US Patent No: 6,321,221

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System, method and article of manufacture for increasing the user value of recommendations

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The invention includes a system, method and article of manufacture for generating a serendipity-weighted recommendation output set to a user based, at least in part, on a serendipity function. The system includes a processing system of one or more processors configured to receive applicable data that includes item recommendation data and community item popularity data. The processing system is also configured to produce a set of item serendipity control values in response to the serendipity function and the community item popularity data, and to combine the item recommendation data with the set of item serendipity control values to produce a serendipity-weighted and filtered recommendation output set. The method includes receiving applicable data by the processing system, including inputting item recommendation data and community item popularity data. The method further includes generating a set of item serendipity control values in response to the community item popularity data and a serendipity function, using the processing system, and combining the item recommendation data and the set of item serendipity control values to produce a serendipity-weighted and filtered item recommendation output set, also using the processing system. The invention also includes a computer readable medium having a having a set of program instructions physically embodied thereon, executable by a computer, to perform a method similar to the method described above.

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THALVEG DATA FLOW LLCEDINA, MN8

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Bieganski, Paul Minneapolis, MN 6 709

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8,352,331 Relationship discovery engine 1 2001
 
EBAY INC. (16)
7,373,317 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 33 1999
7,370,006 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 1 2001
8,275,673 Method and system to recommend further items to a user of a network-based transaction facility upon unsuccessful transacting with respect to an item 3 2002
7,831,476 Listing recommendation in a network-based commerce system 7 2003
8,326,697 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 2 2003
7,373,319 Method and apparatus for facilitating sales of goods by independent parties 14 2003
8,050,998 Flexible asset and search recommendation engines 1 2007
7,953,641 Method for listing goods for sale by telephone 2 2007
8,051,040 Electronic publication system 8 2007
7,813,967 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 9 2008
8,200,683 Determining relevancy and desirability of terms 3 2009
8,712,868 Listing recommendation using generation of a user-specific query in a network-based commerce system 0 2010
7,983,953 Method and apparatus for listing goods for sale 2 2010
8,600,826 Method and apparatus for presenting information relating to a good 0 2011
8,606,811 Electronic publication system 2 2011
9,015,585 Method and apparatus for providing predefined feedback 0 2012
 
DIGIMARC CORPORATION (2)
8,924,412 Rules driven pan ID metadata routing system and network 0 2006
8,364,720 Content metadata directory services 4 2006
 
STEVEN M. HOFFBERG 2004-1 GRAT (1)
7,974,714 Intelligent electronic appliance system and method 68 2006
 
W.W. GRAINGER, INC. (2)
7,313,536 System and method for providing product recommendations 2 2003
8,781,917 System and method for directing a customer to additional purchasing opportunities 0 2012
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