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Almost Equal Search Qualification and Error Recovery

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000044570D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Convis, DB Crehan, DT Grimm, PJ [+details]

Abstract

This technique provides a tool to assist the user of a data processing system when an input string of characters would not otherwise be recognized by the system as a valid procedure or name of a document, file, etc. Current computer systems function efficiently when used with precision. Each user input is matched against the possibilities, and when recognized, the associated action is taken. Without an equal match of input characters to a valid possibility, the system returns a failure message. Failures because of miskeying, misspelling, not remembering exactly, not being told exactly, or not knowing the correct entry are not uncommon.