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 Electronic device and  providing digital photograph information patent thumbnailElectronic device and providing digital photograph information
A method of providing information relating to a digital photograph on an electronic device includes detecting, by a processor of the electronic device, a digital photograph sharing event for sharing the digital photograph, receiving text input related to the digital photograph, the text input comprising text entered at the electronic device or text received from the at least one other electronic device, in response to detecting and receiving text input related to the digital photograph, processing the text related to the digital photograph utilizing natural language processing to extract the information relating to the digital photograph, and storing the information that is extracted in association with the digital photograph.. .
Blackberry Limited


 Query rewrite corrections patent thumbnailQuery rewrite corrections
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for natural language processing. One of the methods includes receiving a first voice query; generating a first recognition output; receiving a second voice query; determining from a recognition of the second voice query that the second voice query triggers a correction request; using the first recognition output and the second recognition to determine a plurality of candidate corrections; scoring each candidate correction; and generating a corrected recognition output for a particular candidate correction having a score that satisfies a threshold value..
Google Inc.


 Cognitive computing enabled smarter conferencing patent thumbnailCognitive computing enabled smarter conferencing
An approach for augmenting a teleconference based on cognitive computing. A teleconference transcript is created based on speech-to-text conversion.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Method, apparatus, computer program product and system for reputation generation patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus, computer program product and system for reputation generation
Method, apparatus, system, computer program product and computer readable medium are disclosed for generating reputation of an entity from a plurality of opinions associated with that entity, wherein the entity and the plurality of opinions are expressed in a natural language. The method comprises filtering said plurality of opinions based on pertinence of each opinion with respect to the entity; fusing the filtered opinions into at least one principle opinion set; and generating a reputation value based on said at least one principle opinion set.
Nokia Technologies Oy


 System and method to cognitively process and answer questions regarding content in images patent thumbnailSystem and method to cognitively process and answer questions regarding content in images
Methods and arrangements for cognitively processing image content. At least one image is accessed, wherein the at least one image comprises a compilation of objects.
International Business Machines Corporation


 Natural language question expansion and extraction patent thumbnailNatural language question expansion and extraction
Methods, computer program products and systems for generating at least one factual question from a set of seed questions and answer pairs. One method includes: obtaining at least one seed question and answer pair from the set of seed question and answer pairs; extracting a set of features associated with the at least one seed question and answer pair using at least one common analysis system (cas) in a set of cass and a specific knowledge base; generating a set of candidate questions from the extracted set of features using a logistic regression algorithm and the specific knowledge base; and ranking each candidate question relative to a remainder of candidate questions in the set of candidate questions based on the extracted set of features and the at least one seed question and answer pair..
International Business Machines Corporation


 Web search and information aggregation by way of molecular network patent thumbnailWeb search and information aggregation by way of molecular network
A molecular network-based web search and information aggregation system and a process for creating a synthetic molecular network are disclosed. The amount of information and data available through the internet is growing rapidly, yet current search through natural language-based keyword and page rank algorithm or directory search often cannot provide satisfactory relevant results.

 Method and system for automatic resolution of user queries patent thumbnailMethod and system for automatic resolution of user queries
The present disclosure relates to a method and system for automatic resolution of user queries by a query resolution system. The query resolution system receives user queries from a plurality of input sources, where the user queries are in a natural language.
Senseforth Technologies Private Limited


 Query transformation for natural language queries patent thumbnailQuery transformation for natural language queries
A natural language query may be transformed to a transformed natural language while keeping sufficient semantic meaning such that the query may be transformed. A natural language query may be received by a computing device and sent to a natural language transformation model for transformation.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


 Handling failures in processing natural language queries patent thumbnailHandling failures in processing natural language queries
Systems, methods, and computer storage media for handling failures in generating structured queries from natural language queries. One of the methods includes obtaining, through a natural language front end, a natural language query from a user; converting the natural language query into structured operations to be performed on structured application programming interfaces (apis) of a knowledge base, comprising: parsing the natural language query, analyzing the parsed query to determine dependencies, performing lexical resolution, forming a concept tree based on the dependencies and lexical resolution; analyzing the concept tree to generate a hypergraph, generate virtual query based on the hypergraph, and processing the virtual query to generate one or more structured operations; performing the one or more structured operations on the structured apis of the knowledge base; and returning search results matching the natural language query to the user..
Google Inc.


Disambiguating join paths for natural language queries

One of the methods includes, obtaining a natural language query from a user; while converting the natural language query into structured operations to be performed on structured application programming interfaces (apis) of a knowledge base: responsive to detecting a linguistic ambiguity associated with the converting, wherein the linguistic ambiguity identifies two or more interpretations of a word included in the natural langue query: resolving the linguistic ambiguity by selecting an interpretation of the word, from the two or more interpretations of the word, based on one or more join paths that have been generated based on a data schema of the knowledge base; modifying the converting in accordance with the selected interpretation of the word, to generate one or more structured operations; performing the one or more structured operations on the structured apis of the knowledge base; and returning search results matching the natural language query results to the user.. .
Google Inc.

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for user-directed reporting

A method, apparatus, and computer program product are disclosed herein for user-directed reporting. In the context of a method, context information is received, wherein the context information defines the data set from which a natural language text or a graph is to be derived.
Arria Data2text Limited

Methods and systems of handling patent claims

There is disclosed a computer-implemented method of handling a text expressed in a natural language comprising creating a second text or patent claim sentence from a first text or patent claim sentence and timestamping said second text or patent claim sentence. Developments comprise the creation of a plurality of texts or patent claim sentences, the use of trusted and/or trustless timestamping, the use of grammatical texts, the use of a parser and/or of a tagger, modification operations such as addition, insertion and deletion, injection of definitions of words, the use of a thesaurus (synonym, hyponym, hyperonym, holonym, antonym of a word, etc), the use of a unique and optionally persistent web address, making the second text or patent claim available to the public (or not), the use of lexical directions such as a patent classification indication and the use of crowdsourcing techniques..

Information analysis system

The problem solved by this invention is to convert text information in a geology report to numerical values which reflects geological characteristics of a well's subsurface. Prior art referred above cannot be applicable to this problem.
Hitachi, Ltd.

Natural language navigation and assisted viewing of indexed audio video streams, notably sports contests

Assisted viewing of an indexed audio video stream is accomplished by enabling natural language command of an audio video stream repository to control the positioning of or selection within, manner of playback from, or other characteristic or action related to the viewed stream. Embodiments process spoken or textual commands, couched in ordinary natural language, which may include descriptive prose, or references to named persons or entities depicted in the stream.
Promptu Systems Corporation

System and validating natural language content using crowdsourced validation jobs

Systems and methods of validating transcriptions of natural language content using crowdsourced validation jobs are provided herein. In various implementations, a transcription pair comprising natural language content and text corresponding to a transcription of the natural language content may be gathered.
Voicebox Technologies Corporation

System and providing words or phrases to be uttered by members of a crowd and processing the utterances in crowd-sourced campaigns to facilitate speech analysis

Systems and methods of providing text related to utterances, and gathering voice data in response to the text are provide herein. In various implementations, an identification token that identifies a first file for a voice data collection campaign, and a second file for a session script may be received from a natural language processing training device.
Voicebox Technologies Corporation

System, apparatus, and processing natural language, and non-transitory computer readable recording medium

A system, apparatus, and method for processing a natural language, and a computer readable recording medium are provided. The system includes a user device configured to receive a compound or complex sentence and a natural language processing apparatus configured to generate a plurality of control commands for the user device based on whether operations intended by a user are sequentially performable in the compound or complex sentence received from the user device..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Semantic entity relation detection classifier training

Semantic entity relation detection classifier training implementations are presented that are generally used to train a semantic entity relation detection classifier to identify relations expressed in a natural language query. In one general implementation, queries are found in a search query click log that exhibit relations and entity types found in a semantic knowledge graph.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

System and eliciting open-ended natural language responses to questions to train natural language processors

Systems and methods gathering text commands in response to a command context using a first crowdsourced are discussed herein. A command context for a natural language processing system may be identified, where the command context is associated with a command context condition to provide commands to the natural language processing system.
Voicebox Technologies Corporation

System and recording utterances using unmanaged crowds for natural language processing

A system and method of recording utterances for building named entity recognition (“ner”) models, which are used to build dialog systems in which a computer listens and responds to human voice dialog. Utterances to be uttered may be provided to users through their mobile devices, which may record the user uttering (e.g., verbalizing, speaking, etc.) the utterances and upload the recording to a computer for processing.
Voicebox Technologies Corporation

Intelligent automated assistant in a media environment

Systems and processes are disclosed for operating a digital assistant in a media environment. In an exemplary embodiment, a user can interact with a digital assistant of a media device while content is displayed by the media device.
Apple Inc.

Automated message introspection and optimization using cognitive services

Software that utilizes cognitive services to analyze proposed communications and determine their predicted acceptance by a target audience. The software performs the following operations: (i) receiving a communication from a sender; (ii) determining a demography of a target audience for the communication using natural language processing; (iii) analyzing a set of data sources to determine a predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience based, at least in part, on the target audience's determined demography; and (iv) identifying a set of adjustments to the communication based, at least in part, on a predicted amount of improvement to the predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience, wherein the set of adjustments utilizes one or more synonyms to replace one or more words in the communication..
International Business Machines Corporation

Perpetual music

A method includes engaging with a second person to render a song on behalf of a first person using a digital representation of the first person; and on behalf of the first person and using the digital representation of the first person, while rendering the song with the second person, providing a natural language response to a question or statement from the second person based on information received from or about the first person.. .
Forget You Not, Llc

Brand personality inference and recommendation system

Mechanisms are provided to implement a brand personality inference engine. The mechanisms receive crowdsource information and extract features associated with a brand from the crowdsource information.
International Business Machines Corporation

Automated message introspection and optimization using cognitive services

Software that utilizes cognitive services to analyze proposed communications and determine their predicted acceptance by a target audience. The software performs the following operations: (i) receiving a communication from a sender; (ii) determining a demography of a target audience for the communication using natural language processing; (iii) analyzing a set of data sources to determine a predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience based, at least in part, on the target audience's determined demography; and (iv) identifying a set of adjustments to the communication based, at least in part, on a predicted amount of improvement to the predicted amount of acceptance of the communication by the target audience, wherein the set of adjustments utilizes one or more synonyms to replace one or more words in the communication..
International Business Machines Corporation

Generation of proof explanation in regulatory compliance management

This disclosure relates generally to regulatory compliance management, and more particularly to method and system for generation of proof explanation in regulatory compliance management. In one embodiment, the method for includes modeling an operations dictionary associated with business facts data of an enterprise, a regulations dictionary from regulatory rules data and a terminological dictionary having terminological variations of concepts and natural language statements associated with the regulatory rules data.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Learning parameters in a feed forward probabilistic graphical model

According to an aspect, learning parameters in a feed forward probabilistic graphical model includes creating an inference model via a computer processor. The creation of the inference model includes receiving a training set that includes multiple scenarios, each scenario comprised of one or more natural language statements, and each scenario corresponding to a plurality of candidate answers.
International Business Machines Corporation

Learning parameters in a feed forward probabilistic graphical model

According to an aspect, learning parameters in a feed forward probabilistic graphical model includes creating an inference model via a computer processor. The creation of the inference model includes receiving a training set that includes multiple scenarios, each scenario comprised of one or more natural language statements, and each scenario corresponding to a plurality of candidate answers.
International Business Machines Corporation

Context-specific vocabulary selection for image reporting

Methods and systems for using contextual information to generate reports for image studies. One method includes determining contextual information associated with an image study wherein at least one image included in the image study loaded in a reporting application.
Merge Healthcare Incorporated

System and matching resource capacity with resource needs

Resources are required to satisfy various needs and wants of people, businesses, and machines. Resources come in the forms of time, talents, money, materials, energy, services, people, knowledge, communication, and other tangible and intangible assets.
Magna Services, Llc

Selective fact generation from table data in a cognitive system

Mechanisms are provided for ingesting natural language textual content. Ingestion of natural language textual content is initiated and an embedded structured data portion within the natural language textual content is identified.
International Business Machines Corporation

Generation of a topic index with natural language processing

Systems and methods are disclosed for generating a topic index for a conversational event and generating a content item based on the topic index. A method includes extracting, by a processing device, a plurality of topics from a first content item corresponding to the conversational event, and generating the topic index for the conversational event.
Google Inc.

Automated management of natural language queries in enterprise business intelligence analytics

Techniques are described for automated management of natural language queries of enterprise data. In one example, a method includes performing natural language processing and semantic processing on a natural language query to identify data sets relevant to the natural language query.
International Business Machines Corporation

Statistics-based machine translation method, apparatus and electronic device

A statistics-based machine translation method is disclosed. The method generates probabilities of translation from a sentence to be translated to candidate translated texts based on features of the candidate translated texts that affect the probabilities of translation and a pre-generated translation probability prediction model.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited

Distributed server system for language understanding

Systems and methods for training and using a natural language understanding system are provided. More specifically, the systems and methods train a natural language understanding system utilizing a distributed network of feature extractors on features servers.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc

Natural language determiner

Embodiments described herein of the natural language determiner (nld) illustrate the ability to determine, at runtime, the conversion of natural language text into a computer-usable form.. .
Intelligent Language, Llc

Deriving logical justification in an extensible logical reasoning system

Mechanisms are provided for implementing a logical reasoning and justification engine that operates to receive a logical parse data structure of natural language content. The logical parse data structure comprises nodes and edges linking nodes and identifies latent logical terms within the natural language content indicative of logical relationships between elements of the natural language content.
International Business Machines Corporation

Aligning natural language to linking code snippets to perform a complicated task

A method, system and computer-usable medium for linking a set of executable code snippets to perform a complicated task, comprising: decomposing a natural language statement into a plurality of decomposed natural language components; searching a repository of code snippets to identify code snippets corresponding to each of the decomposed natural language components; ordering execution of the code snippets based upon the plurality of decomposed natural language components; and, executing the code snippets in order of the natural language statement requests until a final outcome is achieved.. .
International Business Machines Corporation

Natural language based capturing of user interface interactions

Software that uses natural language to describe user interactions with user interfaces and associates those natural language descriptions with goals that are achievable using the user interfaces. The software performs the following operations: (i) identifying a first set of action(s) performed by a first user using a user interface (ui), wherein each action of the first set of action(s) corresponds to a respective ui element; (ii) generating a set of natural language statement(s) corresponding to the identified first set of action(s); and (iii) associating one or more natural language statements of the set with a goal, wherein the goal is achievable by performing one or more of the actions of the first set of action(s) using their respectively corresponding ui elements..
International Business Machines Corporation

Aligning natural language to linking code snippets to perform a complicated task

A method, system and computer-usable medium for linking a set of executable code snippets to perform a complicated task, comprising: decomposing a natural language statement into a plurality of decomposed natural language components; searching a repository of code snippets to identify code snippets corresponding to each of the decomposed natural language components; ordering execution of the code snippets based upon the plurality of decomposed natural language components; and, executing the code snippets in order of the natural language statement requests until a final outcome is achieved.. .
International Business Machines Corporation



Natural Language topics:
  • Natural Language
  • Speech Recognition
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Repository
  • Application Control
  • Data Logging
  • Social Networking
  • Social Network
  • Networking
  • Dictionary
  • Mathematica
  • Support Base
  • User Input
  • Transactions
  • Communications


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