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Method for Using Computer-Generated Speech in an Online Presentation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057264D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Callaway, JR Fletcher, DB McConaughy, JM [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which provides a means of using the text-to- speech capability of the IBM Voice Communications Card in an online presentation. The Online Presentation Control Language (OPCL) is a programming language designed to create stand-alone online presentations. An information developer (typically a non-programmer) uses the OPCL's commands to specify a document structure, displayable text, sounds, animation, and other parts of the presentation. The Online Presentation Development System (OPDS) is a group of programs designed to create stand-alone online presentations. Online presentations include such items as product demonstrations, tutorials, and other programs in which the computer is used to present information.