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Highlighting Candidate Changes in an Object-Based Sample Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104245D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Li, SG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method for highlighting program key attributes as a function of database search results is disclosed. Highlighting can be in a visual form with iconic representations of program objects or a textual form with program source line highlighting in a program editor.

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Highlighting Candidate Changes in an Object-Based Sample Program

      A method for highlighting program key attributes as a function
of database search results is disclosed.  Highlighting can be in a
visual form with iconic representations of program objects or a
textual form with program source line highlighting in a program
editor.

      The results of sample program database searches are displayed
based on the number and type of program attributes specified in the
search and the number of partial and full matches found.  Three
levels of highlighting are specified:

o   full match
o   partial match
o   unspecified attribute.

Full match attributes are highlighted visually with colors high in
the spectrum of visible light and/or high intensity.  These represent
areas of the selected program whose properties fully match the search
criteria (i.e. those with high probability of being reused.) In a
textual representation, highlighting is bold, italics, and
underscore.

      Partial matches  are highlighted visually with colors in the
middle of the spectrum of visible light and/or medium intensity.
These represent areas of the selected program whose properties
partially match the search criteria (i.e. those with medium
probability of being reused.) In a textual representation,
highlighting is bold.

      Unspecified attributes are highlighted visually with colors low
in the spectrum of visible light and/or low intensity.  These
represent areas of th...