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Method of identifying connected data in relational database

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A method of identifying connected data in relational database by receiving relational database, receiving data components from relational database, initializing a first table and a second table with data identifiers and connection information, initializing a third table with data identifiers, initializing a transition table; replacing each entry in the third table with a user-definable relationship of its corresponding identifier in the second table, its corresponding connected data component identifier in the second table, and the identifier to which an equivalent identifier transitioned in the transition table; updating the transition table, updating the second table, returning to the replacement step if the third table changed, and, otherwise, identifying the received data components as connected that correspond to entries in the third table that are equal.

Inventors: 
Hess, Brian M.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
IT and Software
FIle Date: 
2009-10-15
Grant Date: 
2011-08-16
Grant time: 
670 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
12
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY