Patent No.8200477. 2012.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Patent awarded for text mining tools used to analyze raw social media data and to track “opinions” indicating the birth of trends. Advanced analytics helps distinguish an enduring trend from a fleeting fad. IBM used this technology to predict the rise of Steampunk—which will show up everywhere by 2014. You heard it here first.
Anyone can make patterns.