08060405 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 91 patents.

Methods and systems for correlating connections between users and links between articles to identify search and/or ad spamming are disclosed. Social networks can be used to identify connections between users for correlation with links between articles, which can be identified through searches of article contents and/or back tracing accesses to articles. One disclosed method comprises identifying first associations between a plurality of users in a network of associated users; identifying second associations between one or more users and one or more articles; identifying third associations between at least some of the articles or between some of the users and access to some of the articles; and determining at least one of the third associations is correlated with one or more of the first associations.

Title
Methods and systems for correlating connections between users and links between articles
Application Number
11/26681
Publication Number
8060405 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 2004
Publication Date
November 15, 2011
Inventor
Stephen R Lawrence
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Fenwick & West
Assignee
Google
CA, US
IPC
G05B 19/418
G06Q 30/00
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