Activity Analysis of Real World Entities by Combining Dynamic Information Sources and Real World Entities
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
A program is disclosed that activities of real world entities are automatically analyzed by combining dynamic information sources and real world entities. Although a huge amount of information are available through networks (Internet/Intranet), it is sometimes necessary to take time to understand what is going on because what users want is different from what users get. What users get from Internet services, like search engines or directory services, is a set of documents (or fragments of documents), and what users want is some knowledge, which means some facts of real world entities. To fill a gap between these two, the following steps are applied. (1) Definitions of the Structure of Real World Entities First, entities in the real world are defined and arranged in the form of a taxonomy. (2) Definitions of the Structure of Entities of Information Sources Next, information sources are assigned for each real world entity. Information sources are a set of URLs which contain information about the assigned real world entities.