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System and Method for Auto Creation and Management of a To-Do List from Group Chat, Email Chain, or Other Forms of Communication

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247061D
Publication Date: 2016-Jul-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 194K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system to automatically create lists of tasks from group chats, channels, email, transcribed voice communication, etc. and then display the list on a group chat or channel.

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System and Method for Auto Creation and Management of a To-Do List from Group Chat, Email Chain, or Other Forms of Communication

Group chats that occur through common chat applications often consist of a group of people discussing multiple work efforts. The discussion often results in additional tasks, assignments, to-do items, etc., which require tracking. Creating and assigning action items to chat participants is a manual process. A person must follow the

exchange and create the list of work items for everyone, or each person needs to identify and take ownership of an item(s).

Long running email exchanges or transcribed telephone conversations from a group of individuals are also forms of multi-user transcripts.

The novel contribution is a method and system to automatically create lists of tasks from group chats, channels, email, transcribed voice communication, etc. and then display the list on a group chat or channel.

In the case of a group / channel chat:

1. Users have typical conversations 2. The system monitors the transcript for expressions which indicate something or someone needs to take action
3. The system generates and displays a list of items it has determined need action.

In an example embodiment, Users A, B, and C conduct a chat session, and the system follows it.

User A: Have you looked at the logs today?

User B: Was just about to do that.

User C: I noticed a SQL failure in the logs.

SQL0104N An unexpected token "christophe" was found following...