WWW addressing

  • US 8,661,094 B2
  • Filed: 12/08/2008
  • Issued: 02/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of WWW page retrieval for enabling a user using a computer having a web browser with a browser window having a URL entry field running on the computer and a connection to the Internet to retrieve a desired webpage to the browser, comprising:

  • (a) enabling a translator input window to be overlaid on a portion of the browser window for allowing a user to enter an input of a non-URL-address text string therein;

    (b) enabling a translator entity having software operable on a computer, which translator entity is operatively coupled to the browser and to said translator input window overlaid on the browser window for receiving information of one or more words of an input text string that is not a URL address entered by a user through the translator input window overlaid on a portion of the browser window,(c) said translator entity being operative to determine a URL address for a web page which is most likely to be a desired webpage associated with the input text string information received from the user, based on statistical data of web pages in web search results for said information; and

    (d) said translator entity being operative for sending the URL address to the web browser of the user'"'"'s computer to enable retrieval of the web page responsive to the URL address to be directly displayed on the user'"'"'s browser, without any additional user intervention beyond the entry of said input text string information.

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