Ex parte IWASAWA et al. - Page 11

          Appeal No. 1997-1212                                                        
          Application 08/017,839                                                      

          interprets teachings for "vectorization" to apply to                        
          "parallelization," and (2) interprets the claimed                           
          "prompting" to read on the compiler giving reasons to the                   
          user and the claimed "assist information" to broadly read on                
          the rewritten parts of the program or the inserted                          
          directives or assertions.  The compiler decides whether the                 
          program portion is parallelizable based on the user entered                 
          "assist information."                                                       
               Appellants acknowledge the Examiner's interpretation                   
          (Br12, first full para.), but then just states that "there                  
          is no 'prompting' or 'receiving' in an interactive                          
          environment as set forth in independent claims 1, 5, 9 and                  
          12" (Br12).  Appellants do not explain why the Examiner's                   
          interpretation is erroneous or unreasonable.  The Examiner                  
          responds that a "prompt" is defined as "displayed text                      
          indicating that a computer program is waiting for input from                
          the user" and so the user interaction in Padua involves                     
          prompts (EA11).                                                             
               The step of "prompting . . . for assist information" in                
          claim 1 is extremely broad.  There is no stated reason why                  
          "prompting" cannot broadly be read on the compiler providing                

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