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Using a combined digital phone and camera with a remote voice response unit to classify digital camera images for storage.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030476D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Classification of camera pictures by combining cellular phone functionality with a back end system.

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Using a combined digital phone and camera with a remote voice response unit to classify digital camera images for storage .

This disclosure attempts to help people that take digital photographs with a digital phone to classify and store their images. This is achieved by using a Voice Response Unit (VRU) which is attached to the public telephone network probably at the persons home or work this must be reachable from a mobile phone.

    This disclosure attempts to help people that take digital photographs with a digital phone to classify and store their images. This is achieved by using a Voice Response Unit (VRU) which is attached to the public telephone network probably at the persons home or work this must be reachable from a mobile phone.

Using existing technology this invention is a very workable solution.

    Three different ways of embellishing digital photographs with information as to where the photo was taken is described below:
1) After you have taken a digital photo using a combined digital camera and phone you can speed dial to a Voice Response Unit (VRU) which logs the date and time of the call . The automated unit then answers the call. You are prompted to speak the location and description of your photo. These utterances are passed to an automated speech recognition unit which translates the utterances to text. When you download your photographs to your PC after your vacation the date/time stamp is used to associate the pictures with the location of where t...