Patent Number: 7,085,760

Title: Data query differential analysis

Abstract: Method, system and article of manufacture for a query analysis approach used to identify the contribution each criterion has on overall query results. Generally, for each criterion (or criteria set) defined by a query, an assessment is made of the change in the number of items returned from the query if the criterion (or criteria set) is removed.

Inventors: Dettinger; Richard D. (Rochester, MN), Stevens; Richard J. (Mantorville, MN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101); G06F 3/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018