Wixcom has been granted a patent for a website building system that includes a database storing different types of websites, semantic composite types, and smart box definitions. The system uses a smart box handler to analyze and classify components of a website page, allowing for interactive editing and additional capabilities for smart boxes. The patent also includes a processor, a database storing semantic composites and websites, and a handler to create and edit specific instances of semantic composites. The system also features a WBS editor with a semantic composite sensitive editor and a semantic composite type editor. GlobalData’s report on Wixcom gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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The patent is granted for a website building system

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Wixcom Ltd

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11748440B2) describes a website building system (WBS) that utilizes semantic composites to create and edit websites. The system includes a processor and at least one database that stores various types of semantic composites, which are combinations of related components with associated editing operations and behaviors. The database also stores multiple websites built using the WBS, each containing pages with components, containers, and specific instances of the semantic composites.

The WBS includes a handler running on the processor, which utilizes semantic page knowledge to create and edit specific instances of the semantic composites. The handler includes an analyzer that determines the components belonging to a specific type of semantic composite on a website page. The WBS editor, part of the handler, allows users to create and edit components and containers on the page. It includes a semantic composite sensitive editor that generates specific instances for the identified type of semantic composite and implements the associated editing operations and behaviors.

The system also features an updater that provides updates to the websites based on external updates and updates to the database. Additionally, a search engine friendly renderer sends information about the specific instances to be indexed by search engine spiders.

The types of semantic composites supported by the system include elementary semantic composites, conceptual semantic composites, and repeater semantic composites. Repeater semantic composites encompass lists, galleries, and grids.

The handler within the system includes an automatic handler that performs semantic decomposition through analysis of the page. It can also perform batch offline processing and semantic decomposition from external sites to the website and the database. An online analyzer and handler provide online processing and semantic decomposition through the automatic handler.

The system further includes an interactive handler that allows users to manually configure the semantic decomposition and an artificial intelligence/machine learner that performs analysis based on user activity and analysis of other websites and pages.

Other components of the system include a site generation system, an import handler for semantic composite definitions, a layout compiler for generating layout definitions, and a semantic composite editing behavior applier that applies editing operations and behaviors to specific instances.

The method described in the patent involves storing types of semantic composites and websites in a database, creating and editing specific instances based on semantic page knowledge, and enabling users to create and edit components and containers. The method also includes providing updates to the website, sending information to search engine spiders, and generating layout definitions.

Overall, the patented system and method provide a comprehensive website building solution that utilizes semantic composites to streamline the creation and editing process.

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