Accelerating link creation
Methods for hypertext reporting in a relational database management system
Generation and storage of connections between objects in a computer network Patent #: 5608900
ApplicationNo. 575728 filed on 12/18/1995
US Classes:707/6, Pattern matching access707/1, DATABASE OR FILE ACCESSING715/513Structured document (e.g., HTML, SGML, ODA, CDA)
ExaminersPrimary: Lintz, Paul R.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassG06F 017/30
Foreign Application Priority Data1994-12-23 GB
AbstractTopic objects are stored with textual data objects containing references to other topic objects. The textual data objects are string-correlated to the topic objects to determine which topic objects are referenced in each textual data object. Hypertext links are generated for each reference in the textual data objects. The string-correlation is performed in a buffer in which each portion of text relating to a particular topic, having a unique topic name embedded, is concatenated and matched with the topic names. In the case of no match, one word is removed from the concatenated string to form a new string and the string-correlation is repeated.