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Brent R Smith, Gregory D Linden, Nida K Zada: Content personalization based on actions performed during a current browsing session. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 8, 2005: US06853982 (444 worldwide citation)

Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities, and for using such information to provide session-specific item recommendations to users. In one embodiment, a monitoring component of a merchant's Web site maintains a record of products viewed by each user during a current brow ...


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Gregory D Linden, Brent R Smith, Nida K Zada: Use of product viewing histories of users to identify related products. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 28, 2005: US06912505 (387 worldwide citation)

Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities that indicate user interests in particular products or other items, and for using such information to identify items that are related to one another. In one embodiment, relationships between products within an online catalog are d ...


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David Justin Ross, Jack Love, Stephen E M Billester, Brent R Smith: Secure, limited-access database system and method. RAF Technology, Stoel Rives, November 4, 2003: US06643648 (34 worldwide citation)

A limited-access database system is designed for rapid access of data records with reduced memory storage requirements. The database system employs a set of obfuscated data records stored in data crystals that can only be accessed and read by an iterator, which is not directly accessible by the user ...


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Kushal Chakrabarti, Ron Kohavi, Brent R Smith: Strategies for providing novel recommendations. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, September 1, 2009: US07584159 (33 worldwide citation)

Strategies are described for generating recommendations. The strategies generate a set of original recommendations based on a source of information. The strategies then transform the set of original recommendations into a set of similarity-spaced recommendations based on “repulsion force” analysis a ...


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Kushal Chakrabarti, Ron Kohavi, Brent R Smith: Strategies for providing diverse recommendations. Amazon Technologies, Lee & Hayes PLLC, June 2, 2009: US07542951 (33 worldwide citation)

Strategies are described for generating recommendations. The strategies generate a set of original recommendations based on a source of information. The strategies then transform the set of original recommendations into a set of similarity-spaced recommendations based on “repulsion force” analysis a ...


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Brent R Smith: Data mining system capable of generating pairwise comparisons of user-selectable items based on user event histories. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 16, 2010: US07680703 (28 worldwide citation)

Data mining systems and methods are disclosed for generating data that is helpful to users in selecting between items represented in an electronic data repository, such as an electronic catalog. One disclosed data mining method generates pairwise comparison data for particular pairs of items. The pa ...


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Gregory D Linden, Brent R Smith, Nida K Zada: Data mining of user activity data to identify related items in an electronic catalog. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, March 23, 2010: US07685074 (26 worldwide citation)

Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities that indicate user interests in particular products, or other items, represented in an electronic catalog, and for using such information to identify items that are related to one another. In one embodiment, relationships between ...


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Gregory D Linden, Brent R Smith, Nida K Zada: Content personalization based on actions performed during browsing sessions. Amazon com, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, June 28, 2011: US07970664 (20 worldwide citation)

Various methods are disclosed for monitoring user browsing activities, and for using such information to provide item recommendations to users. In one embodiment, a monitoring component of a merchant's Web site maintains a record of products viewed by each user during a current browsing session—pref ...


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Brent R Smith: Methods and system for identifying a reference region on an image of a dropped-out form. RAF Technology, Stoel Rives, March 25, 2003: US06539112 (20 worldwide citation)

This invention relates to the field of optical character recognition for data in drop-out forms. In the absence of permanent, fixed landmarks, this invention uses the structure of the entered data to provide a landmark to be used in solving various problems encountered in automated processing of dro ...


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Francis J Kane Jr, Brent R Smith, Jocelyn M Miller, ShenbagaKumaran Srinivasan, Matthew T Tavis: Service for providing item recommendations. Amazon Technologies, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, February 1, 2011: US07881984 (18 worldwide citation)

A service is disclosed for enabling web sites and other entities to provide item recommendations and other behavior-based content to end users. The service can be implemented as a web service that is remotely accessible over the Internet. Web sites use the web service's interface to report events de ...