Patent Number: 6,311,177

Title: Accessing databases when viewing text on the web

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.

Inventors: Dauerer; Norman J. (Hopewell Junction, NY), Kelley; Edward E. (Wappingers Falls, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06F 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018