An Information Filtering (IF) system for retrieving relevant text data from a data base document collection is disclosed. A user can use this system to access a dynamic data stream to retrieve relevant data such as accessing e-mail or a wire-service. Alternatively, a user can use the IF system to access an data storage archive such as electronically stored patents, journals and the like. The invention includes several steps. The first step has a user reduce the information they are interested in into a tangible form such as manually writing a natural language user need statement, or alternatively imputing the statement electronically into a computer file for storage. The next step is to create a filter window having an adjustable document viewing text length, that will be used to electronically scan through the database collection of documents in order to determine a relevancy value for each scanned document. The filter can be created several ways using synonym and domain lists. Altern
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College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)
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Driscoll, James, "Method for Detecting and Extracting Text Data Using Database Schemas" (1998). UCF Patents. 333.