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Resolution of Identity in Multimedia Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107389D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 102K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a mechanism to establish a correlation relationship between corresponding information in different mediums such as audio, video, and text, thus allowing the user to query detailed information in all mediums by providing search criteria in one or more other media.

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Resolution of Identity in Multimedia Environment

       This article describes a mechanism to establish a
correlation relationship between corresponding information in
different mediums such as audio, video, and text, thus allowing the
user to query detailed information in all mediums by providing search
criteria in one or more other media.

      Prior methods allows a requester to search for information in a
medium by providing a search criteria. A search can be conducted to
retrieve information for data in a specific media as long as search
criteria for that media is used. However, there are situations where
none of the sought for data is known to the requester. The requester
may know some characteristics in one media, such as knowing the
physical location, voice, or some other characteristic, and not know
anything in any other media. Based on what is known to the requester,
the requester would like to get other correlating information, such
as names, addresses, etc., which is embodied in other media. For
example, a requester knows where a person is located or may know some
of the person's characteristics regarding physical appearance, voice,
etc., and may want to find his name, phone number, etc. Based on the
information available, the user would like to do a search in one
media and produce searched for data in another media.

      By defining a central repository, information in all mediums
can be stored in one place. A correlation relationship is established
among these mediums and information can be retrieved based on
relationships thereof. A search can be conducted by specifying
information known in one medium and retrieving the corresponding
information from other media. If a person's last name is known, a
search can be conducted to retrieve all other information for that
person.  There are also cases where the requester knows certain
physical features, and based on that, may want to do a search and
eventually identify the correct person via an elimination process.

      A central repository is established that consist of major media
components: video component and textual component. A correlation is
established among these components for every entry in this data bank.
Knowing information in one medium allows the user to access related
information in other mediums. For example, by providing the name, the
corresponding video portion of that entry can be retrieved. Another
example would be to select a series of map graphics, thereby allowing
a requester to narrow the search to a particular floor,...