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7343023 Hearing prosthesis with automatic classification of the listening environment  
A hearing prosthesis that automatically adjusts itself to a surrounding listening environment is provided. In one aspect, the automatic adjustment is achieved by controlling one or several...
7340390 Mobile communication terminal and method therefore  
A method for organizing data records in a memory in a mobile telecommunication terminal is disclosed. The method comprises receiving a plurality of digits, which identify a subscriber terminal in a...
7337116 Speech processing system  
A system is provided for allowing a user to add word models to a speech recognition system. In particular, the system allows a user to input a number of renditions of the new word and which...
7324940 Speech recognition concept confidence measurement  
Systems and methods for determining a confidence score associated with a decoding output of a speech recognition engine. In one embodiment, a method of determining the confidence score comprises...
7324941 Method and apparatus for discriminative estimation of parameters in maximum a posteriori (MAP) speaker adaptation condition and voice recognition method and apparatus including these  
A method and apparatus for discriminative estimation of parameters in a maximum a posteriori (MAP) speaker adaptation condition, and a voice recognition apparatus having the apparatus and a voice...
7319960 Speech recognition method and system  
A speech recognition system uses a phoneme counter to determine the length of a word to be recognized. The result is used to split a lexicon into one or more sub-lexicons containing only words...
7315818 Error correction in speech recognition  
New techniques and systems may be implemented to improve error correction in speech recognition. These new techniques and systems may be implemented to correct errors in speech recognition systems...
7313269 Unsupervised learning of video structures in videos using hierarchical statistical models to detect events  
A method learns a structure of a video, in an unsupervised setting, to detect events in the video consistent with the structure. Sets of features are selected from the video. Based on the selected...
7308443 Techniques for video retrieval based on HMM similarity  
A query is received. The query may be an object containing temporal information. A query model including static and temporal components is then determined for the object. A weighting for static and...
7305339 Restoration of high-order Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients  
A method for estimating high-order Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients, the method comprising initializing any of N−L high-order coefficients (HOC) of an MFCC vector of length N having L l...
7292981 Signal variation feature based confidence measure  
A method for predicting a misrecognition in a speech recognition system, is based on; the insight that variations in a speech input signal are different depending on the origin of the signal being...
7277850 System and method of word graph matrix decomposition  
Disclosed is a system and method of decomposing a lattice transition matrix into a block diagonal matrix. The method is applicable to automatic speech recognition but can be used in other contexts...
7272561 Speech recognition device and speech recognition method  
Each word to be recognized is represented by gender-specific hidden Markov models that are stored in a ROM 6 along with output probability functions and preset transition probabilities. A speech...
7269556 Pattern recognition  
Pattern recognition, wherein a sequence of feature vectors is formed from a digitized incoming signal, the feature vectors comprising feature vector components, and at least one feature vector is...
7269558 Decoding multiple HMM sets using a single sentence grammar  
For a given sentence grammar, speech recognizers are often required to decode M sets of HMMs each of which models a specific acoustic environment. In order to match input acoustic observations to...
7266497 Automatic segmentation in speech synthesis  
Systems and methods for automatically segmenting speech inventories. A set of Hidden Markov Models (HMMs) are initialized using bootstrap data. The HMMs are next re-estimated and aligned to produce...
7266236 Accelerated handwritten symbol recognition in a pen based tablet computer  
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for accelerated handwritten symbol recognition in a pen based tablet computer. In one embodiment, handwritten symbols are translated into...
7263485 Robust detection and classification of objects in audio using limited training data  
A method (200) and apparatus (100) for classifying a homogeneous audio segment are disclosed. The homogeneous audio comprises a sequence of audio samples (x(n)). The method (200) starts by forming...
7263484 Phonetic searching  
An improved method and apparatus is disclosed which uses probabilistic techniques to map an input search string with a prestored audio file, and recognize certain portions of a search string...
7260532 Hidden Markov model generation apparatus and method with selection of number of states  
A model generation unit (17) is provided. The model generation unit includes an alignment module (80) arranged to receive pairs of sequences of parameter frame vectors from a buffer (16) and to...
7254538 Nonlinear mapping for feature extraction in automatic speech recognition  
The present invention successfully combines neural-net discriminative feature processing with Gaussian-mixture distribution modeling (GMM). By training one or more neural networks to generate...
7233891 Natural language sentence parser  
A method, computer program product, and apparatus for parsing consecutive sentences which includes tokenizing the words of the sentence and putting them through an iterative inductive processor....
7231019 Automatic identification of telephone callers based on voice characteristics  
A method and apparatus are provided for identifying a caller of a call from the caller to a recipient. A voice input is received from the caller, and characteristics of the voice input are applied...
7231352 Method for computer-supported speech recognition, speech recognition system and control device for controlling a technical system and telecommunications device  
The speech recognition rate which is necessary is determined for a selected speech recognition application. The information content of the feature vector components which is at least necessary to...
7225125 Speech recognition system trained with regional speech characteristics  
A speech recognition system uses speech recognition models which are specifically trained and optimized for users residing in a particular geographic area or region. The speech models are trained...
7216066 Method and apparatus for generating and managing a language model data structure  
A method is presented comprising assigning each of a plurality of segments comprising a received corpus to a node in a data structure denoting dependencies between nodes, and calculating a...
7209883 Factorial hidden markov model for audiovisual speech recognition  
A speech recognition method includes use of synchronous or asynchronous audio and a video data to enhance speech recognition probabilities. A two stream factorial hidden Markov model is trained and...
7209881 Preparing acoustic models by sufficient statistics and noise-superimposed speech data  
Noise-superimposed speech data is grouped according to acoustic similarity, and sufficient statistics are prepared using the speech data in each of the groups. A group acoustically similar to voice...
7203368 Embedded bayesian network for pattern recognition  
A pattern recognition procedure forms a hierarchical statistical model using a hidden Markov model and a coupled hidden Markov model. The hierarchical statistical model supports a pa 20 layer...
7188064 System and method for automatic semantic coding of free response data using Hidden Markov Model methodology  
A system and method for coding text data wherein a first group of text data is coded using a Viterbi algorithm using a Hidden Markov model. The Hidden Markov Model computes a probable coding...
7181399 Recognizing the numeric language in natural spoken dialogue  
A system for recognizing connected digits in natural spoken dialogue includes a speech recognition processor that receives unconstrained fluent input speech and produces a string of words that can...
7181391 Method, apparatus, and system for bottom-up tone integration to Chinese continuous speech recognition system  
According to one aspect of the invention, a method is provided in which knowledge about tone characteristics of a tonal syllabic language is used to model speech at various levels in a bottom-up...
7171043 Image recognition using hidden markov models and coupled hidden markov models  
An image processing system useful for facial recognition and security identification obtains an array of observation vectors from a facial image to be identified. A Viterbi algorithm is applied to...
7165028 Method of speech recognition resistant to convolutive distortion and additive distortion  
A speech recognizer operating in both ambient noise (additive distortion) and microphone changes (convolutive distortion) is provided. For each utterance to be recognized the recognizer system...
7165029 Coupled hidden Markov model for audiovisual speech recognition  
A speech recognition method includes use of synchronous or asynchronous audio and a video data to enhance speech recognition probabilities. A two stream coupled hidden Markov model is trained and...
7136852 Case-based reasoning similarity metrics implementation using user defined functions  
A database system and a method for case-based reasoning are disclosed. The database system includes an exemplar object within the database configured to accept and store a plurality of exemplar...
7136802 Method and apparatus for detecting prosodic phrase break in a text to speech (TTS) system  
Methods for processing speech data are described herein. In one aspect of the invention, an exemplary method includes receiving a text sentence comprising a plurality of words, each of the...
7127393 Dynamic semantic control of a speech recognition system  
A method and apparatus are provided for automatically recognizing words of spoken speech using a computer-based speech recognition system according to a dynamic semantic model. In an embodiment,...
7120580 Method and apparatus for recognizing speech in a noisy environment  
An apparatus and a concomitant method for speech recognition. In one embodiment, the present method is referred to as a “Dynamic Noise Compensation” (DNC) method where the method estimates the mod...
7103541 Microphone array signal enhancement using mixture models  
A system and method facilitating signal enhancement utilizing mixture models is provided. The invention includes a signal enhancement adaptive system having a speech model, a noise model and a...
7089185 Embedded multi-layer coupled hidden Markov model  
An arrangement is provided for embedded coupled hidden Markov model. To train an embedded coupled hidden Markov model, training data is first segmented into uniform segments at different layers of...
7089183 Accumulating transformations for hierarchical linear regression HMM adaptation  
A new iterative hierarchical linear regression method for generating a set of linear transforms to adapt HMM speech models to a new environment for improved speech recognition is disclosed. The...
7085720 Method for task classification using morphemes  
The invention concerns a method of task classification using morphemes which operates on the task objective of a user. The morphemes may be generated by clustering selected ones of the salient...
7076102 Video monitoring system employing hierarchical hidden markov model (HMM) event learning and classification  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for automatically learning and identifying events in image data using hierarchical HMMs to define and detect one or more events. The hierarchical HMMs include...
7076422 Modelling and processing filled pauses and noises in speech recognition  
A speech recognition system recognizes filled pause utterances made by a speaker. In one embodiment, an ergodic model is used to acoustically model filled pauses that provides flexibility allowing...
7069215 Systems and methods for extracting meaning from multimodal inputs using finite-state devices  
Finite-state systems and methods allow multiple input streams to be parsed and integrated by a single finite-state device. These systems and methods not only address multimodal recognition, but are...
7062433 Method of speech recognition with compensation for both channel distortion and background noise  
A method of speech recognition with compensation is provided by modifying HMM models trained on clean speech with cepstral mean normalization. For all speech utterances the MFCC vector is...
7058576 Method of calculating HMM output probability and speech recognition apparatus  
The invention relates to speech recognition based on HMM, in which speech recognition is performed by performing vector quantization and obtaining an output probability by table reference, and the...
7054814 Method and apparatus of selecting segments for speech synthesis by way of speech segment recognition  
A speech segment search unit searches a speech database for speech segments that satisfy a phonetic environment, and a HMM learning unit computes the HMMs of phonemes on the basis of the search...
7050974 Environment adaptation for speech recognition in a speech communication system  
A speech communication system comprising a speech input terminal and a speech recognition apparatus which can communicate with each other through a wire or wireless communication network wherein...