Method and apparatus for the integration of information and knowledge

  • US 6,236,994 B1
  • Filed: 06/29/1998
  • Issued: 05/22/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A knowledge integration system for providing application interoperability and synchronization between heterogeneous document and data sources, comprising:

  • a first database memory;

    a data source suitable for independently performing data analysis operations using data stored within the first database to generate data and analysis results;

    a document source, including a document database memory, for capturing knowledge and storing the knowledge in the form of documents, validating the accuracy of the knowledge, and making the captured knowledge available across a network; and

    a knowledge integration application, running on a client/server system having access to the data source and the document source, for managing the flow of information between the data source and the document source, thereby enabling the integration of data and analysis results with the documents and provide links to automatically update the documents upon a change in the data or analysis results.

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