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 new patent  Computerized system and method for automatically generating and providing interactive query suggestions within an electronic mail system

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

Controlling access to a shared resource

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to controlling access to a shared resource including, for example, a memory unit. The disclosed techniques may include receiving a configuration parameter relating to a relationship between read and write requests that are initiated by concurrent processes and stored in read and write queues, respectively, for accessing the shared resource. ... Yahoo Inc

Udping-continuous one-way monitoring of multiple network links

Methods and apparatus for monitoring network links are disclosed. In one implementation, a client device composes a plurality of data packets and transmits the data packets via a network to a server via two or more ports of the client device. ... Yahoo Inc

Digital assistant

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for dynamically selecting a personality for a digital assistant are provided. For example, audio associated with a conversation with a digital assistant may be received from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

Managing under- and over-represented content topics in content pools

The present teaching, which includes methods, systems and computer-readable media, relates to techniques to manage representation of a content topic in a content pool. The disclosed techniques may include determining availability of content related to the content topic based on a set of content items in the content pool, and determining a level of interest of a set of users in the content topic based at least on information related to interaction of the set of users with the set of content items. ... Yahoo Inc

Virtual keyboard

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for facilitating user input are provided. For example, a keyboard display trigger event for a computing device may be identified (e.g., a user interacting with a text input interface). ... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for classifying network requests

Methods, systems and programming for classifying network requests. In one example, a network request for content to be fetched by a content server is received from a client device. ... Yahoo Inc

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

A determination device disclosed herein includes an acquiring unit, a specifying unit, and a determination unit. The acquiring unit acquires account information that is information related to a transaction of an account opened by a first company and evaluation information that is information related to evaluations of companies. ... Yahoo Inc

Method and system for facilitating a user-machine conversation

The present teaching relates to facilitating a user-machine conversation. In one example, a query is obtained from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

Intermediate support system, intermediate support method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An intermediate support system includes a receiving unit that receives, from a first user, a purchase request for a product or a service sold in a store; a user extracting unit that extracts a second user who is at least one of a user who is currently visiting the store and a user who is highly likely to visit the store; and an intermediating unit that sends, based on the purchase request received by the receiving unit, to a terminal device that is used by the second user extracted by the user extracting unit, information that requests to purchase the product or the service.. . ... Yahoo Inc

Decision device, decision method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment a decision device refers to condition information, in which a plurality of conditions that indicates an attribute of a distribution destination of predetermined information and that includes a condition in which an allowable range is set is represented by a boolean operation expression, and that determines whether the attribute information matches the plurality of the conditions. The decision device determines, when it is determined that, from among the plurality of the conditions, the attribute information matches the condition in which the allowable range is set, whether the attribute information satisfies the allowable range that is set in the condition. ... Yahoo Inc

Calculation device, index information, calculation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment a calculation device includes a determination unit that determines whether each of the pieces of the attribute information matches each of the conditions. The calculation device includes a decision unit that decides, on the basis of whether the continuous values included in the index information that is associated with the condition determined to be matched with the attribute information continue up to the predetermined value, whether the predetermined information is specified as the distribution target. ... Yahoo Inc

Generation device, generation method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A generation device according to the subject application includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires multiple pieces of vector information that correspond to each search target during the proximity search. ... Yahoo Inc

Computerized system and method for automatically sharing device pairing credentials across multiple devices

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159808

Message classification

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for message classification are provided. For example, a set of messages is clustered into a set of clusters. ... Yahoo Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158087

Dynamic scan code generation

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for dynamic scan code generation are provided. For example, a meta tag, comprising a user identifier of a user and a promotion code for a consumer good, is extracted from information associated with the user, such as from an email sent to the user. ... Yahoo Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158082

Method and system for automatic detection and prevention of quality issues in online experiments

The present teaching relates to managing online experiments. In one example, a plurality of experiment layers is created with respect to a plurality of online users. ... Yahoo Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150759

Calculation device, calculation method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A calculation device according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a calculation unit. The acquiring unit that acquires a plurality of pieces of first triple information indicating a relationship related to three types of elements and a plurality of pieces of second triple information obtained based on a conceptual system in the plurality of pieces of the first triple information. ... Yahoo Inc

05/24/18 / #20180146340

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

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

05/24/18 / #20180145934

Commentary generation

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for commentary generation are provided. For example, a conversation, occurring through a conversation interface associated with a content item, is monitored to identify a tone of the conversation (e.g., users discussing a news article). ... Yahoo Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144043

Creating device, creating method, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A creating device according to the present application includes an acquiring unit, and a creating unit. The acquiring unit acquires a plurality of pieces of triple information indicating a relationship related to three types of elements. ... Yahoo Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139265

Computerized system and method for automatically providing networked devices non-native functionality

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137542

Automated image ads

A system for generating an advertisement is provided. The system may receive an advertisement request from a client device and select an advertisement from a database in response to the advertisement request. ... Yahoo Inc

05/17/18 / #20180137421

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

An information processing apparatus discloses herein includes an acquiring unit and an estimating unit. The acquiring unit acquires a plurality of pieces of identity information including a keyword based on an operation performed by a user. ... Yahoo Inc

05/17/18 / #20180136897

Volume control

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for controlling a volume level of a device are provided. For example, a first button corresponding to increasing a volume level of a device may be selected, and the volume level may be increased by a first amount (e.g., 10%). ... Yahoo Inc

05/10/18 / #20180131658

Subscription transfer

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for transferring subscriptions are provided. For example, a user (e.g., and/or a device associated with the user) of a communication platform may request to transfer a plurality of subscriptions from a first account to a second account. ... Yahoo Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129732

Tip generation

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for generating a set of tips for an entity are provided. For example, users may create user generated content describing an entity, such as a user review for a consumer good, a location, an event, etc. ... Yahoo Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129731

Top-k query processing with conditional skips

Methods and apparatus for performing top-k query processing include pruning a list of documents to identify a subset of the list of documents, where pruning includes, for other query terms in the set of query terms, skipping a document in the list of documents based, at least in part, on the contribution of the query term to the score of the corresponding document and the term upper bound for each other query term, in the set of query terms, that matches the document.. . ... Yahoo Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129710

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

An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a classification unit, a conversion unit, a label acquiring unit. The classification unit that classifies a feature vector by using a classification vector, the feature vector being converted from target data. ... Yahoo Inc

05/10/18 / #20180126272

Virtual-reality providing system, virtual-reality providing method, virtual-reality-provision supporting apparatus, virtual-reality providing apparatus, and non-transitory computer-readable recording medium

A virtual-reality providing system disclosed herein includes a terminal apparatus and a server apparatus. The terminal apparatus generates a first content based on an instruction that is based on a user operation, the first content being obtained by rendering one or more objects belonging to a first category among a plurality of objects. ... Yahoo Inc

05/03/18 / #20180123387

Asts-less block redundant electrical topology with variable ups walk-ins

Systems and method for the distribution of data center power are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a reserve power system comprising a switchboard, reserve ups, and generator; and a primary power system, the primary power system comprising a primary ups coupled to a primary power source via a primary input, a critical load via a primary output, and the reserve power system via an automatic bypass input. ... Yahoo Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121487

Method and system for committing transactions in a semi-distributed manner

The present teaching relates to committing transactions over a database in a semi-distributed manner. In one example, a transaction is executed to access a plurality of keys stored in the database. ... Yahoo Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097828

Computerized system and method for automatically determining malicious ip clusters using network activity data

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097766

Automatic electronic message content rating method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095970

Presenting suggestions for user input based on client device characteristics

A computer implemented method includes: receiving an incomplete input from a user; presenting a plurality of suggestions to the user for completion of the input, wherein the suggestions are presented in a ranked order based on a characteristic associated with the user terminal; receiving a selection by the user of a suggestion from the suggestions; and completing the input with the suggestion.. . ... Yahoo Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095967

Online ranking of queries for sponsored search

A system and method for ranking query-advertisement combinations is disclosed. Embodiments use an online component to enhance and rank query ad combinations. ... Yahoo Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089462

Virtualization input component

One or more systems and/or methods for storing personal information within a first device and/or for providing personal information from the first device to the second device are provided. The first device (e.g., a smartphone) may identify a user interface (e.g., a movie streaming website) populated with user specified data (e.g., a password). ... Yahoo Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089311

User profile expansion for personalization and recommendation

Software for a website hosting a content-aggregation service generates a first representation of interests for a user. The first representation includes a plurality of entities including pivot entities and extended entities, where the extended entities result from a nearest-neighbor search of word embeddings. ... Yahoo Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082323

Selling item transaction processing device, selling item transaction processing method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A selling item transaction processing device disclosed herein includes a setting reception unit, a transaction price changing unit, a purchase reception unit, and a processing unit. The setting reception unit receives setting of a transaction price of a selling item. ... Yahoo Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082196

Generation apparatus, generation method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment a generation apparatus includes a selection unit that selects a model to be used for generating a response based on one of conditions input from a user among from a plurality of models for generating responses to inquiries, the models being for generating the responses corresponding to the conditions that are different from one another. The generation apparatus includes a generation unit that generates the response to an inquiry from the user by using the model selected by the selection unit.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082195

Inference device, inference method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An inference device disclosed herein includes an identifying unit, and an inferring unit. The identifying unit identifies a set of a predetermined phenomenon, an effect having a causal relation with the predetermined phenomenon, and a polarity of the effect, from concept information in which a phenomenon, an effect having a causal relation with the phenomenon, a polarity to be an indicator of advantages and disadvantages caused by the effect to a user. ... Yahoo Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082186

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

According to one aspect of an embodiment an estimation device includes a collecting unit that collects pieces of operation information that indicate operational statuses of electric devices, provided in a predetermined facility, and terminal information that is acquired by a terminal device of a user in the predetermined facility. The estimation device includes an estimating unit that estimates an action of a user in the predetermined facility based on the pieces of operation information and the terminal information.. ... Yahoo Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081989

Method and system for providing query suggestions based on personalized spelling correction

The present teaching relates to providing a query suggestion. In one example, a request is received for query suggestions with respect to a query prefix input by a user. ... Yahoo Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081964

Method and system for next word prediction

A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for predicting a next word comprises generating a suggestion database including a plurality of suggestions; receiving an input from a user including a first word and at least one character of a second word; obtaining one or more indices associated with the at least one character from the suggestion database; retrieving one or more suggestions corresponding to the one or more indices from the suggestion database; and presenting the one or more suggestions to the user.. . ... Yahoo Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077249

Baseline interest profile for recommendations using a geographic location

Software for a content-aggregation website generates a first representation of interests for a geographical location. The representation includes a plurality of entities that are derived from a corpus of documents. ... Yahoo Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075847

Method and system for facilitating a guided dialog between a user and a conversational agent

The present teaching relates to facilitating a guided dialog with a user. In one example, an input utterance is obtained from the user. ... Yahoo Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075653

Headset visual displacement for motion correction

Many headset devices, such as virtual reality helmets, present visuals that respond to the user's motion, such that a rotation of the user's head causes the visual to be re-rendered from a correspondingly rotated perspective. The lag between the user's motion and the updated rendering from the new perspective may be perceivable even at high framerates, and may induce unpleasant feelings such as vertigo. ... Yahoo Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075324

Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer readable storage medium

An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes a conversion unit, au update unit, a generation unit, and a first learning unit. The conversion unit converts input target data into a feature vector. ... Yahoo Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061459

Computerized system and method for automatically generating high-quality digital content thumbnails from digital video

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content searching, generating, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060411

Building profiles for clusters with smart union of individual profiles

A system for generating a cluster profile is provided. The system may include a server and a database. ... Yahoo Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060339

Method and system for providing query suggestions

Methods, systems and programing for providing query suggestions. In one example, a search query is received from a user. ... Yahoo Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054709

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

An estimation device disclosed herein includes a detection unit, an acquisition unit, and an estimation unit. The detection unit detects acceleration in a moving object. ... Yahoo Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054410

Automated connection of electronic messaging and social networking services method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between electronic mail services and other services, such as social networking service and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053097

Method and system for multi-label prediction

A method implemented on a computing device having at least one processor, storage, and a communication platform connected to a network for multi-label prediction comprises generating a label space; receiving a data point from a user; generating a first feature vector from the data point; projecting the first feature vector to the label space; determining a first set of labels associated with the first feature vector from the label space; converting the first set of labels to a second set of labels; and providing the second set of labels to the user.. . ... Yahoo Inc

02/22/18 / #20180052823

Hybrid classifier for assigning natural language processing (nlp) inputs to domains in real-time

Systems and methods for domain classification in natural language processing based on domains are disclosed. The method includes generating a trigram corpus for the purpose of classification based on a trigram analysis of a domain model containing a hierarchical ontology and semantic construction that maps patterns of semantic tokens to syntactic patterns. ... Yahoo Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047425

Computerized system and method for automatically extracting gifs from videos

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047064

Media enrichment system and method

Disclosed herein are aspects associated with contextual, or related, media enrichment presentation item of a media object served via the internet. A request to annotate a media object in connection with the media object's presentation is received, and a media object identifier and a profile identifier are obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046985

Presenting entity profile information to a user of a computing device

Entity profile information is presented to a user of a computing device. In one embodiment, a method includes: receiving a communication associated with a first entity; in response to receiving the communication, creating or updating, by at least one processor, a first entity profile, wherein the first entity profile is for display to the user on the computing device; and storing a plurality of entity profiles for entities, the entity profiles including the first entity profile.. ... Yahoo Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039855

Quality of location-related content

Briefly, example methods, apparatuses, and/or articles of manufacture are disclosed that may be implemented, in whole or in part, using one or more computing devices to facilitate and/or support one or more operations and/or techniques for improving quality of location-related content, such as truncated location-related content, for example, while preserving and/or maintaining user privacy.. . ... Yahoo Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039614

Hybrid grammatical and ungrammatical parsing

A system and method for processing a natural language input. The natural language input is initially processed through a strict parser, which results in an initial parse. ... Yahoo Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032958

Integrating rich media into a web-based display interface

Techniques are provided for integrating rich media into a scalable, multi-user, web-based calendar system having multiple interconnected web-based interfaces. Rich media refers to digital media that exhibit either, or a combination, of dynamic or interactive properties, including video content, audio content, graphical content, hyperlinks, or browser-based applications to such content, that are associated with a particular calendar event. ... Yahoo Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032907

Detecting abusive language using character n-gram features

Methods and apparatus for detecting abusive language are disclosed. In one embodiment, a set of character n-grams is ascertained for a set of text. ... Yahoo Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027307

Emotional reaction sharing

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for emotional reaction sharing are provided. For example, a client device captures video of a user viewing content, such as a live stream video. ... Yahoo Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026786

Encryption device, encryption method, encryption data, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

According to one aspect of an embodiment an encryption device includes an acquisition unit that acquire information that is to be an encryption object. The encryption device includes an encryption unit that apply a plurality of functions to the acquired information in order of having a quasi-periodic structure to encrypt the information.. ... Yahoo Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025086

Device identification for multiple device ids

An electronic system may be configured to determine if a first-type device id and a second-type device id both identify a same device. To do so, the electronic system may preliminarily group a particular first-type id with a particular second-type id based on matching time slots and network addresses. ... Yahoo Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025047

Method and system for concurrent database operation

The present teaching relates to concurrent database operation. In one example, a plurality of requests which includes a scan request to obtain first data associated with a plurality of first keys stored in a database is received concurrently. ... Yahoo Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020243

Computerized system and method for automatic highlight detection from live streaming media and rendering within a specialized media player

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

01/18/18 / #20180020067

User subscription to content

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for facilitating user subscription to content from a content provider are provided. For example, a message interface provides access to messages associated with a user message address of a user. ... Yahoo Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018391

Data classification device, data classification method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

A data classification device according to the present application includes a conversion unit, a classification unit, a first learning unit, and a second learning unit. The conversion unit converts input classification target data into a feature vector. ... Yahoo Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012630

Selective content insertion into areas of media objects

One or more computing devices, systems, and/or methods for selective content insertion into areas of media objects are provided. For example, a media object (e.g., an image or video), is selected for composition with content, such as where a message, interactive content, a hyperlink, or other types of content is overlaid or embedded into the media object to create a composite media object. ... Yahoo Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012284

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

An information analysis apparatus includes: a weight assigning unit that assigns a weight to each of a plurality of items based on an action taken by a user who has viewed a sales content on which the plurality of items to be recommended are posted; a selection unit that selects a plurality of pairs in which two items are selected among the plurality of items placed in the sales content and associated with each other; and an evaluation unit that evaluates a characteristic based on characteristic information indicating a property of each of the two items selected as a pair by the selection unit and the weight assigned by the weight assigning unit to the two items.. . ... Yahoo Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012254

Advertisement delivery apparatus, advertisement delivery method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium

An advertisement delivery apparatus according to the present application includes a receiving unit, a classifying unit, and a determining unit. The receiving unit receives a delivery request for a plurality of advertisements to be delivered to a terminal device. ... Yahoo Inc

01/11/18 / #20180011854

Method and system for ranking content items based on user engagement signals

The present teaching relates to method, system, and programs for training a ranking model for ranking content items. In one example, a set of content items is obtained. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007049

Computerized systems and methods for authenticating users on a network device via dynamically allocated authenticating state machines hosted on a computer network

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in an authentication system supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data across platforms, which data can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005131

Automatic social media content timeline summarization method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in social media content generation and delivery and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180005088

Automatic canonical digital image selection method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for automatic selection of canonical digital images from a large corpus of digital images, such as the corpus of digital images available on the web, for an entity, such as and without limitation a person, a point of interest, object, etc. The automated, unsupervised approach for selecting a diverse set of high quality, canonical digital images, is well suited for processing a large corpus of digital images. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004818

Method and system for querying streaming data

The present teaching relates to streaming data querying and providing query results. In one example, a query is received for events happening after receipt of the query. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004719

Visual recognition using social links

System, method and architecture for providing improved visual recognition by modeling visual content, semantic content and an implicit social network representing individuals depicted in a collection of content, such as visual images, photographs, etc., which network may be determined based on co-occurrences of individuals represented by the content, and/or other data linking the individuals. In accordance with one or more embodiments, using images as an example, a relationship structure may comprise an implicit structure, or network, determined from co-occurrences of individuals in the images. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004718

Fact machine for user generated content

A fact machine receives a comment string from a webpage and segments the comments into sub-conversations. The fact machine also identifies entities within comments or draft comments as well as a sentiment and/or attributes associated with the entity. ... Yahoo Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001215

Automatic fantasy sports data analysis method and apparatus

Disclosed are systems and methods for improving interactions with and between computers in content generating, searching, hosting and/or providing systems supported by or configured with personal computing devices, servers and/or platforms. The systems interact to identify and retrieve data within or across platforms, which can be used to improve the quality of data used in processing interactions between or among processors in such systems. ... Yahoo Inc








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