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An object for providing isolated, hierarchical data storage can be used in a method for recommending an item to one of a plurality of users. The data object abstracts an associated physical memory element and provides an interface for storing data and retrieving data from the physical memory element. In some embodiments the data object is provided with an indicator for identifying another data object that is used if a memory request is unable to be serviced by the associated physical memory element. In other embodiments this data object can be used to efficiently and transparently store profile data associated with a system for recommending items to users.

Title
Computer-implemented collaborative filtering based method for recommending an item to a user
Application Number
597442
Publication Number
6049777
Application Date
March 14, 1997
Publication Date
April 11, 2000
Inventor
Max E Metral
Boston
MA, US
James J Sullivan
Arlington
MA, US
John Edward McNulty
Burlington
MA, US
Jonathan Ari Sheena
Cambridge
MA, US
Agent
Michaelson & Wallace
Agent
Peter L Michaelson
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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