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A digital information system delivers virtual on-demand information over existing, as well as the next generation, digital transport systems by offloading a portion of the systems' peak bandwidth requirements to the local subscribers. A collaborative filtering system synthesizes the preferences of all of the subscribers and then predicts those items that each subscriber might like, and therefore request. Each subscriber is provided with a local storage device for storing, during off-peak hours, those items recommended by the collaborative filtering system. As a result, only a relatively few subscriber requests must be serviced directly from the central distribution system.

Title
Virtual on-demand digital information delivery system and method
Application Number
8/594064
Publication Number
5790935
Application Date
January 30, 1996
Publication Date
August 4, 1998
Inventor
David W Payton
Woodland Hills
CA, US
Agent
Wanda K Denson Low
Michael W Sales
Georgann S Grunebach
Assignee
Hughes Aircraft Company
CA, US
IPC
H07N 7/173
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