05913215 is referenced by 344 patents and cites 13 patents.

An apparatus and method for identifying one of a plurality of documents stored in a computer-readable medium are disclosed. The method includes the steps of prompting a computer-user to construct a search expression, then communicating the search expression to each of a plurality of search engines located at respective World Wide Web sites. Each of the plurality of search engines is prompted to concurrently identify a respective plurality of web pages containing text consistent with the search expression and to return a respective URL for each such web page identified. Redundant URLs returned by the search engines are filtered to obtain an initial set of web pages. Each of the initial set of web pages is downloaded and linguistically analyzed to automatically identify for the computer-user keyword phrases therein. The computer-user is prompted to construct a query expression in which one or more keyword phrases from the initial set of web pages is an operand. The query expression is then used to identify at least one web page of the initial set of web pages and the identified web page is presented to the user in the form of an abstract.

Title
Browse by prompted keyword phrases with an improved method for obtaining an initial document set
Application Number
628098
Publication Number
5913215
Application Date
February 19, 1997
Publication Date
June 15, 1999
Inventor
Garnet R Chaney
Novato
CA, US
Seymour I Rubinstein
337 Belvedere Ave., Belvedere, 94920
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
Assignee
Seymour I Rubinstein
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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