Systems and methods for personalized search

  • US 8,606,781 B2
  • Filed: 08/09/2005
  • Issued: 12/10/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/29/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method for personalized search comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a query from a user;

    identifying the user;

    retrieving a user history for the user comprising access patterns identifying linked information elements previously accessed by the user within an information repository;

    identifying a user profile comprising keywords relevant to the access patterns in the user history;

    determining a proximal neighborhood using the user history in the user profile, wherein the proximal neighborhood comprises only linked information elements previously unseen by the user that are within a threshold distance of the linked information elements in the user history; and

    applying the query to the unseen linked information elements in the proximal neighborhood and determining search results comprising the unseen linked information elements that match the query.

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