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System and Method to Validate a Day of the Week and Date Match in Free Form Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248318D
Publication Date: 2016-Nov-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

Disclosed are a system and method to verify that a specified day of week and the corresponding calendar date match within a written statement.

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System and Method to Validate a Day of the Week and Date Match in Free Form Text

Printed or email invitations usually mention a date that contains both a day of the week and a date. The problem is that the day of the week and the calendar date do not always match. The invitation recipient is left wondering if the day of week is correct or the date is correct.

A method is needed to check dates against the days of the week to verify correctness.

The novel contribution is a system and method to verify that a specified day of week and the corresponding calendar date match within a written statement.

For example, and invitation states, "Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 1st, 2016". July 1 st is not a Tuesday; therefore, the system indicates the error.

The process flow for implementing this system follows:


1. The user composes an invitation, email, etc.

2. The system scans free form text to recognize a structure such as: "Tuesday ...

  July 2" where the day of week is mentioned along with a specific date that is later mentioned 3. If no year is specified, assume current year (e.g., "2016").

4. Determine the day of week for the date mentioned 5. If the day of week for the date mentioned does not match the day of week specified, then the system flags the text as a potential error 6. Upon showing the erroneous date, the system shows the user a typical calendar/date picker 7. The user selects the correct date 8. The system replaces the text with the text containing correct day a...