Patent Number: 6,298,174

Title: Three-dimensional display of document set

Abstract: A method for spatializing text content for enhanced visual browsing and analysis. The invention is applied to large text document corpora such as digital libraries, regulations and procedures, archived reports, and the like. The text content from these sources may be transformed to a spatial representation that preserves informational characteristics from the documents. The three-dimensional representation may then be visually browsed and analyzed in ways that avoid language processing and that reduce the analysts' effort.

Inventors: Lantrip; David B. (Oxnard, CA), Pennock; Kelly A. (Richland, WA), Pottier; Marc C. (Richland, WA), Schur; Anne (Richland, WA), Thomas; James J. (Richland, WA), Wise; James A. (Richland, WA)

Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06K 9/62 (20060101); G06K 009/60 (); G06F 017/30 (); H04N 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018