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A Method and System for Automatically Tracking and Updating Status of Defects across Teams and Companies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000245376D
Publication Date: 2016-Mar-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for automatically tracking status of defects across teams and companies and updating respective defect tracking databases.

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A Method and System for Automatically Tracking and Updating Status of Defects across Teams and Companies

Disclosed is a method and system for automatically tracking status of defects across teams and companies and updating respective defect tracking databases.

Following figure provides a flow chart for tracking status of defects and updating defect tracking databases across teams and companies in accordance with the method and system disclosed herein.

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The system includes a text analysis engine which analyses unstructured text (such as email/notes) of a user to identify presence of defect report data within the unstructured text. In an embodiment, one or more predefined dictionaries and rules are employed to identify text as relating to a subject of a defect. Once, the text analysis engine identifies content related to a defect, further details are retrieved from the unstructured text. The

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details include but not limited to defect subject, severity, date, software, summary, owner, component, defect id. Thereafter, it is checked if a defect with a similar subject or defect number already exists in the user's defect system, then, the existing defect is updated with new defect details in the defect tracking database. However, if the defect does not already exist in the defect system, then a new defect is created in the user's defect tracking system.

Thus, the method and system disclosed herein provides an efficient mechanism to track status of...