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Semi-exact algorithms for optimization
Described herein is a meta-algorithm adaptable to different types of optimization problems and different computing platforms. A problem space is (i) browsed...
Video contextual advertisements using speech recognition
Embodiments of a computer-implemented advertisement display system are disclosed. In one embodiment, the system includes a speech recognition component that...
Computing a time-dependent variability value
A system that facilitates computation of a time-dependent variability value is described herein. The system includes a receiver component that receives a...
Online personal appearance advisor
Architecture for providing feedback to a viewer and/or contributor on fashion and other personal appearance decisions that the contributor desires. The...
Complex cross-correlation parameters for multi-channel audio
An audio encoder encodes a combined channel (e.g., a sum channel) for a group of plural physical audio channels. The encoder determines plural parameters for...
Hybrid solver for data-driven analytics
A complex solver that is able to solve a diverse variety of model analytics. Upon identifying the various input variable(s) and output variable(s) of the model...
Real-time rendering of light-scattering media
A real-time algorithm for rendering of an inhomogeneous scattering media such as smoke under dynamic low-frequency environment lighting is described. An input...
Attribute and location based entity presentation in presence based
Presence information and communication options for contact entities (people and other) of a user are provided to the user based on the user's own location. The...
Efficient collimation of light with optical wedge
Embodiments of optical collimators are disclosed. For example, one disclosed embodiment comprises an optical waveguide having a first end, a second end opposing...
Matching advertisements to visual media objects
Systems, methods, and computer-readable media for matching a visual media object to an advertisement are provided. Embodiments of the present invention include...
Techniques in optical character recognition
An image deskew system and techniques are used in the context of optical character recognition. An image is obtained of an original set of characters in an...
Image blending using multi-splines
Multi-spline image blending technique embodiments are presented which generally employ a separate low-resolution offset field for every image region being...
Classifying and controlling encoding quality for textured, dark smooth and
smooth video content
Techniques and tools for content classification and adaptive quantization are described. In an example implementation, a video encoding tool classifies blocks...
Geocoding by image matching
Embodiments of the present invention relate to systems, methods and computer storage media for associating a known geographic location with a known identity....
Interactive photo annotation based on face clustering
An interactive photo annotation method uses clustering based on facial similarities to improve annotation experience. The method uses a face recognition...
Bass boost filtering techniques
Bass frequencies of audio can be boosted using various techniques and tools. The described techniques and tools can be applied separately or in combination. For...
Satellite microphone array for video conferencing
Speakers are identified based on sound origination detection through use of infrared detection of satellite microphones, estimation of distance between...
Local picture identifier and computation of co-located information
Video decoding innovations for using local picture identifiers and computing co-located information are described. In one aspect, a decoder identifies reference...
A method of generating a compressed video stream, comprising: providing a plurality of display commands which represents a display; generating a plurality of...
Remote desktop protocol (RDP) tile image classification for improving
compression efficiency and quality
Systems, methods and computer readable media are disclosed for improving compression efficiency and quality in a remote session via tile image classification...
Stack signaling to application with lack of requested bandwidth
A system for signaling an application when a requested data rate and Quality of Service cannot be achieved using OFDM wireless data transmission, and the...
Error recovery in an audio-video multipoint control component
Architecture for enabling a communications endpoint to quickly recover from a packet loss, reducing duration of a signal dropout. A communications component...
Characterization of network path quality for network applications and
A service for facilitating a determination of path quality between a first endpoint node and a second endpoint node in a network of nodes is provided. Path...
Context aware auxiliary display platform and applications
Described is a mechanism by which application programs (or plug-ins) and an auxiliary service adjust the output and/or data available for output on an auxiliary...
Bent monopole antenna with shared segments
A bent monopole antenna with shared segments is capable of tri-band communication. In an example embodiment, an antenna assembly includes a substrate, a first...
System and method for user-centric authorization to access user-specific
In a network computing environment, a user-centric system and method for controlling access to user-specific information maintained in association with a...
Software execution with minimal impact deployment
Software execution with minimal impact deployment allows software to be executed on a system without first running a conventional installation process....
Automatic and systematic detection of race conditions and atomicity
A library or application is selected comprising one or more functions or methods. An interesting subset of the functions or methods is created. A plurality of...
Rendering document views with supplemental information content
Methods and computer-readable media are provided for rendering a document view with supplemental information. A view of a document is rendered such that the...
Hiding search box based on search provider settings
The display of a search box within a toolbar is controlled based on the search provider settings of search box native to an application or operating system,...
Utilizing spreadsheet references with grouped aggregate views
Various technologies and techniques are disclosed for utilizing spreadsheet references with grouped aggregate views. A grouped aggregate view feature enables a...
Split user-mode/kernel-mode device driver architecture
A device driver includes a kernel stub and a user-mode module. The device driver may access device registers while operating in user-mode to promote system...
Automatic management of a power state of a device with network connections
Embodiments provide a process and system for automatic management of networked devices based on the state of the network connection. The process automatically...
Consumer computer health validation
Consumer computers that are not properly configured for safe access to a web service are protected from damage by controlling access to web services based on...
Communication across domains
Communication across domains is described. In at least one implementation, a determination is made that an amount of data to be communicated via an Iframe...
Cache-line aware collection for runtime environments
Target data is allocated into caches of a shared-memory multiprocessor system during a runtime environment. The target data includes a plurality of data items...
Transport system for instant messaging
An exemplary method involves creating a master session over a first connection through a server; and creating a virtual channel over the connection, the virtual...
System and method for sharing information based on proximity
A method and system are provided for facilitating interaction between a device and a device environment. The system may include a detection module for...
Host accountability using unreliable identifiers
An IP (Internet Protocol) address is a directly observable identifier of host network traffic in the Internet and a host's IP address can dynamically change....
Programming techniques for distributed multi-party networks
Architecture for programming in a distributed computing environment where different components of a system are owned or controlled by different entities and...
System and method for replicating offline scheduling transactions from a
client to a server
A facility for replicating offline scheduling transactions directed to a server is provided. The facility is implemented as a client-side application that...
Presenting and manipulating electronic mail conversations
The present invention extends to methods, systems, data structures, and computer program products for organizing electronic mail messages into conversations....
Client-based caching of remote files
A lease system is described herein that allows clients to request a lease to a remote file, wherein the lease permits access to the file across multiple...
Dynamic keyword suggestion and image-search re-ranking
A content-based re-ranking (CBR) process may be performed on query results based on a selected keyword that is extracted from previous query results, and...
Techniques for exact cardinality query optimization
An exact cardinality query optimization system and method for optimizing a query having a plurality of expressions to obtain a cardinality-optimal query...
Representation of qualitative object changes in a knowledge based
framework for a multi-master synchronization...
The subject disclosure relates to synchronizing among network nodes in a multi-master synchronization environment that extend a knowledge based synchronization...
Synchronization is bound to data and optionally a set of synchronization behaviors as opposed to a particular application and/or endpoint. As a result,...
Predicting and using search engine switching behavior
Aspects of the subject matter described herein relate to predicting and using search engine switching behavior. In aspects, switching components receive a...
Modeling semantic and structure of threaded discussions
A simultaneous semantic and structure threaded discussion modeling system and method for generating a model of a discussion thread and using the model to mine...
Digital rights management system protecting consumer privacy
Technologies for a Consumer Privacy Digital Rights Management system based on stable partially blind signatures that enable a license server to provide licenses...