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8560005 Mobile communication terminal and text-to-speech method  
A mobile communication terminal and text-to-speech method. The mobile communication terminal includes a display unit for displaying at least one object on a screen; a controller for identifying a...
8560319 Method and apparatus for segmenting a multimedia program based upon audio events  
The present invention provides for a method and apparatus for segmenting a multi-media program based upon audio events. In an embodiment a method of classifying an audio stream is provided. This...
8560315 Conference support device, conference support method, and computer-readable medium storing conference support program  
A conference support device includes an image receiving portion that receives captured images from conference terminals, a voice receiving portion that receives, from one of the conference...
8554554 Automated demographic analysis by analyzing voice activity  
Methods, systems, and media for determining a response to be generated in an environment are provided. The methods, systems, and media monitor the environment for a voice activity of an individual....
8554566 Training and applying prosody models  
Techniques for training and applying prosody models for speech synthesis are provided. A speech recognition engine processes audible speech to produce text annotated with prosody information. A...
8554541 Virtual pet system, method and apparatus for virtual pet chatting  
A virtual pet system includes: a virtual pet client, adapted to receive a sentence in natural language and send the sentence to a Q&A server the Q&A server, adapted to receive the sentence, process...
8554567 Multi-channel interactive self-help application platform and method  
An interactive voice response (IVR) platform running a voice application for use with a voice client is extended to support text messaging clients and other clients of other media types on other...
8548809 Voice guidance system and voice guidance method using the same  
A voice guidance system for providing a guidance by voice concerning operations of an information processing apparatus, comprises a detector that detects that a predetermined function of the...
8548812 Method and system for detecting a relevant utterance in a voice session  
A method and apparatus for detecting use of an utterance. A voice session including voice signals generated during a conversation between a first participant and a second participant is monitored...
8548794 Statistical noun phrase translation  
A statistical machine translation (MT) system may include a noun phrase/prepositional phrase (NP/PP) translation subsystem to translation NP/PPs as a subtask in an MT operation. The NP/PP...
8548811 Systems, methods, and programs for detecting unauthorized use of text based communications services  
Systems, methods, and programs for generating an authorized profile for a text communication device or account, may sample a text communication generated by the text communication device or account...
8548797 Short text language detection using geographic information  
A content-providing entity receives a relatively short text from a user and attempts to determine, automatically, based on that short text (and on other available clues), a language that the user...
8543394 Mobile terminal and text correcting method in the same  
A mobile terminal including a voice receiving unit configured to receive input voice, a controller configured to convert the received input voice to text, a display configured to display the...
8543404 Proactive completion of input fields for automated voice enablement of a web page  
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and computer program product for the proactive completion of input fields for automated voice enablement of a Web page. In an embodiment of the...
8543401 System and method for improving performance of semantic classifiers in spoken dialog systems  
A method and apparatus for continuously improving the performance of semantic classifiers in the scope of spoken dialog systems are disclosed. Rule-based or statistical classifiers are replaced...
8543388 Efficient speech stream conversion  
Speech frames of a first speech coding scheme are utilized as speech frames of a second speech coding scheme, where the speech coding schemes use similar core compression schemes for the speech...
8543406 Method and system for communicating with an interactive voice response (IVR) system  
Disclosed is a method and system for interacting with an IVR system. In one aspect, a computing device receives a user request to connect to an IVR system to perform an action. A request for...
8543397 Mobile device voice activation  
A mobile computerized device receives an indication of a first user input comprising a button actuation to initiate a push-to-talk voice search. The device receives from the user a spoken search...
8543704 Method and apparatus for multimodal voice and web services  
A voice server can be located, temporarily allocated, and sent audio. The results are returned to a voice client, and the voice server is deallocated for use by the next person talking into their...
8543375 Multi-mode input method editor  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which an input method editor receives composition inputs and determines language context values based on the composition...
8543405 Method of operating a speech dialogue system  
The invention relates to a method of operating a speech dialogue system which communicates with a user while a speech recognition device and/or a speech output device and a dialogue control unit...
8543381 Morphing text by splicing end-compatible segments  
This invention is a method for “text morphing,” wherein text morphing involves integrating or blending together substantive content from two or more bodies of text into a single body of text bas...
8543400 Voice processing methods and systems  
Voice processing methods and systems are provided. An utterance is received. The utterance is compared with teaching materials according to at least one matching algorithm to obtain a plurality of...
8538759 Speech recognition system and data updating method  
It is provided a speech recognition system installed in a terminal coupled to a server via a network. The terminal holds map data including a landmark. The speech recognition system manages...
8538750 Speech communication system and method, and robot apparatus  
This invention realizes a speech communication system and method, and a robot apparatus capable of significantly improving entertainment property. A speech communication system with a function to...
8538760 Methods and apparatuses for identifying audible samples for use in a speech recognition capability of a mobile device  
Techniques for provided which may be implemented using various methods and/or apparatuses in a mobile device to allow for speech recognition based, at least in part, on context information...
8538758 Electronic apparatus  
An electronic apparatus includes a communication module, a storage module, a manipulation module, voice output control module, and a control module. The communication module receives book data...
8537979 Voice response system with live agent assisted information selection and machine playback  
In accordance with one embodiment, a method for operating a telephonic voice content system is provided. The method, comprises in a non-live agent mode, interacting with a caller by receiving an...
8537977 Apparatus and method for voice processing in mobile communication terminal  
Disclosed are an apparatus and a method for voice processing in a mobile communication terminal. A plurality of microphones are used to remove environmental noise at the time of voice...
8532995 System and method for isolating and processing common dialog cues  
A method, system and machine-readable medium are provided. Speech input is received at a speech recognition component and recognized output is produced. A common dialog cue from the received speech...
8532977 Handheld electronic device with reduced keyboard and associated method of providing improved disambiguation  
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...
8532994 Speech recognition using a personal vocabulary and language model  
In one implementation, speech or audio is converted to a searchable format by a speech recognition system. The speech recognition system uses a language model including probabilities of certain...
8532988 Searching for symbol string  
A method for searching for an input symbol string, includes receiving (B) an input symbol string, proceeding (C) in a trie data structure to a calculation point indicated by the next symbol,...
8533766 System and method for monitoring delivery of media content by a media communication system  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may operate according to, for example, a method involving recording audio feedback from a plurality of subscribers commenting on media...
8532996 Audible post-it system  
An audible post-it system includes a post-it note printed with an index and an optical reading and recording device having an optical module, a switch, a storage device, an audio recording device,...
8532674 Method of intelligent vehicle dialing  
A method of operating a vehicle telematics unit includes determining the location of a vehicle equipped with a vehicle telematics unit; determining if telematics dialing software operated by the...
8532269 In-band signaling in interactive communications  
Architecture that employs a combination of in-band signaling (e.g., DTMF) with speech recognition to deliver usability improvements. The in-band signaling allows the user to indicate to the system...
8532978 Natural language interface, compiler and de-compiler for security policies  
A method and system for enabling non-programmers to create certifiable Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) policies. The graphical user interface (GUI) presents a form to the security...
8527262 Systems and methods for automatic semantic role labeling of high morphological text for natural language processing applications  
Systems and methods are provided for automated semantic role labeling for languages having complex morphology. In one aspect, a method for processing natural language text includes receiving as...
8527263 Method and system for automatically generating reminders in response to detecting key terms within a communication  
A computer-implemented method of automatically generating an electronic reminder is provided. The method includes identifying, using term-recognition circuitry, at least one key term within an...
8527274 System and method for delivering targeted advertisements and tracking advertisement interactions in voice recognition contexts  
The system and method described herein may use various natural language models to deliver targeted advertisements and track advertisement interactions in voice recognition contexts. In particular,...
8527279 Voice recognition grammar selection based on context  
The subject matter of this specification can be embodied in, among other things, a method that includes receiving geographical information derived from a non-verbal user action associated with a...
8527258 Simultaneous interpretation system  
A simultaneous interpretation system includes headsets for inputting and outputting voice, and a portable terminal for receiving an original language voice speech signal to be interpreted that is...
8527277 System and method for managing recognition errors in a multiple dialog state environment  
A system for managing recognition errors in a multiple dialog state environment incorporates an error management module. The error management module includes error counters and error set points...
8528040 Aural indication of remote control commands  
A disclosed set top box or other multimedia receiver suitable for use in a multimedia distribution network includes a remote control interface operable to receive a signal from a remote control...
8521539 Method for chinese point-of-interest search  
Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods of automated speech recognition (ASR) for voice destination entry (VDE) include open voice searching (natural language searching) of...
8521513 Localization for interactive voice response systems  
A language-neutral speech grammar extensible markup language (GRXML) document and a localized response document are used to build a localized GRXML document. The language-neutral GRXML document...
8521510 Method and system for providing an automated web transcription service  
A system, method and computer readable medium that provides an automated web transcription service is disclosed. The method may include receiving input speech from a user using a communications...
8520808 System and method for robust evaluation of the user experience in automated spoken dialog systems  
A single, subjective numerical rating to evaluate the performance of a telephone-based spoken dialog system. This CE rating is provided by expert human listeners who have knowledge of the design of...
8521527 Computer-implemented system and method for processing audio in a voice response environment  
A computer-implemented system and method for processing audio in a voice response environment is provided. A database of host scripts each comprising signature files of audio phrases and actions to...