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Jari Koistinen, Aparna Seetharaman, Evan R Kirshenbaum: Utility-based multi-category quality-of-service negotiation in distributed systems. Hewlett Packard Company, November 28, 2000: US06154778 (134 worldwide citation)

In a distributed system, a method and system for negotiating a multi-category Quality-of-Service (QoS) agreement between a client and a server includes a client agent enabled to calculate an expected utility to a client of multiple multi-category QoS specifications. The client agent obtains the QoS ...


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Joseph J Martinka, Patricia Collins, George H Forman, Evan R Kirshenbaum, Aparna Seetharaman: Apparatus and method for a compositional decision support reasoning system. Hewlett Packard Development Company, July 8, 2003: US06591257 (8 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for determining a solution to a problem where paths in at least one pursuit associated with the problem are traversed to generate one or more decision paths by processing one or more nodes in a given one of the paths, including: evaluating a premise if the node is a premise n ...


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Jessi Dong, Wei Du, Sam P Hamilton, Michael Helman, Aparna Seetharaman, Yang Wang: System and method for online advertising driven by predicting user interest. Yahoo, Law Office of Robert O Bolan, July 2, 2009: US20090171763-A1

An improved system and method for online advertising driven by predicting user interest is provided. An advertising demand engine may be provided for selecting advertisements to be served to a user for display with requested content. An advertisement may be correlated to an advertisement previously ...


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Huitao Luo, Ben Slutter, Chun Han, Nanda Kishore, Aparna Seetharaman: Targeted advertisement. July 12, 2012: US20120179543-A1

The present invention provides a method and a system for providing targeted advertisements to a user. The method includes determining a set of signals corresponding to at least one online activity associated with the user and then analyzing the set of signals to identify one or more user interests. ...