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Automatic notification of relevant content within a media presentation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000206882D
Publication Date: 2011-May-12
Document File: 3 page(s) / 104K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system to identify notable aspects of a media presentation, such as specific topics, speaker names, position within the presentation, and notify interested parties of such presentations when aspects they have expressed an interest in are matched. Manual or automatic examination of each page in a presentation allows descriptive tags to be extracted which are stored in a repository, associating each tag, location and time position to the presentation. Separately, interested parties submit their interests to the repository. A continually running process matches presentation content to interested parties and notifies them in advance of presentations that contain relevant content, whether that be in advance of the presentation or during its delivery.

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Automatic notification of relevant content within a media presentation

Disclosed is a system to identify notable aspects of a media presentation, such as specific topics, speaker names, position within the presentation, and notify interested parties of such presentations when aspects they have expressed an interest in are matched. Manual or automatic examination of each page in a presentation allows descriptive tags to be extracted which are stored in a repository, associating each tag, location and time position to the presentation. Separately, interested parties submit their interests to the repository. A continually running process matches presentation content to interested parties and notifies them in advance of presentations that contain relevant content, whether that be in advance of the presentation or during its delivery.

    In a typical embodiment, there are several media presentations available containing multiple different topics, by different authors or speakers, a schedule that indicates when the presentations will be delivered by the speakers, a repository to store information about the presentations, and interested parties, or subscribers.

    Each subscriber has a set of interests: topics and speakers (see Figure 1), and they submit these to the common repository. Each media presentation is analyzed, slide by slide, associating descriptive tags or phrases corresponding to the topics of those slides (see Figure 2). The tags and slide number, and possibly an estimate of time period from the start of the presentation is stored in the common repository, associating a speaker name with each presentation.

    A continually running process in the repository compares the topics of inter...