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Multilingual Multimedia Hyperlink Network Design

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106076D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Described is a method creating multilingual Multimedia applications. A user should be able to transverse a network of link markers in the chosen language or languages. An optimized multimedia network design is needed to support multilingual applications.

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Multilingual Multimedia Hyperlink Network Design

      Described is a method creating multilingual Multimedia
applications.  A user should be able to transverse a network of link
markers in the chosen language or languages.  An optimized multimedia
network design is needed to support multilingual applications.

      Design a multimedia network or web where the language aspect of
the information is separated from the data relationships.  The
relationships between pieces of data in a multimedia network are
supported through the bi-directional connections of the major nodes
(i.e., non NLS specific).  This is demonstrated by the nodes marked
1, 2, 3 in the Figure below.  The NLS specific information hangs off
the major nodes.  Thus, E1, G1, and F1 could be English, German and
French translations of the information represented by major node 1.
Note, it is possible the English form of the node is a video and the
French and German forms are written script.  The network design
described here could be used to allow for other aspects of a link
(e.g., the skill level required) to be separated from the data
relationships.

      When the user starts a multilingual hyperlinked application he
is prompted for a language choice.  Once the user chooses a language
the application will use the hyperlinks for that language until
otherwise advised by the user.  If the user chooses French as his
language and invokes (e.g., clinks a mouse button over the link
marker) a link marker at network point F1 (please see figure 1 below)
then the system would inform the major node 1 that a link was invoked
in French.  Then the system would jump to major node 2 and pass the
information that it was French.  At node 2 the system would link to
point F2; thus, displaying the linked to information in French.  If
there was no F2 point the system would jump to major node 3 and try
to link to point F3.

      The multimedia network design as shown in the Figure below
enhances the developers ability to maintain the network.  In an End
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