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Method and Apparatus to Assist Document Authoring through a Tagging Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000173297D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jul-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jul-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 217K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention uses an annotation/tag-based approach to help document authoring. By integrating the Content Tagging Service Utility into document-reading tools such as Microsoft Word, Web Browser (Firefox, IE), and Lotus Notes, the interested/selected text (word, phrase, paragraph) or images can be categorized into a central repository (tag server). Then at another time, when the user is authoring its own documents, the tagging service will help user to recall the required information. The user's authoring tool will integrate the "Content Search Service Utility". Whenever a word or phrase is needed in the document but forgot by the author, he can input related annotations/tags with specific expression, the utility service will retrieve a list of words/phrases/etc. from the tag server according to the annotations/tags given by the author. Then the autohr can replace the tags with the selected words/phrases in his authoring context.

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Method and Apparatus to Assist Document Authoring through a Tagging Service

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Document authoring is the most essential function in a variety of usage contexts such as authoring of office documents and emails, programming source code, and authoring of wiki pages and blogs. A majority of such authoring tools provide spell-checking and auto-correction functions; some even enables context-awareness features. All of these features are based on the known words which themselves should be used in the text. There are still many cases when the author doesn't know the expected word or picture but only know its meaning. For example, when composing a paper, the author need input the full title of an international conference. The author only knows the abbreviation of the conference, "ICSOC", but forget its full title. In another case, when you are writing an email to Bill, and you would like to include the name of Bill's boss in your email content, but you forget the boss's name, what can you do then with the help of the email tool? These cases are not supported by current text authoring tools at present. This invention proposes a tagging-based approach to resolving above issues and claims a few tools to assist authors in document editing.

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