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Method of Annotating an Event with a Personal Activity Metadata in an Access Controlled Fashion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202109D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-03
Document File: 3 page(s) / 38K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and method for sharing relevant activity metadata associated with a calendar event or social activity, allowing a second party to have access to previously collected information, thus improving individual and team productivity.

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Method of Annotating an Event with a Personal Activity Metadata in an Access

Controlled Fashion

Even with the advance of technologies in collaboration tools and social networks,

people are not sharing information and knowledge well enough to improve productivity

and the quality of the work environment. For example, a team may spend more time

sharing the information they collected and comparing notes than actually working on a

solution to a problem. Other instances where information is not shared might lead to a

redundancy of effort and loss of productivity.

For any meeting or event, if people share their background knowledge and preparation

both the individual's and the team's productivity is likely to improve. Existing relevant solutions include:
• Systems are designed for desktop searches which allow calendar events to drive

metadata queries (1).

None are able to share results with a group of users.
• Systems which use event information to search related artifacts. (2)

These do not cover using personal activity metadata out of the direct context of

the event.
• System which annotates media recordings by calendar event metadata. (3) It does not cover building the reverse association.

• System which annotates a location in a published document and stores the

annotation either within or separately from the published material. (4)

It does not describe a method of sharing annotations while providing access

control over specific markups.
• A calendar-based interface system which accommodates innate human memory

by associating computer-related events, and other events, based upon when

they occur. (5)

It does not cover out of time sync relationships.

This disclosure proposes a method of sharing relevant activity metadata associated with

a calendar event or social activity so that a person who is preparing for a simila...