Method and apparatus for utilizing annotations to facilitate computer retrieval of database material

  • US 5,404,295 A
  • Filed: 01/04/1994
  • Issued: 04/04/1995
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/16/1990
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for facilitating computer retrieval of database material comprising the steps of:

  • selecting subdivisions for the material;

    generating for each of said subdivisions which is to be recovered at least one annotation containing words having a selected annotator determined relationship and being in a language selected from the group of a natural language and an artificial language;

    storing the annotations in a predetermined structured form which retains said selected relationship, the, stored annotations being readable by a computer to search for desired annotations; and

    adding to the stored annotations a connection to corresponding material subdivisions.

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