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Method to Suggest Relevant Media for Insertion into Documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246548D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method that suggests relevant media for insertion into a document or presentation based on the context/content in near proximity to the anticipated location of the inserted element.

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Method to Suggest Relevant Media for Insertion into Documents

When creating documents such as presentations or papers, people often incorporate graphics, clip art, or other media to illustrate a point. A person often spends a significant amount of time locating the desired element, even if it was previously used in other documents.

Current methods to assists users with media selection and insertion watch the user and determine when to suggest media for the user to view based on matches between the entered text and the media. It does not determine how to narrow media choices based on the existing content in a deck of slides or the context related to a presentation.

The novel contribution is a method that suggests relevant media for insertion into a document or presentation based on the context in near proximity to the anticipated location of the inserted element.

To implement this method:


1. User creates a new slideshow presentation


2. User names the presentation and begins to add content


3. User indicates desire to add media to a slide


4. System analyzes context of the insertion point:

A. The name of the presentation

    B. The title slide
C. Slides leading up to the current slide D. Content of the selected slide
E. Notes from the slides 5. The target audience can be selected when the document is created. This can be used to determine the technical level of the media (e.g., schematics vs. a flowchart)

6. System determines a set of media to suggest:

A. Uses the present...