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SOCIAL SEMANTIC NETWORKS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTEXTUALIZED INFORMATION

United States Patent Application

20080137668
A1
View the Complete Application at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Los Alamos National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Division Website
A social semantic network provides for the efficient distribution of digital objects between users of that network. People in the network are connected by labeled edges that define relationships. Any person can create content in the form of particles, and by labeling that content, can determine how that content is distributed through the network. Labeled particles travel through each node in the network based on comparisons of the particle label with each edge label when exiting that node. Propagation can be controlled by the person at each node through which the particle travels or, alternatively, the system can be adapted to propagate particles one or two nodes at a time. Thus, a decentralized push-based system for distributing content is achieved without extensive regulation of that which is "appropriate" for consumers.
Rodriguez, Marko A. (Santa Fe, NM), Steinbock, Daniel Joshua (Stanford, CA), Watkins, Jennifer H. (Santa Fe, NM)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (Oakland CA)
11/ 608,586
December 8, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.