US 9,811,515 B2
Annotating posts in a forum thread with improved data
Corville O. Allen, Morrisville, NC (US); Andrew R. Freed, Cary, NC (US); and Stephan J. Roorda, Fuquay-Varina, NC (US)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Dec. 11, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/567,258.
Prior Publication US 2016/0170949 A1, Jun. 16, 2016
Int. Cl. G06F 17/00 (2006.01); G06F 17/24 (2006.01); H04L 12/58 (2006.01); G06F 17/30 (2006.01); G06F 17/22 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 17/241 (2013.01) [G06F 17/2235 (2013.01); G06F 17/3043 (2013.01); G06F 17/30961 (2013.01); H04L 51/16 (2013.01)] 14 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method implemented by an information handling system that includes a memory and a processor, the method comprising:
analyzing a plurality of posts included in a plurality of threads of one or more threaded discussions, wherein the analysis identifies a plurality of child posts that refer to a parent post selected from the plurality of posts by a user of a user interface;
identifying a statement in the parent post, wherein the statement includes a possible answer to a question;
analyzing the statement using agreement data found in the plurality of child posts, wherein one or more of the plurality of child posts includes one or more alternative answers to the question;
identifying a structural support of each of the one or more alternative answers from one or more of the plurality of posts included in the thread, wherein the identifying further comprises scoring each of the one or more alternative answers; and
displaying the parent post, an analysis of the statement in the parent post, and the one or more alternative answers to the user at the user interface, wherein the displaying further comprises displaying the identified structural support and the scoring for each of the one or more alternative answers.