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Method for Recognizing Data Set Names

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000089044D
Original Publication Date: 1977-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kellerman, AS: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This is a technique for recognizing user-specified data set names which may be misspelled. Using this technique, users can specify vaguely remembered data set names and let the system determine the intended name. Step 1. Construct a table of existing data set names. Step 2. Use the desired data set name, and find the "best" match in the table. The matching algorithm is described in Defensive Publication T922,008, published in the May 7, 1974 issue of the Official Gazette of the U. S. Patent Office. The algorithm will return a score (between -1 and 1) for each comparison. The best match will be the score closest to 1. Step 3. If the best match has a score less than 0.5, then the response is "data set not found". If the score is 1.0, then the response is to proceed.

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Method for Recognizing Data Set Names

This is a technique for recognizing user-specified data set names which may be misspelled. Using this technique, users can specify vaguely remembered data set names and let the system determine the intended name. Step 1. Construct a table of existing data set names. Step 2. Use the desired data set name, and find the "best" match in the table. The matching algorithm is described in Defensive Publication T922,008, published in the May 7, 1974 issue of the Official Gazette of the U. S. Patent Office. The algorithm will return a score (between -1 and 1) for each comparison. The best match will be the score closest to 1. Step 3. If the best match has a score less than 0.5, then the response is "data set not found". If the score is 1.0, then the response is to proceed. Otherwise, the response is to query the user as to whether the data set found is the desired one.

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