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Voice Mail Parser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106358D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

With the advent of multimedia devices, there has been an accelerated use of audio messages for communications. The use of audio currently allows recipients to receive mail via telephones. However, telephone devices and audio messaging devices do not allow for the insertion of audio responses parsed between the existing recorded messages and placed after each question or wherever the user would like their responses to be placed in the existing recorded message. A user of an audio message generally has to listen to the entire message which might contain a plurality of questions. An example of this, "Mr. Jones, can you make our lunch date next week... What modifications will Mr. Johnson make on the proposal... Was the Bill and Associates deal closed with new figures... What were the old figures...

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Voice Mail Parser

      With the advent of multimedia devices, there has been an
accelerated use of audio messages for communications.  The use of
audio currently allows recipients to receive mail via telephones.
However, telephone devices and audio messaging devices do not allow
for the insertion of audio responses parsed between the existing
recorded messages and placed after each question or wherever the user
would like their responses to be placed in the existing recorded
message.  A user of an audio message generally has to listen to the
entire message which might contain a plurality of questions.  An
example of this, "Mr.  Jones, can you make our lunch date next
week...  What modifications will Mr. Johnson make on the proposal...
Was the Bill and Associates deal closed with new figures...  What
were the old figures..."  In order to keep all the questions fresh in
ones mind, the user must rewind the message and listen to it several
times, taking notes to ensure each question will be answered in their
response.  A user desire a method by which they can insert an answer
after each question segment of an audio message.

      This article describes a service that allows for the recorded
voice mail messages to be rerecorded and sent back to its originator.
These recorded audio responses will be inserted after, before, or
between pre-recorded voice mail messages.  This voice parser will
allow a user to create an audio response repository that will contain
the originator's message.  The recipient can then play the mes...