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Multimedia Link Marker Repository Results Lists

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105950D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for creating and using Link marker repository results lists. Multimedia Link Marker repositories will probably be very large and awkward to use. The user has to do many searches and scrolls to find the marker he might need.

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Multimedia Link Marker Repository Results Lists

      This article describes a method for creating and using Link
marker repository results lists.  Multimedia Link Marker repositories
will probably be very large and awkward to use.  The user has to do
many searches and scrolls to find the marker he might need.

      What is needed by the user is a query language that allows
filtering based on a complex set of criteria and a results list that
may be used as a link marker repository.  The results list that is
returned from a multimedia link marker repository search is really a
link marker repository itself.  This repository has a subset of the
functions available to its parent repository.  It is in fact a shadow
of its parent.  The user may use the same query language available to
the parent directory.  In addition the link markers contained in the
results list may be copied to the user document.  This copying could
be done using direct manipulation techniques.  The link markers may
also be invoked directly from the link list by the user.  However,
because the results list is a shadow of the parent repository it can
not be maintained as a repository.

      The user does have the option to turn the results list in to a
true link marker repository (i.e. have the ability to be updated).
The procedure to create a true multimedia repository from a results
list will require an ample amount of space a quite a bit of time.  It
would be similar to copying a su...