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Method for Event Monitoring and Analysis for Check Image Work Flow

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116705D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 4 page(s) / 143K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rudd, JR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A client-server based event detection and monitoring system is disclosed. The system allows the user to detect the occurrence of a system event and allow the user to annotate the event and save the event annotation at a remote server. The disclosed system also provides the user with a means to asynchronously and non-linearly navigate additional displays of information such as graphs, tables, and textual information related to the occurrence of an event. Links between these additional event-occurrence related displays of information can also be instantiated by the user in real-time, making subsequent navigation between related displays of information easier for the user.

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Method for Event Monitoring and Analysis for Check Image Work Flow

      A client-server based event detection and monitoring system is
disclosed.  The system allows the user to detect the occurrence of a
system event and allow the user to annotate the event and save the
event annotation at a remote server.  The disclosed system also
provides the user with a means to asynchronously and non-linearly
navigate additional displays of information such as graphs, tables,
and textual information related to the occurrence of an event.  Links
between these additional event-occurrence related displays of
information can also be instantiated by the user in real-time, making
subsequent navigation between related displays of information easier
for the user.

      Records regarding events, statistics and messages are created
and delivered to the Event Detection and Monitoring System (EDMS) by
collection facilities provided by IBM* ImagePlus* Application Library
Services Licensed Program Product.  Each record is made up of a
number of variable length fields, each containing an identification
code, a datum field, and a value defining the datum field length.
EDMS may process these records in real time, or as extracted from
relational database tables.

      Potential events are described to the system as expressions,
with logical and mathematical operators, that reference system datum
names as variables.  These expressions are used to define one or more
preconditions to an event's occurrence.  In this way, it is possible
to specify algebraic relationships between various system values and
constants.  A potential event can be associated with one or more
actions to perform when its occurrence has been detected.

      When system data arrive at the EDMS workstation, the
expressions that reference those data as variables are caused to be
evaluated with new data.  Based on the results of those evaluations,
events that define a threshold may or may not be deemed to have
occurred.  If an event has occurred, the actions defined for that
event are performed.  These actions include displaying a record of
the event's occurrence on the workstation's monitor.  In addition, a
wait time associated with an event is used to control re-detection of
that event.  This prevents frequently generated events from flooding
the monitoring workstation.

      When an event is triggered, relevant information about the
event is placed into an Event Log Record in the user's Event Log
Window on the display.  Typical relevant information includes:
  o  Time the event was triggered.
  o  Graphical symbol depicting the type of event that was triggered.
  o  Priority of the event.
  o  A short descriptive text message describing the event that was
      triggered.

      An event record includes the above listed items as variables
within the event record.  The record is then added to the Event Log
Window by asking the Event Log Window to ad...