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From Thomas Krämer <>
Subject Re: fuzzy searches
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2003 14:09:52 GMT
Hi Bruce,

i am not familiar with intelectual property law, but it sounds somewhat 
strange to me, that it is possible to patent an abstract idea of hom 
extracting information from data.

i can understand, that it is forbidden to reuse/modify sourcecode of a 
given implementation of lsi, but why shouldn´t i build my own indexer, 
if able to do so?

btw, do you know the owner of the patent?

thanks a lot


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