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Method for Date Time Based Audio Salutation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110566D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A user may wish to convey the current date that an outgoing message was recorded. An example of this is an outgoing message of Today is May 30, 1992, I am in the office today...... In order to keep this type of message current the user must re-record this message on a daily basis with the new date being added, but the remaining portions of the message remains the same. Users desire a method by which they can associate particular segments of an audio message to be based upon time related factors, thus allowing the portions of an audio message to be changed according to a predefined date/time insertion message.

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Method for Date Time Based Audio Salutation

       A user may wish to convey the current date that an
outgoing message was recorded.  An example of this is an outgoing
message of Today is May 30, 1992, I am in the office today...... In
order to keep this type of message current the user must re-record
this message on a daily basis with the new date being added, but the
remaining portions of the message remains the same.  Users desire a
method by which they can associate particular segments of an audio
message to be based upon time related factors, thus allowing the
portions of an audio message to be changed according to a predefined
date/time insertion message.

      This article describes a service that accesses a repository of
prerecorded messages.  These messages can be designated as
salutations and as attributes to be associated with an audio message.
These messages can be recorded with the user's own voice or a
Text-To-Speech service that can be invoked to affix the associated
date/time-based information.  These messages allow for a user to
create an audio template that contains pre-recorded messages that can
be affixed to an audio message based on characteristics of time.  As
explained in the problem example, this service would allow the user
to press a button on the keyboard or telephone that would change the
preamble of the prerecorded audio message.  This allows for easy
modification of the audio segment.

      Upon a user wishing to update an audio message, the user could
select from the profile to determine whi...