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The internet search support system for children

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028023D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A program is disclosed that provides user assistance in an internet search for little children (about 4 or 5 years old) who have difficulty to input appropriate search keywords based on the adult knowledge. The string input by children may include baby words or incorrect spelling words which cannot lead expected result. For example, children may have difficulty to express the words in Kanji characters as ideogram instead of Japanese Hiragana or Katakana characters as phonogram, Generally many web pages have lots of Kanji characters. To make up for such the insufficient word expression input by children, this program provides normalization and correction system based on a collection of children's vocaborary as a filter to narrow down a string to adequate criteria. To get the appropriate search keywords with the assistance of this program, children can get an expected web page as a result of the internet web search.