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Method and System for Identifying Different Online Identities of a User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202808D
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 45K

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Rekha Joshi: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system for identifying different online identities of a user is disclosed. The different online identities belong to the same user.

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Method and System for Identifying Different Online Identities of a User

Abstract

A method and system for identifying different online identities of a user is disclosed.  The different online identities belong to the same user.

Description

In general, with the advent of social networking websites, a user may have multiple online identities.  The user may create multiple accounts either on a social networking website or on different social networking websites.

Disclosed is a method and system for identifying different online identities of a user.  Figure illustrates a flowchart for identifying different online identities of the user.   

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As depicted in the figure, a user ID belonging to the user is chosen from any existing social networking website.  Thereafter, a cloud of user’s behavior, profile, interests, topics trend, a set of followers and a set of friends are created.  In addition, tree links are created based on density, intensity and frequency of the user’s followers on the social networking website and the social networking website’s "following" aspects are rated on a predefined scale.  The density, quality, and frequency of interactions are measured to assign an appropriate weightage to the tree links.  The weightage may be assigned based on a predefined scale.  The cloud and the tree links may be called as a key dataset.

In next step, datasets of probable matching identities on other social networking websites are identified.  Often with countless web registration on multiple social networking websites, the user may be faced with the task of remembering multiple user IDs and passwords.  Therefore, the user may use a particular user ID to create account on all social networking websites.  Hence, the user ID belonging to the user is used to identify multiple accounts that the user may have on multiple social networking websites.  In a scenario, an exact match may be found on the multiple social networking websites.  In another scenario, the exact match may not be found on the multiple social networking websites. In this situation, one or more variations of the user ID may be created.  The one or more variations of the user ID may be created using a natural language processed dataset obtained with the combination of the user ID and the user’s profile data.  For example, the user ID may be com...