Yahoo Podcasting and Media Tagging Patent Applications

I haven’t spend hadn’t spent a lot of time at Yahoo Podcasts, but it looks looked interesting (the service closed in October, 2007). This method of delivering audio information saw a great surge of usage in 2000, with a number of online news agencies making audio broadcasts available to their visitors. Video has also become … Read more Yahoo Podcasting and Media Tagging Patent Applications

Google News Personalization

Ever wonder how Google’s News Personalization works? The Google News Help section on Personalized News provides a lot of details, but a new paper from Google on the topic delves even deeper: Google News Personalization: Scalable Online Collaborative Filtering (pdf) In this paper we describe our approach to collaborative filtering for generating personalized recommendations for … Read more Google News Personalization

Ask.com Patent Application Discusses Responding to User Queries

A new patent application invented by Dr.Tomasz Imielinski, Vice President of Relevance and OnLine Systems at Ask.com, explores how a search engine can map user queries to answers to those queries. In a conventional search engine, a query such as “Bill Clinton’s Wife” might provide search results about Bill Clinton. A query for “George H. … Read more Ask.com Patent Application Discusses Responding to User Queries

NASA’s Light-Sailing, Miniature, Nanotechnology-Based Spacecraft Artificial Intelligence Management Patent Application

I was trying to come up with an idea for a fake patent application for April Fool’s day, like a description of something earth shaking, and completely unbelievable. My plan was to provide a detailed description, and then have a link to the “patent application” that was something completely made up. I come across a … Read more NASA’s Light-Sailing, Miniature, Nanotechnology-Based Spacecraft Artificial Intelligence Management Patent Application