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Windows File Content Search System Displayed Via Tree Diagram

Liaw, Richard Zhi Cheng (2011) Windows File Content Search System Displayed Via Tree Diagram. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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The purpose of this project is to first study on the application of the mind mapping technique in a Windows search program. We will first compare between a mind mapping search method to the conventional Windows 'Search' function. This study will prove beneficial because of the rise in the use of computers. As the reliance on computers increases, so will the volume of data and information stored in them. This means that sooner or later, someone has got to develop a more intelligent or effective search method. As for the scope of the system, a new search program that also provides the basic functionalities of receiving users' input and displaying search results is to be developed. The initial design of a mind mapping search program is defmed first. The directory specified by users will be the root of the mind map and its immediate branches will be the directory's highest level contents. The branches will subsequently branch out to display the contents of subdirectories in the specified directory. The branching will end by displaying the end files as clickable titles. These titles (the name of the files) will allow users to directly open the files by simply clicking them. However, more study is needed to determine whether a mind mapping search program is a good alternative search program or not. Ultimately, this project is to recommend an alternative file searching program and develop a prototype to demonstrate its capabilities. This proposed alternative search program might or might not incorporate the mind mapping search technique. The following report contains a literature review - a study on the advantages and disadvantages of using the mind map method as well as a comparison between mind mapping and a few other visual representation methods. In the end, a conclusion is drawn on whether the mind mapping technique is suitable to be incorporated into a search program. If not, an alternative search method is to be proposed. The methodology chosen for this project will be the Extreme Programming (XP) technique of Agile Development which will be further discussed. The results of the study which includes a survey, as well as a recommendation and conclusion section will be presented.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Information Communication Technology
Subject: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Sciences and Information Technology > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2013 11:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:42
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/8802

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