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A method for extracting a preferred set of textual records from a database includes the following features. Priority values are assigned to each of a plurality of predefined category structures. Textual records are assigned a relevance value with respect to each category structure. If a record's relevance value exceeds a predetermined threshold value, that record is associated with the category structure. Each category has a list of associated textual records which are retrieved. Textual records are selected from the set of retrieved textual records and assembled into a set. Information on how the subscriber uses the set is gathered, and new rankings for the category structure are computed.

Title
Enhanced apparatus and methods for retrieving and selecting profiled textural information records from a database of defined category structures
Application Number
876328
Publication Number
5537586
Application Date
May 6, 1994
Publication Date
July 16, 1996
Inventor
Harry C Wu
Concord
MA, US
Majed G Tomeh
Sudbury
MA, US
John C Lidington
Hull
MA, US
James E Leightheiser
Lexington
MA, US
Jacques Bouvard
Wellesley
MA, US
Joseph A Amram
Boston
MA, US
Agent
Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault
Assignee
Individual
MA, US
IPC
G06F 7/00
G06F 17/30
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