SAMSUNG SDS CO., LTD. (Seoul, KR)
1. Technical Field
The present invention relates a method for recommending a next user input through pattern analysis of user input. The invention described hereinafter is a method of analysing an input sequence from a user via an interface for graphical users (GUI) and suggesting that inputs from a user be input later.
2. Description of Related Art
The process of creating computer programs is divided into two parts: the process of designing an organization structure for the program, and the process of writing a code in a computer language.
Different methods have been devised when it comes to defining the structure of a program but the most effective, efficient, and widely employed method is drawing the design of a program using the flowchart.
A flowchart is a visual representation which outlines the way a program operates after it starts. It provides information about how it processes input data, what actions it performs, when it outputs results, and how it comes to an end. The flowchart may be used to direct the program along an logical flow.
There are many services which use flowcharts to help them understand the flow of events. These services include Chatbot Builder as well as Rule Manager and Workflow Management applications.
In the case of the conventional authoring tools for writing content that has flowchart-like forms The main elements like cards, control boxes, or similar items which comprise the flowchart are selected in a list area on the top or left side of the GUI of the flowchart. These components are dropped, dragged, or clicked on to add them to the flowchart currently. People who aren’t knowledgeable about flowchart programs can easily locate the components in the GUI. However, this causes inefficiency in thatprofessional users of the program must go through the list of elements each time.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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- Japan Patent Office (JPO) – with access to machine translations of Japanese patents.
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) offers PATENTSCOPE with a full-text search of published international patent applications and machine translations for some documents, as well as a list of international patent databases.
- Korean Intellectual Property Rights Information Service (KIPRIS)
- State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) with machine translation of Chinese patents.
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