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Identifying patterns in string data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010942D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-03

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An approach to transform an arbitrary string into a floating point quantity is presented. This technique is important in allowing arbitrary string data to be plotted together with other numerate data, which facilitates the search for patterns and relationships through graphical means.