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Primary Examiner—John W Miller
Assistant Examiner—Christopher S McGahey
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Fish & Richardson PC.
Instant messages sent by a viewer of a video while the video is perceivable to the viewer may be monitored. An event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the monitored instant messages. Metadata that describes the event of interest may be generated and assigned to the video. A request for video content associated with the video may be received from a user. An indexed collection of videos that includes the video may be searched for the requested video content. Based on the search, it may be determined that the video satisfies the user's request. The event of interest occurring in the video may be identified based on the metadata assigned to the video. User perception of a scene from the video that includes the event of interest may be enabled.
54 Claims, 20 Drawing Sheets
Identify an event of Interest occurring in a particular video
based on instant messaging
between parties who are viewing the particular video
Assign to the particular video metadata
that describes the event of interest
Receive from a user a request for video content
associated with a the particular video
Search an indexed collection of videos (which includes the 140 particular video) for the requested video content
Based on the search, determine that the particular video satisfies the user's request and includes an event of interest
Enableuserperceptjonofescenefromthe particular video that includes the event of interest