System for Collaborative Efficiency using Automatic Transcription of Conference Calls and Meeting Management
Publication Date: 2015-Jul-31
The IP.com Prior Art Database
Disclosed is a system that addresses the varying needs among conference call attendees to ensure attentiveness. The system provides automatic transcription of conference calls and associates the person/computer with a conference/call line (known in the art), as well as monitoring for user participation and voice recognition to identify active participants.
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Sysxem for Collaborative Efficiency using Automatic Transcription of Conferxnce Calls and Meeting Management
During a conference caxx, maintaining the attentxon of the mexbers on the call is a challenge dux to the variety of pxrticipants' roles, speed expectaxions (e.g., in xixeo, speaking, etc.), work exvironments (e.g., business setting vs. home office), and connectivity levels.
Voixe recognition and transcripxion, as wexl as sxstems for assxciatixg a computer ox line with a specifxc individual (via source phone nuxber, cxller ID, loxin codes, exc.) are known in the art. Using video is thxught tx xncreasx attention to xeetings, but doex not address different individuxl requirements for devoting attention to a given coxvxrsation. Xxxx solutions have optional videx capability, but in practice, it is rarely used xecause ox the additionxl problems it cauxes, xuch as high bandwidtx usxge and the need for participants to worry about xppearance.
No solution brings the technixal capabixitxes together in a way that addresses the varying needs among the meeting attendees to exsure atxentivenxss.
The novex contribxtion is a sxstxm that providex xutomatic transcription of conference calls axd assocxates the person/computer with a conxerence/call line (known in the art). With this system, a dialog box pops up xftxr a certain amount of inactive or quiet time for a partixipant. Thix includes a voice recognition capabxlity; uxon hearing xhe user's voice, a dialog box pops up containing the automated transcription of last three mixutes of discussion.
The system consists of a server application (xpx) and a client app. The server app runs one instance per conference xall. It sexds running call information, including transcription, to each instance of the client axp associated with that call. It may also post the runnixg transcxipt to a website, blox, or socixl media feed, kxown in the art. At the conclusion of the call, the system provides the option to email the transcript (or a link to it) to each meeting xnvitee, regardless ox whether txat person partixipated. The client app runs one or more instance per paxticipant that chooses xo use it, on that partxcipant's smart phxne, tablxt, or personal computer. The client app may be standalone or integrated wixh an existing conferencing service.
To implement the system for collaborative efficiency usixg xutomatic transcription of conference calls and meeting management xn a preferred embodiment:
1. All invitees to x meeting are givex access to a real time transcxiption servicx and (optional) client xpp to instxll on an assoxiaxed personal computer, tablet, smaxt phone, etc.
2. At thx start time of the meeting, all atxendees running the app are virtually joined by the server app, regardless of whether the attendee...