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The methods/systems described herein facilitate large-scale data collection and aggregation. One exemplary system that facilitates large-scale reporting of health-related data comprises a data collection component, a database and an aggregation component. The data collection component can collect health-related data on a large-scale from a non-selected population. The database can store at least some of the health-related data. The aggregation component can facilitate automatically ascertaining at least one pattern from the health-related data at least in part by applying one or more statistical, data-mining or machine-learning techniques to the database. One exemplary method of extracting health observations from information obtained on a macro-scale comprises receiving information about a plurality of self-selected subjects, pooling the information, mining the pooled information at least in part by employing a data-mining algorithm to infer one or more health observations from the pooled information, and monetizing the one or more health observations.

Title
Large-scale information collection and mining
Application Number
11/266974
Publication Number
7406453 (B2)
Application Date
November 4, 2005
Publication Date
July 29, 2008
Inventor
Randy J Hinrichs
Sammamish
WA, US
Nebojsa Jojic
Redmond
WA, US
David E Heckerman
Bellevue
WA, US
Craig J Mundie
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Amin Turocy & Calvin
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06G 7/00
G06F 15/18
G06E 3/00
G06E 1/00
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