Patent Number: 7,822,773

Title: Method and system for reducing complex tree structures to simple tree structures based on relevance of nodes using threshold values

Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for reducing a tree structure in a processing system. The method includes providing a plurality of nodes in a tree structure. The method also includes querying each of the plurality of nodes based upon a threshold value, wherein the threshold is related to relevance; when a count of a particular node matches the threshold then a next child node is queried to determine if the next child node matches the threshold, if a child node does not exist for the queried node when the node is displayed. The method further includes visiting all of the parent nodes based on the querying step until all of plurality of nodes have been queried. The method finally includes displaying the nodes that satisfy the threshold value.

Inventors: Ayars; Frank Raymond (Corona, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

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