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Method and System for Annotating Web Pages and Sharing the Annotated Web Pages in a Collaborative Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202104D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 104K

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Abstract

A method and system for annotating web pages and sharing the annotated web pages in a collaborative environment is disclosed. The method and system facilities a user to annotate content of a web page that is retrieved and evaluated by the user during a search performed on the World Wide Web. Further, the user may save a link to the annotated web page on a server and make the link available to other users of the collaborative environment.

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Method and System for Annotating Web Pages and Sharing the Annotated Web Pages in a Collaborative Environment

Disclosed is a method and system for annotating web pages that are retrieved as search results and evaluated by a user during a search performed on the World Wide Web. The method and system further allows the user to save a link to an annotated web page on a server and make the link available to other users of the collaborative environment. Thus, the user may share the annotated web page with the other users. Search results may include, for example, but not limited to, links to web pages corresponding to a search query and snippets from web pages corresponding to the search query.

In a scenario, while evaluating the search results, the user may identify a relevant web page containing content of interest to the user. Upon finding the web page with the content of interest, the user may annotate the content of interest. The annotation includes, but is not limited to, inserting comments or notes corresponding to the content of interest, highlighting the content of interest and inserting a visual cue.

The method and system allows the annotations to be created on content of each web page, as illustrated in Fig. 1. In addition, the user may create multiple annotations on a single web page. In order to help the user navigate across the multiple annotations, a function key, as illustrated in Fig. 1, may be provided in the annotated web page. Further, clicking on a link to an annotated web page may direct the user to a first ann...