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8660849 Prioritizing selection criteria by automated assistant  
Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent digital assistant are disclosed. A user request is received, the user request including at least a speech...
8661411 Method and system for testing sections of large speech applications  
A method and system for testing code within a speech application. A test file can be automatically generated to verify the functionality of a new section of code within a graphical call flow...
8660848 Methods and systems for detection from and analysis of physical signals  
In the method of these teachings for detection of physical phenomena from or analysis of physical signals, an improved Empirical Mode Decomposition method decomposes physical signals representative...
8660842 Enhancing speech recognition using visual information  
Speech recognition device uses visual information to narrow down the range of likely adaptation parameters even before a speaker makes an utterance. Images of the speaker and/or the environment are...
8660843 Management and prioritization of processing multiple requests  
Systems and methods are described for systems that utilize an interaction manager to manage interactions—also known as requests or dialogues—from one or more applications. The interactions are man...
8655664 Text presentation apparatus, text presentation method, and computer program product  
According to an embodiment, a text presentation apparatus presenting text for a speaker to read aloud for voice recording includes: a text storing unit for storing first text; a presenting unit for...
8655657 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...
8655662 System and method for answering a communication notification  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer readable-media for answering a communication notification. The method for answering a communication notification comprises receiving a...
8655659 Personalized text-to-speech synthesis and personalized speech feature extraction  
A personalized text-to-speech synthesizing device includes: a personalized speech feature library creator, configured to recognize personalized speech features of a specific speaker by comparing a...
8655665 System and method for multi level transcript quality checking  
Methods and systems for multi level quality checking of transcripts are disclosed. The method includes the steps of searching subsets of metadata associated with the transcripts, identifying a...
8655666 Controlling a set-top box for program guide information using remote speech recognition grammars via session initiation protocol (SIP) over a Wi-Fi channel  
A method may include receiving, via a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) session over a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) channel, a digital audio signal from a remote control configured to receive audible...
8654934 Multimodal interactive voice response system  
Multi-modal interaction with a telephonic device using a call handling system is enabled by receiving a call at an interactive voice response (IVR) system of the call handling system, the call...
8650031 Accuracy improvement of spoken queries transcription using co-occurrence information  
Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for voice-enabled searching. Techniques include a co-occurrence based approach to improve accuracy of the 1-best hypothesis for non-phrase...
8650035 Speech conversion  
A speech conversion system facilitates voice communications. A database comprises a plurality of conversion heuristics, at least some of the conversion heuristics being associated with...
8650024 Generating address term synonyms  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for generating address component synonyms. In one aspect, a method includes determining that a...
8650030 Location based responses to telephone requests  
A method for receiving processed information at a remote device is described. The method includes transmitting from the remote device a verbal request to a first information provider and receiving...
8648799 Position and orientation determination for a mobile computing device  
For multiple times in a time period, multiple data points can be received from an accelerometer and from a magnetometer that are included in a mobile computing device. For each of the data points,...
8645143 Systems and methods of performing speech recognition using global positioning (GPS) information  
Embodiments of the present invention improve content selection systems and methods using speech recognition. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a speech recognition method comprising...
8644803 Mobile contacts outdialer and method thereof  
A Mobile Voice Self Service (MVSS) mobile device incorporating a mobile contacts outdialer and method thereof. The MVSS mobile device may include a connection application operable to connect to at...
8644465 Method for processing audio data on a network and device therefor  
A method of processing a data stream comprising audio data exchanged over a network between a server (SERV) and at least one telephone terminal, the data stream corresponding to a telephone call...
8645138 Two-pass decoding for speech recognition of search and action requests  
Disclosed are apparatus and methods for processing spoken speech. Input speech can be received at a computing system. During a first pass of speech recognition, a plurality of language model...
8645140 Electronic device and method of associating a voice font with a contact for text-to-speech conversion at the electronic device  
A method of associating a voice font with a contact for text-to-speech conversion at an electronic device includes obtaining, at the electronic device, the voice font for the contact, and storing...
8645141 Method and system for text to speech conversion  
A system and method for text to speech conversion. The method of performing text to speech conversion on a portable device includes: identifying a portion of text for conversion to speech format,...
8639518 Information retrieving apparatus, information retrieving method, and computer program product  
According to an embodiment, an information retrieving apparatus includes a housing; an input-output unit to perform dialogue processing with a user; a first detecting unit to detect means of...
8639214 Communication device  
The communication device comprising a voice communicating implementer, a payment monetary value data transmitting implementer, a remaining monetary value data updating implementer, an automated...
8639515 Extending voice-based markup using a plug-in framework  
A method for extending supported voice markup. The method can include a step of identifying a reference implementation (RI) for a software component that interprets voice-based markup. The RI can...
8639505 Method and systems for simplifying copying and pasting transcriptions generated from a dictation based speech-to-text system  
A computer-implemented method for simplifying the pasting of textual transcriptions from a transcription engine into an application is described. An audio file is sent to a transcription engine. A...
8639508 User-specific confidence thresholds for speech recognition  
A method of automatic speech recognition includes receiving an utterance from a user via a microphone that converts the utterance into a speech signal, pre-processing the speech signal using a...
8639513 Automated communication integrator  
An apparatus includes a plurality of applications and an integrator having a voice recognition module configured to identify at least one voice command from a user. The integrator is configured to...
8639514 Method and apparatus for accessing information identified from a broadcast audio signal  
A method and device for accessing information identified from a broadcast audio signal receives a broadcast audio signal from a receiver such as a radio or television. Identifiers such as telephone...
8639495 Natural language processing (‘NLP’)  
Natural language processing (‘NLP’) including: receiving text specifying predetermined evidence; receiving a text passage to process, the text passage including conditions and logical ope...
8639512 Method and systems for measuring user performance with speech-to-text conversion for dictation systems  
A computer-implemented system and method for evaluating the performance of a user using a dictation system is provided. The system and method include receiving a text or transcription file...
8639497 Natural language processing (‘NLP’)  
Natural language processing (‘NLP’) including: receiving text specifying predetermined evidence; receiving a text passage to process, the text passage including conditions and logical ope...
8635065 Apparatus and method for automatic extraction of important events in audio signals  
The present invention discloses an apparatus for automatic extraction of important events in audio signals comprising: signal input means for supplying audio signals;audio signal fragmenting means...
8635072 Information communication using majority logic for machine control signals extracted from audible sound signals  
An information communication apparatus includes a transmission apparatus transmitting audible sound signals and information signals, and a receiving apparatus. The transmission apparatus has...
8635058 Increasing the relevancy of media content  
The present invention relates to increasing the relevance of media content communicated to consumers who are consuming the media content. In this regard, at least one of a personal device can be...
8635075 Raising the visibility of a voice-activated user interface  
A system is configured to enable a user to assert voice-activated commands. When the user issues a non-ambiguous command, the system activates a corresponding control. The area of activity on the...
8635073 Wireless multimodal voice browser for wireline-based IPTV services  
In accordance with one aspect of the present invention, a method selects a program from a library of programs. A user selection is determined based upon a voice command, and the program is...
8630843 Generating snippet for review on the internet  
A method and system for generating snippet for review on the Internet. The method includes the steps of: receiving a review and a set of feedbacks corresponding to the review, where the review...
8630855 Call system and method  
A system and method for operating a voice domain name network for use over a telephone network including the steps of a computer taking a call in which a user speaks a name. The system recognizes...
8630845 Generating snippet for review on the Internet  
A method and system for generating snippet for review on the Internet. The method includes the steps of: receiving a review and a set of feedbacks corresponding to the review, where the review...
8630851 Assisted shopping  
Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating an assisted shopping experience. A speech input can be captured and transcribed. The transcribed speech input can be transmitted to a customer...
8630852 Image processing apparatus, speech recognition processing apparatus, control method for speech recognition processing apparatus, and computer-readable storage medium for computer program  
An image processing apparatus includes a speech input portion that receives an input of speech from a user, a dictionary storage portion that stores a dictionary configured by phrase information...
8630859 Method for developing a dialog manager using modular spoken-dialog components  
A method of developing a dialog manager for a spoken dialog service is disclosed. The method comprises selecting a top level flow controller based on application type, selecting available reusable...
8630858 Methods and apparatus for initiating actions using a voice-controlled interface  
Methods and apparatus for initiating an action using a voice-controlled human interface. The interface provides a hands free, voice driven environment to control processes and applications....
8626487 Translation apparatus, translation method, computer program, and recording medium  
It is possible to improve convenience for a user and obtain translation of an original sentence effectively in real time in accordance with display switching of a page. When a control portion...
8625752 Closed-loop command and response system for automatic communications between interacting computer systems over an audio communications channel  
A system and method for enabling two computer systems to communicate over an audio communications channel, such as a voice telephony connection. Such a system includes a software application that...
8626939 Method and apparatus for streaming data  
Method and apparatus for negotiation of streaming data, suitable for application in an environment wherein a server generates and serves large, continuous amounts of speech data to a client in real...
8626706 Handheld electronic device with reduced keyboard and associated method of providing quick text entry in a message  
An improved handheld electronic device having a reduced keyboard provides facilitated language entry by making available to a user certain words that a user may reasonably be expected to enter. In...
8626493 Insertion of sounds into audio content according to pattern  
Sounds are inserted into audio content according to a pattern. A library stores humanly perceptible voice sounds. Pattern control information is received that is associated with a device recording...