07127472 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 19 patents.

A data processing device first reads directory data provided for each directory by a file management system which manages files using a directory structure. When meta-data to be attached to the directory data is written in proper XML format, the device appends the meta-data to the end of the read directory data, and outputs the entirety of the data obtained thereby as a directory data file. By appending the meta-data to the end of the directory data in this way, meta-data can be registered by directory with respect to existing data managed by the directory, without affecting existing applications.

Title
Data processing method and data processing device
Application Number
9/558656
Publication Number
7127472 (B1)
Application Date
April 26, 2000
Publication Date
October 24, 2006
Inventor
Kiyoshi Kusama
Kawasaki
JP
Miyuki Enokida
Yokohama
JP
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
JP
IPC
G06F 17/30
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