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Methodology for Deleting a Unitary Transform Relationship From a Directed Transformation Graph

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120207D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

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 delete objects and transforms from an existing directed transform graph.

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Methodology for Deleting a Unitary Transform Relationship From 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 delete objects and transforms from 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 time goes on, some of
these editors or applications may become obsolete, and, therefore,
some objects and/or transforms are not needed. As a consequence, a
methodology is required to allow objects or transforms to be deleted
from the existing ones so that the system resources are conserved.

      The deletion can be requested at two different levels - object
level and transform level.  At the object level, all existing
transforms associated with the objects specified will be deleted from
the directed transform graph.  If the objects specified do not exist
in the directed transform graph, then nothing is deleted.

      At the transform level, the user would specify the origin and
destination objects of the transforms.  Only when both the origin and
destination objects exist and the direction of the transform match,
then the directed arc is deleted f...