Patent Number: 7,788,263

Title: Probabilistic retrospective event detection

Abstract: Probabilistic retrospective event detection is described. In one aspect, event parameters are initialized to identify a number of events from a corpus of documents. Using a generative model, documents are determined to be associated with an event to detect representative events from the identified number of events.

Inventors: Li; Zhiwei (Beijing, CN), Li; Mingjing (Beijing, CN), Ma; Wei-Ying (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018