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Document ranking based on document classification
A system may determine an extent to which a document is selected when the document is included in a set of search results, generate a score for the document...
The present invention provides methods and apparatus, including computer program products, implementing techniques for searching and ranking linked information...
User interface for facts query engine with snippets from information
sources that include query terms and...
A method and a system for providing snippets of source documents of an answer to a fact query are disclosed. Snippets of source documents may be provided in...
System and method for improved information retrieval
An improved information retrieval system. In response to detecting that the user has interacted with a display element in a first web page within a web browser...
Escrowing digital property in a secure information vault
Digital data can be escrowed by receiving escrow parameters including a condition(s) for releasing the escrowed data, and an escrow recipient. An escrow...
Monetizing service calls through advertising
A platform service that is used by an application may be linked to an advertising service. A cost of using the platform service may be reduced based on the...
Estimating inventory, user behavior, and/or cost and presentation
attributes for an advertisement for use with...
An advertiser may be provided with fast and accurate estimates of the future performance of at least one of their advertisements. These estimates may be broken...
Editing voice input
A computer-implemented method of generating a voice command to perform an action includes receiving a voice request to perform the action, wherein the voice...
Text message sessions
The subject matter of this document can be embodied in, among other things, a computer-method that includes receiving a text message associated with a first...
Identifying a geographically nearby mobile computing device
In general, the subject matter described in this specification can be embodied in methods, systems, and program products for identifying proximity of a mobile...
Mesh network control using common designation wake-up
Each of a plurality of network nodes in an ad hoc mesh network utilizes a data communication device that includes a two-way communications component, comprising...
Regional map zoom tables
A graphics or image rendering system builds application-oriented tables on a server that are downloaded to a client device responsive to a request for map data...
Systems and methods for resizing an icon
Systems and methods for resizing an icon are disclosed according to various aspects of the subject technology. In one aspect, a computer-implemented method for...
Multimode input field for a head-mounted display
Exemplary methods and systems relate to a multimode input field for a head-mounted display (HMD). An exemplary multimode input field is operable to display...
Locking mechanism based on unnatural movement of head-mounted display
A wearable computer determines unnatural movements of a head-mounted display (HMD) and triggers a locking mechanism. In one embodiment, the wearable computer...
Double sand-boxing for flash library
A Flash advertisement is provided, and access to sensitive data associated with the Flash advertisement is restricted. First library code is stored at a first...
Anti-phishing system and method
An anti-phishing system and method includes monitoring a user input data stream input to a computing device, identifying, in the user input data stream, one or...
Traversing video recommendations
A system, method and various user interfaces facilitate traversing multiple groups of video recommendations. A group of video recommendations includes a central...
Exiting low-power state without requiring user authentication
A method may include, in response to an idle time of a computing device meeting or exceeding a power-save time threshold value, placing the device into a...
Anticipatory preparation of application-layer protocol responses
Methods, systems, and computer-readable medium for latency reduction on Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) servers using User Datagram Protocol (UDP) are...
Redundant data requests with cancellation
A server system having one or more processors and memory receives a request including server identifiers for one or more other server systems. After receiving...
Application verification for hosted services
In a client-server environment providing hosted services, an application service server receives from a client a first request for hosted services associated...
Content request optimization
Content item requests are identified in a web page source document. For each request, it is determined if a content item request has been generated, and if a...
Editing information configured for use in selecting content regarding at
least one content provider
A computer-implemented method for controlling content distribution includes forwarding information associated with a user to a device operated by the user, the...
Cross-domain communicating using data files
In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving at a data server computer hosted at a first internet domain a request from a client...
Acoustic model adaptation using geographic information
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for enhancing speech recognition accuracy. In one aspect, a...
System and method for storing and providing routes
In one aspect, a system and method is provided whereby map-related requests from mobile devices are used to store and aggregate routes. The routes are then used...
Wireless base station location estimation
A wireless base station allows a mobile device to communicate with a wireless network. An estimate of the location of the wireless base station may allow a...
Location based reminders
A computer-implemented user alert method includes identifying a task for a user, associating a location with the task, monitoring a location of a mobile device...
Accuracy analysis of wireless base station location
A method and system for accuracy analysis of wireless base station location is provided. In one embodiment, data from a set of mobile devices using a wireless...
Passing information between mobile devices
A method for sharing information between mobile devices is disclosed. The method includes sensing a physical motion event of a first mobile device, obtaining...
Identifying a front page in media material
The present invention relates to systems and methods for identifying front pages from images representing media. In an embodiment, a system for identifying at...
Portable electronic device position sensing circuit
An electronic device includes a position sensing circuit that receives a tone from an audio signal output, modifies the tone, and returns the modified tone to...
Telephone number-based advertising
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which a first telephone number is associated with a second telephone number, and a...
Wireless data communications network system for tracking containers
A wireless data communications network system for establishing communication between a server and a plurality of containers that are loaded onto a cargo vessel....
Modular computing environments
A computer system may include a connecting hub having a plurality of docking regions and be configured to provide to each docking region electrical power, a...
Apparatus for making a virtual movie for use in exploring a site
A method for producing an interactive virtual movie which simulates the walking of a user within a real site and exploring the same. A scanning apparatus...
Head-mounted display that displays a visual representation of physical
interaction with an input interface...
A head-mounted display (HMD) displays a visual representation of a physical interaction with an input interface that is located outside of the field of view. In...
Obscuring an accelerometer signal
The present disclosure presents techniques for determining when to obscure an accelerometer signal from an accelerometer of a mobile device. The techniques...
System and method for enforcing a third-party factory test
A system and method is disclosed for enforcing a third-party factory test during a quality verification of a newly-manufactured computing device. During an...
System and method for testing internet functionality of a computing device
in a simulated internet environment
A system and method is disclosed for testing internet functionality of a computing device in a simulated Internet environment. In a testing environment, one or...
Dynamic media serving infrastructure
Systems and methods provide for dynamic generation of media content at the point that content is served. The system and method work within the bounds of simple,...
Systems and methods for lead management. Lead management systems can collect contact information and service information associated with a user and store the...
Document enhancement system and method
A system, apparatus and method for enhancing documents, including using a graphical capture device, are described herein.
Locating meaningful stopwords or stop-phrases in keyword-based retrieval
A stopword detection component detects stopwords (also stop-phrases) in search queries input to keyword-based information retrieval systems. Potential stopwords...
Systems and methods for assignment of human reviewers using probabilistic
The present application discloses systems and methods for using probabilistic prioritization to assign human reviewers to review data stored in or indexed by an...
Intelligent identification of form field elements
A system and method may assist in accurately inserting user data into a form document. An attribute may be received from a user, where the attribute is...
Organizing search results in a topic hierarchy
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including medium-encoded computer program products, for searching a data set and returning search results organized in a...
Detecting query-specific duplicate documents
An improved duplicate detection technique that uses query-relevant information to limit the portion(s) of documents to be compared for similarity is described....
Pre-computed impression lists
Systems, methods, and computer program products identify one or more web page impressions satisfying one or more simply queries, each of the one or more web...