Using features extracted from an audio and/or video work to obtain information about the work

  • US 8,010,988 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2006
  • Issued: 08/30/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/14/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for associating an electronic work with an action, the electronic work comprising at least one of audio and video, the method comprising:

  • a) electronically extracting within a portable client device features from the electronic work;

    b) transmitting the extracted features from the portable client device to one or more servers;

    c) receiving at the portable client device from the one or more servers an identification of the electronic work based on the extracted features, wherein the identification is based on a non-exhaustive search identifying a neighbor;

    d) electronically determining an action based on the identification of the electronic work; and

    e) electronically performing the action on the portable client device.

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