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Showing Graphical Object Relationships

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037421D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fleming, SS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a graphical technique to display complex relationships between objects to overcome the deficiencies of conventional character presentation of this information.

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Showing Graphical Object Relationships

Provided is a graphical technique to display complex relationships between objects to overcome the deficiencies of conventional character presentation of this information.

Objects of future computer systems are becoming more complex. The components of object definitions include screen images, data, data specifications, screen image specifications, related data siblings, data/object relationships, and multiple physical and reference copies of one or more of the object components. The graphic presentation visually depicts the components in a hierarchic form, showing all relationships and components in a tree-like structure. The user can access and modify one or all of the objects.

The benefits to the user are increased understanding of the components and relationships of objects being worked with. Reduced errors, increased productivity, and improved learning of the system are also realized.

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