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This invention relates to customized electronic identification of desirable objects, such as news articles, in an electronic media environment, and in particular to a system that automatically constructs both a "target profile" for each target object in the electronic media based, for example, on the frequency with which each word appears in an article relative to its overall frequency of use in all articles, as well as a "target profile interest summary" for each user, which target profile interest summary describes the user's interest level in various types of target objects. The system then evaluates the target profiles against the users' target profile interest summaries to generate a user-customized rank ordered listing of target objects most likely to be of interest to each user so that the user can select from among these potentially relevant target objects, which were automatically selected by this system from the plethora of target objects that are profiled on the electronic media. Users' target profile interest summaries can be used to efficiently organize the distribution of information in a large scale system consisting of many users interconnected by means of a communication network. Additionally, a cryptographically-based pseudonym proxy server is provided to ensure the privacy of a user's target profile interest summary, by giving the user control over the ability of third parties to access this summary and to identify or contact the user.

System for generation of object profiles for a system for customized electronic identification of desirable objects
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Publication Number
Application Date
October 31, 1995
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Lyle H Ungar
321 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, 19103
Jason M Eisner
1015 Spruce St., Philadelphia, 19107
Frederick S M Herz
Box 625 Canaan Valley, Davis, 26260
Duft Graziano & Forest P C
H04N 7/14
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