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A graphic user interface method for representing a search of a database, providing a plurality of stylized Venn diagrams each representing an intersection of at least two sets; receiving from the user, for each generic graphic icon, a selection of at least one region, defining an output data set; presenting the generic graphic icons on the graphic user interface as modified graphic icons, each having graphic indication of the selections; and receiving linkage information from the user for the modified graphic icons to represent a composite set inclusion property, based on the output data sets and the linkage information. Once a search is defined, it may be translated, as necessary, for execution by a typical database search engine. Retrieved results may be quantified and ranked by the interface system for optimal presentation to the user.

Graphic user interface for database system
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
December 23, 1996
Publication Date
October 12, 1999
Andrew J Szabo
130 Washington St., Dobbs Ferry
Milde Hoffberg & Macklin
G06F 3/00
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