05418957 is referenced by 65 patents and cites 9 patents.

The Network Data Dictionary is a device for enabling standardization of data structures in programs, file layouts and Data Base Management System (DBMS) schema residing in Include Files located on one or more computers in a network. By making the data structures comply with the data element definitions stored in a common data element dictionary, improvements in the quality, accuracy, and consistency of data can be obtained, while simultaneously providing productivity advantages to programmers. The device is set up to organize a set of disparate Include Files (representing data structure descriptions corresponding to program structures, file layouts, and DBMS schema), in one or more computers in a network under a common scheme called the Include File Dictionary, so that these Include Files are made accessible by the device to programmers for sharing, controlled modification, and use. The Include Files are enabled by the device so that programmers can edit these with reference to a common data element dictionary (DED) residing on one of the network nodes. Measurement of the extent to which Include Files correspond to dictionary standards are reported on compilation reports so that corrective actions (such as reconciling conflicting data element definitions) can be taken.

Title
Network data dictionary
Application Number
7/849103
Publication Number
5418957
Application Date
March 9, 1992
Publication Date
May 23, 1995
Inventor
Rom Narayan
20 Sedgemeadow Rd., Wayland, 01778
MA, US
IPC
G06F 9/45
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