WO1997010537A3 - Method and apparatus for identifying textual documents and multi-media files corresponding to a search topic - Google Patents

Method and apparatus for identifying textual documents and multi-media files corresponding to a search topic Download PDF

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WO1997010537A3
WO1997010537A3 PCT/US1996/015664 US9615664W WO9710537A3 WO 1997010537 A3 WO1997010537 A3 WO 1997010537A3 US 9615664 W US9615664 W US 9615664W WO 9710537 A3 WO9710537 A3 WO 9710537A3
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Thomas Barr
James T Beattie
Lawrence A Husick
Joshua Kopelman
Michael S Krupit
Howard Morgan
Edwin Howell Watkeys Iii
Marvin I Weinberger
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A method and apparatus for identifying textual documents and multi-media files corresponding to a search topic (344-346). A plurality of document records are stored and a plurality of multi-media records are also stored. The document records have text information fields associated therewith. The multi-media records have multi-media information fields for representing only digital video or audio information and associated text fields (343). A single search query corresponding to the search topic is received. The single search query is preferably in a natural language format. An index database is searched to simultaneously identify document records and multi-media records related to the single search query. A search result list having entries representative of both textual documents and multi-media files related to the single search query is generated in accordance with the document records and multi-media records identified by the index database search. Text is retrieved by selecting entries from the search result list representing document records. Digital video or audio information is retrieved by selecting entries from the search result list representing selected multi-media records.
PCT/US1996/015664 1995-09-15 1996-09-13 Method and apparatus for identifying textual documents and multi-media files corresponding to a search topic WO1997010537A3 (en)

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US08529250 US5742816A (en) 1995-09-15 1995-09-15 Method and apparatus for identifying textual documents and multi-mediafiles corresponding to a search topic
US08528683 US5659742A (en) 1995-09-15 1995-09-15 Method for storing multi-media information in an information retrieval system
US08/529,250 1995-09-15
US08529233 US5675788A (en) 1995-09-15 1995-09-15 Method and apparatus for generating a composite document on a selected topic from a plurality of information sources
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