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A system for extracting and analyzing information from a collection of linked documents at a locality to enable categorization of documents and prediction of documents relevant to a focus document. The system obtains and analyzes topology, usage and path information from for a collection at a locality, e.g. a web locality on the world wide web. For categorization, document meta information is represented as document vectors. Predefined criteria is applied to the document vectors to create lists of "similar" types of documents. For relevance prediction, networks representing topology, usage path and text similarity amongst the documents in the collection are created. A spreading activation technique is applied to the networks starting at a focus document to predict the documents relevant to the focus document. Using category and relevance prediction information, tools can be built to enable a user to more efficiently traverse through the collection of linked documents.

Title
System for predicting documents relevant to focus documents by spreading activation through network representations of a linked collection of documents
Application Number
8/831807
Publication Number
5835905
Application Date
April 9, 1997
Publication Date
November 10, 1998
Inventor
Ramana B Rao
San Francisco
CA, US
James E Pitkow
Palo Alto
CA, US
Peter L Pirolli
El Cerrito
CA, US
Agent
Richard B Domineo
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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