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Method and System for Detecting Reply of Messages during Active Asynchronous Communication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000217318D
Publication Date: 2012-May-07
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

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Abstract

A method and system for detecting reply of messages during active asynchronous communication is disclosed. The disclosed method and system includes a detection mechanism that detects if there are any unread reply emails corresponding to the asynchronous communication prior to sending a message.

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Method and System for Detecting Reply of Messages during Active Asynchronous Communication

Disclosed is a method and system for detecting reply of messages during active asynchronous communication. The disclosed method and system checks if there are one or more reply messages to an asynchronous communication that may be unread prior to sending a message. In addition, the method and system also detects content of a reply message in order to identify the tone of the reply message. The tone may correspond to the content of an email that reflects one of a reaction and a sentiment of a user regarding one of, but not limited to, a discussion, a suggestion and an invitation through emails.

In a scenario, a sender composes a first message and sends to one or more recipients. After receiving the first message, the one or more recipients may not read the first message immediately. The sender may wait for a reply from the one or more recipients. Alternately, the sender may decide to compose a second message if no reply is received from any of the one or more recipients. While composing the second message, if the sender receives a reply from one of the one or more recipients, then the sender may not be able to notice the reply. When the sender presses the send button then a detection mechanism detects any reply message from any of the one or more recipients. The detection mechanism detects reply messages to determine if there are any unread reply messages in one of inbox, file folders and other monitored channels of communication such as chat and voicemail of the sender. The detection can be done
by a conventional mechanism that associates individual email messages to threads by detecting one or more of content, sender, recipient and tone of the email messages. The conventiona...