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User Defined Dictionary

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108755D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Keller, RS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

On-line dictionaries do not exploit the tailor ability needed for friendly user access. The user needs to be able to 'pick' the appropriate dictionary for the task at hand.

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User Defined Dictionary

       On-line dictionaries do not exploit the tailor ability
needed for friendly user access. The user needs to be able to 'pick'
the appropriate dictionary for the task at hand.

      On-line dictionaries need to allow a user to specify a profile
defining the depth, breadth, and height desired for a query. For
example:
1. Depth: Selection of content elements such as:
   A. Pronunciation
   B. Etymology
   C. Part of speech
   D. Text or Multi-Media
2. Breadth: Selection of the reading (grade) level to be included in
the results. This can be as simple as selection of the number of
entries: 2,000, 20,000, 50,000, Full.
3. Height: Selection of the vocabularies to be searched such as:
   A. Basic English
   B. English slang usage
   C. Industry Technical (Medical, Law, Computer, Insurance...)
   D. Idioms