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System and Method for Automatic Correction and Notification Suppression on Textual Change Indication Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247498D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

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Disclosed is a method that enables to user to send a corrected text message to a recipient without sending multiple texts. The system recognizes an edit indicator, automatically makes the change to the text, and then only sends the correct version to the recipient.

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System and Method for Automatic Correction and Notification Suppression on Textual Change Indication

When a person sends a text message with a mistake(s) (e.g., typographical error), that person might send a follow-up message with a correction. When this happens, the system displays multiple alerts to the recipient, which can become annoying and distracting.

A method is needed to correct a mistake within a text message without bothering the recipient.

The novel method enables a text message sender to edit/replace text in a previously sent message based on a selected edit indicator. The system further suppresses any notification/vibration/alert of the modified text to prevent recipient annoyance. The second party receives only one, correct, text message.

This system can be implemented on a server or client device. The steps for implementation follow:

1. A user first opts to use the automatic correction and notification suppression method and system

2. The system has a default indicator and/or allows the user to specify a preferred indicator
(e.g., *replacement "*" is the indicator to the system that a mistake occurred and was identified by the user)

3. The user types a first message, n, and sends it to one or more recipients 4. The user recognizes a mistake in message n 5. The user composes a second message, n+1, with an indicator that a mistake was found in message n 6. The user sends message n+1 7. The system suppresses any visual or audible notifications for message n+1 8. The system analyzes message n to determine the area of the message that is affected by message n+1

A. Compares indicator correction with original message (e.g., n: "What an exellent idea" n...