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A method for presenting time distance of time-sequenced data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014551D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for presenting time distance of time-sequenced data. The method displays a time bar along time-sequenced data, such as event log data and image data captured by a digital camera. The color or pattern of a time bar between two time-sequenced data items shows time distance between the two data items. Each item of time-sequenced data has time stamp, which indicates the time when the datum was generated. The method displays items of time-sequenced data in a line in the time order. The method also displays a time bar along the line of time-sequenced data items. The color or pattern of the time bar between two data items shows time distance between the two data items. The time distance between two consecutive data items are not always same. Hence, the change of color or pattern means the change of time frequency of data items. Fig.1 shows an example of a time bar for event log data. Fig. 1 displays event items in time order. The color of the time bar presents time distance. The dark color means that the time distance is long. The bright color means that the time distance is short. Fig. 2 shows an example of a time bar for image data. In the case of Fig. 2, the number of short lines in the time bar indicates the time distance between two data items. Figure 1. An example of a time bar for event log data

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A method for presenting time distance of time-sequenced data

   Disclosed is a method for presenting time distance of time-sequenced data. The method displays a time bar along time-sequenced data, such as event log data and image data captured by a digital camera. The color or pattern of a time bar between two time-sequenced data items shows time distance between the two data items.

Each item of time-sequenced data has time stamp, which indicates the time when the datum was generated. The method displays items of time-sequenced data in a line in the time order. The method also displays a time bar along the line of time-sequenced data items. The color or pattern of the time bar between two data items shows time distance between the two data items. The time distance between two consecutive data items are not always same. Hence, the change of color or pattern means the change of time frequency of data items.

Fig.1 shows an example of a time bar for event log data. Fig. 1 displays event items in time order. The color of the time bar presents time distance. The dark color means that the time distance is long. The bright color means that the time distance is short. Fig. 2 shows an example of a time bar for image data. In the case of Fig. 2, the number of short lines in the time bar indicates the time distance between two data items.

Figure 1. An example of a time bar for event log data

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Figure 2. An exam...