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Searching With Contextual Search Commands And Interchange Document Profile Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058962D
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 interchange document profile (IDP) information and keywords to perform contextual data searches of data repositories. IDP information comprises document name, author, subject and other descriptor information associated with each document. A common set of search commands is 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.