Blockchains (smart contracts, distributed ledgers) and rights management broadly construed are the themes of today's Spotlight Applications. Assigned to Taoci Experiences (FR), the first application discloses techniques for processing experience digital contents. Assigned to Sneakertopia, the second application discloses techniques for presenting content based on articles properly presented and verifiably owned by or in possession of user.
20210357954, "Method and system for processing experience digital contents," assigned to Taoci Experiences SAS (FR).
A method of processing experience-content data within natural language, narratives comprises the steps of: capturing experience-content data from of one or more sources of information, analyzing the captured experience-content data so as to identify narrative structures, and linking each of the identified narrative structures to an actant category among a set of predetermined actant categories constituting an actantial scheme. The capturing step implements a conversational agent that is programmed to capture additional experience-content data, until all actant categories of the actantial scheme are filled with captured experience-content data. [BW note: "Actant" is a term from the actantial model of semiotic analysis of narratives.]
20210359996, "System and method for presenting content based on articles properly presented and verifiably owned by or in possession of user," assigned to Sneakertopia, Inc.
A system and method for identifying whether an article is properly presented and duly owned by or licensed to a user and releasing assigned content to the user upon confirmation of such verifiably owned or licensed article. A manipulated user device equipped with at least one camera is deployed to determine if the article is properly presented. The device captures images and the system has the ability to determine from the images and any additional spatial information the orientation and/or position parameters of the article to confirm whether a valid spatial relationship exists between the article and the user device. Due ownership or license is verified by relying on tokens (e.g., Non-Fungible Tokens) and blockchain transaction records. The assigned content released to the user can be contextual and can range from items such as images, music, videos, games, virtual content, augmented content, coupons (virtual or physical), promotions, special offers and the like.