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Automatic population of a network accessible content collection

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for maintaining a network accessible content collection are described. A network accessible content collection includes content items that are posted to the content collection in response to detecting a triggering event related to user activity. ... Ebay Inc

Systems and methods for facilitating feed in a network-based marketplace

Systems and methods for facilitating feed in a network-based marketplace are described. The system includes a plexus of aggregation interfaces including a first aggregation interface and a second aggregation interface. ... Ebay Inc

Vector representation of descriptions and queries

In various example embodiments, a system and method for vector representation of descriptions and queries are presented. A query that includes one or more search terms is received. ... Ebay Inc

Weather enhanced graphical preview for an online ticket marketplace

A method to present a personalized list of items is disclosed. The method may include presenting information pertaining to an event via a display device. ... Ebay Inc

System and method for generating an electronic catalog for online computer users

A system and method for generating an electronic catalog for online computer users is disclosed. Item information from a seller site is retrieved based on a webpage template that corresponds to a structure of the seller site. ... Ebay Inc

Anomaly detection for non-stationary data

A method of detecting anomalies in a time series is disclosed. A training time series corresponding to a process is extracted from an initial time series corresponding to the process, the training time series including a subset of the initial time series. ... Ebay Inc

Automated saliency map estimation

In various example embodiments, a system and method are provided for automated estimation of a saliency map for an image based on a graph structure comprising nodes corresponding to respective superpixels on the image, the graph structure including boundary-connecting nodes that connects each non-boundary node to one or more boundary regions. Each non-boundary node is in some embodiments connected to all boundary nodes by respective boundary-connecting edges forming part of the graph. ... Ebay Inc

Search system employing result feedback

In various example embodiments, a search system and method employing search result feedback are presented. In an example, a search system may include a listing database including a plurality of listings, and a search engine may generate first search results in response to a first search query, the first search results including one or more of the plurality of listings. ... Ebay Inc

File system image processing system

In various example embodiments, a system and method for processing a file system image of a file system are presented. In an example, a file system image processing system may include an image processor module to access a file system image stored at a first server of a file system while the file system image is not being modified, and to store a representation of the file system image. ... Ebay Inc

Anomaly detection for web document revision

Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a machine-readable storage medium storing at least one program and computer-implemented methods for detecting anomalies in revisions to a web document. Consistent with some embodiments, a method includes publishing, at a network-based content publication platform, a web document comprising a plurality of distinct elements generated using data received from a computing device of a user. ... Ebay Inc

Personalized ticket exchange

Embodiments of the present disclosure are related to electronic commerce. A method may include identifying a user of an online marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

Method and system of suggesting information used with items offered for sale in a network-based marketplace

Methods and systems to suggest information to be used with an item being listed for sale may include analyzing stored search queries and identifying co-occurring terms or terms based on their desirability scores (or desirable terms). The co-occurring terms and the desirable terms may be identified based on their frequency of use in the search queries and/or in the title information or other information associated with items offered for sale.. ... Ebay Inc

Providing information related to a product unique to a geographical region

Generally discussed herein are systems, apparatuses, and methods for providing information regarding a product that is unique to a geographical region. In one or more embodiments a method may include determining a location of a user, receiving information indicative of one or more products unique to a particular geographical region corresponding to the determined location of the user, wherein each of the one or more products are offered for sale in the particular region by one or more merchants, and providing information about at least one of the products and about a merchant, from the one or more merchants, offering that product for sale in the geographical region.. ... Ebay Inc

Instant messaging robot to provide product information

Methods and systems to automatically respond to a request for product information are described. In one embodiment, a data collection module may collect product data over a network, identify that the product data is related to a particular product, and store the product data and an association between the product data and the particular product in a database. ... Ebay Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364967

Product feedback evaluation and sorting

In various example embodiments, a system and method for evaluating and sorting product feedback is presented. In one example, a system includes a learning module to train a machine learning system on feedback from a plurality of users, the machine learning system configured to generate a quality rating for individual feedback, a feedback module to collect feedback for a specific product available from the online network based marketplace and apply the machine learning system to generate a quality rating for each feedback collected, and a sorting module to sort the feedback collected according to the quality ratings generated by the machine learning system.. ... Ebay Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358026

Mobile application to conduct an auction based on physical presence

A mobile application to conduct an auction based on physical presence is provided. The mobile application may be provided by a system comprising one or more modules. ... Ebay Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358018

Trusted fulfillment agent network

A system and method for a trusted fulfillment agent network system is described. A network of trusted fulfillment agents is generated for a seller in an online marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357383

Optimization for browser rendering during navigation

In various example embodiments, heavy document object model (dom) elements in a heavy web page are removed directly from a dom tree subsequent to a request being received to navigate to another web page but before the web browser actually navigates to that other web page. In one example embodiment, the heavy dom elements are deleted from the previous page during an ‘onbeforeunload’ event using a scripting language such as javascript, to ensure that the render of the next page starts faster.. ... Ebay Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353583

Optimization of user interface data transmission for a consistent multi-platform experience service delivery

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for optimizing data delivery for a user interface (ui) to a plurality of device types. One method includes operations for receiving at a server a request for an update to the ui of a client device, and for determining, by an orchestrator at the server, modules associated with the request, each module being presented on the ui. ... Ebay Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353375

Application program interface endpoint monitoring

A computer-implemented method to monitor application program interface (api) endpoints may include sending, over a network from a computing system, a test structure to an api endpoint. In some embodiments, the test structure may be configured based on the api endpoint. ... Ebay Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352088

Biometric data based notification system

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing notifications based on biometric data are presented. Biometric data from multiple biometric sensors is aggregated and stored. ... Ebay Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351692

Endless search result page

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing an endless search result page. In example embodiments, search results from a current level of a search are presented on the search result page displayed on a client device. ... Ebay Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351390

Collaborative data based device maintenance

Systems and methods for collaborative data based device maintenance are provided. In example embodiments, an indication of a malfunction of a user product of a user is received. ... Ebay Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351387

Quick trace navigator

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a network-based quick trace navigation system that includes a client device in communication with an application server executing the quick trace navigation system over a network. For example, the quick trace navigation system may be or include a group of one or more server machines. ... Ebay Inc

11/30/17 / #20170345087

Presentation of digital data

A computer-implemented method of digital information presentation may include receiving a selection of an item reference from among digital data via a digital user interface. The method may further include receiving a request to search for information relating to the item reference. ... Ebay Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344821

Document optical character recognition

Vehicles and other items often have corresponding documentation, such as registration cards, that includes a significant amount of informative textual information that can be used in identifying the item. Traditional ocr may be unsuccessful when dealing with non-cooperative images. ... Ebay Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344664

Dynamic content delivery search system

Example embodiments of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for providing a dynamic content delivery search system. In example embodiments, entry of a first keyword of a search string comprising a plurality of keywords is detected. ... Ebay Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344622

Identifying missing browse nodes

To improve the user experience, browse nodes for popular combinations of categories and aspects are desirable. When a particular combination of category and aspects is found to have been requested at a frequency that exceeds a threshold, the existence of a browse node for that combination is checked and, if the browse node is missing, a request to create the browse node is generated. ... Ebay Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344615

Labeling query with aspects

A global aspect dictionary is created based on queries run on a search engine and responsive results to the query that are interacted with. The global aspect dictionary is used by a mapping server to look up aspects for queries received from users. ... Ebay Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337662

Generating and displaying an actual sized interactive object

Methods and systems generate and project an actual sized image of an object. An object or a representation of an object may be pre-processed. ... Ebay Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337612

Real-time recommendation of entities by projection and comparison in vector spaces

A system and method to evaluate the affinity of a collection of sale items to a user's interests. The affinity is a measure of how closely a user's interests match the contents of a collection (e.g., a collection of items selected by a seller, other user, or employee of the sales site). ... Ebay Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337280

Content recommendation system

In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide content recommendations are provided. Search parameters are received from a user. ... Ebay Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337243

Systems and methods for representing search query rewrites

Various embodiments include systems and methods for generating query rewrite records which may be used to generate standardized query rewrites for a search engine. Such records may identify rewrite triggers as well as constraints and other metadata flags which may be associated with certain rewrites in query rewrite identification (qril) records. ... Ebay Inc

11/23/17 / #20170336441

Systems and methods for providing an enhanced user experience at a venue or event

Systems and methods for providing an enhanced user experience at an event or venue are provided. The systems and methods provided herein provide venue-specific location-based services to the user through the user's mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

11/16/17 / #20170331870

Managing data transmissions over a network connection

In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing media bandwidth usage are disclosed. One disclosed method includes determining a network connection state of a computing device, receiving a request that requests media content, altering the request to request a synthetic representation of the media content instead of the media content in response to the network connection state being one of a set of predefined network connection states and the media content violating one or more restrictions of the network connection state, and requesting the media content in response to a user selecting the synthetic representation.. ... Ebay Inc

11/16/17 / #20170330394

Method and system of bidding in a vehicle

A method of dynamically altering a user interface based on safety level is provided. A user interface is provided to a user in a vehicle with the user interface including a selectable option to wirelessly place a bid on an electronic auction. ... Ebay Inc

11/16/17 / #20170329825

Sharing item images based on a similarity score

Techniques for sharing item images based on a similarity score are described. For example, a machine receives an input item listing for an item from a user device. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323352

Image-based listing using image of multiple items

Example embodiments of a system and method for image-based listing of an item, using an image of multiple items, are generally described herein. In some example embodiments, an image-based listing system includes an identifying module to identify a portion of an image of multiple items, the portion of the image depicting the item; a tagging module to associate tag information with the portion of the image, the tag information being associated with the item; and a listing module to list the item, the listing of the item comprising displaying at least some tag information.. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323203

Using meta-information in neural machine translation

Systems and methods for neural machine translation are provided. In one example, a neural machine translation system translates text and comprises processors and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by at least one processor among the processors, cause the system to perform operations comprising, at least, obtaining a text as an input to a neural network system, supplementing the input text with meta information as an extra input to the neural network system, and delivering an output of the neural network system to a user as a translation of the input text, leveraging the meta information for translation.. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323185

Item recommendations using image feature data

An apparatus and method to facilitate providing recommendations are disclosed herein. A query image is received via a user interface. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170323022

Dissimilar but relevant search engine results

A search engine is configured to return increased diversity results based on past user interactions with search results. For a given query, historical data is analyzed to generate an item score describing a past quantity of users that navigated to a given page of an item. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322984

Multi-dimensional search

Example methods and systems are directed to providing multi-dimensional search results. A source (e.g., a closed captioning stream) may provide a series of keywords. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322971

Database search optimizer and themed filters

In various example embodiments, a system and method for retrieving database records are presented. A method includes receiving an access request for database records, identifying a primary database record corresponding to the access request, and selecting a set of secondary database records corresponding to a portion of the access request. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322951

Finding products that are similar to a product selected from a plurality of products

A system and method, which may be an offline method, extracts relevant image features about listing items in a network-based publication system for enabling image similarity searching of such listing items. When a seller lists an item, an image of the item is uploaded and may be sent to a picture processing service, which generates several digests. ... Ebay Inc

11/09/17 / #20170322859

Cpu performance profiling

Methods, systems and media for profiling cpu performance are provided. In one example, a method for profiling cpu performance includes generating a cpu profiling data file using a profiling tool, loading a flame graphing tool into a browser, loading the cpu profiling data file into a profiling page of the browser using the flame graphing tool, converting the loaded cpu profiling data file into an aggregated json format, and using the flame graphing tool to generate a flame graph using the aggregated json data.. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170311111

Methods, apparatus and system for mobile piggybacking

Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing assistance to a user of a mobile application are described. A request from a mobile device is issued to a remote device for assistance. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170310884

Image modification based on objects of interest

In various example embodiments, a system and method for modifying images are presented. The system receives a user interface selection initiating an image capture and detects a first image capture parameter. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170309156

Mobile device self-identification system

Techniques for locating and identifying mobile devices are described. According to various embodiments, an ambient sound signal may be detected using a microphone of a mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308951

Providing an image of an item to advertise the item

A seller device executing a seller module captures an image of an item available for purchase and uploads the image to a host machine. The host machine receives the image of the item and provides the image and a seller address to a buyer device. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308890

Gift card conversion and digital wallet

A method and a system convert the value of a gift card for use with a mobile device. The value of the gift card is determined from an issuer of the gift card. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308693

Multi-factor authentication system and method

A system and method of multi-factor authentication are described. In some embodiments, a first device provides an initial authentication data to a second device. ... Ebay Inc

10/26/17 / #20170308459

Orthogonal experimentation in a computing environment

Various embodiments include at least one of systems, methods, and software to receive input configuring tests within a computing environment to expose users to standard application or website experiences or test experiences. In some embodiments, multiple tests may be configured to run orthogonally within user experiences without affecting the results of one another. ... Ebay Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293963

Discovery engine storefront

A method and a system of online shopping using a digital storefront.. . ... Ebay Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293695

Optimizing similar item recommendations in a semi-structured environment

Systems, methods and media are provided for optimizing similar item recommendations in a semi-structured environment. In one embodiment a system includes at least one processor and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the system to perform operations comprising, at least identifying a seed item; retrieving a subset of recommended items relevant to the seed item; and ranking the subset of recommended items based on an item conversion probability, wherein the ranking of the subset of recommended items is based on a machine learning technique, and wherein a binary or multi-class label is used as training input to the machine learning technique.. ... Ebay Inc

10/12/17 / #20170293602

Method and system to transmit data

In some embodiments, a publication system comprises at least a user interface module and a data transmitting module, operating on one or more computer processors, to cause, by the user interface module, a presentation of a first information field to a user as part of a graphical user interface in a portable electronic device, and to receive information entered or data identified in the first information field; by the data transmitting module, to commence automatically transmitting the information entered or data identified over a network in response to the user interface module detecting that the user has navigated away from the first information field and before information has been entered into a second information field, and wherein the user interface module is further to detect that the user has modified the first information field, and the data transmitting module is further to abort transmitting the information or data over the network in response to detecting that the user has modified the first information field.. . ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289757

Super geo-fences and virtual fences to improve efficiency of geo-fences

A system and method for using super geo-fences and virtual fences to improve efficiency of geo-fences is disclosed. A server system stores geo-fence data for a plurality of geo-fences and receives a request for updated geo-fence data from a client system. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289501

Methods, systems, and apparatus for providing video communications

Methods, systems, and apparatus for conducting a video conference. A location of one or more sets of eyes in an image may be determined. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289331

Methods and systems for recalling second party interactions with mobile devices

Systems and methods are presented for identifying individuals through facial recognition, voice recognition, or the like, recalling past recorded conversations with the identified individuals, and recording and inventorying conversations with the individuals with mobile devices. In some embodiments, a method is presented. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289123

Computer system authentication using security indicator

A method to authenticate an application on a first computer system at a second computer system is disclosed. The first computer system receives an authentication bitmap from a second computer system identifying locations in an application. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287059

Digital model optimization responsive to orientation sensor data

A system server includes a database of two-dimensional images and a processor coupled to a hardware memory with instructions that in response to execution by the processor direct performance of operations. The operations include generating a digital model from the images in the database and communicating a first portion of the digital model as an enhanced view to a user device. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286968

Selective presentation of real-time contact options based on user and system parameters

Embodiments for presenting real-time contact options are described generally herein. The system receives information from a first user about an offered item via a web page and communication preferences for use with a real-time contact option to be presented on the web page, whereby the communication preferences including a first-user-defined real-time contact option presentation condition. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286868

Preference clustering using distance and angular measurement

Systems methods and media for preference clustering are provided. In one example, a clustering system for analyzing a cluster comprises processors and a memory storing instructions that cause the system to calculate a distance angular measure (dam) for the cluster, the (dam) comprising a distance component and an angular component of the cluster. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286372

Analysis and linking of a set of images

A set of images is accessed from a server. The set is analyzed to identify objects in each image using object recognition algorithms. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170286184

Optimization of parralel processsing using waterfall reprsentations

Event data for an application execution is accessed from a table of logged events, the event data comprising a sequence, a hierarchy, and a start time and duration for each event. Dependency data for each event is also accessed to determine whether the start time for an event is dependent on the prior completion of at least one other event. ... Ebay Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285892

Trusted device identification and event monitoring

A method of event monitoring includes identifying a monitored event that produces a physical phenomenon that is observable and identifiable. The method includes identifying a particular input that is representative of the physical phenomenon and that suggests an occurrence of the monitored event. ... Ebay Inc

09/28/17 / #20170280271

Systems and method for configuring mobile device applications based on location

Methods and systems for automatically configuring mobile device applications based on location are described. In an example, methods and systems for enabling contextual in-store experience modification on a mobile device can include capabilities for altering the functionality of a mobile application based at least in part on the location of the mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

09/28/17 / #20170279796

Token device re-synchronization through a network solution

Example embodiments provide a method that includes generating, at an authentication server, a first token value. The authentication server receives a request for the first token value from a server of the site being accessed by a device of a user. ... Ebay Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278152

Personalized item trading card generation and management

Methods and systems to generate and manage an item trading card are provided. A method may include providing an interface to access an item trading card associated with an item, and generating the item trading card including an item identifier associated with the item, a trading card identifier associated with the trading card, item data about the item, and market data about the item. ... Ebay Inc

09/28/17 / #20170278119

Method and apparatus for content distribution in online marketplace applications

A method and apparatus for facilitating access by users at remote locations to an online marketplace. In an embodiment, one or remote platforms are provided at remote locations. ... Ebay Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277770

Smart match autocomplete system

Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and computer-implemented methods for providing suggestions of additional input to users entering user input into a data input field. In some embodiments, the method includes receiving initial user input entered via a data input field of a user interface rendered on a client device, and identifying a dominant category corresponding to the initial user input. ... Ebay Inc

09/28/17 / #20170277737

Compact index document generation for smart match autocomplete system

Aspects of the present disclosure include a system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and computer-implemented methods for generating a compact index document for a smart match autocomplete system. In some embodiments the method may include identifying leaf categories from a category tree, and obtaining source data that includes a set of aspects of each leaf category. ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270729

Pairable secure-access facilities

Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270586

Methods and systems for deriving a score with which item listings are ordered when presented in search results

Methods and systems for analyzing, ordering and presenting item listings are described. In one example embodiment, a search query is processed to identify item listings satisfying the search query. ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270577

Catalogue management

A system and method of generating useful page names for product categories is disclosed. A system accesses a set of search terms associated with a particular product category. ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270516

Systems and methods for customized fingerprint authentication

Systems and methods are presented for receiving, at a server computer, a request to register a first fingerprint data, the request including the first fingerprint data and an action to be associated with the first fingerprint data, storing, by the server computer, the first fingerprint data and the action associated with the first fingerprint data, receiving, by the server computer, a request for authentication of a second fingerprint data, analyzing, by the server computer, the second fingerprint data to determine whether it matches stored fingerprint data, determining, by the server computer, that the second fingerprint data matches the stored first fingerprint data, determining, by the server computer, the action associated with the first fingerprint data, and sending, by the server computer, a response indicating that the second fingerprint data matches the stored fingerprint data and including the action associated with the first fingerprint data.. . ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170270101

Dynamic topic adaptation for machine translation using user session context

According to various embodiments, the query context translation engine identifies a topic of a search query history received during a current user session. The search query history in a first language. ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269825

Graphical user interface element adjustment

A computer-implemented method of graphical user interface element adjustment may include presenting a graphical user interface element that includes an adjustable element that is configured to be moved to adjust a selection of a value between a first end value and a second end value. In response to a movement of the adjustable element to adjust the selection of the value, the computer-implemented method further include obtaining a time for the movement of the adjustable element and selecting the first end value to adjust based on the time. ... Ebay Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269807

Application inspector

An application is installed on a device that includes a user interface comprising multiple elements organized in a hierarchy. The application communicates with an inspector tool that accesses the hierarchy. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262925

Methods and apparatus for querying a database for tail queries

In various example embodiments, techniques for querying a product in a database of a publication system using a tail query are presented. An application interface module receives, from a device of a user, a tail query for a product in the publication system. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262919

Searchable texture index

Electronic content that has a tactile dimension when presented on a tactile-enabled computing device may be referred to as tactile-enabled content. A tactile-enabled device is a device that is capable of presenting tactile-enabled content in a manner that permits a user to experience tactile quality of electronic content. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262918

Removal of listings based on similarity

A method of generating a user-interface to be displayed at a remote location may include receiving a search request for an item listing and retrieving a first listing and a second listing based on the search request, determining a similarity score between the first and second listings that is based on multiple properties common to the first and second listings, and generating instructions to be transmitted to a remote location to generate a user interface to be displayed at the remote location, the user interface including the first listing, the instructions excluding the second listing from a list of results displayed on the user interface based on the similarity score exceeding a threshold and the first listing including superior values in at least one of the plurality of properties common to the first and second listings. The method may also include transmitting the instructions to the remote location for display.. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262917

System and method for managing shared collections

This document describes, among other things, systems and methods for managing shared collections. A method comprises receiving, by a network-based commerce system, an indication from a client device to create a collection; receiving, by the network-based commerce system, a textual description of the collection from the client computer; automatically classifying the textual description into one or more elements; and storing the collection as one or more classified elements in the network-based commerce system.. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262914

Online marketplace for wholesale deals

A method of controlling negotiations between a first party and a second party with respect to an item listed on an electronic-commerce platform having a restricted market is disclosed. Based on a submission of a received offer amount and a received quantity corresponding to the offer amount, a first round of a predetermined number of rounds of the negotiations is initiated. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262883

Multi-functional messaging system

In some embodiments, a multi-functional messaging system comprises a data collector to collect or receive product or temporal data over a network, associate the product or temporal data with a particular product, and store the product or temporal data and an association between the product or temporal data and the particular product in a database. The system also comprises a multi-channel messaging engine to generate a message for a targeted recipient based at least on one aspect of the product or temporal data stored in the database, and select a channel from a set of channels for transmission of the message to the targeted recipient based in part on a characteristic of the selected channel. ... Ebay Inc

09/14/17 / #20170262513

Methods and systems to refine search results

Methods and systems are provided to refine search information. The methods and systems are for receiving a request from a mobile device, the request including an indication of a swiping motion that is applied across a touch-sensitive screen on the mobile device, the touch sensitive screen displaying search results including a first plurality of data items. ... Ebay Inc

09/07/17 / #20170257072

Intelligent audio output devices

An audio output device may include one or more audio sensors configured to detect ambient sound and noises around the audio output device. The audio output device may include a controller configured to analyze the detected sound and noises and may adjust audio settings of the audio output device accordingly. ... Ebay Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255985

Recommendation engine

A user interacts with item listing while shopping for a gift for an intended recipient. Based on the user interactions, a recommendation engine selects item listings describing items for sale for presentation to the user, the item listings being for items of interest to the intended recipient. ... Ebay Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255904

Method and system for streamlining voting process

A method and system for streamlining a voting process performed by a web application is provided. As the web application may require that a voting action is effectuated after the user is registered to vote and also has supplied valid credentials, a voting application may be configured to intercept a request from a user to effectuate voting process directed to the web application, access credentials of the user stored by the web-based social networking application, and provide these credentials to the web application, such that the web application can process the request to effectuate voting process by registering the user to vote and storing the vote information for the user.. ... Ebay Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255898

Product tags, systems, and methods for crowdsourcing and electronic article surveillance in retail inventory management

An inventory management system includes at least one hardware processor and an inventory management engine executing on the at least one hardware processor. The inventory management engine is configured to receive, from a mobile computing device of a consumer, product information associated with an article offered for sale in a retail establishment of a merchant, a product tag is attached to the article and includes a tag id, the tag id being a unique identifier assigned to the product tag. ... Ebay Inc

09/07/17 / #20170255682

Database access using a space-filling curve

Disclosed is an approach for improved access of databases using a space-filling curve, such as a z-order curve, and a sparse tree. The space-filling curve traverses every point in n-dimensional space of a multidimensional data structure. ... Ebay Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249688

Method and system for providing a shopping cart with feedback information generated by user social network connections

A system, computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program, and computer-implemented method for automatically providing item feedback information during the checkout process is provided. Feedback information related to one or more items added to an electronic shopping cart of a user is obtained. ... Ebay Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249684

Systems and methods for search term prioritization

A query for product search includes multiple search terms. A priority among the multiple search terms may be determined based on past queries and the results of the past queries. ... Ebay Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249302

Generative grammar models for effective promotion and advertising

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for creating messages using generative grammar models is presented. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may include receiving a request to generate a message, which in an example embodiment is to be published to a social network platform. ... Ebay Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249071

Self optimizing and reducing user experiences

In an example embodiment, a method of dynamically optimizing a user interface on an electronic device is provided. A user interface is presented to a user, wherein the user interface includes one or more elements. ... Ebay Inc

08/24/17 / #20170243178

Authentication data-enabled transfers

Some embodiments may provide a method comprising receiving an identification of an entity from a network-based commerce system and receiving authentication data associated with the entity from the network-based commerce system, a combination including the authentication data and the identification being operable to facilitate a transfer of value affecting a first account associated with the entity, the transfer of value further affecting a second account associated with the network-based commerce system, the authentication data and the identification of the entity being insufficient for the network-based commerce system to identify the first account.. . ... Ebay Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242929

Presentation of information on multiple devices

A computer-implemented method of information presentation on multiple devices is provided. The method may include presenting a first barcode on a webpage. ... Ebay Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242911

Systems and methods to build and utilize a search infrastructure

Methods and systems to build and utilize a search infrastructure are described. The system generates index information components in real-time based on a database that is time-stamped. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237674

System and method of site traffic control

Systems and methods of site traffic control are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a first request for an online service to perform an operation is received from a first user on a first client device, and at least one overload condition for the online service is detected, or otherwise determined, with the overload condition(s) corresponding to a first request time of the first request. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170237631

Group alarms

A method of configuring alarm settings of a group of mobile devices is disclosed. The method may include receiving a proposed alarm from a mobile device of the group of mobile devices, the proposed alarm associated with settings, including a proposed time. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236183

System and method for detecting visually similar items

A computer-implemented method includes determining a set of target listings, retrieving a seed image associated with the seed listing, the seed listing is categorized within a first item category, and generating a seed item feature vector for the seed image using a convolutional neural network (cnn) trained with images of items. The method also includes identifying a plurality of feature vectors associated with the first item category, comparing the seed item feature vector to the plurality of feature vectors using a k-nearest neighbors (knn) algorithm, and generating a set of nearest neighbor listings to the seed listing. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236178

Multiple format search result sets

A search application can return results including item listings posted to a website. An item listing can be posted to the website in a first format for a first time period and posted to the website in a second format for a second period of time. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170236028

Digital image presentation

A computer implemented method to present digital images may include storing a digital image in a database and applying a digital image processing technique to the digital image to identify a region of interest of the digital image. The method may also include storing region data that identifies the region of interest of the digital image in the database and receiving a request for information associated with the digital image from a digital device. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235824

Semantic category classification

In accordance with an example embodiment, large scale category classification based on sequence semantic embedding and parallel learning is described. In one example, one or more closest matches are identified by comparison between (i) a publication semantic vector that corresponds to at least part of the publication, the publication semantic vector based on a first machine-learned model that projects the at least part of the publication into a semantic vector space, and (ii) a plurality of category vectors corresponding to respective categories from a plurality of categories.. ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235712

System and methods for multimedia "hot spot" enablement

A method for creating a multimedia presentation element, comprises selecting a presentation element icon; adding information to a presentation element box defined by a presentation boundary within a first multimedia element of the multi-media presentation having a plurality of multimedia elements, the presentation element boundary resulting from the selection of the presentation element icon; and associating the presentation element box with the first multimedia element such that the presentation element box remains associated to the first multimedia element during navigation from different multimedia elements of the plurality of multimedia elements, is described herein. . ... Ebay Inc

08/17/17 / #20170235450

Multi-directional and variable speed navigation of collage multi-media

In accordance with one or more embodiments of the present disclosure, methods and apparatus are provided for flexible and user-friendly navigation of loaded media in a multi-media presentation, such that a user may be able to view and/or edit the presentation. In one embodiment, a method for navigating loaded media comprises loading a page of a collage document to a client device, the page having a plurality of layers with each layer being associated with a media object. ... Ebay Inc

08/10/17 / #20170230184

Granting access through app instance-specific cryptography

In one example embodiment, a system for registering an application installable on a client device is provided. The system comprises processors and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by at least one processor among the processors, cause the system to perform operations comprising, at least, registering the application at a consumer registry service; receiving, in association with a client device id, a public key of a public-private key pair generated by the consumer registry service, the private key of the public-private key pair stored at a device management service; publishing the application, having the public key and associated client device id, to an application store; and based on a user installation of the published application onto the client device, communicating with the installed application.. ... Ebay Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228663

Blending electronic inventory

Operations to blend electronic inventory are provided. The operations may include obtain a request for multiple seats at a venue and determine a combination of data objects from a data storage that represent seats at the venue that meet the request. ... Ebay Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228382

System and method for content-based media analysis

A media analysis system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory storing synopses associated with catalog books, and a content analysis engine. The content analysis engine generates a media vector for each catalog book based on the associated synopsis by generating a word vector for each word in the synopsis, combining the plurality of word vectors into a mean vector for the catalog book, and storing the mean vector as the media vector associated with the catalog book. ... Ebay Inc

08/10/17 / #20170228354

Document generation based on referral

A document machine may detect a request for provision of a document while that document is available for provisioning. The document machine may update a count of referrals to the document and, based on the count of referrals transgressing a threshold value, generate a substitute document based on the original document. ... Ebay Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221500

Personalized, real-time audio processing

An apparatus and method for real-time audio processing employs a gaze detection sensor to detect a direction of a user's gaze and output a gaze signal corresponding to the detected direction of the user's gaze. A digital signal processing unit responds to a plurality of signals corresponding to a plurality of sounds received at the apparatus, and the determined direction of gaze to identify a signal of interest from the plurality of signals using the gaze signal. ... Ebay Inc

08/03/17 / #20170221034

Methods, system and apparatus for conducting point of sale transactions

A method, system, and apparatus to scan visual codes are described. A first visual code of a plurality of visual codes to be scanned may be displayed on an electronic screen, the first visual code providing information related to a transaction facilitated by the point-of-sale terminal. ... Ebay Inc

08/03/17 / #20170220402

Api and business language schema design framework for message exchanges

Systems, methods and media are provided for facilitating an exchange of messages between a remote client application and a server system the server system, the server system being capable of supporting a plurality of application program interfaces (apis) that includes a targeted api. In one example, a method includes receiving a plurality of request messages generated by the remote client application, each request message requesting an activity to be performed by the targeted api, with respect to an associated application, and comprising at least one data component common to each of the plurality of request messages and selected from a group comprising a predetermined required level of detail, an error language component and a version identifier, and a request component including a reusable identified schema definition.. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214758

Tracking of user interactions

System and methods for tracking of user interactions are disclosed. A server system receives a first user interaction record from a first client device. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170214531

Transaction verification through enhanced authentication

Methods, systems, and computer program products for providing transaction verification through enhanced authentication are provided. A method performed by a computer system may include receiving an application programming interface (api) request from a client, detecting a change associated with the api request as compared to a prior use of the api by the client, generating an encrypted challenge to authenticate the api request based on detecting the change, and issuing the encrypted challenge to the client to authenticate the api request.. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213130

Snippet extractor: recurrent neural networks for text summarization at industry scale

Systems, methods and media are provided for training a snippet extractor to create snippets based on information extracted from published descriptions. In one example, a computer-implemented method includes creating, based on a non-rnn (recurrent neural network) extraction technique performed on the published descriptions, a plurality of base models, each base model including one or more sample description summaries; evaluating the base models using an evaluation technique; selecting an optimum base model; developing a classification model using rnn extraction, the classification model based on description summaries contained in the optimum base model; and using the classification model to train the snippet extractor by machine learning.. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213072

System and method for providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam

A system and method for providing an interactive shopping experience via webcam is disclosed. A particular embodiment includes enabling a user to select from a plurality of items of virtual apparel; obtaining an image of a user via a web-enabled camera (webcam); using a data processor to perform facial detection on the image to isolate an image of a face of the user; estimating the user's position according to a position and a size of the image of the user's face; modifying an image corresponding to the selected item of virtual apparel based on the size of the image of the user's face; and auto-fitting the modified image corresponding to the selected item of virtual apparel to the image of the user's face.. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212956

Text conversion

Methods and system for text conversion are described. In one embodiment, free-form text associated with an item may be received. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212929

Search based on diversity

A method and system for a search based on diversity is described. The system calculates a diversity index for a result set comprising results for a query. ... Ebay Inc

07/27/17 / #20170212593

Simulating touch in a virtual environment

In various example embodiments, a system and method for simulating touch in a virtual environment is disclosed. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving an indicator of a touch in a virtual environment, the indicator including a physical touch location and a texture of the touch, generating one or more commands that simulate the texture of the touch at the physical touch location by stimulating one or more micro-touch simulators in an array of micro-touch simulators according to the texture of the touch at the physical touch location, and executing the one or more commands at the physical touch interface to simulate the touch at the physical touch location for the user.. ... Ebay Inc

07/20/17 / #20170207977

Systems and methods for resource sharing between two resource allocation systems

In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing a server cluster are provided. An example method may include scheduling a first job on a first node, using a first resource manager, establishing a service for a second resource manager on a second node, wherein the service is allocated node resources of the second node, and attempting to schedule a second job on the first node, using the first resource manager. ... Ebay Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206513

Systems and methods for reseller discovery and analysis

Methods and systems relating to a reseller analysis tool are described. In some embodiments, transaction information associated with a plurality of transactions occurring using a server system is received at the server system. ... Ebay Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206280

Systems and methods for data mining and automated generation of search query rewrites

Various embodiments include systems and methods for data mining of search engine and network operations to automatically identify query events. Data aggregated from such query events and stored as query history data may be processed to identify query ranking mismatches. ... Ebay Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206267

Method and system to categorize items automatically

A method and system to automatically categorize a merchant listing in an electronic marketplace are provided. The method includes parsing the category information submitted by a seller to derive a first category identifier. ... Ebay Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206262

Transforming character delimited values

Techniques for transforming character delimited values are presented herein. An input module is configured to read a set of character delimited values. ... Ebay Inc

07/20/17 / #20170205274

Smart cabinet

An apparatus is provided including a sensor configured to measure weight of a food item, a first interface configured to receive an identification of the food item, and a processor. The processor is configured to calculate how much of the food item has been consumed based on the measured weight, and to calculate, via a second interface in communication with a server, how many calories of the food item have been consumed based on the measured weight and the identification of the item and cause display of how many calories of the food item have been consumed to a first user.. ... Ebay Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201862

Wireless beacon devices for use in tracking user locations during group travel

There are provided systems and methods for wireless beacon devices for use in tracking user locations during group travel. A user may take a trip on a vehicle, such as a bus, train, cruise ship, or other large travel vehicle. ... Ebay Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201567

System and method for transferring states between electronic devices

In various example embodiments, a system and method for transferring the state of a first device to a second device are disclosed. Information associated with a current state of a first device is captured. ... Ebay Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200298

Specular highlights on photos of objects

Systems and methods are presented for recording and viewing images of objects with specular highlights. In some embodiments, a computer-implemented method may include accessing a first plurality of images, each of the images in the first plurality of images including an object recorded from a first position, and a reflection of light on the object from a light source located at a different location than in each of the other images in the first plurality of images. ... Ebay Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199847

System and methods for automatic media population of a style presentation

A method for automatic media population of a style presentation comprises collecting presentation media; positioning the collected presentation media on a storyboard; and selecting a style presentation; wherein the selection of the style presentation results in the automatic population of the style presentation with the presentation media positioned on the storyboard is described herein.. . ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195810

Sound recognition

Methods, systems, and apparatus for monitoring a sound are described. An audio signal is obtained and the audio signal is analyzed to generate an audio signature. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170195441

User interface provisioning system

Systems and methods for providing a user interface include collecting user activity data that includes navigation details provided from each of a plurality of user devices in navigating through a user interface. User interface use profiles are determined using the user activity data and include information on the likelihood of at least one subsequent navigation detail based on at least one present navigation detail. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193714

Machine monitoring

Methods, systems, and apparatus for determining a maintenance issue are described. An audio signal is obtained and analyzed to generate an audio signature. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193672

Estimating depth from a single image

During a training phase, a machine accesses reference images with corresponding depth information. The machine calculates visual descriptors and corresponding depth descriptors from this information. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193644

Background removal

A method of displaying a portion of a captured scene may include visually capturing a scene at a mobile device. An area of the captured scene associated with a foreground object of the captured scene may be identified at the mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193594

Flaw analysis of images

Systems and methods are disclosed to provide flaw accentuation to an image in an e-commerce online marketplace. In some embodiments, a method may include receiving at an online marketplace, from a seller through the internet, an image of an item being listed for sale at the online marketplace and text related to the item being listed for sale; determining that the item includes a flaw based on the text related to the item being listed for sale or the image of the item; creating a flaw accentuation to the image; and creating a listing in the online marketplace for the item that includes the image and the flaw accentuation to the image.. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193581

User interface for identifying top attributes

In various example embodiments, a system and method for identifying top attributes are presented. Text content from an electronic document describing a product is extracted. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193579

System and method to calculate session-based price demand on e-commerce site

In various example embodiments, a system and method for computing price demand of a query that can be used by a search system to rank search results. Computing a user event aggregation by contribution for each of the past user sessions to produce updated session-based sets of user events based on a condition related to a general-specific relationship between two queries in a past user session. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193544

Modification of content according to user engagement

In various example embodiments, a system and method for modification of content according to user engagement are described herein. A user interface that depicts an item page that describes an item available for sale is displayed by the system on a screen of a mobile device. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193536

Data mining system

A data mining system and method retrieve data related to an item from a database. A survey is generated for presentation in a game. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193072

System and method for computing features that apply to infrequent queries

In various example embodiments, a system and method for computing a query feature score that can be used by a machine learning algorithm to rank search results is described. A query is received. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170193011

Generating structured queries from images

Images of items often include a significant amount of information that can be used in categorizing the item (e.g., as a book, a phone, or an accessory) or in identifying attributes of the item (e.g., the item's color or style). A user provides a search query for listings of items. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192975

System and method for identifying miscategorization

A categorization analysis system is provided. The categorization analysis system includes one or more hardware processors, a memory including a first plurality of listings categorized in a first target category, and a categorization analysis engine executing on the one or more hardware processors. ... Ebay Inc

07/06/17 / #20170192624

Customizable autocomplete option

A method may include determining a first autocomplete option with respect to a data-field of a graphical user interface (gui) of an electronic device. The method may further include generating the first autocomplete option such that a plurality of characters of the first autocomplete option are individually selectable by a user action. ... Ebay Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186315

Traffic disruption detection using passive monitoring of vehicle occupant frustration level

Aspects of the present disclosure include a navigation system and computer-implemented methods for detecting traffic disruption events based on an analysis of input component data obtained from navigation-enabled devices of vehicles near a particular location. Traffic disruption events are events such as accidents, construction road closures, police and speed traps, or road hazards that cause a decrease in the flow of traffic along a particular route and thus, added time delays for occupants of vehicles traveling along those routes. ... Ebay Inc

06/29/17 / #20170186032

Methods and apparatus for detection of spam publication

In various example embodiments, a system and method for determining a spam publication using a spam detection system are presented. The spam detection system receives, from a device, an image of an item and an item attribute for the item. ... Ebay Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185958

Container touch-pairing device

Systems and methods change a user interface for the purpose of pairing a shipping container with an item that is intended to be shipped in the shipping container. Example embodiments include a machine-implemented method for accessing a shipping request, detecting a radio signal from a candidate container using a radio receiver, detecting an impact between a pairing device and a query container using an accelerometer, determining that the query container is the candidate container, and generating a shipping record that correlates the shipping container and the item. ... Ebay Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184411

Proactive re-routing of vehicles using passive monitoring of occupant frustration level

Aspects of the present disclosure include a navigation system and computer-implemented methods for proactively re-routing vehicles based on an analysis of input component data obtained from the navigation-enabled devices. The navigation system scores the input component data to obtain a measure of frustration (e.g., a feeling of being upset or annoyed) of the user of the navigation-enabled device. ... Ebay Inc

06/29/17 / #20170184409

Proactive re-routing of vehicles to control traffic flow

Aspects of the present disclosure include a navigation system and computer-implemented methods for proactively re-routing vehicles to control traffic flow. Consistent with some embodiments, the navigation system seeks to reduce traffic flow along primary navigation routes (e.g., routes with relatively short travel times) by re-routing vehicles to alternative navigation routes (e.g., routes with relatively longer travel times) using incentives. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180398

Automatic detection of hidden link mismatches with spoofed metadata

. . Example methods and systems directed to an alert manager are described. According to various embodiments, the alert manager detects receipt of a message. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170180385

Dynamic content authentication for secure merchant-customer communications

According to various embodiments, the message authentication engine is given permission to access dynamically changing content provided by a buyer system. The message authentication engine receives a purchase request from the buyer system for an item from a vendor system. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178598

Location-based display of pixel history

A system and system for location based display of pixel-history is described. The system presents a current screen including an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178371

Original image generation system

A system and method for generating an original image are provided. In example embodiments, a user may select a category with a plurality of images. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178300

Source image providing multiple item views

According to example embodiments, an image view aggregator identifies a frontal view of an item within an image. The image view aggregator identifies at least one reflection view of the item within the image. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178212

Digital rights and integrity management in three-dimensional (3d) printing

Systems, methods and media for managing digital rights and pre-verification of structural integrity in three-dimensional (3d) printing are provided. In one example, a system comprises at least one module, executing on one or more computer processors, to receive a request from a user to print a 3d object by a 3d printer or printing service and receive a conditional authorization from an owner of digital rights in the 3d object to print the 3d object. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170178198

Method and system of displaying information related to items offered for sale in a network-based marketplace

System, methods are media for providing supplemental item information at a publication server are provided. In one example, a method includes accessing first data corresponding to each of a first group of content items and identifying in the first group of content items a set of active items published in a first display format. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177849

Mobile authentication using a wearable device

A method of providing a user with an option to access a protected system by satisfying a reduced security measure is disclosed. An attempt by the user to access the protected system is detected. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177712

Single step cross-linguistic search using semantic meaning vectors

System and methods for clustering courses based on recorded member records are disclosed. The server system receives a search query in a first language. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177703

Automatic taxonomy mapping using sequence semantic embedding

In accordance with an example embodiment, an automated taxonomy mapping system that uses sequence semantic embedding techniques is described. Sequence sematic embedding models are used to generate the sequence vectors. ... Ebay Inc

06/22/17 / #20170177680

Method and system for limiting share of voice of individual users

In various example embodiments, a system and method for limiting shares of voice of individual users in a result set are provided. In example embodiments, for each publication of a plurality of publications in a set, an entity associated with the publication is identified. ... Ebay Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171901

Complementary activity based on availability of functionality

In various example embodiments, a system and method for causing the performance of a complementary activity on a secondary device that is complementary to a device activity performed on a primary user device are presented. In an example embodiment, a device activity being performed by a primary user device is detected. ... Ebay Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169257

Method and system for magnetic stripe reading using mobile magnetometers

In various example embodiments, a system and method for reading magnetic information by a mobile device are presented. In example embodiments, the mobile device comprises a housing having an integrated surface for swiping a magnetic swipe card and a magnetometer positioned within the housing to produce digital magnetometer output signals. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170164057

User commentary systems and methods

Systems, methods and media for purchasing and commenting on identified products in streamed media are provided. In one example, a method comprises receiving program content and data describing program content from a content source and identifying product-related metadata associated with the program content. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163882

Automatic guided capturing and presentation of images

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for facilitating automatic-guided image capturing and presentation are presented. In some embodiments, the method includes capturing an image of an item, removing automatically a background of the image frame, performing manual mask editing, generating an item listing, inferring item information from the image frame and automatically applying the inferred item information to an item listing form, and presenting an item listing in an augmented reality environment.. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170163512

Method and system for detecting slow page load

A method and system for detecting slow page load is provided. An example system comprises a page request detector, a session state information detector, a throughput calculator, a response builder, and a communications module. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170162027

Garment tags for intelligent laundering alerts

Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for providing intelligent laundering alerts. Example embodiments involve an intelligent garment tag that may be affixed to garments, and may store and provide information about the garment to which it is affixed. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161814

Discovering products in item inventory

In various example embodiments, a system and method for discovering products in an item inventory are presented. The system receives a corpus of item information listings respectively describing items that are categorized in the same category and including titles but no product identifiers. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161810

Guided listing machine with authenticity support

Systems and methods change a user interface for the purpose of guiding a user in supplementing a product listing with an image to evidence the product's authenticity. Example embodiments include a machine-implemented method for accessing at least one database to retrieve an authenticity criterion mapped to a product and at least one reference image that depicts adequate detail of a product specimen to fulfill the authenticity criterion. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161791

Identifying account segments based on content impressions and purchase decisions

According to various embodiments, an ad price optimizing engine receives a plurality of data packets from a remote content provider(s). Each of the data packets includes a content field identifying a previously transmitted content item and a price field. ... Ebay Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161085

Reflow of data presentation using tracking data

In an example embodiment, a user interface is distributed to a user application operating on a client device. Then interactions between users on one or more client devices and one or more server devices are tracked. ... Ebay Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154102

Item matching

Methods and system for item matching are described. In one embodiment, compatibility-based text for an item may be accessed. ... Ebay Inc

06/01/17 / #20170154074

Automatic machine translation using user feedback

Publication system, such as ecommerce system, machine translation translates a query in a first language to a second language to query an ecommerce database maintained in the second language and obtain a result set responsive to the query. Human feedback relating to the result set is detected. ... Ebay Inc

06/01/17 / #20170153932

Adapting legacy endpoints to modern apis

Example methods and systems are directed to adapting legacy endpoints to modem application protocol interfaces (apis). A legacy endpoint may provide a powerful and complex api. ... Ebay Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140456

On-line session trace system

In various example embodiments, a system and method for enhancing a user's on-line experience by utilizing a computer-implemented on-line session trace system is provided. The on-line session trace system is provided in connection with an on-line trading platform. ... Ebay Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140446

System and method to create listings using image and voice recognition

In various example embodiments, a system and method to provide services associated with an image is disclosed. The method includes receiving image data of an item of interest from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

05/18/17 / #20170140061

Presentation of information on multiple devices

A computer-implemented method of information presentation on multiple devices is provided. The method may include presenting a first barcode on a webpage. ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134647

Guided video capture for item listings

Disclosed in some examples is a method of guided video capture, the method including identifying a video capture template, the video capture template including a plurality of target video parameters, each of the target video parameters corresponding to one of a plurality of video capture directions; while capturing video, selecting a video capture direction from the plurality of video capture directions based on video parameters of captured video and the plurality of target video parameters using a processor and presenting the selected video capture direction to a user on a display device.. . ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170134230

Phone thermal context

A method and a system a thermal context manager (hereinafter “tcm”) detects a thermal state and a position of a computing device. Based on the detected thermal state(s) and the detected position(s) of the computing device, the tcm initiates an action associated with the computing device. ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132298

Presenting information for containers in search results

Methods and systems to build containers of uncategorized items are described. In some example embodiments, the methods and systems access a search query received by a network-based publication system, identify a container of uncategorized items having a title that satisfies the search query, and return a result for the search query that is associated with the identified container.. ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132297

Metadata refinement using behavioral patterns

A system and method of metadata refinement using behavioral patterns is disclosed. In some embodiments, user behavioral data for results of a search query is received. ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132234

Search and notification in response to a request

In various example embodiments, a system and method for search and notification are provided. A request to search for an item is received by a system from a client device. ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170132196

Application module for managing jobs asynchronously

A method to synchronize data between a spreadsheet application and a marketplace application is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request to synchronize data items between the spreadsheet application and the marketplace application, the data items relating to a type of listing of items associated with the marketplace application. ... Ebay Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131113

Systems and methods for in-vehicle navigated shopping

Systems and methods to provide a navigated-shopping service are discussed. In an example, a method for navigated-shopping can include receiving a destination location, accessing a route to the destination, displaying the route with indications of a plurality of items for purchase, receiving selection of a selected item, and purchasing the selected item. ... Ebay Inc

05/04/17 / #20170126813

Systems and methods for automatically saving a state of a communication session

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for automatically saving and presenting a state of a communication session are presented. The communication session may be established between a client device of a user and an application server of a content publisher. ... Ebay Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124635

Automatic sale listing generation

In various example embodiments, a system and method for automatically generating a listing database in an online marketplace are presented. The listing database can store resale information associated with a purchased item by a user. ... Ebay Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124632

Electronic commerce file system

In various example embodiments, a system and method for updating stored item data using a remote computing system are presented. In example embodiments, a first user selection of a representation of an item accessible from a first remote computing system is received at a client device while the client device is in electronic communication with the first remote computing system via a network. ... Ebay Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124208

Mining product recommendation from query reformulations

Systems and methods to mine product recommendations from query reformulation are provided. In example embodiments, a query that corresponds to a particular product is received. ... Ebay Inc

05/04/17 / #20170124161

Presentation of digital data

A computer-implemented method of digital information presentation may include obtaining a digital request for presentation of digital data from a digital database and providing a digital user interface for presentation of the digital data. The user interface may include multiple condition elements that each may be associated with one data field in the digital data. ... Ebay Inc

05/04/17 / #20170122746

Systems and methods for providing search results along a corridor

Systems and methods to provide search results along a corridor are discussed. In an example, a method for providing search results along a corridor can include displaying an interface enabling a user to define a route of travel, accessing a search corridor, filtering a plurality of search results, and displaying the search results. ... Ebay Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118406

Methods, systems, and apparatus for creating an item publication

Methods, systems, and apparatus for creating an item publication are described. Instructions are provided to obtain one or more images of an item. ... Ebay Inc

04/27/17 / #20170118332

Call holding management

A system or a method may be provided that automatically distinguishes between a hold status and when someone live is talking on the phone. For example, the caller's phone may detect when the call holding has ended and a customer service representative is now actually on the line. ... Ebay Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116647

Method, medium, and system for keyword bidding in a market cooperative

A computer-implemented method and system for keyword bidding in a market cooperative are disclosed. A particular embodiment includes receiving a keyword bid from a first party; determining a value to a host associated with the keyword bid; augmenting the keyword bid by an amount corresponding to the value to the host; and sending the augmented keyword bid to a second party.. ... Ebay Inc

04/27/17 / #20170116346

Systems and methods for matching a user to social data

A system comprising a hardware storage device storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for matching social data to a user of a networked-based content publisher are provided. Consistent with some embodiments, the method may access social network entries published on one or more social networks. ... Ebay Inc

04/20/17 / #20170111472

On-line community network of sets

Method and system to provide users with access to authoritative sets of various collectable items and to permit users create and manage their own sets based on the respective authoritative sets are described. An authoritative set may be a collection of images representing collectable items. ... Ebay Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109811

Managing products at a physical marketplace

In various example embodiments, a system and method for managing products at a physical marketplace is described. A method includes receiving an image and a category of a product for sale by a merchant at a physical marketplace, including the image in a list of images for the category, providing the list of images to customers of the physical marketplace, retrieving additional information regarding the product in response to a request by one of the customers, and generating a listing for the product using the image, the category, and the additional information received from the merchant.. ... Ebay Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109808

System and method of intelligently recommending based on social media

A system and method of intelligently recommending items based on social media communications are provided. A communication with an audio portion in a first format is intercepted from a first service, an intent to transact is then detected within the communication at least in part based on analyzed sound in the audio portion. ... Ebay Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109517

Lockable widgets on a mobile device

A software widget running on a user device may be designed to operate in a locked or an unlocked mode. In unlocked mode, the user has full interactivity with the widget. ... Ebay Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109400

Comparison and visualization system

In various example embodiments, a system and method for structuring search results for attribute comparison are presented. A product selection from a user device is received. ... Ebay Inc

04/20/17 / #20170109357

Generating personalized user recommendations using word vectors

In various example embodiments, a system and method for constructing and scoring word vectors between natural language words and generating output to a user in the form of personalized recommendations are presented.. . ... Ebay Inc

04/13/17 / #20170104772

Methods and systems for detecting an electronic intrusion

Methods and systems for detecting an electronic intrusion are described. A user activity may be identified for a user account. ... Ebay Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103126

Content recommendation system

In various example embodiments, systems and methods to provide content recommendations are provided. A selection of a category is received from a device of a user. ... Ebay Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098237

Notification machine with dynamic messaging interval

A machine provides a user with repeating messages that reference a purchasable product. The time interval to be inserted between the messages is modified dynamically by the machine, based on a popularity score of the purchasable product, as determined by the machine. ... Ebay Inc

04/06/17 / #20170098011

Systems and methods to generate a concept graph

In various example embodiments, a system and method for generating a concept graph are presented. Trending queries are determined from a query log stored in a database. ... Ebay Inc

04/06/17 / #20170097821

Distributed parallel build system

This document describes, among other things, systems and methods for managing distributed parallel builds. A computer-implemented method to manage parallel builds, comprises identifying one or more software components in a software project, wherein each software component includes an executable binary file; determining a build configuration for each software component, wherein the build configuration includes a mapping from each software component to one or more build servers; and building each software component using the mapped one or more build servers in the corresponding build configuration, wherein the building includes compiling one or more source files associated with each software component to one or more object files, by distributing the one or more source files to one or more compilation machines.. ... Ebay Inc

03/30/17 / #20170093970

System and method for cloud deployment optimization

Systems and methods of cloud deployment optimization are disclosed. In some example embodiments, a method comprises running original instances of an application concurrently on original servers to implement an online service, receiving, by the original instances of the application original requests for one or more functions of the online service, receiving a command to deploy a number of additional instances of the application, transmitting synthetic requests for the function(s) of the online service to one of the original servers according to a predetermined optimization criteria, deploying the number of additional instances of the application on additional servers using a copy of the original instance of the application, and running the deployed additional instances of the application on their corresponding additional servers concurrently with the original instances of the application being run on their corresponding original servers.. ... Ebay Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091975

Personal augmented reality

Image data comprising an image of an environment is received from a mobile video device located at the environment. An image of a marker is extracted from the received image for use in identifying the location of the mobile video device. ... Ebay Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091275

System and method for mining category aspect information

In various example embodiments, systems and methods for providing category aspect information by mining historical data is provided. In example embodiments, a table comprising joined data is accessed. ... Ebay Inc

03/30/17 / #20170091176

Automatic extraction of multilingual dictionary items from non-parallel, multilingual, semi-structured data

User interfaces receive a first plurality of user queries and result sets that are in a category, exhibit a constraint, and exhibit user behavior. Also received are a second plurality of user queries and result sets that that are in the category, exhibit the constraint, and exhibit user behavior. ... Ebay Inc

03/23/17 / #20170084202

System and method for providing additional content on a webpage

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing additional content on a webpage are provided. In example embodiments, a server receives a trigger for a rule generation process. ... Ebay Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083966

Automatic shopping cart checkout

An apparatus and method for purchasing contents of a virtual shopping cart are disclosed. Automatic checkout settings are received from a user, the automatic checkout settings include an automatic checkout time and an item substitution behavior setting. ... Ebay Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083602

Miscategorized outlier detection using unsupervised slm-gbm approach and structured data

In an example, one or more leaf category specific unsupervised statistical language model (slm) models are trained using sample item listings corresponding to each of one or more leaf categories and structured data about the one or more leaf categories, the training including calculating an expected perplexity and a standard deviation for item listing titles. A perplexity for a title of a particular item listing is calculated and a perplexity deviation signal is generated based on a difference between the perplexity for the title of the particular item listing and the expected perplexity for item listing titles in a leaf category of the particular item listing and based on the standard deviation for item listing titles in the leaf category of the particular item listing. ... Ebay Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083509

System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network

A system and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network are provided. The system receives a first language construct transmitted by a first entity that is directed to a second entity. ... Ebay Inc

03/23/17 / #20170083489

System and method to provide a domain split display

Systems and methods for a domain split display are provided. A first request call directed to a first domain is received. ... Ebay Inc

03/16/17 / #20170076360

Buy now option from map view

Log-in information for a client device is stored. A search query is received from the client device and search results obtained, each search result identifying a transaction having a transaction provider. ... Ebay Inc

03/16/17 / #20170075998

Assessing translation quality

According to various embodiments, the translation engine receives a current query in a first language from a target account. The translation engines determines a predicted product category for the current query from product categories of respective sets of historical queries from reference accounts. ... Ebay Inc

03/09/17 / #20170069012

Systems and methods for recommending a retail location

A method and a system are disclosed for generating a recommendation of a retail location on a network-based system. For example, a system may obtain a retail location definition associated with a geographic location. ... Ebay Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068711

System and method of selecting events or locations based on content

Systems and methods of returning location and/or event results using information mined from non-textual information are provided. Non-textual information is captured using a hardware component of a user device. ... Ebay Inc

03/09/17 / #20170068667

System and method for topic extraction and opinion mining

Methods, apparatus, and systems to determine a niche market of items or services, the first phase of which identities a gap between demand and supply for a set of items. Session logs may he evaluated to compare transactions involving a specific item to those of a larger group of items. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170064034

Passive social media contact engagement

Systems and methods for passive social media contact engagement are provided. In example embodiments, a publication that represents an item available for purchase is identified. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170063961

Systems and methods to consistently generate web content

In some example embodiments, a system comprises a communication module to receive a request, over a network at a server machine, for an interface, from a client machine, and an interface generation module configured to generate the interface at the server machine, the interface is generated from a template and comprises a first interface element in a first position on the interface and a visibility status associated with the first position. The visibility status causes the first interface element to be hidden, the interface generation module can also receive a request for an update to the interface from the client machine and communicate the update to the client machine. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061721

Pairable secure-access facilities

Systems and methods are provided for providing access to secure-access facilities based on pairing of the secure-access facilities with a user device such as a wearable device. A pairable secure-access facility may be a public storage facility or device such as a locker that includes communications circuitry for pairing with the user device. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061549

Image generation for social media contact engagement

Systems and methods for image generation for social media contact engagement are provided. In example embodiments, a publication that represents an item available for purchase is identified. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061517

Generating titles for a structured browse page

Example embodiments described herein disclose a specially configured device to generate and cause display of human readable titles for browse pages. The token based title system may be or include a group of one or more server machines. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061510

Systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network

In accordance with embodiments of the present disclosure, systems and methods for facilitating electronic commerce over a network include communicating with a plurality of users via a plurality of user devices over the network, receiving a login request from a first user via a first user device over the network, accessing an account related to the user based on information passed with the login request, receiving a snaplist file related to a multiple image listing provided by the first user via the first user device, processing the snaplist file by extracting the multiple image listing from the snaplist file, and displaying the multiple image listing to one or more other users via one or more other user devices.. . ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061502

Unified cross-channel advertisement platform

A system comprising a computer-readable storage medium storing at least one program and a computer-implemented method for facilitating unified cross-channel advertisement are presented, including a method of generating a bidding value for an advertisement opportunity that is useable across a plurality of advertisement channels. In one embodiment, the method includes accessing an item data record cluster and an audience cluster, assigning the item data record cluster and audience cluster to a bidding value table, assigning a bidding unit to a combination of the item data record cluster and the audience cluster, the combination of the item data record cluster and the audience cluster being among a plurality of combinations of item data record clusters and audience clusters in the bidding value table, and generating a bidding value for the bidding unit, the bidding value including an amount of value to be paid for an advertisement opportunity for the bidding unit.. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170061477

Displaying content using context-based interaction

A system and method for displaying content using context-based interaction are provided. In example embodiments, a document is displayed, the document includes an image, a script and a program. ... Ebay Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060394

System and method of modifying a user experience based on physical environment

In an example embodiment, a first aspect of a physical environment, other than location or current time, of the electronic device is determined. Then a mode of a notification function within the electronic device is dynamically modified such that the mode changes from a first mode in which a notification does not activate a vibration motor in the electronic device to a second mode in which the notification does activate the vibration motor, based on the determined first aspect of the physical environment.. ... Ebay Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053664

Determining a response of a crowd

In various example embodiments, a system and method for determining a crowd response for a crowd are presented. One method is disclosed that includes receiving an audio signal that includes concurrent responses from two or more respondents, determining the concurrent responses from the audio signal without regard to the identity of the respondents, and generating a crowd based on the concurrent responses.. ... Ebay Inc

02/23/17 / #20170053514

System and methods for soiled garment detection and notification

Aspects of the present disclosure involve an apparatus, systems, and methods for soiled garment detection and notification. The method may include receiving a measure of odor being released from a garment from a soiled garment detection apparatus. ... Ebay Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046775

Interactive product review interface

Systems and methods for creating and presenting interactive product review interfaces are presented. The system processes a purchase request for a product from a user. ... Ebay Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046764

Systems and methods to seed a search

Systems and methods to seed a search are described. The system identifies a seed listing included in listings that describe items being offered for sale on a network-based marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046756

Social network-based inventory management

An example embodiment includes a system server configured for social network-based inventory management. The system server includes processors and non-transitory computer-readable storage media communicatively coupled to the processors. ... Ebay Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046593

Identification of items depicted in images

In an example embodiment, a request that includes a first image is received. A second image and a description are accessed from an item listing. ... Ebay Inc

02/16/17 / #20170046011

Adjusting an interface based on a cognitive mode

In various example embodiments, a system and method for adjusting a user interface according to a cognitive mode is disclosed. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of user events based on a user interacting with a system, determining a cognitive operating mode of the user based on the user events, with the cognitive operating mode selected from a predefined set of cognitive operating modes, and modifying a user interface element according to the cognitive operating mode of the user.. ... Ebay Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039634

Auction price guidance

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing price guidance for sellers and buyers are presented. The system receives a present item listing and accesses a set of historical item listings. ... Ebay Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039633

Probability modeling

In various example embodiments, a system and method for providing dynamic bidding notifications and price guidance for buyers are presented. The system receives a selection of a present item listing and accesses historical auction data for a set of historical item listings. ... Ebay Inc

02/09/17 / #20170039606

Reconciling detailed transaction feedback

Reconciling detailed transaction feedback by detecting a rating of a transaction, where the rating indicates a negative experience, mining the sentiment of words in feedback text that is included with or as part of the rating to detect whether the words indicate positive sentiment or negative sentiment, responsive to determining that the words in the feedback text indicate that the feedback text connotes a positive sentiment, adjusting the rating of the transaction. The mining may include testing words in the feedback text to detect whether the words indicate positive sentiment or negative sentiment by calculating a sentiment score.. ... Ebay Inc

02/09/17 / #20170038916

Virtual facility platform

In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically generating virtual marketplace platforms are presented. The system receives a set of facility data, a set of selections for a set of user interaction objects, and a set of object placement selections. ... Ebay Inc

02/02/17 / #20170032366

Redirecting to a trusted device for secured data transmission

In various example embodiments, a machine is configured to redirect completion of a transaction to a trusted device. For example, the machine determines that a page involving the transaction is being displayed in a user interface of a first device. ... Ebay Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024923

Techniques for displaying an animated calling card

According to various exemplary embodiments, a communication request from a caller is received at a mobile device associated with a callee. A relationship between the caller and the callee is determined. ... Ebay Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024800

Notification services for returning an item

In various example embodiments, a system and method for digital lists of items are presented. A database can store purchase information associated with purchased items by a user. ... Ebay Inc

01/26/17 / #20170024663

Category recommendation using statistical language modeling and a gradient boosting machine

In accordance with an example embodiment, an input text string is received. Then a k nearest neighbor (knn) algorithm is used on the input text string to identify a set of leaf categories of an item listing schema that corresponds to the input text string. ... Ebay Inc

01/19/17 / #20170019698

Dynamic content reordering

In various example embodiments, a system and method for dynamically ordering content and discrete content segments are presented. A set of discrete content segments is received having a first order for distributing the set of discrete content segments during a display of a media stream. ... Ebay Inc

01/19/17 / #20170018018

Enhanced shopping actions on a mobile device

Example embodiments described herein disclose a specially configured device to receive and recognize enhanced user interactions through a graphical user interface. A user device may accordingly receive and display a set of search results, detect a user input entered via a touch-input device related to a single item from among the set of search results, determine a pressure exerted upon the touch-input device corresponding to the user input, and based on at least the pressure of the user input, select and execute an appropriate commerce action.. ... Ebay Inc

01/19/17 / #20170017636

Correction of user input

In various example embodiments, a system and method for correction of user input are presented. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a plurality of user strings, selecting one or more string pairs from the plurality of user strings based on a character operator difference between the first string and the second string being below a threshold number, filtering the one or more string pairs to generate a filtered set of strings pairs representing corrections, and correcting user input in a different session by replacing input that matches a first string in a filtered string pair with a second string in the filtered string pair.. ... Ebay Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013189

Modifying image parameters using wearable device input

Systems and methods are presented for modifying image parameters of an image to be captured by an image capturing device based on input from a wearable computing device. In some embodiments, the system receives image data, determines an image parameter based on the image data, and receives data from a wearable computing device positioned proximate to a subject of the image. ... Ebay Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011340

Public transport infrastructure facilitated drone delivery

Systems and methods for public transport infrastructure facilitated drone delivery are provided. In example embodiments, a request to deliver a package to a drop-off destination using a drone is received. ... Ebay Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011136

Adaptive search refinement

A computer-implemented method for adaptive search refinement is provided. The method may include obtaining an indication of user engagement with an online marketplace and in response to obtaining the indication, providing visually guided search refinement to construct a search query for searching the online marketplace. ... Ebay Inc

01/12/17 / #20170011015

Content extraction system

A system includes a content extraction engine comprising at least one processor and configured to receive a content page including first product data for a target product, remove noise content from the content page, thereby generating a remainder content page, compare the remainder content page to a first synonym list to identify the first product data, the first synonym list including a first data field name, and provide the first product data as associated with the first data field name.. . ... Ebay Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004632

Finding products that are similar to a product selected from a plurality of products

A system and method, which may be an offline method, extracts relevant image features about listing items in a network-based publication system for enabling image similarity searching of such listing items. When a seller lists an item, an image of the item is uploaded and may be sent to a picture processing service, which generates several digests. ... Ebay Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004557

Data recommendation and prioritization

In various example embodiments, a system and method for generating recommendations for data and prioritizing data based on the recommendations are presented. The system accesses an item listing including an item description and determines the item listing is a candidate for a recommendation label. ... Ebay Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004556

Method and system of suggesting information used with items offered for sale in a network-based marketplace

Methods and systems to suggest information to be used with an item being listed for sale may include analyzing a plurality of stored entries of words and identifying certain entries based on desirability scores associated with those entries. The entries and the desirability scores may be identified based on their frequency of use in the plurality of stored entries and/or in the title information or other information associated with items offered for sale.. ... Ebay Inc

01/05/17 / #20170004159

Search engine optimization by selective indexing

Example embodiments involve a system and methods for identifying valuable view item pages for search engine optimization. The system and methods provide an improvement over existing systems, which do nothing to identify or select valuable view item pages for use in driving traffic from display sites. ... Ebay Inc








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