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7818175 System and method for report level confidence  
A system and method is disclosed for Report Confidence Modeling (RCM) including automatic adaptive classification of ASR output documents to determine the most efficient document edit workflow to...
7813929 Automatic editing using probabilistic word substitution models  
An input sequence of unstructured speech recognition text is transformed into output structured document text. A probabilistic word substitution model is provided which establishes association...
7813928 Speech recognition device, speech recognition method, and program  
A speech recognition device presenting whether a user's utterance is an unregistered word and whether the utterance should be repeated. The device includes a vocabulary storage unit (102) defining...
7809565 Method and apparatus for improving the transcription accuracy of speech recognition software  
The present invention involves an enhanced method for operating a speech recognition system in which sequential vocabularies are loaded for comparison to the input speech. Form each sequential...
7805299 Method and apparatus for improving the transcription accuracy of speech recognition software  
A virtual vocabulary database is provided for use with a with a particular user database as part of a speech recognition system. Vocabulary elements within the virtual database are imported from...
7805298 Computer-aided transcription system using pronounceable substitute text with a common cross-reference library  
A transcription system having linked computer terminals for a court reporter and/or for examining, defending, and/or associate attorneys is disclosed. A method of language translation may be...
7788104 Information processing terminal for notification of emotion  
The present invention is to provide an information processing terminal which can use another expression means to indicate undesirable emotions directly transmitted to a party by a method of...
7788095 Method and apparatus for fast search in call-center monitoring  
A method and apparatus for indexing one or more audio signals using a speech to text engine and a phoneme detection engine, and generating a combined lattice comprising a text part and a phoneme...
7783492 Systems and methods for classifying and representing gestural inputs  
Gesture and handwriting recognition agents provide possible interpretations of electronic ink. Recognition is performed on both individual strokes and combinations of strokes in the input ink...
7783028 System and method of using speech recognition at call centers to improve their efficiency and customer satisfaction  
Disclosed is a method, system and computer program for handing over a communication from a first party to a second party. The method comprises the steps of analyzing an audio communication with...
7778830 Training speaker-dependent, phrase-based speech grammars using an unsupervised automated technique  
The present invention can include a method for tuning grammar option weights of a phrase-based, automatic speech recognition (ASR) grammar, where the grammar option weights affect which entries...
7769586 Computer-aided transcription system using pronounceable substitute text with a common cross-reference library  
A transcription network having linked computer terminals for a court reporter and for examining, defending, and associate attorneys is disclosed. Cross-reference libraries, phoneme libraries,...
7764771 Method of recording invention disclosures  
The method of the present invention allows inventors to orally document innovative concepts. The method reduces the need to have inventors write out details of an invention in an invention...
7761295 Computer-aided transcription system using pronounceable substitute text with a common cross-reference library  
A transcription network having linked computer terminals for a court reporter and for examining, defending, and associate attorneys is disclosed. Cross-reference libraries, phoneme libraries,...
7752051 Dialog supporting apparatus that selects similar dialog histories for utterance prediction  
A dialog supporting apparatus is provided which can support an on-going dialog so that the dialog is smoothly completed irrespective of the other party in the dialog. The dialog supporting...
7752043 Multi-pass speech analytics  
Included are embodiments for multi-pass analytics. At least one embodiment of a method includes receiving audio data associated with a communication, performing first tier speech to text analytics...
7752036 Timing of speech recognition over lossy transmission systems  
Recognizing a stream of speech received as speech vectors over a lossy communications link includes constructing for a speech recognizer a series of speech vectors from packets received over a...
7747443 Apparatus, method, and program for supporting speech interface design  
For design of a speech interface accepting speech control options, speech samples are stored on a computer-readable medium. A similarity calculating unit calculates a certain indication of...
7747434 Integrated speech recognition, closed captioning, and translation system and method  
A system and method that integrates automated voice recognition technology and speech-to-text technology with automated translation and closed captioning technology to provide translations of...
7742922 Speech interface for search engines  
An embodiment provides search results from a speech initiated search query. The system receives voiced utterances from a user, converts the voiced utterances through use of a speech recognition...
7742920 Variable voice rate apparatus and variable voice rate method  
A variable voice rate apparatus to control a reproduction rate of voice, includes a voice data generation unit configured to generate voice data from the voice, a text data generation unit...
7742921 System and method for correcting errors when generating a TTS voice  
Disclosed herein are various innovations associated with a toolkit used for generating a TTS voice for use in a spoken dialog system. The inventions in each case may be in the form of the system,...
7739110 Multimedia data management by speech recognizer annotation  
A method and an apparatus for multimedia data management are disclosed. The method provides an indexing and retrieval scheme for digital photos with speech annotations based on image-like patterns...
7739115 Script compliance and agent feedback  
Apparatus and methods are provided for using automatic speech recognition to analyze a voice interaction and verify compliance of an agent reading a script to a client during the voice...
7734471 Online learning for dialog systems  
An online dialog system and method are provided. The dialog system receives speech input and outputs an action according to its models. After executing the action, the system receives feedback...
7729911 Speech recognition method and system  
A speech recognition method comprising the steps of: storing multiple recognition models for a vocabulary set, each model distinguished from the other models in response to a Lombard...
7729921 Apparatus, method, and program for supporting speech interface design  
For design of a speech interface accepting speech control options, speech samples are stored on a computer-readable medium. A similarity calculating unit calculates a certain indication of...
7720680 Interactive manual, system and method for vehicles and other complex equipment  
A method and system of providing an interactive manual, including a speech engine to receive and process speech from a user, convert the speech into a word sequence, and identify meaning...
7720683 Method and apparatus of specifying and performing speech recognition operations  
A speech recognition technique is described that has the dual benefits of not requiring collection of recordings for training while using computational resources that are cost-compatible with...
7716051 Distributed voice recognition system and method  
A distributed voice recognition system (500) and method employs principles of bottom-up (i.e., raw input) and top-down (i.e., prediction based on past experience) processing to perform client-side...
7716040 Verification of extracted data  
Facts are extracted from speech and recorded in a document using codings. Each coding represents an extracted fact and includes a code and a datum. The code may represent a type of the extracted...
7706520 System and method for facilitating transcription of audio recordings, with auditing  
A system and method for facilitating transcription of an audio recording, with auditing. An IVR (Interactive Voice Response) unit makes a set of audio recordings of a caller's input during a call....
7706615 Information processing method and information processing device  
In an information processing method for recognizing a handwritten figure or character, with use of a speech input in combination, in order to increase the recognition accuracy a given target is...
7707227 Minutes-creating support apparatus and method  
There is provided a minutes-creating support apparatus including a conference image retaining portion retaining a conference image captured by a capturing apparatus to be associated with date and...
7702512 Natural error handling in speech recognition  
A user interface, and associated techniques, that permit a fast and efficient way of correcting speech recognition errors, or of diminishing their impact. The user may correct mistakes in a...
7702506 Conversation assisting device and conversation assisting method  
An object of the present invention is to provide a conversation support apparatus and a conversation support method that allow users to effectively and smoothly onverse with each other. According...
7689414 Speech recognition device and method  
In a speech recognition device (1) for recognizing text information (TI) corresponding to speech information (SI), wherein speech information (SI) can be characterized in respect of language...
7689416 System for transferring personalize matter from one computer to another  
This invention combines methodologies that enhance voice recognition dictation. It describes features for moving speaker voice files eliminating redundant training of speech recognition dictation...
7689425 Quality of service call routing system using counselor and speech recognition engine and method thereof  
A QoS call routing system using a counselor and a speech recognition engine comprises a speech recognition engine for recognizing speech and outputting characters and speech recognition results; a...
7684985 Techniques for disambiguating speech input using multimodal interfaces  
A technique is disclosed for disambiguating speech input for multimodal systems by using a combination of speech and visual I/O interfaces. When the user's speech input is not recognized with...
7684984 Method for recognizing speech/speaker using emotional change to govern unsupervised adaptation  
To improve the performance and the recognition rate of a method for recognizing speech in a dialogue system, or the like, it is suggested to derive emotion information data (EID) from speech input...
7685102 Methods and apparatus for operating on non-text messages  
Methods and apparatus for operating on a non-text (voice or fax) message include for each of a number of voice messages, searching each voice message for signal samples having one of a plurality...
7680853 Clickable snippets in audio/video search results  
Search results are provided in a format that allows users to efficiently determine whether audio or video documents identified from a search query actually contain the words in the query. This is...
7680658 Method and apparatus for speech recognition  
A method and apparatus for enhancing the performance of speech recognition by adaptively changing a process of determining the final, recognized word depending on a user's selection in a list of...
7676366 Adaptation of symbols  
A speaker adaptation system and method for speech models of symbols displays a multi-word symbol to be spoken as a symbol. The supervised adaptation system and method has unsupervised adaptation...
7676364 System and method for speech-to-text conversion using constrained dictation in a speak-and-spell mode  
For improving the accuracy of a speech recognition system, for the specific task of speech-to-text (dictation style speech) translation, a constrained dictation methodology using speak-and-spell...
7668791 Distinguishing facts from opinions using a multi-stage approach  
Facts are extracted from electronic documents by recognizing factual descriptions using a fact-word table to match to words of the electronic documents. The words of those factual descriptions may...
7668721 Indexing and strong verbal content  
Systems and/or methods (“tools”) are described that enable indexing and storing verbal content, and other techniques. Some of these tools may be enabled using a computer-implemented method that...
7668716 Incorporation of external knowledge in multimodal dialog systems  
A device improves speech recognition accuracy by utilizing an external knowledge source. The device receives a speech recognition result from an automatic speech recognition (ASR) engine, the...
7657431 Voice authentication system  
A text-dependent voice authentication system that performs authentication by urging a user to input a keyword by voice includes: an input part (11) that receives a voice input of a keyword divided...