07716226 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 66 patents.

In one embodiment the present invention provides a novel method for probabilistically quantifying a degree of relevance between two or more citationally or contextually related data objects, such as patent documents, non-patent documents, web pages, personal and corporate contacts information, product information, consumer behavior, technical or scientific information, address information, and the like. In another embodiment the present invention provides a novel method for visualizing and displaying relevance between two or more citationally or contextually related data objects. In another embodiment the present invention provides a novel search input/output interface that utilizes an iterative self-organizing mapping (“SOM”) technique to automatically generate a visual map of relevant patents and/or other related documents desired to be explored, searched or analyzed. In another embodiment the present invention provides a novel search input/output interface that displays and/or communicates search input criteria and corresponding search results in a way that facilitates intuitive understanding and visualization of the logical relationships between two or more related concepts being searched.

Title
Method and system for probabilistically quantifying and visualizing relevance between two or more citationally or contextually related data objects
Application Number
11/236965
Publication Number
7716226 (B2)
Application Date
September 27, 2005
Publication Date
May 11, 2010
Inventor
Jonathan A Barney
Newport Beach
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
PatentRatings
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06F 7/00
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