Patent Number: 7,277,887

Title: High-speed term and phrase matching via successive complexity reduction

Abstract: A composite match criteria list having one or more match criteria is created. The composite match criteria list is from a plurality of user match criteria lists of a plurality of users, each having a plurality of user match criteria. A message is received. It is determined whether the first message comprises one or more terms that match one or more user match criteria of one or more users, based at least in part on the composite match criteria list.

Inventors: Burrows; Steven A. (Lake Oswego, OR), Elliott; John P. (Wilsonville, OR)

Assignee: News Technologies, LLC

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-10-02 0:00:00