Yahoo Patent Applications

LEARNING DEVICE, LEARNING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: June 22, 2017
Application Number: 20170178029
A learning device includes a classification unit that classifies data to be determined by using a learner configured to classify data based on a predetermined feature among features included in the data. The learning device includes an estimation unit that estimates, from classification results according to the classification unit, the behavior of the probability of a mistake occurring in the classification results according to the classification unit based on a large deviation…

DETERMINATION DEVICE, DETERMINATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: June 8, 2017
Application Number: 20170160088
A determination device includes a detection unit that detects acceleration. The determination device includes a setting unit that sets a reference direction based on the acceleration detected by the detection unit. The determination device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a characteristic amount based on acceleration in a direction with respect to the reference direction act by the setting unit. The determination device includes a determination unit that determines a traveling…

GENERATING ACTIONABLE SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING USER ENGAGEMENT WITH ONLINE ADVERTISEMENTS

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170154356
An online advertising system receives an advertisement from an advertiser. The system analyzes the advertisement, extracts its features and provides to the advertiser a quality rating for the advertisement which depends on a user engagement factor such as the predicted dwell time for the ad, given its features. The system further provides to the advertiser suggestions for improvements to the advertisement, such as a list of actionable guidelines that can improve the expected dwell time…

DIGITAL MEDIA DELIVERY DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM THAT SELECT DIGITAL MEDIA FOR DISPLAY WITHIN DIGITAL CONTENT BASED ON A DEGREE OF RELIABILITY OF AN EVALUATION VALUE FOR THE DIGITAL MEDIA

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170154365
Digital media delivery devices, methods, and programs select digital media for display within digital content on a terminal device based on a degree of reliability of an evaluation value for the digital media. The devices, methods, and programs access a memory that stores digital media information for a plurality of items of digital media including an evaluation value, and a degree of reliability that reflects the reliability of the evaluation value. The devices, methods, and programs,…

NETWORK-BASED USER AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, METHOD, AND PROGRAM THAT SECURELY AUTHENTICATE A USER'S IDENTITY BY USING A PRE-REGISTERED AUTHENTICATOR IN A REMOTE PORTABLE TERMINAL OF THE USER

Granted: June 1, 2017
Application Number: 20170155629
A network-based user authentication device, method, and program securely authenticate a user's identity by using a pre-registered authenticator in a remote portable terminal of the user. The device, method, and program transmit an identity verification request that requests verification of the user's identity by a pre-registered authenticator to the remote portable terminal, and receive, in response to the verification request, authentication information from the remote portable…

GRANULAR DATA FOR BEHAVIORAL TARGETING

Granted: May 18, 2017
Application Number: 20170140424
A method of targeting receives several granular events and preprocesses the received granular events thereby generating preprocessed data to facilitate construction of a model based on the granular events. The method generates a predictive model by using the preprocessed data. The predictive model is for determining a likelihood of a user action. The method trains the predictive model. A system for targeting includes granular events, a preprocessor for receiving the granular events, a…

DETERMINATION APPARATUS, DETERMINATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: April 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170111340
A determination apparatus according to an embodiment includes a receiving unit, an acquisition unit, and a determination unit. The receiving unit receives a request for authentication of identity of a user who uses a terminal device. The acquisition unit acquires context information that is information indicating a context of the terminal device. The determination unit performs determination related to authentication requested by the terminal device, on the basis of the context…

EXPLORATION OF REAL-TIME ADVERTISING DECISIONS

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098236
Described herein are example systems and operations for enhancing response prediction and bidding decision making. A feature recommendation controller may include a factorization machine that generates a set of combinations of contextual and advertiser features yielding high expected response rates. A bidding controller may implement a multi-arm bandit system that uses Thompson sampling to select an optimal one of the feature combinations that corresponds to a highest expected response…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING AND UTILIZING A HIERARCHICAL BAYESIAN FRAMEWORK FOR AD CLICK THROUGH RATE PREDICTION

Granted: April 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170098240
The present disclosure relates to a computer system configured establish and utilize a database for online ad realization prediction in an ad display platform associated with N parties, wherein N is a positive integral greater than 1. The computer system is configured obtain a party hierarchy for each of the N parties including a plurality of features of the party; select a target ad display event including N features, each of the N features corresponding to a node in a party hierarchy;…

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170082440
An information processing system according to the present application comprises a user terminal and a server apparatus, the user terminal including a magnetic field measuring unit that measures magnetic fields, a movement measuring unit that measures manners of movement, and an output unit that outputs the measured magnetic fields and results of the measurement performed by the movement measuring unit while associating each of the measured magnetic fields and a corresponding one of the…

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 23, 2017
Application Number: 20170083933
An information processing device that performs navigation processing for searching a route to a destination and presenting a guide route in accordance with a search result includes an output control module that causes a voice output module to output, by voice, a voice advertisement or a questionnaire related to a voice advertisement based on a conversation with a user during the navigation processing.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170075913
An information processing apparatus according to the embodiment includes a specifying unit, an acquisition unit, a determination unit, and a process unit. The specifying unit specifies two or more users that behave together. The acquisition unit acquires information on the two or more users specified by the specifying unit from a database that stores information on a plurality of users. The determination unit determines a relationship between the two or more users based on the…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENTS FOR COMPARISON

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170076327
The present teaching relates to providing dynamic advertisements for comparison. In one example, a request is received for selecting advertisement. The request incorporates a query. The query is analyzed to determine a category of product and determine one or more attributes of the category of product based on the query. At least one advertisement associated with the category of product is selected based on the one or more attributes and the request. An instruction on presentation of the…

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, MOBILE TERMINAL, SERVER APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170076578
An information processing system includes an acquiring unit that acquires motion information indicating a current motion of a user, a determining unit that compares the motion information acquired by the acquiring unit with standard information indicating a motion of the user in a predetermined state to determine the presence or absence of a state change of the user, and a calculating unit that, when the determining unit determines that a state change is present, calculates an area that…

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EXCHANGING CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS WITH AN UNAUTHENTICATED DEVICE

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078090
The present teaching relates to exchanging a key with a device. In one example, a secret value is generated. A message is transmitted to the device. The message includes information related to the secret value based on which the device is to create a cryptographic key. A visual code displayed on the device is captured. The visual code includes a first piece of information and a second piece of information. A key value is generated based on the first piece of information and the secret…

PROVIDING DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, PROVIDING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND AUTHENTICATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078100
A providing device according to the present application includes a detecting unit and a providing unit. The detecting unit detects a function, from among functions used for communication with an authentication server that authenticates the identity of a user by verifying a signature of authentication result information that is information created by adding the signature using a predetermined key to an authentication result obtained by an authentication device that performs personal…

MEASUREMENT DATA COLLECTING SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, SERVER DEVICE, MEASUREMENT DATA COLLECTING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078397
A measurement data collecting system includes a data receiving unit that receives first data measured by a first sensor and acquired at a mobile terminal, a measurement environment determining unit that determines environment of the mobile terminal when the first data is acquired based on second data measured by a second sensor and acquired at the mobile terminal. The measurement environment determining unit extracts first data in accordance with the environment from the first data…

INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: March 16, 2017
Application Number: 20170078844
An information providing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a specifying unit, a value determination unit, and an information providing unit. The specifying unit specifies a group of two or more users that behave together. The value determination unit determines value of the group specified by the specifying unit as an information provision destination. The information providing unit decides an information provision destination based on the value of the group determined by the…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS INVOLVING CREATION/DISPLAY/UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION MODULES, SUCH AS MIXED-MEDIA AND MULTIMEDIA MODULES

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170068310
Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules. A processor communicates a mixed-media module creator interface to a first client device. The mixed-media module creator interface is configured to enable a first user of the first client device to create a mixed-media module, the mixed-media module comprising both an updatable…

Systems and Methods Involving Features of Creation/Viewing/Utilization of Information Modules Such as Mixed-Media Modules

Granted: March 9, 2017
Application Number: 20170068361
Systems and methods consistent with the present innovations are directed to implementations involving creation, viewing, playing, sharing and/or utilization of information modules, such as mixed-media modules.