AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Determining whether or not features of discussion thread pages have changed with time - This application from Sony seeks to patent the idea of...Recording contents of an electronic page at different intervals and determining changes in the contents! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 7/26/2011 that discusses:
- Determining change in contents of a discussion thread page with time.
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - An electronic bulletin board system: includes discussion thread pages each associated with a discussion topic, allows a user to create a new discussion thread page for a new discussion topic, or post a comment to an already created discussion thread page.
TITLE: Determining changes in contents of a discussion thread with time.
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] Identifying contents of a page at various time intervals, and determining whether a feature of the page has changed based on the content.
- Publication Number: US 20130031118 A1
- Application Number: US 13/554,135
- Assignee: Sony
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 7/26/2011
- Link to Google Prior Art Search - "Find Prior Art"
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
An information processing system, comprising:
An identifying unit that repeatedly identifies a content of a page whose content changes with a lapse of time; and
A determination unit that determines based on contents of the page identified at different timings whether or not a feature of the identified page has changed.
In English this means:
An information processing system for:
identifying contents of a page whose contents changes with time, at various time intervals; and
determining whether a feature of the page has changed on the basis of the identified contents of the page at the various time intervals.
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 7/26/2011
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming Receiving a search request and searching discussion thread pages matching the received search request.
"Identify change in contents of a discussion thread" from the Applicant
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