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POSING QUESTIONS ABOUT A RECORDED MEETING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000226876D
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-23
Document File: 8 page(s) / 873K

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Hui Xue: AUTHOR

Abstract

Presented herein are techniques that enable a user to ask questions about a recorded web conference meeting while viewing the recording after the meeting has ended.

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POSING QUESTIONS ABOUT A RECORDED MEETING

AUTHOR:

Hui Xue

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    Presented herein are techniques that enable a user to ask questions about a recorded web conference meeting while viewing the recording after the meeting has ended.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Web conference applications (e.g., WebEx┬« conference services) can record meetings for later playback. When playing back a recording, a user may have questions about content presented during the meeting. For example, the user may not have heard a speaker clearly because the microphone volume was too low or the network connection was poor, or the user may not have understood the speaker's intended meaning of a particular statement. Currently, if the user wants to have a question answered or request an explanation, the user must determine the speaker's identity, find the speaker's phone number or email address, and call or write to the speaker.

    Techniques are presented herein for users to conveniently communicate questions while playing back a recorded meeting. This can help to improve collaboration. For example, when a user has a question about part of the recording, he or she can select that section of the recording and send it to the speaker along with the question. Once the speaker responds, the user is notified, and the question and answer are automatically integrated into the recording.

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    When the user selects a section of a recording (e.g., a video of a web conference meeting), the application produces a menu listing the speakers in that section of the recording, as shown in Figure 1 below. From the menu, the user can select one or all of the speakers. Each selection on the menu has a playback button the user can click to play back what that speaker said in the selected section. For instance, the user can click the play button for a speaker named Frank Jason to start a media player (shown in the right side of Figure 1) that plays his speech in the clip.

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    Once the user choses a speaker, the user can ask a question, e.g., by email, by WebEx Connect instant messaging, or by another message tool that supplies an Application Programming Interface (API) and provides information back t...