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1. (WO2017019424) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RANKING MERCHANTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/019424    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/043247
Publication Date: Fri Feb 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 22 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: G06Q 30/02
G06Q 50/12
Applicants: MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
Inventors: ARORA, Ankur
BHATT, Suneel
GUPTA, Amit
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RANKING MERCHANTS
Abstract:
A method is proposed for ranking merchants satisfying one or more selected criteria. The merchants are ranked according to an algorithm which calculates a respective score for each merchant as a function of (Ϊ) one or more transactional data values characterising previous commercial transactions involving the merchants, (ii) one or more rating values obtained from one of more social media sources and characterising properties of the merchants according to customer feedback, and (in) pre-determined parameters which control the relative importance of the transactional data values and rating values in determining the scores.