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Web Search engine with attribute search method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013678D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 33K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Web Search engines today usually have a capability to search the Web site based on the input text data and its logical combination like AND OR. In general user who want to use Web Search engine for the purpose of finding the goods available from e-commerce site, they have two key work to search the goods. If user want to search the product which like "Printer-A which price is lower than $100", user will try to input following data. 1. One is the name of goods like "Printer-A" 2. And the other is product attribute character like "Price", 3. And its criteria $100".

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Web Search engine with attribute search method

Web Search engines today usually have a
capability to search the Web site based on the
input text data and its logical combination like
AND / OR. In general user who want to use Web
Search engine for the purpose of finding the
goods available from e-commerce site, they have
two key work to search the goods. If user want
to search the product which like "Printer-A
which price is lower than $100", user will try
to input following data.

    1. One is the name of goods like
"Printer-A"

    2. And the other is product attribute
character like "Price",

3. And its criteria "< $100".

  Simple all text search for the "Printer-A &
Price & <$100" can not show the result which
user expected. This invention provide the search
engine solution for the above situation.

The method to provide above capability consist
from following items.

1. Data gathering method from the HTML page and
Data base creation
2. User interface to Web Search Engine

1.Data gathering method

Each Web page contains the HTML tag which
indicates the page has the attribute information
list, which can be used for the relational data
base for the search engine, and each list
contains the actual data list. Following example
shows Web page-A has a link to the attribute key
word "name", "price",and "color", then search
engine or robot can create the DB entry which
based on the key attribute "price", and "color"
from the attribute file "pricelist.txt".

Web Page-A HTML Source "page-a.html"
meta attribute="n...