Switching between text data and audio data based on a mapping

  • US 10,672,399 B2
  • Filed: 10/06/2011
  • Issued: 06/02/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/03/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • obtaining an annotation that comprises text data or voice data input from a user;

    storing an association between the annotation and a specified location within a textual version of a work;

    inspecting a mapping between a plurality of audio locations in an audio version of the work and a corresponding plurality of text locations in the textual version of the work, wherein the mapping is based on an audio-to-text analysis of the audio version of the work, to;

    determine a particular text location, of the plurality of text locations, that corresponds to the specified location, andbased on the particular text location, determine a particular audio location, of the plurality of audio locations, that corresponds to the particular text location;

    providing the annotation and the particular audio location to a media player to cause the media player to display or play the annotation during playback of the audio version of the work at a particular time based on the particular audio location;

    wherein the method is performed by one or more computing devices.

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