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Identifying an Individual by a Personal Name

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099757D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby an individual can be identified by his or her personal name. An enterprise may wish to identify and convey an individual by his or her personal name rather than the individual's network address name.

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Identifying an Individual by a Personal Name

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) Services whereby  an individual can be
identified by his or her personal name. An enterprise may wish to
identify and convey an individual by his or her personal name rather
than the individual's network address name.

      Currently DIA Services identify an individual by Distribution
Group Name (DGN) and Distribution Element Name (DEN).  By providing
self-defining fields which represent the individual's Surname and the
individual's given name, an enterprise can interchange and identify
an individual by his or her personal name.

      This mechanism permits enterprises to identify and present the
name of an individual in a user-friendly format. Furthermore,
searches and retrieval of information can be done in conjunction with
the use of the individual's personal name. Identification of an
individual in conjunction with his or her network address permits an
enterprise to convey such information in a more colloquial fashion.