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"Taxonomy Driven Page Model" in Patent Application Approval Process

June 3, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- A patent application by the inventors Miller, Patrick Carl (Sammamish, WA); Gonzalez del Solar, Peter Blair (Bellevue, WA); Kogan, Daniel E. (Sammamish, WA), filed on December 28, 2012, was made available online on May 22, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews correspondents.

This patent application is assigned to Microsoft Corporation.

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Modern content management systems rely heavily on hierarchies for organizing data. Such content management systems can be found in electronic commerce web sites, news publishing portals, knowledge bases, and intranet collaboration sites. Traditionally, each component of a content management system may need to be manually updated when one node in the hierarchy is updated or changed. Such changes may be demanding on time, cost and energy and may be subject to human error.

"It is with respect to these and other general considerations that embodiments have been made. Also, although relatively specific problems have been discussed, it should be understood that the embodiments should not be limited to solving the specific problems identified in the background."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent application, VerticalNews journalists also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "This summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detail Description section. This summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used as an aid in determining the scope of the claimed subject matter.

"Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method and system for generating a uniform resource locator using one or more terms in a hierarchical taxonomy. Specifically, embodiments disclosed herein provide receiving a plurality of terms for a term set and generating a hierarchical taxonomy for the term set using the plurality of terms. Once the hierarchical taxonomy has been generated, a navigation property may be assigned to at least one term in the plurality of terms. In certain embodiments, a navigation term set that mirrors the properties of the hierarchical taxonomy is then created using the at least one term.

"Embodiments may be implemented as a computer process, a computing system or as an article of manufacture such as a computer program product or computer readable media. The computer program product may be computer storage media readable by a computer system and encoding a computer program of instructions for executing a computer process. The computer program product may also be a propagated signal on a carrier readable by a computing system and encoding a computer program of instructions for executing a computer process.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS

"Non-limiting and non-exhaustive embodiments are described with reference to the following Figures in which:

"FIG. 1 illustrates a system for accessing, generating, and editing terms in a term store of a hierarchical taxonomy according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 2 illustrates a method for creating a navigation term set using a hierarchical taxonomy according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 3 illustrates an exemplary user interface for displaying and editing the properties of a taxonomy term according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 4 illustrates an exemplary template page according to one or more embodiments;

"FIGS. 5A and 5B illustrate exemplary user interfaces for displaying and editing the properties of a taxonomy term according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 6 illustrates an exemplary web page for a given item in a product catalog according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 7A illustrates an exemplary user interface for displaying and editing the properties of a taxonomy term including catalog URLs according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 7B illustrates an exemplary user interface for editing catalog item properties in a product database according to one or more embodiments;

"FIG. 8 illustrates a tablet computing device for executing one or more embodiments of the present disclosure;

"FIG. 9 illustrates a block diagram of a computing environment suitable for implementing one or more embodiments disclosed herein;

"FIG. 10A illustrates one embodiment of a mobile computing device executing one or more embodiments disclosed herein;

"FIG. 10B is a simplified block diagram of an exemplary mobile computing device suitable for practicing one or more embodiments disclosed herein; and

"FIG. 11 is a simplified block diagram of an exemplary distributed computing system suitable for practicing one or more embodiments disclosed herein."

URL and more information on this patent application, see: Miller, Patrick Carl; Gonzalez del Solar, Peter Blair; Kogan, Daniel E. Taxonomy Driven Page Model. Filed December 28, 2012 and posted May 22, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=356&p=8&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140515.PD.&OS=PD/20140515&RS=PD/20140515

Keywords for this news article include: Microsoft Corporation, Information Technology, Information and Data Aggregation.

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Source: Information Technology Newsweekly