Technique for ranking multimedia annotations of interest

  • US 6,173,287 B1
  • Filed: 03/11/1998
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for accessing an item of interest within a particular one of a plurality of stored representations of data, the method comprising the steps of:

  • searching a plurality of stored annotations corresponding to different items within the plurality of stored representations of data to locate an annotation of interest corresponding to the item of interest, the annotation of interest having an associated data identifier and an associated location identifier, the associated data identifier corresponding to the particular one of the plurality of stored representations of data, the associated location identifier corresponding to a location of interest within the particular one of the plurality of stored representations of data;

    searching a plurality of stored data identifiers associated with the plurality of stored annotations to locate the associated data identifier and an associated address identifier, the associated address identifier corresponding to an address of the particular one of the plurality of stored representations of data within the plurality of stored representations of data; and

    accessing the item of interest at the location of interest using the associated address identifier and the associated location identifier.

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