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Cross-Reference Auto-Classification Assignment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111695D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

With the advent and popularity of the electronic mail systems, users send and receive a multiplicity of mail items of diverse nature and classifications. Often times, users create notes/documents referencing other documents that are of a proprietary nature and distribution should be treated according to company specific procedures and guidelines for proper classification. On many occasions it is not a trivial job to assign proper classification when users must first investigate the classification of the referenced documents. A mechanism is desired to automate assigning classification to outbasket items that reference multiple documents with different classifications.

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Cross-Reference Auto-Classification Assignment

      With the advent and popularity of the electronic mail systems,
users send and receive a multiplicity of mail items of diverse nature
and classifications.  Often times, users create notes/documents
referencing other documents that are of a proprietary nature and
distribution should be treated according to company specific
procedures and guidelines for proper classification.  On many
occasions it is not a trivial job to assign proper classification
when users must first investigate the classification of the
referenced documents.  A mechanism is desired to automate assigning
classification to outbasket items that reference multiple documents
with different classifications.

      The method described in this article provides a mechanism to
automate classification assignment to the new outgoing inbasket items
based on the highest classification of the documents that are
cross-referenced.  More specifically, this mechanism examines the
Classification field of the documents referenced by an outgoing mail
and it selects the highest classification of them all to be assigned
to the outgoing document/mail.  This is significantly different from
the classification assigned when the Reply function of current art
(e.g., OfficeVision*) is used since this only assumes the immediate
replied-to document.

      This mechanism consists of a CrossReference Server that
monitors the outgoing documents and checks for their cros...