Agent-based on-line information retrieval and viewing system

  • US 6,108,686 A
  • Filed: 03/02/1998
  • Issued: 08/22/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A device for providing a plurality of local users with information stored remotely on a network, the device comprising:

  • a rule generation unit configured to define, for each of the plurality of local users, a set of search rules applicable to a predefined subject; and

    a search agent configured to retrieve information on only the predefined subject from a database on the network based on each set of search rules and to store the retrieved information in a local database.

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