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Patent Title: System and method for creating a data dictionary for encoding, storing, and retrieving hierarchical data processing information for a computer system

Assignee: IBM
Patent Number: US5687365
Issue Date: 11-11-1997
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File Date:10-17-1996

Abstract: A method of creating a data transmission dictionary by deriving a group of one of more computer searchable definition trees from a first definition group of nodes defining portions of commands, replies, or data usable by a computer system, compacting each of the nodes by retaining only information necessary for the processing of data transmission streams according to the definition trees; assembling each definition tree by sequencing the compacted nodes in a linear form, starting with the root node of each of the definition trees, by placing information included in each compacted node in a resulting implemented dictionary; and by assembling each child node in the resulting implemented dictionary and assembling each of the child's child nodes in turn. The process of assembling a terminal node involves placing information included in the terminal node in the resulting implemented dictionary.


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