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Sort by Inbasket Item Abstract or Content Peruse Time

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104768D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Provided is a sort on peruse time of inbasket item abstracts or content.

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Sort by Inbasket Item Abstract or Content Peruse Time

      Provided is a sort on peruse time of inbasket item abstracts or
content.

      A mail inbasket may contain many different types of
distributions including textual notes, video presentations, audio
presentations, etc.  These items may be associated with an abstract
which contains a high level description of the associated entity.
For example, a distribution abstract may be a one minute clip from
the associated video, a three minute audio clip from the associated
audio item, a five minute video of the associated 100 page textual
document, etc.  The media used may not be the same as that which is
used to represent the associated inbasket item.  The user may have so
many inbasket items, it may be desirable to browse the abstract of as
many items as possible in the little time which may be available.  A
method is needed for a user to quickly eliminate inbasket items which
are of no interest and file those which are of interest.

      A user may also wish to know how much time is associated with
reading or seeing the entire content of an inbasket item.  A method
for showing the user how long specific items will take to peruse is
needed.

      A user is able to specify sorting inbasket items by the length
of time required to see an item's abstract or content.  Ascending or
descending order may be requested on the sort.  Therefore, an
inbasket containing video abstracts and/or content, audio abstr...