04754326 is referenced by 407 patents and cites 11 patents.

In information retrieval system includes a help feature, wherein a help key on a terminal can be actuated and a host computer responds by determining the identity of a page of basic information being transmitted at the time the help key is operated, determining the location of a page of subsidiary information associated with the currently transmitted page of basic information, and transmitting that associated page of subsidiary information to the terminal for display thereby. A system guide aspect enables the system to provide guide information adapted to assist in the use of other data subgroups. A bookmark facility involves the use of a mark request key on the terminal and a mark record device operable in response to the actuation of the mark request key to create a record of the storage location of the one of the pages being transmitted to the terminal for display thereby at the time of such actuation. A search request key on the terminal enable transmission of a search request to the host computer.

Title
Method and apparatus for assisting user of information retrieval systems
Application Number
6/545069
Publication Number
4754326
Application Date
October 25, 1983
Publication Date
June 28, 1988
Inventor
Neil L Holman
Buffalo Grove
IL, US
Peter M Winter
Elk Grove Vlg.
IL, US
Anthony Kram
Rolling Meadows
IL, US
Agent
Bernard L Kleinke
Assignee
Keycom Electronic Publishing
IL, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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