IDOL Server Operations > Profiles > Profile a User > Create an Interest Profile for a User

Create an Interest Profile for a User
Execute the ProfileUser action when a user views a document. IDOL server analyzes the document the user is viewing and determines if it is similar to any of the concepts in the user’s interest profile (using MatchThreshold).
If the content of the viewed document is similar to an existing interest profile concept, IDOL server updates the existing concept with the new document. If several concepts are similar, only the most similar one updates. If the document content is not similar to an existing interest profile concept, IDOL server creates a new concept in the interest profile.
 
NOTE IDOL server uses only the five strongest concepts in a user interest profile for recommendations, alerting and similar user matching.
For example:
http://12.3.4.56:4000/action=ProfileUser&UserName=Administrator&Document=3422+5776& MatchThreshold=60&NamedArea=Interest
This action instructs IDOL server to analyze the content in the 3422 and 5776 documents. If it has a conceptual relevance of at least 60 percent to a concept in the Administrator user’s interest profile, IDOL server uses it to update the matching interest profile concept (if several concepts are similar, only the most similar one updates). If the document’s content does not have a conceptual relevance of at least 60 percent to an existing interest profile concept, IDOL server creates a new interest profile concept from it.