CONVERSATION-BASED MAIL.

Douglas E. Comer, Larry Lee Peterson

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Abstract

A new message communication paradigm based on conversations that provides an alternative to memo- and conference-based mail is described. A conversation-based message system groups messages into conversations, and orders messages within a conversation according to the context in which they were written. The message context relation leads to an efficient implementation of conversations in a distributed environment and supports a natural ordering of messages when viewed by the user. Experience with a prototype demonstrates the workability of conversation-based mail and suggests that conversations provide a powerful tool for message communication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-319
Number of pages21
JournalACM Transactions on Computer Systems
Volume4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1986

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CONVERSATION-BASED MAIL. / Comer, Douglas E.; Peterson, Larry Lee.

In: ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, Vol. 4, No. 4, 11.1986, p. 299-319.

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Comer, Douglas E. ; Peterson, Larry Lee. / CONVERSATION-BASED MAIL. In: ACM Transactions on Computer Systems. 1986 ; Vol. 4, No. 4. pp. 299-319.
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