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SEARCHING NOTE LOGS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057107D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kelley, SA Vincent, JP [+details]

Abstract

In an electronic implementation of informal notes, methods are provided for finding a particular note and for searching large note logs. A note is found by searching on "subject", "author", "recipient", or a "keyword" contained in the body of the note. A note is a generally small, informal piece of correspondence, having no set style. Its constituent parts are "author", "recipient", "subject", and "body". Both the sender and receiver may choose to keep a copy in a "note log" or "note book". These are generally unorganized except, perhaps, chronologically. Typically, in an electronic implementation of notes the "from" and "to" information is contained in the trailing delimiter. The note boundaries are determined by locating the delimiter records comprising the "from" and "to" information and the subject information.