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Improvement of Bookmark Navigational Relevance Based on User Navigation Patterns

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246645D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 94K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a browser feature for automatic or assisted bookmark improvement based on user navigation patterns.

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Improvement of Bookmark Navigational Relevance Based on User Navigation Patterns

A user often creates a bookmark upon first finding a website of interest , rather than after some exploration and usage of the site. Thus, the user sets the bookmark for the home page of a website, rather than the most frequently visited or more specific pages. Each time the user returns to the bookmark on the website, the user has to further navigate to the page of real interest (e.g., user bookmarks the home page of a newspaper, but always navigates to the sports news pages first).

This extra navigation wastes time for the user, and can be further aggravated with navigations that are more complex or navigation on small screens with grouping controls. These navigation patterns are not obvious to the user without self-reflection on navigation behavior, which the user is not likely to do if reaching the desired end. Even if the user does realize the potential improvement and

wants to amend the bookmark, the process is manual and tedious.

Existing bookmark management products are typically installed as plugins or add-ons to web browsers. These solve problems different from the discussion here, such as detection of dead links, checking websites for updates, or removing bookmark duplicates. Similarly, the closest patents or publications to the presented solution solve the problem of correcting broken Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) for bookmarks. Current art does not solve the problem of improving the navigational relevance for the user of bookmarks that are currently working.

The novel contribution is a browser feature for automatic or assisted bookmark improvement based on user navigation patterns . This solution saves time for the user.

The new web browser function automatically detects the patterns in user nav...