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A Method and System for Creating Search Tags in a Common Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198783D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

A method and system for creating search tags in a common language is disclosed. The method and system enables users to search for digital contents of their interest by specifying search tags in their native language and retrieve digital contents tagged with equivalent search tags in other languages in addition to digital contents tagged in their native language.

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A Method and System for Creating Search Tags in a Common Language

Disclosed is a method and system for creating search tags for digital contents in a common language. The digital contents may be, for example, images, multimedia files, web pages etc. Users of the digital contents may associate one or more search tags in different languages with corresponding digital contents. The method and system enables users to search for digital contents of their interest by specifying search tags in their native language and retrieve digital contents tagged with equivalent search tags in other languages in addition to digital contents tagged in their native language.

According to the method and system, the search tags specified by users in different languages are transformed into a common language. As depicted in Fig. 1, the 'common language generator' transforms the search tags specified by users into common language search tags and the common language search tags are stored in the 'common language database'. In order to transform the search tags into the common language, a multi-lingual dictionary is utilized. In a preferred embodiment, the common language may be auto-generated unique keys such as a hash codes. Alternatively, in another embodiment, the common language may be a human readable language such as English.

For example, users of different languages may specify the tag 'history' in their respective native languages such as 'historia'(Spanish), 'storia'(Italian), 'histoire'(French) etc. These search tags in different languages are then transformed into a common language by the 'common language generator'. In a scenario, each of 'historia', 'storia' and 'historie' is mapped to a common hash code. In another scenario, each of 'historia', 'storia' and 'historie' may be mapped to the corresponding English language search tag 'history'. As a result, digital contents associated with equivalent search tags in different languages are mapped to a common search tag and stored in the 'common language database'.

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Subsequently, when users search for digital contents by specifying one or more search tags, the disclosed method and system transforms the one or more search tags into the corresponding common language search tags. The common language...