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Gensym Standard Interface Structure Builder Disclosure Number: IPCOM000152283D
Original Publication Date: 2007-May-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2007-May-24

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In the future, it is of interest to develop software tools for analyzing the structure of any data object during runtime and creating a user friendly unstructured GUI (Graphical User Interface) that enables the user to feed required data. This is important especially in a MES (Manufacturing Execution System) environment when modeling the production with objects. Problems can occur if the objects are structured in a different way and have to be filled with values by the user. At present, a solution exists that enables the user to create and manipulate transformations from XML (eXtensible Markup Language) to other formats such as HTML (HyperText Markup Language), PDF (Portable Document Format) and RTF (Rich Text Format). Therewith, part of the described problem is solved. To modify values of the XML structured data another existing solution must be used which has the limitation that it only works with XML data. Therefore, a tool is proposed that provides the possibility to convert the structured objects to an intermediate XML to store the files. After value modification, the objects will be converted back to the starting structured data. This tool will include a GUI that enables the user to modify the values in an easy and non-structured way. A schematic overview of the proposed builder is shown in figure 1.