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Methodology for Path Recognition Within a Transformation Graph

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120213D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a methodology by which different characteristics of a transform such as the direction of the transform, the efficiency of the transform, the completeness of the transform, etc., can be depicted through the use of different arc forms (solid lines, dotted lines, etc.) representing the transform on the graph.

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Methodology for Path Recognition Within a Transformation Graph

      This article describes a methodology by which different
characteristics of a transform such as the direction of the
transform, the efficiency of the transform, the completeness of the
transform, etc., can be depicted through the use of different arc
forms (solid lines, dotted lines, etc.) representing the transform on
the graph.

      In the office environment, particularly in a multi-vendor
network environment, there are many different document content types
created by different editors.  A set of object transforms is needed
to convert between the different object types.  A unitary transform
graph may be created to show the relationship between these
transforms. Within this unitary transform graph, it is necessary to
show the various characteristics of the transforms, such as the
direction of the transform, the efficiency of the transform, etc.
Using arcs of different forms provides a convenient way to present
these characteristics to the end user.

      There are many transform characteristics that need to be shown
to the end user.  Some of the important transform characteristics
are:
1. The direction of the transform - this can be depicted by the use
of an arrow pointing from the origin object to the destination
object.
2. The efficiency of the transform - this can be shown by using
different thickness of the arc lines, for example, the thinner the
lines, the more efficient the transfor...