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Methodology for Set Selection of Transformation Graphs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120796D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

In the office environment, there are many different document content types created by different editors. The term document is used to describe any distinct object (e.g., MO:DCA, ODA, G3FAX, voice, image, user-defined, etc.). An application is desired to show the graphical representation that a set of object transforms have to each other. When there are a large number of transforms the user may want to select only desired object formats to graph.

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Methodology for Set Selection of Transformation Graphs

      In the office environment, there are many different
document content types created by different editors. The term
document is used to describe any distinct object (e.g., MO:DCA, ODA,
G3FAX, voice, image, user-defined, etc.). An application is desired
to show the graphical representation that a set of object transforms
have to each other.  When there are a large number of transforms the
user may want to select only desired object formats to graph.

      This selective graphing capability allows the user to have a
more comprehensible view of the object formats he is interested in.
This article describes a methodology by which a user can selectively
choose a set of transformations for objects, such as document content
objects, to be graphed. This capability enables the user to have a
partial view of the transforms that the user desires to see in
graphical form.

      Based on the user need, a number of ways can be provided to
allow the user to select the transforms to graph:
1.  Object Selection A list of available objects is presented to the
user from which the desired objects are selected and transforms
related to them are graphically displayed. If a transform exists from
one of the selected objects to other objects not selected, an
indication may be presented to show that other transforms are
available from the selected object.
2.  Graphical Selection The current transform graph is presented to
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