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Title: Character-image search engine
Authors: Lo, CW
Lu, Q 
Ng, KT
Issue Date: 2002
Source: 2002 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 6-9 October 2002, p. 6
Abstract: In common Internet browsers, a user can search text within a Web page or a frame that the user is currently reading. The search algorithms used to search the source code of the HTML page, and a browser built in search program also highlights the matched words in the browser display. However, when users browse Web sites through some character-to-image conversion gateway, all characters are converted to images by using the same character to image conversion technology. In this case, the browser built-in search utility no longer works because it is impossible to search images in current implementations. We present a character-image search engine that provides character search functionality in a page with embedded character images. The engine works with a character-to-image conversion gateway using an agreed method, thus the character images can be treated just as characters in the search process. The provision of such a character-image search function makes the character-to-image conversion gateway more convenient to use. Consequently, people with no native font supports would still be able to access the Internet with the proper display and search tool provided.
Keywords: Web sites
Character sets
Hypermedia markup languages
Information retrieval
Online front-ends
Search engines
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 0-7803-7437-1
ISSN: 1062-922X
DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2002.1173348
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