Patent Number: 8,719,302

Title: Methods, apparatus and software for analyzing the content of micro-blog messages

Abstract: Methods, systems and software are described for analyzing micro-blog messages to detect abnormal activity of interest. The system includes a clusterer for clustering micro-blog messages received over a first period of time, a classifier for scoring the clustered messages; a knowledge base, a rule generator for generating classification rules from the knowledge base; and a matcher for matching the scored messages to information requests. Methods for operating the system and its components are described.

Inventors: Bailey; Edward J. (New York, NY), Hendel; Samuel L. (New York, NY), Kinsey; Jeffrey D. (Brooklyn, NY), Schiller; Richard J. (Westbury, NY)

Assignee: EBH Enterprises Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018