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Find "Like" Pages without having to Visit a Web Page

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122887D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Nielsen, C: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for augment link tags which allow users to view keywords of destination documents and use the keywords to search for similar documents.

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Find "Like" Pages without having to Visit a Web Page

      Disclosed is a method for augment link tags which allow users
to view keywords of destination documents and use the keywords to
search for similar documents.

      Users find a web page they like and they would like to find
others that are similar.  Search engines are difficult to use because
it is difficult to know what terms to enter.  Included with each link
tag is a keywords list.  Therefore, when an author creates a link in
a document, they also include in the source for the link tag a list
of the meta link words in the document that describe the document at
that Universal Resource Locator (URL).  The user can then pop-up the
menu over the link and select "find similar documents".  The browser
gets the keywords from the link tag and then passes them to a search
engine that automatically does a search and returns a list of similar
documents in a "similars" hotlist.

      Sometimes, the title/label of a link looks interesting, but
when the page is downloaded, you see that the title was misleading.
The user puts the mouse pointer over a link.  A pop-up menu is
displayed and  the user selects "show keywords".  The browser then
issues a request to  the web server which goes out to the URL and
fetches the meta tag keywords that are in the document.  A pop-up
then appears in the browser  showing the keywords from the document.
The users read the list and can  then decide whether or not they w...