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Using Multiple Contextual Data Repositories to Enhance Searching

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058961D
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 use multiple contextual data search applications to allow a user to search a smaller data repository with a greater likelihood of a match by limiting the scope of the search to a particular data repository which contains only certain documents. 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.