Patent Number: 7,827,185

Title: Apparatus for managing outputs of applications

Abstract: An apparatus for managing outputs of a first application and a second application is provided. Each application is operable to execute on a data processing system and output of the first application is executed on the data processing system. The apparatus comprises a classifier for associating the first application and the second application with classification data, wherein the classification data is stored in a classification data structure; a comparator for comparing the classification data associated with the first application and the second application with the classification data structure to determine a priority; and a generator, responsive to determination of the priority, for generating metadata associated with at least one of: the output of the first application and the output of the second application.

Inventors: Goodman; Brian D. (Brooklyn, NY), Jania; Frank Lawrence (Chapel Hill, NC), Lauria; Vincent (New York, NY), Shaw; Darren Mark (Fareham, GB)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00