05920856 is referenced by 157 patents and cites 10 patents.

There is provided a network server which interfaces a client with selected database sites from a plurality of database sites. The network server comprises a meta-database (including both text information and multimedia information), a search agent, and a refining module. The search agent indexes the meta-database with a user query obtained from the client, and then distributes queries, developed pursuant to such indexing, to the selected ones of the plurality of database sites. In turn, database site information (responsive to the distributed queries) is retrieved from the selected ones of the plurality of database sites. A refining module is used to update the meta-database with the database relevancy information.

Title
System for selecting multimedia databases over networks
Application Number
8/868843
Publication Number
5920856
Application Date
June 9, 1997
Publication Date
July 6, 1999
Inventor
Tanveer F Syeda Mahmood
Rochester
NY, US
Agent
Gary B Cohen
Luis Ortiz
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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