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Text Processor Language

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000043216D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 92K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pasquale, PS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method of manipulation of text data within the description of a high level structured language. Most programs processing data assume the data to be in predefined and predictable form. The process of text is not so predictable and has a greater degree of granularity. Text data of all kinds may contain a vast amount of useful information in complex form, but the tools available for processing require special design and that tends to restrict the possibilities that may exist. Programs such as text editors and word processors can aim at data to insert, delete, replace and rearrange. In addition to this, the text processor language (TPL) disclosed herein allows the user to describe boundaries as set forth in Fig.

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Text Processor Language

This article describes a method of manipulation of text data within the description of a high level structured language. Most programs processing data assume the data to be in predefined and predictable form. The process of text is not so predictable and has a greater degree of granularity. Text data of all kinds may contain a vast amount of useful information in complex form, but the tools available for processing require special design and that tends to restrict the possibilities that may exist. Programs such as text editors and word processors can aim at data to insert, delete, replace and rearrange. In addition to this, the text processor language (TPL) disclosed herein allows the user to describe boundaries as set forth in Fig. 1 and within the boundaries to describe in a simple way, combinational conditions that arrange this granularity into definition for meaningful results. The features of TPL are brought together in a way that makes it a unique processor. The main feature of the processor is the ability to describe the text command functions in the context of a high level structured language that can represent conditional logic in a simple fashion by preceding each command function with a number that indicates the nested level on which each command is being processed, as shown in Fig. 2. The primary use of this number is to direct the process of conditional logic. If a command represents conditional logic, the number of the next command i...