Patent Number: 7,822,704

Title: Text explanation for on-line analytic processing events

Abstract: A method and structure for analyzing a database having non-text data in data fields and text in text fields. The invention first selects a subset of the database based upon criteria. The subset includes data field(s) and associated text field(s). The invention searches for data matching the criteria within structured data fields of the database. If the invention searches multiple databases, the invention creates shared dimensions for databases that do not share common attributes. The invention automatically selects a relatively short text phrase from the text fields that helps to explain the underlying meaning (i.e. unique text content) of a data subset selected using the non-text data fields.

Inventors: Cody; William F. (San Jose, CA), Krishna; Vikas (San Jose, CA), Lessler; Justin T. (San Jose, CA), Spangler; William S. (San Martin, CA), Kreulen; Jeffrey T. (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00