07657493 is referenced by 45 patents and cites 40 patents.

Personal data mining mechanisms and methods are employed to identify relevant information that otherwise would likely remain undiscovered. Users supply personal data that can be analyzed in conjunction with data associated with a plurality of other users to provide useful information that can improve business operations and/or quality of life. Personal data can be mined alone or in conjunction with third party data to identify correlations amongst the data and associated users. Applications or services can interact with such data and present it to users in a myriad of manners, for instance as notifications of opportunities.

Title
Recommendation system that identifies a valuable user action by mining data supplied by a plurality of users to find a correlation that suggests one or more actions for notification
Application Number
11/613930
Publication Number
7657493 (B2)
Application Date
December 20, 2006
Publication Date
February 2, 2010
Inventor
Melora Zaner Godsey
Redmond
WA, US
David R Treadwell III
Seattle
WA, US
Chandramohan A Thekkath
Palo Alto
CA, US
Ira L Snyder Jr
Bellevue
WA, US
Amit Mital
Kirkland
WA, US
Debi P Mishra
Bellevue
WA, US
Matthew B MacLaurin
Woodinville
WA, US
James R Larus
Mercer Island
WA, US
Alexander G Gounares
Kirkland
WA, US
Daniel S Glasser
Mercer Island
WA, US
Dane A Glasgow
Medina
WA, US
Nishant V Dani
Redmond
WA, US
Michael Connolly
Seattle
WA, US
Lili Cheng
Bellevue
WA, US
Christopher W Brumme
Mercer Island
WA, US
Arnold N Blinn
Hunts Point
WA, US
Thomas F Bergstraesser
Kirkland
WA, US
Gary W Flake
Bellevue
WA, US
Raymond E Ozzie
Seattle
WA, US
William H Gates III
Medina
WA, US
Henricus Johannes Maria Meijer
Mercer Island
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/15
G06F 17/30
G06F 17/27
G06F 15/18
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