Ex parte DUKE-MORAN et al. - Page 4

          Appeal No. 97-0628                                                          
          Application 07/992,428                                                      

                    6. A method of searching media articles particularly              
               newspaper articles for reviewing the information                       
               content in said article and for categorizing the                       
               subject matter according to predetermined topics,                      
               comprising the steps of:                                               
                    listing a series of topics under which said articles              
               are classified according to desired information                        
               content, wherein said listing further includes age                     
               level information for individuals,                                     
                    storing said articles in a database,                              
                    generating a series of keywords selected according to             
               desired information,                                                   
                    associating said keywords with at least one said                  
          predetermined topic and assigning a tag to the associated topic             
          and keyword to form a tagged word,                                          
                    attaching a weighting factor to each generated said               
                    providing a score indicating keywords present in said             
               article in relation to said weighting factor and said tag,             
                    selecting those articles having the greatest score as             
               related to said predetermined topic.                                   
               The rejection of claims 6-10, 12-20 and 30 cannot be                   
               According to the examiner, claims 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16-20           
          and 30 are rejected on the basis of a combination of Reed and at            
          least three other prior art references:  Biles, Chang or Morita,            
          and Kucera.  Each of Biles, Chang or Morita, and Kucera is                  
          provided to furnish a missing feature otherwise not present in              


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