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8229729 Machine translation in continuous space  
A system and method for training a statistical machine translation model and decoding or translating using the same is disclosed. A source word versus target word co-occurrence matrix is created...
8219407 Method for processing the output of a speech recognizer  
A system and method for processing speech input comprising a speech recognizer and a logical command processor which facilitates additional processing of speech input beyond the speech recognizer...
8214212 Systems and methods for extracting meaning from multimodal inputs using finite-state devices  
Multimodal utterances contain a number of different modes. These modes can include speech, gestures, and pen, haptic, and gaze inputs, and the like. This invention use recognition results from one...
8214215 Phase sensitive model adaptation for noisy speech recognition  
A speech recognition system described herein includes a receiver component that receives a distorted speech utterance. The speech recognition also includes an updater component that is in...
8208643 Generating music thumbnails and identifying related song structure  
Provided are, among other things, systems, methods, software programs and techniques for generating an audio thumbnail for a musical piece, in which locations of different repeating segments...
8204737 Message recognition using shared language model  
A system is disclosed for generating text responsive to both voice and handwriting input, including a microphone, stylus, and a tablet having an flat-panel display integrated into its surface. The...
8204751 Relevance recognition for a human machine dialog system contextual question answering based on a normalization of the length of the user input  
Disclosed are systems, methods and computer-readable media for controlling a computing device to provide contextual responses to user inputs. The method comprises receiving a user input,...
8200797 Systems and methods for automatic profiling of network event sequences  
Systems and methods are disclosed that profile event sequences by creating a mixture model from the event sequences; estimating parameters for the mixture model; and applying the mixture model to...
8200495 Methods and systems for considering information about an expected response when performing speech recognition  
A speech recognition system receives and analyzes speech input from a user in order to recognize and accept a response from the user. Under certain conditions, information about the response...
8195462 System and method for providing large vocabulary speech processing based on fixed-point arithmetic  
Disclosed herein is a system, method and computer-readable medium storing instructions for controlling a computing device according to the method. The invention relates to a system, method and...
8180642 Factorial hidden Markov model with discrete observations  
A method for analyzing hidden dynamics, includes acquiring discrete observations, each discrete observation having an observed value selected from two or more allowed discrete values. A factorial...
8170873 Comparing events in word spotting  
An approach to comparing events in word spotting, such as comparing putative and reference instances of a keyword, makes use of a set of models of subword units. For each of two acoustic events...
8165870 Classification filter for processing data for creating a language model  
The method and apparatus utilize a filter to remove a variety of non-dictated words from data based on probability and improve the effectiveness of creating a language model.
8160878 Piecewise-based variable-parameter Hidden Markov Models and the training thereof  
A speech recognition system uses Gaussian mixture variable-parameter hidden Markov models (VPHMMs) to recognize speech under many different conditions. Each Gaussian mixture component of the...
8150690 Speech recognition system and method with cepstral noise subtraction  
The invention relates to a speech recognition system and method with cepstral noise subtraction. The speech recognition system and method utilize a first scalar coefficient, a second scalar...
8145488 Parameter clustering and sharing for variable-parameter hidden markov models  
A speech recognition system uses Gaussian mixture variable-parameter hidden Markov models (VPHMMs) to recognize speech. The VPHMMs include Gaussian parameters that vary as a function of at least...
8140328 User intention based on N-best list of recognition hypotheses for utterances in a dialog  
Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable media for using alternate recognition hypotheses to improve whole-dialog understanding accuracy. The...
8140333 Probability density function compensation method for hidden markov model and speech recognition method and apparatus using the same  
A probability density function compensation method used for a continuous hidden Markov model and a speech recognition method and apparatus, the probability density function compensation method...
8140329 Method and apparatus for automatically recognizing audio data  
A method and apparatus are proposed for automatically recognizing observed audio data. An observation vector is created of audio features extracted from the observed audio data and the observed...
8140334 Apparatus and method for recognizing voice  
An apparatus and method for recognizing voice. The apparatus includes a feature vector extraction unit dividing an input voice signal into predetermined unit regions, and extracting feature...
8136154 Hidden markov model (“HMM”)-based user authentication using keystroke dynamics  
Hidden Markov Models (“HMMs”) are used to analyze keystroke dynamics measurements collected as a user types a predetermined string on a keyboard. A user enrolls by typing the predetermined string...
8131547 Automatic segmentation in speech synthesis  
A method and system are disclosed that automatically segment speech to generate a speech inventory. The method includes initializing a Hidden Markov Model (HMM) using seed input data, performing a...
8126162 Audio signal interpolation method and audio signal interpolation apparatus  
An audio signal interpolation apparatus is configured to perform interpolation processing on the basis of audio signals preceding and/or following a predetermined segment on a time axis so as to...
8121840 System and method for likelihood computation in multi-stream HMM based speech recognition  
A system and method for speech recognition includes determining active Gaussians related to a first feature stream and a second feature stream by labeling at least one of the first and second...
8103502 Systems and methods for extracting meaning from multimodal inputs using finite-state devices  
Multimodal utterances contain a number of different modes. These modes can include speech, gestures, and pen, haptic, and gaze inputs, and the like. This invention use recognition results from one...
8095356 Method and apparatus for processing natural language using tape-intersection  
Operations for weighted and non-weighted multi-tape automata are described for use in natural language processing tasks such as morphological analysis, disambiguation, and entity extraction.
8086455 Model development authoring, generation and execution based on data and processor dependencies  
A recognition (e.g., speech, handwriting, etc.) model build process that is declarative and data-dependence-based. Process steps are defined in a declarative language as individual processors...
8086443 System and method for text tagging and segmentation using a generative/discriminative hybrid hidden markov model  
A method for sequence tagging medical patient records includes providing a labeled corpus of sentences taken from a set of medical records, initializing generative parameters θ and discriminative...
8078462 Apparatus for creating speaker model, and computer program product  
A transformation-parameter calculating unit calculates a first model parameter indicating a parameter of a speaker model for causing a first likelihood for a clean feature to maximum, and...
8078465 System and method for detection and analysis of speech  
Certain aspects and embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems and methods for monitoring and analyzing the language environment and the development of a key child. A key child's...
8069045 Hierarchical approach for the statistical vowelization of Arabic text  
The present invention relates to the field of computer-aided text and speech processing, and in particular to a method and respective system for converting an input text given in an incomplete...
8060358 HMM alignment for combining translation systems  
A computing system configured to produce an optimized translation hypothesis of text input into the computing system. The computing system includes a plurality of translation machines. Each of the...
8050922 Voice recognition with dynamic filter bank adjustment based on speaker categorization  
Voice recognition methods and systems are disclosed. A voice signal is obtained for an utterance of a speaker. The speaker is categorized as a male, female, or child and the categorization is used...
8050925 Recognizing the numeric language in natural spoken dialogue  
A system and a method are provided. A speech recognition processor receives unconstrained input speech and outputs a string of words. The speech recognition processor is based on a numeric...
8041567 Method of speaker adaptation for a hidden markov model based voice recognition system  
Commercially available voice recognition systems are generally speaker-dependent, with the voice recognition system first being trained to the voice of the speaker before it can be used. A...
8036884 Identification of the presence of speech in digital audio data  
The present invention provides a method, a computer-software-product and an apparatus for enabling a determination of speech related audio data within a record of digital audio data. The method...
8019594 Method and apparatus for progressively selecting features from a large feature space in statistical modeling  
Embodiments of a progressive feature selection method that selects features in multiple rounds are described. In one embodiment, the progressive feature selection method splits the feature space...
8019593 Method and apparatus for generating features through logical and functional operations  
Embodiments of a feature generation system and process for use in machine learning applications utilizing statistical modeling systems are described. In one embodiment, the feature generation...
8019602 Automatic speech recognition learning using user corrections  
An automatic speech recognition system recognizes user changes to dictated text and infers whether such changes result from the user changing his/her mind, or whether such changes are a result of...
8015008 System and method of using acoustic models for automatic speech recognition which distinguish pre- and post-vocalic consonants  
Disclosed are systems, methods and computer readable media for training acoustic models for an automatic speech recognition systems (ASR) system. The method includes receiving a speech signal,...
8014617 Decoding apparatus, dequantizing method, distribution determining method, and program thereof  
A decoding apparatus includes a random number generating section and a decoding section. The random number generating section generates random numbers according to distribution of original data...
8010358 Voice recognition with parallel gender and age normalization  
Methods and apparatus for voice recognition are disclosed. A voice signal is obtained and two or more voice recognition analyses are performed on the voice signal. Each voice recognition analysis...
8010341 Adding prototype information into probabilistic models  
Mechanisms are disclosed for incorporating prototype information into probabilistic models for automated information processing, mining, and knowledge discovery. Examples of these models include...
8005306 Decoding apparatus, inverse quantization method, and computer readable medium  
A decoding apparatus includes a classification section, a distribution-information generation section and an inverse-quantization-value generation section. The classification section classifies...
8005666 Automatic system for temporal alignment of music audio signal with lyrics  
An automatic system for temporal alignment between a music audio signal and lyrics is provided. The automatic system can prevent accuracy for temporal alignment from being lowered due to the...
7991770 Detecting repeating content in broadcast media  
Systems, methods, devices, and computer program products provide social and interactive applications for detecting repeating content in broadcast media. In some implementations, a method includes:...
7991616 Speech synthesizer  
The present invention is a speech synthesizer that generates speech data of text including a fixed part and a variable part, in combination with recorded speech and rule-based synthetic speech....
7974843 Operating method for an automated language recognizer intended for the speaker-independent language recognition of words in different languages and automated language recognizer  
The invention relates to an operating method for an automated language recognizer intended for the speaker-independent language recognition of words from different languages, particularly for...
7974846 Data embedding device and data extraction device  
A data embedding device for embedding data in a speech code obtained by encoding a speech in accordance with a speech encoding method based on a voice generation process of a human being, includes...
7970613 Method and system for Gaussian probability data bit reduction and computation  
Use of runtime memory may be reduced in a data processing algorithm that uses one or more probability distribution functions. Each probability distribution function may be characterized by one or...