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BMC Software Assigned Patent
[February 20, 2013]

BMC Software Assigned Patent

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) By Targeted News Service ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 20 -- BMC Software, Houston, has been assigned a patent (8,380,645) developed by Vincent Kowalski, Houston, for a "method and system to enable inferencing for natural language queries of configuration management databases." The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: "Disclosed are embodiments of systems and methods to derive a semantic network from a CMDB relationship graph which can then be queried in a natural way from a linguistic standpoint (i.e., using natural language queries). Because disclosed embodiments combine natural language queries with an inferencing engine the disclosed systems and methods automatically "connect the dots" between disparate pieces of information and can allow for a richer user experience. In general, CMDB graph relationships can be converted into semantic networks. Once a semantic network is created, queries can be phrased to leverage the inferential relationships between objects in the semantic network." The patent application was filed on May 27, 2010 (12/788,476). The full-text of the patent can be found at Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=83,80,645.PN.&OS=PN/83,80,645&RS=PN/83,80,645 Written by Amal Ahmed; edited by Jaya Anand.

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