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The present invention provides a hypermedia database for managing bookmarks, which allows a user to organize hypertext documents for querying, navigating, sharing and viewing. In addition, the hypermedia database also provides access control to the information in the database. The hypermedia database of the present invention parses meta-data from bookmarked documents and indexes and classifies the documents. The present invention supports advanced query and navigation of a collection of bookmarks, especially providing various personalized bookmark services. In one embodiment, the present invention utilizes a proxy server to observe a user's access patterns to provide useful personalized services, such as automated URL bookmarking, document refresh, and bookmark expiration. In addition, a user may also specify various preference in bookmark management, e.g., ranking schemes (i.e. by referral, access frequency, or popularity) and navigation tree fan-out. A subscription service which retrieves new or updated documents of user-specified interests is also provided.

Title
System for personalizing, organizing and managing web information
Application Number
9/273808
Publication Number
6631496 (B1)
Application Date
March 22, 1999
Publication Date
October 7, 2003
Inventor
Quoc Vu
San Jose
CA, US
Wen Syan Li
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Sughrue Mion PLLC
US
Assignee
NEC Corporation
US
IPC
G06F 17/21
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