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Entertainment Guide Enabling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112072D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Manthuruthil, GC: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This invention describes a feature for automatically updating the calendar of the user with the entertainment/recreational information. The current generation of calendars/organizers are essentially user driven, i.e the users enter the details of the events, time, place etc. It should be possible to automate scheduling of a certain class of events - the events which relate to the entertainment event scheduled in the city in which the user is expected to be on a given date.

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Entertainment Guide Enabling

      This invention describes a feature for automatically updating
the calendar of the user with the entertainment/recreational
information.  The current generation of calendars/organizers are
essentially user driven, i.e the users enter the details of the
events, time, place etc.  It should be possible to automate
scheduling of a certain class of events - the events which relate to
the entertainment event scheduled in the city in which the user is
expected to be on a given date.

      This invention proposes that a direct link be established
between the software schedulers and a certain class of on-line
databases.  There are many on-line databases or news wire services
available.  The user can specify to the scheduling software his/her
entertainment preferences.  (e.g., "For Monday night, I prefer
football...  for Friday night I prefer Jazz My favorite stars are
Robert Redford and ..." )

      Based on some criteria the software will scan the on-line
guides, select the appropriate events and enter the entries in the
appropriate time slots with location, ticketing info, etc. (of
course, the user can choose not to go to these events.)

      A daemon process can periodically (an option for the user) scan
the calendar to determine the different cities where the user is
going to be.  After determining the list of cities and the
corresponding time durations, the daemon process can dial the
telephone numbers of the databases...