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Data Searching in a Contextual Data Repository

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058960D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Landry, GJ MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

A method is described to submit a generic request to search a contextual data repository. A common set of search commands are translated into the particular contextual search program's commands by defining the process parameters of each contextual search program's commands. The common set of commands are used to access one or all of the data repositories. The contextual data repository is often large and comprises many different categories of information. There could be several different contextual data search applications that a contextual data repository might use. Each one has its own data formats and processing parameters. A user would like to file a document into the host library by submitting a generic request for contextual data extraction as well as a user specific request.