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Index Booktabs for Audio Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105247D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fitzpatrick, GP: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Users of electronic books often refer to indexes to find page reference numbers for given entries. While useful, display of only the pertinent page numbers require the user to navigate through the document in a conventional, often tedious manner. Moreover, this problem is further complicated when the object does not contain page numbers, such as a digitized audio presentation. With the prevalent use of prolonged multimedia presentations, there is a desire for quick navigation to indexed occurrences of audio segments of interest.

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Index Booktabs for Audio Objects

      Users of electronic books often refer to indexes to find page
reference numbers for given entries.  While useful, display of only
the pertinent page numbers require the user to navigate through the
document in a conventional, often tedious manner.  Moreover, this
problem is further complicated when the object does not contain page
numbers, such as a digitized audio presentation.  With the prevalent
use of prolonged multimedia presentations, there is a desire for
quick navigation to indexed occurrences of audio segments of
interest.

      This article provides an apparatus and method for associating
graphical tabs with indexed audio segments (or offsets).  This
methodology provides graphical iconic tabs to enable navigation to
index references in an audio presentation.  It further provides a
novel and useful extension to existing technology.  It is equally
applicable to any system capable of handling digitized audio
presentations via a graphical user interface.  A textual
representation of the audio phrase is associated with the icon.  In
addition, the iconic tabs may optionally symbolize the audio segment
being referenced.

      This allows the user direct access into the audio presentation.
In addition, users may be interested in several different groups of
references at once, for instance, all segments containing references
to the sound "Bridge" and all references to "Router".  In this case,
multiple groups of...