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Boris Chidlovskii, Natalie S Glance, Antonietta Grasso: System and method for collaborative ranking of search results employing user and group profiles derived from document collection content analysis. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette M Walder, December 4, 2001: US06327590 (544 worldwide citation)

A system for ranking search results obtained from an information retrieval system includes a search pre-processor, a search engine and a search post-processor. The search preprocessor determines the context of the search query by comparing the terms in the search query with a predetermined user cont ...


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Natalie S Glance, Manfred Dardenne: System and method for bootstrapping a collaborative filtering system. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette M Walder, May 14, 2002: US06389372 (269 worldwide citation)

A system and method of predicting a user's rating of a new item in a collaborative filtering system in which an initial set of correlation coefficients for the intended users is used to bootstrap the system is described. The users are members of a predetermined organization and the initial corr ...


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Natalie S Glance: Collaborative searching by query induction. Xerox Corporation, May 4, 2004: US06732088 (209 worldwide citation)

A method and system to facilitate searching a data collection, such as the World Wide Web, that takes advantage of the collective ability of all users to create queries to the data collection. First, a node-link graph of all queries submitted to a data collection within a given period of time is con ...


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Natalie S Glance: Recommender system and method for generating implicit ratings based on user interactions with handheld devices. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette Walder, September 20, 2005: US06947922 (179 worldwide citation)

A recommender system employs implicit ratings generated from monitoring user interaction with an item, such as while listening to a music track on a MP3 player or reading an electronic book. A method for generating item recommendations includes: providing an item to a device having an application fo ...


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Natalie S Glance, Manfred Dardenne: System and method for using noisy collaborative filtering to rank and present items. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette M Walder, November 20, 2001: US06321179 (120 worldwide citation)

A system and method of providing predicted user ratings includes calculating the accuracy of predictions based on the variance of distribution of the predicted user's rating. The system and method present and rank the results by treating the variance as a source of noise. The decision to presen ...


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Natalie S Glance, Bernardo A Huberman, Lada A Adamic, James Pitkow: System and method for caching. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette Walder, July 2, 2002: US06415368 (92 worldwide citation)

A system and method of caching uses quality or value attributes, provided for example, by a recommender system or by a dynamical analysis of site accesses, which are attached to cached information to prioritize items in the cache. Documents are prioritized in the cache according to the relative valu ...


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Jean Luc Meunier, Damian Arregui, Natalie S Glance: System for providing document change information for a community of users. Xerox Corporation, January 20, 2004: US06681369 (76 worldwide citation)

A document recommendation system incorporating a document change monitoring agent. For a document recommendation system to be effective, it is desirable to enable users to be cognizant of changes that may occur to the document. The present invention addresses this issue by coupling a document change ...


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Dave Snowdon, Natalie S Glance: Decentralized network system. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette M Walder, December 30, 2003: US06671737 (49 worldwide citation)

A decentralized network system provides for the distribution and collection of information (or messages) without the constraints of a large physical infrastructure. A decentralized network system includes a plurality of first nodes, each first node having a memory for storing messages, a processor f ...


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Stefania Castellani, Natalie S Glance: Method for monitoring and encouraging community activity in a networked environment. Xerox Corporation, Jeannette Walder, May 25, 2004: US06742032 (39 worldwide citation)

The method of the invention overcomes the problems in a community when the amount of interaction drops off through the use of “community crickets.” A community cricket monitors the amount of community activity, establishes criteria for deciding when a community is sleeping and uses that criteria for ...


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Remo Pareschi, Natalie S Glance, Daniele Pagani, Jean Marc Andreoli, Stefania Castellani, Gunnar Teege: Systems and methods providing flexible representations of work. Xerox Corporation, April 20, 2004: US06725428 (37 worldwide citation)

Workflow techniques for coordinating organizational processes by providing flexible representations of work using generalized process structure grammars (GPSG). The techniques take into account that, in reality, work evolves both horizontally, in the co-operation of causally unrelated, but informati ...