Patent Number: 7,788,280

Title: Method for visualisation of status data in an electronic system

Abstract: A method is disclosed for facilitating visualisation of status data in an electronic system. The status data comprises metadata including a plurality of information context categories. The status data also comprises data nodes, each data node including specific instances of a respective context category. The method starts with selecting possible data combinations and permutations of the information context categories, each permutation defining a respective hierarchy. For each permutation, information content of data for each node of the respective hierarchy is estimated and an informative tree and total entropy for all informative nodes are found. The permutation and the informative tree that has the lowest total entropy are then presented to the user.

Inventors: Singh; Raghavendra (New Delhi, IN), Neogi; Anindya (New Delhi, IN), Krishnamurthy; Bharat (Bangalore, IN), Kothari; Ravi (New Delhi, IN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018