Method, system and computer readable medium for addressing handling from a computer program

CAFC
  • US 7,917,843 B2
  • Filed: 07/29/2008
  • Issued: 03/29/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method for finding data related to the contents of a document using a first computer program running on a computer, the method comprising:

  • displaying the document electronically using the first computer program;

    while the document is being displayed, analyzing, in a computer process, first information from the document to determine if the first information is at least one of a plurality of types of information that can be searched for in order to find second information related to the first information;

    retrieving the first information;

    providing an input device, configured by the first computer program, that allows a user to enter a user command to initiate an operation, the operation comprising (i) performing a search using at least part of the first information as a search term in order to find the second information, of a specific type or types, associated with the search term in an information source external to the document, wherein the specific type or types of second information is dependent at least in part on the type or types of the first information, and (ii) performing an action using at least part of the second information;

    in consequence of receipt by the first computer program of the user command from the input device, causing a search for the search term in the information source, using a second computer program, in order to find second information related to the search term; and

    if searching finds any second information related to the search term, performing the action using at least part of the second information, wherein the action is of a type depending at least in part on the type or types of the first information.

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