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Method of data mining including determining multidimensional coordinates of each item using a predetermined scalar similarity value for each item pair

United States Patent

5,987,470
November 16, 1999
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A method of data mining represents related items in a multidimensional space. Distance between items in the multidimensional space corresponds to the extent of relationship between the items. The user can select portions of the space to perceive. The user also can interact with and control the communication of the space, focusing attention on aspects of the space of most interest. The multidimensional spatial representation allows more ready comprehension of the structure of the relationships among the items.
Meyers; Charles E. (Albuquerque, NM), Davidson; George S. (Albuquerque, NM), Johnson; David K. (Albuquerque, NM), Hendrickson; Bruce A. (Albuquerque, NM), Wylie; Brian N. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
08/ 918,519
August 21, 1997
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.