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Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/11Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 02/24/2011 > 29 patent applications in 22 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110046939 - Alerting of language preference and translating across language boundaries: Mechanisms are provided to facilitate communications across language boundaries. In particular, translation solutions are described which automatically determine communication preferences of various participants in a communication session and further translate user inputs received during the communication session so as to confirm with communication preferences of the participants that receive the... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.
20110046940 - Machine translation device, machine translation method, and program: A machine translation device includes: an accepting portion that accepts a first-language document; storage portion in which are stored one or more pieces of multilingual parallel translation information that are each a set of synonymous words in the first language through the Nth language (N is 3 or more integer);... Agent: Tomoko Nakajima Cermak Nakajima LLP
20110046941 - Advanced natural language translation system: Imagine a world where we can communicate with our native language to everyone without the need of human translators, interpreters, hand-held device and language translation books. In order to facilitate language translation, this present invention recognizes the speech, collects the language comprehensive information from every recipient's brain language area within... Agent: Johnson Manuel-devadoss
20110046942 - Method for prompting by suggesting stroke order of chinese character, electronic device, and computer program product: A method for prompting by suggesting the stroke order of a Chinese character, an electronic device, and a computer program product are provided. The electronic device includes a database for storing codes of Chinese characters, and at least one stroke order of at least one handwriting of each of the... Agent: J C Patents
20110046943 - Method and apparatus for processing data: A data processing method and apparatus that may set emotion based on development of a story are provided. The method and apparatus may set emotion without inputting emotion for each sentence of text data. Emotion setting information is generated based on development of the story and the like, and may... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20110046944 - Plain english document translation method: A method for building a plain English guide containing translations of a complex document is provided. The method begins by creating a working template from an electronic copy of the complex document using a computing device. Next, the method displays the working template on a user interface connected to the... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20110046945 - 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 different channels in the scalable audio encoding/truncation process.... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law
20110046946 - Encoder, decoder, and the methods therefor: Provided is an encoder which can decode a high-quality stereo signal while keeping the amount of information in the bit allocation information to a minimum when a scalable coding technique is used for a stereo signal. In the encoder, a principal component analysis (PCA) converter (101) PCA converts the left... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110046947 - System and method for enhancing a decoded tonal sound signal: A system and method for enhancing a tonal sound signal decoded by a decoder of a speech-specific codec in response to a received coded bit stream, in which a spectral analyser is responsive to the decoded tonal sound signal to produce spectral parameters representative of the decoded tonal sound signal.... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20110046948 - Automatic sound recognition based on binary time frequency units: The invention relates to a method of automatic sound recognition. The object of the present invention is to provide an alternative scheme for automatically recognizing sounds, e.g. human speech. The problem is solved by providing a training database comprising a number of models, each model representing a sound element in... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20110046949 - Device, method and system for detecting unwanted conversational media session: Some embodiments of the invention relate to a method and a system for detecting unwanted conversational media session data. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, a method of detecting unwanted conversation media session data according to some embodiments of the invention may include calculating two or more progressive... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, PLLC
20110046950 - Wireless dictaphone features and interface: A system and method for a method for integrating a communications system with a dictation system on a mobile device includes displaying a first graphical user interface screen on a display of the mobile device, the first graphical user interface screen including a first plurality of selections, when selected by... Agent: Lee & Hayes, PLLC
20110046951 - System and method for building optimal state-dependent statistical utterance classifiers in spoken dialog systems: A system and a method to generate statistical utterance classifiers optimized for the individual states of a spoken dialog system is disclosed. The system and method make use of large databases of transcribed and annotated utterances from calls collected in a dialog system in production and log data reporting the... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20110046952 - Acoustic model learning device and speech recognition device: Parameters of a first variation model, a second variation model and an environment-independent acoustic model are estimated in such a way that an integrated degree of fitness obtained by integrating a degree of fitness of the first variation model to the sample speech data, a degree of fitness of the... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110046953 - Method of recognizing speech: A method for recognizing speech involves reciting, into a speech recognition system, an utterance including a numeric sequence that contains a digit string including a plurality of tokens and detecting a co-articulation problem related to at least two potentially co-articulated tokens in the digit string. The numeric sequence may be... Agent: Julia Church Dierker Dierker & Associates, P.C.
20110046954 - Portable audio control system and audio control device thereof: A portable audio control system that controls an audio signal transmitted from an electronic device, including an earphone device and an audio control device. The audio control device includes an audio source receiver, a signal synthesis module, and an audio output unit. The audio receiver, which is connected with the... Agent: Kile Park Goekjian Reed & Mcmanus
20110046955 - Speech processing apparatus, speech processing method and program: There is provided a speech processing apparatus including: a data obtaining unit which obtains music progression data defining a property of one or more time points or one or more time periods along progression of music; a determining unit which determines an output time point at which a speech is... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110046956 - System and method for improved dynamic allocation of application resources: A self-help application platform such as one hosting an interactive voice response (IVR) has a browser that executes application scripts to implement the self-help application. The execution of the application scripts is performed by utilizing various application resources, such as media conversions from text to speech (TTS) and speech to... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco
20110046957 - System and method for speech synthesis using frequency splicing: Techniques are disclosed for frequency splicing in which speech segments used in the creation of a final speech waveform are constructed, at least in part, by combining (e.g., summing) a small number (e.g., two) of component speech segments that overlap substantially, or entirely, in time but have spectral energy that... Agent: Cesari And Mckenna, LLP
20110046958 - Method and apparatus for extracting prosodic feature of speech signal: The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for extracting a prosodic feature of a speech signal, the method including: dividing the speech signal into speech frames; transforming the speech frames from time domain to frequency domain; and extracting respective prosodic features for different frequency ranges. According to the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110046960 - 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 channels. An application-to-text messaging interface interfaces with text messaging clients via a text messaging protocol transport and interfaces... Agent: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP - San Francisco
20110046959 - Substituting or replacing components in sound based on steganographic encoding: The present disclosure relates to various methods and systems to provide substitute sound (e.g., audio). One claim includes an apparatus comprising: electronic memory for storing identifying information obtained from steganographically encoded sound; an electronic processor programmed for: providing the identifying information to a remote computer, the remote computer including substitute... Agent: Digimarc Corporation
20110046961 - Greeting card having audio recording capabilities with trial mode feature: A greeting card having an audio message recording and playback device permits recording of personalized audio messages to be played upon opening of the greeting card. The recording device is operable in either a trial mode or a use mode. In the trial mode, which would be applicable when the... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department
20110046962 - Voice triggering control device and method thereof: A voice triggering control device for enabling a data collection host which assembled on it comprises a processing unit, a speaker, a control module, a power supply module and a housing containing the elements disclosed above. The control device controls the processing unit to output a high-frequency audio signal which... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20110046964 - Method and apparatus for encoding multi-channel audio signal and method and apparatus for decoding multi-channel audio signal: A method and apparatus which encode multi-channel audio signals and a method and apparatus which decode multi-channel audio signals. When encoding, a downmixed audio signal, first additional information for restoring multi-channel audio signals from the downmixed audio signal, and second additional information representing characteristics of a residual signal are multiplexed.... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110046963 - Multi-channel audio decoding method and apparatus therefor: Provided is a multi-channel audio decoding method and apparatus therefor, the method involving decoding filter bank coefficients of a plurality of bands from a bitstream having a predetermined format; performing frequency transformation on the decoded filter bank coefficients of the plurality of bands, with respect to each of the plurality... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110046965 - Transient detector and method for supporting encoding of an audio signal: A transient detector (100) analyzes (110) a given frame n of the input audio signal to determine, based on audio signal characteristics of the given frame n, a transient hangover indicator for a following frame n+1, and signals (120) the determined transient hangover indicator to an associated audio encoder (10)... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20110046967 - Data converting apparatus and data converting method: An input frame data producing unit 26 produces from data stored in an input buffer 25 input frames 27 each including a predetermined number of sub-frames of a first hopsize determined based on the first frame size and the overlapping rate. A frame processing unit 30 execute a window function... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110046966 - Frequency band scale factor determination in audio encoding based upon frequency band signal energy: A method of encoding a time-domain audio signal is presented. In the method, an electronic device receives the time-domain audio signal. The time-domain audio signal is transformed into a frequency-domain signal including a coefficient for each of a plurality of frequencies, which are grouped into frequency bands. For each frequency... Agent: Setter Roche LLP02/17/2011 > 16 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110040552 - Structured data translation apparatus, system and method: An apparatus is provided that includes a processor and a memory. The processor is configured to determine a category for a group of isolated noun phrases in a structured or semi-structured data source stored in the memory. The group of isolated noun phrases includes one or more isolated noun phrases.... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
20110040554 - Automatic evaluation of spoken fluency: A procedure to automatically evaluate the spoken fluency of a speaker by prompting the speaker to talk on a given topic, recording the speaker's speech to get a recorded sample of speech, and then analyzing the patterns of disfluencies in the speech to compute a numerical score to quantify the... Agent: Michael C. Pinkus
20110040553 - Natural language processing: A method and system for computational interpretation of natural language, wherein in an input string is received from input means. The input string is first tokenizde for providing a list of words. Then the list of words is stemmed for providing the words in the root form. The stemmed list... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20110040555 - System and method for creating and playing timed, artistic multimedia representations of typed, spoken, or loaded narratives, theatrical scripts, dialogues, lyrics, or other linguistic texts: A system and method generate artistic multimedia representations of user-input texts, spoken or loaded narratives, theatrical scripts, or other linguistic corpus types, via a user interface, or batch interface, by classifying component words, and/or phrases into lexemes and/or parts of speech, and interpreting said classifications to construct playable structures. A... Agent: Peter J. Wegner
20110040556 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding residual signal: A method and apparatus for encoding and decoding a residual signal are provided. The encoding method includes generating a residual signal indicating a difference between a multi-channel audio signal, and an audio signal downmixed from the multi-channel audio signal and then upmixed by using additional information from the downmixed audio... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110040557 - Transmitter and receiver for speech coding and decoding by using additional bit allocation method: The present invention relates to a transmitter and a receiver for speech coding and decoding by using an additional bit allocation method. The transmitter and the receiver according to the present invention realize a voice communication service of high quality by using additional bits permitted in system requirements while using... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110040558 - Scalable encoding apparatus, scalable decoding apparatus, scalable encoding method, scalable decoding method, communication terminal apparatus, and base station apparatus: A scalable encoding apparatus, a scalable decoding apparatus and the like are disclosed which can achieve a band scalable LSP encoding that exhibits both a high quantization efficiency and a high performance. In these apparatuses, a narrow band-to-wide band converter receives and converts a quantized narrow band LSP to a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110040559 - Systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for transcription alignment: Disclosed herein are systems, computer-implemented methods, and tangible computer-readable storage media for captioning a media presentation. The method includes receiving automatic speech recognition (ASR) output from a media presentation and a transcription of the media presentation. The method includes selecting via a processor a pair of anchor words in the... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20110040560 - Method and means for decoding background noise information: A basic idea of the invention is to ascertain information on the course of the bit rate switching during an active speech phase. According to the invention, during the speech phase, information on the percentage proportion of broadband active speech frames in comparison to narrowband active speech frames is compiled... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (sen)
20110040561 - Intersession variability compensation for automatic extraction of information from voice: A method for compensating inter-session variability for automatic extraction of information from an input voice signal representing an utterance of a speaker, includes: processing the input voice signal to provide feature vectors each formed by acoustic features extracted from the input voice signal at a time frame; computing an intersession... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20110040562 - Word cloud audio navigation: The present invention is directed generally to linking a collection of words and/or phrases with locations in a video and/or audio stream where the words and/or phrases occur and/or associations of a collection of words and/or phrases with a call history.... Agent: Sheridan Ross P.C.
20110040563 - Voice control device and voice control method and display device: A voice control device for a display device includes a voice receiver for receiving a voice signal, a voice recognition unit coupled to the voice receiver for recognizing the voice signal to generate a recognition result, a function decision unit coupled to the voice recognition unit for selecting an operating... Agent: North America Intellectual Property Corporation
20110040564 - Voice assistant system for determining activity information: A system and method of assisting a care provider in the documentation of self-performance and support information for a resident or person includes a speech dialog with a care provider that uses the generation of speech to play to the care provider and the capture of speech spoken by a... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20110040565 - Method and system for voice communication: A method and a system for voice communication, especially for a user who has voice or speaking problems, are disclosed. The method requires a communication sheet and a digital voice signal processing device. The communication sheet comprises a plurality of communication units and a plurality of function units for a... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20110040566 - Method and apparatus for encoding and decoding residual signal: A residual signal decoding method including dividing a signal into a plurality of sub-bands in a frequency domain, wherein the signal is in a residual signal and is encoded with respect to an effective residual signal exceeding a masking curve that is generated with respect to a multi-channel audio signal,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20110040567 - Method and an apparatus for decoding an audio signal: r02/10/2011 > 22 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110035206 - System and method for generating radiological prose text utilizing radiological prose text definition ontology: The present invention is generally directed to a method programmed in a computing environment for providing prose text reporting, utilizing a prose text definition ontology comprising linguistic knowledge and a base report domain ontology. A system and method are provided to define various aspects of radiological report information processing as... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
20110035207 - Text display apparatus and recording medium recording text display program: Disclosed is a text display apparatus including: a display section; a dictionary storage section to store dictionary information composed of a headword of a first language corresponded to description information of a second language; a text storage section to store text data of the first language; a text/translation display control... Agent: Turocy & Watson, LLP
20110035210 - Conditional random fields (crf)-based relation extraction system: A system for extracting information from text, the system including parsing functionality operative to parse a text using a grammar, the parsing functionality including named entity recognition functionality operative to recognize named entities and recognition probabilities associated therewith and relationship extraction functionality operative to utilize the named entities and the... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20110035209 - Entry of text and selections into computing devices: Aids for improving the use of computing devices incorporating touch sensitive screens and other computing devices, including a method for correcting words incorrectly entered into a computing device which has the steps of: selecting as the word to be corrected one of the one or more words displayed on a... Agent: Scott Macfarlane
20110035208 - System and method for extracting radiological information utilizing radiological domain report ontology and natural language processing: A system and method that employs radiological report domain ontology and natural language processing to specify and model historical radiological information as knowledge is provided. The system and method trains a statistical probability based natural language processing system to recognize the semantics of a radiological domain. A methodology is provided... Agent: Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP
20110035211 - Systems, methods and apparatus for relative frequency based phrase mining: Example systems, methods, processes, and apparatus identify phrases in electronic information. One or more phrase dictionaries are created from content in one or more electronic documents. A relative frequency value is generated for each phrase in each of the one or more phrase dictionaries. The relative frequency value for a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20110035212 - Transform coding of speech and audio signals: In a method of perceptual transform coding of audio signals in a telecommunication system, performing the steps of determining transform coefficients representative of a time to frequency transformation of a time segmented input audio signal; determining a spectrum of perceptual sub-bands for said input audio signal based on said determined... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20110035213 - Method and device for sound activity detection and sound signal classification: A device and method for estimating a tonality of a sound signal comprise: calculating a current residual spectrum of the sound signal; detecting peaks in the current residual spectrum; calculating a correlation map between the current residual spectrum and a previous residual spectrum for each detected peak; and calculating a... Agent: Fay Kaplun & Marcin, LLP
20110035214 - Encoding device and encoding method: Good sound quality as perceived by the ear is obtained even with few information bits. A shape quantizer (111) is comprised of an interval search unit (121) which searches and encodes the pulses in each band of a plurality of divisions of the specified search interval, and a full search... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20110035215 - Method, device and system for speech recognition: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for signal processing and signal pattern recognition. According to some embodiments of the present invention, events in the signal to be processed/recognized may be used to pace or clock the operation of one or more processing elements. The detected events may be based on... Agent: Professional Patent Solutions
20110035216 - Speech recognition method for all languages without using samples: The invention includes 12 elastic frames of equal length without filter and without overlap to normalize the signal waveform of variable length for a word, which has one to several syllables, into a 12×12 matrix as a feature of the word. The invention can improve the feature such that the... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20110035218 - Live media captioning subscription framework for mobile devices: A subscription-based system provides transcribed audio information to one or more mobile devices. Some techniques feature a system for providing subscription services for currently-generated (e.g., not stored) information (e.g., caption information, transcribed audio) for one or more mobile devices for a live/current audio event. There can be a communication network... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C. (dc)
20110035217 - Speech-driven selection of an audio file: A system and method for detecting a refrain in an audio file having vocal components. The method and system includes generating a phonetic transcription of a portion of the audio file, analyzing the phonetic transcription and identifying a vocal segment in the generated phonetic transcription that is repeated frequently. The... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20110035219 - Automatic spoken language identification based on phoneme sequence patterns: A language identification system that includes a universal phoneme decoder (UPD) is described. The UPD contains a universal phoneme set representing both 1) all phonemes occurring in the set of two or more spoken languages, and 2) captures phoneme correspondences across languages, such that a set of unique phoneme patterns... Agent: Rutan & Tucker, LLP.
20110035220 - 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 integrate information from a remote source into at least one of the plurality of applications based on the identified... Agent: Verizon Patent Management Group
20110035221 - Monitoring an audience participation distribution: Apparatus for monitoring an audience participation distribution at an event comprising a speech activity module operable to generate speech data representing speech detected at the event, a speaker identification module operable to determine, using the speech data, a first speaker who has contributed to the detected speech, and a processing... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20110035223 - Audio clips for announcing remotely accessed media items: Systems and methods for retrieving and playing back audio clips for streamed or remotely received media items are provided. An electronic device can provide audio clips identifying media items at any suitable time, including for example to identify media items that are currently played back or available for playback. When... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20110035222 - Selecting from a plurality of audio clips for announcing media: Systems and methods for selecting one of several audio clips associated with a text item for playback are provided. The electronic device can determine which audio clip to play back at any point in time using different approaches, including for example receiving a user selection or randomly selecting audio clips.... Agent: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
20110035224 - System and method for address recognition and correction: A system, method, and computer-readable medium for parcel address recognition. A method includes receiving an address input and producing candidate address results corresponding to the address input. The method includes receiving operational scheme knowledge describing the mode of operation of a parcel processing system, and receiving at least one operational... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20110035226 - Complex-transform channel coding with extended-band frequency coding: An audio encoder receives multi-channel audio data comprising a group of plural source channels and performs channel extension coding, which comprises encoding a combined channel for the group and determining plural parameters for representing individual source channels of the group as modified versions of the encoded combined channel. The encoder... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20110035225 - Entropy coding using escape codes to switch between plural code tables: An audio encoder performs adaptive entropy encoding of audio data. For example, an audio encoder switches between variable dimension vector Huffman coding of direct levels of quantized audio data and run-level coding of run lengths and levels of quantized audio data. The encoder can use, for example, context-based arithmetic coding... Agent: Klarquist Sparkman LLP
20110035227 - Method and apparatus for encoding/decoding an audio signal by using audio semantic information: An audio signal encoding method and apparatus and an audio signal decoding method and apparatus are provided. The audio signal encoding method includes: transforming an audio signal into a signal of a frequency domain; extracting semantic information from the audio signal; variably reconfiguring one or more sub-bands included in the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC02/03/2011 > 18 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20110029300 - Translating documents based on content: A document containing text in a source language may be translated into a target language based on content associated with that document, in conjunction with the present technology. An indication to perform an optimal translation of a document into a target language may be received via a user interface. The... Agent: Carr & Ferrell LLP
20110029301 - Method and apparatus for recognizing speech according to dynamic display: A speech recognition apparatus and method that can improve speech recognition rate and recognition speed by reflecting information for dynamic display, are provided. The speech recognition apparatus generates a display variation signal indicating that variations have occurred on a screen and creates display information about the varied screen. The speech... Agent: North Star Intellectual Property Law, PC
20110029302 - Method and system for candidate matching: A method and system for candidate matching, such as used in match-making services, assesses narrative responses to measure candidate qualities. A candidate database includes self-assessment data and narrative data. Narrative data concerning a defined topic is analyzed to determine candidate qualities separate from topical information. Candidate qualities thus determined are... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20110029303 - Word classification system, method, and program: A word classification system is provided with an inter-word pattern learning section for learning at least either the context information or the layout information between classification-known words which co-appear and creating an inter-word pattern for determining whether data relating to a word pair which is a combination of words is... Agent: Mr. Jackson Chen
20110029304 - Hybrid instantaneous/differential pitch period coding: A hybrid instantaneous/differential encoding technique is described herein that may be used to reduce the bit rate required to encode a pitch period associated with a segment of a speech signal in a manner that will result in relatively little or no degradation of a decoded speech signal generated using... Agent: Fiala & Weaver P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa Global
20110029305 - Method for processing noisy speech signal, apparatus for same and computer-readable recording medium: A noise estimation method for a noisy speech signal according to an embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of approximating a transformation spectrum by transforming an input noisy speech signal to a frequency domain, calculating a smoothed magnitude spectrum having a decreased difference in a magnitude of the... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20110029306 - Audio signal discriminating device and method: An audio discriminating device includes a plurality of audio discriminators for discriminating an input audio signal as a speech signal or a non-speech signal by using at least one feature parameter, and determines whether to drive the audio discriminator connected next to the corresponding audio discriminator according to the audio... Agent: Staas & Halsey LLP
20110029307 - System and method for mobile automatic speech recognition: A system and method of updating automatic speech recognition parameters on a mobile device are disclosed. The method comprises storing user account-specific adaptation data associated with ASR on a computing device associated with a wireless network, generating new ASR adaptation parameters based on transmitted information from the mobile device when... Agent: At & T Legal Department - Ndq
20110029310 - Procedure for processing noisy speech signals, and apparatus and computer program therefor: Provided are a noise state determination method and an apparatus and a computer readable recording medium therefor. A noisy speech signal processing method according to the present invention includes calculating a transformed spectrum by transforming an input noisy speech signal to a frequency domain; calculating a smoothed magnitude spectrum by... Agent: Occhiuti Rohlicek & Tsao, LLP
20110029309 - Signal separating apparatus and signal separating method: Provided are a signal separating apparatus and a signal separating method capable of solving the permutation problem and separating user speech to be extracted. The signal separating apparatus separates a specific speech signal and a noise signal from a received sound signal. First, a joint probability density distribution estimation unit... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20110029308 - Speech & music discriminator for multi-media application: The present invention relates to means and methods of classifying speech and music signals in voice communication systems, devices, telephones, and methods, and more specifically, to systems, devices, and methods that automate control when either speech or music is detected over communication links. The present invention provides a novel system... Agent: Steven A. Nielsen Allman & Nielsen, P.C.
20110029312 - Methods and systems for adapting a model for a speech recognition system: Methods are disclosed for identifying possible errors made by a speech recognition system without using a transcript of words input to the system. A method for model adaptation for a speech recognition system includes determining an error rate, corresponding to either recognition of instances of a word or recognition of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20110029311 - Voice processing device and method, and program: There is provided a voice processing device. The device includes: score calculation unit configured to calculate a score indicating compatibility of a voice signal input on the basis of an utterance of a user with each of plural pieces of intention information indicating each of a plurality of intentions; intention... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20110029313 - Methods and systems for adapting a model for a speech recognition system: Methods are disclosed for identifying possible errors made by a speech recognition system without using a transcript of words input to the system. A method for model adaptation for a speech recognition system includes determining an error rate, corresponding to either recognition of instances of a word or recognition of... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20110029314 - Food processor with recognition ability of emotion-related information and emotional signals: A food processor with recognition ability of emotion-related information and emotional signals is disclosed, which comprises: an emotion recognition module and a food processing module. The emotion recognition module is capable of receiving sound signals so as to identify an emotion containing in the received sound signals. The food processing... Agent: Morris Manning Martin LLP
20110029316 - Speech recognition system and method: According to the present invention, a method for integrating processes with a multi-faceted human centered interface is provided. The interface is facilitated to implement a hands free, voice driven environment to control processes and applications. A natural language model is used to parse voice initiated commands and data, and to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20110029315 - Voice directed system and method for messaging to multiple recipients: A method for sending messages in a voice-enabled system and a voice-enabled system to communicate a message are provided. The method comprises generating a message with a message generating device, analyzing the message to determine a voice-enabled device to send the message, and determining whether the voice-enabled device is available... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20110029317 - Dynamic time scale modification for reduced bit rate audio coding: Systems and methods are described that utilize dynamic time scale modification (TSM) to achieve reduced bit rate audio coding. In accordance with embodiments, different levels of TSM compression are selectively applied to segments of an input speech signal prior to encoding thereof by an encoder. Encoded TSM-compressed segments are received... Agent: Fiala & Weaver P.l.l.c. C/o Cpa GlobalPrevious industry: Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation
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