Web Browsing on Handheld Devices

Orkut Buyukkokten, Stanford Computer Science,

Seminar on People, Computers, and Design
Stanford University May 25, 2001

The Stanford Power Browser project addresses problems of interacting with the World-Wide Web through wirelessly connected small devices. I will demonstrate several new browsing techniques we developed for the Power Browser. One supports navigation, improving user performance for browsing tasks. Another technique provides dynamically generated Website search, and automatic search keyword entry completion. Another technique, "accordion summarization," helps users analyze individual Web pages on their small device. The technique provides syntactic and structural page summarization, and a progressive mechanism for gradually revealing the contents of a Web page. A variety of methods will be introduced that accomplish text summarization by different means.

Orkut Buyukkokten is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University, Stanford, California. He is currently working in the Digital Library group and is doing research on Web Browsing and Searching for Personal Digital Assistants and Cellular Phones..

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