06980976 is referenced by 35 patents and cites 8 patents.

A database management system and method provides access to a data table having structured data and unstructured data. A user interface allows a user to issue instructions to the database management system such as to build an index based on the structured and unstructured data and to search the data table. An indexing logic generates an index structure by combining the structured and unstructured data. With this index structure, a single query can contain search conditions from both the structured data and the unstructured data. In this manner, efficiency for searching the data table for combined structured and unstructured conditions is improved.

Title
Combined database index of unstructured and structured columns
Application Number
9/928894
Publication Number
6980976 (B2)
Application Date
August 13, 2001
Publication Date
December 27, 2005
Inventor
Paul Dixon
Redwood City
CA, US
Garrett Kaminaga
Redwood Shores
CA, US
Shamim A Alpha
Foster City
CA, US
Agent
McDonald Hopkins Co LPA
Assignee
Oracle International
CA, US
IPC
G06F 017/30
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