Adding information or functionality to a rendered document via association with an electronic counterpart

  • US 7,742,953 B2
  • Filed: 04/01/2005
  • Issued: 06/22/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/15/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method in a mobile device for responding to a capture of text from a display of information that includes text, the method comprising:

  • capturing, using an imaging component of the mobile device, an image of a display of information, wherein the image includes text;

    recognizing, using a text recognition component of the mobile device, at least a portion of the text within the captured image;

    identifying, via the mobile device, one or more actions associated with the captured text;

    presenting, via a display of the mobile device, a menu of user-selectable options associated with the identified one or more actions; and

    performing, at the mobile device, the identified one or more actions via a display and speakers of the mobile device, wherein when the action to be performed includes visual elements, performing the action using the display of the mobile device, and when the action to be performed includes audio elements, using the speakers of the mobile device.

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