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1. WO2000039708 - COOPERATIVE TOPICAL SERVERS WITH AUTOMATIC PREFILTERING AND ROUTING

Publication Number WO/2000/039708
Publication Date 06.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/EP1999/010228
International Filing Date 15.12.1999
IPC
G06F 17/30 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
17Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
30Information retrieval; Database structures therefor
CPC
G06F 16/355
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
16Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
30of unstructured textual data
35Clustering; Classification
355Class or cluster creation or modification
Y10S 707/99933
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99933Query processing, i.e. searching
Y10S 707/99934
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99933Query processing, i.e. searching
99934Query formulation, input preparation, or translation
Y10S 707/99935
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99931Database or file accessing
99933Query processing, i.e. searching
99935Query augmenting and refining, e.g. inexact access
Y10S 707/99943
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99941Database schema or data structure
99943Generating database or data structure, e.g. via user interface
Y10S 707/99944
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
10TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC
STECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
707Data processing: database and file management or data structures
99941Database schema or data structure
99944Object-oriented database structure
Applicants
  • KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V. [NL/NL]; Groenewoudseweg 1 NL-5621 BA Eindhoven, NL
Inventors
  • CHENG, Doreen, Y.; NL
Agents
  • HOEKSTRA, Jelle; Internationaal Octrooibureau B.V. Prof. Holstlaan 6 Nl-5656 AA Eindhoven, NL
Priority Data
09/221,95128.12.1998US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) COOPERATIVE TOPICAL SERVERS WITH AUTOMATIC PREFILTERING AND ROUTING
(FR) SERVEURS SPECIALISES COOPERATIFS AVEC CRIBLAGE PREALABLE ET ACHEMINEMENT AUTOMATIQUES
Abstract
(EN)
An information organization and retrieval system that efficiently organizes documents for rapid and efficient search and retrieval based upon topical content is presented. The information organization and retrieval system is optimized for the organization and retrieval of only those documents that are relevant to a given set of predefined topics. If a document does not have a topic that is included in the given set of topics, the document is excluded from the provided service. In like manner, if a document includes a topic that is specifically banned from the provided service, it is excluded. In this paradigm, the provider purposely limits the scope of the provided search and retrieval services, but in so doing provides a more efficient and effective service that is targeted to an expected user demand. The information organization and retrieval system also supports context-sensitive search and retrieval techniques, including the use of predefined or user-defined views for augmenting the search criteria, as well as the use of user specific vocabularies. In a preferred embodiment, the select set of topics is organized in multiple overlapping hierarchies, and a distributed software architecture is used to support the topic-based information organization, routing, and retrieval services. Documents may be relevant to one or more topics, and will be associated with each topic via the topical hierarchies that are maintained by the information servers.
(FR)
Cette invention concerne une système d'organisation et de recherche de l'information qui permet d'agencer efficacement des documents par contenu en vue de leur recherche et de leur récupération. Ce système est optimisé pour l'agencement et la récupération des seuls documents qui sont en rapport avec un ensemble donné de sujets déterminés. Si un document ne traite pas d'un des sujets figurant dans ledit ensemble, il est exclu de ce service. Semblablement, un document ne sera pas pris en compte s'il renferme un sujet qui est spécifiquement exclu de ce service. Selon ce paradigme, le fournisseur limite volontairement l'ampleur des services de recherche et de récupération proposés, mais fournit en revanche des prestations plus efficaces axées sur les exigences d'un utilisateur cible. Ce système fait par ailleurs intervenir des techniques de recherche et de récupération sensibles au contexte, avec utilisation de paramètres prédéterminés ou définis par l'utilisateur dans le but de préciser les critères de recherche, ainsi que d'une terminologie propre à cet utilisateur. Selon un mode de réalisation préféré, les jeux de sujets sont agencées en hiérarchies multiples qui se chevauchent, cependant que l'on utilise une architecture de logiciel répartie à l'appui des services d'agencement, d'acheminement et de recherche d'informations par sujets. Les documents peuvent concerner un ou plusieurs sujets et seront associés à chaque sujet via les hiérarchies spécialisées par les serveurs d'informations.
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