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An intelligent detection solution of real-time annotating content and dynamically generating document on e-reader according to user interests

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201823D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-24
Document File: 5 page(s) / 100K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system and a method is to allow users to take notes on existing document. Users can open an e-book or e-reader document and perform some actions such as highlight, strike through, and add side note. The notation and notes can be defined in different types/levels by users to be generated into a presentation file, summary or study note, based on selected types/levels.

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An intelligent detection solution of real-time annotating content and dynamically generating document on e-reader according to user interests

A. Background: The e-book is a breakthrough to the reading habit of people. The existing e-reader or e-book allow users to add their notes, comment, insert, and highlight to the article while reading. But operation method is not really user friendly and convenience enough. There are several drawbacks of the e-book in the market:
1. Even the e-book can save or export the users' modification or annotation, the exported file is not readable or meaningful. When users want to read the comments, the original article and the comments need to be both available.
2. The e-book can't automatically essentialize or re-generate the article according to what users change. If an user highlight 2 lines, strike through 400 lines and add 50 words comment to a 50,000 pages article, he will still need to both the original article and the comment file then he or others can know what his change.
3. No matter with a keyboard or a touch screen, the operation way is not similar to how people do to a paper book or paper article.

B. Description of The Disclosure:


Users can open an e-book or e-reader document and start to perform some

actions such as highlight, strike through, add side note or select operation using different hand gesture and movement or by different touch shape or touch power/pressure of stylus. As shown in Figure 1 as an example, the stylus has different touch shapes by switching different type of control, and the result of its output can perform different actions. After all the editing works are done, edited parts along with the original document can be exported into user preferred document format like power points, MS notes, etc. Also, by different editing purpose, users can pre-decide what visual presentation will look like on the actual exported document. More examples are described below.

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    In Figure 2, users highlight "We the people, in order to form a more perfect union" with yellow color to represent the title in the power point presentation slide. Then the three sentences with pink highlighter will be the 1st layer of the content and the underlined sentences represent the 2nd layer of the content. You will notice that "check!" word is not on the power point slide because it is a side note from the users. For the power point purpose, users do not need the side note to be presentable on the page so it is not shown. Also, the paragraph "It was stained by.....to allow the
slave" with a box around is not shown in the power point because it's again a user's choice of what's to be presentable or not.

    On the contrarily, Figure 3 shows the exact user scenario as Figure 1 but with different outcome. Since our expectation is to have a study note, we want to include everything that is highlighted, marked or a...