MALTweb multi-axis viewing interface and higher level scoping

  • US 8,972,846 B2
  • Filed: 11/17/2006
  • Issued: 03/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/31/1997
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of navigating in a multidimensional space containing an electronic publication comprising a plurality of predefined portions comprising text-based data and at least one modified predefined portion comprising text-based data, said method comprising:

  • causing the display of at least one of said plurality of predefined portions as a first predefined portion in a first display region, said first predefined portion comprising text-based data and being associated with at least one link, wherein said first predefined portion is stored and, if said first predefined portion has been modified, such modified predefined portion also being stored, wherein said first predefined portion corresponds to a first point on a primary first axis of said multidimensional space;

    utilizing or causing utilization of information related to said first predefined portion to allow navigation on the first axis or a second axis to a second predefined portion related to said first predefined portion; and

    causing the display of information corresponding to a second point or a plurality of points of said first axis or second axiswherein said first predefined portion is selected based, at least in part, on the usability and structure of the electronic information.

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