Patent Sample 3 – Software Engineering

(12) United States Patent      (10) Patent No.: US9,164,667B2

Speer et al.           (45) Date of Patent: Oct. 20, 2015


(54) WORD CLOUD ROTATABLE THROUGH N DIMENSIONS VIA USER

(71) Applicant: Luminoso Technologies, Inc., Cambridge, MA (US)

(72) Inventors: Robert Speer, Cambridge, MA (US); Yuri Vishnevsky, Cambridge, MA (US)

(73) Assignee: Luminoso Technologies, Inc., Cambridge, MA (US)

( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 456 days.

(21) Appl.No.: 13/840,009

(22) Filed: Mar. 15,2013

(65) Prior Publication Data

US 2014/0282244 A1 Sep. 18, 2014

(51) Int. Cl.
G06F17/20 (2006.01)
G06F 3/0484 (2013.01)
G06F17/21 (2006.01)
G06F17/30 (2006.01)

(52) U.S. Cl.
CPC G06F 3/04842 (2013.01); G06F17/211 (2013.01); G06F17/30061 (2013.01)

(58) Field of Classification Search
CPC G06F 17/30061; G06F 17/211
USPC 715/764
See application file for complete search history.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS

WordPress Tip: Rotating Flash Tag Clouds , Feb. 2009, 8 pages.*
Cui, Weiwei et al, Context Preserving Dynamic Word Cloud Visualization, IEEE Pacific Visualisation Symposium 2010, Mar. 2-5, 2010.*

* cited by examiner

Primary Examiner – Cesar Paula
Assistant Examiner – Mohammed-Ibrahim Zuberi
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm – Law Office of Ilya Libenzon


(57) ABSTRACT

A system and related method are disclosed for rendering a set of words linked to an n-dimensional vector space in a word cloud rendered from a two-dimensional projection of the vector space, where the user can click and drag a word, and the subspace and projection thereon will shift to place the word where the user has dragged it in a new projection, and the other words in the cloud will shift correspondingly, offering the user new insights. The importance of words in a document set is represented by word size, and relatedness between words demonstrated by color similarity.