Method and system for generating a normalized configuration model

  • US 7,567,922 B1
  • Filed: 08/24/2004
  • Issued: 07/28/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/12/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for generating a normalized configuration model, the method comprising:

  • utilizing at least portions of a normalized model generation system to perform;

    generating product configuration instances from one or more product configuration models that include non-normalized feature references;

    identifying non-normalized feature references included in one or more of the product configuration instances;

    accessing a mapping file, wherein the mapping file includes a map of specific product feature references to normalized feature references;

    locating normalized feature references that correlate with non-normalized feature references included in the generated product configuration instances;

    replacing non-normalized feature references with correlating normalized feature references in accordance with the mapping file; and

    generating a normalized configuration model corresponding to the generated product configuration instances using the normalized feature references replacements, wherein the normalized configuration model is configured for use with a configuration system which presents the normalized feature references to a user of the configuration system to allow the user to configure a product using the normalized feature references.

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