Shared document repository with coupled recommender system

  • US 6,999,962 B2
  • Filed: 08/13/2002
  • Issued: 02/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system operating on a network, comprising:

  • a shared document repository coupled to the network, the shared document repository providing shared access to document objects stored therein;

    a recommender system coupled to the network, the recommender system providing at least one of a user valuation and a user recommendation for identified document objects; and

    a client computer coupled to the network and communicating with the shared document repository and the recommender system over the network, the client computer coupling functions of the shared document repository and the recommender system over a network;

    wherein the client computer queries data from the shared document repository and the recommender system, the data received from the shared document repository including an element providing a link that references a function at the recommender system,wherein the link to the recommender system providing access to at least one of viewing and submitting the at least one of the user evaluation or the user recommendation for the document objects in the shared document repository, the link including parameter data that is specified with metadata of the document objects provided by the shared document repository, andwherein the client computer merges the data queried from the shared document repository and the recommender system to define a user interface to provide a list of the document objects in the shared document repository and the at least one of the user evaluation and the user recommendation from the recommender system.

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