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Contextual Data for Groups of Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038011D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for generating contextual-data for a particular group of documents in a host library. This data can be used later to search for documents in a library. In the past, user-specified keywords were needed to describe the document content. Instead of specifying keywords to search the library, natural language queries can be used. Using the disclosed method, the user can logically organize the database of of contextual-data into predefined groups of documents. The capability is provided to perform operations based on the contents of a document.