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Algorithm for Context-Based Search

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062640D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chess, KF Houston, JS [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a database navigation system which combines efficient storage of query information with fast query execution. The result of this effort is the algorithm discussed below. However, in order to better understand the algorithm, a review of the overall mechanism to which it belongs is set forth. In the Videotex environment, there is considerable set-up work performed by information suppliers (Image Omitted) before the data is made available to the end users. Our goal was to minimize dependence upon these people wherever possible, and thus make the system more responsive to the needs of the end users.