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Shneiderman receives software patent

Shneiderman's software provides a flexible and easy to use interface.
Shneiderman's software provides a flexible and easy to use interface.

ISR-affiliated Professor Ben Shneiderman (CS)has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,010,751 for "Methods for the Electronic Annotation, Retrieval, and Use of Electronic Images." Shneiderman invented software for electronically annotating electronic images, such as drawings, photographs, video, etc., through dragging and dropping annotations from a pre-defined, but extendable, list. The annotations are placed at a user-selected X, Y location on the image, and stored in a searchable database. They can be searched to retrieve, organize, group, or display individual images or collections of images. The annotations may be text, images, sounds, etc. The invention provides a flexible, easy to learn, rapid, low error rate and satisfying interface.

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August 10, 2006


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