- AOP Code: 1883
- Exp: 12/14/2012
- Category: Computer Technology
Digital Library System
This Study relates to a system that, in essence, catalogs and stores multimedia data using keywords. The keywords used in the system identify the multimedia data, and are also related to each other through various relationships. The specifications define “multimedia data” as a combination of two or more of the following: text, graphics, video, animation, and sound. References of interest will focus on systems, methods, and/or software code comprising: (a) Keywords and/or attributes for the multimedia data (preferably video), where the keywords are interrelated to each other; (b) An indexing server that comprises a database management system, with catalogue elements stored in the database system; (c) A text interface that allows a user to query the database and search through the catalogue elements to locate desired multimedia data stored in the overall system; (d) A tertiary storage manager that physically stores the multimedia data; (e) An archive server that tells the system which tertiary storage manager holds the requested multimedia data; (f) A media player that plays back any retrieved multimedia data; as well as (g) A browser, and transfer protocols and/or interfaces that facilitate the search and playback. Also of interest are: 1. References that disclose the use of such a system over a wide area network, such as the Internet, 2. References that disclose a distribution set up where multimedia data is stored on both a main site with permanent storage and a plurality of remote sites, or References that disclose an access management system, where the system allows for different functionality based on user type.
Latest Date for Prior Art: 07/08/1996
This Study is a request for prior art, including US and foreign patents and patent applications, non-patent literature, and systems that provide a path to invalidity for the Study patent claims that is not already known. The Reward is guaranteed to be paid to the Researcher who submits the highest quality prior art.
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