System for the capture and replay of temporal data representing collaborative activities

  • US 5,717,879 A
  • Filed: 11/03/1995
  • Issued: 02/10/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/03/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A system for the capture and replay of sessions comprising:

  • one or more recorders for capturing timestreams for a session, each of said one or more recorders capturing a timestream for a particular media;

    an event analyzing means coupled to receive a timestream, said event analyzing means for identifying and generating instances of events contained within said timestream, said events representing natural activities that occur during the course of said session;

    a session storage means coupled to said one or more recorders and said event analyzing means, said session storage means for storing timestreams and a timestreams corresponding events;

    a session access device coupled to said session storage means for receiving said timestreams and corresponding events, said session access device for controlling playback of said timestreams, said session access device comprising;

    a display;

    a processor for generating display information for showing a user interface on said display, said user interface comprising a plurality of windows, wherein at least one of said windows is for providing playback control through selection of one or more of a plurality of visual indicators, each of said plurality of visual indicators representing an event, and at least one of said windows is for playing back a timestream; and

    a cursor control device for enabling user interaction with said user interface via a cursor on said display.

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