Global Patent Index - EP 1101173 A1

EP 1101173 A1 2001-05-23 - INFORMATION ACCESS

Title (en)

INFORMATION ACCESS

Title (de)

INFORMATIONSZUGRIFF

Title (fr)

ACCES A L'INFORMATION

Publication

EP 1101173 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99936815 A

Priority

  • EP 99936815 A
  • EP 98306264 A
  • GB 9902495 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0008570A1] An apparatus (100) is provided to enable information sets stored in an information system and accessible over a communications network to be shared among a group of users. The apparatus (100) is provided with data storage to store a user profile for each user, each user profile comprising at least one keyword expressing an interest of the respective user, and for storing meta-information relating to information sets stored in the information system. The apparatus is provided with means to enable a first user to input an information set, to generate meta-information for that information set, to compare the generated meta-information with stored user profiles of the other users and thereby to alert the first user to the identity of one or more users having a shared interest in the input information set. The apparatus (100) is also enabled to compare the user profile of a first user with profiles of other users to enable the first user to identify other users having similar interests and to enable the first user to send an alert message to one or more of those selected users.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/30

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 17/30867 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0008570A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0008570 A1 20000217; AU 5179299 A 20000228; CA 2339217 A1 20000217; EP 1101173 A1 20010523

INPADOC legal status


2008-07-23 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20080201

2002-08-07 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20020621

2001-05-23 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010122

2001-05-23 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE