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Data processing: speech signal processing, linguistics, language translation, and audio compression/decompression February patent applications/inventions, industry category 02/12

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02/23/2012 > 24 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120046933 - System and method for translation: A system and method for translating speech from one language to another is disclosed herein.... Agent:

20120046934 - E-services translation utilizing machine translation and translation memory: A system and method for translating data from a source language to a target language is provided wherein machine generated target translation of a source sentence is compared to a database of human generated target sentences. If a matching human generated target sentence is found, the human generated target sentence... Agent:

20120046935 - Finite state transducer determinizing device and finite state transducer determinizing method: According to one embodiment, a finite state transducer determinizing device includes a symbol determination unit, a state merging unit, and a single-value processing unit. The symbol determination unit generates an identification symbol different from an input symbol assigned to each transition of a finite state transducer. The state merging unit... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120046938 - Large-scale sentiment analysis: A method for determining a sentiment associated with an entity includes inputting a plurality of texts associated with the entity, labeling seed words in the plurality of texts as positive or negative, determining a score estimate for the plurality of words based on the labeling, re-enumerating paths of the plurality... Agent: The Research Foundation Of The State University Of New York

20120046937 - Semantic classification of variable data campaign information: A method and system for semantically classifying variable data campaign information. The method and system include loading, by a processing device, a variable data campaign from a computer readable storage medium operably connected to the processing device; extracting, by the processing device, variable data from the campaign; semantically classifying, by... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120046936 - System and method for distributed audience feedback on semantic analysis of media content: A system and computer implemented method of distributed audience feedback of media content in real time or substantially real time, including: semantically analyzing, at a semantic speech analysis engine, media content from a media program and identifying relevant topic data; distributing, at a topic data publisher, the identified relevant topic... Agent: Lemi Technology, LLC

20120046939 - Systems and methods for generating weighted finite-state automata representing grammars: A context-free grammar can be represented by a weighted finite-state transducer. This representation can be used to efficiently compile that grammar into a weighted finite-state automaton that accepts the strings allowed by the grammar with the corresponding weights. The rules of a context-free grammar are input. A finite-state automaton is... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

20120046940 - Method for processing multichannel acoustic signal, system thereof, and program: A method for processing multichannel acoustic signals, whereby input signals of a plurality of channels including the voices of a plurality of speaking persons are processed. The method is characterized by comprising: calculating the first feature quantity of the input signals of the multichannels for each channel; calculating similarity of... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120046941 - Digital voice communication control device and method: A digital audio communication control apparatus includes a first mixing unit that mixes a voice input from a voice input unit and uttered by a specific speaker with a voice input from a digital audio packet receiving unit and uttered by at least one speaker except for the specific speaker,... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120046943 - Apparatus and method for improving communication quality in mobile terminal: An apparatus and a method for voice communication of a mobile terminal are provided. More particularly, an apparatus and a method for clearly receiving a counterpart user's voice signal in a mobile terminal positioned at a place where a noise occurs are provided. The apparatus includes an input unit, an... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

20120046942 - Terminal to provide user interface and method: A terminal and method to determine surrounding circumstances using received sound signals and to automatically control various user interfaces according to the surrounding circumstances. The terminal divides the received sound signals into voice and non-voice signals, analyzes the divide sound signals based on frequencies and determines the circumstances based on... Agent: Pantech Co., Ltd.

20120046944 - Environment recognition of audio input: The present disclosure introduces a new technique for environmental recognition of audio input using feature selection. In one embodiment, audio data may be identified using feature selection. A plurality of audio descriptors may be ranked by calculating a Fisher's discriminant ratio for each audio descriptor. Next, a configurable number of... Agent: King Saud University

20120046945 - Multimodal aggregating unit: In a voice processing system, a multimodal request is received from a plurality of modality input devices, and the requested application is run to provide a user with the feedback of the multimodal request. In the voice processing system, a multimodal aggregating unit is provided which receives a multimodal input... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120046946 - System and method for merging audio data streams for use in speech recognition applications: A system and method for merging audio data streams receive audio data streams from separate inputs, independently transform each data stream from the time to the frequency domain, and generate separate feature data sets for the transformed data streams. Feature data from each of the separate feature data sets is... Agent: Adacel Systems, Inc.

20120046947 - Assisted reader: An electronic reading device for reading ebooks and other digital media items combines a touch surface electronic reading device with accessibility technology to provide a visually impaired user more control over his or her reading experience. In some implementations, the reading device can be configured to operate in at least... Agent:

20120046949 - Method and apparatus for generating and distributing a hybrid voice recording derived from vocal attributes of a reference voice and a subject voice: A first person narrates a selected written text to generate a reference audio file including one or more parameters are selected from the sounds of the reference audio file, including the duration of a sound, the duration of a pause, the rise and fall of frequency relative to a reference... Agent:

20120046948 - Method and apparatus for generating and distributing custom voice recordings of printed text: A speech analysis module compares a subject text to the voice of a subject person reciting the text, and generates a personal voice library of the subject's voice. The library includes audio files of actual words spoken by the subject person, as well as morphological, syntactical and grammatical considerations affecting... Agent:

20120046951 - Numeric weighting of error recovery prompts for transfer to a human agent from an automated speech response system: A method for a speech response system to automatically transfer users to human agents. The method can establish an interactive dialog session between a user and an automated speech response system. An error score can be established when the interactive dialog session is initiated. During the interactive dialog session, responses... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120046950 - Retrieval and presentation of network service results for mobile device using a multimodal browser: A method of obtaining information using a mobile device can include receiving a request including speech data from the mobile device, and querying a network service using query information extracted from the speech data, whereby search results are received from the network service. The search results can be formatted for... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120046953 - Establishing a multimodal personality for a multimodal application: Methods, apparatus, and computer program products are described for establishing a multimodal personality for a multimodal application that include selecting, by the multimodal application, matching vocal and visual demeanors and incorporating, by the multimodal application, the matching vocal and visual demeanors as a multimodal personality into the multimodal application.... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120046952 - Remote control system and method: A remote control system includes a receiving and recognition module, a converting module, and a control interface module. The receiving and recognition is used for receiving a signal from a user and recognizing the signal as a user command associated with an electronic device. The converting module is used for... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120046954 - Efficient beat-matched crossfading: Methods and devices to enable efficient beat-matched, DJ-style crossfading are provided. For example, such a method may involve determining beat locations of a first audio stream and a second audio stream and crossfading the first audio stream and the second audio stream such that the beat locations of the first... Agent: Apple Inc.

20120046955 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for noise injection: A scheme for injecting noise at uncoded elements of a spectrum is controlled according to a measure of a distribution of energy of the original spectrum among the locations of the uncoded elements.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120046956 - Universal container for audio data: Storing audio data encoded in any of a plurality of different audio encoding formats is enabled by parametrically defining the underlying format in which the audio data is encoded, in audio format and packet table chunks. A flag can be used to manage storage of the size of the audio... Agent: Apple Inc.

  
02/16/2012 > 16 patent applications in 11 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120041751 - Evaluating and modifying transliteration rules: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for adjusting transliteration weights. One methods includes maintaining transliteration rules and a weight for each rule and receiving training pairs comprising a first word in a first writing system and a second word in a second writing system,... Agent:

20120041752 - Extension framework for input method editor: Implementations of the present disclosure provide an input method editor (IME) extension framework for extending the functionality of (IMEs). In some implementations, a user input into a user interface of an (IME) is received and is provided to a script engine. A script is selected from a plurality of scripts... Agent:

20120041753 - Translation system combining hierarchical and phrase-based models: A method comprises: receiving or generating bi-content including source content in a source language or format and corresponding target content in a target language or format, wherein the target language or format is different from the source language or format; generating a source weighted finite state automaton representing the source... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120041754 - Electronic apparatus, method of controlling the electronic apparatus and tape print apparatus: There is provided an electronic apparatus including a display unit configured to display a system language switching screen for selecting and switching a system language from a plurality of options and a display control unit configured to carry out display control of the display unit, and a selection manipulation unit... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20120041755 - Handheld electronic device having selectable language indicator for language selection and method therefor: A method of enabling the selection of a language to be employed as a method input language by a disambiguation routine of a handheld electronic device having stored therein a plurality of method input languages and disambiguation routine number, includes detecting a selection of a language, detecting as an ambiguous... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120041757 - 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

20120041756 - Voice recognition device: Voice recognition is realized by a pattern matching with a voice pattern model, and when a large number of paraphrased words are required for one facility, such as a name of a hotel or a tourist facility, the pattern matching needs to be performed with the voice pattern models of... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20120041758 - Synchronization of an input text of a speech with a recording of the speech: A method and system for synchronizing words in an input text of a speech with a continuous recording of the speech. A received input text includes previously recorded content of the speech to be reproduced. A synthetic speech corresponding to the received input text is generated. Ratio data including a... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120041759 - Mobile replacement-dialogue recording system: A mobile replacement-dialogue recording system enables the creation of replacement-dialogue items by mobile users not at a media recording studio. Studio-users prepare guide media video, audio and text data which are made available to mobile users through a media server. A mobile user's mobile replacement-dialogue recording device obtains guide media... Agent: Boardwalk Technology Group, LLC

20120041761 - Voice decoding apparatus and voice decoding method: Disclosed is a voice decoding apparatus wherein the processor may be continuously employed for other applications for a prescribed time but, in response to an urgent interrupt, the processor can generate synthesised sound even when being used for other applications, without interruption. In this apparatus, a packet receiving section (101)... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20120041760 - Voice recording equipment and method: In a voice recording equipment and method, voice data from a speaker is received using a microphone. Threshold values T1 and T2 of surrounding environment of the voice recording equipment are determined. If an intensity of the voice data is less than or equal to the threshold value T2, the... Agent: Ambit Microsystems (shanghai) Ltd.

20120041762 - Dialogue detector and correction: An apparatus and method for tracking dialogue and other sound signals in film, television or other systems with multiple channel sound is described. One or more audio channels which is expected to carry the speech of persons appearing in the program or other particular types of sounds is inspected to... Agent: Pixel Instruments Corporation

20120041763 - Recognizing the numeric language in natural spoken dialogue: A system and a method are provided. A speech recognition processor receives unconstrained input speech and outputs a string of words. The speech recognition processor is based on a numeric language that represents a subset of a vocabulary. The subset includes a set of words identified as being for interpreting... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

20120041764 - Speech processing system and method: s

20120041765 - Electronic book reader and text to speech converting method: An electronic book reader includes a text obtaining module, a text analysis module, a speech synthesis module, a control module, and an audio output device. The text obtaining module is used for obtaining a selected segment of a text. The text analysis module is used for analyzing a time phrase... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120041766 - Voice-controlled navigation device and method: In a voice-controlled navigation device and method, a voice command is received, and divided into voice segments Vi (i=1˜n) by comparing with one or more keywords. A voice segment Vi (i=1˜n) is obtained in sequence to be compared with tree nodes in a search tree of place names. A weight... Agent: Ambit Microsystems (shanghai) Ltd.

  
02/09/2012 > 37 patent applications in 19 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120035905 - System and method for handling multiple languages in text: A system and method for processing text are disclosed. The method includes receiving text to be processed. A main language of the text is identified. At least one unknown sequence in the text is identified, each unknown sequence comprising at least one word that is unknown in the main language.... Agent: Xerox Corporation

20120035907 - Translating languages: A method, performed on a server, of translating between languages includes receiving first audio data for a first language from a mobile device, translating the first audio data to second audio data for a second language, receiving an indication that the mobile device has moved between two locations, and sending... Agent:

20120035908 - Translating languages: A method, performed on a server, of translating between languages includes receiving first audio data for a first language from a mobile device, translating the first audio data to second audio data for a second language, receiving an indication that the mobile device has moved between two locations, and sending... Agent: Google Inc.

20120035906 - Translation station: An interactive electronic translation and communications process is provided for use in a translation station that provides a mobile or stationary fixed interactive facility for interviews or interrogations to be carried out between two persons speaking in different languages. The process can be assisted by animated virtual characters (avatars) realistically... Agent:

20120035909 - Conversion of alphabetic words into a plurality of independent spellings: A method of automatically converting alphabetic text written in a text based language into a non-text based language. The method can include parsing the text to identify at least one word. The method also can include via a processor, identifying within a lexicon database data corresponding to the word, wherein... Agent:

20120035910 - Method of generating a transliteration font: The method of generating a transliteration font allows for the generation and display of a word in a transliteration font, the word including at least one character displayed in an alphabet of a first language, and the transliteration font including at least one embedded character representing a phonetic pronunciation of... Agent: King Fahd University Of Petroleum And Minerals

20120035911 - Customer premises equipment and configuration method thereof: A customer premises equipment accessible with electronic equipment. The electronic equipment has a browser. Many types of language environments are stored in the customer premises equipment. The customer premises equipment includes a language module, a matching module, and a setting module. The language module recognizes a language version of the... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120035913 - Multi-language buffering during media playback: A data processor for processing a data stream having audio and video data has an input buffer for buffering the data stream; a data stream analyzer for analyzing the data stream for finding information on a plurality of language-specific content in different languages; a queuing buffer for queuing a plurality... Agent: Nero Ag

20120035912 - Multilingual sentence extractor: The invention relates to a multilingual method for summarizing an article, which comprises an offline stage in which a weights vector is determined using, among others, plurality of predefined metrics, a collection of documents and expert prepared summaries, subjection of all the document sentences to all said metrics, guess of... Agent: Ben-gurion University Of The Negev Research And Development Authority

20120035916 - Handheld electronic device and associated method employing a multiple-axis input device and learning a context of a text input for use by a disambiguation routine: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able to... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120035915 - Language model creation device, language model creation method, and computer-readable storage medium: The present invention uses a language model creation device 200 that creates a new language model using a standard language model created from standard language text. The language model creation device 200 includes a transformation rule storage section 201 that stores transformation rules used for transforming dialect-containing word strings into... Agent:

20120035914 - System and method for handling multiple languages in text: A system and method for processing text are disclosed. The method includes receiving text to be processed. A main language of the text is identified. At least one unknown sequence in the text is identified, each unknown sequence comprising at least one word that is unknown in the main language.... Agent:

20120035917 - System and method for automatic detection of abnormal stress patterns in unit selection synthesis: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for detecting and correcting abnormal stress patterns in unit-selection speech synthesis. A system practicing the method detects incorrect stress patterns in selected acoustic units representing speech to be synthesized, and corrects the incorrect stress patterns in the selected acoustic units... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20120035918 - Method and arrangement for providing a backwards compatible payload format: In a method of providing a backward and forward compatible speech codec payload format, the following steps are included: providing S10 an RTP package; including S20 payload according to a first codec into the provided RTP package, and appending S50 payload according to a second codec into the provided RTP... Agent: Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)

20120035919 - Voice recording device and method thereof: A voice recording method is applied in a recording device that includes a voice receiving unit and a storage unit. The voice receiving unit receives voice signals. The storage unit stores voice models and personal information associated with each voice model. The recording method includes: recording voice signals received by... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20120035921 - 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: Qnx Software Systems Co.

20120035920 - Noise estimation apparatus, noise estimation method, and noise estimation program: A noise estimation apparatus includes a correlation calculator configured to calculate a correlation value of a spectrum between a plurality of frames in sound information obtained using one or more microphones, a power calculator configured to calculate a power value indicating a sound level of one target frame among the... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20120035922 - Method and apparatus for controlling word-separation during audio playout: A word-separation control capability is provided herein. An apparatus having a word-separation control capability includes a processor configured for controlling a length of separation between adjacent words of audio during playout of the audio. The processor is configured for analyzing a locator analysis region of buffered audio for identifying boundaries... Agent:

20120035924 - Disambiguating input based on context: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, ambiguous user input that indicates more than one of a plurality of commands; and determining a current context associated with the mobile computing device that indicates where the mobile computing device is currently located. The method can... Agent: Google Inc.

20120035923 - In-vehicle text messaging experience engine: The disclosed invention provides a system and apparatus for providing a telematics system user with an improved texting experience. A messaging experience engine database enables voice avatar/personality selection, acronym conversion, shorthand conversion, and custom audio and video mapping. As an interpreter of the messaging content that is passed through the... Agent: General Motors LLC

20120035926 - Platform for enabling voice commands to resolve phoneme based domain name registrations: A method, apparatus, and system are directed towards employing machine representations of phonemes to generate and manage domain names, and/or messaging addresses. A user of a computing device may provide an audio input signal such as obtained from human language sounds. The audio input signal is received at a phoneme... Agent: Demand Media, Inc.

20120035925 - Population of lists and tasks from captured voice and audio content: Automatic capture and population of task and list items in an electronic task or list surface via voice or audio input through an audio recording-capable mobile computing device is provided. A voice or audio task or list item may be captured for entry into a task application interface or into... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120035927 - Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and program: An information processing apparatus includes a plurality of information input units that inputs observation information of a real space, an event detection unit that generates event information including estimated position information and estimated identification (ID) information of a user present in the real space based on analysis of the information... Agent:

20120035928 - Speaker adaptation of vocabulary for speech recognition: A phonetic vocabulary for a speech recognition system is adapted to a particular speaker's pronunciation. A speaker can be attributed specific pronunciation styles, which can be identified from specific pronunciation examples. Consequently, a phonetic vocabulary can be reduced in size, which can improve recognition accuracy and recognition speed.... Agent: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120035929 - Messaging system: The messaging system (100) comprises a message data engine (101), a message generation engine (102), and an inference analysis engine (107). The message data engine (101) is operable to identify the desired recipient of the message, analyse and deconstruct the desired message content into syllables, words or phrases as desired... Agent:

20120035931 - Automatically monitoring for voice input based on context: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes detecting a current context associated with a mobile computing device and determining, based on the current context, whether to switch the mobile computing device from a current mode of operation to a second mode of operation during which the mobile computing device monitors... Agent: Google Inc.

20120035930 - Keyword alerting in conference calls: A conferencing system is disclosed in which a participant to a conference call can program the embodiment to listen for one or more “keywords” in the conference call. The keywords might be a participant's name or words associated with him or her or words associated with his or her area... Agent: Avaya Inc.

20120035932 - Disambiguating input based on context: In one implementation, a computer-implemented method includes receiving, at a mobile computing device, ambiguous user input that indicates more than one of a plurality of commands; and determining a current context associated with the mobile computing device that indicates where the mobile computing device is currently located. The method can... Agent: Google Inc.

20120035934 - Speech generation device with a projected display and optical inputs: In several embodiments, a speech generation device is disclosed. The speech generation device may generally include a projector configured to project images in the form of a projected display onto a projection Surface, an optical input device configured to detect an input directed towards the projected display and a speaker... Agent: Dynavox Systems LLC

20120035933 - System and method for synthetic voice generation and modification: Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for generating a synthetic voice. A system configured to practice the method combines a first database of a first text-to-speech voice and a second database of a second text-to-speech voice to generate a combined database, selects from the combined database,... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20120035935 - Apparatus and method for recognizing voice command: An apparatus and method for recognizing a voice command for use in an interactive voice user interface are provided. The apparatus includes a command intention belief generation unit that is configured to recognize a first voice command and that may generate one or more command intention beliefs for the first... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120035938 - Audio reproducing method, audio reproducing apparatus therefor, and information storage medium: An audio reproducing method for quickly and correctly extracting extra data, including: receiving a data stream including the extra data including an end marker disposed immediately before main data and data length information, which is length information of the extra data, disposed immediately before the end marker; checking the presence/absence... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120035940 - Audio signal processing method, encoding apparatus therefor, and decoding apparatus therefor: An audio signal processing method includes: receiving an audio signal comprising consecutive frames; generating a first encoding parameter corresponding to a first frame among the consecutive frames and a second encoding parameter corresponding to a second frame adjacent to the first frame; and generating at least one interpolated parameter based... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120035937 - Decoding method and decoding apparatus therefor: A method and apparatus for generating synthesis audio signals are provided. The method includes decoding a bitstream; splitting the decoded bitstream into n sub-band signals; generating n transformed sub-band signals by transforming the n sub-band signals in a frequency domain; and generating synthesis audio signals by respectively multiplying the n... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120035936 - Information reuse in low power scalable hybrid audio encoders: A system and method of reusing information in low power scalable hybrid audio encoders. The system and method provides a transform coder and parameterization of high frequency spectrum (SBR).... Agent: Stmicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

20120035939 - Method of processing signal, encoding apparatus thereof, decoding apparatus thereof, and signal processing system: A method processing a signal, an encoding apparatus, and a decoding apparatus are provided. The method of processing a signal includes restoring a down-mixed original signal using a re-quantized prediction parameter to generate a restored signal in an encoding apparatus; generating mute information indicating whether the down-mixed original signal has... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20120035941 - Quantization and inverse quantization for audio: An audio encoder and decoder use architectures and techniques that improve the efficiency of quantization (e.g., weighting) and inverse quantization (e.g., inverse weighting) in audio coding and decoding. The described strategies include various techniques and tools, which can be used in combination or independently. For example, an audio encoder quantizes... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

  
02/02/2012 > 26 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category

20120029904 - Method and apparatus for adding new vocabulary to interactive translation and dialogue systems: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for adding new vocabulary to interactive translation and dialogue systems. In one embodiment, a method for adding a new word to a vocabulary of an interactive dialogue includes receiving an input signal that includes at least one word not currently in... Agent:

20120029903 - Method and apparatus for enhancing interactive translation and dialogue systems: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for enhancing interactive translation and dialogue systems. In one embodiment, a method for conducting an interactive dialogue includes receiving an input signal in a first language, where the input signal includes one or more words, processing the words in accordance with... Agent:

20120029902 - Mode supporting multiple language input for entering text: Strings entered into a computer system are converted to a common language. The process of converting strings to a common language comprises determining a user-selected target language, associating a user-selected primary input language with the target language and associating a user-selected secondary input language with the target language. The process... Agent:

20120029905 - Handheld electronic device and method for employing contextual data for disambiguation of text input: A handheld electronic device includes a reduced QWERTY keyboard and is enabled with disambiguation software that is operable to disambiguate text input. In addition to identifying and outputting representations of language objects that are stored in the memory and that correspond with a text input, the device is able to... Agent: Research In Motion Limited

20120029906 - Language detection service: Language detection techniques are described. In implementation, a method comprises determining which human writing system is associated with text characters in a string based on values representing the text characters. When the values are associated with more than one human language, the string is compared with a targeted dictionary to... Agent: Microsoft Corporation

20120029908 - Information processing device, related sentence providing method, and program: There is provided an information processing device including an information providing unit that provides related information related to main information, a related sentence generation unit that generates a sentence indicating a relation between the main information and the related information and a related sentence providing unit that provides the sentence... Agent:

20120029907 - Mymedicalpen: A digital pen designed to assist users in spelling words as they write. The invention is an electronic pen with a speaker located near the top of the device. A microphone may be located directly under the speaker in the form of a small screened concave or convex aperture. A... Agent:

20120029909 - Speech processing device, speech processing method, and computer program product for speech processing: According to one embodiment, a speech processing device includes an utterance error occurrence determination information storage unit that stores utterance error occurrence determination information; a related word information storage unit that stores related word information including words; an utterance error occurrence determining unit that compares each of the divided words... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20120029910 - System and method for inputting text into electronic devices: The present invention provides a system comprising a user interface configured to receive text input by a user, a text prediction engine comprising a plurality of language models and configured to receive the input text from the user interface and to generate concurrently text predictions using the plurality of language... Agent: Touchtype Ltd

20120029911 - Method and system for distributed audio transcoding in peer-to-peer systems: A method for streaming audio data in a network, the audio data having a sequence of samples, includes encoding the sequence of samples into a plurality of coded base bitstreams, generating a plurality of enhancement streams, and transmitting the coded base bitstreams and the enhancement bitstreams to a receiver for... Agent: Deutsche Telekom Ag

20120029912 - Hands-free active noise canceling device: An invention for eliminating the noise generated by a user speaking into a microphonic instrument is disclosed herein. In a first embodiment, the invention comprises a soundproofed housing arranged to cover a user's mouth region and a loudspeaker that outputs a processed sound wave having a phase that is opposite... Agent: Voice Muffler Corporation

20120029914 - Method and apparatus for transmitting wideband speech signals: A method and an apparatus for transmitting a speech signal are provided. A speech signal transmitter includes a quadrature mirror filter, a base sub-band encoder, an enhancement sub-band encoder, and a network connector. The quadrature mirror filter receives a speech signal, divides the speech signal into an enhancement band speech... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20120029915 - Method for processing multichannel acoustic signal, system therefor, and program: A method for processing multichannel acoustic signals which processes input signals of a plurality of channels including the voices of a plurality of speaking persons. The method is characterized by detecting the voice section of each speaking person or each channel, detecting overlapped sections wherein the detected voice sections are... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120029913 - Sound quality control apparatus and sound quality control method: According to one embodiment, there is provided a sound quality control apparatus, including: a characteristic parameter extractor; a speech score calculator; a music score calculator; a power value acquisition module; a first storage configured to store speech scores and music scores; a second storage configured to store power values; a... Agent:

20120029916 - Method for processing multichannel acoustic signal, system therefor, and program: A method for processing multichannel acoustic signals which is characterized by calculating the feature quantity of each channel from the input signals of a plurality of channels, calculating similarity between the channels in the feature quantity of each channel, selecting channels having high similarity, and separating signals using the input... Agent: Nec Corporation

20120029917 - Apparatus and method for providing messages in a social network: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server including a controller to receive audio signals and content identification information from a media processor, generate text representing a voice message based on the audio signals, determine an identity of media content based on the... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.

20120029918 - Systems and methods for recording, searching, and sharing spoken content in media files: Systems for recording, searching for, and sharing media files among a plurality of users are disclosed. The systems include a server that is configured to receive, index, and store a plurality of media files, which are received by the server from a plurality of sources, within at least one database... Agent:

20120029919 - Using linguistically-aware variables in computer-generated text: One embodiment of the present invention provides a system for placing linguistically-aware variables in computer-generated text. During operation, the system receives a sentence at a computer system, wherein the sentence comprises two or more words. Next, the system analyzes the sentence to identify a first variable, wherein the first variable... Agent: Intuit Inc.

20120029920 - Cooperative processing for portable reading machine: A handheld device includes an image input device capable of acquiring images, circuitry to send a representation of the image to a remote computing system that performs at least one processing function related to processing the image and circuitry to receive from the remote computing system data based on processing... Agent: K-nfb Reading Technology, Inc., A Delaware Corporation

20120029922 - Method of accessing a dial-up service: A method of accessing a dial-up service is disclosed. An example method of providing access to a service includes receiving a first speech signal from a user to form a first utterance; recognizing the first utterance using speaker independent speaker recognition; requesting the user to enter a personal identification number;... Agent: At&t Intellectual Property Ii, L.p.

20120029921 - 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: Nuance Communications, Inc.

20120029923 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for coding of harmonic signals: A scheme for coding a set of transform coefficients that represent an audio-frequency range of a signal uses a harmonic model to parameterize a relationship between the locations of regions of significant energy in the frequency domain.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120029926 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for dependent-mode coding of audio signals: A scheme for coding a set of transform coefficients that represent an audio-frequency range of a signal uses information from a reference frame that describes a previous frame of the signal to determine frequency-domain locations of regions of significant energy in a target frame of the signal.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120029925 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for dynamic bit allocation: A dynamic bit allocation operation determines a bit allocation for each of a plurality of vectors, based on a corresponding plurality of gain factors, and compares each allocation to a threshold value that is based on a dimensionality of the vector.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120029924 - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media for multi-stage shape vector quantization: A multistage shape vector quantizer architecture uses information from a selected first-stage codebook vector to generate a rotation matrix. The rotation matrix is used to rotate the direction of the input vector to support shape quantization of the first-stage quantization error.... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20120029927 - Enhancing perceptual performance of sbr and related hfr coding methods by adaptive noise-floor addition and noise substitution limiting: Methods and an apparatus for enhancement of source coding systems utilizing high frequency reconstruction (HFR) are introduced. The problem of insufficient noise contents is addressed in a reconstructed highband, by using Adaptive Noise-floor Addition. New methods are also introduced for enhanced performance by means of limiting unwanted noise, interpolation and... Agent:

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