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Adaptive applications of affinity propagation are described to facilitate effective and computationally efficient means of clustering computer-based objects such as items of content, and/or to determine exemplars associated with a set of objects. Affinity propagation is also applied by the present invention to define system user affinity groups and/or exemplar users. The present invention applies usage behaviors as a basis for influencing clustering through methods such as initializing exemplar attractor values based on usage behaviors and/or basing similarity values between pairs of objects or users on usage behaviors associated with system objects, or usage behaviors that are associated with, directly or indirectly, specific system users.

Title
Affinity propagation in adaptive network-based systems
Application Number
11/690823
Publication Number
8600920 (B2)
Application Date
March 24, 2007
Publication Date
December 3, 2013
Inventor
Naomi Felina Moneypenny
Houston
TX, US
Steven Dennis Flynn
Houston
TX, US
Agent
Stolowitz Ford Cowger
Assignee
World Assets Consulting
DE, US
IPC
G06N 5/00
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