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Contextual application sensitive recommended instant messenger contact list

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201685D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-18
Document File: 6 page(s) / 109K

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Abstract

We introduce a new system as "Contextual application sensitive recommended instant messenger contact list", with this system, once you open the instant messenger, the system will try to guess what you want to chat, whom you want to chat, then provide a recommended contact list for your fast access, to help you save the time of finding people, avoid the lack of could not identify people.

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Contextual application sensitive recommended instant messenger contact list

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Background

We could notice these things in our daily work and daily life


Real-Time collaboration become part of daily work and daily life , we use instant messenger communicate with our colleague , friends and family.

The contacts list of our instant messenger become big and complex , we work on a long name list , manygroups, and some one like change his/her name in IM , etc; it was not easy to find the one what we want to chat .

Do you chat with every contact everyday ? Or, mostly, you only chat a few of then weekly ? Many of thecontacts in our instant messenger was not the people we often communicate , such as the colleague with a few cooperation , travel agency, "new friends" meet in network/bar/vacation/etc ..... I even forget who are they and why they are in my list , I had to check history to know who are they .....

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What'

's the problem

s the problem

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User Case

Cindy want to go to Tibet for travel . So she write a post as "let's go to Tibet this summer " in BBS,in order to seek other traveller together.

In next few days, Cindy will have many new friends in her instant messenger , to talk about the travel plan , ticket, hotel, etc. She also will add some commence commerce contacts of guest house owner , driver, travel agency, etc.

She also have many old friends in her contacts , who travel with her a few months / years ago, and many old contacts travel agency , ticket dealer, which she add and talk for previous travel .
let's see her trouble:
--She search and read a diary , then she want to discuss the plan with her new friends , but, it's noteasy to find the people who will come with her from her long list .
--She read a introduction of a guest house in City Linzhi , she remember a old friend meet in previous travel mention to that he went to Linzhi last year, she want to ask advice from him , but she already complete who is he , as well as his id in her contact list .
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User Case

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Mike is working on a paper about REST API , let's see her trouble:
-- He remember there was an engineer help him on Connections REST API 3 months ago, and told him some good tips , but he already forget who help him at that time. So, he had to check chat history one by one to find .
-- Julia was in his contact list , he know Julia as a beautiful girl , whom meet in outing; but he didnot know Julia was an expert of REST API at all, he could try to ask help from her if he know this .
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Summary of the problem

The Contact list of Instant Messenger just organize the contacts ; provide a way to find the people ; etc. If there was a way , once you want to use it , it knows whom you want to chat ?

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Summary of our invention

If you notice, before click the instant messenger , what are you doing? Wh...