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Patent Application Titled "Measuring and Displaying Facets in Context-Based Conformed Dimensional Data Gravity Wells" Published Online

August 19, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Information Technology Newsweekly -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventors ADAMS, SAMUEL S. (RUTHERFORDTON, NC); FRIEDLANDER, ROBERT R. (SOUTHBURY, CT); KRAEMER, JAMES R. (SANTA FE, NM); LINTON, JEB R. (MANASSAS, VA), filed on January 31, 2013, was made available online on August 7, 2014.

The assignee for this patent application is International Business Machines Corporation.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present disclosure relates to the field of computers, and specifically to the use of computers in managing data. Still more particularly, the present disclosure relates to sorting and categorizing data.

"Data are values of variables, which typically belong to a set of items. Examples of data include numbers and characters, which may describe a quantity or quality of a subject. Other data can be processed to generate a picture or other depiction of the subject. Data management is the development and execution of architectures, policies, practices and procedures that manage the data lifecycle needs of an enterprise. Examples of data management include storing data in a manner that allows for efficient future data retrieval of the stored data."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent application: "A processor-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product measures and displays facets in context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells. Conformed dimensional objects and synthetic context-based objects are parsed into n-tuples. A virtual mass of each parsed object is calculated, in order to define a shape of multiple context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells that are created when data objects that are pulled into each of the context-based conformed dimensional data gravity well frameworks on a context-based conformed dimensional gravity wells membrane. Data from the multiple context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells then populates nodes in a data model. A displayed appearance of the particular context-based conformed dimensional data gravity well is dynamically adjusted according to the how closely each of the multiple parsed synthetic context-based objects matches said at least one context object and/or at least one dimension object.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SEVERAL VIEWS OF THE DRAWINGS

"FIG. 1 depicts an exemplary system and network in which the present disclosure may be implemented;

"FIG. 2 illustrates a process for generating one or more synthetic context-based objects;

"FIG. 3 depicts an exemplary case in which synthetic context-based objects are defined for the non-contextual data object datum 'purchase';

"FIG. 4 illustrates a process for generating one or more conformed dimensional objects;

"FIGS. 5-6 depict a process of preparing a data stream for transmission to a context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells membrane;

"FIG. 7 illustrates parsed synthetic context-based and parsed conformed dimensional objects being selectively pulled into context-based conformed dimensional data gravity well frameworks in order to define context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells;

"FIG. 8 is a high-level flow chart of one or more steps performed by a processor to define multiple context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells on a context-based conformed dimensional data gravity wells membrane and to dynamically adjust a displayed appearance of a particular context-based conformed dimensional data gravity well according to how closely each of the multiple parsed synthetic context-based objects matches at least one context object; and

"FIGS. 9-13 depict top-views of an exemplary context-based conformed dimensional data gravity well illustrated in FIG. 7."

For more information, see this patent application: ADAMS, SAMUEL S.; FRIEDLANDER, ROBERT R.; KRAEMER, JAMES R.; LINTON, JEB R. Measuring and Displaying Facets in Context-Based Conformed Dimensional Data Gravity Wells. Filed January 31, 2013 and posted August 7, 2014. Patent URL: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.html&r=808&p=17&f=G&l=50&d=PG01&S1=20140731.PD.&OS=PD/20140731&RS=PD/20140731

Keywords for this news article include: Information Technology, Information and Data Management, International Business Machines Corporation.

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