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An improved human user computer interface system, wherein a user characteristic or set of characteristics, such as demographic profile or societal “role”, is employed to define a scope or domain of operation. The operation itself may be a database search, to interactively define a taxonomic context for the operation, a business negotiation, or other activity. After retrieval of results, a scoring or ranking may be applied according to user define criteria, which are, for example, commensurate with the relevance to the context, but may be, for example, by date, source, or other secondary criteria. A user profile is preferably stored in a computer accessible form, and may be used to provide a history of use, persistent customization, collaborative filtering and demographic information for the user. Advantageously, user privacy and anonymity is maintained by physical and algorithmic controls over access to the personal profiles, and releasing only aggregate data without personally identifying information or of small groups.

Title
Database access system
Application Number
9/583048
Publication Number
7181438 (B1)
Application Date
May 30, 2000
Publication Date
February 20, 2007
Inventor
Andrew Szabo
Cos Cob
CT, US
Agent
Milde & Hoffberg
Assignee
Alberti Anemometer
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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