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8756063 Handheld voice activated spelling device  
A handheld voice activated spelling device includes a housing and a cover secured to the housing. A power source and microphone are mounted within the housing and control switches are operable from...
8756052 Methods and systems for a locally and temporally adaptive text prediction  
An electronic device is provided, having a locally and temporally adaptive prediction database.
8750120 Confirmed delivery of bridged unicast frames  
Systems and methods to reduce table lookups and network traffic are provided. A bridging device may receive a unicast frame to be bridged. The unicast frame may be transmitted to at least one...
8751232 System and method for targeted tuning of a speech recognition system  
A system and method of targeted tuning of a speech recognition system are disclosed. A particular method includes detecting that a frequency of occurrence of a particular type of utterance...
8751243 Dynamic context-sensitive translation dictionary for mobile phones  
A method and apparatus are presented for providing language translation assistance to a user of a mobile terminal. The terminal makes available a number of language translation services to the...
8751240 Apparatus and method for forming search engine queries based on spoken utterances  
A combination and a method are provided. Automatic speech recognition is performed on a received utterance. A meaning of the utterance is determined based, at least in part, on the recognized...
8751145 Method for voice recognition  
A voice recognition method that is used for finding a street uses a database including information about a plurality of streets. The streets are characterized by respective street names and street...
8751241 Method and system for enabling a device function of a vehicle  
The current invention provides a method and system for enabling a device function of a vehicle. A speech input stream is received at a telematics unit. A speech input context is determined for the...
8744856 Computer implemented system and method and computer program product for evaluating pronunciation of phonemes in a language  
A computer implemented method, system and computer program product for evaluating pronunciation. Known phonemes are stored in a computer memory. A spoken utterance corresponding to a target...
8744852 Spoken interfaces  
A spoken interface is described for assisting a visually impaired user to obtain audible information and interact with elements displayed on a display screen. The spoken interface also enables...
8744861 Invoking tapered prompts in a multimodal application  
Methods, apparatus, and computer program products are described for invoking tapered prompts in a multimodal application implemented with a multimodal browser and a multimodal application operating...
8744858 System and method for voice based digital signature service  
Methods and systems for providing a voice-based digital signature service are disclosed. The method includes a first user sending a document to a second user for signature, and the first user also...
8744857 Wireless server based text to speech email  
An email system for mobile devices, such as cellular phones and PDAs, is disclosed which allows email messages to be played back on the mobile device as voice messages on demand by way of a media...
8744860 Apparatus and method for providing messages in a social network  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server including a controller to receive audio signals and content identification information from a media...
8745518 Touch screen input recognition and character selection  
A system and method of character input using a virtual keyboard, which may have a reduced number of keys. The virtual keyboard may be displayed on a touch screen and may include a plurality of...
8744855 Determining reading levels of electronic books  
Architectures and techniques are described to determine a reading level of an electronic book. In particular, words, phrases, clauses, and parts of speech of an electronic book may be tagged and...
8744859 Operation method of interactive refrigerator system  
An operation method of an interactive refrigerator system, includes displaying information about stored items corresponding to a speech input by a user, generating and outputting a response message...
8743388 Access to networked peripheral device for impaired users  
A method for controlling a peripheral device includes receiving input from a user at a workstation adapted to the user, determining whether the received input can be valid, generating a job ticket...
8745542 Gesture-based selection  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for gesture-based selection. In one aspect, a method includes displaying, on a user interface,...
8744851 Method and system for enhancing a speech database  
A system, method and computer readable medium that enhances a speech database for speech synthesis is disclosed. The method may include labeling audio files in a primary speech database,...
8738380 System and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment  
A system and method for processing multi-modal device interactions in a natural language voice services environment may be provided. In particular, one or more multi-modal device interactions may...
8738377 Predicting and learning carrier phrases for speech input  
Predicting and learning users' intended actions on an electronic device based on free-form speech input. Users' actions can be monitored to develop of a list of carrier phrases having one or more...
8738370 Speech analyzer detecting pitch frequency, speech analyzing method, and speech analyzing program  
A speech analyzer includes a speech acquiring section, a frequency converting section, an autocorrelation section, and a pitch detection section. The frequency converting section converts the...
8738364 Adaptation of vocabulary levels for enhanced collaboration  
A mechanism is provided for adapting vocabulary levels in a collaborative session. A vocabulary level indicator is received for a first user in the collaborative session. During generation of an...
8738384 Method and system for creating natural language understanding grammars  
Grammars for interactive voice response systems using natural language understanding can be created using information which is available on websites. These grammars can be created in automated...
8737578 Method and device for enabling message responses to incoming phone calls  
A computing device is configured to receive an incoming communication from another computing device. The incoming communication may be for purpose of initiating a voice-exchange session. In...
8738358 Messaging translation service application servers and methods for use in message translations  
A method for message translation and a Messaging Translation Service Application Server (MTS AS) are provided for translating messages exchanged with, and among, social network services alike...
8738366 Related-word registration device, information processing device, related-word registration method, program for related-word registration device, and recording medium  
A search query of a search word entered by the user is received, the received search queries are stored in accordance with reception order, a preceding search query whose reception order is earlier...
8738376 Sparse maximum a posteriori (MAP) adaptation  
Techniques disclosed herein include using a Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) adaptation process that imposes sparseness constraints to generate acoustic parameter adaptation data for specific users based...
8731938 Computer-implemented system and method for identifying and masking special information within recorded speech  
A computer-implemented system and method for identifying and masking special information within recorded speech is provided. A field for entry of special information is identified. Movement of a...
8731942 Maintaining context information between user interactions with a voice assistant  
Methods, systems, and computer readable storage medium related to operating an intelligent digital assistant are disclosed. A first task is performed using a first parameter. A text string is...
8731943 Systems, methods and automated technologies for translating words into music and creating music pieces  
Systems, methods and computer program products are provided for translating a natural language into music. Through systematic parsing, music compositions can be created. These compositions can be...
8731935 Issuing alerts on detection of contents of interest introduced during a conference  
A method, system, and computer program product for issuing an alert in response to detecting a content of interest in a conference. A listening logic comprising multiple conference engines monitors...
8731930 Contextual voice query dilation to improve spoken web searching  
A method for contextual voice query dilation in a Spoken Web search includes determining a context in which a voice query is created, generating a set of multiple voice query terms based on the...
8731919 Methods and system for capturing voice files and rendering them searchable by keyword or phrase  
A system for capturing voice files and rendering them searchable, comprising one or more devices capable of capturing audio speech electronically, a recorder coupled to the devices for retrieving...
8731912 Delaying audio notifications  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for audible alert tones are disclosed. The methods, systems, and apparatus include actions of...
8731937 Updating speech recognition models for contacts  
Systems, methods and apparatus for generating, distributing, and using speech recognition models. A shared speech processing facility is used to support speech recognition for a wide variety of...
8731926 Spoken term detection apparatus, method, program, and storage medium  
A spoken term detection apparatus includes: processing performed by a processor includes a feature extraction process extracting an acoustic feature from speech data accumulated in an accumulation...
8731929 Agent architecture for determining meanings of natural language utterances  
Systems and methods for receiving natural language queries and/or commands and execute the queries and/or commands. The systems and methods overcomes the deficiencies of prior art speech query and...
8731934 System and method for multi-modal audio mining of telephone conversations  
A system and method for the automated monitoring of inmate telephone calls as well as multi-modal search, retrieval and playback capabilities for said calls. A general term for such capabilities is...
8731936 Energy-efficient unobtrusive identification of a speaker  
Functionality is described herein for recognizing speakers in an energy-efficient manner. The functionality employs a heterogeneous architecture that comprises at least a first processing unit and...
8725511 Enhanced accuracy for speech recognition grammars  
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for recognizing speech. A method embodiment comprises comparing received speech with a precompiled grammar based on a database and if the received speech...
8725515 Electronic apparatus and method for controlling the electronic apparatus using voice  
An electronic apparatus includes a microphone, a processor, a motherboard, and a voice recognition microchip. The voice recognition microchip compares a voice command with a pre-stored voice...
8725517 System and dialog manager developed using modular spoken-dialog components  
A dialog manager and spoken dialog service having a dialog manager generated according to a method comprising selecting a top level flow controller based on application type, selecting available...
8725512 Method and system having hypothesis type variable thresholds  
A method (and system) for spoken dialog confirmation classifies a plurality of spoken dialog hypotheses, and assigns a threshold to each class of spoken dialog hypotheses.
8725497 System and method for detecting and correcting mismatched Chinese character  
A system and method for detecting and correcting mismatched Chinese characters in a phrase. The system comprises a database for the look-up of characters and Chinese phrases, a module to compare...
8724780 Voice interaction method of mobile terminal based on voiceXML and mobile terminal  
The present invention discloses a voice interaction method of a mobile terminal based on VoiceXML and a mobile terminal, which comprises: converting received voice information into a VoiceXML...
8725491 Mobile electronic device and associated method enabling identification of previously entered data for transliteration of an input  
An improved mobile electronic device and associated method enable the identification of previously-entered textual objects in one or more custom wordlists to identify possible transliterations of...
8725281 Recording and/or reproducing apparatus and recording apparatus  
A recording and/or reproducing apparatus includes a microphone, a semiconductor memory, an operating section and a controller. An output signal from the microphone is written in the semiconductor...
8725518 Automatic speech analysis  
A system for providing automatic quality management regarding a level of conformity to a specific accent, including, a recording system, a statistical model database with statistical models...