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A Method and System for Providing Chat Hints relevant to Content of the Chat

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234641D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-24
Document File: 3 page(s) / 108K

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Visagan Vaithyanathan: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing intelligent links (“Chat Hints”) to a user participating in a conversation, wherein the links are relevant to the conversation. The method and system parses the content of the conversation to extract a set of keywords. The method and system uses the parsed content to generate structured data which is used to provide links relevant to the conversation.

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A Method and System for Providing Chat Hints relevant to Content of the Chat

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for providing intelligent links (“Chat Hints”) to a user participating in a conversation, wherein the links are relevant to the conversation.  The method and system parses the content of the conversation to extract a set of keywords.  The method and system uses the parsed content to generate structured data which is used to provide links relevant to the conversation.

Description

In the prior art, during a conversation using a messaging application or service, an interesting conversation might trigger a user to look up related information.  This information could be related to a trailer of a movie, tickets to a game, maps related to a location etc.  In pursuit of this information, the user traditionally would be forced to leave the messaging application or service and seek the answer in a browser window separate from the messaging application or service, disrupting the conversation and requiring additional effort.  

Disclosed is a method and system for providing intelligent links (“Chat Hints”) to a user participating in a conversation, wherein the links are relevant to the conversation.

Fig. 1 illustrates a typical architecture, wherein two chat clients can interact via a chat server.

Fig. 1

Fig. 2 illustrates an exemplary architecture in accordance with the method and system disclosed herein. 

Fig. 2

As illustrated in Fig. 2, chat client 1 is provided with chat hints.  The chat client 1 sends the chat c...