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Patent Title: Accessing databases when viewing text on the web

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US6311177
Issue Date: 10-30-2001
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File Date:02-16-1999

Abstract: Access to ancillary database information is provided to enhance the viewing of a Web page while minimizing page clutter using processes and systems which determine links between ancillary databases and parsed Web page text, indicate the existence of links to the viewer, and provide access to the database information on viewer demand. The processes and systems may be used to access information in a plurality of ancillary databases. Preferred ancillary databases are dictionaries.


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