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Method and System for Visual Representation of News Story using Graphical Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000203253D
Publication Date: 2011-Jan-21
Document File: 3 page(s) / 107K

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Rajiv Srivatsa: INVENTOR

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for presenting a news story as a visual representation using graphical items. The visual representation may indicate various actions or moods associated with the people related to the news story using the graphical items of the people. Thus, readers can get the essence of the news story based on these visual representations rather than reading the news in depth.

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Method and System for Visual Representation of News Story using Graphical Items

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for presenting a news story as a visual representation using graphical items.  The visual representation may indicate various actions or moods associated with the people related to the news story using the graphical items of the people.  Thus, readers can get the essence of the news story based on these visual representations rather than reading the news in depth.

Description

Disclosed is a method and system for presenting a news story as a visual representation using graphical items.  A graphical item may be one of, but is not limited to, photos, cartoons, caricatures, clipart, flags, graphs, teams, and brands.  Additionally, text, symbol, and number related to the news story may also be presented in the visual representation to display more information.  The visual representation of the news story may also include standard actions or reactions representing a storyline behind the news story.  This provides a developing story over a timeline as a series of various actions or moods of caricatures.  The actions or moods of the caricatures represent actions or reactions of people within the news story.

To create the visual representation, caricatures of the people involved in the news story are selected.  The caricatures may be predefined for the people.  Alternatively, a new caricature may also be created for a person.  In an embodiment, a caricature includes a large sized head of a person and a body of any cartoon such as, stick man or woman.

After selecting the caricatures of the people involved in the news story, an action or mood is associated with the caricatures based on the news story.  For example, fig. 1 illustrates a news story in which a nuclear treaty is signed between two countries.  As illustrated in fig. 1, caricatures of the representatives from the two countries are displayed.  The representatives shake hands and this is symbolically shown in fig. 1 to represent that the treaty has been signed between the two countries.

Figure 1

Further, moods or facial expressions may also be associated with the caricatures based on the news story.  The caricatures may be predefined with various moods or facial expressions.  These moods or facial expressions may be predefined by an editor of the news story.  These caricatures may be presented based on the storyline of the news story.  For example, fig. 2 illustrates the caricatures of the representatives of the two countries with a happy mood when the treaty is signed between the two countries.

Figure 2

The moods o...