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Method and System for Enabling an Electronic Book to Suggest Document Location Link based on Audio Analysis of a Lecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236279D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-16
Document File: 3 page(s) / 95K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling an electronic book to suggest document location link based on audio analysis of a lecture.

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Method and System for Enabling an Electronic Book to Suggest Document Location Link based on Audio Analysis of a Lecture

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling an electronic book (e-book) to suggest document location link based on audio analysis of a lecture. The method and system analyzes audio data during a presentation by utilizing either an onboard microphone of a device or other specified audio channel. For example, if a user is attending a lecture in a classroom setting, then the microphone is used to monitor the speaker's voice. Alternatively, if the user is attending a web conference then the audio channel of the web browser is used to monitor the speaker's voice. The method and system then detects references to locations within the e-book used in context of the presentation. In one implementation, when a location reference is

detected, a link to the reference is displayed as a notification that may be directly selected by the user to skip to the location. In another implementation, the e-book application automatically skips to the location. In yet another implementation, the method and system changes the e-book in focus if multiple documents are being used for the presentation.

The figure illustrates an exemplary flow of information and components of the method and system.

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As shown in the figure, the method and system utilizes a device microphone, an internal audio channel and a lexical analysis engine for audio channel feeds as well as the audio analysis of the feeds. For example, Android* devices are able to recognize speech patterns, and accordingly when a user says Okay Google** the

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device begins to analyze the subsequent audio. Further, as illustrated in the figure, the method and system enables an e-book to indicate through metadata configuration keywords that would indicate location references within the document. For instance, depending on the type of document keywords such as, but not limited to, chapter, page, genesis (Exodus, Leviticus, etc.), title of chapter, document title, author name, figure and chart may be used to generate metadata. Once a keyword is identified, the handling is passed to a tag meta filter module that determines what location context is being specified by the audio stream. Once the location is identified, the decision engine determines an action to be executed in the document. The actions include, but are not limited to, changing e-book in focus, navigating to location in the e-book and raising a notification with link to the location...