Patent Number: 8,577,900

Title: Method and apparatus for enhancing webpage browsing

Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for enhancing webpage browsing. The method of the invention includes a predicting step which predicts, for a first block in the webpage, a subsequent second block, based on a browsing history of blocks of webpages by at least one user; and a link generating step of automatically generating a link pointing to the second block based on a result of the predicting step. The apparatus includes: predicting means configured to predict, for a first block in the webpage, a subsequent second block, based on a browsing history of blocks of web pages by at least one user; and link generating means configured to automatically generate a link pointing to the second block based on a result of the predicting means.

Inventors: Bao; Shenghua (Beijing, CN), Chen; Jian (Beijing, CN), En; Lu Cheng (Beijing, CN), Ma; Rui (Beijing, CN), Su; Zhong (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017