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Context Markings in Instant Messaging

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029732D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article describes a method to identify logical context of a message in an instant messaging system. Since instant messages tend to be short and have few references to what the message is in response to, in multi-user chat sessions identifying context of a message is key in understanding the actual meaning. This invention provides mechanism to both identify and capture implicit and explict content of a message.