Abstract: A system and method for creating a knowledge base continuously developed through a method of repetitiously connecting various sources of locally and remotely located sources of data. The various sources of data can include reports, articles, books, audio recording, multi-media or computer data. The system uses a systematic approach of selecting a search criteria, selecting a set of search objects, identifying connections (relationships) between the search criteria and the search objects, creating an attribute (description of the relationship) and storage of the connection and its attribute. By following this approach additional connections can be made between already connected objects to exhaustively collect all possible relationships between objects. Through the use of unique identifiers the connections are made between systems located across networks.
June 21, 1994
Date of Patent:
March 4, 1997
Internationl Business Machines Corp.
Michael J. Dockter, Joel F. Farber, Jeffrey D. Gordon, Kevin D. Seppi, James C. Kleewein