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Synchronization of Multimedia Graphics and Text

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109894D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for synchronizing multimedia graphics and text. As multi-media becomes more widely used, there will be a requirement for separation of graphical presentation from its textual portion. There will be requirements for translation of the textual portions of the presentation into multiple languages. Without separation and synchronization of the multiple media formats, this will not be possible. This tagging and synchronization capability will allow creation of multimedia presentation in a number of areas: - Educational usage. - Executives of multinational corporations addressing employees in various countries. - Any presentation dealing with a multilingual audience.

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Synchronization of Multimedia Graphics and Text

       This article describes a method for synchronizing
multimedia graphics and text. As multi-media becomes more widely
used, there will be a requirement for separation of graphical
presentation from its textual portion.  There will be requirements
for translation of the textual portions of the presentation into
multiple languages.  Without separation and synchronization of the
multiple media formats, this will not be possible.  This tagging and
synchronization capability will allow creation of multimedia
presentation in a number of areas:
-    Educational usage.
-    Executives of multinational corporations addressing employees in
various countries.
-    Any presentation dealing with a multilingual audience.

      Provide machine readable information (MRI) text integrated with
multimedia presentations through a tagging and synchronization
technique.  The graphical portion remains constant, but the text is
tagged to correspond with appropriate segments of the graphical
presentation.  Implementation is through the presentation of two
separate windows, one containing the graphical portion and the other
the associated text.  The text is synchronized with the multi-media
using interrupt tags similar to how a motion picture is dubbed.

      Multiple-language versions of appropriate multimedia
presentations can be translated into many languages without the
redistribution of the graphical portion.

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