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Systems and methods for automatically identifying and linking names in digital resources

United States Patent

9,672,293
June 6, 2017
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The present invention provides systems and methods for automatically identifying name-like-strings in digital resources, matching these name-like-string against a set of names held in an expertly curated database, and for those name-like-strings found in said database, enhancing the content by associating additional matter with the name, wherein said matter includes information about the names that is held within said database and pointers to other digital resources which include the same name and it synonyms.
Parker; Charles T. (East Lansing, MI), Lyons; Catherine M. (Edinburgh, GB), Roston; Gerald P. (Saline, MI), Garrity; George M. (Okemos, MI)
NAMESFORLIFE, LLC (East Lansing, MI)
12/ 685,964
20100198841
January 12, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under STTR contract number DE-FG02-07ER86321 awarded by Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.