05583763 is referenced by 607 patents and cites 15 patents.

A system for determining selections that a user is likely to be interested in. The determination is made based on the user's prior indicated preferences. The user designates his or her preferred selections as entries in a user's preference list. Entries in the user's list are compared with entries in the other users' lists. When a significant number of matches have been found between two lists, the unmatched entries of the other user's preference list are extracted. The unmatched entries are further processed. Those unmatched entries with a high correlation to the user's preference list are presented to the user as selections in which the user is likely to be interested.

Title
Method and apparatus for recommending selections based on preferences in a multi-user system
Application Number
8/119793
Publication Number
5583763
Application Date
September 9, 1993
Publication Date
December 10, 1996
Inventor
James R Miller III
Stanford
CA, US
John Atcheson
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Philip H Townsend and Townsend and Crew Albert
Charles J Kulas
Assignee
MNI Interactive
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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