User interface for use with a search engine for searching financial related documents

  • US 11,023,675 B1
  • Filed: 02/07/2018
  • Issued: 06/01/2021
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for rendering information from a database on a user interface of a remote computer, the method comprising:

  • receiving a query from a user at the remote computer to search within the database, wherein the database comprises a plurality of financial documents,wherein the user query includes;

    information identifying a publicly traded company;

    a first keyword distinct from the publicly traded company; and

    a second keyword distinct from the first keyword and the publicly traded company;

    determining a first similar topic for the first keyword;

    determining a second similar topic for the second keyword;

    executing a search based on the user query and the first similar topic and the second similar topic;

    generating search results in response to executing the search, wherein the search results include financial documents associated with the publicly traded company in the query and that contain identified snippets of text from within the financial documents, wherein the identified snippets comprise a complete sentence,wherein the snippet of text is identified when the first keyword or the first similar topic appears within a defined maximum distance from the second keyword or the second similar topic in a searched financial document including when the first similar topic appears within the defined maximum distance from the second similar topic in the searched financial document; and

    causing to render, on a viewing portion of the user interface, content from the generated search results, wherein the rendered content includes;

    a list of identified financial documents for selection by the user, wherein the list of identified financial documents is associated with the publicly traded company, and at least one document includes content provided by the publicly traded company;

    a plurality of the identified snippets for selection by the user,wherein the plurality of the identified snippets is displayed in response to a selection of a financial document by the user from the list of identified financial documents,wherein the plurality of the identified snippets is from the user selected financial document;

    text surrounding and containing a user selected snippet from the user selected financial document,wherein at least a portion of the user selected snippet is automatically identified or automatically displayed differently on the user interface from the text surrounding the user selected snippet, wherein the text surrounding the user selected snippet is displayed in a same pane of the user interface with the at least a portion of the user selected snippet, wherein the text surrounding the user selected snippet is not identified as one of the plurality of the identified snippets,wherein the at least a portion of the user selected snippet is displayed within the text surrounding the user selected snippet; and

    a stock ticker or a name of the publicly traded company.

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