Hotspot navigation within documents

Patent No. 9,858,248

Issued: January 5, 2018
Filed: March 29, 2016
Term Extension: 88 days

Inventors: Bauchot; Frederic (Saint-Jeannet, FR), Moll; Georges-Henri (Villeneuve-Loubet, FR)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Suggesting navigation to a user between multiple spots in a document by creating a hotspot graph based on a list of hotspots in the document which are frequently traveled to or edited by the user, monitoring user actions within the document and storing each action as a history element in a repository; and if the user is detected as navigating away from a hotspot in the document or from a spot which is not contained in a hotspot to a hotspot, displaying a list of hotspots in which the user would travel to within the document, ordered based on the probability associated with arcs between the nodes of the hotspot graph.

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