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A method and apparatus that translates a natural language query into a Boolean expression to be used to search a database. The Boolean expression is displayed on a screen so that the user can alter the Boolean expression using a mouse or similar input device and re-execute the search. The manipulations performed by the user include moving terms of the query, changing the order in which query terms are evaluated, adding terms, deleting terms, and selecting alternate versions of terms.

Title
Direct manipulation interface for Boolean information retrieval
Application Number
7/472245
Publication Number
5175814
Application Date
January 30, 1990
Publication Date
December 29, 1992
Inventor
Jeffrey M Robbins
Colorado Springs
CO, US
David R Hanssen
Sterling
MA, US
Bryan Alvey
Colorado Springs
CO, US
Rex A Flynn
Belmont
MA, US
Jeffrey D Brennan
Allston
MA, US
Peter G Anick
Marlboro
MA, US
Agent
Ronald C Hudgens
Barry N Young
Ronald E Myrick
Assignee
Digital Equipment Corporation
MA, US
IPC
G06F 15/20
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