Method of ordering document clusters given some knowledge of user interests

  • US 5,911,140 A
  • Filed: 12/14/1995
  • Issued: 06/08/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/14/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of browsing a corpus of documents, each document of the corpus having a rank generated in response to a query of a computer user, the method using a processor executing instructions stored in a memory the method comprising the steps of:

  • a) ordering the corpus into a plurality of clusters, each cluster including at least one document;

    b) determining a rank of each cluster based upon the rank of a one of the documents in the cluster; and

    c) presenting the clusters to the computer user in an order based upon cluster rank.

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