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System and Method for the Interaction of a Spatial Search Apparatus which Supports Accretion, Division and Exclusion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011584D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Mar-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Mar-06
Document File: 6 page(s) / 105K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A graphical user interface for search is disclosed which supports rough equivalents of the Boolean notions of and ("accretion"), or ("division"), and not ("exclusion"). The main idea of this invention is to provide a search interface such that the process of proposing search criteria and subsequently refining a search is a channeled activity and not one where the user is readily taken off on alluring tangents that interfere with meeting the immediate goal of finding most relevant documents.