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  • Patent number: 8818932
    Abstract: A method for creating a predictive model is disclosed herein, including the steps of determining trends and patterns in electronic data, using at least a first machine language algorithm, refining the determination of the algorithm, searching for social models that describe the identified trends and patterns using at least a second machine language algorithm, verifying causal links, constructing at least one model about human node behavior and interactions, utilizing the social models to do at least one of the following: validate hypotheses, predict future behavior, and examine hypothetical scenarios, automatically updating predictions when new data is introduced, using probabilistic techniques to learn hierarchical structure in unstructured text, continuously updating a set of themes, examining grammatical rules of each component of text, matching grammatical constituents to semantic roles, and reorganizing data into clusters of entities with common attributes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Decisive Analytics Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Nolan, Mark E. Frymire, Jonathan C. Day, Peter F. David