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Detour based content selections

12/24/15 - 20150371271 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, for detour based content selection. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a data processing apparatus, location data for a plurality of users, the location data describing, for each user, locations of a user device of the user; determining, from the location data, route data
Inventors: Fergus Gerard Hurley, Michael Schwarz, Robin Dua, Sangsoo Sung, Andrew Tomkins

List accumulation and reminder triggering

12/24/15 - 20150370884 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for list accumulation and reminder triggering. In one aspect, a method includes receiving, at a data processing apparatus, a first input comprising a plurality of terms; determining, by the data processing apparatus, that one or more of
Inventors: Fergus Gerard Hurley, Robin Dua, Sangsoo Sung, Andrew Tomkins

Bid optimization in search engine marketing

09/04/14 - 20140249914 - Methods and apparatus are described for optimally allocating an online advertising budget for a search engine marketing (SEM) campaign among a fixed set of keywords.
Inventors: Pavel Berkhin, Usama M. Fayyad, Scott Gaffney, Bassel Ojjeh, Rajesh Girish Parekh, Andrew Tomkins

Using scientific papers in web search

07/03/14 - 20140188861 - Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for using scientific papers in web search are described. A web search system can rank scientific content highly in search results of a query, when the scientific content has been popular in the past but is obscure
Inventors: Michael Angelo, Andrew Tomkins, Benedict A. Gomes

Method and apparatus for detecting and explaining bursty stream events in targeted groups

06/12/14 - 20140164344 - A method and apparatus are provided for detecting and explaining bursty stream events in targeted groups. In one example, the method includes receiving validated bursty events, finding explanatory data sources having relevant bursty events that are relevant to the validated bursty events, wherein the explanatory sources explain the presence of
Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Cameron Marlow, Jasmine Novak

Translation model and method for matching reviews to objects

04/28/11 - 20110099192 - Disclosed are methods and apparatus for matching sets of text to objects are disclosed. In accordance with one embodiment, a set of text is obtained. For instance, the set of text may include a review. A numerical value is determined for each of a plurality of objects, where the numerical
Inventors: Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Nilesh Dalvi, Bo Pang, Andrew Tomkins

Keyword set and target audience profile generalization techniques

01/20/11 - 20110015991 - A variety of techniques are described by which keyword sets and target audience profiles may be generalized in a systematic and effective way with reference to relationships between keywords, profiles, and the data of an underlying user population.
Inventors: Usama M. Fayyad, Pavel Berkhin, Andrew Tomkins, Rajesh Girish Parekh, Jignashu Parikh, David Wellspring Sculley, Ii

User-sensitive pagerank

01/28/10 - 20100023513 - Techniques are described for generating an authority value of a first one of a plurality of documents. A first component of the authority value is generated with reference to outbound links associated with the first document. The outbound links enable access to a first subset of the plurality of documents.
Inventors: Pavel Berkhin, Usama M. Fayyad, Prabhakar Raghavan, Andrew Tomkins

Modular web crawling policies and metrics

08/13/09 - 20090204575 - A web crawler loads a policy from a customizable stored module that is separate and distinct from the web crawler's source code. The web crawler follows these policies in determining the order in which the web crawler will visit and index web pages in an index used by an Internet
Inventors: Christopher Olston, Andrew Tomkins

System and/or method for obtaining of user generated content boxes

07/30/09 - 20090192988 - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to a process for receiving, evaluating and selecting of content modules such as content summary boxes and landing pages for display on network-accessible search engine results page. In one particular example, potential content providers may be provided with incentives and guidelines for the preparation
Inventors: Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Prabhakar Raghavan, Raghu Ramakrishnan, Andrew Tomkins

System and method for testing a software module

06/18/09 - 20090158249 - Systems and methods are described for testing a software module. The method comprises receiving a modified software module for use as part of a software application which includes a plurality of constituent software modules, replacing at least one of the constituent software modules with the modified software module to generate
Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Randolph Preston Mcafee

Method and apparatus for detecting and explaining bursty stream events in targeted groups

06/18/09 - 20090157651 - A method and apparatus are provided for detecting and explaining bursty stream events in targeted groups. In one example, the method includes receiving validated bursty events, finding explanatory data sources having relevant bursty events that are relevant to the validated bursty events, wherein the explanatory sources explain the presence of
Inventors: Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Cameron Marlow, Jasmine Novak

Electronic mail message handling and presentation methods and systems

06/11/09 - 20090150497 - Methods and apparatuses are provided for use with electronic mail messages. In one exemplary method, electronic mail messages may be presented in an order based, at least in part, on a presentation scores associated with each message. The presentation score may be based, at least in part, on presentation knowledge
Inventors: Randolph Preston Mcafee, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Andrew Tomkins

Community-based web filtering

04/30/09 - 20090112974 - Community-based rating information is generated about a Web site, Web page or other network-accessible content for use in Web filtering operations. The rating information may relate to the appropriateness of the content for a particular audience or audiences, such as for children or for children of different age groups. The
Inventors: Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Randolph P. Mcafee, Andrew Tomkins

Hierarchical structure entropy measurement methods and systems

04/30/09 - 20090112865 - Methods and apparatuses are provided for accessing taxonomic data associated with an item as classified into a taxonomy having a hierarchical structure, establishing dependency data associated with a distribution represented in the taxonomic data, and determining entropic data for the item based, at least in part, on the distribution and
Inventors: Erik N. Vee, Deepayan Chakrabarti, Anirban Dasgupta, Arpita Ghosh, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Andrew Tomkins

Toolbar signature

04/30/09 - 20090110199 - A method and system are provided for a web browser toolbar signature. In one example, the method includes receiving a submission of user content from a source webpage, receiving a producer identity of a producer who submitted the user content, receiving identifying information about the destination webpage, coding signed content
Inventors: Cameron Marlow, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Andrew Tomkins

Method and system for creating superior informational guides

04/16/09 - 20090100381 - A method for creating informational guides includes receiving a guide specification and a guide content for a plurality of guides; publishing the plurality of guides to a Web-based network for access to users of the network; serving advertising to the plurality of published guides; and rewarding owners of the plurality
Inventors: Preston Mcafee, Andrew Tomkins, Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar

Customization of search results

03/19/09 - 20090077056 - Methods and apparatus are described which enable the customization of search results. Various embodiments of the invention relate to machine-readable representations of configurations of one or more components of a search results page. The machine-readable representations are operable in conjunction with a search engine to present, in response to a
Inventors: Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar, Andrew Tomkins


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