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Method and System for Automatically Summarizing Upcoming Events Extracted from E-Mail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237391D
Publication Date: 2014-Jun-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

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Kaushal Kurapati: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system for automatically summarizing one or more upcoming events extracted from one or more e-mails is disclosed. The method and system firstly scans a user’s inbox to identify the one or more e-mails including details of the one or more upcoming events. Thereafter, the method and system summarizes the one or more upcoming events by analyzing the content of the one or more e-mails.

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Method and System for Automatically Summarizing Upcoming Events Extracted from E-Mail

Abstract

A method and system for automatically summarizing one or more upcoming events extracted from one or more e-mails is disclosed.  The method and system firstly scans a user’s inbox to identify the one or more e-mails including details of the one or more upcoming events.  Thereafter, the method and system summarizes the one or more upcoming events by analyzing the content of the one or more e-mails.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically summarizing one or more upcoming events identified from one or more emails.  Examples of the one or more upcoming events can be, but need not be limited to, trips in the near future, events to attend in the current/next month, calendar events, transactions to be made during the current/next week and upcoming deals.

The method and system identifies the one or more upcoming events by scanning the user’s inbox to identify the one or more emails including the one or more upcoming events.  In one implementation, the method and system scans emails received during a predetermined time period such as during the past two weeks, to identify the one or more upcoming events.  The emails which are scanned can include, but need not be limited to, travel itineraries, calendar invitations, event invitations, package shipments.  Further, while scanning, the method and system identifies the one or more upcoming events by determining an event date and time associated with each of the one or more upcoming events.  For example, the method and system identifies only those events as upcoming events that are scheduled to occur during a predetermined time period such as during the upcoming week or month. 

Upon identifying at least one email of the one or more emails including at least one of the one or more upcoming events, the method and system transfers the at least one email to a summarizing bucket.  In order to summarize the one or more upcoming events, the method and system transfers each of the one or more emails including at least one of the one or more upcoming events to the summarization bucket.  Once the method and system scans the entire inbox, the method and system summarizes the one or more upcoming events and sends the summary to the user.  The summary is presented to the user as, but need...