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  1. 1. Russian Federation Patent RU 2,326,433 C1 Patent No.: Date of Patent: Jun 10, 2008 code in the database, through the web site. To ob- METHOD OF SIMPLIFICATION OF tain access to the Internet resource, one should ACCESS TO INTERNET RESOURCES additionally address the said web site, enter the PLACED ON INTERNET, LINKS ON shorter code published by the author and corres- WHICH ARE PUBLISHED IN PRINT AND ponding to the full Internet resource address. ELECTRONIC MEDIA 5 Claims, 7 Drawing Sheets Inventor: Nikitenko Vladimir Vladimirovich, Donetsk (UA) Apll. No.: 2007117564/09 Appl. Date: May 14, 2007 PCT Filed: Jan. 14, 2008 PCT No.: PCT/IB2008/001950 PCT Pub. No.: WO/2009/013613 PCT Pub. Date.: Jan. 29, 2009 Int. Cl.: G06F 17/30 (2006.01) References Cited US 2004246531 US 7076541 B1 11.07.2006 US 7082476 B1 25.07.2006 JP 2004362118 24.12.2004 RU 2213368 C2 27.09.2003 KR 20040097849 18.11.2004 KR 20020011841 09.02.2002 EP 1185056 DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION The present invention relates to methods of digital ABSTRACT computing and data processing, specifically de- SUBSTANCE: invention relates to methods of signed for information retrieval; database struc- representation of addresses of Internet resources ture for this purpose [G06F 17/30]. placed on the Internet, in particular, to a web site More specifically the method could be used by with a database containing a link to an Internet authors of publications, books, articles or other resource and an alphabetic, numeric, alphanumer- print or electronic publications to simplify a list of ic code assigned to it, or a code that uses other links to sources of information (literature), which characters and/or symbols. The technical effect is can be found on the Internet. the simplification of Internet links publication for the author of a printed or electronic publication, THE LEVEL OF TECHNOLOGY attained by using a shorter code in the publica- The Internet is increasingly becoming an integral tions, which corresponds to the full Internet re- part of everyday life. A continuously growing source address. The web server is made accessible number of users, and the amount of information on the Internet either directly through the web placed on the network, or rather on servers, which site, or through another server with a web site, the are a major component of the network. interface of which is used for the interaction be- The Internet has become a global repository tween the user and the database, in which the user of information of many different areas of exper- (author) establishes correspondence between the tise, which is increasingly used by different media full Internet resource address link and the shorter 1   
  2. 2. and people of different professions. If a person code to be kept under strictly defined algorithm, needs to place in a print publication a link to in- in which encrypted data on print analog of elec- formation posted on one of many servers of the tronic media (author, title, edition circulation, date network, that person needs to post the link as an of publication, ISBN, etc., as well as the number Internet address, which often consists of several of each copy). For example, the book quot;Don Quix- dozen of characters and symbols. It is obviously otequot; must have the code quot;CSPNLIT 3. Searching difficult to the reader of that print publication to of the electronic version of this book in the library get information on that link, because he needs to database is carried out on this code. These codes reprint without errors this address into the address are formed or by publishers of print editions or by window of Internet browser of his Internet access their distributors supplying them to libraries, and device (PC, mobile phone, etc.). In addition, it is then librarians, who have access to the library da- very difficult to remember or to transmit such link tabase of codes, enter these codes to the library in form of an Internet address to the information database. This system is essentially similar to posted on the network server not in print (and in known universal decimal classification (UDC) general, using a visual channel of information), with the only difference that the UDC shall con- and in the process of transferring information sist only of numbers and be created by another where the main channel of communication is algorithm, and that to find a copy of publication is sound (communicating orally, by telephone, radio, possible only entering the correct code, visiting etc.). the library. It is known the US patent 6023701, which The disadvantage of this invention is that describes the method of faster access to Internet users have no possibility to add in the library da- resources of interest by extending the functionali- tabase any interested for them literary sources of ty of folder «Favorites». The rationale is that, ex- information, not being its authors or publishers. cept for the address of visited resource user can Users have also no possibility to leave a comment set the browser which in the folder «Favorites» to a Web resource of library in form of additional will get all (or some) Internet addresses which a text or image file. It is impossible to ensure access user visit after the first Internet address, and to the Internet address of any Web site by any user grouped by category. In a subsequent user may and for any user of the network. Also, there is no choose the level of searching desired resources in way after user entered the code to get simultane- folder «Favorites». ous access to multiple sources of related informa- The disadvantage of the method is that for tion. Furthermore, there is no possibility of editing quick access to the desired Web site user should information on a specific code with reference to visit it before and add it to the folder «Favorites». source of information, as well as editing the link. There is also no possibility in such method to Technical results of declared invention are simplify access to interesting resources for other that the author of a book, article or other print or users. That is, each user must first visit the Inter- electronic publication by using a short code can net resource and then add it to the folder «Favo- simplify drawing up a list of links to sources of rites». That is, simplified access to a desired Web information (literature), which can be found in site is possible only through that terminal (and Internet. The method allows also getting simulta- only through that Web browser) of access to the neous access to multiple information resources Internet, a user of which was previously at this after entering only one code, and allows the user Web site and added it to the folder «Favorites». to complement the content of displayed pages by Also, there is no way to comment Internet re- contact, text or graphic information. In addition, it source in form of additional text or image file. is possible editing text, graphics and contact in- Also, there is no way after user entered the code formation on a specific code with link to source of to get simultaneous access to multiple sources of information, as well as editing the link. related information. DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE Furthermore, there is no possibility to edit INVENTION information on a specific code with reference to The declared technical result is achieved by source of information, such as to edit the link. Al- ensuring that the method of simplification of so, there is no access to Web pages, in event of access to Internet resources, links of which are termination (temporary or permanent) of Web published in print and electronic media, is ensured site. by the assignment to links to Internet resources of The closest analogue is the GB patent individual alphabetic or numeric or alphanumeric 2375195, which describes the system as a deposi- codes, and a reader of print and electronic publi- tory library data, which is formed by assigning to cations has access to Internet resources through each publication in electronic form individual 2   
  3. 3. access to the Internet and enters the code, using at Web site, in turn, via which the user interacts with least one server which contains the database, database. which in turn consists of a table of links to Inter- Along with displaying information con- net resources and assigned to them individual al- tained on Web page URL of which is correspond- phabetic or numeric or alphanumeric codes or ing to entered code, at the user’s terminal is auto- codes with other characters and / or symbols, and matically displayed text and / or graphic com- the mentioned server is made accessible on the ments which correspond to each Web page, URL Internet through a Web site directly or through of which and mentioned comments have been another server that hosts Web site, in turn, through added previously by user in mentioned database. interface of which a user interacts with database, The database of comments may contain informa- where user enters via Web site into a database full tion about the contact data of author of publica- link addresses of Internet resource, and then using tion. The database of comments could also pro- software of the server that hosts Web site this ad- vide a database consisting of Internet addresses dress is added into the database, and it assigns to (URL), indicating the location of Web pages and the Web site address a unique code, and commu- relevant to each URL of additional text and / or nicates this code to the user, who publishes and / graphic files. or distributes the code. When a user (1) (see Fig.1) wants to simpli- Other possible variations of the method fy to the reader (4) of its publication (3) access to provide that the server that hosts Web site and information (7), which is available on the Internet, performing coding is able to copy pages of Inter- to which he refers in its publication, he, using net resources which user enters into a database to access device (2) to the Internet, makes the re- get the code. quest to the server (5), which hosts Web site, per- Other possible variations of the method forming coding. Using Web site interface user (1) provide that the server that hosts Web site and enters to the database (6) of Web site(5), which performing coding is able to permit to user to add can be implemented as a separate server with the and / or edit comments on the link to an Internet database server with links to Web site(5) in form address resource in form of additional text or im- of URL (8), full Internet address of the resource age file. (7), located on the Internet. Also, the user can en- Other possible variations of the method ter additional information, for example, his con- provide that comments are carried out in form of tact information (11), text (9) or graphics (10) active links to Internet resources. comments on the link, in order this information Other possible variations of the method may explain the link. For example, text comments provide that the server that hosts Web site, per- (9) can clearly identify the places at the source of forming coding, is able to permit to user to save, information (pages or lines), which clarifies that using code, few links to Internet resources. relates to his publication. Graphic comments (10) Other possible variations of the method in form of pictures or animations can be, for ex- provide that the server that hosts Web site, per- ample, the thematic index that reflects the source forming coding, is able to permit to user to choose of information for the URL (8). code that corresponds to the link to the address of After entering information via the Web site Internet resource. interface software of the Web site forms (12) and This invention eliminates the above men- gives to the user (1) unique code and stores it in tioned difficulties by creating a method of assign- its database (6). Then the user can place the code ing to a Web address unique code. Then, to get (13) in his publication (3) with purpose that it interested information, which is located on a serv- subsequently becomes available to the readers (4). er, the address of which was recorded in the data- The user can also use mentioned code to commu- base (and unique code has been assigned to men- nicate to everyone the location of his information tioned address), the user has to form a request to in the network. the Web site through interface interacting with the When a reader (4) of publication (3) wants database of his device of access to the Internet. to get information to which its author (1) referred For access to the Internet can be used PC, mobile using the code, reader (4) using any access device phone, smartphones and other devices. (2) to the Internet through a network makes re- The method uses at least one server that quest to the server (5) of Web site, where the base contains the database, which in turn consists of a of codes is placed. Using Web site (5) interface table of Internet addresses and assigned to them reader (4) enters previously received code. The individual alphabetic, numeric or alphanumeric program of the server (5) searches address of Web codes. This server is made available on the Inter- link that corresponds to the code and through the net directly or through another server that hosts Internet sends the reader (4) at the Internet address 3   
  4. 4. of the resource (7), where the reader gets interest- and / or comments in form of text and / or draw- ed information. ings. The server (5) that hosts Web site, perform- The base of hyperlinks is created by admin- ing coding, is able to index pages of Internet re- istrator and / or by visitors of the Web site through sources that users enter into the database to get the a Web interface. code. The provisional index allows creating a Fig.2 shows an example when a reader (4) copy of all pages of Internet resources and if serv- enters code (14) to apply Web site interface (5). er, where an Internet resource is placed, is tempo- Fig.3 shows an example of applying by user rarily or permanently unavailable, the server that (1) of Web site interface (5) to enter URL (8), as hosts Web site would provide access to copies of well as comments (9) and / or graphic images pages on the Internet resources. So, in any cir- (10), contact details (11). cumstances, using the code of a Web site, a reader The implementation of the method is pre- always gets information, regardless of whether sented by the scheme shown on Fig.4. It is based Web site is available in the network at this time or on the next. Before user (1) through the Web site not. (5) leaves the URL (8) to the source of informa- The server (5) that hosts Web site, perform- tion (7), he analyzes the availability of informa- ing coding, is able to provide user an opportunity tion on the Web-server (7) using this URL. Make to save a few links to related topics of Internet sure that mentioned information is available and resources using only one code. This allows the placing it in the field (8) (see Fig.3), as well as author of publication significantly reduce place in entering other information (9, 10, 11), the user the bibliographies by the fact that entered only sends a request via the interface program, which one code the reader finds many sources, which analyses the correctness of filling user’s informa- describe an information in support of the author's tion. Validation of required information can be words. A reader has not to spend time on analysis realized based on the algorithm shown in Fig.5. If of the consistency of the link to the source of in- the URL specified by user (1) exists, the program formation with a place in text of book or article, creates (12) code and grants (16) it to user. If user which provides the link, because comments to (1) enters specified URL, which does not exist or links replace those requirements. Web-server (7), where URL is placed, is not Entering the code the reader gets access to working, Web site (5) program returns the user the Web site page, where are placed all these back to the page of filling data shown in Fig.3, links, like to the related Internet resources. In this with possible comment that indicated URL is in- regard, user gains the possibility to leave com- correct. ments on Internet resources in form of additional If reader (4) comes to Web site (5) in order text or image file, because under each of links to to enter code (14) (see Fig.2), the Web site’s pro- related Internet resources is possible to leave gram (5) verifies (20) (see Fig.5) the availability comments in form of text and / or image file, of this code in the database (6) and, if found, redi- which clearly give the user an understanding of rects (18) the user's browser to the URL, which what related Internet resources might be opened corresponds to the relevant code. As a result, the then. The advantage of this opportunity consists in user gets access to source of information (7) at that the reader sees comments in form of text and / appropriate Web-server on the Internet. or image file, instead of Internet links to specific If user (1), who had earlier entered a code, Internet resource, which itself has no information. wants to make adjustments, it can be easily im- The base of hyperlinks is a database con- plemented based on user registration, which can sisting of Internet links, to which individual al- be performed automatically when filling out forms phabetic, numeric codes, codes based on other with the data. This is an opportunity to edit text, print symbols and signs or combined codes are graphics and contact information, such as to edit assigned. This database is intended to replace In- the link. For example, if the user entered his con- ternet links in the print media (books, newspapers, tact information (11) in form of e-mail addresses, magazines, etc.) by shorter alphabetic, numeric or after registering code an automatically generated by combined codes. Under the code is understand- password to make changes will be sent on a user’s ing combination consisting of one or several let- specified e-mail address. ters and / or figures and / or signs. The user may make changes after entering If the Web site allows the user, who uses the password (21) (see Fig.6), which is checked only one code, to save few links to related Internet for correctness (22) of user’s login and password resources, the code corresponds to one Internet in the database (6). If login and password are cor- link that opens a page that contains many links rect, the user becomes accessible to edit code’s profile: URL, contact details, comments, images. 4   
  5. 5. After editing mentioned information the user can is communicated to the user and the user pub- both save changes (24), followed by writing them lishes and / or distributes this code, meanwhile into a database (6), and refuse to change it. If the the server that hosts Web site, performing cod- appropriate user’s password and login are incor- ing, may be able to enter or to edit comments rect, the program returns the user to re-entering on the link to an address of Internet resource in the login and password. In doing so, user’s speci- form of additional text or image files. fied e-mail address may be as login. 2. The method according to item 1, which is dis- The server that hosts Web site, performing tinguished by the fact that the server that hosts coding, may be able to provide user (1) an oppor- Web site, performing coding, may be able to tunity to choose code (14), which corresponds to copy pages of Internet resources which the us- the link (8) to the address of Internet resource (7). er enters into a database to get the code. The opportunity to register link (8) under the se- 3. The method according to item 1, which is dis- lected code (14) depends on the fact if there is tinguished by the fact that the comment is already the code (14) in the database (6) of Web made in form of active link to Internet re- site (5) or not. If the code (14) is busy (someone source. has registered just this code or the Web site pro- 4. The method according to item 1, which is dis- gram (5) has generated it automatically earlier to tinguished by the fact that the server that hosts someone), the Web site program (5) proposes the Web site, performing coding, may be able to user (1) to select another code (14). If selected by provide the user an opportunity to use one code user (1) code is not in the database, the Web site to save few links to Internet resources. (5) program allows the user to use it. 5. The method according to item 1, which is dis- Fig.7 shows example of applying the inter- tinguished by the fact that the server that hosts face with the ability to provide the user an oppor- Web site, performing coding, may be able to tunity to choose code which corresponds to ad- provide the user an opportunity to choose code dress of Internet resource. which corresponds to the link to the address of Internet resource. CLAIMS 1. Method of simplification of access to Internet resources, placed on the Internet, links to which are published in print and electronic media, characterized by the fact that readers of print and electronic media get access to Inter- net resources through access to the Internet network and via entering the code, also charac- terized by the fact that it used at least one serv- er which contains the database, which in turn consists of a table of links to Internet resources and assigned to them individual alphabetic, numeric, alphanumeric codes or codes with other characters and / or symbols, the server is made available on the Internet through a Web site directly or through another server that hosts Web site, distinguished by the fact that the interaction between user and the database is realized through Web site interface, in which the user enters into the Web site database the full link to address of Internet resource, then using software of server that hosts Web site this address is added to the database and a unique code is assigned to it and then this code         5   
  6. 6. FIGURES Entry of user’s contact infor‐ mation 11  Creation of code  12  Image entry  10  Comment entry  Entry of user’s  9  contact data  URL entry into Web  server  8  Database of  Web site   6  Reader gets code from    publication  4          Web site   Publication with code  2  5  3  2  Code entry be  reader  14  User  Placement of re‐ ceived code in  1  publication  Web  13  server  7 Fig. 1 6   
  7. 7. 14  Fig. 2 8  9  10  11  Fig. 3 7   
  8. 8. User   1  Analyze of availability of URL  source of information on Web  server  15  URL entry into Web  server 8  Web site 5  Grant of code to  user  16  Code entry by  Placement of received  reader 14  code in publication  13  Search of code in  database of Web  site    17  Publication with code    3      Redirection of user's browser to  the URL, which corresponds to  the relevant code  18     Reader gets code from    publication 4          Web  server  7 Fig. 4 8   
  9. 9. Web site   5  Code entry by  reader  14  Entry of URL on Web  server 8  Check for  No  19  correctness of  Check for correct‐ No  code  ness of code  20  Yes  Yes  Redirection of user's browser to  Database of  Creation of code  the URL, which corresponds to  Web site   the relevant code   12  6   18   Grant of code to  Web server  user  16  7  Fig. 5 9   
  10. 10. Web site   5  User’s entry of  password  No  Save changes  21  24  22  Check for correct‐ No  Yes  ness of code    Database of  Yes  Web site   Editing of code’s profile:  6  ‐ URL  ‐ Contact information  ‐ Comments  ‐ Images  Fig. 6 10   
  11. 11. 8  9  10  14  11  Fig. 7 11