WO1998032289A3 - Method and apparatus for accessing on-line stores - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for accessing on-line stores

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WO1998032289A3
WO1998032289A3 PCT/US1998/000771 US9800771W WO1998032289A3 WO 1998032289 A3 WO1998032289 A3 WO 1998032289A3 US 9800771 W US9800771 W US 9800771W WO 1998032289 A3 WO1998032289 A3 WO 1998032289A3
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line stores
method
stores
invention
accessing
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Robert B Doorenbos
Oren Etzioni
Daniel S Weld
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Univ Washington
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q30/00Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
    • G06Q30/06Buying, selling or leasing transactions

Abstract

This invention provides a computer-implemented agent (5) that assists a user (1) in accessing network linked (4 and 6) on-line stores (7). In one aspect, the invention is a method for intelligently routing a user query to on-line stores (7) relevant to that query, extracting relevant data fields from received responses, and intelligently presenting the extracted data in order of estimated interest. In another aspect, the system of this invention implements one or more steps of the method in a centralized or distributed manner on one or more network linked computers (4 and 6). Further, this invention provides a novel heuristically guided process by which the agent is capable of automatically acquiring sufficient information on the characteristics of on-line stores (7) for it to access and shop at those stores.
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