Patent Number: 7,822,738

Title: Collaborative workspace context information filtering

Abstract: Architecture that provides real-time opportunistic access to data that is relevant and/or related user activities. Ways are disclosed to use information of a single workspace to structure automatic searches into a number of data stores in order to opportunistically extract relevant information therefrom. An email client can use workspace content to train a filter for identifying new messages deemed relevant or related to the content and topics of the workspace, a system can be provided to use the content of a single web site as contextual data for providing auto-generated links to other sites within the corporate enterprise, a collaborative application can natively understand the content being shared and then look for specific terms in the content which can be employed for generating a search query and returning relevant and/or related data, and combinations thereof are provided for automatically generating and searching data stores for relevant and related information.

Inventors: Andersen; Hans (Redmond, WA), Meek; Brian (Redmond, WA), Nichols; David (Redmond, WA)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: G06F 7/00 (20060101); G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00