Patent Number: 7,788,273

Title: User interface for faceted exploration

Abstract: The extended facet navigator combines two or more facet navigators for searching two or more datasets into a single, space efficient user interface. Each facet navigator is comprised of a plurality of constraint manipulators surrounding a results viewer. In one embodiment, the results from a first facet navigator are a constraint for a second facet navigator. Whenever the results of a first facet navigator are a constraint for a second facet navigator, any change to a constraint manipulator on the first facet navigator will update the results for the first facet navigator. The updated results from the first facet navigator updates the constraint on the second facet navigator. The second facet navigator updates the results of the second facet navigator based on the updated constraint.

Inventors: Torres; Robert J. (Colleyville, TX), Rudd; James R. (Charlotte, NC)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018