JP3609667B2 - Multimedia information providing method, its system, and medium containing the program - Google Patents

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JP3609667B2
JP3609667B2 JP31408999A JP31408999A JP3609667B2 JP 3609667 B2 JP3609667 B2 JP 3609667B2 JP 31408999 A JP31408999 A JP 31408999A JP 31408999 A JP31408999 A JP 31408999A JP 3609667 B2 JP3609667 B2 JP 3609667B2
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剛彦 安藤
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[0001]
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
The present invention relates to a multimedia information providing method and system for presenting multimedia information composed of information such as video, audio, and text in response to a user input operation and the like, and a medium on which the program is recorded.
[0002]
[Prior art]
With regard to a method for providing multimedia information, particularly a method for instructing to change or update multimedia information presented by a user's input operation, conventionally, the user's input operation or the like is used as an event, and multimedia information is presented in this event. A method for defining an action such as a method has been proposed (for example, see Japanese Patent Application No. 7-178474 (Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 9-34869)).
[0003]
In this method, it is possible to describe a scenario that can be actively involved in the presentation of multimedia information as if the user pressed the operation button by instructing a still image or the like pasted on the display screen.
[0004]
FIG. 1 shows how information is presented by such a multimedia information providing method. Now, it is assumed that a moving image 12 and a still image 13 that looks like a button are displayed on the screen 11. At this time, if the action of displaying the text 14 which is the explanatory text of the moving image 12 by the event that the user instructs the still image 13 is defined in the event-action pair 15, the user displays the still image 13. The text 14 can be presented by giving an instruction (such as clicking with a mouse).
[0005]
[Problems to be solved by the invention]
In the above method, for example, an operation that can be used by the user, such as specifying which material is designated as an event, and for such events, for example, switching of a moving image or a still image is performed. It was necessary to describe these event-action pairs at the time of scenario creation, with changes in the action as actions.
[0006]
Here, this conventional method basically corresponds to one action for one event, and when events occur continuously, the action for each event is simply executed continuously. It was only. It is also possible to execute integrated actions by defining actions for consecutive operations. In this case, however, it is necessary to describe all possible types of actions (events) and actions for them. There was a problem that the burden of the scenario creator was large.
[0007]
It is an object of the present invention to enable continuous input operations and the like to be collectively interpreted as one event (operation), and to automatically integrate, generate and execute actions for the event. Thus, there is provided a multimedia information providing method and system capable of presenting multimedia information with a higher degree of freedom while minimizing the operation of a scenario creator, and a medium on which the program is recorded.
[0008]
[Means for Solving the Problems]
In order to achieve the above object, the present invention interprets a plurality of events satisfying a predetermined condition among continuous events as one combined event, and combines a predefined action for each event, An integrated action corresponding to a combined event is automatically created from an action integration pattern predefined for the event.
[0009]
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.
[0010]
FIG. 2 shows an example of an embodiment of the multimedia information providing system of the present invention. In the figure, 21 is a first database, 22 is a second database, 23 is an event coupling unit, and 24 is action integration. Part.
[0011]
In the database 21, a plurality of individual events constituting a combined event and actions such as a multimedia information presentation method defined in advance are stored as a pair.
[0012]
In the database 22, a combined event obtained by combining at least two events and an integrated pattern of actions defined in advance are stored as a pair.
[0013]
The event combination unit 23 combines a plurality of continuous input events 31 that satisfy a preset condition (event combination condition) with respect to an event (input event) 31 based on a user's input operation or the like as one combined event 32. Output.
[0014]
When the combined event 32 combined by the event combining unit 23 is input or a combined event (input combined event) 33 based on a user input operation or the like is input, the action integrating unit 24 An action corresponding to the event is searched from the database 21, an action integration pattern corresponding to the combined event is searched from the database 22, the scenarios of the searched actions are integrated according to the searched integration pattern, and output as a scenario 34. .
[0015]
FIG. 3 is a flowchart illustrating the method of the present invention.
[0016]
The present invention combines consecutive single input events according to a predetermined condition (step s1), searches for an action for a single event constituting the combined event (step s2), and uses the combined event as a key for the action. The integrated pattern is searched (step s3), and a scenario in which the action scenario for the single event searched in step s2 is integrated is created in accordance with the integrated pattern searched in step s3 (step s4).
[0017]
The present invention can also be realized by a medium recording a program (software) having the procedure shown in the flowchart of FIG. 3 together with a computer system (hardware) such as a CPU, a memory, and an external storage device.
[0018]
FIG. 4 is a diagram for explaining the operation of the embodiment of the present invention.
[0019]
In the example shown in the figure, as indicated by the input event 41 in the figure, the event “A” occurs at time “0′00” ”and the event“ B ”occurs at time“ 0′02 ””. Represents. Here, it is assumed that the event combination condition 42 is “continuous events described in the combination target event table 43 with a time interval of 3 seconds or less”.
[0020]
The occurrence time interval between the events “A” and “B” is 2 seconds, and the combination of the events “A → B” is described in the combination target event table 43. Therefore, the event “A” in the input event 41 And “B” satisfy the coupling condition 42. Therefore, it is combined with the combined event “AB” by the event combining unit 23 and the combined event 44 is output.
[0021]
Next, with reference to the correspondence table 45 of single events and actions stored in the database 21, an action for a single event is searched. For example, for the combined event “AB”, the actions “execute scenario 1” and “execute scenario 2” for the events “A” and “B” constituting the combined event are searched.
[0022]
Further, by referring to the correspondence table 46 between the combined event and the action integration pattern stored in the database 22, an action integration pattern for the combined event is searched. In the example of the figure, for the combined event “AB”, the action integration pattern “1” is searched.
[0023]
Next, from the integration pattern table 47 describing the detailed integration method of each integration pattern, the action integration pattern “1” is an integration method in which the actions for two events are arranged one above the other. The scenario of the integrated action for the event “A” is determined so that “execute scenario 1” for the event “A” and “execute scenario 2” for the event “B” are arranged vertically. Created.
[0024]
FIG. 5 shows how information is presented according to the present invention. In this example, two scenarios are vertically arranged and integrated by an action integration pattern “1”. A screen 51 based on scenario 1 and a screen 52 based on scenario 2 are arranged one above the other to create an integrated scenario. On the screen 53 based on the integrated scenario, the screen is divided into upper and lower parts, and the screen 51 and the screen 52 are displayed as if they were crushed vertically. Note that 54, 55, 56, 54 ′, 55 ′, and 56 ′ are multimedia information such as moving images, still images, and texts constituting the screen 51, 52, or 53.
[0025]
【The invention's effect】
As described above, according to the present invention, by defining an integrated pattern of actions for individual events for consecutive events interpreted as one combined event, the actions for the combined events are automatically performed. Can be generated. As a result, it is possible to execute an action corresponding to a plurality of consecutive events that could not be executed by a single action corresponding to one event. Further, it is not necessary to describe detailed actions as scenarios for each successive event, and only the action integration pattern needs to be defined.
[Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a diagram showing how information is presented by a conventional multimedia information providing method. FIG. 2 is a block diagram showing a multimedia information providing system according to the present invention. FIG. 3 is a multimedia information providing method according to the present invention. FIG. 4 is a diagram illustrating the operation of the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 5 is a diagram illustrating how information is presented according to the present invention.
21: First database, 22: Second database, 23: Event combination unit, 24: Action integration unit, 31: Input event, 32: Combination event, 33: Input combination event, 34: Output scenario, 41: Input Event, 42: event combination condition, 43: combination event table, 44: combination event, 45: event and action correspondence table, 46: combination event and action integration pattern correspondence table, 47: action integration pattern, 48: output Scenario: 51: Screen based on scenario 1, 52: Screen based on scenario 2, 53: Screen based on integrated scenario, 54-56, 54′-56 ′: Multimedia information.

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  1. Multimedia information provision in a multimedia information provision system that executes an action of presenting predetermined multimedia information consisting of information such as video, audio, and text according to a predetermined scenario when an event such as a user input operation occurs there is provided a method,
    The computer in the multimedia information providing system , if at least two events that occur continuously meet a predetermined condition, combining these events into one and outputting a combined event ;
    The computer in the multimedia information providing system configures the combined event from a first database in the multimedia information providing system in which a plurality of individual events and corresponding predefined actions are stored as a pair. Searching for actions corresponding to individual events to be performed,
    Said computer in a multimedia information provision system, from the second database in the multimedia information provision system stored as a binding event and the integration pattern as a pair of predefined actions corresponding thereto corresponding to the binding event Searching for an integrated pattern of actions to perform,
    The computer in the multimedia information providing system comprises a step of integrating the searched plurality of actions according to the searched integration pattern.
  2. The previously given conditions, multimedia information provision method according to claim 1, wherein the at least two events predetermined is to occur in a predetermined order within a predetermined time .
  3. When an event such as a user input operation occurs, in a multimedia information providing system that executes an action of presenting predetermined multimedia information composed of information such as video, audio, and text according to a predetermined scenario,
    A first database and actions are predefined to correspond to them and a plurality of individual events are stored as a pair,
    A second database in which the integration patterns of actions are predefined to correspond to it with binding event that combines at least two events are stored as a pair,
    Satisfy at least two events successively generated are previously given condition, an event coupling unit for outputting a binding event linked to one of these events,
    The binding event an action corresponding to the individual events searches the first database that constitutes the, the integration patterns of action corresponding to the binding event searches the second database, the search for multiple actions and the search A multimedia information providing system comprising an action integration unit that integrates according to the integrated pattern.
  4. The previously given conditions, multimedia information provision system of claim 3, wherein the at least two events predetermined is to occur in a predetermined order within a predetermined time .
  5. Multimedia information provision in a multimedia information provision system that executes an action of presenting predetermined multimedia information consisting of information such as video, audio, and text according to a predetermined scenario when an event such as a user input operation occurs A medium on which a program is recorded,
    When the program is read by the computer in the multimedia information providing system ,
    Satisfy at least two events successively generated are previously given condition, and outputting the binding events linked to one of these events,
    An action corresponding to each event constituting the combined event is searched from the first database in the multimedia information providing system in which a plurality of individual events and predefined actions corresponding to the events are stored as a pair . And the process of
    Retrieving an integrated pattern of actions corresponding to the combined event from a second database in the multimedia information providing system in which a combined event and a pre-defined integrated pattern of actions are stored as a pair ; ,
    A medium having recorded thereon a multimedia information providing program, wherein a process comprising a step of integrating the plurality of searched actions according to the searched integration pattern is executed.
  6. Advance and the given conditions, predetermined at least two events claim 5, wherein the multimedia information providing program characterized by is to occur in a predetermined order within a predetermined time The medium that recorded.
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