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A method for adding events into a calendar automatically

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014617D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

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Disclosed is a method for adding events into a calendar automatically. In general, a user of an electronic calendar adds events that he is interested in to his calendar manually. By registering information about a content source that events are to be extracted from, an event that meets certain criteria specified by a user can be added from the content source to his calendar automatically. At first, a user (1) registers contents sources that he wants the system to watch events from into the contents source information database. The information about a contents source could be the location of the contents source such as URL, information about events to be monitored such as key words about events, and the condition to extract events such as the period of the events. The event monitor (2) reads the contents source information from the contents source information database and (3) monitors the contents source periodically. When (4) a new event is added to the contents source, the event monitor (5) extracts the schedule information about the event and (6) adds it to the user's calendar automatically. (3) m onitor (4) new event