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Technique for dynamically generating and displaying a page summary based on the scrolling speed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000238016D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-25
Document File: 5 page(s) / 276K

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Abstract

A technique and scheme of dynamically generating the summary of a page and displaying it on the document depending on the real-time scrolling speed. The contents of each page of a document which is being scrolled up or down by the user are summarized and the summary is being displayed on the page content by superimposing it on the page or in a separate side pane as per the user's choice.

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Technique for dynamically generating and displaying a page summary based on the scrolling speed

Disclosed here is a technique and scheme of dynamically generating the summary of a

page content and displaying it on the document depending on the real-time scrolling speed.

    The contents of each page of a document which is being scrolled up or down by the user are summarized and this summary is being displayed on the page content by superimposing it on the page or in a side pane as the user may so choose. This dynamic generation of the summary and its display is activated when the user is scrolling at a speed more than a certain pre-defined threshold. The keywords which could be the building blocks of the generated summary text could be specified manually in a list or can be dynamically determined based on the context in which the user is scrolling the document. The size of the summarization that is displayed on the screen would be dynamically modulated as per the speed of scrolling of the document and more the speed of scrolling, smaller would be the size of the displayed summary and vice versa.

    To generate a summary of a page and subsequently display it on the screen during fast scrolling, the user may optionally define how this summarization should be structured, what are the keywords that are to be picked up and highlighted and how the display should be rendered on the screen etc. The summary of a page could be created in various ways and one simple technique could be to concatenate all the important keywords detected on the page and rendering this concatenated text using a font size and color scheme set according to the user's preferences. An alternate embodiment could be to generate simple semantic summaries of the page using existing enabling art. Different keywords could be assigned a relative importance based on a numerical scale of 1 to 10 - where 1 would indicate the least importance and 10 the highest. The appearance (font color, font size etc ) of how these keywords would appear on the summary text rendering could also be configured by the user as per his preference. Those keywords which are assigned a higher importance can be rendered in a larger font size and a specific color (for example , RED ) and vice versa for those keywords of a lesser importance.

    The list of keywords could also be automatically populated based on the context in which the user is scrolling the document. For example, if the user is currently working on a J2EE project, based on the snippet of code which he may be working on, keywords will be extracted and automatically added to the watch list so that the summarization of the pages of the document is being done based on these keywords or those synonyms/references related to it. To achieve this functionality of determining the "context" in which the user is scrolling through a document, a plugin can be used which would determine which are the other applications, documents and processes that are being...