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Peter G Anick, Jeffrey D Brennan, Rex A Flynn, Bryan Alvey, David R Hanssen, Jeffrey M Robbins: Direct manipulation interface for Boolean information retrieval. Digital Equipment Corporation, Ronald E Myrick, Barry N Young, Ronald C Hudgens, December 29, 1992: US05175814 (143 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus that translates a natural language query into a Boolean expression to be used to search a database. The Boolean expression is displayed on a screen so that the user can alter the Boolean expression using a mouse or similar input device and re-execute the search. The manipulati ...


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Anick Peter G, Flynn Rex A, Brennan Jeffrey D, Alvey Brian, Hanssen David R, Robbins Jeffrey M: A direct manipulation interface for boolean information retrieval.. Digital Equipment, August 7, 1991: EP0439937-A2 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus that translates a natural language query into a Boolean expression to be used to search a database. The Boolean expression is displayed on a screen so that the user can alter the Boolean expression using a mouse or similar input device and re-execute the search. The manipulati ...