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Method and Apparatus for Automatic Voice Message Editor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111593D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A problem occurs when the user accesses new voice mail messages and saves them as old messages for future reference. When the user listens to these old messages, much time is wasted by having to listen to the entirety of verbose messages, even though only a small portion of each one is relevant.

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Method and Apparatus for Automatic Voice Message Editor

      A problem occurs when the user accesses new voice mail messages
and saves them as old messages for future reference.  When the user
listens to these old messages, much time is wasted by having to
listen to the entirety of verbose messages, even though only a small
portion of each one is relevant.

      This system is a method of solving the problem of listening to
superfluous information in voice mail messages.  This system allows
the user to edit the voice mail messages and store the more concise
edited version for future use.

      The crux of this invention is contained in the Condense Message
(CM) function described as follows:

1.  The user optionally selects to edit a message.

2.  The user selects either Keep or Delete mode, and the system
    simply notes this mode for later use.

3.  The user enters the Start Specification (SS) function.

4.  The user is queued for the criteria for the message modification:

    a.  Start position denoted by phrase

    b.  Stop position denoted by phrase

    c.  Start position denoted by time

    d.  Stop position denoted by time

    e.  Stop position denoted by duration

5.  The user enters the End Specification (ES) function.

6.  The system creates the resulting message from the keep/delete and
    start/stop parameters, and plays this resulting message for the
    user.

7.  The user may then continue to process steps 2 thr...