Method and system for interactively responding to instant messaging requests

  • US 6,430,602 B1
  • Filed: 08/22/2000
  • Issued: 08/06/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/22/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for interactively responding to queries from a user logged in to an instant messaging network, comprising the steps of:

  • logging a message processor in to the instant messaging network under a first screen-name, the user having the first screen-name as an authorized partner and being advised by the instant messaging network of the presence of the message processor;

    receiving a query addressed to the first screen-name from the user via the instant messaging network in an instant messaging protocol;

    parsing the query to extract the request;

    evaluating the request in the message processor formulating an answer to the user'"'"'s query on the basis of the evaluated request;

    generating an output message containing the answer; and

    sending the output message to the user via the instant messaging network.

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