Method and apparatus for information access employing overlapping clusters

  • US 5,999,927 A
  • Filed: 04/24/1998
  • Issued: 12/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method, operating in a digital computer, for searching a corpus of unclustered documents, comprising the steps of:

  • preparing, in response to a query, an initial structuring of the unclustered corpus into a plurality of primary overlapping clusters, wherein at least two of the plurality of primary overlapping clusters contain a document in common; and

    determining a summary of the plurality of primary overlapping clusters prepared by said initial structuring of the corpus.

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