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Methodology for Inserting a Unitary Transform to a Directed Transformation Graph

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120201D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a methodology and mechanism for evaluating a directed transform graph and reconfiguring the directed transform graph to convey new relationships with other objects in order to add other objects and transforms to an existing directed transform graph.

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Methodology for Inserting a Unitary Transform to a Directed Transformation
Graph

      This article describes a methodology and mechanism for
evaluating a directed transform graph and reconfiguring the directed
transform graph to convey new relationships with other objects in
order to add other objects and transforms to an existing directed
transform graph.

      In an enterprise, particularly in a multi-vendor network
environment, transforms are needed when documents generated with one
editor or application are sent to another user in the network who
uses a different editor or application.  As the enterprise grows,
additional editors or applications are made available that will
require additional transforms to be provided.  As a consequence, a
methodology is required to allow new transforms be added to the
existing ones so that the users will be adequately supported by the
same transform service.

      When an object is considered for addition to a pre-existing set
of transforms, the identity of the objects and the transforms are
checked against the existing set of objects and transforms to verify
if the objects and transforms already exist.  If the
objects/transforms already exist, then this transform will replace
the pre-existing direct transform graph only if this new transform
has a shorter path.  If the origin object of the transform
relationship is currently not in the graph, but the destination
object of the transform is already existing in the graph, then the
origin object is added to the gr...