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Visual Search Results

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103769D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Choy, SH: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for visually displaying the results of a search operation in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

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Visual Search Results

      Provided is a technique for visually displaying the results of
a search operation in order to overcome deficiencies with
conventional techniques.

      Conventional search facilities are provided.  In addition,
provide the following enhancements:
      -  The visual search results (VSR) window depicting search
parameters and search results.
      -  The VSR Window visually displays the effect of each search
parameter, the effect of combinations of parameters, and the final
result.
      -  The VSR Window displays all information visually, e.g., via
bar or histogram-like chart depicting the net interaction of all
search components (different forms of graphic depiction are
possible).
      -  The search can be further refined by using the current
results and modifying parameters, e.g., delete, add, etc.
      -  Interaction with components of the VSR Window display the
related search results for the component.

      An end user will experience the following benefits:
      -  New search results.
      -  Improved user understanding of how parameters affect search
results.
      -  Improved usability.

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