The invention provides a method and apparatus for pipelining the transformation of information between heterogeneous sets of data sources. The invention avoids intermediate data staging by constructing metadata that allow the acquisition of data in an order that matches the order in which the target data must be delivered. In a further feature of the invention, the acquisition, transformation, and delivery stages of an interface between two applications are pipelined as three processes that execute simultaneously on a continuous flow of data. Pipelining is a well-known technology that has been in use in operating systems, such as UNIX pipes and more recently by Torrent systems, to optimize the usage of multiprocessor machines. Uniquely, the invention applies pipelining technology to data transformation between heterogeneous data sources. … [Read more...] about Google Acquires More IBM Patents In September
September 27 1999
Added 2011-9-28 @ 4:55 et – A spokesperson from Mosaid Technologies confirmed this afternoon to the Wall Street Journal and Reuters that Google was the subject of the press release it issued 2 weeks ago. (Not sure that an official confirmation was necessary, since the USPTO assignment database is a matter of public record, but it’s nice to see…) … [Read more...] about Google Acquires Non-Strategic Mosaid Technologies Patents
Neven Vision, or Nevenengineering, Inc., has a strong background in facial and object recognition technologies, and has been broadening their offerings by focusing upon mobile technology, including two patent application filed over the past couple of years for image-based search on a mobile device equipped with a camera. I’ve written a little about the acquisition, and the company and its technology (including patents) in this post: Google Acquires Neven Vision: Adding Object and Facial Recognition Mobile Technology. … [Read more...] about Google Acquisitions – SEO by the Sea
Dr. Halevy has a long history of working with databases and the web, including developing a number of patents when he worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and then at AT&T Laboratories, and a very large number of research papers (A few of them here.). He began teaching at the University of Washington in 1998, where he developed a company named Nimble Technology, which he sold to Actuate in August, 2003. In 2004, he started Transformic, Inc. … [Read more...] about Google’s Quiet Acquisition of Transformic, Inc.
As a side note, one issue with any large index is keeping it fresh. Cuil says that they crawl 1 to 1.5 billion pages per day, which means it would take 3 months to refresh everything they’ve currently spidered. However,some important pages are crawled on a weekly basis, they said. That’s good — but Google has pages that can be added in near-real time thanks to its instant layer. … [Read more...] about Cuil Launches — Can This Search Start-Up Really Best Google?