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Recent patent applications related to Linkedin Corporation. Linkedin Corporation is listed as an Agent/Assignee. Note: Linkedin Corporation may have other listings under different names/spellings. We're not affiliated with Linkedin Corporation, we're just tracking patents.

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Automated virtual machine performance tuning

Disclosed are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable media for automated. Vm performance tuning. ... Linkedin Corporation

High confidence digital content treatment

A machine may be configured to perform high confidence digital content treatment. For example, the machine accesses a message reported as objectionable by a member of a social networking service (sns). ... Linkedin Corporation

Multidimensional resource allocation in data centers

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for allocating resources to an application. During operation, the system obtains a set of resource requirements for the application, wherein the resource requirements include a processor allocation and a memory allocation. ... Linkedin Corporation

Generating job recommendations using co-viewership signals

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a recommendation system that is configured to use signals indicating that multiple members have viewed the same job posting to determine whether a particular job posting should be recommended to a certain member. The recommendation system monitors job view events with respect to job postings and stores the associated viewership data. ... Linkedin Corporation

Generating job recommendations using job posting similarity

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a recommendation system that is configured to leverage job posting similarity information for selecting one or more job postings for presentation to a member. The recommendation system accesses a profile of a subject member, engages the relevance model to select job postings for presentation to the subject member based on the respective relevance values generated for the job postings, and also selects one or more additional jobs to be presented to the member based on respective job posting similarity scores generated for these additional job postings.. ... Linkedin Corporation

Generating job recommendations using member profile similarity

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a recommendation system that is configured to leverage member profile similarity information for selecting one or more job postings for presentation to a member. The recommendation system accesses a profile of a subject member, engages the relevance model to select job postings for presentation to the subject member based on the respective relevance values generated for the job postings, and also selects one or more additional jobs to be presented to the member based on respective member profile similarity scores generated for these additional job postings.. ... Linkedin Corporation

Characterizing model performance using hierarchical feature groups

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system uses a hierarchical structure of features inputted into a statistical model to obtain a set of groups of the features. ... Linkedin Corporation

Multi-tenant distribution of graph database caches

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for performing multi-tenancy distribution of a graph database cache. During operation, the system obtains a cache of a set of records in a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. ... Linkedin Corporation

Member clustering with equi-sized partitions

The disclosed subject matter involves identifying clusters and segments of a population of data for use in a recommendation service. Clusters of members or items are formed, where the clusters, or partitions are close to being equal in size. ... Linkedin Corporation

Candidate search result generation

A trained search system can be configured to retrieve a candidate subset of results, where the trained search system uses data extracted from a machine learning scheme. The machine learning scheme can be trained to identify results that are ranked by a computationally expensive algorithm, such as a ranking algorithm. ... Linkedin Corporation

Invocation context caching

Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for caching routing data in a request to provide a service. A front-end server located at a first datacenter receives a request for a service, with the request originating from a client device. ... Linkedin Corporation

Identifying impending user-competitor relationships on an online social networking system

An online social networking system receives a first set of data associated with activities between its members and its competitors. The system uses the first set of data to develop and train propensity models to predict when the members and the competitors are likely to establish a business relationship. ... Linkedin Corporation

Job search based on relationship of member to company posting job

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for searching jobs for a social network member based on member interaction with the companies offering the jobs. One method includes an operation for identifying jobs based on a search for jobs for a member of a social network, each job being offered by a respective company. ... Linkedin Corporation

Finding virtual teams within a company according to organizational hierarchy

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for finding virtual teams for a member according to a company's organizational hierarchy and the member's professional skills. One method includes operations for generating skill metrics for members, detecting a request by a member for information about a company, and identifying divisions within the company and employees of each division. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218625

Learner engagement in online discussions

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that improves learner engagement in online discussions. During operation, the system selects an experience level for use in moderating answers to a question submitted to an online forum. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218328

Job offerings based on company-employee relationships

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for assigning a company culture score to jobs for presentation to a user in response to a search, with the presentation being made within a company culture group. A method includes determining, on a social network, employees that are both similar to the user and work or have worked for a company offering one or more of the jobs. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218327

Job search with categorized results

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for grouping job postings for presentation to a user in response to a search. A method includes determining the closest-matching groups of jobs for a user and presenting a display such that the closest-matching jobs are viewable within the groups. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/02/18 / #20180218326

Job search with categorized results

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for grouping job postings for presentation to a user in response to a search. A method includes determining the closest-matching groups of jobs for a user and presenting a display such that the closest-matching jobs are viewable within the groups. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180213057

Customized profile summaries for online social networks

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to analyze the online social network profiles of users of the social network and generate customized summaries of the profiles. Among other things, the embodiments of the present disclosure help quickly and efficiently generate an intuitive and personalized summary of a user's profile, even where a user's profile contains a relatively lengthy amount of content.. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212881

Load-based compression of forwarding tables in network devices

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that performs load-based compression of a forwarding table for a node in a network. During operation, the system obtains link utilizations for a set of physical links connected to the node. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180212860

Automatically detecting potential microloop conditions associated with network convergence

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that automatically detects a potential microloop condition associated with network convergence. During operation, the system obtains a topology for a network containing a set of nodes connected by a set of links. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211268

Model-based segmentation of customers by lifetime values

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of predicted growth rates for a first set of customers of a product. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/26/18 / #20180211260

Model-based routing and prioritization of customer support tickets

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains training data containing a first set of customer support tickets and a first set of categories assigned to the first set of customer support tickets by customer support agents. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/12/18 / #20180197097

Constrained multi-slot optimization for ranking recommendations

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein are directed to a content optimization engine that determines a display probability for each content item in a set of content items. Each respective display probability corresponds to a given content item's probability of display in a specific content slot of a plurality of content slots in a social network feed of a target member account in a social network service. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174106

Finding virtual teams with members that match a user's professional skills

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for finding a virtual team in a company based on the skills of a member in the social network, such that the virtual team members have similar skills to the member. One method includes an operation for generating skill metrics for members of a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180174105

Job search based on the strength of virtual teams at the companies offering the jobs

Methods, systems, and programs are presented for searching job postings for a member of a social network based on virtual teams at companies. One method includes an operation for identifying jobs for the member. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173804

Job search based on member transitions from educational institution to company

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for searching job postings for a member of a social network based on transitions from educational institutions to companies. A method includes determining educational-company transition scores indicating a transition probability from educational institution to company. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173802

Determining similarities among industries to enhance job searching

Methods, systems, and computer programs are presented for expanding a job search that includes an industry by adding other similar industries. A method identifies job titles of members in a social network and performs, utilizing a machine-learning program, semantic analysis of the job titles to identify similarity coefficients among the job titles. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173778

Database uniqueness constraints

Systems and methods are disclosed for employing database uniqueness constraints. In one implementation, a first record can be received for insertion at a database at a first data center. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/21/18 / #20180173376

Feed modeling incoporating explicit feedback

A machine may be configured to generate a digital content feed based on at least explicit feedback from a member of a social networking service (sns). For example, the machine generates explicit input data describing digital content preferences of a member of the sns based on a communication including explicit feedback data. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/14/18 / #20180165349

Generating and associating tracking events across entity lifecycles

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system provides a schema for including, by a set of components in a multi-tier architecture, a tracking identifier for an entity instance in the multi-tier architecture. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150784

Machine learned vector modelling for recommendation generation

Apparatuses, computer-readable medium, and methods are disclosed for generating machine learned models and recommendations identified using hidden feature vectors determined using the machine learned models. The method includes selecting a first job profile associated with a first set of members of a social networking system. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/31/18 / #20180150543

Unified multiversioned processing of derived data

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of derived data sets for use by a set of clients. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146065

Contextual recommendation for an electronic presentation

A recommendation system provided with an on-line social network system detects that a user is engaged in an editing session with respect to an electronic presentation and determines items representing professionals that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation. The recommendation system generates a contextual set of references to items representing professionals using an inverted index of skill to person mappings associated with a company identification and a corporate graph associated with the company identification. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180146064

Contextual recommendation of connected member profiles

A member recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The member recommendation system detects that an electronic presentation is being presented on a display device of a user, determines skills that are being discussed in the electronic presentation, and determines member profiles representing those connections of a user that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144305

Personalized contextual recommendation of member profiles

A member recommendation system provided with an on-line social network system detects that a user is engaged in an editing session with respect to an electronic presentation and determines items representing employees that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation. The member recommendation system generates a contextual set of references to items representing employees and personalizes the set by taking into account information derived from a member profile that represents the user in the on-line social network system.. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144304

Contextual recommendation of member profiles

A member recommendation system provided with an on-line social network system detects that a user is engaged in an editing session with respect to an electronic presentation at a computer system associated with a company and determines a set of skills that is discussed in the presentation. The member recommendation system uses an inverted index of employees skills and the determined set of skills to select identifications of those employees that have been identified as associated with one or more of the skills in the inverted index of employees skills. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144253

Skill-based title prediction model

In an example embodiment, for each of a plurality of different titles in a social network structure, the title is mapped into a first vector having n coordinates, while kills are mapped into a second vector having n coordinates. The first and second vectors are stored in a deep representation data structure. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144061

Edge store designs for graph databases

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes a set of processes for processing queries of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/24/18 / #20180144060

Processing deleted edges in graph databases

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing queries of a graph database. During operation, the system executes one or more processes for processing queries of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139273

Entity based routing

In some embodiments, the disclosed subject matter involves an entity routing service to route user requests for an application service to a particular data center based on the user's entity status. The user's entity status is defined by at least the application service requested, and may include the user's organization, geographic area and other criteria. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139269

Dynamic load balancing among data centers

In some embodiments, the disclosed subject matter involves load balancing of application services usage in data centers based at least on entity status of the users. An entity routing system is used to proxy user requests to the selected data center to effect load balancing. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139208

Secure virtualization of remote storage systems

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing access to a remote storage system. During operation, the system receives a request from a user to access a remote storage system. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180139165

Dynamic authorization using internet-based social networks

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to facilitate the authorization of services between service providers and other users (e.g. Customers of the service provider) with accounts on a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137588

Contextual personalized list of recommended courses

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system determines a target set of skills discussed in an electronic presentation and also skills possessed by the viewer of the presentation. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137291

Securing files at rest in remote storage systems

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing access to a remote storage system. During operation, the system receives a first request from a user to write a file to a remote storage system. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/17/18 / #20180137197

Web page metadata classifier

Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure discussed herein may be used to identify and classify new web page content based on metadata in the content. The embodiments of the present disclosure help provide a classification solution for web content that is scalable to large numbers of content attributes, has the flexibility to predict values for a wide range of diverse attributes, and provides consistent and highly accurate results.. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124159

Pre- and post-sharing insights for shared content

This disclosure provides a system, method, and machine-readable memory for determining various pre-sharing insights and post-sharing insights. The system is configured to receive a request to share content with a first plurality of users represented as nodes in a graph associated with a first user. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180124004

Pre- and post-sharing insights for shared content

This disclosure provides a system, method, and machine-readable memory for determining various pre-sharing insights and post-sharing insights. The system is configured to receive a request to share content with a first plurality of users represented as nodes in a graph associated with a first user. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180123918

Automatically detecting latency bottlenecks in asynchronous workflows

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system generates, from a set of traces of an asynchronous workflow, a graph-based representation of the asynchronous workflow. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121879

Applicant skills inference for a job

Techniques for inferring a specific skill associated with a job posting are described. In an example, disclosed is a system that selects, from a jobs database, a specific job posting from a plurality of job postings. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121856

Factor-based processing of performance metrics

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains, for a time interval, a set of performance metrics for one or more monitored systems. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121520

Fuzzy matching of entity data across multiple storage systems

Techniques for performing a fuzzy match of data from multiple sources are provided. In one technique, an email address of a sender of an email message is extracted from the email message. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121512

Encoding edges in graph databases

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a group of two or more integer values. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121479

Online activity index

Techniques for searching for generating and using an online activity index for users of an online service are disclosed herein. In some example embodiments, for each one of a plurality of dimensions of online activity for an online service, the system determines a corresponding value for each one of a set of one or more activities corresponding to the dimension for a user of the online service, with the value representing a level of engagement by the user in the corresponding activity via the online service. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/03/18 / #20180121311

Identifying request-level critical paths in multi-phase parallel tasks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of latencies for a set of requests in a multi-phase parallel task. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107982

Personalized job search and recommendations using job seeker behavioral features

A user submits a job search query in an online social networking system. The online social networking system calculates a score based on the similarity between the job search query and the profile of the user. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107462

Tool for rendering different user interfaces

A system and method for rendering different user interfaces are provided. In one approach, a processing component receives data that is composed by a user and that specifies one or more metrics and one or more dimensions. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/19/18 / #20180107419

Performing updates on variable-length data sequentially stored and indexed to facilitate reverse reading

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for performing update operations on variable-length data records stored and indexed to facilitate reverse reading. Each record contains a key offset for each key field, and the key offset stores a reference (e.g., an offset) to the next most recently stored record that has the same value for the key. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/05/18 / #20180096306

Identifying a skill gap based on member profiles and job postings

Systems and methods for analyzing job listing data and member profile data to identify in demand skills is disclosed. A computer system receives a request for recommended job listings from a client device. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091609

Following metrics for a/b testing

A machine may be configured to facilitate following metrics generated by an a/b testing system. For example, the machine determines, based on a metric identifier of a metric that measures an aspect of a service provided on a social networking service, one or more experiment identifiers of experiments that impact the metric. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091588

Balancing workload across nodes in a message brokering cluster

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for balancing partition distribution across nodes within a message broker cluster so as to balance the broker nodes' workloads. During operation, the system receives a stream of messages at the cluster, wherein the message stream is divided into topics, the topics are divided into partitions, and replicas for each partition are distributed among the nodes of the message brokering cluster. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091586

Self-healing a message brokering cluster

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for self-healing and balancing partition distribution across nodes within a message broker cluster. During operation, the system receives a stream of messages at the message brokering cluster, wherein the message stream is divided into partitions and replicas for each partition are distributed among a set of nodes within the message brokering cluster. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180091467

Calculating efficient messaging parameters

Methods and systems for creating optimal time limited messages is disclosed. The server system receives a limited time message request from a first member, wherein the message request identifies a second member as the intended recipient and includes an offer. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089716

Following a/b tests for experimentation management

A machine may be configured to facilitate following a/b tests generated by an a/b testing system. For example, the machine accesses a subscription record associated with an experiment identifier of an experiment in a database. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089626

Member qualification and tracking

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for member qualifications and tracking. In one example, a method includes storing a member profile for a member of an online social networking service in response to the member applying for an employment position and not being selected for lacking one or more qualifications, the member profile including the lacking qualifications; tracking the member's activity via the online social networking service to determine when the member has rectified the lacking qualifications; and notifying a recruiter associated with the employment position in response to the member rectifying the lacking qualifications.. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089609

Skill validation system

Techniques for validating a skill associated with an endorsement are described. In an example embodiment, disclosed is a system comprising a member database and a skill reputation database. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089607

Presenting endorsements using analytics and insights

Techniques for presenting a featured skill of a first member of a social network system are described. An example system presents the featured skill on a profile page of the first member. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089570

Skills detector system

A skills detector system is provided with an on-line social network system. The skills detector system is configured to determine which skills are referenced in an electronic presentation and generate respective importance scores of the determined skills as related to the presentation. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089443

Internal dataset-based outlier detection for confidential data in a computer system

In an example, a submission of a confidential data value of a first confidential data type is received from a first user with one or more attributes. A plurality of previously submitted confidential data values of a first confidential data type for a cohort matching the one or more attributes of the first user are retrieved. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089442

External dataset-based outlier detection for confidential data in a computer system

In an example, a plurality of segments of percentile information indicating submitted confidential data values from users matching at least one attribute of a submitting user are retrieved. Then, for each of the segments, an interquartile range is calculated for a first and a second of a plurality of percentiles in the segment, an initial lower limit is computed for the segment by taking a maximum of zero or the difference between the value for the first of the plurality of percentiles and a product of a preset alpha parameter and the interquartile range, and interpolation is performed on values for the plurality of percentiles for the segment to obtain values for a third percentile. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089331

Pattern-based searching of log-based representations of graph databases

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that searches a graph database. During operation, the system obtains a log-based representation of a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph comprises a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089318

Two-sided network growth optimization in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system identifies a first member of a social network with a first activity level that is lower than a threshold. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089285

Recommending courses for an electronic presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system detects that an electronic presentation is being presented on a display device of a viewer, determines skills that are being discussed in the electronic presentation, and determines electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the electronic presentation. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089284

Ranking courses for a presentation

A course recommendation system is provided with an on-line social network system. The course recommendation system accesses a target section in an electronic presentation, selects electronic courses that have been identified as associated with one or more skills discussed in the target section and uses an inverted index of skills-to-course mappings to determine, for each such course, a relevance score that reflects how useful the course is for imparting a skill discussed in the target section. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089252

Verifying correctness in graph databases

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that verifies correctness in a graph database. During operation, the system obtains a set of records from a source of truth for a graph database storing a graph, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes, a set of edges between pairs of nodes in the set of nodes, and a set of predicates. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089196

Aggregation and generation of confidential data insights with confidence values

In an example, a plurality of previously submitted confidential data values of a first confidential data type retrieved for a slice having one or more attributes. For a confidential data type, one or more submitted confidential data values of the confidential data type from the slice that are considered outliers based on an external data set or internal data set. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089195

Presenting a profile card relevant to a member of a social network

Techniques for presenting a profile card personalized to a member of a social network are described. A first viewer profile can be selected, using member data, from a list of profiles of viewers having viewed a first member profile of a first member, the member data having profile attributes associated with each profile. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/29/18 / #20180089192

Using potential interactions to improve subsequent social network activity

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for facilitating interaction within a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of features associated with two members of a social network, wherein the features comprise a member feature and an activity feature. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180084066

Network service comparative user interaction adjuster

A system and method for analyzing network service usage is provided. In example embodiments, model users of the network service are identified using a number of target events and in-scope events. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/22/18 / #20180081742

Transitioning between data stream processors in a publish-subscribe system

A data stream processors transition system which implements techniques for transitioning control from a first data stream processor to a second data stream processor. The data stream processors transition system preserves the integrity of data streams produced by first and second data stream processors when transitioning control between the first to the second data stream processors. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180077259

Unified data rendering for multiple upstream services

Techniques for caching data are provided. A service initiates a call to a method of an object that represents a resource, where the call includes identification data that identifies a set of data. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075162

Generating modifiers for updating search queries

A system and method for generating modifiers for updated search queries are provided. In example embodiments, metadata is accessed, the metadata corresponds to search results of an input query and comprising a plurality of candidate modifiers. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/15/18 / #20180075129

Aggregating key metrics across an account hierarchy

System and methods for aggregating key metrics across an account hierarchy are disclosed. The server system accesses a first transaction record, wherein the first transaction is categorized into a first category. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/08/18 / #20180068005

Distributed computation of percentile statistics for multidimensional data sets

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of partitions containing a set of records, wherein the records include a set of values for a measure and a set of dimensions associated with the values. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063155

Controlling access to data originating from a third party website

Embodiments of a system and method for controlling access to personal information are generally described herein. In an example, a method may include receiving, at an internal server, data including personal information from a third party website, the personal information including a member identification to a social networking service, adding a time to live envelope to the data, receiving a request for the data, determining whether the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, in response to determining that the time to live envelope indicates that the data is accessible, releasing the data according to the request, and aggregating the data with other information.. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180063055

Repartitioning a topic in a publish-subscribe message system

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for repartitioning a topic of a publish-subscribe message system. The topic is originally configured with n partitions (n>1) hosted by multiple brokers for storing messages to be consumed by multiple consumers. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060915

Audience expansion for online social network content

The present disclosure describes various embodiments of methods, systems, and machine-readable mediums which may be used in conjunction with a campaign for distributing content to users of the social network. Among other things, embodiments of the present disclosure provide a number of advantages over conventional systems for content distribution, including a simplified targeting process and increased reach (i.e. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060822

Online and offline systems for job applicant assessment

A system and method includes obtaining, from a database, member characteristics of a member of an online social networking system, obtaining, from the database, job characteristics of a job posted to the online social networking system, and determining, characteristic scores including, for each member characteristic, a characteristic score based on a relationship between the member characteristic and an associated one of the job characteristics. A processor combines the characteristic scores to obtain an aggregate job score, combines a subset of the characteristic scores to obtain a category score, obtains, from the database, aggregate job scores and category scores associated with the job from other members of the online social networking system, and determines an aggregate rank of the aggregate job score in relation to the aggregate job scores and a category rank of the category score in relation to the category scores.. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060756

Per-article personalized models for recommending content email digests with personalized candidate article pools

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a personalized article engine that generates respective prediction models for each article in a plurality of candidate articles in a social network system. The personalized. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060739

Per-article personalized model feature transmormation

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a fast ranker engine that identifies global model features present in an article in a social network service. The fast ranker engine assembles respective fixed vectors based on at least one member account feature and each coefficient that corresponds to a present global article feature of the global model. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060438

Prioritizing locations for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize location keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps). ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060434

Measuring member value in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a count of actions associated with a member of a social network, wherein the count comprises a set of action types and a number of actions associated with the member for each of the action types. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060433

Prioritizing keywords for people search

A search engine optimization system is provided with an on-line social network system. The on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to prioritize keywords (potential search terms) that represent respective people search results pages (pserps). ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060423

Identifying entity representatives for topics reflected in content items using natural language processing

A topical representative assessment system implements techniques for determining entities that are ambassadors for one or more topics. The ambassadors are determined based on content items that they have authored or content items that are otherwise attributed to them. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060407

Data-dependency-driven flow execution

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for managing execution of a data flow. During operation, the system obtains a data dependency description for a data flow, wherein the data dependency description includes data sources to be consumed by the data flow, data targets to be produced by the data flow, and one or more data ranges associated with the data sources and the data targets. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060404

Schema abstraction in data ecosystems

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for performing data management. During operation, the system obtains a first schema with a first syntax for describing a first data set and a second schema with a second syntax for describing a second data set. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/01/18 / #20180060220

Fixture plugin for product automation

Techniques are provided for creating mock responses based on default data and mapping actual requests to those mock responses so that a service under test (sut) may be executed within a simulated integration. In one technique, multiple example requests (ers) that exemplify actual requests that the sut may send during a test case are created. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/22/18 / #20180052850

Personalized message delivery system

Techniques for a message generator are described. An event database can store a plurality of connection updates. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180047028

Real-time alerting system

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method as described herein are directed to a sales lead engine that links external data to social network data from a social network service. The sales lead engine determines the external data and the social network data satisfy a sales lead criterion. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/15/18 / #20180046986

Job referral system

A referral system is provided with an on-line social network system. The referral system selects a set of (connected profile, job posting) pairs for presentation to a member of the on-line social network system who is an employee of a particular target organization, based on each pair's respective presentation score. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180040056

Maximizing the propensity of content consumption according to content complexity and content consumption time

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for maximizing the propensity of content consumption according to content complexity and content consumption time. During operation, the system receives a request from a user to access a content feed. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039944

Job referral system

A referral system is provided with an on-line social network system. The referral system accesses a member profile representing an employee of a certain company. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039688

Data flow based feature vector clustering

Methods and systems for generating tailored user interface presentations based on microindustry clustering. According to various embodiments, the system accesses a set of entity profiles and a set of member profiles. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039663

Performing set operations on variable-length data sequentially stored and indexed to facilitate reverse reading

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for performing set operations on variable-length data that has been stored and indexed to facilitate reverse reading. The set operation is performed on data records having any or all of multiple key/value pairs—such as a union of all data records having the key/value pairs, an intersection, or a difference. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/08/18 / #20180039631

Shareability score

System and methods for generating a shareability score in accordance with some example embodiments are disclosed. A social networking system receives a request to generate a shareability score for a list of content items for an organization. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034939

Leveraging historic online traffic to identify candidate entities for content delivery

A system for transmitting electronic content over a computer network is provided. In one technique, client devices that visit a website send, to a content delivery service, interaction data that indicates that the client devices interacted with the website. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034764

Selecting applications for message handling

This disclosure relates to systems and methods for selecting an application to handle a message. In one example, a method includes receiving a first message from a first member of an online social networking service using a first computing device, the first message addressed to a second member of the online social networking service, determining which application the first member used to generate the first message, receiving a second message from the second member, the second message being a reply message to the first message, and transmitting the second message to the first computing device that includes an instruction that the determined application is to handle the second message.. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180034745

Multi-channel resource control system

A system for conserving resources in a multi-channel control system environment is provided. A resource limit that is associated with a content delivery campaign is determined. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032627

Client-side modularization of a requested webpage

This disclosure provides for a client-server paradigm where a client requests one or more web pages from a server. A web page may include one or more web modules to be instantiated by the client. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032616

Feedback-based recommendation of member attributes in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for improving use of a social network. During operation, the system obtains a set of member features associated with a member of a social network and a set of attribute features associated with a set of member attributes. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032615

Feedback-based standardization of member attributes in social networks

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for improving use of a social network. During operation, the system obtains user feedback associated with recommending a set of member attributes as profile edits to a set of members in a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032608

Flexible summarization of textual content

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing textual content. During operation, the system obtains a content item containing a set of text units. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032583

Contextual entity analysis for electronic content delivery across a computer network

Techniques for responding to content requests that originate from remote computing devices are provided. In one technique, a content request that includes a viewer identifier of a user that requested web content and a contextual entity identifier of an entity that is referenced in the web content is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032566

Managing systems hosted at data centers

A data center management system is described herein which implements techniques for receiving an event at a first data system and updating data objects stored at another data system. The first data system may receive multiple events within a given a time frame and perform the proper updates to the other data system when certain criteria are met. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/01/18 / #20180032270

Preventing write amplification during frequent data updates

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for limiting or preventing write amplification. Full documents (which may be stored as blobs) are stored as monolithic entities in that only the entire documents can be written or read. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025322

Skill-based recommendation of events to users

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for performing skill-based recommendation of events. During operation, the system obtains member attributes for a member of an online professional network. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/25/18 / #20180025088

Filtering irrelevant actor updates from content feeds

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for filtering irrelevant actor updates from content feeds. During operation, the system identifies a set of candidate content items to display to a user. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/18/18 / #20180020066

Generating viewer affinity score in an on-line social network

A relevance model is used to process an inventory of updates for a member of an on-line social network in order to select a subset of updates for presentation to the member. One of the features used as input to the relevance model is viewer affinity. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/11/18 / #20180013708

Methods and apparatus for targeting communications using social network metrics

A method for a computer system includes receiving a first user communication, determining a first group of users, determining a target number of users, determining whether the first group of users includes the target number of users, and if not, providing the communication to the first group of users, determining a hierarchal mapping of groups of users in response to user memberships, determining a second group of users from the hierarchal mapping, determining a plurality of social network relationship factors for the second group of users with respect to the first user, and providing the communication to at least a subset of users in the second group of users in response to the first plurality of social network relationship factors.. . ... Linkedin Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180007163

Organization targeted status updates

A social networking server receives a request from a member of an organization to configure a targeted update for the organization. The targeted update may be intended for a particular group of members of a social network service. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/04/18 / #20180006991

Computing device for improving content sharing

Disclosed in some examples, are methods, systems (a “performance system”), and machine readable mediums which provide information about an organization's performance in the hierarchical content distribution system using one or more graphical user interfaces (gui)s. The system produces and displays a health score which quantifies the performance of the organization's outreach efforts through the hierarchical content distribution network. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170373960

Monitoring performance of a computer system

Techniques for monitoring performance of a computer system are provided. Bucket data is stored that indicates that multiple buckets are associated with a particular type of request. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372337

Evaluating and comparing predicted customer purchase behavior for educational technology products

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of overall scores representing predicted purchase behaviors of a set of customers with an educational technology product. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170372336

Predicting customer purchase behavior for educational technology products

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of features for a customer of an educational technology product. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371957

Multi-dimensional job title logical models for social network members

An online social networking system extracts terms from an unstructured job title record. The system searches a job role taxonomy database with the extracted terms to identify job roles. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371952

Propagating a status among related events

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for propagating a status among related events. A relationship component of the system maintains a graph of the related events and, upon assignment of a status to an event identifies one or more related events (e.g., the root event, other ancestor events, descendant events). ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371925

Query data structure representation

A system and method for generating a data structure for an input query are provided. In example embodiments, the system receives an input query comprising of a plurality of terms. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/28/17 / #20170371551

Capturing snapshots of variable-length data sequentially stored and indexed to facilitate reverse reading

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for capturing a snapshot of variable-length data records that are indexed and sequentially stored in a manner that facilitates reverse reading. Each data record has a fixed number of keys, a key offset for each key that leads to another record with the same key value, and size metadata identifying a size of the data record (and possibly the key offsets). ... Linkedin Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170365012

Identifying service providers as freelance market participants

A system, a machine-readable storage medium storing instructions, and a computer-implemented method are described herein for a classification engine for identifying, according to encoded rules of a plurality of service models, at least one type of service offered by a target member account of a social network service. The classification engine classifies, according to encoded rules of a freelancer inference model, the target member account as a freelancer account. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364596

Smart suggestions for query refinements

In an example embodiment, a query for search results is received, the query including at least one value for one facet, a facet defining a categorical dimension for the search results. It is then determined that the facet in the query is exclusive. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364563

Efficient merging and filtering of high-volume metrics

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of records from a set of inputs, with each record containing an entity key, a partition key, and one or more attribute-value pairs. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/21/17 / #20170364521

Suggesting candidate profiles similar to a reference profile

Techniques for identifying and presenting member profiles similar to a source member profile are described. With some embodiments, a general recommendation engine is used to extract features from member profiles, and then store the extracted features, including any computed, derived or retrieved profile features, in an enhanced member profile. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359437

Generating job recommendations based on job postings with similar positions

Apparatuses, computer readable medium, and methods are disclosed for generating job recommendations. The method includes determining one or more first job profiles that are similar to a second job profile of a member of a social network system, and determining first regression coefficients and a first hidden feature vector jointly for a first layer of a hierarchical structure based on the one or more first job profiles and the second job profile. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170359433

Scalable management of composite data collected with varied identifiers

Techniques and a system are provided for a profile manager system that stores multiple profiles. These profiles are used by a content selection system to match entities to content for which the entities would be best suitable. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357697

Using adaptors to manage data indexed by dissimilar identifiers

Techniques and a system are provided for a profile manager system that stores multiple profiles. These profiles are used by a content selection system to match entities to content for which the entities would be best suitable. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/14/17 / #20170357591

Cache management in a composite data environment

Techniques and a system are provided for a cache manager system. The cache manager system includes features allowing the content selection system to determine when to use information stored in a cache memory or when to request a refresh of profile information by executing a merge of information from two or more data sources.. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170353421

Contextual feed

A news feed system of an on-line social network system obtains and utilizes data related to events that originate with members of the on-line social network system from web pages other those members' news feed pages. The news feed system monitors signals that are not related to feed interaction and generates contextual engagement features based on those signals. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/07/17 / #20170351679

First pass ranker calibration for news feed ranking

An on-line social network system is configured to generate a news feed for a member by processing updates originating from different sources using different first pass ranker models. The first pass ranker models generate respective sets of raw scores, which are calibrated based on a consistent scale of feed engagement metrics of interest, such as a click through rate. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346909

Client-side bottleneck analysis using real user monitoring data

Techniques are provided for analyzing client-side performance data. In one technique, first client performance data and second client performance data is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170346889

Co-locating application instances

Techniques are provided for assigning application instances to different machines. Resource usage of a particular resource by multiple application instances over a period of time is determined. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170345035

Machine learning for determining products to upsell or cross-sell

In an example embodiment, a server accesses, for a plurality of customer accounts within a professional networking service, a plurality of features of the customer accounts stored with the professional networking service. The server accesses, for the plurality of customer accounts within the professional networking service, past sales records of products from the professional networking service to the plurality of employer accounts. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344952

Relating data while preventing inter-entity data sharing

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to cryptography. In particular, example embodiments relate to computing a relationship between private data of a first entity and private data of a second entity, while preserving privacy of the entities and preventing inter-entity data sharing. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344902

Parent company industry classifier

In an example embodiment, a solution that automatically predicts an industry for a candidate company is provided. An existing industry classifier is trained using a first machine learning algorithm, the first machine learning algorithm taking as input first training data and existing industries listed in an industry taxonomy. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344647

Partitioning a limited resource amongst keywords based on rank improvement

An on-line social network system includes or is in communication with a search engine optimization (seo) system that is configured to partition a number of available links from authoritative web pages to job search results rages (jserps) in a way that maximizes combined improvement in respective ranks generated by a third party search engine for jserps represented by keywords from the set of keywords.. . ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344644

Ranking news feed items using personalized on-line estimates of probability of engagement

An on-line social network system includes a ranker to processes an inventory of news feed updates for a member and select more relevant updates for presentation to the member. The ranker is trained using training data that includes personalized engagement probability for an update. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344556

Dynamic alteration of weights of ideal candidate search ranking model

In an example embodiment, as time goes on and as refinements are received to an online search, weights assigned to each of the one or more query-based features are dynamically trained to increase as more refinements are received and weights assigned to each of the one or more ideal candidate-based features to decrease as more refinements are received.. . ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344555

Generation of training data for ideal candidate search ranking model

In an example embodiment, one or more sample ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained, as well as one or more sample search result member profiles in the social networking service. Then, for each unique pair of sample ideal candidate member profile and sample search result member profile, a label is generated using a score generated from log information of the social networking service, the log information including records of communications between a searcher and members of the social networking service, the score being higher if the searcher communicated with both the member corresponding sample ideal candidate member profile and the member corresponding to the sample search result member profile in a same search session. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344554

Ideal candidate search ranking

In an example embodiment, one or more ideal candidate member profiles in a social networking service are obtained. Then a search is performed on member profiles in the social networking service using a search query, returning one or more result member profiles. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/30/17 / #20170344363

Dependency management

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to dependency management. A server accesses an artifact repository, with the artifact repository storing information representing a built module. ... Linkedin Corporation








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