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Hai Feng Wang, Chang Ning Huang, Kai Fu Lee, Shuo Di, Jianfeng Gao, Dong Feng Cai, Lee Feng Chien: System and iterative method for lexicon, segmentation and language model joint optimization. Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft, June 7, 2005: US06904402 (75 worldwide citation)

A method for optimizing a language model is presented comprising developing an initial language model from a lexicon and segmentation derived from a received corpus using a maximum match technique, and iteratively refining the initial language model by dynamically updating the lexicon and re-segment ...


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Mark Holtzapple, Richard R Davison, Earnest D Stuart: Biomass refining process. Afex Corporation, Arnold White & Durkee, December 15, 1992: US05171592 (74 worldwide citation)

An improved biomass refining process is disclosed which is considerably more efficient and cost effective than conventional refining processes. The apparatus and method of the present invention employs superheated steam to dry the solid components and uses the excess steam generated in the drying st ...


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Keith P Thompson, Yung S Liu, Seth R Banks, Raymond P Gailitis: Apparatus and process for application and adjustable reprofiling of synthetic lenticules for vision correction. March 23, 1993: US05196027 (73 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and process for applying a synthetic lenticule to the cornea of a human eye is disclosed, the process also contemplating selective reprofiling of the lenticule while it is in place over the cornea. The process involves securing the lenticule over the cornea with an adhesive, thus leavin ...


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Vincent C Harradine, Clive H Gillard: Motion vector estimation in television images. Sony, Alvin Sinderbrand, September 5, 1989: US04864393 (73 worldwide citation)

Apparatus for motion vector estimation in a television image using a digitized signal representing the image, comprises a vector filter and a vector calculator for determining motion in the image at points spaced a predetermined number of pixels horizontally and a predetermined number of pixels vert ...


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Eric J Horvitz, Carl M Kadie: System and method for defining, refining, and personalizing communications policies in a notification platform. Microsoft Corporation, Amin & Turocy, June 1, 2004: US06745193 (73 worldwide citation)

A system and method is provided for personalizing and refining policies within a general notification platform. The system includes a profile definition and selection system that receives contextual information relating to a user state. The profile definition and selection system generates and/or re ...


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David A Spooner, Sonny Chan, Christopher L Simmons: Methodology for 3D scene reconstruction from 2D image sequences. Intellectual Discovery, McDermott Will & Emery, February 18, 2014: US08655052 (71 worldwide citation)

The present invention is directed to a system and method for interactive and iterative reconstruction in a manner that helps to reduce computational requirements by generating a model from a subset of the available data, and then refining that model using additional data. Example embodiments directe ...


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David E Johnson, Lawrence J Mann, Scott M Mevissen, Richard M Pihl, David C Roeker: Molded abrasive brush. Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Gary L Griswold, Walter N Kirn, James J Trussell, October 21, 1997: US05679067 (71 worldwide citation)

A molded abrasive brush having a backing with a plurality of bristles extending therefrom. The backing and bristles are preferably integrally molded. The brush is molded from a moldable polymer such a thermoset polymer, thermoplastic polymer, or thermoplastic elastomer. The moldable polymer includes ...


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Michel Decary, Jonathan Stern, Kosmas Karadimitriou, Jeremy W Rothman Shore: Computer method and apparatus for extracting data from web pages. Zoom Information, Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C, June 20, 2006: US07065483 (71 worldwide citation)

Computer method and apparatus for extracting information from a Web page is disclosed. The invention apparatus is formed of an extractor coupled to receive Web pages from a source. The extractor uses natural language processing to extract desired information from the Web page. A storage subsystem re ...


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Kevin Cherveny, Aaron Crane, Lawrence M Kaplan, John Jasper, Russel Shields: System and method for updating, enhancing, or refining a geographic database using feedback. Navteq North America, Jon D Shutter, Frank J Kozak, Lawrence M Kaplan, February 8, 2005: US06853913 (71 worldwide citation)

A system for updating, enhancing and/or refining a geographic database is disclosed. The system uses a plurality of data collecting sensors, each of which is installed in a separate one of a plurality of vehicles, each of which travels on roads in a geographic region. Each data-collecting sensor pro ...


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Jeremy C York, Robert Cottrell, Brent Smith: Computer processes and systems for adaptively controlling the display of items. A9 com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, November 13, 2007: US07295995 (70 worldwide citation)

The invention comprises a computer-implemented system and method for refining the order and/or content of a list of items. In one embodiment, the amount of user activity associated with each item displayed to users in a given context is monitored, used is to generate context-specific item weights. T ...



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