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Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression May archived by USPTO category 05/11Below 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. 05/26/2011 > 26 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110125483 - Automated speech translation system using human brain language areas comprehension capabilities: The present invention is an “Automated Speech Translation System using Human Brain Language Areas Comprehension Capabilities”. It discloses a method to address the most common variation in the world, which is communication gap between people of different ethnicity. Imagine a world where we can communicate with our natural language to... Agent:
20110125484 - Efficient text discrimination: The different advantageous embodiments provide a system for text discrimination comprising a word recognizer and control logic. The word recognizer has language data compiled using a number of finite state automata. The control logic is configured to operate the word recognizer to accept or reject a number of characters as... Agent: The Boeing Company
20110125485 - Methods and systems for real time language translation using social networking: Methods and systems with which a language translation may be obtained. An originator may request a translation by sending the passage to be translated to a server. The server may then broadcast the passage to prospective translators. In an embodiment, the translators may be connected to the originator and/or each... Agent:
20110125486 - Self-configuring language translation device: An apparatus comprises an input device, a language processing unit, and a translation unit. The input device is configured to receive an oral statement. The language processing unit is configured to convert the oral statement into data and to analyze the data to identify a particular language of the oral... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110125487 - Joint disambiguation of syntactic and semantic ambiguity: Ambiguities in a natural language expression are interpreted by jointly disambiguating multiple alternative syntactic and semantic interpretations. More than one syntactic alternative, represented by parse contexts, are analyzed together with joint analysis of referents, word senses, relation types, and layout of a semantic representation for each syntactic alternative. Best combinations... Agent: Tatu Ylonen Oy Ltd
20110125488 - Adaptive data transmission for a digital in-band modem operating over a voice channel: In one example, a mobile device encodes a digital bitstream using a particular set of modulation parameters to generate an audio signal that has different audio tones selected to pass through a vocoder of the mobile device. The particular set of modulation parameters is optimized for a subset of a... Agent: Airbiquity Inc.
20110125489 - Method and apparatus to remove noise from an input signal in a noisy environment, and method and apparatus to enhance an audio signal in a noisy environment: A method of removing noise includes detecting a frequency spectrum of a noise signal around the transmitting terminal, when an input signal which is a mixture of a voice signal and the noise signal is received, detecting a frequency spectrum of the input signal and an energy level of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110125490 - Noise suppressor and voice decoder: A processed component calculating unit 14 obtains a transformed noise suppressed spectrum 18a based on the ratio between a noise suppressed spectrum 18 and an estimated noise spectrum 17, and a phase disturbing unit 15 performs phase disturbance to obtain a processed spectrum 19 consisting of smoothed components that make... Agent:
20110125491 - Speech intelligibility: The perceived quality of a speech signal is improved by estimating the average power of first and second signal components and applying a first gain factor to the second signal components to generate adjusted second signal components. The first gain factor is selected such that on application of the first... Agent:
20110125492 - Speech intelligibility: The perceived quality of a narrowband speech signal truncated from a wideband speech signal is improved by generating in a third frequency band third speech components matching first speech components in a first frequency band of the narrowband signal, and generating in a fourth frequency band fourth speech components matching... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
20110125493 - Voice quality conversion apparatus, pitch conversion apparatus, and voice quality conversion method: The voice quality conversion apparatus includes: low-frequency harmonic level calculating units and a harmonic level mixing unit for calculating a low-frequency sound source spectrum by mixing a level of a harmonic of an input sound source waveform and a level of a harmonic of a target sound source waveform at... Agent:
20110125494 - Speech intelligibility: The perceived quality of a speech signal output from a user apparatus is improved by storing ambient noise profiles each indicating a model power distribution of a respective ambient noise type as a function of frequency; the ambient noise profile at the user apparatus is measured, the measured ambient noise... Agent: Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited
20110125495 - Quantizer, encoder, and the methods thereof: Disclosed are a quantizer, encoder, and the methods thereof, wherein the computational load is reduced when the values related to the transform coefficients of the principal component analysis transform are quantized when a principal component analysis transform is applied to code stereo. A quantizer (110) is comprised of a power... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110125496 - Speech recognition device, speech recognition method, and program: A speech recognition device includes a sound source separation unit configured to separate a mixed signal of outputs of a plurality of sound sources into signals corresponding to individual sound sources and generate separation signals of a plurality of channels; a speech recognition unit configured to input the separation signals... Agent:
20110125497 - Method and system for voice activity detection: A method of voice activity detection is provided that includes measuring a first signal level in a first sample of a first audio signal from a first audio capture device and a second signal level in a second sample of a second audio signal from a second audio capture device,... Agent:
20110125498 - Method and apparatus for handling a telephone call: One embodiment of the invention provides a computer-implemented method of handling a telephone call. The method comprises monitoring a conversation between an agent and a customer on a telephone line as part of the telephone call to extract the audio signal therefrom. Real-time voice analytics are performed on the extracted... Agent: Newvoicemedia Ltd
20110125500 - Automated distortion classification: A method of and system for automated distortion classification. The method includes steps of (a) receiving audio including a user speech signal and at least some distortion associated with the signal; (b) pre-processing the received audio to generate acoustic feature vectors; (c) decoding the generated acoustic feature vectors to produce... Agent: General Motors LLC
20110125501 - Method and device for automatic recognition of given keywords and/or terms within voice data: The present invention relates to a method of and a device (30) for automatic recognition of given keywords and/or terms within voice data (25) of a talk between at least two participants, said voice data (25) being continuously compared during said talk with said given keywords and/or terms (26) with... Agent:
20110125499 - Speech recognition: Systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer program products for accepting a predetermined vocabulary-dependent characterization of a set of audio signals, the predetermined characterization including an identification of putative occurrences of each of a plurality of vocabulary items in the set of audio signals, the plurality of vocabulary items included in... Agent: Nexidia Inc.
20110125502 - Method of putting identification codes in a document: A method of putting identification codes in a document is disclosed. The method adds a speech-purpose print code in a document such that an OID pen can emit sound after the OID pen reads the speech-purpose print code. The software program first acquires the position of each word in the... Agent: Kuo-ping Yang
20110125503 - Methods and systems for utilizing voice commands onboard an aircraft: Methods and systems are provided for utilizing audio commands onboard an aircraft. A method comprises identifying a flight phase for the aircraft, resulting in an identified flight phase, receiving an audio input, resulting in received audio input, filtering the received audio input in a manner that is influenced by the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110125504 - Mobile device and method and computer-readable medium controlling same: A mobile device moves by calculating a distance between a sound source and the mobile device using a sound source direction estimation technique. The mobile device moves by a reference distance in a direction perpendicular to a direction in which the mobile device faces the sound source when call sound... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110125505 - Method and device for efficient frame erasure concealment in speech codecs: A method and device for concealing frame erasures caused by frames of an encoded sound signal erased during transmission from an encoder to a decoder and for recovery of the decoder after frame erasures comprise, in the encoder, determining concealment/recovery parameters including at least phase information related to frames of... Agent: Voiceage Corporation
20110125507 - Method and system for frequency domain postfiltering of encoded audio data in a decoder: A decoder configured to generate decoded audio data (e.g., decoded speech data) and including a postfilter coupled and configured to filter encoded audio data in the frequency domain, methods for frequency domain postfiltering of encoded audio data in a decoder, and methods for decoding encoded audio data in a decoder... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20110125506 - Rate-distortion optimization for advanced audio coding: A method for optimization of rate-distortion for Advanced Audio Coding (AAC). The method provides for the identification of quantized spectral coefficient sequences for optimization of rate-distortion. The method also provides joint optimization of scale factors, Huffman codebooks and quantized spectral coefficient sequences for minimization of a rate-distortion cost. The method... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110125508 - Data embedding system: A data hiding system is described for hiding data within an audio signal. The system can be used for watermarking, data communications, audience surveying etc. The system hides data in an audio signal by adding artificial echoes whose polarity varies with the data to be hidden. In one embodiment, each... Agent:05/19/2011 > 22 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110119046 - Information processing device and information processing method: An example sentence selection unit selects an example sentence from a template database based on an instruction received by an input unit. A translation output unit causes a display unit to display the example sentence selected by the example sentence selection unit and a translation of the example sentence. In... Agent:
20110119047 - Joint disambiguation of the meaning of a natural language expression: At least two ambiguous aspects of the meaning of a natural language expression are disambiguated jointly. In the preferred embodiment, word sense ambiguity, reference ambiguity, and relation ambiguity are resolved simultaneously, finding the disambiguation result(s) that simultaneously optimize the weight of the solution, taking into account semantic information, constraints, and... Agent: Tatu Ylonen Oy Ltd
20110119050 - Method for the automatic determination of context-dependent hidden word distributions: Described is method, the Latent Words Language Model (LWLM), that automatically determines context-dependent word distributions (called hidden or latent words) for each word of a text. The probabilistic word distributions reflect the probability that another word of the vocabulary of a language would occur at that position in the text.... Agent:
20110119049 - Specializing disambiguation of a natural language expression: Disambiguation of the meaning of a natural language expression proceeds by constructing a natural language expression, and then incrementally specializing the meaning representation to more specific meanings as more information and constraints are obtained, in accordance with one or more specialization hierarchies between semantic descriptors. The method is generalized to... Agent: Tatu Ylonen Oy Ltd
20110119048 - System and method for computerized psychological content analysis of computer and media generated communications to produce communications management support, indications and warnings of dangerous behavior, assessmet of media images, and personnel selecti: At least one computer-mediated communication produced by or received by an author is collected and parsed to identify categories of information within it. The categories of information are processed with at least one analysis to quantify at least one type of information in each category. A first output communication is... Agent: Shaw Stroz LLC
20110119051 - Phonetic variation model building apparatus and method and phonetic recognition system and method thereof: A phonetic variation model building apparatus, having a phoneme database for recording at least a standard phonetic model of a language and a plurality of non-standardized phonemes of the language is provided. A phonetic variation identifier identifies a plurality of phonetic variations between the non-standardized phonemes and the standard phonetic... Agent: Institute For Information Industry
20110119052 - Speech recognition dictionary creating support device, computer readable medium storing processing program, and processing method: A device extracts prosodic information including a power value from a speech data and an utterance section including a period with a power value equal to or larger than a threshold, from the speech data, divides the utterance section into each section in which a power value equal to or... Agent: Fujitsu Limited
20110119053 - System and method for leaving and transmitting speech messages: A system for leaving and transmitting speech messages automatically analyzes input speech of at least a reminder, fetches a plurality of tag informations, and transmits speech message to at least a message receiver, according to the transmit criterions of the reminder. A command or message parser parses the tag informations... Agent:
20110119054 - Apparatus for encoding and decoding of integrated speech and audio: Provided is an apparatus for integrally encoding and decoding a speech signal and an audio signal. An encoding apparatus for integrally encoding a speech signal and an audio signal, may include: a module selection unit to analyze a characteristic of an input signal and to select a first encoding module... Agent:
20110119055 - Apparatus for encoding and decoding of integrated speech and audio: Provided is an encoding apparatus for integrally encoding and decoding a speech signal and a audio signal, and may include: an input signal analyzer to analyze a characteristic of an input signal; a stereo encoder to down mix the input signal to a mono signal when the input signal is... Agent:
20110119056 - Subwords coding using different interleaving schemes: In a communications system that demultiplexes user data words into multiple sub-words for encoding and decoding within different subword-processing paths, the minimum distance between bit errors in an extrinsic codeword can be increased by having corresponding interleavers/deinterleavers in the different subword-processing paths use different interleaving/deinterleaving algorithms.... Agent: Lsi Corporation
20110119057 - Neural segmentation of an input signal and applications thereof: Disclosed are systems, methods, and computer-program products for segmenting content of an input signal and applications thereof. In an embodiment, the system includes simulated neurons, a phase modulator, and an entity-identifier module. Each simulated neuron is connected to one or more other simulated neurons and is associated with an activity... Agent: The Intellisis Corporation
20110119058 - Method and system for the creation of a personalized video: A method and system for creating a personalized video destined to an intended recipient, comprising gathering personal information about the intended recipient, selecting of a non personalized video, retrieving the selected non personalized video along with associated customizable elements, setting the customizable elements according to the personal information of the... Agent: 4419341 Canada, Inc.
20110119059 - System and method for standardized speech recognition infrastructure: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and computer-readable storage media for selecting a speech recognition model in a standardized speech recognition infrastructure. The system receives speech from a user, and if a user-specific supervised speech model associated with the user is available, retrieves the supervised speech model. If the user-specific supervised... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.
20110119060 - Method and system for speaker diarization: A method and system for speaker diarization are provided. Pre-trained acoustic models of individual speaker and/or groups of speakers are obtained. Speech data with multiple speakers is received and divided into frames. For a frame, an acoustic feature vector is determined extended to include log-likelihood ratios of the pre-trained models... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110119061 - Method and system for dialog enhancement: A method and system for enhancing dialog determined by an audio input signal. In some embodiments the input signal is a stereo signal, and the system includes an analysis subsystem configured to analyze the stereo signal to generate filter control values, and a filtering subsystem including upmixing circuitry configured to... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20110119063 - Remote notification system and method and intelligent agent therefor: The invention relates to remote access systems and methods using automatic speech recognition to access a computer system. The invention also relates to an intelligent agent resident on the computer system for facilitating remote access to, and receipt of, information on the computer system through speech recognition or text-to-speech read-back.... Agent: Voice On The Go Inc.
20110119062 - Voice-recognition/voice-activated vehicle signal system: A control system is operable within a host vehicle to control the operation of signaling apparatus indicative of a driver intent to execute right, left or U-turn actions. The control system includes a voice recognition circuit for activating turn signal devices within the vehicle. In some embodiments, a wireless link... Agent:
20110119067 - Apparatus for signal state decision of audio signal: A module capable of appropriately selecting a linear predictive coding (LPC)-based or a code excitation linear prediction (CELP)-based speech or audio encoder and a transform-based audio encoder according to a feature of an input signal is a module that performs as a bridge for overcoming a performance barrier between a... Agent: Kwangwoon University Industry-academic Collaboration Foundation
20110119064 - Audio data bit rate detector: A detector for determining an audio data bit rate of a pre-compressed audio elementary stream (AES), in which the pre-compressed AES includes a plurality of preamble length fields is provided. The detector includes an analyzer module configured to determine one or more candidate audio data bit rates of the AES... Agent: General Instrument Corporation
20110119065 - Embodied music system: An embodied music system. The system creates an interactive interface between a listener and the external environment. The system includes a physical device located in the environment that provides sensory input to the listener. An audio signal of the system is adapted to be heard by the listener. An encoder... Agent:
20110119066 - Signal encoding device and signal encoding method, signal decoding device and signal decoding method, program, and recording medium: A signal encoding device for encoding an input time-series signal includes: partitioning means; low-frequency encoding means; high-frequency gain information generating means; low-frequency reference value information generating means; high-frequency gain difference information generating means; high-frequency gain difference information encoding means; and multiplexing means.... Agent: Sony Corporation05/12/2011 > 25 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110112821 - Method and apparatus for multimodal content translation: In one embodiment, the present disclosure is a method and apparatus for multimodal content translation. In one embodiment, a method for translating content includes receiving the content via a first modality, extracting at least one verbal component and at least one non-verbal component from the content, and translating the at... Agent:
20110112822 - Talking pen and paper translator: A translator made up of a pen-computer and set of translation forms. The translation forms are covered in computer-readable location data. Language names and common phrases are printed over the location data in standard text. The user points the pen-computer at the name of a language to select an output... Agent:
20110112824 - Determining at least one category path for identifying input text: In a method of determining at least one category path for identifying an input text, one or more categories that are most relevant to the input text are determined, one or more concepts that are most relevant to the input text using information from a labeled text data source and... Agent:
20110112823 - Ellipsis and movable constituent handling via synthetic token insertion: Movable and elliptic constituents are handled in a parser by inserting synthetic tokens that do not occur in the input. Parser actions can push a syntax tree or semantic value to be realized later as a synthetic token, and some synthetic tokens (for cataphoric ellipsis) may be inserted without a... Agent: Tatu Ylonen Oy Ltd
20110112828 - Handheld electronic device with text disambiguation: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software. The device provides output in the form of a default output and a number of variants. The output is based largely upon the frequency, i.e., the likelihood that a user intended a particular output, but... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110112825 - Sentiment prediction from textual data: A semantically organized domain space is created from a training corpus. Affective data are mapped onto the domain space to generate affective anchors for the domain space. A sentiment associated with an input text is determined based the affective anchors. A speech output may be generated from the input text... Agent:
20110112827 - System and method for hybrid processing in a natural language voice services environment: A system and method for hybrid processing in a natural language voice services environment that includes a plurality of multi-modal devices may be provided. In particular, the hybrid processing may generally include the plurality of multi-modal devices cooperatively interpreting and processing one or more natural language utterances included in one... Agent:
20110112826 - System and method for simulating expression of message: A system and a method for simulating expression of a message are provided. The system comprises a network platform end and at least one user end. The network platform end comprises a message capturing module for capturing a user message; a feature analyzing module for performing a characteristic analysis on... Agent: Institute For Information Industry
20110112829 - Apparatus and method for encoding and decoding of integrated speech and audio: Provided are an apparatus and a method for integrally encoding and decoding a speech signal and a audio signal. The encoding apparatus may include: an input signal analyzer to analyze a characteristic of an input signal; a first conversion encoder to convert the input signal to a frequency domain signal,... Agent:
20110112830 - System and method for low overhead voice authentication: A system and method are provided to authenticate a voice in a frequency domain. A voice in the time domain is transformed to a signal in the frequency domain. The first harmonic is set to a predetermined frequency and the other harmonic components are equalized. Similarly, the amplitude of the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110112831 - Noise suppression: A method and computing system for suppressing noise in an audio signal, comprising: receiving the audio signal at signal processing means; determining that another signal is input to the signal processing means, the input signal resulting from an activity which generates noise in the audio signal; and selectively suppressing noise... Agent: Skype Limited
20110112832 - Auto-transcription by cross-referencing synchronized media resources: A media archive comprising a plurality of media resources associated with events that occurred during a time interval are processed to synchronize the media resources. Sequences of patterns are identified in each media resource of the media archive. Elements of the sequences associated with different media resources are correlated such... Agent: Altus Learning Systems, Inc.
20110112835 - Comment recording apparatus, method, program, and storage medium: A comment recording apparatus, including a voice input device and a voice output device for recording and playing back comment voice, includes a voice obtaining unit, a voice recognition unit, a morphological analysis unit, and a display generation unit. The voice obtaining unit obtains comment voice as voice data, and... Agent:
20110112834 - Communication method and terminal: A communication method and terminal assist hearing and speech impaired persons. The communication method includes generating a text by combining at least one character input in a text call mode. The text is converted to a speech, and the converted speech is transmitted to a counterparty terminal. The communication terminal... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20110112836 - Method and device for converting speech: Electronic device and method for obtaining a digital speech signal and a control command relating to the digital speech signal while obtaining the digital speech signal, and for temporally associating the control command with a substantially corresponding time instant in the digital speech signal to which the control command was... Agent: Mobiter Dicta Oy
20110112837 - Method and device for converting speech: Electronic device and method for speech to text conversion procedure, wherein the overall conversion result may include smaller portions with multiple conversion options that are audibly and optionally visually or tactilely reproduced for user confirmation, thereby resulting enhanced conversion accuracy with minimal additional effort by the user.... Agent: Mobiter Dicta Oy
20110112833 - Real-time transcription of conference calls: Described herein are embodiments of systems, methods and computer program products for real-time transcription of conference calls that employ voice activity detection, audio snippet capture, and multiple transcription instances to deliver practical real-time or near real-time conference call transcription.... Agent:
20110112839 - Command recognition device, command recognition method, and command recognition robot: A command recognition device includes: an utterance understanding unit that determines or selects word sequence information from speech information; speech confidence degree calculating unit that calculates degree of speech confidence based on the speech information and the word sequence information; a phrase confidence degree calculating unit that calculates a degree... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
20110112838 - System and method for low overhead voice authentication: A system and method are provided to authenticate a voice in a frequency domain. A voice in the time domain is transformed to a signal in the frequency domain. The first harmonic is set to a predetermined frequency and the other harmonic components are equalized. Similarly, the amplitude of the... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110112840 - Synthetic sound generation method and apparatus: A synthetic sound generation method for generating a synthetic sound for making a listener recall an image of an actual sound signal which is a sound signal other than a speech signal and of which the listener knows what sound the actual sound signal is, by hearing the speech signal,... Agent: Otodesigners Co., Ltd.
20110112841 - Apparatus: An apparatus configured to model an encoded signal to estimate at least one distribution of the signal, rotate the signal with respect to a lattice, for lattice quantization of the signal, dependent on the at least one distribution of the signal, and quantize the signal rotated with respect to the... Agent:
20110112842 - Method and apparatus for editing audio object in spatial information-based multi-object audio coding apparatus: Disclosed is an audio object editing apparatus of a multi-object audio coding apparatus. The audio object editing apparatus of the multi-object audio coding apparatus may include an object information extracting unit to receive an object bit stream and to extract object information from the object bit stream, a downmix processing... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20110112844 - Method and apparatus for estimating high-band energy in a bandwidth extension system: A method (100) includes receiving (101) an input digital audio signal comprising a narrow-band signal. The input digital audio signal is processed (102) to generate a processed digital audio signal. An estimate of the high-band energy level corresponding to the input digital audio signal is determined (103). Modification of the... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20110112845 - Method and apparatus for estimating high-band energy in a bandwidth extension system: A method (100) includes receiving (101) an input digital audio signal comprising a narrow-band signal. The input digital audio signal is processed (102) to generate a processed digital audio signal. An estimate of the high-band energy level corresponding to the input digital audio signal is determined (103). Modification of the... Agent: Motorola, Inc.
20110112843 - Signal analyzing device, signal control device, and method and program therefor: Provided is a signal analyzing device comprising a separate information calculating unit for generating separate information to separate an input signal mixed with a sound source signal, into the sound source signal. The signal-analyzing device is characterized by sending out the input signal and the separate information.... Agent: Nec Corporation05/05/2011 > 25 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110106523 - Method and apparatus for creating a language model and kana-kanji conversion: Method for creating a language model capable of preventing deterioration of quality caused by the conventional back-off to unigram. Parts-of-speech with the same display and reading are obtained from a storage device (206). A cluster (204) is created by combining the obtained parts-of-speech. The created cluster (204) is stored in... Agent:
20110106525 - Guixi input method and system for spltiing word letters: A Guixi input method and system for splitting word letters, comprises classifying and sorting of words. The classifying step classifies words according to maternal lines, which comprises: splitting each word into groups, each group consists of vowels and following consonants, and only one group among the plural groups is the... Agent:
20110106524 - System and a method for automatically detecting text type and text orientation of a bidirectional (bidi) text: A method for processing a bidirectional text is described. The method includes: dividing the text into a set of words; determining a first parameter representing a number of non-bidirectional words in the text, a second parameter representing a number of bidirectional words in the text, a third parameter representing a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110106527 - Method and apparatus for adapting a voice extensible markup language-enabled voice system for natural speech recognition and system response: A system for analyzing natural language spoken through a voice recognition system comprising: a language separator for separating a natural language expression into multiple word segments; and a grammar module for creating XML-based description sets or binary sets using word segments as input. In a preferred embodiment, the word segments... Agent: Apptera, Inc.
20110106526 - Method and apparatus for pruning side information for grammar-based compression: A computer-implemented method for generating side information for grammar-based data compression systems, such as YK compression systems, is described. An admissible grammar (G) for an input sequence (A(s0)) having a finite set of terminal symbols is obtained. A graph representation of the admissible grammar (G) is then constructed. An edge... Agent: Research In Motion Limited
20110106528 - Method and system to automatically change or update the configuration or setting of a communication system: A method and device for automatically changing or updating a configuration or setting of a communication system is disclosed. In one aspect, the method includes providing information to the communication system, the information comprising natural human language, storing the information in a digital storage device, detecting a triggering event in... Agent: Siemens Enterprise Communications Gmbh & Co.kg
20110106529 - Apparatus and method for converting an audiosignal into a parameterized representation, apparatus and method for modifying a parameterized representation, apparatus and method for synthesizing a parameterized representation of an audio signal: Apparatus for converting an audio signal into a parameterized representation, has a signal analyzer for analyzing a portion of the audio signal to obtain an analysis result; a band pass estimator for estimating information of a plurality of band pass filters based on the analysis result, wherein the information on... Agent:
20110106530 - Apparatus and method for improving voice quality in portable terminal: An apparatus and method for improving a sound quality of a portable terminal are provided. Particularly, an apparatus and method for tuning to a voice quality that a user desires using the portable terminal, in case where the user determines an abnormal sound quality, are provided. The apparatus includes a... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
20110106531 - Program endpoint time detection apparatus and method, and program information retrieval system: This invention relates to retrieval for multimedia content, and provides a program endpoint time detection apparatus for detecting an endpoint time of a program by performing processing on audio signals of said program, comprising an audio classification unit for classifying said audio signals into a speech signal portion and a... Agent: Institute Of Acoustics, Chinese Academy Of Scienc.
20110106532 - Apparatus and method for encoding and decoding enhancement layer: Provided is a method and apparatus for encoding and decoding an enhancement layer to reduce quantization error in a G.711 codec. Exponent indices of additional mantissa information of each sample are calculated based upon exponent information of each sample in a frame. A process of allocating 1 bit to each... Agent:
20110106533 - Multi-microphone voice activity detector: A dual microphone voice activity detector system is presented. A voice activity detector system estimates the signal level and noise level at each microphone. A level differential between the two microphones of nearby sounds such as the signal is greater than the level differential of more distant sounds such as... Agent: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
20110106535 - Caption presentation method and apparatus using same: A caption presentation method and an apparatus using the method, by which caption and information related to the caption can be provided together in a broadcast receiver or in an image reproducer that displays the caption in a closed caption method. The method includes detecting subject information from a caption... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
20110106534 - Voice actions on computing devices: A computer-implemented method includes receiving spoken input at a computing device from a user of the computing device, the spoken input including a carrier phrase and a subject to which the carrier phrase is directed, providing at least a portion of the spoken input to a server system in audio... Agent: Google Inc.
20110106536 - Systems and methods for simulating dialog between a user and media equipment device: Systems and methods for simulating dialog between a user and a media equipment device are provided. Videos of a user selected actor may be retrieved. An opener video of the selected actor may be displayed and based on a verbal response received from the user, a clip of a media... Agent: Rovi Technologies Corporation
20110106538 - Speech synthesis system: This speech synthesis system includes a server device and a client device. The client device accepts text information representing text, and transmits a speech element request to the server device. The server device stores speech element information. The server device receives the speech element request transmitted by the client device... Agent:
20110106537 - Transforming components of a web page to voice prompts: Embodiments of the invention address the deficiencies of the prior art by providing a method, apparatus, and program product to of converting components of a web page to voice prompts for a user. In some embodiments, the method comprises selectively determining at least one HTML component from a plurality of... Agent:
20110106539 - Audio and video signal processing: The present disclosure related generally to audio and video signal processing. Various arrangements are disclosed. One method recites: (a) obtaining data representing audible portions of audio or representing picture portions of video; (b) using a programmed electronic processor, determining identifying information from the obtained data by computing a frequency transform... Agent:
20110106544 - Adapting masking thresholds for encoding a low frequency transient signal in audio data: An improved audio coding technique encodes audio having a low frequency transient signal, using a long block, but with a set of adapted masking thresholds. Upon identifying an audio window that contains a low frequency transient signal, masking thresholds for the long block may be calculated as usual. A set... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110106542 - Audio signal decoder, time warp contour data provider, method and computer program: An audio signal decoder configured to provide a decoded audio signal representation on the basis of an encoded audio signal representation having a time warp contour evolution information has a time warp contour calculator, a time warp contour data rescaler and a warp decoder. The time warp contour calculator is... Agent:
20110106541 - Partially complex modulated filter bank: An apparatus for processing a plurality of real-valued subband signals using a first real-valued subband signal and a second real-valued subband signal to provide at least a complex-valued subband signal comprises a multiband filter for providing an intermediate real-valued subband signal and a calculator for providing the complex-valued subband signal... Agent:
20110106543 - Spatial synthesis of multichannel audio signals: A method and associated device are provided for spatial synthesis of a sum signal to obtain at least two output signals, the sum signal as well as the spatialization parameters being output from a parametric coding by matrixing of an original multi-channel signal. The method comprises: decorrelation of the sum... Agent: France Telecom
20110106540 - Stereo coding and decoding method and apparatus thereof: A method of encoding input signals (l, r) to generate encoded data (100) is provided. The method involves processing the input signals (l, r) to determine first parameters (φ1, φ2) describing relative phase difference and temporal difference between the signals (l, r), and applying these first parameters (φ1, φ2) to... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110106545 - Temporal and spatial shaping of multi-channel audio signals: A selected channel of a multi-channel signal which is represented by frames composed from sampling values having a high time resolution can be encoded with higher quality when a wave form parameter representation representing a wave form of an intermediate resolution representation of the selected channel is derived, the wave... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110106547 - Audio signal compression device, audio signal compression method, audio signal demodulation device, and audio signal demodulation method: A digital audio signal is divided into a plurality of frequency bands. The digital audio signal having been divided into each band is function-approximated for each divided band. Further, parameters of function having been function-approximated are encoded. When performing decoding process, parameters of the function of each band are used... Agent: Japan Science And Technology Agency
20110106546 - Scalable lossless audio codec and authoring tool: An audio codec losslessly encodes audio data into a sequence of analysis windows in a scalable bitstream. This is suitably done by separating the audio data into MSB and LSB portions and encoding each with a different lossless algorithm. An authoring tool compares the buffered payload to an allowed payload... Agent: Dts, Inc.Previous industry: Data processing: structural design, modeling, simulation, and emulation
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