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AUTOMATED SNAPSHOT FOR A TILE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239105D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-10
Document File: 6 page(s) / 192K

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Abstract

Presented herein are techniques to automatically create relevant and engaging views of conversation content. Metrics of content, user input, and external systems can be used to determine the best thumbnail view of content stored in a collaboration system.

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AUTOMATED SNAPSHOT FOR A TILE

AUTHORS:

Scott Henning Keith Griffin

CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

ABSTRACT

    Presented herein are techniques to automatically create relevant and engaging views of conversation content. Metrics of content, user input, and external systems can be used to determine the best thumbnail view of content stored in a collaboration system.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

    Future collaboration systems will have unique capabilities for interacting with content and collaboration. Collaboration sessions will be recorded and content will be organized in conversation containers. These conversation containers can be represented in various forms. One form of representation relies on engaging users to 'consume content' via content tile views. These views are primarily represented by an image depicting the content - thumbnail.

    Users might be able specify the appropriate thumbnail to depict the content. However, the system should be able to use metrics as hints to determine the best way to depict content. This automatic determination of the 'relevant' thumbnail view is an interesting problem to tackle.

    A cloud collaboration system is configured to track many metrics related to communications, content and collaboration contained in "Conversations".

    These metrics can be utilized to present 'relevant' content thumbnails for representing content.

Documents:

One form of content stored by the cloud collaboration system may be presentation

slides. These slides can be processed by the cloud service to decompose the deck into images of each page. A page image can then be used as a thumbnail representation on the

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user interface for accessing the content of the deck. One algorithm for representing the deck might be to use the cover page. This may be the best and most relevant image representing the deck, especially if the deck author was aware that the default representation for representing the set of slides in the cloud collaboration system is the cover page. The author might feel compelled to create a thoughtful and relevant cover page for the deck. With corporate presentation slide templates the coverage page is almost always visually the same to any other corporate set of slides. Therefore, using the thumbnail of the cover page would not be that relevant and would not be that visually compelling to the broader conversation audience.

    The user could manually select the relevant page thumbnail view for the content. For example, slide 3 has a graph of sales forecasts for the quarter. The user might decide that this slide is the most relevant and visually compelling. A thumbnail view of slide 3 would now be the content thumbnail view for the sales forecasts slide deck.

    The system could automatically suggest alternative slides from the deck based on various criteria:

1. Keyword matches to the topic of the conversation.

    2. Embedded images versus text/bullets - e.g. fist occurrence, largest image, most 'col...