Patent Number: 7,788,327

Title: Device, program and method for assisting in preparing email

Abstract: An email preparation assisting device automatically produces human-relations information about human relations with a recipient to whom an email is to be sent. In order to realize this, term extraction member extracts terms from emails stored in a sent/received email storing section. Term usage frequency calculation member calculates the usage frequency of each extracted term, and adds it to the usage frequency of the term stored in a term usage frequency storing section. Human-relations information producing member weights human-relations basic information associated in advance with each term in a term association list for each communication partner with the usage frequency of the term for the communication partner stored in the term usage frequency storing section to produce human-relations information based on the result of the weighting operation. The produced human-relations information is stored in a human-relations information storing section separately for each communication partner.

Inventors: Naito; Eiichi (Kyota, JP), Ozawa; Jun (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Panasonic Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101); G06F 17/28 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/31/12018