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Methodology for Nickname Creation on Reception Via Contextual Closings

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110550D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
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 short hand 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 distributions.

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Methodology for Nickname Creation on Reception Via Contextual Closings

       Within an electronic office system, nicknames are
abundantly used as short hand 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 distributions.

      This article describes a service that can be activated at the
reception of a distribution to analyze the closing 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 closing to determine if a nickname already exist,
thus providing automatic addressee information based upon the
closings.

      This method allows the user to optionally enable this service.
A registration facility allows the user to define templates for
recognition of the closing component of the message.  For example,
possible templates are:
Sincerely, xxxxx
  Regards, xxxxx
   Thanks, xxxxx
   See ya, xxxxx
where xxxxx represents a variable name.  This allows the recipient to
specify any first name of a potential originator.

      A syntactical parser component of the service scans the textual
content of the document for the defined templates.  Syntactical rules
can include recognition of these templates as the first occurrence
within the message, beginning with a backward search of the content.
This allows for mat...