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A database preparing method prepares a design database from which design database image elements are retrievable to build composite design images for decision making. The entire design image, including a plurality of separable image elements, is input into a processing unit. At least one of the image elements is extracted from the entire design image. The characteristic data which (i) identifies the extracted image element and (ii) corresponds to the entire design image is recorded and stored into a memory. The foregoing steps are repeated to build the design database. In a database retrieving method, a partial image of an entire image is input as a retrieval key. The entire image which corresponds to the retrieval key is retrieved from a database stored in a memory. The retrieved entire image is output.

Title
Data processing methods and apparatus for supporting analysis/judgement
Application Number
853515
Publication Number
5724484
Application Date
June 6, 1995
Publication Date
March 3, 1998
Inventor
Hiroaki Oyama
Yokohama
JP
Michitaka Kosaka
Sagamihara
JP
Akira Kagami
Sagamihara
JP
Agent
Fay Sharpe Beall Fagan Minnich & McKee
Assignee
Hitachi
JP
IPC
G06F 19/00
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