Global Patent Index - EP 1254413 A2

EP 1254413 A2 2002-11-06 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATABASE SEARCHING

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATABASE SEARCHING

Title (de)

SYSTEM UND VERFAHREN ZUM SUCHEN VON DATENBANKEN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE RECHERCHE DANS UNE BASE DE DONNEES

Publication

EP 1254413 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01902550 A

Priority

  • GB 0100446 W
  • US 17993400 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0157725A2] A system for searching a distributed collection of databases (4, 5) comprising a number of databases connected to each other by a communications network system including: query entry means (7, 8) for entering a request for information on a subject, object or matter, or a group of subjects, objects or matters, a first memory (2, 6, 12) storing index entries, each index entry including a portion representing a subject, or a group of subjects, objects or matter, object or matter on which information might be sought and one or more locations entries indicating which of the databases may contain information in the respective subject, object or matter or group of subjects, objects or matters, and a second memory (3, 6) storing database interrogation modules, routines or sub-routines for converting a request for information received by the data entry means into a set of appropriate instructions for each of the databases.

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

G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30864 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0157725A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

DOCDB simple family

WO 0157725 A2 20010809; WO 0157725 A3 20020613; AU 3040201 A 20010814; EP 1254413 A2 20021106