Technique for indexing information stored as a plurality of records

  • US 5,966,703 A
  • Filed: 04/03/1998
  • Issued: 10/12/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/09/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for indexing information stored as a plurality of records, each of the plurality of records including a set of words, each word included in the set of words having an associated location representation, the method comprising the steps of:

  • identifying an attribute common to at least one subset of the set of words included in a first of the plurality of records, the at least one subset having a first word and a last word;

    generating a metaword representing the identified attribute; and

    associating the location representation associated with the last word of the at least one subset with the generated metaword.

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