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Automated Item Performance Evaluation Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014010D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

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Provided is a technique that improves user interaction and behavior of software that compares behavior of a selected item relative to others in its class in order to avoid deficiencies with conventional approaches. The current art provides lots of information in tables and charts that is difficult for users to analyze and summarize easily. An example of such a task is a stock analyst who must compare the performance of a stock over time relative to the performance of other stocks. Some information is displayed in tables and some may be displayed in charts. Some information is current value while other information is time based and historical. There is no technique that displays the information in a summarized and easy to view and understand manner. The proposed solution provides information using conventional techniques for evaluating an item. In addition, the following is provided in an automated manner