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Mouse Control for Graphical Presentation of Filtered Data Sets

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028258D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Mouse Control for Graphical Presentation of Filtered Data Sets

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Mouse Control for Graphical Presentation of Filtered Data Sets

The graphical presentation of data sets is important for understanding the system from which the data sets origin. A filter is often used to produce a filtered data set, e.g. forsmoothening a curve. The present idea addresses the problem of switching between graphical presentations of filtered data sets that are generated from a source data set. The idea applies to electronically generated graphical presentations of data sets in a computer system with display and an
interactive input device, e.g. a mouse.

Know solutions for switching between graphical presentations of filtered data sets use dedicated buttons of the graphical window system to alter between filtered data sets. However, the user interface with buttons of the graphical window system does not allow to continuously increase or decrease a filter parameter, e.g. a smoothening factor. Furthermore, extra graphical space, e.g. on a web page, is required for the control buttons.

Therefore, it is proposed to use an interactive computer input device, e.g. a mouse for controlling, e.g. for increasing and decreasing a parameter used for generating a filtered data set from a source data set when pointing to the previous graphical presentation of the data set. The modification of the filter parameter triggers the generation of the filtered data set and the generation of the new graphical presentation of the newly generated filtered data set.

Consequently, an intuitive user interface is presented for controlling the generation and display of filtered data sets. Filter parameters can be continuously modified...