Hisami Suzuki, Vikram Dendi, Christopher Brian Quirk, Pallavi Choudhury, Jianfeng Gao, Achraf Chalabi: Universal text input. Microsoft, Steve Wight, Carole Boelitz, Micky Minhas, May 27, 2014: US08738356 (3 worldwide citation)

The universal text input technique described herein addresses the difficulties of typing text in various languages and scripts, and offers a unified solution, which combines character conversion, next word prediction, spelling correction and automatic script switching to make it extremely simple to ...

Jianfeng Gao, Kuansan Wang: Combining log-based rankers and document-based rankers for searching. Microsoft Corporation, Wolfe SBMC, August 20, 2013: US08515950 (3 worldwide citation)

Log-based rankers and document-based rankers may be combined for searching. In an example embodiment, there is a method for combining rankers to perform a search operation. A count of query instances in log data is ascertained based on a query. A search for the query is performed to produce a set of ...

Xiaodong He, Jianfeng Gao, Li Deng, Qiang Lou, Yunhong Zhou, Guowei Liu, Gregory T Buehrer, Jianchang Mao, Yelong Shen, Ruofei Zhang: Convolutional latent semantic models and their applications. Microsoft Corporation, Steven Spellman, Tom Wong, Micky Minhas, October 25, 2016: US09477654 (2 worldwide citation)

Functionality is described herein for transforming first and second symbolic linguistic items into respective first and second continuous-valued concept vectors, using a deep learning model, such as a convolutional latent semantic model. The model is designed to capture both the local and global lin ...

Jianfeng Gao, Kristina Toutanova, Wen tau Yih: Clickthrough-based latent semantic model. Microsoft Technology Licensing, Sandy Swain, Doug Barker, Micky Minhas, April 14, 2015: US09009148 (2 worldwide citation)

There is provided a computer-implemented method and system for ranking documents. The method includes identifying a number of query-document pairs based on clickthrough data for a number of documents. The method also includes building a latent semantic model based on the query-document pairs and ran ...

Chin Yew Lin, Jianfeng Gao, Guihong Cao, Jian Yun Nie: Automatic evaluation of summaries. Microsoft Corporation, Theodore M Magee, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, May 25, 2010: US07725442 (2 worldwide citation)

A probability distribution for a reference summary of a document is determined. The probability distribution for the reference summary is then used to generate a score for a machine-generated summary of the document.

Xiaodong He, Mei Yang, Jianfeng Gao, Patrick Nguyen: HMM alignment for combining translation systems. Microsoft Corporation, Workman Nydegger, November 15, 2011: US08060358 (2 worldwide citation)

A computing system configured to produce an optimized translation hypothesis of text input into the computing system. The computing system includes a plurality of translation machines. Each of the translation machines is configured to produce their own translation hypothesis from the same text. An o ...

Zhengyang Xie, Jianfeng Gao, Zhongqi Liu, Jian Li, Hongfeng Huang, Lin Wang, Yunsheng Pi: Cordless indicia reader with a multifunction coil for wireless charging and EAS deactivation. Hand Held Products, Additon Higgins & Pendleton P A, March 6, 2018: US09911295 (1 worldwide citation)

A cordless indicia reader including a multifunction coil that can be configured to either transmit or receive electromagnetic energy is disclosed. In this way, the multifunction coil facilitates both the wireless charging of a battery and the wireless deactivation of electronic article surveillance ...

Ming Zhou, Hua Wu, Yue Zhang, Jianfeng Gao, Chang Ning Huang: Method and system for retrieving confirming sentences. Joseph R Kelly, Joseph R Kelly, Westman Champlin & Kelly P A, July 5, 2011: US07974963 (1 worldwide citation)

A method, computer readable medium and system are provided which retrieve confirming sentences from a sentence database in response to a query. A search engine retrieves confirming sentences from the sentence database in response to the query. IN retrieving the confirming sentences, the search engin ...

Chenlei Guo, Jianfeng Gao, Ye Yi Wang, Li Deng, Xiaodong He: Context-sensitive search using a deep learning model. Steven Spellman, Tom Wong, Micky Minhas, January 3, 2017: US09535960 (1 worldwide citation)

A search engine is described herein for providing search results based on a context in which a query has been submitted, as expressed by context information. The search engine operates by ranking a plurality of documents based on a consideration of the query, and based, in part, on a context concept ...

Amittai Axelrod, Jianfeng Gao, Xiaodong He: Selection of domain-adapted translation subcorpora. Microsoft Corporation, Judy Yee, Sandy Swain, Micky Minhas, September 16, 2014: US08838433 (1 worldwide citation)

An architecture is discussed that provides the capability to subselect the most relevant data from an out-domain corpus to use either in isolation or in combination conjunction with in-domain data. The architecture is a domain adaptation for machine translation that selects the most relevant sentenc ...