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One or more embodiments of the invention provide a method, method, apparatus, and article of manufacture for determining a meeting location. A location for each of two or more persons is obtained. A central location is then determined based on the obtained locations. A list of activity preferences for each of the two or more persons is also obtained. Thereafter, a ranked list of activity preferences based on the obtained lists of activity preferences is computed. The ranked list represents a convergence of interests for the two or more persons. One or more meeting locations are then determined by combining the central location and ranked list.

Title
Meeting location determination using spatio-semantic modeling
Application Number
10/224035
Publication Number
6865538 (B2)
Application Date
August 20, 2002
Publication Date
March 8, 2005
Inventor
Craig Allen Miller
Petaluma
CA, US
Nemmara Chithambaram
Novato
CA, US
Agent
Gates & Cooper
Assignee
Autodesk
CA, US
IPC
H04Q 007/38
G06F 017/60
G06F 017/60
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