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Techniques are disclosed for using a combination of explicit and implicit user context modeling techniques to identify and provide appropriate computer actions based on a current context, and to continuously improve the providing of such computer actions. The appropriate computer actions include presentation of appropriate content and functionality. Feedback paths can be used to assist automated machine learning in detecting patterns and generating inferred rules, and improvements from the generated rules can be implemented with or without direct user control. The techniques can be used to enhance software and device functionality, including self-customizing of a model of the user's current context or situation, customizing received themes, predicting appropriate content for presentation or retrieval, self-customizing of software user interfaces, simplifying repetitive tasks or situations, and mentoring of the user to promote desired change.

Title
Contextual responses based on automated learning techniques
Application Number
9/825152
Publication Number
6842877 (B2)
Application Date
April 2, 2001
Publication Date
January 11, 2005
Inventor
Eric L Matteson
Bellevue
WA, US
James O Robarts
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Seed IP Law Group PLLC
Assignee
Tangis Corporation
WA, US
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