US 11,055,515 B2
Real-time modification of presentations based on behavior of participants thereto
Giuseppe Ciano, Rome (IT); Gianluca Della Corte, Rome (IT); Giuseppe Longobardi, Naples (IT); and Antonio Sgro, Fiumicino (IT)
Assigned to International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed by International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY (US)
Filed on Dec. 13, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/840,350.
Application 15/840,350 is a continuation of application No. 15/810,354, filed on Nov. 13, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0147232 A1, May 16, 2019
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G06K 9/00 (2006.01); G10L 25/84 (2013.01); G06F 40/166 (2020.01); G06F 40/194 (2020.01); G10L 25/51 (2013.01)
CPC G06K 9/00335 (2013.01) [G06F 40/166 (2020.01); G06F 40/194 (2020.01); G06K 9/00718 (2013.01); G10L 25/84 (2013.01); G10L 25/51 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
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1. A computer program product, comprising a computer readable hardware storage device storing a computer readable program code, the computer readable program code comprising an algorithm that when executed by a computer processor of a computing system implements a method for modifying a presentation based on a behavior of a plurality of participants, the method comprising:
monitoring, by a processor of a computing system, at least part of the plurality of participants to the presentation by sensing a behavior information relating to a behavior of the plurality of participants during the presentation, wherein a plurality of slides are stored in the computing system for displaying to the plurality of participants during the presentation;
interpreting, by the processor, the behavior information to determine one or more behavior indicators of the behavior of the plurality of participants;
determining, by the processor, an interest indicator of an interest of the plurality of participants during the presentation, according to the one or more behavior indicators, wherein the interest indicator is calculated at first with the following formula:
interest indicator(INT)=0.5+(WL*NL−WS*NS−WY*NY−WD*ND−WT*NT)/(2*NTOT),
wherein NL is a number of the plurality of participants that are looking at the presentation and 0<WL≤1 is a corresponding weight, NS is a number of the plurality of participants that are sleeping and 0<WS≤1 is a corresponding weight, NY is a number of the plurality of participants that are yawning and 0<WY≤1 is a corresponding weight, ND is a number of the plurality of participants that are using personal computing devices but are not yawning and 0<WD≤1 is a corresponding weight, NT is a number of the plurality of participants that are talking but are neither yawning nor using personal computing devices and 0<WT≤1 is a corresponding weight, and NTOT is a total number of the plurality of participants to the presentation;
determining, by the processor, a suggestion for conducting the presentation according to the interest indicator, the determining the suggestion comprising:
calculating, by the processor, corresponding similarity indexes of at least part of the plurality of slides with a current slide being currently displayed according to one or more characteristics of the plurality of slides to determine one or more suggested new slides that is expected to increase an interest of the plurality of participants; and
outputting, by the processor, an indication of the suggestion to a presenter of the presentation for use by the presenter to conduct the presentation.