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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 (470 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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David E Heckerman, John S Breese, Eric Horvitz, David Maxwell Chickering: Collaborative filtering utilizing a belief network. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, December 30, 1997: US05704017 (383 worldwide citation)

The disclosed system provides an improved collaborative filtering system by utilizing a belief network, which is sometimes known as a Bayesian network. The disclosed system learns a belief network using both prior knowledge obtained from an expert in a given field of decision making and a database c ...


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John S Breese, David E Heckerman, Eric Horvitz, Carl Kadie, Keiji Kanazawa: Methods and apparatus for retrieving and/or processing retrieved information as a function of a users estimated knowledge. Microsoft, Peter L Michaelson, Michael P Straub, Michaelson & Wallace, December 21, 1999: US06006218 (254 worldwide citation)

Information retrieval methods and apparatus which involve: 1) the generation of estimates regarding the probability that items included in search results are already known to the user and 2) the use of such knowledge probability estimates to influence the ranking of search results, are described. By ...


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John S Breese, John Eugene Ball: Modeling a users emotion and personality in a computer user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Michaelson & Wallace, November 16, 1999: US05987415 (185 worldwide citation)

The invention is embodied in a computer user interface including an observer capable of observing user behavior, an agent capable of conveying emotion and personality by exhibiting corresponding behavior to a user, and a network linking user behavior observed by said observer and emotion and persona ...


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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, Law Offices of Michael Dryja, July 17, 2001: US06262730 (167 worldwide citation)

An intelligent user assistance system is disclosed. The system is constructed using a reasoning model to determine the probability of a user's intentions, goals, or informational needs in the context of a software program. This is accomplished through analysis of information about the user&apos ...


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John Eugene Ball, John S Breese: Modeling and projecting emotion and personality from a computer user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Robert M Wallace, Michaelson & Wallace, April 3, 2001: US06212502 (161 worldwide citation)

The invention is embodied in a computer user interface including an observer capable of observing user behavior, an agent capable of conveying emotion and personality by exhibiting corresponding behavior to a user, and a network linking user behavior observed by said observer and emotion and persona ...


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John S Breese, Carl M Kadie: Methods and apparatus for matching entities and for predicting an attribute of an entity based on an attribute frequency value. Microsft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Michaelson & Wallace, January 25, 2000: US06018738 (147 worldwide citation)

Matching (e.g., via correlation or similarity process) entities having attributes, some of which have associated values. The values of the attributes may be adjusted based on number of entities that have values for a particular attribute so that the values decrease as the number increases. The attri ...


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John S Breese, John Eugene Ball: Modeling emotion and personality in a computer user interface. Microsoft Corporation, Peter L Michaelson, Robert M Wallace, Michaelson & Wallace, February 6, 2001: US06185534 (119 worldwide citation)

The invention is embodied in a computer user interface including an observer capable of observing user behavior, an agent capable of conveying emotion and personality by exhibiting corresponding behavior to a user, and a network linking user behavior observed by said observer and emotion and persona ...


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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 for a software program. Microsoft Corporation, Law Offices of Michael Dryja, July 10, 2001: US06260035 (115 worldwide citation)

A general event composing and monitoring system that allows high-level events to be created from combinations of low-level events. An event specification tool allows for rapid development of a general event processor that creates high-level events from combinations of user actions. The event system, ...


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Samuel D Hobson, Eric Horvitz, David E Heckerman, John S Breese, Erich S o slashed ren Finkelstein, Gregory L Shaw, James R Flynn, Karen Jensen: On-line help method and system utilizing free text query. Microsoft Corporation, Seed and Berry, December 2, 1997: US05694559 (109 worldwide citation)

An improved free text query method and system is provided as part of an improved on-line help system. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the on-line help system provides a free text query system that performs partial analysis. The partial analysis performed by the preferred embodime ...