06311189 is referenced by 187 patents and cites 14 patents.

A method for matching a query to a portion of media, includes receiving a query relating to media of interest and searching, based upon the query, an index of annotations. Each of the annotations represents a respective item of available media and includes a plurality of annotation values. Each of the plurality of annotation values represents a portion of the represented item of available media. By matching the query to an annotation value within the index, the start time of a media stream forming the portion of the item of available media represented by the identified annotation value can be identified. The identified media stream start time can then be provided in response to the query, allowing the appropriate portion of the applicable item of available media to be directly accessed.

Title
Technique for matching a query to a portion of media
Application Number
9/204286
Publication Number
6311189 (B1)
Application Date
December 3, 1998
Publication Date
October 30, 2001
Inventor
Leondias Kontothanassis
Belmont
MA, US
Brian Eberman
Newton
MA, US
David E Kovalcin
Jamesburg
NJ, US
Michael Sokolov
Newton
MA, US
Arjen P deVries
Enschede
US
Agent
Hunton & Williams
US
Assignee
Altavista Company
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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