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Tabular model Search Results for Songs and Other Entities

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234743D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that enables the chronological display of search results related to music, movies, or other production media. The system design incorporates a tabular display option.

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Tabular model Search Results for Songs and Other Entities

When a user is searching for a particular song in an electronic database, because many different versions of one song might exist, it is not always easy to narrow down the search results to find the desired rendition. A system is needed that enables a user to see information about a song that includes the different artists and recording dates for the song.

The novel contribution is a system that enables the chronological display of search results related to music, movies, or other production media. This allows the user to easily differentiate the original piece from copies or re-makes, and live recordings from studio recordings. The system design incorporates a tabular display option, which the user can configure to use or not to use, depending on the nature of the search and the screen size with which the user is working.

The algorithm is straightforward. A query for the song produces a result set including all recordings sorted by date. The number of cells across the table is determined by the highest number of recordings within any one of the years. Links are available for each member of the returned arrays. The meta-data shown via the link can include artist name, recording location, etc. Configuration options allow the user to make selections such as original artist, other artists, or both, live performances, studio performances, or both.

Because the query results are in tabular format, this approach is useful for searching songs, but not necessarily other types of searches. Therefore,...