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Contextual Attribute Selector

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122734D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, W: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a service by which the content of a distribution can automatically create the attributes for the distribution. Certain documents may need to be classified as URGENT, IMPORTANT, CONFIDENTIAL, etc., depending on particular words used within the content of the document. Implementations, such as gateways and external networks, also may desire that incoming and outgoing documents be classified on the basis of contextual information. A mechanism is needed to allow the content of a distribution to resolve the attributes of a distribution.

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Contextual Attribute Selector

      This article describes a service by which the content of a
distribution can automatically create the attributes for the
distribution. Certain documents may need to be classified as URGENT,
IMPORTANT, CONFIDENTIAL, etc., depending on particular words used
within the content of the document. Implementations, such as gateways
and external networks, also may desire that incoming and outgoing
documents be classified on the basis of contextual information. A
mechanism is needed to allow the content of a distribution to resolve
the attributes of a distribution.

      A Contextual Profile Table can be created to allow a user to
establish the classification/attributes that should be given to a
distribution.  This table can define key words that should be
associated with specific attributes.  For example, the key phrase
PONY EXPRESS can be associated with a distribution attribute of
CONFIDENTIAL.

      Upon the user establishing a Contextual Profile Table a service
can be invoked which can search the content of the document seeking
key words. Upon the service detecting registered key words, the
service would designate the registered attribute with the appropriate
value. This invention can provide a service to allow the assignment
to also be based upon the absence of such key words.

      This invention provides a technique to automate the process of
a user designating the attributes of a distribution or document. This
invention...