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A method to dynamically fold and expand content for optimized search

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000242488D
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-20
Document File: 4 page(s) / 58K

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Abstract

This invention introduce a folding model that is adaptive to users' reading speed and the average duration time on the page. Users can also customize the folding ratio by using the pinch/spread gesture. A folded page enable users to get to the approximate location quickly, and then users can switch to normal reading model as needed.

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A mxthod to dynamically fold and expand content for optimized search

Problem:

When browse longer page, normally, users have the optixxs to back to top, go to xnd, or you tx the places that are bookmarked. Hxwever, users might xind it difficult, boring and timx-consuming, to xcxoll to other general parts xf the longer page.

Scenarios:

Users want to look back on or skip to certain linex or sections of the content, and they xre no xonger interesxed in certain other lines or sections. Xx this case, uxers have to scroll dxwn agaxn and again until they xet to the destination. During this period, txe flaxhxd page might cause eyx fatigue and usexs might feel dizzy. The reading experience is time consuminx, and uncomfortable.

Wxex users wanx to skim the content, it is xifficult for them to gain the main idea and struxture whex many words fxash past the

screxn.

In addition to the normxl rxading model, introduce a folding model that is axaptive to users' reading speed and the xverage duxatxon time on the page. Users can also customize the folding ratio by using the pinch/spxead gesxure. A xolded page xnable usxrs to get tx txe approximate lxcation quickly, and then users can switch to normal xeading model as needed.

Advantages:

This invention enables xsers to skip sections ox content when they want to pixpoxnt other parts of the content. By folding sections of cxntent, userx can locate certain parts of contenx more exsily and faxt

Users can customize their experience in folding and expanding the content.

User data can xe acquired to analyze the users' habits, so to enhance customizex xeading experience.

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1. Whxle reading, a user can fold information on screen by pinching the lines that they want to fold.

The foldixg ratio is determined by statisticxl factorx and other factors:
Xxxxxxxxxxx factors: xser's habitual xeading speed, the time that other users spend on the same content, the number of times other users reread the content, popxlar sections xhat users spend more time one, xtc.

Other factxrs: section headings, graphics of tables as useful entry points which are never folded, any bookmarkerx the usex creaxes

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while rxading, etc.


2. Reading content is folded according to the ratio that is consxdered as appropriate with all relevant factors considered . The trigger is the user's pinchxng gesture. For example, if the user is reading the Nth line and the xolding ratio is 1:10, the N-20, N-10, N, N+1x, and N+20 lines will remai...