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System and method for automatic personalization with contents of user?s interest published by trusted sources

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180669D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Mar-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Mar-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 17K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A system and method for automatically creating a personal web page with contents of user?s interest published by trusted sources where both the relevance of contents and sources are determined by user navigation activity. The main advantage of using this invention instead of the known solutions is to pull automatically relevant contents from relevant sources without manually providing and maintaining a profile with user?s preferences.

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System and method for automatic personalization with contents of user's interest published by trusted sources

One of the reasons why it seems daunting to navigate in the Internet, specifically the WWW portion of the Internet, is that there is no way to pull relevant content from various locations or sites and organize it in a manner meaningful to the individual user.

    One possible solution to achieve this relies on manually subscribing RSS feeds with all sorts of filters. However, this requires a continuum effort for maintaining the list updated with real user's interests.

    Other solutions have been proposed to provide content tailored to individual user. However they restrict personalization during the navigation of a specific site (for instance online shopping) or they base their customization on a static or predefined user profile.

    To address the above problems, the present invention provides a system and method for automatically creating a personal web page with contents of user's interest published by trusted sources where both the relevance of contents and sources are determined by user navigation activity.

    The main advantage of using this invention instead of the known solutions is to pull automatically relevant contents from relevant sources without manually providing and maintaining a profile with user's preferences.

    The personalization method according to the invention is illustrated in figure 1:

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The personalization method comprises three main steps (see figure 1):
1- Collection of info regards the user's preferred sources and contents during the user navigation activity.
2- Custom Searching of the preferred content on the preferred sources based on the info collected at the previous step.
3- Presentation of the preferred content.

The Collection step 1 is performed while the user is navigating the internet.

The Custom Search 2 starts on a scheduled time or in response to user request.

The presentation of the last preferred content 3 can be done every time a new custom search is performed or every time the user request it.

The system implementing this method is composed by the following main components:
- A Local Proxy
- A Rem...