Patent Number: 8,880,108

Title: Short message processing method and apparatus

Abstract: A short message processing method and apparatus in short message interactive communication is disclosed that allocates identification codes to each service instance and performs short message interaction with uses using numbers embedded with the identification codes. In the short message processing method and apparatus of the present invention, in response to receiving of a short message from a communication terminal, a service instance for the short message is determined based on a server-side communication number contained in the short message, and then a reply short message is sent to the communication terminal using the server-side communication number that is embedded with a service instance identification code corresponding to the determined service instance. The present invention is capable of accurately and conveniently correlating a plurality of short messages with corresponding service instances, thereby enhancing users' experience during an interactive process.

Inventors: Yang; Ben Bo (Beijing, CN), Wen; Jia Jia (Beijing, CN), Shi; Ju Wei (Beijing, CN), Yu; Qi (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00