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Text recognition for textually sparse images
A text recognition server is configured to recognize text in a sparse text image. Specifically, given an image, the server specifies a plurality of "patches"...
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for determining a salient
region of a geographic map
Provided are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for determining a salient region of a geographic map. Areas defined by map coordinates and...
Method, manufacture, and apparatus for content protection for HTML media
A method, apparatus, and manufacture for content protection for HTML media elements is provided. A client media player is employed to determine whether media...
Systems and methods for securing protected content
Systems and methods for securing protected content are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises determining, at a computing device, that a first digital...
Systems and methods for detecting online attacks
Detecting online attacks is described, including identifying one or more events associated with users on a social graph. For each type of event of the one or...
System for authenticating a user to a portable electronic device using an
authentication token transmitted to a...
A system includes a mobile unit and a smart card reader. The mobile unit includes a security application that prevents access to functionalities and data stored...
Suggesting alternative query phrases in query results
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, for suggesting alternative query phrases based on query search results. In one aspect, a...
Providing action links to share web content
Action links for a web document may be dynamically generated by a third party. In one implementation, a method may include receiving a request from a client...
Image display within web search results
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for displaying search results referencing resources of two...
Ordering of search results based on language and/or country of the search
A system and method for providing preferred language and/or country ordering of search results is described. A search query describing potentially retrievable...
Method and apparatus for generating lexical synonyms for query terms
One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that considers lexical synonyms for terms while processing a query. During operation, the system...
Large scale video event classification
Systems and methods are provided herein relating to video classification. A text mining component is disclosed that automatically generates a plurality of video...
Providing intent sensitive search results
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing intent sensitive search results. In one aspect,...
Selecting content based on social significance
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer-readable storage medium, and including a method for displaying content. The...
Using web ranking to resolve anaphora
The specification relates to a method of receiving a first query and a second query. The method analyzes the second query for a presence of anaphora. If...
Showing prominent users for information retrieval requests
Implementations of the present disclosure include actions of receiving authoritative user data, the authoritative user data associating one or more queries with...
Analyzing frequently occurring data items
Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining frequently occurring data items are disclosed. These include, counting distinct categories of a...
Providing task-based information
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for providing task-based information are disclosed. In one...
An image classification system trains an image classification model to classify images relative to text appearing with the images. Training images are...
Identifying matching canonical documents in response to a visual query
A server system receives a visual query from a client system. The visual query is an image containing text such as a picture of a document. At the receiving...
Parsing annotator framework from external services
A language processing system uses annotation services that are external to the language processing system to identify n-grams that identify entities in an input...
Centralized dispatching of application analytics
A method may include, in a computing device comprising at least one processor and a memory, generating at least one information beacon from each of a plurality...
Associating a task completion step of a task with a related task of the
same group of similar tasks
Methods and apparatus related to associating a task completion step with one or more tasks. A task group is determined based on similarity between the tasks of...
In general, a method performed on one or more computing systems includes receiving an indication that a control that affects an application has been activated,...
Method and apparatus for detecting execution of unsupported instructions
while testing multiversioned code
A system and method for detecting execution of unsupported instructions while testing multiversioned functions within software application code are disclosed....
Automatic application updates
A method for updating an application on a mobile device includes accessing, at the mobile device, application management information. The application management...
Method and apparatus for keyword graphic selection
A method on an electronic device is described. A set of graphics and a set of stored keywords are received in a higher-power mode of operation, each graphic...
Preventing unintentional user activation of user interface elements
While a computing device is in a limited-access state, the computing device may output for display a user interface element. Responsive to the computing device...
Click disambiguation on a touch-sensitive input device
The surface of an touch-sensitive input device may act as a physical button that the user may push down to perform a click or other operation. For example, the...
Notebook metal hinge as heat sink element
A computing device can include a base portion housing a central processing unit, a heat exhaust element disposed within the base portion and operable to move...
Battery-operated wireless zone controllers having multiple states of
An Electronically-Controlled Register vent (ECRV) that can be easily installed by a homeowner or general handyman is disclosed. The ECRV can be used to convert...
Mechanical assembly for lifting a balloon
A lift assembly for use during inflation of a balloon envelope is provided. The lift assembly includes a plate structure that has a set of cavities. Each cavity...
Avoiding blind spots of other vehicles
Aspects of the disclosure relate generally to detecting and avoiding blind spots of other vehicles when maneuvering an autonomous vehicle. Blind spots may...
Method and system supporting audited reporting of advertising impressions
from video games
A variety of processes for certifying the reporting of advertising impressions provided via video games are described. These certification processes optionally...
Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface
Display screen or portion thereof with a graphical user interface
Light emitting diode assembly
A circuit in accordance with one embodiment of the invention can include a light emitting diode (LED) assembly comprising a plurality of LED channels that are...
Device location history anonymization based on stop detection
Embodiments described herein may help to protect users' privacy when storing and/or utilizing location data that is provided by the users' mobile devices. An...
Motion detection with bluetooth low energy scan
An example method for providing motion detection via a Bluetooth low energy scan is disclosed. In particular, the method includes performing a scan via a...
Selecting location-based content
Systems and methods include retrieving data indicative of a sequence of content that were previously selected for presentation by a mobile device based in part...
Systems and techniques for colocation and context determination
Methods and systems for grouping computing devices together based on the devices being colocated with one another or being associated with complementary usage...
Life safety device with folded resonant cavity for low frequency alarm
Low frequency alarm tones emitted by life safety devices are more like to notify sleeping children and the elderly. Disclosed herein is a life safety device...
Associating video content with geographic maps
A system and method for associating videos with geographic locations is disclosed. The system comprises a communication module, a location module, a tagging...
Methods, systems, and media for detecting a presentation of media content
on a display device
Methods, systems, and media for detecting a presentation of media content on a display device are provided. In accordance with some implementations, methods for...
Transcoding media streams using subchunking
A method including receiving an input media stream and splitting a video portion of a received portion of the input media stream into input video chunks. For...
Method and apparatus for providing customized information
A method for providing customized information to a plurality of portable communication devices. A customer premises equipment (CPE) synchronizes with at least...
Skipped macroblock video encoding enhancements
Systems and methods for encoding a video stream based upon identified regions of interest (ROI's) are disclosed herein. Standard video encoding schemes require...
Spatial proximity context entropy coding
Encoding and decoding using spatial proximity context entropy coding may include identifying a plurality of transform coefficients for a current block of a...
Previewing and playing media items based on scenes
A plurality of scenes in a digital video are identified. The length of each scene is compared with a first threshold length and a second threshold length. When...
Control of a video conference system using personal devices
A system and machine-implemented method for automatically linking a mobile device to a video conference control unit of a video conference site, providing...