Data recording format and methods using it

  • US 20090132480A1
  • Filed: 06/05/2006
  • Published: 05/21/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/06/2005
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. Format for data recording in a computer memory (M), in which a multiplicity of data elements (E) respectively associated with a multiplicity of data element identifiers (IE) are defined,the format being characterized by metadata comprising at least one recorded link (L) of a first identifier (IEO) of a first data element, called source element, to a second identifier (IEC) of a second data element, called target element, this link (L) being associated to a link identifier (IL) recorded in association with the source element identifier (IEO) and with the target element identifier (IEC) in at least one link recording centralized table (TB),at least two types of links (TL) being implemented,each link recording centralized table (TB) comprising, at least for a set of several links (L4, L6, L7, L8) having a same source element identifier (IE7) and a same type of links (1), some hierarchical order numbers (H, 1, 2, 3) respectively recorded with the identifiers (IL4) of the links (L4, L6, L7) of said set,each link recording centralized table (TB) being able to be interrogated by request (R2) about each source element identifier (IEO) according to one determined of the types (TL) of links, in order to access in memory (M) to the data elements associated with the target element identifiers (IEO) corresponding to this source element identifier (IEO) in at least one link (L) having the same determined type of link (TL), according to an order defined by the hierarchical order numbers (H, 1, 2, 3) of this determined type of link (TL).

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