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Methods for Discovering Analyst-Significant Portions of a Multi-Dimensional Database

United States Patent Application

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Methods for discovering portions of a multi-dimensional database that are significant to an analyst can be computer-implemented. The methods can include specifying a data view having at least two dimensions and all records of the database. A plurality of operation iterations are then performed on the data view, wherein each iteration is a chain operation, a hop operation or an anti-hop operation. The operation iterations are ceased upon satisfaction of a termination criteria. The resulting data view can then be presented to an analyst. The methods can facilitate a users' knowledge discovery tasks and assist in finding relevant patterns, trends, and anomalies.
Joslyn, Cliff A. (Seattle, WA), Burke, John S. (Kennewick, WA), Critchlow, Terence J. (Kennewick, WA), Hogan, Emilie (New Brunswick, NJ), Hengartner, Nicolas (Los Alamos, NM), Cohn, Judith (Santa Fe, NM)
Battelle Memorial Institute, Los Alamos National Security
12/ 775,125
May 6, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0576RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.