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Adaptive Key Word in Context

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110323D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Keller, RS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The explosion of softcopy information has increased the difficulty of finding a document. Users with good intentions will attempt to file documents in logs and folders, but often are not able to remember what they had in mind when they initially read and filed the document. This problem becomes more acute as a user becomes skilled in a speciality area which often has unique terms and keywords.

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Adaptive Key Word in Context

       The explosion of softcopy information has increased the
difficulty of finding a document.  Users with good intentions will
attempt to file documents in logs and folders, but often are not able
to remember what they had in mind when they initially read and filed
the document.  This problem becomes more acute as a user becomes
skilled in a speciality area which often has unique terms and
keywords.

      Prior art attempts to address this information recovery problem
in one of two basic ways:
1) A fully inverted search index, where the complete document is
searched, common words removed, and an index of significant words is
created for efficient search.
2) Alternatively, the site defines a set of Key Words and each new
document is indexed into list(s) based on containing the  site Key
Words.  This assumes that all users of the site share Key Words and
that their definitions are congruent.  This is not always the case.

      As each user reads a document on-line, a facility can provide
them with the ability to mark words that they consider to be
significant.  This personalized set of Key Words will reflect their
area of specialization and non-standard terminology.  This set of
user-specific Key Words can then be used to scan other documents or
notes to which that user has read access, creating optimized search
operations.

      The facility to allow this must be comprised of the following
components:
1.  As the user is viewing an on-line document, they can mark (with
PF key, mouse, light pen, or other like device) a word as significant
to them.
2.  After viewing of the document is terminated, they are presented
with a list of synonyms (from a standard on-line availa...