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Linked Interchange Indexed Document Libraries

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037095D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barker, BA Edel, TR Stark, JA [+details]

Abstract

MO:DCA (A Document Data Stream Interchange Architecture) provides within its document structure the capability to reference documents, data objects, overlays, pages, etc., that exist external to the referencing document on a storage medium such as DASD (direct-access storage device). Stored with the library document(s) is a "document interchange index" that provides a "process independent" document index from which applications build "process local" DASD indexes. A document reference to one library may cause a "percolated" reference to another library as shown in the figure (a reference to library 1 causes a subsequent reference to libraries 2 and 3). The result is a network of potentially dissimilar data bases that is unified by the document index interchange layer.