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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER TAGS LINE AND MICRO TAGS LINE FOR DATA VISUALIZATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242060D
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-16
Document File: 6 page(s) / 46K

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Lokesh N. Kumar: AUTHOR

Abstract

Presented herein is a method and system for visualizing data in the form of user interest tags (e.g., keyword(s) representing metadata) using new visual elements such as a tags line. Instead of performing a time consuming search through a large volume of data to find desired information, the solution provides a way for a user to directly visualize relevant assemblies of data.

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METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING USER TAGS LINE AND MICRO TAGS LINE FOR DATA VISUALIZATION

AUTHORS:

Lokesh N. Kumar

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    Presented herein is a method and system for visualizing data in the form of user interest tags (e.g., keyword(s) representing metadata) using new visual elements such as a tags line. Instead of performing a time consuming search through a large volume of data to find desired information, the solution provides a way for a user to directly visualize relevant assemblies of data.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    A solution is provided for a way of using tags to represent, in a tags line that is displayed, data based on an order of user interest. As the data changes, the tags of the tags line may be reordered and rearranged according to the present interest of the user.

    More specifically, the solution provides for new user interface elements, i.e., a main tags line comprising a list of tags of user interest and also an associated microtags line showing one or more related tags corresponding to each tag in the main tags line. The solution also involves associating tags with a timeline, i.e., a timeline which shows when the tag was added or when the event that relates to the tag was added.

    In general, two types of user interface tags line are generally referenced herein. The tags line presented herein are represented in two forms, (1) a user interest tags line, in which the tags that are of user interest are ranked, ordered and presented in a tags line; and (2) a category interest tags line, in which the tags that are of interest to a category of users are ranked, ordered and presented. A tags line may also include multiple microtags lines, which can be further expanded to show additional details of data.

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    In general, each user will have a customized tags line for an area of interest. Also, each category of user will have a customized tags line of interest. For example, developers will have their own tags line of interest, which will be different from personnel in quality assurance or management, and so forth. User interest tags may be shown in an order corresponding to a level of user interest. These elements of interest may change over a period of time, and accordingly, the user interface intelligently updates the ordering of the tags within the tags line, based on recent elements of user interest.

    The tags line in the linear sense orders the tags according to a decreasing order of user interest. A set of user interest tags may be collected and shown in a linear (or a non- linear) manner. Clicking the tags in the tags line, as shown in FIG. 1, displays a corresponding timeline regarding when the tags were added. In addition, a correlated list of related microtags may be displayed by clicking on each tag.

FIG. 1

    FIG. 1 shows an example of a tags line user interface. By clicking on "Tag1", a timeline with a positive association corresponding to Tag1 is displa...