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US20110166853 Method and System for Text Retrieval for Computer-Assisted Item Creation  
A tool, method, and system for use in the development of sentence-based test items are disclosed. The tool may include a user interface that may include a database selection field, a sentence...
US20120239380 Classification-Based Redaction in Natural Language Text  
When redacting natural language text, a classifier is used to provide a sensitive concept model according to features in natural language text and in which the various classes employed are...
US20140032222 PATIENT SAFETY AND ALERT METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS  
A medical error alert device may comprise a controller; a first memory, a recording and playback module and a user interface. The user interface may be configured to enable a patient or a patient...
US20140032221 PATIENT SAFETY AND ALERT METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS  
A medical error alert device may comprise a controller; a first memory, a recording and playback module and a user interface. The user interface may be configured to enable a patient or a patient...
US20080082323 Intelligent classification system of sound signals and method thereof  
A system that integrates various intelligent classification techniques and preprocessing algorithms is provided. A feature extracting unit receives audio signals and extracts audio features for...
US20090254364 MediCAD Chinese medical system  
A Chinese medical system includes a signal input device for entering information, an input signal generated in response to the signal input device, a database system comprising a diagnostic...
US20100305944 Pitch Or Periodicity Estimation  
A method of estimating a pitch period of a first portion of a signal wherein the first portion overlaps a previous portion. The method comprises computing a first autocorrelation value for part of...
US20130191122 Voice Electronic Listening Assistant  
The invention comprises music and information delivery systems and methods. One system comprises a voice activated sound system wherein a user speaks and the sound system recognizes the speech and...
US20120010874 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING A REPRESENTATIVE PHRASE BASED ON KEYWORD SEARCHES  
Provided is a method and system for providing a representative phrase with respect to a real time popular keyword, which may determine programs including a popular keyword from broadcast...
US20120101823 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING PROPER NAMES IN DIALOG SYSTEMS  
Embodiments of a dialog system that utilizes contextual information to perform recognition of proper names are described. Unlike present name recognition methods on large name lists that generally...
US20130144621 Systems and Methods for Assessment of Non-Native Spontaneous Speech  
Computer-implemented systems and methods are provided for assessing non-native spontaneous speech pronunciation. Speech recognition on digitized speech is performed using a non-native acoustic...
US20100004928 VOICE/MUSIC DETERMINING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A voice/music determining apparatus is configured to calculate first feature parameters for discriminating between a voice signal and a musical signal; and calculate second feature parameters for...
US20130332144 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LANGUAGE TRANSLATION IN A HYBRID PEER-TO-PEER ENVIRONMENT  
An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables an endpoint to send and/or receive audio speech translations to facilitate...
US20120078609 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LANGUAGE TRANSLATION IN A HYBRID PEER-TO-PEER ENVIRONMENT  
An improved system and method are disclosed for peer-to-peer communications. In one example, the method enables an endpoint to send and/or receive audio speech translations to facilitate...
US20080103775 Voice Recognition Method Comprising A Temporal Marker Insertion Step And Corresponding System  
This voice recognition method comprises a decoding stage during which an enunciated word is identified on the basis of voice signal models described with the aid of voice units, each voice signal...
US20100023331 Speech recognition semantic classification training  
An automated method is described for developing an automated speech input semantic classification system such as a call routing system. A set of semantic classifications is defined for...
US20130268259 TRANSLATION APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed herein are a translation apparatus and a translation method. The translation apparatus includes: a speech input unit that receives a speech of a first language from a user; a control unit...
US20130151425 Method and system for buying and renting real properties  
In accordance with a computer-implemented approach and computer system, user conducts a search for real estate properties using natural language and has the ability to buy or rent real property...
US20110071826 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORDERING RESULTS OF A QUERY  
A method and apparatus for ordering results from a query is provided herein. During operation, a spoken query is received and converted to a textual representation, such as a word lattice. Search...
US20120296642 METHOD AND APPRATUS FOR TEMPORAL SPEECH SCORING  
A method and apparatus for speech analysis, comprising detecting an at least one temporal characteristic of an at least one speech of an at least one speaker, and deducing an at least one...
US20120191446 System and method for creating a parser generator and associated computer program  
A system is provided for building a parser generator. The system includes a grammar input module for inputting in the parser generator a grammar expressed in a given formalism. A checking module...
US20120166177 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING APPLICATIONS BASED ON USER INTENT MODELING  
In one embodiment, the present invention includes a computer-implemented method comprising storing information in a datastore, the information corresponding to a plurality of computer applications,...
US20130246072 System and Method for Customized Voice Response  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for approximating an accent source. A system practicing the method collects data associated with customer...
US20110218811 RETAINING DEVICE FOR SINGING BALLOON AND BALLOON SINGING INCORPORATING SAME  
A singing balloon includes a balloon body, a balloon retaining body, an oscillator unit, an audio and power unit. When the balloon body is placed within an accommodating space defined by the...
US20120059645 Methods and Apparatus for Teaching or Learning Vocabulary  
Provided herein are methods and apparatus for teaching or learning vocabulary comprising providing a writing instrument and one or more vocabulary words and corresponding definitions displayed on...
US20110288862 Methods and Systems for Performing Synchronization of Audio with Corresponding Textual Transcriptions and Determining Confidence Values of the Synchronization  
Methods and systems for performing audio synchronization with corresponding textual transcription and determining confidence values of the timing-synchronization are provided. Audio and a...
US20110153313 Method And Apparatus For The Detection Of Impulsive Noise In Transmitted Speech Signals For Use In Speech Quality Assessment  
A method and apparatus for performing speech quality assessment in a speech communication system (such as, for example, a VoIP communication system) which detects and measures the presence of...
US20110313757 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADVANCED GRAMMAR CHECKING  
In embodiments of the present invention improved capabilities are described for a method of grammar checking, comprising providing a first level of grammar checking through a computer-based grammar...
US20130211840 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AN ALTERNATIVE PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION  
A method and system for automatically generating a naturally reading narrative product summary including assertions about a selected product. In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of...
US20060129407 Voice recognition doorlock apparatus  
A voice recognition doorlock apparatus includes a control unit for controlling the lock state of a doorlock to be unlocked by a doorlock driving unit only when a currently inputted digital voice...
US20120245944 Intelligent Automated Assistant  
The intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain...
US20120016678 Intelligent Automated Assistant  
An intelligent automated assistant system engages with the user in an integrated, conversational manner using natural language dialog, and invokes external services when appropriate to obtain...
US20140088957 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PACKET LOSS OR FRAME ERASURE CONCEALMENT  
A method for performing packet loss or Frame Erasure Concealment (FEC) for a speech coder receives encoded frames of compressed speech information transmitted from an encoder. The method determines...
US20130226571 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PACKET LOSS OR FRAME ERASURE CONCEALMENT  
A method for performing packet loss or Frame Erasure Concealment (FEC) for a speech coder receives encoded frames of compressed speech information transmitted from an encoder. The method determines...
US20120232889 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING PACKET LOSS OR FRAME ERASURE CONCEALMENT  
A method for performing packet loss or Frame Erasure Concealment (FEC) for a speech coder receives encoded frames of compressed speech information transmitted from an encoder. The method determines...
US20110246181 NLP-BASED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING QUOTATIONS  
Techniques for providing quotations obtained from text documents using natural language processing techniques are described. Some embodiments provide a content recommendation system (“CRS”) con...
US20070055502 Speech analyzing system with speech codebook  
Presented herein are systems and methods for processing sound signals for use with electronic speech systems. Sound signals are temporally parsed into frames, and the speech system includes a...
US20130006635 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPEAKER DIARIZATION  
A method and system for speaker diarization are provided. Pre-trained acoustic models of individual speaker and/or groups of speakers are obtained. Speech data with multiple speakers is received...
US20110119060 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPEAKER DIARIZATION  
A method and system for speaker diarization are provided. Pre-trained acoustic models of individual speaker and/or groups of speakers are obtained. Speech data with multiple speakers is received...
US20120271626 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LINGUISTIC SCORING  
In embodiments of the invention, a system receives selections from a user based on a list of pre-defined monitoring categories and/or optionally receives custom category definitions from the user....
US20130073280 DYNAMIC SENTENCE FORMATION FROM STRUCTURED OBJECTS AND ACTIONS IN A SOCIAL NETWORKING SYSTEM  
A social networking system includes a mechanism for integrating user actions on objects outside of the social networking system in the social graph. External system operators include widgets that,...
US20070005361 Process and device for interaction with a speech recognition system for selection of elements from lists  
Due to the large vocabulary to be recognized, it is presently not possible in many commercially available speech recognition systems to identify, with the desired good recognition results, commands...
US20110178799 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IDENTIFYING SPEECH SOUNDS USING MULTI-DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS  
Methods and systems of identifying speech sound features within a speech sound are provided. The sound features may be identified using a multi-dimensional analysis that analyzes the time,...
US20120029913 Sound Quality Control Apparatus and Sound Quality Control Method  
According to one embodiment, there is provided a sound quality control apparatus, including: a characteristic parameter extractor; a speech score calculator; a music score calculator; a power value...
US20110301934 MACHINE BASED SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER  
A computer implemented method for performing sign language translation based on movements of a user is provided. A capture device detects motions defining gestures and detected gestures are matched...
US20130338999 JOINT ALGORITHM FOR SAMPLING AND OPTIMIZATION AND NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING APPLICATIONS OF SAME  
In rejection sampling of a function or distribution p over a space X, a proposal distribution q(n) is refined responsive to rejection of a sample x*εX to generate a refined proposal distribution ...
US20130246070 VERBAL WARNING SYSTEMS AND OTHER AUDIBLE WARNING SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF DEVICES, CONTAINERS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER THINGS  
Verbal warning labels and other audible warning systems for use with different devices, containers, products and other things in various environments are disclosed herein. An audible warning system...
US20130073292 VERBAL WARNING SYSTEMS AND OTHER AUDIBLE WARNING SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF DEVICES, CONTAINERS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER THINGS  
Verbal warning labels and other audible warning systems for use with different devices, containers, products and other things in various environments are disclosed herein. An audible warning system...
US20130073291 VERBAL WARNING SYSTEMS AND OTHER AUDIBLE WARNING SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF DEVICES, CONTAINERS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER THINGS  
Verbal warning labels and other audible warning systems for use with different devices, containers, products and other things in various environments are disclosed herein. An audible warning system...
US20130073290 VERBAL WARNING SYSTEMS AND OTHER AUDIBLE WARNING SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH VARIOUS TYPES OF DEVICES, CONTAINERS, PRODUCTS AND OTHER THINGS  
Verbal warning labels and other audible warning systems for use with different devices, containers, products and other things in various environments are disclosed herein. An audible warning system...