08473442 is referenced by 29 patents and cites 359 patents.

A method is provided in one example embodiment and it includes receiving a state request and determining whether a state exists in a translation dictionary for the state request. The method further includes reproducing the state if it is not in the dictionary and adding a new state to the dictionary. In more specific embodiments, the method includes compiling a rule, based on the state, into a given state table. The rule affects data management for one or more documents that satisfy the rule. In yet other embodiments, the method includes determining that the state represents a final state such that a descriptor is added to the state. In one example, if the state is not referenced in the algorithm, then the state is released. If the state is referenced in the algorithm, then the state is replaced with the new state.

Title
System and method for intelligent state management
Application Number
12/358399
Publication Number
8473442 (B1)
Application Date
February 25, 2009
Publication Date
June 25, 2013
Inventor
Lee C Cheung
Santa Clara
CA, US
Ratinder Paul Singh Ahuja
Saratoga
CA, US
William Deninger
Millbrae
CA, US
Agent
Patent Capital Group
Assignee
McAfee
CA, US
IPC
G06N 5/02
G06F 17/00
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