Method for searching document objects on a network

  • US 7,158,971 B1
  • Filed: 04/10/2002
  • Issued: 01/02/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/07/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method for searching established document object relationships, the method comprising:

  • selecting one or more first link reference attributes, wherein the one or more first link reference attributes describe one or more first link references that represent one or more particular document objects;

    identifying one or more first link relationships that the one or more first link references participate in;

    presenting one or more first link relationship attributes that describe the identified one or more first link relationships;

    identifying one or more second link relationships having the one or more presented first link relationship attributes;

    accumulating one or more second link references that participate in the one or more second link relationships; and

    grouping the one or more accumulated second link references into sets by first link relationship attributes, wherein each set comprises only those one or more second link references that have been assigned one of the one or more presented first link relationship attributes.

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