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Method of associating relevant data in Publish/Subscribe topics

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000244048D
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

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Abstract

When information is required in a traditional publish/subscribe data model, the subscriber must be aware of the topic that the information resides on, and any useful information available on other topics is disregarded. This can mean potentially valuable information is lost through the subscriber not being aware of the availability of the data. So, like people in a room overhearing conversations, this article shows how subscribers can overhear data sent by other subscribers, and considers the value of that information to itself.

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Method of associating relevant data in Publish/Subscribe topics

When information is required in a traditional publish/subscribe data model, the subscriber must be aware of the topic that the information resides on, and any useful information available on other topics is disregarded. This can mean potentially valuable information is lost through the subscriber not being aware of the availability of the data. So, like people in a room overhearing conversations, this article shows how subscribers can overhear data sent by other subscribers, and considers the value of that information to itself.

    The principle could be implemented in the following basic way:
1. Publisher X publishes news items on news/technology, news/finance, news/health etc.

2. The server creates a keyword list from the items received on each of the topics (for example using something like http://www.alchemyapi.com/products/demo/alchemylanguage ), and saves these as metadata against each topic, with scoring to allow prioritisation of relevant topics. So for example if the words mobile, security, etc frequently occurred in the news/technology topic, these words would appear in the keyword list with a higher score.

3. Over time the topic score would decrease, as new and more relevant topics come in.

4. Subscriber A then subscribes to the news/technology topic and starts receiving technology news published by Publisher X.

5. The client would also be subscribed "under the covers" to a news/technology/re...