Method and apparatus for indexing, searching and displaying data

  • US 5,832,494 A
  • Filed: 05/17/1996
  • Issued: 11/03/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/14/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of analyzing a database with indirect relationships, using links and nodes, comprising the steps of:

  • selecting a node for analysis;

    generating candidate cluster links for the selected node, wherein the step of generating comprises an analysis of one or more indirect relationships in the database;

    deriving actual cluster links from the candidate cluster links;

    identifying one or more nodes for display; and

    displaying the identity of one or more nodes using the actual cluster links.

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