Tagging related files in a document management system

  • US 7,086,000 B2
  • Filed: 05/14/2003
  • Issued: 08/01/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a document management system containing a plurality of documents, a method of managing the documents including a first document and a second document which are related to each other and are identified by a location path and name, the method comprising:

  • associating a path tag to the first document which identifies the first document;

    associating the path tag to the second document as a property representing a relationship to the first document; and

    retrieving both the first and second documents by a single query based on the path tag, wherein each of the plurality of documents refer to particular content of the plurality of documents and to properties attached to the content of the plurality of documents, and wherein the properties may be static or active properties;

    wherein the first document and second document are stored in physically separate repositories and the single query retrieves both the first and second documents based on the path tag.

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