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Interactive Information Retrieval System: Sub-Icon Selection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060801D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 209K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weathers, JR: AUTHOR

Abstract

The present technique is used in the Interactive Information Retrieval System described in [*]. The selection area at the bottom of the touch-screen display in Fig. 1 gives the user ten icon choices, representing types of information to be accessed about a number of different cultural institutions. The types of information are the days that the institution is open, the type of institution, its location, types of artists' work on display, fees for admission, the subjects covered, restaurants, whether children are allowed, types of access and gift shops. In the case shown in Fig. 1, the user has touched the third icon which takes the raised position, as illustrated. The display on the screen then shows five sub-icons representative of the different boroughs.

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Interactive Information Retrieval System: Sub-Icon Selection

The present technique is used in the Interactive Information Retrieval System described in [*]. The selection area at the bottom of the touch-screen display in Fig. 1 gives the user ten icon choices, representing types of information to be accessed about a number of different cultural institutions. The types of information are the days that the institution is open, the type of institution, its location, types of artists' work on display, fees for admission, the subjects covered, restaurants, whether children are allowed, types of access and gift shops. In the case shown in Fig. 1, the user has touched the third icon which takes the raised position, as illustrated. The display on the screen then shows five sub-icons representative of the different boroughs. The user may touch- select any of the boroughs by pressing the appropriate sub-icon. The display then lists the cultural institutions in that borough, the user may touch-select a particular institution, e.g., the Bronx Zoo. Adifferent set of icons then appears at the bottom of the display, as illustrated in Fig. 2, which may also be touch- selected. In the figure the user has chosen to view descriptive information. Reference [*] "Interacting Information Retrieval System: Presentation Format," IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin 28, 4701-4702 (April 1986).

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