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52494 results about "Theoretical computer science" patented technology

Theoretical computer science (TCS) is a subset of general computer science and mathematics that focuses on more mathematical topics of computing and includes the theory of computation. It is difficult to circumscribe the theoretical areas precisely.

System and Methodology for Parallel Query Optimization Using Semantic-Based Partitioning

A system and methodology for parallel query optimization using semantic-based partitioning is described. In one embodiment, for example, in a database system comprising a database storing data in database tables, a method is described for improving query performance by dynamically partitioning the data, the method comprises steps of: receiving a query requesting data from the database; generating a plurality of subplans for executing the query, each subplan including one or more operators for performing relational operations; adding operators for partitioning data and performing a given relational operation in parallel to at least some of the plurality of subplans; and building a plan for execution of the query based, at least in part, upon selecting subplans having favorable execution costs

Method for presenting hierarchical data

Methods, programs (120) and apparatus (100) are disclosed for accessing and heterogenous data sources (150-153) and presenting information obtained therefrom. Specifically, the data sources may have hierarchical data, which may be presented by identifying a context data node from the data, the context data node having one or more descendent data nodes. At least one data pattern is determined in the descendent data nodes. At least one display type is assigned to the current context data node on the basis of the at least one data pattern. Thereafter, the method presents at least a subset of the descendent data nodes according to one of the assigned display types. Also disclosed is a method of browsing an hierarchically-represented data source. A user operation is interpreted to identify a context data node from the data source, the context data node having one or more descendent data nodes. At least one data pattern in the descendent data nodes is then determined and at least one display type is assigned to the current context data node on the basis of the at least one data pattern. A subset of the descendent data nodes is then presented according to one of the assigned display types, the subset including at least one hyperlink (3401,3402) having as its target a descendant data node of the current context data node. A further user operation is then interpreted to select the at least one hyperlink, the selection resulting in the current context data node being replaced with the data node corresponding to the target of the selected hyperlink. These steps may be repeated until no further hyperlinks to descendent data nodes are included in the subset. Other methods associated with access and presentation are also disclosed.

Process control configuration system with connection validation and configuration

Connection objects or other such data structures facilitate establishing and configuring connections between objects that model components in a process control system. A first set of data structures (e.g. the object connection type structures) identify valid types for component-to-component pairings and the respective roles of each component in the pairing (e.g., parent or child, source or sink). A second set of data structures (e.g., the parameter connection type structures) supply similar information for parameter-to-parameter connections. Together, these data structures can be used, for example, to validate component-to-component connections suggested by the user and to automatically configure parameter-to-parameter connections. Actual connections, both at the component or parameter level, are reflected using parameter overrides within the parameterized object model—with which the connection objects are constructed.

System and method for DIDO precoding interpolation in multicarrier systems

A system and machine-implemented method are described for performing precoding interpolation in a DIDO system which employs orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) and DIDO precoding to communicate with a plurality of distributed-input-distributed-output (DIDO) clients. For example, a system according to one embodiment of the invention comprises: selecting a first subset of ODFM tones to determine a first subset of precoding weights; deriving a second subset of precoding weights for a second subset of ODFM tones by interpolating between the first subset of precoding weights; and using a combination of the first subset of precoding weights and the second subset of precoding weights to precode a data stream prior to transmitting the data stream to a DIDO client.

Method for generating customer one-time unique purchase order numbers

Multiple secure transactions are provided through use of a method that uses customer one-time unique purchase order numbers (“Coupons”) generated by an algorithm that uses a permutated user key and a user insertion key as input variables. A user key (such as a Personal Identification Number, or “PIN”) is combined with a permutation variable that is correlated with a customer sequence number to create the permutated user key. A random number generator is used to generate the user insertion key correlated with the customer sequence number. The algorithm can insert the permutated user key into a user account number through use of the user insertion key. A Coupon is validated by confirming that it is contained in a set of money source Coupons generated by a money source using the user key and a random number generator that is synchronized with the random number used to generate Coupons. Once a Coupon is validated, the matching money source Coupon and all earlier generated money source Coupons are deleted from the set, and a new set is generated. If a preselected number of Coupons are not validated for a chosen entity, an invalid user account number will be set. Coupons can be used for credit card or bank card transactions, and they can be generated without changing fixed digits of traditional twenty digit account numbers.

Configuring vectors of logical storage units for data storage partitioning and sharing

In a data storage subsystem providing data storage to host processors, a process of configuration defines a subset of the data storage that each host may access. A vector specification is a convenient mechanism for specifying a set of storage volumes that a host may access. For example, for each host processor, there is stored in memory of the data storage subsystem a list of contiguous ranges or vectors of the storage volumes that the host may access. To determine whether or not a specified logical volume number is included in the vector, a modulus of the stride of the vector is computed from the difference between the address of the specified logical volume and the beginning address of the vector, and the modulus is compared to zero. To provide a mapping between logical unit numbers specified by the host and the logical volumes, a contiguous range of logical unit numbers may also be specified for each contiguous range or vector of storage volumes. The logical volume number is computed from a specified logical unit number by computing a difference between the specified logical unit number and the beginning logical unit number, multiplying the difference by the stride of the vector to produce a product, and adding the product to the beginning address of the vector.

Visual programming method and its system

The user is allowed to automatically generate a program by using a visual programming method and a system adopting the method for automatically generating a program wherein an object selection means 8 is used for selecting a behavioral graphical object defining the behavior of a load connected thereto, a behavior selection means 9 is used for selecting the type of the behavior of the behavioral graphical object, a relevant object selection means 10 is used for selecting relevant graphical objects related to the behavior of the behavioral graphical object and a behavioral rule setting means 11 is used for setting behavioral rules of the behavioral graphical object whereas a behavioral characteristic selection unit 3509 is used for selecting a behavior of a behavioral graphical object selected by using a behavioral object selection unit 3508, behavioral condition setting unit 3510 is used for setting conditions for the behavior of the behavioral graphical object and a relevant object selection unit 3511 is used for defining a relation.

Web application assessment based on intelligent generation of attack strings

A web application is more efficiently analyzed by intelligently generating attack sequences to be used in the assessment. Rather than simply sending a canned list of static strings at a web application, the operation of the web application is analyzed to determine the filtering and acceptance characteristics of the web site. As this information is ascertained, a vocabulary of allowed symbols is created. This vocabulary is used in the building of attack strings and as such, the number of attack strings fired at the web application is greatly reduced, as well as the number of false positives.

Methods for performing packet classification via prefix pair bit vectors

Methods for performing packet classification via prefix pair bit vectors. Unique prefix pairs in an access control list (ACL) are identified, with each prefix pair comprising a unique combination of a source prefix and a destination prefix. Corresponding prefix pair bit vectors (PPBVs) are defined for each unique source prefix and unique destination prefix in the ACL, with each PPBV including a string of bits and each bit position in the string associated with a corresponding prefix pair. A list of transport field value combinations are associated with each prefix pair based on corresponding entries in the ACL. During packet-processing operations, PPBV lookups are made using the source and destination prefix header values, and the PPBVs are logically ANDed to identify applicable prefix pairs. A search is then performed on transport field value combinations corresponding to the prefix pairs and the packet header to identify a highest priority rule.

Multi-dimensional method and apparatus for automated language interpretation

A method and apparatus for natural language interpretation are described. The invention includes a schema and apparatus for storing, in digital, analog, or other machine-readable format, a network of propositions formed of a plurality of text and / or non-text objects, and the steps of retrieving a string of input text, and locating all associated propositions in the network for each word in the input string. Embodiments of the invention also include optimization steps for locating said propositions, and specialized structures for storing them in a ready access storage area simulating human short-term memory. The schema and steps may also include structures and processes for obtaining and adjusting the weights of said propositions to determine posterior probabilities representing the intended meaning. Embodiments of the invention also include an apparatus designed to apply an automated interpretation algorithm to automated voice response systems and portable knowledge appliance devices.
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