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9037455 Limiting notification interruptions  
Techniques for a computing device operating in limited-access states are provided. One example method includes determining, by a computing device, that a notification is scheduled for output by...
9031838 Method and apparatus for voice clarity and speech intelligibility detection and correction  
Systems, methods and apparatus are described herein for continuously measuring voice clarity and speech intelligibility by evaluating a plurality of telecommunications channels in real time. Voice...
9031840 Identifying media content  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for receiving (i) audio data that encodes a spoken natural language query, and (ii) environmental...
9031837 Speech quality evaluation system and storage medium readable by computer therefor  
In prediction of a speech quality evaluation score such as a phone speech, even when a background noise exists, a subjective opinion score is predicted with high precision. A speech quality...
9026440 Method for identifying speech and music components of a sound signal  
The present invention relates to means and methods of automated difference recognition between speech and music signals in voice communication systems, devices, telephones, and methods, and more...
9026438 Detecting barge-in in a speech dialogue system  
A method for detecting barge-in in a speech dialog system comprising determining whether a speech prompt is output by the speech dialog system, and detecting whether speech activity is present in...
9026439 Verbal intelligibility analyzer for audio announcement systems  
A device and method are disclosed for testing the intelligibility of audio announcement systems. The device may include a microphone, a translation engine, a processor, a memory associated with...
9020816 Hidden markov model for speech processing with training method  
A method, system and apparatus are shown for identifying non-language speech sounds in a speech or audio signal. An audio signal is segmented and feature vectors are extracted from the segments of...
9009038 Method and system for analyzing digital sound audio signal associated with baby cry  
A method for analyzing a digital audio signal associated with a baby cry, comprising the steps of: (a) processing the digital audio signal using a spectral analysis to generate a spectral data;...
9009048 Method, medium, and system detecting speech using energy levels of speech frames  
A speech recognition method, medium, and system. The method includes detecting an energy change of each frame making up signals including speech and non-speech signals, and identifying a speech...
9009039 Noise adaptive training for speech recognition  
Technologies are described herein for noise adaptive training to achieve robust automatic speech recognition. Through the use of these technologies, a noise adaptive training (NAT) approach may...
9009034 Voice activity detection/silence suppression system  
A Voice Activity Detection/Silence Suppression (VAD/SS) system is connected to a channel of a transmission pipe. The channel provides a pathway for the transmission of energy. A method for...
9009053 Multisensory speech detection  
A computer-implemented method of multisensory speech detection is disclosed. The method comprises determining an orientation of a mobile device and determining an operating mode of the mobile...
9002708 Speech recognition system and method based on word-level candidate generation  
A speech recognition system and method based on word-level candidate generation are provided. The speech recognition system may include a speech recognition result verifying unit to verify a word...
9002709 Voice recognition system and voice recognition method  
Provided is a voice recognition system capable of, while suppressing negative influences from sound not to be recognized, correctly estimating utterance sections that are to be recognized. A voice...
9002030 System and method for performing voice activity detection  
A Voice Activity Detection (VAD) algorithm provides a simple binary signal indicating the presence or absence of speech in a microphone signal. The VAD algorithm includes a first step of noise...
8996367 Sound processing apparatus, sound processing method and program  
There is provided a sound processing apparatus including a sound separation unit that separates an input sound into a plurality of sounds caused by a plurality of sound sources, a sound type...
8996380 Methods and systems for synchronizing media  
Systems and methods of synchronizing media are provided. A client device may be used to capture a sample of a media stream being rendered by a media rendering source. The client device sends the...
8990092 Voice recognition device  
A voice recognition device includes a voice recognition dictionary in which a word which is recognized as a result of voice recognition on an inputted voice is registered, a reply voice data...
8990079 Automatic calibration of command-detection thresholds  
When a voice-activated device or application is first started, the signal levels corresponding to spoken commands are initially unknown, making it difficult to set detection thresholds. The...
8990074 Noise-robust speech coding mode classification  
A method of noise-robust speech classification is disclosed. Classification parameters are input to a speech classifier from external components. Internal classification parameters are generated...
8983844 Transmission of noise parameters for improving automatic speech recognition  
Methods and systems for transmission of noise parameters for improving automatic speech recognition are disclosed. A system includes one or more microphones, wherein each microphone is configured...
8983833 Method and apparatus for masking wind noise  
Wind and other noise is suppressed in a signal by adaptively changing characteristics of a filter. The filter characteristics are changed in response to the noise content of the signal over time...
8983841 Method for enhancing the playback of information in interactive voice response systems  
A network communication node includes an audio outputter that outputs an audible representation of data to be provided to a requester. The network communication node also includes a processor that...
8983832 Systems and methods for identifying speech sound features  
Systems and methods for detecting features in spoken speech and processing speech sounds based on the features are provided. One or more features may be identified in a speech sound. The speech...
8977555 Identification of utterance subjects  
Features are disclosed for generating markers for elements or other portions of an audio presentation so that a speech processing system may determine which portion of the audio presentation a...
8972256 System and method for dynamic noise adaptation for robust automatic speech recognition  
A speech processing method and arrangement are described. A dynamic noise adaptation (DNA) model characterizes a speech input reflecting effects of background noise. A null noise DNA model...
8970651 Integrating audio and video conferencing capabilities  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for adding video to an audio only communication session. During a communication session between a first device and a second device, the first...
8972255 Method and device for classifying background noise contained in an audio signal  
Embodiments of methods and devices for classifying background noise contained in an audio signal are disclosed. In one embodiment, the device includes a module for extracting from the audio signal...
8972416 Management of content items  
Disclosed are various embodiments of a content management application that facilitates a content management system. Content items that can include audio and/or video can be stored in the content...
8972260 Speech recognition using multiple language models  
In accordance with one embodiment, a method of generating language models for speech recognition includes identifying a plurality of utterances in training data corresponding to speech, generating...
8972258 Sparse maximum a posteriori (map) adaption  
Techniques disclosed herein include using a Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) adaptation process that imposes sparseness constraints to generate acoustic parameter adaptation data for specific users...
8965773 Coding with noise shaping in a hierarchical coder  
A method is provided for hierarchical coding of a digital audio signal comprising, for a current frame of the input signal: a core coding, delivering a scalar quantization index for each sample of...
8965756 Automatic equalization of coloration in speech recordings  
Systems and methods to automatically equalize coloration in speech recordings is provided. In example embodiments, a reference spectral shape based on a reference signal is determined. An...
8965757 System and method for multi-channel noise suppression based on closed-form solutions and estimation of time-varying complex statistics  
Multi-channel noise suppression systems and methods are described that omit the traditional delay-and-sum fixed beamformer in devices that include a primary speech microphone and at least one...
8965774 Automatic detection of audio compression parameters  
For a media clip that includes audio content, a novel method for performing dynamic range compression of the audio content is presented. The method performs an analysis of the audio content. Based...
8953889 Object datastore in an augmented reality environment  
An augmented reality environment allows interaction between virtual and real objects and enhances an unstructured real-world environment. An object datastore comprising attributes of an object...
8954323 Method for processing multichannel acoustic signal, system thereof, and program  
A method for processing multichannel acoustic signals, whereby input signals of a plurality of channels including the voices of a plurality of speaking persons are processed. The method is...
8953812 Voice signals improvements in compressed wireless communications systems  
Improvements in voice signals transmitted within communication systems are obtained by use of adaptive filters, front and rear microphones, noise cancelling systems and other means and methods....
8954324 Multiple microphone voice activity detector  
Voice activity detection using multiple microphones can be based on a relationship between an energy at each of a speech reference microphone and a noise reference microphone. The energy output...
8949120 Adaptive noise cancelation  
Systems and methods for controlling adaptivity of noise cancellation are presented. One or more audio signals are received by one or more corresponding microphones. The one or more signals may be...
8948416 Wireless telephone having multiple microphones  
The present invention is directed to a wireless telephone having a first microphone and a second microphone and a method for processing audio signal in a wireless telephone having a first...
8949123 Display apparatus and voice conversion method thereof  
The voice conversion method of a display apparatus includes: in response to the receipt of a first video frame, detecting one or more entities from the first video frame; in response to the...
8942386 Real-time quality monitoring of speech and audio signals in noisy reverberant environments for teleconferencing systems  
A method for real-time monitoring of audio signals reception quality includes receiving output signals from a plurality of microphone clusters, each microphone cluster having at least two...
8942976 Method and device for noise reduction control using microphone array  
The present invention provides a noise reduction control method using a microphone array and a noise reduction control device using a microphone array wherein the method comprises the steps of:...
8938389 Voice activity detector, voice activity detection program, and parameter adjusting method  
A frame extracting means 71 extracts frames from sample data as voice data in which whether each frame is an active voice frame or a non-active voice frame is already known. A feature quantity...
8935159 Noise removing system in voice communication, apparatus and method thereof  
Disclosed is the system and method to remove noises in voice signals in a voice communication. The at least one embodiment of the present disclosure performs a spectral subtraction (SS) for voice...
8935164 Non-spatial speech detection system and method of using same  
A non-spatial speech detection system includes a plurality of microphones whose output is supplied to a fixed beamformer. An adaptive beamformer is used for receiving the output of the plurality...
8929564 Noise adaptive beamforming for microphone arrays  
The subject disclosure is directed towards a noise adaptive beamformer that dynamically selects between microphone array channels, based upon noise energy floor levels that are measured when no...
8924206 Electrical apparatus and voice signals receiving method thereof  
An electrical apparatus a voice signal receiving method thereof are disclosed. The electrical apparatus includes a plurality of voice receivers, a voice activity detector, a voice channel switch...