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Generated January 20, 2018

System, apparatus and method for using and managing digital information

Patent Number: 6,845,369

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A system, apparatus and method for using, identifying, interacting and managing digital information in a useful and convenient manner. When a digital representation of information is loaded, an index is constructed of unique terms in the information, which index includes the terms, a count of the occurrences of each term in the information and a reference to each location wherein the term occurs in the information. A user can select a term of interest from the index and a context box comprising a user-selected amount of information from before and/or after each occurrence of the selected term is displayed to the user to allow the user to more readily identify portions of the information which are of interest. The user can select one a context box of interest and the display of the information is repositioned to the location in the information which corresponds to the select box. A user can also create a knowledge base entry from each identified and/or selected portion of the information, which knowledge base can be searched in a variety of manners.
Patent Number: 6,845,369
Issue Date: 2005-01-18

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6,567,103 Graphical search results system and method
6,510,406 Inverse inference engine for high performance web search
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6,421,669 Method and apparatus for constructing and maintaining a user knowledge profile
6,236,768 Method and apparatus for automated, context-dependent retrieval of information
6,112,212 Systems and methods for organizing and analyzing information stored on a computer network
6,105,044 Data processing system and method for generating a representation for and random access rendering of electronic documents
6,038,561 Management and analysis of document information text
5,913,215 Browse by prompted keyword phrases with an improved method for obtaining an initial document set

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