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Eric Horvitz, David E Heckerman, Susan T Dumais, Mehran Sahami, John C Platt: Technique which utilizes a probabilistic classifier to detect "junk" e-mail by automatically updating a training and re-training the classifier based on the updated training set. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, December 12, 2000: US06161130 (728 worldwide citation)

A technique, specifically a method and apparatus that implements the method, which through a probabilistic classifier (370) and, for a given recipient, detects electronic mail (e-mail) messages, in an incoming message stream, which that recipient is likely to consider "junk". Specifically, the inven ...


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Christopher P Bergh, Max E Metral, David Henry Ritter, Jonathan Ari Sheena, James J Sullivan: Distributed system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, August 29, 2000: US06112186 (613 worldwide citation)

A system for facilitating exchange of user information and opinion using automated collaborative filtering includes memory elements for storing item profiles and user profiles. The data contained in those profiles is used to calculate a number of similarity factors representing how closely the prefe ...


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Lisa Braden Harder, Simon H Corston, William B Dolan, Lucy H Vanderwende: Apparatus and methods for an information retrieval system that employs natural language processing of search results to improve overall precision. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, August 3, 1999: US05933822 (611 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and accompanying methods for an information retrieval system that utilizes natural language processing to process results retrieved by, for example, an information retrieval engine such as a conventional statistical-based search engine, in order to improve overall precision. Specifically, ...


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Alexander Chislenko, Yezdezard Z Lashkari, John E McNulty: Method and apparatus for item recommendation using automated collaborative filtering. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, March 21, 2000: US06041311 (570 worldwide citation)

A method for recommending items to users using automated collaborative filtering stores profiles of users relating ratings to items in memory. Profiles of items may also be stored in memory, the item profiles associating users with the rating given to the item by that user or inferred for the user b ...


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Joseph E Augenbraun, Larry A Pearlstein, Michael A Plotnick: Broadcast interactive multimedia system. Hitachi America, Peter L Michaelson, John T Peoples, Michaelson & Wallace, April 1, 1997: US05617565 (509 worldwide citation)

A procedure for selecting and storing data elements communicated from a common database to users of the database utilizing a communication link between each transmitter and a concomitant receiver accessible by the user. The transmitted information is augmented with attributes which are used at the r ...


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Eric Horvitz, John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Samuel D Hobson, David O Hovel, Adrian C Klein, Jacobus A Rommelse, Gregory L Shaw: Intelligent user assistance facility. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, February 1, 2000: US06021403 (469 worldwide citation)

An event composing and monitoring system that allows high-level events to be created from combinations of low-level events. An event specification tool, contained in the system, allows for rapidly developing a general event processor that creates high-level events from combinations of user actions. ...


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Alexander Chislenko, Yezdezard Lashkari, David D Tiu, Max E Metral, John Edward McNulty: Method and apparatus for efficiently recommending items using automated collaborative filtering and feature-guided automated collaborative filtering. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, July 18, 2000: US06092049 (438 worldwide citation)

A method for recommending items to users using automated collaborative filtering stores profiles of users relating ratings to items in memory. Profiles of items may also be stored in memory, the item profiles associating users with the rating given to the item by that user or inferred for the user b ...


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Eric Horvitz: Technique for prefetching a web page of potential future interest in lieu of continuing a current information download. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, May 23, 2000: US06067565 (365 worldwide citation)

A technique that, through continual computation, harnesses available computer resources during periods of low processing activity and low network activity, such as idle time, for prefetching, e.g., web pages, or pre-selected portions thereof, into local cache of a client computer. This technique uti ...


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Erhard Robert Fernholz: Apparatus and accompanying methods for automatically modifying a financial portfolio through dynamic re-weighting based on a non-constant function of current capitalization weights. Enhanced Investment Technologies, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, October 6, 1998: US05819238 (350 worldwide citation)

Apparatus and methods for automatically modifying a financial portfolio having a pre-defined universe of securities, such as, e.g., an index fund, that tracks a given capitalization weighted index, through dynamic re-weighting of a position held in each such security. Specifically, in a computer sys ...


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Jonathan Ari Sheena, John Edward McNulty, James J Sullivan, Max E Metral: Computer-implemented collaborative filtering based method for recommending an item to a user. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, April 11, 2000: US06049777 (342 worldwide citation)

An object for providing isolated, hierarchical data storage can be used in a method for recommending an item to one of a plurality of users. The data object abstracts an associated physical memory element and provides an interface for storing data and retrieving data from the physical memory element ...