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A smart method/system to get key points of email with long history

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246941D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-18
Document File: 7 page(s) / 178K

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Abstract

This disclosure is aiming the problem of efficiency issue that user reading email with long history. The invention provides summary section for mail and link the text with mail context so that user can quickly get the summary of long history email: 1) Add summary section in mail structure. 2) Summary can be generated automatically. User can also generate and edit summary mannully. 3) Build linkage between text in summary and mail content. 4) UI can be built on the linkage relationship.

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A smart method/system to get key points of email with long history

Email system is a formal and official communication system in daily work. It is very common that one receives an email with long history and do not know how to start when just joined. Actually this kind of case will often happen during our daily work, as email is a formal and official communication method, generally one matter will involve many related people, the mail loop will increase based on people's discussion back and forth. A more smart method needed to help improve the efficiency for reading emails.

The key points for this invention is to provide summary section for mail and link the text with mail context:

Add summary section in mail structure.


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Summary can be generated automatically. User can also generate and edit summary manually.


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Build linkage between text in summary and mail content.


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User interface can be built on the linkage relationship.


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Figure.1 shows the mail structure and view with the invention. It has a summary section showing the key information of current email. So that readers need not to spend extra time and effort to go through the whole email thread to get useful information any more, it has been gathered automatically and show up for readers.

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Figure.2 shows how to generate summary automatically

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Summary section format definition:

Summary section sample:

This is not valid requirement from security perspective.

Customer insists we should support multiple user account repository.

Figure.3 shows the view that user manually edits the generated summary.

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