Global Patent Index - EP 1073970 A1

EP 1073970 A1 2001-02-07 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING IDEAS AND CONCEPTS WITHIN COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING IDEAS AND CONCEPTS WITHIN COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND GERÄT ZUR VERWENDUNG VON IDEEN UND KONZEPTEN INNERHALB EINES COMPUTERPROGRAMMS

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT L'UTILISATION D'IDEES ET DE CONCEPTS DANS DES PROGRAMMES D'ORDINATEUR

Publication

EP 1073970 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99914283 A

Priority

  • US 9906935 W
  • US 8003098 P
  • US 28199699 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9950759A1] A method and apparatus that allows computer programs to define ideas and concepts symbolically is provided. The method and apparatus include a grammar that may be used to represent any concept. Sentences are parsed, using this grammar, into their component parts. As part of the parsing process, each word is compared to the contents of a dictionary database. The dictionary database and a set of tense-mood tables are used to identify individual words as concepts, entities, actions or qualifiers. The parsing process creates a data structure (200) for each sentence. The data structure organizes the sentence into its component parts, such as an ID field (202) and POC fields (204). The data structures for different sentences can be compared to determine matching or similarity. The data structures can also be processed to accomplish more advanced ends, such as reasoning systems or expert systems.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/27; G06F 17/28

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 17/27 (2006.01); G06F 17/28 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/274 (2013.01); G06F 17/2705 (2013.01); G06F 17/279 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9950759A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9950759 A1 19991007; AU 3216699 A 19991018; BR 9909292 A 20001205; CA 2326385 A1 19991007; EP 1073970 A1 20010207; JP 2003526130 A 20030902

INPADOC legal status


2003-05-14 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021001

2001-02-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001030

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-02-07 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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