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Method and System for Dynamically Providing Location Based Answers to Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237370D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

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Sriram Srinivasan: INVENTOR [+3]

Abstract

A method and system for dynamically providing location based answers to users is disclosed.

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Method and System for Dynamically Providing Location Based Answers to Users

Abstract

A method and system for dynamically providing location based answers to users is disclosed.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for dynamically providing location based answers to users.  The method and system dynamically provides answers to questions posed by a user on the happenings at a particular location.  An application (app) installed on a mobile device of the user seeks answers from one or more users who are at that particular location.  Thereafter, the answers received from the one or more users are dynamically provided to the user.

In a scenario, a user ‘U’ poses a question ‘Q’, which is mapped to a location ‘L’ and a topic ‘T’ by a notification system.  The notification system receives the question Q posed by the user U and computes a list ‘N’ of users who are at/near the location L to obtain answers for the question.  Thereafter, the users in the computed list N are ranked, wherein the users are ranked based on the likelihood of providing answers to the questions.  The likelihood can be calculated based on past responses of the users.  In accordance with the scenario, the top users ‘K’, where K < N in the list are notified/alerted for answering the question Q.  Subsequently, the answers submitted by each of the K users are processed and one or more of the answers submitted by the K users are presented to the user U.  If none of the K users provide an answer to the question Q within the first minute of alert, a new set of users are notified to obtain answers, wherein the new set of users can be the next K users according to the ranking.  With each passing minute, the number of users’ notified increases, until an answer is provided or the list of users is exhausted. 

In a scenario, the notification system initially indentifies the topic T and location L of the question Q posed by the user U.  Ther...