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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING DIGITAL PICTURES WITH RELATED INFORMATION ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016266D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCING DIGITAL PICTURES WITH RELATED INFORMATION ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB A system and method is disclosed for enabling spectators of public events (e.g., athletic competitions on the Olympic Games), that usually are transmitted by radio or television broadcast stations or by news agencies and other public or private media, to take pictures with digital cameras of scenes drawing their attention, and for immediately or at a later time, accessing from the Word Wide Web additional information that may be related to these pictures. People that assist to public events, spectators and reporters, usually carry photographic cameras and take pictures to keep records of the most interesting images that catch their attention during those events. When reviewing pictures collections of those events people would like to access to complementary, related data produced by media providers to illustrate different aspects or topics of the events, or to segments of records of the broadcast programs that were being transmitted when each picture was taken, such as by example, the information that was being transmitted by a radio or television station when a picture, capturing the instant at which the winner of the giant slalom at the Nagano Olympic Games crossed the finish, was taken.