Our Future of Data (Analysis) patent was accepted without any office actions. It differentiates itself from all prior art (other ideas) because it ties in the idea of re-engineering the results based on strings (biases) to visualize hypotheticals and find conflict and consensus in all the relationships in the data: 

"... receive a selection of one or more first strings and one or more second strings, wherein each first string comprises a plurality of points spaced relative to a first axis, each point in the plurality of points having a magnitude corresponding to a shortest distance of that point from the first axis and ... determine one or more representative values corresponding to one or more intersections, wherein each intersection corresponds to a unique combination of a first query, at least one second query, a first string, and at least one second string ... and generate a three-dimensional representation comprising one or more indicators corresponding to the one or more intersections, wherein a visual attribute of each indicator in the one or more indicators reflects a representative value corresponding to that intersection..."

And the US Examiner’s Statement of Reasons for Allowance reads:

"While prior art of record discloses the concept of modeling relationships between query responses and generating a three-dimensional representation, the determination of the values and the generating of the three-dimensional representation based on the values does not take place as explicitly claimed." 

... meaning that although lots (!) of people are looking for relationships in data and generating models... I'm the first to use strings and offer a way to experiment with biases.

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