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A system and method that provides a hosted network video guide application. The guide application is provided as a service to web portals and other websites that wish to expose access to the video content available on a public network such as the Internet. The operation of the guide includes mechanisms for search application hosting and processes for content gathering. Video index information can be derived from random content owners, guide affiliates, proactively gathered public domain content, and proactively harvested video content from the network via a video spidering mechanism. The video index information can be collected and maintained in a hosted, centralized repository and made available via an application interface, which can be customized, to users of the network. The video spidering mechanism generates an index of each accessed video, and the index is committed to the guide repository along with the URL information of the video being indexed.

Title
Network video guide and spidering
Application Number
9/828506
Publication Number
7260564 (B1)
Application Date
April 6, 2001
Publication Date
August 21, 2007
Inventor
Dale Thoms
San Mateo
CA, US
Richard Humphrey
San Mateo
CA, US
Owen Lynn
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Virage
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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