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Method for classification of buddies in Instant Messenger

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000179527D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Feb-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Feb-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for classification of contacts in instant messenger suiting to end users preference and mood.

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Method for classification of buddies in Instant Messenger

Instant messaging is a very popular means of communication. As the list of buddies' added increases, people are required to rearrange their buddies in different groups e.g. people working on Project A are added under Group A, personal contacts are added under Group Personal etc. This helps the end user in normal circumstances but there is also a need to look at buddies from different view point. For example - When the end user is low in confidence, who is the best person or buddy to talk to ?, or, When the end user needs some info about spirituality who is the best buddy to talk to ? etc. This will change the current way of looking at buddies and help users to contact right person at different scenarios arising out of personal experiences. In summary, there is a need to provide a mechanism that can enable user to very quickly, easily and visually identify user's character classification.

The disclosed method is to have a mechanism to automatically classify the character of the buddy based on chat logs and related information in Instant Messenger (IM). This method can be atomized to meet the need of the end user for better socialization.

Disclosed steps are as following:


Step 1: Users talk to different buddies over IM over a period of time.

Step 2: The method comprises of a agent working in the background which performs analysis of activity log and the content of mes...