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Patent Title: Facility for the intelligent selection of information objects

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6208989
Issue Date: 03-27-2001
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File Date:02-14-1997

Abstract: A system to intelligently link a computer user to enormous databases of multi-media information. The system provides an automated facility to determine the value of information based on each user's subjective preferences. An execution is created by comparing these preferences with prior characterizations of information objects. Once the comparisons are made, an ordered list is compiled. The list provides a set of data sources starting with the most relevant and ending with the least relevant. By selecting and reviewing only the most significant references, the probability of locating a pertinent reference is increased dramatically while increasing the effectiveness of time spent reviewing results.


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