07003719 is referenced by 91 patents and cites 136 patents.

On the Internet, millions of documents are electronically linked via embedded hyperlinks. The hyperlinks, which function as network addresses for specific documents, can be selected by a user to “jump” electronically from a document on one computer to a document on another computer. One problem with conventional hyperlinks is that they occasionally become out dated and ineffective, as documents are deleted, for example. Accordingly, the inventors devised software that automatically locates and marks specific portions of a document and defines hyperlinks including at least a portion of the marked text. An exemplary implementation, tailored for legal citations, processes the portion of the marked text as a search term, and allows completion of hyperlinks without the necessity of including complete file addresses. This implementation also defines a portion of the hyperlinks based on the cost or time of executing the hyperlink, to reduce the cost or time of executing the hyperlink.

Title
System, method, and software for inserting hyperlinks into documents
Application Number
9/237219
Publication Number
7003719 (B1)
Application Date
January 25, 1999
Publication Date
February 21, 2006
Inventor
Craig Runde
Winston-Salem
NC, US
Anthony Mario Medina
Bainbridge Island
WA, US
Douglas T Rosenoff
Burnsville
MN, US
Agent
Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A
Assignee
West Publishing Company DBA West Group
MN, US
IPC
G06F 15/00
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