It can be difficult for the individual group members of a multi-party chat to determine the relationships that connect the different members. Owing to this unfamiliarity, individuals can feel unsure and hesitant to express themselves freely in the multi-party chat. Such restraint can limit the topics and style of chat messages. On the other hand, a lack of restraint can be deemed as inappropriate or offensive. This disclosure describes mechanisms that provide contextual information about connections among the members of an ad-hoc multi-party chat group. With permission of the group members, the techniques of this disclosure are applied to determine and label salient group member clusters that are displayed to everyone in the chat.
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El Ghazzal, Sammy and Feuz, Sandro, "Providing contextual information for multi-party chats", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 18, 2018)