用于从信息源检索信息的方法和装置

Method and apparatus for retrieving information from an information source

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一种显示来自信息源的信息的装置,该信息通过分级目录结构做索引,该装置包括:至少一个显示器,用于显示信息和用户可选菜单项,每个菜单项对应于所述目录结构中的一个目录,或者对应于信息源中的信息;用户输入设备,用于接收所显示菜单项的用户选择;和显示控制器,用于控制所述至少一个显示器以提供第一组菜单项的第一显示区域和第二组菜单项的第二显示区域,以允许用户通过菜单项的选择对目录结构的至少一部分导航,以获取来自信息源的信息,并且该显示控制器被配置为,在所述导航期间,响应于来自第一或第二显示区域中任一个的菜单项的用户选择,在第二或第一显示区域的另一个中显示一组子菜单项,该组子菜单项对应于位于所述选择的菜单项下面的分级等级的目录和/或信息。
Apparatus for displaying information from an information source, the information being indexed by a hierarchical directory structure, the apparatus comprising: at least one display for displaying information and user selectable menu items, each menu item corresponding to a directory of said directory structure or to information in the information source; a user input device for receiving user selections of displayed menu items; and a display controller for controlling said at least one display to provide a first display area for a first set of menu items and a second display area for a secondset of menu items, to allow a user to navigate through at least part of the directory structure by selection of menu items to obtain information from the information source, and the display controller being configured such that during said navigation, in response to a user selection of a menu item from either one of the first or second display areas, a subset of menu items corresponding to directories and/or information at the level of the hierarchy below said selected menu item is displayed in the other of the second or first display areas.

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