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Methods and apparatus for steering the analyses of collections of documents

United States Patent Application

20060179051
A1
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A method for steering the analysis of a collection of documents includes receiving query terms for use in querying a database including a collection of documents; representing at least some of the query terms in a matrix; rotating document vectors associated with the documents to match the matrix to produce a matrix of rotated document vectors, each document vector representing a numeric vector created in association with individual documents; grouping the rotated document vectors into clusters, each cluster having one or more documents; and projecting the clusters to display visual information of the documents, the visual information including a summary view of the collection of documents. Program code and a system are also provided.
Whitney, Paul D. (Richland, WA), Havre, Susan L. (Richland, WA), McGee, David R. (Portland, OR)
Battelle Memorial Institute
11/ 268,283
November 3, 2005
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS STATEMENT [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.