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DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND DETERMINATION METHOD

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170270097
According to one aspect of an embodiment a determination apparatus includes an association unit that associates three words between which association is to be determined, on a distributed representation space. The determination apparatus includes a determination unit that determines association between the three words as an angle defined by the three words associated with each other on the distributed representation space.

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170270433
An information processing apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit and a generation unit. The acquisition unit acquires, when a user performs one of specific behaviors respectively having a plurality of types, information on a behavior of the user performed on a terminal device and information on context associated with the user. The generation unit executes machine learning by using, as feature amounts, information on each of the specific behaviors and…

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION USING RECEPTOR AND EFFECTOR, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170270592
A control apparatus for a man-machine interaction according to the present application includes a first processing unit and a second processing unit. The first processing unit acquires detection information detected using a sensor as a receptor by an artifact including an interface configured to perform a man-machine conversational interaction with a user, using the sensor and an effector as an output apparatus, the detection information indicating a status of the interaction. The second…

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

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170270683
An image processing apparatus according to the present application includes a reception unit and a specification unit. The reception unit receives image data produced through image capturing by a predetermined image capturing apparatus and including an elliptical figure. The specification unit performs projection transform of the image data so that the elliptical figure included in the image data received by the reception unit appears to be an exact circle, and specifies, based on…

DECISION DEVICE FOR SWITCHING DIGITAL DATA PACKET STREAM, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170272835
A decision device for switching a digital data packet stream according to the present application includes an acquiring unit and a decision unit. An acquiring unit acquires, as feature information associated with a first digital data packet stream that is transmitted via an information and telecommunications network, the length of playback time in a case where the digital data packet stream is played back by rendering at a standard playback rate. A decision unit decides, on the basis of…

TERMINAL DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INSURANCE CONDITION DETERMINATION DEVICE

Granted: September 21, 2017
Application Number: 20170273047
A terminal device that includes a first execution unit that executes a first application having a navigation function for a user in a vehicle, and a second execution unit that executes a second application having a transmission function and a reception function of a message, and the second execution unit automatically replies to the message in cooperation with the first application in a case where the second execution unit receives the message to the second application while the vehicle…

System and Method for Traffic Quality Based Pricing via Deep Neural Language Models

Granted: September 14, 2017
Application Number: 20170262878
Systems, devices, and methods are disclosed for determining the quality of traffic received from different web page publishers, and setting a pricing structure for the different traffic based on the determined quality of traffic. Accurately determining the quality of traffic and/or clicks from different publishers allows the network system described herein to offer a fair marketplace with just return on investments (ROI) for advertisers, and offer a robust and accurate traffic quality…

SEARCH APPARATUS, SEARCH METHOD, AND SEARCH PROGRAM

Granted: September 14, 2017
Application Number: 20170262895
An advertising apparatus receives requirements for searching documents, acquires, for each of the requirements, a first list that arranges in ascending order document numbers, each of which is associated with a corresponding one of the documents and extracts starting document numbers of the respective requirements of the first list to thereby prepare a second list. Each starting document number totals a count that satisfies a minimum requirement count that represents the number of…

QUALITY-BASED SCORING AND INHIBITING OF USER-GENERATED CONTENT

Granted: August 31, 2017
Application Number: 20170249311
Methods and devices for assessing the quality of user-generated content are described. In one embodiment, a method is disclosed for measuring the quality of a user-generated answer to a question by combining various factors, including question-answer surface word vector similarity, question-answer explicit semantic analysis vector similarity, answer-answer explicit sematic analysis vector similarity, query performance predictor, sentiment analysis, textual analysis of the answer, and…

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

Granted: August 24, 2017
Application Number: 20170241786
According to one aspect of an embodiment an estimation device includes a detection unit that detects a predetermined physical state that is produced at a time of movement. The estimation device includes an estimation unit that estimates a moving velocity from a state detected by the detection unit, by using a learner that has learned a velocity zone with the physical state being produced therefrom.

DELIVERY APPARATUS, DELIVERY METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

Granted: August 24, 2017
Application Number: 20170243288
A delivery apparatus according to the present application includes an acquisition unit, a generation unit, and a delivery unit. The acquisition unit acquires user information that represents information relating to a user. The generation unit generates, using the user information acquired by the acquisition unit, loan information that represents information including loan terms for the user. The delivery unit delivers the loan information generated by the generation unit to a terminal…

DETERMINATION DEVICE THROUGH CLUSTERING ANALYSIS OF POSITION HISTORY DATA, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Granted: August 24, 2017
Application Number: 20170245114
According to an embodiment a determination device through a clustering analysis of position history data incudes an estimation unit that, by conducting a clustering analysis on history data of pieces of geographical position information on Earth of a plurality of movable bodies that is obtained by a positioning device, based, on a horizontal position constituted of a latitude and a longitude and a lapse of time, acquires pieces of area information indicating a characteristic of…

INFORMATION PROCESSOR, METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR PRESUMING ATTRIBUTE BASED ON FLOW OF PHYSICAL UNIT AND APPEALING

Granted: August 17, 2017
Application Number: 20170236161
An information processor includes a detecting unit (control unit), a presuming unit (control unit), and a control unit. The detecting unit detects, by detecting a transition of positional information on individual physical units by sensing with electromagnetic waves and a communication with electromagnetic waves, detects a flow of an aggregate of the physical units. The presuming unit presumes an attribute of the physical units, as an individual, part, or whole, included in the flow,…

SCALABLE AND EFFECTIVE DOCUMENT SUMMARIZATION FRAMEWORK

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170228457
Systems, methods, and apparatuses are disclosed for adaptively generating a summary of web-based content based on an attribute of a mobile communication device having transmitted a request for the web-based content. By adaptively generating the summary based on an attribute of the mobile communication device such as an amount of visual space available or a number of characters permitted in the interface, a display of the web-based content may be controlled on the mobile communication…

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

Granted: August 10, 2017
Application Number: 20170228775
A learning apparatus according to the subject application includes an acquisition unit, a generating unit, and a specifying unit. The acquisition unit acquires terminal information that is information about a terminal device receiving information content. The generating unit generates a model indicating a tendency of predetermined behavior related to predetermined information content to be taken, by learning the relation between result information indicating whether the predetermined…

ADVERTISEMENT GENERATION APPARATUS AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Granted: August 3, 2017
Application Number: 20170220220
An advertisement generation apparatus includes a generating unit that generates a page to be displayed on a terminal device that displays an advertisement on a screen. The page includes a content page and an advertising page that are superimposed one on top of the other, where the content page includes an advertising space such that the advertising space is to he scrolled on the screen according to operation, and the advertising page is greater in size than the advertising space. The…

SCALABLE CONFLICT DETECTION IN TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT

Granted: August 3, 2017
Application Number: 20170220617
Multi-thread systems and methods are described for concurrently handling requests to commit data updates to a database by a plurality of data transactions. The database preferably supports multi-versioning and the data transactions are preferably isolated by snapshot isolation. In one embodiment, concurrent and lock-free handling of requests to commit data updates includes performing two types of concurrent data conflict detection. A transaction proceeds to commit only if it passes both…

INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF TERMINAL DEVICE

Granted: July 20, 2017
Application Number: 20170208497
According to one aspect of an embodiment an information providing device includes a communication unit that communicates with a terminal device used by a user. The information providing device includes an information provision control unit that generates provided information provided to the user in the terminal device and optionally including congestion information presenting a congestion condition and cause the communication unit to transmit the generated provided information to the…

SYSTEMS AND METHODS INVOLVING INTEGRATION/CREATION OF SEARCH RESULTS MEDIA MODULES

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170193107
Provided herein are mixed-media modules with functional layers that can be used to provided additional information to targeted audience. Systems and methods are disclosed for performing processing involved with search, such as processing search information to return search results. In one exemplary implementation, there is provided a method for processing information to return search results including mixed-media media presentation(s) selectable by a user. Moreover, such method may…

FILTERING MACHINE FOR SPONSORED CONTENT

Granted: July 6, 2017
Application Number: 20170193545
A filtering machine receives sponsored content and filters the sponsored content according to a quality metric generated by quality model circuitry and assigned to the instance of sponsored content. The quality model circuitry generates the quality metric in accordance with historical feedback received about other sponsored content and a collection of quality factors pertaining to the sponsored content. Based on the quality metric for the sponsored content, the filtering machine can…