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US20140236586 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING MESSAGES AMONGST A NODE, DEVICE AND A USER OF A DEVICE  
An method and apparatus that modifies static media, such as music files being played to a user of the device, upon the generation or receipt of an alert, notification or message, so that...
US20120130709 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILDING AND EVALUATING AUTOMATIC SPEECH RECOGNITION VIA AN APPLICATION PROGRAMMER INTERFACE  
Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for building an automatic speech recognition system through an Internet API. A network-based automatic...
US20140086395 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NAME PRONUNCIATION  
In an embodiment, a system maintains a database of a plurality of persons. The database includes an audio clip of a pronunciation of a name of a first person in the database. The system determines...
US20070083361 Method and apparatus for disturbing the radiated voice signal by attenuation and masking  
A method and apparatus to disturb a voice signal by attenuating and masking the voice signal are provided. The method includes; receiving a voice signal from a wired or wireless network; obtaining...
US20080172226 Voice output device and voice output program  
A voice output device, includes: a compound word voice data storage unit that stores voice data in association with each of compound words which is formed of a plurality of words; a text display...
US20120212337 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FORMATTING TEXT FOR CLINICAL FACT EXTRACTION  
An original text that is a representation of a narration of a patient encounter provided by a clinician may be received and re-formatted to produce a formatted text. One or more clinical facts may...
US20140007257 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NARRATING ELECTRONIC BOOKS  
A narration session between a plurality of participants can be set up to allow participants to collaboratively narrate an electronic book. Information can be transmitted to each participant so...
US20130226564 Method and System for Providing an Audio Representation of a Name  
A system and method for providing an audio representation of a name includes providing a list of a plurality of users of a network and respective presence information regarding each of the...
US20140172419 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING PERSONALIZED TAG RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TAGGING AUDIO CONTENT  
Systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for generating personalized tag recommendations using speech analytics. The system first analyzes an audio stream to identify topics in the...
US20130073284 Speech Enhancement System  
A speech enhancement system improves speech conversion within an encoder and decoder. The system includes a first device that converts sound waves into operational signals. A second device selects...
US20120095749 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL AUDIO DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOVIE THEATERS AND OTHER PUBLIC AND PRIVATE VENUES  
Audiovisual presentation methods, systems and apparatus for improving and enhancing the listening experience of attendees of audiovisual presentations. An exemplary audiovisual presentation system...
US20140046656 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATIC COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM INTELLIGIBILITY TESTING AND OPTIMIZATION  
Systems and methods for automatic user specific, condition specific communication system intelligibility testing and optimization are provided. The intelligibility of speech for a particular user...
US20140195222 Speech Modification for Distributed Story Reading  
Various embodiments provide an interactive, shared, story-reading experience in which stories can be experienced from remote locations. Various embodiments enable augmentation or modification of...
US20120143602 SPEECH DECODER AND METHOD FOR DECODING SEGMENTED SPEECH FRAMES  
A method for decoding segmented speech frames includes: generating parameters of a segmented current speech frame by using parameters of a segmented previous speech frame; and decoding a speech...
US20120259623 System and Method of Providing Generated Speech Via A Network  
A system and method of operating an automatic speech recognition application over an Internet Protocol network is disclosed. The ASR application communicates over a packet network such as an...
US20140309991 METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MASKING SPEECH IN A PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT  
A speech masking apparatus includes a microphone and a speaker. The microphone can detect a human voice. The speaker can output a masking language which can include phonemes resembling human...
US20130185061 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MASKING SPEECH IN A PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT  
A speech masking apparatus includes a microphone and a speaker. The microphone can detect a human voice. The speaker can output a masking language which can include phonemes resembling human...
US20080015847 CUSTOMIZED STORYBOOK  
A unit for providing an interactive, light-activated, voice recorder unit for a book wherein said interactive voice recorder unit automatically initiates a playback mode when the front cover of a...
US20070265838 Voice Messaging Systems  
A voice messaging system sends a notification to a receiving unit that a message has been recorded and immediate attention is required for the proper person to listen to the message. Upon...
US20110218798 OBFUSCATING SENSITIVE CONTENT IN AUDIO SOURCES  
Techniques implemented as systems, methods, and apparatuses, including computer program products, for obfuscating sensitive content in an audio source representative of an interaction between a...
US20120109643 ADAPTIVE AUDIO TRANSCODING  
A system and method provide an audio/video coding system for adaptively transcoding audio streams based on content characteristics of the audio streams. An audio stream metadata extraction module...
US20120084078 Method And Apparatus For Voice Signature Authentication  
A scalable voice signature authentication capability is provided herein. The scalable voice signature authentication capability enables authentication of varied services such as speaker...
US20090182557 SOUND/VOICE PROCESSING APPARATUS, SOUND/VOICE PROCESSING METHOD, AND SOUND/VOICE PROCESSING PROGRAM  
If a delay occurs in execution of sound/voice processing application software, and, as a result, MIC data is stored in a plurality of buffers, then a CPU identifies, based on a buffer list, a...
US20110224974 SPEECH RECOGNITION AND TRANSCRIPTION AMONG USERS HAVING HETEROGENEOUS PROTOCOLS  
A system is disclosed for facilitating speech recognition and transcription among users employing incompatible protocols for generating, transcribing, and exchanging speech. The system includes a...
US20090248402 VOICE MIXING METHOD AND MULTIPOINT CONFERENCE SERVER AND PROGRAM USING THE SAME METHOD  
The voice mixing method includes a first step for selecting voice information from a plurality of voice information, a second step for adding up all the selected voice information, a third step...
US20130024187 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOCIAL NETWORK COMMUNICATION OVER A MEDIA NETWORK  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, transmitting a request to initiate a communication session with a member device of a social network,...
US20100088088 CUSTOMIZABLE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EMOTIONAL RECOGNITION  
An automated emotional recognition system is adapted to determine emotional states of a speaker based on the analysis of a speech signal. The emotional recognition system includes at least one...
US20130124197 MULTI-LAYERED SPEECH RECOGNITION APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A multi-layered speech recognition apparatus and method, the apparatus includes a client checking whether the client recognizes the speech using a characteristic of speech to be recognized and...
US20070219786 Method for providing external user automatic speech recognition dictation recording and playback  
A method of providing information storage by means of Automatic Speech Recognition through a communication device of a vehicle comprises establishing a voice communication between an external...
US20080162127 NETWORK ENTITY, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MIXING SIGNALS DURING A CONFERENCE SESSION  
A network entity, method and computer program product are provided for effectuating a conference session. The method may include receiving a plurality of signals representative of voice...
US20100076793 Personalized Sound Management and Method  
At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to implementing personalized sound management applications. A module comprising hardware and software is provided to manufacturers to build a device....
US20140222421 STREAMING ENCODER, PROSODY INFORMATION ENCODING DEVICE, PROSODY-ANALYZING DEVICE, AND DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SPEECH SYNTHESIZING  
A speech-synthesizing device includes a hierarchical prosodic module, a prosody-analyzing device, and a prosody-synthesizing unit. The hierarchical prosodic module generates at least a first...
US20140337015 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SOCIAL NETWORK COMMUNICATION OVER A MEDIA NETWORK  
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may initiate a communication session with a member device of a social network and may activate a speech capture element based on a...
US20110046945 METHOD AND DEVICE OF BITRATE DISTRIBUTION/TRUNCATION FOR SCALABLE AUDIO CODING  
Embodiments of the invention provides a method and device for assigning bitrates to a plurality of channels in a scalable audio encoding/truncation process. Different bitrates are assigned to...
US20120185240 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING AND SENDING A SIMPLIFIED MESSAGE USING SPEECH RECOGNITION  
An embodiment provides a system and method for generating and sending a simplified message using speech recognition. The system provides a speech recognition software that may be utilized for...
US20060161426 Mobile terminal and text-to-speech method of same  
A mobile terminal able to achieve smooth text-to-speech conversion, that is, a mobile terminal able to display on a display unit information acquired from a server connected to a network by a...
US20120084079 Integration of Embedded and Network Speech Recognizers  
A method, computer program product, and system are provided for performing a voice command on a client device. The method can include translating, using a first speech recognizer located on the...
US20140316772 Verification of Extracted Data  
Facts are extracted from speech and recorded in a document using codings. Each coding represents an extracted fact and includes a code and a datum. The code may represent a type of the extracted...
US20100305943 Method and node for the control of a connection in a communication network  
A method, a control node and a program unit for controlling the establishment or modification of a connection for a subscriber having a subscription in a communication network are disclosed. The...
US20100174531 Speech coding  
A method of encoding one or more parent blocks of values, the number of values being the length of each block, the method comprising for each parent block: (a) determining a first sum of values in...
US20100074625 Apparatus for voice communication using an incoherent light source  
A communication system for communicating spoken speech, based on switching on and off a visible or infrared light source in a pattern corresponding to the spoken speech. The communication system...
US20110288857 Distributed Speech Recognition Using One Way Communication  
A speech recognition client sends a speech stream and control stream in parallel to a server-side speech recognizer over a network. The network may be an unreliable, low-latency network. The...
US20140358525 Dual-Band Speech Encoding  
This document describes various techniques for dual-band speech encoding. In some embodiments, a first type of speech feature is received from a remote entity, an estimate of a second type of...
US20130253919 Method and System for Enrolling a Voiceprint in a Fraudster Database  
Disclosed is a method for enrolling a voiceprint in a fraudster database, the method comprising: a) defining a fraud model comprising at least one hypothesis indicative of a fraudulent...
US20080255827 Voice Conversion Training and Data Collection  
It may be desirable to provide a way to collect high quality speech training data without undue burden to the user. Speech training data may be collected during normal usage of a device. In this...
US20140032212 EVALUATION OF THE VOICE QUALITY OF A CODED SPEECH SIGNAL  
A method is provided for determining an indicator evaluating the voice quality of a coded speech signal. The method includes the following steps: calculation per signal frame, of a predetermined...
US20050131676 Quality evaluation tool for dynamic voice portals  
A method and system for evaluating the quality of voice input recognition by a voice portal is provided. An analysis interface extracts a set of current grammars from the voice portal. A test...
US20140067362 DIGITAL VOICE MEMO TRANSFER AND PROCESSING  
Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer programs for transfer of recorded digital voice memos to a computing system and processing of the transferred digital voice memos by the computing...
US20120166185 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CREATION AND AUTOMATIC DEPLOYMENT OF PERSONALIZED, DYNAMIC AND INTERACTIVE VOICE SERVICES WITH CLOSED LOOP TRANSACTION PROCESSING  
A method and system for accomplishing closed-loop transaction processing in conjunction with interactive, real-time, voice transmission of information to a user is disclosed. A voice-based...
US20120120218 SEMI-PRIVATE COMMUNICATION IN OPEN ENVIRONMENTS  
A system and method providing semi-private conversation using an area microphone between one local user in a group of local users and a remote user. The local and remote users may be in different...