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Method for Ambiguous Address Resolution of Potential Calendar Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104303D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

In an electronic calendar system, users frequently misspell the address of a potential recipient. Although current art allows users to search a directory, the art fails to provide potential electronic address candidates for misspelled electronic addresses. Users desire to compose their notes first and determine addresses later. The electronic address is merely a means for sending the note, while the user may be concerned with composing a note to be sent. There is a desire for distributed office systems to automatically correct addresses on behalf of the user based on an analysis of the lexical structure of the incorrect address. This article addresses a method by which the lexical structure of an incorrect address serves as a derived form for a search request to a directory.

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Method for Ambiguous Address Resolution of Potential Calendar Users

      In an electronic calendar system, users frequently misspell the
address of a potential recipient.  Although current art allows users
to search a directory, the art fails to provide potential electronic
address candidates for misspelled electronic addresses.  Users desire
to compose their notes first and determine addresses later.  The
electronic address is merely a means for sending the note, while the
user may be concerned with composing a note to be sent.  There is a
desire for distributed office systems to automatically correct
addresses on behalf of the user based on an analysis of the lexical
structure of the incorrect address.  This article addresses a method
by which the lexical structure of an incorrect address serves as a
derived form for a search request to a directory.

      Upon a user specifying an incorrect address at distribution
time, a Lexical Resolution Service accepts the incorrect address as
an input parameter.  The misspelled or otherwise incorrect address is
submitted through a series of rules to determine potentially known
replacements for the address.  These rules can be as simple as "take
the first three letters and perform a wild card search on the
remaining letters of the misspelled address".  Querying of an
assigned data base with the lexical results allows the lexical
product to be a search term parameter.

      Activation of a Correlator Service occurs upon the results
returned from the query request.  These results are presented to the
user via an end-user selection interface mechanism.  In addition,
optional information is presented to help t...