Method and apparatus for using an information model to organize an information repository into a hierarchy of information

  • US 6,321,229 B1
  • Filed: 02/26/1999
  • Issued: 11/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. Apparatus for accessing an information repository, comprising:

  • a. a number of computer readable media; and

    b. computer readable program code stored on said number of computer readable media, said computer readable program code comprising code for organizing information stored in said information repository into a hierarchy, said hierarchy comprising a hierarchy of a number of derived containers, wherein;

    i. said number of derived containers is generated in conformance with an information model comprising a hierarchy of container definition nodes, and each of said number of derived containers corresponds to a different one of said container definition nodes;

    ii. each of said number of derived containers represents a category of information in said information repository; and

    iii. each of said number of derived containers comprises contents.

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