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An information grasping system in which information is described as nodes, and the nodes are allocated in the virtual plane, and a user can easily grasp' the relationship between the whole information and the detailed information in a single display area while continuously zooming in and out the nodes, and easily grasp significance data. A virtual-plane-data managing unit generates and manages virtual plane data for allocating and displaying in a virtual plane the data entered by a user in various display modes, which are according to display rules stored in a rule storage unit. The system automatically calculates significance of nodes on the basis of the user's operation data of nodes. The nodes are discriminatively displayed according to the significance in the virtual plane.

Title
Information management system facilitating user access to information content through display of scaled information nodes
Application Number
903283
Publication Number
5684969
Application Date
March 12, 1996
Publication Date
November 4, 1997
Inventor
Eiji Ishida
Kanagawa
JP
Agent
Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner L
Assignee
Fuji Xerox
JP
IPC
G06T 3/40
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