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Audio Synthesis Method for Telephone Reminder Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110240D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fitzpatrick, GP: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Users engaged in a telephone conversation may hear information they would like to associate with a reminder or note. For example, a caller may read off the address or telephone number to an office user over the telephone. Typically, the user physically writes down the number. The written messages may function as a note or reminder for the user. It is advantageous to automate the processes of establishing notes and reminders through an audio medium.

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Audio Synthesis Method for Telephone Reminder Service

       Users engaged in a telephone conversation may hear
information they would like to associate with a reminder or note. For
example, a caller may read off the address or telephone number to an
office user over the telephone.  Typically, the user physically
writes down the number.  The written messages may function as a note
or reminder for the user.  It is advantageous to automate the
processes of establishing notes and reminders through an audio
medium.

      This article describes a mechanism that can intercept telephone
audio messages from telephones for an automated reminder service.
Before speaking, the user can start this device for pending
reminders, e.g., I've started recording, now tell me the telephone
number?.  After recording the desired portion of speech, i.e., audio,
the user can associate the synthesized message as a reminder item.
This also allows the user to associate the message as an audio file
in a file cabinet repository, e.g., store audio message as a
document.

      This service automates the processes of recording telephone
audio messages to a reminder service.  Date and time values can be
entered via the computer or telephone.  The user also can specify any
textual information to be associated with the reminder item.

      A non-volatile repository stores audio messages for subsequent
retrieval.  By continuously polling a Timer, the Audio Reminder
Manager determines...