APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING AN INSERTION OF MARKERS IN CONTENT
Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, applying first data associated with a first content item to a model to generate first classification characteristics, analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first marker, wherein the first marker delineates a first location of inventory within the first content item, selecting a first creative to populate a portion of the inventory, and populating, based on the selecting, the portion of the inventory with the first creative. Other embodiments are disclosed.
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The instant application is a continuation of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 17/319,153, filed on May 13, 2021. All sections of the aforementioned application(s) are incorporated herein by reference in their entirety.FIELD OF THE DISCLOSURE
The subject disclosure relates to apparatuses and methods for facilitating an insertion of markers in content.BACKGROUND
As the world increasingly becomes connected via vast communication networks and via various communication devices, additional opportunities are created/generated to provision data to such devices. For, such data may pertain to content (e.g., media) that may be presented to one or more users.
In many instances, a creation and distribution of content is subsidized via a use of one or more advertisements that are presented during advertising timeslots/breaks in the content. The advertisements help to defray the costs associated with creating and distributing the content and are used to populate inventory within the content. Typically, a content item is processed per a specification to identify a total length of the content item. Thereafter, an advertising opportunity specification is established that indicates a count of advertisements that are to be inserted into the content item (where the count is based on the total length of the content item). Markers are generated and distributed throughout the content item at various points (where the markers may delineate the start and end of an advertising timeslot/break associated with the inventory). One or more advertisements are selected for presentation in conjunction with the advertising timeslot/break to populate the inventory.
While the use of markers as set forth above is effective in terms of delineating inventory within content items, in many instances the markers are inserted at points/locations within a content item that are unnatural/awkward. For example, and in the context of a content item including a video of a speech, a marker may be inserted at a point/location in the video where the speaker is mid-sentence. Markers located at unnatural or improper points/locations in a content item may tend to have a negative impact on the quality of the user experience (where the user in this context is the person consuming the presentation of the content item). The erosion/degradation of the quality of the user experience may cause the user to consume less of the content item (or related content items), which, in turn, may have a negative impact on the performance (e.g., revenue, profit, etc.) of the creator or distributor of the content item(s).
Reference will now be made to the accompanying drawings, which are not necessarily drawn to scale, and wherein:
The subject disclosure describes, among other things, illustrative embodiments for identifying locations for inventory within content items. Other embodiments are described in the subject disclosure.
One or more aspects of the subject disclosure include, in whole or in part, obtaining a model, obtaining first data corresponding to a first content item, sampling the first data to obtain first samples of the first data, applying the first samples to the model to generate first classification characteristics, analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first plurality of markers, wherein each of the first plurality of markers delineates respective inventory within the first content item, selecting creatives to populate the inventory within the first content item, resulting in first selected creatives, and causing the inventory within the first content item to be populated with the first selected creatives.
One or more aspects of the subject disclosure include, in whole or in part, obtaining first data corresponding to a first content item, applying the first data to a model to generate first classification characteristics, analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first plurality of markers, wherein each of the first plurality of markers delineates respective first locations of inventory within the first content item, selecting creatives to populate the inventory within the first content item, resulting in first selected creatives, and causing the inventory within the first content item to be populated with the first selected creatives.
One or more aspects of the subject disclosure include, in whole or in part, applying first data associated with a first content item to a model to generate first classification characteristics, analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first marker, wherein the first marker delineates a first location of inventory within the first content item, selecting a first creative to populate a portion of the inventory, and populating, based on the selecting, the inventory with the first creative.
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The communications network 125 includes a plurality of network elements (NE) 150, 152, 154, 156, etc. for facilitating the broadband access 110, wireless access 120, voice access 130, media access 140 and/or the distribution of content from content sources 175. The communications network 125 can include a circuit switched or packet switched network, a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) network, Internet protocol (IP) network, a cable network, a passive or active optical network, a 4G, 5G, or higher generation wireless access network, WIMAX network, UltraWideband network, personal area network or other wireless access network, a broadcast satellite network and/or other communications network.
In various embodiments, the access terminal 112 can include a digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM), cable modem termination system (CMTS), optical line terminal (OLT) and/or other access terminal. The data terminals 114 can include personal computers, laptop computers, netbook computers, tablets or other computing devices along with digital subscriber line (DSL) modems, data over coax service interface specification (DOCSIS) modems or other cable modems, a wireless modem such as a 4G, 5G, or higher generation modem, an optical modem and/or other access devices.
In various embodiments, the base station or access point 122 can include a 4G, 5G, or higher generation base station, an access point that operates via an 802.11 standard such as 802.11n, 802.11ac or other wireless access terminal. The mobile devices 124 can include mobile phones, e-readers, tablets, phablets, wireless modems, and/or other mobile computing devices.
In various embodiments, the switching device 132 can include a private branch exchange or central office switch, a media services gateway, VoIP gateway or other gateway device and/or other switching device. The telephony devices 134 can include traditional telephones (with or without a terminal adapter), VoIP telephones and/or other telephony devices.
In various embodiments, the media terminal 142 can include a cable head-end or other TV head-end, a satellite receiver, gateway or other media terminal 142. The display devices 144 can include televisions with or without a set top box, personal computers and/or other display devices.
In various embodiments, the content sources 175 include broadcast television and radio sources, video on demand platforms and streaming video and audio services platforms, one or more content data networks, data servers, web servers and other content servers, and/or other sources of media.
In various embodiments, the communications network 125 can include wired, optical and/or wireless links and the network elements 150, 152, 154, 156, etc. can include service switching points, signal transfer points, service control points, network gateways, media distribution hubs, servers, firewalls, routers, edge devices, switches and other network nodes for routing and controlling communications traffic over wired, optical and wireless links as part of the Internet and other public networks as well as one or more private networks, for managing subscriber access, for billing and network management and for supporting other network functions.
In operation, the system 200a may obtain as input raw image or video frames 202a. The frames 202a may correspond to images or video generated by a production studio. In some embodiments, the frames 202a may be sourced or obtained from a user equipment (e.g., a mobile phone). In some embodiments, the frames 202a may correspond to or include a streaming or over-the-top (OTT) video. In some embodiments, the frames 202a may be uploaded to one or more devices (e.g., one or more servers) to facilitate a subsequent download to one or more devices. In some embodiments, the frames 202a may correspond to live content, such as for example content distributed over one or more platforms (e.g., via one or more social media platforms).
The frames 202a may be provided to a processor, such as for example a sampling processor 206a as shown in
The sampled frames 210a may be provided as an input to a classification processor 218a (where the classification processor 218a may correspond to a same entity/device as the sampling processor 206a in some embodiments). To the extent that training data 214a is available, the training data 214a may also be provided as an input to the classification processor 218a.
The training data 214a may represent a corpus of data that is representative of a cross-section of content items (e.g., images or videos) that may be analyzed for insertion/generation of markers as described in further detail below. In some embodiments, the system 200a may be primed with a first/initial set of training data 214a that may subsequently be supplemented with additional data as set forth below.
The classification processor 218a may process the sample frames 210a (potentially in conjunction with the training data 214a) to generate a classification 222a of the content item/video. The classification 222a may serve to identify one or more characteristics of the content item/video as represented by the sample frames 210a. For example, the classification 222a may serve to identify a genre/category of the content item/video, characters in the video, actors/actresses appearing in the video, events or conditions associated with an environment captured in the video, emotions/sentiments expressed in the video, rhythms or patterns in terms of scene or segment transitions in the video, etc., or any combination thereof. The classification 222a may be incorporated as part of the training data 214a to facilitate future iterations/executions of the system 200a.
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In operation, the system 200b may obtain as input audio data 202b. The audio data 202b may correspond to audio generated by a production studio. In some embodiments, the audio data 202b may be sourced or obtained from a user equipment (e.g., a mobile phone). In some embodiments, the audio data 202b may correspond to or include audio associated with a streaming or over-the-top (OTT) video. In some embodiments, the audio data 202b may be uploaded to one or more devices (e.g., one or more servers) to facilitate a subsequent download to one or more devices. In some embodiments, the audio data 202b may correspond to live content, such as for example audio content distributed over one or more platforms (e.g., one or more social media platforms).
The audio data 202b may be provided to a processor, such as for example a sampling processor 206b as shown in
The audio samples 210b may be provided as an input to a classification processor 218b (where the classification processor 218b may correspond to a same entity/device as the sampling processor 206b in some embodiments and/or where the classification processor 218b may correspond to the classification processor 218a of
The training data 214b may represent a corpus of data that is representative of a cross-section of content items (e.g., audio content) that may be analyzed for insertion/generation of markers as described in further detail below. In some embodiments, the system 200b may be primed with a first/initial set of training data 214b that may subsequently be supplemented with additional data as set forth below.
The classification processor 218b may process the audio samples 210b (potentially in conjunction with the training data 214b) to generate a classification 222b of the content item. The classification 222b may serve to identify one or more characteristics of the content item as represented by the audio samples 210b. For example, the classification 222b may serve to identify a genre/category of the audio, performers or speakers in the audio, events or conditions associated with an environment in which the audio was captured, emotions/sentiments, rhythms or patterns in terms of transitions between segments/sections of the audio, etc., or any combination thereof. The classification 222b may be incorporated as part of the training data 214b to facilitate future iterations/executions of the system 200b.
In some embodiments, the classification(s) 222a and/or the classification(s) 222b may be utilized as part of a machine learning (ML) model to classify future instances of data associated with, e.g., content items. For example, and referring to the system 200c shown in
In some embodiments, the classification 222c may identify characteristics associated with the content item, such as for example one or more characteristics described above. Based on the classification 222c (or associated characteristics), locations for one or more markers 224c in the content item may be identified (by the ML processor 218c, or by another device or processor not shown in
In some embodiments, the classification 222c and/or the markers 224c may be provided as input to an error correction processor 226c. The error correction processor 226c may obtain feedback 230c as another/secondary input. The feedback 230c may be actively/affirmatively obtained, such as for example based on: responses to user surveys or questionnaires, purchases of products or services included in or associated with advertisements contained within a bounding range of the markers 224c, etc. The feedback 230c may be passively obtained, such as for example based on gaze tracking technology of a user, biometric sensor measurements (e.g., heart or pulse rate) associated with the user, user equipment activities (or, analogously, a lack thereof), etc.
The error correction processor 226c may process the inputs that the processor 226c obtains to generate error correction data 234c. The error correction data 234c may represent errors that may be present in the classification 222c and/or the markers 224c. The errors/error correction data 234c may be provided as an input to the ML model 214c. The ML model 214c may be modified/adapted based on the error correction data 234c, resulting in a modified/updated model. The modified/updated model may be utilized in future iterations/executions of/by the system 200c. In this respect, as the system 200c is used, the system 200c (e.g., the model 214c) may tend to become more accurate over time, and any errors (as represented by, e.g., the error correction data 234c) may tend to converge towards zero. This reduction in error may encourage/incentivize even further/additional use of the system 200c, which is to say that the utilization/adoption of the system 200c may grow/increase (e.g., may grow/increase exponentially).
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In block 202d, a model may be obtained. For example, the model may be generated as part of one or more training regiments or routines. The generation of the model 202d may be based on an execution of/by one or more training systems, such as for example the systems 200a and 200b of
In block 206d, an unclassified/raw content item may be obtained. For example, the unclassified/raw content item may be obtained based on a new studio production becoming available, a user uploading a file corresponding to the content item, live content becoming available (such as for example in relation to a streaming distribution model), etc.
In block 210d, samples of the raw content item of block 210d may be obtained. A sampling rate associated with the samples may be based on one or more factors or considerations, such as for example in relation to those set forth above.
In block 214d, the raw content item of block 206d (or, any samples associated therewith obtained as part of block 210d) may be applied to the model. The model may compare the raw content item (or the samples thereof) to the classifications of the model to generate classification characteristics for the raw content item (or samples thereof). As part of block 214d, and potentially based on the classifications generated in block 214d, one or more markers for the content item may be generated. Locations for the markers may be identified as part of block 214d.
In some embodiments, as part of block 214d the raw content item may be applied to the model at different points in time, or on different occasions, with different results in terms of the markers that are generated. For example, as the model evolves over time, potentially in conjunction with training data, the markers that are identified may change (e.g., improve) and the marker placement/locations may change (e.g., improve).
In block 218d, the markers of block 214d may be inserted into the content item at the locations identified as part of block 214d. In some embodiments, the locations may be based on various factors, such as for example: an identification of a type of device that is used to present the content item, an identification of a physical/geographical location of the device, an identification of a user preference, etc.
In block 222d, one or more creatives may be identified to populate inventory delineated by the markers of blocks 214d and 218d. For example, the creative(s) may be identified based on the use of one or more bidding models as would be appreciated by one of skill in the art. In some embodiments, creatives may be selected to populate the inventory based on a user profile. In some embodiments, creatives may be selected to populate inventory based on a device capability of a communication device (e.g., a suer equipment) that obtains the creatives. In some embodiments, creatives may be selected to populate the inventory based on classification characteristics of block 214d. As part of block 222d, the inventory may be populated with the creative(s) that is/are identified/selected to facilitate a presentation of the creative(s) at the time/location corresponding to the duration of the markers.
In block 226d, errors in the classification characteristics and/or the markers of block 214d may be identified. As part of block 226d, the model (of block 202d) may be modified, based on the identified errors, to generate a modified model. The modified model may be utilized (as part of block 214d) in subsequent executions/iterations of the method 200d.
While for purposes of simplicity of explanation, the respective processes are shown and described as a series of blocks in
As described above, in some embodiments content (e.g., a raw or unclassified content item of the type referred to in block 206d of
As set forth herein, aspects of this disclosure may utilize machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to identify locations within a content item to insert markers. The markers may delineate inventory that may be populated with one or more creatives. In some embodiments, the markers may be implemented as metadata that may accompany data associated with the content item. In some embodiments, a marker may represent/include first characteristics of a first portion of the content item that precedes the marker and/or second characteristics of a second portion of the content item that follows the marker. The markers/metadata may be used to identify a creative (e.g., an advertisement) to be presented to a user.
In some embodiments, creatives may be populated within a content item on a first device (e.g., a server), and the combination of the content item and the creatives may be transmitted to a second device (e.g., a user equipment) for presentation at/by the second device. In some embodiments, the population of a content item with creatives may be performed at a device that also presents the content item.
In some embodiments, respective locations of inventory in a content item identified/delineated by markers may be different for different devices. This may be true, even if the same content item is being provided to the different devices. In this respect, a different playback experience may be obtained by a second user of a second device relative to a first user of a first device.
In some embodiments, a communication device (e.g., a user equipment) may request a content item. Based on that request, data associated with the content item may be applied to a (version of a) model to identify/determine/generate classification characteristics and/or markers.
As one skilled in the art would appreciate based on a review of this disclosure, various aspects of this disclosure represent improvements to conventional technology in terms of the selection, placement, and distribution of one or more creatives. Rather than utilizing a one-size fits-all approach to the treatment of creatives, aspects of this disclosure are transformative in nature and adapt the treatment of creatives to the particular circumstances, events, or conditions that may be at hand at a given point in time. Aspects of this disclosure may be tied to particular/specific apparatuses, machines or devices that may be programmed to perform one or more of the methodological acts set forth herein.
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In particular, a cloud networking architecture is shown that leverages cloud technologies and supports rapid innovation and scalability via a transport layer 350, a virtualized network function cloud 325 and/or one or more cloud computing environments 375. In various embodiments, this cloud networking architecture is an open architecture that leverages application programming interfaces (APIs); reduces complexity from services and operations; supports more nimble business models; and rapidly and seamlessly scales to meet evolving customer requirements including traffic growth, diversity of traffic types, and diversity of performance and reliability expectations.
In contrast to traditional network elements—which are typically integrated to perform a single function, the virtualized communication network employs virtual network elements (VNEs) 330, 332, 334, etc. that perform some or all of the functions of network elements 150, 152, 154, 156, etc. For example, the network architecture can provide a substrate of networking capability, often called Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) or simply infrastructure that is capable of being directed with software and Software Defined Networking (SDN) protocols to perform a broad variety of network functions and services. This infrastructure can include several types of substrates. The most typical type of substrate being servers that support Network Function Virtualization (NFV), followed by packet forwarding capabilities based on generic computing resources, with specialized network technologies brought to bear when general purpose processors or general purpose integrated circuit devices offered by merchants (referred to herein as merchant silicon) are not appropriate. In this case, communication services can be implemented as cloud-centric workloads.
As an example, a traditional network element 150 (shown in
In an embodiment, the transport layer 350 includes fiber, cable, wired and/or wireless transport elements, network elements and interfaces to provide broadband access 110, wireless access 120, voice access 130, media access 140 and/or access to content sources 175 for distribution of content to any or all of the access technologies. In particular, in some cases a network element needs to be positioned at a specific place, and this allows for less sharing of common infrastructure. Other times, the network elements have specific physical layer adapters that cannot be abstracted or virtualized, and might require special DSP code and analog front-ends (AFEs) that do not lend themselves to implementation as VNEs 330, 332 or 334. These network elements can be included in transport layer 350.
The virtualized network function cloud 325 interfaces with the transport layer 350 to provide the VNEs 330, 332, 334, etc. to provide specific NFVs. In particular, the virtualized network function cloud 325 leverages cloud operations, applications, and architectures to support networking workloads. The virtualized network elements 330, 332 and 334 can employ network function software that provides either a one-for-one mapping of traditional network element function or alternately some combination of network functions designed for cloud computing. For example, VNEs 330, 332 and 334 can include route reflectors, domain name system (DNS) servers, and dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) servers, system architecture evolution (SAE) and/or mobility management entity (MME) gateways, broadband network gateways, IP edge routers for IP-VPN, Ethernet and other services, load balancers, distributers and other network elements. Because these elements don't typically need to forward large amounts of traffic, their workload can be distributed across a number of servers—each of which adds a portion of the capability, and overall which creates an elastic function with higher availability than its former monolithic version. These virtual network elements 330, 332, 334, etc. can be instantiated and managed using an orchestration approach similar to those used in cloud compute services.
The cloud computing environments 375 can interface with the virtualized network function cloud 325 via APIs that expose functional capabilities of the VNEs 330, 332, 334, etc. to provide the flexible and expanded capabilities to the virtualized network function cloud 325. In particular, network workloads may have applications distributed across the virtualized network function cloud 325 and cloud computing environment 375 and in the commercial cloud, or might simply orchestrate workloads supported entirely in NFV infrastructure from these third party locations.
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Generally, program modules comprise routines, programs, components, data structures, etc., that perform particular tasks or implement particular abstract data types. Moreover, those skilled in the art will appreciate that the methods can be practiced with other computer system configurations, comprising single-processor or multiprocessor computer systems, minicomputers, mainframe computers, as well as personal computers, hand-held computing devices, microprocessor-based or programmable consumer electronics, and the like, each of which can be operatively coupled to one or more associated devices.
As used herein, a processing circuit includes one or more processors as well as other application specific circuits such as an application specific integrated circuit, digital logic circuit, state machine, programmable gate array or other circuit that processes input signals or data and that produces output signals or data in response thereto. It should be noted that while any functions and features described herein in association with the operation of a processor could likewise be performed by a processing circuit.
The illustrated embodiments of the embodiments herein can be also practiced in distributed computing environments where certain tasks are performed by remote processing devices that are linked through a communications network. In a distributed computing environment, program modules can be located in both local and remote memory storage devices.
Computing devices typically comprise a variety of media, which can comprise computer-readable storage media and/or communications media, which two terms are used herein differently from one another as follows. Computer-readable storage media can be any available storage media that can be accessed by the computer and comprises both volatile and nonvolatile media, removable and non-removable media. By way of example, and not limitation, computer-readable storage media can be implemented in connection with any method or technology for storage of information such as computer-readable instructions, program modules, structured data or unstructured data.
Computer-readable storage media can comprise, but are not limited to, random access memory (RAM), read only memory (ROM), electrically erasable programmable read only memory (EEPROM),flash memory or other memory technology, compact disk read only memory (CD-ROM), digital versatile disk (DVD) or other optical disk storage, magnetic cassettes, magnetic tape, magnetic disk storage or other magnetic storage devices or other tangible and/or non-transitory media which can be used to store desired information. In this regard, the terms “tangible” or “non-transitory” herein as applied to storage, memory or computer-readable media, are to be understood to exclude only propagating transitory signals per se as modifiers and do not relinquish rights to all standard storage, memory or computer-readable media that are not only propagating transitory signals per se.
Computer-readable storage media can be accessed by one or more local or remote computing devices, e.g., via access requests, queries or other data retrieval protocols, for a variety of operations with respect to the information stored by the medium.
Communications media typically embody computer-readable instructions, data structures, program modules or other structured or unstructured data in a data signal such as a modulated data signal, e.g., a carrier wave or other transport mechanism, and comprises any information delivery or transport media. The term “modulated data signal” or signals refers to a signal that has one or more of its characteristics set or changed in such a manner as to encode information in one or more signals. By way of example, and not limitation, communication media comprise wired media, such as a wired network or direct-wired connection, and wireless media such as acoustic, RF, infrared and other wireless media.
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The system bus 408 can be any of several types of bus structure that can further interconnect to a memory bus (with or without a memory controller), a peripheral bus, and a local bus using any of a variety of commercially available bus architectures. The system memory 406 comprises ROM 410 and RAM 412. A basic input/output system (BIOS) can be stored in a non-volatile memory such as ROM, erasable programmable read only memory (EPROM), EEPROM, which BIOS contains the basic routines that help to transfer information between elements within the computer 402, such as during startup. The RAM 412 can also comprise a high-speed RAM such as static RAM for caching data.
The computer 402 further comprises an internal hard disk drive (HDD) 414 (e.g., EIDE, SATA), which internal HDD 414 can also be configured for external use in a suitable chassis (not shown), a magnetic floppy disk drive (FDD) 416, (e.g., to read from or write to a removable diskette 418) and an optical disk drive 420, (e.g., reading a CD-ROM disk 422 or, to read from or write to other high capacity optical media such as the DVD). The HDD 414, magnetic FDD 416 and optical disk drive 420 can be connected to the system bus 408 by a hard disk drive interface 424, a magnetic disk drive interface 426 and an optical drive interface 428, respectively. The hard disk drive interface 424 for external drive implementations comprises at least one or both of Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 1394 interface technologies. Other external drive connection technologies are within contemplation of the embodiments described herein.
The drives and their associated computer-readable storage media provide nonvolatile storage of data, data structures, computer-executable instructions, and so forth. For the computer 402, the drives and storage media accommodate the storage of any data in a suitable digital format. Although the description of computer-readable storage media above refers to a hard disk drive (HDD), a removable magnetic diskette, and a removable optical media such as a CD or DVD, it should be appreciated by those skilled in the art that other types of storage media which are readable by a computer, such as zip drives, magnetic cassettes, flash memory cards, cartridges, and the like, can also be used in the example operating environment, and further, that any such storage media can contain computer-executable instructions for performing the methods described herein.
A number of program modules can be stored in the drives and RAM 412, comprising an operating system 430, one or more application programs 432, other program modules 434 and program data 436. All or portions of the operating system, applications, modules, and/or data can also be cached in the RAM 412. The systems and methods described herein can be implemented utilizing various commercially available operating systems or combinations of operating systems.
A user can enter commands and information into the computer 402 through one or more wired/wireless input devices, e.g., a keyboard 438 and a pointing device, such as a mouse 440. Other input devices (not shown) can comprise a microphone, an infrared (IR) remote control, a joystick, a game pad, a stylus pen, touch screen or the like. These and other input devices are often connected to the processing unit 404 through an input device interface 442 that can be coupled to the system bus 408, but can be connected by other interfaces, such as a parallel port, an IEEE 1394 serial port, a game port, a universal serial bus (USB) port, an IR interface, etc.
A monitor 444 or other type of display device can be also connected to the system bus 408 via an interface, such as a video adapter 446. It will also be appreciated that in alternative embodiments, a monitor 444 can also be any display device (e.g., another computer having a display, a smart phone, a tablet computer, etc.) for receiving display information associated with computer 402 via any communication means, including via the Internet and cloud-based networks. In addition to the monitor 444, a computer typically comprises other peripheral output devices (not shown), such as speakers, printers, etc.
The computer 402 can operate in a networked environment using logical connections via wired and/or wireless communications to one or more remote computers, such as a remote computer(s) 448. The remote computer(s) 448 can be a workstation, a server computer, a router, a personal computer, portable computer, microprocessor-based entertainment appliance, a peer device or other common network node, and typically comprises many or all of the elements described relative to the computer 402, although, for purposes of brevity, only a remote memory/storage device 450 is illustrated. The logical connections depicted comprise wired/wireless connectivity to a local area network (LAN) 452 and/or larger networks, e.g., a wide area network (WAN) 454. Such LAN and WAN networking environments are commonplace in offices and companies, and facilitate enterprise-wide computer networks, such as intranets, all of which can connect to a global communications network, e.g., the Internet.
When used in a LAN networking environment, the computer 402 can be connected to the LAN 452 through a wired and/or wireless communication network interface or adapter 456. The adapter 456 can facilitate wired or wireless communication to the LAN 452, which can also comprise a wireless AP disposed thereon for communicating with the adapter 456.
When used in a WAN networking environment, the computer 402 can comprise a modem 458 or can be connected to a communications server on the WAN 454 or has other means for establishing communications over the WAN 454, such as by way of the Internet. The modem 458, which can be internal or external and a wired or wireless device, can be connected to the system bus 408 via the input device interface 442. In a networked environment, program modules depicted relative to the computer 402 or portions thereof, can be stored in the remote memory/storage device 450. It will be appreciated that the network connections shown are example and other means of establishing a communications link between the computers can be used.
The computer 402 can be operable to communicate with any wireless devices or entities operatively disposed in wireless communication, e.g., a printer, scanner, desktop and/or portable computer, portable data assistant, communications satellite, any piece of equipment or location associated with a wirelessly detectable tag (e.g., a kiosk, news stand, restroom), and telephone. This can comprise Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and BLUETOOTH® wireless technologies. Thus, the communication can be a predefined structure as with a conventional network or simply an ad hoc communication between at least two devices.
Wi-Fi can allow connection to the Internet from a couch at home, a bed in a hotel room or a conference room at work, without wires. Wi-Fi is a wireless technology similar to that used in a cell phone that enables such devices, e.g., computers, to send and receive data indoors and out; anywhere within the range of a base station. Wi-Fi networks use radio technologies called IEEE 802.11 (a, b, g, n, ac, ag, etc.) to provide secure, reliable, fast wireless connectivity. A Wi-Fi network can be used to connect computers to each other, to the Internet, and to wired networks (which can use IEEE 802.3 or Ethernet). Wi-Fi networks operate in the unlicensed 2.4 and 5 GHz radio bands for example or with products that contain both bands (dual band), so the networks can provide real-world performance similar to the basic 10BaseT wired Ethernet networks used in many offices.
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In one or more embodiments, the mobile network platform 510 can generate and receive signals transmitted and received by base stations or access points such as base station or access point 122. Generally, mobile network platform 510 can comprise components, e.g., nodes, gateways, interfaces, servers, or disparate platforms, that facilitate both packet-switched (PS) (e.g., internet protocol (IP), frame relay, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM)) and circuit-switched (CS) traffic (e.g., voice and data), as well as control generation for networked wireless telecommunication. As a non-limiting example, mobile network platform 510 can be included in telecommunications carrier networks, and can be considered carrier-side components as discussed elsewhere herein. Mobile network platform 510 comprises CS gateway node(s) 512 which can interface CS traffic received from legacy networks like telephony network(s) 540 (e.g., public switched telephone network (PSTN), or public land mobile network (PLMN)) or a signaling system #7 (SS7) network 560. CS gateway node(s) 512 can authorize and authenticate traffic (e.g., voice) arising from such networks. Additionally, CS gateway node(s) 512 can access mobility, or roaming, data generated through SS7 network 560; for instance, mobility data stored in a visited location register (VLR), which can reside in memory 530. Moreover, CS gateway node(s) 512 interfaces CS-based traffic and signaling and PS gateway node(s) 518. As an example, in a 3GPP UMTS network, CS gateway node(s) 512 can be realized at least in part in gateway GPRS support node(s) (GGSN). It should be appreciated that functionality and specific operation of CS gateway node(s) 512, PS gateway node(s) 518, and serving node(s) 516, is provided and dictated by radio technology(ies) utilized by mobile network platform 510 for telecommunication over a radio access network 520 with other devices, such as a radiotelephone 575.
In addition to receiving and processing CS-switched traffic and signaling, PS gateway node(s) 518 can authorize and authenticate PS-based data sessions with served mobile devices. Data sessions can comprise traffic, or content(s), exchanged with networks external to the mobile network platform 510, like wide area network(s) (WANs) 550, enterprise network(s) 570, and service network(s) 580, which can be embodied in local area network(s) (LANs), can also be interfaced with mobile network platform 510 through PS gateway node(s) 518. It is to be noted that WANs 550 and enterprise network(s) 570 can embody, at least in part, a service network(s) like IP multimedia subsystem (IMS). Based on radio technology layer(s) available in technology resource(s) or radio access network 520, PS gateway node(s) 518 can generate packet data protocol contexts when a data session is established; other data structures that facilitate routing of packetized data also can be generated. To that end, in an aspect, PS gateway node(s) 518 can comprise a tunnel interface (e.g., tunnel termination gateway (TTG) in 3GPP UMTS network(s) (not shown)) which can facilitate packetized communication with disparate wireless network(s), such as Wi-Fi networks.
In embodiment 500, mobile network platform 510 also comprises serving node(s) 516 that, based upon available radio technology layer(s) within technology resource(s) in the radio access network 520, convey the various packetized flows of data streams received through PS gateway node(s) 518. It is to be noted that for technology resource(s) that rely primarily on CS communication, server node(s) can deliver traffic without reliance on PS gateway node(s) 518; for example, server node(s) can embody at least in part a mobile switching center. As an example, in a 3GPP UMTS network, serving node(s) 516 can be embodied in serving GPRS support node(s) (SGSN).
For radio technologies that exploit packetized communication, server(s) 514 in mobile network platform 510 can execute numerous applications that can generate multiple disparate packetized data streams or flows, and manage (e.g., schedule, queue, format . . . ) such flows. Such application(s) can comprise add-on features to standard services (for example, provisioning, billing, customer support . . . ) provided by mobile network platform 510. Data streams (e.g., content(s) that are part of a voice call or data session) can be conveyed to PS gateway node(s) 518 for authorization/authentication and initiation of a data session, and to serving node(s) 516 for communication thereafter. In addition to application server, server(s) 514 can comprise utility server(s), a utility server can comprise a provisioning server, an operations and maintenance server, a security server that can implement at least in part a certificate authority and firewalls as well as other security mechanisms, and the like. In an aspect, security server(s) secure communication served through mobile network platform 510 to ensure network's operation and data integrity in addition to authorization and authentication procedures that CS gateway node(s) 512 and PS gateway node(s) 518 can enact. Moreover, provisioning server(s) can provision services from external network(s) like networks operated by a disparate service provider; for instance, WAN 550 or Global Positioning System (GPS) network(s) (not shown). Provisioning server(s) can also provision coverage through networks associated to mobile network platform 510 (e.g., deployed and operated by the same service provider), such as the distributed antennas networks shown in
It is to be noted that server(s) 514 can comprise one or more processors configured to confer at least in part the functionality of mobile network platform 510. To that end, the one or more processor can execute code instructions stored in memory 530, for example. It is should be appreciated that server(s) 514 can comprise a content manager, which operates in substantially the same manner as described hereinbefore.
In example embodiment 500, memory 530 can store information related to operation of mobile network platform 510. Other operational information can comprise provisioning information of mobile devices served through mobile network platform 510, subscriber databases; application intelligence, pricing schemes, e.g., promotional rates, flat-rate programs, couponing campaigns; technical specification(s) consistent with telecommunication protocols for operation of disparate radio, or wireless, technology layers; and so forth. Memory 530 can also store information from at least one of telephony network(s) 540, WAN 550, SS7 network 560, or enterprise network(s) 570. In an aspect, memory 530 can be, for example, accessed as part of a data store component or as a remotely connected memory store.
In order to provide a context for the various aspects of the disclosed subject matter,
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The communication device 600 can comprise a wireline and/or wireless transceiver 602 (herein transceiver 602), a user interface (UI) 604, a power supply 614, a location receiver 616, a motion sensor 618, an orientation sensor 620, and a controller 606 for managing operations thereof. The transceiver 602 can support short-range or long-range wireless access technologies such as Bluetooth®, ZigBee®, WiFi, DECT, or cellular communication technologies, just to mention a few (Bluetooth® and ZigBee® are trademarks registered by the Bluetooth® Special Interest Group and the ZigBee® Alliance, respectively). Cellular technologies can include, for example, CDMA-1X, UMTS/HSDPA, GSM/GPRS, TDMA/EDGE, EV/DO, WiMAX, SDR, LTE, as well as other next generation wireless communication technologies as they arise. The transceiver 602 can also be adapted to support circuit-switched wireline access technologies (such as PSTN), packet-switched wireline access technologies (such as TCP/IP, VoIP, etc.), and combinations thereof.
The UI 604 can include a depressible or touch-sensitive keypad 608 with a navigation mechanism such as a roller ball, a joystick, a mouse, or a navigation disk for manipulating operations of the communication device 600. The keypad 608 can be an integral part of a housing assembly of the communication device 600 or an independent device operably coupled thereto by a tethered wireline interface (such as a USB cable) or a wireless interface supporting for example Bluetooth®. The keypad 608 can represent a numeric keypad commonly used by phones, and/or a QWERTY keypad with alphanumeric keys. The UI 604 can further include a display 610 such as monochrome or color LCD (Liquid Crystal Display), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) or other suitable display technology for conveying images to an end user of the communication device 600. In an embodiment where the display 610 is touch-sensitive, a portion or all of the keypad 608 can be presented by way of the display 610 with navigation features.
The display 610 can use touch screen technology to also serve as a user interface for detecting user input. As a touch screen display, the communication device 600 can be adapted to present a user interface having graphical user interface (GUI) elements that can be selected by a user with a touch of a finger. The display 610 can be equipped with capacitive, resistive or other forms of sensing technology to detect how much surface area of a user's finger has been placed on a portion of the touch screen display. This sensing information can be used to control the manipulation of the GUI elements or other functions of the user interface. The display 610 can be an integral part of the housing assembly of the communication device 600 or an independent device communicatively coupled thereto by a tethered wireline interface (such as a cable) or a wireless interface.
The UI 604 can also include an audio system 612 that utilizes audio technology for conveying low volume audio (such as audio heard in proximity of a human ear) and high volume audio (such as speakerphone for hands free operation). The audio system 612 can further include a microphone for receiving audible signals of an end user. The audio system 612 can also be used for voice recognition applications. The UI 604 can further include an image sensor 613 such as a charged coupled device (CCD) camera for capturing still or moving images.
The power supply 614 can utilize common power management technologies such as replaceable and rechargeable batteries, supply regulation technologies, and/or charging system technologies for supplying energy to the components of the communication device 600 to facilitate long-range or short-range portable communications. Alternatively, or in combination, the charging system can utilize external power sources such as DC power supplied over a physical interface such as a USB port or other suitable tethering technologies.
The location receiver 616 can utilize location technology such as a global positioning system (GPS) receiver capable of assisted GPS for identifying a location of the communication device 600 based on signals generated by a constellation of GPS satellites, which can be used for facilitating location services such as navigation. The motion sensor 618 can utilize motion sensing technology such as an accelerometer, a gyroscope, or other suitable motion sensing technology to detect motion of the communication device 600 in three-dimensional space. The orientation sensor 620 can utilize orientation sensing technology such as a magnetometer to detect the orientation of the communication device 600 (north, south, west, and east, as well as combined orientations in degrees, minutes, or other suitable orientation metrics).
The communication device 600 can use the transceiver 602 to also determine a proximity to a cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth®, or other wireless access points by sensing techniques such as utilizing a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) and/or signal time of arrival (TOA) or time of flight (TOF) measurements. The controller 606 can utilize computing technologies such as a microprocessor, a digital signal processor (DSP), programmable gate arrays, application specific integrated circuits, and/or a video processor with associated storage memory such as Flash, ROM, RAM, SRAM, DRAM or other storage technologies for executing computer instructions, controlling, and processing data supplied by the aforementioned components of the communication device 600.
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The terms “first,” “second,” “third,” and so forth, as used in the claims, unless otherwise clear by context, is for clarity only and doesn't otherwise indicate or imply any order in time. For instance, “a first determination,” “a second determination,” and “a third determination,” does not indicate or imply that the first determination is to be made before the second determination, or vice versa, etc.
In the subject specification, terms such as “store,” “storage,” “data store,” data storage,” “database,” and substantially any other information storage component relevant to operation and functionality of a component, refer to “memory components,” or entities embodied in a “memory” or components comprising the memory. It will be appreciated that the memory components described herein can be either volatile memory or nonvolatile memory, or can comprise both volatile and nonvolatile memory, by way of illustration, and not limitation, volatile memory, non-volatile memory, disk storage, and memory storage. Further, nonvolatile memory can be included in read only memory (ROM), programmable ROM (PROM), electrically programmable ROM (EPROM), electrically erasable ROM (EEPROM), or flash memory. Volatile memory can comprise random access memory (RAM), which acts as external cache memory. By way of illustration and not limitation, RAM is available in many forms such as synchronous RAM (SRAM), dynamic RAM (DRAM), synchronous DRAM (SDRAM), double data rate SDRAM (DDR SDRAM), enhanced SDRAM (ESDRAM), Synchlink DRAM (SLDRAM), and direct Rambus RAM (DRRAIVI). Additionally, the disclosed memory components of systems or methods herein are intended to comprise, without being limited to comprising, these and any other suitable types of memory.
Moreover, it will be noted that the disclosed subject matter can be practiced with other computer system configurations, comprising single-processor or multiprocessor computer systems, mini-computing devices, mainframe computers, as well as personal computers, hand-held computing devices (e.g., PDA, phone, smartphone, watch, tablet computers, netbook computers, etc.), microprocessor-based or programmable consumer or industrial electronics, and the like. The illustrated aspects can also be practiced in distributed computing environments where tasks are performed by remote processing devices that are linked through a communications network; however, some if not all aspects of the subject disclosure can be practiced on stand-alone computers. In a distributed computing environment, program modules can be located in both local and remote memory storage devices.
In one or more embodiments, information regarding use of services can be generated including services being accessed, media consumption history, user preferences, and so forth. This information can be obtained by various methods including user input, detecting types of communications (e.g., video content vs. audio content), analysis of content streams, sampling, and so forth. The generating, obtaining and/or monitoring of this information can be responsive to an authorization provided by the user. In one or more embodiments, an analysis of data can be subject to authorization from user(s) associated with the data, such as an opt-in, an opt-out, acknowledgement requirements, notifications, selective authorization based on types of data, and so forth.
Some of the embodiments described herein can also employ artificial intelligence (AI) to facilitate automating one or more features described herein. The embodiments (e.g., in connection with automatically identifying acquired cell sites that provide a maximum value/benefit after addition to an existing communication network) can employ various AI-based schemes for carrying out various embodiments thereof. Moreover, the classifier can be employed to determine a ranking or priority of each cell site of the acquired network. A classifier is a function that maps an input attribute vector, x=(x1, x2, x3, x4, . . . , xn), to a confidence that the input belongs to a class, that is, f(x)=confidence (class). Such classification can employ a probabilistic and/or statistical-based analysis (e.g., factoring into the analysis utilities and costs) to determine or infer an action that a user desires to be automatically performed. A support vector machine (SVM) is an example of a classifier that can be employed. The SVM operates by finding a hypersurface in the space of possible inputs, which the hypersurface attempts to split the triggering criteria from the non-triggering events. Intuitively, this makes the classification correct for testing data that is near, but not identical to training data. Other directed and undirected model classification approaches comprise, e.g., naïve Bayes, Bayesian networks, decision trees, neural networks, fuzzy logic models, and probabilistic classification models providing different patterns of independence can be employed. Classification as used herein also is inclusive of statistical regression that is utilized to develop models of priority.
As will be readily appreciated, one or more of the embodiments can employ classifiers that are explicitly trained (e.g., via a generic training data) as well as implicitly trained (e.g., via observing UE behavior, operator preferences, historical information, receiving extrinsic information). For example, SVMs can be configured via a learning or training phase within a classifier constructor and feature selection module. Thus, the classifier(s) can be used to automatically learn and perform a number of functions, including but not limited to determining according to predetermined criteria which of the acquired cell sites will benefit a maximum number of subscribers and/or which of the acquired cell sites will add minimum value to the existing communication network coverage, etc.
As used in some contexts in this application, in some embodiments, the terms “component,” “system” and the like are intended to refer to, or comprise, a computer-related entity or an entity related to an operational apparatus with one or more specific functionalities, wherein the entity can be either hardware, a combination of hardware and software, software, or software in execution. As an example, a component may be, but is not limited to being, a process running on a processor, a processor, an object, an executable, a thread of execution, computer-executable instructions, a program, and/or a computer. By way of illustration and not limitation, both an application running on a server and the server can be a component. One or more components may reside within a process and/or thread of execution and a component may be localized on one computer and/or distributed between two or more computers. In addition, these components can execute from various computer readable media having various data structures stored thereon. The components may communicate via local and/or remote processes such as in accordance with a signal having one or more data packets (e.g., data from one component interacting with another component in a local system, distributed system, and/or across a network such as the Internet with other systems via the signal). As another example, a component can be an apparatus with specific functionality provided by mechanical parts operated by electric or electronic circuitry, which is operated by a software or firmware application executed by a processor, wherein the processor can be internal or external to the apparatus and executes at least a part of the software or firmware application. As yet another example, a component can be an apparatus that provides specific functionality through electronic components without mechanical parts, the electronic components can comprise a processor therein to execute software or firmware that confers at least in part the functionality of the electronic components. While various components have been illustrated as separate components, it will be appreciated that multiple components can be implemented as a single component, or a single component can be implemented as multiple components, without departing from example embodiments.
Further, the various embodiments can be implemented as a method, apparatus or article of manufacture using standard programming and/or engineering techniques to produce software, firmware, hardware or any combination thereof to control a computer to implement the disclosed subject matter. The term “article of manufacture” as used herein is intended to encompass a computer program accessible from any computer-readable device or computer-readable storage/communications media. For example, computer readable storage media can include, but are not limited to, magnetic storage devices (e.g., hard disk, floppy disk, magnetic strips), optical disks (e.g., compact disk (CD), digital versatile disk (DVD)), smart cards, and flash memory devices (e.g., card, stick, key drive). Of course, those skilled in the art will recognize many modifications can be made to this configuration without departing from the scope or spirit of the various embodiments.
In addition, the words “example” and “exemplary” are used herein to mean serving as an instance or illustration. Any embodiment or design described herein as “example” or “exemplary” is not necessarily to be construed as preferred or advantageous over other embodiments or designs. Rather, use of the word example or exemplary is intended to present concepts in a concrete fashion. As used in this application, the term “or” is intended to mean an inclusive “or” rather than an exclusive “or”. That is, unless specified otherwise or clear from context, “X employs A or B” is intended to mean any of the natural inclusive permutations. That is, if X employs A; X employs B; or X employs both A and B, then “X employs A or B” is satisfied under any of the foregoing instances. In addition, the articles “a” and “an” as used in this application and the appended claims should generally be construed to mean “one or more” unless specified otherwise or clear from context to be directed to a singular form.
Moreover, terms such as “user equipment,” “mobile station,” “mobile,” subscriber station,” “access terminal,” “terminal,” “handset,” “mobile device” (and/or terms representing similar terminology) can refer to a wireless device utilized by a subscriber or user of a wireless communication service to receive or convey data, control, voice, video, sound, gaming or substantially any data-stream or signaling-stream. The foregoing terms are utilized interchangeably herein and with reference to the related drawings.
Furthermore, the terms “user,” “subscriber,” “customer,” “consumer” and the like are employed interchangeably throughout, unless context warrants particular distinctions among the terms. It should be appreciated that such terms can refer to human entities or automated components supported through artificial intelligence (e.g., a capacity to make inference based, at least, on complex mathematical formalisms), which can provide simulated vision, sound recognition and so forth.
As employed herein, the term “processor” can refer to substantially any computing processing unit or device comprising, but not limited to comprising, single-core processors; single-processors with software multithread execution capability; multi-core processors; multi-core processors with software multithread execution capability; multi-core processors with hardware multithread technology; parallel platforms; and parallel platforms with distributed shared memory. Additionally, a processor can refer to an integrated circuit, an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), a digital signal processor (DSP), a field programmable gate array (FPGA), a programmable logic controller (PLC), a complex programmable logic device (CPLD), a discrete gate or transistor logic, discrete hardware components or any combination thereof designed to perform the functions described herein. Processors can exploit nano-scale architectures such as, but not limited to, molecular and quantum-dot based transistors, switches and gates, in order to optimize space usage or enhance performance of user equipment. A processor can also be implemented as a combination of computing processing units.
As used herein, terms such as “data storage,” data storage,” “database,” and substantially any other information storage component relevant to operation and functionality of a component, refer to “memory components,” or entities embodied in a “memory” or components comprising the memory. It will be appreciated that the memory components or computer-readable storage media, described herein can be either volatile memory or nonvolatile memory or can include both volatile and nonvolatile memory.
What has been described above includes mere examples of various embodiments. It is, of course, not possible to describe every conceivable combination of components or methodologies for purposes of describing these examples, but one of ordinary skill in the art can recognize that many further combinations and permutations of the present embodiments are possible. Accordingly, the embodiments disclosed and/or claimed herein are intended to embrace all such alterations, modifications and variations that fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims. Furthermore, to the extent that the term “includes” is used in either the detailed description or the claims, such term is intended to be inclusive in a manner similar to the term “comprising” as “comprising” is interpreted when employed as a transitional word in a claim.
In addition, a flow diagram may include a “start” and/or “continue” indication. The “start” and “continue” indications reflect that the steps presented can optionally be incorporated in or otherwise used in conjunction with other routines. In this context, “start” indicates the beginning of the first step presented and may be preceded by other activities not specifically shown. Further, the “continue” indication reflects that the steps presented may be performed multiple times and/or may be succeeded by other activities not specifically shown. Further, while a flow diagram indicates a particular ordering of steps, other orderings are likewise possible provided that the principles of causality are maintained.
As may also be used herein, the term(s) “operably coupled to”, “coupled to”, and/or “coupling” includes direct coupling between items and/or indirect coupling between items via one or more intervening items. Such items and intervening items include, but are not limited to, junctions, communication paths, components, circuit elements, circuits, functional blocks, and/or devices. As an example of indirect coupling, a signal conveyed from a first item to a second item may be modified by one or more intervening items by modifying the form, nature or format of information in a signal, while one or more elements of the information in the signal are nevertheless conveyed in a manner than can be recognized by the second item. In a further example of indirect coupling, an action in a first item can cause a reaction on the second item, as a result of actions and/or reactions in one or more intervening items.
Although specific embodiments have been illustrated and described herein, it should be appreciated that any arrangement which achieves the same or similar purpose may be substituted for the embodiments described or shown by the subject disclosure. The subject disclosure is intended to cover any and all adaptations or variations of various embodiments. Combinations of the above embodiments, and other embodiments not specifically described herein, can be used in the subject disclosure. For instance, one or more features from one or more embodiments can be combined with one or more features of one or more other embodiments. In one or more embodiments, features that are positively recited can also be negatively recited and excluded from the embodiment with or without replacement by another structural and/or functional feature. The steps or functions described with respect to the embodiments of the subject disclosure can be performed in any order. The steps or functions described with respect to the embodiments of the subject disclosure can be performed alone or in combination with other steps or functions of the subject disclosure, as well as from other embodiments or from other steps that have not been described in the subject disclosure. Further, more than or less than all of the features described with respect to an embodiment can also be utilized.
1. A device, comprising:
- a processing system including a processor; and
- a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate a performance of operations, the operations comprising:
- obtaining first data corresponding to a first content item;
- applying the first data to a model to generate first classification characteristics;
- analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first marker, wherein the first maker delineates first inventory within the first content item;
- selecting a first creative to populate the first inventory, resulting in a first selected creative;
- causing the first inventory to be populated with the first selected creative;
- subsequent to the causing of the first inventory to be populated with the first selected creative, identifying an error in the first classification characteristics, the first marker, or a combination thereof; and
- modifying the mode based on the identifying of the error, resulting in a modified model.
2. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise:
- obtaining feedback subsequent to the causing of the first inventory to be populated with the first selected creative,
- wherein the identifying of the error is based on the feedback.
3. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise:
- obtaining second data corresponding to a second content item;
- applying the second data to the modified model to generate second classification characteristics;
- analyzing the second classification characteristics to generate a second marker, wherein the second marker delineates second inventory within the second content item;
- selecting a second creative to populate the second inventory, resulting a second selected creative; and
- causing the second inventory to be populated with the second selected creative.
4. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise:
- transmitting the first marker as metadata to a user equipment.
5. The device of claim 4, wherein the causing of the first inventory to be populated with the first selected creative comprises transmitting the first selected creative to the user equipment to cause the user equipment to populate the first inventory with the first selected creative at a location identified by the first marker.
6. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise:
- obtaining second data corresponding to a second content item;
- sampling the second data to obtain second samples of the second data;
- applying the second samples to the modified model to generate second classification characteristics;
- analyzing the second classification characteristics to generate at least a second marker, wherein each marker of the at least a second marker delineates respective inventory within the second content item;
- selecting at least one creative to populate the inventory within the second content item, resulting in an at least a second selected creative; and
- causing the inventory within the second content item to be populated with the at least a second selected creative.
7. The device of claim 1, wherein the selecting of the first creative is based on a user profile associated with a user of a user equipment, and wherein the user equipment obtains the first selected creative.
8. The device of claim 1, wherein the selecting of the first creative is based on a device capability of a user equipment that obtains the first selected creative.
9. The device of claim 1, wherein the obtaining of the first data comprises obtaining second data from a user equipment.
10. The device of claim 9, wherein the obtaining of the second data is via a social media platform.
11. The device of claim 9, wherein the obtaining of the second data comprises obtaining the second data as live streaming content.
12. The device of claim 11, wherein the operations further comprise:
- buffering the live streaming content to generate the first data.
13. The device of claim 1, wherein the first data comprises image data.
14. The device of claim 1, wherein the first data comprises audio data.
15. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise:
- generating the model based on a processing of a plurality of identified content items in accordance with training data.
16. A non-transitory machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system including a processor, facilitate a performance of operations, the operations comprising:
- applying first data to a model to generate first classification characteristics;
- analyzing the first classification characteristics to generate a first plurality of markers, wherein each of the first plurality of markers delineates respective first locations of inventory within a first content item;
- selecting at least one creative to populate the inventory within the first content item, resulting in an at least one first selective creative; and
- causing the inventory within the first content item to be populated with the at least one first selective creative.
17. The non-transitory machine-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the at least one first selective creative comprises a plurality of creatives.
18. The non-transitory machine-readable medium of claim 16, wherein the first content item comprises a first video, and wherein the first classification characteristics identify: a genre of the first video, characters in the first video, actors or actresses appearing in the first video, events or conditions associated with an environment captured in the first video, emotions or sentiments expressed in the first video, and rhythms or patterns in terms of scene or segment transitions in the first video.
19. A method, comprising:
- analyzing, by a processing system including a processor, first classification characteristics to generate a first marker, wherein the first marker delineates a first location of first inventory within a first content item;
- selecting, by the processing system, a first creative to populate a portion of the first inventory; and
- populating, by the processing system and based on the selecting, the portion of the first inventory with the first creative.
20. The method of claim 19, further comprising:
- receiving, by the processing system, a request for the first content item from a user equipment;
- based on the receiving of the request, generating, by the processing system, second classification characteristics that are at least partially differentiated from the first classification characteristics;
- analyzing, by the processing system, the second classification characteristics to generate a second marker, wherein the second marker delineates a second location of second inventory within the first content item, and wherein the second location is different from the first location; and
- populating, by the processing system and for the user equipment, the second inventory with the first creative and a second creative.
Filed: Oct 7, 2022
Publication Date: Feb 2, 2023
Applicant: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P. (Atlanta, GA)
Inventors: Binny Asarikuniyil (Cerritos, CA), Megha Venugopal (Torrance, CA)
Application Number: 17/961,653