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A new searching method based on diagram input

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234847D
Publication Date: 2014-Feb-11
Document File: 2 page(s) / 47K

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Abstract

This invention proposed a new searching method based on diagram input , which gives a more meaningful and more free way for customers to describe the objects they wanted. With this diagram, the search engine could choose more meaningful subsets of the search words for searching instead of all subsets. This would significant reduce the count of subsets , and would also make the searched out pages more meaningful for end user.

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A new searching method based on diagram input

As we know, current search engines are based on plain string search. In this way, it's not easy for user to describe what they really want to search if they didn't know the key words. When user input too many words to describe the target object, the search results would cover too many garbage pages. There are some ways to improve it such as quota ("") to indicate that the word in the quota is expected to be
exist in any searched out pages. Minus(-) means this word is NOT expected to exist in any pages. Some logical operations such as "AND" , "OR" in multiple search keys are also supported. But most of the users didn't use this way as it's not easy for common users to learn and understand.

This invention proposed a new searching method based on diagram input , which gives a more meaningful and more easier way for customers to describe the objects they wanted.


1) Diagram based search is a new way of searching , which include meaningful relationships between the search words.


2) With this diagram, the search engine could choose more meaningful subsets(the search words in any subset must be lined together ) of the search words for searching instead of all subsets. This would significant reduce the count of subsets , and would also make the searched out pages more meaningful for end user.

This invention is trying to give an easy-to-use GUI for users to input their search key words. Following is an example of one key word input weight. With in this weight, it can be regarded as the normal input weight of a normal search engine. Besides the input weight for user to input the search key word, there are also some extra buttons besides, which could let customer to add another related ke...