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1. WO2012058299 - A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODELING HUMAN EXPERIENCES, AND STRUCTURING AND ASSOCIATING EXPERIENCE INFORMATION SO AS TO AUTOMATE THE PRODUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE

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CLAIMS

WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1. A method of developing knowledge, the method comprising:

receiving at a computer system first information provided by at least one actor identifying a plurality of primary elements;

receiving at the computer system second information provided by the at least one actor, wherein the second information categorizes each of the primary elements as having a respective primary attribute;

receiving at the computer system third information provided by the at least one actor, wherein the third information establishes relationships between at least some of the primary elements so as to define one or more primary experiences,

wherein each of the primary experiences includes respective first, second, and third ones of the primary elements and is representative of a respective movement or progression between the respective first of the primary elements to the respective second of the primary elements via the respective third of the primary elements, and

wherein the respective primary attribute of each of the first primary elements is a respective condition attribute, wherein the respective primary attribute of each of the second primary elements is a respective objective attribute, and wherein the respective primary attribute of each of the third primary elements is a respective strategy attribute; and

storing the one or more primary experiences within a database at least indirectly associated with the computer system.

2. The method of claim 1 , further comprising:

determining a recommendation regarding one of a strategy option, a condition option, and an objective option based upon an analysis of the one or more primary experiences, one or more additional experiences, or one or more portions thereof; and causing a performing of at least one operation at least indirectly based upon the recommendation.

3. The method of claim 2, wherein the performing includes a sending of a signal to an externa! location intended to cause a further operation to occur.

4. The method of claim 1, wherein one or more of the first information, the second information, and the third information is provided from an experience extractor that is a first actor of the at least one actor.

5. The method of claim 4, wherein the experience extractor is at least indirectly in communication with one or both of a local data source and an external data source, from which the experience extractor receives at least some of the first information, the second information, and the third information.

6. The method of claim 5, wherein the experience extractor one or more of: (a) processes received data to determine at least some portions of the received data that constitute ones of the primary elements; (b) tags each of the primary elements with a respective attribute tag signifying whether the respective primary attribute of each respective primary element is the condition attribute, the strategy attribute, or the objective attribute; (c) automatically operates to establish the relationships.

7. The method of claim 1, further comprising making the plurality of primary experiences stored within the database accessible to at least one third party on a free or fee-based basis, wherein the database is a personal experience database and the at least one actor includes a user or user computer from which the first and second information is received.

8. The method of claim 7, wherein the computer system receives from the user a selection for sharing one or more of the set of primary experiences based at least in part upon user specifiable rules, and grants permission to one or more entities based upon the rules, the one or more entities including at least one of one or more individuals, one or more groups, and one or more corporate entities.

9. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

receiving at the computer system an input indicative of at least one portion of a secondary experience;

searching the database to achieve a search result including at least one part of one or more of the primary experiences having at least one of the primary elements that is identical or substantially similar to at least one secondary element of the at least one nortion of the secondary exoerience:

analyzing the search result; and

providing an output for receipt by the at least one actor, the output being based at least in part upon the analyzing of the search result.

10. The method of claim 9, wherein the output includes either a recommendation or a signal, wherein the signal is configured to cause an action to be performed by the at least one actor.

1 1. The method of claim 10, wherein (a) the at least one actor includes a first actor from which the first information is received and a second actor that performs the action; or (b) the at least one actor includes at least one of one or more human beings, one or more computer systems, one or more agents, and one or more other entities.

12. The method of claim 9,

wherein each of the at least one secondary element has a respective secondary attribute that is either a respective condition attribute or a respective objective attribute, and thus each of the at least one of the primary elements of the at least one part also has a respective primary attribute that is either a respective condition attribute or a respective objective attribute;

wherein the search result additionally includes one or more additional ones of the primary elements each having a respective primary attribute that is a respective strategy attribute; and

wherein the analyzing of the search result includes analyzing the one or more additional ones of the primary elements to determine at least one preferred one of the primary elements corresponding to a preferred strategy, and wherein the output at least indirectly identifies the at least one preferred one of the primary elements or the preferred strategy.

13. The method of claim 9,

wherein each of the at least one secondary element has a respective secondary attribute that is either a respective condition attribute or a respective strategy attribute, and thus each of the at least one of the primary elements of the at least one part also has a respective primary attribute that is either a respective condition attribute or a respective strategy attribute;

wherein the search result additionally includes one or more additional ones of the primary elements each having a respective primary attribute that is a respective objective attribute; and

wherein the analyzing of the search result includes analyzing the one or more additional ones of the primary elements to determine at least one preferred one of the primary elements corresponding to a preferred objective, and wherein the output at least indirectly identifies the at least one preferred one of the primary elements or the preferred , objective.

14. The method of claim 9,

wherein each of the at least one secondary element has a respective secondary attribute that is either a respective strategy attribute or a respective objective attribute, and thus each of the at least one of the primary elements of the at least one part also has a respective primary attribute that is either a respective strategy attribute or a respective objective attribute;

wherein the search result additionally includes one or more additional ones of the primary elements each having a respective primary attribute that is a respective condition attribute; and

wherein the analyzing of the search result includes analyzing the one or more additional ones of the primary elements to determine at least one preferred one of primary elements corresponding to a preferred condition, and wherein the output at least indirectly identifies the at least one preferred one of the primary elements or the preferred condition.

15. The method of claim 9, wherein the analyzing of the search result includes analyzing the at least one of the primary elements so as to evaluate a plurality of alternative courses of action, and wherein the output relates to at least one

recommendation as to one or more of a desirability, an effectiveness, or an attractiveness of at least one of the alternative courses of action having one or more of at least one associated condition, at least one associated objective, and at least one associated strategy.

16. The method of claim 9, wherein the input is indicative of an additional element of the secondary experience that has a respective condition attribute, wherein the analyzed search result is stored in the database, and wherein the analyzed search result includes

information regarding degrees to which desired objective attributes have been historically achieved by way of one or more possible strategies.

17. The method of claim 9, wherein the searching of the database is performed automatically by way of an agent associated with the computer system.

18. The method of claim 17, wherein the agent further monitors an external data source, the computer system being in communication with the external data source by way of a data linking service.

19. The method of claim 9, wherein the computer system includes a personal experience connector by which the computer system is in communication with other external experience connectors, whereby the computer system is able to provide information concerning one or more of the primary and secondary experiences to third parties with which the external experience connectors are associated, or able to obtain information concerning additional experiences from the third parties with which the external experience connectors are associated.

20. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

receiving at the computer system an input indicative of a selection of one of the first experiences by the actor as a selected first experience;

receiving at the computer system a further input indicating an assignment of a particular condition attribute as a current status; and

storing within the database a modified version of the selected first experience that includes the particular condition attribute,

whereby a current state of the selected first experience is updated.

21. The method of claim 20 further comprising, upon the computer system receiving the further input or any other input indicating a change of the current status of the actor, automatically executing a search for one or more other experiences among the one or more primary experiences and one or more secondary experiences accessible from one or more external sources that have at least one other primary element that corresponds to the current status of the actor, whereby the computer system operates in a self-organizing manner.

22. The method of claim 1, wherein a first of the primary experiences includes a

plurality of secondary experiences that in combination with one another form the primary experience, and wherein a secondary objective attribute of a first of the secondary experiences constitutes a secondary condition attribute of a second of the secondary experiences.

23. The method of claim 22, further comprising:

determining that the actor has followed a first secondary strategy attribute of the first secondary experience to arrive at the secondary objective attribute of the first secondary experience;

determining, by way of an agent, a second secondary strategy attribute that, if performed by the actor, should result in the actor achieving a further secondary objective attribute and thereby achieving a predetermined objective attribute of the primary experience.

24. The method of claim 1, further comprising:

comparing, by way of an agent, one of the primary experiences with at least one third party experience;

determining that at least one of the primary elements associated the one first experience is inadequate;

sending a message for receipt by the actor, the message intended to prompt a further input from the actor to modify the at least one of the elements;

modifying the at least one of the elements upon receiving the further input; and performing a revised search by way of either the agent or another agent that is reflective of the modifying.

25. A computer system comprising:

a memory including at least one database;

at least one user interface; and

at least one processing device that is at least indirectly in communication with the at least one database and the at least one user interface;

wherein the computer system is configured to receive, via the at least one user interface, input information including first instructions to tag respective information items as being or including respective condition, strategy, or objective attributes, and second instructions to establish relationships among several of the attributes so as to define first experiences;

wherein each of the defined first experiences is stored in the at least one database, and is representative of a movement or progression from a respective condition attribute to a respective objective attribute via a respective strategy attribute; and

wherein upon the computer system receiving an additional input indicative of a second experience or portion thereof, the at least one processing device is configured to search the at least one database to achieve a search result including at least one of the one or more first experiences having at least one information item that is also found in the second experience or portion thereof, to analyze the search result, and to generate an output to be provided by the at least one user interface.

26. The computer system of claim 25, wherein the output is at least one of a recommended strategy, a desirable objective, or a plurality of strategy options or objective options from which a selection can be made.

27. The computer system of claim 25, wherein the at least one processing device performs at least one program so as to either establish at least one agent or perform functionality corresponding to at least one of a personal experience connector, an experience modeler, an experience extractor, an agent manager, and an analysis plug-in.

28. The computer system of claim 25, wherein the computer system further includes means for intercommunicating with at least one external data resource storing information relating to third party experiences or storing additional information items that can be tagged as condition, strategy, or objective attributes.

29. The computer system of claim 25, wherein the at least one processing device

operates to maintain or determine a current user status as reflected by at least one of the experiences.

30. The computer system of claim 25, wherein the at least one database stores a plurality of data points associated with the attributes.

31. The computer system of claim 25, wherein the at least one processing device is further capable of outputting, via the at least one user interface, a plurality of strategies respectively accompanied by historic information indicative of extents to which the respective alternative strategies have resulted in a desired objective being attained, and wherein the preferred strategy is generated based upon a user input indicating a user selection of one of the alternative strategies.

32. The computer system of claim 25, further comprising means for communicating with an external device, wherein the computer system is configured to send automatically at least one signal for receipt by the external device so as to cause an action by the external device, the at least one signal being generated in at least in part based upon a recommended strategy, condition, or objective determined based upon the analyzed search result.