The Acronym Helper - A model for transparently integrating the display of acronym definitions into web pages.
Original Publication Date: 2004-Nov-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Nov-11
One difficulty when reading technical information, as on a company internal web site, can be remembering the meaning of the multitude of acronyms included in such documents. One method of helping users is to include a list of acronyms and their definitions, perhaps at the end of the page, that users can reference. But this is time consuming and would not likely be used. A more "on demand" type of solution is needed in which the user can get an instant definition for an acronym without navigating within the current page or to another page.