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Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression April category listing, related patent applications 04/09Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20090112571 - Method for segmenting communication transcripts using unsupervised and semi-supervised techniques: A method is provided for forming discrete segment clusters of one or more sequential sentences from a corpus of communication transcripts of transactional communications that comprises dividing the communication transcripts of the corpus into a first set of sentences spoken by a caller and a second set of sentences spoken... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division
20090112572 - System and method for input of text to an application operating on a device: A device comprise an a display screen and an audio circuit for generating an audio signal representing spoken words uttered by the user. A processor executes a first application, a second application, and a text mark-up object. The first application may render a depiction of text on the display screen.... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090112573 - Word-dependent transition models in hmm based word alignment for statistical machine translation: A word alignment modeler uses probabilistic learning techniques to train “word-dependent transition models” for use in constructing phrase level Hidden Markov Model (HMM) based word alignment models. As defined herein, “word-dependent transition models” provide a probabilistic model wherein for each source word in training data, a self-transition probability is modeled... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090112574 - Multi-language interfaces switch system and method therefor: A multi-language interfaces system includes a storage unit, a processing unit, and a language switch unit; the storage unit stores an executable code containing a variable code and multiple language packs; the processing unit is electrically connected for transmission to the storage unit to execute the executable codes; and the... Agent: Rosenberg, Klein & Lee
20090112575 - System and method for localizing assets using flexible metadata: A system and method for managing localization workflow for video game development is disclosed. The method includes determining that a string is to be translated. The method further includes associating a translator with the string. The method further includes providing video metadata to the translator, wherein the video metadata includes... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090112576 - Disambiguated text message retype function: A method of editing delimited ambiguous input on a handheld electronic device, the handheld electronic device including an input apparatus, an output apparatus, and a memory having a plurality of objects stored therein, the plurality of objects including a plurality of language objects and a plurality of frequency objects having... Agent: Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott
20090112578 - Handheld electronic device and method for disambiguation of compound text input and for prioritizing compound language solutions according to completeness of text components: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate compound text input. The device is able to assemble language objects in the memory to generate compound language solutions. The device is able to prioritize compound language solutions according to... Agent: Brij K. Agarwal Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
20090112577 - System and method for localization of assets using dictionary file build: A system and method for organizing localization content for video game development is disclosed. The method includes generating executable instructions for a video game being developed, wherein the video game is being developed for deployment in a plurality of natural languages, wherein text strings and/or multimedia data to be rendered... Agent: Disney Enterprises, Inc. C/o Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP
20090112579 - Speech enhancement through partial speech reconstruction: A system improves speech intelligibility by reconstructing speech segments. The system includes a low-frequency reconstruction controller programmed to select a predetermined portion of a time domain signal. The low-frequency reconstruction controller substantially blocks signals above and below the selected predetermined portion. A harmonic generator generates low-frequency harmonics in the time... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090112580 - Speech processing apparatus and method of speech processing: The speech processing apparatus configured to split a first speech waveform and a second speech waveform into a plurality of frequency bands respectively to generate a first band speech waveform and a second band speech waveform each being a component of each frequency band; determine an overlap-added position between the... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20090112581 - Method and apparatus for transmitting an encoded speech signal: A method and apparatus for processing speech in a wireless communication system uses CELP speech encoded signals. A speech input receives samples of a speech signal and a codebook analysis block for selects an index of a code from at least one of a plurality of codebooks. A weighted synthesis... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C. Dept. Icc
20090112582 - On-vehicle device, voice information providing system, and speech rate adjusting method: In an on-vehicle device (1), speech rate decision means (21) decides the speech rate when reproducing a voice from the received utterance voice information data. The voice signal generation means (21) generates a voice signal based on the utterance voice information data at the speech rate decided by the speech... Agent: Eric Robinson
20090112583 - Language processing system, language processing method and program: A language processing system, method, and program to automatically in time obtain text analysis results. The system comprises a plurality of text analysis units, each performing a different type of text analysis processing, an analysis order control means controlling order of analysis of text by each of the text analysis... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090112584 - Dynamic noise reduction: A speech enhancement system improves the speech quality and intelligibility of a speech signal. The system includes a time-to-frequency converter that converts segments of a speech signal into frequency bands. A signal detector measures the signal power of the frequency bands of each speech segment. A background noise estimator measures... Agent: Harman - Brinks Hofer Chicago Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20090112585 - Timing of speech recognition over lossy transmission systems: Recognizing a stream of speech received as speech vectors over a lossy communications link includes constructing for a speech recognizer a series of speech vectors from packets received over a lossy packetized transmission link, wherein some of the packets associated with each speech vector are lost or corrupted during transmission.... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090112586 - System and method of evaluating user simulations in a spoken dialog system with a diversion metric: Systems, methods and computer-readable media associated with using a divergence metric to evaluate user simulations in a spoken dialog system. The method employs user simulations of a spoken dialog system and includes aggregating a first set of one or more scores from a real user dialog, aggregating a second set... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112587 - System and method for generating a phrase pronunciation: A system and method for a speech recognition technology that allows language models to be customized through the addition of special pronunciations for components of phrases, which are added to the factory language models during customization. It allows components of a phrase to have different pronunciations inside customer-added phrases than... Agent: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
20090112588 - Method for segmenting communication transcripts using unsupervsed and semi-supervised techniques: A method is provided for forming discrete segment clusters of one or more sequential sentences from a corpus of communication transcripts of transactional communications that comprises dividing the communication transcripts of the corpus into a first set of sentences spoken by a caller and a second set of sentences spoken... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP - IBM Arc Division
20090112589 - Electronic apparatus and system with multi-party communication enhancer and method: A multi-party communication enhancer includes an audio data input adapted to receive voice data associated with a plurality of communication participants. A participant identifier included in the multi-party communication enhancer is adapted to distinguish the voice of a number of communication participants as represented within the received voice data. A... Agent: Warren A. Sklar (soer) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20090112592 - Remote controller with speech recognition: A receiver remote controller has a storage device storing electronic program guide (EPG) data that relates content to television channels containing said content. The remote controller is contained in a remote controller housing with the housing containing: a data interface that receives the EPG data provided by an EPG data... Agent: Miller Patent Services
20090112590 - System and method for improving interaction with a user through a dynamically alterable spoken dialog system: Disclosed are systems and methods for dynamically interacting with a user through a spoken dialogue system. A method includes the steps of (1) receiving a user utterance, (2) analyzing the user utterance for a threshold determination of dialect, (3) generating a response that reflects an incremental implementation of the dialect,... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112591 - System and method of word lattice augmentation using a pre/post vocalic consonant distinction: Disclosed are systems and methods for recognizing speech in a spoken dialogue system. The method includes (1) receiving an input speech having at least one pre-vocalic consonant or at least one post-vocalic consonant, (2) generating at least one output lattice that calculates a first score by comparing the input speech... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112593 - System for recognizing speech for searching a database: A system is provided for recognizing speech for searching a database. The system receives speech input as a spoken search request and then processes the speech input in a speech recognition step using a vocabulary for recognizing the spoken request. By processing the speech input words recognized in the speech... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20090112594 - System and method of using acoustic models for automatic speech recognition which distinguish pre- and post-vocalic consonants: Disclosed are systems, methods and computer readable media for training acoustic models for an automatic speech recognition systems (ASR) system. The method includes receiving a speech signal, defining at least one syllable boundary position in the received speech signal, based on the at least one syllable boundary position, generating for... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112595 - Discriminative training of multi-state barge-in models for speech processing: Disclosed are systems and methods for training a barge-in-model for speech processing in a spoken dialogue system comprising the steps of (1) receiving an input having at least one speech segment and at least one non-speech segment, (2) establishing a restriction of recognizing only speech states during speech segments of... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112597 - Predicting a resultant attribute of a text file before it has been converted into an audio file: An apparatus for predicting a resultant attribute of a text file before it has been converted to an audio file by a text-to-speech converter application. In accordance with an embodiment, the apparatus includes: a receiver component for receiving a text file and a request to determine a resultant attribute of... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20090112596 - System and method for improving synthesized speech interactions of a spoken dialog system: A system and method are disclosed for synthesizing speech based on a selected speech act. A method includes modifying synthesized speech of a spoken dialogue system, by (1) receiving a user utterance, (2) analyzing the user utterance to determine an appropriate speech act, and (3) generating a response of a... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112599 - Multi-state barge-in models for spoken dialog systems: Disclosed are systems, methods and computer readable media for applying a multi-state barge-in acoustic model in a spoken dialogue system comprising the steps of (1) presenting a prompt to a user from the spoken dialog system. (2) receiving an audio speech input from the user during the presentation of the... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112598 - System and method for applying probability distribution models to dialog systems in the troubleshooting domain: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable media for troubleshooting based on a probability distribution model. The method for troubleshooting based on a probability distribution model includes establishing a speech-based channel of interaction, establishing at least one non-speech-based channel of interaction, maintaining a probability distribution over time for each of... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112600 - System and method for increasing accuracy of searches based on communities of interest: Disclosed are systems, methods and computer-readable media for using a local communication network to generate a speech model. The method includes retrieving for an individual a list of numbers in a calling history, identifying a local neighborhood associated with each number in the calling history, truncating the local neighborhood associated... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112601 - Talking glove: A human interface device for assisting the verbally challenged to record custom messages and play back the custom and pre-recorded messages through a sequence of simple finger movements. A data glove containing Hall Effect and Bend Resistor is warn by the user and connected to the Voice Module. The data... Agent: Larry Don Fullmer
20090112602 - System and method for controlling devices that are connected to a network: A system, method and computer-readable medium for controlling devices connected to a network. The method includes receiving an utterance from a user for remotely controlling a device in a network; converting the received utterance to text using an automatic speech recognition module; accessing a user profile in the network that... Agent: At&t Corp.
20090112604 - Automatically generating interactive learning applications: Systems and methods are described for generating an interactive voice response (IVR) application from a state transition table and set of extensible markup language templates. Embodiments include representing an interactive student-computer dialog as a state transition table. The target interactive voice and video response (IVVR) markup language is encoded as... Agent: Courtney Staniford & Gregory LLP
20090112603 - Control of a non-active channel in a multi-channel receiver: In one embodiment, a satellite radio receiver is capable of simultaneously processing (i) a first radio channel that is playing on a first speaker and (ii) a second radio channel, different from the first radio channel, that is not playing on the first speaker. The second radio channel can simultaneously... Agent: Mendelsohn & Associates, P.C.
20090112605 - Free-speech command classification for car navigation system: The present invention provides a system and method associating the freeform speech commands with one or more predefined commands from a set of predefined commands. The set of predefined commands are stored and alternate forms associated with each predefined command are retrieved from an external data source. The external data... Agent: Honda/fenwick
20090112606 - Channel extension coding for multi-channel source: A multi-channel audio decoder reconstructs multi-channel audio of more than two physical channels from a reduced set of coded channels based on correlation parameters that specify a full power cross-correlation matrix of the physical channels, or merely preserve a partial correlation matrix (such as power of the physical channels, and... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20090112607 - Method and apparatus for generating an enhancement layer within an audio coding system: During operation an input signal to be coded is received and coded to produce a coded audio signal. The coded audio signal is then scaled with a plurality of gain values to produce a plurality of scaled coded audio signals, each having an associated gain value and a plurality of... Agent: Motorola, Inc.04/23/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090106015 - Statistical machine translation processing: A method of statistical machine translation (SMT) is provided. The method comprises generating reordering knowledge based on the syntax of a source language (SL) and a number of alignment matrices that map sample SL sentences with sample target language (TL) sentences. The method further comprises receiving a SL word string... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090106017 - Acceleration method and system for automatic computer translation: Computerised automatic translation method characterised by the use of multi-tasking with two processors or a dual core that duplicates the system into two twins, one becoming server of the other and instructing the first to send a remaining part that is less than half to the second while the first... Agent: St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
20090106016 - Virtual universal translator: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for providing a virtual universal translator (VUT) for a mobile device so that a user of such mobile device can use the camera and display of the mobile device to translate text from one language to another language. As the user points the mobile device's... Agent: Weaver Austin Villeneuve & Sampson - Yahoo!
20090106018 - Word translation device, translation method, and computer readable medium: A word translation device stores a first-language word search TRIE structure (100), a second-language word search TRIE structure (200), a first-language word information record (110), a second-language word information record (210) in a bilingual dictionary. The first-language word search TRIE structure (100) is provided for searching for words of the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20090106019 - Method and system for prioritizing communications based on sentence classifications: A method and system for prioritizing communications based on classifications of sentences within the communications is provided. A sentence classification system may classify sentences of communications according to various classifications such as “sentence mode.” The sentence classification system trains a sentence classifier using training data and then classifies sentences using... Agent: Perkins Coie LLP/msft
20090106020 - Audio glitch reduction: To reduce audio glitch rendering buffer of an audio application is pre-filled with natural sounding audio rather than zeros. For every frame of audio sent for rendering, the rendering buffer is also pre-filled or the signal is stretched in the buffer in anticipation of a glitch. If the glitch does... Agent: Merchant & Gould (microsoft)
20090106021 - Robust two microphone noise suppression system: A system, method, and apparatus for separating speech signal from a noisy acoustic environment. The separation process may include directional filtering, blind source separation, and dual input spectral subtraction noise suppressor. The input channels may include two omnidirectional microphones whose output is processed using phase delay filtering to form speech... Agent: Prass LLP
20090106022 - System and method for learning a network of categories using prediction: An improved system and method is provided for efficiently learning a network of categories using prediction. A learning engine may receive a stream of characters and incrementally segment the stream of characters beginning with individual characters into larger and larger categories. To do so, a prediction engine may be provided... Agent: Law Office Of Robert O. Bolan
20090106023 - Speech recognition word dictionary/language model making system, method, and program, and speech recognition system: A speech recognition word dictionary/language model making system for creating a word dictionary for recognizing a word not appearing in a learning text by selecting a word-generation-model-learning-method-by-word-class according to the word to be added which does not appear in the learning text and for making a language model. The speech... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090106024 - Portable electronic device and a noise suppressing method thereof: A portable electronic device comprises a main body (10), and a voice-receiving device, a voice output device and a voice input device that are respectively configured in the main body. The voice-receiving device includes a signal-receiving unit (182) for receiving voice signal from a communication network of the portable electronic... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090106025 - Speaker model registering apparatus and method, and computer program: EN) A speaker recognition system (1) includes a speaker model registration device (10) which registers a speaker model for speaker recognition in the speaker recognition system. The speaker model registration device includes acquisition means (13) for acquiring utterances by n+α times (wherein n is an integer not smaller than 2... Agent: Young & Thompson
20090106026 - Speech recognition method, device, and computer program: A speech recognition method including for a spoken expression: a) providing a vocabulary of words including predetermined subsets of words, b) assigning to each word of at least one subset an individual score as a function of the value of a criterion of the acoustic resemblance of that word to... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20090106027 - Voice edition device, voice edition method, and voice edition program: New standard patterns are generated by modifying a part of an existing standard pattern. A pattern matching unit 16 of a modifying-part specifying unit 14 performs pattern matching process to specify a part to be modified in the existing standard pattern of a usage source. A standard pattern generating unit... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20090106028 - Automated tuning of speech recognition parameters: A method for execution on a server for serving presence information, the method for providing dynamically loaded speech recognition parameters to a speech recognition engine, can be provided. The method can include storing at least one rule for selecting speech recognition parameters, wherein a rule comprises an if-portion including criteria... Agent: Carey, Rodriguez, Greenberg & Paul, LLP Steven M. Greenberg
20090106029 - Voice acquisition system for a vehicle: A voice acquisition system for a vehicle includes an interior rearview mirror assembly. The mirror assembly may include a microphone for receiving audio signals within a cabin of the vehicle and generating an output indicative of these audio signals. The microphone may provide sound capture for a hands free cell... Agent: Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
20090106032 - Apparatus and method of processing an audio signal: In one embodiment, the method includes receiving the audio signal including a block of audio data partitioned into N sub-blocks, and restoring a plurality of code parameters s(0), s(1), . . . , s(N−1), respectively. The restoring step includes detecting s(0) from the audio signal, where s(0) represents the code... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090106031 - Method and apparatus for re-encoding signals: At the time of encoding audio content, the finally required data rate for delivery to the customer may be unknown. A data format is disclosed that is optimized for serving as Intermediate Format for efficient and fast recoding, to obtain one or more standard complying lossy encoded data streams with... Agent: Robert D. Shedd Thomson Licensing LLC
20090106030 - Method of signal encoding: There is described a method of encoding a signal (s(n)) in a coder (400) to generate a corresponding encoded bit-stream (x(n); STP). The method comprises steps of: (a) processing the signal (s(n)) to determine main sinusoidal components and transient components thereof to generate corresponding component parameters; (b) processing the signal... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards04/16/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090099835 - System and method of prioritizing automated translation of communications from a first human language to a second human language: A method of prioritizing the automated translation of communications relating to a predetermined topic includes capturing and inputting into a data processing system a translation-candidate communication rendered in a first human language. A first data set representative of the translation-candidate communication is stored in computer memory and parsed into communication... Agent: Louis J Franco Law Office Of Louis J Franco
20090099836 - Mobile wireless display providing speech to speech translation and avatar simulating human attributes: An apparatus includes a monocular display with a wireless communications interface, user input device, transmitter, and controller, and may provide a video link to and control and management of a host device and other devices, such as a cell phone, computer, laptop, or media player. The apparatus may receive speech... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20090099837 - Language-understanding training database action pair augmentation using bidirectional translation: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and system for augmenting a training database of an automated language-understanding system. In one embodiment, a training example in a first language is received from the training database. The first language-training example is translated to a second language output. The second... Agent: Mr. S. H. Dworetsky At&t Corp., Room 2a-207
20090099838 - Text messaging device: A hand-held wireless communication device for creating and sending text messages including ideograms, wherein the communication device includes an input interface for a user to make a phonetic input, and a processor for controlling a display device to display thereon one or more ideogrammatic representations of the phonetic input according... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20090099841 - Automatic speech recognition method and apparatus: h
20090099842 - Creating a voice response grammar from a presentation grammar: Methods, systems, and products are disclosed for creating a voice response grammar in a voice response server including identifying presentation documents for a presentation, each presentation document having a presentation grammar. Typical embodiments include storing each presentation grammar in a voice response grammar on a voice response server. In typical... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20090099840 - Request content identification system, request content identification method using natural language, and program: A request content identification system performs an audio recognition process according to audio data inputted from an input device (100b) and performs a request analysis process by using a common rule stored in common rule storage means (401) and a request unique rule stored in request unique rule storage means... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20090099839 - System and method for prospecting digital information: A system and method for prospecting digital information is provided. A home evergreen index for a home subject area within a corpus of digital information is maintained and includes topic models matched to the corpus. A frontier evergreen index for a frontier subject area within the corpus topically distinct from... Agent: Cascadia Intellectual Property
20090099843 - Method and system for the integral and diagnostic assessment of listening speech quality: A method for determining a speech quality measure of an output speech signal with respect to an input speech signal, wherein the input signal passes through a signal path of a data transmission system resulting in the output signal, includes the steps of pre-processing the output signal; determining at least... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090099844 - Efficient implementation of analysis and synthesis filterbanks for mpeg aac and mpeg aac eld encoders/decoders: An encoder may include a core MDCT filterbank that can be used to implement an advanced audio coding (AAC) algorithm, an AAC-enhanced low delay (ELD) algorithm or both algorithms. For the AAC algorithm, a sequence of input samples is sent directly to the MDCT filterbank to obtain a sequence of... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated
20090099845 - 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 audio speech, a controller coupled to the recorder, a recognition engine adapted to transcribe audio speech into text, and a database... Agent: Brian R. Galvin
20090099846 - Method and apparatus for preparing a document to be read by text-to-speech reader: There is disclosed a method and system for preparing a document to be read by a text-to-speech reader. The method can include identifying two or more voice types available to the text-to-speech reader, identifying the text elements within the document, grouping related text elements together, and classifying the text elements... Agent: Akerman Senterfitt
20090099847 - Template constrained posterior probability: Detailed herein is a technology which, among other things, reduces errors introduced in recording and transcription data. In one approach to this technology, a method of detecting audio transcription errors is utilized. This method includes selected a focus unit, and selecting a context template corresponding to the focus unit. A... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090099848 - Early diagnosis of dementia: The present invention is an innovative system and method for passive diagnosis of dementias. The disclosed invention enables early diagnosis of and assessments of the efficacy of medications for neural disorders which are characterized by progressive linguistic decline and circadian speech-rhythm disturbances. Clinical and psychometric indicators of dementias are automatically... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20090099849 - Voice input system, interactive-type robot, voice input method, and voice input program: A first voice input system according to the present invention includes: a voice input unit 21, which inputs a voice, and outputs a voice signal; a condition storing unit 22, which stores a malfunction condition set including a malfunction condition element to detect a voice input state; a condition selection... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20090099850 - Vocal command directives to compose dynamic display text: Methods, apparatus, products are disclosed for displaying speech for a user of a surface computer, the surface computer comprising a surface, the surface computer capable of receiving multi-touch input through the surface and rendering display output on the surface, that include: registering, by the surface computer, a plurality of users... Agent: International Corp (blf)
20090099851 - Adaptive bit pool allocation in sub-band coding: In a Bluetooth™ Sub-band Codec (SBC), the size of a bit pool allocated for encoding is adapted in a manner that is dependent upon the audio content that is being encoded. In one implementation, the size of the bit pool is increased during periods when the audio input signal represents... Agent: Fiala & Weaver, P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global04/09/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090094016 - Apparatus and method for translating words in images: A method for translating words in images is provided. The method includes the following steps of: providing a storing unit for storing multiple word libraries, each word library corresponds to a language; providing a translation mode for a user to select; acquiring an image which comprises words to be translated;... Agent: PCe Industry, Inc. Att. Steven Reiss
20090094017 - Multilingual translation database system and an establishing method therefor: A method for building a multilingual translation database system includes the steps of: providing a plurality of multilingual sentence pairs or multilingual sentence-fragment pairs in a translation database, each of the multilingual sentence pairs or the multilingual sentence-fragment pairs formed with a source language and a target language; selecting repeated... Agent: Kamrath & Associates P.A.
20090094018 - Flexible phrasebook: A method and a device including a display, a memory, a processor and a keypad, wherein the device is configured to identify a flexible phrase having at least one empty field, receive input corresponding to at least one field value and insert said at least one field value into said... Agent: Perman & Green
20090094021 - Determining a document specificity: In one embodiment, determining a document specificity includes accessing a record that records the clusters of documents. The number of themes of a document is determined from the number of clusters of the document. The specificity of the document is determined from the number of themes.... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090094019 - Efficiently representing word sense probabilities: Word sense probabilities are compressed for storage in a semantic index. Each word sense for a word is mapped to one of a number of “buckets” by assigning a bucket score to the word sense. A scoring function is utilized to assign the bucket scores that maximizes the entropy of... Agent: Microsoft Corporation
20090094020 - Recommending terms to specify ontology space: In one embodiment, a set of target search terms for a search is received. Candidate terms are selected, where a candidate term is selected to reduce an ontology space of the search. The candidate terms are to a computer to recommend the candidate terms as search terms. In another embodiment,... Agent: Baker Botts L.L.P.
20090094022 - Apparatus for creating speaker model, and computer program product: A transformation-parameter calculating unit calculates a first model parameter indicating a parameter of a speaker model for causing a first likelihood for a clean feature to maximum, and calculates a transformation parameter for causing the first likelihood to maximum. The transformation parameter transforms, for each of the speakers, a distribution... Agent: Amin, Turocy & Calvin, LLP
20090094024 - Coding device and coding method: A coding device is provided with features in which optimum coding in a higher layer is flexibly carried out based on a coding result of a lower layer and a quality audio signal in limited circumstances is served to users. In this coding device, a basic layer coding unit codes... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20090094025 - Method for speech coding, method for speech decoding and their apparatuses: A high quality speech is reproduced with a small data amount in speech coding and decoding for performing compression coding and decoding of a speech signal to a digital signal. In speech coding method according to a code-excited linear prediction (CELP)speech coding, a noise level of a speech in a... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20090094023 - Method, medium, and apparatus encoding scalable wideband audio signal: Provided is a method and apparatus for encoding a scalable wideband audio signal, the method including: filtering a voiced signal by performing linear prediction on the voiced signal and modulating the filtered signal; encoding the modulated signal in the time domain, and outputting a core layer encoding result of the... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20090094026 - Method of determining an estimated frame energy of a communication: A method of processing a communication includes determining an estimated excitation energy component of a subframe of a coded frame. A filter energy component of the subframe is also estimated. Determining an estimated energy of the subframe is based upon the estimated excitation energy component and the estimated filter energy... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C./alcatel-lucent
20090094027 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing improved voice conversion: An apparatus for providing improved voice conversion includes a sub-feature generator and a transformation element. The sub-feature generator may be configured to define sub-feature units with respect to a feature of source speech. The transformation element may be configured to perform voice conversion of the source speech to target speech... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090094028 - Systems and methods for maintenance knowledge management: Knowledge-based information can be captured and processed to create a library of such knowledge. A maintenance worker performing a task for an asset can record audio and/or video information during the performance, and can upload the recording to a maintenance system. The system processes the recording to produce a text... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew LLP
20090094030 - Indexing method for quick search of voice recognition results: A method, system and computer program product for receiving a spoken request to obtain indexed results from a database. Like result types are assigned to categories, and within each category is a plurality of result entries. The result indices are hexadecimal encoded, and each hexadecimal encoding is preceded by an... Agent: Dillon & Yudell LLP
20090094029 - Managing audio in a multi-source audio environment: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for the management of an audio environment with multiple audio sources. According to various embodiments described herein, real-time audio from multiple sources is received. A speaker is identified for each of the audio sources. Upon detecting a change from a first audio source to... Agent: Hope Baldauff Hartman, LLC
20090094031 - Method, apparatus and computer program product for providing text independent voice conversion: An apparatus for providing text independent voice conversion may include a first voice conversion model and a second voice conversion model. The first voice conversion model may be trained with respect to conversion of training source speech to synthetic speech corresponding to the training source speech. The second voice conversion... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20090094033 - Systems and methods of performing speech recognition using historical information: Embodiments of the present invention improve speech recognition using historical information. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a method of performing speech recognition comprising receiving an identifier specifying a user of a kiosk, retrieving history information about the user using the identifier, receiving speech input, recognizing said speech input... Agent: Chad R. Walsh Fountainhead Law Group P.C.
20090094032 - Systems and methods of performing speech recognition using sensory inputs of human position: Embodiments of the present invention improve methods of performing speech recognition using sensory inputs of human position. In one embodiment, the present invention includes a speech recognition method comprising sensing a change in position of at least one part of a human body, selecting a recognition set based on the... Agent: Fountainhead Law Group P.C. Suite 509
20090094035 - Method and system for preselection of suitable units for concatenative speech: A system and method for improving the response time of text-to-speech synthesis utilizes “triphone contexts” (i.e., triplets comprising a central phoneme and its immediate context) as the basic unit, instead of performing phoneme-by-phoneme synthesis. The method comprises a method of generating a triphone preselection cost database for use in speech... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090094034 - Voice information recording apparatus: A link table is generated, voice information is associated by dot patterns, and then, voice information associated with the dot pattern is reproduced from a speaker when the dot pattern is read by means of a scanner. In this manner, the dot pattern is printed on a surface of a... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20090094036 - System and method of handling problematic input during context-sensitive help for multi-modal dialog systems: A method of presenting a multi-modal help dialog move to a user in a multi-modal dialog system is disclosed. The method comprises presenting an audio portion of the multi-modal help dialog move that explains available ways of user inquiry and presenting a corresponding graphical action performed on a user interface... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20090094037 - Adaptive approach to improve g.711 perceptual quality: In order to achieve the best improvement of ITU G.711 related codec perceptual quality, perceptual weighting controlling parameter(s) should be at least adaptive to relative quantization error statistics or adaptive to signal level. When the relative quantization error statistics are larger or the signal level is lower, the perceptual weighting... Agent: Yang Gao
20090094038 - Efficient design of mdct / imdct filterbanks for speech and audio coding applications: A more efficient encoder/decoder is provided in which an N-point MDCT transform is mapped into smaller sized N/2-point DCT-IV and/or DCT-II transforms with isolated pre-multiplications which can be moved to a prior or subsequent windowing stage. That is, the windowing operations may be merged with first/last stage multiplications in the... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated04/02/2009 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category listing, related patent applications
20090089050 - Device and method for frame lost concealment: A device and a method for frame lost concealment are disclosed. A pitch period of a current lost frame is obtained on the basis of a pitch period of the last good frame before the current lost frame. An excitation signal of the current lost frame is recovered on the... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20090089051 - Vocal fry detecting apparatus: A VF detecting apparatus capable of highly accurate vocal fry (VF) detection includes: a very-short-term peak detection processing unit framing a speech signal with a first frame of a first frame length and first frame shift amount and detecting each power peak; a short-term periodicity detecting unit framing the speech... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20090089052 - Signal recording and reproducing apparatus and method: A signal recording and reproducing apparatus includes an encoder encoding an input signal to produce a first group of encoded data, and a second group of encoded data used for reproducing a signal of higher quality than a signal resulting from decoding of the first group of encoded data, a... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20090089054 - Apparatus and method of noise and echo reduction in multiple microphone audio systems: Multiple microphone noise suppression apparatus and methods are described herein. The apparatus and methods implement a variety of noise suppression techniques and apparatus that can be selectively applied to signals received using multiple microphones. The microphone signals received at each of the multiple microphones can be independently processed to cancel... Agent: Qualcomm IncorporatedPrevious industry: Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation
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