AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Publishing data items related to an event of interest to a user - This application from Ebay seeks to patent the idea of...Determining a news event, identifying data items associated with the determined news event, and publishing the identified data items online! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 10/22/2009 that discusses:
- Determining data items related to an event of interest to a user
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A sample list of events may include elections, wars or conflicts, debates, movie premiers, movie times, sporting events, conventions, celestial events, anniversaries of events, or other media events. The data items may be in the form of item listings, links, advertisements for products or services, etc.
TITLE: Publishing data items related to an event of interest
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] Determining a news event based on a recent increase in interest of a user, identifying data items related to the determined news event, and presenting the relationship between the news event and the identified data items to the user.
- Publication Number: US 20120197752 A1
- Application Number: US 13/440,865
- Assignee: Ebay
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 10/22/2009
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 1/29/2013
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Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A method comprising:
Determining, using one or more processors, a news event of a plurality of news events, the news event corresponding to a recent increase in user interest above a baseline user interest;
Identifying one or more listings from a plurality of listings as matching the news event associated with the user interest, wherein the one or more listings include search results retrieved in response to a search query from a user; and
Presenting, to the user, a visual representation of a relationship between the news event and the one or more listings such that the one or more listings are displayed as visually related to the news event.
In English this means:
A method comprising:
Determining a news event related to a recent increase in interest of a user;
Identifying a list of data items matching the determined news event,
- the identified list of data items includes search results retrieved in response to a search query from the user; and
Displaying a relationship between the list of data items and the determined news event to the user.
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 10/22/2009
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming An event of interest to a user is determined based on change in frequency of search queries related to a search category.
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