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Interactive Information Retrieval System: Moving Icon Selection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060803D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Weathers, JR [+details]

Abstract

The present technique is used in the Interactive Information Retrieval System described in [*]. The display on the screen, as shown in figure, lists a particular type of cultural institution, in this case museums, in alphabetical order. This list is generated from afirst display (not shown) which lists all cultural institutions. The user then selects the type of institution of interest, such as botanical gardens, zoos, museums, historic structures, etc. The selection area at the bottom of the display gives the user ten icon choices, representing types of information to be accessed about the institutions.