05889523 is referenced by 132 patents and cites 7 patents.

When dynamically grouping a plurality of graphic objects, such as displayed on a graphic input display apparatus, a cluster tree is formed for the plurality of graphic objects. The cluster tree is based on a plurality of different types of distance measures. These include a time distance and a spatial distance. These distances are combined to form a distance metric indicting a distance between a pair of the graphic objects. Each level of the cluster tree defines a new cluster of the graphic objects. At least one of the graphic objects is selected. The different cluster levels of the cluster tree containing the selected graphic object are displayable. The displayed cluster of the graphic objects can be modified to increase or decrease the cluster level of the cluster containing the selected graphic object.

Title
Method and apparatus for dynamically grouping a plurality of graphic objects
Application Number
8/977810
Publication Number
5889523
Application Date
November 25, 1997
Publication Date
March 30, 1999
Inventor
Joseph W Sullivan
Palo Alto
CA, US
William N Schilit
Palo Alto
CA, US
Gene Golovchinsky
Palo Alto
CA, US
Patrick Chiu
Menlo Park
CA, US
Lynn D Wilcox
Portola Valley
CA, US
Agent
Oliff & Berridge
Assignee
Xerox Corporation
CT, US
Fuji Xerox
JP
IPC
G06F 3/00
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