Audience binning system and method for webcasting and on-line presentations

  • US 10,785,325 B1
  • Filed: 09/03/2014
  • Issued: 09/22/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. An audience binning method, comprising:

  • receiving, at a client component, at least one of an interest and an expertise of an audience member, the client component displaying a presentation;

    allowing the audience member to interact with the presentation and take an action;

    communicating the action and the one or more interests and expertise to a backend system that also receives a set of interests and expertise from other audience members;

    synchronizing, by the backend system to the client component, the set of interests and expertise from other audience members to the client component;

    generating, at the client component, a binning for each interest and each expertise wherein each binning is generated using the interests and expertise of the audience members and a user tag is placed into one or more hexagonal bins and each binning having a plurality of audience members with one of the interest and the expertise, wherein generating the binning for a newly joining audience member comprises placing one or more tags of the newly joining audience member alongside existing hexagonal bins using a heuristic based on relationship between an oldest hexagon of a similar type to the tag of the newly joined audience member and the one or more tags of the newly joining audience member;

    generating and displaying the binning of the interests and expertise of the audience members;

    generating a canvas for the presentation having a height and a width and inserting each interest or expertise into the canvas using a hexagonal binning process and a circle packing process; and

    inserting a new audience interest or a new audience expertise into the canvas using a heuristic process.

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