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Methodology for Ex-Post Facto Attribute Assignment to Telephone Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104757D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

This article describes a method of assigning attributes to audio messages that have been received, prioritizing them accordingly.

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Methodology for Ex-Post Facto Attribute Assignment to Telephone Messages

      This article describes a method of assigning attributes to
audio messages that have been received, prioritizing them
accordingly.

      The Audio Message Prioritization Service (AMPS) enables
prioritizing of messages received by providing the recipient a set of
messaging attributes, such as a due date, which he may set for each
message received, using a digital signal generated by the telephone
device from which he is calling.  The recipient selects attributes
from the list previously defined by the system administrator.  These
attributes are digital templates mapped to the telephone keypad by
the administrator.

      The AMPS utilizes a repository system in which it stores the
selected messages in digitized pulse code modulation files which are
accessible by the telephone system, or a PC with a sound card
installed.

      After several messages are placed on a user's audio messaging
system, the user calls in to check for telephone messages.  A message
is then selected to be assigned to messaging attributes, a priority
due date is assigned to the message.  When finished, the user signals
that work with that message is complete.  The message attributes are
assigned a pointer to the message and added to a keyed priority
table.  The messages that were assigned messaging attributes are
added to the repository system.  The entries in the keyed priority
table are sorted based...