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Methodology for Nickname Creation via Contextual Salutations

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104177D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fitzpatrick, GP: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Within an electronic office system, nicknames are abundantly used as shorthand for specifying electronic addresses of users. In particular, with electronic mail systems these nicknames provide users a convenient means for specifying an electronic address for distributing documents. Prior systems requires users to access a nickname facility of the application to create a nickname for a potential recipient. It is desirable to provide a mechanism for which the nickname can be automatically created on behalf of the originator based upon characteristics of the content of the document, thus providing a more convenient method for creation of a nickname.

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Methodology for Nickname Creation via Contextual Salutations

      Within an electronic office system, nicknames are abundantly
used as shorthand for specifying electronic addresses of users.  In
particular, with electronic mail systems these nicknames provide
users a convenient means for specifying an electronic address for
distributing documents.  Prior systems requires users to access a
nickname facility of the application to create a nickname for a
potential recipient.  It is desirable to provide a mechanism for
which the nickname can be automatically created on behalf of the
originator based upon characteristics of the content of the document,
thus providing a more convenient method for creation of a nickname.

      This article describes a service that can be a activated at
distribution time to analyze the salutatory structure of the message
to determine if an appropriate nickname can be created for the
originator of the message.  In addition, this facility allows
analysis of the salutation to determine if a nickname exists, thus
providing automatic addressee information based upon the salutations.

      The preferred method allows the user to optionally enable this
service.  A registration facility allows the user to define templates
for recognition of the salutation component of the message.  For
example, possible templates are:

      For example, this allows the originator to specify any first
name of a potential recipient.  A syntactical parser component of the
invention scans the textual content of the document for the defined
templates.  Syntactical rules can include...