Patent Number: 6,569,208

Title: Method and system for representing a web element for storing and rendering into other formats

Abstract: A system and method are provided for converting two-dimensional data, particularly information in HTML format, into a canonical representation for rendering in aural or other visual forms wherein each element of interest is selected based on it being part of a mathematically regular expression, namely any expression that can be parsed in a tree. To perform the selection, the container of the element is located, and then the local route of the element within the parsed tree is followed, such that a signature of the element built upon this identification can be constructed and stored for later use in retrieving and rendering the value of the element of interest. The element of interest can thereafter be rendered through an appropriate language translator of interest to the querier. As a further refinement of the invention, the method searches for repeated elements and then stores only one of the selected repeated elements, such as the first repeated element.

Inventors: Iyer; Prakash (San Jose, CA), Goel; Piyush (Monte Sereno, CA), Mohindra; Rajeev (Castro Valley, CA), Sinha; Amitabh (Los Altos, CA), Krothapalli; Prasad (San Jose, CA), Mak; Ronald (San Jose, CA), Vittal; Shashi (Santa Clara, CA)

Assignee: Everypath, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 17/27 (20060101); G06F 17/24 (20060101); G06F 017/21 ()

Expiration Date: 05/27/2020