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System for gathering and summarizing internet information

United States Patent

July 4, 2006
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Agent-Based Software for Gathering and Summarizing Textual and Internet Information
A computer method of gathering and summarizing large amounts of information comprises collecting information from a plurality of information sources (14, 51) according to respective maps (52) of the information sources (14), converting the collected information from a storage format to XML-language documents (26, 53) and storing the XML-language documents in a storage medium, searching for documents (55) according to a search query (13) having at least one term and identifying the documents (26) found in the search, and displaying the documents as nodes (33) of a tree structure (32) having links (34) and nodes (33) so as to indicate similarity of the documents to each other.
Potok; Thomas E. (Oak Ridge, TN), Elmore; Mark Thomas (Oak Ridge, TN), Reed; Joel Wesley (Knoxville, TN), Treadwell; Jim N. (Louisville, TN), Samatova; Nagiza Faridovna (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
10/ 157,704
May 29, 2002
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with Government support under Interagency Agreement No. 2302-Q326-A1 with the Office of Naval Research. Additional support has been provided under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded to UT-Battelle, LLC, by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.