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user profile

(1) Information about an individual user. Along with name, address, phone number, etc., it may include personal information, especially if it is part of a social networking site.

(2) The preferences and current desktop configuration of a user's machine. User profiles enable several users to work on the same computer with their own desktop setup. When stored in a server, user profiles enable users to obtain their desktop configuration when working at a different machine. See system policy.
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The key to PTV's personalization facility is an accurate database of user profiles. Each profile encodes the TV preferences of a given user, listing channel information, preferred viewing times, program and genre preferences, guide preferences, and so on (figure 4).
The basic idea is to move beyond the experience of an individual user profile, and instead draw on the experiences of a population or community of users.
Castella-Rocca (Krause, 2010), introduced a novel protocol called Useless User Profile (UUP) that is specially designed to protect the user's privacy in front of web search profiling.
The profile perspective of interaction explaining the process of matching of user profile of new user with the existing profiles of other users is shown in Fig.
It generates a user profile based on the content analysis of the requested pages without asking the user to provide any keywords or ratings.
Creating a machine understandable user profile at the client side also enables the user agent to start the personalization from the resource discovery, that is, the user profile can be exploited in searching the Internet to find the resources that may be of interest to the user.
Generation of user profiles from samples of user interests and characteristics has become a common task for AI research.
Users can personalise their SoundTracking user profile with their Twitter avatar, username, real name and followers by signing up via Twitter and can tweet from the SoundTracking app using the "Tweet Sheet", allowing customisation of SoundTracking tweets.
Systems management software supplier Halcyon Software has launched its upgraded High Availability Suite product for systems management operations and now features the User Profile Monitor and the Disk Space Monitor.
The Microsoft Exchange Integration Module is for customers who use a Microsoft Exchange server and want to simplify the user configuration by pulling information directly from the Exchange Server's active directory, including all relevant user profile fields and storing it in the GSS' SQL database.
With this release, Liquidware has become the only company capable of moving a user profile from Microsoft Windows to object-based cloud storage, or multiple clouds, without the use of a Server Message Block (SMB).
The AFS Web OMS solution includes additional features such as the ability to configure individual customer profiles; user-configurable multiple order guides per customer; quick views of past buying history and trends to drive recommending ordering; extensive reporting for customers, sales reps and management; highly configurable screen layouts based on user profile; customer-specific suggested retail price (SRP); and shopping cart display with credit card payment ability.