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System for Context Management of Authored Content in Crowd Sourced Environments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000228697D
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-30
Document File: 3 page(s) / 19K

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Disclosed is a system for managing context around a composition activity in order to ensure security of intellectual property and authenticity of content. This management of context takes place across horizontal applications whilst one is composing a document or electronic message or performing a similar task. If the user is at risk of compromising content, then the system issues a warning message.

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System for Context Management of Authored Content in Crowd Sourced Environments

Crowd sourcing is a distributed problem-solving and production model. In the classic use of the term, problems are typically broadcast to an unknown group of solvers in the form of an open call for solutions. Users (i.e., thecrowd) submit solutions. Solutions are then owned by the entity that initially broadcast the problem (i.e., the crowdsourcer). The contributor of the solution is, in some cases, compensated either monetarily, with

prizes, or with recognition. In other cases, the only rewards may be kudos or intellectual satisfaction. Those who use crowd sourcing services, also known as crowdsourcers, are motivated by the benefits of crowd sourcing, such as gathering large numbers of solutions or information in a relatively inexpensive manner.

An individual in the crowd may be working on multiple tasks for multiple crowdsourcers. This increases the risk of cross-over of intellectual property between crowdsourcers. This can result in significant individual, financial, and brand exposure. A method is

needed to remedy that important problem.

Example problem scenario 1:

1. Crowdsourcer1 provides task1 to User A

2. Crowdsourcer2 provides task2 to User A

3. User A concurrently works on task1 and task2

4. User A inadvertently uses some material from task1 in task2

5. User A uploads completed task2 to Crowdsourcer2 (unfortunately with elements of task1 included)

Task1 for Crowdsourcer1 may have been to create a presentation on "business opportunities in developing countries" whilst task2 for Crowdsourcer2 may have been composing a message about "growth markets". It would be useful to have some system that would result in one of the following:

• Upon upload to Crowdsourcer2, the user receives a warning notification, such as, "Warning: During creation of this content, 47% of the content created was from a different context "

• When switching to a different provider context, the user receives a notification such as "It has only been 20 seconds since you have worked on a task from a different provider, please close/clear all content from the other provider including the clipboard"

• User receives a notification that the author was reading an e-mail from an entity that is not palatable to the crowdsourcer that own the currently enabled context

Example problem scenario #2:

User A is a Product manager, User A receives 400 e-mails a day, but today User A

wants to prioritize e-mails and other electronic content where the author was related to a particular crowdsourcer. There is no way for User A to prioritize or search for documents that relates to a specific crowdsourcer or crowd sourced activity. It would be beneficial if the system were intelligent enough to keep a record of context activity in


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horizontal applications.

It is sometimes pertinent for the user to remain aware of parallel activities, in terms of context, across other applicatio...