06941321 is referenced by 93 patents and cites 32 patents.

A system and method for browsing, retrieving, and recommending information from a collection uses multi-modal features of the documents in the collection, as well as an analysis of users' prior browsing and retrieval behavior. The system and method are premised on various disclosed methods for quantitatively representing documents in a document collection as vectors in multi-dimensional vector spaces, quantitatively determining similarity between documents, and clustering documents according to those similarities. The system and method also rely on methods for quantitatively representing users in a user population, quantitatively determining similarity between users, clustering users according to those similarities, and visually representing clusters of users by analogy to clusters of documents.

Title
System and method for identifying similarities among objects in a collection
Application Number
9/421767
Publication Number
6941321 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 1999
Publication Date
September 6, 2005
Inventor
Jun Li
Seattle
WA, US
Ed H Chi
Palo Alto
CA, US
James E Pitkow
Palo Alto
CA, US
Peter L Pirolli
San Francisco
CA, US
Francine R Chen
Menlo Park
CA, US
Hinrich Schuetze
San Francisco
CA, US
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 017/30
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