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US-8,024,364 Method and system to search objects in published literature for information discovery tasks
The present invention relates to the identification, extraction, linking, storage and provisioning of data that constitute the captioned components of published...
US-8,024,363 Information processing apparatus, information processing method, program and program recording medium
An information processing apparatus adapted to be connected for use to a media drive apparatus for recording data on or reproduced data from a recording medium...
US-8,024,362 System and method for erasing and writing desktop management interface data under a linux system
A method for erasing and writing desktop management interface (DMI) data under a Linux system is provided. The method constructs a virtual 8086 mode in the...
US-8,024,361 Method and system for allowing multiple users to access and unlock shared electronic documents in a computer system
A system for allowing multiple users to access and unlock shared electronic documents in a computer system. A group of users are defined as potential...
US-8,024,360 Method and apparatus for maintaining multiple sets of identity data
A method of assigning the UNIX computers in a network to one of a plurality of groups called zones, of creating independent sets of UNIX identity information...
US-8,024,359 System and method for accessing electronic data via an image search engine
The present invention provides a system and method for accessing electronic data through entry of images as queries in search engine. The system uses various...
US-8,024,358 Consistent browser file download
According to the invention, a system for downloading audio or video to a browser is disclosed. The system includes a media server, a content database and a web...
US-8,024,357 Medium and system for managing external routines in a database management system
A medium and system for managing an external routine in a computer implemented database management system includes creating a first table for storing external...
US-8,024,356 Database-managed image processing
A method, apparatus, system, and article of manufacture provide the ability to track the processing of image data in a collaborative environment. A dependency...
US-8,024,355 Dynamic capacity demand profile construction with a persisted capacity demand profile and a collision buffer
A method is described that involves locking a capacity demand profile of a resource for the use of a transaction. The method also involves obtaining a portion...
US-8,024,354 System and method for managing data using a hierarchical metadata management system
A system and associated method for managing data. Each pointer of at least one pointer is stored in a metadata object. The pointer resides in a first...
US-8,024,353 Method and system for sequentially accessing compiled schema
A method for accessing data in a data structure includes determining a node type of a first entry in a node array that defines a hierarchical relationship of a...
US-8,024,352 One-stop shopping system and method
A system and method are disclosed for one-stop shopping for health-care services and related needs. The one-stop shopping system and method provide objective...
US-8,024,351 Query result iteration
Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A pulse in an inverted index refers to a group of items that do not occur in any other pulse in the...
US-8,024,350 Stream data processing control method, stream data processing apparatus, and stream data processing control program
Provided is a stream data processing control method of controlling a stream data processing apparatus for receiving data added with time information in time...
US-8,024,349 String-based systems and methods for searching for real estate properties
A computer-implemented method for generating, responsive to user input from a user, a set of property results, said set of property results including data...
US-8,024,348 Expanding attribute profiles
A method and system for expanding attribute profiles are presented in which primary attributes from one or more attribute profiles are used to derive secondary...
US-8,024,347 Method and apparatus for automatically differentiating between types of names stored in a data collection
A method and system for differentiating types of data stored in a data collection. In one implementation, the method includes receiving a search request on a...
US-8,024,346 Method and apparatus for ranked join indices
A method and apparatus for ranked join indices includes a solution providing performance guarantees for top-k join queries over two relations, when...
US-8,024,345 System and method for associating queries and documents with contextual advertisements
A computer implemented method and system for associating advertisements with a web page comprises: obtaining advertisement keyword meanings associated with the...
US-8,024,344 Vector space method for secure information sharing
Presented are systems and methods for securely sharing confidential information. In such a method, term vectors corresponding to ones of a plurality of...
US-8,024,343 Identifying unique objects in multiple image collections
A method of identifying images containing a unique object found in at least two separate image collections of different users comprising identifying the unique...
US-8,024,342 Systems and methods for determining a tag match ratio
The present invention is directed towards systems and methods for determining a tag match ratio. The method according to one embodiment of the present invention...
US-8,024,341 Query expansion
An expanded queries data structure is described. The data structure is produced on the basis of a set of seed queries, and consists of entries each specifying...
US-8,024,340 Metadata collection system, content management server, metadata collection apparatus, metadata collection...
In a metadata collection system comprising a plurality of content management servers each capable of managing content and content metadata as local content and...
US-8,024,339 Apparatus and method for generating reports with masked confidential data
A computer readable medium includes executable instructions to receive a query, receive information about the identity of the query requester, send the query to...
US-8,024,338 Systems, methods, and interfaces for reducing executions of overly broad user queries
The present inventor devised, among other things, an exemplary information retrieval system that promises to reduce the execution of overly broad queries. One...
US-8,024,337 Systems and methods for determining query similarity by query distribution comparison
A system determines query similarity. The system determines a volume per unit time of an issued first query over a time period and determines a volume per unit...
US-8,024,336 System and method for development of search success metrics
A system and method for development of search success metrics. A plurality of search engine result pages are collected and a target page success metric is...
US-8,024,335 System and method for dynamically generating a selectable search extension
A system and related techniques accept user-inputted search terms, for example to perform a search for files or other data or objects. Corresponding matches to...
US-8,024,334 System for creating and maintaining a database of information utilizing user options
A system for automatically creating and maintaining a database of information utilizing user opinions about subjects, particularly exceptional experiences....
US-8,024,333 System and method for providing information navigation and filtration
A system and method for information navigation and filtration is provided. One or more query terms are received from a user. A preliminary relevance of one or...
US-8,024,332 Clustering question search results based on topic and focus
A method and system for presenting questions that are relevant to a queried question based on clusters of topics and clusters of focuses of the questions is...
US-8,024,331 Construction of trainable semantic vectors and clustering, classification, and searching using trainable...
An apparatus and method are disclosed for producing a semantic representation of information in a semantic space. The information is first represented in a...
US-8,024,330 Collaborative incident alert system for mobile devices
An incident alert system enables a plurality of users to participate in a collaborative process to report and be alerted of incidents such as emergencies or...
US-8,024,329 Using inverted indexes for contextual personalized information retrieval
Information retrieval systems face challenging problems with delivering highly relevant and highly inclusive search results in response to a user's query....
US-8,024,328 Searching with metadata comprising degree of separation, chat room participation, and geography
Searches can be performed by attaching social contact metadata to a query where the metadata may be related to a degree of separation, chat room participation...
US-8,024,327 System and method for measuring the quality of document sets
Systems and methods are described that calculate the interestingness of a set of one or more records in a database, either absolutely (i.e., compared to an...
US-8,024,326 Methods and systems for improving a search ranking using related queries
Systems and methods that improve search rankings for a search query by using data associated with queries related to the search query are described. In one...
US-8,024,325 Estimating the cost of XML operators for binary XML storage
Techniques for estimating the cost of processing a database statement that includes one or more path expressions are provided. One aspect of cost is I/O cost,...
US-8,024,324 Information retrieval with unified search using multiple facets
A method for information retrieval with unified search between heterogeneous objects includes indexing a first object as a document in a search index;...
US-8,024,323 Natural language search for audience
A facility for defining a group of people is described. The facility provides a visual user interface containing a control for receiving a query string. The...
US-8,024,322 Ordered index
Systems and methods for processing an index are described. A postings list of items containing a particular term are ordered in a desired retrieval order, e.g.,...
US-8,024,321 Dynamic look ahead predicate generation
An apparatus, program product and method that employ a dynamic use of Look Ahead Predicate Generation that will enable the database, database engine, and/or...
US-8,024,320 Query language
Novel methods for expressing paths contained in queries are provided. The path expressions are composed from tokens selected from the group consisting of object...
US-8,024,319 Finite-state model for processing web queries
A method of creating an index of web queries is discussed. The method includes receiving a first query representative of one or more symbolic characters and...
US-8,024,318 System and method for automated discovery, binding, and integration of non-registered geospatial web services
A method and computer system for identifying internet web pages containing documents that comply with a predetermined XML schema. The method includes searching...
US-8,024,317 System and method for deriving income from URL based context queries
A system and method for deriving income from URL based context queries. A URL based user context query is received over a network from a user, wherein the user...
US-8,024,316 Providing content using stored query information
Among other disclosed subject matter, a computer-implemented method relating to providing content on a page includes receiving information for providing content...
US-8,024,315 Method of dynamically providing a compound object's source information during its development
A method and system for dynamically providing a composite source information report whenever source information of a composite object is updated. The system...
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