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Method of Categorizing Concatenated Phone Messages into Messages Logs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106006D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 4 page(s) / 99K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a Method of Editing, Categorizing, and Concatenating Phone Messages into Message Logs.

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Method of Categorizing Concatenated Phone Messages into Messages Logs

      Provided is a Method of Editing, Categorizing, and
Concatenating Phone Messages into Message Logs.

      Currently, the user can access his/her new voice mail messages
and save them as old messages for future reference.  When the user
listens to these old messages, much time is wasted by having to
listen to entirety of verbose messages, even though only a small
portion of each one is relevant.

      Provided is a method of solving the problem of having to listen
to superfluous information in voice mail messages.  This system
allows the users to edit their voice mail messages and store the more
concise edited version in a particular message log for future use,
and/or to concatenate messages together.

      The editing process is accomplished by the Condense Message
(CM) function described as follows:

1.  The user optionally selects to edit a message.
2.  The user selects either Keep or Delete mode, and the system
    simply notes this mode for later use.
3.  The user enters the Start Specification (SS) function
4.  The user is queued for the criteria for the message modification:

             Start position denoted by phrase

         The user may denote the starting position in the message by
         voicing in a phrase, and the system then locates this phrase
and
         the corresponding starting position in the message.  This is
an
         optional parameter, and the default is the beginning of the
         message.

             Stop position denoted by phrase

         The user may also denote the ending position in the message
by
         voicing in a phrase, and the system then locates this phrase
and
         the corresponding starting position in the message.  This is
an
         optional parameter, and the default is the end of the
message.

             Start position denoted by time

         The user may denote the starting position in the message by
         voicing the number of seconds from the beginning of the
message,
         and the system likewise notes this as the starting position.
         This is an optional parameter, and the default is the
beginning
         of the message.

             Stop position denoted by time

         The user may also denote the ending position in the message
by
         voicing the number of seconds from the beginning of the
message,
         and the system likewise notes this as the ending position.
This
         is an optional parameter, and the default is the end of the
         message.

             Stop position denoted by duration

         The user may denote the ending position in the message by
voicing
         in the desired message duration.  The system...