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Eric Horvitz, John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Samuel D Hobson, David O Hovel, Adrian C Klein, Jacobus A Rommelse, Gregory L Shaw: Intelligent user assistance facility. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, February 1, 2000: US06021403 (470 worldwide citation)

An event composing and monitoring system that allows high-level events to be created from combinations of low-level events. An event specification tool, contained in the system, allows for rapidly developing a general event processor that creates high-level events from combinations of user actions. ...


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Adrian C Klein, Fajen M Kyne, Theodore L Michel: Retrieval of relevant information categories. Microsoft Corporation, Woodcock Washburn, March 9, 2004: US06704729 (169 worldwide citation)

Large stores of information are often organized in a hierarchical taxonomy to aid a search and retrieval of the information. The hierarchical taxonomy generally consists of related categories of information, called “nodes,” that each may contain information relevant to the search. Each node is addre ...


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Eric Horvitz, John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Samuel D Hobson, David O Hovel, Adrian C Klein, Jacobus A Rommelse, Gregory L Shaw: Intelligent user assistance facility. Microsoft, Law Offices of Michael Dryja, July 17, 2001: US06262730 (167 worldwide citation)

An intelligent user assistance system is disclosed. The system is constructed using a reasoning model to determine the probability of a user's intentions, goals, or informational needs in the context of a software program. This is accomplished through analysis of information about the user&apos ...


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Eric Horvitz, John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Samuel D Hobson, David O Hovel, Adrian C Klein, Jacobus A Rommelse, Gregory L Shaw: Intelligent user assistance facility for a software program. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of Michael Dryja, July 10, 2001: US06260035 (115 worldwide citation)

A general event composing and monitoring system that allows high-level events to be created from combinations of low-level events. An event specification tool allows for rapid development of a general event processor that creates high-level events from combinations of user actions. The event system, ...


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Eric Horvitz, John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Samuel D Hobson, David O Hovel, Adrian C Klein, Jacobus A Rommelse, Gregory L Shaw: Intelligent user assistance facility for a software program. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of Michael Dryja, May 15, 2001: US06233570 (106 worldwide citation)

A general event composing and monitoring system that allows high-level events to be created from combinations of low-level events. An event specification tool allows for rapid development of a general event processor that creates high-level events from combinations of user actions. The event system, ...


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Donna B Andrews, David S Koon, Gerard Neufeld Kaiser, Christina Storm, Susan E Dziadosz, Jenny T Lam, David R Parker, John M Tippett, Tjeerd Hoek, Mark R Ligameri, Christopher T Sager, Kanwal VedBratzar, Gerald Paul Joyce, Marc M Miller, Tony E Schreiner, Eric B Watson, Adrian C Klein, Vidya R Nallathimmayyagari, Beverly H Sobelman: Universal type-in line. Shook Hardy & Bacon, July 1, 2004: US20040128138-A1

The present invention provides a system and method for improving a user's ability to direct the computer to perform a desired function. A single uniform input control is provided that receives user input, such as from a keyboard. The present embodiment then parses the user input to determine its inp ...