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A method for cataloging, filtering and ranking information, as for example, World Wide Web pages of the Internet. The method is preferably implemented in computer software and features steps for enabling a user to interactively create an information database including preferred information elements such as preferred-authority World Wide Web pages. The method includes steps for enabling a user to interactively create a frame-based, hierarchical organizational structure for the information elements, and steps for identifying and automatically filtering and ranking by relevance, information elements, such as World Wide Web pages for populating the structure, to form, for example, a searchable, World Wide Web page database. Additionally, the method features steps for enabling a user to interactively define a frame-based, hierarchical information structure for cataloging information, identifying a preliminary population of information elements for a particular hierarchical category arranged as a frame, based upon the respective frame attributes, and thereafter, expanding the information population to include related information, and subsequently, automatically filtering and ranking the information based upon relevance, and then populating the hierarchical structure with a definable portion of the filtered, ranked information elements.

Title
Method for cataloging, filtering, and relevance ranking frame-based hierarchical information structures
Application Number
9/143733
Publication Number
6334131 (B2)
Application Date
August 29, 1998
Publication Date
December 25, 2001
Inventor
Andrew Tomkins
San Jose
CA, US
Shanmugasundaram Ravikumar
San Jose
CA, US
Sridhar Rajagopalan
San Jose
CA, US
Prabhakar Raghavan
Saratoga
CA, US
David Andrew Gibson
Berkeley
CA, US
Byron Edward Dom
Los Gatos
CA, US
Soumen Chakrabarti
Maharashtra
US
Agent
John L Rogitz
US
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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