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Drag and Drop Multimedia files into Web Based Search Engines

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000171709D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jun-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jun-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The main idea is to enable the user the capability to drag and drop multimedia files into web-based search engines? search fields, in order to perform the required search. This capability will help the user save time, in case the object is accessible to him and it will be hard to navigate through a browsing mechanism to find it. The user does not have to know where the file exists, in case he holds it. This solution is intuitive and user-friendly. Moreover it is extremely valuable in case the details of the file format are unknown. For example, when one would like to search for DICOM objects that are more or less similar to the one he holds, there is no need for him to understand the structure of such a file. Drugging and dropping the file into the search engine will bring the results and deal with the structure of the dropped file without user interference.