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Pictorial Directory

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037478D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique to combine pictorial images of people, places, or things with other directory information to overcome the problems of conventional directories.

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Pictorial Directory

Provided is a technique to combine pictorial images of people, places, or things with other directory information to overcome the problems of conventional directories.

The conventional function of directories is provided, e.g., names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. The conventional directory information is enhanced by adding graphic or computer image data. The graphics or images include images of the people, places, or things contained in the directory. The directory can be enhanced by providing cartographic graphics or images to serve as more pictorial directory information to guide users. The information can be queried or searched while forming or reviewing distribution lists attached to electronic correspondence.

The benefits to the user are a new function, together with different techniques for locating specific users, places, or things.

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