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Segmenting a Content Stream

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000207131D
Publication Date: 2011-May-17
Document File: 28 page(s) / 8M

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Abstract

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for segmenting a content stream. In use, a content stream associated with an event is identified. Additionally, user generated content associated with the content stream is identified. Further, a timing of one or more key events within the content stream is determined, based on the user generated content. Further still, the one or more key events are identified, based on the user generated content. Also, the content stream is segmented, utilizing the one or more key events and the timing of the one or more key events. In addition, a subset of the user generated content and a subset of the one or more key events is associated with a segment of the content stream. Furthermore, a search index associated with the segment of the content stream is generated, utilizing the subset of the user generated content and the subset of the one or more key events. Further still, a search query is received from a user. Also, search results are provided to the user in response to the search query, utilizing the search index associated with the segment of the content stream.

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SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SEGMENTING A CONTENT STREAM

CLAIM OF PRIORITY

[0001]            The present application claims priority to U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 61/345,031 entitled “SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SEGMENTING A CONTENT STREAM” filed May 14, 2010, which is hereby incorporated by reference.

Field of the Invention

[0002]           The present invention relates to streaming media, and more particularly to analyzing streaming media.

Background

[0003]           Internet video in all its forms is one of the fastest growing areas of use on the Internet.  For example, Internet video is now approximately one third of all consumer Internet traffic, not including the amount of video exchanged through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing.  In the future, it is predicted that various forms of video (e.g., TV, video on demand (VoD), Internet Video, P2P, etc.) may exceed 90 percent of global consumer traffic.

[0004]           Finding interesting and relevant media online is a key challenge, especially since traditional text based search strategies may struggle when it comes to video and other media sources.  Manual tagging and automatic speech recognition may help to some degree but these tend to be either time consuming or inaccurate.

[0005]           This difficulty in search is coupled with user’s fast reducing attention spans, particularly in the fast moving mobile Internet, which leads to a severe information overload problem.

[0006]           There is thus a need for addressing these and/or other issues associated with the prior art.

SUMMARY

[0007]           A system, method, and computer program product are provided for segmenting a content stream.  In use, a content stream associated with an event is identified.  Additionally, user generated content associated with the content stream is identified.  Further, a timing of one or more key events within the content stream is determined, based on the user generated content.  Further still, the one or more key events are identified, based on the user generated content.  Also, the content stream is segmented, utilizing the one or more key events and the timing of the one or more key events.  In addition, a subset of the user generated content and a subset of the one or more key events is associated with a segment of the content stream.  Furthermore, a search index associated with the segment of the content stream is generated, utilizing the subset of the user generated content and the subset of the one or more key events.  Further still, a search query is received from a user.  Also, search results are provided to the user in response to the search query, utilizing the search index associated with the segment of the content stream.  

Brief Description of the Drawings

[0008]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture, in accordance with one possible embodiment. 

[0009]           Figure 2 illustrates an exemplary system, in accordance with one embodiment.

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