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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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Ephemeral interaction system

Techniques for enabling members that have interacted physically to interact thereafter via an online social networking service are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a first member and a second member of an online social networking service physically interacted at an interaction location at an interaction time, and a specific time interval commencing at the interaction time is calculated. ... Linkedin Corporation

Influence map generator machine

A map generator machine generates influence maps based on profiles of entities, such as members of an online social networking service. The entities can be treated as nodes within a social graph, and each node may be represented by a corresponding node profile. ... Linkedin Corporation

Search relevance using past searchers' reputation

Techniques for improving search relevance using past searchers' reputation are described. According to various embodiments, a specification of a search query term corresponding to a skill is received from a searcher; in connection with a search for members of an online social networking service having the skill. ... Linkedin Corporation

Batch connect

Disclosed in some examples is a method including determining a set of recommended connections for a member of a social networking service based upon a recommendation criteria; presenting the set of recommended connections to the member; receiving from the member a selection of a set of target members; and for each particular member in the set of target members: determining a second set of recommended connections for the particular target member, the second set of recommended connections based upon the recommendation criteria and based upon the set of target members; and sending a notification to the particular member, the notification including the second set of recommended connections.. . ... Linkedin Corporation

Fact checking search results

A fact checking system is able to verify the correctness of information and/or characterize information by comparing the information with one or more sources. The fact checking system automatically monitors, processes, fact checks information and indicates a status of the information. ... Linkedin Corporation

Hybrid classification system

Hybrid classification system and method are described. The method commences when an input detector detects a raw input string that represents a value of a category in a member profile maintained by the on-line social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

Viral invitations for social networks

A system and method for virally growing a social network. The social network system receives a member account sign-up message for a first social network from a first member. ... Linkedin Corporation

Downstream utilities in a website using multi-objective optimization

In an embodiment, a method may comprise acquiring behavioral data of one or more users that suggests a causal relationship between source content and a request for destination content separated from the source content by one or more requests for intermediate content; and determining, based on the behavioral data, content to be placed on a web page. The method may also comprise determining, based on the behavioral data, a location on the web page to place the content. ... Linkedin Corporation

Assigning target entities to members of a group based on social proximity

Techniques are provided for assigning members of a group to multiple target entities. A social proximity score is generated that reflects a measure of social relatedness between a group member and a target entity. ... Linkedin Corporation

Administering member profiles on a social networking web site

Techniques for administering member profiles on a social networking web site. In some embodiments, for example, a computer-implemented method comprises: sending a browser cookie to a computing device of an authenticated user containing information representing at least one administrative privilege the authenticated user has on a social networking web site; receiving a request for a profile page of a member of a social network from the authenticated user; determining, based on the browser cookie, if the request is made with the at least one administrative privilege; and if so, causing at least a portion of the profile page of the member to be displayed to the authenticated user with a visual indication on the portion of the profile page that the authenticated user currently has the at least one administrative privilege with respect to the member's profile page.. ... Linkedin Corporation

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

Identifying an ideal user network

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for identifying an ideal or target network of a member of a professional network or social network, or one or more characteristics of such a network. Based on a type of the member, one or more attributes of a profile of the member, and/or one or more goals of the member, characteristics may be identified that support achievement of those goals or that promote more effective use of the professional network or social network by the member. ... Linkedin Corporation

Determining an omitted company page based on a connection density value

Techniques to determine that an employer of a member has an omitted company page in a social network are described. A user input can be received from the member. ... Linkedin Corporation

Automatic initiation for generating a company profile

Techniques for automatically generating a company profile in a social network are described. A company page generation module can present a company list and receive a user input from a member of a social network, with the user input being indicative of an employer of the member. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350874

Administrator status claiming and verification

Generally discussed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for managing administrators of respective company profile pages. A method can include determining the company profile page is an auto-created company profile page, prompting one or more users with a profile that indicates the user currently works for a company associated with the company profile page to become the administrator of the company profile page, in response to a user of the one or more users responding affirmatively to the prompt, prompting the user for information regarding the company, and assigning administrator rights to the user in response to receiving sufficient information about the company from the user.. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350669

Blending content pools into content feeds

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of content pools for a user, wherein each content pool in the set of content pools includes a set of content items associated with user activity in a member segment of a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350666

Inferring a social connection

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for automatically establishing an inferred (‘follow’) relationship between a first member and a second member of a user community. Based on passive and/or active signals indicating affinity of the first member for the second member, the system determines whether an inferred connection from the first member to the second member would improve the first member's network within the user community. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350665

Selecting content to surface via an inferred social connection

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for selecting electronic content to surface to a member of a user community, among content associated with a second member with whom an inferred (i.e., non-explicit) connection has been formed. Based on the members' types (e.g., professional, student, recruiter) and/or other factors, a type is assigned to the new connection. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350310

Segment-based content pools for inclusion in content feeds

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains one or more metrics associated with user interaction with a set of content items in a member segment of a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350309

Optimization of user interactions based on connection value scores

Techniques are provided for optimization of user interactions based on connection value scores. A method may comprise receiving input that indicates a selection of one or more social network activities to optimize for a particular member of a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

12/01/16 / #20160350285

Data mining multilingual and contextual cognates from user profiles

Techniques for identifying multilingual cognates and using the multilingual cognates are provided. In one technique, multilingual cognates identified from multiple user profiles are used to train one or more translation models. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160344800

Content event notifications

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for issuing content event notifications to members of a user community that makes content available to its members. Events involving content items of interest to a given member (e.g., creation, upload, sharing) are recognized, particularly events that involve another member connected to the given member in the community, and the relevance of the items to the member or to content topics of interest to the member is determined. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/24/16 / #20160343088

Generating a supplemental description of an entity

A statistically overrepresented token in the descriptions of users associated with a target entity may be descriptive of the target entity. This may be true regardless of whether a primary description of the entity includes the overrepresented token. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/17/16 / #20160337435

Ordering events with alternating epochs of event identifiers

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for identifying and/or ordering events (or notifications of events) within a computing environment featuring a high rate of events (e.g., hundreds of millions per minute). New events are labeled based on multiple alternating epochs comprising sequences of event identifiers, wherein each epoch's identifiers are mutually exclusive of other epochs. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160323232

Aggregating content associated with topics in a social network

In order to facilitate access to relevant information, a system may determine topics that are of interest based on skills of users in a social network of users and annotations associated with content in the social network. Then, the system may identify experts knowledgeable about the topics among the users in the social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321761

Analytics for the presentation of gems

A method of generating ranking scores for a combination of a network update and a group of highlight data items associated with the network update is disclosed. Highlight data items generated by one or more first-pass-ranking modules of a gems service are received. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321760

Identifying and presenting gems in a structured manner

A method of processing engagement event data of a social network system is disclosed. A plurality of engagement events pertaining to a subset of a plurality of members of a social network is detected. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321592

Promoting achievement of a goal in a professional community

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for promoting achievement of a goal within a professional community, such as an online professional network. A member is selected as a candidate for assistance based on her level of usage of the community and/or other factors, and a goal of the member may be learned explicitly or implicitly. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321439

Connection prediction as identity verification

A method comprises receiving a request to verify an identity of a target user, identifying a user connected to the target user, identifying a second user connected to the first user and the target user, and identifying a third user. The method further comprises displaying, to the target user, identifying information of the first, second and third users, and prompting the target user to indicate to which of the second user and the third user the first user is connected.. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321367

Federated search page construction based on machine learning

Apparatuses, computer readable medium, and methods are disclosed for federated search page construction based on machine learning. The method may include receiving a search query submitted by a searcher and submitting the search query to a plurality of sources of information to generate a plurality of search results. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321362

Determining a company rank utilizing on-line social network data

Method and system to determine a company rank utilizing on-line social network data are described. A company ranking system is configured to access a base set of member profiles, construct a talent flow graph having nodes that represent respective companies and edges that represent transitions of employees from one company to another, and determine a node score for each node by applying a ranking algorithm to the graph. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321309

Offline generation and processing of gems for batch requests

A method of preparing highlight data for communication to a member of a social networking system in conjunction with a network update is disclosed. An offline component is used to repeatedly generate a list of highlights for each of a number of most actively-connected connections of a member of a social network system and store the highlights in a key store. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160321229

Technique for clipping and aggregating content items

In order to facilitate access to and exchange of a given content item in a sequential set of content items (such as a slide in a presentation or a frame in a video), a system may create a clipped-content identifier in response to a clip selection of the content item by a user. This clipped-content identifier may include a pointer to a location in the system that stores the content item in the sequential set of content items, and metadata associated with the content item. ... Linkedin Corporation

11/03/16 / #20160320946

User interface for career path options

A method of identifying and communicating career path options for presentation to a member of a social networking system are disclosed. A selection of a job title from a member of a social networking system is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314477

Identifying entities trending in a professional community

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for identifying entities trending within a professional community, such as member of a professional social network. The system collects “share” activity and/or other types of activities conducted by members of the community in which they generate or disseminate (textual) content. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314220

Fast querying of social network data

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a graph of a social network, wherein the graph includes a set of nodes representing users in the social network and a set of edges representing relationships between pairs of the users. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314216

Methods and systems for team searches in a social networking service

Techniques for team searches within a social graph are described. Consistent with some embodiments, a search request initiated by a searching member profile is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314209

Content distribution based on entity identifiers

Techniques are provided for a particular party to distribute content provided by other parties. The particular party receives multiple textual content items from a data source provided by a different party. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314200

Attribute-based contexts for sentiment-topic pairs

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of content items and a set of topics in the set of content items. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314195

Detecting and combining synonymous topics

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of topics associated with a set of content items. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160314191

Topic extraction using clause segmentation and high-frequency words

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a set of clauses in a first set of content items comprising unstructured data. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/27/16 / #20160313137

Navigating with a camera device

A navigation system and method are described. A destination may be determined for a user. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307233

Inferring contributions of content to sales events

Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable mediums that infer contributions from content distributed on a hierarchical electronic content distribution system to the occurrence of events using observed interactions related to the content. For example, the system may infer that a particular item of content that was shared through the hierarchical electronic content distribution system caused a person to apply to the company seeking to be hired. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307212

Inferring contributions of content to talent events

Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable mediums that infer contributions from content distributed on a hierarchical electronic content distribution system to the occurrence of events using observed interactions related to the content. For example, the system may infer that a particular item of content that was shared through the hierarchical electronic content distribution system caused a person to apply to the company seeking to be hired. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/20/16 / #20160307158

Aggregating and transforming user actions into social signal features for a job recommendation engine

A system stores member and job posting pairs in a database, which indicate that a job has been presented to a member, that the member has viewed the job posting, and that the member has applied for the job. The system extracts member attributes from a member profile and job attributes from a job posting file, and creates attribute pairs from the extracted member attributes and the extracted job attributes. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/13/16 / #20160300434

Social network interaction via games

Techniques for enabling members to learn about and interact with their social network via games are described. According to various embodiments, it is determined that a content item or entity associated with an online social network service is relevant to a member of the online social network service. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292643

Inferring professional reputations of social network members

Techniques for inferring a professional reputation for a member of an online social networking service are described. A recommendation graph is generated from professional recommendations submitted by members of the online social networking service for other members of the online social networking service. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292640

Compare profiles visual control

A system for presenting goal-related insights—an insights module—may be configured determine a goal for a subject member represented by a subject profile in an on-line social network, identify a further profile that includes a feature indicative of achievement of the goal by a further member represented by the further profile, and cause presentation of a link to the further profile together with a compare visual control. The compare visual control is selectable to cause display of one or more features of the further profile. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292288

Comments analyzer

Systems and methods for evaluating members' comments in a social networking based system are disclosed. A social networking system receives a content item, from a first client system, for inclusion in a first database associated with a social networking system. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292284

Algorithm for selecting and scoring suggested action

Techniques for presenting a personalized member profile page to a viewer are described. The online social network service system can access a sender score of a sender requesting to view a profile page in an online social network service, and access a receiver score of a receiver associated with the profile page. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292280

Profile personalization based on viewer of profile

Techniques for presenting a personalized member profile page to a viewer are described. A highlight module can receive a request to view a profile page of a member in a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292238

Query-by-example for finding similar people

Techniques for determining an editable query which, when executed, identifies and presents a set of member profiles similar to a source member profile are described. In an embodiment, a preliminary set of member profiles similar to a source member profile is identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

10/06/16 / #20160292161

Organizational fit

Techniques for assisting a user in determining an affinity between a candidate and an organization. According to various embodiments, company data is received and includes a set of position characteristics and a set of pool characteristics. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/29/16 / #20160283480

Assigning content objects to delivery networks

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for assigning or allocating multiple content objects, within a content page (e.g., web page) or other content collection (e.g., a set of pages), to different content delivery networks for delivery in response to a content request. The objects are ranked by importance (e.g., importance in rendering or presenting the page), and the networks are ranked by performance (e.g., throughput). ... Linkedin Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160277500

Embedded executable data for cross network transfer

A device identifier is associated with a client device that is used to interact with multiple remote content data sources over one or more computer networks. Interaction data is received from a client device based on executable code that is embedded in content requested by the client device. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275571

Pacing the serving of a content item

A system, method, and apparatus are provided for pacing the serving of a sponsored content item. The rate of depletion of the sponsored content item, or the current rate at which it wins auctions to be served in response to compatible content requests is used to forecast the state of the item's periodic budget at the end of a current period. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/22/16 / #20160275080

Determining a user's rank in a social network

In an embodiment, a technique is disclosed herein to determine a first group of users for which a particular user is a member and automatically generate a first ranking of users in the first group. For the particular user, automatically generate one or more first action recommendations to increase rank among the users in the first group. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267545

Automatically targeting content to online users

A system and method for automatically targeting online users are provided. A user performs an action that exhibits an interest in a product/service or performing a certain action, such as making a charitable contribution. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267544

Automatically targeting content to online users

A system and method for automatically targeting online users are provided. A user performs an action that exhibits an interest in a product/service or performing a certain action, such as making a charitable contribution. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267527

Dynamic resource allocation

A method and system for dynamically re-allocating resources among multiple electronic content delivery channels is provided. The resources may be dedicated for a content targeting campaign that aims to persuade online users to perform a certain action. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267522

Expanding an audience for an advertising campaign

In order to expand the audience for an advertising campaign, a system identifies an expanded audience for the advertising campaign based on characteristics of individuals in the expanded audience and a target audience of the advertising campaign. Then, the system compares a historical cumulative advertising performance metric at a current time for the target audience with a current cumulative advertising performance metric at the current time for the target audience in the advertising campaign. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/15/16 / #20160267497

Measuring an organization's impact in a social networking system based off member interactions with organization content

System and methods for evaluating an organizations content marketing efforts using large data sets available through social networks are disclosed. A social networking system stores organization data for a plurality of organizations in a database located at a social networking system. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253764

Flexible targeting

Techniques for conducting a/b experimentation of online content are described. According to various embodiments, a user specification of targeting criteria defining a targeted segment of members of an online social networking service for an a/b experiment is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253709

Online advertisement forecasting using targeted messages

Techniques for forecasting for an advertisement campaign are described. A personalized communication system can receive a request for an advertisement campaign on a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

09/01/16 / #20160253683

Sampling of users in network a/b testing

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for performing network a/b testing. During operation, the system obtains a graph of a social network and calculates a set of equally sized clusters of users in the social network by iteratively switching memberships of the nodes among the equally sized clusters to increase a number of edges in each of the equally sized clusters. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/25/16 / #20160246776

Modifying a tokenizer based on pseudo data for natural language processing

Techniques for training a tokenizer (or word segmenter) are provided. In one technique, a tokenizer tokenizes a token string to identify individual tokens or words. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160241447

Social network content spread visualization

A system and method for content spread visualization includes obtaining activity data related to a content item of the social network, the activity data related to interactions by members of the social network with the content item. A processor generates the visualization based on the activity data, the visualization including indicia arranged in hierarchical branches, the branches extending radially from a primary indicia of the indicia, each of the indicia individually corresponding to one of the activity data and connected to at least one other one of the indicia with a couple based on a relationship between the corresponding ones of the activity data. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/18/16 / #20160239432

Application-layer managed memory cache

In order to prevent data thrashing and the resulting performance degradation, a computer system may maintain an application-layer cache space to more effectively use physical memory and, thus, significantly improve an application-memory hit ratio and reduce disk input-output operations. In particular, the computer system may maintain a managed memory cache that is separate from an operating systems' default page cache. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226989

Second-pass ranker for push notifications in a social network

Systems and methods for providing push notifications of social network content items include determining first and second engagement values for first and second content items, respectively, provided by first and second content item sources, respectively, based on previous interactions with content items. First and second utility values are determined for the first and second content items, respectively, based on a mathematical operation applied to the first and second engagement values, respectively, the first and second selection metrics, respectively, and, for the first utility value, the value metric. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226745

Estimating latency of an application

Techniques for generating and using service call graphs are provided. In one technique, trace data items generated by different services are correlated to generate a service call graph. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226736

Service call graphs for website performance

Techniques for generating, storing, and using service call graphs are provided. In one technique, trace data items generated by different services are correlated to generate a service call graph. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160226708

Assigning client devices to point-of-presence centers

Techniques for reassigning client devices to different pop centers are provided. Client devices execute code that causes the client devices to request data from one or more pop centers. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160225043

Determining a cost of an application

Techniques for generating and using service call graphs are provided. In one technique, trace data items generated by different services are correlated to generate a service call graph. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224562

Contextual connection recommendation in a social network

A system and method for contextual connection recommendation includes obtaining, with a processor from a database, contextual data and social graph data related to a pair of members of a social network who are not currently connected on the social network. A connection base score between the pair of members is generated based on the social graph data. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224560

Federation of content items in a social network based on personalized relevance

A system and method for the federation of content items of a social network based on personalized relevance includes obtaining content items from first and second content item sources. Profile data for a member of the social network is obtained from the electronic data storage. ... Linkedin Corporation

08/04/16 / #20160224559

Ranking adjustment of federated content items in a social network

Systems and methods of ranking adjustment of federated content items in a social network include causing content items from a first content item source to be selectively displayed on a user interface, the content items form the first content item source being ranked according to a first ranking schema. Content items from a second content item source are displayed on the user interface based, at least in part, on a ranking according to a second ranking schema. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160217540

Determining a school rank utilizing perturbed data sets

A school ranking system may be configured to determine a rank of a school based on career outcomes data, which may be obtained from member profile data stored by an on-line social network system. Schools may be ranked on the basis of proportions of their graduates who obtained employment at some of the most desirable companies for a given profession or occupation. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/28/16 / #20160217139

Determining a preferred list length for school ranking

A school ranking system may be configured to determine a rank of a school based on career outcomes data. Career outcomes data is obtained, at least in part, from member profile data stored by an on-line social network system. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160212111

Endpoint security screening

In order to prevent unauthorized access to information, a system may analyze and may selectively store the information provided based on requests from users that are not unauthorized to access the information. In particular, the system may receive a request for information associated with a document (such as a web page) from an authorized user, either in real-time (i.e., during live or online operation of the system) or offline (in which case the system may operate as a proxy for a live feed of requests). ... Linkedin Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210703

Virtual career counselor

In systems, methods, and machine readable media for recommending a next career position to a user of a social network system, the user may identify a goal position through a user interface. For instance, the goal position may represent a job that the user wishes to have at some future time, an entry-level job in a new field for the user, or a desired college degree. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210645

Dynamically generating feedback based on contextual information

Techniques for dynamically generating feedback based on contextual information and providing the feedback to a user are provided. A service provider determines, based on contextual information related to a user (such as personal information previously provided by the user) interactive data to display to the user. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210341

Capacity planning for database replication latency

A system, methods, and apparatus are provided for performing capacity planning within a system that experiences high volumes of data having high velocity and high variability. Based on historical traffic, a forecast is generated for one or more relatively coarse time periods (e.g., weeks, days), and is decomposed to yield finer-grained forecasts (e.g., for hours, minutes) by applying a distribution index also generated from historical traffic. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/21/16 / #20160210327

Analytics application program interface

Generally discussed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for retrieving analytics data or other data from a plurality of data sources. In one or more embodiments, a method can include receiving from a client a request to retrieve analytics data, and in response to receiving the request automatically issuing a first query for analytics data from a first data source, the first query in a first format; and automatically issuing a second query for data from a second data source different from the first data source, the second query in a second format different from the first format. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/14/16 / #20160205054

Conditional delivery of electronic messages

A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for conditionally forwarding electronic messages. Users of an online application or service are provided internal addresses (e.g., electronic mail addresses) within a domain (e.g., an internet domain) of the application or service. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196619

Homogenizing time-based seniority signal with transition-based signal

A seniority standardization system may be configured to derive seniority values in the context of an on-line social network system. In order to determine a seniority rank of a given professional title, a seniority standardization system may leverage transition data, which is information that may be gleaned from a member profile with respect to the member's transition from one professional position to another. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196272

Automatic identification of modifier terms in a title string

A title standardization system may be configured to automatically identify modifier terms in title strings and store these terms in a dictionary for future use. Modifier terms are those phrases in a title string that have been identified as indicative of a certain aspect related to the job of the associated member. ... Linkedin Corporation

07/07/16 / #20160196266

Inferring seniority based on canonical titles

In order to determine seniority associated with a title string associated with a member profile in an on-line social network system, a standardization system may be configured to operate as follows. A standardization system may determine a canonical title that corresponds to the title string, determine any seniority modifiers that may be present in the title string, and calculate a seniority value for the title sting as the sum of the seniority value assigned to the determined canonical title and the respective seniority values of the determined seniority modifiers. ... Linkedin Corporation

06/02/16 / #20160155059

Methods and systems for recommending a context based on content interaction

The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for recommending a context to a user of a social network service, based on detecting an interaction with some item of web content. With some embodiments, after detecting an interaction with a web document, atopic to which the web document is related is determined. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/26/16 / #20160149851

Suggested content for employee activation

Techniques for identifying suggested online content for company administrators to broadcast to company employees via an online social networking service are described. According to various embodiments, a plurality of suggested content items are displayed, via an administrator user interface, to a user associated with a company. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160142172

Ring network including at least one subtending ring originating and terminating at a central-office node

In a wdm optical communication system that includes a plurality of nodes interconnected by communication links, a node is provided which includes an optical coupling arrangement having at least one input port for receiving a wdm signal and a plurality of output ports for selectively receiving one or more wavelength components of the wdm optical signal. The optical coupling arrangement is adaptable to reconfigure its operational state to (i) selectively direct any one of the wavelength components received on the input port to any of the output ports independently of any other of the wavelength components and (ii) selectively direct any combination of two or more of the wavelength components from the input port to at least two of the output ports that serve as wdm output ports. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140505

Assembling information to generate composite web page content

Disclosed herein is a system and method relating to a listing service's listings, such as job listings of a recruitment service, targeted for a user using targeting information collected external to the listing service. A number of listings are identified for the user using the externally-collected targeting information and information obtained from the listing service including information about listings of the listing service. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140248

Guided browsing experience

Methods and systems of providing a guided navigation experience are described. According to various embodiments, a first type of use case may be determined for a first use of a website by a user. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140156

Distributed storage system with pluggable query processing

As part of a query-processing technique, in response to receiving queries for information stored in a distributed storage system and associated query-processing information identifying sets of predefined operations to perform on one or more databases in the distributed storage system, the distributed storage system accesses sets of predefined operations. Then, for the sets of predefined operations on the one or more databases, the distributed storage system uses one or more adaptors for multiple storage subsystems in the distributed storage system and one or more indexes corresponding to collections of information in the one or more databases. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/19/16 / #20160140106

Phrase-based data classification system

A method of classifying data is disclosed. Text data items are received. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132832

Generating company profiles based on member data

Techniques for automatically generating a company profile in a social network are described. A profile generation module can access employment data from a member profile in a social network. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132781

Systems and methods for content response prediction

Techniques for predicting a user response to content are described. According to various embodiments, a configuration file is accessed, where the configuration file includes a user-specification of raw data accessible via external data sources and raw data encoding rules. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132229

Tracking user interactions with a mobile ui to facilitate ui optimizations

The disclosed embodiments relate to an apparatus or system for tracking and analyzing user interactions with a mobile user interface (ui). During operation, the apparatus collects data while a user interacts with the mobile ui through a touchscreen, wherein the data includes tap-attempt data that specifies coordinates for touchscreen locations that the user has tapped while interacting with the mobile ui. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/12/16 / #20160132190

Guided edit optimization

Techniques for optimizing a guided edit process for editing a member profile page are described. According to various embodiments, profile edit task information associated with a member of an online social network service is accessed, the profile edit task information identifying one or more candidate profile edit tasks to be performed to update a member profile page of the member. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160127304

Automatic scheduling of content delivery

A content delivery system coupled to a computer network can provide large volumes of content to large numbers of recipients. The content is collected into digests and individual articles to be sent in email via an email channel established by the content delivery system to the recipients through the computer network. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125749

User interface for a/b testing

Techniques for conducting a/b testing are described. According to various embodiments, a user request to configure an a/b test is received, and a targeting user interface is displayed. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125560

Predictive uses of large scale data in social networking applications

A system and method for generating an admittance prediction based on historical admittance data that predicts whether a particular member of a social networking system will be admitted to a particular education institution is disclosed. A social networking system stores admittance data for a plurality of education institutions. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125361

Automated job ingestion

Techniques for ingesting job listings are described. A job ingestion module of a social network system can access a seed uniform resource locator (url), and identify a job url from the seed url. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160125093

Partial graph incremental update in a social network

A social graph is divided into a series of partial graphs having limited hops and reference counts. For each of a plurality of nodes in the social graph, a partial graph for the node is created having a first degree list of nodes reachable in one hop and a second degree list of nodes reachable in two hops. ... Linkedin Corporation

05/05/16 / #20160124956

Quantifying social capital

For each of a group of nodes including a node corresponding to a first member and a plurality of nodes corresponding to members with which the first member is directly connected in a social graph, a plurality of reputation scores may be calculated for a node in the social graph, and the plurality of reputation scores for the node may be averaged into an importance score for the node. A keyness score for each of the plurality of nodes corresponding to members with which the first member is directly connected in the social graph can be calculated, the keyness score for each of the plurality of nodes being based on a connection strength for a connection between the node and the node corresponding to the first member and based on the importance score for the node. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/28/16 / #20160117641

Code-free ingestion of job postings

A method of ingesting job postings into a social-networking system is disclosed. A candidate mapping is identified between a type of a data field corresponding to content items published on a third-party system and a type of a data field corresponding to job postings published on a. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160100030

Dynamic loading of routes in a single-page application

Techniques for dynamically loading route and dependency information in a single-page application (spa) that executes on a client device are provided. In one technique, a spa includes a route handler that receives a requested route. ... Linkedin Corporation

04/07/16 / #20160098644

Inferred identity

Techniques for inferring the identity (e.g., member profile attributes) of members of an online social network service are described. According to various embodiments, a member profile attribute missing from a member profile page associated with a particular member of an online social network service is identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160094963

Facilitating social networking service connections based on mobile device validated calendar data

A first mobile device associated with a first member of a social networking service may be configured to facilitate social networking service connections based on calendar data validated by the first mobile device. For example, the first mobile device accesses calendar data that pertains to an electronic calendar of the first member. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092999

Methods and systems for information exchange with a social network

Systems and methods are presented for providing information exchange between a social network and partners of the social network. In some example embodiments, a method is presented. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092996

Attestation of skills and achievements in academic courses in a social network

Systems and methods are presented for providing an attestation of skills and achievements by academic courses in a social network. In some embodiments, a method is presented. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092890

Multidimensional monitoring and alerting of business metrics

Techniques for multidimensional monitoring and alerting of business metrics of an online system are described. According to various embodiments, a user specification of a business metric associated with operations of an online social networking system, and multiple dimensional values that are included in the business metric, are received. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092840

Forecasting job applicant data for a job posting

Techniques for upselling a limited job posting to a premium job posting are described. A determination module can access job listing data from a limited job. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092839

Job posting standardization and deduplication

Techniques for standardizing and deduplicating unpaid job postings obtained from third-party systems are described. An unpaid job posting is obtained by a social networking service from a third-party system. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092838

Job posting standardization and deduplication

Techniques for standardizing and deduplicating unpaid job postings obtained from third-party systems are described. An unpaid job posting is obtained by a social networking service from a third-party system. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092584

Selective indexing to improve complex querying of online professional network data

The disclosed embodiments provide a system for processing data. During operation, the system obtains a query containing two or more hops in a graph of online professional network data and one or more predicates containing one or more attributes of the online professional network data. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092511

Interactive construction of queries

Method and system to assist a user in formulating a search query is described. The system may provide suggested entities, entity types, and relationship operators to a user and interactively build a complex structured query. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092506

Generating suggested structured queries

Method and system to assist a user in formulating a search query is described. The system may be configured to examine an input string submitted by a user via a search box and present suggestions in the form of structured queries, determine an entity and an entity type that corresponds to the input string and generate search suggestions in the form of complex structured queries. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092459

Translating a keyword search into a structured query

Method and system to generate structured queries is described. The system may be configured to examine an input string submitted by a user via a search box and present suggestions that may include references to entities grouped by entity type. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092324

Fast single-master failover

Techniques for switching mastership from one service in a first data center to a second (redundant) service in a second data center are provided. A service coordinator in the first data center is notified about the master switch. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/31/16 / #20160092208

Managing access to resource versions in shared computing environments

The disclosed embodiments provide a system that manages access to resource versions in a shared computing environment. Routing data including locations of the resource versions is used to route a request to a resource version in the shared computing environment. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160088075

Inline media

Systems and methods providing users with a rich web experience are disclosed. In one embodiment, a client and at least one server are in communication using a dual communication link. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086289

Determine a school rank utilizing on-line social network data

Method and system to determine a school rank utilizing on-line social network data is described. A school ranking system may be configured to determine a ranking of a school based on career outcomes data which may be obtained from member profile data stored by an on-line social network system. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/24/16 / #20160086195

Determine a company rank utilizing on-line social network data

Method and system to determine a company rank utilizing on-line social network data is described. A company ranking system may examine member profiles representing respective members of an on-line social network system and extract transition data. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/10/16 / #20160070691

Method and system for auto-populating electronic forms

An autofill system is described for auto-populating electronic forms with data stored by an on-line social networking system. When a member of an on-line social network system accesses, via a web browser, an autofill-enabled web page, the autofill system determines an identification of the member, scrapes the member's profile to obtain member's information, assembles the member's profile information as member data, and communicates the member data to the web browser together with a script for presenting an autofill button on the web page.. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065630

Anticipatory contextual notifications

A system and method for anticipatory contextual notifications are provided. In example embodiments, a context indication corresponding to a user that is a member of a social network service is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065605

Spam detection for online slide deck presentations

The disclosed systems and methods are directed to detecting spam in an electronic presentation and determining whether the electronic presentation should be moderated. The example systems and methods may employ one or more classifiers for classifying an electronic presentation and, should the electronic presentation fall within a predetermined classification, the electronic presentation may be analyzed further for the presence of spam. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160065429

Surfacing an entity's physical locations via social graph

Techniques for determining a location of an entity are described. A determination module using member profile data may determine the location of the entity. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063648

Methods and systems for recommending volunteer opportunities to professionals

Systems and methods are presented for recommending volunteer opportunities to users in an online network. In some embodiments, a method is presented. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063574

Optimizing online advertising campaign allocations

A method of optimizing online advertising campaign allocations is disclosed. It is determined that an auction for a set of advertising slots has been triggered. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063560

Accelerating engagement of potential buyers based on big data analytics

A machine may be configured to accelerate the engagement of a user in a buying cycle. For example, the machine determines a level of engagement of particular member of a social networking service (sns) with a seller entity that offers a product or service for sale. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063444

Creating rich profiles of users from web browsing information

Disclosed herein is a system and method relating to a listing service's listings, such as job listings of a recruitment service, targeted for a user using targeting information collected external to the listing service. A number of listings are identified for the user using the externally-collected targeting information and information obtained from the listing service including information about listings of the listing service. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063121

Enhancing rankings of search results for member profile queries

Techniques for improving rankings of search results generated by a search engine are described. A set of member profiles is identified. ... Linkedin Corporation

03/03/16 / #20160063053

Candidate fact checking method and system

A fact checking system is able to verify the correctness of information and/or characterize information by comparing the information with one or more sources. The fact checking system automatically monitors, processes, fact checks information and indicates a status of the information. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/25/16 / #20160054973

Systems and methods for mobile device pairing

Systems and methods for pairing electronic devices are provided. In an example embodiment, first motion capture data corresponding to a physical user motion is received from a first device. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160050221

Electronic message board fact checking

A fact checking system is able to verify the correctness of information and/or characterize information by comparing the information with one or more sources. The fact checking system automatically monitors, processes, fact checks information and indicates a status of the information. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048594

Auto update utility for digital address books

An internet-based system capable of automatically maintaining contact-related information in any computer software application or digital device which stores or manages contact-related information. More particularly, the system allows users to automatically enter and maintain contact-related information in a digital address book or similar application or device (such as a wireless phone or pda) with minimal or no manual entry of the contact-related information by the user. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/18/16 / #20160048398

Enhancing a multitasking user interface of an operating system

Techniques for enhancing a mufti-tasking user interface of an operating system are disclosed. An update data item pertaining to an application placed in the background on the device is received. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/11/16 / #20160041958

Leveraging annotation bias to improve annotations

In order to leverage annotation bias in batch annotations, obtained via crowdsourcing, on a set of comments on user posts in a social network, a system may select a subset of the comments for annotation based on how informative expected annotations for the comments in the subset are for the one or more classifiers and probabilities of occurrence of the expected annotations based on a predetermined annotation probability distribution. Note that the classifier may predict how likely the expected annotations are accurate for the comments in a given subset. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160036675

Identifying a bottleneck in a data transfer

A system, methods and apparatus are provided for determining the locus of a bottleneck in a data transfer between a data receiver (e.g., a client device) and a data sender (e.g., a computer server). The locus may be one of a receiver realm encompassing the data receiver (especially a receiver application that consumes the data), a sender realm encompassing the data sender (especially a sender application that produces the data), and a communication link realm that encompasses the communication link(s) over which the data are conveyed (and possibly network-layer protocols and lower that use the communication link(s)). ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034852

Next job skills as represented in profile data

A machine may be configured to identify skills for a projected next job position. For example, the machine performs an analysis of profile data associated with a plurality of members of a social network service. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034598

Graph-based system and method of information storage and retrieval

Structure of a resultant every document as a graph (evg) graph may be outlined using an evg query. First metadata for a first data source may be retrieved. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034586

Behavior influenced search ranking

A system and method for behavior influenced search ranking may include obtaining, via a network interface, a search term from a user device. An initial result including a first group of the user profiles may be generated based on user profiles from a social network in relation to the search term, the user profiles stored in a profile database. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034583

Adjusting search results based on overlapping work histories

Techniques for ranking search results generated by a search engine are described. A search query initiated by a searcher is processed to identify a set of member profiles satisfying the search query. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034461

Connection insights widget

Techniques for enhancing search results generated by a search engine are described. A first set of member profiles is identified, the first set of member profiles satisfying a search query initiated by a searcher. ... Linkedin Corporation

02/04/16 / #20160034169

Content visualization

Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026916

Inferred salary distribution for schools

Systems, methods and a machine-readable media are described herein for a salary range engine to identify at least one attribute of a first member profile from a plurality of member profiles of a social networking service. The salary range engine correlates the at least one attribute with respect to at least a portion of trained salary data in a trained salary data repository. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026673

Ensuring consistency of derived data in a distributed storage system

A system, methods, and apparatus are provided for ensuring consistency of derived data, relative to primary data, in a distributed data storage system. Primary data and derived data are stored on and/or managed by separate components of the data storage system, such as different storage engines. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026643

Presenting suggested facets

Method and system to present suggested facets is described. The system includes a search request detector, a search results generator, a facet selector, and a presentation module. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/28/16 / #20160026632

Seniority standardization model

Method and system to infer seniority level of a social network member is provided. The system includes a transition data extractor, a token extractor, a transition data analyzer, and a storing module. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/21/16 / #20160018958

Content visualization

Displaying a preference by a user of a content contribution is disclosed. A preference event by the user is detected. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/14/16 / #20160012101

User interfaces for providing updated contact information

An internet-based system capable of automatically maintaining contact-related information in any computer software application or digital device which stores or manages contact-related information. More particularly, the system allows users to automatically enter and maintain contact-related information in a digital address book or similar application or device (such as a wireless phone or pda) with minimal or no manual entry of the contact-related information by the user. ... Linkedin Corporation

01/07/16 / #20160007174

Systems and methods for mobile device pairing

Tools (systems, apparatuses, methodologies, computer program products, etc.) for pairing electronic devices including touchscreen-enabled electronic devices, and for facilitating communication between paired electronic devices.. . ... Linkedin Corporation








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