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Automatic Identification of Multimedia Hyperlinks

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110899D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, IR: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

There is a vast amount of world literature which in essence is 'linear'. Most of this literature in different disciplines is part of the heritage of the world.

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Automatic Identification of Multimedia Hyperlinks

      There is a vast amount of world literature which in essence is
'linear'.  Most of this literature in different disciplines is part
of the heritage of the world.

      Conversion of this literature to hypertext can almost be an
impossible task if strictly manual means are adopted to identify the
hyperlinks.

      This invention proposes a heuristic aid to identifying possible
hyperlinks within a document (e.g., a book).  It automatically
identifies a large subset of links if not all the links.  It
processes the text in a linear fashion, processing a sentence at a
time.  For example:

1.  Within a sentence there is obviously a link between subject and
    object:  e.g., FDR led the WWII effort of the US.  There is a
    link between FDR and WWII.

2.  Similarly a link can be identified between the subject and the
    place:  e.g., Lincoln was from Illinois.  Obviously there is a
    link between Illinois and Lincoln.

3.  Some links can be identified with an 'is a' relationship:  e.g.
    Lincoln was a president of the USA.  Obviously there is a link
    between Lincoln and president.

4.  Some links can be identified by the relationships explicitly
    specified in the sentence:  e.g., Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife
    of FDR.

      A gross simplification of the same idea is possible which will
significantly simplify the method.  All the keywords in a sentence
can...