05764906 is referenced by 562 patents and cites 6 patents.

A universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system allows a user to locate information on a distributed computer system or network such as the Internet by knowing or guessing a short mnemonic alias of an electronic resource without the user having to know the physical or other location denotation such as the universal resource locator (URL) of the desired resource. The system hardware includes a client computer, a local server, a central registry server, a value added server, and a root server. The universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system supports a personal aliasing (nicknaming) feature, a universal resource accessing feature for finding location information such as URLs relating to a query term, a "see also" feature for including information about related documents or resources within the record of a resource, a feature for updating local servers and client machines by periodically deleting those records which have changed, a "try again" and "mirroring" feature for aiding a user in obtaining the resource under adverse hardware or software conditions, and an authentication and administration feature that allows a user to administer the aliases and related data which pertain to his/her resources.

Title
Universal electronic resource denotation, request and delivery system
Application Number
8/554775
Publication Number
5764906
Application Date
November 7, 1995
Publication Date
June 9, 1998
Inventor
Donald B Rubin
Silver Spring
MD, US
Samuel Bergman
Alexandria
VA, US
Matthew Edelstein
Arlington
VA, US
Agent
Fulbright & Jaworski
Assignee
Netword
VA, US
IPC
G06F 13/14
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