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Tarek Najm patents

Recent bibliographic sampling of Tarek Najm patents listed/published in the public domain by the USPTO (USPTO Patent Application #,Title):



12/25/14 - 20140379686 - Generating and presenting lateral concepts
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for generating lateral concepts are provided. The system includes a search engine to receive user queries, a storage to store content and its associated categories, and a lateral concept generator. The lateral concept generator is connected to both the search engine and storage. The lateral...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Rajeev Prasad, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

09/26/13 - 20130254199 - Providing knowledge content to users
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for generating and providing knowledge content to users utilizing a web architecture that integrates information across data silos through a common, flexible data storage schema, such as a star or snowflake schema, are provided. Data from a content graph, a user activity graph, a social...
Inventors: Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, Tarek Najm, Phani Vaddadi, Rajeev Prasad, Siva Mohan (Microsoft Corporation)

05/16/13 - 20130124278 - Methods, apparatus and systems for providing a multi-purpose task completion platform
A computer-implemented method of sourcing electronic tasks is disclosed. The method includes receiving customized electronic tasks, each customized electronic task being customized for a content managing entity. The method also includes identifying a plurality of users that selected to participate in receiving customized electronic tasks. The method further includes communicating...
Inventors: Tarek Najm (Qa Channel, Inc.)

05/09/13 - 20130117204 - Inferring procedural knowledge from data sources
A procedural inference system is described herein that infers procedural knowledge from various data sources to help a user complete one or more tasks for which the data sources provide information. The system understands users' queries, identifies a task at hand, provides recommendations on the steps to take and the...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Arungunram Surendran, Prasanth Pulavarthi, Phani Vaddadi, Munirathnam Srikanth, Tarek Najm (Microsoft Corporation)

11/29/12 - 20120303444 - Semantic advertising selection from lateral concepts and topics
Advertisements are selected for presentation on search result pages and web pages based on phrases generated from lateral concepts and topics identified for the search result pages and web pages. A search query or an indication of a web page is received for which advertisements are to be provided. Lateral...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, Rajeev Prasad (Microsoft Corporation)

09/27/12 - 20120246155 - Semantic table of contents for search results
A table of contents is generated for search results in response to a search query by identifying semantic concepts as topics for inclusion within the table of contents. When a search query is received, a search is performed to identify search results. The search results are compared to an ontology...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

03/29/12 - 20120078715 - Advertising service based on content and user log mining
A system and method are disclosed for providing documents related to a search request. The search request may include a search query of one or more keywords, or the search request may be a demographic search query including one or more demographic attributes. An index containing data crawled from publisher's...
Inventors: Li Li, Tarek Najm, Ying Li, Zheng Chen, Hua-jun Zeng, Ke Tang, Zhifeng Yang, Fengping Zeng, Xianfang Wang, Xiafeng Dai, Benyu Zang, Jian Wang (Microsoft Corporation)

01/19/12 - 20120016761 - Techniques for provisioning content
Techniques including systems and methods for facilitating transactions in connection with electronic trading cards. A finite number of electronic cards are created and associated with owners. Electronic cards are allowed to be bought, sold, traded, gifted, and/or otherwise involved in transactions. Card-related transactions may be conducted in connection with a...
Inventors: Tarek Najm, Ian Ferriera (Enyama, Inc.)

12/15/11 - 20110307819 - Navigating dominant concepts extracted from multiple sources
Graphical user interfaces, methods, and computer-storage media for navigating dominant concepts are provided. The method is executed by a computer system that generates a graphical user interface having dominant concepts associated with a contextual query. The contextual query is issued to a search engine that searches multiple sources to locate...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Tarek Najm (Microsoft Corporation)

12/15/11 - 20110307460 - Navigating relationships among entities
Graphical user interfaces, methods, and computer-storage media for navigating relationships among entities are provided. The method is executed by a computer system that generates a graphical user interface having entities associated with a query. The query is issued to a search engine that searches multiple sources to locate results. The...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

12/08/11 - 20110302156 - Re-ranking search results based on lexical and ontological concepts
Search result re-ranking is provided by employing a concept graph from a metabase. When a search query is received, a query context of the search query is analyzed to identify dominant concepts for the search query. The dominant concepts are expanded by identifying the dominant concepts within a concept graph...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Munirathnam Srikanth, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, John Midgley, Mahbubul Alam Ali (Microsoft Corporation)

12/08/11 - 20110302149 - Identifying dominant concepts across multiple sources
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for identifying dominant concepts are provided. The system includes a search engine connected to various sources, an entity extraction component, a metabase, and a ranking component. The search engine receives a contextual query and provides results in response to the contextual query. The entity extraction...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Tarek Najm, Abhinai Srivastava, Munirathnam Srikanth, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, Rajeev Prasad (Microsoft Corporation)

11/10/11 - 20110276405 - Combinatorial advertisements
Combinatorial advertisements are provided based on textual advertisements and rich media advertisements. A textual advertisement and rich media advertisement are identified as matching. Based on identifying the textual advertisement and rich media advertisement as matching, a combinatorial advertisement is generated. The combinatorial advertisement includes a text portion derived from text...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Tarek Najm (Microsoft Corporation)

10/20/11 - 20110258032 - Search advertisement selection based on user actions
Advertisements are selected for presentation on a search results page based on the presence or absence of user activity within the search results page. When a search results page is provided to an end user, the search results page is tracked for user activity. If user activity is detected, a...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, Rajeev Prasad, Mahbubul Alam Ali (Microsoft Corporation)

09/22/11 - 20110231395 - Presenting answers
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for presenting answers are provided. The system includes a search engine to receive user queries and contexts, a query understanding component to provide results, and an answer generator to present answers to the user queries. The answers may include a link to a browser that...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

09/08/11 - 20110218947 - Ontological categorization of question concepts from document summaries
Electronic documents are analyzed to identify assertions, which are inverted to generate questions that may be answered by the assertions. A document or a corpus of electronic documents may be analyzed to identify entities and relationships among entities within the text of the document(s). Assertions are identified based on the...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

08/11/11 - 20110196875 - Semantic table of contents for search results
A table of contents is generated for search results in response to a search query by identifying semantic concepts as topics for inclusion within the table of contents. When a search query is received, a search is performed to identify search results. The search results are compared to an ontology...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

08/11/11 - 20110196852 - Contextual queries
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for generating contextual queries are provided. The system includes a search engine to receive user queries and contexts, a query understanding component to generate a semantic representation of the query, and a data source command generator to transform the semantic representation into commands for multiple...
Inventors: Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Tarek Najm (Microsoft Corporation)

08/11/11 - 20110196851 - Generating and presenting lateral concepts
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for generating lateral concepts are provided. The system includes a search engine to receive user queries, a storage to store content and its associated categories, and a lateral concept generator. The lateral concept generator is connected to both the search engine and storage. The lateral...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Rajeev Prasad, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran (Microsoft Corporation)

08/11/11 - 20110196737 - Semantic advertising selection from lateral concepts and topics
Advertisements are selected for presentation on search result pages and web pages based on phrases generated from lateral concepts and topics identified for the search result pages and web pages. A search query or an indication of a web page is received for which advertisements are to be provided. Lateral...
Inventors: Viswanath Vadlamani, Abhinai Srivastava, Tarek Najm, Munirathnam Srikanth, Phani Vaddadi, Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, Rajeev Prasad (Microsoft Corporation)

02/17/11 - 20110040776 - Semantic trading floor
Review and filtering of search results is facilitated by providing additional types of results beyond links to existing documents can be provided in addition to or in place of links to existing documents. These additional results can facilitate modifying a search request to filter out unwanted documents. The additional results,...
Inventors: Tarek Najm, Phani K Vaddadi, Rajeev Prasad, Viswanath Vadlamani, Eric Schoonover (Microsoft Corporation)

12/16/10 - 20100318537 - Providing knowledge content to users
Systems, methods, and computer-storage media for generating and providing knowledge content to users utilizing a web architecture that integrates information across data silos through a common, flexible data storage schema, such as a star or snowflake schema, are provided. Data from a content graph, a user activity graph, a social...
Inventors: Arungunram Chandrasekaran Surendran, Tarek Najm, Phani Vaddadi, Rajeev Prasad, Siva Mohan (Microsoft Corporation)

06/04/09 - 20090144124 - Providing a user driven, event triggered advertisement
Systems and methods are provided for adding an advertisement to a web page by associating advertisements with one or more visual objects e.g., text and/or pictures. Embodiments of the present invention include a method for selecting visual objects and associating the visual object with an advertisement after the web page...
Inventors: Arungunram C. Surendran, Lee-ming Zen, Hrishikesh M. Bal, Tarek Najm, Kevin Riedy (Microsoft Corporation)

03/12/09 - 20090070310 - Online advertising relevance verification
Online relevance verification is performed to provide relevant advertisements to search queries received at a search engine. Relevance of an advertisement for a received search query is determined by comparing the content of a landing page associated with the advertisement against search results for the search query. Relevance may then...
Inventors: Abhinai Srivastava, Ying Li, Tarek Najm (Microsoft Corporation)

Microsoft Corporation, Qa Channel, Inc., Enyama, Inc.

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