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Conversion of Structured Documents for Filing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057945D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Choy, DM Gueting, RH [+details]

Abstract

A technique is proposed for converting structured documents, described in a generalized markup language, to a format suitable for filing, searching, and retrieval under a database-oriented document filing system. For document filing under a database-oriented filing system, it is advantageous to consider each document as a hierarchically-structured object, and represent the document by a tree with its nodes representing identifiable components of the document. For each type of document, a schema tree is used to describe the logical structure of the documents, with a document instance of a given type containing hierarchically-related components defined by the respective schema.