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David Elworthy: Apparatus and method for processing natural language. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, August 30, 2005: US06937975 (181 worldwide citation)

A user interface is described which allows a user to enter input data representing a phrase, sentence, or passage of a natural language in order to cause the initiation of an action by a computer. The input data is parsed in order to generate meaning data in the form of lexical meaning representatio ...


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David Elworthy: Natural language search method and apparatus, including linguistically-matching context data. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, June 17, 2008: US07389224 (149 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for performing a search for information containing natural language is disclosed which uses a natural language query. The query is input in the form of units of the natural language and this is matched with units in the natural language of the data. Where there are unmatched u ...


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David Elworthy: Data processing method and apparatus for identifying classification to which data belongs. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, September 26, 2000: US06125362 (47 worldwide citation)

A data processing method and apparatus is described for identifying a classification to which data belongs where the data comprises a plurality of features at least some of which are common to a plurality of classifications. The features of the data are extracted as sequential elements which are seq ...


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David Elworthy: Apparatus and method for generating processor usable data from natural language input data. Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto, January 7, 2003: US06505157 (25 worldwide citation)

Apparatus generates data in processor usable form from natural language input data units in different unit categories. Input data categorized into categories generates data units having unit identification data and corresponding unit category data for input to a cascaded plurality of matching proces ...