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Mechanism for Privacy Protection when using third party quality checking on textual data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029216D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-18
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

When quality checks on textual data are performed by a third party, this may conflict with the restriction not to disclose the textual data to any third party, which restriction may exist for reasons of privacy, confidentiality, or intellectual property. For example, when a spell checking service is implemented as a web service, it may be considered as risk to transmit the candidate text to a web site that performs the actual spell check, because the security policies followed by the third party cannot be controlled by the owner of the textual data. In the following, a method is disclosed which allows to keep a certain level of privacy while having a non-trusted party doing a quality check, for example a spell checking operation.