05946647 is referenced by 233 patents and cites 7 patents.

A system and method causes a computer to detect and perform actions on structures identified in computer data. The system provides an analyzer server, an application program interface, a user interface and an action processor. The analyzer server receives from an application running concurrently data having recognizable structures, uses a pattern analysis unit, such as a parser or fast string search function, to detect structures in the data, and links relevant actions to the detected structures. The application program interface communicates with the application running concurrently, and transmits relevant information to the user interface. Thus, the user interface can present and enable selection of the detected structures, and upon selection of a detected structure, present the linked candidate actions. Upon selection of an action, the action processor performs the action on the detected structure.

Title
System and method for performing an action on a structure in computer-generated data
Application Number
8/595257
Publication Number
5946647
Application Date
February 1, 1996
Publication Date
August 31, 1999
Inventor
David Wright
Santa Clara
CA, US
Bonnie Nardi
Mountain View
CA, US
Thomas Bonura
Capitola
CA, US
James R Miller
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Carr & Ferrell
Assignee
Apple Computer
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/27
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