Automated configuration system and method

  • US 7,461,049 B2
  • Filed: 09/25/2003
  • Issued: 12/02/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/08/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A configuration system comprising:

  • a processor;

    a user interface, wherein said user interface receives input data for a desired configuration; and

    a frame engine, receiving data input from said user interface, wherein said frame engine outputs configuration data to said user interface in response to a frame-based inference of the input data by examination of a hierarchical data tree structure having nodes whose components contain data relevant to various configurations and by removing appropriate portions of the data tree structure from consideration as input data is received for a desired configuration.

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