Method and product for integrating an object-based search engine with a parametrically archived database

  • US 5,802,524 A
  • Filed: 07/29/1996
  • Issued: 09/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method of integrating one or more object-based search engines with an object store to process objects storable therein, wherein the search engine operates on the arrangement of at least one of:

  • character and pixel information of said objects, and wherein the object store contains objects archived using parametric classifiers, each object being associated with at least one of a;

    part number and an object identification number, said method comprising the steps of;

    generating an index class, said index class comprising attributes of a part number, an object identification number, an item identifier, and a search engine identifier, an object being assigned a corresponding value for each attribute and each object being uniquely identifiable by said item identifier attribute;

    obtaining an object storable in said object store associated with at least one of a;

    predetermined part number and object identification number to obtain a selected object;

    setting said search engine attribute according to the data type of said selected object;

    activating a search engine corresponding to said search engine attribute; and

    processing said selected object with said activated search engine, wherein said search engine operates on the arrangement of at least one of;

    said character and pixel information of said selected object.

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