Method and apparatus for managing user profiles including identifying users based on matched query term

  • US 6,647,384 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2001
  • Issued: 11/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/18/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:

  • creating a user profile of a second user without identifying the second user to other users;

    detecting a match between the user profile and a query term submitted by a first user; and

    automatically identifying the first user to the second user in response to detecting the match.

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