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Method and apparatus for information visualization and analysis

United States Patent Application

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A method and apparatus for analyzing, organizing and manipulating data for use by computer-executable programs by performing the steps of providing a set of documents wherein each document is provided from a document source, mapping the documents to a location in multi-dimensional space wherein each document's position in multidimensional space is determined as a function of the document's relationship to other documents and is expressed as a signature for that document, identifying a unique identifier for each document, providing a graphical representation of the documents, and associating the graphical representation of each document with the document source using the unique identifier so that any manipulation of the graphical representation of the document will result in a corresponding manipulation of the document in at least one computer executable program.
Danielson, Gary R. (Kennewick, WA), Rose, Stuart J. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute
11/ 541,173
September 28, 2006
[0001] The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC0676RLO 1830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.