JP2003233626A - Association presence/absence display device, association presence/absence display method and program for implementing the method on computer - Google Patents

Association presence/absence display device, association presence/absence display method and program for implementing the method on computer

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JP2003233626A
JP2003233626A JP2002029960A JP2002029960A JP2003233626A JP 2003233626 A JP2003233626 A JP 2003233626A JP 2002029960 A JP2002029960 A JP 2002029960A JP 2002029960 A JP2002029960 A JP 2002029960A JP 2003233626 A JP2003233626 A JP 2003233626A
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Ichiro Hirota
一郎 廣田
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To display presence/absence of association of an element (a thing, a person, a concept or the like) with an element explicitly for an operator. <P>SOLUTION: In a round table view, a center circle or the center of the round table is the origin, from which a plurality of axes (eight ones at 45° intervals in this example) extend radially. Outside the point of intersection of each axis and the circle, an icon representative of a theme assigned to each axis is arranged so as to form an enclosure about the edge of the round table. On the round table, icons representative of documents are arranged in positions determined by the degree of association of each document with each theme and by the attraction of each theme. When the circle encircling, for example, 'global warming' is dragged to strength the attraction, only the icons of the documents B to D associated (a nonzero degree of association) with the theme out of the documents on the round table are moved on the round table in an arc where they are gradually attracted to the icon of the theme. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2003,JPO

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DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION [0001] The present invention relates to a many-to-many related
Association display device that indicates the association between multiple elements
And display method of the presence or absence of association
Regarding the program to be executed. [0002] 2. Description of the Related Art From a large number of electronic documents, specific fields and
It is possible to retrieve only documents related to topics
there were. For example, a document search engine manufactured and sold by the applicant
At "ConceptBase Search"
Is based on a technique called the vector space method.
Documents that have common fields and topics with the input natural sentence
You can search with great accuracy. [0003] However, the prior art
In the technique, the documents hit in each search are displayed in a list each time
Only between the documents hit by each search.
No relation (for example, commonality or exclusiveness) is indicated. [0004] Therefore, for example,
Themes (viewpoints, cuts, categories, etc.)
Documents) and the seemingly unrelated "earth"
Common to documents searched under the theme of "global warming"
If there are many documents that
Hidden relationships, at least unknown to the searcher
It is strongly suggested that there is
Generate some knowledge across these multiple search results
There was a problem that it was very difficult to see. [0005] The above problems can be provided by the prior art.
Search result list is difficult for humans to understand
Happens because it is an expression. Long list of search results from above
In addition to following down to the bottom, documents related to a certain theme
If there is a method that can easily confirm whether or not
The comparison and collation of search results should be easier.
You. The present invention has been made in view of the above-mentioned problems of the prior art.
It has been done by looking at certain elements (things, people,
Just in case. The same applies to the following).
Relevance indication that can be displayed easily to the author
Device, association presence / absence display method and computer using the method
It is intended to provide a program to be executed. [0007] Means for Solving the Problems To solve the above-mentioned problems,
In order to achieve the object, the invention according to claim 1 is related.
The continuous presence / absence display device includes a first image information and a first image information representing a first element.
And second image information representing the second element on the display
First display means for displaying, and the first display means
The first element on which the first image information is displayed
That is, attribute value change that continuously changes any one attribute value
And the second image information by the first display means.
Change of the attribute value of the second element for which information is displayed
Means associated with the first element whose attribute value has been changed by the means.
The second image representing the second element for
Determining a new display position of the information on the display
Display position determining means, and the display position determining means
The second image information whose display position has been determined is displayed on the display.
Second display means for displaying at the display position on the ray.
It is characterized by having. According to the first aspect of the present invention, the first
Attribute value of the element (specifically, gravity or angle
Change), the first element of the second element
Only relevant icons are selectively shown on the display
To move. [0009] Further, the present invention relates to the second aspect.
In the invention according to claim 1, the presence / absence display device is:
With the continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means,
Each of which is determined by the display position determining means.
The display position of the second image information is a plurality of concentric circles.
Move on an arc connecting one point on each circle from inside to outside
It is characterized by doing. According to the second aspect of the present invention, the first
Change the attribute value (specifically, the gravitational force described later) of the element
And the second element associated with the first element
Only the icon is loosely attached to the icon of the first element.
Move around the display to be attracted. [0011] The invention according to claim 3 relates to the present invention.
In the invention according to claim 2, the presence / absence display device is:
With the continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means,
Each of which is determined by the display position determining means.
The display position of the second image information gradually moves on the arc, respectively.
It is characterized by moving while decreasing the speed. According to the third aspect of the present invention, the first
Change the attribute value (specifically, the gravitational force described later) of the element
And the second element associated with the first element
Only the icon draws the operator's attention with the quickness of initial movement
Gradually move on the display at a speed that is easy to see
You. [0013] Further, the present invention relates to the invention described in claim 4.
In the invention according to claim 1, the presence / absence display device is:
With the continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means,
Each of which is determined by the display position determining means.
The display position of the second image information is shifted on a single circle.
Moving. According to the fourth aspect of the present invention, the first
Change the attribute value (specifically, the angle described later) of the element of
And the second element associated with the first element
Only the icon is the first element rotation around the origin.
In the same direction as the roll, along the outer circumference of the circle centered on the origin.
To rotate on the display. [0015] Further, the present invention relates to the fifth aspect of the present invention.
In the invention according to claim 4, the presence / absence display device is:
With the continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means,
Each of which is determined by the display position determining means.
The display position of the second image information is constant on the circle.
It is characterized by moving at a speed. According to the fifth aspect of the present invention, the first
Change the attribute value (specifically, the angle described later) of the element of
And the second element associated with the first element
Only the icon is the first element rotation around the origin.
Speed linked to rolling speed (if the speed of the first element is constant
(Constant) to rotate on the display. [0017] Further, the invention according to claim 6 is related.
The presence / absence display method includes the first image information representing the first element and the first image information.
And the second image information representing the second element is displayed on the display.
A first display step to be performed, and the second display step in the first display step.
Of the first elements displaying the first image information,
Attribute value change process for continuously changing one of the attribute values
Displaying the second image information in the first display step.
Attribute of the second element obtained in the attribute value changing step.
The one associated with the first element whose value has been changed
The data of the second image information representing the second element.
Display position determination to determine a new display position on the display
And the display position is determined in the display position determining step.
Displaying said second image information on said display
And a second display step of displaying at the position.
And According to the sixth aspect of the present invention, the first
Attribute value of the element (specifically, gravity or angle
Change), the first element of the second element
Only relevant icons are selectively shown on the display
To move. [0019] Further, according to a seventh aspect of the present invention,
Gram computerized method according to claim 6
Is executed. According to the seventh aspect of the present invention,
A method according to claim 6 executed by a computer.
It is. [0021] BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG.
Association display device, association display method and invention
A suitable program for causing a computer to execute the method
Embodiments will be described in detail. (Embodiment 1) FIG.
Diagram showing the hardware configuration of the association presence / absence display device
It is. In the figure, reference numeral 101 denotes a C that controls the entire apparatus.
PU, 102 is an RO storing a basic input / output program
M is used as a work area for CPU 101
RAMs to be executed are shown. Further, reference numeral 104 denotes a control of the CPU 101.
The data of the HD (hard disk) 105
HDD (hard disk drive) that controls read / write
105) is written under the control of the HDD 104.
Indicates the HDs that store the inserted data.
You. Further, reference numeral 106 denotes the control of the CPU 101.
Therefore, the data for the FD (flexible disk) 107
FDD (flexible) that controls data read / write
107) for controlling the FDD 106
Therefore, the detachable F for storing the written data
D is shown respectively. Reference numeral 108 denotes a cursor, menu, and window.
Window, or display various data such as characters and images.
Display 109 via the communication cable 110
Connected to a network such as a LAN,
Function as an interface between the
Network I / Fs are shown. Reference numeral 111 denotes characters, numerical values, various instructions, and the like.
Keyboard with multiple keys for inputting
2 is selection and execution of various instructions, selection of processing target, cursor
The mouse that moves the mouse is shown.
A CD-ROM 113 is a removable recording medium.
And 114 is a data read from the CD-ROM 113.
100 is a CD-ROM drive for controlling the
Buses or cables for connecting
are doing. Next, FIG. 2 is a diagram showing a relation according to the first embodiment.
It is an explanatory view showing a functional configuration of a non-display device. In the figure, 2
Reference numeral 00 denotes a document management unit.
Function that holds the body of many documents
is there. FIG. 3 is held in the document management unit 200.
FIG. 4 is an explanatory diagram schematically illustrating an example of a document. Document management unit 2
Each document in 00 has a property (attribute) along with its body.
Information), such as the date and time of creation, the creator, etc.
Maintain the degree of relevance to multiple themes
You. The value of the relevance is obtained by a document search unit 201 described later.
The document management unit 200 retrieves the calculated
It is set in the document. The degree of relevance is determined for each document as shown in FIG.
Instead, the degree of relevance between all documents and all themes is summarized in Fig. 4.
It is more efficient to keep the list as a closed list. Also,
Properties other than relevance are also listed separately from the body of each document.
They may be organized and managed. However, the present invention
How to have a property as far as
It is not important (it just needs to have it), so
Then, as shown in Fig. 3, properties are stored for each document.
It will be described as. Referring back to FIG. 2, reference numeral 201 denotes a document search unit.
Yes, originally from many documents in the document management unit 200
A functional unit that extracts only documents related to a given theme.
You. However, in the present invention, it is not a document extraction,
Relevance of each document for each theme as pre-processing
Degree calculation is a more important function. The document search unit 201 first measures the degree of relevance.
The characteristics of all the documents and themes to be calculated
Create a vector. Here, a feature vector is defined as n keywords.
N-dimensional vector consisting of n element values corresponding to
And each element value is most simply
Is determined by the appearance frequency of the keyword. For example,
Feature vector of a document containing only one keyword in the text
The key is the key like (0, 1, 0, 0, ...)
Only the value of the element corresponding to the word is 1, and the remaining n-1
This is a vector whose element values are all 0. The feature vector of each theme is
First, they are collected separately as typical documents dealing with the subject.
Created from multiple documents. For example, in these documents
The feature vector is calculated for each of the above, and
Is the feature vector of the theme to which the document belongs.
You. Alternatively, combine the texts of the above documents and consider them as one document.
None, feature vector for this document feature vector
It may be. Next, the document search unit 201 determines the characteristics of each document.
Total distance between vector and feature vector of each theme
The larger the distance, the smaller the value.
The value of the degree of relevance is determined so as to become very large. Actual
, The inner product between the above vectors is set to a value between 0 and 1.
The degree of relevance is standardized. Then, the calculated degree of association is calculated as described above.
Stored as a property of each document in the document management unit 200
It is. Alternatively, the above process can be used to check documents based on a single theme.
The search is repeated by the number of themes, and the search results of each
It is also referred to as processing that is set for each document after reorganizing for each document
I can. Reference numeral 202 denotes a view display unit.
Fig. 5 shows the relationship between documents and themes that are related by many.
It is a functional part displayed by such a round table view. In the figure,
The origin is the center circle 500, that is, the center of the round table.
Starting from a plurality of axes (here, eight axes;
Zu) is growing. Then, each axis and the circle 500 are
Outside the intersection, so to speak, around the edge of the round table,
An icon 501 indicating the theme assigned to each axis is displayed.
Each document in the document management unit 200 is shown on the round table.
An icon 502 is displayed. Note that these icons
Is determined by the display position determination unit 205 described later.
Is done. Each icon outside the round table 500 is enclosed.
The radius of the circle 503 is the theme represented by the icon.
(Hereinafter also referred to as “outer element”)
The document represented by each icon on the
Element)). So
The gravitational value of each theme is set in the view attribute setting described later.
It is held in the unit 204. Referring back to FIG. 2, reference numeral 203 denotes an instruction input unit.
Yes, round table view displayed by view display unit 202
Is a functional unit that accepts various instructions for
You. Here, (1) Change of attractive force of the outer element shown in FIG.
And (2) accept two types of instructions for changing the angle
I do. Note that gravity and angle are one of the attributes of the outer element
Therefore, the above (1) and (2) are combined to change the attribute of the outer element.
(Strictly speaking, a change in attribute value). (1) Change in the attractive force of the outer element In the initial state, the attractive force of each outer element is equal,
Therefore, as shown in FIG.
Each is surrounded by a circle of the same radius. But of this circle
Move the outer edge of the circle outward or inward with the mouse 112
By dragging, the radius of the circle and thus the circle
You can change the attractiveness of the surrounding theme. (2) Changing the angle of the outer element In the initial state, both outer elements are as shown in FIG.
Arranged so that the distance between adjacent icons is equal
Have been. Unless otherwise specified, adjacent axes
It can be said that all angles are equal. However, this
By dragging the icon with the mouse 112, the icon
An angle that indicates in which direction the cone is located from the origin,
The assignment of the theme represented by the icon
You can change the angle of the axis. The angle is
The right direction of the plane shall be 0 degrees, and shall increase counterclockwise.
You. The instruction input unit 203 is a mouse 1 by the operator.
When 12 drags are detected, the icon
Is the drag of the circle surrounding the
), Dragging the icon of the outer element itself
(That is, an instruction to change the angle), or
Is a drag of another object
You. Then, a change in the attractive force of the outer element was instructed.
In this case, a mouse pointer is input to a view attribute setting unit 204 described later.
Notification of the current position of the
Instruct to calculate. Also, changing the angle of the outer element
Even when instructed, the view attribute setting unit 204 described later
Notifies the current position of the mouse pointer, and
Instructs it to calculate the viewing angle. Referring back to FIG. 2, reference numeral 204 denotes a view attribute setting.
Each time when a notification is received from the instruction input unit 203
Calculate the gravity and angle of the outer element at the point and calculate
This is a functional unit for setting the obtained values in a table as shown in FIG. Same figure
Is a table that maps each outer element to its attributes.
Yes, only the gravitational force and angle are shown here.
There can be various other attributes of the element. The initial value of the attractive force is as shown in the figure.
In addition, although 0.1 is set for any outer element,
The value can be increased or decreased at any time by changing the gravity described below.
You. However, the value of gravity is limited to the range of 0 or more and 1 or less.
Shall be. Also, the initial value of the angle is shown in the figure.
Thus, 360 degrees is equally divided by the number of outer elements (here, 8).
Each boundary value at the time of doing is set. This value
Also increases or decreases as needed by changing the angle described below. FIG. 7 shows the attractive force of the outer element on the round table view.
It is explanatory drawing which shows an example of a change. The circle 700 shown in FIG.
When the attractive force is 0.1, circle 701 is the outer circumference of circle 700
Move the mouse pointer over and drag out
And when the attractive force is changed to 0.2. There is an instruction to change the attractive force of the outer element,
That is, a circle surrounding the icon of one of the outer elements
When notified from the instruction input unit 203 that the
The view attribute setting unit 204 periodically updates the mouse
From the current position of the pointer, select “Attraction at start of change: current
Of gravity = center 702 and mouse pointer at the start of change
Distance-k: Distance between center 702 and current mouse pointer
-K (k is a constant) "
Then, the value of the attractive force at each time point is calculated. And calculated
Write the values to the table in Fig.
Repeat throughout. FIG. 8 shows the corners of the outer element on the round table view.
It is explanatory drawing which shows an example of a change of a degree. Icon shown in the figure
800 is when the angle is 225 degrees (initial value).
The icon 801 moves the mouse pointer over the icon 800.
And drag in the direction of the arrow shown
This is when the angle is changed to 195 degrees. An instruction to change the angle of the outer element;
That is, the icon of one of the outer elements is dragged
Is notified from the instruction input unit 203,
The sex setting unit 204 is a mouse pointer that is periodically notified.
Calculates the angle of the straight line connecting the current position of the
I do. Then, the calculated value is written in the table of FIG.
A series of operations is repeated throughout the drag. It should be noted that whether the angle of attraction is changed or the angle is changed,
The instructions and the values at each point in time are called mouse drags.
In other words, since the input is made in an analog manner,
And angle values will always change smoothly and continuously.
(Strictly speaking, it is a discrete value
However, intuitively, it can be regarded as a continuous value.
No). Referring back to FIG. 2, reference numeral 205 denotes a display position determination.
And determines the display position of each icon shown in FIG.
Function part. The view display unit 202 described above
The document or text is stored at the position determined by the
Display the ma icon. The display position determining unit 205 is shown in FIG.
(1) The display position of the icon 501 of the outer element of the round table
An outer element position determining unit 205a to be determined;
Inner element position that determines display position of elementary icon 502
This is a configuration including a determination unit 205b. For each process
Will be described in order. (1) Display position of outside element (outside element position
Processing of the determination unit 205a) (1-1) Initial state Each icon of the outer element is initially set as described above,
The angle between adjacent objects along the circumference of the round table must be equal.
It is arranged at such a position. (1-2) It is instructed to change the attractive force of the outer element.
If Depending on the change in the attractive force of the outer element,
The display position does not change, just the circle surrounding it as described above.
It only increases or decreases the radius. However, this outer element
The display position of the inner element changes with the change in gravity,
This will be described later. (1-3) It is instructed to change the angle of the outer element.
If When the angle of the outer element is changed, the outer element position determination unit 2
05a is periodically updated by the view attribute setting unit 204.
Referring to the table in FIG. 6, which is the current angle of the outer element
Calculate the display position of the icon. Display icons
The position is, as shown in FIG.
It is a point on the line separated from the origin by a predetermined distance. As can be understood from the above description, the round table is enclosed.
The movement of the icon is always along the outer edge of the round table.
Become. In other words, the icon of the outer element
It is not possible to drag to the position.
Direction except clockwise around the round table /
It can only rotate counterclockwise. This is the icon
Is essentially the angle of the axis that extends radially from the origin
In the direction of the axis where there is no angle change because it means a change in degree
Because moving the icon alone has no practical meaning
You. It should be noted that the inner element is changed with the change of the angle of the outer element.
The display position of the element also changes, which will be described later.
You. (2) Display position of inner element (inner element position
Processing of the determination unit 205b) (2-1) Initial state The display position of each icon of the inner element is taken on the axis
Relevance to each outer element and the attractive force of each outer element
And is determined by FIG. 9 shows the relevance for each theme and each text.
Example of determining the display position of a document very simply from the gravity of the user
It is. In the plane shown in FIG.
Only "global warming" has been changed to 0.2, and the rest are
If it was kept at 0.1, it would be
Is 0.6, the relevance to "global warming" is
0.2, the relevance to other themes is 0
Document A (see Figures 3 and 4) states that
Length on assigned axis 0.06 (= relevance 0.6 ×
The vector α of gravity 0.1) and “global warming” are allocated
The length on the given axis 0.04 (= relevance 0.2 x gravity)
0.2) where the vector β balances, specifically the figure
It is displayed at the tip of the vector γ shown. However, in the above calculation, for example,
Strongly related to any two adjacent themes, 6 remaining
Documents that are completely unrelated to the theme of
Of the table, that is, its display position, exceeds the outer edge of the round table.
(See white arrow in the figure). And saying,
If you have enough radius of the round table to avoid overhang,
Documents are piled up only in the center of the round table, making it difficult to see
There is. It fits a few documents far from the origin
Scale the axis, the balance of the entire view is
It can be said that it will become worse. Therefore, every document is determined in advance from the origin.
Within a certain distance, ie, within the round table shown in FIG.
Within the predetermined circle of the display position calculated above to fit in the part
Perform mapping to Fig. 9-
It shows the principle of the bug. First, a hyperbola (y = 1 / x) shown in FIG.
The vertical line (x = R) shown in FIG.
By rotating to the center, it is convex downward and gradually upward
Create an open surface. Next, as shown in the figure
Then, place this curved surface on the plane shown in the figure and
To be arranged. The equation of this curved surface is as follows
It is. [0063] (Equation 1) For the vector γ, only the length L1
At the height of (ie, z = L1)
Considering the above equation, this section has a radius of R-1 / L1.
It becomes a circle. And the starting point is the center of this circle,
One point above (or one point on the above curved surface) as the end point
And consider a vector γ ′ having the same direction as the vector γ
Then, the vector in the figure when the figure is viewed from directly above
The tip of γ 'is the display position of the document in the round table view of FIG.
Is shown. That is, a part of the hyperbola is created by rotation.
The point on the curved surface whose distance from the axis of rotation never exceeds R
Utilizing what is not possible, every point on the plane from the origin
It folds into a circle of radius R (see FIG. 9). Ma
Comparing before and after mapping,
Before and after processing, the direction of each vector does not change, just its length
Is only adjusted to always fit within the round table
I understand. In addition, folding into a round table using the above-mentioned curved surface
In addition to the above, there are various variations
You. For example, as shown in FIG.
Lift it vertically and paste it on the curved surface.
Display the tip of the vector γ 'as viewed from directly above the vector
It may be a position (although in the case of FIG. 10,
The amount of calculation increases). The hyperbola to rotate is
It is not limited to y = 1 / x shown in FIG.
May be something. It should be noted that even with the same downwardly convex curved surface, for example,
Points on the curved surface where the object line is rotated are limited to the distance from the rotation axis
There is no (can take any value)
Cannot be used for convolution of. However, as described above, here the relevance and
Since the value of the attractive force is limited to a value from 0 to 1, FIG.
And the length of each vector in the plane of FIG.
There is an upper limit. Therefore, a sufficiently large range up to z
If the radius of the cross section does not exceed R, the parabola was rotated
Even if a curved surface is used, there is no practical problem. Need
The required range fits perfectly inside a cylinder of radius R
If it is a curved surface, whatever its formula
Good. For example, a point on a spherical surface is
Although the distance is limited to the radius R or less, FIG. 9 and FIG.
The short vector and long vector
9 and 10, both directions and lengths are the same.
Perfect, that is, they are completely overlapped and cannot be distinguished
There is. By adopting a spherical surface, the position and
Saying that the position after ping will not correspond one-to-one
Is also good. (2-2) It is instructed to change the attractive force of the outer element.
If The display position of the inner element depends on the attraction of the outer element
Is described above.
Consider the change (ie, movement) of the elementary position. For example, “global warming” shown in FIG.
Gradually increases from 0.2 to 0.3 to 0.4.
If the vector γ indicating the display position of the document A is
As shown in Fig. 1, gradually rotate in the direction of the axis of "global warming".
Turn over. Note the trajectory of the tip of the vector γ.
Along the axis of "global warming", one half of the round table
You can also say that you are drawn straight to The vector at each point during the rotation is shown in FIG.
As shown in FIG. 12, the mapping is performed in the round table by the method of FIG.
The document at each point
Will be drawn as shown in the figure.
This curve is basically a vector that crawls on a curved surface
Since the trajectory of the tip of the
In the view, the arc always protrudes toward the outer edge of the round table.
You. However, the document which happens to be at the origin position
The only exception is that increasing the attraction of the relevant theme
It moves linearly along the axis of the robot. For example, FIG.
And the three parties "Simultaneous terrorism", "Structural reform" and "Global warming"
If there is a document that is drawn to and balanced at the origin
(Specifically, document E in Fig. 4)
Even if it is strengthened, vector rotation like the previous example does not occur,
The vector gradually expands toward "global warming"
Just go. Therefore, the vector at each time point
Even if it is placed in the round table as shown in Fig. 12, its tip
The display position of the document moves straight outward from the origin.
It just looks like it is. The arc when moving from a position other than the origin
And the straight line when moving from the origin,
One point on each circle of the center circle is defined as the inner circle (ie, relative to the radius).
Outer circle (relatively larger radius)
Circle), and are essentially the same.
One. The latter straight line is only a special case of the former arc
You can say that. Note that the linear movement from the origin is the best.
Easy to say, but the gravitation of the theme increases linearly
And the speed of document movement is fast at the beginning of movement,
Become slow. This defines an infinite plane based on the principle shown in Fig. 9.
When placed in a circle, the outer edge of the circle fills a wider area.
The distance reduction rate increases
This is because As shown in Fig. 12, gradually outside the round table
The same is true for curves that are drawn to the edge,
The speed gradually decreases as the distance from the center (origin) increases. FIG. 13 shows the operation of each icon described above.
FIG. As shown in the figure,
If you increase the attraction of any of the themes placed around you,
Documents placed on the round table that are related to the subject
Is divided into clockwise and counterclockwise ones
While drawing a curve that makes a slight detour to the outside
The icon of the theme while gradually slowing down
Will come together. As shown in FIG. 14, the moving document is
An icon different from the suspended document (the figure shows the document as the theme
(Imagine how they are dragged)
It may be. In addition to the above, only the moving icons are displayed in color
Various variations, such as changing the
Can be considered. The moving distance of the document is related to the theme.
It has nothing to do with the degree. For example, in FIG.
When the gravitational force of the “
Document C, which has been attracted greatly from around the recession,
If any, the document does not address “global warming”.
For example, if the degree of
Greater than the relevance of Document G, which has been attracted very small
It is not critical (see also FIG. 4). This is, for example, one of the squares where crowds gather.
A woman who ran from a distance when she called only women to the corner
Sex is more feminine than a woman who comes close
It is the same as nothing. The amount of movement, not the amount of movement
Depending on the fact, the person is a woman or the document is
Because you can see that it is related to global warming
is there. (2-3) It is instructed to change the angle of the outer element.
If The above is the position of the inner element when the attractive force of the outer element changes
But the angle of the outer element changes next.
In this case, consider the change in the position of the inner element. Changing the angle of the outer element means, in short,
The rotation of the axis to which the element is assigned, for example FIG.
"Global warming" axis rotated clockwise as shown in Figure 5
, The position where the vector is balanced changes,
All documents related to the theme change position. Same figure
Moves in the direction opposite to the direction of rotation as the shaft rotates
Shows an example of a document to be rotated (a sentence that moves in the same
There is also a book). These vectors are represented in FIG.
As shown in Fig. 11, when it is stored in the round table,
The tip of the vector spiraled up the curved surface
On the other hand, in the example of FIG.
It will be. However, this is the opposite direction of movement
Change in the angle of the outer element,
A series of inside elements draw a curve and turn clockwise on a round table
Moving counterclockwise does not change the gravitational force.
Same as in the case. Next, FIG. 16 shows a relation according to the first embodiment.
Instruction to change the attractive force or angle of the outer element of the presence / absence display device
Showing the procedure for changing the display position of each element according to
It is a chart. The instruction input section 203 of the apparatus is operated by the operator.
Detecting the drag of the mouse 112 (step S1)
601: Yes), a circle that encloses any outer element
Drag, that is, an instruction to change the attractive force of the outer element
(Step S1602: YES), first, set the view attribute.
Instruct the setting unit 204 to calculate the value of the current attractive force.
You. The view attribute setting unit 204 uses the above equation
The value of the attractive force is calculated (step S1603), and the value is
Only when it is 0 or more and 1 or less (step S1604:
Yes), and writes the value into the table shown in FIG.
S1605). When the value of the attractive force is out of the above range,
In other words, half of the circle surrounding the outer element
If the diameter is too large or too small
(Step S1604: No), ignoring the above operation
(Specifically, the following steps S1605 to S1607
), An error notification such as a beep
(Step S1608). The view attribute setting unit 204 shown in FIG.
When the table is updated, the display position determination unit 205
The side element position determining unit 205b determines the current
New display position of the inner element based on the current gravity
Is calculated (step S1606). Note that this calculation
The procedure is as described above. The recalculated display position is stored in the view display unit 20.
2 and then the view display unit 202 displays the displayed circle.
In the table view, the icon of the repositioned inner element
Is displayed again at a new position (step S1607). Ma
The table shown in FIG. 6 held by the view attribute setting unit 204 at the same time.
Remove circle around outer element with increased or decreased gravity by referring to
And re-create a circle with a radius that matches the current gravity.
draw. After that, the instruction input unit 203
Is completed, and if it is still ongoing,
Step S1609: No), Processing After Calculation of Attraction Again
Is repeated (return to step S1603). And de
When the lag is completed (step S1609: Ye
s), the processing according to this flowchart ends. In addition, any detected mouse drag
Drag the icon of the outer element, that is, the outer element
(Step S1602: N
o, step S1610: Yes), instruction input section 203
Instructs the view attribute setting unit 204 to set the current angle
Calculation and write the calculated angle in the table of FIG.
Step S1611). Next, the display position determining unit 205
The outside element dragged by the outside element position determination unit 205a
A new display position of the side element is calculated (step S161)
2). Further, by the inner element position determining unit 205b,
A new table of inner elements based on the angles of the outer elements
The indicated position is calculated (step S1613). These totals
The calculation procedure is as described above. Then, each of the above calculated round table views is calculated.
A new icon is re-displayed by the view display unit 202 at the position.
It is displayed (step S1614). After that, input instructions
The unit 203 determines whether or not the drag has been completed, and
If it is continuing (step S1615: No), the angle
The processing after the calculation is repeated (return to step S1611)
), If the drag has been completed (step S161)
5: Yes) The process according to this flowchart ends. According to the first embodiment described above, the round table
Pay attention to one of the themes placed around
Do not increase the attractive force in the axial direction or rotate the shaft.
And, among the many documents on the round table,
Only the document can be moved selectively. Therefore,
Which of the many documents deal with the desired subject?
It is obvious at a glance. Then, for example, the attraction of “global warming”
After strengthening and collecting related documents, "Simultaneous
I tried to increase the attractiveness of "b", but first, "global warming"
The incoming document is dragged toward the "Simultaneous terrorist attacks"
As it progresses, this document will cover "global warming" and "
(B) has at least two cuts
You. The contents are shown, for example, in FIG.
It seems to be seemingly unrelated
Between Afghanistan and Afghanistan
New commonalities can be found. Thus, the book
Unknown associations buried in multiple documents according to the invention
Gender, correlation, synchrony, etc. In addition, the operation for that is performed by mouse dragging.
Only complicated and complicated procedures are not required. Conventional
Means that a document has multiple cuts
This means that you can browse the list of search results by theme
You couldn't understand unless you combined them. In contrast
In the present invention, simply changing the attractive force of the shaft
While trying to rotate, from trial and error
It is possible to find some significant relationships. (Embodiment 2) The embodiment described above
In state 1, when the angle of the outer element is changed,
The movement is somewhat unnatural. For example, the example shown in FIG.
Then, as the axis moves, the documents related to the axis
Move in a direction that repels the axis. Also, "Earth
The “global warming” axis rotates further and the “elderly / declining birthrate” axis next to it
In some cases, the top of the vector is
As a result of turning from descending to ascending on the curved surface of No. 2, the sentence on the round table
The trajectory of the call will meander in a complicated manner. The purpose of finding hidden relations is
Any related inner elements are linked to the movement of the outer element
This can be achieved by moving the round table in the form of
If the movement was intuitive and easy to understand
Is good. In the case of a change in the attractive force, the time
There are two types: counterclockwise and counterclockwise
As a result, documents on the subject of interest gather
It will be an easy-to-understand image that comes
(See FIG. 13) In case of changing the angle of the outer element,
All inner elements rotate in the same direction as the outer elements rotate
It is better to do it. The inner element rotating in the opposite direction to the rotation of the outer element
The origin of the element is the minimum as shown in FIG.
This is because the first document is positioned.
The display position of the inner element is not necessarily in each axis direction
It does not need to be the position where the vector is balanced.
In the present invention, the relationship between the outer element and the inner element
Changes in the position of the latter in conjunction with the attraction or angle of the former,
It is expressed by the temporal change of the display position of the inner element
And the display position of the inner element at each point in time
Does not imply any association with the outer element
Because there is no. For example, in the round table view shown in FIG.
Document F in the immediate vicinity of "Jar League"
May be a document strongly related to
The vector for "structural reform" and the vector for "aging / declining birthrate"
It happens to be in a place where the balance with Toll
Just because there was an axis, it fits into the "major league"
It may be an irrelevant document. That is,
As in Embodiment 1, by strict vector synthesis
Determining the position of a document does not really matter. As described above, the display of the inner element at a certain point in time
The position itself is not important in the present invention.
As long as you decide uniquely according to the consistent rules of
Is enough. Therefore, in Embodiment 2 described below,
Position of an element when the attraction of the associated outer element increases
Gathers on the axis, and when it decreases,
As they move away and the angle of the associated outer element changes
To always rotate in the same direction as the rotation of its axis
I do. The third embodiment of the association display device according to the present invention is shown in FIG.
The hardware configuration is the same as that of the first embodiment shown in FIG.
It is the same as that of the continuous presence display device. Also, the functional configuration
Is also the same as that of the first embodiment shown in FIG.
Especially the inner element position determining unit 205
The positioning of the inner element at b is slightly different from that described above.
Has become. Internal Element Position Determination Unit 2 According to Second Embodiment
05b is the vector on which the mapping to the round table is based
The length L and the angle θ of γ (see FIG. 9) are set as follows.
And calculate. First, the length L of the vector γ is
The attractive force is multiplied by the relevance of each outer element
Is the sum of all outer elements.
You. The following is a mathematical expression. [0106] (Equation 2)Next, the angle θ of the vector γ is determined by
Gravitational force, degree of relevance to each outer element, and
The angle of the side elements multiplied by the three
Add up the side elements and calculate this above
The length L of the vector γ (the attractive force of each outer element and the
Multiplied by the relevance to the side element and summed)
Average value. If expressed in mathematical formulas,
You. [0108] [Equation 3] Calculate length and angle to uniquely define vector γ
After the determination, the same as in FIG.
To calculate the vector γ 'pushed into the radius R from the origin
Put out. As described above, γ ′ is the length L of γ obtained above.
Length obtained by subtracting the reciprocal of R from R (= R-1 / L)
And has the same angle θ as the angle of γ obtained above.
Vector. Next, the vector obtained as described above
γ ', and the display of the inner element represented by the tip position
The position changes depending on the change of the attractive force or the angle of the outer element.
Think about how it changes. (1) Change of attractive force of outer element When the attractive force Wk of the k-th outer element increases,
From the equation, the length of γ of the inner element related to the element and
The length of γ 'obtained by subtracting the reciprocal of the length of γ from R is
It can be seen that it always increases. This is the strength of gravity
The inner document associated with the outer element
The strength of the relationship (Vk) and the
Regardless of strength / no strength, etc.
It moves in the direction away from the center of the. Also, referring to the above equation, this equation is
Both the denominator and the numerator include the attractive force Wk of the kth outer element
Therefore, when the attractive force increases, the angle of γ, and
The same angle of γ 'may increase or decrease.
You. The increase of γ 'is a counterclockwise rotation about the origin.
Rotation, decrease means clockwise rotation
When the attraction of one of the outer elements increases, the associated inner
The side elements are the angles of γ and γ 'calculated for each
Depending on the clockwise and counterclockwise
Will be done. FIG. 17 shows the relation between the inner element and the outer element.
If the degree is as shown in FIG.
Of each inner element when the attraction of that outer element increases
This is an example in which the display position is actually calculated by the above equation. here
Then, the gravity of each theme was originally 0.1,
Assume that only the gravitational pull of "IT recession" has been strengthened to 0.4
You. In the figure, there is some relation to “IT recession”
(V2 ≠ 0) Document B, C, D
The length L 'of the vector γ' increases before and after the force enhancement
However, the angle θ increases in the document B and decreases in the documents C and D
are doing. Therefore, document B is as shown in FIG.
As the attraction of "IT recession" increases, gradually from the origin
Will rotate counterclockwise around the origin while moving away
You. Documents C and D also gradually move away from the origin.
First, it rotates clockwise around the origin. What
As mentioned above, the outer edge of the round table reduces the distance between two points.
Since the rate increases, the γ increases as the distance from the origin increases
Γ 'elongation slows down due to the round table per unit time
The distance traveled by
). When these movements are combined, the attraction increases.
Toward the “IT recession” icon
The icons of the connected documents B, C, and D approach the left and right sides of the round table
Seems to come together. All the speeds are at the origin
Close movement starts fast, and moves away from the origin end slowly
No. As you can see, when the gravity of the outer element is changed,
The movement of the elements is almost the same as in the first and second embodiments.
It is like. (2) Changing the angle of the outer element On the other hand, if the angle θk of the k-th outer element increases,
From the above equation, the vector γ of the related inner element and
It can be seen that the angle? Conversely k
When the angle θk of the third outer element decreases, the vector
The angle? of? 'always decreases. This is the outer element
When the element rotates clockwise, the related inner element is also clocked
Clockwise or counterclockwise when rotated counterclockwise.
In other words, it turns to follow the rotation of the shaft
ing. From the above equation, the k-th outer element
Even when the angle θk increases or decreases, γ of the inner element related to the element
And the reciprocal of the length of γ subtracted from R
It can be seen that the length of? 'Is not affected at all. FIG. 19 shows the relationship between the inner element and the outer element.
If the degree is as shown in FIG.
Of the inner element when the angle of the outer element increases
This is an example in which the display position is actually calculated by the above equation. here
Then, it is assumed that the gravitational force of the theme is all 0.1, and "I
The axis of “T depression” is 45 degrees to 60 degrees counterclockwise (ie,
(Up to 105 degrees). [0120] From the figure, it can be seen that there is some relation to "IT recession".
(V2 ≠ 0) Documents B, C, and D
The angle θ of the vector γ ′ increases with the angle of the axis.
You can see that it is added. In any document, the increment of θ is determined by the rotation of the axis.
It is proportional to the amount, for example, "IT recession"
When the document is rotated by 60 degrees, the document as shown
The angle increment for B is 24 degrees, but is doubled plus 120
When rotated by 48 degrees, the increment is also 48 degrees, twice plus 3 times
When rotated by 180 degrees, the increment is also tripled to 72 degrees.
The display position of Document B is 0.4 degrees for each rotation of the axis
It can be said that it rotates. Similarly, the display position of document C is
Approximately 0.7 degrees per rotation of the axis, the display position of document D is the axis
Rotate at a rate of 0.3 degree per 1 degree rotation. The ratio of the angular velocities common to γ and γ ′
The rate (4: 7: 3) itself is the “IT recession” of each document.
It is independent of the ratio of relevance to the ratio (2: 9: 3)
Is the ratio of the angular velocity of γ to the ratio of the length of γ (5: 13: 1
Multiplying by 0) gives exactly the ratio of relevance
From the movement of the tip of γ depending on the angular velocity and length of γ
It can be seen that the distance is completely proportional to the degree of association. for example
For example, if the degree of relevance to “IT recession” is
Since it is 1.5 times, create a vector γ for each document.
Then, the tip of the vector γ of the document D is the vector γ of the document B.
Move 1.5 times the distance of the tip of. However, by adjusting the length of the vector γ, the radius
In the vector γ ′ pushed into R, the above proportional relationship is
Will be lost. Actually calculate the moving distance of the tip of γ '
As a result, document B is 4.18, document C is 16.14, sentence
Letter D is 6.28 and the ratio of relevance (2: 9: 3)
Is slightly different. However, the distance traveled is related
Is roughly proportional to
Documents with less movement and relevance tend to move less
It can be said that. To summarize, as shown in FIG.
Related Document B, as "Status" rotates counterclockwise
・ C ・ D rotates counterclockwise around the origin
Will be. However, among the related inner elements,
At the origin, the outer element is clockwise / counterclockwise
It remains stationary regardless of the direction of rotation. The inner element is used to change the above-mentioned attractive force.
As you move, gradually approach the outer edge of the round table as you move
It does not go, but simply on a concentric circle centered on the origin
They only move. Also, if the rotation speed of the shaft is
If present, the angular velocity of γ or γ ', and therefore the speed of movement of its tip
Since the degree is constant for each document, the movement starts and moves
No difference in end speed. Note that the transfer of individual inner elements
The ratio of the moving distance is not necessarily the degree of relevance to the rotated outer element
Does not exactly reflect the ratio of
Relative strength is relatively strong, weak relation
Can be estimated to some extent from the length of the movement distance. As described above, when the angle of the outer element is changed,
The movement of the inner element of the first embodiment is different from that of the first and second embodiments.
Is different. In the latter, it occurred in the former
Rotation of the inner element in the opposite direction to the rotation of the outer element.
When a rolling outer element overtakes an adjacent outer element
Intuitively unnatural movements such as meandering of the course of the inner element
Do not live. It should be noted that the display position of the inner element
The length L / L ′ and angle θ of the vector γ / γ ′ are not necessarily
It must not be determined by the expression or expression
No. For example, as a formula for calculating θ instead of the following formula,
Something like that is possible. [0128] (Equation 4) FIG. 21 shows the position of the inner element according to the above equation.
It is explanatory drawing which shows the principle of determination (angle determination). The figure shows
Relevance to "IT recession" 0.3, "Structural reform"
Degree of relevance to 0.3, relevance to "global warming"
Is 0.4 and is not relevant to other themes
This is an example of determining the angle of a book (specifically, document D in FIG. 4).
For simplicity, the gravitational pull of each theme is 0.1.
You. In the figure, the vector indicated by the black arrow is shown in FIG.
Corresponding to the vectors α and β shown in FIG.i× Viso
is there. The vector indicated by the white arrow in the figure is
Each of the turtles "Simultaneous terrorist attacks"-"Aging / declining birthrate"
It is a projection projected on the axis (referred to as x axis), and the length is Wi
× Vi× cos θiIt is. This document describes three themes.
The three black arrows in the figure reflect the
But one of them happens to be perpendicular to the x-axis
However, only two projected white arrows appear. The projections are synthesized, that is, Wi×
Vi× cos θiFrom i = 1 to i = N (8 here)
When they are added, the coordinates of one point on the x-axis are obtained. With formula
Expressed as follows. [0132] (Equation 5) Similarly, the black arrow in FIG.
Combined by projecting on "leather"-"boy crime" axis (referred to as y axis)
Then, the coordinates of one point on the y-axis are obtained. If you use mathematical formulas,
It looks like this. [0134] (Equation 6) The starting point was determined as the origin and the ending point was determined as described above.
Given a vector with x and y coordinates,
As shown in the lower right triangle, at least the angle θ
Of the tangent (tan θ) can be obtained. Soshi
Is the inverse of tan, atan (arc tangent
G) to derive the angle θ from this tangent
Can be converted to the angle θ of the vector γ / γ ′.
To be adopted. The final result of the above work is the above formula
You. However, the view display unit 202 (the function
The drawing program that implements the part) is actually up to the value of θ
Not required, enough to know sinθ and cosθ
In practice, from the above x and y, Pythagorean theorem
The length of the hypotenuse is calculated, and from the length of this hypotenuse, sin θ and c
osθ only. FIG. 22 shows an equation obtained by replacing θ in FIG.
It is an example of a numerical value in the case of calculating by. Also the attractiveness of the outer element
Only the inner elements that move with the increase are shown in FIG. This
As can be seen from these figures, in the case of calculation by the formula,
The associated inner element towards the outer element of increased attraction
The point of gathering is the same. However, like document D in the figure
Approaching the outer element from a direction that detours
There is also an inner element (counterclockwise is "IT recession"
Despite being close to
It is clockwise because it is drawn.) FIG. 24 is a graph in which θ in FIG.
It is a numerical example in the case of calculating with a formula. Angle change of outer element
FIG. 25 shows only the inner elements that move with the change. this
Although they do not appear in these figures,
If the inner element rotates in the same or opposite direction as the outer element
May occur simultaneously. That is, inside
Since the behavior of the element is closer to that of the first embodiment than that of the second embodiment,
However, as described above, regardless of the
The related inner element makes some movement as the element rotates.
If this is the case, the intended purpose of indicating the relevance is achieved.
It is. In the first and second embodiments described above,
Is the theme as the outer element of the round table and the document as the inner element
, But on the contrary, the outer element is the document and the inner document is the theme
It may be. The operator can arbitrarily define the outer and inner elements
May be swapped (e.g. round table view
Place a "Swap Element" button on top of it). [0140] The combination of elements is determined by the theme and the document.
The present invention is not limited to this, and may be arbitrary. For example, the outer element
If people and inside elements are documents, the gravitation of a certain person was strengthened
Related documents by changing the seating order at the round table
(For example, a document created by the person, not created
Is the document that was edited, the document that was just viewed,
Documents, etc.). The relevance between a person and a document is, for example, as shown in FIG.
As shown in, the properties set for each document
It can be automatically calculated using it. For example, the author
Is 0.9 and the relevance to the editor is 0.
8. The relevance to the first viewer is 0.7, the second
The degree of relevance to the viewer is 0.6
The degree of relevance is uniformly 0.3 ...
The value of the degree of relevance to be assigned according to the difference in
You only have to decide in advance. Of course, the degree of relevance is set manually
It is also possible to give by. Also, in this case, on the contrary, the outer element is the inner
The side element may be a person (a person is on a round table,
Although the image is somewhat strange). For example, centralized management of in-house documents such as minutes
Server, and clients from each department
Documents can be saved at any time via the network
System management due to low free space
Even if a person recommends voluntary deletion of unnecessary documents,
It is difficult to organize data as you think
You. In such a case, especially for large documents
Pickups and arrange them around the round table,
Select a distinguished person from the people who came and decide whether to delete it
What should I do? Conventionally, the property of the document is
If you specify the creator and ask if it can be deleted,
Minutes include the actual contents of the meeting, such as secretaries and newcomers
Are often created by people who do not know,
Authors often do not provide a clear answer. On the other hand, according to the present invention, other than the creator
May be the editor, viewer, or author of the document.
Interested or interested in meeting participants or conclusions of the meeting
And others who should be referred to as persons involved in the document in a broad sense.
Drag the mouse twice and drag out
It is possible to attach people who are likely to respond
It is. Not only whether the document can be deleted
If you have any questions about the details of the project listed
The easiest to ask among the stakeholders who have been drawn
You can choose the right person. The icon of the person who is the inner element
Double-click to open the person's properties.
Phone number and e-mail address
It is more convenient. Also, the icon of the person moves
Sometimes it's easy to understand by running a running animation etc.
No. In addition to the above, for example, a keyword
Each sentence for each keyword with element and document as inner elements
You can also see if the book is relevant. Keywords and documents
Is related to each keyword in each document
May be determined based on the frequency of occurrence of. Also, apart from the document constraint, for example,
Time zones such as "0:00 to 3:00" and "3:00 to 6:00" are required outside.
Elementary products such as "lunch" and "juice"
And the relevance of each inner element to each outer element
Average number of units sold for each product in the zone
At a certain point in time)
What products are not sold at all in the middle and at certain times
Can be displayed intuitively. However, the above
So that the amount of movement of the inner element is
Since the degree of relevance to an element is not proportional in principle,
Analyzing what products sell well during certain hours
Secretly difficult. In connection with the above, the outer element and the inner element
Individual inner elements are all outer
If the side element has some relation, apply the present invention.
There are few merits to use. For example, the inner element
Notebook PC, "battery holding" and "expandability" in the outer element
By arranging various performances such as "memory capacity",
According to the present invention, only PCs with good "battery life"
It seems that it can be dragged out, but it is actually
PCs with a degree of relevance to battery life (bad battery life)
PC) and 10 PCs (PCs with good battery life)
It moves without distinction, and from the amount of movement, the degree of relevance
Cannot be estimated (according to Embodiment 2).
Except when changing the angle). That is, the degree of association between the outer element and the inner element
May be 0 or a positive value as shown in FIG.
If you apply the present invention,
Intuitively analyze the presence or absence of association between many elements
Can be. The name of the present invention is "related <degree> display device".
Do not be afraid to say "related <presence> display device"
This is also the reason (the angle according to the second embodiment).
Function only as a "relation <degree> display device"
). Note that the above-described document search unit 201, view
Display unit 202, instruction input unit 203, view attribute setting unit 2
04 and the display position determination unit 205
5 and the like read from the RAM 103 into the RAM 103
The CPU 101 executes the instruction processing according to the instruction
Thus, the function of each unit is realized. This blog
Ram is HD105, FD107, CD-ROM1
13 and stored on various recording media such as MO
Can be distributed via a network
Noh. Note that the view display unit 202 described above
"First display means" and "second display means"
"Step", and in the processing performed, "No.
A first display step ”and a“ second display step ”.
In addition, various attribute values are received in response to an instruction from the instruction input unit 203.
View attribute setting unit 204 for updating
It corresponds to "attribute value changing means", and includes
The “attribute value changing step” described in the claims is included. Also on
Inner display position determination unit 20 of display position determination unit 205 described above
5b is the "display position determining means" in the claims.
The processing is performed in the "display position determination step" in the claim.
Respectively. [0153] As described above, according to the first aspect of the present invention,
The light includes first image information representing a first element and a second element.
First displaying the second image information representing the element on the display;
Display means, and the first image is displayed by the first display means.
Any one of the first elements for which image information is displayed
Attribute value changing means for continuously changing one attribute value;
The second image information is displayed by the first display means
Among the second elements, the attribute is changed by the attribute value changing means.
The one associated with the first element whose value has been changed
The data of the second image information representing the second element.
Display position determination to determine a new display position on the display
Determining the display position by the setting means and the display position determining means
The obtained second image information on the display
And second display means for displaying at the display position.
Attribute value (specifically, gravity or angle) of the first element
If changed, the second element related to the first element
Only icons of things move selectively on the display
Which means that a certain element
Display the presence / absence of element association in an easy-to-understand manner for the operator
Has an effect that an association display device that can perform the association is obtained.
You. The invention according to claim 2 is the same as the above-mentioned claim.
In the invention described in the item 1, the attribute value changing means
As the attribute value changes continuously, the display position is determined.
Display position of each second image information determined by means
But one point on each of a plurality of concentric circles
Move on the arc that connects to the side in order, so that the first element
When the gender value (specifically, gravitational force) is changed, the second factor
Only the icons related to the first element are
So that it can be slowly drawn to the icon of the first element
Move on the display
The operator to determine whether an element is related to an element.
An association display device that can be displayed clearly
The effect is obtained. [0155] Further, the invention as set forth in claim 3 is the same as the above-mentioned claim.
Item 2. In the invention according to Item 2, the attribute value changing means
As the attribute value changes continuously, the display position is determined.
Display position of each second image information determined by means
Move on the arc while gradually decreasing the speed
Change the attribute value (specifically, gravitational force) of the first element.
In addition, the second element related to the first element
Only the icon of the thing, attention of the operator with the quickness of the initial movement
While pulling, the speed gradually becomes easier to see on the display
Move, so that
Display the presence / absence of association of an element in an easy-to-understand manner for the operator
The effect that an association display device that can perform
Play. Further, the invention according to claim 4 is the same as the above claim.
In the invention described in the item 1, the attribute value changing means
As the attribute value changes continuously, the display position is determined.
Display position of each second image information determined by means
Move on a single circle, so the first element
When the attribute value (specifically, angle) is changed, the second element
Only the icons related to the first element are
The same direction as the rotation of the first element around the origin,
On the display along the circumference of the circle centered on the origin
Is rotated, which allows
Display the relatedness of certain elements
Of providing an association display device that can be connected
To play. [0157] Further, the invention as set forth in claim 5 is the above-mentioned claim.
In the invention described in the item 4, the attribute value changing means
As the attribute value changes continuously, the display position is determined.
Display position of each second image information determined by means
Move at a constant speed on the circle, respectively.
When the attribute value (specifically, angle) of the element of
Icons of the elements related to the first element
Only the rotation speed of the first element around the origin
Linked speed (constant if the speed of the first element is constant)
Will rotate on the display.
The operator to determine whether an element is related to an element.
An association display device that can be displayed clearly
The effect is obtained. [0158] The invention according to claim 6 is the first essential element.
First image information representing the element and second image information representing the second element
A first display step of displaying image information on a display;
The first image information is displayed in the first display step
Continuously assigns any one of the attribute values of the first element
Attribute value changing step of changing to
Of the second elements for which the second image information is displayed,
The first element whose attribute value has been changed in the attribute value changing step;
For the element related to the element,
New display position of the second image information on the display
A display position determining step of determining the position,
The second image information whose display position has been determined in the
Second display step of displaying at the display position on the display
And the attribute value of the first element (specifically,
Force or angle), the second element
Only the icons related to the first element are selectively
To move on the display.
The operator can determine whether or not an element is related to the
A method for indicating the presence or absence of association that can be displayed easily
It has the effect of According to the seventh aspect of the present invention,
Causing a computer to execute the method according to claim 6.
Has the effect of obtaining a program that can be
You.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is an explanatory diagram showing a hardware configuration of an association display device according to a first embodiment. FIG. 2 is an explanatory diagram showing a functional configuration of an association display device according to the first embodiment; FIG. 3 is an explanatory diagram schematically showing an example of a document held in a document management unit 200. FIG. 4 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of a relevance list held in a document management unit 200; FIG. 5 is an explanatory diagram illustrating an example of a round table view displayed by a view display unit 202. FIG. 6 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of an attribute list held in a view attribute setting unit 204; FIG. 7 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of changing the attractive force of an outer element on a round table view. FIG. 8 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of changing the angle of the outer element on the round table view. FIG. 9 is an explanatory diagram showing a principle of positioning an inner element in a round table view. FIG. 10 is an explanatory diagram showing a principle of positioning an inner element in a round table view. FIG. 11 is an explanatory diagram showing how the position of the inner element is changed with the change in the attractive force of the outer element. FIG. 12 is an explanatory diagram showing the principle of positioning of the inner element according to the change in the attractive force of the outer element. FIG. 13 is an explanatory diagram summarizing the movement of each icon of the outer element and the inner element according to the change in the attractive force of the outer element. FIG. 14 is an explanatory diagram showing an example of each icon of an inner element before, during, and after movement. FIG. 15 is an explanatory diagram showing how the position of the inner element is changed with the change in the angle of the outer element. FIG. 16 is a flowchart illustrating a procedure of a process of changing a display position of each element according to an instruction to change an attractive force or an angle of an outer element in the association presence / absence display device according to the first embodiment; FIG. 17 is an explanatory diagram showing an example in which the display position of each inner element when the attraction of the outer element is increased is actually calculated by a formula and a formula. FIG. 18 is an explanatory diagram summarizing changes in the display position of each inner element when the attraction of the outer element increases. FIG. 19 is an explanatory diagram showing an example in which the display position of each inner element when the angle of the outer element is increased is actually calculated by a formula and a formula. FIG. 20 is an explanatory diagram summarizing changes in the display position of each inner element when the angle of the outer element increases. FIG. 21: Positioning (angle determination) of inner element by formula
FIG. 4 is an explanatory view showing the principle of the above. FIG. 22 is an explanatory diagram showing an example in which the display position of each inner element when the attraction of the outer element is increased is actually calculated by a formula and a formula. FIG. 23 is an explanatory diagram summarizing changes in display positions of individual inner elements when the attractive force of the outer elements increases. FIG. 24 is an explanatory diagram showing an example in which the display position of each inner element when the angle of the outer element is increased is actually calculated by an equation and an equation. FIG. 25 is an explanatory diagram summarizing changes in the display position of each inner element when the angle of the outer element increases. DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 100 Bus or cable 101 CPU 102 ROM 103 RAM 104 HDD 105 HD 106 FDD 107 FD 108 Display 109 Network I / F 110 Communication cable 111 Keyboard 112 Mouse 113 CD-ROM 114 CD-ROM drive 200 Document management unit 201 Document search unit 202 View display unit 203 Instruction input unit 204 View attribute setting unit 205 Display position determination unit 205a Outer element position determination unit 205b Inner element position determination unit

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  1. Claims: 1. A first display means for displaying, on a display, first image information representing a first element and second image information representing a second element; An attribute value changing unit that continuously changes any one attribute value of the first elements for which the first image information is displayed by the display unit; and the second display unit that displays the second image information. Of the second elements for which image information has been displayed, those associated with the first element whose attribute value has been changed by the attribute value changing means, the second image information representing the second element. A display position determining means for determining a new display position on the display, and a second displaying the second image information whose display position has been determined by the display position determining means on the display position on the display. Display means and Related whether the display device, characterized in that the. 2. The display position of each of the second image information determined by the display position determining means in accordance with the continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means, each of the plurality of concentric circles The association presence / absence display device according to claim 1, wherein the device moves on an arc that connects the upper point in order from the inside to the outside. 3. A display position of each of the second image information determined by the display position determining means is gradually increased along the arc with a continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means. The association presence / absence display device according to claim 2, wherein the association presence / absence display device moves while decreasing the speed. 4. A display position of each of the second image information determined by the display position determining means along with a continuous change of the attribute value by the attribute value changing means, is displayed on a single circle. The association presence / absence display device according to claim 1, wherein the association presence / absence display device is moved. 5. A display position of each of said second image information determined by said display position determining means along with a continuous change of an attribute value by said attribute value changing means, wherein each of said display positions of said second image information has a constant speed on said circle. The association presence / absence display device according to claim 4, wherein the association presence / absence indication device is moved. 6. A first display step of displaying, on a display, first image information representing a first element and second image information representing a second element, wherein the first display step includes the step of: An attribute value changing step of continuously changing any one attribute value of the first elements on which the image information is displayed; and wherein the second image information is displayed in the first display step. Of the second elements, for the element associated with the first element whose attribute value has been changed in the attribute value changing step, the second image information representing the second element is displayed on the display. A display position determining step of determining a new display position; and the second display position determined in the display position determining step.
    A second display step of displaying the image information at the display position on the display at the display position. 7. A program for causing a computer to execute the method according to claim 6.
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