08069142 is referenced by 15 patents and cites 388 patents.

The disclosure describes systems and methods for synchronizing data on a network based on temporal, spatial, social and logical data available to the network. The method includes receiving a first information object (IO) containing attributes for a first real-world entity (RWE), the first IO associated with a second RWE; identifying one or more second IOs, each second IO containing one or more attributes for the first RWE and each second IO independently associated with a third RWE; generating a different probability for each IO based on a comparison of contents of the first and second IOs and their associated RWEs; and replacing one or more of the attributes in at least one IO with at least one attribute from a different IO based on the probabilities for each IO.

Title
System and method for synchronizing data on a network
Application Number
11/952007
Publication Number
8069142 (B2)
Application Date
December 6, 2007
Publication Date
November 29, 2011
Inventor
Robert Carter Trout
Burlingame
CA, US
Ronald Martinez
San Francisco
CA, US
Joseph James O Sullivan
Oakland
CA, US
Christopher William Higgins
Portland
OR, US
Marco Boerries
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Lee J Parry
Stockholm
SE
George Grinstead
Stockholm
SE
Marc Eliot Davis
San Francisco
CA, US
Agent
Greenberg Traurig
James J DeCarlo
Assignee
Yahoo
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/00
G06F 7/00
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