; determining display information of data objects, the display information including display models having three-dimensional display effects; determining respective positions of the display information of the data objects on the curved surface and respective first angles formed with the curved surface; and generating a page of data object information based on the display information, and information of the respective positions and the respective first angles of the data objects. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180157562

Virtual machine-based data transmission method, apparatus and system

The present application discloses a virtual machine-based data transmission method, apparatus and system. The method includes: generating, by a debug bridge executable program of a service terminal device, a debug bridge data packet; receiving, by a virtual host of the service terminal device, the debug bridge data packet through a pre-created virtual storage device; caching, by the virtual host, the debug bridge data packet to generate feedback information; and returning, by the virtual host, the feedback information to the debug bridge executable program, such that the debug bridge executable program sends a newly generated debug bridge data packet to the virtual host, wherein the debug bridge data packet is transmitted by the service terminal device to a target terminal device.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180157428

Data protection of flash storage devices during power loss

Data writing to a plurality of pages included in a solid state drive (ssd) is initiated. A power loss is detected while there is at least one page amongst the plurality of pages that is at least partially unwritten. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

06/07/18 / #20180157391

Page information personalization method, apparatus and system

A method, an apparatus and a system of page information personalization are disclosed. The method includes receiving personalized configuration information of a target page after operations of target page construction and data placement are completed, the personalized configuration information including a target information dimension related to the target page when a personalized processing is performed; and adding the personalized configuration information into the target page when the target page is published, to enable a first client page rendering component to obtain page published information of the target page after receiving a request for accessing the target page, determine a user identifier of a visiting user, extract the personalized configuration information from the page published information, determine personalized preference information of the user based on the user identifier, and arrange resources in the target page and rendering the target page based on the personalized preference information and the personalized configuration information.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180152767

Providing related objects during playback of video data

Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, device, and system for processing playback of video data. The method includes obtaining an instruction during playback of video data, generating a request for data based at least in part on the instruction, wherein the request for data comprises information associated with the video data, communicating the request for data, obtaining results associated with the request for data, wherein the results associated with the request for data comprise one or more related objects relating to the video data, the one or more related objects corresponding to one or more respective application types, at least one of the one or more application types corresponding to at least one of the one or more related objects differing from an application type of the video data, and providing at least one of the one or more related objects concurrently with the video data.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180152515

File storage method and apparatus for instant communication messages

A method and an apparatus for storing a file of an instant communication message are disclosed. The method may include obtaining an instant communication message received by an instant communication application; determining that a file is included in the instant communication message; and storing the file in a cloud storage space corresponding to the instant communication application. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180152399

Group message prompting method and apparatus for instant messaging applications

A method includes: receiving a group message pushed by a server; determining whether the group message is related to a special follow object of a currently logged-in user in the instant messaging application, there being a first correlation between the currently logged-in user and the special follow object in a preset relational dimension, the first correlation being different from a second correlation between the currently logged-in user and another object in the preset relational dimension; prompting the group message through a first prompting manner when the group message is related to the special follow object, the first prompting manner being different from a second prompting manner used for a group message not related to the special follow object. The techniques actively configure a special follow object and distinctively prompt related group messages, thereby preventing a user from missing the group messages related to the special follow object.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180150691

Service control and user identity authentication based on virtual reality

In an implementation, one or more user interactions from a virtual reality (vr) device user for initiating a service in a vr scenario of a vr application are detected. One or more eye physiological characteristics of the vr device user are obtained for user identity authentication. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180150690

Virtual reality device using eye physiological characteristics for user identity authentication

In an implementation, a virtual reality (vr) device includes a housing that has two openings. Each of the two openings hosts a camera lens and a nose groove. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180150652

Managing confidential information

Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, apparatus, and system for managing confidential information. The method includes accessing stored target information comprising a public part and a confidential part, wherein an identifier corresponds to the confidential part of the target information, outputting the public part of the target information and the corresponding identifier, wherein the public part of the target information comprises at least first address information, receiving location information and a to-be-recognized identifier, wherein the location information is associated with a current location of a mobile terminal, determining whether the location information is consistent with the first address information, and in the event that the location information is consistent with the first address information, sending the confidential part of the target information associated with the to-be-recognized identifier to the mobile terminal.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180150438

Information displayed while information is scrolled on a terminal screen

Embodiments of the present application relate to a method, device, and system for displaying information. The method includes determining that an information list is being browsed, wherein the information list comprises a plurality of items, and an item in the plurality of items comprises one or more key words and one or more non-key words, receiving a slide instruction, in response to receiving the slide instruction, performing a slide function on at least a portion of the information list and performing one or more preset functions in relation to one or more words of the information list to display the one or more words of the information list differently from one or more other words in the information list.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180150351

Efficient and enhanced distributed storage clusters

Storing data is described herein, including: receiving a first data, wherein the first data comprises a portion of a data block; encoding at least a portion of the first data to generate a codeword; dividing the codeword into a plurality of codeword portions; storing a first codeword portion; and sending at least a subset of codeword portions other than the first codeword portion among the plurality of the codeword portions to a plurality of nodes. Receiving acknowledgement of storage of data is also described herein, including: determining whether a first acknowledgement from a first node is received, wherein the first data comprises a portion of a data block; determining whether a second acknowledgement from the first node is received; and in response to receipt of the first acknowledgement and receipt of the second acknowledgment, determining that the first data has been stored.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/31/18 / #20180150326

Method and apparatus for executing task in cluster

The present disclosure discloses a method and an apparatus for executing a task in a cluster. The method includes: obtaining a task; determining a cluster-resource collection corresponding to the task in a plurality of pre-grouped collections of cluster resource, according to attribute of the task; and executing the task by a cluster resource in the determined cluster-resource collection. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/24/18 / #20180146243

Method and system for managing buffers

Rendering video is disclosed including responding to an access request from a video data provider using a first video buffer queue corresponding to a first rendering technique, receiving a request to change the first rendering technique to a second rendering technique, and switching the first video buffer queue for the access request to a second video buffer queue corresponding to the second rendering technique, the first video buffer queue and the second video buffer queue being concurrent.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/24/18 / #20180145833

Using biometric features for user authentication

An authentication request is sent to a server. An authentication request reply message is received from the server. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/24/18 / #20180144348

Data processing method, apparatus, and system

A server receives target data sent by a mobile terminal, the target data carrying a parameter set, the parameter set including at least a target posture parameter of the mobile terminal. When the amount of change in posture variation is smaller than the preset variation threshold, such fact indicates that the posture when the mobile terminal sends the target data hardly changes compared with the postures that the mobile terminal historically sends the target data to the server. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/24/18 / #20180144187

Method and apparatus for providing business object information

A method and an apparatus for providing business object information are disclosed. The method includes pre-establishing a first database by a server, the first database being used for storing body property data of first users; determining a first business object information set for a client of a target first user; determining target body property data of the target first user based on the first database; determining whether an inventory of a target model that matches the target body property data exists in business objects in the first business object information set; and providing business object information to the client of the target first user based on a determination result. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/24/18 / #20180143750

Methods and apparatuses for configuring message properties in a networked communications system

The present application provides methods and apparatuses for configuring properties of messages transmitted in a networking communications system. In one embodiment, the method comprises: identifying message content in an input box of a communication session page of a communication application; recording an implementation degree of a trigger operation for a preset dimension in response to detecting the trigger operation; and sending the message content and the implementation degree to a peer device, wherein the implementation degree causes the peer device to configure a display attribute of the message content, such that the display attribute of the message content matches a predefined display attribute corresponding to the implementation degree. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/17/18 / #20180139611

Verification method and device using a magnetometer

A method for verifying a user of a mobile device is provided. The method includes selecting a numerical value and generating a direction image based on the numerical value. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/17/18 / #20180139280

Methods and apparatuses for cluster switching

Apparatuses and methods are disclosed for cluster switching. An exemplary method may include synchronizing original data on a first cluster to a second cluster after starting to switch clusters. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/17/18 / #20180137865

Voiceprint recognition model construction

Technologies related to voiceprint recognition model construction are disclosed. In an implementation, a first voice input from a user is received. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/17/18 / #20180137169

Querying a database

A query is received from a user. A query event type and a query time range associated with the query are determined. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/17/18 / #20180137134

Data snapshot acquisition method and system

Embodiments of the present application provide a data snapshot acquisition method and system. The method includes: acquiring a data change record on the basis of a redo log file started from a position and recorded in a source end; loading the data change record to a destination end; and acquiring, in the destination end, a first data snapshot corresponding to a preset time according to the data change record when the preset time arrives. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/10/18 / #20180131688

Method, apparatus, and system for remotely accessing cloud applications

Disclosed herein are methods, apparatuses, and systems for remotely accessing cloud applications. In one embodiment, the method comprises receiving an access request of a requester, sent by a cloud server, requesting being accessed by a controlling party; establishing a secure channel with the cloud server based on the access request of the requester, sent by the cloud server, requesting being accessed by the controlling party; receiving, via the safety channel, a login key generated based on the access request of the requester sent by the cloud server; generating, based on the login key, a login request for logging into the requester and sending the login request to the cloud server; receiving mode information of a login success returned by the cloud server after the cloud server verifies the login request; and receiving current mode information of the requester pushed by the cloud server, and entering a remote access mode for the requester. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/10/18 / #20180131649

Method and apparatus for prompting work status

A method and an apparatus for prompting a work status are disclosed. The method may include obtaining a work status of a preset contact person in an instant communication application; detecting that a preset function page of the instant communication application is triggered; and presenting the work status of the preset contact person in the preset function page if the preset function page is related to the preset contact person. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/10/18 / #20180131633

Capacity management of cabinet-scale resource pools

Capacity management includes: determining that a first set of one or more services configured to execute on a set of one or more existing virtual nodes requires additional hardware resources; releasing a set of one or more hardware resources from a second set of one or more services; grouping at least some of the released set of one or more hardware resources into a set of one or more newly grouped virtual nodes; and providing hardware resources to the first set of one or more services using at least the set of one or more newly grouped virtual nodes.. . ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/10/18 / #20180130167

Multi-display interaction

A client terminal starts an image capture apparatus at a first terminal device when the client terminal receives a multi-display interaction request, to capture an image at a target display interface at a second terminal device. The client terminal determines a target event and target material information correlated with the target event. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/10/18 / #20180129668

Intermediate file processing method, client, server, and system

The present invention discloses an intermediate file processing method, client, server, and system, including: receiving, from a first client, a message of writing an intermediate file to a first server; requesting a second server to create cluster information of the intermediate file; after the cluster information is created, receiving the cluster information returned by the second server, wherein the cluster information includes a priority level; and sending the cluster information to the first client and a second client, wherein the intermediate file is uploaded to the first server by the first client, so that the intermediate file is written by the first server according to a local disk load and the priority level of the cluster information, and the intermediate file is read from the first server by the second client according to the cluster information. It is ensures that tasks of jobs of higher priority levels can be processed promptly, jobs of higher priority levels are prevented from being delayed, and disk load balance is maintained.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/10/18 / #20180129452

Method and system of enhanced reliability and error immunity in flash storage

A last written page in an open block in nand flash is identified where the nand flash includes a plurality of pages and the last written page has first content. Second content is written to an adjacent page in the open block, wherein the adjacent page is physically adjacent to the last written page in the open block and the second content enhances robustness of the first content.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/03/18 / #20180124190

Communication tool for initiation of services

A service operation is performed using a communication tool. A user selection request is sent. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/03/18 / #20180124037

Identification of a related computing device for automatic account login

In an implementation of identifying related computing devices for automatic user account login, a login request to a user account that includes a unique identification (id) of a user computing device and an internet protocol (ip) address of the user computing device are received. One or more user computing devices that have logged in to the user account using a same ip address as the user computing device are identified based on a user id of the user account and the unique id of the user computing device. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/03/18 / #20180122045

Method and apparatus for complete size adaptation of object to be displayed

A method and an apparatus for a complete size adaptation of an object to be displayed are provided. The method includes obtaining elements and description information of the elements included in an object to be displayed, the description information of the elements including information of parent-child relationships among the elements and rules for adaptation into display areas of different sizes based on the parent-child relationships; determining sizes and positions of the elements that are included in the object to displayed and are adapted to a current display area based on the elements and the description information of the elements that are obtained and size information of the current display area; and displaying the elements included in the object to be displayed in the current display area using the sizes and the positions that are determined.. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited

05/03/18 / #20180121928

Success rate of an online transaction

A payment request is transmitted by a computing device to a merchant server. A message is received by the computing device and from a payment server different from the merchant server. ... Alibaba Group Holding Limited








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