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Automatic Associative Distribution Name Designation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111234D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Prior mechanisms provide a multiplicity of means for creating distribution lists. Such mechanisms include contextual analysis of messages and passive monitoring of dialed telephone numbers. These recent advancements have caused users to be overwhelmed with a multitude of distribution lists. Users are frequently spending time determining specific names for generated distribution lists. The problem of specifying non-duplicate names for differing distribution list often confronts the user. This often causes users to perform mental exercises of conceiving unusable names for distribution lists, yet select distribution names that have a cognitive association for the user.

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Automatic Associative Distribution Name Designation

      Prior mechanisms provide a multiplicity of means for creating
distribution lists.  Such mechanisms include contextual analysis of
messages and passive monitoring of dialed telephone numbers.  These
recent advancements have caused users to be overwhelmed with a
multitude of distribution lists.  Users are frequently spending time
determining specific names for generated distribution lists.  The
problem of specifying non-duplicate names for differing distribution
list often confronts the user.  This often causes users to perform
mental exercises of conceiving unusable names for distribution lists,
yet select distribution names that have a cognitive association for
the user.  It is desirable to provide a mechanism by which the
generation of distribution lists can automatically generate cognitive
associative designation names for distribution lists.

      This article describes a method for the analysis of electronic
addresses of a distribution list by which a mechanism correlates
intersecting information on references to formulate potential names
for designating a specified distribution list.

      The method considers the context of generating the distribution
list to formulate potential names for the distribution list.  Upon
the formulation of a distribution list, a Query Engine component
performs a query on an information data base repository, e.g, a
directory or local address book, using the electronic addresses.  A
service correlates specified fields of the queried information to
determine similarities between all members of the distribution list.
This service subsequently presents the user with references to the
similar information obtained.  The service presents this information
as a potential name for the distribution list.  For example, if all
members of the distribution list are from Dept.  54E, the service
would present the user with a choice of naming the distribution list
54E.

      As previously mentioned, the context for generating the
distribution list can determine appropriate candi...