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Multimedia Identification of Calendar Affinity Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105122D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

Users of an electronic office calendar system are often performing many tasks, simultaneously. Users have a desire to prioritize their work and often need to know the priority of an unsolicited notification, such as a calendar update. It is advantageous to provide a method by which the modification of a user's calendar by a particular individual could be associated with a particular audio tone or sequence of tones based upon the identity of the user making the modification. This would allow users to utilize an audio medium for the identification of users associated with a particular meeting or calendar event.

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Multimedia Identification of Calendar Affinity Users

      Users of an electronic office calendar system are often
performing many tasks, simultaneously.  Users have a desire to
prioritize their work and often need to know the priority of an
unsolicited notification, such as a calendar update.  It is
advantageous to provide a method by which the modification of a
user's calendar by a particular individual could be associated with a
particular audio tone or sequence of tones based upon the identity of
the user making the modification.  This would allow users to utilize
an audio medium for the identification of users associated with a
particular meeting or calendar event.

      This article describes a method whereby users of an electronic
calendar system can associate particular audio patterns to specified
users of the system.  This system would allow users to work,
continually, on other applications while a particular audio pattern
would identify the affinity user who has added, deleted or otherwise
modified a particular calendar event.

      A preferred method is based upon an Audio Calendar Profile
(ACP) data base.  This data base can be implemented as a local user
data base table or as an enterprise specific data base.  Individuals
would associate pre-assigned audio tones or specified Text-to-Speech
processes to a particular user of the calendar system.  In addition,
specific audio sequences could be created for association with
specific users.

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