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Automatic Compilation of 'Expert Witness' List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120871D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 189K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Baber, RL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a system for obtaining names of personnel skilled in a given area while maintaining security and privacy.

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Automatic Compilation of 'Expert Witness' List

      This article describes a system for obtaining names of
personnel skilled in a given area while maintaining security and
privacy.

      In a large enterprise it is often difficult to know who has
expertise in any given area.  When scheduling a meeting on a
particular topic it may be advantageous to invite or consult with
those individuals.  Skills and experience information exists in
databases but is unavailable to most people.  Besides, retrieving
such information would be far more trouble than it is worth.

      Using intelligent document analysis tools it is possible to
automatically retrieve documents relating to a particular topic or
topics.  The Artificially Intelligent Document Analyzer (AIDA)
developed by the Computer Power Group of Garran, Australia provides
intelligent text parsing.  One of the outputs of AIDA is a list of
key phrases. If all documents in a given database are run through
this tool, a list is obtained which contains all meaningful phrases
contained in all documents in the database (an inverted list). Tools
other than AIDA could be used for this function, as long as the
ability is present to generate key phrases, not just key words.  (See
the figure.)

      By using a database containing expertise information, we obtain
a valuable set of associations.  Each item in the list of key phrases
is associated with a list of documents relating to that phrase. The
database might co...