AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON detecting "problematic phrases" in a document - This application from Google seeks to patent the idea of...Alerting a user when a phrase in a document matches a "problematic phrase" in a database (i.e. phrases with legal or policy issues for the company)! 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 8/30/2011 that discusses:
- Searching for problematic phrases in a document and alerting the user or a third party
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A reference to anything that meets all of the criteria to the question above AND ALSO involves sending an alert to a third party if there is a match
TITLE: Detecting problematic phrases
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] A method for detecting "problematic phrases" in documents and alerting the user when he has entered a problematic phrase. A problematic phrase is one which has legal implications or is a policy violation for the company
- Publication Number: US 20130110748 A1
- Application Number: US 13/599,731
- Assignee: Google
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 8/30/2011
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 10/29/2013
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A method of identifying problematic phrases in an electronic document, comprising:
detecting a context of the electronic document;
capturing a textual phrase entered by a user;
comparing the textual phrase against a database of phrases previously identified as having legal implications or violating policy; and
alerting the user via an in-line notification when the textual phrase matches a phrase in the database having legal implications or violating policy, based on the detected context of the electronic document.
In English this means:
A method of identifying problematic phrases in a document, comprising:
Detecting a context of the document (e.g. Word file, Spreadsheet file, intended recipient of the document, etc.)
Capturing a text phrase entered by the user
Comparing the text phrase against a database of problematic phrases (e.g. with legal implications or policy violations)
Alerting the user in-line when he has entered a problematic phrase in a document, based on the context
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 8/30/2011
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming sending an alert to a third party if the user enters a problematic phrase
"Project ABC is going to totally KILL the company" from the Applicant
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