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Automatic cross referencing of Topic (Concept, Task, Reference) help information based on the hierarchy of the table of contents and associated rules

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019159D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Sep-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Sep-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The move to topic based help information requires that cross referencing of information is essential to allow the user to easily navigate through the topics. The end of each topic has sections for cross referencing to other associated concept, task and reference topics. Unfortunately, at the moment these will be generated based on how the author is feeling that day and the differences between what one author believes is necessary and what another author believes is necessary. Disclosed is an idea that allows the cross referencing of topics to be based on a set of rules that remove a majority of the subjectivity normally used.