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ESTIMATION DEVICE, ESTIMATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: October 18, 2018
Application Number: 20180300389
An estimation device according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and an estimation unit. The acquiring unit acquires user relationship information indicating a similarity relationship between a plurality of users. The estimation unit estimates, based on feeling information on a similar user who is similar to one of the users in the user relationship information acquired by the acquiring unit, a feeling of the one of the users.

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

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180267992
An information processing system includes a first acquisition unit that acquires first information about the content of a content item, a second acquisition unit that acquires second information about a location of a user who has accessed the content item, and a deriving unit that derives third information based on the first information acquired by the first acquisition unit and the second information acquired by the second acquisition unit, the third information associating a factor…

ONLINE USER SPACE EXPLORATION FOR RECOMMENDATION

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180268073
To maximize the accuracy and efficiency of predicting users that will enjoy targeted content, a proposed content selection solution looks to combine a first strategy of utilizing selection rules with a second strategy of utilizing machine based learning models. By combining the selection rules-based approach and the machine learning model-based approach, the proposed content selection solution is able to consider and recommend a wider range of users for each available content.

ANALYSIS DEVICE, ANALYSIS METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180268307
An analysis device according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a determiner. The acquisition unit acquires an evaluation value for evaluating an action taken by a user who has viewed an electronic page containing summary information of content. The determiner determines an improvement parameter preferable as a summary parameter to be used when the content is converted into the summary information, based on a summary parameter used in the conversion and the…

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

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180268437
A calculation apparatus includes an accepting unit that accepts, from a set-up person, a budget amount that is a maximum amount of compensation for distribution of information. The calculation apparatus includes a calculating unit that calculates, in accordance with the budget amount, the number of users who become the distribution destination of the information.

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

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180268443
A determination method according to the present application comprises predicting, based on information related to a predetermined ad spot that is displayed on a terminal device, amount-of-money information that is related to a billing amount billed to a first type advertisement distribution server, which has a predetermined relationship with content that includes the ad spot, when a first advertisement distributed by the first type advertisement distribution server is displayed on the ad…

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

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180268816
A generating device includes an accepting unit that accepts a speech of a user. The generating device includes a generating unit that, by inputting the speech of the user to a single model in which a group of parameters are learned simultaneously to output a response directly from a speech, generates a response to the speech.

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

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180270172
An information processing device according to the present application includes an interaction unit, a detection unit, and a change unit. The interaction unit performs interaction through dialogue with a user of a terminal device using the terminal device. The detection unit detects a transition of an aspect of the interaction. The change unit changes a mode of the interaction performed by the interaction unit when the detection unit detects the transition of the aspect.

AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, AUTHENTICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: September 20, 2018
Application Number: 20180270213
An authentication apparatus according to the present application includes an acquiring unit, a first specifying unit, a second specifying unit, and an authentication unit. The acquiring unit acquires context information on a target user who becomes a target for authentication. The first specifying unit specifies a belonging cluster based on information related to a plurality of cluster groups and the context information on the target user, in each of the plurality of the cluster groups.…

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING MULTIPLE DEVICES BELONGING TO THE SAME GROUP

Granted: August 30, 2018
Application Number: 20180248844
The technologies described herein identify multiple electronic devices belonging to the same group. A computer system receives, from network accessing applications of a plurality of electronic devices, internet protocol (IP) trajectory information about the network accessing applications via a network. The IP trajectory information includes a user identifier, a list of IP addresses associated with each of the network accessing applications, and timestamps specifying times each of the…

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

Granted: August 23, 2018
Application Number: 20180239790
According to one aspect of an embodiment a provision device includes an acquisition unit that acquires a context representing a leading index to lead an impression of a given context. The provision device includes a specifying unit that specifies, from distributed representations of respective contexts that are generated on the basis of a relative connection multiple contexts have, other distributed representations having a given connection with a distributed representation of the given…

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

Granted: August 23, 2018
Application Number: 20180240146
According to one aspect of an embodiment a provision device includes a generation unit that generates a distributed representation of each context on the basis of a relative connection that multiple contexts have. The provision device includes a provision unit that provides information representing a change between a distributed representation of a given context that is generated before distribution information about the given context is distributed and a distributed representation of…

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

Granted: August 16, 2018
Application Number: 20180232780
A determination method according to the present application comprises acquiring a first advertisement from a first type advertisement distribution server that has a predetermined relationship with content that includes a predetermined ad spot displayed on a terminal device, requesting, by sending amount-of-money information that is based on a condition related to the first type advertisement distribution server, distribution of an advertisement from a second type advertisement…

NAME-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC ACCOUNT USERS

Granted: August 2, 2018
Application Number: 20180218382
Communication accounts may contain information such as account holder names, contact lists, and communication logs. Such information may be processed for generating features that may be used as corpus for a machine learning algorithm for developing classifiers of names. Specifically, names and contact names of the accounts may be arranged in to a document according to the manner in which account holders communicate with the contacts. The document may be used for generating word embedding…

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING VIEWABLE IMPRESSIONS OF ONLINE CONTENT

Granted: August 2, 2018
Application Number: 20180218391
Methods and systems to monitor viewable impressions of online advertisements are provided. A method includes receiving a request to provide an online advertisement for display on a user device. The method further includes providing an online advertisement viewability rules array to an online content publisher system in response to receiving the request. The online advertisement viewability rules array includes a plurality of rules, each rule of the plurality of rules including a…

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING VIEWABILITY METRICS

Granted: August 2, 2018
Application Number: 20180218392
Methods and systems for processing viewability metrics are provided. A method includes receiving, by a processor of an online advertising platform, online advertisement viewability metrics collected by a system of an online content publisher. The online advertisement viewability metrics indicate whether a user of a user device viewed an online advertisement provided to the user device. The method further includes dividing, by the processor of the online advertising platform, the received…

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

Granted: August 2, 2018
Application Number: 20180219809
According to one aspect of an embodiment a selecting device includes an acquiring unit that acquires experience information that indicates experience of a user in a predetermined event. The selecting device includes a selecting unit that selects information to provide to the user based on the experience information.

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

Granted: June 28, 2018
Application Number: 20180182030
A determination device disclosed herein includes an acquiring unit, a specifying unit, and a determination unit. The acquiring unit acquires account information that is information related to a transaction of an account opened by a first company and evaluation information that is information related to evaluations of companies. The specifying unit specifies, based on the account information acquired by the acquiring unit, a second company that has a deposit/withdrawal transaction with…

GENERATION DEVICE, GENERATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: June 21, 2018
Application Number: 20180173726
A generation device according to the subject application includes an acquiring unit and a generating unit. The acquiring unit acquires multiple pieces of vector information that correspond to each search target during the proximity search. The generating unit generates multiple pieces of centroid information, in which each piece of vector information is related in accordance with a distance for vector quantization, based on multiple pieces of vector information acquired by the acquiring…

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

Granted: June 21, 2018
Application Number: 20180174183
According to one aspect of an embodiment a calculation device includes a determination unit that determines whether each of the pieces of the attribute information matches each of the conditions. The calculation device includes a decision unit that decides, on the basis of whether the continuous values included in the index information that is associated with the condition determined to be matched with the attribute information continue up to the predetermined value, whether the…