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Title: Efficient person search mechanism in peer-to-peer netwoks
Authors: Chan, Sheung-Han Gary
Lei, Meng I Vanessa
Fan, Chun Sing Patrick
Kwok, Yuk Kit Marvin
Lau, Kit Wah Reeve
Lee, Ka Wai
Keywords: Distributed
Person search
Issue Date: 8-Nov-2011
Citation: US Patent 8,055,788 B1, 2011
Abstract: An efficient person search method utilizing human communications characteristics such as close social network, userdependent hot list, and high skewness in access popularity. This method makes use of hot lists in the routing process and clusters people of the same community together in the search graph, thereof creating a 'small-world' effect to minimize the hop counts routing would have to go through in a Peer-to-Peer environment.
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