WalkMe has been granted a patent for a method, system, and product that involve transforming text strings in a graphical user interface element to enable server-based analysis without exposing the content. This innovation allows for string-based analysis across multiple end devices without compromising data privacy. GlobalData’s report on WalkMe gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on WalkMe, Voice commerce was a key innovation area identified from patents. WalkMe's grant share as of January 2024 was 44%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Text string transformation for server-based analysis without content exposure

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: WalkMe Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11841975B2) outlines a method for end devices to enhance privacy and security during string-based analysis of graphical user interface (GUI) elements. The method involves transforming a portion of a text string within a GUI element using a transformation function, while leaving another portion plaintext. This semi-transformed text string is then provided to a server for string-based analysis without exposing the content of the text string. By determining an identifier from the semi-transformed text string, the server can locate the corresponding GUI element across multiple end devices, enabling efficient analysis without compromising sensitive information.

Furthermore, the patent details additional steps such as determining potentially sensitive phrases, adding semi-transformed text strings to a dictionary for replacement, and selecting different transformation functions for various GUI elements. The method also includes locating second GUI elements based on element identifiers associated with semi-transformed text strings, ensuring accurate comparisons through transformation functions. By preserving the structure of formatted documents depicting GUI elements and avoiding transformation on specific tokens and keywords, the method enables secure string-based analysis for websites, web-based applications, native mobile applications, and desktop applications. Overall, this patented method offers a comprehensive approach to safeguarding sensitive information while facilitating efficient string-based analysis across diverse GUI elements and end devices.

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