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Personal Audio Contextual Format Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106602D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 54K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Many times within an office environment, a user may wish to send a single audio document to a plurality of users. Yet, the user would like the audio document to have a personal connotation to the document. This is often the case for textural documents whereby a user creates a letter and defines fields for which differing recipients names can be replaced within the context of the letter, e.g., similar to junk mail which has "Dear Joe, you have won ten million dollars". Current art does provide audio editors which require users to manually cut and paste and edit multiple instances of the audio document. Users desire a mechanism by which an audio document can be replicated with specified segments containing personal audio references.

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Personal Audio Contextual Format Mechanism

      Many times within an office environment, a user may wish to
send a single audio document to a plurality of users.  Yet, the user
would like the audio document to have a personal connotation to the
document.  This is often the case for textural documents whereby a
user creates a letter and defines fields for which differing
recipients names can be replaced within the context of the letter,
e.g., similar to junk mail which has "Dear Joe, you have won ten
million dollars".  Current art does provide audio editors which
require users to manually cut and paste and edit multiple instances
of the audio document.  Users desire a mechanism by which an audio
document can be replicated with specified segments containing
personal audio references.

      This article describes an audio interface by which a user
records an audio document.  Upon the user reaching designated
segments within the audio document, the user may specify via
keyboard, mouse, voice recognition, etc., a merge code field.  The
mechanism inserts this merge code field within the audio document at
the specified isochronous location.  An Audio Profiler allows the
user to associate designated audio sonograms with specified merge
code values.  For example, a user may have a merge code 0x56 to
represent Names.  The Audio Profiler would maintain a list of audio
sonograms under this designated merge code to represent names.  These
names are essentially prerec...