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(12) United States Patent
Tuzhilin et al.
(io) Patent No.: (45) Date of Patent:
US 7,603,331 B2 Oct. 13, 2009
(54) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC
PROFILING OF USERS IN ONE-TO-ONE
APPLICATIONS AND FOR VALIDATING
(75) Inventors: Alexander S. Tuzhilin, New York, NY (US); Gediminas Adomavicius, Jersey City, NJ (US)
(73) Assignee: New York University, New York, NY (US)
( * ) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term of this patent is extended or adjusted under 35 U.S.C. 154(b) by 360 days.
(21) Appl.No.: 11/074,157
(22) Filed: Mar. 7, 2005
(65) Prior Publication Data
US 2005/0149460 Al Jul. 7, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/554,383, filed as application No. PCT/US98/24339 on Nov. 13, 1998, now Pat. No. 6,871,186, which is a continuation-inpart of application No. 08/970,359, filed on Nov. 14, 1997, now Pat. No. 6,236,978.
(51) Int. CI.
G06N 5/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 706/45; 706/48
(58) Field of Classification Search 705/10
See application file for complete search history.
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A system and method for generating and validating a user profile (25) for a user based on a static profile (10) and a dynamic profile (15) of the user. The method and system compresses the dynamic rules (15) into aggregated rules so that the user can view a comparatively small number of the aggregated rules and select the desired rules from the aggregated rules based on user desired criteria. The method and system validates user rules (60) using a processing device, which are retrieved from a storage device. The user rules are separated into at least one subset of a user set. Then, it is determined if a particular rule of the at least one subset is one of acceptable, unacceptable and undecided based on a defined criteria (415). If the particular rules of the at least one subset are acceptable, the particular rules of the at least one subset are provided (e.g. assigned) to a corresponding user (435).
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