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On Demand Storage and Retrieval of Information Fragments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027912D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This describes a method for the On Demand storage and retrieval of frequently used fragments of information from within desktop applications.

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On Demand Storage and Retrieval of Information Fragments

Disclosed is a method for storing fragments of information as described and dynamically defined by the user of desktop applications. Currently many desktop applications and even operating systems allow the user to cut and paste information fragments from one application to another via a clipboard or some similar mechanism. However, there is no known method by which to retrieve information fragments from an information repository that allows customized name/value pairs and information groupings as defined by the user. Such a mechanism would allow the user to store frequently used information for future use and then to access that information via either context sensitive prompts that would retrieve the data automatically or via a set of key-strokes (commands) that would retrieve the required data as necessary. These information fragments can contain data in many formats, including text, audio, visual and document-based formats. This method would alleviate the time consuming options found in the current method such as: a search process, followed by a multiple step cut and paste process and possibly re-typing any information that is not found during the search.

Storing information fragments:

The process for storing information is initiated by the user selecting the desired information fragment in any enabled application and a 6-step process follows.
(1) User initiates a data storage process by means of a typical...