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Automatic Addressee Fuzzy Search

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106213D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Provided is a technique for enabling systems to intelligently resolve incorrect electronic mail addressee information in the event that a user name or ID has been typed or spelled incorrectly.

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Automatic Addressee Fuzzy Search

      Provided is a technique for enabling systems to intelligently
resolve incorrect electronic mail addressee information in the event
that a user name or ID has been typed or spelled incorrectly.

      If a user name or id is entered incorrectly, the system will
automatically perform a fuzzy search of the Address Book based on the
incorrect criteria entered.  The fuzzy search would return a window
containing the list of names or user ids that most closely match what
was originally entered.  The user can then select the correct user id
or name form the list and complete sending the mail.

      Users will be able to set the following options for this
automatic fuzzy search function in a properties window:

  1.  Perform the fuzzy search without prompting.

  2.  Prompt the user with:  "Name not found.  Perform fuzzy search?"