Interactive television system and method for converting non-textual information to textual information by a remote server

  • US 6,345,389 B1
  • Filed: 10/21/1998
  • Issued: 02/05/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An interactive television system comprising:

  • a receiving station (20) configured to receive a broadcast signal, wherein said receiving station is configured to receive executable interactive application code corresponding to an interactive application via said broadcast signal, wherein said receiving station (20) is configured to execute said interactive application, wherein said interactive application includes a function which requires input in a textual format, and wherein said receiving station includes an input device configured to receive non-textual information from a user; and

    a remote server coupled to said receiving station by a transmission medium, wherein said server is configured to receive said non-textual information from said receiving station and to convert said non-textual information into textual information, wherein said server is further configured to provide said textual information to said interactive application.

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