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Relational KEY WORD Library

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035664D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clayton, NH: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Communications Log (COMLOG) or Systems Log (SYSLOG) electronic notebook type of programs are used to store text data that describe activity against a processor test machine in an engineering raised floor environment. Design engineers run test cases against test machines and all activity is logged on an on-line system. The activity data can range from a lengthy report of a test result to a short message. The contents are usually text-oriented and without a format. When the data volume becomes immense and diversified, it is very difficult to search a group of related logs from the log history of a particular subject. A technique that addresses this problem is described in the following. (Image Omitted)

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Relational KEY WORD Library

Communications Log (COMLOG) or Systems Log (SYSLOG) electronic notebook type of programs are used to store text data that describe activity against a processor test machine in an engineering raised floor environment. Design engineers run test cases against test machines and all activity is logged on an on-line system. The activity data can range from a lengthy report of a test result to a short message. The contents are usually text-oriented and without a format. When the data volume becomes immense and diversified, it is very difficult to search a group of related logs from the log history of a particular subject. A technique that addresses this problem is described in the following.

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The utilization of a Key Word Library (Fig. 1) allows the searching of related activities. The library consists of two tables, a KEY WORD table and a LOG NUMBER table. The KEY WORD table is made up of three columns: INDEX - Unique number generated with each Key Word/Related Key word combination. KEY WORD - Key word RELATED KEY WORD - Related Key word The LOG NUMBER table is made up of two columns: INDEX - Unique number generated with each Key Word/Related Key word combination. LOG_NUM - Program assigned log number given to each log entry.

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The table represents the structure of n-ary trees with a level of 1. That is, the key words are the roots, and their related key words are their leaves (Figs. 1 and
2). The related keywords are: 1. The ones that have the same meaning or are the abbreviations of the key word. 2. The elements that are implied or included by the key word in a technical sense.

For instance, the key word 'communication line' will have the related key words 'protocol' which has the same meaning technically, 'HIFAS', 'BISYNC', 'RS232' and 'SDLC' which are included in communication line category. And similarly, each related key word may also have its own related key words.

By using the library, the search for...