US20120136862A1 - System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents - Google Patents

System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US20120136862A1
US20120136862A1 US13/306,798 US201113306798A US2012136862A1 US 20120136862 A1 US20120136862 A1 US 20120136862A1 US 201113306798 A US201113306798 A US 201113306798A US 2012136862 A1 US2012136862 A1 US 2012136862A1
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
changes
documents
system
review
change
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Pending
Application number
US13/306,798
Inventor
Robin Wallace Glover
Current Assignee (The listed assignees may be inaccurate. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy of the list.)
WORKSHARE Tech Inc
Original Assignee
WORKSHARE Tech Inc
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Priority to US41786910P priority Critical
Priority to US41785510P priority
Priority to US41785310P priority
Priority to US41785810P priority
Application filed by WORKSHARE Tech Inc filed Critical WORKSHARE Tech Inc
Priority to US13/306,798 priority patent/US20120136862A1/en
Assigned to Workshare Technology, Inc. reassignment Workshare Technology, Inc. ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: GLOVER, ROBIN WALLACE
Publication of US20120136862A1 publication Critical patent/US20120136862A1/en
Assigned to WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, LONDON BRANCH reassignment WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, LONDON BRANCH SECURITY INTEREST (SEE DOCUMENT FOR DETAILS). Assignors: WORKSHARE TECHNOLOGY INC.
Priority claimed from US15/063,247 external-priority patent/US20160188584A1/en
Priority claimed from US16/014,234 external-priority patent/US20180300351A1/en
Application status is Pending legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06KRECOGNITION OF DATA; PRESENTATION OF DATA; RECORD CARRIERS; HANDLING RECORD CARRIERS
    • G06K9/00Methods or arrangements for reading or recognising printed or written characters or for recognising patterns, e.g. fingerprints
    • G06K9/00442Document analysis and understanding; Document recognition
    • G06K9/00483Document matching
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F16/00Information retrieval; Database structures therefor; File system structures therefor
    • G06F16/90Details of database functions independent of the retrieved data types
    • G06F16/93Document management systems
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/10Complex mathematical operations
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/20Handling natural language data
    • G06F17/21Text processing
    • G06F17/211Formatting, i.e. changing of presentation of document
    • G06F17/218Tagging; Marking up ; Designating a block; Setting of attributes
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/20Handling natural language data
    • G06F17/21Text processing
    • G06F17/22Manipulating or registering by use of codes, e.g. in sequence of text characters
    • G06F17/2211Calculation of differences between files
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F17/00Digital computing or data processing equipment or methods, specially adapted for specific functions
    • G06F17/20Handling natural language data
    • G06F17/21Text processing
    • G06F17/24Editing, e.g. insert/delete
    • G06F17/241Annotation, e.g. comment data, footnotes
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L51/00Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages
    • H04L51/08Messages including annexed information, e.g. attachments
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L51/00Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages
    • H04L51/22Mailbox-related details

Abstract

Changes identified between two electronic documents are grouped according to the category of the identified change, and the categorized changes are grouped and displayed to a user. Additionally, each change is assigned a review state that can be updated to reflect the status of each change as the user reviews the changes in a comparison document.

Description

    CROSS REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/417,858 entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING COMPARISONS OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS, filed Nov. 29, 2010, and is hereby incorporated by reference in its entirety.
  • This patent application is related to the technologies described in the following patents and applications, all of which are incorporated herein in their entireties:
    • U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/417,853, entitled METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING DOCUMENTS EXCHANGED OVER EMAIL APPLICATIONS, filed Nov. 29, 2010; and
    • U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/417,855, entitled METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING DOCUMENTS EXCHANGED OVER EMAIL APPLICATIONS, filed Nov. 29, 2010; and
    • U.S. Provisional Application No. 61/417,869, entitled SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A COMMON FRAMEWORK FOR REVIEWING COMPARISONS OF ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS, filed Nov. 29, 2010.
    TECHNICAL FIELD
  • The present disclosure generally relates to presentation to a reviewer of changes found in a comparison of electronic documents.
  • BACKGROUND
  • Electronic documents, such as word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, often undergo multiple revisions or are co-authored by multiple people who make changes to previous versions of the document. When two versions of a document are compared, the changes are typically reviewed by an individual who is skilled in the relevant field prior to accepting the changes in the latest version.
  • SUMMARY
  • Systems and methods for presenting changes identified between two electronic documents in a manner that assists rapid review of the changes are disclosed. Each identified change is assigned an initial review state. As a user reviews the changes, the review state can be updated to reflect the status of each change, for example, reviewed and accepted, reviewed and rejected, or reviewed but needs further discussion.
  • Further, the identified changes are grouped according to the category of the identified change. In one embodiment, categories of changes can include trivial changes, matching changes, potentially missing changes, unexpected changes, unexpected boilerplate changes, and missing placeholder changes. The changes are displayed to the user for review in a hierarchical manner, according to the type of change. Additionally, each type of review state can be associated with an icon for easy identification by the reviewer.
  • This Summary is provided to introduce a selection of concepts in a simplified form that are further described below in the Detailed Description. This Summary is not intended to identify key features or essential features of the claimed subject matter, nor is it intended to be used to limit the scope of the claimed subject matter.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • Examples of an electronic document comparison system and method are illustrated in the figures. The examples and figures are illustrative rather than limiting. The electronic document comparison system and method are limited only by the claims.
  • FIGS. 1A-1C show views of changes identified between documents as presented by a conventional document comparison program. The views include a a simple list of changes and a redlined version of the changes.
  • FIG. 2A shows a general environment in which a document comparison application can be implemented.
  • FIG. 2B shows a block diagram illustrating an example of a computer used to run a document comparison application for comparing two electronic documents.
  • FIG. 3 depicts a block diagram illustrating example functional modules of one embodiment of a processor or server used to run a document comparison application.
  • FIGS. 4A-4C depict a flow diagram illustrating an example process of identifying and displaying changes between two documents, according to one embodiment.
  • FIGS. 5A and 5B show a change summary view and redlined view, according to one embodiment.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Various aspects and examples of the invention will now be described. The following description provides specific details for a thorough understanding and enabling description of these examples. One skilled in the art will understand, however, that the invention may be practiced without many of these details. Additionally, some well-known structures or functions may not be shown or described in detail, so as to avoid unnecessarily obscuring the relevant description.
  • The terminology used in the description presented below is intended to be interpreted in its broadest reasonable manner, even though it is being used in conjunction with a detailed description of certain specific examples of the invention. Certain terms may even be emphasized below; however, any terminology intended to be interpreted in any restricted manner will be overtly and specifically defined as such in this Detailed Description section.
  • Conventionally, document comparison tools compare an earlier version of a document with a later updated version of the document to generate a redlined comparison document. Typically, redlined deletions in the comparison document are indicated by a cross-out and redlined additions are indicated with underlining, although other conventions can be used. Further, conventional document comparison programs can also provide a simple listing of the differences between the two documents. FIG. 1A shows a screen-shot from a conventional document comparison program that provides the redlined version on the right side and the list of changes on the left side. FIG. 1B shows a close-up of the list of changes, and FIG. 1C shows a close-up of the redlined document. With both the redlined comparison document and the simple list of the changes, a reviewer needs to read and understand each change to determine its importance. Generally, the greater the number of changes in the document, the longer it will take to review the entire document. For a large document, there may be several hundred or even several thousand changes between two versions of the document, resulting in a time-consuming review process.
  • The techniques described in this disclosure can be implemented to categorize the changes and display the categorized changes in a manner that allows the user to review the changes rapidly. In addition, the document comparison application disclosed herein maintains a list of which changes have been reviewed, thus allowing the user to focus attention on the changes that have not been previously reviewed.
  • FIG. 2A depicts a general environment 200A in which a document comparison application can be implemented. Example client devices 202, 203, plurality of document comparison servers 205A-N, and document database 204 are coupled to a network 201. Although there can be many client devices and document databases coupled to the network 201, for clarity, only two example client devices 202, 203 and one document database 204 are shown.
  • The network 201 can be a telephonic network, an open network, such as the internet, or a private network, such as an intranet and/or the extranet. The network 201 can be any collection of distinct networks operating wholly or partially in conjunction to provide connectivity to the client devices and servers, and can appear as one or more networks to the serviced systems and devices.
  • Client devices 202, 203 can be any system, device, and/or any combination of devices/systems that is able to establish a connection with another device, a server and/or other systems. The client devices 202, 203 typically include display or other output functionalities to present data exchanged between the device and a user. For example, the client devices may be, but are not limited to, a server, a desktop computer, a computer cluster, a mobile computing device such as a notebook, a laptop computer, a handheld computer, a mobile phone, a smart phone, a PDA, a BlackBerry™ device, and/or an iPhone, etc.
  • Client device 202 has a processor accessible locally that can run the document comparison application. Thus, client device 202 only needs to connect the network 201 to access documents and data stored in document database 204, if needed. In some embodiments, the documents to be compared and data pertaining to the comparison of documents are stored in a memory, e.g. a hard disk, on client device 202 such that client device 202 does not need a network connection to access any documents or data.
  • Client device 203 does not have its own local document comparison application processor. Thus, client device 203 would access the document comparison application available at one or more of the document comparison servers 205A-N to request comparisons of electronic documents.
  • The document comparison application servers 205A-N can be any combination of software agents and/or hardware modules for running the document comparison application, either individually or in a distributed manner with other document comparison application servers 205A-N. The document comparison application servers 205A-N are able to communicate with client device 203 to receive electronic documents or locations of electronic documents to be compared. The electronic documents can be stored and retrieved in the document database 204 via the network 201. The document comparison application servers 205A-N are also able to present the identified changes between two documents in a manner that allows a user to review the changes rapidly, as disclosed herein.
  • In one embodiment, the plurality of document comparison servers 205A-N can stream data over the network to the client devices. For example, the changes identified between multimedia documents can be streamed over the network 201 to the client device 203.
  • The document database 204 can store information such as electronic documents and data associated with compared electronic documents, such as review states of identified differences between two documents. Document database 204 can be managed by a database management system (DBMS), for example but not limited to, Oracle, DB2, Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, FileMaker, etc.
  • FIG. 2B depicts a block diagram 200B illustrating an example of a computer 280 used to run a document comparison application for comparing two electronic documents. The computer can include the following components: one or more processors 210, memory units 220, input devices 230, an output device 240, and a network interface 260. The components of the computer 280 are coupled to a bus 250 that allows communications among the elements.
  • The processor 210 can be used to run the document comparison application. The memory 220 can include but is not limited to, RAM, ROM, and any combination of volatile and non-volatile memory. The memory 220 can store the document comparison application. In one embodiment, the memory 220 can store comparison documents, categorized changes, and review states of the changes.
  • The input device 230 can include, but is not limited to, triggers to start and stop the document comparison application or to initiate other application functions. The output device 240 can be, but is not limited to, a display.
  • The network interface 260 can be one or more networking devices that enable the processor 210 to mediate data in a network 290 with an entity that is external to the computer 280, for example a network adaptor card or a wireless network interface card.
  • In one embodiment, the computer 280 can communicate through the network interface 260 via the network 290 with a document database 270. The document database 270 can be used to store documents to be compared, comparison documents, categorized changes, and review states of the changes. The review states of changes in a comparison document can be stored within the comparison document as metadata. Alternatively or additionally, the review states can be stored in a separate file or even a separate database. Independent of the location in which the review states are stored, when a comparison document is re-opened by the original reviewer or another user, the review states are recalled from the storage location and presented to the current user to aid in quickly reviewing the changes in the document.
  • FIG. 3 depicts a block diagram 300 illustrating example functional modules of one embodiment of a comparison processor or server 305 used to run a document comparison application. The comparison processor or server 305 can include the following modules: a document comparison module 310, a review state module 320, and a categorization module 330, and a user interface module 340.
  • The document comparison module 310 can be any combination of software agents and/or hardware components able to access a first document and a second document for performing a comparison to identify changes between the two documents. The documents can be any type including, but not limited to, text documents, spreadsheets, and slideshow and multimedia presentations. In some embodiments, the document comparison application can receive a comparison document that already has a list of changes identified between the two documents rather than performing the comparison to identify the changes.
  • The categorization module 330 can be any combination of software agents and/or hardware components able to group the changes identified in the comparison document into one or more categories. By categorizing the changes, a long list of changes is broken down into sub-lists by category so that a reviewer can quickly focus on a single type of change, thereby increasing the reviewer's productivity. Additionally, a reviewer can rapidly discern whether a change is critical to the content of the document or whether the change is not likely to effect the meaning of the document and can be either ignored or cursorily reviewed. Non-limiting examples of categories that can be used by the categorization module 330 include trivial changes, matching changes, potentially missing changes, unexpected changes, unexpected boilerplate changes, missing placeholder changes, and other changes. These categories of changes are described in more detail below.
  • Trivial changes are changes that are not likely to affect the meaning of the document and can be either ignored or quickly reviewed. Examples of trivial changes include, but are not limited to, changes to white space characters (e.g., removing double spaces, inserting or removing additional paragraph breaks, etc.), spelling corrections (e.g., single word replacements where the word being replaced is similar to the replacement word, or the replacement is a dictionary word and the word being replaced is not), numbering changes (e.g., changes to *list numbering* of paragraphs, etc.), punctuation changes (e.g., insertion or deletion of punctuation marks or replacement of punctuation marks), capitalization changes, and reference numbering or symbol changes (e.g., changes to the numbers or letters used to reference footnotes and endnotes).
  • Matching changes are changes where the same or similar insertion, deletion, or replacement is made in multiple places within the document. Matching changes are shown in groups so that the reviewer can approve all instances of a change with a single action. Similar changes can be considered to be matching
  • Potentially missing changes are missing changes that are closely related to matching changes. In one example, a text string is repeatedly deleted or replaced throughout a comparison. Then locations where a text string remains unchanged should be flagged for inspection as the text may have been mistakenly left unchanged. For instance, in a comparison where the text “ACME Ltd.” has been replaced by “MegaBank Corporation” in 20 locations, the three remaining locations where “ACME Ltd.” remains unaltered would each be flagged as a potentially missing change.
  • Unexpected changes are also closely related to matching changes. However, rather than having a text string that has been left unchanged in a small number of instances, the text string has been changed to an altogether different text string. Continuing with the above example, the text string “ACME Ltd.” has been changed to “Commerce Bank Ltd.” These changes do not follow the majority pattern established by the 20 replacements with “MegaBank Corporation”, so the instances of “Commerce Bank Ltd.” would be flagged as unexpected changes for special attention by the reviewer.
  • Unexpected boilerplate changes arise if the user or administrator specifies blocks of boilerplate text that should not be edited, and the application identifies that a change has occurred within the boilerplate text. Unauthorized changes in the boilerplate text are flagged as unexpected boilerplate changes.
  • Missing placeholder changes indicate that the user or administrator has specified blocks of placeholder text that should always be changed. Instances where placeholder text has not been changed are flagged as a missing change.
  • Different names for the above categories of changes can be selected by the application administrator or by a user. Furthermore, the changes described above do not include all possible categories of changes. Different types of documents can have categories of changes particular to that document type. For example, for a comparison of slideshow presentations, differences in formatting and symbol types may not be considered a trivial change. An administrator or user can define one or more custom categories of changes to be added to the above list. Alternatively or additionally, a user can specify only particular ones of the category of changes to be included in categorizing changes.
  • In one embodiment, some categorization of changes relies on spellchecking technologies. Because specialized industries can often use specialized vocabulary, the application can provide a mechanism for users or administrators to specify a custom dictionary of technical words.
  • In one embodiment, some industries or users can consider that the categories of changes described under “trivial changes” may not actually be trivial. For example, under some circumstances, changes of punctuation may be important. The application can allow users or administrators to specify which types of changes are categorized as trivial.
  • Once the changes have been categorized, the changes can be presented to the user on the display in a change summary view where the changes are shown in an outline format or hierarchically according to the category of change. FIG. 5B shows an example of a change summary view. Below the word “changes” shown in the top line, each major category of change is shown indented at a first sub-level. If one of the major categories can be divided up into sub-categories, the sub-categories at shown indented at a second sub-level. For example, as shown in FIG. 5B, the major category “trivial changes” can be broken down into spelling corrections, list numbering changes, punctuation changes, capitalization changes, and footnote numbering changes. Each listing or sublisting of category of changes includes the number of that type of change in parentheses. In one embodiment, the categories of changes can be listed from top to bottom according to importance as specified by a user.
  • The review state module 320 can be any combination of software agents and/or hardware components able to assign an initial review state to each change identified in a comparison document and update the review state to reflect the status of each change as a user reviews the comparison document. Each type of review state should be easily distinguishable from the other review states so that a reviewer can quickly identify the review states that may need attention. Alternatively or additionally, each type of review state can have a symbol associated with it to further provide a visual indication for catching the reviewer's eye to facilitate reviewing the comparison document.
  • In one embodiment, the initial review state can be “unreviewed” and changes can be shown as bold text in the change summary view. Other review states that can be used to facilitate the user's review of the changes include, but are not limited to “reviewed and accepted”, “reviewed and rejected”, and “reviewed but needs further discussion”. Alternative names can be selected for the review states and additional custom review states can be created by the user. In one example, as shown in FIG. 5B, changes that have been tagged as “reviewed and accepted” can be shown with a tick in the margin in the redline view and shown in normal text in the change summary view; changes that have been tagged as “reviewed and rejected” can be shown with a cross in the margin in redline view and shown with a cross adjacent to the change in the change summary view; and changes that have been tagged as “reviewed but needs discussion” can be shown with an exclamation mark in the margin in redline view and also in the change summary view. It will be recognized that any type of symbol, font, font style, color, or special effect can be used to differentiate the status of the review states.
  • In one embodiment, the review state module 320 can automatically update the review state for one or more changes when certain criteria have been met. For example, the user can configure the document comparison application to automatically update the review state of a change from “unreviewed” to “reviewed, accepted” if the particular change has been shown to the user in the redline view in the display for a pre-set amount of time. In one embodiment, the user can select the amount of time when configuring the application to automatically update the review states.
  • In some embodiments, the document comparison application can include a user interface module 340. The user interface module 340 can be any combination of software agents and/or hardware components able to provide a way for a user to manually update the review state for any selected change. In one embodiment, the user interface can provide a button for the user to click on to select a particular review state. In one embodiment, the user interface can provide a context menu. Other types of user interfaces can also be used.
  • Because unreviewed changes may be of the most interest to a reviewer, in one embodiment, the user interface module 340 can provide buttons or any other method for a user to jump to the next and/or previous unreviewed change from the user's current location in the redline view.
  • FIGS. 4A-4C depict a flow diagram illustrating an example process 400 of identifying and displaying changes between two documents, according to one embodiment.
  • At blocks 405 and 410, the system receives locations of two documents to be compared and accesses those documents. Typically, the two documents are an earlier version and a later version of the same document that has been edited by one or more persons. The two versions of the documents can be stored in a document database accessible by the processor running the document comparison application. Alternatively, the documents can be stored in a local memory.
  • At block 415, the system compares the two versions of the documents to identify changes between the documents. The comparison can be performed on a character-by-character basis or a section-by-section basis. A person of skill in the art will recognize that a variety of techniques are known for comparing two documents to identify changes. A comparison document can be generated based on the identified changes. In one embodiment, if the document comparison application is an add-in application to another program that has already compared the two documents, the changes can be accessed by the document comparison application without having to repeat the comparison.
  • Once the changes between the two documents have been identified, at block 420 the system assigns each identified change an initial review state, for example, “unreviewed”. Other review states that can be assigned to the changes during the review process include, but are not limited to, “reviewed, accepted”, “reviewed, rejected”, and “reviewed, needs further discussion”.
  • At block 430, the system categorizes each of the changes. Examples of categories that can be used to group changes in the document were discussed above.
  • At block 435, the system displays or updates the display of the identified changes in a change summary view and/or a redline view. In one embodiment, the application can provide a user interface for the user to select the view or views to be shown in the display. FIG. 5A shows the change summary view on the left side and the redline view on the right side.
  • At decision block 440, the system determines if it has received a command from the user to close the document comparison application, for example after the user has finished reviewing the changes. If the user is done (block 440—Yes), at block 445 the system stores the comparison document and the current review state of each change. The review states can be stored within the comparison document as metadata, in a separate file of review states, or in the document database.
  • The process proceeds to decision block 480 where the system determines if a command to re-open the comparison document has been received. If the system does not receive the re-open command (block 480—No), the system waits at decision block 480 until a re-open command has been received. If a re-open command is received, at block 482 the system fetches the stored comparison document and the review states that were stored at block 445.
  • Then at block 484, the system re-opens the comparison document with the stored review states and returns to block 435 to display the changes.
  • Returning to decision block 440, if the user is not done with the document comparison application (block 440—No), the process continues to decision block 460 where the system determines if manual updates to the review states of any changes have been entered by the user. As discussed above, manual updates can be entered by a user through the user interface. If manual updates are received (block 460—Yes), the system makes the appropriate updates to the review state of the selected changes.
  • If manual updates have not been received (block 460—No), the process continues to decision block 465 where the system determines if automatic update criteria have been met. If the automatic update criteria have been met (block 465—Yes), at block 467 the system makes the appropriate updates to the review state of the appropriate changes. The process then returns to block 435. If the automatic update criteria have not been met (block 465—No), the process returns to block 435.
  • In one embodiment, the document comparison application can be an add-in or extension application to a master application that is used to edit the files that are compared by the document comparison application. For example, for comparison of text documents, the document comparison application can be an add-in to the Microsoft® Word software package. In this case, the document comparison application can display the change summary and redline views alongside the normal Microsoft® Word editing view.
  • Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, throughout the description and the claims, the words “comprise,” “comprising,” and the like are to be construed in an inclusive sense (i.e., to say, in the sense of “including, but not limited to”), as opposed to an exclusive or exhaustive sense. As used herein, the terms “connected,” “coupled,” or any variant thereof means any connection or coupling, either direct or indirect, between two or more elements. Such a coupling or connection between the elements can be physical, logical, or a combination thereof. Additionally, the words “herein,” “above,” “below,” and words of similar import, when used in this application, refer to this application as a whole and not to any particular portions of this application. Where the context permits, words in the above Detailed Description using the singular or plural number may also include the plural or singular number respectively. The word “or,” in reference to a list of two or more items, covers all of the following interpretations of the word: any of the items in the list, all of the items in the list, and any combination of the items in the list.
  • The above Detailed Description of examples of the invention is not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention to the precise form disclosed above. While specific examples for the invention are described above for illustrative purposes, various equivalent modifications are possible within the scope of the invention, as those skilled in the relevant art will recognize. For example, while text documents are mentioned, any type of electronic document may be processed under the principles disclosed herein. While processes or blocks are presented in a given order in this application, alternative implementations may perform routines having steps performed in a different order, or employ systems having blocks in a different order. Some processes or blocks may be deleted, moved, added, subdivided, combined, and/or modified to provide alternative or subcombinations. Also, while processes or blocks are at times shown as being performed in series, these processes or blocks may instead be performed or implemented in parallel, or may be performed at different times. Further any specific numbers noted herein are only examples. It is understood that alternative implementations may employ differing values or ranges.
  • The various illustrations and teachings provided herein can also be applied to systems other than the system described above. The elements and acts of the various examples described above can be combined to provide further implementations of the invention.
  • Any patents and applications and other references noted above, including any that may be listed in accompanying filing papers, are incorporated herein by reference. Aspects of the invention can be modified, if necessary, to employ the systems, functions, and concepts included in such references to provide further implementations of the invention.
  • These and other changes can be made to the invention in light of the above Detailed Description. While the above description describes certain examples of the invention, and describes the best mode contemplated, no matter how detailed the above appears in text, the invention can be practiced in many ways. Details of the system may vary considerably in its specific implementation, while still being encompassed by the invention disclosed herein. As noted above, particular terminology used when describing certain features or aspects of the invention should not be taken to imply that the terminology is being redefined herein to be restricted to any specific characteristics, features, or aspects of the invention with which that terminology is associated. In general, the terms used in the following claims should not be construed to limit the invention to the specific examples disclosed in the specification, unless the above Detailed Description section explicitly defines such terms. Accordingly, the actual scope of the invention encompasses not only the disclosed examples, but also all equivalent ways of practicing or implementing the invention under the claims.
  • While certain aspects of the invention are presented below in certain claim forms, the applicant contemplates the various aspects of the invention in any number of claim forms. For example, while only one aspect of the invention is recited as a means-plus-function claim under 35 U.S.C. §112, sixth paragraph, other aspects may likewise be embodied as a means-plus-function claim, or in other forms, such as being embodied in a computer-readable medium. (Any claims intended to be treated under 35 U.S.C. §112, ¶ 6 will begin with the words “means for.”) Accordingly, the applicant reserves the right to add additional claims after filing the application to pursue such additional claim forms for other aspects of the invention.

Claims (45)

1. A system, comprising:
a display;
at least one memory component storing a software program, changes between documents, and a review state of each change;
at least one input device;
a processor coupled among the display, the at least one memory component, and the at least one input device, wherein the processor is configured to execute the software program, the software program comprising:
a comparison module operable to compare two documents for changes and to store a resulting comparison document with the changes in the at least one memory component;
a review state module operable to assign and update the review state of each of the changes and to store the review states in the at least one memory component;
a categorization module operable to categorize each of the changes according to a plurality of categories, wherein the display shows a first view of at least a portion of the changes organized according to the plurality of categories;
a user interface module operable to receive changes to review states from a user using the at least one input device.
2. A system, comprising:
a display;
at least one memory component storing a software program;
a processor coupled among the display and the memory component, wherein the processor is configured to execute the software program, the software program comprising:
a communication module operable to receive a list of changes between two documents;
a categorization module operable to categorize each of the changes according to a plurality of categories;
wherein the display shows a first view of at least a portion of the changes organized according to the plurality of categories.
3. The system of claim 2, wherein the software program further comprises a review state module operable to assign and update a review state for each of the changes and to store the review states in the at least one memory component, and wherein the at least one memory component further stores a review state for each change.
4. The system of claim 2, wherein the system further shows a second view of the changes in a context of the comparison document.
5. The system of claim 2, wherein the system further comprises at least one input device, and further wherein the software program further comprises a user interface module operable to receive changes to review states from a user using the at least one input device.
6. The system of claim 2, wherein updating the review state occurs automatically when a particular change has been visible on the display in the first view for a predetermined period of time.
7. The system of claim 2, wherein a review state is selected from a group consisting of: unreviewed, reviewed and accepted, reviewed and rejected, and reviewed and needs further discussion.
8. The system of claim 7, wherein each of the different review states in the group has a different symbol associated with it and an appropriate symbol is shown near the changes in the first view.
9. The system of claim 2, wherein the plurality of categories comprises trivial changes, matching changes, potentially missing changes, unexpected changes, unexpected boilerplate changes, and missing placeholder changes.
10. The system of claim 2, wherein a user defines a one or more of the plurality of categories.
11. The system of claim 2, wherein the software program further comprises a comparison module operable to compare two documents for changes and to store a resulting comparison document with the changes in the at least one memory component;
12. The system of claim 11, wherein the comparison module is further operable to store the comparison document in the at least one memory component, and further wherein the review state for each change is stored within the comparison document as metadata.
13. A computer-implemented method of presenting a comparison of electronic documents, comprising:
identifying changes between two documents or receiving changes identified between two electronic documents;
categorizing the changes according to a plurality of categories;
displaying at least a portion of the changes in a first view, wherein the changes are grouped hierarchically by the plurality of categories.
14. The method of claim 13, further comprising:
assigning an initial review state to each change;
updating the initial review state responsive to user input or automatically according predetermined criteria.
15. The method of claim 14, wherein the predetermined criteria comprises displaying the change for a prespecified period of time.
16. The method of claim 14, wherein the initial review state is updated to a second review state selected from a group consisting of reviewed and accepted, reviewed and rejected, and reviewed and needs further discussion.
17. The method of claim 14, further comprising storing the review states associated with the changes.
18. The method of claim 17, wherein storing the review states comprises storing the review states within the comparison document as metadata.
19. The method of claim 13, further comprising displaying next to the first view a redlined view of a comparison document containing the identified changes.
20. The method of claim 13, wherein the computer implemented method is part of an add-in or extension to a master application program.
21. The method of claim 13, wherein the plurality of categories comprises trivial changes, matching changes, potentially missing changes, unexpected changes, unexpected boilerplate changes, and missing placeholder changes.
22. A computer-readable medium encoded with processing instructions for implementing a method performed by a computer, the method comprising:
identifying changes between two documents or receiving changes identified between two electronic documents;
categorizing the changes according to a plurality of categories;
displaying at least a portion of the changes in a first view, wherein the changes are grouped using the plurality of categories.
23. The computer-readable medium of claim 22, further comprising:
assigning an initial review state to each change;
updating the initial review state responsive to user input or automatically according predetermined criteria.
24. The computer-readable medium of claim 23, wherein the predetermined criteria comprises displaying the change for a prespecified period of time.
25. The computer-readable medium of claim 23, wherein the initial review state is updated to a second review state selected from a group consisting of reviewed and accepted, reviewed and rejected, and reviewed and needs further discussion.
26. The computer-readable medium of claim 22, further comprising storing the review states associated with the changes.
27. The computer-readable medium of claim 26, wherein storing the review states comprises storing the review states within the comparison document as metadata.
28. The computer-readable medium of claim 22, further comprising displaying next to the first view a redlined view of a comparison document containing the identified changes.
29. The computer-readable medium of claim 22, wherein the computer implemented method is part of an add-in or extension to a master application program.
30. The computer-readable medium of claim 22, wherein the plurality of categories comprises trivial changes, matching changes, potentially missing changes, unexpected changes, unexpected boilerplate changes, and missing placeholder changes.
31. A system, comprising:
a communications module operable to receive two documents for comparison or locations where the two documents are stored;
a comparison module operable to compare the two documents to identify changes;
a categorization module operable to categorize each of the changes according to a plurality of categories,
wherein the communications module is further operable to transmit the comparison document and the categorized changes to a display to show a first view of at least a portion of the changes organized according to the plurality of categories.
32. The system of claim 31, further comprising:
a review state module operable to assign and update a review state to each of the changes,
wherein the communications module is further operable to transmit the review states to the display to show with the first view.
33. The system of claim 31, wherein the plurality of categories comprises trivial changes, matching changes, potentially missing changes, unexpected changes, unexpected boilerplate changes, and missing placeholder changes.
34. The system of claim 32, further comprising a memory component, wherein the comparison module stores a resulting comparison document with the changes in the memory component, and further wherein the review state module stores the review states in the memory component.
35. The system of claim 32, wherein the communications module is further operable to stream the comparison document, categorized changes, or the review states to the display.
36. The system of claim 32, wherein updating a review state comprises responding to user input or automatically based upon predetermined criteria.
37. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
identifying changes between two documents or receiving changes identified between the two documents;
determining whether each of the changes is a potentially missing change;
displaying at least a portion of a listing of the potentially missing changes.
38. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
identifying changes between two documents or receiving changes identified between the two documents;
determining whether each of the changes is an unexpected change;
displaying at least a portion of a listing of the unexpected changes.
39. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
identifying changes between two documents or receiving changes identified between the two documents;
determining whether each of the changes is an unexpected boilerplate change;
displaying at least a portion of a listing of the unexpected boilerplate changes.
40. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
identifying changes between two documents or receiving changes identified between the two documents;
determining whether each of the changes is a missing placeholder change;
displaying at least a portion of a listing of the missing placeholder changes.
41. A system, comprising:
a display;
at least one memory component storing a software program and changes between documents;
a processor coupled among the display and the memory component, wherein the processor is configured to execute the software program, the software program comprising:
a change module operable to compare two documents for changes and to store a resulting comparison document with the changes in the at least one memory component or to receive a list of changes between two documents;
an analysis module operable to determine whether each of the changes is a particular change;
wherein the display shows a view of at least a portion of a listing of the particular changes.
42. The system of claim 41, wherein the particular change is a potentially missing change.
43. The system of claim 41, wherein the particular change is an unexpected change.
44. The system of claim 41, wherein the particular change is an unexpected boilerplate change.
45. The system of claim 41, wherein the particular change is a missing placeholder change.
US13/306,798 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents Pending US20120136862A1 (en)

Priority Applications (5)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US41786910P true 2010-11-29 2010-11-29
US41785510P true 2010-11-29 2010-11-29
US41785310P true 2010-11-29 2010-11-29
US41785810P true 2010-11-29 2010-11-29
US13/306,798 US20120136862A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents

Applications Claiming Priority (3)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US13/306,798 US20120136862A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents
US15/063,247 US20160188584A1 (en) 2011-11-29 2016-03-07 System for tracking and displaying changes in a set of related electronic documents.
US16/014,234 US20180300351A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2018-06-21 System and Method for Display of Document Comparisons on a Remote Device

Related Parent Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US41785510P Continuation-In-Part 2010-11-29 2010-11-29

Related Child Applications (2)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/830,023 Continuation-In-Part US20140281872A1 (en) 2013-03-14 2013-03-14 System for Tracking Changes in a Collaborative Document Editing Environment
US15/063,247 Continuation-In-Part US20160188584A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2016-03-07 System for tracking and displaying changes in a set of related electronic documents.

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US20120136862A1 true US20120136862A1 (en) 2012-05-31

Family

ID=46126476

Family Applications (5)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/306,798 Pending US20120136862A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents
US13/306,819 Abandoned US20120133989A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 System and method for providing a common framework for reviewing comparisons of electronic documents
US13/306,782 Active 2032-05-25 US8635295B2 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications
US13/306,765 Active US10025759B2 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications
US16/007,320 Pending US20180300544A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2018-06-13 Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications

Family Applications After (4)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US13/306,819 Abandoned US20120133989A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 System and method for providing a common framework for reviewing comparisons of electronic documents
US13/306,782 Active 2032-05-25 US8635295B2 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications
US13/306,765 Active US10025759B2 (en) 2010-11-29 2011-11-29 Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications
US16/007,320 Pending US20180300544A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2018-06-13 Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (5) US20120136862A1 (en)

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20150095335A1 (en) * 2013-09-27 2015-04-02 Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc. Change management system in a process control architecture
US9170990B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2015-10-27 Workshare Limited Method and system for document retrieval with selective document comparison
US9473512B2 (en) 2008-07-21 2016-10-18 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems to implement fingerprint lookups across remote agents
US10025759B2 (en) 2010-11-29 2018-07-17 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications
US10133723B2 (en) 2014-12-29 2018-11-20 Workshare Ltd. System and method for determining document version geneology

Families Citing this family (15)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP4370800B2 (en) * 2003-04-21 2009-11-25 ヤマハ株式会社 Music content using apparatus and program
US9613340B2 (en) 2011-06-14 2017-04-04 Workshare Ltd. Method and system for shared document approval
US8989495B2 (en) * 2012-02-28 2015-03-24 Sony Corporation Capturing metadata on set using a smart pen
US20130238720A1 (en) * 2012-03-09 2013-09-12 Research In Motion Limited Method for sharing a file when multiple versions exist
US9552340B2 (en) * 2012-10-09 2017-01-24 Robert E. Marsh Method and computer-readable media for comparing electronic documents
US9250792B2 (en) * 2012-11-29 2016-02-02 International Business Machines Corporation Method, apparatus and computer program to designate content retrieval on an interactive display
US9575635B2 (en) * 2013-01-04 2017-02-21 Apple Inc. Return to sender
US9191344B2 (en) * 2013-02-11 2015-11-17 International Business Machines Corporation Validating content from an original communication included in a new communication
US10140269B2 (en) * 2013-03-12 2018-11-27 Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Viewing effects of proposed change in document before committing change
US9948676B2 (en) 2013-07-25 2018-04-17 Workshare, Ltd. System and method for securing documents prior to transmission
US10055704B2 (en) * 2014-09-10 2018-08-21 International Business Machines Corporation Workflow provision with workflow discovery, creation and reconstruction by analysis of communications
US20170018046A1 (en) * 2015-07-15 2017-01-19 Celant Innovations, LLC Computer-assisted method for assisting a user in evaluating a set of parameters in an electronic document
US10261663B2 (en) 2015-09-17 2019-04-16 Workiva Inc. Mandatory comment on action or modification
US20170083490A1 (en) * 2015-09-18 2017-03-23 Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Providing collaboration communication tools within document editor
US20170090705A1 (en) * 2015-09-30 2017-03-30 Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Conversation and version control for objects in communications

Citations (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6560620B1 (en) * 1999-08-03 2003-05-06 Aplix Research, Inc. Hierarchical document comparison system and method
US20040128321A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-07-01 Interface Software, Inc. Managing changes in a relationship management system
US20070011211A1 (en) * 2005-02-14 2007-01-11 Andrew Reeves Auditing and tracking changes of data and code in spreadsheets and other documents
US20070027830A1 (en) * 2005-07-29 2007-02-01 Microsoft Corporation Dynamic content development based on user feedback
US20070220068A1 (en) * 2006-02-15 2007-09-20 Bruce Thompson Electronic document and business process control
US8196030B1 (en) * 2008-06-02 2012-06-05 Pricewaterhousecoopers Llp System and method for comparing and reviewing documents
US8233723B2 (en) * 2007-12-06 2012-07-31 Ebay Inc. Image categorization based on comparisons between images
US8839100B1 (en) * 2007-01-26 2014-09-16 The Mathworks, Inc. Updating information related to data set changes

Family Cites Families (362)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4479195A (en) 1982-09-07 1984-10-23 At&T Bell Laboratories Data conference system
USRE35861E (en) 1986-03-12 1998-07-28 Advanced Software, Inc. Apparatus and method for comparing data groups
US5072412A (en) 1987-03-25 1991-12-10 Xerox Corporation User interface with multiple workspaces for sharing display system objects
US5220657A (en) 1987-12-02 1993-06-15 Xerox Corporation Updating local copy of shared data in a collaborative system
US5008853A (en) 1987-12-02 1991-04-16 Xerox Corporation Representation of collaborative multi-user activities relative to shared structured data objects in a networked workstation environment
US4853961A (en) 1987-12-18 1989-08-01 Pitney Bowes Inc. Reliable document authentication system
US4949300A (en) 1988-01-07 1990-08-14 International Business Machines Corporation Sharing word-processing functions among multiple processors
DE68926446T2 (en) 1989-03-14 1996-12-05 Ibm Electronic system for approving documents
US5245553A (en) 1989-12-14 1993-09-14 Options Unlimited Research Full-duplex video communication and document generation system
JP2793308B2 (en) 1989-12-21 1998-09-03 株式会社日立製作所 Interactive system
JP3161725B2 (en) 1990-11-21 2001-04-25 株式会社日立製作所 Workstations and co-processing system
DE69228039T2 (en) 1991-05-08 1999-08-05 Digital Equipment Corp License management system
US5293619A (en) 1991-05-30 1994-03-08 Sandia Corporation Method and apparatus for collaborative use of application program
US5671428A (en) 1991-08-28 1997-09-23 Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba Collaborative document processing system with version and comment management
US5446842A (en) 1993-02-26 1995-08-29 Taligent, Inc. Object-oriented collaboration system
US5608872A (en) 1993-03-19 1997-03-04 Ncr Corporation System for allowing all remote computers to perform annotation on an image and replicating the annotated image on the respective displays of other comuters
US5544352A (en) 1993-06-14 1996-08-06 Libertech, Inc. Method and apparatus for indexing, searching and displaying data
US5689641A (en) 1993-10-01 1997-11-18 Vicor, Inc. Multimedia collaboration system arrangement for routing compressed AV signal through a participant site without decompressing the AV signal
JP2906949B2 (en) 1993-10-27 1999-06-21 富士ゼロックス株式会社 Hypertext system
US6122403A (en) 1995-07-27 2000-09-19 Digimarc Corporation Computer system linked by using information in data objects
US7113615B2 (en) 1993-11-18 2006-09-26 Digimarc Corporation Watermark embedder and reader
JP3287679B2 (en) 1993-12-28 2002-06-04 キヤノン株式会社 Document processing apparatus and method
US5806078A (en) 1994-06-09 1998-09-08 Softool Corporation Version management system
US5801702A (en) 1995-03-09 1998-09-01 Terrabyte Technology System and method for adding network links in a displayed hierarchy
US5757669A (en) 1995-05-31 1998-05-26 Netscape Communications Corporation Method and apparatus for workgroup information replication
US5619649A (en) 1995-06-12 1997-04-08 Xerox Corporation Network printing system for programming a print job by selecting a job ticket identifier associated with remotely stored predefined document processing control instructions
US5699427A (en) 1995-06-23 1997-12-16 International Business Machines Corporation Method to deter document and intellectual property piracy through individualization
IL114361A (en) 1995-06-27 1998-08-16 Veritas Technology Solutions L File encryption method
JP3298379B2 (en) 1995-09-20 2002-07-02 株式会社日立製作所 Electronic approval method and system
US5787175A (en) 1995-10-23 1998-07-28 Novell, Inc. Method and apparatus for collaborative document control
US6366933B1 (en) 1995-10-27 2002-04-02 At&T Corp. Method and apparatus for tracking and viewing changes on the web
US5727197A (en) 1995-11-01 1998-03-10 Filetek, Inc. Method and apparatus for segmenting a database
US5855020A (en) 1996-02-21 1998-12-29 Infoseek Corporation Web scan process
US5673316A (en) 1996-03-29 1997-09-30 International Business Machines Corporation Creation and distribution of cryptographic envelope
US5890177A (en) 1996-04-24 1999-03-30 International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus for consolidating edits made by multiple editors working on multiple document copies
US5890176A (en) 1996-04-24 1999-03-30 International Business Machines Corp. Object-oriented document version tracking method and apparatus
EP0810534B1 (en) 1996-05-13 2003-03-19 Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. Document display system and electronic dictionary
US6189019B1 (en) 1996-08-14 2001-02-13 Microsoft Corporation Computer system and computer-implemented process for presenting document connectivity
JPH10105550A (en) 1996-10-02 1998-04-24 Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd Hyper-text document preparing device
US5832529A (en) 1996-10-11 1998-11-03 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Methods, apparatus, and product for distributed garbage collection
US20060129627A1 (en) 1996-11-22 2006-06-15 Mangosoft Corp. Internet-based shared file service with native PC client access and semantics and distributed version control
JP2815045B2 (en) 1996-12-16 1998-10-27 日本電気株式会社 Image feature extraction apparatus, image feature analysis apparatus, and an image matching system
US6003060A (en) 1996-12-20 1999-12-14 International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus to share resources while processing multiple priority data flows
US5874953A (en) 1996-12-31 1999-02-23 International Business Machines Corporation Database graphical user interface with outline view
US6285999B1 (en) 1997-01-10 2001-09-04 The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University Method for node ranking in a linked database
US6012087A (en) 1997-01-14 2000-01-04 Netmind Technologies, Inc. Unique-change detection of dynamic web pages using history tables of signatures
US5898836A (en) 1997-01-14 1999-04-27 Netmind Services, Inc. Change-detection tool indicating degree and location of change of internet documents by comparison of cyclic-redundancy-check(CRC) signatures
US6009173A (en) 1997-01-31 1999-12-28 Motorola, Inc. Encryption and decryption method and apparatus
US5877766A (en) 1997-08-15 1999-03-02 International Business Machines Corporation Multi-node user interface component and method thereof for use in accessing a plurality of linked records
US6327611B1 (en) 1997-11-12 2001-12-04 Netscape Communications Corporation Electronic document routing system
US6067551A (en) 1997-11-14 2000-05-23 Microsoft Corporation Computer implemented method for simultaneous multi-user editing of a document
US6243091B1 (en) 1997-11-21 2001-06-05 International Business Machines Corporation Global history view
US6088702A (en) 1998-02-25 2000-07-11 Plantz; Scott H. Group publishing system
US6189146B1 (en) 1998-03-18 2001-02-13 Microsoft Corporation System and method for software licensing
US6216112B1 (en) 1998-05-27 2001-04-10 William H. Fuller Method for software distribution and compensation with replenishable advertisements
US6219652B1 (en) 1998-06-01 2001-04-17 Novell, Inc. Network license authentication
US6424966B1 (en) 1998-06-30 2002-07-23 Microsoft Corporation Synchronizing crawler with notification source
US6594662B1 (en) 1998-07-01 2003-07-15 Netshadow, Inc. Method and system for gathering information resident on global computer networks
US6169976B1 (en) 1998-07-02 2001-01-02 Encommerce, Inc. Method and apparatus for regulating the use of licensed products
US6275850B1 (en) 1998-07-24 2001-08-14 Siemens Information And Communication Networks, Inc. Method and system for management of message attachments
US6658626B1 (en) 1998-07-31 2003-12-02 The Regents Of The University Of California User interface for displaying document comparison information
GB2341249A (en) 1998-08-17 2000-03-08 Connected Place Limited A method of generating a difference file defining differences between an updated file and a base file
EP1116132A2 (en) 1998-09-22 2001-07-18 Science Applications International Corporation User-defined dynamic collaborative environments
US6145084A (en) 1998-10-08 2000-11-07 Net I Trust Adaptive communication system enabling dissimilar devices to exchange information over a network
US8099758B2 (en) 1999-05-12 2012-01-17 Microsoft Corporation Policy based composite file system and method
US6918082B1 (en) 1998-12-17 2005-07-12 Jeffrey M. Gross Electronic document proofing system
US6418433B1 (en) 1999-01-28 2002-07-09 International Business Machines Corporation System and method for focussed web crawling
US6301368B1 (en) 1999-01-29 2001-10-09 International Business Machines Corporation System and method for data hiding in compressed fingerprint images
US6584466B1 (en) 1999-04-07 2003-06-24 Critical Path, Inc. Internet document management system and methods
US6212534B1 (en) 1999-05-13 2001-04-03 X-Collaboration Software Corp. System and method for facilitating collaboration in connection with generating documents among a plurality of operators using networked computer systems
US7857201B2 (en) 1999-05-25 2010-12-28 Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd Method and system for selection
US6405219B2 (en) 1999-06-22 2002-06-11 F5 Networks, Inc. Method and system for automatically updating the version of a set of files stored on content servers
US6547829B1 (en) 1999-06-30 2003-04-15 Microsoft Corporation Method and system for detecting duplicate documents in web crawls
US6591289B1 (en) 1999-07-27 2003-07-08 The Standard Register Company Method of delivering formatted documents over a communications network
US6662212B1 (en) 1999-08-31 2003-12-09 Qualcomm Incorporated Synchronization of a virtual workspace using E-mail extensions
US20030078880A1 (en) 1999-10-08 2003-04-24 Nancy Alley Method and system for electronically signing and processing digital documents
US6449624B1 (en) 1999-10-18 2002-09-10 Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc. Version control and audit trail in a process control system
US6263364B1 (en) 1999-11-02 2001-07-17 Alta Vista Company Web crawler system using plurality of parallel priority level queues having distinct associated download priority levels for prioritizing document downloading and maintaining document freshness
US6321265B1 (en) 1999-11-02 2001-11-20 Altavista Company System and method for enforcing politeness while scheduling downloads in a web crawler
US6377984B1 (en) 1999-11-02 2002-04-23 Alta Vista Company Web crawler system using parallel queues for queing data sets having common address and concurrently downloading data associated with data set in each queue
US6351755B1 (en) 1999-11-02 2002-02-26 Alta Vista Company System and method for associating an extensible set of data with documents downloaded by a web crawler
US6418453B1 (en) 1999-11-03 2002-07-09 International Business Machines Corporation Network repository service for efficient web crawling
US7321864B1 (en) 1999-11-04 2008-01-22 Jpmorgan Chase Bank, N.A. System and method for providing funding approval associated with a project based on a document collection
US6614789B1 (en) 1999-12-29 2003-09-02 Nasser Yazdani Method of and apparatus for matching strings of different lengths
US6745024B1 (en) 2000-01-10 2004-06-01 Qualcomm Incorporated System and method for preparing and sending an electronic mail communication using a wireless communications device
AU4359100A (en) 2000-01-14 2001-07-24 Critical Path Inc Secure management of electronic documents in a networked environment
DE60024319T2 (en) 2000-02-08 2006-08-03 Swisscom Mobile Ag unified sign-on process
US7085735B1 (en) 2000-02-23 2006-08-01 Iclosings.Com, Inc. System and method for conducting the closing of a real estate sale over a computerized network
US7111060B2 (en) 2000-03-14 2006-09-19 Aep Networks, Inc. Apparatus and accompanying methods for providing, through a centralized server site, a secure, cost-effective, web-enabled, integrated virtual office environment remotely accessible through a network-connected web browser
AU6108401A (en) 2000-04-27 2001-11-07 Brio Technology Inc Method and apparatus for processing jobs on an enterprise-wide computer system
US6556982B1 (en) 2000-04-28 2003-04-29 Bwxt Y-12, Llc Method and system for analyzing and classifying electronic information
DE60111376T2 (en) 2000-05-16 2006-03-16 O'carroll, Garrett System and method for document processing
US20020063154A1 (en) 2000-05-26 2002-05-30 Hector Hoyos Security system database management
US20020019827A1 (en) 2000-06-05 2002-02-14 Shiman Leon G. Method and apparatus for managing documents in a centralized document repository system
US7792682B2 (en) 2000-07-20 2010-09-07 Johnson Rodney D Information archival and retrieval system for internetworked computers
US6778986B1 (en) 2000-07-31 2004-08-17 Eliyon Technologies Corporation Computer method and apparatus for determining site type of a web site
US7086050B2 (en) * 2000-08-04 2006-08-01 Mcafee, Inc. Updating computer files
US6963975B1 (en) 2000-08-11 2005-11-08 Microsoft Corporation System and method for audio fingerprinting
CA2424713C (en) 2000-08-21 2007-12-04 Thoughtslinger Corporation Simultaneous multi-user document editing system
US7707153B1 (en) 2000-10-06 2010-04-27 Esys Technologies, Llc Automated work-flow management and document generation system and method
GB2368670A (en) 2000-11-03 2002-05-08 Envisional Software Solutions Data acquisition system
US7903822B1 (en) 2000-11-10 2011-03-08 DMT Licensing, LLC. Method and system for establishing a trusted and decentralized peer-to-peer network
US7191252B2 (en) 2000-11-13 2007-03-13 Digital Doors, Inc. Data security system and method adjunct to e-mail, browser or telecom program
US7003551B2 (en) 2000-11-30 2006-02-21 Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corp. Method and apparatus for minimizing storage of common attachment files in an e-mail communications server
US20020099602A1 (en) 2000-12-04 2002-07-25 Paul Moskowitz Method and system to provide web site schedules
US20020073188A1 (en) 2000-12-07 2002-06-13 Rawson Freeman Leigh Method and apparatus for partitioning system management information for a server farm among a plurality of leaseholds
US7356704B2 (en) 2000-12-07 2008-04-08 International Business Machines Corporation Aggregated authenticated identity apparatus for and method therefor
US6825844B2 (en) 2001-01-16 2004-11-30 Microsoft Corp System and method for optimizing a graphics intensive software program for the user's graphics hardware
US20020129062A1 (en) 2001-03-08 2002-09-12 Wood River Technologies, Inc. Apparatus and method for cataloging data
US6820081B1 (en) * 2001-03-19 2004-11-16 Attenex Corporation System and method for evaluating a structured message store for message redundancy
US8660017B2 (en) 2001-03-20 2014-02-25 Verizon Business Global Llc Systems and methods for updating IP communication service attributes using an LDAP
US7047406B2 (en) 2001-03-21 2006-05-16 Qurlo Holdings, Inc. Method and system for providing a secure peer-to-peer file delivery network
US7181017B1 (en) 2001-03-23 2007-02-20 David Felsher System and method for secure three-party communications
US7107518B2 (en) 2001-04-03 2006-09-12 Microsoft Corporation Automating a document review cycle
WO2002082271A1 (en) 2001-04-05 2002-10-17 Audible Magic Corporation Copyright detection and protection system and method
US7428636B1 (en) 2001-04-26 2008-09-23 Vmware, Inc. Selective encryption system and method for I/O operations
JP2002329183A (en) 2001-04-27 2002-11-15 Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd Pc card
US6778688B2 (en) 2001-05-04 2004-08-17 International Business Machines Corporation Remote authentication of fingerprints over an insecure network
US6961723B2 (en) 2001-05-04 2005-11-01 Sun Microsystems, Inc. System and method for determining relevancy of query responses in a distributed network search mechanism
US20030046639A1 (en) 2001-05-09 2003-03-06 Core Ipr Limited Method and systems for facilitating creation, presentation, exchange, and management of documents to facilitate business transactions
CN1304986C (en) 2001-06-07 2007-03-14 康坦夹德控股股份有限公司 Method and system for subscription digital rights management
US7562112B2 (en) 2001-07-06 2009-07-14 Intel Corporation Method and apparatus for peer-to-peer services for efficient transfer of information between networks
US7006673B2 (en) 2001-07-25 2006-02-28 Activcard Ireland Limited Method of hash string extraction
US7212955B2 (en) 2001-08-16 2007-05-01 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Consumer product status monitoring
US7266699B2 (en) 2001-08-30 2007-09-04 Application Security, Inc. Cryptographic infrastructure for encrypting a database
US7124362B2 (en) 2001-08-31 2006-10-17 Robert Tischer Method and system for producing an ordered compilation of information with more than one author contributing information contemporaneously
US20090030948A9 (en) 2001-08-31 2009-01-29 Lipman L K Method and apparatus for matter-centric document management
US20030061260A1 (en) 2001-09-25 2003-03-27 Timesys Corporation Resource reservation and priority management
JP3879594B2 (en) 2001-11-02 2007-02-14 日本電気株式会社 Switch method, apparatus and program
US6738762B1 (en) 2001-11-26 2004-05-18 At&T Corp. Multidimensional substring selectivity estimation using set hashing of cross-counts
US6915333B2 (en) * 2001-12-14 2005-07-05 International Business Machines Corporation Method of managing attached document
US20030112273A1 (en) 2001-12-17 2003-06-19 Workshare Technology, Ltd. Document collaboration suite using a common database
US7496841B2 (en) 2001-12-17 2009-02-24 Workshare Technology, Ltd. Method and system for document collaboration
AU2003201491A1 (en) * 2002-01-08 2003-07-24 Sap Aktiengesellschaft Enhanced email management system
US20030131005A1 (en) 2002-01-10 2003-07-10 International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus for automatic pruning of search engine indices
US7194761B1 (en) 2002-01-22 2007-03-20 Cisco Technology, Inc. Methods and apparatus providing automatic client authentication
GB0202431D0 (en) 2002-02-02 2002-03-20 F Secure Oyj Method and apparatus for encrypting data
US7299504B1 (en) 2002-03-08 2007-11-20 Lucent Technologies Inc. System and method for implementing security management using a database-modeled security policy
US7260773B2 (en) 2002-03-28 2007-08-21 Uri Zernik Device system and method for determining document similarities and differences
US6971017B2 (en) 2002-04-16 2005-11-29 Xerox Corporation Ad hoc secure access to documents and services
US7353455B2 (en) 2002-05-21 2008-04-01 At&T Delaware Intellectual Property, Inc. Caller initiated distinctive presence alerting and auto-response messaging
US7274807B2 (en) 2002-05-30 2007-09-25 Activcard Ireland Limited Method and apparatus for supporting a biometric registration performed on a card
US7437664B2 (en) 2002-06-18 2008-10-14 Microsoft Corporation Comparing hierarchically-structured documents
FR2841673B1 (en) 2002-06-26 2004-12-03 Solystic Chronomarquage postal objects by image signature and associated sorting machine
US7733366B2 (en) 2002-07-01 2010-06-08 Microsoft Corporation Computer network-based, interactive, multimedia learning system and process
US20040031052A1 (en) 2002-08-12 2004-02-12 Liberate Technologies Information platform
US20060059196A1 (en) 2002-10-03 2006-03-16 In4S Inc. Bit string check method and device
US7818678B2 (en) 2002-10-31 2010-10-19 Litera Technology Llc Collaborative document development and review system
US20060069740A1 (en) 2002-11-14 2006-03-30 Omron Corporation Information distribution system, information acquistion device, information distribution server, information reproduction device, information reproduction method, information distribution control method, information distribution control program, and computer readable recording medium
KR100458543B1 (en) 2002-11-30 2004-12-03 삼성에스디에스 주식회사 Comparing method of 2d cad file using graphic type
US20040122659A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2004-06-24 Hourihane John Philip Tool and method for managing web pages in different languages
US6946715B2 (en) 2003-02-19 2005-09-20 Micron Technology, Inc. CMOS image sensor and method of fabrication
JP2004265267A (en) 2003-03-04 2004-09-24 Sharp Corp Face authentication method and face authentication device
US20060259524A1 (en) 2003-03-17 2006-11-16 Horton D T Systems and methods for document project management, conversion, and filing
US7113948B2 (en) 2003-03-21 2006-09-26 Acellion Pte Ltd. Methods and systems for email attachment distribution and management
KR100390172B1 (en) 2003-03-22 2003-06-23 Knowledge Info Net Service Inc Method and system for controlling internet contents providing service using redirection method
US7188316B2 (en) 2003-03-24 2007-03-06 Microsoft Corporation System and method for viewing and editing multi-value properties
US7885190B1 (en) 2003-05-12 2011-02-08 Sourcefire, Inc. Systems and methods for determining characteristics of a network based on flow analysis
US20040261016A1 (en) * 2003-06-20 2004-12-23 Miavia, Inc. System and method for associating structured and manually selected annotations with electronic document contents
US7627613B1 (en) 2003-07-03 2009-12-01 Google Inc. Duplicate document detection in a web crawler system
US8707312B1 (en) 2003-07-03 2014-04-22 Google Inc. Document reuse in a search engine crawler
US20100287246A1 (en) 2007-02-14 2010-11-11 Thomas Klos System for processing electronic mail messages with specially encoded addresses
US20050021637A1 (en) 2003-07-22 2005-01-27 Red Hat, Inc. Electronic mail control system
US7836010B2 (en) 2003-07-30 2010-11-16 Northwestern University Method and system for assessing relevant properties of work contexts for use by information services
US7171618B2 (en) 2003-07-30 2007-01-30 Xerox Corporation Multi-versioned documents and method for creation and use thereof
US20050033811A1 (en) * 2003-08-07 2005-02-10 International Business Machines Corporation Collaborative email
US8458033B2 (en) 2003-08-11 2013-06-04 Dropbox, Inc. Determining the relevance of offers
GB2405293B (en) 2003-08-18 2007-04-25 Clearswift Ltd Email policy manager
US20050048648A1 (en) 2003-08-29 2005-03-03 Ye Fang Compositions & methods for reformulating biological membranes for arrays
US7181445B2 (en) 2003-09-05 2007-02-20 Bellsouth Intellectual Property Corporation Aggregating, retrieving, and providing access to document visuals
US8145543B2 (en) 2003-10-17 2012-03-27 International Business Machines Corporation Method, system and program product for approving item requests
US20050138540A1 (en) 2003-12-22 2005-06-23 Xerox Corporation Systems and methods for user-specific document change highlighting
US20050204008A1 (en) 2004-03-09 2005-09-15 Marc Shinbrood System and method for controlling the downstream preservation and destruction of electronic mail
CA2564844C (en) 2004-04-26 2014-12-09 Storewiz, Inc. Method and system for compression of files for storage and operation on compressed files
US20050268327A1 (en) 2004-05-14 2005-12-01 Secure Communications Technology, Llc Enhanced electronic mail security system and method
GB0411560D0 (en) 2004-05-24 2004-06-23 Protx Group Ltd A method of encrypting and transferring data between a sender and a receiver using a network
US7594277B2 (en) 2004-06-30 2009-09-22 Microsoft Corporation Method and system for detecting when an outgoing communication contains certain content
US7606821B2 (en) 2004-06-30 2009-10-20 Ebay Inc. Method and system for preventing fraudulent activities
EP1619611A1 (en) 2004-07-22 2006-01-25 Sap Ag Technique for processing electronic documents in a computer network
JP2006072752A (en) 2004-09-02 2006-03-16 Fuji Xerox Co Ltd System and apparatus for electronic mail communication, and methods and program thereof
US7373586B2 (en) 2004-09-03 2008-05-13 International Business Machines Corporation Differencing and merging tree-structured documents
JP2006086637A (en) 2004-09-14 2006-03-30 Sony Corp Information processing system, method therefor, and program
US20060069605A1 (en) 2004-09-29 2006-03-30 Microsoft Corporation Workflow association in a collaborative application
US7454778B2 (en) 2004-09-30 2008-11-18 Microsoft Corporation Enforcing rights management through edge email servers
US7640308B2 (en) 2004-09-30 2009-12-29 Microsoft Corporation Systems and methods for detection and removal of metadata and hidden information in files
JP4639734B2 (en) 2004-09-30 2011-02-23 富士ゼロックス株式会社 Slide content processing apparatus and program
US8396897B2 (en) 2004-11-22 2013-03-12 International Business Machines Corporation Method, system, and computer program product for threading documents using body text analysis
US7152019B2 (en) 2004-11-30 2006-12-19 Oracle International Corporation Systems and methods for sensor-based computing
US7734670B2 (en) 2004-12-15 2010-06-08 Microsoft Corporation Actionable email documents
US7716162B2 (en) 2004-12-30 2010-05-11 Google Inc. Classification of ambiguous geographic references
JP4827523B2 (en) 2005-01-17 2011-11-30 キヤノン株式会社 The information processing apparatus, information processing method, and control program
US7664323B2 (en) 2005-01-28 2010-02-16 Microsoft Corporation Scalable hash-based character recognition
US8011003B2 (en) 2005-02-14 2011-08-30 Symantec Corporation Method and apparatus for handling messages containing pre-selected data
US20060236246A1 (en) 2005-03-23 2006-10-19 Bono Charles A On-line slide kit creation and collaboration system
US20060218004A1 (en) 2005-03-23 2006-09-28 Dworkin Ross E On-line slide kit creation and collaboration system
US7526812B2 (en) 2005-03-24 2009-04-28 Xerox Corporation Systems and methods for manipulating rights management data
US7680785B2 (en) 2005-03-25 2010-03-16 Microsoft Corporation Systems and methods for inferring uniform resource locator (URL) normalization rules
US20060261112A1 (en) 2005-04-20 2006-11-23 Gates George D ATV mounting bracket and associated methods
US8140664B2 (en) 2005-05-09 2012-03-20 Trend Micro Incorporated Graphical user interface based sensitive information and internal information vulnerability management system
EP1889423A1 (en) * 2005-05-16 2008-02-20 Mandalogo Ltd A system and method for transferring email file attachments over a telecommunication network using a peer-to-peer connection
US20060271947A1 (en) 2005-05-23 2006-11-30 Lienhart Rainer W Creating fingerprints
US7570964B2 (en) 2005-05-25 2009-08-04 Oracle International Corporation Mobile e-mail confirmation support
WO2006137057A2 (en) 2005-06-21 2006-12-28 Onigma Ltd. A method and a system for providing comprehensive protection against leakage of sensitive information assets using host based agents, content- meta-data and rules-based policies
US7590939B2 (en) 2005-06-24 2009-09-15 Microsoft Corporation Storage and utilization of slide presentation slides
US7493561B2 (en) 2005-06-24 2009-02-17 Microsoft Corporation Storage and utilization of slide presentation slides
US7433869B2 (en) 2005-07-01 2008-10-07 Ebrary, Inc. Method and apparatus for document clustering and document sketching
US7724717B2 (en) 2005-07-22 2010-05-25 Sri International Method and apparatus for wireless network security
US8201254B1 (en) * 2005-08-30 2012-06-12 Symantec Corporation Detection of e-mail threat acceleration
US7624447B1 (en) 2005-09-08 2009-11-24 Cisco Technology, Inc. Using threshold lists for worm detection
US7734925B2 (en) 2005-10-21 2010-06-08 Stewart Title Company System and method for the electronic management and execution of transaction documents
US7877790B2 (en) 2005-10-31 2011-01-25 At&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. System and method of using personal data
US7890752B2 (en) 2005-10-31 2011-02-15 Scenera Technologies, Llc Methods, systems, and computer program products for associating an originator of a network packet with the network packet using biometric information
US7970834B2 (en) * 2005-11-03 2011-06-28 International Business Machines Corporation Method and program product for tracking a file attachment in an e-mail
KR100751691B1 (en) 2005-11-08 2007-08-23 삼성에스디에스 주식회사 Method for modifying a great number of powerpoint document
US20070112854A1 (en) 2005-11-12 2007-05-17 Franca Paulo B Apparatus and method for automatic generation and distribution of documents
US7650387B2 (en) * 2005-11-15 2010-01-19 Cisco Technology, Inc. Method and system for managing storage on a shared storage space
US7966654B2 (en) 2005-11-22 2011-06-21 Fortinet, Inc. Computerized system and method for policy-based content filtering
US20070179967A1 (en) 2005-11-22 2007-08-02 Zhang Xiaoge G Intuitive and Dynamic File Retrieval Method and User Interface System
GB0523703D0 (en) 2005-11-22 2005-12-28 Ibm Collaborative editing of a document
CA2632235A1 (en) 2005-12-02 2007-06-07 Citrix Systems, Inc. Method and apparatus for providing authentication credentials from a proxy server to a virtualized computing environment to access a remote resource
US7882119B2 (en) 2005-12-22 2011-02-01 Xerox Corporation Document alignment systems for legacy document conversions
US20070156785A1 (en) 2006-01-03 2007-07-05 Hines Wallis G Iii Method and system for revising manuals
US7958101B1 (en) 2006-01-03 2011-06-07 Emc Corporation Methods and apparatus for mounting a file system
US8527751B2 (en) 2006-08-24 2013-09-03 Privacydatasystems, Llc Systems and methods for secure and certified electronic messaging
US7895166B2 (en) 2006-01-18 2011-02-22 Echosign, Inc. Automatic document exchange with archiving capability
US20070192728A1 (en) 2006-01-26 2007-08-16 Finley William D Method for dynamic document navigation
US7818660B2 (en) 2006-01-29 2010-10-19 Litera Technology Llc Method of compound document comparison
ES2376883T3 (en) 2006-02-07 2012-03-20 Nextenders (India) Private Limited Management system document security
US8005277B2 (en) 2006-03-03 2011-08-23 Research Foundation-State University of NY Secure fingerprint matching by hashing localized information
JP4348353B2 (en) 2006-04-04 2009-10-21 日本電信電話株式会社 Pattern recognition apparatus, a recording medium which stores a program for realizing a pattern recognition method and method
US7428306B2 (en) 2006-04-18 2008-09-23 International Business Machines Corporation Encryption apparatus and method for providing an encrypted file system
US20070261099A1 (en) 2006-05-02 2007-11-08 Broussard Scott J Confidential content reporting system and method with electronic mail verification functionality
US7890612B2 (en) 2006-05-08 2011-02-15 Electro Guard Corp. Method and apparatus for regulating data flow between a communications device and a network
ES2694690T3 (en) 2006-05-10 2018-12-26 Syngrafii Inc. System, method and computer program, to allow entry into transactions on a remote basis
US20080033913A1 (en) 2006-05-26 2008-02-07 Winburn Michael L Techniques for Preventing Insider Theft of Electronic Documents
WO2007149942A2 (en) 2006-06-20 2007-12-27 Freightdesk Technologies (Assignee) Auditing, tracking, or inspection of data, objects, or their modifications
US20070294612A1 (en) 2006-06-20 2007-12-20 Microsoft Corporation Comparing and Managing Multiple Presentations
JP4816281B2 (en) 2006-06-22 2011-11-16 富士ゼロックス株式会社 Use Document management system, document management server and its program
US7613770B2 (en) 2006-06-30 2009-11-03 Microsoft Corporation On-demand file transfers for mass P2P file sharing
CA2554991A1 (en) 2006-07-28 2008-01-28 Ibm Canada Limited - Ibm Canada Limitee System and method for distributing email attachments
US20080040388A1 (en) * 2006-08-04 2008-02-14 Jonah Petri Methods and systems for tracking document lineage
US20080046518A1 (en) 2006-08-16 2008-02-21 James I Tonnison Enhanced E-Mail System
US10313505B2 (en) 2006-09-06 2019-06-04 Apple Inc. Portable multifunction device, method, and graphical user interface for configuring and displaying widgets
US8842074B2 (en) 2006-09-06 2014-09-23 Apple Inc. Portable electronic device performing similar operations for different gestures
US7895209B2 (en) 2006-09-11 2011-02-22 Microsoft Corporation Presentation of information based on current activity
US8181036B1 (en) 2006-09-29 2012-05-15 Symantec Corporation Extrusion detection of obfuscated content
US8121875B2 (en) 2006-09-29 2012-02-21 Morgan Stanley Comparing taxonomies
US7788235B1 (en) 2006-09-29 2010-08-31 Symantec Corporation Extrusion detection using taint analysis
KR100882349B1 (en) 2006-09-29 2009-02-12 한국전자통신연구원 Method and apparatus for preventing confidential information leak
FR2906668A1 (en) 2006-10-02 2008-04-04 Alcatel Sa Communication system for exchanging signaling message i.e. compliant, with session initiation protocol, has incoming signaling message routed to server corresponding to marker, when marker is included in incoming signaling message
JP2008097517A (en) 2006-10-16 2008-04-24 Matsushita Electric Ind Co Ltd Document management system
US20080091465A1 (en) 2006-10-17 2008-04-17 Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc. Customizable System for Monitoring Record Completion for Healthcare and Other Uses
US7796309B2 (en) 2006-11-14 2010-09-14 Microsoft Corporation Integrating analog markups with electronic documents
US20080162527A1 (en) 2006-12-29 2008-07-03 Ceelox Inc. System and method for secure and/or interactive dissemination of information
US20080177782A1 (en) 2007-01-10 2008-07-24 Pado Metaware Ab Method and system for facilitating the production of documents
US8201086B2 (en) 2007-01-18 2012-06-12 International Business Machines Corporation Spellchecking electronic documents
EP2122900A4 (en) 2007-01-22 2014-07-23 Spyrus Inc Portable data encryption device with configurable security functionality and method for file encryption
US7895276B2 (en) 2007-01-29 2011-02-22 Litera Technology Llc Method of managing metadata in attachments to e-mails in a network environment
US20080209001A1 (en) 2007-02-28 2008-08-28 Kenneth James Boyle Media approval method and apparatus
US20080219495A1 (en) 2007-03-09 2008-09-11 Microsoft Corporation Image Comparison
JP2008243066A (en) 2007-03-28 2008-10-09 Canon Inc Information processor and control method thereof
US20110283177A1 (en) 2007-04-05 2011-11-17 Troy Gates On-line document approval management system
US7917493B2 (en) 2007-04-19 2011-03-29 Retrevo Inc. Indexing and searching product identifiers
US7844116B2 (en) 2007-04-30 2010-11-30 Xerox Corporation Method for identifying images after cropping
US8185592B2 (en) 2007-05-17 2012-05-22 International Business Machines Corporation Method and program product for preventing distribution of an e-mail message
US8265382B2 (en) * 2007-05-29 2012-09-11 Livescribe, Inc. Electronic annotation of documents with preexisting content
US8037004B2 (en) 2007-06-11 2011-10-11 Oracle International Corporation Computer-implemented methods and systems for identifying and reporting deviations from standards and policies for contracts, agreements and other business documents
US20090019051A1 (en) 2007-07-11 2009-01-15 Pharmaceutical Product Development, Lp Ubiquitous document routing enforcement
CA2693743C (en) 2007-07-17 2016-10-04 Chris Alexander Peirson Systems and processes for obtaining and managing electronic signatures for real estate transaction documents
US20090037520A1 (en) 2007-07-30 2009-02-05 Caterpillar Inc. System and method for secure file transfer
KR100945489B1 (en) 2007-08-02 2010-03-09 삼성전자주식회사 Method for performing a secure job using a touch screen and an office machine comprising the touch screen
US20090049132A1 (en) 2007-08-15 2009-02-19 Moshe Livne Gutovski Device, system, and method of routing electronic mail
US20090064326A1 (en) 2007-09-05 2009-03-05 Gtb Technologies Method and a system for advanced content security in computer networks
US20090070128A1 (en) 2007-09-11 2009-03-12 Author Solutions Inc. Community-based community project content creation system and method
US20090083073A1 (en) 2007-09-26 2009-03-26 Jayesh Mehta Home Healthcare Documentation Clearing House
US7890872B2 (en) 2007-10-03 2011-02-15 International Business Machines Corporation Method and system for reviewing a component requirements document and for recording approvals thereof
CN201122265Y (en) 2007-11-20 2008-09-24 鸿富锦精密工业(深圳)有限公司;鸿海精密工业股份有限公司 Computer cabinet
US8326814B2 (en) 2007-12-05 2012-12-04 Box, Inc. Web-based file management system and service
US8312023B2 (en) 2007-12-21 2012-11-13 Georgetown University Automated forensic document signatures
JP4645644B2 (en) 2007-12-25 2011-03-09 富士ゼロックス株式会社 Security policy management system, security policy management system and security policy management program
US9584343B2 (en) * 2008-01-03 2017-02-28 Yahoo! Inc. Presentation of organized personal and public data using communication mediums
US8316442B2 (en) 2008-01-15 2012-11-20 Microsoft Corporation Preventing secure data from leaving the network perimeter
US8019769B2 (en) 2008-01-18 2011-09-13 Litera Corp. System and method for determining valid citation patterns in electronic documents
US8117225B1 (en) 2008-01-18 2012-02-14 Boadin Technology, LLC Drill-down system, method, and computer program product for focusing a search
US20090216843A1 (en) * 2008-02-26 2009-08-27 Willner Barry E System and method for collaborative email review
US20090234863A1 (en) * 2008-03-12 2009-09-17 Jeremy Evans Method and apparatus for predictive downloading of attachments
US8407784B2 (en) 2008-03-19 2013-03-26 Websense, Inc. Method and system for protection against information stealing software
JP4577585B2 (en) 2008-03-22 2010-11-10 株式会社デンソー Method of manufacturing a load sensor
US8539229B2 (en) 2008-04-28 2013-09-17 Novell, Inc. Techniques for secure data management in a distributed environment
US9894020B2 (en) 2008-07-09 2018-02-13 Blackberry Limited Delivery of email messages with repetitive attachments
US9104682B2 (en) * 2008-07-15 2015-08-11 International Business Machines Corporation Method and apparatus to elegantly and automatically track emails and its attachments for enhanced user convenience
US9245238B2 (en) 2008-07-16 2016-01-26 International Business Machines Corporation Dynamic grouping of email recipients
US8286171B2 (en) 2008-07-21 2012-10-09 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems to fingerprint textual information using word runs
US8843566B2 (en) 2008-08-20 2014-09-23 First Data Corporation Securing outbound mail
US8646105B2 (en) 2008-08-29 2014-02-04 Blackberry Limited System, method and security device for authorizing use of a software tool
US20100064004A1 (en) 2008-09-10 2010-03-11 International Business Machines Corporation Synchronizing documents by designating a local server
US8555080B2 (en) 2008-09-11 2013-10-08 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems for protect agents using distributed lightweight fingerprints
US9928242B2 (en) 2008-11-05 2018-03-27 Oracle International Corporation Managing the content of shared slide presentations
WO2010059747A2 (en) 2008-11-18 2010-05-27 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems for exact data match filtering
US8406456B2 (en) 2008-11-20 2013-03-26 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems for image fingerprinting
US7877451B2 (en) 2008-11-26 2011-01-25 International Business Machines Corporation System, method and program product for distribution of content contained in an electronic mail message
US8392513B2 (en) 2009-01-05 2013-03-05 International Business Machines Corporation Reducing email size by using a local archive of email components
US20100174678A1 (en) 2009-01-07 2010-07-08 Deepak Massand System and method for comparing digital data in spreadsheets or database tables
US8978091B2 (en) 2009-01-20 2015-03-10 Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc Protecting content from third party using client-side security protection
EP2396935A1 (en) 2009-02-13 2011-12-21 Visiarc Ab A method for handling email messages and attachments in a mobile communication system
US8136031B2 (en) 2009-03-17 2012-03-13 Litera Technologies, LLC Comparing the content of tables containing merged or split cells
US8471781B2 (en) 2009-03-17 2013-06-25 Litera Technologies, LLC System and method for the auto-detection and presentation of pre-set configurations for multiple monitor layout display
US20100251104A1 (en) 2009-03-27 2010-09-30 Litera Technology Llc. System and method for reflowing content in a structured portable document format (pdf) file
US8255571B2 (en) * 2009-06-30 2012-08-28 Apple Inc. Updating multiple computing devices
US8473847B2 (en) 2009-07-27 2013-06-25 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems for comparing presentation slide decks
CN101989335A (en) * 2009-07-31 2011-03-23 国际商业机器公司 Processing method and system of email attachment
US8327434B2 (en) 2009-08-14 2012-12-04 Novell, Inc. System and method for implementing a proxy authentication server to provide authentication for resources not located behind the proxy authentication server
US8286085B1 (en) 2009-10-04 2012-10-09 Jason Adam Denise Attachment suggestion technology
FR2951560B1 (en) 2009-10-19 2011-11-18 Alcatel Lucent Process for managing attachments in an email in an electronic mail application
US8832205B2 (en) 2009-11-02 2014-09-09 Lextine Software, Llc System and method for extracting calendar events from free-form email
US8732848B2 (en) 2009-11-05 2014-05-20 Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. File-distribution apparatus and recording medium having file-distribution authorization program recorded therein
US8711419B2 (en) 2009-12-15 2014-04-29 Xerox Corporation Preserving user applied markings made to a hardcopy original document
US20110154180A1 (en) 2009-12-17 2011-06-23 Xerox Corporation User-specific digital document annotations for collaborative review process
US9514103B2 (en) 2010-02-05 2016-12-06 Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated Effective system and method for visual document comparison using localized two-dimensional visual fingerprints
US8726151B2 (en) 2010-04-09 2014-05-13 Sap Ag Comparing encrypted documents having structured data
US8156189B2 (en) 2010-04-13 2012-04-10 Yahoo! Inc. Creating rich experiences in mail through attachments
US8826001B2 (en) 2010-04-27 2014-09-02 International Business Machines Corporation Securing information within a cloud computing environment
US8381104B2 (en) 2010-05-06 2013-02-19 Litera Technologies, LLC Systems and methods for providing context recognition
US9356991B2 (en) 2010-05-10 2016-05-31 Litera Technology Llc Systems and methods for a bidirectional multi-function communication module
US8745091B2 (en) * 2010-05-18 2014-06-03 Integro, Inc. Electronic document classification
US8868506B1 (en) 2010-06-17 2014-10-21 Evolphin Software, Inc. Method and apparatus for digital asset management
US8448246B2 (en) * 2010-07-08 2013-05-21 Raytheon Company Protecting sensitive email
US8719239B2 (en) 2010-07-16 2014-05-06 International Business Machines Corporation Displaying changes to versioned files
AU2011293160B2 (en) 2010-08-26 2015-04-09 Verisign, Inc. Method and system for automatic detection and analysis of malware
US8838962B2 (en) 2010-09-24 2014-09-16 Bryant Christopher Lee Securing locally stored Web-based database data
CN103181125B (en) 2010-10-22 2015-10-21 富士通株式会社 Access restriction device and an access restriction method
US8626852B2 (en) 2010-10-29 2014-01-07 International Business Machines Corporation Email thread monitoring and automatic forwarding of related email messages
US8732181B2 (en) 2010-11-04 2014-05-20 Litera Technology Llc Systems and methods for the comparison of annotations within files
US8578487B2 (en) 2010-11-04 2013-11-05 Cylance Inc. System and method for internet security
CA2759612C (en) 2010-11-23 2018-10-23 Afore Solutions Inc. Method and system for securing data
US20120136862A1 (en) 2010-11-29 2012-05-31 Workshare Technology, Inc. System and method for presenting comparisons of electronic documents
US20120173881A1 (en) 2011-01-03 2012-07-05 Patient Always First Method & Apparatus for Remote Information Capture, Storage, and Retrieval
US8812439B2 (en) 2011-03-22 2014-08-19 Oracle International Corporation Folder structure and authorization mirroring from enterprise resource planning systems to document management systems
EP2695101A4 (en) 2011-04-04 2014-09-10 Nextlabs Inc Protecting information using policies and encryption
US20120260188A1 (en) 2011-04-06 2012-10-11 Microsoft Corporation Potential communication recipient prediction
US20120317239A1 (en) 2011-06-08 2012-12-13 Workshare Ltd. Method and system for collaborative editing of a remotely stored document
US20120317479A1 (en) 2011-06-08 2012-12-13 Workshare Ltd. Method and system for shared document editing on a mobile device
US9613340B2 (en) 2011-06-14 2017-04-04 Workshare Ltd. Method and system for shared document approval
US9507874B2 (en) 2011-06-30 2016-11-29 International Business Machines Corporation Validation of schema and schema conformance verification
US9047258B2 (en) 2011-09-01 2015-06-02 Litera Technologies, LLC Systems and methods for the comparison of selected text
US8661558B2 (en) 2011-09-20 2014-02-25 Daon Holdings Limited Methods and systems for increasing the security of electronic messages
US8732127B1 (en) 2011-12-28 2014-05-20 Emc Corporation Method and system for managing versioned structured documents in a database
US20130227397A1 (en) 2012-02-24 2013-08-29 Microsoft Corporation Forming an instrumented text source document for generating a live web page
US9348802B2 (en) 2012-03-19 2016-05-24 Litéra Corporation System and method for synchronizing bi-directional document management
US20130254536A1 (en) 2012-03-22 2013-09-26 Workshare, Ltd. Secure server side encryption for online file sharing and collaboration
US20130290867A1 (en) 2012-04-27 2013-10-31 Litera Technologies, LLC Systems and Methods For Providing Dynamic and Interactive Viewing and Control of Applications
US9385980B2 (en) 2012-09-27 2016-07-05 Dropbox, Inc. Automatic routing of electronic mail file attachments to a user directory in a file management system, by a recipient electronic mail server, based on email sender defined processing rules
US9118613B2 (en) 2012-10-18 2015-08-25 Litéra Technologies, LLC Systems and methods for creating and displaying an electronic communication digest
US20140115436A1 (en) 2012-10-22 2014-04-24 Apple Inc. Annotation migration
US20140136497A1 (en) 2012-11-13 2014-05-15 Perforce Software, Inc. System And Method To Compare And Merge Documents
US9170990B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2015-10-27 Workshare Limited Method and system for document retrieval with selective document comparison
US20140280336A1 (en) 2013-03-14 2014-09-18 Workshare, Ltd. Method and system for comparing document versions encoded in a hierarchical representation
US20140281872A1 (en) 2013-03-14 2014-09-18 Workshare, Ltd. System for Tracking Changes in a Collaborative Document Editing Environment
US9197655B2 (en) 2013-07-16 2015-11-24 Bank Of America Corporation Steganography detection
US9948676B2 (en) 2013-07-25 2018-04-17 Workshare, Ltd. System and method for securing documents prior to transmission
US9544149B2 (en) 2013-12-16 2017-01-10 Adobe Systems Incorporated Automatic E-signatures in response to conditions and/or events
JP2016218967A (en) 2015-05-26 2016-12-22 富士ゼロックス株式会社 Information processing device, and information processing program

Patent Citations (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US6560620B1 (en) * 1999-08-03 2003-05-06 Aplix Research, Inc. Hierarchical document comparison system and method
US20040128321A1 (en) * 2002-09-30 2004-07-01 Interface Software, Inc. Managing changes in a relationship management system
US20070011211A1 (en) * 2005-02-14 2007-01-11 Andrew Reeves Auditing and tracking changes of data and code in spreadsheets and other documents
US20070027830A1 (en) * 2005-07-29 2007-02-01 Microsoft Corporation Dynamic content development based on user feedback
US20070220068A1 (en) * 2006-02-15 2007-09-20 Bruce Thompson Electronic document and business process control
US8839100B1 (en) * 2007-01-26 2014-09-16 The Mathworks, Inc. Updating information related to data set changes
US8233723B2 (en) * 2007-12-06 2012-07-31 Ebay Inc. Image categorization based on comparisons between images
US8196030B1 (en) * 2008-06-02 2012-06-05 Pricewaterhousecoopers Llp System and method for comparing and reviewing documents

Cited By (6)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US9473512B2 (en) 2008-07-21 2016-10-18 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems to implement fingerprint lookups across remote agents
US9614813B2 (en) 2008-07-21 2017-04-04 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems to implement fingerprint lookups across remote agents
US10025759B2 (en) 2010-11-29 2018-07-17 Workshare Technology, Inc. Methods and systems for monitoring documents exchanged over email applications
US9170990B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2015-10-27 Workshare Limited Method and system for document retrieval with selective document comparison
US20150095335A1 (en) * 2013-09-27 2015-04-02 Fisher-Rosemount Systems, Inc. Change management system in a process control architecture
US10133723B2 (en) 2014-12-29 2018-11-20 Workshare Ltd. System and method for determining document version geneology

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
US20180300544A1 (en) 2018-10-18
US8635295B2 (en) 2014-01-21
US20120136951A1 (en) 2012-05-31
US10025759B2 (en) 2018-07-17
US20120136952A1 (en) 2012-05-31
US20120133989A1 (en) 2012-05-31

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US7689578B2 (en) Dealing with annotation versioning through multiple versioning policies and management thereof
US8201079B2 (en) Maintaining annotations for distributed and versioned files
US9836502B2 (en) Panel templates for visualization of data within an interactive dashboard
US7788251B2 (en) System, method and computer program product for concept-based searching and analysis
US8131779B2 (en) System and method for interactive multi-dimensional visual representation of information content and properties
US7930322B2 (en) Text based schema discovery and information extraction
US8032823B2 (en) Intent-based information processing and updates
Edhlund et al. NVivo 12 Essentials
US7788086B2 (en) Method and apparatus for processing sentiment-bearing text
US20050177789A1 (en) Method and apparatus for visually emphasizing numerical data contained within an electronic document
EP0914637B1 (en) Document producing support system
US7519589B2 (en) Method and apparatus for sociological data analysis
US20120221553A1 (en) Methods for electronic document searching and graphically representing electronic document searches
ES2707277T3 (en) Automatically search for contextually related elements of a task
US20120229468A1 (en) Integration of sketch-based interaction and computer data analysis
US20130268526A1 (en) Discovery engine
US20100180200A1 (en) Electronic assistant
US20090199090A1 (en) Method and system for digital file flow management
US20080162456A1 (en) Structure extraction from unstructured documents
KR20140048154A (en) Automatic task extraction and calendar entry
US9613322B2 (en) Data center analytics and dashboard
EP1910949A2 (en) An improved method and apparatus for sociological data analysis
JP2012529717A (en) How to analyze the contents of the micro-blog message
US9690770B2 (en) Analysis of documents using rules
JP2009526290A (en) Specific data on the generation or updating of the database records / extraction

Legal Events

Date Code Title Description
AS Assignment

Owner name: WORKSHARE TECHNOLOGY, INC., CALIFORNIA

Free format text: ASSIGNMENT OF ASSIGNORS INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:GLOVER, ROBIN WALLACE;REEL/FRAME:027684/0735

Effective date: 20120203

AS Assignment

Owner name: WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, LONDON BRA

Free format text: SECURITY INTEREST;ASSIGNOR:WORKSHARE TECHNOLOGY INC.;REEL/FRAME:032787/0012

Effective date: 20140428

STCV Information on status: appeal procedure

Free format text: ON APPEAL -- AWAITING DECISION BY THE BOARD OF APPEALS